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Pikkis

Pikkis
Date Joined: July 9, 2009
Last Online: September 22, 2021
Birthday: November 19
Country: Finland
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About Me

I´m a woman at the age of fifty-one with two children; a daughter (23) and a son (20). 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 are Cecilia Samartin are amongst my favourite authors too, just to name few. At the moment I´m especially in the search of Morganville Vampires-books by Rachel Caine. I already have books 1-5 and 7-11!

Children´s litterature is my passion. I collect children´s books, 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 on the list. Moomin-books in different languages are wanted too. 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. But as said above, all the classics make me happy and I´m easy to please.

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! I´d like to start building my own recipe book with baking recipes from all over the world!

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
  • 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
  • Easter egg surprise-figures (not the ones with loose parts)to use in my math projects
  • planner-goodies
  • 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: 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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Comment: absolutely gorgeous, so pretty thanks for all the details and extras, I am so pleased to have this in my collection, have a great day and stay safe!!
Response: Thanks a lot for your sweet words and the heart :)! I´m so happy to make you happy!
user6937 rated for MAS Women Series #5 on Jul 29, 2021
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Comment: Got home from camping today and this lovely card was waiting for me. Your cards always have something special on them, and I like the images of QEII you chose and it's nice to see different postage stamps used on ATCs, too. Thanks for the great postcards and shaped paperclips - love the dog and deer and the diamond is also new to me. I've just organized my collection, so I know just where to put them, lol.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating and the heart :)! I love using postage stamps on my creations and have so many with Elizabeth so I thought it would be nice to show so many faces of her on one card. Glad it worked! And so happy you found some new paper clips for your collection :)!
quaisoir rated for AMA: Inkbox card - GREEN on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Such a gorgeous card!! The envelope is so beautiful! Definitely a keeper. 😁 Thanks for the vintage pages too! The fonts are pretty!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart :)! I’m happy and relieved to hear that my swap finally arrived and you liked everything. See you at Instagram ;)!
tigermousecat rated for RF: Small Rolo in Blue on Jun 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a very pretty rolo! These are fun to make and a nice change from ATCs.
Response: So happy to hear that it arrived safely. Thanks a lot for the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for RF: Small Rolo with 3 Elements on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: Pirjo-Lisa - I love this small rolo you sent me! What a perfect little collage you have created. I love all your elements and layers and the touches of bright yellow and blue. Just wonderful - thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart :)! I’m so happy to know that you liked it!
Singske rated for AMA: Inkbox card on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Hey Hello, thank you for the great inbox card, I love everything about it (even the bits of pink and bling😉) How funny I didn’t realise I was following you on IG until today. Also thanks for the vintage book pages, beautiful napkin and your letter, it was a pleasure to read⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response: Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart :)! I was so happy when I noticed I "know" you from Instagram and got you as my partner. Happy to hear that you liked what I made and sent. Until the next time!
user6937 rated for MAS Women Series 3 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: I always enjoy learning about somebody new, too - I'm glad you enjoyed this one!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart!
tigermousecat rated for VJP: Paper Doll Page on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Love the background you did. Thanks so much for a sweet page.
Response: Thank you for the heart and the kind rating :)! Happy to hear that my page arrived and you were satisfied with it.
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Comment: Thank you for such a pretty tag, so much to see on it. Thank you as well for the lovely butterflies
Response: So happy and relieved to hear that it finally arrived :)! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
DanielaF rated for Harry Potter on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: thank you for your beautiful postcard! I love it!
Response: So happy to hear that it finally arrived and you liked it :)! Thanks a lot for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the papers with the different languages and fonts! And I also loved your envelope!! :)
Response: I´m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the kind rating and the heart! I would have liked to send more, but the postage becomes so high to the States!
user6937 rated for 2 APCs based on your wishes on Jan 28, 2021
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Comment: I can only say, when people don't sign up for swaps, they don't have any chance to get beautiful APCs from you - I'm the lucky one! Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for the sweet comment and the heart :)! I´m happy to hear that you liked them (even in bits and pieces, sorry :( )!
Satorii rated for ESO: Pass it on! swap on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for alll the incredible bits!! It arrived suprisingly quickly despite all of the border closure business. I hope you have a great new year :)
Response: Oh, well now that WAS really fast, I´m so surprised too! But that´s a positive thing for sure and I´m so happy to know that and hear that you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and the heart and have a great year 2021!
Sjwalkeruk rated for EU Christmas gift :) on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. Looking forward to Christmas when I can open it. Have a lovely festive break 😊
Response: Happy to hear that it arrived this fast! Thanks for the rating!
user6937 rated for MAS - Women Series 2 on Dec 11, 2020
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Comment: As always, beautifully done, thank you (your envelope was also very nice) - have a wonderful Christmas! See you next year :)
Response: Thank you for your sweet words and the heart :)! Happy to hear it arrived safely! Merry Christmas to you too!
efjellro rated for Tea advent calendar 2020 on Dec 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I received them today :) Will update my rating when I have opened them :) // ADDED: Thank you so much for the nice selection of teas <3 Many of my favourites from Nordqvist and some new I haven't tried before :) I hope your Christmas was good, and I wish you all the best for 2021!
Response: Glad to hear that they finally arrived! Thanks for the rating! Update: Thanks a lot for the update and the heart :)! I’m happy you liked the teas and got to taste some new ones! My Christmas went very well! Wishing you all the best for 2021!
dorcii rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #6 on Nov 25, 2020
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Comment: You made me excited for Christmas, although I'm not a huge fan of Christmas! :D I'm very excited about the gifts, I can't wait to open them!!! *.*
Response: Thank you, I’m so happy to hear that :)! Thanks a lot for the heart and I hope you’ll like everything!
Poeprincess rated for MFF: 'Blue' Bird Tag on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Such a beautiful tag! Thank you for creating it for me in a dark & rainy Finland! Our sun sets earlier each day until December 21, then we start to gain a little more light each day. Winter well!
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating and the heart :)! Happy to hear that you liked my creation!

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Comments

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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