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inkyplum

inkyplum
Date Joined: February 23, 2018
Last Online: April 23, 2024
Birthday: January 11
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Please note that I always send on time - please message me if you have not received something before rating so that I may resend. Thank you!β™₯️

UPDATE (28/03/2024): I returned to swapbot in January of this year (2024) after a long hiatus! I'm currently taking a break as exam season is fast approaching and I need to study. I'll still be active however and may sign up to the odd swap if I can manage it!🌻

My name is Phoebe and I'm a 27 year old English redhead - residing in South East England - with a passion for paper-crafts, snail mail, planning, crochet, miniature painting, gaming and I also bake occasionally as well! I've recently started exploring witchcraft too - I'm very much a baby witch! I have a 5 year old daughter, called Isla, and we both live with my partner, Conor.

I have been pen-palling for the past 12 years and often use Instagram as a way to connect with my fellow crafters/snail-mailers (find me at @inkyplum ). I've always adored doing anything and everything creative and it has lead me to study Film and Media Studies at University which I've thoroughly enjoyed thus far.

I am a spoonie and suffer with a number of chronic illnesses - the main one being Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. It has been through penpalling and snail mail that I have found some form of reprieve and am so thankful for those who have taken the time to write/send me something. Creating pen-friendships and exchanging mail with various people from across the globe has truly brightened the darker days and - no pun intended - has acted like a metaphorical crutch in my life when everything else seemed to be falling apart. How cheesy.

My Likes

I am a lover of photography (both digital and film), as well as anything & everything crafty...I also like tea (of all varieties), coffee (I pride myself on my barista skills!), giraffes, the colours green and yellow (they make me smile!), unique and obscure things/items, and spontaneous adventures. I love to learn about different cultures/places and more.

Favourite Crafts

As someone who crafts, plans and scrapbooks, most paper based things are a weakness of mine. I particularly like gold-embossed ephemera and floral decals. I'm a major washi tape lover too!

My paper crafts obsession extends beyond the above to planning as well. I've recently fallen off the wagon with planning, but am hoping 2024 will be the year I pick it back up again! I used to thoroughly enjoy customising my Filofax and using it almost as a journal in the way I document my activities. It would be safe to say that my affinity for planning is borne out of my love for stationery.

In summer of 2023, I began crocheting. I have been obsessed with creating things since! From bags, to soft toys as well as home decor - I've found crocheting to be so fun and versatile. Occasionally, you may find something handmade in a swap!

When I first met my partner - Conor - he was debating whether or not to return to his hobby of Warhammer. I encouraged him to do so and, since then, he's become fully immersed in the world of miniature painting. I occasionally like to paint as well and often find myself painting up fantasy models from companies such as Signum Games!

Favourite Video Games

I often find myself escaping to alternate realities in the form of video games. I have a soft spot for Bioware; Dragon Age, more specifically. I've loved exploring the world of Baldur's Gate 3 and own the old titles as well. I'm very much into CRPGs and fantasy themed games are a weakness of mine!

ABC Likes

A – axolotl, autumn, apple crumble, acrylic paints

B – baking, bohemian, butterflies, bees, badges, books, Baldur's Gate, bubble tea, botanical

C – crochet, cookies, coffee, chocolate, crafts, crystals, candle dressing, cake, Conor

D – die cuts, dragons, Dragon Age, dice, dreams, daisies, DIY, Doctor Who

E – ephemera, envelopes, elves, emerald

F – fantasy, forest, flowers/floral, fairies, fiber arts, filmmaking

G – green, gold, gel pens, giraffe, garnet, geodes, garden, gaming

H – happy mail, hamsters, houseplants, hot chocolate, Harry Potter

I – iced coffee, ink, Isla

J – journaling, junk journaling

K – kinder chocolate, krispy kreme

L – letters/letter writing, lemonade, lime soda, lace, lanterns, libraries, Lucy and Yak

M – magic, marshmallows, mail art, mail, moon, miniatures

N – Nutella, night, notepads, note paper, notebooks, notes, naps

O - Octopus, owls

P - papercrafts, pumpkins, plants, my PC, photography, poetry, post, postcards

Q - Q&As,

R - (C)RPGs, rainbows

S - snail mail, scrapbooking, spoon theory, sewing (badly), stickers

T - tattoos, tea, thrifting, travel, typography U - upcycling

V - video games, videography, vintage

W - witchy things, witchcraft, washi tape, writing, wicca

X -

Y - yarn

Z - zines

Things I Like To Receive

Ephemera // Washi Samples // Teas (any!) // Letter/writing sets // Stickers // Coffee beans (ground or whole) // Handwritten letters // Postcards

If you'd like to write privately as penpals, please don't hesitate to message me with a brief bit of info about yourself...or you can find me on Instagram @inkyplum I'm currently accepting penpals from anywhere/everywhere!

