Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2022 6:45 am


Date Joined: September 23, 2010
Last Online: May 16, 2022

Country: Denmark

About Me

Update 22/1/22

Despite our insanely high postage charges, we only receive mail once a week so if you have sent me a swap and I don't react.. it will get here at some stage, don't worry.

Sending a postcard outside the country costs as much as sending a letter which weighs 100 grams or 3.5 oz, isn't that crazy? The upshot is that I stuff an envelope to the limit, LOL!

They just increased postage by 10 % AGAIN. No wonder people don't send letters any more. Sad.

I have been making cards for about 14 years, mostly to give to friends and family but I do sell some too, mostly commissioned cards for special events.

I have a battered CB, an ebosser, a scalpel , three guillotines and far too many scissors ;o)

My crafting mainstays are Nellies, Nesties, Cheery Lyn and a few Tattered Lace dies, embossing folders, handmade papers, a few( update that to many) punches, brads, RIBBONS, glitter pens, promarkers, oh the list goes on...and on and on. I just did another complete clear up; I don't have quite as much stuff as I thought, that's the first time that has happened, LOL

I'm learning to stamp; steep curve but I'll get there. Update, getting better but still room for improvement. For some reason, I cannot get my head around colouring in the stamped image. Hmm.

Just dipping my toes into mixed-media, what messy fun!

Have now a craftroom of my very own; it's Heaven ( You call it Chaos, I call it Home) I'm as happy as a pig in poo :o)

Have tried painting but I'm a numpty at mixing colours; everything turns out brown or grey. Can draw but not very well, room for vast improvement.

I'm learning to make ATC's; great fun, I can understand why so many people like making them :o)

With the postal charges being so high here, very few people send snail mail so I've found other ways to use my colourful Preciousses. Gift-card holders, boxes, bookmarks, cards with decorated envies are some of the items I like to make.


Items that I can use on my makes

  • Gems and pearls, self adhesive

  • ANYTHING that can be used with my CB or ebosser

  • Papers and cardstock, preferably with small patterns and unusual textures. I'm running out of blues, turquoise and dark reds

  • Anything Tim Holtz.. just love his stuff :0)

*Adhesive printer paper, we can't get it here

*Patterned vellum

*clear stamps

*Small, flat buttons in all colours

  • Narrow gold and silver ribbon to add to cards

  • Quotes, particularly Groucho Marx and W.C Fields

    SWAP DISLIKES: Please don't send me

    • Loose glitter, it makes me wheeze and sniffle and my papers fly everywhere!
  • Babyish, childish or cartoon items; I will simply give them away.

  • Neon colours, I have too much of that already ;o)

  • Torn, crumpled or "tired" items

About Me

Favourite authors have got to be Stephen King, Christopher Brookmyre,Anne Rice, Nick Hornby and Clive Barker. I also like Dorothy Dunnett, Ruth Atkinson, Fay Weldon,Christopher Priest and Monica Ali. At the moment I'm going through the bookcases and re-reading every single book, after which I will give them away, to make room for more books!

TV..watch it very rarely so no favourite programmes but I enjoy a good documentary.

Movies? Not a great movie fan ( perhaps because my husband falls asleep EVERY time, after about three minutes )but anything with Woody Harrelson, Nicholas Cage, Johnny Depp and Robert de Niro.

Music: Modern folk, zydeco, cajun.

Other bits and bobs.. I really enjoy cooking, it's relaxing. Recipes are always welcome! Recently invested in a sous-vide machine and it is the bee's knees! Update.. have also bought an airfryer, love it to bits.:o)

No allergies that I know of :o)

No children, no pets, oy how boring that sounds!

Computer and gadget nerd.

About Me

  • Born in the UK with itchy feet, 65 years ago.

  • Jobs have included: waitress, bartender, stewardess, salesperson, tourist guide, gopher, shop decorator, translator, teacher in computer skills. Jack of all trades, master of none LOL

  • Good qualities ;o) A patient listener, creative, curious, openminded.

