Comment: Well Heather! You marked your swap sent on Nov 19, 2012. Today is January 31, 2012. NO SWAP ITEM FROM YOU HAS ARRIVED HERE. You have not replied to any of my PM's about this swap. You have made NO attempt to follow through with this swap. I am amazed to see that you still have swaps being rated. Why do you persist? Is it guilt or bad karma? If you ever return to SB, please do contact me about all of this! Very Sad.
Comment: Recd Dec 8th, so I am rerating. What a darling little ornament and the large one to match! I am impressed with your quality of workmanship. The only problem, I don't know what Christmas pudding is--lol :-)
Comment: Oh wow! I was blown away by the beauty of the gifts when I opened the box! The wrappings are so pretty! Thank you for the handmade sock ornament too. I loved it and I'm sure I'll love the gifts too! :)
Comment: I hate to do this but have waited 2 months now and tried to contact more then once. I think you said at first you sent it but we have yet to get anything. My kids are disappointed to have never received anything, I am more than willing to change the rating.
Comment: Hi Heather,
I receive your package... I only 2 words for you: Y-O-U R-O-C-K !!!
I was so happy to see it was you again my partner because your package are so thoughful, a huge thank you to you.
You're very talented with felt, I love so much my cute squishy...
I am still "RAKing" for you at this moment but as I am pretty busy with christmas stuff I don't know when I will be able to sent, but working on it ^_~
Keep in touch,
XOXO Lilou from France ^_^
Comment: Heather I really hate to rate you a 1 but you haven't responded to any of my PMs and now that it's been over a month since you clicked "sent" I feel I'm justified in leaving a rating with the understanding that I will change it when I receive from you. After I changed the send by date to give you more time to catch up financially I noticed you continued to sign up for more swaps. Then you promised it would be sent on 9/24 and again on 10/06. Please fulfull your end of the deal so I can change this rating. Also since you've been logged on today you should read messages and respond.
Comment: I'm sorry to do this because you don't seem like a flaker but you haven't responded to any of my messages and you were on line today. Perhaps it got lost in the mail. I will definitely change the rating when I hear from you.
Comment: WooHoo! Jackpot! Thanks for sending such a great matchbox. I LOVE it! I honestly don't know how you stuffed so much cool stuff in there. The package arrived just in time for Halloween---I'm definitely wearing those spider web nails!
Comment: Your remake of the lost Smashbook arrived today. It is so wonderful and filled with lots of surprises - I found the plaster and the butterflies. Thank you so much for all the work that went into it. I shall treasure it!
Comment: Hooray!! Thankyou Heather I was so pleased to receive this with it being my original journal, interesting entries and the inclusion of a photograph of you was an added bonus, nice to see you my friend!
Comment: + several more invisible hearts! Heather, I love EVERYTHING and as well as loving everything I simply adore how you PACKAGED everything! It is such a pleasure to open a package that has been put together thoughtfully and carefully--presentation can make any swap fit for a queen! Thank you so very much for everything. I will be putting it all to good use during this--my favorite--season!
Comment: Your amazing parcel came to me today! It's just so, well, i'm speechless! Not only do i ALWAYS need customs labels and airmail stickers but the paper you sent is brilliant. Where did you get the little plastic envelope from? Cos i wanted to send mine in something like that but couldn't find one anywhere
Comment: Heather! Wowie, you sent such a wonderful package!!! I love your creativity on the bracelet, I'd like to try something like this for a swap sometime! OMG, girl the brooch is absolutely amazing. Umm, can you teach me how to make those? It's just gorgeous!! I'm serious, I'd really like to know how you made the ribbon look like it did. The pumpkin necklace is adorable! I'm guessing you made the pumpkin too? I can't say thanks enough for everything and Lily will love the stickers and I LOVE the envie and the PC, girl I could use any of those type of PCs, I love gore! Thanks so much!!!
Comment: Hi Heather, I just receive your package and I love E-VERY-THING ! I dream of this kind of package since I'm on swap bot: cute, thoughfull, profile base, quality items, handmade... A big THANK YOU for making this swap so perfect.
