Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 4:31 pm


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: December 6, 2023
Birthday: April 9, 1987
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

🐭 returning to swapbot after taking a long break due to other commitments...really excited to get swapping again! 🐭

Hello I'm Hollie! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

I'm 36 and I live in Scotland with my husband and our dog Ben the Lakeland Terrier 🐢🐾. I love nature and being outdoors walking with my dog is my favourite way to spend my time.

My hobbies are crafting, reading, listening to music, watching films and going to the cinema, writing to pen pals and spending time with family and friends.

πŸ’–I LOVE Totoro so anyone looking to destash items with this little guy on them (homemade or purchased)...I'd be an extremely grateful recipient and he'd be coming to a very loving home! πŸ’•

πŸ’–My favourite colours are green and yellow πŸ’šπŸ’› I love all colours though especially brights, pastels or natural and muted tones!

πŸ’–I adore mice 🐁 my families nickname for me is mouse πŸ₯° I even have a mouse tattooed on my arm! Anything with a mouse on (homemade or purchased) melts my heart completely!

πŸ’–I am on the lookout for book pages that are written in a language other than English 🧐

πŸ’–My favourite snail mail and paper crafting styles are folky/scandi, pastel florals and kraft paper, kawaii, cottagecore, goblincore, woodlandy/forest, and vintage nature.

πŸ’–I am a very proud Hufflepuff! 🦑

πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ mushroom lover πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„

πŸ’Œ A nice letter absolutely counts as a goodie for me, you can let me know if you'd like me to reply if I can.

A to Z of favourites...

A - Axolotls, Address Labels, Acorns, Animals

B - Badgers, Butterflies πŸ¦‹, Botanical themed items, Buttons (especially small ones!), Bumble Bees

C - Cards, Cardstock, Crows, Crystals, Candles, Cherry Blossoms 🌸, cross stitch, flavoured coffee sachets

D - Dragonflies, Die Cuts, Doilies, Dogs, Dried flowers, Dumbo

E - Elephants 🐘, Ephemera, Envelopes (especially small, unusual or handmade ones)

F - Frogs, Frida Kahlo, Flowers, FairiesπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ, Ferns, Forest themed items, Foxes

G - Gnomes, Green πŸ’š, Gorjuss, The Gruffalo

H - Halloween, Chocolate, Hedgehogs, Hares, Hand made paper, Hygge, Hello Kitty

I - Insects

J - Junk journals and junk journaling supplies, Japanese papers

K - Kraft paper, Kit Kats, Kinder chocolate, I'm a big Kawaii fan πŸ’•

L - Letter sets, Ladybirds, Lace, Letters πŸ’Œ

M - Mice 🐁, Moomins, Magpies, Mushrooms, Mandalas, Music Paper

N - Nightmare Before Christmas, Nirvana (the band and the state of being!)

O - old book pages πŸ“š

P - Pastel Colours, Patterened paper, Polka dots, Postcards, Pressed flowers or leaves, Pumpkins, Pusheen

Q -

R - Rats, Rubber Stamps

S - Snails, Stickers, Stationary, Seahorses, Stamps, Sloths πŸ¦₯, Strawberries, summiko gurashi characters

T - Totoro, Tea, Twine, Turkish Delight, Toadstools πŸ„

U -

V - Vincent Van Gogh, Velum papers (especially printed ones), vintage papers and vintage botanical designs

W - Washi tape, Washi stickers, White Chocolate, Wax seals, Woodland themes, Watercolour images or patterns (homemade or printed), Witchy things πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

X -

Y - Yellow πŸ’›

Z - Zines (homemade or purchased)


I am really passionate about happy mail and would never flake on a swap. If I am your partner and my swap hasn't shown up or there are any problems with what I've sent please let me know and I will do my best to sort things out ASAP :) If you are taking part in a swap I'm hosting and things don't work out I do my best to resolve things and angel when needed 🐌.

🌈Feel free to check out my Instagram feed

@this charming.mandrake

(mostly pictures of my dog!)🌈

A Few Things I Dislike

Religious items

Gory, horror, fantasy or science fiction items

K pop things

Anything very childish

I have really sensitive, reactive skin so sheet masks and beauty products are not a great thing for me as I have a very specific set of things I use

That said, I'd never rate anyone down for sending what they can as long as it meets the requirements of the swap and I always do my best to pass on items that don't suit me personally to people I know who will like them and get good use from them so nothing will go to waste or be unappreciated.


