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Date Joined: August 16, 2012
Last Online: May 31, 2024
Birthday: February 2, 1961
Country: Australia
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28th April, 2023

Hi, just a quick update, I’m off on a holiday for just over a month in May. All swaps have been sent. I’ll be back up and running when I return. I’m checking off any swaps as I receive them as my son will be here checking my mail, still time for hopefully some to arrive next week before leaving on a 🛫👍🏻😃🦋

June 2022

Hi I’m back but not full time yet, just putting my toe in the water to see how I go. My eyesight has improved slightly ❤️

It is with a very heavy heart that I’m unable to join any swaps at this time.

I’ve almost completely lost my sight over the last month. I’m trying to keep positive that the doctors will find an answer to this and that I’ll be able to swap again. I’d particularly like to thank my dear friends @donetta and @isabellasnow for being wonderful angels and helping me during this difficult time

December 28 2021

Even though I’ve been super careful, I’ve managed to get Covid. My whole household has it too. I am feeling pretty sick, so a couple of my swaps unfortunately are going to be late.
We are in quarantine for at least 10 days. I have let all my swap partners know and they have been very lovely about it. Hoping we all feel better soon. Please stay safe everyone, this is not fun😢😷

July, 2021

Just a note. Mail seems to be pretty slow at the moment. Please be patient


Jan 2, 2021

Hi there, It has been a pretty hard journey. My eyesight is not what it was, but at least I’m now not in as much pain as I first was after surgery. After quite a few setbacks I think I am now ready to do one swap at a time to see how I go.

Thank you all so much for your understanding

May 29, 2019

I have to once again have eye surgery. This time on my ‘good’ eye. The surgeons are unable to tell me when I’ll be able to see again.. very scary...

Surgery is beginning of July so I will not be joining anymore swaps. Please keep me in your thoughts whilst I recover, which could take up to a year assuming all goes well.

Will miss you all whilst I’m away.

20th August 2018 Hi, After a fantastic trip to Canada and Alaska in May/June 2018. I kind of fell apart. I was back in hospital for two weeks and I’ve had issues with my eyesight. So I have had to stand back from SwapBot 😢. I am truly hoping to get back into swapping soon.

Hi, My name is Ros/Roslyn.

I live in Sydney Australia

I am married and the mother of 3 children. I love making ATCs and I loved patchwork, but now my eyesight is not good enough for this so much now. I’ve a room full of material. Decluttering is in my future.

I also belong to a wonderful Aussie/NZ online quilt group.

My twins turn 31 in November and my eldest son is 35 and he got married in April 2013. And lives not too far away. He and his wife had their first baby,. A beautiful girl on 11 Sept 2017. They have just added the cutest boy to our family on 18 Aug, 2022.

My only daughter was married in February 2015 and they both lived with us for 3 years but now are in their new home in Nov 2015 . They had a beautiful daughter (3 July 2016). She has now had another baby girl 4 September 2019.

So now we have three gorgeous granddaughters to spoil 💖💖 and a little grandson who we also know will be spoilt 💙.

My youngest (son) works in IT and lives with us.

We also have 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels whom I love. A ruby girl called Pippa will turn 6 in Nov 2022, she is a real snuggler. She is Aunty to brothers, Tavish, a Blenheim, a gentle nervous soul. And Chance, a tri colour- he is our little devil,- if something has been eaten, stolen or a hole dug, we know he was the instigator lol. Just as well he is cute like all of them They will turn 3 in Feb 2023.

I haven't worked for a very long time, since I was 26 years old, after an eye operation went wrong, but I try very hard to keep occupied with my crafting.

I had my left eye removed in November 2011. I have a prosthetic eye now and I believe it looks pretty good.

I will always do my very best work - slow but I get it done on time.

Update 26 July 2014

After many operations and problems with my eye over the past couple of years. I am very much hoping the last surgery will have fixed everything.

My hubby and I went on a fantastic trip to Europe in 2014. Now I have the travel bug lol. We also went to Canada and Alaska with a short stay in Seattle in 2018. Fabulous..

I will always rate as soon as I receive. I Pledge to Rate

Favorite Crafts

ATC's- fabric and paper. 😀.
Journal Pages.
Paper Crafts in general

Favorite Television

Greys Anatomy. - bawl my eyes out every time,

Dr Who

The Masked Singer

Call the Midwife

This is Us


and others

Favorite Music

Phil Collins,

John Farnham,



Ed Sheerhan

Favorite Movies

The Bucket List,
The Notebook,
Steel Magnolias,
Priscilla Queen of the Desert,
Red Dog,
Lord of The Rings movies,
The Green Mile


I am not into kiddy things or anime.

Please no postcards unless in a specific swap. I don’t collect them.

