Comment: I never got anything and my emails to you went unread. So not cool to flake on swaps. I will re-rate if I ever get anything.
Response: I am very sorry but my life went to hell. in a big way and I have only now got things almost under control. Am now in the middle of shifting house. When things are sorted I am going to try and get it together
Comment: Per the details of this swap: These ATCs were supposed to be profile-based. The cards I received have absolutely nothing to do with anything in my profile. I contacted you and made you aware of the problem. You said you would "try" to create some profile-based ATCs. I will happily re-rate if/when I receive cards that meet the swap criteria.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATC and for the postcard. I actually have the Parasol Protectorate books on my Nook, but I haven't read them yet, and I've read a few of the "Cat Who" books. Thanks for the suggestions!
Comment: I was just cleaning up my sent swaps and saw that I had not rated you. I am so very sorry!!! I always rate (or intend to) so please PM me if I miss you again - heaven forbid. I really enjoy your ATCs! These were great. Thank you!
Comment: I always have fun with these swaps making up sentences and it looks like you did too-this time! Clever-like the decorations on the ATC also-very elegant and sparkly. The postcards you sent are great-love the black and white ones for their photo story and the others for their graphic and color detail-It is still cold here-doesn't keep me from crafting-probably do more as I don'[t want to go out in subzero weather. Supposed to warm up abit next week and then snow!! Thanks for swapping! AND sending a royal christening stamp for my postage stamp collection!
Comment: Hello Phoebe.
Nice to meet you.
Thank you for the stickers.
I will send your travelling stamps books to the next round partner (nÂº5).
Regards from Spain.
PD: I have a Mail art call. I invite you to participate. More information in my blog: http://igakuseimailart.wordpress.com
Comment: I finally got it! In fact I got two envelopes today. Looks like it was sent to my old address. That was probably my fault. Thank you so much for the beautiful double envies. Cool stickers. I've been to Australia - Brissie. Have you been to the U. S.? Again. Sorry about the mix up and thank you! I love all the stuff inside as well.
Response: Was posted on 7/9 didn't know it didn't arrive. Will resend asap.
I am glad that they finally arrived. I have not been out of Aus.
Comment: Thankyou Phoebe for the lovely september bookmarks, and for telling about The Septemberists, it was very interesting. Thankyou Phoebe for all the interesting PCs and leaflets of Spring where you live, if I could give another heart i would, love Jennifer.
Comment: I love love love this technique..i need to find these outline stickers...you did a beautiful job and it is a great atc... I do stained glass and this is so close to that effect...love it...thanks so much
Response: I am not any sort of an artist so love the outline stickers and then to colour them in is just so much fun.
Comment: Thank you for the atc. However, the swap requirements were to 'Use glitter, stamps, embellishments, ribbon, yarn, bling or whatever is needed to make your ATC look itâ€™s best'. Your atc was a few puzzle pieces on a purple background, and all the pieces had fallen off. I know you have had surgery on your arm, so I am not rating you down, and I truly hope you are healing well and getting back to your normal activities =).
Response: Thanks things are getting better, and sorry about the glue not being as good as i thought I will stick (LOL) to double sided tape.
Comment: I can relate. I can't draw either. Thanks goodness for collage. I love how you created the tree out of the stars. Very clever. If was amusing to read about how cold is it. That would make it seem like Christmas for me, but it must be just the opposite for you.
Comment: woo hoo...finally arrived...along with 2 other really late swaps...suspicious!...ATCs dated May so it must be the original mail..thanks for both cards and bookmark...love how the clip hole became the doorway to the house...thank you
Comment: Thanks for the little package! I love the craigperry card. I like your ATC a lot (especially how it's mounted on wood! First time I've seen that), but altered text is where you block out all the text, except for a few words to create a new meaning. Google them! :) Don't worry about re-sending or anything though!
Comment: I was so excited to get an envelope from Australia! The cards were a fun mix and I really like the ones you made. I love that you made envelopes out of hearts! Thanks for sending a great package!
Comment: Oh, the hearts I would give you if I could! Thank you so much for this lovely swap, and for thinking of my husband too! ( Thanks also for the great book and music recommendations. We are both happy readers of Terry Pratchett!) Cheers! :o)
Comment: Hello Phoebe,
Thank you for the ATC you created for me for this swap. I love the bright and cheery colors you used in the ATC. This will be a great addition to my series. I do not see the Ladies Detective Agency. We do not get it in the states. I wish we did.
