Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 5:17 pm


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Last Online: August 18, 2022

Country: Australia
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About Me

US mail has taken ANYTHING FROM 4-6 weeks to reach me.

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 💓 I have not swapped for about 10 months due to covid, lockdowns, general health issues and just plain loss of mojo. Now I'm ready to jump in again and start sharing.

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 home 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.

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.

JJJ Lets Make A Junk Journal Swaps

I love filling my junk journals so any thing listed would be great to receive :

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

...daisies, red poppies , lavender

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

...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 .





mrsD rated for Random Envelope 13 on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: this was a terrific envelope full of cool things. thank you :) xo
makka rated for Journal Signature (insert!) on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Love all the little tuck ins and wonderful pages. Thank you
annim rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 15, 2021
makka rated for Journal On 2 on Aug 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Its lovely
bunyipbaby rated for Journal On 2 on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: The cacti are beautiful.
theoriginalbrooke rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 6, 2021
WavesofJoy rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Do you like flavored crushed ice? It's very popular here.
Response: Sounds good
Ace330660 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for commenting !
cynaemon rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 2, 2021
DreamCloud rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Great drink selection!
pixiegirlanna rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Carolien25 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your summer drink!
Scrapinitblue rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your summer drink!
Angeliamb rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
BobaBarb rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
kayebubbly rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: stay hydrated!
megan1230 rated for Junk Journal Round 5 on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Stunning Journal page! You're so talented!
Art90world rated for Junk Journal Round 5 on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your mail!
Minxy1964 rated for Junk Journal Round 5 on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Lovely page, definitely shows you can draw and paint! Xx
Adventurer rated for Journal On! on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a cool page

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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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