Comment: Thank you for a lovely, well put together, and thoughtful package. What a treat to come home to such nice mail. You really stuffed it! Lucky me! Your swaps are always lovely. I look forward to future swaps with you. Cheers!
Response: BLUSHING! Thanks for the rating and your kind words :D
Comment: This was a wonderful swap package! Thank you so much for the matcha powder - I've made some shortbread biscuits with most of it and they were delicious. I'll be incoporating the things you sent for twiddlemuffs into my next batch - I love doing garden themed ones so the things you sent are perfect! The candy has been stolen by my partner since he loves gummy sweet and the hard boiled sweets you sent are one of his favourites! Thank you so much, I can't express how wonderful this package was.
Comment: Hello Chanou! Received your beautiful postcard today from the Netherlands! Loved it and so cute! Love little kitties! So happy to receive it! Thank you! Yes, my last name is German and I am sure my relatives on my fathers side his father came from Germany! It was fun swapping with you and so happy to hear you have 3 purry friends too!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating :) Love to your furry friends from mine :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the Smurf stickers - I love them! That was a really cool way to attach the note to the postcard - I’ve never seen that done before, but I like it! :) It sounds like you love Fiona very much, hopefully she will make a new friend soon!
I didn’t actually participate in the 24 hour readathon - although I have been thinking about doing it forever! I think maybe next time I will have to do it! :)
Response: Yes, you should do the 24RaT next time in April! And let me know :) You're welcome and thanks for the rating.
Comment: Hi, het was leuk om je kleine pakketjes uit te pakken. Bedankt! Ik vind het ook altijd lastig om voor iemand in Nederland iets te maken. Je kan in Amerika een abonnement nemen op het tijdschrift Art Journal. Is best leuk, maar na een jaar heb je het allemaal wel gezien. Het tijdschrift wordt vanuit Amerika naar je huisadres gestuurd en het abonnement loopt automatisch af na 1 of 2 jaar, ligt er aan hoelang je een abonnement neemt. Je moet wel betalen met bv visa of PayPal.
Response: Dankjewel voor de rating en je comment/antwoord :) Ik blijf hopen ergens tegen (een exemplaar van) Art Journal aan te lopen want om nou zo ongezien een abonnement te nemen... Lukt vast een keer!
Comment: Oh, my, this is the most wonderful swap I have received in a very long time! You sent an amazing, delightful assortment of items. I especially love the postcards, Thumper and Jiminy Cricket cards, Flow magazine papers and stamped bicycles and little elephants! I am fascinated with the tiny random blue ephemera -- id numbers, postage, retro label, tea tags, runner die cut, etc. You thoughtfully read my profile and chose so many items that suited me very well, thank you! Then your presentation: wow! I felt like it was my birthday with so many beautifully wrapped and enveloped gift packets to discover! I love the gift bag with scenes of Dutch cities and the very fun typed and decorated tag! Cool blue washi tapes and then your exciting envelope with lots of great postage, washi and stamped images! Many thanks for all the time and effort you put into sending me a fabulous swap!
Response: Awwwwww you got me blushing! I'm glad to have made you happy :D
Comment: Chanou, what a wonderful swap, thank you! It was such a pleasure to receive your beautifully decorated envelope, lovely written postcard, fun washi samples and cute stickers! Yes, Australia does have many cute animals! There's a family of possums that live in our neighbour's tree, and we feed them every night. When we sometimes forget or haven't fed them early, one of them comes up to our door, looking for its food!n It's so cute! I have given Cuddles a cuddle for you..please do the same from me to your cats! It's so great that you volunteer at a donkey sanctuary. I'm so glad that there are people like you in this world! Hugs, Margarita xo
Response: Oh my, I never replied to your übersweet comment!!! *shame on me* I am really happy that you liked the swap I sent you and DID cuddle the kitties from you ;) Also, I envy you for having befriended an opossum family!!! Thanks for the image of a polite possum knocking on your door looking for its food roflol
Comment: Dank dank dank voor zoveel leuke items en dat je zo ver in mijn voorkeuren hebt gezocht is TOP! En nee, de Gotochi kaart had ik nog niet..
