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Date Joined: June 28, 2019
Last Online: May 18, 2022
Birthday: February 7
Country: United Kingdom
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Request - If you are able to send an envelope with stamps rather than the printed postage if possible could you try to leave a 1cm gap around at least three sides of each stamp. I collect used stamps to send to a local animal charity. I save the really special ones for swaps and crafting but I donate as many as possible as it's a great cause. thank you

Postcards - Unless the swap specifically asks for it I'd prefer not to have greetings from, tourist cards or cards from specific areas as blank cards, even as part of a scavenger hunt, as I won't send them on to anyone else if it's not a country I can post from, obviously happy to receive them if you're sending a written card and it's your home country.

About Me

Photographer, cat person (who also loves Dogs), coffee addict, music lover, film geek.

I've also finally caved in and bought a die cutter so now I've got something else to spend money on by buying dies, always happy to receive any that you don't want ๐Ÿ˜€

I love Harry Potter and am a proud Gryffindor (Pottermore)

I have issues with Blue ink in pens. Don't ask me why, I have no idea, but I cannot write in Blue ink. It has to be Black, or any other colour, just not Blue.

My favourite colours are Red, purple, Black, Silver and brights like orange, yellow and green. I love black and white images and photography and black and white things are cool as well. I'm not a big fan of pink.

Loves Star Wars and Dr. Who. Hates reality TV except for The (UK) Apprentice, Bake Off and Masterchef.

Loves Books, learning, discovering new things, photography quests (see my blog for a list of my current quests and scavenger hunts (https://bigfishlittlefishcb.wordpress.com). I've just got into crafts to relieve the stress of my day job and am loving learning. Cricut apprentice, Rock painter, trainee crocheter and I'm really getting into papercrafts. and mixed media art. I'll try anything once :)

I've discovered Art Journalling and mixed media so ephemera, stickers, buttons, stencils, magazine or book pages with interesting images or words, stickers (not too childish please). I'm learning and loving Wiccan, particularly Kitchen Witch and am a little bit Goth. I love the supernatural or mythical, especially Dragons and the darker side of life. Anything that I could use in my art journal or collages is always welcome. A-Z of things I like below but I'm always open-minded and ready to discover new things. ๐Ÿ˜€

Vegetarian animal lover who just wants to get to know more of the amazing people on this planet and discover new things as often as possible.

I live just outside of Oxford with my fiancรฉ We recently had to say a heartbroken goodbye to our lovely 18-year old, slightly unhinged but loveable Cat called Smodge and have now rescued a youngster who's got big paw prints to fill but he's settling in. His name is Regulus (Reg for short).

Favorite Music

I have a fairly eclectic taste in music and always find it really hard to answer the 'favourite music' question.

I love discovering new music from bands and singers who aren't necessarily well known yet

Of the more mainstream music some of my faves (in no particular order) are...

The Black Keys, Against Me!, Alabama 3, Beth Ditto (And Gossip), Bloc Party, Collective Soul, David Bowie, Frank Turner, Incubus, Jamiroquai, Mad Caddies, Manic Street Preachers, Queen, The Stereophonics, Faithless

There are lots more and I'm always open to listening to anything that I haven't got to know yet.

I'm not a big fan of Hip Hop (although I do like some) or R&B and really don't like manufactured boy/girl bands.

Favorite Books

I love reading and try really hard to find more time to get lost in a great book.

Some of my favourites are...

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee, The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, All of the Harry Potter Books - JK Rowling, Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones

Recently read and enjoyed...

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

Elenor Oliphant is completely fine' by Gail Honeyman

His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman

The End Of The World Is NIG13 - Tony Moyle

Favorite Movies

In (almost) no particular order....

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter (All Of Them), Coyote Ugly, The Boat That Rocked, Lost Boys, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Die Hards (first three really but especially the 1st, and yes I do consider it to be a Christmas Movie :), Jaws, Mad Max (especially the first 3), Bond Movies (but especially Sean)

Favorite Television

Buffy, Angel, Stranger Things, Eastenders, The Good Place, Masterchef, NCIS (Gibbs rocks) Better Call Saul CSI (Las Vegas and New York are my favourites)

Favorite Crafts

I'm still a relative beginner in art and crafting and it's a journey of discovery for me and a great therapy for the stress of the corporate world.

