Comment: Catherine, you are AWESOME!! i LOVE my "silly things on a string"...all of them!! The "hello kitty" magnet is SO adorable...you are very talented!! Thanks so much for everything....and it was wrapped so cutely in the dishtowel, too!! (hugs...have a great weekend!!)
Response: Oh, *blush*, so kind! Thank you and I'm glad you like :)
Comment: Your envelope inspired me to play with my watercolors and ink. :) I also want to make some cute felt embroidered bookmarks. It's darling! Is that a blanket stitch around the outside? Thanks for inspiring my creativity. Love your art. :)
Comment: Wow, Wow. Wow!!! I cannot believe what a beautiful journal you made for me. I can't even express how much I love it. Catherine you are SO talented and I hope this was the first of many journals for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart : )
Response: Oh you're so sweet, I had lots of fun filling it up for you :)
Comment: the charms arrived all intact...and i love them...thank you so much for a very unique and fun charm..it is a wonderful add to my growing bracelet!! and the envie and packaging is so cool...i didnt want to remove the wax cause it looks so elegant....thank you!!
Comment: oh these are just darling! i know what you mean-i get "addicted" to some of these swap crafts and make enough for a few more swaps! I really like the pinnk one-so frilly/girly! Thanks so much! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: What a special and thoughtful package - thank you so much! The folder is perfect for taking with to write letters 'on the go', and the rose is already pinned to my favourite tote! Thanks again, Catherine! :)
Comment: Great finds! Thank you so much! I will be trying out a few of the ideas in the dollhouse book & loved the stamps! (I was surprised when I saw your return address, as I just sent to you in the "Ridiculous" swap. I hope you like what I found).
Comment: oooooh...so pretty! i love the wire wrap-i gotta try that! and i am forever using cut out magazine & book words in my art too, so that was perfect! great first altered spoon to start my collection! thank you so much! happy swapping! :)
Response: it was my first attempt too, so glad i got it right! everything is getting wire-wrapped at the mo :)
Comment: Thank you for the parcel! I LOVE the windmill it's SO CUTE! The handmade brooch is cute too =) And you were right, i don't have a garden, not a flower person haha. But i'll try to plant and keep them alive LOL And the card, i usually hate insects of any kind but this dragonfly is so cool in b&w
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the card explaining your process. I'm going to try out that kind of random collage - you made it look easy! I love that everything but glue and ink was recycled/repurposed! Plus, I always smile when the envie is decorated. Thanks for the treat!
Comment: Thankyou for an *awesome* swap! I love the chicken bag.......and most definitely envious of your sewing skills :-) The sheepy pin is so cute! Thankyou!
Thankyou also for the private swap...........this has been fun to work with!!!
Response: so glad you like it! it's from a seriously easy pattern so I can't really take credit for my sewing skills!! lol Thanks for the swap :)
Comment: Thanks for the pages in my journal. The hands are really effective. Everyone started doing pages about journeys after you did. Special thank you to Mini Pootle for his page, I hope we can get the little ones together one day.
Comment: Thanks for my pages, i especially love the stationary page, are they all just stuck on with glue or something else?
Also thank you to samuel for his pages, he is very artistic, i love him as a butterfly, and can i go visit the beach please :D
Response: lots and lots of glue! a combination of pritt stick and PVA if I remember right :) seems so long ago now!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty brooch which arrived this morning, I loved your story about where the fabric came from, no way can you waste a chunk of fabric like that, this crafting can make real scavengers of us, I can't believe how much stuff I have collected just sinse starting with swap-bot. I also liked your card which I presume you made yourself, I have given up papercrafting because I realise I'm not much good at it...until we swap again sometime, with kind regards Barbara
Comment: Oh, this was too cute and the candy cane is such an adorable addition. I just received it today, but it was mailed so long ago - So please dont' think I forgot to rate. I was shocked at the postmark.
We do love it. Thank you.
Comment: The ornament is really very nice. You did a good job! Thought I wouldn't see that little extra surprise - didn't you. What a sweet surprise. All wrapped up tiny and tucked into the stocking. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pin cushion. It is definitely fit for a lady!!! I'm particularly impressed with the embroidered silver thread that runs through it. And thank you for sharing some of your handmade paper. Yours is lovely! I can't wait to try making my own.
Response: you're very welcome, your ladyship! so glad you like it :)
Comment: Catherine! When I opened this up all I could say was "WOW"!! How absolutely WONDERFUL your book is!! I just LOVE it!! And the creative "fork"! Oh my gosh!! It is NOW proudly hanging in my craft room! Thank you soooo much sweetie!!! â™¥
Response: oh *blush...* so glad you like it and it arrived safely without stabbing any customs people on the way!
Comment: Hi there Catherine,
You probably not happy with me right now for not giving you the rating on time- i can understand that. I am so sorry for your late rating, my darling 2 yr old daughter is suffering from chicken pox and i am also trying to juggle everything as my DH is away on deployment for 8.5mths (still have 7mths to wait :)...) I am so pleased to received 2 ATCs from you they are all so gorgeous and I cannot pick a favorite i love them both so a big thank you. thank you for the extras also such a generous gesture. take care and have a safe day.
Comment: I'm sorry for the delay in rating! Hot chocolate - I love Galaxy hot chocolate but it's a bit warm to be drinking it at the moment lol. Thank you for the seeds - I haven't planted them yet as we might be moving house again so I'll wait till March (like it says on the packet) and plant them then. I loved the random images even the raspberries! I also love the handmade leave brooch love it!!!
