Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2018 11:08 pm


Date Joined: June 29, 2015
Last Online: February 25, 2018
Birthday: August 7, 1975
Country: Denmark

Get to know me...

Hi! My name is Ann. I'm a Danish girl... (can I still say 'girl' even when I passed the big 4-0?)(Oh, my, now it's the even bigger 4-1! How did that happen so quick?!)

I live in a beautiful little town with hills, a lake and just a walk to the beach.
If I get on my bike I have 5 minutes to the woods and if I take the car I have 5 minutes to the sea.
I love the nature surrounding me through all four seasons. I love all four, each has it's charm but nothing beats a warm summerday with the sound of kids laughing, playing watergames and the smell of freshly cut grass...

My home is a house in a great neighborhood with a garden of nothing but grass as neither me nor my husband of 20 years has any green thumbs (but lots of thumbs when it comes to gardening...)
I have two wonderful kids; a rascal boy of 9 and a beautiful girl of 11.

In 1996 I was educated in a flowershop and though I loved the flowerdecorations (no green thumbs needed for precut flowers! ;) it just wasn't the right shelf for me.
I found work making transformers for just about anything, something completely different but just the right spot for me.

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Favorite Books

I'm a bit of a bookworm!

On a good week I chew my way through a couple of books.

I love...

  • Crime novels, mysteries of all kinds, mostly by Scandinavian authors.
  • Action, suspense and thrillers.
  • Supernatural and ghoststories.
  • Stephen King for his supernatural talent. And for scaring the crap out of me several times!
  • Harlan Coben for his wit and incredible ironic sense of humor.
  • Jeff Lindsay for his twisted mind.
  • George R.R. Martin for his epic mind!
  • Linwood Barclay for his way of untangling the past.

If you are a book reader, please do recommend me your favorite authors and books. I am always on the lookout for something new to read.

Favorite Television

I might be an addict... For TV-shows...

Absolute all time favorites...
Game of Thrones.
Buffy, Angel, Firefly... Love Joss Whedon...
American Horror Story, first season.

There's so many great shows, just to name a few...
The 100, Gotham, Banshee, Fortitude, Misfits, Under the Dome, Secrets and lies, United states of Tara...
Lost, Desperate Housewives, 24 hours...

Favorite Crafts


A couple of years ago I bought the book 'One zentangle a Day', I don't remember why or where I found it.
I really liked the idea of the patterns, worked through the book and used the patterns every now and then but not much really...

Not until December '15 when I discovered pinterest and found the most amazingly wonderful drawings and doodlings. The books were great for learning the basics but cannot hold a candle to some of the work I found.

Right then I decided I needed to learn! So I am a tangle newbie. Sadly there is no courses anywhere near me so I try to learn by doing.
My favorite tanglers are Margaret Bremner and Lily's Tangles.

I started a journal at the same time as tangling, that is also a new favorite of mine. When joining swapbot I started a smashbook where I save envelopes, cards and anything else received in swaps. One page per swap and my rule is I can only use what I received to decorate that page.

I am completely hooked! I love making these little coordinating cards and picking out little goodies for my partner. I have found that I also enjoy writing (and reading!) the letters.
The pocket letters I recieve, I store in a binder which means I prefer my PLs decorated on the front with goodies in the back.

When I'm not tangling, I knit and crochet, mostly for the kids' teddies but I have also made some shawls, baby blankets and love making small projects like snowflakes and hearts.

Occasionally I dig out the sewing machine and sew clothes for my kids and their Teddy bears... Once I sewed a pair of pants for myself, but I do prefer the smaller projects.

I have started making flipbooks! So much fun! I predict this as my next addiction... ♥

So I jumped this wagon too! Started bullet journaling and enjoying very much not having all those little notes laying around!

Something I'd love...

I love animals...
Cats and owls, butterflies and birds are my favorites.

I also love anything with...
Mason jars

I love bright, happy colors.
My favorite color is teal and all other blue tones, but really I just love color.
Lately I am loving mint/pink/yellow.

* Washi tape in pretty patterns/sentiments/mason jars/butterflies/owls/polka dot/stripe/chevron...
* Book pages, old or new * Maps, any kind * Little embellishments
* Paper clips in cool/funny colors or shapes
* Brads in cool/funny colors or shapes
* Diecut pieces - anything! But especially words like dream/love/smile/adore/hello/lovely etc. and birds/deer head/owls/cats/flowers etc. * Wood veneers/icons
* Project Life cards (patterned or image/sentiments/quotes. I don't use the grid ones much)
* Little pockets/paper bags/envies
* Scraps of glitter paper I can use for punching
* Vellum, Acetate - patterned or clear * Stamped images for coloring in - waterproof ink please :) * Embossed images for coloring in * Used cling stamps
* Used embossing folders (no bigger than a notecard) ...and all kinds of other little things that can be used in creating pocket letters and flip books...

