Comment: Hi there! Thank you so, so SO much for the absolutely gorgeous ATC! Your watercolor work is awesome! Also, thank you so very much for the sweet extras you included! That was so kind of you. ;A; <3
Comment: What a great package! You are truly a talented artist and love buttons in that size. I work with the hives with the bee committee at our community garden and will proudly wear them (under the bee suit).
Response: This brought me no end of joy to hear, painting bee's is one of the bestest things. I would love to see a picture if you ever get chance.
Comment: I absolutely love your hedgehog. Thanks for the comics too, they were. Fun addition.
Response: I have a heap of the comic extras ready for my mail art partners and they are great for covering envelopes with to send out to folks. I am very glad you like the hedge pig card, thank you so much for signing up to my swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely envelope! I loove the variety you have sent. I am so happy that you joined my little group and this swap. Well it seems I did not choose the best time for this. But when life is better, I hope we can do a second round - I like your envelope very much :)
All the best, be well and take good care!!!
Comment: Such a cute Lucario!! You've taken this fighting guy and made him just awesome. Thanks so much!
Extra thanks for the extras!
And sending along some well wishes that you're doing all right over there!
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC and the extra goodies. This was a fun swap :) You can see my deerfox here:
(I tried to make it a clickable link, but none of the four different ways I found to do that on markdown seems to work.)
Response: I hope you liked them, they were both really cool moments to have taken and I do feel like it was fun sending them out writing the story of the photo on the back, this was my first photo swap like it but it was really cool.
Comment: Steph!! THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH! I absolutely loved the Happy Mail you sent me. Everything is gorgeous; the stickers, the writing paper, the flower encyclopedia pages and especially your paintings. Thank you so much for sharing you art with me! It really made my day! When I showed the one of the hedgehog to my partner, he immediately said he wanted to put it up in a frame! It's awesome. Again, thank you! I wish I could give hundred hearts!!!
Comment: A quick story for those who read comments:
After waiting for Steph's mail for 2 months, I thought the package was lost.. I informed Steph that this was the case and she kindly offered to resend. The day after Steph informed me that she sent me a replacement package, her original mail arrived! What a bittersweet coincidence :o Her lovely mail arrived today and it made my day! I can’t wait to have Steph as a partner on Swapbot again.
Thank you so much for this package Steph :) please check your inbox, I sent you a message about me sending you some mail to make up for your unnecessary resend :)
Update: Steph’s second package arrived today! (05/28/2020)
Response: Oh no! this is where you get both my letters and find my thoughts on Kawaii are some sort of chaotic whirly wind where I can never write the same letter two days in a row. Which reminds me - I also forgot to include some PomPurin notelets in your resend. ahhhh! the worst.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the really amazing goodies! And the Star Wars stamps! O M G!!!! Everything is so nice and the Snoopy with the constellations is great. Love it all, can’t wait to use it! Thanks again and also for joining!!! xoxo
Response: There are not enough Poe Dameron stamps in that post office for all my mail mwhahahaha.
Comment: Wow, I can't believe you handcrafted these amazing decorations. I'm absolutely stunned - thank you for sharing your talent with me, they are absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you wrapped up for me. :) From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for taking this time to make something just for me, that is truly amazing. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, I love making things like this and knowing they have found a good home is important to me.
Comment: Wow, I really love this ATC. You're a beautiful artist - and I didn't think it was quite so bleak as you indicated. There's a lot of texture and it looks like a lovely, fantasy wood to me. Thank you! xoxo
Comment: Wowza! That is an amazing art print! I already put it up on my wall. I am such a crazy cat lady so it is perfect for me and my apartment. Im very impressed with your artwork. Also love the goodies and packaging, such unique prints and things. Cant wait to use the silver strips. That print is above and beyond though!
Comment: What do I think? I think this atc is absolutely wonderful! I really like original art and this is just adorable and your colors were excellent it’s a real treasure and thank you for the papers I am using one today... I hope mine turns out as well as yours... thanks so much
Comment: Wow.I LOVE LOVE this ATC. I literally squealed.(I am crazy cat lady after all) what a flippin' cute idea! A "present defender " so original and cute.anyone who gets something from you is lucky.I feel so blessed too that sent me all the Christmas extras.tysm🎅❄ hope you have an amazing holiday &new year.much love to you!
Comment: Nice style! Very dramatic and powerful... I can see how it might be hard to part with ... you should try another on a larger scale ... I am a very grateful new owner of this mini work of art.... thank you so much for the note and those much appreciated cards
Comment: I've come to recognise your envelopes when they arrive, and I always look forward to them. Your mushroom ATC is brilliantly rendered. I love your artwork and I'm so grateful to be able to add it to my collection. xoxo
Comment: Love this hand drawn card! What a talent you have ! I like your style very much.. thank you so much I am so happy to get one of your very cool pumpkin cards!! Thanks also for the extra papers ... cute note paper..