Postzendingen die echt niet kunnen worden afgeleverd gaan naar een afdeling waar men op alle mogelijke manieren nog probeert er iets van te maken. Geen idee of ze daar iets met een foto kunnen evt. via de klantenservice.
Response: Jippie! Blij dat je de kaart nog niet had en je de swapspullen leuk vindt!
Comment: Waouw, Oranje boven! En onderuit, en ertussen! Dankjewel voor jouw oranjebomb van grappigs, moois en nuttigs. Een vooral dank voor het feit, dat je die oranje schatten speciaal vor míj hebt uitgezocht. Ik ben geroerd. Wat is het envelopje vrolijk! En met mijn favoriet Luchtpostfiets erop ook! In het bijzinder vind ik het helgeld, de bierstikkers, het papier met Escher-patroon en de glasblazer leuk. Maar eigenlijk vind ik het allemal leuk en vrolijk. Dankejewel!
Response: :D Blij dat ik die glasblazer er toch bij heb gedaan want hij paste niet echt in de swap (maar er zát oranje op ;) Fijn dat je blij bent met wat ik heb uitgekozen! (En perfect dat je het hebt ontvangen op Koningsdag :)
Comment: Hi Chanoe, superleuk pakketje viel er op de mat vandaag!! Echt een feestje om uit te pakken!! Ik heb de "map" washi al maar daar ben ik dol op dus helemaal leuk!! (net als alle ander washi, echt heel leuk!!) Ook superleuke stickers, dankjewel :)
translation: Chanoe made me a wonderfull swap, really, a party in an envi :), thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely washi! Love the envie in the envie and was nicely decorated! I'm still fairly new to swap bot so I don't think we have swapped before, but I didn't have any of these washis yet.
Response: Glad I made a good choice! Enjoy playing with the tapes :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of sunny yellow goodies! I cannot believe there is a pig rescue near where you live! I want to jump on a plane and visit! Thank you for joining my swap and happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome :) And t gets even better... I volunteered at Jacob's Ridge sanctuary in Spain last year; previously know as PIG'S VILLAGE! You need to get into travel mode ;)
Comment: Hi and thanks so much for the awesome letter and stamps! There were so many good ones in there :) Even some that I collect that weren't on my wishlist! Thanks again for taking the time to make this swap so special <3
Response: You're very welcome! Of course I'm curious now which ones unknowingly hit the bull's eye :D
Comment: Is WOW goed genoeg om te zeggen wat ik van je envelop met inhoud vind? Ik wil graag duidelijk laten weten hoe GEWELDIG ik je junkjournal vind. Zo goed gevonden om de enveloppen op deze manier tot een boekwerkje te maken. En het plezier om in al die vakjes te kijken en de verhaaltjes erbij, HEERLIJK. Dus ja, een paar extra hartjes heb je wel verdiend. Dank je wel en alsjeblieft 💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚 ❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚💙💜💛❤💚 enz,enz......
Response: Awwwww je maakt me aan het blozen! Ben blij dat het gelukt is er toch iets verrassends van te maken voor je :D
Comment: I like this postcard and it's postage stamps. ty What does it say?
Response: I'm glad you like it! Coffee cups and hearts are both on your likes list if I remember correctly. Sorry for the late reply but I had to check with a Danish pen pal for the correct translation as I had an idea but wasn't 100% sure. It says "dear friend, shall we drink a cup of coffee together soon".
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful tea mail :) I love the tea you sent. Didn't know there exists a black version of the delicious Sakura tea, can't wait to try it! 1000 hearts for the extras and the nice tea wrappings <3 Have a wonderful weekend!
Response: You're very welcome! :D It was such a happy coincidence that I had a friend bring me back sakura tea from Japan, that I had to share with a fellow lover! Personally I prefer my sakura teas unsweetened though. Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful papers and that adorable envie!That gold whale paper is to die for. Loved all the stamps and your personal touches! The letter on the back is pretty original. :I left N.O so many moons ago-go. But most of my family are still in the area.: ))) x
Response: Glad to have made you happy! It was a happy coincidence I had that sheet of whale paper for you :) Any plans for it yet?
