Response: ...You are in the US. I am in Northern Europe. It's been 13 days since the sending deadline, (Sep 3rd) which is honestly not the longest time mail has been on its way from Europe to the States. Thanks for the five, sure, but maybe be a little more patient?
Comment: Hi! 👋 Thanks so much for the great fish & chips PC. Yes it did in fact survive mailing. 💌📬👍 I hope you can travel to the UK again soon. My sons & I are going to visit my brother & family there, in Guernsey & Jersey next summer. So much interesting history everywhere! Take care 🤗
Response: That's great news! Thanks for the heart ^_^
Comment: Thank you so much for the post cards! I think the Havela forest is my favorite of the lot. I love your whole swap. The stamps from Finland are beautiful and as soon as I saw the corgis on the back I was obsessed. Peeled them off to stick on my desk with your stickers. I love the stickers you designed, thank you so much for sending them to me!
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent, I rarely put in extras but for you I just had to :D Corgi power!
Comment: Kiitos kortista. Se toi mieleen tämän kirjepaperin: https://stationeryheaven.nl/A5-Crazy-Plant-Lady-Notepad-Double-Sided-by-Zoi-Zoi
Lahjakasta porukkaa siellä Lapissa :) Tuo entisen opettajasi suunnittelema postimerkkisarja on yksi suosikeistani.
Thank you for the card and the nice stamp. Always fun to see local talent :)
Comment: Thank you very much, I like the PCs you sent.
Especially the one with the boy in his Batman outfit.
I received them a couple of days ago, but I don't know the exact date.
I got my Covid vaccination last Monday. My arm was painful (still is a little bit), little headaches, flu symptoms and fever. I am still tired.
Response: No worries about the exact date, the important thing is that you received them ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I had to look up who that character was, lol! Now that I know I see it’s a great alteration!! Very cool! Thank you so much for joining the swap!! I love the cloud stamp too! : )
Response: It was such a fun makeover to do! And thanks, I always try to choose interesting stamps for my envelopes :)
Comment: This was an awesome swap!! I LOVE David Hockney and this other one is so cool, too! AND the Tom of Finland stamp is SO cool!! Thank you for your lovely letter, too, and i hope we swap again soon :):):)
Response: Pleased to hear you liked my choices, and the notorius ToF stamp xD It was a pleasure, you seem such a cool person too :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you for your postcard which arrived today! Wow, so far north! I'm adding Lapland to my mental list of places to visit. The quiet and serene you described sound wonderful. :) Have a great weekend!
Response: Yeah it is nice up here, thousands of tourists can't be wrong xD Thanks for the heart, you too!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I really appreciate that you took the time to write something thoughtful on the back. Thank you for translating the text and explaining what's going on in the image. And also, thank you for supporting your local businesses by buying their postcards!
Response: I love weird cards but sometimes it is good to translate and explain what the hell is happening there :'D
Comment: Hi Emma thank you so much for the lovely Helene Schjerfbeck/Silence 1907...it's beautiful And I also love the bear postage stamp. If you PM me your address I will send you a PC with our Canada bear postage stamp Happy September swapping peace love light
Comment: Emma, sorry for the late rating, today I found a stack of swap mail under a stack of crafting paper und a stack of unfinished Projects LOL you know, CHS - Crafters Horder Syndrome :D
LOVE THE POSTCARD, you totally my type of style! Great choice! Thank you!
Response: It's fine, I'm used to waiting, sending so much international mail :D Glad you liked the card!
Comment: thank you sooooo much for the TOF card and the matching stamp! both are extra gorgeous additions to my collections, I haven't had any of the 2 so far :3 So happy now. Specail thanks for checking my IG for inspiration, it seems that it was worth keeping posted those stamp stories with the sad Russian dog and fabulous finnish TOF. hahah
Comment: Hi D (if it's alright to call you that)! I received your Dog PC today and loved it! One of my favorite breeds is corgi as well as shiba inu. However I own a small, EVIL bolognese dog called Gina. I enjoyed your card and stickers very much, thank you ^^
Your profile is awesome, I had fun reading it! Very relatable as well haha
Response: Yeah, that's a good letter to call me :D Corgis are the cutest but shibas are fun too! Thanks for your kind words and the heart :D
Comment: Thank you for the excellent postcard and your explanation. I like these not obvious sorts of postcards. I agree that it's important to remember historic events like your Civil War. I don't like current efforts to rewrite history like the Polish Holocaust deniers and saying our Civil War wasn't about slavery - it was.
