Comment: Thank you ver much for the wonderful handmade gifts you sent me. I could not resist and opened them right away but I noticed the care you put even in wrapping them! It was like Christmas came a bit early...I wish you and your family all the best:love,health and joy everyday! Multumesc!(Thank you!)
Comment: Johanna thank you very much for this awesome package! I can't decide what I love the most from all these things you sent me! I have already eaten the nougat treats, they are yummy! Merry Christmas! 💕⛄
Comment: Thank you for everything in the parcel! I especially liked the little chocolates (one was kinda toffee with banana flavour, and it was so fluffy and nice! I loved it). Trying to save some of it for christmas. :)
Comment: what an awesome Tom of Finland card, and the matching stamp!!! I'm sooo happy for this card! I'm currently decorating my wall with my favorite postcards and this one is going to have a special spot there <3
Response: Great to hear 😁Would you like to do private swap?
Comment: Kiitos paljon! Ihanan flamingo ATC kortin teit ja minulle lähetit, tykkään kovasti! Trooppiset jutut on kyllä kiva aihe askartelulle, ja muutenkin. Kiitos, kun organisoit tämän swapin! Ja olipa mukava "tavata" suomalainen swappari!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute little soaps. I think I may put them on display for a little while to make my bathroom cute! It reminds me of the tiny decorative soaps they used to sell in specialty shops when I was a little girl.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute little soaps. I think I may put them on display for a little while to make my bathroom cute! It reminds me of the tiny decorative soaps they used to sell in specialty shops when I was a little girl.
Comment: Hello Finland from T E X A S.....thank you for sharing your DREAM MAP with me.... I love all your dreams and am praying that they will all come true.....wish you lived closer.... I best we could be best friends! Speaking of... I had mine uP here visiting last week....we have been friends since we were 6 years OLD....we are coming up on 60 years with that!!!!! BIG HUGS.....
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard o Finland, the colors are incredible, I loved it ... I apologize for the delay in giving you the rating, but I had a complicated health condition that kept me out of the system for several months, thanks for your understanding!
Comment: Dear Johanna: Thanks so much for the fun vintage valentine ATC you sent me. I love owls so the little guy in the left corner was calling my name! Lovely colors and composition. Thanks for a fun swap! Laurie
Comment: Thank you so much Johanna, yesterday morning we received your Christmas box which obviously ended under our Christmas tree :) we'll rerate you as soon as we'll open it. Thank you in advance. Season's greetings & hugs xx / EDIT 01/03/18 We were so happy for the delicious White Twix, the lovely little jar candle and the BIG sparkling crochet hooks â¤ Unfortunately the small snow ball was broken, I even cut myself while opening it :( it was so beautiful! Thank you once again xx
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! For the absolutely wonderful package you sent to me. I really enjoyed opening all the gifts you included. I have never received a Finnish Christmas card before. You completely spoilt me and I would give you a hundred hearts if I could. Thanks again :)
Comment: Hi there, thank you so much! It was indeed a challeging swap. Too bad I have to wait before opening your presents!!!! I will get back to you after Christmas. Hope you receive mine on time. Happy swapping and lot's of fun opening the packages during the month ðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. I think my favorite thing about cats is that they are independent and can 'think for themselves'. But then they still like affection (when they want it!). I hope you and your kitties have a blessed day.
Comment: Hi Johanna, thank you so, so much for the wonderful 'Lady in Red' ATC. It's beautiful, I love every bit of it :) Thank you too for the fab 'Alice in Wonderland' postcards, they are great, I don't have those ones in my collection. Lovely thoughtful swap xxx
Comment: This is an excellent card! Love the teapot and cups wonderful finds I think you must have cut them? Perfect background and that subtl pale green was just right as well as the ribbons ..&idlove to find those gold embellishments .. great atc!! Thank you so much for the tags I am using the tiny ones tonight! Great swap!
Comment: Hi Johanna! Thank you so much for the cute Moomin postcard! I just love these characters--so adorable! I wish I could say there was any type of cold here in June but here in central to south Texas...it is HOT HOT HOT at this time of year! ;) Thank you again!
Comment: â¤ Wow Johanna, just received your wonderful package so neatly decorated (all your stamps left unmarked, so I'll keep them for a later chance) and really love the Lapland-magnet with according card - many thanks â¤
Comment: Johanna, this is an absolutely beautiful ATC! I love everything about it, including the sweet little ATC holder you put it in. LOVE the feather...so many great details on this beauty! Thank you also for the Finnish book pages; they are very exotic to me, and I use book pages often in my artwork.
