Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2022 7:06 am


Date Joined: October 14, 2020
Last Online: December 20, 2021
Birthday: January 28
Country: Portugal

✨ About me

‍💻Profile updated: 10/11/2021

❗️ Update: Trying to return to swapping and waiting for Euro Swappers Only group to re-open in January.

🌼 Hi everyone :) 🌼

My name is Lúcia and I live in Portugal. I have some penpals and also enjoy sharing crafts and paper goodies on Swap-Bot.

The main reason I'm joining Swap-Bot is to have fun creating while having the opportunity to really brighten someone's day. And also to test myself out of the box with like minded crafty people.

Thank you for reading :D and I wish you a wonderful day 🌞

💌 Swapping Info

📋 General Warnings:

  • If you feel like the package was damaged and maybe something is missing contact me. I will send replacements if needed.

  • I only join Swaps that I am 100% sure I can manage and pour my heart and creativity into them. So my number of swaps may grow slowly but surely :)

  • English is not my mother language (Portuguese is :D) so if I misspell something please do tell, that's the best way I learn :) Also feel free to express yourself in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. I might still respond in English but I understand those clearly when I'm reading (writing I don't have much practice haha just English and Portuguese).

  • 🎀 RAK: If we swapped and you want to use my address to make a RAK I'm totally fine with it :) and I will return the kindness

  • 📨 Private Swaps: I'm open to them if they are inside of Europe

📫 Collections:

  • Postcards

  • Bookmarks

  • Paper clips with different shapes! So fun!

💬 Ratings

Time to Mail arrive: This is an estimation based on my experience with penpals and swaps here on site.

To Europe: 7 to 10 days

To USA: Between 2 to 3 weeks

To Canada: Between 3 to 4 weeks

To Asian Countries: Between 3 weeks and a month

I will only rate after I saw and read everything with attention and care, so if it takes a minute it's just because of that.

For rating me please consider that I'm always open to talk, specially (has I mentioned above) if you feel like something was damaged or got open and something might not arrived safely. This things happen and it's how we deal with them that matters :)

I will always read your full profile before swapping, so please have it nice and full of your beloved likes!

💟 Likes

The things I most enjoy receiving are:

  • postcards

  • bookmarks

  • pages of antique books, patterns, various designs and music sheets

  • different shaped paper clips

  • stickers (sheets or flakes)

  • washi tape samples (I love them all except plastic and glitter)

  • all the tea! I love tea, my favourites are the more soothing derived from herbs, like green tea, mint...I also like English Breakfast Tea. But it's fun to taste new teas! If you want or only have fruity teas I will gladly try them out :) I also enjoy when people send me their favourites (please mention it if you do)

My favourite themes for my likes are:

  • 📜 Vintage/Jane Austen

  • 💀 Dark/Metal/Skulls Bizarre Antiquarian Style

  • 💐 Botanical/Cottagecore

  • 🎌 Japanese cute characters: I'm in love with Sumikko Gurashi, Cinnamoroll, Molang and My Melody from Sanrio (actually all of them are adorable haha)

  • ☕️ Tea/coffee time

  • 🌺☀️🍂☃️Seasons of the year

  • ⛲️Victorian/Gothic Architecture

  • 🌲🦌Woodland: foxes, bears, owls, dears, raccons, squirrels and all the critters haha

  • 🌍 If you want to make it about your country/hometown please do, I enjoy learning new things :D

Favourite Colours: pastel tones, nudes/greys, creams, soft colours, ocean colours, autumn colours

❌ Dislikes

The things I usually dislike are:

  • Postcards with ads

  • Bookmarks that are ads

  • glitter anything, even if it his glitter washi

  • die-cuts

  • scented things, like scented paper or stickers

  • foam stickers

  • cosmetics

  • foods, snacks or anything edible (except teas of course)

  • temporary tattoos

  • children/kid themed stationery in general

  • anything religious or political

Themes I usually dislike: celebrities, sports, girl power, leopard print and makeup or shoes related.

Disliked colours: Fluorescents, hot pinks, purples

📚 Favorite Books

The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece for me, I try to read it every year since I was in college. And I also grew up with Harry Potter so that world has a special place in my heart.

