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SwedishMum

SwedishMum
Date Joined: July 19, 2009
Last Online: May 21, 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

Feb 15th 2019: Haven't been here for a long time due to sickness. Now I am back and will take part of fun swaps again.
Looking forward to lots of smiles

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

  • Quilling stuff - papers and tools - trying to learn
  • Cardmaking/ scrapping supplies
  • Planner decorations: stickers and others
  • Tea- I am addicted to black flavored teas
  • anything Christmas
  • Washitape
  • 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 - but no childish ones
  • US state map postcards - have a few and would like to collect the US states.
  • lipsmackers
  • necklaces, bracelets
  • 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 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:

  • 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. 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:
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

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
tentmari rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Purple on Mar 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much fir the ATC; you dud an amazing job! I love the castle scene on the envelope. Thank you so much for the awesome assortment of extras. My favorite is the page from the illustrated children's book! 😀💕
Response: I am happy that you liked it. I thought of it lkke the person in the ATC walked next to the castle... Thanks for the rating and heart. Happy swapping !
dlchick rated for Egg shape atc on Mar 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I got your lovely ATC and I love the envelope, stamps, and tea that you sent as well! I would give you more hearts if I could! It really made my day to find this in my mailbox. Happy swapping!
Response: I am so very happy it arrived! I was just about to resend. Overseas absolutely takes longer, that's for sure. Thank's a lot for the nice words, rating and the heart. Happy swapping !
AnneliesV rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #40 on Mar 20, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, I like your envelope very much.
Response: I am very happy you liked the swap and my envelope. Thanks for the rating and the heart! Happy swapping!
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
rating
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
rating
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
rating
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
rating
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
rating
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
rating
Comment: Hello Vivi, thank you for the beautiful postcard :) I hope the weather is getting better for you there.

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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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