Comment: OMG you made me a TARDIS! I have a t.a.r.d.i.s! I love my t.a.r.d.i.s! I don't care about the door or the light tho, it's awsome! (but I do care that there's no teeny David Tennant inside ^^ ). thank you so much!
Response: ah, but how do you know there isn't a teeny tiny David Tennant inside? after all, there's no door to open to check... lol! glad it didn't get squished on the way :)
Comment: thanks for some fantastic pages and gifts - i love the fabric page what a good idea, i love the black page as well thats so cool and such an easy idea - say thanks to sam as well for his help :)
Comment: what can i say apart from i LOVED it!!!! will you please thank your son for picking the lovley socks, i loved the way you wrapt all the goodies in tissue paper and put a tag on for me! i loved the cards you made me its going to be very hard to part with them! i might get you to make me some more if that is ok? i love thorntons diabetic chocolate i loved everything and cant wait to use them all! a million harts to you!
Response: wow, that arrived quick! thanks for the lovely comments and, of course, thanks for the lovely heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the greatest collection of pegs, perfectly presented too! I can't pick a favourite, they are all so delightful. Catherine you are a marvel! Thanks again and all the best from Kim X
Comment: Wow girl! You deserve 100 hearts!!!!
I loved all the wrapping & the cryptic clues:-) But the effort & content was exceptional! Thankyou SOOOO much! Everything was perfect but my favourite is..................yes!...........The SHEEPY pillow! OMG! It's fabulous! I love it!
So thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! You have been an awesome partner! xxx
Comment: I'm totally rubbish and forgot to rate! How bleurgh is that!!
I love the christmas tress on the front of the card - especially the glittery bits on the green tree.
Thank you very much for my card and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas :)
Comment: HI Catherine
Thanks so much for the lovely card and for the bottle cap key ring. Now I'm having a hard time deciding where to display it. I'm thinking that I'll put it on my winter jacket.
Comment: What a perfect christmas tree. My favourite ever - it is so green and shiny and ....the background! The little extra!
All my friends at the stamping party yesterday went jealous. And it does inspire me!
Response: Aah, thank you! A stamping party, eh? sounds fabulous!
Comment: Hi there! thank you soooooooo much for the GREAT matchbox and the little punk inside! i LOVE his ears! wowwee! i love it love it love it! it's one of the best things i've recieved all year! :D *hugs you forever* happy swapping!
Response: It was hard to part with him, I was so chuffed at how he came out!! I'll post some pics later :) really glad you like him! just realised you gave me my 100th heart - thank you :)
Comment: Thanks for the very collaged ATCs! I can appreciate the "picking-stuff-at-random" technique - I have lots of random stuff to make ATCs and it helps break through "creative block" when staring at a blank piece of paper. The homemade ATC envelope is great too (do you have a template for it?)!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! I don't have a proper template for the envelope, just laid the ATCs on a piece of paper and sketched around them. google envelope templates for something more precise :)
Comment: I just love the stuffie.
He made it without getting opened by customs.
Thanks for the instructions too.
I was very impressed by your son's ability to write his name at just 3. Nice!! Thanks so much.
Comment: Wow, what a wonderful treat I got today!! I just love the hedgie bag!! Wonderful work. I now need to find something VERY special to carry around in it!! What a GREAT swap partner. Thanks for the extra too!!
Response: ooh, you're welcome - I enjoyed making it!
Comment: I love these ATCs. Your cards have lots of texture and interest. I love all the elements you put together on the "one lump or two" card - especially the tiny teapot hanging from the ribbon. The teapot stamps on the "tea for two" card were ideal. Thank you so much!
Comment: Catherine!! Thanks so much for these gorgeous ATCs!!! I really enjoy these ATCs, I think you did a fantastic job on them. I am very envious of your stamps, they are awesome!! I LOVE the lil teapot charm, it is soooo adorable! I also LOVE the blue book page paper, did you dye it? It reminds me of when I was in school doing alternative photography and dying my photos blue, LOVE IT! Thanks so much for the extra ATC and the amazing job you did on these!! I'm proud to have these in my collection! 100+ hearts for you!
Comment: Catherine - you did a fantastic job on this ATC despite all your concerns. He's a handsome 'bot - wouldn't we all love to have a few like him around now. Have fun creating more and don't hesitate to dive into uncharted territories - your instincts are terrific.
Response: that's really kind - glad he's found a happy home :)
Comment: Sorry it took me a bit longer to rate.
As for your puzzle pieces, Wow! I really love the clip one, it's so cool, I'm still deciding where to put it so that it doesn't get "hurt". The magnet is just amazing how you put the metal around it and then filled it. This is one of those ideas that I wish I had come up with.lol Thanks so much!
Comment: Great ATCs. I love your interpretation on the theme. Yes, Mr. Cuningham looks to be quite the cad. I'm sure that he and his friends sat about their club planning the next maiden of good quality to deflower or the next chamermaid to tumble. Bad, Mr. Cuningham! Thank you!
Comment: I love it, love it, love it!! The mailing wrapping was great, the handmade paper gorgeous (I'll not use that at all) and my artist dotee is watching over everything creative that I do. Thanks for being my partner in this swap!
Comment: Two beautiful atc's, what a treat. Your work is very nice, clever and creative. I love the mixed media, especially the use of wire. My husband and I are Bingo players, so we particularly love the Bingo card. They both will make great additions to my collection. Thanks for the extras, I'll put them to use soon. Doskie
Comment: This is a fabulous swapper. I received atcs, a yummy chocolate drink, teas and a wonderful beautifulteabag holder. I loved the added letter too. I will be uploading a picture. Thank you so much. You are a doll.