Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 2:23 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2020
Last Online: January 29, 2023
Birthday: January 12
Country: Australia

About Me

If you have me for a partner, please try to use real postage stamps when you post. I like to collect them or use them in projects!

Also, I always wrap my swaps in a little plastic bag inside the envelope to protect them from getting wet, except for naked postcards. Its not that I don't love the earth, but I would hate for my partner to be disappointed by a ruined wet swap!

If a swap requires a postcard to be sent naked, I AM ALWAYS HAPPY FOR IT TO SENT IN AN ENVELOPE especially if it is handmade. I will never rate down for an envelope being used! I have had too many damaged PCs - even plain flat shop bought ones!

Also, I have to APOLOGISE in advance for taping up envelopes. I place tape where anything is sticking up a bit as I have found that these are the places that get caught and torn - from the sorting machines I guess. Most of the times you can still slide a letter opener into the bottom of the envelope to open it.

For 2023, my AMA What’s your word is SUPERNATURAL.

For 2022, my WHAT’S YOUR WORD was “Reincarnation”

My AMA: WHATS YOUR WORD for 2021 was “Turtle”

UPDATE June 2021 - I have had a few swaps returned to me by our postal service. They have told me i can only send “documents” as letters, which means only paper stuff. I had two returned because I had put in a teabag, even though they were still really flat and one because I had put some ribbon and braid in it. Ive been told no metal or fabric either. This is making it very challenging when making crafty items as I cant use fabric, ribbons or cords.

I love crafting with textiles - mainly with paper and fabric. I am a workshop junkie!

My favourite colour is ORANGE and I use it a lot in my craftwork. When I make things for others I like to use colours they like, but I usually put in a little bit of orange somewhere - like a “signature”!

I work in a vet clinic but I am semiretired - cos I need more time for crafting!

Update JAN 2021 - if you are looking for something to send me in a Swap, I really like Halloween stuff, so if you come across any post halloween sales keep me in mind,, especially any paper or crafting stuff. We don’t get a lot of craft halloween stuff in Australia.

RE VINTAGE FAIRYTALE GROUP SWAPS - I like everything, and DRAGONS are my fave! The fairytales from my childhood are: Snowwhite & the 7 dwarves; little red riding hood; hansel & gretel; cinderella; the snow queen; peterpan & tinkerbell; rapunzel; sleeping beauty, Alice in Wonderland, etc

Favorite Movies

My favourite movie series is STARWARS. I love them all. JAN 2021 I have watched season two of the Mandalorian - it was great. We now know the child’s name- it is Grogu. I am a bit sad though since Grogu left with Luke. Is he coming back??? My favonurite characters are the child (Grogu) and BB8 (cos he’s cute and ORANGE!) i also like Yoda, Chewbacca, the Ewoks, C3PO, R2D2 and Mando. I enjoy action movies with lots of speed, guns and explosions. I especially like it when good wins, even if they have to bend the law to do it. Loved the Dirty Harry movies. I like movies that have a lot of sequels, cos I like to see what happens next in the lives of the characters. My other favourite movie series are lethal weapon, mad max, fast and furious, twilight, alien, kill bill, Love any movies with The Rock or Sean Connery Don’t like scary movies. I loved the twilight movies - still haven’t finished reading the books - I’m more of a movie watcher than a book reader - except for craft books of course! I quite liked the two guardian of the galaxy movies and the Star Trek movies. I liked the terminator movies. My favourite all time actor is Sean Connery (RIP). I love action heroes : The Rock - he’s so cool and funny! Clint Eastwood - the rebellious hero type. Daniel Craig - another guy who bends the rules for justice. John Wayne - the ultimate cowboy. Jason Statham - driver extraordinaire! Vin Diesel- - Fast and Furious! More to come... Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, Jet Li..........I’m still thinking

Favorite Television

I’m a bit addicted to police type shows - NCIS, CSI, SVU, Macgyver, diagnosis murder, lethal weapon, tin star,, criminal minds I like the European ones on SBS Ondemand. It’s great because they are in foreign languages so they have subtitles - which is great for deafies like me! Haven’t really been a Trekkie, but have recently started watching season one and it’s a bit addictive! I like watching the old shows that are on 10 Bold. I don’t watch reality shows - I see too much of them just watching the adds! I LOVED Game of Thrones! Didn’t read the books, although I have listened to the audiobook for the first one. My fave characters were Arya and Daenerys and the dragons and of course, the tormented Jon Snow! Vikings was a favourite for the first few seasons, but I didn’t watch it so much after Ragnar died. I have however started watching “raised by wolves” so I’m getting my Travis Fimmel fix now! I also like “The Boys” Jan 2021 - I am currently rewatching the series Scorpion. Feb 2021 - finished the four seasons of Scorpion, and now rewatching GOT. Just realised that the actor playing Walter O’Brien also played the Dothraki who was beheaded.

