Comment: Oh my gosh!!!!! I literally got tears in my eyes as I write this!!!! I wish more hearts were a thing!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for the beautiful art and ATCs, and the little business cards you sent touched my heart in a way I can't even describe!!! I adore everything so much. Thank you so much for spoiling me, and for hosting this wonderful swap!!!!
Response: Oh you are very welcome. It makes me happy to see you enjoy it. Hope you like our group and we swap again soon. 😃💕
Comment: Anika, thank you for your fun chocolate bar ATC! It looks fun and delicious! I am so glad that you like the idea of chocolates. Actually I find that overly specific swaps are at much high risk of ending up "ghost" (meaning no participants) especially if hosted in groups with limited audience, but I feel that overly generic swaps are not as exciting. So I am still at a dilemma what to host - come up with bizarre swap ideas and worry about ghost swaps, or just go mediocre and relax? 😂
Response: I think at the moment it’s quite balanced at our group and there is something for everybody. It was a great start and now it’s challenging to keep it at that level. At the moment I feel a little tired - hope that more people decide to host some swaps too. Thank you for your great ideas! 💐💕
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC in a post card. The die cuts you sent are also very lovely. The extra post card you made for me is very unique and will be a pleasure to add it to my collection. Hope you are doing well in 2023.
Response: Oh really! I am very happy you like them! What a pleasure to swap with you! 💐💕 I offer a similar swap now in my group. Maybe you want to join?!
Comment: Anika, thank you for your thoughtfully crafted ATCs! I rarely receive ATCs loaded with so many interesting 3D elements. The "bloom" one is particularly cool. Also thank you for writing to me in German... actually I had to use Google translate to understand properly what you wrote. LOL. Alles Gute and happy swapping!
Response: The next cards will be more simple. I am not as experienced with short and clear German sentences without slang. So sorry :D
Comment: My mouth fell open when I opened your envelope & your field of tulips dropped out! Fantastic job—I am humbled at your watercolor ability. I love the quote, too. Your affirmation on the 2nd PC is positive & one I’ll adopt for myself. Thank you so much!
Response: Wow! What a compliment! Thank you very much. That motivates me to go on. :D
Comment: Thank you for the card totally understand sending it in an envelope it is a worry with the rubbish post. I love the sparkle colours they look different from each angle. Thanks hun hope to swap again ❤️
Comment: Thanks so much for taking the time to add all of the extras! What a nice host! I will be sure to join more of your swaps. What wave napkin did you use?
I love it!
Response: I used a napkin that was sent to me with happy mail once. I don't know anything about it. I should have used more layers maybe, but I am sure you will create pretty nice ATCs from them! Thank you for swapping and your wonderful feedback!
Comment: Wow wow wow!!!! You went way above and beyond with the lovely package of every nature piece imaginable. The butterflies and flower stickers are amazing. And the wax pressings. And the fun dice backgrounds. And your card is so organic and special. Oh my! It was like Christmas opening the package and slowly going through all my goodies. And I am glad that some of my suggestions have helped the group overall. "Teamwork makes the dreamwork".
Response: Oh great! So wonderful I could make you happy! 😃🙌🏼
Yes! Nice to have you at our team! 💐💕
Comment: What a beautiful postcard you made for this swap! Such lovely handiwork. I can't believe it survived the mail as well as it did. Sometimes my mail looks like it went through the machine wrong! Lol!
Response: Uuuh! It took such a long time?! Good that it wasn’t damaged. I am not sure yet what to use to protect them. Searching for suitable plastic bags.
Comment: Thank you for your handmade postcard. I like the quote, "Nothing is difficult with a willing heart." Indeed things can be very difficult with an unwilling heart. LOL. I love the Postcrossing postal stamp! Happy new year!!
Response: Oh thank you! The stemp is very nice indeed. You are right! Please help me out whenever you can and create and host card swaps in our group. You can also tell me your ideas etc. So happy you enjoy my swaps too! 😃💕🙌🏼💐
Comment: Thanks for the assortment of playing cards and the vintage pieces of ephemera with it. I like the variety of items used on the altered stitched card thanks for sharing! Love those vintage gummed Christmas stickers. Happy Holidays and Stay safe!
Response: Oh wonderful! Nice to hear you like it. 😃🏼
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and wax seals! What were you saying about another atc swap with 5 cards to mail on the 20th?
Response: Oh great! I am glad you like it! The swap with the 5 Swappartners was edited. I was recommended to not choose more than 3 swappartners. Until Dec 22 you can sign up for sending 3 New Years ATCs but I also offer senders choice swaps and many more in my group. Check out Anik4ATCs and tell me if you need something else if you don’t find the right swap for you. Thank you for your interest! 💐✨
Comment: two just amazing apc's...you are so smart in the way you used the buttons and to think of the pull tab was just inspired...the metallic color was the perfect touch...by the way i have already used the stamps from your arty envelope in another swap..thank you for this super swap...
Response: Wow! So nice to hear you like it and was able to recycle! 🤩✨ Unfortunately I had to improvise and I was afraid the metal pieces would activate customs to send it back. 😅 I am so relieved. 🥳 Hope you’ll have some happy holidays!
Comment: Anika creates very beautiful ATC's and is very fast at shipping. Thank you so much for your beautiful letter and the nice goodies!
And also thanks a lot for coordinating those great swaps! You do a great job.
Response: Aaaw! Thank you Anna! You are so welcome. Very nice of you! 💐🙌🏼