Response: See if you can get the books read on CD they are nearly as good, check the internet for recordings.
Comment: Thanks, Phoebe - now I have shiny music notes all over my desk and computer!! Kinda cute, tho! Nice Elvis atc, too, I knew immediately why you put the teddy bear on it! Thank you so much!
Response: I have got a lot of 60s around my lounge room from my birthday 2 years ago. I find them under things in the chairs, my sisters did it. I thought that you would open it carefully, I always do.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. But you know what a coincidence!! I sent a shapes postcard (for this swap) to one of my partners too, so just had to laugh when I got a shapes postcard back :D! Just a different flavour
Comment: Oh thank you so much for the lovely ATC Phoebe... beautiful work... and those post cards! I don't usually collect them.. but these will stay with me for sure... my love for Melbourne's Art Scene spills over... THANK YOU so much!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the birthday card! I'm surprised I managed to wait for my birthday to open it, but it brightened my day. I love the fabric as well. I hope you enjoyed your birthday too :)
Response: In my family my grandmother would give us girls a hankie in our cards. Glad you liked it.
Comment: Hello Phoebe & AUSTRALIA my first ATC from Australia!!! And what a BEAUTY thank you so much for the beaded ATC with the beautiful BUTTERFLIES.... I just love butterflies...... and I also like the Australian postcards....... I am smiling and happy with this...... happy swapping and I hope our paths cross again....
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and book recommendation! I've heard nothing but good things about Discworld, but the sheer number of books in the series is intimidating, I'm one of those people that needs to read the entire series in order!
Comment: I'm so very sorry it took me so long to rate you. I began student teaching about the time your ATC arrived and have been so swamped with school that I forgot it arrived. Finally decided to look through old mail and I found it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful ATC. Great stamps!
Comment: Thank you for the "L"s! Yes, they were the only ones you sent, and NO, I don't think they are late! So your 'bookkeeping' isn't as bad as you thought!! :D Thank you for the interesting Ad cards. I'm also glad to hear you enjoyed your last parcel xx
Comment: Thank you! Love the way you created this ATC! And thank you for the extras so cool! And yes are trees are just starting to change color and our days a bit cooler, thankfully it's been a very hot dry summer.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful bookmarks -- especially the beaded one with my name! And I found it very interesting to learn from the postcard the registering to vote is compulsory in Australia -- maybe we should try that here! Happy swapping!
Comment: First off, thank you for the extras.
The atc is so cool! I love the stickers colored in, very creative.
Wonder where I could find some of those stickers. I will have to keep my eyes open.
Thank you so much!
Happy swapping! Elle
Comment: Loved the post card, thank you so much! Will have to go online today so I can get help converting your celcius temps into fahrenheit so I can understand how cold it is there right now. :-) Blessings to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! It's really gorgeous!!! :) I love it!! And I am so sorry for the late rating! I was really caught up because of my final exams! So sorry! And thanks again! â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the St. Patrick's Day ATC.The envelope was decorated so cute and I liked the postcards you included. I know what you mean about "your other life" taking over. I liked everything very much. Sue
Comment: Thank you for the calendar; I enjoyed seeing pictures of the Melbourne area. I was torn about how to rate your swap and contacted the host for advice. I understand that many of us are new to mandalas; I drew my first for this swap. I want you to know that your drawings are very nice. However, I was disappointed in what I received after I spent so many hours working on mine. They appeared rushed. There was a video in the swap homepage for us beginners to learn more about the mandala. I hope you will watch it if you should decide to join another mandala swap. I am rating you at a 5 since you did follow the format and included extras. <3
Comment: Thank you for a really well made set of peace & harmony stamps! I think these were a little different than the swap requirement, since the swap asked for "five different stamps" and these are five of a kind. Even the dingo stamp is super cute- I thought dingos were ugly, but I can't remember why I thought that.