XOXO, Lilou from France ^_^
Comment: Haha, I knew it was you so I was already excited before I got your mail :) Stationary set is brilliant, where do you find those things? Absolutely love all the stickers, very sweet! Notecards are so lovely, I mean ... the Eiffeltower?! And the pieces of paper very usefull, just what I like! Worth 5 hearts, thanks dear.
Comment: Wow is all I can say. What a clever way to reuse and recycyle. The earrings are adorable. Thank you so much I love them both, and yes I will keep them both. You looked at my profile and made those earrings in things I love. Great swap partner. thanks again. I will be showing them to everyone!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely napkins in a lovely envelope :)! My favourites are the ones with text too and youÂ´re right about the "childish" ones, I like those two with Muppets and My Little Ponies as they remind me of my own childhood :)! Hugs and best wishes!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad that you didn't mind the extra ones :) I DO so adore the Muppets ones :D Thank you very much for the heart. Wouldn't it be fun if we were to have another swap of something we made or decorated using the napkins we received? I think I might suggest that to Mariela!
Comment: Just as I "know" you: sweet and reminding of myself :P I have now my first letter set and first washi tape (haven't seen one in real life before). I also liked a lot your letter and the paper it was written on. And that you recycle your envelopes :P Thank you!
Comment: Morrison your cards are so cute and I loved the little flowers ^-^ and thank you for the stickers and post cards xD
I got all excited when I saw them!
And I apologize for not sending anything for her in my package! But I will the next time!
** H, thanks again for the private swap!!**
Comment: Morrison, Thank you for the great ATC. I'm happy you are joining and enjoying my swaps. you are a welcome participant anytime. I love the monsters not sure what the Marvel thing was you spoke of in your letter lol. Maybe it got lost in the mail haha. Keep up the great work.
Comment: Well now Heather, you have surprised me and made me smile - a very wide smile. I love the washi tape and I hadn't seen that one before...and I just love, love the brooch! And my colours too! Thank you so much
Response: Ahhh, it has made me smile to know that I made you smile.... Seriously though, I'm glad you liked them :D The flowers are a favourite of mine, and I think those blues are lovely!
Comment: hi heather . thanks for the awesome swap and including my daughter . she lurves what you sent :-) thanks !
Response: You're welcome! The next batch are on their way...lol. I'm glad she liked them, my 13y.o. gets bored waiting for "his" mail to arrive, so I can only imagine the frustration when you're a little one and mum gets all the mail!! Thanks for the heart :D
Comment: Thank you so much for my package <3 It came this morning and I was so excited to open it. I LOVE the stickers you put in, they are beautiful. Thanks again for doing this swap with me the postcards are amazing :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked them. The Kid & I handed it in to the PO quite late on yesterday, so I wasn't sure if it would be today before it went anywhere! Hey, did the scratch n sniff address label have any smell left?? Thanks for the heart :D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atcs and extras. Were they based on manga (book) or anime (film /tv series) as I'd only seen the books for antique bakery :-) I did mine based on fruits basket :-)
Response: Glad you liked them! Definately anime! But we are planning a manga version of the swap too. The offspring find a lot of them online, The Teen is away for a couple of days but I'll get her to send you some links for Antique Bakery when she gets home. Thank you for the heart :D
Comment: Wow...thank you so much... i loved rummaging through it all ....and your letter.
we do have similar tastes.... the sticker sets...i have the fashion versions haha and tons of the hk range hehe....greatminds thinkalike.
if you ever want a personal swap...let me know.
and yayyyy washi tape x
Response: Glad you liked it, thank you for the speedy rating and the heart, both are appreciated
Comment: Dear Heather, I don't know where to start thanking you for this package. It was hard to believe my eyes opening the envelope. Thank you so much for everything in it! For the amount and especially for choosing everything based on my profile. And the letter you wrote telling about your days. And the notes you've added here and there. I will spend many evenings examining these interesting leaflets, postcards and others. Thank you with several hearts!
