Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:17 pm


Date Joined: December 5, 2017
Last Online: August 17, 2022
Birthday: November 6
Country: Australia
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About Me

NOTE: I will be taking a break as of 8 July, back 2nd week of Sept. Any messages, I will reply in September. All swaps have been posted and uptodate.

I first discovered Pocket Letters in 2016 on Janette Lane's website https://pocketletters.ning.com/. I loved the idea of penpals via craft and have become active on her website since. Also into sustainability, so love recycling. Have made PLs using Travel Brochures, Postcards, Cereal Box, etc. In 2017 made 5 Christmas themed PLs using previous years Christmas cards, cutting out the cutest pics from the cards and incorporating them into the PL. Worked a treat! Love experimenting with Mixed Media, using the Gel Press, watercolours, stamping, collaging. Making lots of cards for birthdays and special occasions. I have learnt lots from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Jump Start Workshops every January on her website https://nathaliesstudio.com/. She has many talented artists join her for fabulous, easy to follow tutorials.

We have a gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback, she is 13yrs old. She is our baby. A gentle soul. Always hungry for food. Sleeps alot, but when its time for a walk, she wakes up instantly and is all excited.

Likes: Everything. Easy to please. Love seeing what other people make and getting inspired. Dislikes: None

Favourite colour: Orange

Favorite Music

Any Australian music: Cold Chisel, Diesel, Deborah Conway, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Richard Clapton, Vika and Linda Bull, Divinyls, Bachelor Girl, Tina Arena, Kate Ceberano, John Farnham, Crowded House ... lots from the 70s, 80s etc. Bob Seger, Richard Marx, Eagles.

Favorite Books

Action and Thriller. Current favorite is an Australian author: Matthew Reilly. He has a series of books with his main characters. Recommend you read the first books of each series before getting into the rest. Michael Robotham. Dan Brown books are amongst my favorites. Winnie the Pooh for the characters wisdom.

Favorite Crafts

Paper craft, making cards and Pocket Letters! Mixed Media, Pastels, Watercolour, Distress Inks, Gell Printing.

Wish List in my account in Etsy Australia

Favorite Movies

Love sci-fi movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, Blade Runner, X-Men, Snowpiercer, Stargate, X-Files, Dark Angel TV series, Back to the Future, Terminator.

TV series: Blacklist, Blindspot, Person of Interest, Berlin Station, Riveria, Templar Station, Continuum, ShadowPlay, Night Manager and many more

Motivational Word

For the year 2022, my Motivational Word is:



kelliegirl6 rated for AMA: Houses PC -June on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the very cute card! Those are interesting round houses.
Response: Thank you! Love those round houses too!
Arabella rated for AMA: Things with Wings -June on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Love your Whole Family duck postcard!! I had ducks in high school and after I married and we had a small farm! Can't have them now where we live or I would!! Thank you for your beautiful card!!
Response: Thank you! Ducks are fabulous animals, they keep the bugs out of the vegetable garden and so delightful.
Comment: amazing tags! beautifully artistic ...not just the subject but what you added and how you designed the cards...the quality of art at swap-bot really seems to have gone up and this is a perfect example...thank you so very much for sharing your art with me...
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so flattered. I love the tags too and am glad you do too. I am always exploring new techniques and learning.
BeckyG56 rated for AMA: Houses PC -May on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Beautiful card, love the cat with her fancy bow! I hope you enjoy your cruise!
Response: Thank you Becky for the rating and heart. Glad you love the PC. Isnt the cat cute! Not long now before we fly over to Europe and hopefully see a cat by the Danube! LOL!
January rated for AMA: Houses PC -April on May 5, 2022
Comment: Pretty houses PC! Thanks Mary :) The trip you have planned sounds lovely, enjoy. (PS - I don't mind AND, it makes sense to me, AND, I've done it before on this series...but the pc's are said to be portrait oriented instead of landscape...just FYI in case another partner is a stickler...but I like what you made exactly this way!)
Response: Thank you for rating! Oh and thanks for the reminder, once I start designing, I get carried away and forget the rules! Thank you for the rating!
lylanni rated for AMA: Houses PC -March on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard of houses! They really are interesting and beautiful :)
Response: The PC has a mix of houses which I love that are in our neighbourhood. Glad you like the PC. Thank you for rating.
mcall rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: WONKY HOUSES on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: Love them both! they are so beautiful, thank you
Response: Thank you for rating. I was worried the mail was really slow. So glad you received them. It was a fun project, very addictive.
wolfeagle rated for CR: Clock Mail Art on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: Love it. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for rating. So happy you like the PC, it was a fun one to do.
AmookIslandCreations rated for CR- Alter a PostCard on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this great pc! It sounds like you had a wonderful day celebrating and travelling via ferry! We use a ferry system called the Alaska Marine Highway. It carrys people from point to point in Alaska, as well as taking people through The Inside Passage to Canada and Bellingham, Washington. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry for the rating. I do love using the ferry. In the warmer weather, you can see the dolphins swimming alongside the ferry. You can also have High Tea on board!
Jbee rated for private floral mini pocket letter on Apr 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful mini floral pocket letter. I love it! Now we have spring and your country is going slowly into winter time. take care, Love Jill
Response: Thank you Jill, it is getting colder and daylight savings ends this weekend for us which means it gets darker earlier at end of day. I love autumn, leaves change colours, start to fall and cover the lawns!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AMA: Houses PC -Feb on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! I love all the little surprises you hid around the buildings! One thing that I miss about traveling is all the different architecture styles! We are doing well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry, I love the House PC series this year. We are travelling more in Australia and looks like we are going to Europe for the river cruise too.
chimerix rated for CR: Texture on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the interesting post card. I love how you used so many different techniques for the textures.
Response: Thank you! It was an interesting swap that I loved.
Zomac rated for MAE: ✂️ Craft It Up on Feb 25, 2022
Comment: Fantastic swap!!! Thank you so much!!!! Wish the custom label hadn't gone on the mail art envelope! Enjoyed everything!
Response: Thank you for the rating, it certainly took a long time to get to you! Glad you liked the swap!
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous map collage! Thanks for the lovely note as well!
Response: Thank you for the rating! I do love the map PC, was hoping to show what Melbourne, Australia can offer in the city!
dvmac rated for AMA: Houses PC -Jan on Feb 10, 2022
Comment: Hi Mary. Received today, exactly one month after you sent it! But so worth the wait! One of the nicest cards I've gotten. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much, your very kind! Very glad you love it and you received it in a timely manner!
user6937 rated for AMA: Face Time -October on Feb 8, 2022
Comment: Mary, at long last! This is the second one - unfortunately, the first one never came to me (sad face), but this one is beautiful and I love the handmade aspect of your design, along with the image! Feb 14/22 - you won't believe this (well, I guess you will, lol) - your first send has arrived; it's also beautiful (love the fish).
Response: Amazing! I am glad you received this one! Thank you for rating and your patience! 15 Feb: Actually glad it was not lost, just took its time! I still have faith in the mailing system! Thank you for rating again!
Jbee rated for mini flower pocketletter on Feb 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much!
Response: Thank you for the rating. Hope you liked the PC.
MissMillie rated for AMA: Collaged Face PC on Jan 29, 2022
Comment: Super cute PC- thank you. My teenage daughter stole it from me. She LOVES the Queen and cats! You nailed it!
Response: That was a fun PC to do, thank you for the rating.
papercraft70 rated for CR: Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jan 20, 2022
Comment: I received your re-send PC today. Thank you for the well information about the town. Nice stamp.
Response: Yeah, so glad you got the second postcard! Lets hope this year everyone gets their happy mail! No more lost mail :) I dont mind resending, I love creating these art mails.

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hibiscus on Jun 24, 2022:

the black and white tags you sent are amazing...thank you

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

wolfeagle on Dec 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the card.❤️

user6937 on Sep 15, 2021:

Your Art by Marlene package has arrived and I love the images - thank you so much!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


ktk8 on Oct 17, 2018:

HoWdY and welcome to Swap-Bot....and thank you for working on my pass and paste postcard. It made it home today and is GREAT..... Happy swapping.....

Candyn29 on Mar 10, 2018:

Welcome to swapbot.

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