Response: oops I just saw the make stamps and did not read it too close, Thanks for the 5
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC's. I really love them both. I think you did a great job. I just adore all the extra pc you sent, so cool. What a wonderful swap. Wishing you a happy holiday. Hugs, Mona
Response: Thanks may you and yours have a safe and healty 2012
Comment: Thank you for the cute Sandman. I think it would be nice to have Christmas when it is warm. Just once, like Christmas in July. I really like the idea of the open house. What a nice idea, people coming when they can. Thanks for all the cute postcards and stamps.
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable ATCs! It was so sweet of you to send two, I love them both! Love the animal card too, very unique...and the bulldog picture is adorable. Thanks so much for the great package!
Comment: Your lovely atc arrived this morning. Thank you. You must have been up here before the last drought (lasting 12 years) when Lake Eppalock reduced to a puddle:) after the last years rainfall it is now back full to the brim.
Response: I am talking about many years ago eg. 30 +
Comment: Thank you so much for the brown ATC and the extra postcards and bookmark which is very nice too. I also really like all the stamp images you put on the envelope and note you included and enjoyed hearing a bit about your weather. We don't get much autumn here in Florida though in the way of leaves changing color, but it is my favorite season.
Comment: Wow, what a beautiful ATC! I will never trade this one. It's a keeper. Thank you so much. I love the idea of looking out the window at the moon and stars. I live just outside town so I have a nice dark sky overhead to see the moon and stars and I sometimes stay awake too long just gazing at them. I love the postcards too - the Victoria one is gorgeous and I've never seen silver lettering like that on a pc. You are lucky that spring is springing where you live. I wish I could move there every winter. We get too cold and have too much snow. :)
Comment: I think one of my favorite things about Swapbot is to get items from around the world, isn't it fun to think that the ATC you made for me traveled halfway around the world literally?! Anyway, thank you for such a beautiful ATC and the other goodies, happy swapping.
Comment: You just sticker slapped all over the place, didn't you? I love my sticker name, and the envelope, and the high tea card and the gnome waving at me. The whole thing made me smile; thank you! You guys have cool postage stamps, too.
Comment: Thanks Phoebe for the lovely ATC. Lucky me,eventhough someone cut the envelope open, the ATC was still there, and your note too! You said you send more things ...I find a "beer and wine "festival card and one of the melbourne museum....love them both! But if you send something else someone must have taken it out.......
Response: That was all I think! Some times things get caught in the post. I have got things that have been damaged in the post.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I knew that December was the middle of the summer for you. I like the idea of celebrating in July. It is not when you celebrate, but what you celebrate that is important. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Phoebe, Thank you for the St. Patty's ATC's. I like how you started off with a green envie. The shamrock atc's are very nice. I was wondering if they made shamrock shaped paper punched. Now I know that they are out there. It gave a really nice effect. Thank you. Sue
Comment: Thanks for the card! It was a little bent up. :(
(But that probably happened in transition -- I know cards can get damaged, especially after traveling such a long way.) I love the pretty butterflies!
Comment: Phoebe, omg. I think I knew that Australia was even bigger than I know it is, and perhaps even knew that it was as big as the US, (some lingering geography note floating around in my brain) but your postcard really put things into perspective for me. Of course, I've been hearing about the circumstances there and prayers doesn't seem like much, but it's what I have to offer.and hope that it helps you in any way it can. YOU TAKE CARE. As you said, your're hot and wet and that is not pleasant - i'm thinking of you in this winter season here in Texas.
Comment: I really like your card, thank you. The stamp is gorgeous. You are right about the chocolate and the beer. But only a few people in Belgium speak german...mostly they speak dutch or french. Really nice to read 'your know' of my country!
Comment: Thanks Nanna Phoebe for the package : my first postcard from Melbourne, the Australian stickers, and I noticed you have found a bookmark specially for me, with my first name !! It's a delicate attention and that's why I give you a heart. I hope to swap again one day with you Nanna Phoebe.
Comment: Thanks for sending me the picture of you with with the Melbourne CBD night scene behind you. I had to "google" CBD (good 'ole Google). I enjoyed reading about your family & hobbies. Thanks for the magnet too.
Response: Sorry for the jargon, but I thought that you would know, that it means Central Business District. It is some thing that we then to say that and call it "The City"
Comment: What a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox! I love my bookmark, and seeing as I'm in the middle of about four books right now, it will come in very handy :). Thanks for making the first Swap Bot package I received such a great one.