Also not big on Halloween. No skulls, gore etc.

Unfortunately recently I have lost my sense of smell, so scented items are not the best.

I'm allergic to peanuts so no thank you

I also haven't been able to drink coffee since I was pregnant many years ago

Tea is not allowed to be imported into Australia so please do not send any if you live internationally, But I love Earl Grey.

Flakers - please if you are having a problem let me know I promise I wont bite....


I have discovered the addiction of ATC well all paper crafts So anything to do with them gladly received.

Favourite craft shop Paper Inspirations. In Australia https://paperinspirations.com.au/

Dresden trim is so hard to get in Australia so if you have any spare, I would be thrilled to take it off your hands ❤️

I love anything with a bit of glitter. Just love a bit of sparkle :-).

I am particularly fond of anything vintage. - charms, pretty buttons, Lace, Ribbons.

I am into shabby chic and Victoriana.

My dogs are my joy and keep me company so love all things Cavalier King Charles.

My favourite artist is Thomas Kinkade. Such beauty that he painted

Cling Stamps, paper punches etc and Tim Holtz things are always special.

Also love Christmas. Angels especially .

Favourite material collections are soft pastels, and florals, but I love bright hand dyes as well

I like to think I am fairly easy to please :-) My favourite flowers are pretty much all the spring ones anything scented. Love Rose and Orchids.

I'm a chocoholic lol, especially the dark kind though most chocolates are welcome. Including hot chocolate. If you are in Australia my favourite tea is Earl Grey.

Favorite Books

I love mainly historical romance and all the Elm Creek books.

Also love fantasy fiction like Harry Potter, and the Erragon series.

Lately into mystery/crime The Fens Series

(Characters) Harry Dresden, Martin Scarsden.

Because I can't see very good now, I listen to audio books on audible


I do not like flakers

I will always do my swaps. If you do not receive yours PLEASE contact me first before giving me a bad rating. The post can be wonderful at times but then again it can also be shocking. I will re-send if needs be.

Not Rated - I have contacted these people on numerous occasions 😞

CatBrouille MFF: Bird-of-the-Month Tag: March: Robin

OliveAndMadi Friendship ATC

MailZombie Vintage themed atc with a quote

heritagedecouleurs "D" ATC

xomama September Birthstone Fat Quarter

Thank You

I would like to thank Rome @90960 for redoing a swap that wasn’t very good from someone else ❤️I

I would also like to thank @captkristi For angeling YTPC: Paper Patchwork Tags. So lovely of her and unexpected as well 😇❤️