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc you have made! Oak leaves are pretty and I have few of them tattooed on my back. I love the colours on Autumn but now it's getting chillier and almost all leaves have fallen from trees.
Thank you and lovely Autumn for you!
Comment: That pie looks *so* good it makes me hungry. Your art is amazing, I love the way your colour. I'm glad I can add something of yours to my ATC collection. Thank you as well for the blanks, they're very welcome. I hope I'll put them to good use.
Comment: Lovely envelope with some cute goodies. Thank you for the first ATC I've ever gotten!
Response: I am so proud to have been your first ATC, they are what got me into swapping in the first place and I still after all these years have my very first one. I hope your collection grows from here.
Comment: Thank you for all the great black and white goodies that you sent me! Those stickers are adorable! <3
But mostly I loved (!) your parrot picture! I'm putting that on my wall in my craftroom :)
Comment: Steff - Another stunning ATC. I really love your work and while I share your sentiment that it's a shame that more people didn't sign up, I'm happy I was able to swap with you again. Your artwork is just lovely. xoxo
Comment: Wow! Thank you for such a *beautiful* ATC! I really love this and I'm so happy to add it to my collection. Thank you, too, for the loose cards - and most importantly, for being part of this group and swap! I loved this! xoxo
Response: Gosh that arrived quickly, I am super glad you liked it, its been really nice creating art works for this group. I am a bit of a herb crafter myself so as soon as flowers popped up I was very excited!
Comment: Hey Steff! Thank you ever so much for everything you included for this swap! There are some very interesting things I'm happy to start writing about! I adored the photos the most! Honestly, thank you!
Comment: Steph, I absolutely adore your artwork! I wish, wish, wish I had your gift, but instead I was given the ability to appreciate this gift in others. Love the sweet extras, thank you for yet another wonderful swap envelope. You made my day.
Comment: I do love this pigeon though here they are also known for being "feathered rats". I swear they do know how to "aim and fire"! I keep thinking of the pigeon from Mongrels TV show. Thanks for a lovely swap!
Comment: I started playing DnD this year so this story resonated with me.... it was beautifully crafted and very heart-felt. I love the soft side of the father-son relationship and the different frame in which it shows orcs. And those illustrations are SO BEAUTIFUL. I am blown away! Thank you so much for sharing this with me!
Comment: Thank you Steff, the unicorn was beautiful and indeed rainbow-y (I’m going to say that’s a word!!). You definitely should draw and paint them more especially if they make you happy, it absolutely made me happy. Thanks for the beautiful little illustrations too, they were quite cute☺️
Comment: This is, indeed, a beautiful duck! Please forgive the late rating; I had put it aside to add to my journal (because as I said above, it's a truly beautiful duck), carried it upstairs and promptly forgot to rate. Gorgeous. I feel so spoiled when I receive something hand painted. Thank you so much!
Comment: HI Steff, I love the artsy little card you sent me!. The theme of a pigeon in the rain is very clever and very nicely done, I look forward to usign the postage stamps on the envie again, as well as the nice little extras you tucked in. Thank you for everything. I am happy to have this ATC in my collections. Sue
Comment: SUPER CUTE! I was so impressed by this watercolor. and you painted the back of the card too! I'm also grateful for the watercolor cards as I usually just glue my artwork on playing cards so I look forward to trying these.
Comment: Thank you so much Steff for this very nice flat surprise enveloppe. I so so so much love your illustration of mermaid cats and everything that you enclosed. It really made my day <3 so nice of you to put such care into your swaps.
Hope to be your partner again in the future. and I would love to write you back <3
Happy Swapping ! take care !
Response: I am super glad you liked the drawing, its one of my prints and it went to the right home. Thank you for being my partner for this swap.
Comment: Steff, my apologies for the late rating; this swap ended up in my 'keeper' stack before it got rated. Your photos are so impressive! The one with the stone is really nice with the closeup of your hand and the stone against the blue background of sea and sky, and the clouds in white really set it all off!!! Definitely a photo for my 'keeper' collection! The black and white photo with the wounded sentinel looked so authentic that it could have been from a journalists coverage of a battle conflict. I loved the way it was composed, with the back of the person tending the wounds and a partial view of another person in the foreground! Another 'keeper'! I hope we get to swap with each other again in the future! Your work is great! PS - Thank you for the descriptions that you included on the backs of the photos of the circumstance when you took the photos. That was a wonderful extra to include!!
