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Crafty

Crafty
Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: January 28, 2023
Birthday: February 16
Country: Ireland

About Me

My favorite colors are green & teal & turquoise, but I truly love all colors (except maybe peach).

I love animals & have one Golden Lab & 2 cats -- all rescue animals.

Birds are also a favorite of mine, especially cardinals & blue jays. We used to have them in our backyard all year long, but since moving to Ireland, I miss them dearly. We have lovely birds here, too ... just not those two! A Bird journal is on my to-do-list!

I love to make journals, tags, flip books, ATCs, bookmarks, zines -- all kinds of crafty paper goodness! I also quilt, sew, knit & crochet. I love to read & to oil paint. I collect cows & Santas, souvenir spoons & tourist/map postcards. (Okay, any postcard is fine, really.) And maps, as well as used postage stamps. I love amigurumi & Winnie the Pooh & friends (especially Eeyore).

My collections also include anything I can use in making junk journals & ATCs, etc. Such as lace, buttons, ribbons, ephemera, music sheets, book pages (especially foreign languages), stickers, washi tape, paper napkins, tea- & coffee-dyed papers ... whatever works. At the moment, I'm collecting anything Winnie the Pooh & Friends for one journal, & Gorjuss Girls for another. And then there's my botanical journal. And ... there are always plans in the works!

I love polka dots, stripes & plaids.

I love handmade items. If you take the time to make me something handmade, whatever it is, rest assured it will be cherished! And I love to make things for other people!

Knitting & crocheting is a big part of my life. I started a knit/crochet club in town, & we're all itching to get back to it! I really love knitting socks & mittens & shawls. Oh, & I love amigurumi.

I also quilt & sew. I've hosted quilting swaps in the past in a different forum.

I'm a reader & I love non-fiction, biographies & historical fiction, but not the bodice-ripper kind. I also like some fantasy, but it has to have dragons, elves &/or dwarves in it; no vampires or werewolves for me! Yes, I love The Hobbit!

Books I would recommend are:

*Alaska by James Michener

*Hawaii by the same author

*Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett,

*Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

*The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

*A Thousand Spendid Suns by same author

*Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

*The Chronicales of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

  & many others too numerous to mention!

My favourite movies are Mamma Mia, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hobbit (of course), The Holiday. We watch a lot of police/detective shows on tv, & I love medical shows as well. I love Downton Abbey, Father Brown, Inspector Lewis, Shetland, Vera ... the list sgoes on.

As for my taste in music ... well, it's eclectic. Groups I love are ABBA, Lone Star, Blackhawk, the Eagles, Queen, Disturbed, Alabama, Journey, to name a few.

My favourite season is autumn. I just love the colours of autumn. I also love winter & snowmen, Santa & elves. My favourite holiday is Christmas! And I love handmade Christmas ornaments! (Another collection, I'm afraid! Haha!)

Dislikes? Well, I don't drink coffee or flavored tea (only plain green tea). Anything smelling of cigarette smoke is a big turnoff. I don't know if I have any dislikes when it comes to paper! If I think of anything, I will add it here.

I'm married with two adult daughters. We're retired -- hubby retired two years ago -- & retirement is the best thing since sliced bread!

*****NOTE: IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO DO A PERSONAL SWAP, JUST SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE.*****

I love postcards! My favorite are MAP CARDS. I would love any U.S. State Map cards or Canadian province map cards. Also, any map cards from other countries would be more than welcome. I enjoy all tourist postcards.

Postcards I love:

  • Mapcards

  • Tourist view cards

  • Covered bridges

  • Animals, esp. cats, zoo animals, bunnies

  • Birds

  • Fairies, unicorns

  • Winnie the Pooh & Friends

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Scenic -- mountains, beach, coastal, ocean ...

  • Botanicals

  • Pusheen

  • Lighthouses

  • Cathedrals/Churches

    ....... These are just a few, to give you an idea of what I like. There's plenty more!

