Comment: Of course it was in my mailbox when I got home yesterday, I laughed so hard since we were just talking about it!
I LOVED the Star Wars theme!!! Thank you soooo much for the awesome swap! I loved the envelopes, I think you should definitely post them! My fiance is excited to try all the tea as well (I do the tea swaps for him, I don't drink tea).
Response: Brilliant,, so glad it arrived, every time something takes more than 2 weeks now I panic that it's lost. I had so much fun making the envelope, I couldn't resist a Star Wars theme. Glad you liked it :)
Comment: I Cathy! I LOVE the goodies you sent to me, it was such a fun swap to discover (: The wax seals are beautiful, and I got them in excellent condition. The Harry Potter surprise is super cute! Many thanks and stay safe (((:
Response: So glad it got there and the wax seals were in one piece, I've never posted them before, let alone that far. Stay safe :)
Comment: Thanks sooo much for resending this swap! The page is wonderful AND I Love Love the black and white photos you sent. You would never know they weren't the originals as they were printed on glossy paper-very special to me! And I don't mind scraps at all-I've gotten to making masterboards which uses up lots of little pieces! Thanks for sharing your stash with me. A pleasure to swap with you! Well worth the wait!
Response: You mentioned in your profile that you were collecting scraps so they seemed like a good extra to add. I never seem to use them all and I hate wasting things 😀 stay safe and Happy Swapping
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Happy Mail surprise! I loved the Hogwarts and Hufflepuff themed envelope! The polyjuice potion envelope for the tea was so cool! Thank you for sharing your cat- he looks cute! I love the Doctor Who postcards too!
Comment: I was doing a happy dance when I saw your amazing package in my mailbox. Completely Harry Potter themed (those stamps 🥰 love them)
I love everything you sent me. The selfmade pendant and WW2 photo are amazing. So also the Harry Potter stickers and I didn't want to damage the polyjuice bag at first as it was so cute but I was way too curious. What a great idea to add the tea bags in it. The coloured papers are cool, one of them was dyed in the colors of my town.
Thank you so much you really outdid yourself ❤❤
Response: So glad you liked it, I love doing HP themes 😀
Comment: Hi Cathy, I apologise for the delayed rating! Thank you so much for sending the swap through again! I appreciate it! I loved reading through your email, it was great to read through! The photographs are also beautiful too! Have a lovely day ^_^
Comment: This is the first time a swap package took my breath away. And I held that breath until I had looked through the treasures you sent. I feel so touched that you included family photos. I am going to put them in an antique photo album. Thank you so much by your special gifts. I loved everything, Aurora
P.S. I have read about Christ Church and Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell. It must be so beautiful where you live.
Response: Thank you,, that's the best comment i have ever had, so glad it made you happy. stay Safe 😃
Comment: Oh my goodness! What you sent me is just amazing. Such a wonderful letter, such lovely extras, and such a beautiful envelope!
I especially LOVED the letter. You put so much thought to it, and it was so imaginative. And I really like how you addressed some burning issues like the plastic in our oceans - from a completely different perspective.
This was the best swap I have ever received on swap bot. Thank you ever so much!
Response: wow, thank you, I;m so happy that you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap! 🖤 I love everything you sent - and the envelope as well. Put a huge smile on my face :) And good to know that the mail can take a trip around the world and still arrive in perfect condition! :D
Response: Glad you like it, I have a feeling it may have sat in our local sorting office for a while originally and not actually have made it out of the UK. I was surprised the envelope wasn't messed up 😀
Comment: I absolutely loved this package!!! I feel very spoiled! I’ll definitely plant the seeds and may share some with my best friend out here who raises bees!
The paper, envelopes, my goodness, just everything is so amazing. I have to look at it all over again in the morning and be amazed again at my luck and your generosity!! Thank you!! 💕
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it there are two other swaps that I hope are with you by now? I sent them all in separate envelopes in the end. It was more fun decorating them all and there wasn't room on one customs form 😀😀
Comment: Just the most beautiful envelope ever; a very coherent letter (much more than mine ever seem to be!) and also some very fun extras, have made this one of the best swaps I've received in a while. Thanks Cathy!
Response: Thank you. I guess sometimes just writing is better than overthinking :)
Comment: Thank you so much! The furbabies and I enjoyed your parcel a lot. We read Smodge's book together and the cats tried out the treats - Phi loves them and can't get enough, Sigma is a bit slow on the uptake and hasn't figured out that they're meant to be food yet.
Response: Thank you for the message :) They must seem a bit strange to Sigma, cat treats aren't normally sticks I guess but they do seem to be a favourite with Smodge. stay safe : )
Comment: Oh Cathy, what a LOVELY envelope to receive, so thoughtful and kind. I really enjoyed all of your careful gifts and so many marvelous talents you have! The tea paper, the beautiful envelope. I just feel so special to have received this from you. Thank you!
