Comment: Ahhhh, Holly..dearest, sweetest Holly! Thank you sooo much for the most amazing parcel of loveliness..you TOTALLY, completely & utterly spoiled me; I am in awe at the amount of awesomeness & I honestly LOVE absolutely everything!
Thank you so so much!
..from the Little Red Riding Hood book (soo darling!!) to the yummy goodies (it had been faaar too long since I last had a berry Nakd bar..YUM! â™¥), the Bambi gift bag (which I had seen before, but never found any reason to treat myself to..and now, I no longer have to just look at it longingly! :-D), the Tim Holtz crafty goodies..just, just.. EVERYTHING!
The parcel was absolutely perfect and honestly, it totally made my day! Thank you - from the bottom of my heart
You're incredible and I feel so lucky to have you as a friend <3
Comment: **Oct. 20, 2011:**Just a gentle reminder that I haven't received this swap yet. Maybe it went sight-seeing along the way? I will keep a look-out for it and will re-rate when it does arrive. All my best wishes to you! â™¥
**Jan. 3, 2012:** Thank you so much for the lovely package(s) you sent. It all was so nice and rabbity! I love the rubber stamp especially and the rabbit on the brown envie. Everything's so nice! It's difficult to choose one favorite thing (I guess the stamp would be it) and I really like it all. I so wish I could give you a 5 (and a heart!) but the lack of communication is the big reason why I cannot give you the rating I wish I could give. I received the swap over 4 months after the due-date, but I wouldn't have taken that so much into account if only there had been better communication. Thank you for sending, thank you for sending again when the other one was returned. I really appreciate your following through with the swap. I cannot give you a 5, but here are some hearts, because I do just love everything...â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: Hun, it is absolutely ok and I understand and accept your reasons as my communication was rubbish and I neglected to deal with the situation properly. I am so happy the re-send arrived and that you loved everything and cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding and for those hearts upt here ^ =D
Comment: This is hands down the most amazing package of surprises! I will treasure your grandma`s hankies...they are lovely. An awesome collection of papers, sewing notions, stickers, two rocking cool hand carved stamps...I feel so spoiled! And everyone at work`ll be jealous of my cool tote! I hope your package of surprises has arrived safely.
Comment: Ohhh... thank you for the Cadbury chocolates from the U.K! I have to agree the Dairy Milk Fruit and Nuts is really yummy, this is one of my go to chocolate bars. I have never seen Cadbury Fudge or the Curlywurly before. Can't wait to try them! It was really fun swapping with you. Big hug
Comment: Thank you, thank you for re-sending! I really had let it go as I believed you had send initially, but this was such a treat to receive and a real surprise. I appreciate your following through, and for putting together something so sweet and uniquely personal. I love the moon badge (it immediately joined my collection on my knitting bag) and the handmade envelopes are beautiful. It was such a pleasure to have you for a partner. Hugs! Laura
Comment: I got my wonderful book in the mail today. I had to wait for Allison to peruse the contents first. She approves by the way. :)
It's wonderful. I love the pages. The quotes are great as well. Hadn't read some of those before. Thankyou.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute bookplates and the bear's paw stamp. I love them! Well worth the wait! I should add that my son loves them too and we already have plans for the bear paw! Very, very lovely! Thanks also for caring enough and taking the time to resend!
Response: Oh you are very welcome! It really makes me happy that your son loves the stamp too and that you can put it to good use! I enjoyed carving that one and the plates were easy to re-send since I had copies but I am thrilled you like them so much and a huge thankyou for being so patient and understanding and for the heart, I appreciate it =)
Comment: Thank u so much! It looked like u put a lot of efford into the swap! It was awesome! Not loved the things for him! He decorated his bed with the stickers and the book was right up his alley
Response: Oh wonderful, I am so pleased he liked the stickers and the book, I really hoped he would and when I saw those funny puffy stickers I just had to send them for him =D I also hope you get plenty of use from your cute book and the other bits. Thankyou ever so much for the heart =D
Comment: Great Package thank you Holly! I cant wait to try all the candy! The gummies are so cute and i also love black current! The erasers will be a great addition for my collection. Thank you for everything!