Response: Pleased to hear that you liked the card, grim as its subject was! Unless we remember our history we're doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again.
Comment: Oh what a stunning stamp collection! Thank you so much for your postcard. Well if you ask me I go for paintings: they are full of storys and trigger my imagination whereas a sculpture makes me just think oh a stone or whatever...and ???...well and now have a good start into the new week.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card featuring Aira Samulin! I love her story and will have to look up her work :) I also love the super-spiffy Sibelius postage and starry Priority sticker! Hope you are well, and thank you for brightening my humid summer day â™¥
Response: Glad to hear our dance legend made you happy, and that you liked the Sibelius stamp!
Comment: Oh my goodness, I fell in love with your Reading Log zine!! What a fantastic idea. :) I enjoyed reading about the books you've read. You've also inspired me; at the end of each year I collate my whole reading log for the year and send it to my penpals who want it. This year you've inspired me to create a zine to make reading my reviews that little bit more special, and it's something I can keep too. Thanks!
Response: Happy to hear you liked my little zine, it's certainly fun to make! Thanks for the heart, I hope you'll have a blast creating your own zine too :D
Comment: Thank you Emma!!
I agree.. the old movie posters are far better than anything modern!!
Thank you for the King Kong postcard and the beautiful stamps!! Finland's stamps are the very best!!
Response: Oh yes, proper paintings over photoshop disasters any day :D And yes, Finland has the best stamps and it's fun to send things with them!
Comment: Thank you for your swap! I loved the way you did your log, it really inspired me to be more visual in my future logs! And thank you sooooooo much for the photo! If there were a higher rate than a 5 and a heart, I would give it to you ^_^
Response: Happy to hear you liked my log, even it was more of a rambly zine! Glad the photo pleased you as well, I have a stack of them so figured I could give one away :D
Comment: I love the zine. It's awesome. I might try doing my 3rd quarter one that way. I'd recommend 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon for a strong female musician memoir. Even if you're not into Sonic Youth her descriptions of life in 1980's New York and all the amazing creativity happening there is well worth reading about.
Response: Wow, it got there quicker than I expected! Glad you liked it, was fun to do. I've actually read Girl in a Band, it was great book. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks you very much for your postcard deesides! The crested tit looks so beautiful and cute. I hope you do go to see one eventually soon.
I think it's been ages as well since I received a postcard from Finland so that is a double yay for me! Hope you go and check out the country again sometime soon.
Take care, Philippe
Response: Happy to hear that you liked it, and thanks for the heart! Hopefully you'll get more cards from Finland soon, we have fantastic stamps :D
Comment: Your card was a real surprise! I attended the Univ. of Ak/Fairbanks, so ptarmigan are well known to me. It brought back good memories, and it was nice to know that they are a familiar inhabitant elsewhere. Thanks, and happy swapping!
Response: Wow, that's fantastic :D Glad you liked the card and the bird!
Comment: Nopeeta toimintaa :) Ja ihana kortti, kiitokset! TÃ¤Ã¤llÃ¤ tulee vettÃ¤ vaakatasossa, mutta mikÃ¤s tÃ¤ssÃ¤ on ollessa; sisÃ¤llÃ¤ ja kahvikuppi vÃ¤littÃ¶mÃ¤ssÃ¤ lÃ¤heisyydessÃ¤. :) Mukavaa kesÃ¤Ã¤!
Response: Haa, sehÃ¤n tuli vauhdilla perille, kiva ettÃ¤ tykkÃ¤sit! TÃ¤nÃ¤Ã¤n herÃ¤sin lumisateeseen, mutta nyt se on onneksi vain vettÃ¤.. Lapin kesÃ¤ on kolme kuukautta huonoja pilkkikelejÃ¤ :D
Comment: This was my first PC from Finland -- and what a nice one! We have snowy owls in Alaska, too. I say we because Alaska is where I call home even though we live in Arizona. Thanks, and happy swapping!
Response: Honour to be your first Finnish partner, hopefully you'll have plenty of others becaue we have amazing stamps :D
Comment: Ð¢hank you - I like the card and the stamp is great! :)
Response: Yay, I'm glad I finally had a good reason to use the card :D The stamp was a special release in my home town for the world stamp day or whatever it was, special postage happening day, a year or couple earlier.