Favorite Music

I like country and pop music. I like music where you can understand the words. My record collection Is mainly from my teenage years and includes: Slim Dusty, Kenny Rogers, ABBA, ONJ, ELO, Sherbet, Leif Garret, Cold chisel, Chad Morgan (the sheik from scrubby creek) Grease soundtrack, Xanadu soundtrack, Meatloaf Then we changed to CDs and I have boxes of them. I am slowly putting them onto my computer so I can give away the CDs and have more room for craft stuff!

I’m not into music that you can’t Understand the words.

I really like Adele’s voice.

Favorite Books

My favourite books are my art journals and craft books. The last set of novels i read were the twilight series, and I didn’t finish them!. I’m not really a fiction book fan. I have a big book collection, but they are mainly information type books. Every now and then I’ll get a small book, often about “life improvement”. Just getting back into Wicca - have to see if I can find my old books! 20 may 2021 Just got three new books by Arin Murphy-Hiscock - they had quite a collection at the bookshop!🧙

Favorite Crafts

I love Sewing, scrapbooking (also known as “chat booking” when you are at a retreat!) art journalling, making “off the page” stuff with fabric and paper and loads of embellishments. I like to sew small projects that I can get finished. I have a lot of UFO (unfinished objects) quilting things. I prefer to use the quilting techniques and make them into bags! I have too many bags! But really, can a person have too many bags?

I like making my own postcard sized pieces more so than ATCs because i can fit more on them, but i still make ATCs because they come up more in swaps, and i belong to an Aussie ATC swap group. I have just got a memory dex And am looking forward to embellishing the cards. I love experimenting with pop ups in my journals and off the page 3D stuff, but am restricted to flatmailfor international swaps. Ive become a swapbot addict - It’s really good fun making things for others and then receiving surprises in the mail! I belong to four local crafty groups and we meet weekly to monthly. I like to mix up my crafts - which is probably why I love art journalling so much. I like the freedom of using loose pages and then binding them when I have enough to make a book.. It also means I can use lots of wet product because the back sides of the pages are not seen, so it doesn’t matter that stuff leaks Through to the other side.

My other faves!

I love CHIHUAHUAS and TURTLES (especially those with feet /claws. At the moment I have two chis and 3 Northern Yellow faced turtles, yellow rainbow fish, long armed Shrimp, some redclawed yabbies, guppies and a couple of red scats. My big news of Jan 2021 is that we have quite a few hatchlings - the turtle eggs have been hatching!! May 2021 - 4 baby turtles have survived! The turtles were all rescues - a side effect of the job! This year is the first successful breeding. I am a bit obsessed about BEES! Actually a lot obsessed about them - we need them to survive! I like ASIAN DRAGONS - they don’t have wings. I like GARDENING when the weather permits! My favourite colour is ORANGE!! I’m often called “orange Julie”. I Really like STEAMPUNK And I try it but I’m not so good at getting the effect I want. My stuff just looks too clean and I want the grungy look.

ABC List

So as I have been doing a lot more swaps and I’m wanting to know what kinds of things to send, I have found ABC/wish lists very useful, so I thought I would start one.

A - autumn stuff and autumn colours, animals

B- BEES- I LOVE bees

C- CHIHUAHUAS my favourite breed of dog.

Culture - I like learning about other cultures, especially old/ancient cultures.

THE CHILD from the mandalorian, now we know his name is Grogu - papers, stickers washi. Anything flat.

Christmas - any kind of flat or paper items.

Chameleons - love all the bright colours they come in!

Cryptids - since finding out what they are through swapbot swaps, i am quite addicted to them and have been collecting quite a few books. Id love anything flattish - papers, stickers, cloth badges, postcards, postage stamps, stamped images.

D- dragons (Asian type, game of thrones dragons, Eragon, & how to train your dragons type - now that I’ve reread that, I’d say I like dragons with names!)


E- ephemera (old fashioned things, travel, Christmas, Halloween)

 Egyptian things (Ancient)

F- frogs,


G- gardening - anything I can use in paper crafting

H- HALLOWEEN - love anything Halloween but we can’t get much in australia!

