Comment: Can you believe how quickly I received this??! And what wonderful mail! The card you made is BEAUTIFUL and is going into my "treasure" box to keep. =) The Hello Kitty stickers and Gorjuss tags are fantastic! And the many washi samples are wonderful! I didn't have ANY of those and love them! Thank you so much for everything and for making my day happy with such fun mail. Many hearts to you! ♥♥♥
Response: I am so happy you liked everything. This was a fun swap to put together.Thank you so much for your very generous rating. Thank you so much once again for offering to swap with me, I am glad I was able to deliver, lol.
Comment: Thank you so much!!!! I love them :-) I really like the cool background and their dresses too. I can wait to use them and the cute extras you sent. I will put them on my notecard, love love love a donut. So sorry for a mix up with the swap and a little late rating ! :-)
Response: I am so happy you like it, thank you very much fir the rating, it is very much and the very generous heart it is greatly ppreciated.
Comment: Omg! Firat i pulled it out of my mail box and was like omg lawn fawn stamp! Yay this one is going to be fun then i seen the stamp and i was like irish republic... Flipped it over... From dublin! Awesome first one from ireland been one the site 2 years! Opened it up and i was like omg these are AMAZING!!! Then read your note and was no i haven't heard of greetin farm then i read those are the stamped images and i flipped and was like omg those are so cute tam and ash will love these my real life besties who live to far away from me we do pocket letter swaps and omg i love everything a out this fun mail!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! We so have to do a private swap soon!!!!
Response: I am so happy this swap brought a smile to your face, I really had fun putting it together. The colours for the atcs are totally my favorite colour combos. I also love lawn fawn and I ghink we have a lot in common. I would love to do a private swap with you, just let me know when and we cam work something out. Thank you sommuch for the rate, heart and wonderful comment, it really made my day.
Comment: When I opened the envelope I was overwhelmed with this soft elegant scent - I loved it. The card and ATC .... are my favorite this year for sure <3 Thank you for sharing with me your favorite perfume. I just wish I could get swatches to send to you, like the ones you sent me. I'm still looking to find some unique ones to forward - that's my promise. Thank you, once again, this swap will remain one of my favorites :)
Response: Thank you do much for doing this swap with me, i really had fun with it. I am really happy you liked it. Thank you so mich for the heart and rate, it means so much to me.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC! It will be the cutest card in my collection! I think shopkins are so adorable, my boyfriends sister collects them and she has over 100! I never get tired of seeing all of them and hearing their clever names. <3
Comment: I just picked up your envie today at the post office. The atc is so nice; I really like it! I like how you have the view from the corner of the house. I think the green roof is great and the tiny mailbox is so sweet. Thank you also for the beautiful notecard and the darling little girl stamped images. It's too bad that you had to resend this swap and I appreciate that you did =)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! I love all the papers and ephemera and stamps, and i really love the cute matryoshka papers (thank you!) and the cute cupcake wood cutouts. Special thank you for the handmade journal :) I am so excited and looking forward to using everything. Many thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap -- a perfectly stamped image beautifully colored. I so appreciate the color palette too. I am glad my nieces are all grown up or I would have to buy half of those Saturated Canary designs! So sweet! Thanks you for the extra images. I will have to have my best game on to color them as well as you did! <3<3<3
Comment: Thank you for Hannahs and the extras - what did you use to colour in that truly gorgeous owl? I just love the effect and the ATCs with faces are really pretty, thank you
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I wanted to make it extra special. Hannah is such a cute kid and a pleasure to draw. I used alcohol markers called Spectrum Noir and your atc was actually the first thing I drew with them and I still need practice. They are cheaper than the copics and I don't know if they are as nice.
Comment: Thank you so much Nasreen, I love them all. What a lovely way of painting and decorating you have. Thank you so much.. I feel very priveleged. OOOO I did not make the postcard back into a postcard,I left mine blank...sorry about that.
Response: Thank you for rating. I am so happy the swap reached you okay and that you like them. This was a fun swap and I am glad you enjoyed it.
