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Last Online: April 25, 2021
Birthday: September 25
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

If you don't receive your package from me please PM me and let me know before leaving a rating... so I can investigate!
I like to think I put heart and soul into making my swaps.

All my swaps are made in a pet and smoke free environment.

I haven't been swapping for a while but i'd love to get back in to it so am looking for some cool groups to join..........

Hello, I live in Scotland. I am very happily married with 2 grown up children. i'm a qualified jeweller. I love to make enamel jewellery and sell on Etsy, Facebook and my website www.curiouslycurious.org. I work for Sky/Comcast and am usually in a call centre but am currently working from home.


I love anything out of the ordinary - Zombies, faeries, goblins, vampires, ghosts, fairytale and gothic.. I like the dark side of otherwise mundane or cute things.....I am always looking for inspiration for my Jewellery and cards.

My favourite flowers are Nasturchums (spelling!!)Lilies, Orchids and lavender.

My fav colours are Purple, Black and Scarlet . I also love the Autumn colours, dull gold, burnt orange, vivid red etc..but there aren't any I don't like.

I love chocolate, red wine (preferably together), black cherries, frogs, jellyfish, butterflies, rainbows, the sea (we live beside it), the smell of rain, thunderstorms, (lightning is VERY sexy), cappuccinos, snowflakes, watching the stars and gazing at the moon...journals - although i'm often reluctent to write in them!!

I don't follow a religion...I was brought up christian but am leaning towards pagan....

I enjoy fantasy/horror books - i've read all of Laurell Hamilton,Trudy Canavan and the Sookie Stackhouse novels and all of The Game of Thrones series.

I like the smell of woodsmoke, Lavender, peach, fresh coffee and bread!

Autumn is my favourite time of year - cool and crisp but not freezing cold!! I love walking through crunchy leaves in the Autumn, frosty ones in the winter, and barefoot in wet grass in the summer!

Christmas..the lights, smells, traditions and I LOVE Gnomes!

Halloween..come on who doesn't..the one chance you get to dress up and go out in public without people pointing and staring!! but seriously..I love the whole feeling that it's a special time, the transition from Autumn to Winter.

Photography: Love it, If it stays still long enough I'll photograph it! have always loved to take unusual pictures but had no-one to share them with until...SWAP-BOT!! yahoo!! if you want a peek click on my flickr link at the top of the page.

Steam Punk - love the concept and imagery, would love to dress up but would probably be arrested! I use some of the images in my card making.

Emailing and my computer, my family and long hot bubble baths.. (without the family!)

Traveling - I love to visit other countries. I have the book '1000 places to see before you die' i'm working my way through it!! so far i've been to Iceland, Switzerland, Italy, Malta, America, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Lapland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Croatia, Greece, India, Bahamas, Dubai, Tenerife, Lanzarote,Gran Canaria and Majorca.! phew..

There's not much I dislike really..SPIDERS are top of my list, I know all the 'they're more scared of you...' nonsense! If that was really the case then why, oh dear god, why, do they always run towards me!!? PLEASE do not send anything with spiders on! I also don't like Tea, Liver! and Racism, (obviously that comes before the others!) lemon flavours (like the smell though) and chewing/bubble gum - that's about it.!

I would love to receive anything.....handmade or otherwise. I LOVE getting things in the post, makes me smile to know someone's thinking of me.

Things i'm curious about.....

DAY OF THE DEAD - very interested, would love little things associated with this!

Anything Japanese/korean

KAWAII - not much experience with it!

Wicca/Pagan practices...would love to know and receive more about this from the people who really know!!

The Moon, Zombies... Steam Punk... I'm sure i'll add others soon!

My husband has his own business, he likes reading - crime/court thriller type, wine (red) cars and car magazines, films, watching Scotland lose at rugby (we always do!) and playing his XBox. He can not grasp the idea of swap-bot or the idea of spending money on some one I don't know, then more money to post it out to them! He thinks i'm insane, and in need of help, but he smiles, tolerates me, follows me around the shops, and I love him to bits for it!

Favorite Music

Well, I was a huge fan of the Lost Prophets until Ian turned out to be a sick twisted pervert and now I can't listen to them anymore,.............But I do listen to the Foo Fighters, Bowling for Soup, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, Snow Patrol, Blink 182, Pink, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Marilyn Manson............stuff like that.

Favorite Movies

The Greatest Showman! Moulin Rouge, Armageddon, I always, always cry at the end!

I love the old Marilyn Monroe films, thrillers and scarey -makeyoujump-films.:)

Favorite Television

Greys Anatomy, Blacklist, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead (what would Darrel do?!) most supernatural stuff.

Favorite Crafts

jewellery,(obviously) ATC's, scrapbooking, card making, i try sewing on occassions! I love Dotees ...they're FUN!! I like altered art too. - I love the altered text swaps.


