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SwedishMum

SwedishMum
Date Joined: July 19, 2009
Last Online: September 20, 2018
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.l.

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.

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

Another thing is that I love to learn from different cultures and religions. Our family is christian.

I work as a teacher and if you want to swap something related to school supplies or something I would like it.

LIKES

  • Quilling stuff - papers and tools - trying to learn
  • Cardmaking/ scrapping supplies
  • Tea- I am addicted to black flavored teas
  • anything Christmas
  • Crosswords, suduko's and word search
  • Pink , red, black and blue
  • Yarn for crocheting
  • Angels
  • Candles
  • Pens
  • Books
  • Special things from other countries
  • Stickers
  • 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
  • party supplies, like plates, mugs, napkins etc
  • Beads
  • US state map postcards - have a few and would like to collect the US states.
  • lipsmackers
  • necklaces, bracelets
  • hot chocolate
  • paper napkins I love napkins with "pictures" (flowers, angels, animals, halloween, christmas for example). I use them for decoupage.

DISLIKES

  • Black currant
  • Coffee
  • Cigarettes - allergic

Favorite Crafts

  • ATC's
  • Decoupage
  • Quilling
  • Scrapbooking
  • Cardmaking
  • Fuse Bead
  • 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:

  • Florida
  • OHIO
  • Michigan

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. So far I have got:

  • a man taking a bath in the teacup
  • a strawberry
  • a swan
  • a leaf
  • a heart
    and of course rund ones. These are in both plastics and metal.

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:
Torey Hayden
Astrid Lindgren
Agatha Christie
Peter Robinson
Michael Connelly
Ninni Schulman
Mariette Lindstein
Arnaldur Indridason

Ratings

violetreverie rated for Beginner ATC Swap - 02 on Oct 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
paolabear rated for Decorated Mail 01 on Sep 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the lovely goodies! I really enjoyed reading your note and the envelope itself was gorgeous :)
Response: I really like to paint my envies... more fun than a plain white one :) Thanks a lot for the rating, heart and your lovely words
CassandraP rated for Decorated Mail 01 on Sep 5, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :) the envie was lovely!
Response: You said you love bees so it was fun to paint the beehive for you. Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart
Nehalennia rated for Decorated Mail 01 on Sep 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous envelope and goodies. So love the Halloween theme <3
Response: I read your profile and saw you like Halloween. I "had" to make you a Halloween themed envelope - and I like to paint. Thanks for the rating and the heart
Hyshu rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Aug 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope of goodies!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
jenmcjen rated for Beginner ATC Swap - 03 on Aug 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the BEAUTIFUL green card! I like the methods you used, and think I might copy this glue thing - like stained glass. Very cool. And thanks for the extra goodies.
Response: Yes I liked the glue thing as well and will continue to make it... Thanks for the rating and the heart! Happy you liked it!
sherylk3 rated for Newbie ATC round 3 on Aug 14, 2018
5
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Comment: LOVE the ATC - what a neat idea blowing bubble with water colour. Thanks for the extras too :)
Response: Thanks a lot fot for the rating and the heart ! I like to discover new techniques and try them out...
5
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard of Dala horse! And I'm sorry for not rating you earlier. Anyway I loved your postcard full of text! ♥︎ And would love to send postcards with you :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I was afraid it hadn't come to you so I was just about to resend. <3
mistybloom rated for CALG : Postcard Penpals 2 on Aug 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Hello Vivi, thank you for the beautiful postcard :) I hope the weather is getting better for you there.
MarieS rated for 10 used past stamp#82✿♥‿♥✿ on Jul 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie!
Response: You are welcome! Hope you find some you like!
CraftyElf rated for Newbie ATC round 2 on Jul 23, 2018
5
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Comment: What a pretty ATC. I have never tried quilling despite having all I needed to try. Maybe I'll have to give it a go. The postcard is lovely but too chilly for me 😀
Response: Thanks för the rating and heart. Quilling is fun. The cat I made you was a very easy technique, you can do harder stuff and I am learning.. . The card - well Sweden in Winter :) I don't like the cold very much myself, Summer is better
stephielentz rated for Beginner ATC Swap - 01 on Jul 22, 2018
5
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Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart
5
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Comment: thanks for the awesome selection of stamps
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I tried to give you stamps from the countries you collect. Hope you found some favourites
monsbrick rated for Newbie ATC round 2 on Jul 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Your colors and technique make a beautiful card!
Response: Thanks för the rating and heart. It was very fun to try some new techniques...like playing :) I will use them more for sure
5
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Comment: thank you
Response: Thanks för the rating and heart
sherylk3 rated for CALG: Summer Tea and Happy Note on Jul 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the little note, I am going to enjoy the tea, it all sounds wonderful.
Response: Happy you liked the little note. When it comes to storebought teabags I prefer those flavors and Earl Grey... So I sent you my favorites Thanks for the rating and the heart
Zander rated for 30 used past stamp#71 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Jul 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank You so much for the beautiful assortment of stamps!
Response: Happy you liked them! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
pynart2 rated for CALG : Postcard Penpals 2 on Jul 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Loved your post card. looking forward to hearing from you again.
Response: I will absolutely write you back again... Thanks for rating and heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the exciting kinds of tea!
Response: You are welcome! Hope you like one or two of them :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Arhel rated for Green Sticker ATC on Jun 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Such a cute card! I love the girl in the teacup. :) Thank you!
Response: Oh it was so fun making her... Thanks for the rating and heart! Happy swapping!

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Comments

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

MBrunt on May 25, 2013:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag :)

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