Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 6:52 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2020
Last Online: June 22, 2021
Birthday: February 9, 1977
Country: Australia
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About Me

I live with my family (a husband and 10yr old son) in a sunny beachside village, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

At home, we own a chocolate labrador. Animals that I love: birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, bunnies, magical/mythical creatures. I don't like insects in general, except we're doing a swap on Halloween or an entomology theme.


  • Vintage flat buttons and wooden buttons;
  • Vellum papers;
  • Vellum ephemera and stickers;
  • Handmade papers;
  • Halloween Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Steampunk Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Gothic Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Circus Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Astronomy / Astrology Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Address Labels;
  • Cute / Shaped Paperclips;
  • Eyelets; Brads; Metal Trinkets;
  • Tassels;
  • Bow Charms;
  • Handmade Bows;
  • Vintage ephemera;
  • Fancy Japanese Yarns (AVRIL) & trims;
  • Anything French related (Ephemera / Embellishments);
  • Anything wax seals related;
  • Dried flowers;
  • Ballet or Ballerina Ephemera / Embellishments;
  • Old maps;
  • Old music sheets;
  • Used postage stamps;
  • Anything mushrooms related (ephemera, embellishments, stickers, stamps, etc.);
  • Fabric or paper flowers;
  • Silk/ satin/ tulle/ organza;
  • Marie Antoinette or Vintage / Victorian ladies related (Ephemera, Embellishments, stickers);
  • Anything Paperdolls related (Ephemera, Embellishments, stickers);
  • Anything Character Constructions Paper Dolls related by Catherine Moore (really appreciated the stamped images / dies cuts etc.);
  • Anything Lynne Perrella (PaperArtsy) related: especially handmade crafts or stamped images;
  • Anything from my fav books selections πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
  • Bookmarks with my fav themes;


In Australia, sadly we don't have many varieties of postcards. The most common themes are flora and fauna, nature, buildings, and Aboriginal cultures.

Please if it's possible I'd like to see different themes from your country:

  • Christmas;
  • Easter;
  • Valentine;
  • Halloween;
  • Vintage;
  • Retro;
  • Arts / Painting;
  • Black n White;
  • Tourist attractions;
  • Alice in Wonderland;
  • Anything from my fav books selections πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
  • Astrology / Astronomy

Spring is my fav time of the year.

My fav drinks:

  • Iced Mocha; Moccacino; Mocha Frappe;
  • Rose tea
  • Japanese Green tea ONLY (Green Rose and Genmaicha);
  • Baileys original ;
  • Vodka Cruiser in Mudslide.

I don't smoke and drink in general. Keto is my choice of life.

I am a member of Handmade Happy Mail Swaps Australia from Facebook, Australian ATC Swap Group from Facebook, and Amy Art Alchemy ATC Swap Group from Instagram #a3atcswapgroup

If you want to see my creative world, check out my Instagram account @franciscakarsono

NOTE: If anyone would like to do a personal swap, please contact me & we'll talk!

Favorite Crafts

I love papercrafts in general, from making :

  • greeting cards;
  • flat mails;
  • flipbooks;
  • albums;
  • junk journals;
  • loaded envelopes;
  • loaded bags;
  • pocket letters;
  • ATCs;
  • tags / bookmarks;
  • mixed media / altered arts;
  • memory dex;
  • embellishments (charms, fridge magnets, rosettes/bows, pegs, stick pins, altered paperclips).

My fav colours:

  • soft & light pastel;
  • pinks, blues, mint;
  • neutrals, rusty and muted colours. I don't like purples & oranges in general except it's Halloween or they're in very pale/lightest shades.

Themes that I love:

  • Vintage / Rustic;
  • Rose & Shabby Chic;
  • Fantasy / Whimsical; Magical & Mythical;
  • Floral, laces & ribbons;
  • Butterflies; Birds, Ladybugs; Bees; mythical creatures (mermaid, unicorn);
  • Carousel / Ferris wheel; Hot Air Balloon;
  • Steampunk / Grunge;
  • Fairies;
  • Teapot & sweet desserts;
  • Marie Antoinette;
  • Sewing;
  • Paperdolls;
  • Galaxy / Space; Astronomy; Astrology
  • Vintage / Retro / Victorian Ladies;
  • Ballerina.
  • Alice in Wonderland / Little Red Riding Hood

Favorite Books / Movies

  • Patricia Mc Killips;
  • LOTR;
  • Harry Potter & Magical Beasts;
  • Game of Thrones;
  • True Blood;
  • Shadow Hunters;
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;
  • The Da Vinci Code;
  • Heroes;
  • Sense 8;
  • Hunger Games, and
  • The Good Wife.
  • I watch K-Pop movies and TV Series too.


  • Anything religious;
  • Political;
  • Animal cruelty;
  • I don't like creepy and dark stuff; including Ragdolls/horror dolls;
  • I don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority;
  • I don't like adult cartoons/anything vulgar;
  • Anything smelling of cigarette smoke is a big turnoff;
  • I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers;
  • Fake Tattoos;
  • Magazines cut-outs.

