Swap-bot Time: June 28, 2022 6:14 pm


Date Joined: July 13, 2009
Last Online: January 3, 2013
Birthday: January 6
Country: United Kingdom
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PLEASE NOTE Please don’t send me rubbish or something you yourself wouldn’t like to receive. Lately I seem to have received a lot that should be destined for the bin/trash. I don’t want to sound ungrateful but scraps of papers and used items are definitely not for me. There is plenty on my profile to choose from and if you are struggling to find something I like you can always PM me Anyone sending swap to me without a note saying name and what swap sent .will not be rated.Surely out of politeness people would do this but nope so many just dont care shove the swap in envie bingo...Take pride in sedning swaps ......Manners doesnt take much to use them!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE...Update 28th January 2011:

The United States Department of Homeland Security is continuing to require increased security measures for items carried on passenger airlines. As a result, some mail entering the USfrom around the world, and including the UK, that would normally be sent via passenger aircraft must now travel by other means, including ships and cargo planes.

Most items, including personal letters and cards, magazines, CDs, DVDs and lightweight packets, will be delivered in the USwithin a few days of posting. However, there are delays of about two weeks for some heavier packets. These delays are currently affecting stamped items, franked items, and items posted under contract, with the exception of Destination Sort and/or M-Bag* items.

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Please note i will take part in any swap that i sign up for! Therefore will not follow through.so please if you dont receive email me as it may be lost /delayed in post. Iam NOT a flaker... so please do not treat me like one.... !!!!!! IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU RATE. Chances are I can track it down for you. If not I will resend....If overseas then please ask me for the customs number so I can TRY to track it down BEFORE you rate me!

About Me

hiya , im jude im 43 and married with 2 beautiful daughters live in the UK in East anglia area,after moving from London. i have been avid crafter for nearly 20yrs ,i started basically decorating altering pots then some one who i gave the pot too said you should do cards to go with it!Bingo then it all began,cardmaking,scrapbooking,,paper bag album making ,altered art the list goes on. The it went from a hobby to a buisness doing the craft fairs across the uk ,craft website with excellent ratings and returning customers /clients.Then in 2006 my world fell apart after being diagnosed with ME,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and this year due to illness have had to close my online buisness which is very sad and miss terribly but i just hadnt got the energy as not having too many good days just got too much we were so busy with orders just couldnt cope with that and my ME.So it wasnt easy deceision i can tell you but one that had to be made. So now im left with boxes of brand new crafty stock to try and get rid of and someone told me about this site so maybe during swaps i can get rid of all these new crafty items and get some items back for my own enjoyment and hobby.As now it has gone back to a hobby.although i have 3blogs 1 is a challenge blog http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ the second my blog for doing challenges and ramblings. My 3rd is a blog about my life after being diagnosed with ME/chronic fatigue as soo little people are aware of the effects it has on your life and the guilt you go through through no fault of your own so please take alook and maybe you will find out more about this illness thats becoming very popular more and more being diagnosed with it. so i look forward to meeting you ,sharing swapping and taking part in various crafty swaps even may get to host some too. have nice day thanks for taking time to read this hugs judex

i love anything as follows: altered art, brads prima flowers buttons, gems, Border punches scrapbooking albums 6x6 copics Self adhesive pearls Shimmers spray Mixed charms Yankee candles



Scor pal Tape 1/2inchsize

Steampunk Stuff

Anything Vintage ....tim holtz...lol

Idology items by t holtz

Graphic45 items papers ,embellishments

Small metal bird cages ..for configuration boxes

Brads....unusal designs not jusr round or square

Decorative pins

Borders punched out in Card/Good quality

Design Papers,Kaiser, Memory Box Papers are of my some my favs Die cuts (Not cut from Paper)nesties , Archival ink pads Crafty individual stamps Tim Holtz Stamps Hanglar stamps(hard to find in uk) Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Configuration Boxes Yankee candles

What i dont like

PLEASE NOTE I DON'T LIKE: to receive anything to do with following:So Please Take NOTE: DISLIKES>>>>>>>>> NO soaps/smellies as have to becarefull due to skin allergies.

Hate anything Lavendar

Crochet or Knitted Flowers

decoupage ......,pyramid or any other type

Stamped Images in coloured ink or on paper or coloured card

Stamped images of the following.small images or Images of..flowers,cats,dogs as i dont use small images

Dark chocolate

Any Coffee flavoured items


Xmas tree decorations

Tea Bags or tea of any sort

Dark Chocolate

Handmade Soap(have allergies)


Knitting..also wool or books on subject

Design Papers have far too much Bookmarks


Confetti.....anysort just Hate them

Glitter...(wether it fine or normal)

Die cuts cut from paper as dont use.

