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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of fifty-two with two children; a daughter (24) and a son (21). I work as a comprehensive school teacher and especially love teaching English, maths and litterature. I use Hungarian Varga-Nemenyi-method in teaching maths.

I put a lot of effort on my creations and never send anything trashy, so I hope you will do the same :)! I don´t tolerate any kind of flaking! If you don´t receive anything from me, contact me before rating, please!

If sending me ATCs/APCs, please, try to keep them the right size as I like to store them into pocket sleeves! So NO parts over the edges, please (at least not very much)!

Favorite Books

I love reading and read many kinds of books. Fantasy is one of my favourites; Harry Potters, LOTR, Twilight-saga, True Blood, Vampire Diaries etc. Also books related to history like the ones from Diana Gabaldon fascinate me. Jane Austen, Joanne Harris, Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley and Cecilia Samartin are amongst my favourite authors too, just to name few. I´m not a fan of detective stories, but still like to read books by Agatha Christie, Alan Bradley and Jessica Fellowes, which have murders or other crimes, but no blood or violence and they have a sense of history and "good old times".

Children´s litterature is my passion. Especially the classics; H.C.Andersen, the Grimm-brothers, Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Elsa Beskow and many, many others are my favourites. I collect Moomin-books in different languages. Books with great illustrations attract me the most.

My favourite fairy tales are Little Red Riding-Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Princess and the Pea, Pussy in Boots, SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarfs and Thumbellina just to name few.

I´d like to get more Dr. Seuss-books as they are hard to get here. So far I have "The Cat in the Hat", "Oh, the Thinks you can Think" and "Green eggs and Ham".

I try also to read books for young adults, mostly because of my work, but also as I want to.The Hunger Games-series by Suzanne Collins hooked me immediately. David Almond, Cornelia Funke, Eva Ibbotson, Neil Gaiman and Michael Ende are some of my favourites too, but there are so many good books and so little time to read them.

Favorite Movies

I like Tim Burton-movies. Johnny Depp is my favourite actor :)! Fantasy-movies, romantic ones and historical films are my favourites too.

Favorite Crafts

Especially ATCs, tags, inkboxcards, zines and decorated envelopes are my favourites. I make also altered playing cards (APCs) and journal pages. Recently I´ve found rolos and love to alter them. My rolocard size is 4" x 2,5/8". I´ve made some decos too and one altered book. They look great, but are really a lot of work and at the moment I don´t seem to have the time for them. Button fairies are cool too.

Rubber stamping, collage and mixed media are my favourite techniques. I can´t draw at all, so don´t expect anything drawn from me! I ALSO DON´T LIKE TO RECEIVE DRAWN THINGS, I´M SORRY. I´m usually very easy to please and I´m not picky, but drawn things just are not for me!

I have two art journals based on stamping, collage and mixed media techniques. The theme of my first journal is "Quotes". The page size of this journal is around 5 x 7 inches. Feel free to decorate one side or both, but if decorating both, leave some empty space on the edge, please, so I can tape the page into my book. The other journal is sized 4 x 4 and the theme is "Vintage", so everything with vintage photos, lace, ephemera, doilies, patterned paper etc. is welcomed! This is a journal with loose pages that I bind together with rings, so no thick layers to the left side, please, so I can punch the holes for the rings. And feel free to decorate both sides of the page, if you wish!

Favourite Dogs

I love dogs and almost all animals. My favourite dog-breed is a German shepherd, a dalmatian comes second. I also collect postcards with dogs at work like guide dogs, rescue dogs etc. If you´re sending me pcs with dogs, I prefer realistic ones, not dogs wearing clothes or driving the car etc.

Favourite Places

I enjoy travelling, but haven´t done that very much yet. I hope someday I´ll be rich enough to do that properly (LOL)! My favourite city is London. Also Australia and New Zealand, the USA and Canada are the destinations of my dreams. But what comes to travelling, anything goes. I´ve visited Spain once and I fell in love with that country. Now I´m learning Spanish :)! Other countries I´ve visited are Bulgaria, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia, Belgium, Egypt, Hungary, Greece twice (Rhodes and Crete) and Great-Britain.

