Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 5:05 pm


Date Joined: August 23, 2017
Last Online: August 19, 2022
Birthday: August 25
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hello there! My name is Desi, I'm 24, from Bulgaria, but study archaeology and cultural heritage sciences in Germany. Currently working on my bachelor thesis, so I'm not as active as usual here.

I'm a vegetarian and nature lover. I am a big animal person 🐁🦔🐇🐕🦕🐢🦚🐞and enjoy interacting with them (animals are awesome! with some exceptions maybe). Looking forward to being a crazy cat lady one day 😄 I also really like plants. Different ones - ones you can eat and also decorative plants. Useful plants are the best though. The past couple of years I've been growing some herbs and chilies on my balcony. It's been great and I can't wait to have a garden in the future.

Recently I've been a lot more conscious of what I buy and where and have been trying to live a little more sustainably. I've also decided to stop buying crafting supplies (for now at least) and just try and use up what I already have. And if I need something I'll check if I can get it second hand first, before heading to the store. This also goes for a lot of other things like household items, electronics and clothing. For a very long time I've also been trying, whenever I can, to reuse things as much possible, especially different papers. I don't like letting anything go to waste.

I am a fan of traveling and am curious about exploring new places and cultures. So far I've only had the chance to travel within Europe (which I am nontheless grateful for) and hope to visit other continents and further away places soon 🌍

Favorite Crafts

I like different types of crafts, mostly paper-related. In the recent past I've enjoyed making junk journals, albums and bookmarks and sold some of my creations on Etsy (shop temporarily closed). Might pick that up again soon. I also like making jewelry (mostly bracelets), greeting cards, art and sometimes play with pencils, paint, watercolours and others. I love trying out new crafts and exploring different ways of being creative.

Something I picked up just a few years ago and have been enjoying very much is penpaling, making different kinds of flipbooks and sending (and receiving) pretty decorated packages/envelopes in general. Opening my mailbox and seeing a bunch of pretty colours is just so satisfying. Last year I started filming some of my projects and have uploaded some videos to YouTube. They're not the highest quality, but I'm quite proud of some of them. You can find the link next to my profile picture ↑ if you're interested 🙂


Colourful things make me happy. I like pretty much all colours, but I think my absolute favourites are greens, blues and maroon. Lately I've generally been gravitating more towards earthy tones, not so much super bright and vibrant colours, but that doesn't mean that I don't use or appreciate them at all.

In my art classes in school one of the things I really enjoyed (other than making art) was colour theory. Now I get excited when I see combinations where the colours go super well together.


This is a list of ideas for the kind of things I like and use, not necessarily a wish list. If something you think I might like but isn't on here it doesn't mean that I wouldn't want it, maybe I just haven't thought of it 🙂

  • scrapbooking paper
  • tea (mostly herbal and green)
  • stationery
  • die cuts
  • dried flowers
  • alphabet stickers
  • word stickers
  • quotes related to art, creativity and crafting
  • washi tape, especially with simpler patterns and designs
  • note paper
  • the word HELLO
  • lace
  • enamel dots
  • salty snacks
  • stamps and stamped images
  • pretty cut out illustrations (e.g. from old botanical books)
  • things written on a typewriter
  • label (address) stickers
  • daisies (my favourite flowers)
  • cool socks (size 39)
  • decoupage paper
  • bits for collage
  • anything mail-themed
  • tea themed stuff
  • art

Not a huge fan of...