Response: A late rate is fine. I certainly cannot say anything going away on adventures for weeks on end. I love having context to the photos I send to people I think its something i picked up hosting photo ATC swaps. Yes I would love to swap again but I am super glad that you liked this swap. Great stuff.
Comment: Just got back from Disney and I guess they don’t do areas for cards anymore cause I even checked here in Washington DC area because I thought it would be neat to have one for the area they said they don’t make them anymore which is a bummer. Im coffee gal Any thing coffee lol
Response: We dont get the area ones at all here in Norwich England but they do London ones. Very odd though as Ive still been getting state cards from everywhere. Thank you very much for taking part in my swap. I'll have more up soon.
Comment: Thank you for your ATCs. I love them. But having seen yours, I hope I didn't misinterpret the design of the ATCs in any way. You'll see what I mean when you get mine. I enjoyed this swap, thank you.
Response: You were fine. Absolutely fine. I really like the take on the brief that everyone gives and loved the photo of your hound. Thank you for being my partner for this swap.
Comment: Oh my goodness this little card is so cute!! You are such an amazing artist you have inspired me to get my water colors out and create! Thank you for the lovely extras and the super neat postage stamps both extras and the super hero ones on the envelope!! 😍❤️😍 I love everything, thank you!!
Response: Such posetive words, thank you. i am really happy knowing you liked this card and the postage stamps. There is a man who was selling them and I just had to snaffle some for my mail arts. Have a great day.
Comment: What a wonderful swap... inside and out! Love your envelope art, the clippings I cannot wait to use and inspire my atc’s the delightful images and... that most excellent work of art ... the monks couldn’t have made a better “k”!! And your kittens .. wow you are quite the artist... many thanks for this envelope of fun!
Response: Thank you, I really like a lot of darkages illumination and have been to the british library to look at books with the original manuscript paintings.
Comment: Thank you for all the great items, my mind is mulling over how to use my items in my journals.
Response: I am very happy that you can use some of these items in your journals I am not normally a pinky pink person but this was a great swap and even I found nice stuff for my junk journals too, yay!
Comment: I Adored your photo ATCs. I love this swap Very much. Thanks so much for the lovely kitty papers!
Response: Im hoping to make them regular enough that we can start having photos taken for the ATC's, I used some prints of photos I had taken over the last few months but I think in future I will have some just for these swaps.
Comment: I am speechless! Your swap came today and it was the most lovely package, I can't even begin to describe how delighted I was from the very start just seeing your art! You are SO talented and everything was wrapped so beautifully, the ATC's, the letter set, that adorable plush, the candy, ALL of it was just overwhelmingly wonderful. Thank you SO much it made my week! (Possum Party is quite possibly the crown jewel of my ATC collection!)
Response: I really enjoyed creating this box of lovely things for you, I think I get almost as much fun from the wrapping of things as I do the opening them on my end. I am very glad to hear the candy survived and was a little particular on picking things that if accidents happened would be self contained. If you ever would like to swap again, you let me know.
Comment: I love, love, love your frog, Steph!!! Did I mention that I loved your frog?!!! The eyes are amazing and those toes - love them!! I wish I could paint even a tenth as well as you do! Thank you so much for this little treasure! Thanks also for the great stamps!!
Response: I figured the stamps would be handy for anyone who makes mail art, Ive been chunking my way through a kilo bag of them and still no end is in sight. I really loved drawing the frog for this swap, there is something super fun about them. Id certainly draw more in future.
Comment: Love the red chair in the midst of all the others.
Response: This one has to have been one of my more abstract ATC's in recent times, I love it but it took some drawing even for a quick card. I loved the concept though and saw the main picture on the swap, then got inspired.
Comment: OK, Completely in love with your art. I wish I get art from you every day, I'd NEVER tire of it. Crows are one of my favorites, so thank you very much for this lovely card! Billions of hearts to you.
Response: haha, delightful stuff. I love these crows, I create a new big design of them every year for the conventions. I will never tire of painting their antics they are such characters.
Comment: thank you for the stickers, really like the one of your own design :) also sendsomething.net is pretty good. often very random :)
Response: With luck this year I'll find the chance to paint more stickers of my own. while the ones you had were coloured by me on the computer, my next batch will be water colours for certain. I quite like the idea of tackling food and adding cut elements to it.
Comment: I don't have words for how beautiful of an ATC this is. Its amazing! I absolutely love it!! The colors go so well together. Definitely one of my favorites! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind words, it is really nice to know when a card arrives it has found a home and will be loved. We all have those cards in our collections so to hear one is mine is an honour.
Comment: Hey, Trinket! Love your experiential fox deer. reminds me of Reynard from Gunnerkrigg Court (a webcomic you'd enjoy!). I'm not sure why this fox-hybrid had less interest: probably because people like mermaids, unicorns, flowers, owls on this site? but I just like weird animals! I'll keep signing up if you stick with this theme! thanks also for the weird ephemera pack! >:O
Response: I will always be super keen to swap ATC's with you, there are more Fox themed ones to come just have to wait for a week or so for my real work to calm down a little.