Comment: Thank you Johanna for the lovely gloves! Love the color and wonderful notecard - I had a wonderful Christmas since it was our granddaughters first Christmas and I got to hold her for the first time :) Thank you again, darla
Comment: Extremely Sorry for the late rating. Thank You for the Beautiful Pocket Letter and all the Goodies..I'll send you a message tomorrow on face book.Hope all is well and your feeling better I've had a few bad days. if you ever need someone to talk to you can always send me a message I understand what your going though.. Talk to you soon
Comment: What a beautiful PC I got from you, never had one of this before!! And I am always so happy when getting mail from so faraway!! Thank you so much, looking forward to swap again with you!!! â™¥â™¥
Comment: There are not enough words to ever say what a great job you do on your cards. Yes, it has been a great series and thank you for signing up for it. I still cannot get over how great your cards are and I have a complete collection of them. Such a treat.
Comment: Loving your ATC's, they are so cute. The tuna one is so cute. I like the dimensional art (fish bones & meow letters) you used on these. The love and detail you put into these cards is just mind blowing. It is like everytime I look at them I see something I did not see the last time. I love artwork that is like that. You are an amazing artist. I always love getting things from across the pond because you all have different art supplies and goodies than us here in the states. Keep up the good work, :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your gift Johanna!! Rosario was ''shocked'' in a good way jaja... The tin is beautiful! The chocolates delicious, the card, the package itself, the samples! Everything was great... Thank you so much for making my sister happy and feeling special!!!!
Comment: I really liked your mini pockett letter RED, I loved the butterfly and lady bug, and the vanilla caramel tea is my favorite. Here in Chile we are in the spring, but it is already very hot, 35 Â° C and the temperature still needs to rise even higher ... uff!
Greetings from Chile, we are in the next swaps!
Comment: Thank you, Johanna. Your cards arrived today to brighten a rainy afternoon. My favorite is the one of them in a boat, but all are delightful. If you ever want to do this again just let me know! Happy days!
Comment: I love the cards you choosen for me ðŸ˜» The black and white snow leopards, is such a beautiful post card. Thanks for hosting this swapðŸ˜Š
We also have a lot of what you call "Elk", but we call them "Moose". We do have a four legged animal that we call Elk, but it's different.
Comment: What a wonderful ATC! Loved the black-white vintage photo with the touch of blue and the flowers you made are so creative and adding the blue again. Thank you for sharing your art with me. Loved the cats-are they yours-noticed they were on the return address label too! I have two cats and they are my crafting companions!
Response: Yes they are my girls :) and also my crafting companions!
Comment: Thanks for this swap, Johanna!
I was just thinking of creating a swap about summer experiences when I found your great swaps!!! :-) Today, I found a tiny green envelope with a lovely stamp among mail! Thank you, Johanna, for the card and all the information shared :-) Best wishes, Jana
Comment: Dear Johanna, hi there...
Today, yeah...I already received your wonderful tiny flower-notecard in purple -> my favourite color - stunning & that informative with lovely stamps (unmarked), what a nice surprise indeed - happy summer-times & feelings still...
Best, Christine â¤
Comment: Hi Johanna, thank you for the movie poster postcard--it looks very "emo!" There is a small movie theater near my work that sometimes has free cards of its upcoming films, and now that I am on these postcarding sites, I know what to do with them! :) Thanks again.
Comment: WOW! This beautiful swap sure brightened my day!!! It arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for the extra beads, flower shapes and stickers! I will put them to good use! I love everything! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Johanna, these are some of the cutest inchies I've ever received! You did such a wonderful job...each one has special details. Thank you for sending wonderful inchies, and also for the washi tape...I can't ever have "enough" (although of course I have several), and I loved the pink polka dot washi tape on your swap envelope. Now I have some of my own!
Comment: Your GAA ARCH is so pretty-love the sequins and the way it all comes together. I am currently working on a card with sequins-they can be tricky to work with. I can always use washi tape and the snowflake stamp-perfection. We hardly got any snow at all this year but we did have a long blooming spring.
Comment: MÃ¤Ã¤ en kestÃ¤!!! Ihan maailman suurin kiitos ihanasta paketista! PÃ¶llÃ¶keittiÃ¶pyyhe on ihan tÃ¤ydellinen ja kirjepaperille, postikorteille, teipille, nauhoille ja leimasimille on aina kÃ¤yttÃ¶Ã¤. Ja olen muistikirja-addikti :D Suklaa maistuu myÃ¶s ihanalta kun piti heti maistaa ja samoin huulirasva on herkullisen tuoksuista. Kiitos, nyt on kyllÃ¤ erittÃ¤in hemmoteltu olo! :) <3 Ja sydÃ¤miÃ¤ antaisin sata jos voisin, olisit ne todellakin ansainnut!
Comment: Hi Johanna :-)
I love your postcard! It's just downright cute, adorable, and fun. I love to craft with magazine clippings too. Collages can sometimes be a difficult challenge, yet I usually enjoy the results.