HANDMADE - I LOVE nicely handmade items.

I- Indian art (the Native American kind) visited the museum in DC and just about wanted everything in the shop!

J-JAPAN, flat Japanese craft materials, ephemera, historical or cultural stuff.


L- lizards, lycans

M- MANDALORIAN (especially Mando and the child, Grogu)

Mushrooms - paper, stickers, postcards, anything flattish

N-Napkins - the paper type. Love ones with cool pictures on them - anything from my profile. I use them in my papercrafting. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS- anything flat that I can put into junk journals.

O- ORANGE. stuff - my favourite colour!

Ocean floor - things that are found on the ocean floor, either natural or manmade (creatures or shipwrecks)

P- postcards,

postage stamps on swap envelopes - I’m a collector.

Papers for all sorts of papercraft

Pomeranians - coming in a very close second for favourite breed.




R- religious stuff - I like to learn about the different religions of the world.

S- STARWARS (very big fan - only movie that I have had to line up around the block for back in 1977)


Sea animals


SAMURAI - old prints, cards, anything flat or paperish

SUPERNATURAL stuff - the meaning of the word and the TV series

T- TURTLES (with claws or feet, Northern Yellow faced turtles are my fave)

TAROT CARDS - I am building up quite a collection. I cant read them yet, but the artwork on them is pretty awesome!


V- Vikings, Vampires

W- water animals (ocean and freshwater), werewolves






I’m willing to try any tea. I DO NOT drink coffee - it makes me feel nauseous.

I really like T2 teas. My favourite ones are creme brûlée and pumping pomegranite. I have large tins of these, so please dont send them to me. I like to make up big jugs of iced tea as I live in a very hot place!

If we are swapping tea, I would appreciate fruity teas or chai latte - wherever I travel, I like to try new flavours.

I have just found out that we can’t send any foodstuffs from australia to overseas, so I will have to look for local tea swaps! May 2021 - Update! We can send tea/food but it has to go as a parcel and that starts at $21 for postage, so sadly, that excludes me from international tea swaps. Before i found out, i popped some into envies, but some were returned and that’s when i found out they had to go as parcels. Its all so confusing as the website still says no foodstuffs!


I like all kinds of postcards, EXCEPT those that are offensive or with nude/scantily clad people.

I would love any postcards related to anything I’ve mentioned in my profile. I especially would like ones that we don’t get in australia.

I like any kinds of vehicles ( air, land, sea or space)

animals (especially from your country)

maps, bridges, lighthouses, old buildings

cultural or religious (especially with a little story about the pic)

touristy (from other countries)

movie stars (especially the ones I’ve mentioned in my profile).

Chihuahuas, pomeranians, turtles, dragons or bees


Any shape or size is OK. Would love to get unusually shaped ones.

event postcards - we can’t get them in australia - Halloween, Christmas, st Patrick’s day, Easter, and any other holidays or celebrations, even events that are local to your area.

Bookish or historical postcards

My favourite colour is orange - if you find any nice orange postcards, I’d love to receive them!