  • Bad qualities:o( Perfectionist, drat.

  • I no longer work and live in a house with a large and very unruly garden. We're not big on weeding so we have a motley crew of plants.

  • I read a lot, but in bouts, mainly when my mojo has gone walkabout.

  • Met my wonderful, kind and funny husband at a party 37 years ago and we just stuck like glue. We have very different interests and give each other room to enjoy them.

  • If I weren't me, I'd be an orangutang. Or a cat.

  • Favourite colours:Happy ones, particularly turquoise, blue, green and red. Just not together ;o)

  • I really enjoy sunshine, the company of friends and family, good wine, learning new things and making other people smile.

  • Also the smell of a newly cut lawn, silence,(have tinnitus which is triggered by noise),strong coffee, wrapping presents and going to car boot sales and fleamarkets.

  • Fireworks, the sea, mountains and deserts.

  • I love to travel, it's our hobby and covid 19 has definitely put a stop to that. :0( Still, long distances, short ones, doesn't matter.. it's the sights and experiences along the way that do it for me :o)

Love, love, love spring and summer and cooking food in the kettle grill; it all tastes so much better that way! Whole roast chicken or pork with the crackling, oh yum.

  • Dislikes.. intolerance, meanness and lateness.

Loathe housework, going to the dentist ,shopping for clothes, earwigs, slugs and wasps.

Re. swaps...

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I joined swap-bot because I love sending and receiving letters and packages.

I will be joining in swaps that are to do with card-making. I would love to do the "heavier" ones but our high postage costs make it too expensive, I just can't afford it :o(

If you don't receive something from me, let me know and I'll get it sorted. I'll read your profile and do my level best to find things that suit you and I send my swaps as soon as possible after partners are assigned.

Re. Rating, please rate! That way I know you have received you package/ envelope/ whatever.

That's it, I look forward to swapping with you! :o)

ESO: Happy Mail. @Petaltea angelled this swap as my partner didn't send me anything. Thank you, @Petaltea Update : my partner did, eventually, send the swap and the items I received were lovely.