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter -- I loved the thick Dachshund stationery, gorgeous aurora envelope, and colorful postage and washi! -- and soundtrack list :) I loved how heartfelt and thorough you were and your eclectic tastes! I also love "Norwegian Wood" for its comforting earthiness, Oasis's "Champagne Supernova," and "Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars" (I remember seeing that music video a lot on VH1 when I couldn't sleep and thus tuned into the late-night videos XD). Thank you for also introducing me to artists and songs I haven't previously heard :) I hope we get to swap letters again! Happy Wednesday!
Comment: Thank you for the "bridges" postcard and stamp for the Sender's Choice ---> with a twist! swap. I hope that by now the streets aren't still slushy and you are seeing signs of spring. I, too, am looking forward to lazy summer days.
Response: Happy to hear you liked my theme! Spring is definitely happening but we still have chilly nights and snow around.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard from Finland. I love the unique postage stamps too!. Your list of "little things" sounds lovely, the bargain bin of nail polish sounds like a great find! Stay positive! Thank you so much!
Comment: Kiitokset kivasta kortista! Museoissa on kyllÃ¤ kivat taidekortit. Olen itse menossa Tampereella Vapriikkiin jÃ¤Ã¤kausinÃ¤yttelyÃ¤ katsomaan, ja muutaman viikon pÃ¤Ã¤stÃ¤ kÃ¤y matka Helsinkiin Ateneumiin. Saas nÃ¤hÃ¤ pysyykÃ¶ nÃ¤pit irti postikorttivalikoimista... :D Ei varmaankaan! HyvÃ¤Ã¤ pÃ¤Ã¤siÃ¤istÃ¤ ja mukavaa kevÃ¤Ã¤n jatkoa! :)
Response: Museokaupat on parhaita, usein niihin menee enemmÃ¤n rahaa kuin pÃ¤Ã¤sylippuun :D HyviÃ¤ pÃ¤Ã¤siÃ¤ispÃ¤iviÃ¤ sullekin!
Comment: Thank you Emma! I especially liked your lovely note about friend's day. Valentine's day is my favorite holiday for that very reason. I would rather concentrate on friendship than romance. As a matter of fact I commissioned artwork to have Valentines made and mailed them to ovet 20 friends all over the world.
Response: Good to hear you liked it, and your friend-Valentines sound great! It really is as good excuse as any to send cards to friends :D
Comment: Yes!!! I love these freecards from airlines! And it's my first one from Finnair :-) Many thanks! Oh, and a stamp from Children of Bodom! How cool! I never saw their liveshows but Hatebreeder is a cd I played a lot!
Response: Great to hear it was a good one! Figured I'd send you another Finnish rock stamp since the Nightwish one went down so well :D
Comment: Oh WOW, a Nightwish stamp! Many thanks for chosing that one for me! LOVE it, LOVE it, LOVE it!!! But to go back to the card: this is a great card, many thanks! The s/s bore is really a golden oldie, from 1898. I sure love it :-)
Response: Haha, figured you'd appreciate the brand new rock stamps, seems like I picked a good one! And good to know the good ship Bore gets some love as well :D
Comment: Kiitos kivasta kortista! Oli hassu sattuma, ettÃ¤ lÃ¤hetin tuon ihan saman kortin partnerilleni tÃ¤ssÃ¤ swapissa. KÃ¤ytin siinÃ¤ kanssa planeettamerkkiÃ¤ :D Oli hieman hÃ¤mmentynyt olo siis kun nÃ¤in kortin :D Kortti muuten nÃ¤ytti siltÃ¤, ettÃ¤ se oli taittunut keskeltÃ¤ kahtia postituksen aikana ihan vaan btw.
Response: Haha, jopas sattui :D SÃ¤Ã¤li ettÃ¤ kortti meni kurttuun, taitaa olla ensimmÃ¤inen kerta kun kuulen ettÃ¤ Suomen sisÃ¤isessÃ¤ postissa tulee damagea. Kiitos sydÃ¤mestÃ¤!
Comment: Paljon kiitoksia postikorttit (?? is this the right case?) Never got swap mail from so far in the North of Finland and I also didn't get travelling so far. Well, my Finnish is still too poor to have a real conversation (unfortunately), but I realised myself that it says "winter greetings" on the card instead of just "greetings from Finland" Yay, self studies are a little more successful than it feels! :) TerveisiÃ¤ aurinkoista Saksasta.
