Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 9:52 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2020
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: February 8
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I love to be outdoors. It doesn't matter whether it is sitting in the garden, going for walks in the woods or camping. Sometimes we put the tent up in the garden just for fun. I spent a night out in a thunder storm. It was amazing seeing the tent light up with the lightning.

I like to spend my spare time creating things for the grandchildren. I like to knit, sew and attempt to crochet.

I live on a dairy farm with my husband and some of the children, the rest have their own families and homes. We have several pets 4 dogs, 3 geese, 7 chickens, 5 cows - they are not part of the farm, a pond with fish and tropical tank in the house.

Just to let you know, I do not drink any hot drinks. If the swap suggests sending these as part of the swap, save them for another person who will enjoy them.

Favorite Books

I would like to read much more than I have time to. I read a lot of children's books as I work in a primary school. At the moment my favourite authors are Julia Donaldson and Karen Kingsbury.

Update 14/3/2021 When I go anywhere I like to get children's books in the language of that country.

Favorite Crafts

I will try nearly anything, although I am no good at art. I cannot draw or paint. I prefer to mess with fabric or paper/card. I produce better results. Knitting is what I do most, followed by sewing.

Following advice from another swapper, I am not going to say that I am no good at art. I am now still practising and as I have not yet found my niche.

I am beginning to dabble with junk journaling, journal cards, making envelopes and pockets. I have been watching You Tube videos to learn more and bought my first ink for going round the edges of cards etc. Still so much more to learn.

Jan 2021, I have discovered paper napkins and love them. I am going to have a lot of fun seeing what I can do with them.

March 2021 I have found the theme that I like when I make junk journals. I love vintage. So now I collect old tickets, photos, receipts and anything really. My favourite recent buy was a collection of greetings cards from the 1920s. I have quite a stash of old postcards and love to read them and discover about people. Also, now having a go at Zentangle inspired art and ATC's and having loads of fun.

Favorite Television

We do not watch television but we do watch DVDs. We watch boxed sets of TV series inbetween repeatedly watching Star Wars, although I have not got all the films yet. The rest of the family prefer action films.

A B C of likes

This may take some time to do. A little will be added at a time.

A- animals of the large kind, Aboriginal art,

B- books, buttons, birds,

C- cows, celebrations from other countries, candles, castles, cross stitch,

D- dragons,


F- flora and fauna, fresh cut grass,

G- grandchildren visiting, Gruffalo,

H- Harry Potter, hand-made envelopes,


J- jigsaws, jumping in puddles, junk journals, journal cards,

K- knitting,

L- learning something new, languages ( I would love to be able to understand much more than I do),

M- mushrooms,

N- New Zealand (my favourite country), needle-felting,

O- owls,

P- postcards, patchwork,

Q- quotes that make you reflect or uplift,

R- reading, ribbons,

S- sewing, stationary of all kinds, social history, storms, Star Wars, space,

T- trees,

U- upcycling,

V- visiting National Trust places - or anywhere old,

W- watching the birds on the feeders, wool - I have lots of it, woodlands, walking,





Impatient people especially drivers, earwigs, feeling like I have wasted time, anything rude or crude, tea, coffee, make-up, roses, potatoes, cooking,

Thank you

I just wanted to say what an amazing site swap-bot is. I have had some really amazing post. I love the decorated envelopes I receive - something I need to get better at. I use a lot of the decorations in my journal, to make it look more interesting than it is.

Thank you everyone.


carol rated for Postcard with a Flaw #1 on May 15, 2021
Comment: I love this one! The "flaw" just makes it look more vintage to me. AND, it reminds me of a great tour I did of GB back in 1999. I spent 3 weeks there visiting various schools and staying in some amazing homes--one, in Bath was an old chapel and another had a wing built in the 1600s! I visited so many amazing castles, and your PC reminds me of those. So much history in that place, it almost overwhelmed me. Thanks for sending! (and your printing is SO beautiful!)
katjalves rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #49 on May 14, 2021
Comment: Got them. I'm excited to pass them along. Thank you!
Arhel rated for Postcard From My Country / State on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great Gloucester postcard!
Risna rated for Childrens Book Illustrated Postcard #3 on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Beatix Potter card! Take care and stay safe.
GreenDuck rated for UKCA: Twinchies on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Twinchies! They are so cute! I am going to put magnets on the back and turn them into fridge magnets! :)
Comment: Fun cards, thank you!
ccmmsu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #7 on May 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards! I've started a Frankendeck of Places, so these cards are perfect for it. And I love the shaped skull card, too!
Comment: The pages are amazing Kirsty, thank you so much <3 I really love the pockets and paperclips too! Perfect! I love them :-)
Comment: Hello! Just got here! I was also disappointed about pluto. It will always be a planet to me. It felt akin to the name change from Brontosaurus to Apatosaurus. No, I do not accept your offer, I will make no such changes 🤓 Thank you for this beautiful scratched image of Saturn! Honestly, I think the discovery of all those new "moons" of recent are most likely a space fleet of ships 😆🛸👽
VaGrammy66 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #5 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the cards! The map ones are so cool!
Lward643 rated for Alphabet ATC - S on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Gorgeous paperclips, and really different to the ones I make, which is extra nice! They'll be added to my journal later today when I trot up to my craft room. Thank you so much xxx
Response: Thank you. I am pleased that you like them. You tube videos are good sometimes.
CrystalZ rated for CPG Signs of Spring ATC - Global on May 10, 2021
Comment: Such a lovely watercolour atc! I am thrilled that you created a pretty scene with your water colours as it is a medium I myself don't use too often. I am putting this up right now at my craft desk! Thank you :)
Response: It is only the second time I have used watercolours. I made two at the same time. One was the practice, to see how it looked, then I did the one I sent. Very pleased that you liked it. Thank you.
ddoherty6138 rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #7 (Pink) on May 10, 2021
Comment: Kirsty - thank you for the pink daisy. Happy planting. My bulbs are going in this weekend. Denise.
dorcii rated for CH: 3 Coins For You #2 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the coins, I didn't have them before! *.*
Response: I am glad that they finally arrived.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Wellington Country Park.
Response: You are welcome. We had a great weekend there.
Comment: LOL I totally agree! It is funny the things you find made into postcards. Thanks!
SkaGirl rated for Postcard with a theme on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!!
denimblu14 rated for Postcard with a theme #1 on May 6, 2021
Comment: I have been to the top of Blackpool Tower the view was amazing. Thank you for this postcard and for the fun fact also :)
Comment: This is such a beautiful swap! Thank you so much for so many fun things to use in my journals and also some to keep! The French flower seed labels are GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for such a lovely variety of ephemera!!!! xx Gabi!!
Response: You are welcome. I am pleased that you like what I sent. It is amazing what you find on eBay. Thank you for the lovely rating.

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OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

debbiespoms on Dec 29, 2020:

Hi Kristy! I want to thank you so much for the Secret Santa gift via Santa's Helpers group. Which I received today. I just love the 5 soooo pretty magnetic bookmarks ( my favorite kind), and the beautiful book on Fairies, The Myth, Legends, and Lore ! I don't have this book either & would love to know where you found this one & if there are any others like it. Thank you so much again and esp. for joining the Secret Santa swap! I can't wait till next year to do it again !

MisplacedfromPA on Oct 12, 2020:

Received a lovely letter from you and I loved it. Will write you back. Have a great day.

carrotkate on Sep 13, 2020:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! I hope your mailbox stays full & happy!

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