Swap-bot Time: November 28, 2021 4:34 pm


Date Joined: May 27, 2021
Last Online: November 28, 2021
Birthday: May 4, 1980
Country: Sweden

About Me

I’m Anna, a 41 years old woman from Sweden. I had many penpals when growing up, then lost interest when becoming a teenager. Got back to it again a couple of years ago and found out about ”happy mail” and the lovely community of crafters online about the same time. Now I’m stuck!

Likes to read, take long walks (preferably in the forest), to cook (vegan), do yoga and to write letters and make happy mails to my penpals from all over the world. Has two kids living with me every other week.

Currently I’m on a sickleave and trying to get better by doing things that I like, crafting is one of them.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts, like folders, pockets, emphera and envelopes. I love to reuse material or ”trash” and create something new. Washis, stickers and old books are also great things to use in crafts.

I love vintage (reprints are nice, but old authentic things are the best). I’m always searching fleamarkets for old books, papers, letters, tickets, postcards and more.

I get my inspiration to craft from watching tutorials on youtube and Instagram, but also from receiving happy mails from my talented penpals. Or by just sitting at my desk, folding some papers in different ways until a got something that I like. Mostly making things with a theme, but sometimes I just do a mix of different patterns, textures and shapes. Craftes with an audiobook as a company.

I’m in constant need of more paperglue, non-vintage ephemera and stamps, my scoreboard is called my darling (yes, I’m single), I can’t stop buying more washitapes, stickers and papers even do my craftsspace is filled with it.

The best crafts are the once done with love and without any pressure about being perfect ❤️


I read almost all genres, mostly in Swedish but some in English. My goal for 2021 is to read 120 books. The goal is a challenge for me, not a competition. I use goodreads and Instagram (anna_bokkonto) to keep track of the books I’ve read and to find new books to add to my never ending list of books I want to read.

About swaps

New to swap-bot, but eager to learn more! If you would like to do a private swap, please let me know. I just learned that there are swaps to boost your rate, that doesn’t look good in your rates. I totally understand why, but as a newbie it’s hard to know. So, I hope you’re willing to give me a chance even do I participated in ”rate-boost-swaps” ❤️

If I join a swap I will send my letter before the swap ends. If there is a delay that I know of, I will let you know. I had some problems with letters to and from UK since Brexit, letters to and from USA is sometimes really fast and sometimes it takes weeks…

I press sent in a swap as soon as I left the letter in a mailbox. In Sweden, mail can be sent from Monday-Friday, not during weekends. Same thing with incoming mail, Monday-Friday.

Please let me know if your waiting to get something from me or if there’s something wrong with shipping or the swap it self. If a swap is gone, I would love to try again and send you a new one.

I rate as soon as possible after getting the swap-letter.


I’m allergic to scents from perfumes, so please don’t send any smelly stuff!!

Things that I’m not that in to:

• Plannerstickers (I got so many)

• Religious themes/cards/other

• Black tea (I only drink roobius/red- or herbal tea)

• Food/candy that’s not vegan and with sugar and/or gluten in it (I’m a vegan that doesn’t eat sugar and/or gluten)

A-Z things I like

So, I’m gonna try to make a A-Z-list with things I like, since I think it helps me reading others when doing a swap.

A- avocado, animals, alphabet (letters),

B- books, butterflies, birds, bullet planner (but no more planner-stickers please, I got so many), botanical things,

C- collage, colours, cut out pictures from books/magazines/other,

D- die cuts (since I’m not able to do them myself in a fancy machine, he he),

E- envelopes, ephemera,

F- flowers, forest, flipbooks, fabrics,

G- glue,

H- handwriting, handmade papercrafts/items,

I- incoming mail,

J- junk journals, journaling,

K- kindness,

L- letters, libraries, old library cards, lace,

M- maps, mandalas, mail,

N- nature,

O- old ephemera (tickets, notes, letters, ads, photos, bills, receipt and so on)

P- paper, puzzels, plants, patterns, paperfolding, pockets, mailboxes, pens,

Q- quotes (not religious once do),

R- reading, reused materials/things, ribbon,

S- stickers, scraps, stamps, snailmails, surprises (in mail, otherwise a big no), stickers, stationary, sheet music, swans,

