Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 4:55 am


Date Joined: October 4, 2015
Last Online: November 27, 2022
Birthday: April 18
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a Scottish lass, mum of two girls 14 & 17. We have a golden retriever called Cooper. (and no I'm not into dog things)

I work in an infant school (age 4-7) in a specialised unit for children with learning difficulties. (and I do not need school stickers :).)

I love the seasons and what the calendar year brings, in January - Burns Night, though in Feb, I'm not big on Valentines.

March/April - the arrival of spring, flowers, blossom and Easter. April is also my birthday month.

Summer - means more time at the beach, picnics, bbq, days out :)

Sept, Oct and November - Autumn, love this season and then Halloween, being a Scot, the true meaning of Halloween.

I love Christmas and all the that it brings, Advent, mince pies, Christmas pudding, cake, cards (vintage, winter wonderland, a card that reflects where you are from, owls, reindeer, traditional) Panto, mulled wine, Family and Friends.

Favorite Books

Here be Dragons and everything else by Sharon Penman.

Crime and thriller novels

Harry Potter

Anything by Jane Austin

L M Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Harry Bosch

Lord of the Rings

Narnia books

Northern Lights Trilogy

Peter Pan

Grimes Brothers


If you are looking at my profile to see what I like,well thank you. I tend to veer towards illustration.

Anderson design group postcards (would love from their Literary Collection Little Red Riding Hood, Dracula, Frankenstien, Sherlock Holmes and Sleepy Hollow.

Lantern Press

Book Illustrations


Birds - esp. Owls/puffins/Robins/Blue Tits/Wrens my favourites have to be songbirds anything with Robins, Blue tits and Wrens

Grimms fairy tales


what i like

vintage illustrations




cote d'or chocolate - milk, pecan, fruit & nut


washi tape

foxes (and other woodland creatures)

children's book illustrations

Moringa (body shop)

soap from Lush

wish list

cote d'or chocolate - milk, pecan, fruit & nut I love a chunky chocolate and happy with any type of nut.

other chocolate - I do like dark

washi tape - samples or rolls love love love (on the look out for bright pink , rose gold, copper and dark green, yellow, black and white.


book pages old and new (some cantonese or mandarin written paper would be lovely, but I love all languages.

music sheet paper

doilies (rose, white, pastel colours, red, orange and beige would be great, I have plenty bright pink, turquoise at the moment)


used postage stamps

postcards (I'm currently collecting Elsa Beskow months of the year postcards - preference sent blank)



die cuts

really anything by Tim Holtz

stickers that I would like to receive - seasons, botanical, birds, people. I'm a fan of Me and My Big Ideas and open to a variety of their stickers. I also like Stickii stickers and I lean towards the vintage style.

seqin and enamel dots

La Dolce Vita Stickers

Classiky labels or something in that vain.

Sakura pens 05 08 in black

glassine bags/paper


My favourite colours:

Turquoise, mint green, teal, pastel pink/green/blue/gray, neutral colours, rose, autumn colours,

Christmas colours: Red, teal, copper & gold

I think because I'm such a seasonal person I find my colours change as the season's change.

No thank you...

TEA, TEA and TEA as I really don't drink it, coffee is my thing.

though I love to cook, I have no interest in recipe cards.

please no plastic washi.

I do love a piece of chocolate and would rather a small quality piece over quantity. In regards to sweets (candy) if it's a little extra to pop into the mail that's fine but I will always hope for a piece of chocolate over sweets.

No thank you to gum.

cute stickers of any kind, I really do prefer nature stickers but plants should not have faces on them :D

I have no interest in foot products at all.