Comment: Eeee! I love the washi, but even more, I LOVE your art!!!!!!!!!! Is that watercolor on the back?!?!? I haven't been to your website yet, I'm afraid I may want everything!! ❤❤❤❤❤
Response: Thank you for the kind words and yes it is watercolour, I love those paints. Mixing them lightly with a little bit of gouache when I get chance. I have an instagram and update it weekly with even more pictures and stuff. Thank you very much for this trade.
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the Red Riding Hood envie and your beautiful pug face ATC! Thank you as well for your delightful note and the Norwich postcard! <3
Response: Our castle in Norwich has the best postcard loot, I love going up there and sneaking into the gift shop for a look (you have to go past the main entry desk to get to the gift shop and there are a few exhibits on the way). I am glad the red riding hood art survived. Have a great day <3
Comment: Your ATC is so pretty! Your art style is gorgeous. I'm jealous. And thank you for the extras :D I can't wait to use the kitty in the box sticky notes
Response: Kitty in the box sticky notes are the best, I had to get two packs of them and share them with everyone in the world. Thank you for the kind words about my art, its lovely to know that a card I have sent has both found a home and is super appreciated.
Comment: Steff! Thank you so much for the sticker sheets. I loved them! And I really loved the stickers made by you! Lemme if you’re planning on an Etsy store or such! I’d love to see your future works!!
Comment: Oh wow, wow, wow. What a beautiful swap you have sent me! Everything is SO adorable and cutesy. I had to google what a red panda is. It turned out great! And thanks for all the lovely extra's, you have read my profile very well. Nice zine with a fox story, cat & feather stickers, photo negative. Wow. Thanks a lot. ♥
Response: I am very much just starting to get into photo swapping here on Swapbot so keep your eyes peeled for more. I am super glad you liked everything too.
Comment: thanks so much, Trinket! your Beautiful card is going in a position of esteem in my deck! Also loved every single extra you sent! Putting them on my corkboard / journal accordingly! I think you and I are going to be crossing paths a lot more in the future ;D
Response: I do this too, I have a special folder for the super ossum ones that is covered in stickers (only the best stickers of course).
Comment: thanks so much for the lovely planner goodies, all of it was different that what i have:) the little ruler is going to be very handy. thank you again for the happy snail mail day.
Response: I swear the world functions sometimes because of my little journal ruler, it has saved me on many a trip far and wide across the country. Long may your adventures with your titchy ruler last, I know me and mine have shared some good un's
Comment: Ireally enjoyed making this atc swap. But wow i cant draw a stick figure u did an amazing job. Hope u do more atc swaps ♥️♥️♥️
Response: Thank you for the kind words, its just been a lot of practice over the last few years to get where I am with drawing stuff and yes I am hosting a few more as we speak, certainly worth checking them out if you've got the creative energy.
Comment: This is one of the most stunning pieces I have received. Thanks for the extras too. Your fish belong in the ocean, but I'm going to keep them on dry land. Thank You
Response: You very nearly didn't get this card, I really liked it too. Like so much so I almost kept it for myself and then redraw another one for you - I did not do this in the end. Thank you for this swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card - it’s a great addition to my collection!
Response: Ok I confess, I hosted this swap so I could draw tiny cactus's. I have a couple already in my collection of ATC's and saw them and was like, time to work toward completing that page in the folder.
Comment: Oh what a fun package ! Very fun to open! Thank you so much for all the great papers!
Response: Tis an odd bean. I almost enjoy wrapping up the parcels as much as recieving them. There is something super cool about tucking things in and keeping it together, I am getting better at it with each and every parcel too. Thank you
Comment: What fabulous ATCs! Thank you so much for making them for me. And have a wonderful time on the Pedders Way. 129.5 miles -- wow! I walked the West Highland Way a number of years ago and it was a great experience. The Pedders Way looks flatter -- but the coastal bits will probably be quite challenging!
Response: I am super glad you liked it, the card was simple colours but I felt too much more would have made it super busy. Pedders way is massive and Norfolk your right is super flat, I doubt we'll do it in one sitting but fortunately I don't live so far away.
Comment: I can see why you’d want to keep this one. And don’t tell anyone but this may be my favorite atc I’ve receieved in a really long time! May I ask what pen you use? It looks like maybe a fudenosuke for the black? It’s stunning. I wish I had that kind of control. You must be killer with hand lettering! And thank you for the ATC backs, that was very kind. ❤️
Response: I use a faber castell pitt pen, they are not cheap (I recommend getting the pack of four with small-bold sized nibs its very good value) but they are worth every penny. They are also indian ink which does not bleed into colours when you paint over it.
