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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: June 22, 2021
Birthday: May 7
Country: India
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DEAR SWAPPERS, IF POSSIBLE

please throw in any of these in your mail to me if you have them lying around

  • empty tea pouch/bag (those individual packets of tea which hold the tea bag and come with a flap)
  • wine cork/cork sheet or squares
  • used/finished stamp pad (ones where the ink has finished and you would probably discard the stamp pad)

UPDATE (MAY 2021): We are living in restrictions since the beginning of May but luckily international post is functioning (to most countries except a few) albeit slowly. So please bear with the delay in mails.

UPDATE (Aug 2020): It's been a while now since mail has resumed in India,atleast incoming packages are arriving safely. I'm a little weary of the outgoing from here though along with postal service not being stable in some other countries hence will be holding off sending anything for a while. I hope you understand because more than a delay I'd hate missing packages.

UPDATE (June 10, 2020): I hope everyone is doing well and taking precautions while maintaining social distance. Recently some parts of India have now slowly begun partial activity but not my city. So for me we are still on lockdown and the post is not accepting letters or packets yet. I'm really hoping they open up soon.

UPDATE (May 4,2020): So the lockdown has again been extended till May 17th.Sadly I'll be celebrating a quarantine b'day although I would have loved to receive mail but that won't be happening any time soon. Hope you'll are taking care. Anyone expecting mail from me or any ratings please be patient and bear with us. All those still out and about please do take necessary precautions.

UPDATE (April 14, 2020): The lockdown has been extended till 3rd May. I have not forgotten about my mail and will post all of them from my dashboard when it's possible. They are all ready to go out, once the lockdown is lifted.

UPDATE (March 30,2020): So India is on lockdown till April 14th and hence I won't be able to send or receive any mail. Rest assured I have contacted partners and prepared mail to be out once the restriction has been lifted. Please take care of yourselves and stay at home as far as possible and take necessary precautions.


So I've always been in love with the idea of snailmail. I've sent plenty of them while I was at boarding school and I guess it's something that just stuck with me. Sometime back as I was contemplating about getting back into letter writing I came across a YouTube video which directed me here. SO HERE I AM!!!

I'm living in India but I'm a Tibetan. I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Psychology and I'm not sure what trouble I've signed myself up for.

I love learning about different cultures and ethnicities, hence have found a special affinity for languages as well. I'm trying to learn how to speak in Korean and read/write in Tibetan. I have always been someone who likes planning and preparing for simple things and they may not always be visible but they exist. So Jan 2019 I began a bullet journal. I'm taking it slow and sticking to rapid logging.

You can jump to the DIY and ABC section to know what to write or send me.

I am also open to personal swaps (containing what I'm looking for-mentioned below). Drop me a message if you are interested.

I am looking for

  • rubber stamps & clear stamps ( vintage themed, botanical themed, retro and grunge)
  • Anything vintage themed(book pages, stickers, diagrams, ephemera, maps, music sheets, illustrations etc)
  • Anything botanical (papers, stickers, diagrams, cut-outs, etc.)
  • Rubber pieces from a sheet (for stamp carving) any size will do
  • Die cuts (botanical, birds)
  • Typewriter typed quotes & poems

NOTE: Please message me if you don't receive my mail. I send all swaps before the deadline. If any mail has been misplaced or doesn't arrive, I will resend if necessary.

Favorite Books

2020 Update: I'm trying to diversify my reading and trying to read more than just the usual.

So I'm not a complete bookworm but yeah I'm a voracious reader. I don't think I can remember all the books I've ever read. My all time favourite genres are

• Adventure

• Crime

• Suspense/Thriller

• Sci-fi

I have read a few non-fiction as well but mostly self help and personal development books.

There's something about a story that sticks with me while I forget it's name/title. Does that happen with you too ? Hence I decided to keep a log since 2019.

Favorite Movies

I think I can definitely say I enjoy a bit of every genre (except war movies or those based in that time) But there are a few that stick with me, even after the passage of time I remember scenes vividly and enjoy watching them again and again. Like,

• Inception

• Shutter Island

• Trance

• Seven Pounds

• Catch me if you can

• Shawshank Redepmtion

Favorite Television

Well this is indeed something that requires the patience to follow and if you happen to miss or hear of a particular show late then the binge watching begins (guilty). You know you've done that too. By the way a few of my personal favourites are:

• Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing). Is it true that they planning to bring it back?

• Prison Break (I think the planning and plotting just drew me in as someone whose completely into the whole planning and organising bit)

• Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

• Lie to Me ( I'd be surprised maybe shocked to ever know of any Psyc student who doesn't love this one)

I've reached this far and I haven't yet mentioned this whole new world of K-dramas that I've been going gaga over (Not joined the K-pop bandwagon, yet). It's been a completely new world that has gotten me intrigued about Korea- its culture, food, people and language (Yes, I picked up a few words from the TV series and yes I'm struggling to learn Korean). I don't want to list all the K-Drama, as it's never ending.