Response: Oh I am so pleased! Just let me know if you ever want more candy and erasers hehe. Thankyou for the heart hun =D
Comment: This is seriously one of the cutest things I have ever received on swap-bot! I LOVE the little felted bunny and everything in his little hideaway. It puts my matchbox to shame, ha! You did a fantastic job; thanks so much!!
Comment: It always makes me laugh when I get an envelope with a 'Royal Mail' sticker! I love the way you wrapped the swap--I was under so much suspense I couldn't slow down to appreciate the wrapping, and instead I opened it like a kid on Christmas. Such a cute little stamp! Thanks.
Comment: Oh wow! I LOVE everything about this swap right down to the stamp on the envie! This is a gorgeous ATC, can say how much I think it rocks, the colours, content, just everything about it is SO cool! Thank you for taking the time to package it so well, it arrived in perfect condition. So thrilled you were my partner for this one, you rock! :-)
Response: Oh thankyou ever so much. I am flattered you loved it so much =D I actually made sure you got that Shakespeare stamp on the envie as I knew you would appreciate it hehe. I hope we get to swap again and thankyou very much for the heart hun xX
Comment: Ohhh, all the little bunnies! Thank you so much for my chocolate cadbury buns, the jelly buns, the malteaser buns, and the chocolate bee! So so cute. :) Sadly, some of them got a little melty, but that will not deter me from eating them, hee hee. I love the little card and little paper extras, too!
Response: hehe, I just had to send the bee obviously! I did fear they may get melty but it cannot be helped so I sent them off with a little bunny prayer to stay as close to their original state as possible haha. Glad you liked it all and thankyou for the heart =D xX
Comment: HOLY WOWZA woman! The great stuff just kept coming out of that box. You have made my top 5 list of fabulous ass swappers! OMG, pigs and goats and pigs and fibers and pigs and cool burlap bag and home made rubber stamp to die for and the shrimp are so freaking AWESOME! Ricki was here when I opened it and took one to tie from his mirror in his truck and ate most of the candy and Ned was right there chewing away with him. The cats love the boa fluff as well. What a fantastic partner you are! ANYTIME baby! Any time!
Response: It was an absolute pleasure and SO much fun finding stuff for you. I really was all shrimped out by the end hehehe. Glad you loved everything, esp the stamp and painting =D Thankyou for the heart hun xX
Comment: Nice! And such cute rubber-stamp! But i can't believe you tore the book page for the wrapper!>.< hehehe... I remove the tape nicely and paste them nicely on my book! :) thank you! xoxo Nadi
Response: Hehe, well I have a couple of copies of that book. One to keep and another one to use in craft! I am so glad you liked the card and stamp and can use the page for something! Thankyou very much for the heart =)
Comment: Wow Holly!
I am sooo blown away by this bunny stamp you carved! Wow! It is awesome! My first carved stamp! And I can definitely use it. I've wanted to try carving as well and now you've inspired me to give it a try. Thanks so much! Take care, Kim
Response: Oh that is fab! I am so glad that you like it and that It was your first hand carved stamp. I also really hope it has inspired you to try, it is so much fun and so addictive! Enjoy stamping those bunnies and thankyou very much for the heart =)
Comment: Oh, yay!! Thank you SO MUCH for getting the duck tea infuser even after all of the issues! I love it! I hope you like your package as much as I like the little guy :-D
Response: Hehehe I was wondering when you would get him! I wanted it to be a surprise so thought I would not say a word hehe. I decided to have a search and managed to find a store in the US that had it for only slightly more than I would have payed initially so I decided to go ahead and have him sent to you =D I am sure I will love what you sent, thankyou for the heart hun =) Enjoy the ducky!!!
Comment: Ohhhhhhhhhh soooooooooooooooo CUTE, I told you it would turn up as soon as I asked about it now didn't I? lol I love love love it thanks so much
Response: Oh my goodness you have no idea how relieved I am! That must have literally arrived the day after you first messaged me! I was about to start carving another one hehe. I am thrilled you love it so much and hope you will get good use out of it. Thankyou for the heart hun =D
Comment: Hey Holly, thanks so much for the Man with the Hands ATC;) The topiary aspects are beautiful in the movie and the quote is sweet!
