Comment: I love your ramen ATC! I work at a Japanese company (Honda) and they have ramen alot... but they don't make the eggs right! It's literally a hard boiled egg they plop in there. I am always so disappointed when I get it in the cafeteria!
Response: Oh no, a hard boiled egg in ramen just isn’t the same! It’s cool that you work offers that as lunch option, though.
Comment: Thank you for the envelope that brightened my day! :) I love that it all has some kind of Asian touch to it :) The cat ATC is so cute!
Can't wait to try the tea! :) Thank you so much once again :)
Have a nice day! All the best <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully painted ATC! I adore that it has floating hearts, my name on it in shimmery ink, a big blue ocean wave & flowers in my favorite color. This little work of art is an insta-smile maker. 💙 😃 I’m also grateful for the lucky crane (origami) and Mucha sticker bonuses. 😊
Response: Wow, that arrived so so quickly! I’m very happy you liked it. I enjoyed painting it.
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness. What an absolutely divine package you sent. Thank you SO MUCH. So much goodness I don't even know where to start. (Glad I opened it when my kids weren't around.) Thank you! I would happily swap with you again anytime.
Response: I’m glad you liked it! I was a bit a nervous as it’s my first time doing a snack swap. Thank you for swapping with me!
Comment: Fiona, Love the marshmallow cookie packaging! It's both colorful and kawaii 😉 Your explanation of the cookie sounds intriguing. I am going to keep a look out for them. Just to try... my mum is the sweet tooth in this house, I'm the salty one 😄. Thanks for making this swap great!!! 💖💝💞
Response: I highly recommend it for anyone who has a sweet tooth! I think I ended up liking it as a kid because of the fun and colorful packaging. :p
Comment: Thank you for sharing your journal pages. :) Did you enjoy Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek? I LOVE that book so much. You mentioned wanting to read a book translated from Japanese. My husband recently read and LOVED "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator). Maybe you'd like it too?
Response: Thanks for hosting this swap! I liked Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek. Colorless Tsukuru is actually my favorite of Murakami’s works.
Comment: What a fun journal. ^_^I love your drawings, especially the little comic/joke at the second photo.It's been too long since I've done this kind of swap. I've missed it so much.With the pandemic the post office is not what it used to be anymore, so it's fun to be able to do this in a email swap. Thanks for sharing. It's definitely a fun start for my day. :)
Comment: I enjoyed hearing about your favorite things! I also am delighted to receive favorite things you like. I also will enjoy these things. I agree I like sticker flakes but they are hard to peel. Great art work! Fun Swap!
Comment: Hi Fiona! Thank you for the share about the picture you picked out - it was a very interesting read and you had me smiling about the upside notecard! We have done this at some point or another! I do agree that if you enjoy what you wear, it gives you a sense of confidence - the older I get, the more I am inclined to just be comfy, so... Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Fiona, thank you so much for the sweet envelope of goodies. I really love everything about it, especially the poetry, stickers and note. Yours is on the way...I wanted to do some mail art on the outside but the more I looked at your profile the more little things I found to send so I had to use a box rather than an envelope, which was hastily addressed at the PO because I was getting the eye for taking too long haha. Thank you again...I appreciate the care you took to send things I adore.
Response: I’m really glad you liked everything and it all arrived safely. Thank you so much for the private swap!
Comment: Kyahhh ! Thanks for the lovely Sakura ! I love the little glitter detail on the stars. Such a good idea to draw her on kraft/cardboard, it really turned out well with the colours you picked. ^____^
Response: I’m glad you like her! I was worried she wasn’t recognizable at first, but I thought she turned out well. :D
Comment: Oh my, I'm quite a bit in love with your little Bulbasaur ! It's darling, and he looks so happy to have founds that flower. ^_^ It was really nice to swap with you, thanks for the opportunity !
Comment: Hi Fiona -
I LOVE the monkey ATC!! He is soooo cute! I am excited for your journey into watercolor! I just tried watercolors recently and I find them amazing!
Thank you again for the lovely ATC (and the T-Rex stamp <3 )!!!
Comment: First of all, I adore your vintage lady! They are probably my all-time favorite swap theme...I look at their faces and wonder, what was this woman's life like? Was she happy? Did she feel fulfilled in her life? And secondly, thank you for the wonderful compliment! When I started making ATCs, they all looked like little greeting cards...because that was my introduction to paper crafts. I shortly realized that my ATCs didn't hold a candle to the cards I was receiving, and started studying other little artworks to see how they were made, what the artist did to make it wonderful, and so forth. I am a testament to the old "practice, practice, practice" edict! So. Thank you for not only a wonderful ATC, but also for the wonderful extras...I'm like a kid when it comes to the extra bits!