Comment: Oh my gosh, this was an amazing swap, Thank You so much!! The card you made is stunning, and the photo pcs you included are awesome. And, laughs, I have to agree... getting caught up with decluttering and tidying and then catching up with swaps is a pretty good weekend!
Comment: Hurra!!! Your wonderful Collage arrived - I love It so much! Your envelope was just lovely and everything was so thoughtful. Aaaand thank you for this super recipe-flip. We will try this for sure, although I never had a whiskey before :) :) That will be a surprise I suppose :) :)
Comment: Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for the happy little book page closet with the cute cute owl paper. And all the butterflies - you incorporated two of my favorites in one great project. And love all the tags and little cards you tucked into the pockets. The whole thing is just wonderful! And thank you SO much for the owl pendant - what an amazing surprise. Your acrylic paint run off turned into my great present. It was beyond thoughtful and kind of you to make this and send it. I would give you a 10 rating if I could! And I love the David Bowie stamp!
Response: Thank you, it's great to know the swap made you happy. thank you for the rating. Stay happy and safe, I wish I could get more bowie stamps but they have stopped selling them now :😀😀
Comment: Thank you for the great book pages! I cant believe how quickly they shipped :)
Response: Wow they did get there quickly, some things are taking weeks, I even had one swap that took nearly three months from posting to get to me! The postal system is under so much pressure at the moment. Glad you like them 😀
Comment: Hi Cathy, thank you so much for the beautiful package! The tea made me really happy, especially the tea from Greece. That country holds a special place in my heart so this was very special to me. The envelope with the leaves print was pretty special as well. Did you make that? Thank you for everything! x
Response: I'm glad the tea bought happy memories, stay safe x
Comment: WHAT a gorgeous envelope..... the giraffe is just PRECIOUS..... and the ATC so very special..... LOVE me some bunnies.... and the extra card..... wOw....well worth the wait and many many hearts to YOU!!!!
Response: I think I'll try carrier pigeon next time, it might get there quicker :) So glad it arrived and thank you for your patience x
Comment: Hi Cathy! Thank you so very much for the lovely journal page. So many wonderful details. Love the image, the pretty gold embellishments, the lace and those great wooden buttons. The scalloped edged diecut frames are beautiful and I am so impressed by the way you used the actual image for one of them. Very, very nice swap! Thank you so very much!
Response: Do glad you liked it, the image is one of my mother's friends, her name is Muriel, I love to use old family pics in art and swaps, it feels like they are living on somehow. stay safe :)
Comment: CATHY! omg! Thank you!!!! i've used up nearly all of my HP postage stamps here in the us, and thought i'd never see one on a letter to me. And then I get this, with British HP stamps!!!!!!
Those stamps and your envelope are amazing!!!! THANK YOU!
Response: So glad you like it, they are such a lovely set of stamps and I save them for letters to HP fans :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty rose post card! No, this isn't over! It has turned very political in my area! Now it isn't about people it is about control an authority of the local and state oversight. This could be very interesting how it goes! The President has turned it over to the states to re-open!
Response: The world has gone mad hasn't it - it's the same over here surely the most important thing is to save lives but it doesn't feel like that when I see the news. Stay safe :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I think it turned out really lovely! I also thank you for the ATCoin blanks and for the beautiful necklace. I just love it! Thank you for the extra special package! Aloha
Response: Thank you, I found that one really hard to get ideas for so I'm really glad you like it, stay safe. :)
Comment: Hi Cathy! Thank you for the touch of spring - the weather was lovely over the weekend and now has turned nasty again - what the heck?? I really enjoyed reading your letter - you had me giggling! Thanks also for all the goodies - so sweet of you to send so much - I hope it did not cost you a fortune - we Americans are always fussing about the cost to mail stuff - sigh! Will PM you later today - wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Happy that you like it all, the weather over here is still not very springlike, here's hoping for some more sun and happy days soon :)
Comment: I love your journal spots, Cathy! You did an amazing job on them! I will be happy to use them in my journals! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them, it was the first time I've tried them but I'll definitely be making more. I also used the idea for the envelope art which I'll do again as I think it worked really well.😀
Comment: Hi, I want to thank you for your wonderful swap! You are so talented and I love the extra special touches with your homemade items especially for me.♥️
Response: So glad you liked it, I was just about to message and see if it had arrived when I saw your rating. Post seems to be taking a while to get there when it's International at the moment. Happy Swapping 😀
Comment: The re-send arrived, and you were so proactive withh making sure your mail arrives. A good swap experience, despite mail getting lost. I have my coffee, getting ready to journal, and goodies from your mail ready to use.
