Comment: Thanks so much, Ingrid! I love what you sent, and I really appreciate you did twice!! Gorgeous Echino fabrics, oh my... And the jewelry you made, this is extra special to me! Thanks again and *hugs* :)
Comment: Hello Ingrid and thanks a lot! This package will help me through cold, dark and rainy days for shure. :o) The green tea smells amazing and I think I will become a fan of this belgium greek bread. Yum! *hugs*
Comment: So cute! Thank you! I spent so long trying to untie the knot and then I realized I could just slide the loop off the back, haha! The necklace is pretty cool! I know just the outfit to wear it with :) Thanks bunches!
Comment: your adorable matchbox was delivered today, thanks a lot, it's really super cute! Thanks for reading my profile and removing the feather...just to let you know, I love how feathers look (especially on birds:D) but the idea of touching them just freaks me out..weird, I know..
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I'm glad it arrived safely and that you liked it. And a to the feather issue ... we all have our weirdnesses :o)
Comment: Thank you once again for a beautiful ATC. It has been a pleasure being your partner for this season of the Amazing Race. Hope to start a new season soon and maybe see you there.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I will look forward to the new series although I hope for your sake that we won't get partnered again then ... after 4 ATCs by me, you might want to see something else :o)
Comment: Well my wish come true so to speak, you are my partner for this leg of the race too, cool. Thank you once again for a very beautiful ATC. It has finally arrive and thank you for resending as well.
Response: I'm glad you liked my vision of China and that the envie didn't go astray this time. The postal services are very unkind to me lately :o( maybe I should try and bribe the postal gods by sending them ATCs as well :o)
Comment: I have received your most beautiful ATC once again. Very strange postage system I have to admit. There is no postmark once again on envie.Its as though you came to New Zealand and put it in the box, very strange indeed. But I love it and in here I can give you extra hearts for it, so I say it deserves 3 hearts not one.Wish you could be my partner for all the rest of the Amazing Race, hehehe.
Comment: ROOOAAARRR! :o) Thank you very much, Ingrid, for all the cute stuff you sent to me in this fun swap. I love it! <3
PS: I have to change my rating and give you another heart!! A big one. For the sweet fabric and the delicious chocolates. Yummy, both!
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely package!!! The mug, the socks, the hot cocoa sticks, hand cream, tea stuff, face mask, little tin and chocolates. Everything is just perfect! This package really made my day :o) HUGS!
Comment: Such **excellent** ATCs! My favorite in this series so far.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart, especially since the first envie disappeared into the wild. I'm glad you liked my ATCs.I hope to see you again on the next and final instalment of the series.
Comment: (omigosh sorry for the superlate rate!) This was a really nicely put together package and I especially loved the handmade items like the ATC, owl stuffie and the birdnest pendant :) Thank you Ingrid!
Comment: WOW!!!!! What a fabulous package!!!! I love it all Ingrid - from the Siamese on the box to the extra tin of goodies - you REALLY spoiled me and I will use EVERYTHING in future projects - thanks sooooooo much
Comment: Super special extra-lucky parcel! It was so nicely put together with so many favorite things, so I know you took care reading my profile and tailored a package specifically for me. It's wonderful to have such sweet friends!
Comment: Not only is your work stunning, it was extremely considerate! Exactly, perfect for me!!! :D
Response: Thanks for the rating but I cannot take credit for the necklace. As I told you in a PM, I'm in a rather creative block when it comes to jewelry at the moment, hence my buying your necklace from another jewelry artist nl. Jane Petitjean on etsy. I'm glad you love it though. :o)
Comment: Ingrid, your parcel arrived today, what a spectacular treat! I just loved everything and it really shows how much care you put into matching my profile. I immediately popped the cd in my car and have been enjoying it all day. I met a friend for a movie (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and we each had a delicious bisquit with our coffee afterward. One of the things that most impressed me was you PERFECT handwriting in the letter! I loved the cd translations too! The magnet and booklet are fun and the bag and pencil and notepad!!!! and on and on! I wish I could give you more and more hearts! Have a wonderful weekend!
Response: I'm so glad that the parcel arrived OK and that you love the things I picked out for you. Upon checking the tracking Friday, the postal website said that it was being returned to sender, so I kind of freaked out about it. Happy to know that even the tracking system is unreliable ;o) Enjoy your weekend !