Comment: I'm impressed with your art style, FZ. I really like how the black birch turned out. I also really like the shimmer cherry blossom notepaper. Thank you so much for making and sharing this beautiful ATC with me fishsteak.
Response: Really glad you liked it! I enjoy finding chances to use the contrast of black and white.
Comment: Thank you for the nice envelope, covered with stamps, and the goodies you enclosed. I love the washi tape samples. Thank you also for your kind letter. It was a pleasure to read it. Wishing you all the best!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome happy mail! I love the Beach Chicken ATC you did, I am excited to add it to my collection! The tea will be a tasty treat, I will have it as iced tea this afternoon. The vintage stamps on the envelope are so cool, I am going to make my friend a necklace with the Frida Kahlo one. Have a great weekend!
Comment: Hello Fiona! So nice to swap together again. I really enjoyed your mail art, especially that lovely vellum envelope and the gorgeous robin--the harbinger of spring! Love the little kitty card you included. Thank you for joining and I hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting a cool mail art theme!
Comment: Hello hello again!😆 Another awesome ATC Fiona! The watercolor looks great! I’m so glad I keep getting your cards to add to my collection 🥰🖤
Response: Hello hello indeed! I feel bad that you keep receiving from me in swaps, but I’m glad you like the ATCs! ☺️ I was tempted to draw an anime character called Don Valentino (a hilarious goat who prints money).
Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed reading your email :) I haven't much delved into the DC comics (or the Marvel universe) since the sheer amount of content is somewhat intimidating, but I have enjoyed Shannon Hale's middlegrade novel series about Squirrel Girl.
Yay, Michael Pollan! It does make me feel sort of bad that his rules for eating are relatively simple, yet I still have trouble following them, even though I like broccoli and veggies.
Thanks again and happy reading! 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬 🥦 🥬
Response: I loved Shannon Hale when I was a kid. I’ll have to add Squirrel Girl to my list!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely atc 😊 that’s awesome that you’ve travelled around aus a bit. It’s a shame it’ll probably be quite a while before we get many international travellers again. I hope you’re doing well there in California ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the nested envelopes and goodies. The Nepalese paper is scrumptious and I look forward to placing the ATC in my journal. Unfortunately the sweet delicate bookmark was shattered, but I'm going to try to glue it back together! Thanks for hosting a fun swap!!
Response: I'm so sorry to hear about the bookmark, but I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: I enjoyed your Tiger ATC! Thank you for reading my profile and including the sweet letter and extras. You went above and beyond in hosting and being a great swap partner! Keeping an eye on your ATC group too! 💜💜💜
Comment: I've heard of the book a few times, and I think we borrowed the DVD of the movie from the library, but didn't get to watch it before returning it. I'll have to look for it again, since you reminded me. :) And I usually enjoy Agatha Christie in all forms. :) Thanks for sharing :)
Comment: Thank you for participating in my swap!
I love the card you have sent! Maine looks so beautiful! I also loved the cute little Usagi you drew. You're an amazing artist btw!
Hope to see you participate in the next round!<3
Comment: Thank you for the most gorgeous moon card! I love the black glittery paper and the moon cutout, the moon paper itself coordinates so perfectly. Your white pen marks are such great details as well. I love this card and thank you for your note as well :):):)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful vintagy stickers! I look forward to using them. Love the envelope too, especially the hand drawn Felix the Cat :) What a wonderful photo! How nice that you got to go there! Thank you for making my day!
Comment: OMG!!!!! One of the loveliest envelopes I’ve received 😍 I looove handmade papers and I thought the envelope looks so beautiful... I tried to open it carefully and not to rip it, I’m adding it to my personal collection of pretty things!! And I love everything that you sent me, so precious, even your drawing is awesome and your handwriting haha ❤️ I fell in love with this swap that you sent me, thank you so much ☺️ 🌸💕
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I love handmade papers so I hoard them like crazy, haha.
Comment: Hi Fiona! The pc may not be perfect but it is still beautiful! I can see how these trees can make a short person feel shorter! LOL! I would be right there with you - even standing with my family I feel like a shrub among trees! LOL! Thanks for the giggle! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I love the envelope you made and all the fun stamps too!!! Thanks for the awesome stickers and Venus and poodle postcards! Looks like mine (well they’re not that floofy!) Thank you so much for joining and I’m happy you were my partner. : D
Comment: Thank you Fiona, love the clear stickers and ALWAYS have a use for washi tape. Hope you aren't being choked out by all the smoke from fires, we have a bit here but not too bad. Good luck on your travels - sounds like you have a GREAT start - I want to go to Norway!