Comment: OMG I love this ATC more than any other! It's sooooooo so cute. And the way you had them packaged with the stars falling out. I LOVED it. You're a wonderful artist. I really hope to be your partner again soon <3
Comment: Looks like it deleted my post before I was done rating! It was supposed to say:
'There's a Totoro in the Catbus.....THERE IS A TOTORO.....IN THE CATBUS! THERE IS A TOTORO IN THE CATBUS!
I hope you can see how happy this card made me!
Response:  deleted my previous comment, it was a little snarky. I was dead worried Id upset you.
There is a totoro in the cat bus, heeee.
Comment: I like your ATC so much!! I love drawing and I give this ATC a lot of importance because it's handwdrawn! You're a really good drawer, thanks a lot for making so much efforts in drawing this cute rat!
Response: Rats are one of my favorite little creatures, Thank you for the kind words. I am so glad its gone to a home where it'll be treasured
Comment: hi trinket. i was moved to write you a letter, last night. then i got your atc today! oh, what can i say? it's so cute. i LOVE her so much. she's a pony - what's not to love? and she's shy. so gorgeous, so adorable. see you on the merry-go-round!
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice mini book. They were so much fun to make. An extra thank you for all of the nice extras you included. I love all of the ATC's. The hummingbird is beautiful! I wish I could give you more hearts.
Comment: Thank you so much! You made very good choices. We actually do have Jaffa cakes here but they're different brand and a bit of a different feel and consistency. But these are lovely! We used to have regular KitKats when I was younger but I haven't seen them in ages and never tried these special kinds. Say hello to your evil side too, haha! And feel free to contact me if you want to do another private swap sometime.
Response: Theres just no alternative 'almost' Jaffa cakes in my world, its a shame we cant send you over some Iron Bru (thats got to be one of those Uk only foods too I suspect). would love to swap again, any time <3
Comment: Hi Trinket!
Thanks for your story letter, I very much enjoyed reading your story! I have played WoW for a while, so I could sort of imagine what the characters looked like. I always played Horde though (sorry! ;) ). Reading your story makes me kind of want to renew my subscription...
I hope you'll receive my story letter soon!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful cat...he/she is just so adorable and cuddly! It got here so quickly, I was pleasantly surprised to see that international mail can be this quick. Also, thanks for hosting this wonderful swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful ATC! Your drawing is excellent, and the colors you chose for your piece work very well together! Although you mentioned you don't use posh pencils, the coloring is very smooth and has a lovely soft tone to it. An artist's touch has as big an impact on their work as the medium, and I would say your ATC could pass for a manga or comic trading card! (There is such a thing as those, right?) ^_^ And I love your character's name! How fantastic! Here I was growing up thinking I was the only one out there >_< lol
Comment: Thank you for the fox - he is very cute. By the way, I am female, Johny is a nickname because my name is French and often mispronounced. Just wanted to let you know since you were surprised :-)
Response: Doh! Thats such a Brit mistake to make, apologies. Im really glad though you liked the ATC, I liked the design so much I made it into a full sized painting.
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! :) Yes, I've had a terrible luck with swap partners. :( There are even some hosts who said they would angel but they did not, one of them even deleted their account. Grr! And haha, no, handmade doesn't mean ATCs of course. :P I put ''no handmade cards'' there because I join many postcard swaps, and have received quite a lot of poorly handmade cards (through Postcrossing, too) - that's why I prefer store bought. Have a great week! :)
Comment: MANY thanx for the very creative "Fox and the winter sun" zine. I looked at the pictures before I read your story. and then I went back again just admiring it all. you are very talented and creative! Thank you so much for joining my swap.
Response: Very glad you liked it, as I say it was a sort of twist on what I do during the winer. Foxes are way more interesting infact.
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of little envies! I really appreciate the effort and the care you put in your decorations and drawings, they are lovely. I will slowly discover them all but I can already thank you so much for the swap, it's really adorable!
Response: This swap completely changed my view of envelope swaps, I used to believe they were entirely about getting cool things from strange places and that was not what I swapped for. Then this one came up and it was really open ended for me to invest some drawing time into. I dont want to think how many hours it took and the worry I had that you might not like it. Very very happy to see its arrived with you and that your happy!
Comment: What a beautiful illustration! I adore it! Thank you so very much! <3
Response: Really happy you liked him, I almost didnt give that card over and redrew, there was just something so very fittting about Ami'cub and the background on the card. I am glad its been well recieved.
Comment: Very cool I just love it! I don't think a lot of people collect ATC's here in Canada at least not the people I talk to ha ha. It seems most people don't even know what they are. Most of my ATC's seem to go to the United States.