Response: Ole hyvÃ¤! Kiva kun tykkÃ¤sit, kiitos sydÃ¤mestÃ¤ :D
Comment: Thank you very much for the Northern Lights card. I have seen that only once here in Germany and I was really afraid then as it is not usual here. I love the Finnish stamps. They are always so different from our boring ones.
Response: It's such a pleasure to always pick a nice stamp for you, glad you liked the card as well! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the bathhouse card. I laughed when i noticed a pair of... eh hem... gentlemanly things. Hahaha. And you're right, it's much funnier than it it sexy! Also... THAT STAMP IS AMAZING! So Cute! Yay Finland!
I appreciate that you took the time to make sure your card arrived! It was certainly well received. Have a great one!
UPDATE 4.15.15 - Your first card finally got to me, and I'm cracking up (hahah) over it! the vintage buns and the stamp! Perfect! Thank you so much for being a wonderful swapper
Response: Yay, glad to hear that the replacement sauna dudes got to you! Always a pleasure to spread postal joy, thanks for the heart!
UPDATE: How wonderful to hear that the original card got to you as well, finally! Tom and his photogenic friend took two months to get there, but they made it, yay!
Comment: MÃ¤ lÃ¤hetin ite kans Suomeen ettÃ¤ varmaan me sitte, varsinki nÃ¤in talven kaamoksen keskellÃ¤, ollaan niin pimeitÃ¤ ihmisiÃ¤ :D ja hei ihanaa saada RovaniemeltÃ¤ kortti! Oon asunu siellÃ¤ Kemijoen vieressÃ¤ 2 vuotta ja isosisko muutamassa paikassa melkeen 8v yhteensÃ¤ :D nykyÃ¤Ã¤n harmittaa ettÃ¤ ei oo mitÃ¤Ã¤n tekosyytÃ¤ lÃ¤htee sinne pÃ¤in, varsinki talvella rakastin siellÃ¤ kÃ¤ymistÃ¤ :) mutta siis, iso kiitos ihan loistavasta kortista, tarroista! (en tienny ettÃ¤ on olemassa hipsterikalloja, wtf? :D) ja paljon terveisiÃ¤ toiselta salahipsteriltÃ¤, hyvÃ¤ me!
Response: Aww, piipahda ihmeessÃ¤ Roissa, tÃ¤Ã¤llÃ¤ on... lunta. Ja lisÃ¤Ã¤ lunta. Ja Design-viikko nyt, lumen keskellÃ¤..
Comment: Boy did I hot the jackpot getting partnered with you! I am in utter love with your illustration, and am framing this thing for my art wall. Thank you so much for sharing your favorite things! Oh, and this envelope is the real deal.
Response: Aww I'm glad you liked everything, it was such a fun swap! And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Emma! Thank you very much for your card and your notes on all the books. I'm going to check out the first two titles you mentioned - looking forward to reading Iso (hope I can find an English translation). Hope all is well.
Response: Here's hoping it would eventually get translated, it was a fantastic book. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Emma! I enjoyed your letter with the beautiful letter set and it's so cool you could find a handwriting themed stamp!! :) In Hungary there are not only the child's shows are dubbed, but grown-up movies are screened also subtitled and dubbed, and you can choose. People here don't really good at reading...I prefer subtitled.
Response: Pleased to hear that you liked my letter, even if was a bit rambly. And I never knew that about Hungary, interesting!
Comment: Thanks for the Dalek! I too do prefer the modern design (the original was made from parts around the studio including the plunger). It's cool that your country has postage stamps with Braille (my friend's son attends the local Blind School).
Response: Ah, daleks are always fun, vintage bins or sleeker new models. I think the stamp I used is the only one that has Braille though, but cool coincidence that I chose it for you.
Comment: Oh my! Thankyou for the great selection of postcards, I am highly delighted with your choice of cards for me, I really do like them all. I smiled when I saw the postal themed stamp and that it is an Europa one too was splendid thankyou, the little stamps are super too :)
Response: You're welcome, it was a fun mix to pick! Thanks for the heart :D
Comment: Emma, thank you for your wonderful letter. Finland seems like a very interesting country and the exact opposite of India. I hope I get to visit your beautiful country one day. Your mother is absolutely right about India, it is indeed a land of extremes. The postcard is so cute ! I love all the different stamps you used, Finland sure has some very interesting ones!
