Comment: Thank you for the great Madonna ATCs, Itti! Your drawing of her face is great!
I have been having a hard time finding books as well -although I finally caved and started reading E-books, even though our library is closed they have a digital library you can borrow from so I have been able to find some books there. I hope things get back to normal for you before summer is over so you can go swimming and bouldering before it gets cold!
Response: Thank you! I've found some local book swaps now which has helped. I think the libraries will open soon, which I'm excited about, although I think it will be a bit longer before the pools do. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Itti - your Wood art PC arrived. In all my years of being in university, visiting art galleries, museums, this natural wood sculpture is "calm," compared to the "art" I've seen. Love all the beautiful stamps on your PC, thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! I always try and save good stamps for swaps instead of using them on boring mail!
Comment: Ha ha! Thank you for the Yo PC! Which mainly said in New York. Like the Bronx or Queens, hee! Things in Pennsylvania aren't any better. There are just in this state alone 83,770 confirmed cases & no sign of it slowing down. Because of stupid people not social distancing. People are dying right & left too. I will continue to wear my face mask for as long as needed. But stupid people are opening their businesses & so there goes the social distance! I can't believe our country! Dumb dumb dumb~! Well please take care & keep on being safe.
Comment: Using the hashtag to make things large is a #great discovery! What is up with all the bread making, lol, maybe in a few months I'll get it! Walks are great for mental health, I spend several hours a day in my garden! Fresh flowers and veggies will be nice! Stay safe! Adieu!
Response: I wish I had a garden! My parents have a great one but obviously I can't visit right now. Still, I've recently discovered growing leeks and spring onions from the chopped off ends is a thing, so I'm giving that a go! Good luck with yours and thanks for the rating.
Comment: Itti, I love the very colorful postcard you sent to me! The pink background is a perfect complement to the blue in the bowl. And with the blueberries, raspberries, and dragonfruit(?), it makes a beautiful card! The sparkly stickers by the your message were a bonus, because I love sparkles! I am staying home (crafting and working in the back yard) and staying safe; you, please, do the same! Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: Thank you for your lovely kind words! I'm glad you liked my postcard 😊
Comment: I love this banana PC. Thank you for it and your nice note. We have been self-isolating for four weeks now. My wife has a partially paralyzed diaphragm and so getting pneumonia would be really bad for her. We do walk and go for an occasional drive. Fortunately, our house is big enough that we can each have alone-time.
Response: Thank you for your nice rating. I'm glad you liked the card.
Comment: Hello. Your card arrived today. Blue is one of my favorite color so your cat card is perfect for me! My workplace has been closed but my colleagues and I have to go there and work. Stay safe and healthy! Thank you for your card!
Response: I liked that card, glad you did too! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: This is definitely a super cute card :). I hope you can find a landlord one day who will embrace the companionship of kitties. Where I live, landlords aren’t allowed to tell you that you can’t have any.. they can try and lots do post “no pets” on listings, but the Landlord Tenant ACT states that they cannot refuse, as your animals are considered to be your family, in a sense. I’ve asked a lawyer for clarification way back when I was dealing with a landlord who was overstepping years back. Thanks for your postcard :).
Comment: I'm quite in love with the way you coloured the green air. So much detail and those highlights ! Thank you ! *__* (We're finally having warmer day, with a lot of rain. I'm so glad snowing is over and done with.)
Response: I really enjoyed doing that hair!!! Thank you 🥰
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your list with me!
Dodie has such a beautiful voice and I really like Kacey Musgraves too! Maria Mena is my new absolute favourite though, she's got such a sweet and warm sound!
Thank you also for the extra songs you sent for me. REM have been firm favourites of mine for a very long time and I think Mountain Goats will be new regular plays for me. I really enjoyed this, thanks again! <3
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words, and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap , I really enjoyed reading how each song helped , I recently saw the video of the last song on YouTube and it brightened my day tremendously, I love it .. us brits are not shy of the bad language lol x
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC. I used to have some betas, but our house lost heat over the winter and got too cold for them - I didn't even think of that - I was so upset about that and haven't gotten any more because I don't want to lose them.
Response: Aww that sucks :( Thank you for the rating and heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for the terrific Zentangle card - it's the first of its kind I've received. The detail is almost mesmerizing, and the shading gives a fantastic 3-D effect. I'm honored to have received your artwork.
Response: Thank you so much, your kind words absolutely made my day! 🥰
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely teas.... I can't wait to try them out. There are a couple I wanted to try but was afraid I would not like them and would get stuck with a whole box.... Now I can try them thanks to you :)
Comment: Thank you for the deco books. However, the comics deco, I had done a page in. Please just double check the decos. I know I am relatively new in the deco groups but I have done easily 50+ by now.