Comment: I received the ATC you made a few days ago and just now found it on my desk unopened. I love the tree and the bunny you drew on the envelope. I will be putting it in my smashbook. Thanks so much & happy holidays! Long live the 80's!!
Response: The post bunny is my long serving allie. We have battled the mail service, the weather, angry old ladys and cat paws in our quest to get swaps out on time. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I love your ATC, and card.. and most of all love what you wrote to me... Thank You so much... :)
Response: Totally threw me to get a partner from where you are in the world, I thought it was pretty epic, then for a brief moment I was terrified it might disapear in the post or something. Super glad to hear its arrived with you
Comment: i received your envies thank you very much! a heart for the extra effort of drawing on them and because they are fun to shake and poke!!!! my favorite thing to do to gifts i cant open!!!
I like my gifts thank you!!!
Comment: What a great card! *-:Â¦:-â€¢:*'""*:â€¢.-:Â¦:-â€¢:**â€¢-:*Thank you*:-â€¢**:â€¢-:*-:Â¦:-â€¢:*'""*:â€¢-Merry Christmas:Â¦:-â€¢:*'""*:â€¢.-:Â¦:-*'""*:â€¢.-:Â¦:-* It's summer here but we've experienced some extra cold days for December (no snow). Christmas day forcast is for a hot one!
Response: Was everything ok with this package? Call me paranoid but I always worry when someone leaves a blank message. Im sure its just me being silly and thank you for the rating.
*EDIT* Thank you for the swift answer. Appologies for being a little narky. Cant wait to hear your thoughts about them.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful snowflake ATC and the cute Christmas card!
Response: Im very glad you liked it, I have to confess I do tend to sign up to my christmas ATC swaps to write out more Christmas cards for folks, there one of the things I love about this time of year and well I like to share the wealth.
Comment: I loved the card with your drawing! Thanks so much :) Happy holidays!
Response: Im glad you liked him, if I could have gotten more harajuku like cards I likely wouldnt have drawn him, but you know what sometimes things work out for the best. So I got to be a bit more creative with this card. RWR!
Comment: Thanks for the great package! Happy Holidays!
Response: Im very glad you liked it. I tried to make the contents a bit of a seasonal and cute mix, but I wont say much incase you've not opened it yet, so not to ruin the surprize. Cheers for being a great partner.
Comment: The Oak leaves are FANTASTIC. The hand stiching is superb Trinket. I just adore them. I will be placing them on my Christmas tree but for now, hanging on my buffet. I love handmade soap and this one is so very yummy! The extras I will use soon in a new project. You made me jump for joy with all my goodies. Thank you and 1000 Hearts to you if I could. Perfect swap, perfect partner! Blessings, Mona
Response: I am so glad you liked them. I have to confess I had hurriedly put things together, having sewn them with plenty of time. Gotten distracted by something and put the leaves to one side, believing in my heart of hearts they were all finished and done. Then came deadline day and I was like AHHHH! Oh noes! But everything worked out in the end, for this I am glad. I was vry worried you wouldnt like the soap and I tried to make the package something you would like.
Comment: Hi Trinket, I adore the cat Halloween Inchies! The one with the cat with a bag over it's head is funny and my favourite. How did you guess I love cats?:P;)
The extra goodies were a nice touch and your note sweet. I'm glad you were my partner, thanks you are nice.
Comment: This was fun wasn't it? I also made two cards just for the fun of doing it.
Both of your cards are so creative. I love to see how other people interpret an idea and you did it so well. I am happy to add these to my ATC collection.
Comment: Love your interpretation of "alchemy," this was a tough swap. I have added the recipes to my collection and I especially LOVE the little bottles. I collect small corked bottles. If you ever want to do a private swap for some more, let me know! You did great! Thanks for everything! Debbie
Response: Im so glad you liked this swap. Theres a funny story behind those little bottles, as I often get them to use as potion bottle replicas when I Rp. Those ones however were bought especially for the swap from a Carboot sale, I picked them out from the very back bottom of a box of random things. I am very glad you liked them and yes I would love to do another swap with you.
Comment: Good things come to those who wait because these inchies are freaking adorable!! Im glad you had a good time in Cuba! Thanks for sending them so fast once you got back. They really made my day!!
Response: Another no comment? Was there something wrong with this swap? did I not do something right, please let me know. I know this is a 5 rating, I know what I sent you. I know i put time into it...did you not like it?
Comment: Excellent work I say as always, I love having you for a partner! You do such an amazing job! I don't have an ATC/card like this one so it is unique to my collection, a great idea for inchies, btw, very clever! Thank you!