very tiny flowers

School stickers /Teacher Stickers...no use

anything to do with cats or animals

Any Chocolate which has Alcohol/liquor in

Childrens Stickers or anything disney

Used Stamps from mail

I HATE FLAKERS...i always manage to post my swaps off in good time i expect other participants to do the same!If not arrived within 6 week of swap closing i will rate! If parcel has not arrived please email as i always send and get prooof of purchase that it has been sent. Please make sure your packaging is adequate for the item .As i am sick of receiving items sent in thin envelopes and half or all contents missing.So please send as you would wish to receive!I >>>>>>will add your name to flakers forumn>>>>>

About Me

i have a shop of various craft items for sale http://crafts-internationalcraftsshop.blogspot.com/ as i have now shut website due to poor health so selling off all new unwanted stock .please take alook paypal accepted and will ship internationaly

About Me

PLEASE NOTE I SEND OUT ALL MY SWAPS OUT ON TIME. Please if you dont receive your swap from me then email me and i will be happy ,But if you dont and just leave a rating without contacting me first i will be very annoyed. Please note all swaps will be sent from UK 1st Class wether uk post or airmail and therefore please allow adequate time for arriving.Please make sure your package is adequatly secure as i have received items lost through this.Is annoying for both partners



People who have Flaked on ME;

Bite Me (sickodoodle) Interntional big fat stuffed envie swap!

Crystal-Gayle Menzie @LovinIt MAY 2010... CHARM SWAP 2

@JKupsh May 2011...mixed embellishment Swap

@Leezardxqueen ..Flaked on DECO Tape i Hosted now banned

Flaked by @savedbygrace Something Handmade Aug2011

Jennifer Jacoby @Leezardxqueenflaked on me march 2011 deco tape(i was hosting)

@Mistypup ...flaked on Senders Choice Jan 2011

@Maise Ribbons.....Stocking Swap Profile based UK ONLY...2010/2011

Stefanija Delande @Stefanija Dec 2010 secret santa exchange

@Awrelie -Aurelija Jusaite

Haley Cole @inelegance @Jennie Gee

Pamela Law @Mrsswappiesept 2010 embellishment swap

Lori........ @ladybugartist ..flaked on a partner of swap i Hosted!


People who Flaked in Swaps i hosted and ive angelled for: Angeled for Christmas swap 2012 ....tampatha

@islandgirl Flaked on 2010 ...Vintage /Shabby Chic Swap2011 Angelled: Collen Franks .Big fat international 2011 2009Christmas stuffed envie.FLAKED BY: Christine Luschas @teener1416


DebR rated for Christmas Stocking Stuffers on Nov 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you Jude for the lovely stocking. I havent opened it yet but I am sure they are going to be lovely.
Response: Hope you l;iked the selection i sent hugs and Happy New Year! Jude
Comment: Interesting looking stocking arrived to day. Looking forward to opening it :)
Response: glad it arrived safely hope you like contents at christmas hugs judex
izibella rated for UK Big Fat Stuffed Envie Christmas on Oct 18, 2012
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely package. I will have alot of fun using it all! x
Response: glad it arrived safely enjoy judex
Pookledo rated for UK - Profile Suprise on Jul 31, 2012
Comment: Cheers!
Response: Glad it arrived safely !
mandymo rated for Altered Bottle Swap on Jun 25, 2012
Comment: I love the bottle you created for me! It fits perfectly into my cabinet of curiosities. Thank you so much. Great work.
Response: Glad you liked them and they arrived in one piece!Enjoy! hugs judex
Comment: hi! Thank you SO much for the utterly WONDERFUL stuffed envie!! Such a treasure trove of exciting things :D Hope you like mine too - should be with you in a few days. Great swap - thanks for hosting, hope to do more of this type :)
Response: Glad you were pleased with the items i sent you have fun!Thanks for the heart hugs Judex
Comment: Thank you for the awesome goodies. I love them all!!
Response: Thanks for letting me know they arrived safely glad you liked the items.Thanks for the heart have fun!Hugs judex
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely package of stuff! All the vintage items are great, very much to my taste! Thanks especially for the cute birdcage and the pieces of filigree, which I shall really enjoy using.
Response: Glad they arrived safely and hope you enjoy them thanks judex
PeggyO rated for ATC Swap x3 on May 7, 2012
Comment: Thanks, Jude, for three wonderful Tim Holtz style ATC--I cannot decide which one I like best because they are all beautifully done! Thanks so much! PeggyO
Response: Glad they arrived safely and thanks for the heart hugs judex
Cocoa rated for Tim holtz 12 Tags 2012.....April on May 5, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the very creative Tim Holtz Tag! I love it. Thank you for the extra goodies,
Response: Your welcome glad it arrived safely hugs judex
Comment: Very nice. Love the colors!
Response: Glad it arrived safely judex
iGirlZoe rated for TH Style Inspiration Tag on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the tag. I especially liked the small domino envelope and rusty snowflake.
Response: Your welcome glad it arrived
KimmieJo rated for Altered box- Tim Holtz style on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: Thank you, cute box. Yes it did make it in one piece, just had to fix the hinges.
Response: I was so worried that might get battered in the post even though pcked well.Glad you liked it and hope come in useful.Thanks for the heart judex
Comment: Oh my goodness! SUch a fabulous variety of goodie. How'd you know I wanting to try making my own birthday cards? Thanks so so much :D
Response: Glad you liked the items i sent i went with your profile really .So pleased you will be able to use some the items if not all.Thanks for the heart :)Have fun hugs Judexx
Comment: Love the ATC - so me and beautifully done. Thanks for the bits too. I'm particularly fond of buttons so these will be used a lot. Got a scrapbook page in mind first. I'll use everything, including the wrapping and fibre. Thank you so much.
Response: Your more than welcome hunni.Enjoy and have fun! thanks for the heart! hugs judex:)
Cocoa rated for Tim Holtz Surprise bag on Mar 11, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful bag of surprises! Where did you find the small dressmaker form? I will be able to use it all :)
Response: Glad you liked what i sent thanks for the heart .Local shop if youd like pack will get you some comes with scissors ,dress,sewing machine ,needle and a pin cute !Thanks for the heart hunni! hugs judex
veraflip rated for Something Special Homemade Swap 3 on Mar 11, 2012
Comment: The notebook is very cute. I already started to use it. Thanks!
Pikkis rated for Profile surprise #4 on Mar 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the awesome goodies and postcards :)! It was so interesting to go through everything!
LeosMom4Life rated for Steampunk Tag Swap on Mar 6, 2012
Comment: Great Tag !!! Love it ! Also thank you for the goodies !
crescendo rated for Holtz my bag please on Mar 4, 2012
Comment: I love my dangly bits!
Response: So pleased you liked them.They arrived safely .Thanks for the hearts. Hugs Judex:)