Lolcw rated for UK Happy Mail #11 on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely goodies!!
Response: You're so welcome 😊 xx
craftynut rated for UK Happy Mail #10 on Oct 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package. You read my profile so well and picked my top likes. It must have taken you ages to put it all together. Some of the pieces will be going straight into one of my themed journals. Thank you so so much.
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and lovely comment. I'm so glad you liked the mail πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ xx
LittleMissGiggles rated for UK Happy Mail #9 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: What a beautiful package!! This was definitely happy mail and put a big smile on my face. Thank you so much for all the goodies and the lovely tea
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and lovely comment πŸ˜ŠπŸ“ xx
MissKayeIdaho rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #32 on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your generous happy mail. I absolutely love using faux stamps to decorate everything! I appreciate the thought you took putting this together. πŸ’— Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating πŸ’–πŸ’ŒπŸ’– I'm so pleased you like it! Xx
Maddashin rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #21 on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’•
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and lovely comment 😊 πŸ’– xx
Comment: Gorgeous pansy card and bookmark, which will be going into my journal. And a beautifully decorated package. I love it all, Hollie, thank you so much! Xx
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly page. I love the lacy side tuck and if you don't mind I'd like to magpie that for my other journals.
Response: Of course 😊 I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for your rating and lovely comment πŸ¦‹πŸ’™πŸ¦‹ xx
Minxy1964 rated for UKCA: Three Envelope Flip Book on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: I'm speechless, Hollie. This flipbook is unbelievably pretty, with so much on it and it to look at. I keep picking it up and looking at it! I've saved the purple ribbon. The floral parts of your notecard envelope will be making an appearance in one of my junk journals. The sheet music made me smile. "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" sounds like my kind of night out lol. Thank you soooooo much for all this xxx
Response: You are so welcome 😊 thank you for your rating and lovely comment! I'm so glad you like it πŸŒΉπŸ’–πŸŒΉ xx
Comment: Such an incredibly pretty fairy door, and sooooo many daffodils. I love it! Thank you, Hollie xxx
Response: Thank you for your rating and lovely comment 😊 I love making those wee fairy doors and popping them around the house or in the garden! I like to leave them random places too in the hope they might make someone smile! I'm glad the daffodils arrived intact! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› xx
Comment: Thank you for a very beautiful bird page. I love the colours and the side pocket is such a good idea. Thank you for the time you spent making it.
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and lovely comment 😊 I'm really glad you liked it. 🌱🐦🌱 xx
Comment: The colours were perfect to match the cover, thank you. I love the leaves ribbon. Love all the different elements. Wonderful.
Response: Thank you for your rating and lovely comment 😊 I'm really glad you like the charm! Lynda used the leaf ribbon on the one she made for me so I totally copied her idea! The leaf ribbon is from The Range πŸŒ±πŸ’š xx
Fuchsi rated for ESO: 10 things I like on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Hello Hollie, thank you very, very much for your wonderful fun swap letter and the cute goodies and this amazing envie! ^.^ It's soo cute! And thanks for taking part in the first swap I hosted! I also like ravens, crows and magpies the most and last year one of them hit me accidentilly with a walnut at the head! Just than I realised a lot of these birds were throwing some nuts on the streets to get them cracked and so I stamped on several nuts before going home... XD Also thenks for the tea, its very delicous! :-) Have a great day!
Response: I am so glad you liked the swap 😊 thank you for your lovely rating and comment! That is so cute that the birds dropped a walnut on your head πŸ™ˆ I just got a new sunlounger and the baby magpie in my garden has claimed it!!! πŸ’• xx
Comment: Oh Hollie, the journal you made for me is absolutely stunning! I really can see myself in Edwardian clothes, drifting through a wildflower meadow, making notes in that journal. It's so,so pretty! And everything that came with it made my morning. I've just got back from the osteopath. He couldn't loosen my neck, which wasn't why I went, and I have to have an extra visit next week. I was really hacked off until I opened your parcel. I can't thank you enough. Don't ever give up crafting, you make amazing things xxx
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comment and rating πŸ’•πŸ˜Š I'm really glad you like the journal and I really enjoyed making it. I'm glad it brightened your day xx β˜€οΈπŸ¦‹β˜€οΈ
GreenDuck rated for UK Happy Mail #8 on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Wow! You spoil me! Great package! Thank you!
Response: πŸ’ŒπŸŒπŸ’Œ thank you for the rating and the lovely comment! I'm really glad you liked the happy mail 😊🌈😊 xx
Icrum rated for Europe Hygge Swap #3 on May 28, 2021
Response: Thank you 😊
lnguyen124 rated for πŸ„MUSHROOMSπŸ„ #4 on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO much for the adorable mushroom mail, it made my day!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived with you safely and I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for your lovely comment and rating xx πŸ„β€πŸ„
Comment: Amazing! I love them! Thank you so much!
Response: Your so welcome 😊 I knew I had to use the roller skate for you! Thanks for the lovely rating πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸŒˆ xx
Comment: Ahhh thank you Hollie, it's beautiful, in my fave colours. Such a cute bee charm and bee paperclip, how did you part with these, thank you. :D. It's cheered me up because I got my May Papergang today and I really didn't like it, he he, seeing your PL and how beautiful it is, you should deffo make more, you are so good at it. Thanks again. Em. x
Response: Thanks for your rating 😊 I'm really glad you liked it! Xx
Minxy1964 rated for UK Happy Mail #7 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Sooooo many gorgeous, and very useful things. You've spoiled me rotten, Holly! I've already used one of the buttons in another swap, it was just what I was looking for (and didn't have lol). The cards are going into frames, I love them so much. Thank you, lovely xxx
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment and rating Lynda 😊 I am really glad you liked the swap...you deserve to be spoiled for all the amazing swaps you have made for me!!! πŸ’–πŸ’ŒπŸ’–
Comment: Thank you for an amazing swap. You put so many items together for me. I love everything. I like how you decorated the individual packages. Thank you for the time you took to put this all together. There is so much to choose from and the lacy butterflies will definitely find a place somewhere too. Thank you.
Response: I'm really glad you like the swap! Thank you for setting it up 😊 Thanks for your lovely rating πŸ’ŒπŸŒπŸ’Œ xx

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




AmaranthSpirit on Sep 19, 2020:

Talk about Happy Mail, thank you so much for the amazing angelled package. I love it all, and you even thought my my little furball too - Winnie is very happy with her treats <3 I wish I could give you the 5 and heart that you should get for this swap!

I have a new favourite pen! And where did you get those amazing papers from? They are beautiful. I definitely wont be able to part with the greeting cards anytime soon either... I'm overwhelmed, what a lovely package to brighten my day <3 Thank you SO much X

jenthewen on Sep 11, 2020:

You went above and beyond when my swap didnt work out - thank you so much for angelling.

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