Ratings

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Comment: Such a joyful swap! I enjoyed everything. Yes I have a cpl chronic illnesses and am the magical type too. Thank you for all the goodies and tea. Love the postcard. I will indeed write you back, we have a lot in common. See u in the mail!
kristenlyns rated for Letter Set Swap Intl #2 on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mix of stationery!
sarafey rated for Penpal with me; Witchy theme on Mar 25, 2024
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Comment: I loved everything ❀️ especially how the envelope was decorated. You gave me ideas for a more simple design that definitely has a witchy feel to it. Followed you on Instagram. Will be replying soon as I get through my to reply mail.
frogerie rated for World Poetry Day β€” March 21 on Mar 23, 2024
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Comment: I love this poem so much! Thank you for sharing!
Aitxiber rated for EU & UK CafΓ© Letters - 2 on Mar 22, 2024
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Comment: Hi! I'm also a tea person, it happens the same to me when I drink coffee :( Thank you for the extra and your lovely letter. Big hug <3
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter on such pretty paper!
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looktothisday15089 rated for Letter Set Swap Intl #1 on Mar 9, 2024
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful paper.
fighterangel rated for Punny Postcards #3 on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the adorable postcard, I love it so much. LOLOLOL @ the Gale line... that's one of my favorite scenes, though I haven't personally gotten that scene myself lol. I need to play BG3 some more... :-P
FeFiRuggeri rated for Sticker Bomb PC 2/2024 on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your bunnies PC with lots of stickers, I really enjoy! :)
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Comment: You made the letter look so beautiful. Your words founf their way right into my heart. Thanks a lot :-)
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Comment: Dopamine sounds like a GREAT love life. Your funeral song is fun; however you died 12 years ago. How you were in high school is great too. And then there is Stop Having Bad Days. AWESOME advice!
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Comment: Thank you for the intriguing list. A lot of the songs are new to me, which is exciting because I plan to listen to them. It's true that you ended up in Spam and the others did not. I don't know why, but you might ask about it. Thank you again!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I loved the rainbow formatting, also, I read your funeral song as the Jaws theme and honestly wouldn't that be something!
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I loved them all and can't wait to use them in upcoming swaps!
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. I liked the items you sent. Have a great day.
AlyssaLynnWrites rated for Punny Postcards #2 on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the PC!!!! I have the same set!! So it’s nice that I’ll get to keep one LOL!!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for these snacks the chocolate wagon wheels is sooo gooodddd the crack is something im not used to thank you!!!!!! I loved trying all of it!!<3
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Comment: thank you for your lovely letter - I am kind of in a letter writing rut at the moment to be honest, but I would love to write you back at some point!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flowers:)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating :)

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Comments

annim on Jan 22, 2024:

A. A. Milne (Pooh) birthday profile decoration

I apologise I am slightly late!

FieryCanuck on Jan 20, 2024:

nancylee on Jan 20, 2024:

A. A. Milne (Pooh) birthday profile decoration

Thank you for joining my swap - this is bonus image

FieryCanuck on Jan 20, 2024:

Happy Pooh Day!

TNorris79 on Mar 15, 2018:

β€œWhat would the hero of your life’s movie do right now? Do that!” – Joe Rogan

VaGrammy66 on Mar 13, 2018:

Profile Quote 20

" A Penquin cannot become a Giraffe, so be the best Penquin you can be."

-Gary Vaynerchuk

Fabriqueen on Mar 10, 2018:

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. ~Anon.~

This is a wonderful day!I've never seen this one before. ~Maya Angelou~

Profile Quote #20

Happy Day! Hugs, Diane

Scrapinitblue on Mar 10, 2018:

Profile Quote #17

β€œTo love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.” ― BrenΓ© Brown

Leftie on Mar 9, 2018:

Profile Quote #20

A woman is like a teabag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water! -Eleanor Roosevelt

itsnobody on Mar 9, 2018:

Here's my favourite quote for today!~

"There's no substitute for a great love who says, 'No matter what's wrong with you, you're welcome at this table.'" β€” Tom Hanks

Profile Quote #17

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