Date Joined: September 23, 2010
Last Online: October 20, 2021
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!
I have been making cards for about 13 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
*and papers, preferably with small patterns or unusual textures.
*Adhesive printer paper, we can't get it here
*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
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
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! :o)
No allergies that I know of :o)
No children, no pets, oy how boring that sounds!
Computer and gadget nerd.
Born in the UK with itchy feet, 64years 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 36 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.
Loathe housework, going to the dentist ,shopping for clothes, earwigs, slugs and wasps.
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)
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