TEAS

I don't have any allergies but I prefer herbal green teas in any flavour except for chai flavour (I get to have alot of those and hence don't want anymore)

DIY

  • MARCH 2021 UPDATE: I've been practicing rubber carving for a while now and have now begun trying my hand at lino carving. The medium feels slightly different to carving on rubber. I'm still new to it but if you're interested you can take a look at my work here on IG. If something piques your interest, we could swap print samples.

  • MARCH 2020 UPDATE: I've begun making handmade papers using recycled newspaper, paper scraps, onion skin and garlic skin. I am not very good at it. But if you'd be interested we could swap some samples.

  • APRIL 2019 UPDATE: I began making an attempt at rubber carving to make myself some small stamps to use in my journals. So far they are rough around the edges and definitely need more practice.

While it's been a few years since I decided that I want my life to be productive and minimalistic(I'm trying my best). A big reason I began DIYing and recycling things around me to make optimum utilisation of resources. While doing this I try to pick up a new skill every now and then. It could be small but as long as it helps sustainability.

Also please don't be surprised if I reuse magazines, newspapers and envies for your mail.

RAK's, Tags & Wishlist

Outgoing

Incoming

Thank you

ABC's

I thought I'd include this section to help you decide what you could send/write about or maybe find common ground with me.

I will keep updating it regularly

A - artwork(your original), Asian

B- books (of any kind), bright colours, baking, Bristol paper (any size), birds, botanical

C- clear stamps, cardstock paper(any size), challenging myself, compassion, craft, colours(mostly all, except glitter or shimmer), charms for TN, constellation

D- dogs, DIY, drawing, die cuts (nature themed, botanical, labels, tags, mini doilies, paper lace)

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery, Earthy colours,

F- french fries, flowers, feathers, fitness, fragrance(like mostly earthy and fruity but not flowery),

G- grunge,

H- handmade(anything) esp paper (like Awagami, washi, lokta, vellum) , Harry Potter,

I- introvert, illustration, instant photo(Polaroids, Instax), inkpads(slightly used will also do), inkpens(Lamy, monteverde, conklin)

J- journalling(A5) , Japanese culture and art related things, Japanese paper

K- Korean drama, Korean culture and art related things

L- leaves, learning new skills, lace(fabric/paper), ledger paper

M- masking tape (please refer to section below) memo sheets(classiky style minimalistic, not specifically the brand) , mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal dies, mushrooms

N- neutral colours, nature

O- organising, optimisim, oceans, onion paper

P- plants, poetry (about life, nature, emotions, humorous, haiku, your original), pens, paper(all kinds for scrapbooking esp. handmade/recyled), photo/photography, painting, pouch(sewn for stationery), pressed flowers/plants,

Q- quotes,

R- reading, rubber stamps(refer to section below), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , sketches,

T- travelling, trees, TN inserts (using B5 slim & passport, dotted/blank pages), twine/thread

U- universe, uniball pens,

V- vintage (papers, books, illustrations), vellum,

W- washitape(refer to section below), washi paper, writing, walking, winter, watercolours, workout, wax paper

X-

Y- yoga, yarn,

Z- zentangle, zen, zip pouches

DISLIKES : Please don't send

  • Glitter,
  • Neon colours
  • Puffy or 3D stickers,
  • Anything kiddish like Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Manga, Emojis, and Disney related (save it for someone who will enjoy them)
  • Rainbows & Unicorn
  • Roses
  • Anything in bright gold (rose gold is fine)
  • Anything planner related like (days, months, dates etc. I am into bujo but 99% of the time I prefer to handwrite hence I won't end up using any of them sent)
  • Postcards (I don't swap them and don't have much use for them)
  • Imitation jewellery(I'm allergic to them)

Flakes & Angels

I'm disheartened that I would have a need to mention flakes but at the same time I'm grateful for the angels in here.