Comment: I found the envelope propped up on my door handle when I got home, it was all very exciting! Love the inchies, little flappy apples =3. The paper is ossum, especially the stitched one - I've never seen anything like it before. Thankies, Em
Comment: I will treasure these inchies forever and ever! I LOVE THEM! You looked inside me and made something that I would make for myself if I had your talent! thank you and I would give you a ton of hearts if I could!
Response: Im very glad you liked them. I can honestly say sitting down to make the cards was a pleasure, I had my BBC infront of me, a cup of iron brew and my orange paint. You've really given me the confidence with this comment to go out there and really start producing inchies again. Thank you.
Comment: what a gorgeous zine :p thanks. this is the first one i've ever received :p i've not made mine yet and i'm a bit worried now because it won't be as good as yours :o your drawing are fantastic!
Comment: This is one of my favorite ATC's of all time! I truly love it and will cherish it always. Thank you so very much for this beautiful card! I am always thrilled to have you for a partner!~
Response: I am so very glad you liked it, as I said, this was one card I didnt so much want to part with, though I felt with you as my partner, I needed to pull an extra special something out of the hat, thus, after many attempts at a card, this one was the one for you. I am so happy you like it.
Comment: So sorry I forgot to rate you, I loved the pages you made for me.
Response: Im glad you liked them, You should have seen me in Swap-bot chat the night they were created, asking how many stripes and stars and such the american flag had. Being a brit, its actually something I never counted or thought about before. I cannot forget now though, thank you for the topic and the chance to learn more helpful trivia to replace the inportant facts of life tee hee.
Comment: Thank you for the sweet pouch! I adore the grow-a-castle ^_^ That sockbunny is just too cute, it's on my desk now, keeping me company while I'm working. The lavender just smells amazing and thank you for all the little charms, shells & beads. (I posted a picture in the swappage)
Comment: what a wonderful comic zine! i adore it! talented times a million, you are! thanks so much for the smile as the expense of your bad day that turned not so bad afterall. ;o) great being in a swap with you! always, jess
Comment: Thanks for the felt, the colors are really nice and purty!
also the light sents got past the smell test, that is actually tucked in my fabric container to try to keep smok odor at bay. thank you
Comment: I LOVE LOVE the atcs. They are truly amazing! You are so talented! The lemurs are so adorable and well made. I love it! as well as all the other atcs! It was a great swap. Thanks again for swapping with me. =)
Comment: The chunky page you made of Durga is absolutely beautiful, and the ATCs are as well...of course, but I think I anted to cry over the page. Thank you so much.
Response: Im so very glad you liked it Mojo. Thats one of the first times I have attempted to draw a multiple limbed lady, and also tried to make her appear a little more than a 2D image. She was very fun to draw and I shall be creating more images in future. Though you will have to take a picture of the one I made when you place it on your wall for my collection. - and dont cry! you'll smudge the ink!
Comment: Thank you SO much for this swap! It's incredible what you did with it - so unique. I love your artwork, I love the extra-booklet with the *story*, it's wonderfully written and moving and special. thank you, thank you, thank you. I can only say over and over again that I love having you as my swap partner! :D
Response: I am very glad you liked the book hon. Unlike other swaps the whole thing was a dedicated blurr of four days of solid crafting, I seem to remember starting drawing it as a passing doodle then the words of the poems just followed into each other.... My only regret is that I could not colour it for you.
Comment: Thank you soooooooo much ! I love everything ,the pincushion is so clever and so sweet .I'm drinking some of the tea now, and who wouldnt just love a giant ladybird ? The flowers and packageing too are so pretty. Thank you again for putting so much into this lovely swap x
Comment: Thanks so much for such a thoughtful package I loved it all :) the runes must have taken you forever to make they are so good ,Ioved the hand made pouches, the candle and holder are on display, they look so pretty and the little orcarina has been claimed by my youngest son (a big Zelda fan ) ..thanks again :)
Response: Im quite glad you liked it, Ive had a couple of bits of that purple stuff lurking for ages now and I felt it would find a better home with you where I hope you can create some artistically colourful wonders. Thank you though for being my partner, Purple and Green clearly are the best colours ever.
Comment: Thanks for the cute parcel and the ATC. This was my first Lucky Parcel too :o)
Response: Im really glad you liked it. I was worried it was either not enough or I had broken some unwritten rule about Lucky parcels when I made it, but I tried to make it something you would like, putting together as much furry themed cat things as I could. Thank you for being my partner though, your a star.
Comment: I LOVE your artwork! I am so thrilled to have some at last! I love my Ostara ATC and I am honoured to have your first Moth Faerie ATC! I love her! I hope I get you again as a partner as well! Maybe you'll get me again too! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to own 2 of your gorgeous ATC's. Thank you very much! Have a lovely day!