Petaltea rated for IS: Paper Destash #3 on Mar 22, 2022
Comment: Oh my word, Aine thank you for this wonderfully filled envie! The stamps, diecuts and papers are lovely. I can use all of it for crafting. You are so generous! Thank you! ❤️
Response: You are very welcome! I'm pleased it got to you safely and that you will be able to use the items :0) Thank you for the rating and heart and Happy Crafting!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the nice stuff!!! I love it all really!!! :)
Response: Great to hear that a)it got to you so quickly and b) that you like what I sent!! I have fun making up the envelope for you and I hope you can use the contents :0) Thanks for the rating and heart.. happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail including such a sweet letter!
Response: Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry not to have reacted before now. I'm glad you liked the swap!
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful goodies you sent
Response: You are very welcome, I hope you will be able to use them in your projects. Thanks for the rating and the heart, happy swapping :0)
Comment: You are the sweetest!!! Thank you so much for all those blind and ...ehhm..not so blind chosen papers :) :) I love both - the surprises and all the Dick Bruna-love!!!! Thank you for making this fever-ish day fun ✨🙂
Response: Kirsten you are very welcome and I'm glad you like everything! Even better that the swap cheered up your day😁 Thank you for the rating and the heart, Happy Swapping!!
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: This swap deserves a hundred hearts, as it left me absolutely speechless. I LOVED the profile based part. Thank you so much! <3 I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Poland, I hope you'll visit again soon :)
Response: You are very welcome, I hope you can use the items in your crafty projects! Thank you for the rating and heart.. happy swapping :0)
Comment: Thank you for all the amazing vintage themed items!
Response: I'm glad the letter got to you without being destroyed on the way :0) Thank you for the rating and heart and happy swapping!
MissMinaPT rated for ESO: Paper stuffed blind envie #3 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Loved, loved, loved your piece of happy mail - such gorgeous paper goodies!! I’m def excited to use them all on future projects!! Thank you so much, dear 🥰💕
Response: You are very welcome! I am glad you like the papers and will find a use for them. Thank you for the rating and heart and happy swapping :0)
Comment: Wow - thanks so much for such a lovely swap and the precious vintage postcards. What a nice story behind the postcards, this is real history!!! Wowow!! Thanks a lot dear for sharing them with me! I found summer in Brussels actually haha it has forgotten Brussels for all summer and decided to come back in September :) Wishing you a lovely autumn and good start of new week!
Response: So glad that it arrived safely with you and that you like the swap and the postcards. Thanks for the rating and a happy, warm September to you too!
ladybug513 rated for ESO: Paper stuffed blind envie #2 on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! Can't wait to use the new paper goodies in future projects 😊 Or maybe I'll hoard them forever because they are too pretty to use 🙈
Response: Wow, that was quick! I'm glad you like the contents of the envelope and I hope you will, someday, use the papers. I hoard paper too ;0) Have a good summer and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much, this feels like a personal present! I like everything, but especially I just love the bookmarks you made for me! I didn't expect anything this personal in this swap and I am so happy for these! It's been warm and sunny, and I have been reading either on the beach or at home. Oh, and your hand writing, your note was the first thing I saw, and I immediately thought, that's a pretty and pleasant hand writing :D. So no worries at all, everything is lovely!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I'm glad you like the swap items and I hope you can use them in your future projects :0) The bookmarks? It's fun to make things that have a practical use. Happy reading and happy swapping!
Comment: oh wow, what a lovely swap. You placed the dies in such beautiful envelopes. And the dies are just as beautiful. The letter was a treat to read. Thank you for this lovely swap. You really outdid yourself.
Response: I’m so glad it finally arrived and that you like the items. I had fun putting the swap together for you:0) Thank you for the rating and happy swapping!
jeka396 rated for Handmade Envelopes 5/2021 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envies, pretty papers, and very nice note!
Response: You are very welcome, I hope you can use them! Thank you for the rating and happy swapping :0)
bluebear rated for ESO: Happy Mail on May 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely items you sent me, appreciate all the thought you put into this swap. x
Response: I'm so pleased it has arrived, I was beginning to get nervous ;0) Delighted to hear that you like the items, it was a fun swap to put together. Thank you for the rating and Happy Swapping!
uiltje rated for MAIL ART - Used Postage Stamps on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: It seems I'm the next victim of your terror butterfly. Leaning backwards in our couch it almost landed into my hair! The envelope is so thoughtful, because of the Dutch cartographer Blaeuw. And I love the stamps. The clear stamps and you huge letter of the connection between the Dutch and the Danes made this swap marvelous!
Response: Wow, that was fast.. mail to the Netherlands is quicker than to the next town in Denmark! I'm pleased that you liked everything (even the butterfly) and I hope you can use the stamps :0) Thank you for the lovely comment and rating, happy swapping!
Petaltea rated for ESO: Vivis handmade card swap on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Goodness gracious! What a lovely envelope filled with such beautiful things! I will treasure your handmade card and the postcards are amazing! Thank you so very much Aine! Take care!
Response: I'm glad to hear it arrived safely and the you liked the things. The postcards are fun, aren't they? Thank you for the rating, happy swapping! :0)
weatherwax rated for ESO: die cuts swap on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Dick Bruna! What wonderful artwork! Aine, thank you so much for this wonderful thoughtful swap!!! I love your diecuts, although I almost fainted when the butterfly flew :) :) Your swap itself is a special artwork, I like all the paperlove, your note, your creativity, your generousity!! Thank you so very much for making this Sunday special!! <3
Response: Kirsten, you are very welcome! I really enjoyed putting it together for you and am delighted that you like it :0) Thank you for the rating and the heart, Happy Swapping!! :0)
Comment: OMG! I almost had a heart attack when the butterfly started flapping, and, I almost threw my computer across the room! LOL I was in the Army for 15 years and still have a pretty good startle response. I love everything you chose for me! How did you get an English Language Girls Book? I have bought books like it to take apart for collaging, but then find I can't. Eagle is catching fish on the first bounce now. We still have a lot of Covid in the area, people are getting too complacent! Our village tribe does the shopping for us, once a month right now. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad the envelope reached you so soon and that you liked the contents, also that your startle response is as good as ever, LOL. I originally come from the UK re. the book. Stay safe and healthy you too and Happy Swapping! :0)
Lonestarchild rated for MAIL ART - Travel on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Oh my! What a smashing swap. When I opened it and saw the letter, I set it aside until I went through the rest of the boring mail so that I could enjoy it. Loved the chatty letter. And guess what, I've read every book on your list except 2. We must read alike. And all the fun stuff!!! There are a couple of things in here that won't even make it into the boxes of things -- I'll be using them this weekend. Thank you for a lovely swap -- hope to see you in the mailbox again!
Response: Yayy! I'm delighted that you liked the swap; I really enjoyed putting it together. That's amazing about the books as some of them are pretty "out-of-the-way", LOL. Thanks for the rating and happy swapping to you too, :0)

