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Last Online: May 7, 2021

Country: Australia
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About Me

March 31. US mail has taken 6 weeks to reach me while others in the same time frame have taken 4 weeks. There are less flights into Australia (which means less mail ) because of our restrictions on the number of people allowed into the country. Everyone arriving here has to go into 2 weeks hotel quarantine. So while mail is slow to arrive the good part is we have very few Covid cases, but we all know how quickly things can change and even go backwards.

I will NOT be hasty to rate and would hope my partners feel the same as it is all out of our hands once the mail is handed over.

I joined swapbot in January 2007 💓

Please when sending me a swap use my first and last name, not my swap-bot user name. I live in a very small town where the PO is part of the general store and mail is filed alphabetically. There is no home delivery so I collect it from the store. We don't have mail in or out over the weekends and anything I mail after 10.00 am on Friday will not be checked through until Monday.

☻ 💕 Swap unto others as you'd have them swap unto you

I am a former teacher and now run two businesses. I have introduced quite a few friends and some family members to swapbot. While I often mentor them and we may sit and do crafts together I do not take responsibility for their swapping habits.
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I am nani_ani on flickr
I am whisperingnan on AFA .


I believe ratings are important so I try to rate as soon as I receive and while we all have good intentions I sometimes slip up. If you think it has taken too long I don't mind if you jog my memory with a gentle reminder pm.

International mail can have many holdups along the way and more time is sometimes needed if those snails are taking the scenic route. It can take up to 4-5 weeks and sometimes more these days as the mail is moving much slower. Australia post have said they are slowing the mail and introducing an optional premium rate for letters to travel quicker!!! No-one can tell me how that effects international mail going through the Australian system. Living in Australia means most of my swaps are international. I am not hasty to rate before receiving considering the distance things need to travel and that the postal people seem to be working slower and slower.

If your item is SENT late I am happy to wait as long as there is contact between us before the send date and I allow lots of travel time. ( see the previous paragraph ) . I will not wait to rate a 1 if you are already receiving 1's or you don't answer any messages. It's about communication!

POSTING MAIL TO AUSTRALIA Australian Customs Information

NOTE About POSTCARDS : I enjoy unique or unusual postcards and any that make me smile. My favorites are art/illustration postcards. Those printed by artists from your local area would be wonderful as would handmade postcards that you make but please NO cards made with stickers or washi tape. I like bright and cheerful colours but that is not a requirement. ❤❤❤

( While I love them going through the post naked I won't rate down if the swap says send naked and you put it in an envelope )
Any size is fine too. The bigger , the better !

** I ENJOY**

* ...spending time with my family

* ...I am a Christian with a sometimes devilish sense of humour .

* ...living in a small country town

*...bush camping ... no power, log fire, sitting under the stars..... ...watching sunsets, walking along the beach ...desert landscapes.

  • ...orange, yellow, red, aqua and purple

...daisies, red poppies , lavender

...creating mail art, altered books , handmade journals, chunky books, skinnys, ATC's, postcards.

...working with watercolours, acrylics, pencils, pens, crayons, glue, paperscraps, fabric, and sometimes all of them together.

...whimsical style art. I have a growing ATC collection of whimsical houses, trees and cats.

...paper serviettes/napkins with artistic designs for artwork backgrounds ( not Christmas, birthday , baby etc)

...domestic cats on postcards and notecards especially if they are ginger or black

...domestic cats on fabric...cats on anything! (even stickers!)

...collecting inspirational quotes

...coffee and tea themed art

...I was helping a friend collect joker playing cards and have now started my own collection.

...Decos: If you are sending a swap to me and want to include one or two or more to keep them moving that will be fine.

...I make zines

...Heavy horses ( think clydesdales, suffolk punch, shire horses etc All those big hardworking farm horses of old)

...pelicans...camels...owls...leopards (the only wildcats I like)


... Art Nouveau Art Deco & Arts & Craft style

... Sudoku/soduko (have to keep those braincells active

... travelling...I have travelled worldwide but my favourite destination is Central Australia where the desert colours are truly magnificent. "Travelers are dreamers who make their desires for adventure a reality.”⠀

... travel ephemera

... vegan recipes

... I recently started drinking T2 Chai tea


Please don't put my username and swapbot information on the outside of envelopes and packages.
I would prefer NOT to receive.....

Items made with stickers and washi tape

Lot's of bling! (glitter, lace, rhinestones etc)

Pink or baby blue

Halloween or thanksgiving items



Disney characters


Any thing romantic but not erotic that takes me away to foreign places .

A lot of my collected books are Historical & Geographical as well as craft.



Would rather spend time crafting than watching TV *

Favorite Crafts


I have dabbled in most things. Right now I enjoy watercolour painting, handmade postcards, chunky and not so chunky pages , making altered books, journaling , mixed media art , mail art, poetry writing , making note books and mini zines

I knit and sew and enjoy spending time in the garden.