Comment: Love my new little friend OWL!! he is perfect,was in Sth Africa last Xmas,all the way down the coast to Capetown,ended up in Stellenbosch,just wonderful to see Sth Africa,thanks for being my swap partner,Cheers Jan.
Response: So glad you like it. This was a fun swap. Hope you had some good weather when you were here. There is so much nice stuff to see here. I grew up on the slope of Table Mountain and the view is very pretty and even better at night.
Comment: Thank you for this great swap, Narseen! I love everything you've made, especially the ATCs. I <3 the extra "creepy-cute" ATC! It is my new favorite in my collection. :-) I wonder how you did the boarder on all of your art. It looks like it was printed on the edges. Great effect! I'll be sending your swap out tomorrow. I hope you will like it!
Comment: Thank you for creating a board with some very neat ideas. It's always nice to get another person's ideas and perspectives on things. I'm so excited and literally can't wait to make a binder room for Ghoulia. Thanks for being an awesome swap partner!
Comment: I'm over the moon with everything you sent! I love the framed art page and it's definitely going up on a wall somewhere!! And the altered matchbox back-pack is so cool! What an awesome idea!! I love everything and this is the best swap I've EVER received! Thank you SO MUCH Nasreen!! YOU ROCK!!
Response: Oh, you are too kind. I had so much fun making it and I am so glad you are happy. I was in suspense the whole day, hoping you would like it, lol. this was the most fun i ever had on any swap... ever!
Comment: Hi Nasreen! Your envelope arrived today! Thank you for the crossword puzzle! I've never seen one before that has the clues on the same page as the grid! What a great idea! I really like the elephant drawing! It's amazing what an artist can do with a piece of chalk and two pastels! Even though it's from Paris, I will think of it as a souvenir from South Africa! Take care, Karen
Comment: Thank you Nasreen for the crossword. Its going to be fun, as it is from another country!! Love it
Thanks for the extra papers, very nice. I am including a star, because I thought this was a super fun swap !!
Comment: Cool swap as per usual :) I love the travel themed things and can already see what I am going to do with it. When I get stuc on what to use something for I slap it on the swaps I send out - mailart ;) Thanks for a fun swap darling.
Comment: They arrived and are perfect. I love the colors you used and the images you cut. I like all the sizes because I can use them in different ways. My kids are going to love that you included them. Thank you for such a great swap. I hope we do another one like this. I actually got inspired to try some of my cartridges I hadn't even used.
Comment: Dear Nasreen,
many thanks for your email with the photos of your journal entry and the postcard. You made/sent wonderful things. Great!!!
Response: This swap made me feel so good, knowing that it was going to someone special made it such a pleasure.Thank you for the heart and the rate, i appreciate it so much. It is not everyday that you get a heart for a postcard swap.
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful rose ATC. I love that it is hand-drawn! This was a wonderful swap and I am glad you were my partner. <3<3<3
Response: I am so glad that you liked it. This was such a fun swap. I love making hand drawn atc's as I am not that great at collage. Thank you for taking the time to rate and I really appreciate the heart.
Comment: I got this today, and I LOVE the coasters!! The colors are great, and you made them perfectly! I've already laid them out on my table, and I can't wait for company so I can show them off. :-) I also love the extras you added. Thank you soooo much for swapping with me!
Response: So glad you liked them. It was a pleasure swapping with you. Thank you so much for the heart and the rate, I really appreciate it.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! What an awesome package! Daniel wanted to bath right away when he saw the crayons, thanks for thinking of him. Then we opened the matchbox package, and after putting my eyes back in my head (they had popped out), we both oohed and aahed for ages. He has been saying : 'its so cuuuuute,' for about half an hour now. I will have to make him one of his own, cos I want to keep this all for myself! Thanks again! :)
Response: Yay, I am so happy you like it. I always struggle as to what exactly to put in the box. Thank you so much for rating me and for the heart, much appreciated. Oh, and thank you for hosting this awesome swap.
Comment: YAY IT'S HERE! The notice for it actually did come on Monday but I thought it was for a different package. I guess it made good time! I love the cards and the colours you used too. Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you finally got it. I am so sorry that the first one got lost in transit and have no idea what happened to it. Thank you for being so gracious and patient with me. Thank you for the heart and the rate, it is really appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for the terrific package! I had a good half hour imagining a trip to South Africa while I looked through the brochures! I would love to see the wildlife. The ATC blanks and sleeves and the other doo-dads are much appreciated too! Thanks for a great swap.
