Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Nathalie for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ A░W░E░S░O░M░E ♫ ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Skinny that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. Awwww look at all of the kitties! So cute! I absolutely love seeing "me". Thank you for hosting this amazing swap! It was so much fun! You are such a talented host. Thank you! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: You're welcome. I love doing the name swaps Its alot of fun for me to make them and see what I get in return. FYI have set up more of them.
Comment: What a cute little mermaid valentine card. I will save it & use it in a paper craft. Thank you for the mermaid wind chime & suncatcher kits. What a fun surprise it was to receive all these ATCs you made! There are some really funny ones! My favorites are the wizard of Oz set & the Disney princesses and I love the Lucky Care Bear! Thanks for a really great package!
Comment: Oh wow, a mermaid dreamcatcher! I will hang this in my she shed! It's so pretty! Thank you so much for all the essential oils!!! I am using your headache blend right now. It's a nice, subtle scent-perfect for soothing a headache. So very thoughtful of you ❤️
Response: I am glad you love the dreamcatcher. I ordered extras when I got mine.. I love them as well. My favorite Care Bear is Grumpybear. I am glad you can use the essential oils, I opened them to smell them but never used those. and the headache one I use alot.. I hope it comes in handy for you.
Comment: Nathalie, I apologize for the late rating. I thought I had already rated the swap. Thank you so much for the cute lil’ gifts for my stocking. I’m being very good and waiting, but appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Comment: Thank you for my stocking stuffer and the extras....! hope I can wait for Christmas to open!!!12/28/19- Thank you so very much for my mermaid goodies and the Starfish earring!!!! I hope you have a great New Year!!!
Comment: THANK YOU so much! Your parcel made its way to me yesterday, and it's beyond generous!! I DO like putting things together so the felt will be fun for me!! :) Thank you again for so much mermaid love!!
Response: Glad you liked it and that you can finish the mermaid that I wanted to do for you.. Its one of those Sizzix die cut outs.. First time for me to try it. Its Christmas its time to be generous! Have a wonderful Xmas and Safe New Years.
Comment: I received your package today . Thank you so much for a wonderful swap. I loved your dresser & the little mermaid. I also love how you lined the inside drawers with seashells. I loved the earrings & necklace & I LOVE the little plants in the shells, super neat. I wish I could give you a ton of hearts , you spoiled me rotten!! I loved everything!!Thank you so much & Happy Holidays to you & your family.
Comment: I was torn on giving you a 3 because of the extremely late send. Thank you for the extras, which I enjoy receiving, but I always rate for the actual swap. It is awesome that you rescue animals and I admire you for it and I do realize that it is a very time-consuming heartfelt journey.
Response: I appreciate the 5. I did tell you I was going to be late so I didn't leave you hanging.. At least on the swap I did my best and did send extras to make up for it being late. Have a great day!
Comment: Your mermaid fairy doll has arrived at my house and she's cute as can be. I had to google the flag to see what country it was from. Brunei sound like a beautiful place. Just perfect for mermaids! Thank you so much for such a fun swap and a sweet doll.
Response: I had a flag attached to her hand.. I hope you didn't throw it away in the envy..... never mind.. my brain is ready for bed.. Just dawned on me you "googled the flag"...
Comment: Your last message to me was on the 7th March to say you were sending this swap then. The 7th was the last day for sending so this was absolutely fine, however the parcel has arrived today, and the printed postage is dated the 14th.
Also, the swap called for 6 filled eggs, and you only sent 4, with some loose bits tucked in the side. I am sorry to be in this position, but I have to rate a 3 for this swap.
Edited to add....you did contact me earlier to say you may have to send late, but you messaged me on the 7th to say you were sending then. ThIs was the last communication fromyou. The 7th was the last day for sending so this would have been fine, but the date on the package is the 14th. Not just on the postmark, but on the actual printed postage.
Response: Please reconsider. I had also told you in another message it maybe late and you agreed it was fine. I did mail it when I said but I didn't have custom forms and they brought it back with form for me to add to it. I thought I told you that. I may have forgetten that part.. Sorry if I had.
The post office was also doing count so it may have sat there for a few days.