Comment: OMG your handwriting is so beautiful! and really neat. I admire you for trying to learn Japanese, it is tough but now thanks to your lesson I want to learn too.
The CD was fab!! I did not know this band and they are great and the candy was delicious Ingrid. Thanks a lot for everything! 10 hearts to you :)
Response: I'm glad you liked my little lesson. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hello Ingrid ^_^, as I told you in the PM..your swap made me jump here and there from happiness..I'm really thrilled about learning some Japanese because it's still a totally unknown language to me! and thanks a lot for the candy =P and the cd..I've had the chance to listen to just half of it today but so far I like it!
*Domo arigato gozaimasu*
Response: Do itashi mashite. I'm glad you liked it. If you like the English translations of Kokia's songs, I can copy the CD's booklet for you and I forgot to mention a great website for learning kana in a playful manner. Check out : www.kanamichan.com. Thanks for hearting me.
Comment: Oh my Gosh!! Your Zentangles are AWESOME !! Since it was a beginner's swap, I thought I'd probably get really simple (or crappy) ones. I like to use familiar shapes for mine, too.
I just started "tangling" about 6 months ago and love it. Combine that with my love for ATC's and, well - you know what I mean!
Would you care to do a private swap??? Just me and you?!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment. I like joining beginner swaps because they are low pressure and fun, and sometimes you get nice surprises :o) I'd love to do a private zentangle swap with you, maybe in January because December is always a bit hectic! Anyway just let me know and thanks for rating !
Comment: I love all the fun hot chocolate you sent me! I was getting low on my stash of Cadbury hot chocolate, so that was so sweet of you to send me that! I've never tried the "hotcemel" kind before so I really look forward to trying it. The hot chocolate sticks are *so* COOL! And that was so nice of you to send a milk chocolate one and a dark chocolate one so I could try both. And I *really* appreciate you not sending anything with artificial sweeteners in it. You are such a thoughtful swapper and I just love everything you sent! The letter you sent was also wonderful. Thank you so much for everything!!!!!!
Response: I'm blushing from all the compliments :o) I am thrilled that you liked my little selection and I hope their taste will live up to your expectations. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Dear Ingrid! Oh my god, what a wonderful package!!! As always i love your tea selection (thanks for the turkish ones!!!) and THANKS for the Kawaii letter set, it's really really cute!!! I really appreciate your birthday card! It's the first this year!!! :-)))
My best wishes from Spain! You deserve at least 5 hearts!
Response: I'm glad you liked the teas and your birthday present as well. I'm happy you considered them heart worthy :o) Have a nice Halloween weekend !
Comment: Thanks Ingrid for your wonderful magnet and all the extras you sent me!!!!! You spoiled me!!! Thanks for the spices (yummy curry!!!!!) and the teas!!!! I really appreciate the mapcard too! You are a really good swapper!!!
Un abrazo desde la soleada Almeria
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent :o) Expect anoher package from me soon because we're partnered again on another swap. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I am going to apologize first. I saw my towels on Flickr and was so excited I had to open them when I received them, They are georgeous!! I especially love the vintage one. I will cherish it. The dogs loved their treats.
Response: That's OK, curiosity doesn't always kill the cat ;o) You can always wrap them up again and reopen them on your birthday. I was a bit afraid you might like the presents, but now I am relieved you do. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Loved the cover. What software did you use?
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. :o) I used Photoshop to assemble the pictureq and several digital scrapbooking elements I have gathered over the last months. But any photo editing software (even free ones like GIMP) would do the trick. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Ingrid: I got your lovely little box today, it arrived ultra quickly this time! I really loved all you chose for me but... my mom and aunt *stole* the pretty stuffie and the stickers. Do you believe it? We also enjoyed the Hello Kitty candies, the chocolate will be for later! Thank you very much, you're really kind. I'm happy!
Response: Wow ... this was a quick delivery compared to last time :o) Kawaii definetely has no age limits : it even sets mature adults to *stealing* fom their children LOL I'm glad you liked it though, even if you only saw it briefly ;o) Until we swap again, take care !
Comment: This is a well deserved Heart because you got it based on the quality of your ATC and not the "extras" you sent. I've never seen Zentangles but not I'm interested in learning more. what a card of beauty! I'm totally amazed. Did you draw it or is it computer generated? either way, totally beautiful. I'm honored to have it.