I feel like I want to try everything but at the moment I'm trying not to have too many things on the go and focus a bit more and find my style and my skill set. Currenntly learning and experimenting with...

Crochet, Acrylic Paint Pouring, Painting Rocks, Dot Art Papercrafts and card making Art Journalling Painting & drawing (I'm learning, it's a work in progress) Mixed Media Zentangles

A-Z Of Me

A - Angel (TV Series), Animals, Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Absurdity, Academia, Activism, Adventures, Alcohol, Aliens, Amphibians, Answers, Apples, Aquarius, Aquarians, Arctic, Armadillo's, Art, Alice In Wonderland, Art Journals

B - Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Books, Birds, Biscuits

C - Cats, Coffee (Black), Cricut, Crochet, CSI, Chocolate, Creativity, Courvoisier, Cameras, Cars, Chanel No.5, Crystals, Candles

D - Dogs, Dragons, Design, Dr Who, Drawing

E - Elephants, Eco Warriors, Equality, Eastenders, Ephemera, Embellishments

F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Fridays

G - Gromit, Geeks, Gin, Groot, Gryffindor

H - Harry Potter, Happy Things

I - Imagination, Ice Cream, Instant Pot, Incense

J - Jossticks, Jokes, jack-o'-lanterns, Jam, Jaws (The Movie), Jets (The Flying Kind), Jack Daniels

K - Ketchup, Key rings, Kindness, Kisses, Kittens, Kittys, Kiwi's (The Nation, the birds and the fruits)

L - Love, Lions, Llamas,

M - Marmite, Monsters, Mandala, Movies, Music

N - Novels, Notebooks, Nature, Noodles, New Years Day, New Age, Nerds, Notepaper - patterned, especially vintage looking.

O- Owls, Orange, Our Planet, Oceans

P - Puzzles, Punk, Pubs, Pagans, Painting, Parcels, Peace, Photography, paper crafts

Q - Quests, Questions, Quidditch

R - Reading, Romance, Recipes, Rock (Music), Rocks

S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture, Spells, Sinatra and The Rat Pack

T- T-shirts, Trains (Steam), Tarot

U - Unicorns

V - Vampires, Variety, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Volunteering,

W - Wales, Whales, Walking, Whiskey, Writing, Winning, Wiccan, Wax Seals, Wax Melts (nothing too floral please, definitely no Rose (it gives me a headache)

X - Xtra's

Y - Yo-Yo's

Z - Zombies, Zentangles (and anything that might help me to improve mine)

Things I Don't Like

I don't want to list a load of 'do not sends' as I always think the swaps should be the senders choice but FYI - I don't like Black tea, I love fruits, herbal, green and Jasmine but not black of any variety, and I hate Anchovies although I can't imagine a swap where anchovies might be included.

Roses - or rather the smell of Roses, gives me a headache. Please don't send Love Island and reality TV stuff or anything religious things. Pagan and Wiccan are cool with me though.



I've discovered Postcrossing and love it so I'm always happy to receive postcards I love quirky cards, cat-themed, Wiccan, mythical creatures (especially Dragons), Harry Potter, Art, animals, funny or just plain weird and anything in my A-Z but I'm happy to receive any postcards.

If possible, unless the swap asks for it I'd prefer not to have greetings from or tourist cards as part of blank card swaps, obviously happy to receive them if you're sending a written card and it's your home country.


