Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and the quote you put in your language and also the translation.
Iâ€™m wondering why your family did your presents on January 1 instead of Christmas Day too, that would piss me off too ðŸ¤¨.
Merry Christmas to you
Comment: Hello Maria. Thank You for the lovely handmade card. Black is one of my favorite colors and I think it turned out nice with the labels to write on. I hope you also have a lovely holiday and amazing New Year.
Comment: Hello Maria! I just got the card with the fashion illustration of Kate Moss. Is this the first one you sent me? If it is... the reason why it has taken so loooong is because you put USA instead of France as the country of destination. I think it is neat and I loved the stamp. MERCI!
Response: Hi! Omg... what was I thinking? It was the first one! I'm really astonished it even reached you! :P
I've sent another anyway! So you'll eventually get that faster! :)
Comment: Maria - thanks so much for all the fabric and sweets! We tried the lemon but I let my husband have the sesame seed one because it didn't appeal to me. Still, I appreciate you sending me something unique to your part of the world. I'm not sure what I'll make with the fabric but it will definitely get used. The tea towel with ATHENS on it is my favorite. You're an awesome swapper!
Response: Heyyy! I'm so glad you liked my package and I'm still looking for sweets and stuff that might interest you... Whenever I have some gathered I will let you know and maybe we can have a private swap again! Or I could send you a lot of fabric to create something for me and keep the rest (so that I make your collection of fabrics even bigger!)
Comment: OMG Maria where in the world do I begin. What a wonderful package you sent. I loved all of it from the tasty treats, to the herbs, to the coins, to the Johnny Depp book written in Greek, the postcards, the homemade decorations, it is all super awesome. The recipe book is wonderful too, although I did (of couse) have to look at the page you told me not to. I will pretend I am not scarred for life. :P For real though, thank you for a wonderful "Greek Experience". Oh and I can't wait to listen to the CD. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Greaaat! I was hoping you'll like it! :P
I was little by little gathering stuff for you and I was all the time "and this... and maybe this... this for sure... and..." Let me know when you listen to the CD!
Handmade decoration? Sigh, I can't even remember what I put in it! LOLLL
Comment: Thanks for the awesome stuffs!!!! It's okay that you can't get cute stuffs. The rubber stamps are awesome enough!!! I can't believe you send so many of them to me! And thanks for the awesome selection of stamps! ^^
In Singapore, the common language is English. We do have our own mother tongue language according to our race - mainly Chinese, Malay and Indian(Tamil). For me, I'm a Chinese, I speak mandarin too! ^^
Btw, what is in the Olympic Air sachet?
Response: It's been a long time since I sent it so I'm not sure which one you are talking about... but if I had to guess I'd say it is a wet hanky, to fresh up your hands during flight... (Olympic Air is Greek air-company!) And I'm so happy you liked the things I sent you! :D
Comment: oh how i wish for a CLEAR new year, but life is funny like that sometimes :S i wish you a speedy graduation (i really dislike my college and right now my biggest wish is to finish it as fast as possible to get rid of it... another year). One of my wishes for 2013 was to find somebody... you'll see where 2013 takes you (keep your fingers crossed for me and i'll do the same for you :D - it works)
Response: Fingers crossed! Hehe! I'm glad you found similarities in our expectations... I hope you graduate fast and then do whatever makes you happy! This is what I wish for me too!
Comment: Oh my god, I came across that puzzle about ten years ago and had completely forgotten about it! :D It'll be great to give it another shot. The Go Make Something website looks rather awesome as well, *so* much content :) It's like a craft dictionary when I want to find out how to do a random thing! And the 101 lists also looks cool, I'll have fun investigating those ideas further. Thanks for a great swap! :D
Response: You are welcome! :) I'm glad about the first puzzle! Not many people like those, but I was sure you would! I'll tell you one thing that might take you out of the difficult guessing position... KFC. After that I knew this puzzle was awesome!