J. R. R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Artur C. Doyle, C. J. Sansom, Juliet Marillier, Stephen King, Harper Lee and Richard Adams are some of my favourite authors.

📽️ Favorite Movies

In movies I tend to seek more psychological thrillers, horror (also the more psychological and mystery type not the jump scares type), fantasy and I particularly enjoy everything made by Studio Ghibli, being Spirited Away one of my favourites.

Latest favourites: Mandy (2018), Possession (1981), Possum (2018), His House (2020) and Perfect Blue (1997).

I only tend to stay away from romantic comedies, although (for some weird reason), I really enjoy those themes in KDramas and JDramas. I'm a weirdo haha

📺 Series, Tv Shows and Anime

Series: Haunting of Hill House, The Office, True Detective, Alias Grace, Scrubs, Penny Dreadful, Orange is the New Black, Star Trek: TO, Star Trek: NG and Star Trek Deep Space 9.

Tv Shows: RuPaul's Drag Race (Bianca del Rio and Trixie Mattel are some of my favourites) and Nailed It.

Anime: Comboy Bebop, Hajime no Ippo, Lovely Complex, Toradora, Ouran H. Host Club, Fruits Basket, Psycho Pass, Gravity Falls, Infinity Train, Over the Garden Wall and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

🎵 Music

I listen to a lot of things... from Classical, Death Metal, Rock, Pop, Lo-fi... at the moment I am listening a lot to:

  • Ghost
  • Blind Guardian
  • Machine Head
  • More than a Thousand
  • System of a Down
  • LotR soundtrack (perpetually listening to this one while I do chores or craft)
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Noctem
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lana del Rey

And I listen to the podcast My Favourite Murder a lot! I'm a murderino for sure 🤟


