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Date Joined: October 1, 2008
Last Online: May 15, 2013

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Please note: I won't be signing up for any more swaps with a send date before Christmas - I just have too much to do.

I live in the beautiful university city of Cambridge (UK, not MA). I went to university as a (very) mature student and now have a degree in History with Communication Studies. I now know lots of 'useful' information about, among other things, the Chartists, Black Nationalism in 1960s America and Bataille's excremental philosophy :-)

I have worked at the BBC, in publishing and as an advertising copywriter. I am now a lazy slob, calling myself an 'artist' when anyone asks what I do - haha.

This year I am taking evening courses (now on my second) in Textiles Exploration, which involves printing, felting, embellishing, burning and fabric painting.

Favorite Crafts

ATCs, Skinnies,Twinchies, Inchies, Postcards, Fat Pages. Anything with paper. I like to try different styles but lean towards the grungy/collaged style.

I like to enter blog challenges such as Think Monday, Think ATC and Sunday Postcard Art.

I love playing with Photoshop Elements 6 but am equally happy getting messy with paints and inks.

A small sample of my work can be seen on my blog.I also upload pictures of some the ATCs I make for swap-bot swaps onto my Flickr page.


Grungy - Retro - Zetti - textures - Tim Holtz style. Birds, beach/sea themes, shrines.

I like pretty much all colours but have a preference for jewel tones on the one hand and bleached, beachy colours on the other.


Peel-offs (unless used VERY creatively); cutsey (hedgehogs wearing clothes is just not me, sorry). Not too keen on decoupage either. Other than that, I'm pretty easy going.

My biggest pet hate is people who make no effort in the making of their ATCs. I'm not necessarily going to appreciate the style of everything I receive but I do appreciate effort.

Flakers. People who don't bother to rate - it's just bad manners.


I pledge to rate promptly. I hope you will do the same.

If you don't receive anything from me please PM me. I always honour my sign-ups and my swap may have got lost in the post. I am happy to remake/resend if that is the case.

By the way, I don't usually send extras in the way of papers, embellishments etc; I'd rather receive a heart for my art. Although I do sometimes send an extra ATC if I've been particularly inspired by the theme

Favourite Artists

Kurt Jackson,Mark Rothko, Teesha Moore, Angie Lewin. One of my favourite paintings ever is The Doge Leonardo Loredan by Giovanni Bellini.

Favorite Music

The Band - Bob Dylan - Neil Young - Amy Winehouse - Fleet Foxes - Elbow - Mark Lanegan.

But I'm open to a bit of everything, with the exception of death metal and the whole Ibiza dance/chillout stuff.

Favourite song ever is probably Wichita Lineman.

Favourite radio show is Adam and Joe (Saturday mornings, BBC 6Music)

Favorite Books

Gormenghast Trilogy - Persuasion - Craft Stamper Magazine

Favorite Movies

Pretty much anything by the Coen Brothers - Zoolander - The Last Waltz - Pride and Prejudice (Matthew Macfadyen - drool) - In Search of a Midnight Kiss - The Last Seduction.

Favorite Television

Peep Show - Being Human - The Mighty Boosh - Bleak House - The I.T. Crowd. and I've just discovered Breaking Bad - brilliant!!


constancet rated for BC- Bright and Colorful ATC on Nov 16, 2010
Comment: Beautiful, thank you for this special piece.
Tommie rated for Rinchies Anyone? on Jul 16, 2010
Comment: yes yes yes i do i do i looooove them! thank you so much. great color selection!
swiftbrooks rated for Rinchies Anyone? on Jun 14, 2010
Comment: WOW! Very awesome rinchies! Thanks very much! 
PrincessPonyo rated for Risk ATC on Jun 12, 2010
Emthe rated for SPLATTER! on Jun 7, 2010
Comment: Wow! Deb, this was so cool! I'm very glad to have one of your ATCs. Very inspiring work!
Comment: Thank you, Deb, for the wonderful skinny - I saw it on your Flickr site, and was hoping I'd be the lucky recipient :)
Response: My pleasure :-) I made it with you in mind as I know you like bright colours.
veltheimia rated for the queen is 84! ATC on May 24, 2010
Comment: Great ATC, thank you very much!
veltheimia rated for Mermaid ATC 03: Ocean Quote on May 24, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I really like it.
Comment: Wow! Nicely done. I absolutely LOVE your skinny. Thank you!!!
BelleSouth rated for Show Me Steampunk! on May 17, 2010
Comment: Fabulous! Thanks so much!!
MAGGIEMAY rated for Dancing Queen ATC *all regions on May 17, 2010
Comment: hi thanks for the great atcs. i like them both. :)
clevergirl rated for Dancing Queen ATC *all regions on May 17, 2010
Comment: They are great. I love them both.
PaperPassion rated for ZS- Zetti Twinchies on May 10, 2010
Comment: Deborah the very best twinchies ever.I adore your work.Thanks so much!
Miles rated for SG ♥ Skinny # 10 ♥ on May 7, 2010
Comment: Thank you for your work
Manurnakey rated for Steampunk ATCs on May 1, 2010
Comment: Your ATC is incredible - I love it! And the background explanation - LOL! You are very talented!
gillman rated for Zetti Random ART SUPPLY SWAP on Apr 30, 2010
Comment: THANK U!! Your package was inspiring. Thanks for the variety of items- I will put them to good use. :)
Betsi rated for Steampunk ATCs on Apr 29, 2010
Comment: Fabulous!! Thank you so much, this card is such fun! ♥
BelleSouth rated for SG ♥ Skinny # 9 ♥ on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: Wonderful skinny! Thanks so much!
BelleSouth rated for Altered Magazine Image ATC on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC-nicely done!
Candyn29 rated for Alphabet Skinny - Letter N on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: fantastic card

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5.0000 190 9 9
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RyeRye on Dec 21, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Crafting Queens group~

doublesided on May 17, 2010:

Wow your work looks amazing! Can't wait to see you joining in the Inchie Love Group swaps! Welcome to the group. Doublesided xx

Emthe on Apr 30, 2010:

Rust? You rock. Starting your ATC tonight. Hope it works first try, 'cause rust takes time. Bwahahaha!

dstny2001 on Mar 16, 2010:

RS wta Love Themed. I am just fascinated on how you put together the colors. How did you blend it so beautifully? It is wonderful. Thank you so much. I am putting together a scrapbook page for all the beautiful items I have received in this wta.

BelleSouth on Mar 5, 2010:

Hi Deb!

The # 5 Skinny arrived and it's tres cool!

Thank you so much for doing that for me.



raven on Jul 19, 2009:


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