Ratings

quaisoir rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #3 on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the washi tapes. Hope you're doing ok. Singapore is experiencing some challenges too right now. Stay safe and take care. 😊
Virginie rated for Botanical Themed Envelope #1 on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the botanical theme loaded envelope. I love just everything, was totally surprised to read that you too are living in Indian. Never went to Pune but maybe one time after being to travel again. Thank you very much for all the goodies you put on your envelope, les notepads with little babies are so perfect as I am doing a baby girl book for my first granddaughter wich will arrive end of august. Ho and so clever to write on the back of the envelope where I should tear , your envelope is very lovely too I wish I could put more hearts in my rating.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I was beginning to wonder that it was time you received it already. That's so lovely that you're expecting to welcome your granddaughter. Because of the way I created the envie, I thought it best to avoid tearing into any of the contents hence the instructions... Hehehe🤭. I'm happy to hear the contents are useful as well. Hopefully someday we get to meet. ❤️
quaisoir rated for Ephemera swap...vintage on Mar 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely vintage themed items. Nicely put together. I can't really recall if we've swapped before but I hope we have a chance to swap again in the future. Till next time. 😊
faeriemail rated for Put spring on! #2020 on Dec 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a truly lovely snail mail. I was honestly just fine with you not sending due to the virus but it was sweet to receive so an extra thank you for that. Ido hope you and yours are well, best wishes.
meeltje57 rated for Profile Based Happy Mail on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: O my dear Palmo, such a wonderful package arrived from you. The envelope is so nice to begin with, all the stamps and lovely decorations. Inside a wide variety of handmade gifts. I truly love them all. The little lines with flags, adorable, the tree of life bookmark, the hand sewn booklet. You spoiled me so much. Everything is just perfect. I will wear the orange heart on my jacket and think of you when I wear it. Many many thanks, your note was lovely too 💙💜💛❤💚💕໒(❤‿❤)७💙💜💛❤💚💕
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Comment: WOW, Palmo! After more than half a year this swap finally reached me! Can you believe how long it's taken?? I'm so happy that mail seems to be moving between our countries again -- thank you so much for this lovely swap. I can't wait to use these creations in my projects! xx
Response: I'm just relieved the package made it to you. Believe me Sylvia, I don't even recollect which patterns I included for you(I forgot to take a pic) because it's been that long. But glad to know you liked them and they are usable.
Malliecat rated for 3 Lines Story #6 on Aug 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the two stories they took a while to get to me but they are safe and sound ❤️❤️❤️
m3i5 rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise! 33 on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Hi Tenzing, I finally received your envie, thank you! :)
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #5 on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: thanks!
YolandiLetters rated for IG and RAK on Jul 7, 2020
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lasciviouskisses rated for IG and RAK on Jul 7, 2020
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LiliLuv rated for IG and RAK on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: Have a great day! 🙂
penpallingfool rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the swap my spam folder ate this and with the niece coming down its been hectic and to have the joys of fibro stinks. Love the answers to some of the questions happy swapping.
Rosa1 rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 5, 2020
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Comment: Fun to read through!
NRGordon rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 4, 2020
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Comment: I was so happy to see that everyone elaborated some on their answers. 'Yes' or 'No' is such a waste. Sorry for the delay in rating. I have been ill... not Covid!
junemoon rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your very complete answers, it's good to get to know you a little more.
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Comment: Greetings from the west coast of Canada. This is a beautifully packaged swap exploding with incredible inspiration! Thank you so much for a wonderful package. I feel very lucky! Take care and be safel
Response: I'm delighted to hear it made its way to you and that you like everything. I was hoping this would not lose its way. Thank you for the rating. 😘
Tine rated for Let’s go Vintage! on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: thañks so much. i received today you re send i love all the things
Response: I'm so glad this one made it, since it was in my last batch of outgoing mails I sent before the lockdown was imposed in our country. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Hope you are taking care.
carrotkate rated for InCoWriMo Vintage social media :) on Apr 20, 2020
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Comment: This was lovely to receive, just like ALL of your letters! I’m sorry the rating didn’t save the first time! TY again!
isandie rated for Sewing Business on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: I love this!!!! Thank you so much for the pouch and the envelope!!! They are so beautiful! I also LOVE the small junk journal! Perfect pocket sized! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yaaaaaayyyyyy! I'm glad we had this swap. I was really excited and had such fun sewing this for you. Hope you can use them. Thank you for the rating. 😘

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Comments

thisismeAXiD on May 2, 2021:

happy birthday month

bblue on Apr 16, 2021:

Thanks for the collage materials you sent for the "Help! I can't find..." tag. They're great. Thanks for the decorated envie, too.

user6937 on Apr 12, 2021:

At long last, the IFM WTA envelope has arrived - love the handmade (owl) paperclip!

sal410cat on May 30, 2020:

Thanks for sending my washi bag home to me!

CrystalZ on May 12, 2020:

Hi! Thank you for sending my two washi bags home to me and for the extra vintage postcard...it is so pretty :)

thisismeAXiD on May 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

weatherwax on Apr 3, 2020:

oh, thank you so much for your lovely envelope for the IFM-WTA!! I love your envelope! Thank you!!!

Gnoe on Mar 19, 2020:

THANKS A LOT for the SSM forum "pick 2" tag you sent! What a coincidence your blue stash is depleted as well. Popular colour ;-) Stay safe!

earthnk on Nov 4, 2019:

Hi Tenzing, Traveling notebook swap #6 is winging it's way to you as of today! 😊

Ciska76 on Oct 31, 2019:

Thank you so much for the clear stamps for ISS: 5,4,3,2,1 tag. Look forward to using them. 💕

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