Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 8:19 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2008
Last Online: September 16, 2021
Birthday: February 26, 1985
Country: United Kingdom
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Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. Im a 35 year old self employed illustrator from a small place called Norwich in England. What that means is that for most of my time, i live in a small craft lair building plushies and drawing interesting pictures. I am never far from my Mac even if I am not always about on Swap-bot. I'd like to sit in the chat room more often though. I am an avid World of warcraft player (horde all the way!) When I aren't busying myself with plushies, drawing or warcraft, I am often Roleplaying with my partner. I love my Live Action Roleplay, which is effectively a bit like Lord of the Rings in the woods with fake weapons, where we make up adventures of our own and are all in fantasy costume.

Here on swap-bot I get stuck in to a number of different group swaps. Though these days I do shy from public swaps, occasionally they do tickle my fancy. I'm very much into crafting ATCs and most of the swaps I join now tend to be ATC themed ones.

Im a big mixture of interests from my roleplaying to simple things ATCs and Inchies.

My Favorite Colour: Teal and Purple

Some themes I like in swaps: Happy Mail, Foxes, Forests, Autumn leafs, Pokemon, Kawaii, Cats, Japan, Stars, Dreams, The sky at night, Strawberries, Succulents, Plants, leaves.

Recently I have been interested in wool spinning and dyeing and that takes up a good deal of my none work time. I find the idea of pocket letters facinating but my main focus for mail art will always be small journals, ATC's, Inchies, hidden pockets and other surprises.
Things I personally would love to keep.


Its hard to say wishes, without it sounding like a bit of a I want this and this and this kind of thing, so I apologize but these are the sorts of things I like to swap and like to see in my mail if your scouting here on my profile for ideas and we are partners. Id like to think of this wish list as more of a guide really than things I insist. You'd be surprised how much isnt listed here that would still bring a smile to my face.

Of course I am always happy for private swaps for specific things that I have mentioned here too, So please please give me a prod if you would like a private swap.

Not too many of my likes have changed over the years, I am a massive fan of Roleplaying and fantasy story telling. Celtic myths and fantasy dark forests are often themes in art objects I covet the most.

I am a huge Japan nerd. Having recently begun collecting Gacha eggs and the prizes within, Re-ment minis and Plush. They seem to occupy my whole house right now. Along with a dragons horde of Sanrio and other cute Japan Japan stationary items.

I am a massive Pokemon collector also - I tend to adopt abandoned Pokemon merch. from thrift stores and have gathered together quite a stash of cards and mini figures.

  • My favorite Pokemon are: Vaporeon, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Pumpkaboo, Pidgey.

Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera.

  • I am a fan of food releated Kawaii goodies.

  • I love Cats, PomPurin, Rilakkuma, Yeasty Ken, Card Captor Sakura among many others.

  • Letter Sets will always have a home with me as I use them often to send out penpal letters and swaps here.

  • I prefer Large memo's to small ones. But I have a growing collection of both.

I also like Foxes and Cats. These are proberbly my favorite animals and having fox/cat themed things will always make me happy. things like stationary, softies, stickers etc.

I have become quite the subscription box addict. Currently collecting: Scrawlrbox (art sub), Stickii Club (sticker sub) and Fairyloot (bookish YA fiction books).

When it comes to reading, I prefer fantasy. Joe Abercrombie, Lord of the Rings. YA adult fantasy fiction or Sci-fi.

I adore art supplies. Watercolour paints are my main addiction - I have been learning to make my own handmade colours and adore to buy new ones made by other peoples.

I make and collect ATC's. I reckon 90% of the swaps I host and sign up for are ATC swaps.
I have been making them since I was 14 and first started swapping on a site called Nervousness.org which as far as I can tell no longer exists.
I also make and collect mini zines (those are the ones you make out of a single sheet of A4 and fold to make into a small booklet.

Things I am always looking for and will always find a home with me.

  • ATCs
  • Inchies, Chunky Pages, Mini zines,
  • Zines
  • Starbucks Gift Cards (no money on them).
  • Pokemon anything, I am a huge fan.
  • Old trading cards (Pokemon etc)
  • Ink, I collect ink and watercolour paints.
  • Fantasy/Celtic/Dark forest themed things.
  • Gachaphon Eggs and their contents
  • Stickers, Washi Tape and Kawaii things.
  • Kawaii Letter sets are always welcome.
  • Photo ATC's with a small description about the photo on the back, because knowing the story is super cool.


I hate to mention things disliked. I certainly wouldn't call them hates.

