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SwedishMum

SwedishMum
Date Joined: July 19, 2009
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: April 24, 1969
Country: Sweden

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what I pledged

I will always send my swaps out in time - if you haven't recieved from me, please let me know.

When it comes to rating my partners, I do it the same day the packet arrive. If I am on vacation I will let you know and after I will rate as soon as I open the package up.

About Me

My name is Vivi, I was born 1969 and I live in a small village in Sweden together with my husband and our three kids. We love to spend time with friends and often have people over for a cup of coffee and tea. I don't drink coffee at all, but hubby does.

I collect postage stamps so if you are putting stamps on the envelope you will make me happy.

I love making ATC's. I haven't got many die cuts so mostly I am doing them all by hand: painting, cutting my own figures, use brads and sphemera and other stuff. I also like to paint the envelopes to make them more personal than an ordinary white one.

I love to decorate my calendar. Love to get new washitapes or stickers to make it nice.

My absolute favorite season/ holiday is Christmas. I simply LOVE the decorations, gifts and of course the Christian message. I would really love to go to US and see all the decorated houses.
Our family is also getting more and more into Halloween, even if it is not very common to celebrate in Sweden.

LIKES

  • Cardmaking/ scrapping supplies
  • Planner decorations
  • Stickers - planner, teacher, others but not childish ones
  • Washitape
  • Tea- I am addicted to black flavored teas
  • anything Christmas
  • Pink , red, black and blue
  • Angels
  • Candles
  • Pens
  • Books
  • Special things from other countries
  • Candy, but not dark chocolate please
  • Hershey's - yummy... barely exist in Sweden
  • Cookies - lots of them in USA and other countries don't exist here
  • Beads - but no childish ones
  • US state map postcards - have a few and would like to collect the US states.
  • lipsmackers
  • hot chocolate

DISLIKES

  • Black currant
  • Coffee
  • Cigarettes - allergic

Favorite Crafts

  • ATC's
  • Planning/ Filofax A5
  • Scrapbooking
  • Cardmaking
  • Diamond painting
  • Quilling - newbie, but it is fun
  • Fuse Beads
  • Embroidery

Postage stamps

I started collecting stamps as a kid together with my father. When being a teenager and older I forgot about it, but a couple of years I decided to go on. I also got some of my fathers stamps then.

I'm not so much into stamps where there are more than 20 with same motive and different backgrounds. Have lots of those from my fathers collection.

I like most things and collect from countries from all over the world, but there are some things I like more than others:

Themes I like

  • Flowers
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Owls
  • Folklore, traditional things for a country
  • Cartoons
  • Musical

Postcards

I started to get into swapping postcards. I love to get postcards showing the place you live in, like state och town cards with famous builidings or local ones.

I also like the US state cards. Want to collect from all the 50 states, but so far I have got:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

Hot drinks

Tea
I simpelt LOVE Tea! I drink Black flavored teas or Earl Grey every day. Several cups, always make a whole pot för myself at home, at work I use teastrainers.

I prefer black, flavoured teas, like black fruity teas. I mostly drink tea from loose tea leaf, but when swapping I go with the guidelines. My absolute favourite is a tea I blend myself. I buy loose Earl Grey and green jasmine tea and mix them together. Makes a very nice tea!

Likes

If you swap teas with me I prefer black teas with:

  • fruits/ berries - like cherry, pear, strawberry, raspberry, mango etc.
  • blended with green - we have a nice cactus tea which is both green and black (loose tea)

Dislikes

  • Green teas
  • Rooibos
  • White teas
  • Herbal and decaf teas.

If I get one of those I mix them up with earl grey, so it will still be ok for me to get them...
But I prefer black tea.

Flavours I don't like:

  • Black currant
  • Spicy teas, like cinnamon
  • Orange, lemon

Collection of tea strainers:
Since I drink lots of loose tea I collect funny tea strainers. These are in both plastics and metal. So far I have got:

  • a man taking a bath in the teacup
  • a strawberry
  • a swan
  • a leaf
  • a heart
  • an owl
    and of course round ones.

Hot chocolate
I like hot chocolate, but we don't have many different brands in Sweden so I feel I can't take part in swaps for them...

Coffee
I don't drink coffee at all, but my hubby does, so if I get coffee for some reason I give it further to him...

Favorite Books

I am a fan of criminal novels and mystery books. I read a lot and simple love to try to figure out who was the murderer.
I also like books about tragic fates. It isn't amusing, but I sometimes likes to read these serious books.