Response: Oh no, I'm so sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know, I'll be more careful next time!
Comment: Oooooh, I really LOVE the pc you've chosen for me! I'm a huge fan of TinTin ('Kuifje' in Dutch). And I've always be delighted by this cover especially! I am absolutely happy!!! :-D
THANK YOU! XO - Ellen
Comment: Thank you for participating in this swap. I received your little package and loved the stamps. I am actually going to be in Edinburgh myself this July, my dad has a convocation then. I hope you continue to work with Zentangle as I can see much potential in your art. Have a good week.
Comment: Itti, I received your wonderful package and have opened two of the six happy envelopes. I wanted to thank you very much for taking time and for caring to make such a great compilation. My computer died today, and I was really in need of cheering up, so you know which of the second envelopes I opened. It was extremely appropriate and I love everything. The bubbles are fantastic. The jokes, simply engaging. I will now go and plant those seeds so I may have more flowers blooming. All the best, Diane.
Response: This rating made me so happy, I'm so glad the envelopes helped!
Comment: Hi Itti thank you for the lovely button heart PC. I love it! I keep buttons in glass jars in individual colors :) have you tried using epoxy for your tray? My brother is doing his bathroom floor in Canadian pennies and epoxy...the pennies are out of circulation now here in Canada. Good luck with your project :) Take Care peace love light
Response: Hi! Glad you liked the postcard! I did use resin, but the problem was that I used a lot and some of the buttons were wooden and they floated around and all changed positions! Also the paint on some of the buttons came off with the resin. Still, I learned things and have started another tray already. Thanks for the suggestions!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap Itti! I can't wait to try the teas especially the Oolong as I've never tried it and I was just thinking about getting some. The atc is so cute and both your other creations will find a good place somewhere in the house! And last but not least, really interesting recipe!!
Response: Thanks so much, I'm so glad you liked everything, that's what I was going for! :D
Comment: Thanks for sending. You may want try different adhesives since the envelopes you made came apart as did most of the papers / items that were put on the box to decorate it.
Response: Oh no, so sorry to hear that. After gluing the box I did keep it for 3 days to check it was all glued securely so I'm not sure what went wrong :( As for the envelopes, it was my first time making them. I guess the experiment didn't go so well. Perhaps I'll stick to bought ones from now on :( Did you want me to send you some replacement envelopes?
Comment: When I rate cards I have received I put them standing next to my computer. Now I have for some time tried to figure out which way should I put this card; where is up, where down. I think I have seen this piece of at before, and already then I found it brilliant. Thank you so much for choosing it for me.
Ps. It is snowing here, and that is why I know you have used non-waterproof pen. Only the "swap-bot" is hard to read, but for future, just in case, choose a water-proof pen.
Response: Hahaha, yes, I hoped you would like the Escher postcard :D I didn't realise about the pen, thanks for telling me.
Comment: I guess Beverly did agree to your suggestion Itti seeing as I didn't receive my own journal back in this swap, thankyou for arranging that, I am happy to have received your lovely journal and I found your entries very interesting and I will be sure and answer the prompt you left for me asap :)
Response: Whoops! Did I not message you about it? Sorry about that! Yes, she agreed to that as you saw. I'm really glad you liked the journal, thanks for the lovely comment.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating!! Anyway, I do really like your quote. Reminding myself that I CAN go on, even for just a little longer is motivating. People are resilient and I think your quote is a good example. Thank you!
Comment: Bwahaha, i know what you mean...u start off meaning to put a couple of things in an envie and then somehow....
Have had a quick nosy and think I'm gonna b busy this week - there are rather a lot! Lol :D
Comment: Love the look of these especially the popovers. I can see me working my way through them.I also love the look of the warm lamb noodles. I am now wishing I did not have today's meals planned already.
Response: Haha. I'm pleased you are looking forward to them. :D Thanks for your kind words!
Comment: Thanks for the interesting ATC and the profile specific extras...we can't wait to try the tea!!
Response: Yes, I couldn't believe anyone else had even heard of brown rice tea, never mind thought to mention it on their profile ;) So glad you liked that and the other stuff, I get stupidly excited when people like what I sent! :D
Comment: thank you so much for the card, I am so sorry for not rainy you sooner. I hope your poor plants survived the move! raspberry liqueur would be a first for me to drink, I am curious about it, wil try it some day!