My fault on the amount of eggs. Do you want me to send more stuff in 2 more eggs to get the 5 rating?
Comment: Those eggs are a scream! I have never seen any like them before. my step son will fill them with goodies for his niece and nephew along with the other kid stuff. Thanks for the metallic pieces for my journal and atc work.
Response: Glad you liked everything. Hope that means it was worth the wait.. They were late on shipping my eggs but I wanted to use those since it was MLU themes..
Comment: The handmade ornaments were so delicate and cute and the felt mermaid was a hit with my oldest cat who promptly stole it! Lol
Response: LOL I should have put cat nip in it..lol Now a tip I learned after I sent the package.. The flower... If you take your fingers or something small put in the center of the petal (on the top) and then use your fingers underneath to fold petals around it, just a slight curve up wards. It will look alot better.
Comment: I love the mermaid and all extra surprises. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: Glad you liked it. Now a tip I learned after I sent the package.. The flower... If you take your fingers or something small put in the center of the petal (on the top) and then use your fingers underneath to fold petals around it, just a slight curve up wards. It will look alot better.
Comment: I'm so sorry about your baby kitties :( I wanted to Thank you for the tin . I thought you did an awesome job!! I loved the mermaid in the resin, very cool .I would like to try that sometime soon :):) TY
Response: Ty.. 3 of the 6 babies passed. Even though I was hand feeding them as well. I got them a new mom and their's was fixed. Come to find out the mom was 4 weeks preg with 5 babies. That is why the babies died.. She had no milk. Feral so I couldnt check her. Ty on the tin. First time with resin and clay. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
Comment: Thank you Nathalie for the wonderful seahorse earrings! They are adorable. And I love the little shell box you put them in! Too Cute. Thank you for being such a supportive member of our group. I hope you enjoy the earrings coming your way soon! :o)
Response: Your welcome. I was afraid the box wasn't going to get here in time.. I got me a pair as well, even though I can't wear them.. I am glad you liked them!
Comment: Oh my, how I love my little felt mermaid in her seashell matchbox bed. Her felt seashell is such a clever pillow.
My daughters are fighting over taking it, and mad that I will not relinquish her! She is sublime, thank you so, so much!
What a great swap idea!
Response: Thank you so much! That was my first ever doll and bed and pillow.. I had never used felt or stitched like that before.. I am so glad you like it all. I wish more people would have joined in.
Comment: OMG i love this so much!!! Thank you so much and it does look good that size. I love how you put the comic book aspect into for me as well I love when people do swaps based on my likes it makes it that much more special thanks so much
Response: You are welcome. So glad you loved what I did. It wouldn't have looked good at normal size..
Comment: Some of the ATCs feature stickers as the main element, which is generally frowned upon. These weren't the pass-along cards; I'm talking about the cards that you made. But this swap doesn't specify "no sticker slapping," so I will rate per swap requirements. I was pretty disappointed with the quality of some of the cards. If you were a newbie, I probably wouldn't say anything, but you've been around for awhile and should know that some of the cards were subpar. If this swap had specified "no sticker slapping," I would have rated a "3."
Response: I don't usually use stickers other than boarders.. If you are talking about "mermaids" or the people things I make those with Sizzix dies and they are not stickers.
Comment: This was really nasty way to end the series. I've seen that "shit bear" earlier and it's just hideous. I don't know why anyone likes to do a card with a pile of shit on it but I think that most people don't want to receive one.. Well thanks for your tenderheart bear anyway..
Comment: thank you for a beautiful card...you read my profile well...the mermaids in the shell.. so lovely...the addition of the charms on the delicate wire...what a special touch,,, I absolutely love this atc. can't thank you enough...
Response: lol I had 2 people read your profile and give me ideas.. I was drawing a blank on this type of swap. I am so glad it turned out so well. I was worried you'd think it was to plain.. thanks for the heart
Comment: These are so cute!! Love them! Very cute turning the Care Bear card invitation card into a swap-bot one (: I could definitely be up for more swaps like this in the future. I'll have to squeeze some ATC time into my schedule. (:
Response: So glad you love them! I enjoyed doing them. You better start squeezing...lol I plan to do the whole set..