Berlinerchic rated for ES: 2 Christmas themed gifts on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely gift. I have not unpacked it yet, will save for Xmas :)
Giddyanni rated for ESO: Happy Mail on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Lúcia, I am sorry to do this but I didn't receive the swap from you. I will re-rate if it arrives. 1st. November. Thank you for making up this swap, Lúcia. The items you sent were carefully chosen and I appreciate them very much :0)
Response: Thank you for re-rating and waiting for me to resend the swap. Best wishes and was happy that you enjoyed it :)
Caithness rated for ESO: I'm Currently... on May 29, 2021
Comment: Hi Lucia, My apologies, I had thought that I had rated this swap but I did not check on myself. Thank you so much for your lovely letter and extra's, it was a delight to read.
Catt007 rated for ESO: Mail Art - A Quote on May 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and such a great quote. I know how you feel. No matter how strong we try to be the last year or so has worn people down and we all need some hope, some happiness and something to look forward to. Stay safe 😀
Comment: Lovely postcards! I hope your well i’ve been thinking and praying for you. Take care!
Petaltea rated for PIE: Monthly swap 🗓 - April on May 5, 2021
Comment: What a lovely postcard! I love the painter postcards too! Take care and thank you!
weatherwax rated for Tiny European Swap #16 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap :) The papercrane is adorable!
Response: Hope to trade again the future :) Thank you for the rating and have a lovely day.
ladybug513 rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #2 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cool envelope! I have indeed never seen one like that 🤓 My boyfriend was fascinated too
Response: I'm glad you both enjoyed it :D Thank you for the rating!
Gionanna rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful and generous swap! Also I loved the stickers with old Italian stamps, I thought I wasn't going to see such stamps ever again :-)
Response: i'm happy you enjoyed this swap :D It was a pleasure to put everything together for you. Happy Swapping!
Meisje rated for ES: filled pencil case on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Dear Lucia Thanks so much for this lovely package Love how you put some much love, effort and care in wrapping everything. But also that you have taken the time to read my profile for my likes. And everything is spot on to my likes. Really didn’t now this kind of highlighters exist, I only now the neon colors. Love it all and also the cherry bonbons. 🙏🏻❤️
Response: I'm so happy it arrived safe and you loved it :D I wanted it to be a surprise with every item :) With a little chocolate surprise haha
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Mail Art - Take 5 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Dear Lucia, thank you very, very much for your awesome envelope (it looks stunning, I love it!), the nice letter, your wonderful goodies and the music recommodations. I truly enjoyed them, especially "the blac Dahlia murders". - Your made my day with this great swap. :-) Stay safe!
Response: I thought they would be more your taste :D I'm so happy you liked it, It's one of the swaps I most enjoyed making for someone this year. Thank you for the rating and take care :)
Petaltea rated for ESO: tea and a surprise on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Your swap came today. The envelope was almost too beautiful to open! But I did haha. Thank you for your note, tea and extra’s. That’s very kind of you. Enjoy your weekend and hopefully we will be swap partners again!
Response: I also hope we will :D It's always a joy to put something together that puts a smile on a swap partner :) Thank you for your rating.
Comment: I appreciate so much the special care you took in sending this swap. It was packaged so beautifully! Everything was such a joy to receive! I like the quote you included and translated. It sounds like we have similar tastes in books. I have not read many translated books apart from The Alchemist and Hans Christian Andersen stories. I would very much be interested in learning what books you recommend from Portuguese authors I may find translated into English. Thank you for such a lovely swap ❤️
Response: Oh I'm so happy you liked the quote, I was afraid it might be to romantic haha for portuguese authors I always recommend Jose Saramago "Blindness" for people who enjoy searching the ihidden meanings behing the story the author is telling :)
fishsteak rated for ATC - La Lune on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and resending after the first one didn’t arrive! I love the colors with the gold and silver accents.
Response: I'm happy it got to you safe the second time :) Thank you for the rating
Singske rated for ESO’s 2 tea bag + envie swap on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: So nice to receive mail from Portugal, first country my husband and I visited as a couple. Some good memories... About the swap, what a wonderful envelope and tea package, so nicely decorated with the vintage paper and mushrooms, love it! How funny you have chosen my son’s favourite teas. I will have to hide them and drink them fast before he runs away with them...
Response: Oh so funny :D what a coincidence! I hope you can return in the future to Portugal when everything is safe again. Thank you for the rating, it made me happy that you loved it :)
coleenfranks rated for Floral/Nature Mail Swap #3 on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. Wish I could give you many hearts for all the cute things.
Response: i'm so happy you liked what I picked :D happy swapping!
Berlinerchic rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely card and two small extras! Asp such a nice packaging!!! Much appreciated!
Response: It makes me happy that you enjoyed it! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time :)
ChristineMartinez rated for Ho-Ho-Holiday ATC on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Your card arrived today! It was really cute and definitely didn't look like a first ATC. Nice work!!
Response: Thank you :) I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!
Comment: What an awesome ATC! I love it so much! Thank you for making me smile!! :D if you ever want to swap again let me know ^___^
Response: I would love to swap again :) I was afraid I made the ATC too thiccc haha
brooklynbunch rated for Bookmark swap #1 on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the unique bookmarks. I love the one with the map. Susan (brooklynbunch)

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Meisje on Dec 23, 2021:

Merry Christmas


Meisje on Mar 30, 2021:

Happy Easter


Petaltea on Mar 19, 2021:

Thank you for the postcards that you sent. I just love them.I hope one day I can visit your country. Your english and handwriting are fantastic by the way! Enjoy your weekend!

Petaltea on Mar 3, 2021:

How are you?? I hope your ok. Take care!

Inesrv on Dec 31, 2020:

Happy new year

Poftoffel on Dec 27, 2020:

Hiya! I hope you had a nice Christmas even with the quarantine :O I was just tested negative yesterday, phew. I hope our envies will make it safe and soon, but we will have to wait patiently. Have a lovely day!

dorcii on Nov 24, 2020:

Waaaah, the world is sooo small!! :) I'm very happy to see you here and I'm very happy to hear you received my letter! :) I'm sure we will have a lot of mutual topic if you're also a Swapbot member!! :) I'm very excited to hear back from you!! :)

Poftoffel on Nov 18, 2020:

Hi! I do handdrawn ATC's.... if you're interested, we could do a private swap? If not interested, no worries!

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