Response: Wow! That got there fast!! Hope you find a use for some of it! I love the bakery bags - i used one as a pocket page in a DIY smash book I'm doing - I triple folded the bottom inch or so, and folded in a quarter inch either side , to strenghten the edges (doublesided tape between the layers) then bound on the thick bottom edge (which is now the side - if that makes sense? Lol!) Anyway, i think it looks pretty cool :)
Comment: Thank you for my lovely letter and treats. I have used graze before and like their boxes. I will write back at some point. But I am a little behind in my replies at the moment.
Response: Glad you liked, and thanks for the heart!
I know what you mean - I just found a letter (folded neatly inside paper & envelope, ready to reply on) that I took away with me at the start of the month, thinking I'd reply. That was me assuming I'd have 10minutes to myself to sit down in the hotel...lol
Comment: Thank you so much Heather, everything is just gorgeous and I love the flamingo card. Wish I could give you more hearts.
Response: Thanks Helen, I'm so glad it arrived safely this time, and that you were happy with the contents :D 6 days, including a weekend was definately pretty speedy - wish the 1st one had been that quick!! Thank you for the offer of of extra hearts :) to be honest, i am surprised and delighted with one, since you had to wait so long....
Comment: Waht a lovely doll- thank you so much! This made my day. And thank you for your comments about my books- the one about pirates is a hist. novel for teens.
Response: I'm so glad you liked him! It wasn't until I put all the limbs together that I realized just how big he was! I had a hard time packaging him up & sending him on his way - it took a few days to say goodbye LOL! But, I guess that moment when you love something you've created so much that you can't bear to part with it also means you're satisfied you've done your best. We'll definately keep a look out for the book!
Comment: This was my first swap and I was very happy with the ATC and the extras. Now I feel bad that mine wasn't as good, but I know for next time! Thanks for being so awesome to me.
Response: Don't be silly! I'm sure yours was great :) I was actually worried that you wouldn't like it because it was too 'neat' and not collagey enough!! :D I'm so glad that you were pleased with your first swap!! and that you received it so quickly!!! THANKS for rating, and for the heart :D Both are appreciated. Also, The little extras were just things I thought you might like :D
Comment: Oh my Heather what a truly amazing swap package! You really have spoilt me, the lovely notecard and the really nice note with your nice comments and I liked how you explained the materials used in the making of the Atc, I'm a no 1 fan of recycling. The postcard is just great with the 'special stamp' too. I just love the denim blue bird Atc it is one of the most wonderful Atc's I have ever received!! You are a very talented CraftyLass! This swap really made me smile -thankyou so very much and yes pretty stamps too! Hugs Carol.
Response: Awww, thank you for being so nice about it (& squinting so you don't see the wonky stitching!!! lol :) ) If that hat could talk....let's just say- it HAD to die - there was no other way of ensuring it's silence.... :D. Glad you liked it& thanks for the heart!
Response: Thanks for rating, and for the heart :) This was my 1st minizine, but I think I'm hooked! My kids enjoyed trying them out too - no doubt they'll try to make their fortune by selling copies at the next family gathering!!! ;-p
Comment: Great letter, rally makes me wish I had thought of doing it that way. Great envelope, wonderful stamp. Fantastic FB, I am new also and will take what you have done and use that also - learning experience for me. Thanks so much.
***** Extra Hearts if I could :-)
Response: Awww, shucks! You're making me blush ;) Thanks for such lovely comments (& the extra hearts!! Lol) I hope you find many new-friend opportunities in the book I made for you, when it finally makes its way to you! Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you can find a use for some of them. And I truly despair at Royal Mail!! I can't believe yours took this long (well, I can, because it has, but you know what I mean! Lol) Both went out on the same day (22nd) and the one going to Romania arrived on the 27th!! I see another letter of complaint on the horizon!!!! Oh, well, hope you think they were worth the wait :D
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pictures! What a gorgeous place that looks like, I love old cemeteries like that! Happy Swapping!
Response: It's a strange little place :)
It looks like it's been squished in in the centre of town instead of the other way around and the stones all higgledy-piggilty :D
I love reading all the old inscriptions,
I always think it's such a shame when a stone is weathered that its completely illegible :( then no-one knows who its for or what their story was.
