Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2021 4:14 pm


Date Joined: August 16, 2012
Last Online: July 23, 2021
Birthday: February 2, 1961
Country: Australia
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About Me

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 turned 29 in November and my eldest son is 33 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

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 💖💖

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 is 4 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

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

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 The Lord of The Rings movies The Green Mile


I am not really an orange or yellow person - but don't mind them in roses 💐 I am not into kiddy things or anime.

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 now

So anything to do with them gladly received.

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


Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. The tag and all is much appreciated. Will let you know if the other ever shows up. Had one swap show up after 2 years. It was a bit battered and dusty, so wonder if it was found after a cleanup.
Response: I’m so happy you’ve received the re sent tag and that you like it. Thanks for the kind rating
donetta rated for GAA: Fairy Child Gothic Arch ATC on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Absolutely beautiful, my friend! Thank you for always sending such amazing little works of art, and for including such lovely extras. You are just the BEST swap partner!
Response: Thank you so much my friend. I hope things are going well with your move. Take care and thanks so very much for the rating 💕
donetta rated for AACG: Vintage Ballroom Tag on Jul 2, 2021
Comment: Oh Ros, this is simply amazing! I love how you draped the fabric around the lady…actually, I love everything about this beautiful tag!
Response: So very relieved you have received this one Donetta. I just loved making it for you. ❤️
Comment: Thanks for this, so generous, swap! The birdie tag is wonderful and thanks for all the extras too! Yes, you must come back to Alaska! There is always more to explore! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry. Update: received the resend on 12 July 21. Thanks for all the extras too!
Response: Oh sounds like you have just got the original one I sent you. Looks like you should now get the other one as well. So frustrating that the mail took so long But I’m glad you liked everything. Please let me know if/ when the other arrives thank you. Thank you for letting me know that you have received both the swaps. Thanks for the rating
donetta rated for RF: Small Rolo in Blue on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Ros, your creation in blue is beautiful...and the blue lace is the perfect touch! Thank you so much for always being the very best imaginable swap partner!
Response: I’m so very happy you liked what I made you. It is always lovely to swap with you ❤️
Comment: Hi Ros and thank you so much for the beautiful butterflies and botanicals ATC. I loved this theme and you've made such a wonderful composition - lovely layered background with that beautiful butterfly and the touches of sparkle, glitter and pearls. Just wonderful! Thanks for the extras as well - I especially love the little owl card!
Response: Wow that got to you quickly. I don’t get the post roflol. I’m so very happy you liked what I made. I am really enjoying this swap.
Comment: Hi Ros! I love Willie Wagtail! Your card is so pretty and so well made. Do you know I have never seen a nightingale? Sounds like they are a popular bird in your homeland. Your tag is so nicely composed and I love the images you used. So glad you're enjoying the series. Hope to swap together again soon!
Response: Yes! I’m so please this tag made it to you with no problems. I love our little Willie Wagtails, they are the sweetest birds. You are right too, I am loving this swap, thank you for organising it. 💕
donetta rated for GA: Shabby Chic Gothic arch ATC on May 30, 2021
Comment: Ros, this ATC is simply beautiful. I’m truly sorry that you had to jump through hoops to get it to me, but I appreciate the effort. A beautiful ATC and some wonderful extras...you are just a wonderful swap partner! Edited to add: I have never seen such gorgeous paper and envelope as this set from Ayers Rock. I’ve seen photos of Princess Diana and old William and Kate at Ayers Rock!
Response: I’m so relieved that the card made it to you safely at last. I actually went to a place there that showed us paper making. ❤️
Comment: Very nice and thanks for the enclosed goodies!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating
roosje rated for MFF: Bird Ephemera! on May 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Roslyn, you envelope made it to me pretty quickly! Thank you for a great swap, love all the bird items and the Tim Holtz rub-ons are great too! Can't wait to create with them!
Response: I’m so very happy it got to you so quickly. I hope you enjoy the items. Thanks for the kind rating ❤️
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Oh, Ros, what a pleasure to find you in my mailbox once again! And what a fantastic bunch of snippets! They are all composed beautifully and I just can't wait to use them. Love your aesthetic on these--lucky me to be your partner and I hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: I’m so thrilled you liked them ❤️ It was such fun making these for you. Hopefully we will be swapping again shortly
olenaspicer rated for AAA: Challenge #2 Stars on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, I absolutely love how it turned out. The quote fits so well! Thank you for the extras and your note, too :)
Response: I’m so happy you liked this card. I did enjoy making it for you. Thanks for the rating ❤️
Comment: Hi Roslyn and thank you so much for the two collage cards! We have three dogs but none of them are big enough to get into any of my craft supplies or I'm sure they would have a heyday! You have so many wonderful elements in both of these card and beautiful collaged backgrounds as well. I love the effect that stitching gives any project and this is no exception. Lovely trims and papers - just so pretty! And thank you for the card you made with Alcohol Pearls. I don't have any and have never tried them but this turned out so pretty - I'll have to check them out! Take care and hope it cools off for you soon.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. You’d be surprised how clever these naughty pips can be lol. I’ve one in particular who is way too clever and can even take lids off unopened bottles... yes, you must give the Alchol inks a go, they are such fun to use.
Lisapotterylady rated for VC: Tag Book Page #6 - June on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Its a lovely tag and the extra items are beautiful ~ thank you so much!
Response: 💕
Comment: Just lovely, Ros.
Response: ❤️
Jsereg001 rated for VC: Ribbon Doll on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the ribbon doll you made!!!! It is beautiful and I love all the pink!!! Thank you so much!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Response: I’m so very happy you liked her it was such a p,ensure to make.
sakura15 rated for AS: Etsy $5 wish list #10 on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: The tape arrived today! The birds on the tape are so lovely :) I am very happy thank you!
Response: I’m so pleased it’s arrived at last. Thanks for the rating
Comment: Thanks for such a lovely page! This paper is so pretty but I have promised myself no more paper until I work on what I have. Do not want to move more than I have to...
Response: I’m so happy you liked it. All the best with the move
MiekeC rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Finally received, made a whole trip. What a beautiful journal. Very special. And then all those little envelopes with something in them. I only read your letter at the last minute, but indeed the piece of paper from Aboriginals is very nice and I immediately noticed when I leafed through the journal.
Response: I’m very happy you liked the journal . Thank you for the kind rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful coins.Great addition to my growing collection.
Response: Thank you Glad you liked them

Rating Overview

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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


anrtist on Nov 27, 2017:

WOW!!!! Can you believe it is the CHRISTMAS SEASON Again? This year just flew by!!! I Pray you have a WONDERFUL Blessed Holiday season!










Blessings to you all for a wonderful/magical/amazing
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
...as always...
Blessings, cc

SuZignomeMoM on Nov 27, 2017:


To Do List

Finally just for grins

May you have the best December yet. Happy Hollidays.

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