Comment: Wauw ik ben heel erg blij met deze stickers. Dank je wel! Alles is mijn smaak. Ik vind vooral de kleine Japanse vrouwtjes in Kimono erg leuk. Het is hier inderdaad erg fijn wonen. Wonen achteraf met veel paarden en koeien in de omgeving. Heel anders dan de grote stad.
Comment: Extraordinary swap. .Profile related Maritime & Cunard mail art with multiple postage stamps . Included even more postage stamps for collecting inside pkg. There were over sized & high grade notecards. Special folding of patterned paper with enjoyable letter &unique extras. The washi tape was definitely "All creatures great and small" Lucky ME says THANKS to wonderful you !!!!
Response: YOU'RE MAKING ME *BLUSH*!!! Thank you so much for your kind words; I'm glad my package made you happy.
Comment: Chanou, thank you for the cool Escher butterfly card. I am a big fan of Escher, but I have never seen this piece so thank you for sharing it with me! Thank you also for all the extras! The rabbit-head man is pretty cool. It was very sweet of you to send it all and I appreciate you communicating with me about the delay. And I also appreciate your kind words about my Asha girl. I was sorry to read of your loss of Nina. You are right, they leave a big hole. Have a great week! Cynthia
Response: You're welcome! Yay - now I'm even more glad that I swapped the photo card for this one when I read your profile :D Thanks for your übersweet comment *blush* and have a great week yourself too!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card :) I love you too :D Yes, Edward Norton is pretty damn special! I've seen Hard Candy some years ago but don't remember it that wel so it's about time to rewatch it then :) And YES!! Let the right one in is AMAZING!!I read the book before the movie (and definitely the Swedish original!) but I really loved the movie as well, it's not often that the book and móvie are both that great :o I loved the PC but your message made my day big time!!
Response: I can't believe I missed responding to your lovely comment!! It made my day too so I must've been on my phone not really having a chance to login. I'm glad to have put a smile on your face :) I wonder if you've rewatched Hard Candy yet? ;) I should myself but the DVD recorder broke :(( Have a lovely week and apologies for the late reply <3
Comment: I didn't realize I hadn't rated this - I am sorry. I love the Postcard - I love horses and the stamps are so cute -even the little piggy! my cousin is married to a Dutch girl and their daughter spent a year in Holland working and learning the language. She had a ball. Chris crispycritter
Comment: Thanks so much for your swap! I'm so glad you enjoyed your books and they fit for your Bingo as well. I haven't been doing a Bingo since one of the blogs I follow changed up what they do. Maybe sometime again, but I'm trying to slow down my reading some and spend time doing other things! Hope to see you for Dewey's later this year!
Response: I like that this is a summer bingo with beginning and end :) Good thing you decided to take it easy on reading! It's the other way round for me LOL, had to stop doing phone stuff to read more ;D Will definitely see you for Dewey's in October!
Comment: Dankjewel! Wat een geweldige vlop! En de Chagall-kaarten daar ben ik natuurlijk ook helemaal blij mee... En de mooie vlinderpostzegel en de papayanotes. Heerlijk thuiskomen van vakantie met zulke post!
Response: Nou, blij dat het een leuke verrassing was! :) Hopelijk hebben je grootouders hun kaart inmiddels ook ontvangen. Ik wens jullie een leuk feest!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard. You are a thoughtful swapper! :-) update: guess what arrived today! Thank you again!!! :-*
Response: Awww thanks Drachenfrau! Glad this one found you - I hope the previous one will arrive someday as well! You never know because I had a swap to Hawaii arrive after two years!!! Don't hold your breath though. ;D
Comment: Thanks for your swap! I will be joining in for Dewey's again. My Hubby was going to for the first time as well but forgot the date and didn't get the time off for it. Darn. I do hope the RaT helps you with your burnout and gets you back to great reading.