Response: Thanks for the heart. This ATC is 100% handdrawn as this is the main characteristic of a zentangle after all :o) I first learned about zentangles on this site when I read about it in a swap description. I did some research and decided to give it a try. These zentangles are highly addictive so beware if you ever start making them ;o)
Response: I'm glad they did, because I started to get worried. Normally mail to Germany (or the UK) takes only 2, maximum 3 days and both envies for this swap which I put in the bin on July 31, travelled for more than a week :o( Maybe they did some sightseeing, this being holidays and all ;o) Thanks for taking the time to rate.
Comment: Ingrid! What gorgeous ATCs these are!!! I like digital ATCs just as much as mixed media;) My favorite one is the mixed media one though, its very effective! YES, I'm hooked on these too! Thanks so much for the extra card! You have gorgeous handwriting btw!! â™¥
Response: I'm glad you liked both. Thanks for the heart and the compliment on my handwriting :o)
Comment: Your wonderful pkg came today! So quickly, I was surprised. I love the book thong it's beautiful. The chocolate melted in our hot arizona weather, but I put it in the freezer so it will be ok to eat soon.
I will register your book right now!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you liked the bookthong but I'm sorry the chocolate melted on the way. As we are having a summer with temperatures in the low 60's (they try to make us believe this is really summer :o)) I tend to forget that other parts of the world do have a real summer.
Comment: what an amazing matchbox you made! I love how you personalized it for my cat! I can't believe it is your first matchbox, you must be a natural! Champ loved all the toys and treats!! How special!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the heart. I'm glad Champ enjoyed the treats as well as the toys.
Comment: What a lovely parcel to receive first thing in the morning. I love the bookmarks and will definitely be using them. The thong is amazing. It's beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to make it for me. I love it. I shall have to have a go at making one myself.
Thanks again and enjoy your well deserved heart,
Response: I just love European swaps : the packages always arrive so quickly! :o) Thank you for the heart and the compliment on the thong. I hope we'll swap again some time.
Comment: I received your Black and White ATCs. They are fantastic!! I love the cow and the great explanation of the story behind it and the digital collage is wonderful. You are very talented! I'd love to do a one on one swap with you sometime.
Response: Thank you for your kind comment and the heart. I'm glad you liked both of them, considering they are two completely different styles :o)
Comment: Great package. I look forward to reading your answers and loved the book you made it into. Very creative!
Response: Thank you for the heart, especially since I was a bit overdue on this swap. I hope you'll be able to relate to what I thought of the novel, but even if you don't ... it's always nice to see things through some else's glasses. :o)
Comment: Thank you so much for the pocky and the extras. I'm so excited to try it. Of course there is part of me that wants to save it too. What's up with that? xo
Response: I'm so glad it arrived all well and quickly :o) The advantage of the pocky is that it has several little bags, so you can keep some for later - if you want to. Enjoy all the goodies :o)
EDIT : Just saw the star too, THANKS !
Comment: Ingrid, I just LOVE your Eiffel Tower ATC's. They are wonderful and it is hard to believe you are new to papercrafts. Thanks for being a great partner....and I hope to send to you on a swap in the future :-)
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you liked my ATCs, I'm always a bit nervous when I send them out. As I am joining more ATCs swaps, our paths may cross again someday :o) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: WOW! Thanks for the extra special chocolate candy package. I loved everything you sent, especially the Belgium bars and the Oxfam organic bars. My partner has been sneaking a piece of chocolate out of the package almost everyday. Thanks so much! ;0)
Response: Thanks for the heart. I am glad you liked the chocolate I sent. Especially for this swap, I went to the Bio-planet supermarket to find some organic sweets. As all the products they sell are organic, they have a larger range than the ordinary stores. And considering that Oxfam products are fair trade as well, we can enjoy our chocolate fix without guilt :o)
Comment: A millon hearts to you! I can honestly say that this is the nicest handmade thing I've received on swap-bot!!!! Thank you sooooo much Ingrid, for putting so much time and effort into my awesome journal and the picture of my dogs was such a special surprise!!! You are so talented and just an awesome swapper!!!! I will treasure this forever! Hugs, Sena
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. As this was the first journal I personalised, I was a bit afraid you might not like it or it might not be what you expected. I'm glad the pic of your furbabies came out well. I just discovered digiscrapping and I have to admit, this pic was my first attempt at it as well :o) Lots of "1 times" for a single swap ;o) but I hope to be swapping with you again soon. Take care.