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for swapping with me, I REALLY appreciate and thank you for the rate and heart too.
Comment: Thank you so much for your adorable interpretation of this swap! I love the little pocket, and your list is enviable. I have already done your #4 (growing my hair down to my waist) and #9 (Holiday in France). I must say that they're both enviable goals! I hope mine makes it to you soon. Be well!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and rate, I REALLY appreciate it. I am so glad you liked the swap. I actually started on it the day i signed up lol. I hope the 'bucket' was not creased when it got you.
Comment: Hi Nasreen, boy your package got here reallllllllllllly fast!! And I so love the dolls, I sure wish I could crochet/knit! I had to crack up with the African Lady's "boobs" :)))) Love the beads you put on her too! Love your pink and black dress! And the butterflies are so sweet, I will send them to Ella soon! And I presume that is a cigarette case? SO HANDY! Thank you for another terrific swap! Yay! xoxo
Response: I am so happy you liked it. I cracked myself up as well with her *cleavage*. I was just looking for a way to make her different. Thank you so much for the heart and rate, I appreciate it and love swapping with you.
Comment: Nasreeen, how r u? Thank you so much for your heart warming letter. I always love to hear about your excitment life journey :) Happy anniversary for you too!!! 11 is my fave number by the way.. Thank you so much for the goodies too. I love the recipe card and the ATC is extremely beuatiful!!! You can draw really well dear... Thank u for the candy and the hair band!!! Thank you one more time. I hope mine will arrive soon. Love, Rika
Response: I am so glad you liked everything, I was not sure. Thank you for the sweet compliments and thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank Thank Thank ,I want to say many thank to you. It's amazing that I receive your today too!!!! I impress the stamps on envelope (Nowaday, Post office usually print stamps from machine, I love the real stamps) Next, Thank for a sunflower one ,I really love it and also others too. It's very nice swap.
may be I'll send a postcard to you in some day
...........Love XOXO Nahm:]
Response: I am so glad you like it. Thank you so much for the heart and rate and I am so happy to swap with you. Your work is really amazing and I loved your card with the special message.
Comment: Thank you very much for your contribution to my cookbook Nasreen! Your recipes have definitely added an 'ethnic twist' to my book. Once I've shed a few kg I'm definitely going to bake some Coca Cola cupcakes - they sound define! Btwn us - the frosting pull-out tab rocks!
Response: So glad you like it. This was such a fun swap and well worth iti n the end. Thank you for the heart and rate, I really appreciate it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing work you did in my cookbook! The characters you made blew me away!
Response: I am so glad you liked it, I think I spent the most time on your book, I wanted it to be really special. I was totally out of ideas and then it struck me, monsters! Thank you for the heart and rate, I really appreciate it.
Comment: These are awesome! Wish I could give more than a 5 and a heart! My daughter is going to be so stoked! Thank you!
Response: So glad you like them. Sorry about the very girly pink paper but that is all I had at hand. I hope the other part of the swap gets there soon for your daughter. Thank you for the heart and rate, I had a great time making them and was a little heart sore parting with them but just knowing that they are going to your daughter makes me really happy.
Comment: Hi Nasreen, I hadn't rated, you were quite right!! So sorry!! Honestly I'd have put money on the fact that I had already rated you! A fabulous piece of mail art thankyou so much, and such a great theme idea! I always do a little squeak of happiness when I see I'm sending or recieveing from you! xxxxx
Response: Hi there, so glad you liked it. I think swap-bot must have decided that we are meant for each other since we keep on getting partnered, but I am not complaining since i love your work. Thank you for the hearty and rate, I really appreciate it.
Comment: I LOVE these two atc, Nasreen! I can't decide which I like better, but I guess I'll have to go with the smokin' (in both senses) Betty. She looks like she has more fun! Thank you for the atcs and the extras. Kathy
Response: So glad you like them. As soon as i have some time i am going to do the next in the series. Thank you for the heart and rate, much appreciated.