Comment: Hola, I got the package ! Thanks ! I just tried the little raspberry candy so far, I like the fact they're not so sweet so you actually taste the fruit flavour. Also, the Mickey and Minnie box is too adorable ! My little cousine will love this one ! And don't worry about the love bar, it is indeed Belgian but I don't mind, the package as a whole is lovely. Thanks again !
Comment: Thanks for your PC and thanks to Google Translate:
on vain yksi tÃ¤rkeÃ¤ hetki.
se on tÃ¤ssÃ¤ ja nyt
there is only one important moment.
it is here and now
Let's celebrate this wisdom!
Comment: Hi!! Thank you so much for your pocket letter! I LOVED it!!! It really made me want to visit your country. I enjoyed every little thing you sent me in each pocket. Also thank you very much for the Birthday Card, that was very nice of you to send me :) Happy Holidays!!!
Comment: Kaunis kiitos joulukortista, teestÃ¤ ja tarroista! Ihan uusia teemakuja, joten kiva pÃ¤Ã¤stÃ¤ niistÃ¤ maistelemaan. :) Sain swapin jo pari pÃ¤ivÃ¤Ã¤ sitten, mutta tÃ¤ssÃ¤ muuttohÃ¤ssÃ¤kÃ¤n keskellÃ¤ en heti muistanut tulla kiittÃ¤mÃ¤Ã¤n. Tavoitteena pÃ¤Ã¤stÃ¤ jouluksi uuteen kotiin... :)
Comment: Johanna, thank you so much for the wonderful Moomin pocket letter! It was so beautiful! I throughly enjoyed everything about it and the tea was delicious too! Thanks for hosting such a lovely swap :)
Comment: Got home from a week away and found this beautiful pocket letter waiting for me!! I love vintage toys so your theme was perfect! Such sweet images - teddy, little girl with her dolly, baby buggy, etc.!! And then you filled the back pockets with tiny treasures - love the buttons and stamps! Thank you so much for such an amazing swap!!
Comment: Kiitos todella kauniista ja huolella tehdystÃ¤ reseptisivusta :)! TykkÃ¤Ã¤n tosi paljon! Ja itse resepti on just sopivan helppo, mutta silti vaikuttaa herkulliselta. TÃ¤ytyy viikonloppuna kokeilla, nam!
Comment: Many thx for your nice letter and beautiful photos of your cats. I loved to read about their habits and the imitations by Luna. Cats who are eating non-food materials like paper and plastic, wool, etc. etc. they call it pica. Once we had a siamese cat and he ate wool and other textiles and he put holes in my pullovers. I read once it's typical for Siamese cats, but apperently yours are doing this also. Some cats can have it very seriously and eat all kind of things. As long its paper, no problem I think. My vet says that cats have a strong stomach. Many cuddles from Merlot to your cats
Comment: Hi Johanna, If I could give more hearts, I would . What an awesome package, LOVE the teas and the wonderful postcards!! I also enjoyed the postage stamps on your package and saved them! Thanks for a wonderful swap! :) It is cooler weather here now so I am going to love the hot teas!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL vintage themed pocket letter! I absolutely loved everything, especially those playing cards - SO COOL! Thanks for hosting this fun swap and for making it so special!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you Johanna for all the lovely Finnish souvenirs that you put together for me ðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜ i love all of them sooo much and special thanks for the small moomin , im really glad â˜ºï¸ Thank you again and all the best wishes for you !! ^^
Comment: Thank you su much for your lovely Pocket Letter. All those birds made me happy, the playing cards are so cute.
A big part of Europe has a heatwave, I hope temperatures in Estonia will be OK. It's one of the Baltic countries we didn't visit, but it's on our wishlist.
Have a great holiday!
Comment: Wow, hi there dear Johanna!
Thanks a bunch for your wonderful country magnet from Finland, yeah - I do love it tonz - as having been to the North Cape once in 1985 - such a nice memory to show all your special highlights incl. nice pc & special stamps - really, your extraordinary mail made my day, today!!! Best wishes from southern Germany, waves - Christine
Comment: â™¥ I fell in love as soon as I opened the envelope. The Cat is definitely out of the bag and it is so cute. I had such a good time exploring and finding all the treasures. Thank you for the cat-fetti too. Kit (my cat) had to examine everything. Perhaps she smells Nuppin and Luna. Thanks for a great swap.
Comment: Wow - I would never have guessed that this was your first Pocket Letter. It looks like you've been doing these for years. I really liked it Johanna - especially all the profile-based goodies you included. Thank you for joining my group & swap. I hope to get you as a partner again sometime. :-)
Comment: THANX so much for being a part of this cute swap!!! âœ¿â™¥â€¿â™¥âœ¿ The tiny baby bunnies are so precious!!!! too cute!!! HEARTS TO YA!!!!!