Response: Aw I thought I had replied to your comment but I was probably on my phone and not logged in. Anyway: the RaT was a GREAT personal success!!! I finally got a taste for reading again! So happy! Thanks :D
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing. I've never been too much of a fan for audio reading personally because I find for me it takes away from being able to visualize what I'm reading. Also I think it's because the first two audio books I tried were rather badly read.
Response: Thanks for your rating and comment! I know some people totally love audio books but I can't imagine myself become a fan yet either.
Comment: Dear Gnoe,
Thank you SO much for the lovely package! I loved every single bits you put in the envelope for me - especially the little fountain pen badge. The magnet is already on my fridge.. but I'm afraid I don't drink wine! XD Still, I'd never seen that kind of drop-stop thing, so it was more than welcome too!
Response: I'm very happy to hear you like the package! Maybe you have a wine-drinking family member that would like the drop-stop? Doesn't seem handy for olive oil hehe.
Comment: Wow thank you for such an amazing envelope! You packed so much niceness into one envelope :D I haven't seen The Imitation Game yet I hope to see it at some point though. Your picnic under the Cherry Blossoms sounds wonderful. I hope you had a great birthday :D
Response: Yay, glad it got there so fast! And you're very welcom (of course ;) Hope you'll be able to see The Imitation Game soon.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard, and a very interesting portion of your life story. I have never been to Paris, but hear it is absolutely the best city to visit. Maybe I will put it on my bucket list. Peace and Grace to you always!
Response: Glad it arrived safely and fell into welcoming hands! :)
Comment: Bedankt voor de mooie envelope!! De mooie kaarten de leuke extra's :-) altijd een feestje iets van je te mogen ontvangen :-) hopelijk heeft Sumi al een fijn plekje bij jullie, komt vast goed! Fijn weekend
Comment: Thank you for your swap. I'm glad that you had fun and loved your book! I did come across your blog post while surfing Bloglovin', but I didn't have time to post to anyone except my cheerleading list. It was crazy busy cheering! So glad you had a good time!
Comment: Thank you very much for postcards and couple of extras! I like traditional Dutch postcard especially!Thank you for sugar bags, but only thing - I collect them full:) And of course, I love cross stitch Winnie!!! How can I get the rest Winnie letters from you?
Response: Yay, glad it made you happy! And awwwww about the sugar bags LOL.
I'm sorry but I only had kept these two Winnies from an old magazine, and the J (I think) which I sent to @dreamlily. Maybe you can contact her and ask for a copy? I know she loves to swap ;D
Comment: Wow wow wow, wat een super swap weer!!! :-) multiple hearts! Ik dacht nog, ik heb eerder een brief gehad die ook zo kunstig was gevouwen, maar die was ook van jou. Ik heb ontzettend genoten van dit pakje, een echt cadeautje!! Dankjewel
Comment: I'm sorry you weren't able to find time to read or participate properly. I think you could have still participated, the main thing the first signup is for is always for the giveaways. I hope next RaT you tried you are able to enjoy!
Comment: Hello! I was away for nearly 2 weeks and I came home to find your lovely swap. This is by far the best swap that I have received. Thank you so much for all the pretty things that you have sent. You deserved more than a star. xxx
Response: Yay! \0/
So glad it found you and made you happy! Thanks for rating and your sweet comment!
Comment: Thank you for the purple washi. Purple is my favorite color as you know! The lavender is wonderful also . Yes, I have been to the Netherlands. It's been a long time, I was there in 1975. Spent time in Amsterdam and a small town called s`Heerenburg.
Response: LOL I was 5 when you were here! I'm happy to hear my mail safely reached its destination. :D
Comment: Bedankt voor je mooie envelop en de matching postzegels, errug leuk!! Mijn man heet Arno en die zit niet meer zo in de sticker fase. ;-) Mijn zoons heten Bao en Qian, Bao vindt stickers nog weleens leuk als hij knutselt. Bedankt voor een mooie swap! :-)
Response: Oeps, fout gegokt ;) Blij dat je de swap mooi vindt!