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PrincessBedhead on Dec 31, 2015:

I just wanted to leave a message to let you know how much I enjoyed your profile. I absolutely love and agree with your opening paragraph. I had something similar on my profile and then received an extremely rude/mean letter with one of my swaps, basically calling me a horrible, ungrateful person. I took half my profile off, and now the swaps are getting worse since I have no likes or dislikes posted........sighhh. Lots of stuff landing in the recycle bin. Anyhow, just wanted to let you know. =) Happy Swapping.

tampatha on Nov 16, 2012:

Thank you so much for my angeled swap for Big Fat Christmas Envelope. I love everything inside and can't wait to use it. That was great of you!

sosiejude on May 22, 2012:

RATING OF A 3...i would just like to explain that i was in a group and have sent all my swaps promised and had no pm's saying they have not received there swap.But ..iGirlZoe. has been like a child says i havent sent the swaps .When ive had no messages from the receivers to say otherwise .SO today she's been like a child stamped her feet like a baby 2 months after the swap i did with her has come back and RATED ME A 3......Does it bother me know because i don't play games .I can't put this in her comments as she has blocked me as she has a B in her wee bonnet fine by me .All swaps have been sent for the tags ive committed to .I just think it's so sad thought we were all adults but know .I have done nothing wrong funny how non of the people in her group who supposedly i havent sent these swaps to (which i have)havent been in contact saying theyve not received .Months down the line...lolJust thought id put yopu right!!!judex

sosiejude on May 21, 2012:

This is in reply to below...All swaps have been sent out.! These have been sent ,and haven't had anyone pm me to say they haven't received .All swaps were sent ,Don't you dare give me the high and mighty on here when you've not been swapping long. Don't Flake in not that person as you see from my record bit better than yours miss high and mighty dont ya think so dont come on her dissing off to me when all my swaps have been sent ! So no need to angel as nobody has been in contact with me about not receiving!!! If they do fine i will deal with it.It's not your problem so dont get invovled.

Juliajae on Oct 5, 2011:

Jude! I'm so excited to have you hosting swaps in the Altered Art group! Let me know if I can help with anything :) -Julia-

AsAlwaysAngela on Sep 15, 2011:

What a fantastic package of trinkets and goodies!! I am excited to start digging through it all and seeing all the neat little bits I have to play with!! (I Have Something TH tag game).

id0be1ieve on Sep 12, 2011:

Thank you for the Tim Holtz papers! :-D (for the 'Altered Art > Altered Art TAG' game)

BeautifulMess on Jul 4, 2011:

PinkMudd on Apr 8, 2011:

Thank you so much for the RAK!! It totally made my day and everything you sent will be put to good use, I promise!! :) Thanks a million!! xox!

manfalovesyou on Mar 14, 2011:

hey hun! Thank you for the BEST R.A.K EVER!!!! Time Holtz is my FAVORITE! and that package you sent was just PERFECT!!!! Thanksssss a bunch!

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