I have a large collection of craft books and I would like to work my way through all of the great ideas but alas there are just so few craft hours available in any day .





lylanni rated for AMA: Botanical Journal Kit on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: It arrived safe and sound!!! Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent along. The vintage butterfly is adorable, I love everything, it was worth the wait :)
Response: Happy to know it finally arrived. That's one well traveled butterfly with a story to tell! :)
ellie rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard. It is amazing.
weatherwax rated for CPG 1 Sheet Zine #2 - Global on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this fun swap! I loove your zine :) :) And thank you for taking the time and making this envelope lemon-special :) :) Have a fine weekend!!
wolfeagle rated for Let’s get out our paints! on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely lemons card. And for the fun extras.
Honeyloveart rated for Let’s get out our paints! on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the painted lemon card and the awesome farm animal cut outs! Many blessings!!
BloomingRoses rated for Christmas Card Letter Swap on Jan 24, 2021
Comment: Thankyou for your newsy card. Sounds like your Christmas would be awesome with your family. I loved your card front so will use it in a Christmas junk journal I plan to make for my granddaughter. 🤶
Response: Like you I am always looking for junk journal fodder. Sounds like a great idea
Comment: Thanks for the cute Christmas card and also for the treats - the PCs are great and I can definitely use the holiday tags! Best wishes and happy holidays!
Response: Happy to know it arrived. This one took 4 weeks.💕
PrincessLeia rated for Christmas Card Letter Swap on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: Hello Anne, Thankyou very much for your lovely card and message. Let’s hope we can all enjoy a better Christmas than we were facing in March this year!
Comment: Thanks for the cute kitty card and the labels. I also like that stamp with the orange cat. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: I loved the Christmas tags you sent! Thank you for such a cute card!
PrincessP rated for Christmas Card Letter Swap on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your great Christmas card and letter. Having a swimming spot at the end of your street sounds so fantastic! I hope you have a happy Christmas x
Comment: thank you for the card
FeetInTheSoil rated for Handmade Postcard on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Beautiful! I've stuck it up on the side of my bookcase. Love the quote you included as well.. Thank you
Response: Glad I hit the mark with that one. Thank you.
Lmrb19 rated for CPG Blind Envie #2 - Global on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: I just got this today (10/22/20). Love it! It's very inspirational. Really like the ephemera in it. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I think I got this faster than I ever got mail from Australia even before COVID! Wow! I adore the owl envelope and your nice note! Oooh and a Moon Landing stamp - thank you! Beautiful postcards - that koala is special!!! So happy you joined my swap, hope to see you in another soon! : )
Response: So happy its there. Took just under 4 weeks.
Comment: Thanks for the note and goodies! So pretty!
Response: Happy to know it arrived. Took just over 4 weeks. Travel times getting better!
Nehalennia rated for Collage Art #2 on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful Collage postcard. You did a great job considering vintage is not what you do usually. Thank you also for the extras <3
Response: Thank you. Doing a little happy dance just knowing that it finally made it. Thank you for your patience.
suzanne33 rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Lovely
lilsiyh rated for Send 3 From the List! #15 on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the cute items!
Response: Thank you. Doing a little happy dance just knowing that it finally made it. Thank you for your patience.
AmirainOz rated for Journal cover 7" x 5" on May 31, 2020
Comment: I Love how bold and colourful your journal is Anne- can't wait to start sending you stuff to put into it!

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


OrigamiGrace on Nov 13, 2020:

Thank you for the Envie of Randomness from tag at CPG!! Love all the fun goodies - the giant playing card is especially fun! Many thanks!

meeltje57 on Sep 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for your lovely envelope for the CPG envie of randomness. The butterflies are so lovely and they are so many, gonna use them in my projects right away.

ncnurse04 on May 16, 2019:

The postcards you sent for the CPG Pick 2 Global Tag are awesome! I love them so much. Thank you.

Adventurer on Jan 1, 2019:

mgallardo68 on Nov 8, 2017:

I am so happy they got to you, the shop has pretty stuff, are these as nice as they are in the picture?

Lady on Jul 18, 2017:

not at all like I imagine a recipe journal - but have you seen this site? they draw and cook It inspires me although I have not tried to illustrate a recipe yet

willowscloud on Mar 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the flat envie tag from the ISS forum - I loved the envelope you made

tcornell on Feb 28, 2017:

I LOVE the postcard that you made for me for the Random Mail thread in the HMPC group! So beautiful!!! Thank you so much! Tracy xo

cinnamonspice on Feb 27, 2017:

Loved the tag I received from you for Flat Envie Surprise ♥♥♥

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