Other Hobbies

Swapping ATCs and other paper crafts is my hobby no.1 right now. But I also collect postcards and I´m a postcrosser/ bookcrosser. Reading is so much fun! If you´re sending me postcards, I prefer them in an envelope. But of course written and stamped are welcomed too! I also try to exercise every now and then by cycling, nordic walking and kettlebell. I like baking. Trying new recipes is so much fun!

Themes I like/ collect

Postcards and mail art: Frida Kahlo, children´s book illustrations/ fairy tales/ Alice in Wonderland/ fairies/ London/ German shepherds, dalmatians, dogs at work( realistic ones, please)/ books and reading people/ vintage typewriters/ European robin (the bird)/ Harry Potter/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit

I DON`T LIKE HANDMADE POSTCARDS (meaning postcard-swaps)! I prefer my cards sent naked in an envelope, please!

Only ATCs and mail art: - anything vintage/ time/ text/ quotes/ musical notes/ cemetary angels/ travelling/ oriental, esp. geishas/ birds, nests, eggs/ owls/ ladybirds, dragonflies and all other insects/ pin up-girls/ classic film-stars like Marilyn Monroe/ Spain/ Spanish language/ Mexican loteria-cards/ Frida Kahlo/ Tim Holtz/ vintage Christmas, Halloween and other holidays/ Marie Antoinette

Altered Playing Cards (APCs): Classic Hollywood film stars (men and female)/ Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/ Alice in Wonderland (books and Tim Burton-movies)/ vintage women and girls/ children´s books and characters/ vintage garden/ vintage school/ Harry Potter PM ME FOR THE SUIT AND NUMBER, PLEASE!

Wishlist

  • anything Frida Kahlo paper items (postcards, magazine/collage images, stamps, stamped images, brochures etc.)
  • postcards (only store-bought)
  • used postage stamps, the older the better (I use them in my crafting)
  • vintage bus tickets and other vintage ephemera
  • ATCs/ APCs /Altered Envies
  • playing cards, NOTE: only poker-sized 2,5"/ 3,5" (single cards are fine as I only use them for crafting)
  • magazines related to rubber stamping or mixed media, my faves are Stamper´s Sampler/Somerset Studios (preferably in English)
  • vintage garden/botanical-themed pictures to use in my garden journal or other crafts
  • images, ads, stickers or any other paper ephemera related to fantasy books
  • Moomin-books in different languages (see the list below)
  • rubber or clear stamps, especially with vintage images, numbers or other themes mentioned above (nothing childish, please)
  • anything Tim Holtz (not very large objects as I mainly make ATCs)
  • anything Steampunk-related
  • Graphic45-papers and any other stuff from that brand
  • washi-stickers and -tapes (no samples, please)
  • teacher-reward stickers in English (not puffy)
  • dresden scraps in any colour
  • napkins/ tissues with nice images I can use in my crafting
  • chocolate from your country (if you happen to send from Belgium, I´m totally in love with Ambiente Schilfertruffels)
  • green or white tea in bags, no loose (flavoured are also welcomed)
  • baking recipes on a decorated page sized 14 x 19cm/ about 5 x 7,5 inches (height x widht) to add into my recipe scrapbook; contact me for more details, I´m happy to swap also
  • vintage lace
  • wooden vintage rulers
  • postcards from Anna-Mari West (from Finland)

PLEASE! DON´T SEND any paper pieces, as I have plenty of them already (except Graphic45). THANKS!

Special wish

As I´ve already mentioned before, I collect Moomin-books in different languages. Here´s a list of the languages I already have. So if you have one not mentioned on the list, I´d be more than happy to do a private trade with you.