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Petaltea on Mar 11, 2022:

Áine I received your make a wish envie today! Its so amazing. I will cherish the pictures and bookpages you sent (from 1933!) You really made this special. Thank you so very much. 🥰

ChrisAnne on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you for my amazing destash of wonderful ribbon. I already planning several of the places I will put it to use!

anicka22 on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you souches for the amazing mail! Love the beautiful envie, all the envies inside and everything inside: the amazing stamps,stickers and pictures. But most of all I loved reading the things you wrote. I Love “ The hundred year old man who climbed out of the widow”! And will look for the other book because I have never hearted about it, but it sounds great. Thank you very much for thinking of me.

susieq11 on Jan 31, 2022:

*today Sorry, that somehow posted before I meant it to/could proofread it!

susieq11 on Jan 31, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful letter and goodies for Make A Wish January!!! What a pretty envelope and fun surprise to find in my mailbox! I so enjoy your news! And I love the envelopes, precious bookmark, card and goodies. And the postcard is fabulous. I just took in a feral kitten last week and it looks like the one on the postcard!! (I keep getting different assurances like this that I did the right thing even though I’m not a cat person and I’m very allergic LOL!!) I hope the year is a good one and comes to be more normal!! XOXO Thank you for making me smile yodsy!!

Petaltea on Sep 10, 2021:

Ahhh you didn’t have to do that but thank you so much!! What a beautiful envie and those mini ones are so cute. I see I have my very first postage stamp from Dubai!! Thanks and enjoy your weekend!!

Curiouskitty on May 17, 2021:

I am sending happy thoughts and best wishes to you from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada!😀

Thank you so much for your generous envelope of goodies you sent me for the WTA IFM April! So many creative pieces to use and the thoughtful letter you included. The paper you used on your homemade envelope is cool and really stood out in the mail! You brought a smile to my face & my mail man.♥️

Gnoe on Apr 19, 2021:

Thank you for an absolutely DELIGHTFUL letter and gorgeous William Morris envelope filled with treasures. The embroidery thread is PURRFECT!!! Exactly the colours I need right now for my current slowstitch project. Thank you - thank you - thank you! <3


anicka22 on Apr 17, 2021:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing mail I received today. Love the awesome stamps, your beautiful envie and the sweet letter. You made me so happy

susieq11 on Mar 25, 2021:

Hi Áine!! Thanks so much for the Make A Wish March envelope of FUN! It was sooooo nice to read your letter and then go through all the stamps and paper goodness!! Yay!! It felt like having a friend over! If you can bear with me for a little bit, I’ll send you a reply! (A no pressure, no obligation reply!!) Again, thank you for such lovely mail, it really made me smile!!!!! Xoxo

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