Comment: Thank you for the totally adorable Pilgrim & Indian Mermaid ATCs. I bet you have a cricut or some sort of die cut machine. Their little outfits were adorable! Thank you for sharing them! I love them. blessings, ellie
Response: Glad you liked them! The tail is a "dolphin" tail from Sizzix and the rest were from Quickutz. I just love my die cuts!
Comment: Don't be so harsh on yourself every one has different artist vision. The cards were great. the extras were really pretty. Good idea using a pumpkin for the head I was wondering so much on how to do mine. And the skeleton actually reminds me of a tattoo I have but mines is a skeleturtle. Good job.
Comment: I am rating you a 5 since the swap met requirements and you let me know you would be sending late. However; sending late seems to be a trend with you and some people would not consider being contacted on the last day of the swap as good communication. Perhaps you should not join or host so many swaps when you have 20+ cats to care for. The ATC you sent was basically sticker slapped and could have been assembled in less than hour, so the fact that you needed extra time to get it finished means you have too many other obligations to be in so many swaps. Link to photo of ATC: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/10427709616_daed409b24.jpg
Response: There was no freaking way that is considered sticker slapping. I did not use any stickers on it. And its not a "trend" me sending late. Its happened 3 times this year. Wow A whole 3 times! During my "busy" seasons I don't join many swaps or host that many. Try not to Judge someone when you don't know what is going on..
Link to what the message I sent her about being late. NOTE I also got sick.. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/158074
Comment: Yes it turned out wonderful-great paper piecing-I used to do a lot of fabric piecing when I made mini quilts-should use some of those patterns for paper-HMMMMM? Any way great jpb and thanks for swapping and hosting this project!
Response: believe it or not that is paper.. not fabric.. I thought it worked perfect for it. Glad you liked it and thanks for the <3
Comment: Nathalie, I am so sorry. I forgot to rate you on this. Was double checking on this swap to see if I could archive it yet. I received this a long while ago and loved the little pirate! I am going to use this in my sea/ocean book. :)
Comment: Very cute idea to connect the two cards.. The cards were great. I look so think and brave. Thanks for hosting this and for starting the yahoo group.
Response: Glad you liked it! I didn't have the heart to cut them apart.. I think if I had to I would have cried..lol or they would have..lol
Your welcome. I hope the group keeps going great. I like to swap alot like that. I wish we would get up to 50 in the group.
Comment: received your cute box. unfortunately...it was crushed because you didn't put it in a box that it would ship well in. no need to redo as your rating is a 5. 10-14-12 you sent it in a thin white box. there was no support for the matchbox. I suggest taking a strip of card board the width of the match box and wrapping it around your matchbox before you put it inside your shipping container. this makes a strong support.
Response: ty for the 5 and I am sorry it was damaged. How did I send that one? I have more that I am sending and I want to make sure I do it better.
Comment: Hi Nathalie,
I receive my dottee cat, very cute and funny (to tell the truth I was afraid receiving one with some kind of human face which make scary !!!) love the tail !
XOXO, Lilou from France.
Response: I am so glad you like it. It was my first time making one!
Comment: Thank you for the nice ladybug atc. I like the grass background. Neat job.~~~(Friendly f.y.i. You might want to wrap the atcs in paper or tape the envelope, the mail got a little wild with it. That is frustrating when we work so hard on stuff. :o )
Response: glad you liked it and sorry it didn't arrive nicely from the PO..
Comment: I love the paper fan, it's so cute! I liked that I was able to hang it on my wall. The ATC was really neat. I've seen swaps for them but I never completely understood about them. Now I may get into making ATC's. Thanks for everything! (:
Response: Glad you liked both. I just started ATCs and they are addicting. The fans I have been doing for years and love hanging them from a dog chain I have hanging from the ceiling.