â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Blessings!!! cc
Comment: Hello Johanna, Yes that is a risk I took when I joined this swap, because it could be a catpostcard. But thank you anyway. Funny is, that I also send a catpostcard to my partner, because she likes cats. And it is not that I hate them. I'm just more a dog-person. Wish you the best.
Comment: Hi Johanna! Oh my goodness!! I love my cards! they are so beautiful! Thank you so very much! I love the butterfly too! And so much beautiful pink! Thank you for such a thoughtful swap. I have both cards hanging up in my sewing room, so I see them every day! :)
Comment: Hello Johanna! Many thanks to you for the lovely love-themed ATC! I am especially fond of glitter and roses . . . and extra thanks for making the kitty ATC--kitties are just my favorite creatures. Lovely work! OH . . . almost forgot . . . the little Moomin card is so sweet . . . another wonderful surprise!
Comment: Kiitos ihanista "hatturouvista" ja ylimÃ¤Ã¤rÃ¤isestÃ¤ Mariesta :)! Todella kauniita kortteja molemmat ja tuo kimalle on tyylikÃ¤s lisÃ¤ kummassakin kortissa. Kiitos myÃ¶s ystÃ¤vÃ¤npÃ¤ivÃ¤toivotuksista ja HyvÃ¤Ã¤ YstÃ¤vÃ¤npÃ¤ivÃ¤Ã¤ myÃ¶s sinulle!
Comment: Joanna, it is so nice to swap with again. I love the postcard you sent. We are also in our winter season, but where I live we get no snow. I love the elves on the postcard. What do call them in Finland. Happy December, Shirley
Comment: OMG did you have this wrapping paper printed or just lucky to find it? Its gorgeous! I shall make a book from it. You watch. And look at all those gorgeous stamps! woohoo! Ive never seen those before. Thank you for doing that !!!xoxoxox
Response: I might have some more of that Hello Kitty paper if you want :)
Comment: Johanna!! What a wonderful Christmas swap! Thank you so very much for hosting this for us! I love the bookmarks you made for me and the Christmas tree ornament! Everything is just beautiful! I have just hung the ornament up on my tree and it looks lovely! The ATC is so pretty too! All such wonderful reminders of how much we love Christmas! :O) Thank you so very much!
Comment: Got your surprize package today!!! I'll rate you again after I open on Christmas!! UPDATE: WOW! I kept pulling things out of the package. I loved the Euros note papers even though they were fake. I'll never get to Europe to see one in person!
The double sided tape is wonderful, as are the pieces of lace, ribbon, beads, flowers, cut-outs, papers and the great post card.
I hardly ever wait for Christmas to open things, but this year I did. The anticipation was great, and your gift was worth the wait! Thank you again. Merry Christmas!
Comment: The package has made a long trip, but arrived at last!
I'm curious .............................!!!!!!
Thanks for your lovely items. The teas seem to be lovely (my friend will love the bags!), the gorgious pop-up card from Tiger, and the chocolate with licorice (mmmm....)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely package.
I can't wait to unwrap all your little gifts!
Ooohh, you have send a lot of cute items: chocolate, postcards, labels, Moomins and yes: licorice!
You made me feel like a little child every day unwrapping the gifts!
Comment: Dear Johanna, thank you so much for hosting this great swap and for the presents which I'm sure I'll love!!! Will come back and add some comments about the items once I've opened my presents. Thank you!!! :D UPDATE: Darling, opened up my presents last night, thank you so much for the beautiful makeup and for the cat magnet, so great that you volunteer at a cat shelter as well. The fact that you bought the magnet for me and helped the shelter with your purchase means a lot to me. And I want to thank you for that. Have a very merry and wonderful Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful book! It's really well done and I never would have guessed you were not a pro! Love all the little surprises, especially the cute little bearded ornaments. I appreciate all the little touches.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it :) It was fun to make! Hope to make many more...
Comment: Hello again my FRIEND from Finland & thank you for this great card with all the doggies on itâ€¦.wow several of them look like dogs I have lovedâ€¦â€¦ We are hoping for some autumn weather soon it's still pretty hot here in S. Texasâ€¦. Happy SWAPPINGâ€¦...
Comment: Kiitos tosi paljon ihanista sivuista ja resepteistÃ¤ ja vielÃ¤ ihan kaksin kappalein :)! Juuri sellaiset vintagehenkiset sivut, mistÃ¤ tykkÃ¤Ã¤n! Ja mokkapalat on kestosuosikki meidÃ¤n perheessÃ¤, joten et olisi voinut valita paremmin. Perunarieskoja aion kokeilla heti, kun seuraavan kerran jÃ¤Ã¤ muussia tÃ¤hteeksi ;)!