  • 3D or character stickers (I just don't really have use for them)
  • licorice
  • too much pink and neon colours
  • religious or political things
  • holiday related things (unless the swap asks for it)
  • snakes
  • spiders
  • cars
  • coffee


Tessssssa rated for ESO: One Page Double envelope on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the double envelope, great idea to use wallpaper!
Vanna rated for Washi Sample Swap #3 on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Tuutis rated for ESO: Summer Themed Envelope on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: So summery it was clear for what swap this was from :D I also like how the stamps matched so well, and the inside goodies too!
Shelleynwillow rated for Washi Sample Swap #3 on Jul 2, 2022
Inesrv rated for ESO: Nature inspired swap on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you Desi for all the goodies 🌿 have a wonderful spring time ✨
oddlittlemiss rated for Creativi-TEA #3 on Mar 1, 2022
Comment: Just got your letter and thank you so much, I loved it! The little bag of extra craft goods you added is greatly appreciated. The tea envelopes you made were adorable and looking forward to trying the tea you sent :)
LesleyR rated for Creativi-TEA #3 on Feb 18, 2022
Comment: Hi Desi! Thank you so much for the tea! How you packaged everything was lovely, and thank you for the extra goodies. :)
Comment: Thank you for the card! I try to put my birdfeeder over our raised beds - an extra sunflower growing there next year won't hurt anyone. But this year it seems that the food in feeder stays untouched while the spare food in shed gets eaten...
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Multi Pocket on Dec 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pocket!
Comment: Desi, I absolutely love the collage strips you sent me. The extra goodies are lovely as well. I always enjoy receiving international swaps. Have a wonderful holiday season. Many thanks! ❤️
Tuutis rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #5 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you, so nice envelope, I like that style! And the goodies too!
LiisaS rated for SIE: Business sized happy mail on Oct 23, 2021
Comment: Such a lovely swap! I liked the goodies and the envelope and the colors :) (ich bin mir nie sicher, ob ich auf deutsch oder Englisch schreiben soll)
Stachel rated for ESO Documentaries on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool animal facts. 🤗 I liked the cute design and also thank you very much for those extras ♥️ Funny how we both chose elephants, a kind of whale and some small desert cutie 😅 and what's impressive is that we both had elephants but chose none of the same facts, very cool coincidence 😎
WanderingStar rated for ESO: Midi goodies pocket on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Hi Desi!! I received your envie with the pocket! Thank you 🌺 those stitched labels are very cool! Thanks so much ☆
Arhel rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #4 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super lovely swap! I love the stamping technique you used, and the pretty matching seal! :)
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Riddles on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Hallo Desi, vielen Dank für das wundervolle Rätsel! ^.^ Ich werde mich heute Nachmittag da ransetzen und es lösen; und vielen, vielen Dank für de niedliche Dekoration des Umschlags! ^^ Hab' noch einen tollen Tag, Maxi
Petaltea rated for SIE - Scavenger Hunt MailArt #6 :) on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: I love your envie!! Thanks for the goodies, you put it all together so well! Take care!
Comment: Thank you Desi for your one sheet pocket page. It arrived today :) Have a wonderful week. Love, I
WanderingStar rated for ESO: Sticker Swap on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: Hello Desi! ☆♡☆ thank you so much for this swap! Love the stickers ++ extra you sent me!! And that envelope is so pretty! Did u make that yourself? Very lovely to receive.. Thank you and I wish you a wonderful day ☆♡☆
FieryCanuck rated for IPC: Paper Scrap Sampler on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the paper sampler! I love the way you decorated it and love all the different types of papers you added even more!!! <3 Thanks for the fun washi extras too! <3

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Lonestarchild on Aug 5, 2022:

Thanks so much for all the lovely cat items for the Themed Tag. Very fun!

Giddyanni on Aug 9, 2021:

Hello Desi and thank you so much for the postcard which cheered up a horrible, wet and windy day! It was so kind of you to send it and I appreciate it very much :0)

LoveThis on Dec 7, 2019:

thankyou very very much for sending my card back :) (you always welcome to choose some more)

Tverne05 on Jul 12, 2019:

Thanks for my lovely Coral Flipbook. I love the accents that you added to it. I really do appreciate all the goodies that you added. Take Care!

Arhel on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you for angeling the "Mini Crafty Happy Mail" swap for me! I loved receiving the space-themed envie with all those lovely items, and I really appreciate how many science- and magic-themed things you found for me! (Such a pretty wax seal, too!)

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