Gnoe rated for WIYM: GREEN POSTCARD SWAP #2 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Enjoy your holiday! <3
RiverTopanga rated for PH: List 5 Series - Birds #2 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Cathy, I'm so sorry! I thought I had rated you for thus, but I found it on my craft table... I love your list of birds! I have not seem most of those birds. However, if you are a birder, I just watched a great movie (comedy) with Jack Black and Owen Wilson, and Steve Martin about Birding. It's called, The Big Year. I think it was on Prime. It was very good if you like birds and bird watching. Thank you for the great list! Love the Flamingo pc! So colorful!
Response: Hey no worries, these things happen, you should see my filing system. What filing system? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. I'll definitely check out the movie, thank you for the rating. Stay safe, have fun. ๐Ÿ˜ธ
TTrotti rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-April on May 17, 2022
Comment: HI Cathy! Love your cool pc! I have never seen a thermafoil print out before - how neat. Very cool. I hope the weather is getting lovely over there. Take care and see ya round the postbox. Tama
Response: Thank you, it's addictive, it's so easy to foil I just need to design more things I can put it on. Thank you for the rating stay safe, be happy. ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: First of all, an adorable notecard you sent the post cards in. Loved it! And I absolutely love your postcard choices. TYSVM!
Comment: Thanks for the PC to work on. Can't wait to add to it! And thanks for the fun stickers! Am already looking into ways to use them!
Response: Glad you liked it, can't wait to get mine and see all the collabs when this is finished. ๐Ÿ˜€
greenwindow rated for What made me smile on May 4, 2022
Comment: thank you for your letter! you gave such a detailed description, it was lovely to read
Response: Thank you, and thank you for the rating ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ
Lolcw rated for UKCA: April Craft Swap on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Response: Hope you liked it, thanks for the rating ๐Ÿ˜บ
circularlogic rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful zentangle envelope! The stickers are marvelous! I am just rewatching the Fantastic Beasts series to see the latest installment!
Response: Thank you, so glad. you like it. I saw the new movie last weekend, I really enjoyed it. Be happy. ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postcards! ๐Ÿ’š
Response: Thank you ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: What fabulous notecards! I absolutely love them! It was wonderful to get home from a long train journey yesterday to find them on my doormat. Great photos and beautifully mounted. Thank you so much for making them for me. If I were to choose a favourite, it would be the box Brownie camera -- but I like them all. Just one thing -- next time put your name on the back of each card. You are the artist -- take credit for what you have created!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating, I'm so glad you like them. I have 6 old Box Brownies and a few films, I am trying to give them all at least one last outing before they retire. The Box Brownie has a special place in my heart. I'll make sure to add my name next time. Stay safe ๐Ÿ˜บ
dancingtiger rated for UKPP: T... on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: I suppose you could have called it T for Trees?
Response: Good point ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Oh Cathy, your wonderful photos were so very beautiful and lush, they made me wistful and long for another trip to the Cotswolds! I love talking trees photos too
Response: Thank you. I am still very new to living in the Cotswolds but I'm getting to know more and more of it every day and loving it ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Thank you for the great stamped images. These are some fun ones! I also appreciate the PCs of your dear cat, and the nice card you made for the note.
Response: Thank you, I'm happy that you liked them. ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ
kelliegirl6 rated for True or False on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Oxford looks pretty impressive. Iโ€™m going to guess the back up singing is falseโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Response: That's right, but I can dream... ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Thank for the PCs!
Response: Thank you :)
Comment: Dear Cathy, I'm sending you thousands of hearts! Thank you for the swap! I love it soooo much! Hope, you're doing great!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating, I'm so glad you liked it. Stay safe, be happy ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ
RedheadLady rated for PC Swap - Dear Diary on Apr 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC. Congratulations on the new camera. You deserve it.
Response: Thank you, all I need to do is get to know it now ๐Ÿ˜€
Mlhadder rated for Spooky flat surprise! #4 on Apr 16, 2022
Comment: I love them! Thank you so much for the resend! Still haven't seen the first. The postal gremlins likely ate it!
Response: I give up. at least the resend got there. I swear the UK changes the rules on sending International every week ๐Ÿ˜€
young46356 rated for SS: BIRD PHOTOS (March 2022) on Apr 15, 2022
Comment: Hello Cathy, what great photos, I am very pleased, thank you very much, Rich
Response: Thanks Rich, and thank you for the rating. stay safe, have fun ๐Ÿ˜ธ
Comment: Thank you 1000 times! Amazing!
Response: Thank you. So glad y ou liked it ๐Ÿ˜ธ ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas โ™ฅ


myancey on Oct 3, 2021:

Thanks for the august wta for ph group. Happy swapping

debbiespoms on Feb 22, 2021:

Hi Cathy ! I received the 3 plus 2 extra PC's today, for PH: January WTA. I really love them! Esp. the 2 Cat PC's & Faerie PC! Thank you very much!

Meisje on Feb 10, 2021:

Happy Valentines day



bringitb on Feb 7, 2021:

Hi! Just made two new swaps in the Washi Tape Lovers group. Iโ€™d love to have you join in the fun! =)

weatherwax on Feb 7, 2021:

Happy Birthday :)

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because โ™ฅ




ittybittykitty on Nov 1, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

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