Comment: Thank you thank you for a wonderful swap! Those are probably the coolest holiday postage stamps I have ever seen! lol I love frigate birds! And koalas (I'm a former zookeeper so all critters are fine by me). Thanks also for the beautiful tags and fun stickers. I hope you had a magical Christmas and may your 2018 be healthy, happy, and inspiring! <3<3<3
Comment: This is a great postcard! I love that the smile matches the eyes. The way you did the background is great. I often use book pages but never that way. I love getting new ideas!!
Thank you so much!
Comment: Beautiful card, thanks for putting such effort into it. I really enjoyed this swap because I wasn't already familiar with the artist. I also really like that you draw a frame around the edge of the back of your card. I do that all the time; I'm glad to know someone else likes to do it too.
Comment: Hello and THANK YOU.... I received the envies today and I LOVE what you did with the security and postmarks.....it's amazing and I love the postcard.... I even knew what kind of tree it was.......
Comment: So, so sorry for the late rate!!! I love the journal page! The saying on it is one I haven't seen before and really like. Thank you so much for the page, for the card and the wonderfully decorated envie!
Comment: Anne, I really loved the envie and I use the insides of those security envelopes too! The animal cards and stamps will be used in future swaps and I love to learn the ins and outs of our natural world. Thanks!
Comment: Oh.My.Goodness. Anne, I Love this PC! I Oh-ed and Ah-ed......Beautiful, just Beautiful! 5 Stars (and hearts)....I Love Zebras and this is a beauty. I love your style! It'd be great if the first one arrived but I wouldn't be surprised if someone found it and took it home. Thanks so much, really made me smile! = )
Comment: Thank you so so so much for your cute fox mail! Your journal page is really lovely and I liked everything else too! Your fox letter paper looks so so beautiful :) Happy spring days to you - we are now enjoying beautiful autumn colours here in north :)
Comment: Nicely done! You are much more of an artist than I. I also appreciate the stamps. I love to visit Ireland and England, and wish I could win the lottery and come your way. I don't get to England as often as I used to. Expensive now!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! All the way from down under, eh?! Well, happy autumn days to you..! What a great profile...I have decided to work on conquering the profile myself this year and get over my weird psychological hump about them!.
Comment: Your envelope of goodies arrived today. The envelope was opened across the bottom. Not knowing what started out in the envelope, I do not know if it all arrived or not. As so many swappers and hosts recommend, please tape the edges of your envelopes, especially when they are stuffed. Thanks bunches.
Response: Thank you for letting me know. i have mostly been making postcards lately so I will have to remember to take more care with envelopes. Thank you for the heart, I hope there was still enough there to use.
Comment: Thank you for the bright &colorful collage card with the Frida Kahlo look-alike gazing so pensively out at me!The layers were peeling off when it got here, but luckily were all still attached. The beautiful hedgehog stamp you used hadn't been cancelled & some over-zealous postal worker put a big X across it with large marking pen. Happens too often here and makes me so mad!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I apologise for the peeling layers. I have never had a problem before (that anyone has let me know about) so I will look into that. As for how the PO handles mail......!!
Comment: Thank you so much for my first set of happy quotes, I can't wait to read them. I'm super excited to implement them in my planner, I love adding quotes to uplift my week. And thanks for the extras, it's really appreciated! :)
Comment: Anne, your resend arrived yesterday. Thank you so much. It is so gorgeous. I love the artwork and poems. Thank you so much for the recipe card too. You know what I'll be making this weekend!!!
Comment: I really enjoyed your airmail envie! I like the extra goodies too! I enjoyed the airmail themed memo sheet, I wish there were more than one sheet, but I will cherish it and wait to use it wisely =) thank you sooooooo much for a super cool swap!
Comment: Thank you for the great Zine, I love poetry and yours was very nicely done! That is a beautiful postcard too....AND I adore the stamps on the envelope! :-) I get the best stamps from Aussie envies! Thanks so much for swapping Zines, do make more so you can join more Zine swaps!
Comment: I really loved the poems. They were all very good and the illustrations were nice too! Thanks for sharing!!! I also love that postcard. It is such a beautiful place that I hope one day to see in person.
Comment: Thank you for the cute animal aid postcard! I like that it is going to a good cause! The stamp you used was cool, too! Reminds me of our visit to see the penquins at Phillip Island, Victoria! Take care, Karen
Comment: I had the same thing happen, got some vintage cards from someone and several were Christmas. Can't find them around here either so happy to have gotten then. Enjoy your Christmas in the water, lucky you!!! Merry Christmas.
Comment: What a piece of awesomeness I found when I opened my mailbox! I LOVE the Zebra print! Thanks for a lovely zetti, I did a 'Fly' theme on the one I sent also! I am wondering if you drew her with chalks? It feels soft but maybe it's sharpies? Very nice! = ) ♥♥♥Love the Zebras!
Response: Thanks for the comments. I used sharpies on very smooth watercolour paper.
