Comment: Honey, I'm just blown away by everything you sent me. all done with love and so many things. Today was a tiring day, but coming home and seeing your swap made me very happy. Thank you very much from my heart! I don't even have words to thank! I wish you the best, you are so wonderful! 💛🌻🦋🍁🍋
Response: Hi there, I went back and checked - looks like my GIF has disappeared from the profile post. (It turned up fine when I posted last week).
Edit: never mind, it turns up fine using a PC. Your silent rating had me worried.
Wishing you a lovely holiday season!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package!! I absolutely loved all the goodies you have sent me <3 Thank you for the book! My girlfriend has read it in Bulgarian and it's one of her favorite books - an additional reason to definitely read it haha. Also, tried all the candy and the ginger bread bar was awesome, the lolipop was good and the licorice I didn't like it that much but it was okay :D Thank you for the coffee and tea as well, can't wait to try them and stickers are also very pretty. The handmade pin I liked a lot ^^ An amazing package that I appreciate you prepared for me a second time, so sorry the first package didn't reach me :/ Thanks again!
P.S. Will send you a letter in return :)
Response: Dear Nikola, YAY! So glad the second attempt was succesful. I can't believe you already knew 'about' the book - I guess I did a good job reading that part of your profile? LOL. I'll swap or penpal with you anytime. *thumbs up**
Comment: Thank you for the nice mix of botanical treats. I really enjoy the book pages and postcards you sent, and I appreciate that you sent me a decorated envelope as well. It was all very lovely. Thank you!
Response: I am so sorry, I totally missed that part! Thank you for being so generous to rate me a 5 anyway. I feel bad for not meeting the swap requirements. 😢
Summer break now but I will try to make it up to you upon my return.
Edit: did you receive it yet?
Comment: OH.....this is so LOVELY!!!! I adore this ATC. Thank you so much for the nice note and the extra tidbits. It's always nice to hear how it's made and the supplies used. I am always on the hunt for glassine envies. I just realized how to make my own. haha Thanks, again!
Comment: I hate it when you put something down for a swap and it disappears - the "dark" card sounds like it would have been perfect for me. Thanks for trying to make up for with with extra cards and goodies!
Comment: Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try all the teas. The coaster is great. I made a felt one for this swap too, so obviously I like felt. I’m starting a new book tonight so I’ll be using the bookmark. Lastly thanks for the extras. They are exactly my style.
Response: Thank you for your kind words! What book are you reading currently? I am just starting in 'Educated' by Tara Westover.
Comment: Oh Marlies, I love the PC of the close up tiger face, you sent to me for the swap. Fabulous doddle you created showing the neighborhood with activities happening, & the cat. You PC is on display in my apt. Thank you & hope you enjoy a wonderful spring.
Comment: Thank you for the cute ephemera! Sadly the envelope was a little bit open, I hope nothing got lost! Anyway I always love transparent envelopes, they are so fun!
Response: Aww I am sorry, I thought about protecting the sides but that would have looked less good... I hope nothing was lost, too. I don't have pictures of the contents. I guess next time I'll stick to 'traditional' envelopes and stick the transparent one inside.
Comment: Wat een gave paddenstoel atc!! Mijn favo paddenstoel. =)
Dankjewel voor voor het respect voor mijn baan en al mijn collega's. De adresregel viel mij en mijn collega al op. Superleuk!!
Dankjewel voor alles erbij. =)
Response: Graag gedaan, jij bedankt voor het hartje. En echt he... zo blij met postbodes. :)
Comment: Dear Marlies, your swap arrived and I love it, especially the MB items you added! Her drawings are so cute. I am going to try the tea in the afternoon. I can use the notecards and postcards! The envelope arrived opened with a letter from customs inspection, but according to the list you wrote, nothing was lost. Thank you very much! Happy swapping and a lovely spring to you! Jana
Response: Dear Jana, I guess next time I'll use a CN22 form, they once told me it wasn't neccesary with flat envelopes but this is no fun. I am sorry for any inconvenience, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bedankt voor je prachtige Moonlit lake ATCtje. Ik vind het erg leuk om mee te doen aan dit soort swaps. En als je inderdaad mixed media gewend bent dan kan het een uitdaging zijn om het echt alleen bij tekenen en schilderen te houden. Ik teken momenteel meer dan dat ik met mixed media bezig ben. Vind het allebei erg leuk om te doen.