Comment: Thank you for your swap. I'm soooooo sorry that you missed BoB. That stinks. :( I'm glad this swap going you reading though and you were still able to do some. I do hope you continue to find great books to read and get out of your slump!
Response: Yes! Sad I messed up, glad I read anyway. Almost finished reading another book :D Thanks for rating - a heart no less!
Comment: I am so sorry for the late rating, but I did recieve the envelopes and loved them! Thank you, and ya that was a weird coincidence that you got me for this swap after just doing a private one. Awesome!
Response: Glad that you got it and found the time to rate. All the best to you!
Comment: I just went to the post office and sent your package, then checked my mail on the way back and there was the one you sent me!! Hope mine gets to you quickly!! Thanks for looking through and finding giraffe stuff for me!! thats awesome!
Response: Thanks for your stuff as well ashley! I hope you liked swap #2 too and find a chance to rate it. Are you okay? I read on your profile that you've had some difficulties.
Comment: Thank you very much for this awesome postcard! It is simply amazing! Thank you very much for your letter to me, I will answer you, please email me your address. And a special thanks for the cute kitty origami!
Response: YAY! \0/ I was certain by now that it had gotten lost. TWO months!!! Glad you liked it :D Will PM you my address.
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC! I liked how you used so many things on it, you certainly took time to make it :) I hope you also like my creation when it reaches you, thanks for swapping with me ^-^
Response: Glad it arrived safely and you like it! Thank you for your ATC as well, I love that we both used a bento :D
Now this is really weird but I already rated you when it arrived last week... Maybe my internet connection was bad so it didn't upload. Good thing you mentioned it here so I could check and do it again!
Comment: :D I told you it'll arrive soon and you shouldn't worry! It arrived today and oh my god was it beautiful. Thank you for the small envies you put everything into and the nice little note and all the different teas! They are adorable and in a couple of minutes I'm going to try my first one! It was nice to hear about your story too :P. I personally don't have a cat any more (but I used to have). My last cat died, unfortunately. She has an accident :(. But I really loved her! My husband doesn't really like cats and I don't really love dogs, so we don't own any pet (do evil goblins count? :3). Thank you so much for the beautiful and good smelling tea! It made me really happy!
Response: Have you tried all the teas yet? Glad you weren't disappointed this time ;)
Comment: Thanks for the really beautifully made card, I love dala-horses! Actually 'oliebollen' sounds a lot like the Finnish 'munkki', its almost the same dough than in yours and it also is deep fried, sometimes theres jam inside or it's glazed with sugar, chcolate or something like that :) and yes, they are quite delicious ;) Happy New Year!!
Response: I'm glad you like the card! And what fun that oliebollen resemble munkki.... Do you eat those on New Year's Eve as well or all year round?
Comment: I loved the creative idea! It was so awesome that I got it... but then when I opened it I discovered that you've sent me only tea wraps. If you would have read my profile, you would have noticed that I wrote that I don't collect just any wraps but wraps of teas I drink only. Before opening it I thought you included a teabag or something... but then I was honesty quite a little disappointed. But well, the intention was good so I don't mind :). Thanks for the postcard.
Response: Aw, so sorry to have disappointed you nyanSan. I actually HAD read that but understood that you just preferred to taste the teas, not that it was a must. So I figured you'd rather have more for your collection than just the 1 teabag. :( It is clear in you text though so I don't know how I missed that :(( #FAIL
But did you like the postcard I picked for you?
Comment: Thank you for the cute spooky cat postcard. I love it. I love everything: postcard, stamps, Marie Antoinette picture, your lovely note and panda sticker. I think your postcard is a little piece of art :) I am ill at home, and today, when I got it in mail - it made my day! I wish I could give you hundred hearts.
Response: Oh nooos, get well soon! Glad my card perked you up a little :D
Comment: Thank you for your amazing card, stamps, and note! It took me a minute to figure out how to open it, and I didn't want to destroy it too much. I'd been wondering if such a design would work, and you showed me! Glad to know we'll be celebrating birthdays together, or at least simultaneously.