Response: You're welcome, it was fun to write the letter and choose extras! The biggest stamps were both of Finnish scenery to show some different landscapes in addition to the written words, pleased that you noticed them :)
Comment: Hi Emma, thank you for the interesting postcards. I appreciate that youtook time to tell me about each one. I think Finland has beautiful stamps too. Someday I hope to see Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Response: Always a pleasure to write about what cards are advertising, good to hear that people appreciate it! Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the PERFECT notebooks and incredible pen. I immediately tossed it into my purse and I felt pretty important pulling it out to sign my name on a form at my Doctor's office. I can see why it's your favourite. It writes so smoothly! The notebooks are great and I can't wait to fill them up. You made my day. A thousand thank you's!!
Response: Glad to hear you liked the notebooks, and that my favourite pen turned to delight you as well! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: LOVE the ad card, the stamp, the owl and most esp the CORGI drawing!! Yes, love Boston Legal and now we watch Blacklist with Kevin Spader (very diff genre but he is wonderful). Happy holidays!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Gotta give the Blacklist a try when I finish my BL s5 dvds. You too have a lovely season!
Comment: Your drawing skills are super fantastic! I love everything about this postcard - the great art work, the color added, the lovely message in your perfect handwriting, and the beautiful stamp. Thank you SO much! And no worries, it arrived here in perfect condition, even though it's been raining all day.
Response: Oh, I'm super happy to hear that! Delighted that you liked it this much, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome movie postcards. My husband is really afraid of spiders, so i immediatly showed him the one from Tarantula haha. Thank you for participating in my swap, hope to 'meet' you again.
Response: Oh thank you for hosting such a fun swap, and for the heart! Haha yes the Tarantula one was a cool vintage illustration but a bit too icky so I was happy to be able to send it away :B
Comment: Your drawing skill is amazing! I'm so impressed! Wow! I loved your answers too! Thank you so much for sharing! Simply amazing! This postcard is definitely going on my wall! If you want to be pen pals let me know!
Response: Why thank you :D I had fun with the swap myself, thanks for hosting it!
Comment: I can't believe it got here so quick! the envelope is so cool and the stamps! I knew who it was from as soon as I saw it! It's all so cool and moominy! Now I want to live in Finland, purely to get moomin stuff, then again I don't speak Finnish, so maybe a holiday is a better idea. I'll be sending yours out soon, I have all the stuff but had a pretty horrible birthday (my dog was really ill so we had to have him put down, worst day ever). I just need to get it all packaged up and sent so hopefully it'll be done by the end of the week :)
Response: So pleased to hear you liked all the moominy things! Terrible thing that of your poor dog, take your time, I trust you'll send once things have calmed down.
Comment: Ohhh wow! Thank you so much for this beautiful book! You have no idea how thrilled i am to receive it. I love that it's both in your language and in English i'm so excited and cant wait to begin reading it. You have made my day :) thank you again so much it will be treasured :) xx
Response: Hey it got to you already, I thought it was going to take longer! :D So pleased to hear you are happy with it, enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard...I love it! And it has survived the post completely unscathed so you didn't have to worry :) I have heard of 'Purge' it was a bestseller in the bookshop where I work, I will have to read it! Thanks again :)
Response: Delighted to hear that it survived and you liked it! Purge is harrowing but beautifully written, despite all the horrors inside I couldn't put it down. Good to know it's talked about and bought on your shores as well!
Comment: Thanks for the adorable nightingale postcard, he does look very excited about something! Or maybe angry, it's hard to tell. He looks like he's yelling at those darn chicks to git off his branch!
Response: Haha, it was a lively bird indeed, delighted to hear it made it to you safely! Thanks for hosting the swap, and rating with a heart!
Comment: Dear Emma, thank you so much for the magazine. It's super interesting and different. I really appreciate that you took the time to find something in English. And the Moomin stamps made my day!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the mag! Happy reading and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Awesome first swap :) loved the card lol even the hairy bikers butt crack haha very impressed with how quick it got to me as well as im way down in Tasmania :) look forward to another swap partnered with you :)
Response: Glad you liked it! And thanks for the rating (and hearting!), now I don't feel that much of a newbie anymore :D