Response: They all survived apart from one that was on its last legs anyway! Thanks for your chatty rating :)
Comment: I got it today, thanks! Gonna sign the sticker slams right now. :) And btw, I suggest you use sticky tape to seal the envelope next time 'cause it arrived wide open. :o Luckily all 5 items were intact. :)
Response: Oh gosh, how terrible. I always use sticky tape or parcel tape normally, but I think with yours I might have used some deco tape? That's obviously not as sticky as the normal stuff I use so I won't use it again!! Thanks for letting me know though!
Comment: I really love the quotes you sent me! They are so different and lovely. The card is great too - love the knickers.
Thank you for brightening my morning :o)
Response: Hoped you might like the knickers, haha! I tried hard to find quotes that had made me stop and think at some point in the past. I'm glad that I could share them with you and that you liked them too.
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty cupcake PC! I find it quite unusual that you keep scissors and matches in your handbag! The other items sound reasonable :P You guessed quite a lot right for me! I almost always keep a book, letters&pens, an mp3 player and dog biscuits (just in case my dog does something that has to be rewarded!) in my bag :)
Response: Wow I can't believe you really keep dog biscuits in your bag! What a lucky guess!!! Thanks for the great rating and for letting me know what weird stuff you do and don't keep in your bag! :D
Comment: I loved the matchbox, it was so cute, and well done. I think the henna pattern inspiration worked! I especially loved the tiny scroll and I think the toothpick wooden ends were perfect! Thanks so much for the oils, and incense, and wonderful note. Thanks so much!
Response: I am soooo pleased you liked this swap! Thanks very much for your lovely words and heart, it made me really happy to read your comment!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your amazing envelope full of useful stuff! I really like everything, and for sure I'll find a good use for all the stuff in it! :) Again, thanks so much, and have a nice week <3
Response: I'm delighted that someone else can get good use out of these things - thanks so much for your comment!
Comment: I received both envelopes and love the contents of each. The stacked tea cups are really fun; and I love how you incorporated it with the quote into an ATC. I really liked your rose note card in that had a design on both the front and inside the card. I enjoyed reading your note and tea quote. I love jasmine, so that was a perfect tea for me. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: Thanks so much. I'd had that tea bag wrapper for ages because I wanted to do an ATC with it, I loved the stack of tea cups. So I'm so glad you hosted that swap! Thanks ever so much for your lovely long comment, it really made me feel happy that you liked my swap so much :)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you sent! I love the selection of ATC papers - they will come in handy with future creations. The bookmark is awesome! I think I'm going to get it laminated I love it so much. :) And the postcards are really cool! Are some of those (the ones printed with snapfish) your original photographs? They are very pretty. I love the hologram Declaration of Independence - it's an amazing card! Love it! Love everything! Thanks again and I hope you're having a wonderful new year so far! :)
Response: So pleased you're so happy with it! :D :D Thank you for the lovely comment!
Comment: Love the card you sent me ;-) - and look forward to enjoying the Good Earth Tea. The twining's peppermint is one of my all time favorites, Many thanks for the enclosures too. Wishing you a fabulous festive season.
Response: And you too! :) Thanks for the rating and the nice comment, I'm glad you liked the swap :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic swap !!! I have lived in England for a short time and I had been missing the Whittard tea recently so I was so happy to receive some from you ! And I didnt know there was jasmine tea in Whittard . Thank you so much. I also enjoyed reading your penpal letter. As you wrote me a " penpal letter " , does it mean I can write you back ? I would be glad to be friends with you !
Response: Of course you can :) And I'm glad you like the tea!
Comment: Aha, I did forget this step! Sorry bout that Itti. I LOVE my ornament! Totally unexpected design, and I expect it will last me many many years! Truly love it, thank you for doing ALL that folding!
Response: My hands were getting cramps by the end but it WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT now that I know you love the end result!! :D
Comment: Wow thanks for the recipes! The orange vin is right up my street so will def try this one. Will let u know how it goes and will send you some of my tried and tested recipes too. Thanks again! Oops- thanks for the lovely letter I nearly forgot the best bit - I loved the leaves on the envelope!
Comment: Match box was lovely, just a note for the future my contents had melted so if sending sweets I would make sure they are wrapped x
Response: Oh no! I'm sorry about that. I only found out the contents had to be Halloween-themed (as well as the box) after partners had been assigned so I bought those Halloween sweets (the only ones I could find) to add to the stickers and other things I found. I didn't know they would melt but thanks for the feedback, I won't send loose gummy sweets again ^^;
Comment: Believe me it is really ncie to collect teatags. I'm happy you are collecting them also now, we can exchange some if you want. Good Luck and lots of fun with your collection!
Response: For now I have decided to only collect ones from teas I've tried, but I'll definitely bear you in mind if I want to expand my collection and swap with you later! I might save up some of my duplicates for you in the meantime though :)