Gwillisinc rated for VJP: 'Roses" Journal Page on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Glad you’re back to swapping your beautiful card/ page’s with eyelash trim
donetta rated for AACG: Pink and Gray ATC on May 16, 2023
Comment: Ros, my dear friend! This is such a beautiful ATC! Every gorgeous detail is perfection, from the pink and grey (pretending to spell this appropriately, and not Americanize it!) feathers in Marie's headdress, to the beautiful pink and grey embellishments. Even the beautiful Galah on your card is beautiful shades of pink and grey! I think Australia has some of the most beautiful flowers and creatures in the world...as well as some of the most terrifying! Thank you also for the wonderful extras you included; you know I always use them. Sending healing thoughts (your eye) and virtual hugs your way.
Response: Oh Donetta you are so sweet. Thank you. You have made my day ❤️ I’m so very happy you have liked what I made for you. It was an enjoyable swap 🩷🦋
mandymo rated for GAA: Match a Dictionary Page ATC on May 8, 2023
Comment: I love the atc you created and that little gold pig is adorable. He is going into my printers box.Thank you for sharing your creativity with me.
Response: So happy that this has arrived safe and sound and that you like what I made. Thank you so very much for the lovely rating 🩷🦋
chimerix rated for YTPC: Napkin Book Page Pocket on Apr 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pocket. I am going to use it in one of my journals. And I love the paper crafty goodness you included. Aloha
Response: I’m very pleased you like what I made and that you can find a use for the pocket. Have a lovely day .
Comment: So nice to swap with someone “down under” again. This glue page is so pretty! Very nice work.
Response: Thank you so much for your positive words. I did very much enjoy this swap. Thank you for the heart as well ❤️🦋
Comment: It was so nice to see a letter in the mailbox from Australia and see it was from you! The ATC is beautiful. I like your background, frame & King Robin, of course. Thank you for the lovely extras!
Response: Oh I’m so very happy you liked this cheeky little fellow. It’s a real pleasure to be swapping with you again, thank you for the lovely rating ❤️🦋
JanHardt rated for AACG: Multi-Layered ATC on Apr 1, 2023
Comment: Ros, Your multi-layered ATC is beautiful. It was fun to pick out all the layers you created. I especially like the mini roses, and the gold background. Thank you for an excellent swap.
Response: I’m so happy you liked this, I really enjoyed putting it together. Thank you for your kind rating and heart ❤️🦋
JanHardt rated for VJP: Lace and Roses Journal Page on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Roslyn, Your journal page is exquisite! I love the lace border, the lace butterflies, and the image of that sweet girl is beautiful. Thank you for all the lovely extra goodies you included. You sent me an excellent swap. I hope your family is doing well.
Response: Thank you Jan for you kind words it’s always lovely to receive such encouragement. Yes all the family is doing well at the moment ❤️🦋
Lolcw rated for WIYM: 2 Sticker Sheets #1 2023 INT'L on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you
Comment: What an elegant and beautiful swap this is… from the envelope to the notecard the inside envelopes the extras (wow) and that gorgeous Gothic arch… just perfection and I thank you for your talent and generosity.. so nice swapping again
Response: I’m ever so happy that you loved this swap. I’m also thrilled to be back swapping again with such lovely people like you ❤️
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for the rating
Comment: Oh Ros, this is so beautiful! Every detail is perfection, from the gorgeous little round Parisian tag at the top with its own little Eiffel Tower charm to the beautiful sparkly Marie Antoinette image...all of it! Thank you for bering the best swap partner, and the most generous as well. I am so happy that you're back swapping with us again!
Response: Thank you so much my friend. I’m thrilled to be back and to be swapping with you is such a bonus.💖
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating
Comment: A beautiful tag. Sorry for the late rating. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you so much. I’m pleased it got to you reasonably quickly ❤️
shellbede rated for YTPC: Tatty Birds w/Posh Tails! on Feb 23, 2023
Comment: Such beautiful birds and letter - thank you for all the work you put in!
Response: I’m so very happy you like the birds. They are favourites of mine. Thank you for your rating❤️
Net3811 rated for Washi Card Swap on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Roslyn - I nearly did that kind of card myself. The embossing is just lovely!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it. I thought it turned out nicely as well. Thank you so much for the lovely rating ❤️🦋
Neeky8 rated for PAL-ENTINES CARD SWAP 2023 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope full of goodies! The card was beautiful as was your note. It sounds like you have a wonderful friendship with your ex-sister-in-law! I can feel how much she means to you in your writing. Thanks again for a great swap. :)
Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I’m very happy you liked what I I did for this swap ❤️🦋
Neeky8 rated for Washi Sample Swap on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous washi tape! I especially love the gold leaf design and the gorgeous paper backed washi! Your trip to Europe sounds great - I hope you do keep a journal for it so you can look back on your memories :) Have fun!!
Response: I’m thrilled that you like these tapes. Thank you as well for your well wishes re my trip, I’m getting quite excited 😁❤️🦋
teddygirl rated for Washi Sample Swap on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thankyou so very much Roslyn, I love the washi esp the one you got from the washi shop! Enjoy your European cruise, we would like to do that one day too! Safe travels 🙏 💕 ✈
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comment and rating 🦋❤️
Wuzzel rated for Huge Advent Swap on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: There were too many items that were not full sets, creating the impression you did a stash cull. These items are suitable throughout the year with swaps where 3 teabags for example are accepted. This was a Christmas swap and as such needed to be full packs blessing the person. I can only assume it was your first year doing this swap and that now you have partaken are more knowledgeable for a future swap.
Response: I can’t believe what a mean spirited woman you are.. I did and spent well over the requirements for this swap. As the swap organiser has agreed with me. As to your example - you might have noticed that those three SPECIALUSED teas, that you requested, where in a hand quilted pouch!! I truly hope that you can find some joy from being so nasty to another swapper who tried her very best to please your extremely fussy requirements.

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hibiscus on Feb 21, 2022:

I don’t know what is more lovely.. your beautiful atc or that amazing galah cockatoo!!

nannycat on Jan 12, 2022:

profile Deco Fun,..Butterflies........................................................Thank you for joining my swap,I hope you are feeling a lot better now,please enjoy the Butterflies.

CurlyTea on Feb 4, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

anrtist on Jul 2, 2018:

spreading a little butterfly love! ;-)

groundhogstamper on Feb 5, 2018:

Belated Happy Birthday wishes. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Kellpepper on Feb 5, 2018:

name for image

CurlyTea on Feb 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Minivandreams on Dec 15, 2017:

Have a great December!

-Julia (minivandreams) APDG Happy December

Shellyr on Dec 3, 2017:


Have a wonderful Christmas season. May your wishes come true.


kathiann on Dec 1, 2017:

Stopping by for A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY DECEMBER!!!! Some of my favorite thigns in December are Christmas trees, lights, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. I thought I would share them with you! December


charlie brown


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