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet, adorable, and thoughtful matchbox--I love it! I also love that you took the time to explain the matchbox. It is wonderful on its own, but with the note it is even more special. And I love that it is simple--really, it's perfect! You are so sweet to include the extra things--I especially adore the the cocktail co. business card!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I have a larger print of that shot in the big family scrapbook :) I didn't want to send it off :( I guess that moment where you can't bear to part with something means that you did it right ;) Thanks for the <3
Comment: Alise says to tell Morgan thanks very much for the card -- she was very interested in the boat. (So was I -- I am currently reading a Kindle Single about the ill-fated Kane expedition to the Arctic, and as a Univ. of Alaska graduate I have some experience with that environment, although nothing like what the early explorers faced.) Alise also said to tell you our weather in Arizona is very changeable, too. We have been having 100 degree weather (Fahrenheit) and are at the beginning of our summer rainy season. Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the really nice F's and all the extras -- especially the great postcard. It will definitely go in my "keepers" file (someday I hope to get them all in an album). And you are right, I try to "reduce, reuse, recycle" and I will definitely have to try the technique -- and probably share it with some Girl Scout leader friends so they can pass it on. And by the way, my maiden name is Adair, and my ancestors cam to the US from Normandy via Scotland and Ireland, so who knows -- we might even be related! Thanks again for the great package; I hope we get to swap again. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thankyou Heather for the lovely page, I love the bird in the cage and love the colours, looks so nice. Thankyou Heather for all the little bits, the little birds are so nice, it is so nice to be your partner,thanks for the nice note,love jennifer.
Response: Oh, Jennifer! It's lovely being able to send to you as a partner :) You always say such lovely things!!! :D I think I will make a similar page for my own book, I was really pleased with how yours turned out :D Those little birds have become quite an addiction!!!
Comment: Hi Heather...your page arrived yesterday and I have already attached it in my smash book - and written on it too. I absolutely love it. Thank you very much and thanks for the pretty extras, not necessary but appreciated.
Response: I'm glad to hear you liked it!
The little extras were just some things I collected thinking I might use on your page. I hope you can find a use for them :)
Comment: Aghh! Thank you SO much for this, Heather! Because the swap was more or less sender's choice I wasn't expecting to receive things that catered to my profile at all, and I'm amazed by how much thought and consideration you put into everything! I absolutely LOVE the keyring and the twine and the beautiful Arran Aromatics toiletries (lavender is my favourite!), and the little glow-in-the-dark ghosty is now cheerfully haunting my phone. I feel completely spoilt. Thank you so much for all the effort. You've made my week! <3 xo
Response: Awww, thanks for the lovely comments :)
I really enjoyed collecting lots of things I thought you'd like, so I'm glad you were happy with what I chose to send.
As you noticed, I do have a problem with senders choice, in that I choose to do profile based ;)
Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What a great choice of postcards, thanks so much!!! I am so jealous that you got to go to the Anne Frank house...I'd love to make it out there some day!!!!!
Response: Hope you find a use for them :) I'm always picking up ones that catch my eye so I've usually got a few in my stash, I never get round to using them all so recently i holepunched a bunch and bound them together. Don't know what I'll use it for yet, but I figured I could write on the backs of the singlesided ones and just stick things on any ugly ones :)
The A.F. museum was really moving - I'd definately reccomend a visit. Her father didn't want it refurnished etc, but when you go through the room the kids slept, you can still see all the little stickers and magazine clippings they stuck on the walls by their bed.
Comment: you are a fantastic creator!!! thank you i love the way you do it!! love dina
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, and the lovely heart :)
I was so worried you wouldn't like her because I didn't make her all in proportion or use a template. I really enjoyed making her though, and I'm so looking forward to the whimsical doll one thats coming up :)
Comment: They look lovely and thank you so much for avoiding too much cheese. I will have it in things- I just don't do blocks or puddles of it. These look amazing- I will definately be giving many of these a go- and the cheese one I will give a try as I am training myself to eat cheese if I can.