T- trees, typewriters,

U- upcycled items,

V- vintage (things from before 1970), vegan,

W- washi (tape and stickers), words, waxseals,



Z- zentangles,


Petaltea rated for ESO: Mail Art - Christmas 2021 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful envelope And oh those stamps! Thank you and thanks for the extra’s. Have a wonderful holiday season! 🥰❄️
swapbotmaria rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #22 on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: Wow! All the hearts! Thank you for this beautiful, thought swap. I love all the maps and mushrooms. The little matchbook with mushroom cards was my favorite little piece. 💜🍄
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart
Comment: I received your journal. It looks beautiful. Also thanks for the vintage fabric you send. They will surely find their way into my art projects.
Response: I’m so happy to hear that it arrived safe. Have fun with it 😀
Comment: Hello! I just received your beautiful enveloppe and thank you very much for all the great items you send !
Response: Great that you allready got it and that you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #3 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you! It’s wonderful how everyone added something unique! And thank you so much for the bonus card!
Response: I agree, it’s so nice to see everyones work!
Pupullona rated for ESO November Care Package on Nov 5, 2021
Comment: On 5th of November, now officially the crappiest day of 2021 in the life of pupullona (so far ;)), your swap arrived. It was one of its brightest highlights, I loved the content so much! Deserves a thousand hearts. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the kind words ❤️ I’m so happy you liked it and that it arrived when it was needed!
CrystalZ rated for CrystalZ & Annanymark on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness I just love the package you have sent to me! The mushroom theme you went with is so fun...even the colours of the papers you used went well with it. I am looking forward to using some of the Sweish papers and I will certainly be using the design of your cute flipbook as inspiration for a future one I make as I like the design of it. Thank you for swapping with me and thank you for the extras for my Mom as well!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it and that it can come to a use ❤️
weatherwax rated for PIE: Monthly swap - October on Oct 29, 2021
Comment: Yes, here it is still sunny now and then, too! What a lovely October this year :) Thank you so much for a lovely note on a beautiful card ✨🙂
Response: Thank you for giving me a heart. I’m happy you liked the postcard.
metrognome rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: I love everything! Finding your mail art envelope in the box cheered me up after a long day. Thank you for sending such a thoughtful bunch of goodies. <3
Response: Thank you for giving me a ❤️ I’m so happy you liked it!
Comment: I love, love the items you sent me. I did not have any Swedish ephemera. Thank you so much! I adore the illustrated children's book pages. I opened the tiny sealed envelope! It is a Christmas/New Year's greeting from Erik & Edit with their city crest (I think) Oskarshamn. A real treasure. Thank you xoxo
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! ❤️
MissMinaPT rated for ESO: Profile Surprise Swap on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Anna, I am in love with your happy mail!! Such a lovely pocket and all the details are just fabulous 😍 Thank you so much for such a delightful swap 💛 Wishing you a great cosy season 🍂
Response: I’m so happy you liked it!
LiisaS rated for ESO: Paper stuffed blind envie #3 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Oh anna! what a lovely envie you sent! I loved all those things- especially the vintagey postcard :D it was a really good variety of things. Thank you!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the incredible envie of goodies! I especially love that you took the time to share what the postcards say and share information on the items you sent, so very interesting! The photos is my fave! Her fur coat is wow!❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! I do agree about the photo, that coat is quite something 😀
Ang rated for ISS: Pick 3 on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for choosing items that fit my profile. My cousin and his family moved to Sweden last year, so it might be fun to learn a couple words from the pages you sent and surprise them with my knowledge.
Response: I’m happy you liked them. Good luck with your Swedish, you can do it 😀
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Midi goodies pocket on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Hi my friend! thanks for the lovely pocket, and the goodies inside!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it 😀
pernie123 rated for VES: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt #6 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you, especially for post card and photograph.
Response: I’m glad you liked it!
JaneInSD rated for FTLOC#1-Make someone's day- on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful swap. You certainly made my day by including so many beautiful vintage Swedish pages, including women's clothing catalog pages, a children's school page, embroidery instruction page and the awesome 1915 postcard. I really appreciate you putting together such a thoughtful package for me and wish I could give you more than one heart. :-)
Response: Thank you for the kind words, now you made my day, ha ha ❤️
Comment: Anna, i love this!! Im so surprised how fast it got here, too! Did you hand draw the butterfly? Its beautiful :-) thank you for this adorable creation and for the stellar communication!
Response: You finally got it, yeay! I didn’t draw the butterfly do (wish I could!). Let’s hope that my first letter will arrive some day 😀
kizzlets rated for Decorated Envie & Note #9 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: What a lovely day to open my mailbox and to find your gorgeous bird decorated envelope. Thank you!!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Sweet Treats Postcard Swap! on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: I LOVE PANCAKES!!! Thank you, I love it
Response: Ha ha, great that I found the pancake-card for you ❤️

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loveretro on Nov 26, 2021:


Anna, for the CPG Happy Mail Tag - Global , I received today Have a lovely weekend !

Poohtat on Nov 23, 2021:

Thank you for the floral postcard for my CPG Nov wish. The healing will continue but it is getting better.

e2java on Nov 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for the November wishes. I loved everything and your translations :)

MuggleMom on Nov 15, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful happy mail of Swedish ephemera!! I love everything! The postcard was unique and your note with all the details is so lovely!! I feel spoiled today because of your thoughtfulness!!


anicka22 on Nov 5, 2021:

Thank you soooooo much for the amazing flipbook. It is so beautiful and the content is amazing!!

Wanda on Oct 25, 2021:

❤️🦋🌵📚❤️📬❤️📚🌵🦋❤️ Thank you so much, Anna, for the most WONDERFUL happy mail from the forum tag! I loved everything about it! You took so much time and care in making something beautiful and interesting. It is truly special! ❤️🦋🌵📚❤️📬❤️📚🌵🦋❤️

Poftoffel on Oct 15, 2021:

I mailed the swap today!!!! Yay!!!!

Poftoffel on Oct 7, 2021:

Today I went to the store and bought profile bases papers for our swap! This is progress. Thank you so much for your patience!!!!

Rainydancer on Sep 18, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

Poftoffel on Aug 3, 2021:

Hello Anna! I would like to do a private swap with you! Take a look at my profile and maybe I have something you would like to swap!

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