Nehalennia rated for Advent calendar Day 23 and 24 on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas gifts <3 they brought some extra joy to my advent days <3
mary17 rated for Advent calendar Day 20, 21 and 22 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, I can't wait to open next month, roll on December :)
Tuutis rated for Advent calendar Day 17, 18 and 19 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you, so cute, adorable packages, and lovely card!
mary17 rated for Advent calendar Day 14, 15 and 16 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you Catherine, the wrapping is so nice, I look forward to opening my gifts next month :)
Response: Thanks Mary, i'm glad it arrived safely x
Comment: AMAZING... love love love what you sent! Thank you
Response: Thanks you, glad it arrived safely x
lorzabatty rated for New Penpal on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: Thankyou for the belated Birthday card. =) And I will be replying ASAP.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I did receive your letter and loved reading about you! Everything was so nice, the art on the envelope, the postcard and the Peter Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland cutouts. It sounds like you are a very busy lady! You were very creative with the letters. I'm not familiar with Scotland, so I am going to goole your town and see if it comes up!
bjmonroe rated for Sheet Music/Written Music ATC on Mar 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty ATC, nicely done! Love the pink envie. I was so excited to see it coming from Scotland..thats my heritage. Hope we swap again and again.
ellie rated for Handmade PC: Vintage w/ a Birdcage on Mar 6, 2012
Comment: thank you
hannibal rated for Bird ATC on Mar 3, 2012
Comment: How fab She is georgous and totally different from the other ones I've gotten, or made I am putting her on my wall Thank you also for the extras There are great too
meljayprice rated for International Pen Pal #3 on Apr 5, 2011
Comment: Hello Catherine , I loved your letter and the paper was neat!! anyways I will be writing back hopefully this week! and yes Michael Buble is Canadian , and he just got married recently! Thanks :D
Comment: The card is beautiful, thank you!
ykm777 rated for International Pen Pal #3 on Mar 17, 2011
Comment: Sorry I'm late your lating.I received your letter already and thanks!
Comment: Hi Catherine! I just LOVE your darling cupcake ATC! How fun! Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you liked it..it was fun to make.
Comment: Thanks, I love cupcakes and green is very unusual.
Response: Thank you, happy you liked it :)
kacka rated for numbers swap! :) on Nov 15, 2009
Comment: thank you for the items you choose, dont know what to do with so many pink socks
Comment: Love it! It will be a great addition to my collecton. Thank you!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Halloween Series ATC-Ghost on Nov 11, 2009
Comment: Hello Catherine, Sorry I was so slow in getting your rating done for this swap. However, I want to extend my appreciation for you patience with me. WOW! What a fabulous ATC I received from for this swap. It will be a great addition to my ATC Collection and more specifically to the Halloween ATC Collection. I was very lucky to get a few of your sewn and felt-made ATCs. Thank you as well for the "extras" you sent along with the ATC and I wil look forward to using them in my future creative endeavors. I look forward to having further opportunities to swap with you. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping! Barb sleepiingrover2010
JavaJunkie rated for Dia de los Muertos ATC on Nov 7, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the **BEAUTIFUL** Dia De Los Muertos ATC, I love it!! And as a side note, the postage stamp you used (a firefighter) was cool too (I love men in uniform hee hee).
Response: i'm very happy you liked it, and glad the stamp made you smile!
Comment: I am humbled by your card and the other tombstone card I received...I'm unworthy. It is WONDERFUL! Great art.
Response: Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it...and i'm sure you're more than worthy!! :)

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DeniseN10ec on Jan 9, 2011:

We would like to welcome you to the Shutter Me Up Group . We look forward to seeing your creative photographic talents.

RogueArtist on May 12, 2009:

We miss you at Wild Women! stop in and say hello soon!

Simone on Feb 14, 2009:


from Swaps for Children 5-16yrs

Simone on Feb 14, 2009:


from Swaps for Children 5-16yrs

eor1122 on Sep 5, 2008:

I'm glad you enjoyed the journal. Thank you for letting me know you got it. If you ever host a swap like that one again let me know. It was a lot of fun. I can't wait to get mine.

yowell on Sep 5, 2008:

i'm glad you liked it, we had fun doing it :)

Meadow on Sep 3, 2008:

My Flat Me arrived today... and I really wish I could give you a heart for it! I laughed so hard when i saw you'd put a kilt on my Flat Me. And since I read the Outlander series I have been sooooo wishing to visit Scotland. Now I have a scrapbook album of "me" drinking a beer in the Highlands! So awesome!!!

And thank you so much for the postcards and notebook. I love it all!

lvpoohbr2 on Jul 5, 2008:

Hi, I joined your nature's demon swap. Thought maybe you would be interested in this photo swap I'm hosting: Quote and Photo

ladydy5 on May 28, 2008:

Sorry I missed your Picasso doll swap. I would like to invite you to my Cats the musical dotee doll swap.

lorri on May 6, 2008:

I still didn't get any lucky numbers atc:(

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