Comment: Hi Nathalie, Thanks so much for your cards and congratulations on being a "newbie" and going for it; I think you have a fine sense of design which is a real plus. I genuinely like your cards and since you asked for suggestions I'll say that as time goes on you may want to experiment with filling your space more. I know that my first cards were much like yours, I think, in that they were attractive yet simple. Now I'm amazed at how much can be put into a small area yet still result in a cohesive look. I have taught some atc classes to both adults and children and I often recommend the "123" method which I read about some time ago and unfortunately do not recall the name of the woman who proposed it. It was on a book featuring atcs; anyway the idea is to have 1 focal point, 2 backgrounds and 3 embellishments(charms, trims, words etc) I have found this to be a really helpful method in designing cards even though it needn't be always followed to the letter. For yourself you might want to experiment with more than one background and see for yourself what dimension that can add to a card. The other sugggestion that I would make is that you might want to consider having a more sturdy form for our cards; I know that some people are particular about this and it does assure less likelihood of damage. Thanks again and keep up the good work! Claudia
Response: Thank you for your advice! What do you mean by "experiment with more than one background and see for yourself what dimension that can add to a card." Do you mean put 2 kinds of backgrounds on 1 ATC?
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I love LOVE your crafty space! It's so interesting and busy ^_^ I love all the little fans decorating the walls and you have some amazing storage for all your goodies! Thankyou very much for sharing! xxx
Comment: We like alot of the same things so I hope that we can keep in touch. Your fan that you made me was so cute. It will be going in my bathroom because I have the sea theme and it will look so good. Thank you again craftybarbie
Response: I am so glad you liked it. That is my favorite fan, mermaids and seahorses..lol
Comment: Thank you for the cute fans. I can't wait to start making mine. I might have to PM you for advice, but I'll try on my own first. Thanks for having this private swap with me! ;-)
Response: I am glad you like them. If you need advice I will try to help. I am not good with teaching people but I will do my best. No problem on having a private swap. Any time I am always glad to do a private swap.
Comment: Gosh I didn't even MAKE mine yet, never mind mailing it--and I have yours already! Thanks for another great swap! The extra goodies are always appreciated!
Response: Sorry I sent that message, I probably sent it to everyone before even checking ratings. I like to send reminders to everyone at once just to make sure I don't miss anyone. Havea great holiday season!
Response: You are so welcome. I tried to pack it as full as I could. I remember your profile said you like home made items so I encluded the fan templates in hope you will join the swaps..lol Have a wonderful day.
Comment: THANKS so much for another fun swap--the fan is great! Will display it for the Halloween season, and I like bats anyway so will always enjoy it! I needed a SMILE today, and enjoyed finding the fan in my box!
Comment: What a cutie! Thanks for the fan and all of the box of goodies! Now it's time to play!!
I don't mind the tape at all. The only reason it would be a problem is if one had a fascination with opening and closing the fan.
Comment: I've never heard of this craft (what's it called btw?) but I love it! I've already made several fans, thank you for teaching me how to! And thank you for all the thought and effort you put into the kit - everything I needed to make one was included, and I loved the one you made for me too! Thanksthanksthanks!
Response: Its a fan kit. I love making the fans to hang on my wall as inspiration. I am glad you liked the kit! I hope you enjoy making them as I do!!
Comment: thanks for the package... however, none of the animals were woodland creatures. woodland creatures are deers, owls, squirrels, hedgehogs, etc... what i got were eagles, lions, and pigs. they were also realistic looking when i stated on my profile that i do not like realistic looking animals. but, thanks for sending anyway :)
Comment: I used to hate chocolate bunnys - cause I would go into trauma & refuse to eat them, lol. I still don't but I really liked the card! BTW, I won't drink out of glasses/cups with characters that would drown (if you filled them) either.
Response: You are to funny! lol I was like that in away as a child..lol
Comment: Aloha NAthalie, Thanks for funny card! My son thinks that what happens when he bites off candy ears, legs, arms -any body part really! ;o) Thank you for hosting another swap! Take care. Aloha from Hawaii.
Comment: Thanks for the websites!
I didn't about Sizzix but I think that is not available in Spain. They really make cute designs.
I also liked your website, I'm a "cat lover" and it's great what you do rescuing cats and bringing them a safe homw
Response: Thank you. I think Sizzix is available world wide.. I will have to check for you. I love cats as well even though I am allergic to them..lol