Languages I already have: - Karelian - English - Swedish - Estonian - Dutch - Russian - Japanese (big thanks to whiterose) - Lithuanian - French ( a huge thanks to Moineau) - Polish - German (huge thanks to sasasubine) - Hebrew (huge thanks to KSENiA) - Czech (million thanks to marankovazena) - Norwegian (huge thanks to Sassa) - Bulgarian (million thanks to indajani)

Ratings

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Comment: Love the PC-- thanks for kind words -- the secret for reading getting books (like mine) from Amazon (even for those in USA) is get the e-book verious, no postage and immediately available at much lower cost (but, of course, first you have to have a e-book reader._
Response: Thank you for the rating and happy to hear that you liked the postcard :)! And yes, I know e-books, but I´m so old-fashioned that I prefer a printed one, LOL!
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Comment: Hello my Finnish friend! I LOVE your Alice tag and you're right--the napkin is perfect! Love the added seal and thread embellishment and the sewing all around--so nicely done. Many thanks to you and I hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words and the heart-rating :)! So happy to hear that you liked my tag that much, it was fun to make.
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Comment: Lily of the Valley is one of my fav flowers. Thank you for two lovely cards.
Response: So happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
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Comment: And the second awesome swap from you today - the small bird roll. I love Margarete Miller's collage work and you have managed to emulate her beautifully. I love all the layers in your background and I know that takes a special ability to do and do well. It's just a wonderful little collage - both sides of this! Can I ask where you find your postage stamps? You have used some really nice ones on both sides of your roll. I have a box full of them but most are nothing special. Thank you again for this wonderful rolo card! Always happy to see you as my partner!
Response: Thank you sweetie so much for another very lovely and kind rating and the heart :)! I've collected stamps since I was a kid and also have had a lot of pen pals during the years. But I think these stamps that I´ve used in this rolo I bought from one lady who sold stamps in one Facebook-group. They were mostly Dutch or Swedish. So happy to hear that you liked them!
lmacdavis93 rated for Ink Box "Cherries" on May 28, 2022
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Comment: Dear Pirjo-Liisa, I received not one but two beautiful swaps from you in today's mail. This cherry themed ink box card is just wonderful! Your collage work is perfect and the ephemera and images you used just work so well together. I had such a hard time finding cherry images but you managed to find several! Thanks so much for always sending your best!
Response: Sorry for my late reply, but so happy to hear that my swaps arrived pretty fast :)! So kind words from you, thank you so much for them and the heart! Searching and finding the right images can be challenging sometimes, but I usually think already before joining, if I have anything suitable.
lmacdavis93 rated for RF: Purple Small Rolo on May 22, 2022
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Comment: Hi Pirjo-Liisa and thank you so much for this beautiful purple roll! Purple is my least favorite color, but I could learn to love it after looking at this rolo you made. It really is exquisite and you've done a wonderful job of incorporating so many pieces of ephemera and different elements together in one harmonious piece. Not sure which side is my favorite - they are both brilliant! And thanks so much for the fun extra goodies too - always love to add to my craft stash. Stay well!
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived and you liked it that much :)! Your kind words make me so pleased. Thank you so much for this lovely rating and the heart! There’s more swaps coming from me ;)…
Icrum rated for ESO: Happy Mail Profile Swap Feb22 on Mar 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies! who send me cats, has my heart! I'm dying to try the mask too!!! <3 Thank for the resend! It's really sad the first one it got lost :/
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart:)! Happy and relieved that my 2nd sending reached you!
donetta rated for RF: RED Small Rolo on Mar 21, 2022
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Comment: I laughed when I read your note, my dear friend...if I wanted only things in "my style", I wouldn't need to trade...I would simply make stuff for myself! I LOVE this red rolo, as always, your attention to detail and beautiful elements make for some very special art! Thank you so much for the beautiful poppy napkin...is there anything more wonderful?
Response: First of all, I’m happy my rolo didn’t take as long to arrive as my Santa did :)! And good you got a good laugh,LOL and that’s true, of course, what you said. Thank you for your kind words and the heart, always so fun to swap with you.
123Poggy123 rated for ETHP: Using TH people ATC on Mar 5, 2022
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Comment: This is just a delightful ATC. I love the Winter theme. Thank you for the tea bag. It smells wonderful. Thank you also for the book page & music sheet. Maybe I will use the papers while I am crafting & drinking tea.