Styles that I dislike:

  • childish;
  • children cartoon / Disney (except Alice in Wonderland or Red Riding Hood);
  • Too much bling bling / too many glitters.


Regarding International delivery information:


For My swap partners and Admins: I always take pictures of all postage paid parcels/mails and receipts. I'm happy to provide you with shipping evidence if you request it.

After I give my mails/parcels to Australia Post, it's not under my control, how long the shipping to your country is going to take.



Jbee rated for floral mini flipbookled # april on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very very much for your wonderful flipbookled. I am so happy it got not lost but took a long time to arrive. I love how you crafted each page. Much love, Jill
Comment: THANKYOU Fran for your awesome swap! I love everything! You are so talented and very generous!! I love swapping with you! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
Response: You're most welcome Julieeeee πŸ¦‹β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ
bundi rated for TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: BUTTERFLIES on May 13, 2021
Comment: My goodness your tags are so beautiful. I love the shaker tag with the butterflies and the lace. You are so talented, looking at your art gives me a lot of inspiration. I will cherish them.πŸ¦‹β€οΈ
Response: Thank you very much Lucie. Have a nice weekend!
carrotkate rated for SWAS: Witchy Happy Mail on May 3, 2021
Comment: This was so thoughtful and well-crafted. Thank you so much! Opening this one up made my day! ☺️
Response: you're most welcome πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
user6937 rated for MDC SWAP 2 for 2: SPRING! on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the work you spent on these!
SilverD rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: I don't know what happened to the other rating. Thank you for the unique bookmark and postcard. I do enjoy reading, working on three books right now so I definitely need bookmarks! Wishing you many wonderful swaps!
Response: Thank you πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
fairylover rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I really love your ATCs, honestly I rarely receive such beautiful ATC where I can see people really made an effort in making them! They're really artsy, thanks a lot You're lucky to not have the covid around you. Here we have restrictions close to a lockdown and it's not easy!
Response: I'm glad that they arrived safely to you.πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ€© I hope things are getting better over thereπŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
amyt13 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Yay hearts!!!
fiennesgirl rated for ATC XXL on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Hey! Thank you for the lovely ATCs you sent me and all of the goodies! I will enjoy using them!
Response: thank you hun πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
CrowDancer rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Jan on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: I love both of the ATCs that you sent! I really like the stickers that you included, too; especially the glittery butterflies and the ones with food puns! Thank you so much! :D
Response: you're most welcome πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
thebragal rated for TAGS 2 for 2: CELEBRATE SPRING! on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Very lovely. Thank you so much!
Response: pleasure πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
jessnewson98 rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Hello Francisca! Thanks a bunch for your comment fellow aussie!! Have an awesome Sunday!
Response: πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
Fabriqueen rated for BS: Spring bookmark swap on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmark and all the awesome extras! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: thank you Diane, have a nice weekend!
kizzlets rated for AMA: Anthropomorphic Mail Art on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the happy mail! :)
Response: pleasure πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
wolfeagle rated for CR: Intl- Fortune Mail Art on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great fortune ATC.
Response: you're most welcome AngelaπŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—
dcp0112 rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a great swap....see you next time. Happy Spring!
Response: Thank you😍
AngelOH73 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Great set of Halloween MDC's, thanks!
Response: I'm glad that they arrived safely to you.πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ€©
Junkjournalsandwords rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
Response: Thank you😍
redyellownow rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Hi, thanks for the comment! Happy Day to you!
Response: Thank you😍

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MissNyx on Apr 7, 2021:

Leave a Comment #3: I too love animals. Currently I have an adopted cat named Esme. Her rescuers found on the side of the road with part of her tail missing. She was a tiny kitten, but has grown into an adolescent by now. She’s extremely affectionate and needs her human time every day. I think it might be so strong because she didn’t have a mother or siblings when she was that young. Have a lovely evening!

CapitanSmirk on Apr 5, 2021:

Good evening!!

I hope you have a wonderful week! This week I have a lot of appointments to go to but I always feel so accomplished at the end!

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jaimierandolph on Apr 5, 2021:

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Good Morning from Odessa, Texas (usa)

While reading your profile I noticed that you liked True Blood. I loved that show while it aired here. I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Kairbear on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hi, Francisca! I hope you have a fabulous day! 😊

Intrinzica on Apr 5, 2021:

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May you be happy. May you learn and grow from your challenges. May you accept yourself just as you are. May you be kind to yourself and at peace.

Love Bonnie πŸ’—

tinylans on Apr 5, 2021:

hello, francisca! greetings from indonesia! i've take a little peek on your insta page and the atcs you've made are really pretty! i hope you're having a great day!<3

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kayebubbly on Apr 5, 2021:

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hope you have a lovely season! stay safe!

Lovelykarina on Apr 5, 2021:

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sending you lots of good vibes this spring! enjoy the spring season!


thriftymermaid on Jan 4, 2021:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lover's Unite Group! I look forward to swapping with you soon! πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


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