Response: You are wlecome! I wanted to try and do something different and really enjoyed the topiary theme I chose for this and I am glad you like it, seems I am sending to you again for the 'Carrie' ATC hehe =D
Comment: I LOVE this ATC!!! Stephen King is the best and Silver Bullet was such a great movie. Thanks so much for re-sending and for making me such an awesome atc (for the 2cnd time,lol) it is greatly appreciated! I look forward to swapping with you again!
Response: Hehe It is always worth it when people love it so much, you are very welcome and I was happy to make this one again as I enjoyed it and I think this one turned out better than the first anyway! I had a couple of ATCs not turn up around the same time so had fun making a few at once for re-sends! Thankyou for the heart and for being so patient and understanding about it =D
Comment: Your kit arrived today and I LOVE IT!!! It's the perfect size for my big purse, and super portable. Now I can make mail art on the go, just as intended -- so excited! I also love everything you included, from the handmade stamps to the used postage to the envies ... so excited and can't wait to get started! Thank you Holly!!
Response: Oh wonderful! I am thrilled you loved it so much and so glad you can make good use of it =D Thankyou for the heart =D
Comment: Hi Holly, your toilet roll was awesome, I so enjoyed opening it! I wrote about it all on my blog http://swapable.blogspot.com/2011/03/love-in-toilet-roll.html thank you so much!
Response: Yay! I just read your blog post, thankyou for that and I am so glad you liked everything so much =D I laughed when I opened yours and saw the smae little ducky hehehe. This was indeed a fun swap. Thankyou for the heart =D
Comment: Awesome! These cards were very worth the wait. Thank you!
Response: Oh wonderful! I am so glad they arrived quickly and safely in the end after all the befuddlement =s and that you like them so much as I really enjoyed doing them for you. Thankyou for the heart hun and I hope we get to swap again =D
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! These are so freakin' cute i can't stand it! i love them, and mounting them to wood - excellent idea! They are going on my fridge, post haste! i also went with Mario 3 for the ones i made. And you made them in 2 hours?! My hats off to you. i don't want to tell you how long it took me. Once again, i am reminded that i'm a bit of a slow crafter. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap, and thanks for hosting! :D Edit: Oops, forgot to add a big thank you for the stickers - love them!
Response: Eeek! Your excitement made me giggle! Thankyou so much for the appreciation and for the heart. I really, really loved making these and was pretty happy with the way they looked on the wood too! I do hope they will remain happily at home on your fridge for a long time =D
Comment: Such happiness in one box. You have such a knack for choosing and making things that make me extraordinarily happy, Holly...the new recipe booklets are just perfect, and I am thrilled to add them to my little collection..the sweets and baking cups and such are going to be hoarded greedily and saved for a rainy day...the button cards and botanical stickers are just wonderful and I can't wait to use them....the little book and vintage papers are so charming..and I LOVE the Pooh bookmark and Pooh/honeybee picture frame! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and sweetness and generosity. Mwah!
Response: You are very welcome =) I am sooooo glad it arrived, I was beginning to worry. I am so happy you loved it all and that it was another special package for you! Thankyou for the heart and I look forward to the 3rd installment of our swap saga =D
Comment: It just came in the mail a few days ago, but I only managed to log in today! Thank you for such an awesome package! I really loved everything, you were so creative in making the whole package ♥ Will be taking photos soon (: Thank you once again for such a lovely parcel!
Response: Oh I was SO glad this arrived, I really thought it might have been lost and was feeling down about it. You are very welcome and I am thrilled you loved everything! Thankyou for the heart and I hope you enjoy using the stocking in the future. Please send me pics when you can =D
Comment: I guess your package took in some sightseeing on it's way to me from you! After over a month, it has arrived! I love everything in it but mostly the handmade notebook! I adore the tree! Thanks so much for the charms and hand carved stamps and all the other fun stuff!!
Response: Thankyou ever so much for the rating and for being so patient and understanding, I am so glad this arrived safely in the end and that you loved it all =D
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowflake garland. I love snowflakes and my kitchen is blue so it matches perfectly there and that's where I have it hanging! I also really like your presentation of it in the pretty box! Merry Christmas!
Comment: I feel like I just won the Swap-bot lottery!! Thanks so much for the GORGEOUS inchies--I love them! The envelope is wonderful as well, and I also appreciate the Ernie postcard and the sample of really cool postal deco tape. (And I was completely thrilled to get a Wallace & Gromit stamp on the outside--and I must mention that I love your handwriting too!)
