Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2024 4:06 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: June 16, 2024
Birthday: April 22, 1995
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hi! My name is Lauren and I am 29 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. It mostly affects verbal communication, however, it does also mean I can struggle with written 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 a great help/distraction

Important & Updates

Updated Jun 2024..

For JJJ: Let’s Make a Junk Journal Swaps: I currently don’t have an ongoing journal because I can’t decide a theme. So feel free to send me absolutely any size, theme or colour! As long as it’s something from my likes list! That’ll be the theme I go with for my next book!

  • 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 (anything that’s 2+ days after the deadline) 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 (with the exception of envelopes that have washi on, because I can peel the sellotape off of it), 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, Disney, Daisies, Doilies, Dragonflies, Daphnes Diary

E: Ephemera, Embellishments, Elephants, Envelopes

F: Flipbooks, Flowers/Floral, Fish, Fussy Cutting

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, 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

R: Rainbows, Rain, Rose Gold, Reptiles

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

T: Teal, Tic Tacs

U: Under sea

V: Vintage Style

W: Washi Tape, Watercolour, Whimsical, Winter


Y: Yellow



  • Loose or flaky glitter!
  • Kawaii
  • 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
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dark Chocolate

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!




ccmmsu rated for SSM: Sticker sheet search 524 on Jun 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for all the pretty stickers, Lauren! As I was looking through them I kept imagining all the ways I can use them. Now I'm itching to go play. :)
Burger1girl rated for Alphabet Mail #2 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: The bigfoot saying had me falling out my chair!!LOLOL!!! Love the birds and butterflies. Pretty black envelope full of goodies. Beach themed letter paper is beautiful. I will use the book stickers for my journal.Thank you!!
luckysweetpea rated for CPG 25 Fussy Cuts #3 - Global on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you, Lauren for the great fussy cut images! Warmly, Ginger
Alexb rated for Rainbow Mail #11 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Lovely envelope and contents!
Annydot rated for FPG: Themed #11 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Love the cut-out! Great soft greens- thank you!
Annydot rated for FPG: Senders Choice #10 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Lovely use of vellum. Thank you!
teddygirl rated for Themed Mail #4 on May 30, 2024
Comment: Thankyou ❤️
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous and generous swap! I love the way you decorated the envie, not only with birdie stamps, but with 10 kinds of birdie washie tapes! Thanks for the fun enclosures too. They will be fun to use in future swaps! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: What an absolutely awesome envelope with your floral paper and 10 different washis! And all the abso awesome extras…I can’t stop looking at them! Thank you so, so much…this was really a special swap!
KittEvol rated for Themed Mail #5 on May 24, 2024
Comment: Hello :) Thank you for hosting this fun swap and for the stunning package :) It was such a delight to open and i loved everything :D Happy Swapping!
craftynut rated for UK Mid Year Destash on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for an amazing parcel. I have just put together some blank junk journals for myself and two granddaughters. We are going to be spoilt for choice when we start to work on the pages. So many themes to choose from.❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃 Thank you from all three of us.
rkassman rated for WIYM: Flower Power Mail Art! on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flower-themed envie and all the goodies inside!
bexkex rated for Animal Mail #1 on May 24, 2024
Ladyadybug rated for 💓 Love to Choose #3 on May 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies you have sent my way for this swap :)
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Animals on May 9, 2024
Comment: This is such a fun envelope, thank you! I love all the animal goodies you enclosed too - much appreciated and can't wait to use them! Thank you for joining my swap! : )
CarlyJo rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Apr '24 on May 9, 2024
Comment: These stickers are beautiful! I can't get over the floral one and it's detail, texture and colors. I'm so happy thank you!!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Sticker sheet search 324 on May 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much! - i adore the bookish one!
craftymtngal rated for Rainbow Mail #10 on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun package! Love it!
nanapal rated for Alphabet Mail #1 on May 1, 2024
Comment: This was lots of fun to receive! Thanks so much!
Mystyne rated for CPG 25 Fussy Cuts #2 - Global on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you. Every cut out is amazing.

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

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!

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