Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 4:20 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: April 22, 1995
Country: United Kingdom
Instagram (May contain spoilers!)

About Me

Hi! My name is Lauren and I am 28 years old. I live in the south of England, where I have lived my whole life.

I've been a member of Swapbot for years now and yet I still don’t really know what to write in this section.

I suffer from a condition called Selective Mutism, which is a severe anxiety disorder that affects communication. I’d love to hear from anyone else who suffers from it, as it doesn’t seem as commonly known in adults. I also suffer from other physical and mental health issues, and crafting/swapping is pretty much like a therapy to me.

** For JJJ Let’s Make a Junk Journal **

I’m happy to receive any theme if it’s on my A-Z of likes. I especially love florals, under the sea, nautical, vintage, animals and circus.

Any size works for me too as I can work with all sizes

Important & Updates

  • I rate as soon as I receive a swap, so if I haven’t rated yet, it’s hopefully just because mail can be a bit slow. The latter also applies to swaps I’ve sent.. if you haven’t received a swap from me, please message before rating

  • I understand life can get in the way, so if you’re going to send a swap late, just pop me a message and I won’t rate down because of it. However, if you send late and don’t bother letting me know, I’ll have to rate down

  • Where possible, I would prefer to receive envelopes that aren’t completely covered in sellotape/clear tape, as I like to use parts of the envelopes in other crafts, and recycle the rest

  • Please DO NOT send loose glitter or items with flaky glitter. They will end up being discarded. It’s on my dislikes, but I seem to be receiving more as more of it lately

  • Unless a swap involves sending one, I would rather not receive postcards of places. I don’t use them

A-Z of Likes

A: Autumn, Aquariums, Art journaling, Animals, Anything Arty

B: Blue, Bees, Bohemian, Botanical

C: Crafting, Cats (I have 4!), Circus, Cozy things, Cacti, Colour, Chocolate, Cherry

D: Die cuts, Decoupage, Disney, Daisies, Doilies, Dragonflies, Daphnes Diary

E: Ephemera, Embellishments, Elephants, Envelopes

F: Flipbooks, Flowers/Floral, Fish

G: Green, Galaxy

H: Happy Mail, Halloween, Harry Potter, Handmade items, Hand lettering

I: Inspirational sayings, Insects, Ice Cream

J: Jellyfish, Junk Journaling, Journaling Cards

K: Kinder Chocolate

L: Lanterns, Lettering, Labels, Lemon/Lime

M: Mystical, Mandalas, Maps, Mail Art, Motivational Quotes, Mint, Musicals

N: Nature, Notebooks, Notepads, Nautical

O: Orchids, Ocean

P: Papercraft, Papers, Pastels, Purple, Plants, Penguins, Pepsi Max, Pyjamas, Project Life

Q: Quotes, Quilling

R: Rainbows, Rain, Rose Gold, Reptiles

S: Scrapbooking, Stickers, Stamps, Scrapbook Paper, Swaps, Socks, Snowflakes, Scentsy, Sealife, Spearmint

T: Teal, Tic Tacs

U: Under sea

V: Vintage

W: Washi Tape, Watercolour, Whimsical, Winter


Y: Yellow



  • Loose or flaky Glitter/Sequins!
  • Kawaii
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Anything Religious.. I’m not religious, and don’t know of anyone that is, so wouldn’t be able to make use of it
  • Zines/Mini Zines
  • Postcards of Places

Wish List / ISO

  • Anything Papercraft related
  • ‘The Washi Tape Shop’ Samples or Rolls
  • Papers with machine (or good quality hand) stitching.. I don’t have a sewing machine, and I’m not great at hand stitching, but love these

  • Kinder Chocolate.. Our selection here is very small, so would love anything Kinder from where you are!




Comment: Thank you so much- this was a fun and inspiring envelope to go through!
Comment: Thank you Lauren for an awesome pre Christmas surprise envelope. I was going to wait to open it but was too excited. My first stuffed envelope ever. Wow it’s was so fun. You wrapped every bit and I loved them all. I love the shiny pink the senders choice and vintage I loved the postcards too and the paper. Let’s be honest 8 loved it all. Hope we will swap again you’re awesome ❤️❤️❤️❤️
MiRdLHWY43 rated for MAIL ART - Pick a Theme 2 on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: I love this sweet envelope you made for me! Thanks so much for using 2 of my choices and for the cool doggie extras. These little antique cards are really cool too.
Comment: Thanks for the purple goodness! :)
Manonroberts rated for FPG: Themed #9 on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for another amazing flipbook. I love the mini book in the centre. Merry Christmas!
laprochaine rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Nov '23 on Nov 26, 2023
Comment: Five lovely sheets! Thank you so much ☺️
Inesrv rated for YTPC: Greeting Card Makeovers on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much Lauren for this gorgeous swap, I love it! Have a wonderful day! +.+
marclively rated for EE: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt: Int on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Comment: Each one of these clusters are wonderful. They will be used for sure. Very nice swap!!!!
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Oct '23 on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the many great sheets (and vinyl)! I just saw that "wear the old coat buy the new book" vinyl on Pipsticks the other day and thought it was so right. :)
Lolle rated for SSS: 4x4's #6 on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for these beautiful sticker sheets and adding extra stickers 💕 Pipsticks are so cute! Love from NZ, Carola
Itchy rated for MMHWH - Patterned Papers Swap #11 INT on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you, I like all the paper you picked for me! :)
Comment: Hello, and thank you for the washi! Super posh, and love the colors. The acorns are absolutely my favorite! Be well, best wishes!
Comment: Thank you for all the fun collage bits!
Trinket rated for UK Happy Mail #11 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending out this swap, it felt light vs the swap requirements but I did get sent something in the mail.
Response: There wasn't a weight requirement for this swap? It was 'at least 4 different goodies for your partner', which I sent more than.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute washi tapes. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.
evanselli rated for YTPC: Loaded Pocket Flips on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap, I’m going to include it in a journal I’m currently working on. It will work beautifully. Thanks as well for the wonderful tuck ins.😊❤️
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Autumn-themed Mail art on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Tysm for this wonderful pocket you made me ! I also really enjoyed the mushroom enveloppe ! I absolutely love the blue and gold foil acorn washi you sent me !
vlhafer54 rated for SSM: Halloween envelope '23 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the great stuff - I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

Rating Overview

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MuggleMom on Sep 3, 2023:

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!



yvonne401 on Jul 14, 2023:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



ccmmsu on Apr 25, 2023:


So glad to have you with us!

mymerakidesk on Nov 25, 2022:

Welcome to Wax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiats!

spacefoxsupreme on Nov 8, 2022:

Thank you for angeling the Seasonal & Themed #2 Swap for me and sending me all these lovely maritime goodies!

captkristi on Oct 4, 2022:

Hi Lauren! I really appreciate you angeling the Washi Swap #4. That was so nice. I really like the samples. Such a great swap host. Happy Swapping! KB

Dan on Sep 15, 2022:

You are for sure a creative, talented and generous Angel - thank you so much!

Barbara on Aug 22, 2022:

Hi Lauren, thank you for the lovely and joyful LSRU August wishes you sent. I will enjoy using them in my journals and making hand crafted bookmarks. Each wish was very thoughtful and my favorite was the cat photo. Every little creature has a secret message!

kristenlyns on Jul 6, 2022:

Thank you for angeling the Washi Sample #2 swap! I love the options you sent!

allthingsregency on Feb 3, 2016:

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