Favorite authors:
Peter James
Torey Hayden
Louise Penny
Lisa Jewell
Mikael Ressem
Cathy Glass
Agatha Christie
Peter Robinson
Michael Connelly
Ninni Schulman
Carin Gerhardsen
Mariette Lindstein
Arnaldur Indridason

Ratings

Rainydancer rated for ATCO: August Sender's Choice ATC on Aug 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart
BLUR rated for AAA: Challenge #1 on Aug 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Cute turtles! Love the cute Forest animal label extras and HK/sea turtle stickers.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I tried to find some turtles for you
DaiziDruke rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #42 on Aug 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The swap arrived today, finally. 😊 Takes such a long time for some of these swaps, lol! I’ll be happy to send on in the next round.
Response: I am very happy it arrived. Was a bit worried since I hadn't heard anything....my other partner hot it late too. Sometimes it gets to USA within 5 days, sometimes it takes 3-4 weeks.... Thanks for the rating and the heart :) Happy swapping!
Tverne05 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #42 on Aug 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I will send along in the next round.
Response: I am happy it finally arrived. Took so long this time to get to you (and my other partner). Some times they arrive within 5 days, sometimes it takes weeks.... Thanks for the rating! Happy swapping!
Kskollections rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC #2 on Jul 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Super creative! It’s absolutely fantastic!
Response: I am very happy you liked it. It took more time to make than it seems :) Thanks for the rating and the heart Happy swapping!
samsstuff rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Brown on Jul 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC & the little extras!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Happy swapping!
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thank you for the coin, too. My daughter collects foreign currency. She loves it!
Response: I thought it would be fun seeing the coin I had used for the ATC. If I had known she collects foreign currency I had sent some more. Thanks for the rating and the heart
Murrayd78 rated for Nobody's perfect atc swap on Jul 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the card it’s amazing, and the envelope wasn’t so bad either lol!
Response: Oh, I am so very happy it arrived. We heard on the news many packages was stuck in June, due to more packages sent than expected. I had a blast making the card. Thanks for the nice words, rating and heart <3
kasa rated for Penpals June 2019 - International on Jul 4, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi Vivi, thank you for your lovely letter and the extras that you sent. I will be writing back in a few days time. Blessings.
Response: I am so happy I joined the penpal swap. It was easy to write the letter and I do hope you found it fun enough to continue a "penpalship" Thanks for the rating and heart
Rainydancer rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Blue on Jun 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for this amazing ATC! I do love mermaids, and I also love the book pages too!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart! It was a very fun card to make - and I thought perhaps some Swedish words are "fun" to get
ablev92 rated for AAA - Sender's Choice on Jun 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the atc! And thank you for the goodie!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart! It was very fun to play with the pieces to get the card together.
CrowDancer rated for AAA - Sender's Choice on Jun 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The birdhouse ATC is so cute! I love the paint bubble effect for the background! I really appreciate the stamps and stickers too! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I am very happy you liked it. Blowing bubbles with paint was fun, try it :)
Candyn29 rated for AAA - Quick Swap April on May 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
CheyanneB rated for AAA - Quick Swap April on May 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thanks for all the care you put into it and all the extras too :)
Response: Oh I am happy it arrived safe! This was an experiment and it was great fun to make. I love to try new techniques and ideas. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Germanbaby77 rated for AAA- April Showers on Apr 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love how it turned out!!
Response: It was very fun to make it. Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart
Lazydaisy0104 rated for ATCO: Free Theme March on Apr 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Such a nice card! The freebies were a wonderful surprise! Thank you for resending the swap!!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart! And I am also very happy that the resend made it! Hopefully the first one will also arrive so you get them both :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all of my wonderful happy mail, I love it all :)
Response: I am very happy it arrived! Thanks for the rating! Happy swapping
Rainydancer rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Orange on Apr 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thanks!
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart! Happy swapping
hibiscus rated for ATCO: Gimme Texture ATC on Apr 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Not sure I have the words to say how much I like and appreciate this wonderful atc! So creative and delightful.. the tiny beads and the string design ... just so nice! Thank you so much for the generous extras as well! Just a great swap!
Response: It was a blast to make, but took time. Thanks a lot for your nice words, the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Mamabemus rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #40 on Mar 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: LOVE the painted envelope. thanks for the extra stamps
Response: I am happy your liked it-I love to paint or decorate envelopes.... Thanks for the rating and the heart

Rating Overview

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Comments

hibiscus on Apr 11, 2019:

The string and bead work on my wonderful atc is so very well made and just precious! I am so happy to now call it mine.. lovely work..

itsnobody on Jul 10, 2018:

Received the Teabags and Postcard tag today fron CALG. Just tried the Chai tea (never had one before) and I'm in love. will try tge other one in a few days. Also the postcard is so so beautiful! Thank you.

hazelwitch3 on Aug 19, 2015:

I love the butterfly jar card you made and sent me for the Postcards Not Storebought WTA. Thank you so much -- it's up on my bulletin board where I can enjoy looking at it.

Aletta74 on Feb 17, 2015:

Thank you for returning my homer bag!!!

tonewadventures on Apr 1, 2014:

Thank you for joining Easy ATC Swap #3

Happy Swapping!

MBrunt on Dec 26, 2013:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag!!!

catlingmex on Jul 8, 2013:

So kind of you to returm my homer stamp bag. Thank you!

Lexidh on Jul 7, 2013:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag! Reward will be sent soon!

synchrodoll on Jun 22, 2013:

Hi Vivi, Thanks so much for returning my stamp bags! Reward will be sent soon :) Best wishes, Christine

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