Comment: Hi Johanna! Oh what a lovely package! The envelope itself is such a prize! The stickers are so cute and the stamps are beautiful too! I enjoyed reading about Nuppu and Luna! They are adorable!! I can tell you love all the cats you have had in your life, like I have loved all my bulldogs! Thank you so much for such a heart felt and TOTALLY "Shannon" swap! The pink paper all punched in butterflies is so beautiful! And I love the pink hearts pressed on the paper. I am going to use that in a page in my scrapbook! :) What a happy and fun package! Kiss those kitties for me and I hope we "meet" again! :)
Response: Thank you :) I'm very happy to read your comment :D I do love my cats more than anything and pink is also my favorite color so it was easy to please you ;)
Comment: Kiitos kivasta Art Journal sivusta! :) Ja tee-extrasta, mulle tee kelpaa aina ja sitÃ¤ menee ihan tajuttomia mÃ¤Ã¤riÃ¤ :D Ihanaa persikkateetÃ¤ kerkesin maistaakin jo, kiitos! Nupulle ja Lunalle terveisiÃ¤ meidÃ¤n nelikolta; Rallelta, Rapsulta, Ramonalta ja EeviltÃ¤ :D
Comment: Kiitos postikortista!
1. KesÃ¤n paras hetki on aikaisin aamulla tai myÃ¶hÃ¤Ã¤n illalla istua parvekkeella ja lukea kirjaa.
2. Suunnitelmissa on pian valmistua yliopistosta. :)
3. TykkÃ¤Ã¤n molemmista, mutta sanoisin jos tÃ¤ytyy valita niin varmaan sitten koiran.
Comment: Thank you very much for a,wonderful journal page. I have been with the series from the start and I love it. And you made,the note so pretty to,go along with it, can't wait to get them,in my journal. Happy Swapping
Comment: Loved the artwork on the envie! I really loved the squirrel card too! Ooh, and the post card in my favorite color...and how did you know I liked dandelions? Thank you so much for the lovely cards! Happy Swapping, Jen.
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal page, it's so pretty, I love it!! I love the look of watercolors. And how fun to look in the mailbox to find mail from Finland! Happy Summertime to you too :)
Comment: Hello Johkup (Johanna Alanen from Filand). I got you package yesterday! Thank you so much for: eucalyptus soap, natural honey shower gel, dental floss, japaleno snacks, apple-cinnamon porridge, blueberry-apple porridge, cinnamon-oatmeal cereal bar, cinnamon-apple-oatmeal cereal bar, orange-raw cocoa bar, red berries bar, 4 Fazer chocolates, raisins mix, raisins/apricot and raisins/apple mini boxes. Cheers from Portugal, maria das trouxas
Comment: Hello Johanna,
Thank you for the well done ATC you did of Napoleon Bonaparte for me for this swap. It will be a great addition to my Vintage Series. Thank you also for the extra goodies you sent along for use on future projects be it ATCs or something else. Enjoying swapping with you.
Comment: Hello Johanna,
Thank you for the very nice vintage looking ATC of Louis XIV you created for me. The ATC will be a great addition to my Vintage Series. Thank you also for the book pages you sent me. They will be used for future ATCs.
Comment: Hello Johanna,
Thank you for your vintage ATC you created of King Henry VIII for me for this swap. I like the different materials you used to make it look vintage. This ATC will be a good addition to my Vintage Series. Thank you also for the extra papers you sent along for me to use for future ATCs. We have swapped a lot with one another in this series. It has been fun.
Comment: Its me again.I love love love your vintge window the way it opens up is wonderful.Thanks for the extras even the paper you wrote your note on .The picture on it would have been great for this swap I think I ill keep it for a future ATC.
Response: Thanks for your ratings and hearts :) I really liked making the window ATC!
Comment: Well that made it easy for you having me for 3 swaps.Which I could rate for all 3 at one place lol. I love the ATC you made. It ould have been great for a esent swap I did Vintage with a clock.
Comment: Your designs are so pretty. I adore the embellishments you used. Thank you for creating and sending two along in this swap -- that was so thoughtful of you. I'd love to be able to get some of those cross embellishments and others of that quality!
Comment: Thank you so much, Johanna for the great postcard! I enjoyed learning more about you, and wish you lots of good luck in finding a new home....pls keep me posted. Thanks again, and have fun swapping! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great package. I love everything. Especially the Rye bread snack. It's quite hot, but you can't stop eating it :) I loved Rye bread rusks, my mom used to cook those in Russia.
Comment: Thanks for your lovely collage, there's much to discover in it.
Temperatures are not tropical in The Netherlands, but we have had a lot of sunny days these 2 weeks. A couple of days ago it was 20 degrees in some parts of the country, normally it should be about 10 degrees.
I really don't mind!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate, I got bronchitis and was out for two weeks. I have always liked the name Johanna, it is a musical name. I had never heard of Johkup as a nickname before it must be a Finnish name? Thanks for the beautiful postcard and by the way, I think the Finns have great dogs, I have two Karelian Bear Dogs....