💌 I love receiving snail mail!💌
Pretty envelopes with real postage stamps makes my day! ❤️

If you take the time to write me a note or even a letter, you make my day even better.
It could be about something you did recently, some place you went, about you, your job, something funny your kids said, anything at all really.

Please don't worry about sending me something handmade, even if it didn't fall in my taste (I'm sure it will) I would still appreciate the time and effort spent!

Something sweet...

I have a sweet tooth... Actually that's the only kind of teeth I have!

My favorite candy is sweet licorice.
Chocolate, especially white chocolate and chocolate with licorice. Milk chocolate with nuts, coconut, fruit, caramel... I love to try new kinds. We don't have a lot here. (No dark please.)
Nuts of any kind, salted, roasted, smoked... It's all good.
Chewy caramel, toffee.
Marshmallows. Gummy candy...
Pretty much all candy, sweet, savory and sour.

I would love to try candy from your country!

I love hot chocolate and ice-tea...

Favorite fruit is watermelon and cherries

No thank you...

Please don't send me stuff with... Chili, coffee.
Hello Kitty, Disney. Children/reward and puffy stickers. Jewelry. Make-up.


sakura15 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #14 on May 10, 2017
Comment: You seriously went above and beyond. I loved everything from the envelope and tapes to the card and your beautiful hand-writing. Thank you so much you lovely human-being. Thank you.
ladyfluorspar rated for Newbie Friendly Mail Art on May 2, 2017
Comment: This is honestly the best swap I've ever got. It's evident you read my profile so thank you for everything and the warm welcome!!!! It has been raining heavily the past few days so your envelope got wet and and I ripped it so I can't reuse it, but yeah I am extremely into recycling and will put the mini envelopes and doilies and book pages to good use in wrapping for other swaps! I'll use those kawaii sticky notes as address labels. Those washi tapes were super impressive, it was exactly what I wanted. Thanks once again for the awesome swap!!!! 😘😘😘
Response: I did not expect this to reach Canada in just a week. I think we got lucky! But not lucky with the weather. I'm sorry the envie didn't hold up. Wonder how the watercoloring look upon arrivel in wet weather. 😬 I am happy you liked everything. I had a great time putting it together. Thank you for a wonderful rating! ♥️ Sending sunshine your way 🌞
FelinaSP rated for Mini pocket letter PURPLE on Feb 10, 2017
Comment: Wow...you really surprised me, wow me, and made me very happy... I think this is one of the most beautiful PL and with more details that I have received, you are a great artist, everything is beautiful, your calligraphy is beautiful, the envelope is amazing, the godies are fantastic, ufff! I lack hearts to thank you ... Greetings from Chile Virginia
RockyBeach rated for Rockybeach & JustMeCreating PL on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: What a lovely (this time full) pocket letter again. And I enjoyed reading your letter very much too. Thank you! Also thanks for all the fun goodies! I'm in love with the brass ornaments.
RockyBeach rated for Mini pocket letter YELLOW on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Ann- thank you so much for your little package! :) So lovely! The handmade stickers - simple and great idea. For me the yellow one was also a challenge, for the same reason. You made my day! So much fun to open everything. Now I'm off searching youtube. :P
Response: I am happy you enjoyed it. It was fun to make, despite the challenging yellow theme! 💛😄
Beatrice rated for Mini pocket letter 2 COLORS on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for your mini pocket letter! it's sooooooo awesome and lovely I cant' believe! I really love every single thing. Everything is done with care. Thank you soooooo much ;)
Response: That was quick! Thank you for all your kind words. I'm so happy you loved it! 💌👍🏻😃
curiousfae rated for Project Life Card Swap #1 on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful package! Not only are the cards and goodies fantastic, your envelope was amazing! I am going to keep it just to look at:) Thank you again, and thanks for organizing the swap!
Response: You are so sweet! I am happy you enjoyed my letter. ❤️
Lilian rated for • Washi Tape Big Parade • on Jul 28, 2016
Comment: First of all, the embellished envelope is so cute, I just adore the stamps! Thanks for using them :) Now, all you sent is fantastic, I loved how you built the pocket in the card, and the selection of washi tapes is just amazing, you know? Some of them, I have the entire roll, and that means we have the same taste in washi, haha :) Thank you so much for this envie, the bag of buttons is wonderful, I'm looking forward to wear them as brooches :) Thanks again, you put this together with lot of care, and I appreciate it so much :D I'm glad you liked my profile! I feed the birds in my balcony too when they visit my budgie and my cocktail :) I would love to swap again soon, Thanks again! Wish i could give you more than one heart ♥♥♥
