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Crafty

Crafty
Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: June 20, 2024
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. And origami!

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

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Comment: I absolutely love the ink box cards that you made for me; the machine stitching adds such special touch! Thank you!
Response: So glad you like the ink box cards! I really enjoyed making these! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Beautiful tags and made with extra care! LOVED it all!
Response: So glad you like the tags! Thank you for rating. Hugs from Ireland.
thebragal rated for TAG SWAP 2 for 2 with a TWIST #14 on Apr 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you. Really love the bee one.
Response: So glad to hear that ... bees are just wonderful! Thanks so much for rating, & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome.
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Comment: Thank you Pamela for this 3 beautiful ink box cards, love them! Have a great week and stay creative! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating & the heart. So happy you like the cards. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: I almost never do tag swaps but I am so glad I did this one… both just wonderful and I thought my white tag was nice but yours is amazing! So impressed with your work and just think .. these lovely tags were in Ireland … how amazing and now they are home in Texas .. thank you!
Response: So glad you enjoyed this swap & like my tags so much! And now they are at home in Texas! Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Absolutely beautiful ink box cards! I love how you did your volume! I labored over than one! And I love the little bunny on the atc! Thank you so much! 💓
Response: Thank you so much for the rating & heart! I'm so glad you're enjoying them! When I got to the vellum twist, I started to question my sanity! Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Very nice tags thanks so much.Will look great in my journal.
Response: So glad you like them ... they were fun to make! Thanks for rating & for the heart! Hugs from Ireland.
Zomac rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2 with a TWIST #11 on Dec 22, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for my cute tags!!!! I always enjoy getting your works of art! Have a ŵonderfully Merr Christmas and may we cross mail many times in 2024!!! ❤️ Zoe
Response: So glad they got to you before Christmas, & glad that you enjoy my tags. Hope Santa is good to you! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: As usual, Pamela!! A wonderful mailing!! Thank you so much! Glad we were able to connect at this time of the Holiday Season! Best Wishes!!
Response: Thank you for rating & for the heart. Yes, it's nice to meet at Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas, & a Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you for the creative tags. I also like using old book pages in different languages in my art. Do you speak any Gaelic?
Response: No, I don't speak Irish, but I'm married to an Irishman who used to. It's like anything else .... use it or lose it! I'm American myself. I'm glad you like my tags .... I love using foreign language book pages! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Thank you for the ink box cards. All of them are cute. I appreciate other people style and creativity. That what swapping is all about. Have a good day ahead.
Response: That's what I love about swapping, too. That plus "meeting" people from around the world! .Glad you like them. Thanks for the rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
Shiraz rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2 with a TWIST #9 on Oct 29, 2023
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Comment: Thank you Pamela for the two swap tags. I liked your tree tag with one of my favorites - the hedgehog. And I liked the sewing on the lace tag. I’ve never done that but I like how it adds to a tag. Happy creating!
Response: Thank you for rating & for the tag. Tags are my most favorite thing to make, & I'm glad you like them! Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely tags. Happy to add it to all my MAE collection of tags. Hope you will get my swap soon. Happy swapping to both of us and hope we meet in other swap.
Response: Happy to know you like my tags. I just received yours today as well! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Until we meet again in the mailbox ... hugs from Ireland!
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Comment: Thanks for your cards. They're all great. I really like the use of the gold shades and the blue spotting paint. Take care
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for rating & for the heart.
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Comment: such fun! great categories...your choices were just right...liked the stamping on the "A" card...the checkered tablecloth really set the mood..and of course the french card was my favorite...vive la swap!! thanks so much and especially for my irish postage...!
Response: Thank you for those kind words! I'm so glad you like all of them. And the Irish stamp, of course! This swap was fun! Thank you for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thanks for the atc's. I like the dragonfly especially!
Response: Glad you like the ATCs. I love dragonflies myself! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank for the fun tags!!! Great addition to my collection!
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for rating. Hugs from Ireland.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful inkbox cards ❤️❤️❤️
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for rating & for the heart. Hugs from Ireland.

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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:

♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♥

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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