Comment: I got looking at some of my older swaps and it appears that I never rated you. I'm so very sorry. I did get your letter and I do remember it. I keep a notebook and check off when I rate. Your name wasn't checked so it appears like I messed up !!!!!! Thank you so much and I'll try to be better.
Response: Thanks for your rating :) Now I have 500 5s yay!
Comment: I got my package the other day! Thank you so much for all of the great snacks ! I wanted to make the Taco Dip but I can't read the directions :( Thank you for translating the Blueberry Raspberry Soup directions as well!
Response: I'm glad you got them finally. I use sour cream for dip mixes. I don't know if you have similar sour cream as we do but I mix the powder into 1 sour cream package :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the eclipse postcard! Funny traditions? Well, I think one of the Czech Easter traditions is rather strange: On Easter Monday boys and men whip girls and women so that they are healthy and cheerful for the entire year to come. The Easter whip is made of braided willow twigs decorated with ribbons. As a reward, girls give boys decorated eggs called kraslice, i.e. painted Easter eggs. :-)
Have a happy and healthy 2014!
Comment: Johanna, I am so gobsmacked by your wonderful swap that I don't know what to say!! Your package honestly blew my mind. Let's start with THANK YOU SO MUCH, then move on to 'best swap ever''. So let's sum it up: Thank you very much for the best swap I have ever received. :D
Response: I'm happy to hear that :) It was my pleasure.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card you made. And thank you for the tea bags. And why don't we have all those beautiful stamps? I'm always so happy to get mail from Finland because the stamps are always beautiful.
Response: You are very welcome :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you sooooo much for the wonderful card, tea, and magnet. I can't tell you just how excited I was! I did a little happy dance when i opened the card. you really made my day. have a wonderful holiday!
Comment: Thank you for your email. :) I agree about mobile phones, although I didn't really start using one until this year! It's nice to be able to text my husband when I'm out to see if he needs anything from the shops and vice versa, but I don't speak on it very often.
Comment: Yum. I like those Valipalakeksi multigrain biscuits. Not too sweet at all and the Lammin tea. I have never tried cloudberries although I know what they are so that is next. Thank you for the delightful package of goodness. By the way. I have a Karelian Bear Dog so, I am partial to Finnish these days. She is such a sweetie pie.
Comment: It was great to get something, especially all the way from Finland! I love your hand-writing and hearing about your life. It's funny; I just started growing my own vegetables this past summer and potatoes were one of them! We can be potato friends! Thanks so much for the great letter!
Comment: Thanks so much for the card! I adore Finland and hope to visit one day, though I hear it is similar in landscape to where I am now! I love nature postcards and everything about nature. Absolutely beautiful card!
Comment: Thank you for the card and especially for the Finnish Europa postage stamp! (And thanks for mentioning it on the card - I probably wouldn't have looked in the envelope and would have thrown it away accidentally!) Edit: I just noticed that the stamp you used to send me the envelope was *also* a Finnish Europa postage stamp! So now I have the 2012 one and the 2013 one! Yay - thank you very much! Here's an extra heart :) â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and sharing about your sweet cats. My Kitty is an indoor cat too, and she too can sleep wherever she wants. She doesn't like eating on the floor, so she eats her cat food on a special chair :) Have a meowie day!
Comment: Thankyou Johanna, for the lovely photoos of your cats they are so cute and adorable, so sorry about Nopo , I have an old cat Kizzi is about 15yrs old, Thankyou for the e-mail I enjoyed reading about your cats Nuppu, Nopo and Luna, have a nice day, Johanna love Jennifer
Comment: Johanna, Thank you so much for the lovely package. I love the pink mail art envelope with all of the wonderful extras. OMG!! Finland postcards, an adorable pink smiley face ATC and a note card with pink sparkly roses. Thank you!!
Response: Thanks for your rating. I'm glad you liked it! As I was your partner in both swaps would you also rate the Pink mail art swap as well :)
Comment: AWWWWWW some of my favorite Moomin characters and so so springy! and the STAMP with Pappa Moomin and the priority sticker with a MOOMIN and the postcard with SNUFKIN fishing!!! I am going fishing myself tomorrow..... wow!! How many hearts can I give???? You have outdone yourself and I say THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! :) Its lovely. Unfortunately all the diamantes fell off in the post, however I will glue them back on! :) May pay to put some protection around your ATCs when sending as its awful when your art gets ruined by the post!
Response: Thanks for your great rating. Oh that's too bad that my decorations were fell off :( I have to use better packaging next time and I think my glue is not the best one either :( though I have tried many...
Comment: Thank you for your pretty postcard, which took until now to reach my mailbox. When you said your weather was a warm -5 degrees, I thought that's COLD!!! We don't have winter, and ours is never that cold. I hope it's gotten warmer in your town now. We have blossoms on our trees for weeks and are enjoying spring.
Response: We still have -20 degrees during the nights and spring is supposed to come...