Comment: Dear Marlias, thank you for the beautiful exchange. I like it very much, it's wonderful.
Thank you for reading the profile, I will use everything. I was very happy to be a magnet bird, so beautiful.Millions of hearts for you. Good luck. ♥
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ephemera! I love it all! The science book pages, dictionary pages, chidren's primer cat, the stamps, mag pages (I saw something from "Flow" for the first time), postcard, trading cards, stamps, the pepernotenbakje, & your cleverly upcycled envelope :) :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely package of beautiful goodies you sent to me. I love everything you sent to me. Thanks so much for choosing things that so suited what I love. I really appreciate it. Thanks again :)
Comment: You are such a tease, now I'm sitting here wondering which patterned ribbons you took out! LOL You sent a wonderful variety and that little cupcake is just the sweetest...thanks so much for everything💗 PS, I really like your December postage stamps!
Comment: Oh my gosh, I just LOVE the floral and plant images you sent. I don't even know how to pick a favorite. There are so many things that are unlike anything I already have and I cannot wait to put these in a botanical junk journal! Thank you so much! All the hearts for you! ❤❤❤
Comment: Your envie alone was worthy of a star, Marlies, but I love your Luftpost themed ATC and will enjoy the extras (especially those tissue circles) as I incorporate them into my own collages. Thank you for such a fun swap.
Comment: Marlies! Thanks so much for the coin purse and the WASHI tape - a whole roll! Thank you so much! I LOVE washi tape and to know that it is one of the first is extra-special. I do like the little coin purse - such a happy one! I was looking for one for my backpack and this will fit the bill. Thanks for the offer of the book , but I am happy with what you sent. Right now I have nothing more to swap, but I might host another "Why Are You Keeping That Swap" and I will let you know if I do! Thank you so much!!!! Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: I received the envelope today :) I love everything in it, the deer, the cute little zip up bag, the marine paper items - thank you so much for angel-ing and setting up this swap with me! Have a nice day!
Comment: Thankyou so much for your Ad card journal, marliese! It's absolutely beautiful, you have put so much work into it. There are some really nice cards in there and you have given me some nice ideas for my next handmade journal :)
Comment: Dear Marliese, thanks so much 😊
My sister was excited like a child. ❤I asked her if these will be "useful", & she said, "of course, I will do "something-something " "
She wanted to thank you, I told her that I will.
This was fab & so much fun! I hope my swap will reach you soon too!
Comment: Wow! I got your swap today and it's LOVELY! I love every single thing you sent to me! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! Thank you so much! You really took care to see what I like and sent me such a beautiful swap!! Thank you 1000 times!! I would love to do another private swap with you! <3 <3 <3
Comment: Hello Marlies, I will thank you in english. I LOVE your very diverse package with so many gems. Even though we are both dutch, you did'nt need to worry, there were absolutely no doubles in the package. It is all completely new to me. How about that? Thank you â™¥
Thank you SO MUCH! I LOVE this envelope of goodies for my planner! The Flow Weekly is LOVELY <3 I am definitely going to have so much fun with this! Sending love and so much gratitude!!
Response: Well you had that coming Gabi, you're just such a wonderful swapper and host! Glad you like it! xx Marlies
Comment: A big thank you for a lovely parcel of goodie upon my return from visiting my mother in cape town who is in ICU. I'll have to go back and will put to good use all the very useful goodie in my stash. Many thanks!!
Comment: Thank you! Your package arrived in excellent condition. The gel medium worked great as a sealant! I'll have to buy some. I considered using modge podge on mine, but didn't because sometimes it dries tacky on me and other papers have stuck to it! Arg! But I love the gel medium as an alternative your collages have some very cool images where did you find them?!
Comment: Hallo Marlies, bedankt voor je kaartjes! Ik heb ze net ontvangen, bedankt voor de extra stickertjes, leuk! Ook gezellig dat er toch meer Nederlanders zijn dan ik verwachtte!
Natuurlijk krijg je van mij 5 sterren en een hartje voor het extraatje! Fijne dag verder!
Comment: Ooooooooooooo! I received this awesome package today and I am in love with everything! The toadstool paper is just awesome as are the envelopes and letter set. I can't wait to use everything - thank you so much for taking the time to pick such lovely things that you knew I would like so much :)
Comment: Oh wow! What a beautiful kit!! I was SO looking forward to this swap, it's so awesome!! Thank you for all the stickers, the washi tape, the clear stamps, the sticky pockets are so useful! I can't wait to put good use to the lovely papers and the rest of the planner goodies. Thank youuu!! The envelope and the way you packed everything is lovely! And the fact that it's a recycled envelope means so much to me! I'll make sure to reuse it once again hehe. Have a great day, and thanks for such a nice and thoughtful swap!
