Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 11:51 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2019
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: February 7
Country: United Kingdom
My Flickr Photos
My Wedding And Event Photography

Current Status

It feels like post from the UK is starting to get back to almost normal transit times but it's still taking a little longer than it used to pre Covid days (does anyone remember life before Covid? πŸ˜€)

If you haven't had my swap please let me know. I have never flaked and will always resend. Thanks.

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

About Me

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

I've recently started Postcrossing and love it so I'm always happy to receive postcards I love quirky, cat-themed, Wiccan, funny or just plain weird but I am happy to receive any postcards. I'd appreciate them unwritten so I can use them in Postcrossing (I will always scan them first to save a copy for myself πŸ˜€)

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 πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜€

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 fiancΓ© and a slightly unhinged but loveable Cat called Smodge.

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 Scrapbooking Art Journalling Painting & drawing (I'm learning, it's a work in progress) Mixed Media Junk Journalling

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 (TV Series), Books, Birds, Biscuits

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

D - Dogs, Dragons, Design

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

F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, Friends, 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

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

S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture, scrapbooking, 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, Witches

X - Xtra's

Y - Yo-Yo's

Z - Zombies

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. Love Island and reality TV stuff and religious things. Pagan and Wiccan are cool with me though.



Maddashin rated for Far From Home PC Swap #3 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Interesting Just rsted you and all three people never sent. This resend is the first I got. Hmm
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the cards! <3 AL
Comment: Hi Cathy! So sorry to hear you hurt your foot! I'm hoping you're healing a bit more each day. I just LOVE the cards you sent for this swap--2 kitties (love), 2 squirrels (love love), poppies, and an adorable Halloween card, too. Wonderful swap--many thanks!
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
debbiespoms rated for PSH: Animal Scavenger Hunt #6 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Received your swap today and thank you very much for the Owl, Red fox, and Cat for the swap & for the bird and butterfly PC's. I so love them all and can't pick just one, hee hee ! Thank you so much too, for joining my swap. I appreciate more that you know. And, I loved the Tulips note card you wrote on! I love tulips!
Response: Thank you, it's always nice to know when you pick things that people really like for swaps. Catch you soon, stay safe πŸ˜€
simcoe54 rated for PH: Cat (Blank or Naked) #2 on May 2, 2021
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: Thanks for the rating 😺
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards ❀️❀️❀️
Response: πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thank you for the rating
howdyholly rated for Scraps Happy on May 1, 2021
Comment: Wow! So many goodies! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Stay safe πŸ˜„
debbiespoms rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #138 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much Cathy, for the Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austin quote, 3D butterfly, Greetings from Michigan, and the extra of the Pisza. Great swap!
Response: Glad you liked them, catch you soon 😺
mchesser12 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
Response: Thank you for the ❀️
SarahJ603 rated for Positive Postcard Swap #3 (PPS3) on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: I completely agree! I, too, am where I need to be (though it was not my original plan in life!) Thank you for the card!
Ettoad rated for Positive Postcard Swap #3 (PPS3) on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed both the ducks, and your quote! Than you!
Response: Thanks for the rating, glad you liked them πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you so much!!
Response: Happy you liked it πŸ˜€
Comment: Wow this is amazing!! I love it, so well made, love the papers you used to decorate it. So many goodies, you spoilt me! The photographs you took are brilliant, I especially love the ones of the birds. Thank you so much for such a great swap.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, hopefully I can get back out with my camera properly really soon. Stay safe πŸ˜„
MellowOda rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I love them all (and thanks for the extras, so sweet of you).
Response: My pleasure, glad you like them, stay safe and happy swapping πŸ˜€
tuliptrees rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #242 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice card! I hope the weather is warming up for you!
Response: Thank you, the sun is finally starting to come out. Have fun. πŸ˜€
laterdayze rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #2 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I don't know why but the little girl with the pink pants made me giggle. :)
Response: Always good to know they made you smile, glad you liked them πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome envie of goodies! I hope your cat is doing better! Is his name Smodge? My dog's name is Smudge! He's a very handsome cat! Thank you again for the lovely swap!
Response: So glad you like it, yes his name is Smodge, i think it was a spelling mistake on his adoption papers from the rescue but it's stuck and suits him. He's still not very well but he's a fighter so we're hoping for a full recovery. πŸ™‚
aprilivy rated for Profile based spooky gift on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Omg! I love these candles! Thank you!
Response: Cool, glad you liked them πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜„
cmmaldonado rated for PH: Profile Postcards #2 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards, Cathy! I am definitely a Potterhead and I love them! ❀️ Also, that Scorpio card is so cool - did you draw that?
Response: Glad you like them, I'd love to say I drew the Scorpio card but no I printed it from some designs I have. I'm practicing my drawing though so maybe one day πŸ™‚

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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. I’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 β™₯




ittybittykitty on Nov 1, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Rainydancer on Sep 26, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

weatherwax on Jun 20, 2020:

Your art arrived - thank you !!!!! Have a brilliant weekend :)

susannah on Aug 1, 2019:

Profile Hello From All over #10 Twist!

Grootings from Finland! :D I like Harry Potter and Guardians of the Galaxy too! <3

β€œI look around at us and you know what I see? Losers… I mean like, folks who have lost stuff. And you think life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it’s giving us something. It is giving us a chance.” – Star-Lord


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