Comment: Hi, Thanx for the parcel. the gifts are fun packed. I open it with Christmas than I'll know more, in any a 5,
I love it what a suprise! Nice cards and things. i wish you happy new year
Comment: What a pretty Fall card, Thank you! And you don't have Thunderstorms in Greece, wow. I love to sit and watch/hear a thunderstorm roll in in the summer. They are so awesome. The colors on the card are great, you did a wonderful job with it!
Response: Hey! thank you so much! I'm incredibly happy that you liked it! :) I'd love to hear a thunderstorm once... it is an experience!
Comment: The swap meet the swap requirements but I'm unimpressed with the quality of the stuff. When sending only paper products I would send higher amount since this kind of things are going around as extras.
Response: Oh I'm so sorry to hear that... As soon as I'm back home I will send something for you (not for the rating of course, but to make you happy!). I struggled to find something you might like mostly because in Greece most of the names (or brands) you have in your profile do not exist or cost 10euros for a pen :( But thanks for being honest with me! :)
Comment: Hi Maria, Received your lovely card today. I am so touched that you went to so much trouble to actually make the little pots you put on the card. They're wonderful and look like the real thing. I also love the wonderful colour of the card - reminds me of the sea around the Greek Islands. Thank you so much for a great swap. I hope we meet up again somewhere "down the Swap-bot road". Cheers from Australia, Barbara (bandkh1)
Response: I'm so happy you liked my card! I enjoyed making the small pots so muvh (will probably make more and put magnets on them!). I was a bit worried not to use materials that can't be sent to Australia so I stick to artificial (no seeds, plant substances etc) I'd love to meet again for a swap and maybe create a private one ;)
Comment: I received my paperdoll today. She's so cute! What a clever interpretation of the fabric. I'll take her picture and have someone post her in the thread as soon as possible. (My computer blocks pics in markdown.) Thank you so much. :-)
Comment: Thx for the cute Halloween card Maria but, unfortunately, you didn't quite finish it according to the tutorial. Maybe the English instructions threw you? I will pm you about it. Hugs, Terry (:";) **UPDATE JUNE 12: The re-send of the purple music pop-up is lovely - I have added a hearty for you! Thx so much!**
Comment: The GIRLS LOVED their game you made them. It was sooooooooo special. I can't give you enough hearts and hugs. You are very talented. I will be sending you pictures of the girls playing (Fairy Land). That is what they named the game because to them, it plays like Candy Land. We love it!!!!!
Response: cooool! :D I'm so happy they liked it! I just got your trinket box too! :D
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I am assuming you did the zentangle on the bottom quarter. This was the first swap I received from an international sender. I have sent several but this is the first received so that is exciting as well. Thanks again and have a great day. Judy B
Comment: Hey Maria! Thanks so much for your photos! I love the fact that they all have been taken in such various places (even different countries!). My personal faves probably are the superb view in Iceland (oh, I dream of going there some happy day...) and "On wheels" because that particular shot actually tells a story of the living people with their own problems and concerns, is so natural and also amazing... Thank you once more for sharing! Take care! ;)
Response: Very happy you liked them! It was really a fun swap and I'm waiting to see everyone's picks!
Comment: Oh my....I love everything...the literature is wonderful, although I have no idea what it says (except that I recognized Mick Jagger LOL), the frame is creative & wonderful, the magnet is great and I love love love the bubble octopus floating things...I am going to buy me a small goldfish bowl and put the octopus in it. This is the closest I will ever come to actually owning one. â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Awwww dear, I'm so happy that you liked everything! :) And that octopuses made it there safely....*muah muah*
Comment: Thank you Maria so so much for your wonderful calendar pages! :) I love them and that owl ribbon is so cute :) I really would love to keep on making these pages with you, so private swap would be just perfect! :) And sorry for my late rating, I just came back home from two weeks trip.
Comment: This is such a great swap ^0^ Thank you very much for teaching something about Greece! Your card is great and I'm so happy that it arrived in one piece ^0^ I thought those beads were used to count the prayers, like in some other cultures ^.^
Response: It started for religious purposes I assume... but it ended up being a tranquilizer for men.. :PP
Comment: Awesome is the way you put it together! I'm impressed! PS. Remind me to send you some ATC backs next time I have you as partner ;)
Response: I'm very happy you liked it! ;) And I'm really frustrated I don't get any e-mails about the ratings I get, or the msgs here... There is a bug or sth... :( I will try to remind you (Tho I hate "asking") :P
Comment: Your box is here, thank you! I'll wait till the Christmas eve before I open it and thank you better. :) Can't wait to see what's inside!