Comment: Wow, Marlies, this truly is a box of treasures! Thank you so much! I love the box and everything you included! It was so fun opening and exploring the contents of this little treasure chest. Thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you for all the cool stuff! I can't wait to try the tea and use these goodies in my projects. I've never seen adhesive kraft paper like this, and I'm looking forward to trying it out. Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely swap. I can't wait to use the typewriter stamp - it's so cool. I love the bag and the cookie cutters too. You wrapped everything so nicely too. Thank you! Happy Swapping!
Response: Yay, so glad it arrived safely! Glad you liked the presents! :) Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Now how did your package get to me so quickly when mine take so long to get to you!? Anyway, I LOVE this package and have had quite a good time going through it all. I love the robot stamps! Love this tiny mail (the brown paper package is precious) I'm glad you made a note to look for the real letter in the one envelope or I might not have looked. :-) And such a nice selection of book pages, love the children's book pages. I love also the local newspaper page! Tomaten soep is easy. :-) Sperziebonen not so easy! LOL! Thanks for a terrific swap, we'll have to do it again sometime!
Comment: Thank you very very much for the wonderful and gorgeous stamps!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ I truly loved them and just can't wait to start using them :)) clear stamps are not easily available in my country, so swapping makes my life much easier â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸
Comment: Thank you Marlies! My husband brought your package to hospital and I opened it happily when I had a bit of quiet time! I am so glad we did the swap together, thank you very much for the great fabric and the mushroom charm ( I love it!) and the fab copybook. I am certain I am forgetting sozmzetzhibg but I had such a traumatic 2 weeks I am exhausted. My daughter had major surgery and is feeling a lot better. It has been really stressful so it was great to receive something from the outside world xxxxðŸ˜€
Response: I am so glad you like it! Hope you and yr family are able to get some rest now! BTW, there's a TINY thing still on its way to you, nothing to get excited over though. ;-)
Comment: Hihi, bijna iedereen vind het de eerste paar keer een beetje eng om een kaart los op te sturen :-) Maar na een paar keer ben je er al aan gewend! Je kaart is helemaal heel aangekomen hoor. Alleen de onderkant had wel ietsje steviger gemogen. Bedankt voor je mooie originele kaart :-) Nog de beste wensen voor 2016!
Comment: Hello Marlies!
Thank you SO much for the amazing package you put together especially for me! I LOVE the Flow Magazine items SO very much! They are almost impossible for me to get!! <3
I love every single item you sent! It's all perfectly suited for my likes and my planner will look AMAZING!! Thank you so much! What a fantastic swap! <3
xo Merry Christmas!
Comment: OHHH!!!! What an awesome package of goodies!!! I love it all.!!..I have a project for every single thing!...I love the licorice and the tea too!!! You know it ! I love dotees and all of the little things will make beautiful dotees Thanks soooo much!!!
Comment: Wauw dankje voor de overvolle envelop.
Ik ben er erg blij mee :-)
Response: Fijn!! :D Ik hoop dat er geen strafport op zat. Op het laatste moment besloot ik dat Engelse tijdschrift er nog bij te doen, ik had het net uit en het heeft een hoog 'oud hout' gehalte vond ik. Dus ik dacht dat je het wel leuk zou vinden. :)
Comment: Thank you for the items. The envie was destroyed and i am not sure how many items you gave put inside. I have got the bookmark. The horse sticker and the tea bag note cards(?).
Response: Ahh that is so lame! I noticed it took a while to arrive, was starting to get worried. I am not 100% sure what else was in it. Wasn't my note inside anymore? I explained the connection to the words (reading, hot drink, etc.) I am pretty sure I sent one more thing, just can't remember what. I am so sorry the envelope was ruined! I always try to wrap things careful. Thanks for the heart though! <3
Comment: I love the ATC you made. It is wonderful!! I will have to look at it a long time to figure out how you did that!!! It is beautiful. And thanks for the extra goodies. Those will come in handy soon. :)
Comment: Thank you! I loved everything about this swap - your ATC, the little swap "card" (with the note on the back that I didn't see the first time I opened this yesterday!), the glittery heart stickers and stamp stickers in the glassine envie and to discover you went and bought a Postcrossing stamp especially for me to use on your envie! THANK YOU! A simple swap but full of extra touches. :)
Response: You are very welcome! Your profile was just so full of 'low hanging fruits', love being able to send extras like that! Thanks for the heart! xxM
Comment: Thank you so much! The bunny letter sets are really cute - I love the postcards, my favorite is the fairy tale one, and the gnome notebook is really cute too :-) the extra craft papers will be put to good use!