Comment: Thanks so much for the interesting ATC. I really like your shaker idea. Even without the glitter the little window is very effective. It gave your piece a lot of depth. I like it a lot! Happy swapping :-)
Response: Glad you liked it! I'm always looking for new techniques to try out.
Comment: Hi Fiona Thanks for the great letter about your summer and the lovely washi tapes, stickers and kitty image!! Loved all of it. It has been very HOT and HUMID here this summer also in southern Illinois. Now we are getting a break, low humidity and in the 80's!! :) Thanks for a great swap! :)
Response: You're welcome! Now if only Southern California would cool down a little...It feels like we're in one long heatwave!
Comment: Fiona.....I love your name btw. I absolutely love everything you sent down to the tiniest of stamps. Can’t wait to read the book, the Flamingo Stationery was a nice touch too. You sent so much and I love it all.
Response: So glad you did! It was really fun picking everything out for you. :)
Comment: So sorry again for the delayed rating...I have had that happen before :( I love all the fun patriotic goodies you sent and the awesome book mark...winter is when I get to read more. Currently reading me a good mystery! I love the springy drawings on the outside of the envelope..Thanks for a fun swap!...Charlene
Comment: What a fun envelope, and I can't believe you even had washi tape that matched your theme. :) Great letter. I hate to tell you this, but time moves even faster the older you get. Thanks for joining the swap!
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie full of goodies! Also, loved your drawings on envie itself. I am keeping that!
I do want to say to not forget to put your user name and the swap somewhere on and/or in the envie. If it were not for me having only 2 swaps at this time, I would not know it was you who sent it. Thankfully I am able to rate you as you deserve!
Thanks so much!
Response: Oh my gosh, thank you for letting me know. I totally slipped on that one. Glad you liked the happy mail, though!
Comment: What a beautiful envie you did!!I cannot believe how fast arrived,either. It is PERFECT!!! Love it so much Fiona!! You're an artist!!! Thank you for a fantastic early Christmas present!! â™¥â™¥
Response: That arrived really quickly! I'm so glad you like it. I had a lot of fun drawing it.
Comment: Thank you so much, Fiona, for the lovely card and the super surprises! I love the bookmark and the postcards -- it was a real pre-Christmas gift treat and great to receive on a morning when I'm up to my ears in house-cleaning!
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful swap, and apologies again that it took me so long to get hold of it. I loved everything about it - the fabulous handmade envelope, the amazing balloon stamps, the flower fairies, the delightful washis... thank you :)
Comment: Hello fishsteak (Fiona from United States). I got your cute envelope right now! :D Thank you so much for the two tea bags in a postage stamped envelope. Hope you can mine soon. Happy Christmas, maria das trouxas
Response: Glad you received it. Thanks for the swap!
Comment: Pretty Monet envie and I will recycle that tape. Nice note on artsy stationery. Great airmail PC for my use with postage. Mini envie with Flower and stickers tucked inside. Thanks also for the "all new to me" washi tape samples. I like the parade PC. I love the watercolor picture that you did of Arches National Park. It's wonderful and I'm touched you took your time to do this for me. I would like to visit those rock formations. You're a great partner!!
Response: So glad you liked everything! I love visiting the National Parks, and Arches National Park is definitely one of my favorites.
Comment: Wow, what an amazing package! I absolutely adore everything, and now I know what flakes are ;) Thank you for setting this up and for a wonderful swap, and for bearing with me as I was a flake (ha!) because of my move. Things should go more smoothly in the future! Thanks again! You are the best!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for swapping with me!
Comment: Hello Fiona, thank you for the pretty kitty card. I had a cat that loved to drink from the toilet as well and my current kitty likes to drink from the running sink. I hope you have a wonderful and fuzzy kind of day!
Comment: What a classy envelope that perfectly expresses your style: it is beautiful! You did a wonderful job of sending me quality items that fit my interests -- all quite lovely and nothing I already have. Thanks for a delightful swap.
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I had fun putting it together (I love it when I have items I can match and make a theme with).
Comment: Greetings! Thank you for your neatly-written cute artistic doodle drawn positive moodin' personal letter! I apologize for rating a few days late. Good luck in what you talked about in your letter :) Have a good weekend to you and all your special loved ones! Mew mew.