Comment: Thankyou Johanna for the lovely cat goodies. I love the cat postcards, the stickers are nice and the magnet is sweet. Thankyou Johanna for the nice note, cats are my favourite animal, have a nice day love jennifer.
Response: I'm glad you liked the cat items :) Thank you for giving me <3
Comment: WOW JOHANNA!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH GIRL!! I received my things a few days ago!! It did take one month but it was worth it!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the little horseshoe you sent with the picture explaination of how to use it!! It was so nice of you to go the "extra mile" to put the pictures with directions for me!! It makes more sense to me to "see" it!! I love that we had a long discussion about it, with our messages to eachother before hand also!! I was totally suprised and SO HAPPY!! I want to use it, but then again... I want to KEEP IT AND FRAME the little horse shoe so I can KEEP IT FOREVER IN TACT!!!!!
I LOVE the beautiful card to made for me, postcards/photo of fireworks..how exciting and neat to see!! I also loved the item/(I am using as bookmark!) in your language! Cool!! LOVED EVERYTHING!!!! I am so glad we are friends and I KNOW, we will be friends FOREVER!! Estoy aqui siempre para ti...tu ameiga elena xo a million hearts for you , you're fantastic!!!
Response: I'm so happy you finally got my letter! It travelled quite long!! I was already worried.. And I'm so happy that you loved my cards and the horse shoe :) Great swapping with you and getting to know you!
Comment: Pahoittelut kun tÃ¤mÃ¤ kiitos on viipynyt, sain kortin ennen joulua, mutta kaikessa kiireessÃ¤ kortti unohtui pÃ¶ydÃ¤lle. Sain sen kuitenkin ennen joulua ja kiitos hurjan paljon, tosi ihana kortti! :)
Response: Oleppa hyvÃ¤ :) Toivottavasti oli mukava joulu :)
Comment: Wow Johanna, what an amazingly beautiful ATC's! I love them both. Did you use paper napkins for them? I work with that technique sometimes and it's just always so neat. I love cinnamon!! And thank you also for the Christmas tea!!
Response: Thank you :) Yes I have used napkins and decoupage lack :) I hope you like the tea. It's my favorite!
Comment: This was honestly probably one of the best packages I've ever gotten! THANK YOU SOOOO much! Pearl and I are both thrilled! I will use the stickers and tea and have already broken into the chocolates. Pearl loves the beef treats. I'm keeping the others for her stocking. Thank you again! :)
Response: I'm so happy to hear that :)) Enjoy! Very Merry Christmas to you <3
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the envelope of Christmas postcards. My teenage boys still want to believe in Santa Claus so that they can visit him in Finland. I love all postcards from our country but Christmas ones are extra special. I wish that I could give you more than one heart. I hope that you enjoy your snowy Christmas while we enjoy a hot one in Australia.
Response: Oh I'm so glad to hear that :) Thanks! Merry Christmas!
Comment: I have been very patient and I waited till Christmas, altought I was very curious ! Many thx for your nice selection of gifts and chocolates! I love the Finnish expression about cats. it's so true ! It's hanging in our kitchen now. I'm glad you put the translation with it. Best wishes for the new year !!
Comment: Your package arrived today and I loved all the stamps on the outside. Even though it is still a few days until Hadley's birthday I had to open it. :) I will save the wrapped packages for him to open on the 30th, but I was so excited to see the postcards. Thank you so much!!! I am sure he will love your gifts. It was so sweet of you to wrap everything. Would you like to do a private postcard swap?
Response: I'm happy to hear that my package arrived on time. I hope Hadley likes the toys :) And sure we can do a private swap! Thanks for your rating <3
Comment: Package arrived today and I love it! Love that you sent lots of little miniatures, I can't wait to try the new ones and enjoy some of my favourites that you sent to (Kinder is my favourite candy!). Thanks again Johanna, hearts all around <3
Response: It was quite fast :) I hope you like those that are new to you. I love Kinder too!! Yummy :)
Comment: Johanna, oh my beautiful cant decide which is my favorite all of them! Thank you for the postcard I will treasure it, I have a little frame, I think I will put it in and hang it up. I do love Bible verses and this one is extra special in another language, it will remind me how God knows and hears us no matter how we speak or where we are! Would love to give you more hearts! Hugs to you
Response: I'm so happy you liked them! Thank you so much <3 And I'm super happy that you appreciated the little card :)
Comment: I wish I could give 10,000 hearts to you. I love this swaps and all the little goodies in it! I especially love that you made me a little lemon Dotty Doll. She is so very cute. I love the jar decoration and how you smoothly put the caribean and lemon dotty together! The first thing I smelled, when I opened the jar, was the wonderful teas that you sent. The matchbox is just too cute too. I love all the beads and buttons, candies and ribbon. The mussel shells, on top, came in perfect condition too. Oh and I almost forgot the fabric and the napkins! I will have so much fun making them into something. I have been thinking of making a lemony apron and this fabric is perfect to include in that! Thank you so very much!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so happy you finally got it and liked it :) And like I said that was my first Dotee ever. I hope you can make something nice of the stuff I sent to you :)) Thank you <3
Comment: Kiitos myÃ¶s sinulle ihanista serveteistÃ¤, joista minullekin vain yksi oli tuttu ennestÃ¤Ã¤n ja arvaat varmaan mikÃ¤ ;)! Erityisesti tykkÃ¤Ã¤n auringonkukista ja tuosta jouluaiheisesta nenÃ¤liinasta, mutta kaikki ovat mieluisia.