Comment: Nasreen dear, I love love LOVE my Frida doll, she's fantastic! Thank you so much for making her for me! Hope we can do another private trade again soon! Hugssssss
Response: You are so welcome, I am so glad you like her. I was not sure what you really had in mind so I just used my imagination. I hope it was enough because you did an amazing job by sending me so many amazing things. Thank you for the rate and heart, you are too kind.
Comment: Nasreen! My package came today and I could not have been happier! The little book is awesome (i will have to figure out hoe to make one now) The donut is to cute! All in all the package was AWESOME (love the drawing of me with the tape gun too!)1,000,000,000 hearts for you
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I was not sure if it was enough though. That was really quick too because I did not send it that long ago. Thank you so much for swapping with me and I really appreciate the heart and rate, you are truly awesome..
Comment: Hi Nasreen~
If i could, i would give you 100,000 hearts and fives. This package blew my mind! I loved everything so much, and I almost cried when i saw the world cup pen. That has become one of my prized possesions I love it so so so~ much-how did you know? And the other cultural thing like the map and keychain of your currency are really interesting! Thank you so veery much! Hope you and your family are well!!! Cheers! :D
Response: Hiya, I am so glad you liked it. I was not sure if it was enough. This was a really fun swap and thank you for the heart and rate, I really appreciate it. I am glad this swap arrived on your side so fast.
Comment: Hi Nasreen. I received the package today. It is AWESOME!!! So many nice things in one package. What a way to start the day!!! Thank you so much. Anytime you would like to trade just let me know. Thanks loads!!!
Response: That was super quick. I am so glad you liked it. You helped me out so much on this swap and i appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much for the rate and heart too.
Comment: Hi Nasreen, I was so surprised to receive your package today, that was very quick! But more importantly, I love everything you sent! That little wine bottle is so cute and I collect miniatures so it's perfect and how you presented it was very clever! I love your woven ATCs and journal and the keychain is so cool! I wouldn't have thought the tin was a cigarette case but I will use it as one :)) Love the scrapbooking supplies too, well everything you sent I love! Thank you for swapping with me and if you ever want to do another swap, let me know! I love swapping! Hugssss
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I was a bit doubtful because I am not so good at vintage so I tried to let my personality come through. I am so glad that this swap went so smoothly and it is such a pleasure swapping with you and you are a delight. I was also a little unsure about the atc's because I did not know if you were expecting more traditional ones so that is a relief too. Warmest regards my freind.
Comment: Thanks for the package! I am glad you liked yours as well. The little wooden giraffe is very sweet--I am actually thinking about attaching a bezel to it and using it in a pendant..it is kind of big for that, but I think it would be interesting to do. Thanks!
Response: thank you for the rate and heart, I really appreciate it.Thank you for swapping with me.
Comment: MY DEAR!!!! Your package arrived so eaaarrrllyyyy... I went to post office today to collect it!!! The DOUGHNUT amigurumi is fantastic, it looks damn delicious, I adore it zoo much... I love the tin and all little thing inside. I also loveeeee your stamp :) Thank you for such a beautiful things you put inside. I enjoyed reading through ur lovely letter, and I will reply to you asap after y package has been arrived. Thank you Nasreen, Im so happy to know you.
Response: That was VERY quick, maybe it made up for last time lol. I am so glad you like it. I tried to write neater this time.I am glad to know you too. Thank you for the heart and rate, I really appreciate it.
Comment: Oh Nasreen! Thank you so much for the wonderful package! There are no words to express how much I truly loved all of the thought and care that you put into this swap. I only hope you like what I've sent you even half as much! ♥
Response: That was super quick. I am so glad you liked it, I was not sure that it was enough but I am happy. Thank you so much for the rate and heart, much appreciated.
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful ATC! I love the expression and whiskers on the pink kitty. The cat is adorable. :) Also, thank you for the intricate woven ribbon one. Oh, my goodness! It is definitely in the top 5 of my favorite ATCs. Thank you so much for such a beautiful gift. I also really appreciated and enjoyed the lovely little note you included. Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart and rate and specially for swapping with me. I appreciate it so much.