Comment: First of all, thank you for the lovely card with fairy and yes, May is really my month in general, not only the birthday month. Anne, thank you for the beautiful pieces of fabric, which I will gladly spend as patchwork. Such goods from us you can not get, but if get, it is extremely expensive. Even napkins are very beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful gift, you make me very happy. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.:)
Comment: Oh how many and pretty napkins :) thank you!!
And I wish I've thought of taking out some of the layers (d'oooh!) ... I took a couple of the napkins out instead :(( I'll know for the future swap.
Comment: "Books fall open, you fall in, delighted where you've never been; hear voices not once heard before, reach world on world through door on door..." How fitting was your card image/theme. Yes, we too often us fall instead of autumn, which is my fave season.
Response: Thank you for leading me to two great poems. I love their imagery. ◕‿◕ I'll be using them in my journal.
Comment: Well I LOVE that you chose pink and kitty for my postcard. Yes, those are two of my favorite things. Now if someone could just breed a pink kitty....hmmmm....anyway...thanks so much for checking my profile and creating something amazing for me.
Comment: Anne, thank you so much for the FUN & COLORFUL envelope made just for me!!! It was such a joy to receive:-) Perfect. Thank you also for the lovely, charming goodies inside. You're great.- Smiles, MrsSawbones:->
Comment: Thanks Anne for your lovely envelope, well done I love pelicans,and my footy team is the magpies, and of course purple. And the tuckins are just the right things, the cracked pot story is an oldie but is so right. Thanks again.
Comment: Anne, it is always fun to get an envelope from Australia, but this one was really special. The page is truly stunning - I love the colors, the flowers, the quote, even the dangling threads. It really is my style, and I always treasure handwriting on the art I receive. Thank you! Kathy
Response: Swapping is fun when you help make someone happy, it works both ways. I'm glad that everything was right for you.
Comment: Wow. You definitely read my profile! Beautiful ATC. I love Australia and would love to actually be able to see it someday. The note about the pots was especially great - and timely - I've been going through some things this week and when I got your card my husband was sitting with me and I read the story outloud. I got to the end and tears were just streaming down my face and my voice was cracking. It was beautiful. My husband said "How timely....She really did good..." Thank you. God truly does work in mysterious ways...
PS - I LOVED the card!!! I would've been happy with that if it had been empty! :D
Response: Swapping is fun when you help make someone happy. I'm glad that everything was right for you.
Comment: <3 <3 <3! What a terrific surprise I found in my mailbox today! Thank you for the cheeriest zentangled envelope, the clever and funny story, the intriguing recipe and the matching couples book marks! :0)
Response: Thank you. It's nice to know how happy you are with my efforts.
Comment: wow! great card, and a greeting card to match the theme. I don't know how this got here so quickly. It was posted on the 30th of May and it's June 1st. So I'm confused, but happy with my card. Thank You.
Response: My May 30 is your May 29 but still very fast indeed !
Comment: WOW!!! I would give you double hearts if I could! I truly appreciate that you were so thoughtful in your trade. You saw that I show my classes the ATC that I receive and you thought of that when making your card. I LOVE that there was a bonus card in there too! Zentangels are so much fun! I love getting mail from all over the world and have made a lot of trades with Australia. So fun to learn through art! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Coral Rockcod ATC. Everything about it was perfect and it made me think about my homeland (Guam). You did such an artistic job and work so clean. The stamps you sent were a great surprise. I like that you considered my likes. It was very sweet of you. Thanks again, and take care.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card!
It was fun to hear what your family traditions are. I live where it gets really cold in December, so going to the river to cool off sounds like a blast. Happy New Year! : ) June
Comment: Thank you very much for the red Seasons Greetings that you sent to me. Thank you for the little recipe folder. It is interesting to read the selections. I will be sure to try one of them this season. We enjoyed reading how you spend Christmas Day. We usually enjoy getting warm things like socks, slippers, sweaters and we like to sit by the fire, seeking as much warmth as possible. We often bundle up and go for a walk to the beach and return to have a hot drink of hot chocolate. Thank you for your great messages.
Comment: Im so sorry for rating you late, the envelope got shuffled into my papers! I lovd my page and how personalized it was to me, because you noticed that I love the ocean. You are a wonderful artist, thanks for sending something worthwile :]
Response: ◕‿◕ So glad it arrived, Thank you for your lovely comments.
Comment: Your WC painting arrived today. It wonderful. I agree Desert landscapes are fascinating and you have to get out into them and get your shoes dusty to really "see" them. I would love see yours some time. I have been to several U.S deserts, Southern California, Nevada and lived in the hight country desert of Washington State.
Thanks for a wonderful WC painting.
Comment: Dear Anne,
Many thanks for the lovely card I received this morning.
I received three cards in the post this morning and I am very embaressed to admit that I didn't make a note of who sent each item.
I have given hearts to all three anyway and I'm really sorry that this happened. I shall make sure I don't let it happen again.
Your Swap bot friend, Carol x
Comment: Hi Anne! Thank you for all the AWESOME ad PCs you sent me...they are all truly wonderful! You sent me DOUBLE what was required...yay! :) I really appreciate you checking my profile to see what I might like, thanks!