Comment: Thanks
Comment: Wow thanks so much. I love it all, and ypu spoiled me. Everything is so pretty. I'am realy thankfull and feeling blessed. So cute that you have baby turtles And rainy days are good days indeed for being creative. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Cryptid rated for CSS: Cryptid Zine Swap (January) on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool zine and the postcards. I'd never heard of the Hibagon before.
Comment: 💗Woohoo! Great swap. I love all the Australian cards. And the note and extras are pretty special. I'm looking at snow out my window, so it's hard to listen to complaining about heat. LOL. I would think that corralling turtles is a little easier than herding cats,. Thanks again for the great swap. Joy
Comment: Wow!!! Thanks for this wonderful and generous swap! I will love using the calendars and papers in future swaps! Thanks for the great start up art journal! It will be fun to add to and pass on! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Wow!!! Thanks! For this so very generous swap, and for wrapping it so well!!! The outside envie was a little battered, but the plastic protected everything inside. Thanks too for all the extras! They will be fun to use in future swaps! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Oh i loved the llama stickers!!!
Comment: Thank you Julie, what a treat treat these postcards are! I especially loved hearing about the green frogs you hear at night- they remind me of the beloved coqui frogs of Puerto Rico. Their croaking is very cute, it literally says "Coqui!" like a pokemon character hahaha I hope you had a great holiday season and start to 2023! Thank you again!
teddygirl rated for Washi Sample Swap on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks Julie, great washi...glad to hear about your turtles and holiday updates...enjoy your travels 🧡🧡🧡
Quiltbutterfly rated for Washi Sample Swap on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great Washi tape samples you sent. Just love them, you are so generous. I had to look up the yellow faced turtle because I’d never heard of them before. How lucky are you. And 16 babies, that up is just amazing! Will you be releasing them or keeping??❤️❤️🦋🐢
loveretro rated for January Babies HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Dear Julie, always a treat to receive an envelope from you ! Beautiful decorated and with lovely stamps on it ; Thank you so so much ❤️ ! I will open it on my birthday ! Hope you had a happy birthday too ! Congratulations ! Wish you a marvelous year ahead ! Monique xx
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Collaborative artwork #23 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: I love it! And thanks for the calanders too!
DreamCloud rated for Travelling Book Card #53 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the handmade envelope with the gorgeous stamps and all of the extra postcards! ❤️
Comment: Hello Julie, The year 2023, starts badly, my grandmother is hospitalized.... but your magnificent card cheers me up. I love hearing you tell me the stories of your turtles! I love that you sent me a picture of your baby turtle Adam! Thanks !! Thank you also for the magnificent puffin envelope and the very beautiful stamps!
Comment: Thanks again, Julie! I love the extra postcards you sent. I absolutely love the whale and I found the “Crocodiles did you know?” postcard really interesting! It’s wonderful to read the update on how the hatchlings are doing and I hope they are all doing well still!
Inesrv rated for YTPC: 2 Sheets/ Pockets & Tags on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you Julie for makimg this special swap for me! I really hope your little turtle is better now and recovering for the scary adventure! Wish you a wonderful week and a creative year! Love, Inês
simcoe54 rated for PH: Big & Small Animals #5 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great animal pcs and extras.
Eclectonote rated for book im reading pc 30 intern on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: It was a treat getting the mail today and finding your special mailing - the envelope is terrific with its pile of books and scenic stamps, and thanks for the circus themed goodies and the ledger paper! The post card will be sent off to its next temporary home this weekend.
ktk8 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #123 on Jan 13, 2023
Comment: WoW what an AMAZING swap you sent.... I will work on Joey's card.....send it to the next person and they will send it home..... Many many hearts to you dear friend.....
glassnowdrop rated for MAIL ART - Nautical on Jan 13, 2023
Comment: Hi Julie, thanks so much for the big mail! I love your mail are and the calendar is really neat. I also love the Australian animals stickers :) Thank so much and hope you had a great break :)

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simcoe54 on Jan 12, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

AJ73 on Jan 8, 2023:

Hello my friend. I am mailing your postcards tomorrow, Monday the 9th. Congratulations 🎉 on the win!!!

wolfeagle on Jan 5, 2023:

Thank you so much!!! What a nice surprise. William and I are very appreciative.

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


Meisje on Dec 21, 2022:

name for image

Make it a good one ♥

Rrush19 on Dec 19, 2022:

Hello Julie,

I just received the homer postcard (AMA P&P #97). I love the work you and Kate did it. Thank you so much to finish it up with such a lovely collage!!!

myancey on Dec 13, 2022:

Thanks for the winter scene the cool owl pc and the bear for wta. Sept

BookLover9273 on Dec 7, 2022:

I wanted to send you a special thank you for sending out a homemade Christmas card and goodies to me<3 It made me feel very special :-) I loved your note and reading about your turtles. Try to stay cool! I'll try to stay warm. We have only had 2 snows in November and nothing in December as of yet. I do like a white Christmas so we'll see what mother nature has in store! Happy Holidays!

Lonestarchild on Sep 4, 2022:

Guess what arrived today?? PH: Scavenger Hunt #138 from April 2021. It went to my old Virginia address -- that was just about the time I moved. So odd -- the Oz postmark date is April 2021, but the first US postmark is August 2022. No idea where it was all that time. Once here, it was forwarded to my mom's in Texas (I spent last summer with her). Then she forwarded it to me. So: you mailed it April 2021 and I got it Sept 2022. LOL! Looks like you resent and I rated for it ages ago -- just wanted to let you know it finally arrived! LOL

myancey on Sep 2, 2022:

You are awesome. Thanks for the wta an swap for July. I love what u sent. Funny story there is a town here in ga called Helen ga and they have this. Ute toy shop called Tim’s toys and the stickers you sent are from Tim the toy man and it just made me smile. Thanks so much

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