  • Im not a massive drinker of hot drinks, infact I prefer not to drink them. So tea etc. are probably better saved for someone who would super appreciate them instead.

  • Make-up Face masks, face soothers and smoothers. DO NOT SEND ME THESE.

  • I like Swapping Kawaii things but would prefer not to recieve: Gudetama, Diddle, Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff.

  • Damaged or torn items, the mail can crumple things but there is no excuse for something that is broken being posted as part of an Emphemera swap.


totters away to go and make stuff

If you like my artwork support it here: https://www.patreon.com/trinkety?ty=h


Bhindblueeyes rated for CCYY: Christmas ATC #1 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, I am swooning! Thank you so much for my Christmas robin!!! This is such a beautiful ATC. You are very talented! The extras are also appreciated.
craftynut rated for UK Happy Mail #4 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package.
fighterangel rated for Wishing You a Happy Christmas on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Hi there! I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Our tradition of spending Christmas with my brother and sister in law was all messed up when they got sick with COVID, but they've fully recovered and we got to celebrate Little Christmas with them! It was really nice, and we're very thankful that they're okay. I hope you had a good Christmas anyways!! Stay safe and healthy!!! (P.S. Thank you for the gorgeous card and sweet tuck ins!!!)
Inesrv rated for EU Christmas gift :) on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: OMG, It finally arrived! But it worth the wait! Thank you so much! The package, the paper, the message, I loved everything! It was made by you or did you bought them?? I love them!!! Thank you so so much!! Love, Inês
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail!
AlisonKingWriter rated for CPG Xmas 2020 ATC - Global on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Made it just in time! Thank you for the lovely card and ATC. Happy Holidays! <3 Al
vick302000 rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Poeprincess rated for ATCA: Winter Wk1 on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: I love the artwork on this ATC! I am not familiar with diamone inks, but I’ll be sure to look them up. You are a great artist. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the Link ATC ! I'm always so impressed with your colouring skills. It is a sweet addiction to my collection. ❤️
nanadiana rated for Wishing You a Happy Christmas on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Christmas card and tuck-ins! Your tree sounds very pretty. Happy holidays to you and yours!
Poohtat rated for Wishing You a Happy Christmas on Dec 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and the goodies
CariahCreates rated for Wishing You a Happy Christmas on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and tuck ins
MelissaLB rated for CCYY: Christmas Card #1 on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the festive card and fun tuck-ins. Merry Christmas!!
aprilivy rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
DoLammSu rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice card! 🎄✨
Comment: Thank you so much received today x
Singske rated for EML: Holly Jolly Card Swap #3 on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your holly jolly Christmas card. Love the gift cards and those little penguins are so cute! Yes Christmas will be a lot different this year. But we must try to make the best of it and enjoy the little things that are still possible. Let’s hope 2021 will be better. Hugs and warm Christmas wishes⭐️
Comment: Thanks for the gifts!! Love your wrapping paper so much again :-)
Eel9585 rated for EML: Holly Jolly Card Swap #2 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great swap
Sjwalkeruk rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank your the lovely Christmas card that arrived today. I will enjoy using the pretty tags 😊

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Lucrezia on Jan 24, 2021:

CPG: Wishlist Dec - Thank you so much for thinking of me. The ATC is so beautiful!!! Thank you for this precious gift!

shirleyinCA on Jan 9, 2021:

Just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for what you sent me for Christmas Countdown! Those watercolor cards are so wonderful and your wrapping and presentation was lovely.

Whippet on Jan 3, 2021:

Happy New Year Steff! You are right, & it happens for me also, I start looking for something & begin finding all kinds of items. Its like a reward, yes, as I work on my annual New Year's clean up, sorting thru, & filling a box of things to go to charity. My happiness I find things for swaps, arts, crafts I was working on in the past. - Kathy

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




Sternenfee on Dec 3, 2020:

Thanks a lot for the items you sent for my CPG November wish ❤️❤️❤️

sojourner on Nov 3, 2020:

Arrived in Australia!!! Yay!! Fabulous postcard collection and your own art for the CPG random envie tag. Love it all. Thank you.

weatherwax on Oct 28, 2020:

Thank you for all those fabulous postcards for the CPG wishlist October! I loove Pantone 15-0543 lol :) :) :) Have a fine evening :)

OrigamiGrace on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the October wish from CPG!! I love getting mail from you:)

Poftoffel on Jun 18, 2020:

Hi, please introduce your friend to the swap! Newbies have to start somewhere too :-) and if things go awry we can angel between the two of us if needed then, thank you for the kind offer

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