Ratings

Christopherpines rated for MAE: TAG SWAP for 2: PINK on Jan 26, 2023
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Comment: Gorgeous, GORGEOUS tags! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like them! They were so much fun to make! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you for the most amazing ink box cards. Each on is beautifully unique. There is no way to pick a favorite. Thank you so much.
Response: So very glad you like them! They were so much fun to make! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Lovely...as usual!!! Merry Christmas to you!!! Z
Response: Thank you for the rating & the heart. Merry Christmas from Ireland!
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Comment: Hi Pamela, Thank you for these sublime ATC's I'm a fan! Thanks ! Right now it's very cold in France, maybe a few snowflakes in my city at the end of the week! One of your cats, with the same first name as my mom, Sophie ^^!
Response: So glad you like my ATCs ... I enjoyed creating them for you! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
Begokschaf rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: CHRISTMAS on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: I was so excited to get mail from Ireland. I love the tags! Thank you
Response: I'm so glad you like the tags I created. I love Christmas ... & I love making tags! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies, loved the little diecuts, so cute!
Response: It was a fun swap, wasn't it? Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Great memory dex,I love them thanks so much.Nice addition to my growing collection.
Response: So glad you like them! I enjoy making MDCs ... I'm trying to build up my collection, too! Thanks for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thanks for the ATCs! Cheers!
Response: Thanks for rating! Hugs!
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Comment: Thank you so much, Pam! I love the tags. They will be added to my collection.
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart. I'm so gad you like those tags. Hugs from Ireland.
Begokschaf rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: NEUTRALS on Oct 14, 2022
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Comment: Love these!
Response: So glad you like them. I thoroughly enjoyed making these tags! Thanks for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: I love your ATC's. They are wonderful. Thanks.
Response: So glad you like them. Thanks for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you for these lovely purple tags!
Response: Thank you for rating & for the heart. It took a whole month for them to reach you! I'm really happy that you like the tags ... they were fun to make! Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thanks so much Pamela, for my beautiful ATC'S! I love all three! You did a great job on them! Thank you so much!❀️
Response: So happy you like them! They were a llot of fun to make. Thank you for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Fantastic mailing!!! Thank you so much! Now I have new Christmas items to play with!!! Love swapping with you! Z
Response: So happy you like everything! It was definitely a fun swap! I love new Christmas stuff, too. Love swapping with you! Hugs from the Emerald Isle.
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Comment: Thankyou so much for the wonderful ATC’s, I gorgeous addition to my collection 😊 And thanks for the extra goodies πŸ’—
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Thank you for the AMAZING ATC's! I love them all, but the llama has a special place in my heart!
Response: Wonderful to hear! I loved that llama, too! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome tags you created for me! It makes me excited for all the upcoming Christmas swaps! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm happy you're so pleased with the tags! I love Christmas -- I'd be happy with a monthly Christmas swap! Thank you for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap. I love both of your cards.
Response: So glad you like them! It was a fun swap. Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Hope you are feeling better. Your cards are wonderful. Love them. Enjoyed your note.
Response: So glad they arrived safely. Thanks for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
MuggleMom rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: TRAVEL on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: Gorgeous travel theme ATCs!!! And thank you for the ephemera too, I can't wait to add them to projects! I hope we are partners again and thank you for hosting such fun swaps. xxMuggleMom
Response: It makes my heart glad to hear that you are enjoying the ATCs & ephemera! This was definitely a fun swap. Thank you for the rating & the heart. See you in the mailbox! Hugs from Ireland.

Rating Overview

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Comments

efjellro on Jul 7, 2021:

Happy 1 year anniversary on Swap-Bot!! :D

user1664 on Jun 26, 2021:

Received your 5 postcards mix tag - great selection! Thanks so much.

OrigamiGrace on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for the cute zeen from Zeen tag!

debbiespoms on Jun 10, 2021:

Received the PC today from the Naked PC tag in PTG. Thank you very much for the pretty purple flower PC! Love it & your nice note! BTW, Happy belated birthday ! My husband birthday was also June 10th.

nalaqueen on Apr 9, 2021:

Thank you for the PTG: 2 pc's in an envie Tag. Love the postcards you picked out!!!!

ladybug513 on Mar 21, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet Happy mail tag 😊

ladyaries7 on Mar 3, 2021:

Thank you for the random flat envie tag! i received the envelope today

Soph on Feb 16, 2021:

β™₯ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU β™₯

Best wishes and many thanks for all the lovely goodies I received from you for the 'Random flat envie - Pay it forward'. I'll enjoy using them.

user6937 on Feb 16, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Pamela!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

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