Comment: ♥♥♥ Oh Nasreen, these are just amazing. ♥♥♥ You can really rock those collague skills of yours. My tags are going to be well preserved and then used in my future craft room. I also love the decorated envie. As per usual, the extras are great and will be used :)
Response: Yay, thanks for all the hearts! I am so glad my venture into emphera (lol) was not a dud. I do not know if i will be doing it again though as my nerves (about whether I was doing it right) got the best of me. I had such a fab time last night, I cannot thank you enough for inviting me, but I will try anyway THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the wonderful package I received from you today. I love all of the colours of yarn you picked out for me and will enjoy using them all. The crochet cupcake you made me is wonderful and the pretty little butterfly box full of goodies will be well used. If I could give you more than one heart then I would. Anyone who gets you as a partner is very lucky. :o)
Response: i was getting so nervous that this swap was taking so long but now i can relax. I am so happy that you like it. Thank you very very much for the rate and the heart, much appreciated.
Comment: Oh my frikkin' word, Sally rocks! Thank you so much! I love her! And TY for the How To booklet. Defintily gonna make a plan to get Amis right.
Response: So glad you like her. I really wanted to make you something nice. She is kind of tall though and I think she might have a slight attitude ( totally unintended). Thank you for the rate and heart too!
Comment: Yay! A drawn ATC! I usually do not get the pleasure of these and I absolutely love her - she's gorgeous. Thank you for all the little titbits about the Eastern Cape - you really taught me something :)
Response: I am so glad you received it, that was quick. Thank you for the heart, always appreciated.
Comment: My dearest fave swapper ever, Nasreen, your December package arrived today! YAY! Finallyyyyy!!! I think the package really enjoy traveling all over the world between Africa and Asia :D
Thank you so much for the most beautiful package I ever seen! I love everything, it is so neat and well package, especially the cute owl handmade plush. You are such a talented artist dear, I really2 love it :) You deserved more than a heart, a big big biggest heart if I could give then I would.
I couldn't wait to start using the things u sent! I will write a simple recipe on the cards that u sent,perhaps will share the recipe with u too :) They are all amazing dear, it was really nice to swap with you. Looking forward to another swap. You are the best and my fave!!!!
PS : Additional thank you because u used all stamps to send the package. I don't have any South Africa stamps yet, and now I get more than enough :)
Response: I am so happy happy happy. You deserve everything and MORE. Your swap was my best swap too.You are such a kind and patient person. I knew you would like the stamps lol. I am so glad you got it.
Comment: AMAZING!!!!!! A hundred hearts to you hon. It was like Xmas / Birthday / Any other gift giving celebration up in this swap! You totally blew my socks off and I totally love you for it :) Thank you so very much not only for the extremely useful crafty bits but the ami's you made me! I gots ma own cupcake AND heart! I am so spoilt and will just have to make it up to you :)
Response: I am so delighted you liked it, I was a bit skeptical about the items but the one thing I was sure of was the yellow tags ( I hope i was right about that). It was more than a pleasure sending the swap along. Thank you for the heart, always appreciated. I hope we have a happy swapping future together...Hugs (",)
Comment: These are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much!!! I love this package!!! I am already thinking of ways to use the stickers and papers! You totally exceeded the expectation!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
Response: Thank you for being so generous with the heart, much appreciated. I am so glad you liked it. It was my first attempt but I like the way it came out.
Comment: Thank-you for your comment and for your concern about my back. Your family has had it bad with backs :(
Mine has gotten worse over the past few days and if it doesnt improve tomorrow I'll go to the doctors again and visit my physio.
Comment: Thank you for the nice comment! ;) Mormons can't drink coffee or tea because there's a Word of Wisdom (aka another scripture for us) that basically advice us not to drink them because of caffeine and theine. :)
Response: thank you for the heart and for clearing that up for me. i love learning about all religions and now you have helped me.