Response: Oh I am so thrilled you loved them so much! Thankyou for the heart and the compliments hehe =)
Comment: I'm swept quite away,
Know not what to say;
From buttons to seals
And keys that appeal,
Sweet papers so old,
Cardstock to fold,
Birds - ah, most fair!
Pages of text
Which to use, me shall vex,
All such generosity
That one finds rare to see!
And a castle - by hand?
Would you mind if t'were scanned
And on Santharia displayed?
Such a talented maid!
It's a fantasy world - that is, 'Tolkien', not 'dom')
What a treat, thus to find
Art so much to my mind!
I'm spoiled, I fear,
And you - are a dear.
Hearts out I pour,
For this swap I adore.
Comment: Thanks for your fun pages - can't wait to mix & match with the rest of the pages! I'll look forward to seeing your future zine ventures, now you have got your toes wet. I especially liked your matching-themed handmade envelope - a great finishing touch. :)
Response: Thankyou ever so much Su! Yes, I will definitely be taking part in more. I am glad you liked them, I was not certain I was happy with them but it was my first attempt so I shall have to do lots more. The page for the envelope was a great find and I just had to send it to you hehe =)
Comment: Holly! Thanks so much for the wonderful swap! I like how you designed The Shining card...redrum is such a great saying:P Also, I can't say thanks enough for the RAD coffin ATC and all the spooky extras for the RAK;) We will have to do a coffin ATC in the future, I've done them before so that they open like this one...I think it would be great for one of our groups! Thanks so much again!
Response: Yay, I am so glad you liked it all! I was really pleased with how the coffin came out, it was my first attempt at such an ATC and I really enjoyed putting it together! It is good to know it goes to an appreciative home hehe. Look forward to a swap if you do one. Thankyou for the rating and heart hun =D
Comment: Before I get into how amazing this parcel is, I just have to rant for one second. How does it take a package from Canada to England TWO MONTHS to get there, and from England to Canada four days?? haha! So it was an awesome surprise for me this morning, and I just fell in love with the envies (and can tell you what issues they're from!) They are so well made and so pretty, and the garland is now strung across my bookshelf, perfect for Halloween!, and I only tangled it once XD
I can't wait to use the charms, and the stickers are so cute, I'm just thrilled with all of this :D Thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome! I know, It is completely crazy about the postal palaver but I am so glad you got yours so quickly and I am so very pleased you liked it all so much!!! It is funny because I was making the garland and thinking 'should I try to do the pictures in order of the story, because she is bound to know it!' XD Thankyou for appreciating it all and for the rating and heart. I really hope we can swap again sometime (I enjoyed my little session of 'crafty buffyness'! hehe) =D
Comment: Holly, I don't even know what to say. The box you sent me has slayed me--everything is so wonderful and perfectly made! I love everything, from the darling recipe book of English treats to Shaun the Sheep to the tiny, clever pins to the beautiful fabric and ribbon and deco tape to the rubber stamps (a bee! a bee!!) to the Pooh wrapping paper to the cunning handmade tags (that I couldn't possibly give up to anyone else) to the perfect, perfect envelopes made from children's book pages to the lovely handmade Secret Garden notepad to the incredible Secret Garden garland...everything is so perfectly made and perfect for me. I'm so incredibly lucky to have gotten to know you here in Swap-Bot, and I'm so incredibly lucky to have you for a friend. THANK YOU so much.
Response: Crikey, you always make me teary..in a good way. You know how I feel so thankyou for being a wonderful friend and I am just so glad you love it all so much =) Thankyou for the rating and heart and I am looking forward to our next swap!!! <3 xxx
Comment: How gorgeous is Mumbly?!? I love her. I love the texture. I love the lotus pose. I love the ears with personality. She's amazing. Now my son is jealous cause I won't let him have her either! Thank you for the beautiful coloring book as well. What fun!