AmaranthSpirit rated for UKPP: Autumn postcard on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Autumn postcard, it reminded me of the flower fairies! I am glad you enjoyed the fireworks; we have our son's school fireworks display this Saturday to enjoy :-) Have a great Autumn, lovely to swap with you again!
LondonWriting rated for UKPP: Winter Postcard (1) on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. Frau Holle was a favourite fairy tale of mine. A bit older now, I am indeed looking forward to the release of the 5th season of The Crown.
Tricia22 rated for PTG: Halloween Postcard #4 on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the black cat Halloween card, I have a black cat🐈‍⬛🎃
debbiespoms rated for CPG Oct '22 SC PC - Global on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: TYVM for the very cute PC of Penguins ( love it!) and your nice note about the same TV shows I like. 😀 i keep waiting for a 3rd season of The Witcher. But guess there won't be one.
blubutterfly rated for IFM: Halloween Postcard #4 on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: What a great postcard!! Did you make it?? I love it, and the postmark is so light that I can barely tell that two of the stamps were marked. It must be difficult to carve a turnip though, I find them hard to cut up for stews lol! I have heard of it before as my grandmother was from England, she said it was a tradition in her village to carve them and leave them by the door. I looked it up online and in the original folkstory about Jack of the Lantern it was a turnip he carried, not a pumpkin! I had no idea but I might have to try carving one this year:) Wishing you good health & happy mail!
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #7 on Oct 23, 2022
Comment: Dear Caithness, oh my good, your swap is stunning! *-* The envelope is soo, so beautiful and I love the goodies you packed for me. They wont be used in swaps and instead only for my personal diary! XD Thank you very much, your awesome swap made my day. Yours, Maxi
LiisaS rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #6 on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: The second envie reached me today! It is so corgeous! Thank you so much! I LOVE it! And many thanks for re-sending!
Petaltea rated for ESO: World Postcard Day 2022 on Oct 8, 2022
Comment: Such a cute postcard thank you! I’m glad summer is over. It was way too hot. I’m a boots and scarves girl. 😃 Take care!
Karen07 rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Wow! This is extraordinary! Thank you and Happy Halloween!
papercraft70 rated for IFM: Halloween Postcard #3 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Love the Halloween washi that you used.
Bavarija rated for PTG: Halloween Postcard #3 on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Hello, Very nice card! Thank you so much. Have a good mood! Evelina
Vickyen rated for PTG: Fall Themed PC on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Hi Julie-Ann! Love your fall themed pc and hope you have a wonderful time making apple pie - sounds yummy! All the best and Happy Swapping! ;)
spacefoxsupreme rated for ESO - Mail Art - Autumn on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: What a beautifully collaged envelope, and thanks for the extras. The paper with the red mushrooms is so beautiful! I wish we had more holidays in autumn here too, but I like the season nonetheless!
susieq11 rated for IFM: Fall Envie on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Ahh what a gorgeous envelope!! It is soooo pretty and I am again so lucky to receive mail art from you! I love all the goodies you enclosed - wow! The leaf postcards are so neat! The letter set, postcards and stickers are so nice, I cannot wait to use them! Happy Autumn and enjoy the season! XOXO
LadyJo rated for CPG Sept 2022 SC PC - Global on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: That is neat that you could see where you lived on TV! I watched some videos of different parts of the whole thing. Thanks for sharing! Oh love the Highlander pc and the washi tape ! Thank you!
AmaranthSpirit rated for UKPP: Y... on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: What a gorgeous card, thank you so much <3 I hope you are surviving being back to normal, in as much as this week has been normal... I am starting to feel the cold this week so the jumpers and long trousers are back out... Hope you have had a great weekend, and look forward to swapping with you again soon :-)
AmaranthSpirit rated for UKPP: X... on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic postcard :-) I hope you have had a great summer - the weather certainly has been amazing this year! Lots of time outside (in shady areas!). We had a few days in Cardiff all together, then Darren and I had a couple of days on our own in Nottingham while James was with the Grandparents! Other than that, summer has been a lot of work this year... Nice to be at home though :-) Look forward to swapping with you again soon!
KristenCat rated for CPG Aug 22 SCPC - Global on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: thank you so much for the panda pc! love it!
Comment: Thank you so much for this adorable Bello & Boo card! You have such a wonderful style to decorate even a simple postcard!! Have a fabulous year 2022 ✨🙂
sherylk3 rated for CHRISTMAS Postcard on Dec 17, 2021

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 21, 2022:

Thank you for the gorgeous card, washi tape and adorable stickers from my November wishlist at CPG!! I wonder - how is the sushi in the UK?? LOL, I made the mistake of trying sushi in Germany, nope, never again!! Thank you!

Poohtat on Nov 21, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG Nov blue wishes. Happy Holidays

Tricia22 on Oct 26, 2022:

CPG Oct wishes- Thank you for all the goodies you sent, very much appreciated!!

LadyJo on Sep 28, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the wonderful Fall wishes! All these things will be great to use to create more Happy Mail! This was for the CPG September wishlist!

anicka22 on Sep 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for all the lovely surprises. You made me very, very happy with the things you send for the cpg wishlist. Also loved the way you wrapped it. Thank you for making my day.

jeka396 on Nov 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for the cute Santa postcard for my CPG wishlist!

weatherwax on Nov 19, 2021:

Thank you so much for such a lovely and thoughtful Advent-care package!! The dutch Christmas-cards are just perfect for this household :) :)

Have a lovely weekend! K.

{CPG wishlist November}

BusyB on Nov 19, 2021:

Thank you for the pretty holiday postcard with the Grinch quote! Love it! Mail has been traveling much better and faster this year between us. Yay!!

CPG November wishlist

Whippet on Nov 18, 2021:

Thank you Julie-Ann for the wonderful CPG Nov. '2021wish granted - cute dog Christmas Card & Christmas postage stamps! Happy November! - Kathy

Poohtat on Nov 16, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely CPG Nov wishes. I love it all. I am healing but PT/OT is hard. I hope you had an awesome Bonfire Night. The meal you planned sounded like it would be delish!

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