Response: Thank you for all your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed my letter! ❤️
Comment: OH thank you so much for the the beautiful envelop, the lovely washi samples and the washi stickers! what a great idea, they are so cute.
Response: I am very happy you enjoyed everything. Thanks for joining my swap! :)
Comment: It's always a pleasure to receive from you!! (^^ )/ I love everything, from your beautifully drawn mail art (what a cute kitten!) to your letter to the lovely selection of washi samples! You even decorated the notecard into a cute holder to put the samples in and I like that very, very much along with the diecuts! Thank you for making this such a wonderful swap and it made my day, I'd love to give more hearts to you ♥♥♥♥♥..... :D
Response: Aw, Shelly, thank you for all your sweet words. ❤️ It was a pleasure mailing to you again. See you in the next washi swap! ;)
MJBCoffee rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #2 on Jul 14, 2016
Comment: I was already going to give you a heart even before I even opened the envelope! You are quite an artist! I just love it all! And by the way, odd as it may seem because of my nickname, but I do not drink coffee! I had to give it up several years ago because it makes my heart skip. I drink ground dandelion root coffee substitute instead.
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed my mail even though our reading habits are quite different! I love that you don't drink coffee, funny story! :)
mellyrose89 rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #2 on Jul 11, 2016
Comment: Oh my goodness! I wish I could give you more hearts - at least 10!! You put so much effort into this swap, including making it into a book, and adding extras. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Hi Melanie. I'm so happy you liked the 'book' I made for you. Hope you found some reading inspiration in there. Thank you for hosting the next one! ❤️
Comment: I loved all the tape and stickers you sent me! I only had one of the tapes before!
Response: I am very happy you liked what I sent you. Thank you for rating! :)
Moni rated for Quick Mega Washi Swap - International on Jul 5, 2016
Comment: I love it! Thanks so much for this lovely swap, love all the tapes, decorated envi and the buttons. Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for joining the swap! :)
anicka22 rated for private on Jul 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome mail: love the washitape samples, the letter, the envie. It is all just beautiful
Response: Glad you liked everything! Thanks for the swap! :)
UseYourWords rated for WIYM: Happy Mail, Yay! on Jun 29, 2016
Comment: Oh WOW! Thank you so much for this wonderful package of extremely happy mail! This was just a delight to open - you chose everything for me so carefully and package it all beautifully. I am so impressed with your washi stickers - what a great idea and the little envelopes with velcro are AMAZING! This has really brought joy and delight to my day - Thank you again, so much!
Response: Thank you for all your kind words! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! :)
principeta rated for ISS: Note Card to Flipbook #1 on Jun 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the swap.
oetje72 rated for ISS: Pinking of You Happy Mail on Jun 21, 2016
Comment: Love the goodies, thank you!!!
Response: Hi Ruth, I am glad you liked all the pinks! Thank you for rating! :)
whisperwings rated for WIYM: Happy Card Pocket #2 on Jun 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you Ann, you totally made my day! Thanks for the gorgeous cardpocket full to the brim with so many useful bits and pieces. ☆•¨•.¸¸¸.•¨•☆◕‿◕ ☆•¨•.¸¸¸.•¨•☆
Response: I am so happy you liked everything! This was a fun swap, I hope there will be more. Thank you for an awesome rating. ❤️ ~Ann

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CurlyTea on Aug 7, 2017:

lou on Aug 4, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

RyeRye on Aug 7, 2016:



lou on Aug 6, 2016:

Happy birthday from WIYM group!

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


RyeRye on Jul 31, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Artfreak16 on Jun 23, 2016:

Hello! Will you be hosting another of the mega washi sample swap? :)

chaari on Jun 18, 2016:

Welcome to the electronic swaps group! I hope you'll have fun joining the swaps and visiting the forum! :-D

BetsyG on Apr 5, 2016:

Thank you so much for the great "Love" items I received today for the PPU WTA today. Hope the weather is kind to you in Denmark!

tarinaaa on Mar 31, 2016:

Ahhh. I LOVE that you watch Banshee! Not nearly enough people have even heard of it. My partner and I watched all 3 seasons in one week and have been counting down for Season 4!

Also, Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) is actually a New Zealander (I am too!) which is awesome, not many NZ'ers crack it with acting. :)

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