Response: So happy to hear that you’ve received it already :)! Thank you for your kind rating and the heart, glad you liked everything!
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Comment: Thank you for these little treasures; they are the only Christmas stamps from Finland I've seen and are now happily residing in my collection.
Response: So happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
donetta rated for Vintage Santa ATC on Feb 8, 2022
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Comment: Your vintage Santa ATC is so lovely, my friend...but then, everything you make is wonderful! I love all the special touches that make your work so unique...the little Happy Christmas greetings ("good cheer", hello Santa Claus", etc), the touches of glittery gold, and even the little copper staple you used. I am so happy to add this beauty to my ATC collection!
Response: Thank you so much sweetie for your kind words and the heartful rating even though you had to wait for so long :)! You’re so kind! Happy to hear that you liked my creation! Take care and stay well!
marymary914 rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 22 on Jan 31, 2022
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Comment: Great ink box card! And I love the envie too. Thanks so much!
Response: So happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart!
Ezzi rated for Joululahja on Dec 15, 2021
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Comment: Kiitos todella ihanasta paketista, en malttanut odottaa jouluun vaan avasin jo viikonloppuna, paketti saapui viime viikolla :) Hyvää joulua!
Response: Ole hyvä ja kiitos sydämestä :)! Mukava kuulla, että oli mieluinen!
ccmmsu rated for MAS Women Series #7 - Helen Keller on Dec 11, 2021
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Comment: I love this ATC. It's beautifully balanced, and the stamp is really cool. Thank you so much! And thank you for all the postage stamps, too. Finland has the best stamps. :)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating and the heart :)! I’m happy to hear that you liked my ATC and also the stamps! Have a Merry Christmas!
lylanni rated for AMA: Inkbox card - neutral colours on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the inkbox card! I loved it and I can't wait to try the teas!
Response: So happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
FLWAVE rated for ETHP: Tim Holtz People ATC on Nov 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wicked cute ATC—he’s perfect! I also appreciate the extras you sent along. Cheers!
Response: So happy to hear that it finally reached you and you liked everything :)! Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart!
PrincessLeia rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Sea animal on Oct 31, 2021
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Comment: Hello from Australia! Thankyou for a fantastic inkbox card - it is beautiful! And thanks for all the extras.I have not got that halloween serviette - i love to use them for backgrounds! Also love the PCs and postage stamps - all so different! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words and the heart(s) :)! I’m so happy to hear that my sending crossed the sea safely and you liked everything!
Widellia rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #5 on Oct 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, looking forward to open it in December 😍 have a lovely day 🍂
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived safely! Thanks a lot for the heart and hope you´ll like what´s inside. A lovely day to you too :)!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty plant themed card! I love the different textures and materials you've managed to include in this little card.
Response: So happy to hear that you like it :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Postage Stamp on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the inkbox card and the map pieces. I plan to use one tomorrow. ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart :)! So glad to hear that the map pieces were useful!

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:

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Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

phillaine on Apr 6, 2021:


for the thoughtful surprise happy mail! ♥ Your envelope is gorgeous mail art and will be going up in my studio. It was so thoughtful of you to send my favorite, poppies, and so many fun designs on the playing cards. This was a delightful and unexpected treat. I appreciate you and your kindness and wish you all the best. ♥

susieq11 on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you very much for so many awesome postcards for Make A Wish January! I love them! The shar-pei! Deer! Huskies! Collies! They are amazing and I’m super grateful!!! : ) Pretty envelope and stamps too - such nice happy mail!

anicka22 on Jan 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the amazing wish for make a wish: the envie is so beautiful, I will treasure it! And the content is sooo lovely. Thank you very, very much!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Gwillisinc on Nov 22, 2020:

Hope you had a lovely Birthday!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

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