Comment: Thanks so much for all the recipes! The goat's cheese, walnut and honey crostini and chocolate risotto sound fantastic, I'm looking forward to trying them! Also the stained glass biscuits - I remember making these as a kid, would be fun to try them again! :D
Response: I liked the idea of the chocolate risotto, i'm always intrigued with things that play on savoury/sweet. Like cinnamon tortilla chips and chocolate dip or basil icecream. I remember seeing a seafood pasta dessert somewhere - it was a sweetened taglitelli with a creamy sauce and those chocolate seashells!
Comment: Lurking no more, awesome =) Thanks for a super package! The Jubilympics sounds like it's taking over the whole country, I'm glad I don't have to be a part of any of it, just watch my favorite sports and ignore the rest. I'm sure that's totally impossible over there though, like trying to get away from the terror trial here in Norway. The treat jars are such a great craft idea, I'm probably going to elaborate a bit on that for my inlaws this Christmas, they have a dog, cat and a bird, a perfect gift to them =)
Response: Yayyy! I'm glad you liked what I sent :) I must admit to succumbing to peer pressure and taking kids to see "the torch" - it only confirmed my whole MEHH attitude to the whole thing ;)
I'd love to hear how the treat jars turn out!
Comment: Wow! My cup runneth over with an ATC from Heather and another from Morrison. Morrison, I really liked your description of Ceres and how you made the card to match. Your skirt is lovely and its cool that the card ties into how you made your skirt. And, again "wow!" Thanks for the Roses! :::beam:::
Response: We're so glad you liked :D
Thank you for such kind comments, M is always really pleased to hear when someone is happy with what she made. She certainly put my offering to shame this time!
Comment: Thankyou heather for the lovely Red ATC, I love the flowers on it, very creative. Thankyou Heather for the flower die cuts lovely, I love the yellow ones and thered are nice, thanks Heather, love Jennifer.
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments :) i'm glad u liked what I made/sent.
I LOVE those flowers- I've been using them lots recently!
Comment: Love the faries.and the extras. thank you
Response: You're welcome. Hope you have a gift needing a little ta soon :)
I've actually had those stamps for a while, and they've been very under used, it wasn't until I was looking for fairy stamps to use that I discovered them again! They have featured heavily in anything requiring a stamped image these past weeks - so Thank YOU for encouraging me to use some forgotten little treasures!!!
Comment: Thanks you sent an awesome selection! Loved loved the two pieces of paper...beautiful! Thanks for thinking of Raylan!
Response: So glad you liked them! Hope you have fun playing with them :)
That paper IS scrummy. It from a DieCutsWithAView range called "Once Upon A Time" - its the kind you buy then just take out now and again to stroke rather than use! Lol
I'm determined to use it though, and its too pretty not to share some around
Comment: Oh, Heather... I love the package so much. Thank you for lovely greeting card. It really made me smile. And I'm glad you are using the coasters. Thank you once more. You made my day!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments :)
There was actually another little tearoom that I wanted to research for you, but they closed for two weeks holiday. I might still visit it and send you another package later :)
Comment: It took me a minute to figure out what letter was missing - the L in eyelet went AWOL. I couldn't find it anywhere - no matter, I can put one in that spot :)
Thanks for the stamps and die-cuts - you're right, you can't have too many birds!
Response: How very strange! I've double checked the photo I took just before putting it in the envelope and it was definately on there then :( I am really sorry.
Comment: Great selection of papers. I love them. Can't wait to start using them. Thanks for the extras. I use lots of book pages and words from books. The stickers are beautiful. I have never seen any like them. Great swap.
Response: It's great you like them! I tried to include a good mix of patterns and styles. I love using salvaged book pages etc too. I'm sorry, I don't remember exactly which stickers they were :( but if you want to remind me, I'll have a look and see if I have any more!
Comment: Hi Heather. Got your fab Twinchie today - and I love, love, love it! Love the colours, the bird, the fibres, everything. Thanks for the lovely note too! My tastes are eclectic but, as I love almost everything, I'm easy to please lol! Thanks also for the gorgeous birds - they are going straight into a journal that I'm making as they fit the theme/colour perfectly. Too generous - thanks so much. I hope we meet again "somewhere down the road". Cheers, Barbara
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It was such fun to make. :)
It's great you've already found a use for the extras too!!