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra goodies you included with the Bucket LIst! I will enjoy/use everything (already drank the tea thank you) and the post cards are hanging in my craft area I liked them so much. Your bucket list was really fun to read but I have to say that when I read that you hadn't been to a thrift store I think I was in such shock my heart almost stopped beating! Wishing you much success getting your list completed...happy swapping!
Response: Glad you liked everything! Yeah, I've never been thrift-store shopping, haha. Everyone makes it sound really fun, though. I'd love to go one day.
Comment: More that happy with the two ATC's you sent me for this swap. I'm a huge fan of Space Dandy (Especially season 2!) so when I saw the Meow card I just about squealed. My favorites are Dandy, Johnny, Meow and Honey. Thank you tons for the extra doodle ATC as well, she's lovely! <3
Response: Glad you liked them! I had such fun drawing Meow. He and Honey are my two favorites.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package. I love the pink shiny envie and all the goodies inside. The letter set is my favorite but i also love the anatomical postcard too! Thank you so much for being such a great partner!
Comment: Thank you for the notepads, washi tape, and the plethora of items from the RAK! There was so much stuff in the envelope, oh my goodness!!! I'm going to need to devote a large amount of time to throughly go through it all to appreciate everything you sent. You are awesome, thanks so much!!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad I had a chance to destash, so I hope you find some things you like. :)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet note! It sounds like you have a very full life:) The goodies you sent along are great and will certainly be put to use. Thank you again for a great swap...loved the stamps! â™¥
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating, thanks so much for the fun swap package! The washi tape samples are so cute, and the lettersets and postcards are funny/interesting designs. I just picked up some new stamp sets at the post office, and am dropping your swap in the mail today!
Comment: Im rating this swap a 5 although technically it still does not meet requirements. The first envelope didnt meet the requirements bc it wasn't mostly covered by decoration (as was agreed by host) and the second envelope didnt meet the requirements b/c it was half an inch shy of the minimum size requirement. However - I have decided rather than give it the 3 I could rightfully give - I will give a 5 and no heart. Its not worth it over a half inch. Just make sure that you double check swap requirements before sending things out. It's only fair to those who did follow said requirements. I also am giving you credit for at least attempting to rectify the first issue and did so quickly.
Comment: Thanks for your comment on my profile. Its true that I have used my body hard over the years. Funny thing, it was more frightening to train for parachuting than it was to actually make the jumps. I am afraid of heights, which is why I did it.
Response: After parachuting, did you get over your fear of heights?
Comment: You see :)) It arrived today.... I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the awesome goodies you sent. The postage stamps; postcards; envelopes and other bits and bobs.... Thank you so so much xx Until next time ....
Response: I'm so glad it arrived and even more glad that you liked everything. :)
Comment: Hi Fiona! Thank you so much for the awesome swap package I got today. I am in LOVE with the blue star washi tape. Gorgeous. I also love the stickers, rubber stamps, bead and ephemera. It was so kind of you to include the postage stamps too. You put a big smile on my face today and it is immensely appreciated. Wishing you a fabulous day!
Comment: I recieved your box and Fiona just loved everything you sent. The box I sent out is exact to what you sent me right down to frig magnet, washi tape love my tape! Love the envelopes and your Hello card you wrote on. Like I said loved everything and postcard too!
Comment: The first thing I saw were the photos and I immediately knew your vacation was in Hawaii. lol Yep the places you visited while there were indeed familiar. We rented a mustang convertible and I have to do all the driving, I attempted to drive to Haleakala crater but I got to the last pull out before the top and simply could not go any further. I have a fear of heights and was sick from fear. Back down we went. Next time I'll go on a tour bus. Thanks for sharing your vacation with me and for the walk down memory lane.
Comment: Loved your answers. I wonder if you have read this: http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/ever-wished-that-calvin-and-hobbes-creator-bill-watterson-would-return-to-the-comics-page-well-he-just-did/
Comment: "The Phantom Tollbooth" is my girlfriend's favourite childhood book as well and so I read it last year and I loved it!
I hope that going to college won't decrease your reading and that you continue your quest with making sure that no one reads "The Lost Island of Tamarind"!
Comment: Thank you for your E-mail. I like the photos. Your so very pretty big time. I am sorry about you feeling over board with picking school\money. I am sure a lot of people felt like that. Go with your heart. I wish I could draw manga\anime style lol. Your art work is truly amazing big time.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card of Switzerland and summertime vacation dream--that sounds just about perfect! I've been to Geneva once, but I was very young, and I'd enjoy it even more now.