Response: Glad the resend got there, I have had a few problems with I International post lately not sure why. I’ve taken photos now of everything I send and make sure there’s a return address on all sends. Glad this one made it to you. Enjoy 😊
Comment: Thank you for the great album, letter and extras. It is a pity that the swap you originally sent was destroyed. According to the Polish tradition, the festive Christmas Eve dinner is meatless, so the Vegetable Wellington recipe will be just right. Thank you again for the lovely swap. I am very glad that you enjoyed your Christmas ;)
Response: The resend was better than the first anyway. Maybe it was a good thing it was damaged. Enjoy the Wellington if you cook it, it’s delicious 😋
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter! It was great to read and yes, I'd love to start writing letters. I'll write a letter this weekend and send it to you. I think we're going to get on great.
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely swap! I am tickled to receive such a lovely presented swap of lovelies!!
The photos are fantastic! I love the story behind the shark and I'm so glad to see they have let it stay and it has become a landmark icon for your area! I'm sure it catches many eyes on a daily basis!!
The WWII reenactor photo is awesome! We are a tight knit group and I wonder if, through a few friends, I know this woman! I'm setting out to find out! I'll let you know if I do!!
Thank you for the pretty washi (LOVE how you made it like a sort of match booklet!! SO CUTE! I love the planner stickers and the tea will be delicious! Thank you so very much for all the care and attention you put into this lovely package!!!
Hugs from a very lovely Princeton, NJ!!
Response: So glad it got there, I always worry when the mail seems slow :) It would be a very small word if you know her. It was taken in Hampshire UK at a 'War On The Line' day at a steam railway called The Watercress Line. Let me know if you find a connection to her :) :)
Comment: Thank you for your lovely package 💛 I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas, hope you had a nice one!
Unfortunately the hot chocolate bag ripped and the package was opened so I don't know of everything arrived safely but the expired film arrived and thank yoooou! Can't wait to see the results from shooting with it 😊😊😊
Have a lovely 2020!
Response: Sorry the bag ripped, I thought I'd packed it well, maybe there was too much for the size of the envelope. Enjoy the film :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your cards, it's exactly what I like! And thanks a lot for the wadhi rolls!! Your Christmas are very different than mine! We have a lot of gifts to share and the house is lively on Christmas morning! Have a merry Christmas!!!
Comment: Vug under the Rug! Love, love, love it. The manic look and everything! I went to your website also and you are marvelous at your profession. Was the spitfire photo taken over Duxford Air Museum by chance? I've been there and it's a great museum. Thank you for the challenge and I look forward to Dec.
Response: Hoorah, we got it there in the end :) My post office put exactly the same customs information on it this time, the only thing we did was to remove a sachet of hot chocolate I'd added as apparently food is a prohibited item so maybe that was what caused it to be returned? Glad you got it.
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderfully thoughtful mail! The postcard you designed and the woodlands animals in jackets were particularly special to me, and I'm looking forward to trying the tea, those flavours aren't available in Australia yet!
Comment: Hiya Cathy :)
Your beautiful postcard #2 has arrived :) I got a whole pile of happy mail yesterday and your pretty tree was one of them.. thank you!
I shall let you know if they other one still arrives :)
Response: So glad it got there eventually, and that you like it :)
Comment: What a pleasant surprise!! I love everything, esp the cook book! You were very gracious in every precious item you sent!! I love the Darth Vader!!LOL ANd you tree project is awesome!! Thank you so much for making my Saturday!! Much appreciated!
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra special swap package! My 8 year old daughter claimed the elephant right away, and read the directions you sent. It is hanging, facing our door, and she pets its trunk each time she walks by! The scraps of yarn are now part of my "community blanket". I love the way they look!
Response: So glad you like it and I hope the Elephant brings you and your family happiness and blessings. I didn't know what to do with the yarn scraps so I'm so pleased they have become part of something, I'd love to see a pic of the blanket :)
Comment: What a beautiful bookmark with a story that I really loved. I think the elephant would bring me luck😊... The unicorn I love also. I see the love you put in this swap... thanx
I want to give you more ❤ for this swap
Response: I hope the elephant brings you lots of luck, so glad you likes it :)
Comment: Cathy! Your photography is amazing! I love the edits too!-- you live in a lovely area and I;m so lucky to have had you to send to me! Idefinitely love the shark through the roof.. that is something you don't see every day!
The brewery is gorgeous... That is definitely some place I'd love to visit and sample the beer!! So many fantastic photos! They all are postcard and frame worthy!!
Thank you!! <3 <3 <3
Response: So glad you like them, the Shark always makes me smile and is great to show visitors, no one expects to see something like that :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading your message. I don't usually eat meat for breakfast so I really enjoyed looking over your recipes. I will be giving some of them atry.😊🌺
Response: Thank you, hope there are some tasty ideas in there. I'm always looking for new ideas and stopped eating meat completely a few months ago. I thought I'd miss bacon for breakfast the most but not missing it at all :)
Comment: Thank you SO much! What a great swap. You are so talented! Love the necklace and card you made. Not too girly at all and just the right amount of glitter. :-) I will definitely check out your friends music. Singer/songwriter is my favorite kind.
Response: Glad you liked it, a little glitter is always good in life :)