Response: You're welcome! I guess you'll be cheating on the "send naked" from now on then too? ;P
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful cat card - I loved the extra cat-themed drawings on the back, too! You are lucky to have 3 cats. I rent my house and I'm not allowed to have pets here but I'm desperate to have my own cat one day. Thanks again! xoxo
Response: You're welcome - glad you like it! I can't imagine living without cats anymore... ;) Hope that "one day" arrives soon for you!
Comment: Woooow, this envelope was bursting full of stickers! I love them all and they will come in handy for decorating. The letter paper is gorgeous, where did you get it from? What did you change, sticker wise? I love Miffy :3
I hope your kittes are well, thank you again! xx
Response: Yay, glad it arrived safely and is to your liking! :D I had to think VERY hard which letter paper I used LOL (that's why I'm only responding now). I got it from a Dutch chain store called V&D; I don't think they carry it any more. I can't remember what stickers I changed exactly (puffy owls and such I think) but I threw in some Asian, HK etc. :D
Comment: What a wonderful postcard and such a cleaver way to sent gifts with it! I would never have thought to do that but I will now. To answer your question about the "ye Old Curiosity Shop", sadly yes it's still there and sadly yes, it's still a very, very strange shop. Thank you so much for your wonderful swap.
Response: Oh my, who would have thought that shop still exists! O_o And you're welcome of course!
Comment: YAAAYYY! Got it! I love everything you sent. The bookmark is AWESOME. Did you make it yourself? LOVE it. I also love that you included a picture of your green things. Too cute! The giant paper clip is awesome. I like randomness like that. Thank you so much for resending and putting so much effort into it. :)
As soon as I can, I'll reply to your letter and send you a little something too.
Response: Yaaaaayyyyyyy! *phew* Glad you received this one and like it :D Let's hope the first one will turn up some day in te future too ;) Oh and no, I didn't make the bookmark myself.
Comment: bedankt voor het leuke volgeschreven poezenkaartje.
Ik moet inderdaad mijn profiel uitbreiden, je hebt helemaal gelijk. Dit weekend zal ik er eens voor gaan zitten.
Voor mij is swap-bot nog nieuw, maar ik vind het wel heel leuk
Comment: Wow! All your presents were wrapped so well! It made me feel sad about my own wrapped presents. Hahaha.
Everything was awesome. I've been having the WORST month so I decided I deserved to open all the bad day presents.. : P And it certainly made my day!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package Chanou! Sadly you were right about the lavender not surviving the trip, but the envelope smells amazing! I love the papers! This was a fun swap, thank you for getting in touch!
Comment: Would love to give you a second heart for this swap! Thanks a million for the ephemera you sent, but most of all for the letter you wrote: I will definitely write back to you. In the meantime, if you want to read some Toni Morrison, I would suggest you start with Beloved. All the best!
Comment: WOOOOOW, girl! Your package was sooooooo cool... loooooved everything! stickers are sooooo great. I'm totally going to use them, and the notebook and tiny one with the apple and the origami box and the adorable letter and... I'm just like a girl opening her christmas presents... THANK YOOOOOUUUU
Response: Yay! Happy to have made you happY! \0/\0/\0/
[Sorry for the late reply!]
Comment: Thank you very much for the package! I enjoyed all of the things you sent and I think I can use the clippings you sent in my projects, THANKS! Maybe I can return the favor? Would you like a parcel in the mail from Texas?
Response: That would be awesome Jeremiah! I'm glad you liked the stuff I sent you. :)
Sorry for the late reply - I had a very busy (but fun) weekend.
Comment: I absolutely LOVED your package!!!! The way you packed everything was fab! Presentation..10+!!! Thank you for my very profile based items! I love everything! Hearts galore for you! I will be writing you back soon..
Response: Yay! Glad it made you happy 'cause I did my best! And it didn't take too long to arrive either - phew! :)