Thanks so much for the compliment on my photography too, it means a lot!
P.S. 'maggies mother' - lol...very funny! If it helps, my full name is Margarita ;)
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love the package, and the recipe looks absolutely delicious! I plan to make this when the weather turns a bit colder. I also love all the stamps you sent me! Thank you so much. Thanks for the hello kitty card too! :)
Comment: I LOVE the Francophile card, it is gorgeous! It may be my most favorite received ATC to date. Thanks again, its beautiful!
add.. I was also going to say you sent it in the dang coolest envelope. did you make that yourself? I loved it!
Response: Thank you. I'm always on the lookout for something interesting to make envelopes from.
Comment: Hello Anne,
I wish to extend my appreciation for your kind patience with me over my very slow pace in getting your rating done for this swap. I am finally getting to your rating and you have waited so nicely. I want to thank you for the nice chunky page you did for me on Africa, but part of the swap was to choose a country in Africa to feature on your chunky book page. I appreciate the zebra card you sent and I will use it for future correspondence. I will add your chunky page to my chunky book. Thank you for your page and for your creative page your shared with me. I hope we get to swap with one another again. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!
Comment: i can sooo relate to the quote! ha ha! thank you. sorry for the delay in rating. i just moved this weekend so things have been hectic plus i signed up before my address change so it had to be forwarded. ;P thanks so much! ;)
Response: So glad it found you .Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for saving the day!
Your letter was the second I have received today from this same swap and the other was garbage!
How beautiful and perfect stamps you have sent! Loved them all!
The holographic one is a piece of art! 1999-2000 and fire works!
Earth hour little series and birds are amazing too!
Thanks a lot!
Sorry! So happy about stamps I've forgot to say thank you for train maximum card!
Response: Your comments have made my day too. Thank you.
Comment: (I hope the card with the Scottie is from you - I had trouble reading the name and there was no swap name on it). The card is wonderful and the Scottie is absolutely terrific - I must say this is the best card I have gotten yet - thank you! Anna
Comment: Anne, you did an outstanding job on the journal pages. You shared a great deal of time, caring and talent. Thanks so much. I hosted an exchange student from Australia a few years ago. It was extra special to recieve a swap from Australia.
Response: Thank you. I enjoyed this swap immensely
Comment: Thank you for a great red page and the bee charms-i did not have them.
My page that did not turn out was a red dragon and baby/egg- I have tried again and it still doesn't work.
I love you dragon.
Comment: great package!..love all the birds, especially the pelicans!...one of my favorite little poems is....
"A regal bird is the pelican.
His bill holds more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week,
But I don't see how the hell he can."
Thanks for the stamps and such a fun swap!
Comment: Thank you for my very first ever chunky page. It is so lovely, really beautiful and inspriational. Your work is exquisite! We are just down the 38 bus route from Clapton and I used to teach there too - small world really! Best wishes from the Smoke (not anymore!) thanks again, Kim
Comment: I love getting pages from you, your handmade envie is so pretty and your page is stunning...the poppies are beautiful! Oh and the felt flower card...I love it too. THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!!
Comment: Thank you (belatedly) for the fab page! My Dad has always been a huge 'plane geek, so I've grown up knowing more than I ever needed to about old planes, so I was tickled by the pic of that in particular :) Thank you also for telling me a bit about how it was made - I've never seen printed images look so good, and would never have thought they were without you saying so! I love how you decorated the back too :)
Comment: Thank you very much for a lovely card. And I look forward to hanging the lovely handmade koala on my xmas tree this year. Thanks again. AND..... a big thankyou for the penguin stamps. I will save them and pop them into my daughters scrapbook. :)
Comment: Thank you for the relatives and the extras as well!! My dad's mom was born in England--her mom was from Wales and her dad was from Scotland--he was a Howard. Some of the Howards came to the states--some went to Australia!! So some of these could actually be relative!!
Comment: Anne, PINK ROSES, MY FAVORITE, you read my profile, and I'm delighted. This ATC deserves to be framed and displayed, I LOVE IT.The roses card is very special. Anne, these postage stamps are such a treat, they're spread in front of me here, and they are beautiful fun. This is the most thoughtful package I've ever received. Many, Many Hearts, Doskie
Comment: I've really enjoyed looking at the ATC, the postcards, and am really looking forward to trying out the cookies and cream tea -it smells really good! Even the envelope liner with the map of Australia territory is interesting. And I never thought about sewing up the middle of a sandwich bag before to make pockets. Very clever! Thanks so much for sharing! and swapping! (The cards are very inviting - as we head into winter and you into summer - my thoughts will be "down-under" with you! Starwatcher
Comment: Loved that you helped me get started but I have been reading the forums today and decided I don't want to be a part of the extremisms that are present on this site. Perhaps I will return if things change. Hugs to you Anne, you made my day.
Comment: How you were able to send a pkg from Australia to get to me right after the swap date I don't know. But your offline message of letting me know the package was coming from overseas was really helpful LOVED paging through the mag and finding little surprises hidden throughout; thanx. Cheers!