Comment: thanks again johanna for a brilliant fun swap loved everything the pc was so cute. address labels are brill. the socks so girlie love em.let me know if you want to do another private swap you take care hugs rea
Response: I'm so happy to hear that and yes lets swap again!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I love seeing what different cultures do for holidays. I only wish I could speak their language so I could reply . I love the child and the snowman. I have 5 grown children and we spent many hours playing in the snow.
Comment: Very nice candy wrapper art-I haven't heard of any of them but then why would I have being way over there where you are! Thanks for the wonderful litle bits you sent me to-great for future project-thanks for swapping!
Comment: I love all of the postcards you sent SO much (I'm so excited right now - I didn't know I could get like this over postcards! LOL); the really long panoramic scenery one was so original and beautiful, and I was stoked that you managed to get 2 postcards from my Kemi (I really love the one at twilight, with the beautiful sunset in the background!!) - that means so much to me! The one of Santa made me laugh ~ all in all it was a great selection and I'm really grateful that you picked them out for me, thank you! I would love to do another private swap with you sometime, if you feel like it! :)
Response: I'm so very happy to hear that!!! I'm glad you liked the postcards that I sent to you :) I tried to get bit different views for you :) Sure we can swap some time again !
Comment: â˜º What a terrific glittery butterfly!! â™¥ it! Thanks for sending Pooh (and butterflies) along to give me an extra smile.. And I got a realy giggle from the little character on your postage stamp.
Response: I'm glad you liked it :) Thanks for the heart! I'm happy if I made you smile :)
Comment: Many thanks for the lovely scenic views of Finland. I so want to visit. I have found several tours but they spend the majority of the trip in Norway. Just maybe a day in Finland. I want to see more of the country than that! I will keep looking though. After summer, when things hopefully settle down, I would love to swap again. Thank you again and for the extra as well.
Response: You are very welcome :) I hope you can come and visit Finland! Thanks for the heart :) Have a great summer!
Comment: THANK YOU very much for this wonderful magnet! And yes: That's really true: Kissat ovat kuin suklaa, on vaikeaa olla ottamatta toista! I myself got two right now and have had some more before! I'll put the magnet on my magnetic-wall in my new office, where I'll start on Monday! Thank you again!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it :) Thanks for your rating :)
Comment: Hola Johana!! Thank you so much for your ATC it's soooooooo sweet! As the sheeps are!!! And also thank you so-o much for the interesting letter you wrote... It must be great growing up at a small farm where the animals are friends and not the lunch!!! I envy you!! :) cheers!
Response: I'm happy you liked it :) Thank you so much for the 5 and <3 Yes it was great to live with all the animals around you. I could never live without pets... :)
Comment: Hi Johanna,
Thank you so much for your wonderfull package, which arrived to day :)
I really love everything! My huge cat Guus was playing with the red mouse immediatley when I throw it to her :) Thanks!!!!!
Response: I'm glad to hear :)) Hugs to your cats <3
Comment: Oh my gosh Johanna! The envelope you decorated was so pretty, I was honestly afraid to open it for fear I would wreck all your great artwork! You obviously put alot of time just in the envelope alone, wow. I also loved the stickers & post card you sent. You really out did yourself & I wish I could give you even more stars. Thanks for an awesome swap.... :D
Response: Thank you so much! I'm so happy you liked my swap :) I loved to make it and hoped that you would like to receive it.
Comment: Thanks for sending so many. I love the snowy rose-hips too. My absolute fave is the water/boat scene. We buried my brother's ashes in front of a lake and he has a similar view for eternity so your photo is very special to me.
Response: I'm sorry to hear about your brother :( Thank you for the heart and I'm happy that you liked my photos :) Lakeviews are so peaceful... I love them!
Comment: Hi there! Thanks so much for the VERY beautiful pink floral postcard! We didn't have winter this year (and hardly a spring), so I'd gladly trade some of your cold winter for the very hot summer we're in for! Happy day!
Response: Hello! Thanks for your rating and heart :) I'd be happy to swap some weather with you ;) Well maybe next fall... now it's getting warmer little by little. Can't wait the summer!!