Comment: Thank for the wonderful patterns and sites! I can't wait to try them out. And I love the hook case pattern. I was actually going to ask you about it when I was peeking through your pics! Happy Swapping! =D
Response: Thank you for the hert, much appreciated. I loved this swap and had lots of fun. I am glad you like the links,
Comment: I was so excited to get your ATC from South Africa! It was beautiful and my friends and I were amazed to think of someone so far away being my swapping partner. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, i really appreciate it. i love getting mail from far away too and my friends revel in it as well. Please let me know if you ever want to do a private swap, i am always up for it. I am so glad you liked my atc.
This is the second ATC I've had from you, and it was just as good as the first (Kawaii ATC). Really love that your ATC's, well certainly the ones I've had, are handdrawn and genuinely very artistic. Maybe when it goes a bit quieter after Christmas you might consider a private swap? Cus I OVE your ATC's!!!! xxx
Response: I am so delighted you like my work. It makes me feel very happy to know my work is appreciated.I would love to swap with you and am willing anytime. I work on my swaps during the sign up period and usually get them out a few days after the partners are assinged so I am always prepared.
Comment: I'm super pleased with my Scorpio card! Thank you for putting so much thought and effort into it! From the golden sunrays, her outfit and hair to the water and background, I <3 it all!! :)
Response: I am so happy you liked it. It came out totally differant from how i envisioned it but I was happy with the outcome. Thank you so much for the rate and the heart, always appreciated from my first swap buddy.
Comment: I just love, love, love , my ATC's. Thank you sooooooo much. They are all so great, but I think the sheep is my favorite! Let me know if you would ever like to swap again in the future!!!! Thanks also for helping out my collection! Big Hugs!!!!!
Response: You are so welcome. I am glad you liked them.I liked the sheep one too.Thanks for the rating , much appreciated
Comment: Thanks for the cool zentangles! Love the puzzle format. The subtle use of glitter pens was fun. Nice selection of patterns, several of which are new to me. Beautiful work! And thanks for the lovely bird postage stamp!
Response: I am so happy you liked them. It was my first attempt at zentangles and I was not so sure if i was doing it properly, I had to watch a video on youtube first to make sure but it seems it came out alright if you like it.
Comment: Thank you sooo very much for your kindness - I absolutely LOVE the scalloped shapes you sent me and look forward very much to using them..as soon as I put one or two to good use, I shall be sending over a message with piccies!!! :-D Thank you once again for your generosity and sweet thoughtfulness.. you're a STAR! :-D
Response: I am so glad you liked them. I wish I could send you the punch but that would be like my whole months wages.Thank you for the rating and the star, i really appreciate it.
Comment: Hi Nasreen - I've just returned from the post office; Buddy arrived safely and sends his love. He's a bit tuckered out, after having travelled so far! By the way, his impeccable manners are impressive. Must be your good influence :) I'll make sure Buddy packs his passport (with visa) for the trip home, and will let you know when he gets on the plane. Thanks for the nice note and souvenirs.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. I feel really good knowing that Buddy is well looked after am really excited to see his holiday< thank you again.
Comment: Wow wow wow, you sent sooooooo much, thank you so much too! I love everything and I hope you like the dominoes I made for you! Hopefully we can swap again sometime Nasreen! Hugsssss
Response: Awww, I am so glad you liked it! I was not sure if I sent enough. I am really excited for my dominoes and am sure it will be here any day now but with the holiday season, one can never be sure so I wait with baited breath.I also hope we get the opportunity to swap again one day, I am always up for it.
Comment: <3 <3 <3
Thank you, Nasreen! Your note is exceptional! I love how you tie it into the postcards you sent! This way, I can see what you're explaining. I really love them all!! One in particular stands out (not that I live the others any less)... The South African flag! When I flew to Greece, I had layovers in Germany and Switzerland. The only two souveniers I've kept for myself are whole front flag PC's - one from each DE and CH. :D
<3 <3 <3
Response: I am so glad you like them. I was so aprehensive. I love the S.A flag because it is sooo colourful. The flag was actually the one I was worried about because i did not know they all had to be picture cards so I am glad that i followed my instincts.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC, Nasreen - great work! ♥
Response: Thank you for the heart, much appreciated. I am so happy you liked it, i was not sure if it was what my partner was expecting ( maybe all romantic and stuff) but that is my style so I am really relieved.