Comment: Love the theme, love the colours and love the message in your PC - you've had a great process. I'm collecting altered text pages to make a book. This one made by you will be a gem in it. Thank you so much!
Response: What a lovely thing to say!
I'm glad you liked it.
I'm also pleased it made it in one piece!!! I wanted to send it naked (I don't get the concept of putting a postcard in an envelope!!) so intended to cover it with film, however I left that until after I had the chance to photograph it. Of course, it was when I was halfway home from the postbox that I realized I hadn't done it... :P
Comment: Wow! These are great! I love everything. Down to the cupcake swap card, How unique. Nice on the inside and out. :) The little extras so cute and will get used! ~ Both of the ATC's are great and will go in my collection. They are both so neatly done and have their own character. Thankyou so much! Great job!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments :D
She's really getting into the whole ATC thing and everyone is being so supportive of her joining in with the swaps.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
It's funny - when my phone buzzed with the email saying you had rated, I was just putting the finishing touches to a book using one of your return labels from another swap ;)
Comment: received today thankyou.will come back and add heart im sure after my birthday :)
Response: Mine arrived today too, although The Teen has confiscated it until the big day :(
It was a fun swap to do (and even more fun once we all open them! lol)
I really hope you like your gift!
Have a lovely birthday when it comes. Xxx
Comment: wow wow wow I wish that I could give you multiple hearts -- the stickers are awesome and the extras are amazing -- I am tempted to keep but will use them as prizes -- thanks so very much -- blessings on your day
Response: Aww, I'm just glad you liked them!
Thank you for your kind comments and heart.
And if any of the items are a particular hit, I'm sure a few extra could find their way to you ;)
Comment: Thank you, Heather! Really delightful A's! These are my first ATC's that I've received and I am honored. And, tickled. And, can't wait for for the next trade . . . :o)
Response: Thank you for such kind comments! :D
I was honoured to make them for you (especially now I know they were your very first!! *worries: were they special eough??)
I'm looking forward to following this series through, who knows, maybe we'll meet again around the middle of the alphabet!! ;D
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the stickers!
Response: Glad you liked them!!
Interspersing the sticker sheets and extras throughout the pages of the book SEEMED like a good idea at the time! I THOUGHT "Hey, it'll keep them from nice n creasefree".
I just didn't take into account the added weight (and postage)....lol
Comment: LOVED the mini package...the ATC was lovely with the "orange". The little package of butterflies was grand as well as the flowers. I also liked your "note" you put so much thought into the ATC. Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
I really enjoyed creating it.
I love the butterflies too - I think I'm down to my last sheet, but there's a story behind that!!! I was supposed to recieve a pack of 3 sheets as part of a kit, when it arrived, there was 3 packs!! I did email to tell them, but they said to just keep them :)
And I'm glad u don't mind the orange ;P
Comment: hiya heather! thank you so much for you swap it was lovely i love everything! you put so much thought into it!! thank you ever so much! wish i could rate you more hearts!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥ :-) hugs carlyann xx
Response: WOWWW! Royal Mail excelled themselves there....
Thanks for your lovely comments!
I'm glad you like it! I had so much fun selecting *just* the right bits for everyone :P
Although, I think it might've been yours that I had to slit open, and remove a couple of book pages, to get it down to 99g - so The Teen could pop it in the postbox rather than wait till the postoffice run today :D
Please drop me a pm if you ever fancy swapping again! xx
Comment: Really great descriptions and reasons behind the songs. I liked First Aid Kit's voices!
Response: hey, thanks for rating & the heart.
I hope you have found some new musicians to explore via this swap.
I've only discovered F.A.K. i the last year or so, have a listen to some of their other stuff - the newest alum "The Lion's Roar" has a few goodies!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed listen to the different tracks!
Response: Hey, thanks for the heart :D
(My first rating and my first heart :D )
I'm glad you enjoyed listening to them.
I'd love to hear if anyone goes on to listen to more tracks from an artist they are sent!