Response: Thank you hon for letting me know it got to you ok. I had worried for a time that it was ok, because I couldn't for the life of me find things. I raided my supplies though and I hope to see some ossum possum things made from the buttons and things that were sent, because I know your great with sewing, Ive seen the evidence.
Response: Im glad you liked it. I was very worried for a time I would be the only person putting out a hand drawn card and sometimes people find that a bit strange and dont like especially with the Kawaii stylee cards I have made in the past. Im happy though that this was not one of those cases, cheers for being my partner.
Comment: SUPER CUTE ATC!!! How could you not LOVE the owl and I just adore the fallen leaves! Thank you!
Response: Its the first ATC where I have used half collage elements and my own drawings, so you really got an experimental one. -blush- Im glad though that you liked it. I feel inspired to go ahead and make some more similar trees for people.
Comment: Thanks so much fro all the goodies, this is my first whimsy jar so I was very excited :-}
Response: I hope it was ok for a first jar. I tried generally to give you a mix of ideas for things you could put together into future jar's. I know Ive had a mixture now of jars I was completely blown away by and jars of buttons. I also tried to keep the theme to a sort of blue colour. Not sure why but when I made it, that colour was on my mind. tee hee.
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! I absolutely love it - and the cards are beautiful as well. I also love the *story*, that's a brilliant idea. I'm afraid I wasn't *that* inventive there. :) I received your swap incredibly quickly, so I hope mine will arrive at yours soon, too!
Response: Im very glad that we did this swap, your one of the girls on this site, no matter what I will try my hardest to make smile with everything I craft, after all you did with the christmas box you sent me. All the thoughtful notes you've sent. This swap was a pleasure for me to make, I only appologise I didnt have much time to make more pictures for you to go with it. I love the size of the cards you were made, they have a definate feel to them. I hope in future I can add more to your collection.
Response: Cheers for being my partner Qbee. This was a difficult swap for me, though I make so many ATC's I seem not to have a huge massive collection myself. Im hoping 2009 means that this will change -fingers crossed-
Comment: Trinket, the ATCs you sent are just adorable. I was so happy to open that envelope! Some of the stars you threw in the envy ended up in my knickers, so I don't need to tell you where I was sitting whilst I read the posts I received...lol!
Response: Stars in your pants. I think thats the new Tv show for the BBC. erm but yes, I am very happy y ou liked them, I love the ATC you sent me, it was made of win sauce I swear!
Comment: Steff, thank you for the amazing deer - I love it! Wish I could draw. Thanks also for the Christmas embellishments, which will come in very useful. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Response: Everyone can draw rusty its simply a matter of practice. I look forward to swapping with you again. And I am very glad you liked the card.
Comment: I just loved everything! It truly made my day.
Response: Im really glad you liked it. I really enjoyed writing the letter/story for the swap and added the faerie charm as a last sort of thing, gosh now I want to make more. Great stuff. thank you for being my partner.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap! I *heart* my lovely hedgie cards! :) :)
Response: I was worried I had not put enough in there for you. The papers are something my mother gave me a big pile of. I use them for pretty much everything these days, but she gave me so many, I figured I would share.
I am very happy you liked the two ATC's though, I used to have a teacher who liked Hedgehogs, thus they are one of the first things I was ever taught to draw.
Comment: Thank you very much for the gorgeous fairy. I would love to be able to draw like that. I would have waited until Christmas to open it but then I would not have been able to rate you fairly. (That is my excuse and I am sticking to it)
Response: tee hee. I like that excuse. But I like more the fact you liked her. I love the image of the fairy putting things atop the Christmas tree. this one took me two trys to make. I am very proud. Thank you
Comment: probably not intended as a bonus, but this package had the COOLEST stamps which I've cut out and saved!
Response: Oddly. I asked the lady at the post office for them. Gosh it looked like she was sucking a lemon too when I did. She had to get out of her chair and get a different book -folds her arms and grumbles-
I am very happy you liked them though. Makes it all the more worth while asking. As my mother aways said. If you dont ask you dont know.
Comment: For your first swap, this was AWESOME!! I'd recommend only one thing: if you're sending candy, send it either in it's original package or in a plastic baggie. The gum didn't fair so well with my State's heat... :( Everything else was wonderful though! I'm using the rats and bats on the porch for my Halloween decorations--they're perfect! And your ATCs, how cute! (my favourite is the kitty with the broom) and the tea! Yes! I'll swap with you again anytime dearie! blessings, Gypsy
Response: Im really happy your happy with this. I had to put a bit of extra umph into this one for you. Your the first person Ive ever traded with on this site and of course it was your birthday so...yeah. Have a good one.
pst. the broom kitty was my fave. too.