Thank you so so so much for everything!! :) Your presents were lovely, your really found things I loved! :)
Response: It's surprisssse! And here goes the "music that adds anxiety" hahahah!
Comment: Wow! What a great package! I love the things your mom and grandmother made! The girls were gloating that they were meant to get the hello kitty stickers-I collect stickers too Lol :) The glass bowl for the soaps will work great and made it here safely. I really liked the magnet too. I liked all of it! great package :) Thanks dear :)
Response: you're welcome! I'm very happy all of the girls in he house liked their presents! And glad it arrived safely!
Comment: Wheeeheeee ^0^ What a wonderful postcard! It didn't get damaged at all, thanks to your 'packaging', I'm going to buy some pins today to put it up somewhere... This card is nothing for my usual postcards box ^.^ Thank you very much <3 We justed started uni these days and everything looks so vivid with all those new students around... The sun is shining here too, but it's pretty cold now... Cheers from Germany ^^
Response: Woooonderful! I'm so happy it arrived un-damaged and of course, that you liked it! :) I wish you a great year in Uni and have fun (excet studying!) If you are interested in Private swap of any handcraft... Message me! :D
Comment: Hi Maria, I Love the ATC!! I also really think it is great that you made the stamp that you made! It's fantastic..and I hope your dream comes true about you making stamps to sell. Hope to swap with you again! Again, thanks. Nancy (grannystamper)
Comment: love the card......isn't it just so much fun to try new materials. i was fortunate as a young woman to have an art teacher who encourage exploration and inventiveness in her students. i have never lost that zeal to reach for something new to try. the charcoal lends itself beatutifully to the stone of the gargoyle....it was a good choice. keep on crafting!
Response: Thank you very much! I'm happy you liked it! And yes carcoal seemed, the best choice for gargoyle! :P Actually those two words sound similar... Gargoyle-Carcoal LOL
Comment: Oh YEAHH !!!!! This was so cool !
And its really well done for to be made with the laptopÂ´s touchpad !! For me its very difficult to use laptops. I like the drawing a lot, it makes me think many things when i look at it, hmm. ! The anatomy is really well done, also ! Thanks so much ! .Cheers .Cometa
Comment: I LOVE everything...the aprons are adorable! And the dish towel and the well...I am not quite sure exactly what the purple ribbon like thing is but I adore it. The aprons are going into my kitchen along with the towel (for show only) and the purple thing is going to hang in my craft room when I move. Your an excellent swapper. Anytime you want to swap...let me know! <3
Comment: oh these are by far the BEST ones i recieved! Such cool patterns & designs and i love how you mounted (?) them on foamboard(?)! I will def be using all of these in some great creations! Thank you SO much! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Seriously? You've never done a Zentangle before? It was beautiful! I loved it as a puzzle! It took me 25 minutes to do it, and I loved every minute of it. This was way too much fun and I'm encouraged to host another swap. Please join it as you are great! Watch for Puzzled with Zentangle 2. If you don't get my name, feel free to send me another one. I have your address now. I'll send you one too. Hope your week is going great! Thanks again!
Response: I'm sooo happy that you liked it! And yes please do another one... Before the end of month cause I'll leave on vacation after! Next time it might have some colors! :))) Or become a bit more difficult for you! :P
Comment: Maria, those sticters were just perfect. I don't care about size at all.Very nice effort. I really recieved some very sweet and different ones from you. They all will come in very handy as I am having a party and will use them for cupcake toppers I have to make. Celebrating all USA holidaysas my son has been in Thailand and will be home.TYVM
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely parcel!
I was really amazed to know that your penpal lives so close to me!
I still don't know anyone here since I moved to Sint-Niklaas, so I am sure I don't know her, but really nice to know :)