Comment: thankyou for the wonderful package two magazines and some yummy candy thought im not sure that i like the pepper,rose chocolate bar but I tried one of the other ones and it was really good
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you liked the magazines and some of the chocolate I sent. I like to get people acquainted with chocolate they don't know but sometimes it just doesn't work (tastes differ of course). So feel free to pass the pink pepper/dark chocolate on to someone else. :o)
Comment: OK, Ingrid. I don't know if it was deliberate or serendipity, but I LOVED finding the extra profile-related words that weren't on the list. What program did you use? BTW, this puzzle is HARD, I'm still working on it!
Response: If the words weren't on the list, I guess I cannot take credit for them ... they are the results the wonderous ways of serendipity :o) I'm glad you're having fun with the puzzle. In fact I used one of the sites suggested by our host, the penguin one(http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch). I quite liked the possibility to choose colour and fonts to personalise the puzzles. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Im so lucky to even have you as my partner thanks so much!
Response: That was a rather fast delivery, just over 1 week to get to Down Under :o) I'm glad you liked what I put together for you. Having read and heard so much about Australian customs I was afraid that it would be seized or held up somewhere :o) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: How cool is that, I already got my package! I love this european Swappers group! And what a great package it is: Chocolate from Belgium! So yummy! And the strawberry Fabric! And the great Buttons! And all the stuff for Jakob: Stickers, Stuffie and chocolate! What a nice thing to have done! I'm really happy with everything!
Thank you so much Ingrid!
Response: Wow, that was fast - sent Thursday and arrived on Saturday ! If all swaps go this fast in the European group, I know a lot of happy swappers :o) I'm glad you liked what I sent. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: What can I say? I loved your package, the ATCs are so nice and delicate, you have talent! Oh, I loved the extras too. I tasted a chocolate already, yummy. Thank you very much!
Response: I'm glad you liked the Atc, becasue I had fun making them too :o) I was a bit afraid it had gotten lost in the mail as it took so long to arrive. But we just had to be patient. Thanks for the heart.
Response: Thanks for the rating (and the heart!) as well as the info about the website. I'll check into it in the next few weeks, because I saw many nice cards that the 20$ minimum won't be a problem :o)
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I always try to send things I'd like to receive myself but as tastes differ, you never really know what the person at the other end will think of it. Thanks for the heart :o)
Comment: Thank you so much for everything that you sent! I loved every single thing! I can't wait to try the yummy chocolates and read the little book. This is the best swap that I have received so far.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope you'll enjoy the chocolate as much as I had fun putting this swap together! :o)
Comment: thank you so much!!!! la rivista Ã¨ bella e interessante( ho studiato francese cosÃ¬ faccio un po' di pratica)!!! scrivi molto bene in italiano, avresti voglia di diventare amica di penna?
Response: Sono contenta che la rivista ti abbia piaciuto e che possa leggere il francese senza problemi. Mi piacerebbe essere la tua nuova amica di penna por quanto possa perdonnare gli moltissimi sbagli che farÃ² en Italiano. Grazie per il cuore.
Comment: A lot of effort went into searching for all these stamp pictures and putting it together. I love it! Thank you so much. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I found a lot of other beautiful stamps but some of them just wouldn't show on the mosaic. If you want to search other ones try looking under the words "postzegel", "timbre", "francobollo" and "sello" as well :o)
Comment: If I could, I would give you 100 hearts!!! I so love the magazines - Japanese and French, ooh la la!!! I love the variety of crafty inspiration in both of them and the hot drinks, oh my goodness. My kiddos were looking at them and I explained they are mommy's special items and mommy will not share them. :) Thank you, thanks, gracias, merci, xiexie, I could go on and on and hope to swap with you again so I can share some swap love with you.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the package I sent and that it arrived well. I really had fun shopping for things you might like. I hope you'll enjoy the chocolate ... the only thing on earth to be consumed without moderation :o)
Comment: Thanks for the card, Ingrid! I love it. Great to find another cross stitcher, we'll have to swap some time. I'm afraid to use the table cloth too, haha! I'm glad you like it, and thanks for looking at my blog.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I am glad you liked the card and that it arrived so quickly in Sweden (almost faster than domestic mail :o)). Maybe we'll meet up on the next x-stitching swap.