Response: Yay! I am so happy she has arrived safely in her new and loving home =D
Thankyou for the heart hun x
Comment: SOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME! I love the charm and the handcarved envie stamp! <3 Definitely needs more than one heart here! :)
Response: hehehe, I am soooo glad you loved it all so much, I was almost about to send it and then the little charm turned up finally! Thankyou for being patient and thankyou for the rating and the heart! =D
Comment: Holly- thank you so much for such a wonderful package of goodness!!! I was blown away- love the nouveau envelopes, cigarette cards, ephemera... It was really well timed too, I sometimes get slightly bitter about some things I receive (crappy, dirty, ripped)- so thank you for reminding me there are people out there who put thought and care and loveliness into what they send. YaY!
Response: Thankyou hun, that really means alot to me and I am always so thrilled when what I send is appreciated so much! I know exactly what you mean about bitterness and dissapointment and how it only takes one thoughtful package to remind us why we do this! Thankyou for the heart and rating =)
Comment: I got your package today and was thrilled with it! The wax seals are awesome and I love how you snuck some super mario stickers in there! This was way more then I could have ever hoped for. Thank you so much!
Response: Oh I am so glad, I enjoyed putting this together for you and when I saw you wanted wax seals and loved Mario too then I just had to add those! If you want any more of the seals or stickers then just let me know and I hope we could swap again. Thankyou hun for the rating and heart =D
Comment: Holly, I received your package (actually a few days ago) and thought I wouldn't be able to wait to open the Sunday envie, but I've made it to Friday night, so I think I can do it (LOL). You sent me fun things in the "open now" envie. Thank you, thank you!! I'm now curious to see what you put in the ATC kit that's in Sunday's envie.
Update: Today is Sunday and I got to open your Sunday envelope. Yay!! Here goes... Yummy - I am munching on the delicious yogurt fruit flakes. I love trying food from different places. I know I'll love the pomegranate tea. Oh, the ATC kit is wonderful - so thoughtfully put together - you gave me so much. Thank you, thank you for making my Sunday a brigher day!!
Response: Ooh well done! hehe, thankyou for the rating and heart and you must let me know what you think when you open it tomorow...you can do it, just one day to go! =D
Comment: I package worth waiting for. I was touched and delighted to get something put together with so much thought and care. Everything was perfect, from your custom buttons, to the beautiful garland. It will have prime spot in my little office.
Response: Thankyou hun, It really thrills me when the things I make are appreciated and go to loving homes! I had to fight my mum for the garland as she wanted to keep it hehe, it is one of my favourites that I have made and I really enjoyed putting the package together for you. I am glad you liked it so much. Thankyou for the rating and heart =D
Comment: I really enjoyed all the items you sent. They were really chosen to go with my profile. Your envelope was also very creative and if I hadn't thought you earned a heart already, I would have given you another one for the stamp elephant and note book love them!!! Thanks for making my day! kind regards sandy x
Response: Aw I am thrilled you loved the package, I really enjoyed putting it together for you. I confess, I liked the elephant so much that I carved a second one for myself! hehe, I hope you enjoy using everything and I am really glad to have made your day! =D
Comment: Oh Holly - it was a great package.........thank you so much for taking all the time and effort to match so many things up.........thank you thank you thank you! joanne
Response: Thankyou hun, I am thrilled by how much you appreciated the package, I enjoyed putting the colours and items together for you and hoped you would find use for everything! Thankyou for the rating and heart and it was my pleasure =D
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely package! there is not a single thing in the pack that I won't use! I'd give you two hearts if I could!!
Response: I am so pleased, I really loved making that package for you and almost lost the bookmark to my mum! Thankyou so much for the rating and the heart and I am really glad you will put everything to good use =D
Comment: Thanks so much for the great inchies! I love the music backround...I can't believe they're your first. :)
Response: Oh I am really glad you like them! I always hope things I send get appreciated and loved and these will certainly not be my last inchies as I loved making them! Thankyou for the rating and heart =D
Comment: Everything you made is very beautiful! The bookmark and notebook are going to get a lot of use.
Response: Yay, I am really glad you liked them, I really love doing the colour swaps and enjoyed making all the bits and picking out the extras for you and it is always lovely to know the handmade items get loved and used when they go off to their new home =)
Comment: Thank you very much!!! I loved all the handmade beauties you sent me!! Very nice and creative :)
Response: Thankyou! I am so thrilled you loved them, I really enjoyed making the gifts and finding all the buttons. Thankyou for the rating and heart and perhaps you can let me know how you use the handmade buttons! =D