Response: I am really glad you were willing to do this swap with me. Thank you for the heart, Emily!
Comment: Dank je wel! Het boekje is erg leuk, zou hem zelf nooit kopen maar ik denk dat ik er wel wat leuks mee ga maken :)
En ja, t was moeilijk idd om dingen te vinden, had ik ook last van maar hopelijk heeft iedereen toch wat leuks ontvangen :)
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful envie! I absolutely LOVE everything. I'm already thinking of ways to use the HK fabric. The candy was yummy, my daughter ate most it :) lol. Thank you again I will definitely use everything.
Comment: thank you but a little unsure of the small pieces of fabric though doesnt look kawaii added - 'chill out' all i said was the small pieces of fabric dont look kawaii as they dont, i could of added that the stationery was all bent and creased as well but no i didnt - i was just doing an honest rating/comment !
Response: Honesty, sure. I can offend people every day by being honest.
I was really excited collecting all these things for you - stuff I regarded as my 'treasures'. In fact I eagerly checked in when I saw you rated because I thought you would really like it.
You make it sound like trash, and it makes me feel dumb and useless. I genuinely thought I was sending something nice. Sorry I cannot chill out over that.
Comment: First, I'm so sorry that it has taken so long for this rating. There's no excuse but I've been really depressed lately and just couldn't deal. sorry. But I LOVED the swap!!!! You put together such a wonderful assortment of goodies that seemed to never stop! I loved the felt star cut-outs and the coasters, lace, ribbon, gorgeous papers, silver stars, butterflies and everything else! Thank you so much! Have a Happy New Year! jen
Comment: I received your swap! I love the row house "The World is my Oyster" very clever! The back of the house is dated June 29th but I can't read the date of the envie at all. Either way it has arrived and I'm pleased! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for your patience, I am pleased as well!! xxM Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome vintage look coasters and paper pad! I love the cool pictures and yes, they really do look like they're from the '60s or early '70s - what a great find. The items you made were very creative!!
Response: Aww I am glad you like them! Thank you so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the really lovely ATC :) I love the image on it and all the well-thought details and itÂ´s so neatly made. Thank you also for the two extra images for me and the great letter. Lucky to have you as my partner!
Comment: oooh-what an envie full of found goodies you sent me! my bf was laughing as i opened it-yalling "there's stuff falling out all over the place"! lol! I know I will use every little pretty in there-and I appreiciate you sending stuff I cannot get here in the U.S! Thanks a bunch for everything-happy swapping! :)
Comment: Loved this package! Wow! I will post pics when I can get some natural lighting... been thunderstorms the past few days :(. Love all the little accessories & great job on the mini zine! All of my girls have riffled through the goods hehe. Thank you so much!... and I hope I sent you enough eek!
Response: I had to think very hard what 'ty' meant.
I am glad the ATC arrived. I worked very hard on it using multiple techniques and thought it was one of my best ones yet. I have to admit feeling kind of bummed about the two letter comment. But hey, no offense.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely items you send me. I loooove the little handbound book and woodgrain stickers!
I will blog about the items and your shop this afternoon (as soon as the light gets a bit better so I can make a good picture - for now it's still rainy in our little Holland ;)
Response: Thank you so much Lisette! Have a nice weekend!
Comment: =o I love the envelopes you sent! Especially the ones with the foreign (for me) language on them. =x - Thanks! n_n
Response: That's what I figured... It's Dutch. :) I am so glad you like them, it was harder than I thought! I had lots of nice magazine pages but they were not sturdy enough.
Thanks so much for the heart!! Hugs Marlies
Comment: Nice package! Thank you so much for so much ribbon in my fav' color! How wonderful and the tea is delicious. Just what I needed. I had a wonderful time swapping with you. Hope we can do it again soon.
Thank you again.
Response: Oh Janine, I'd love to do another swap with you! Thank you!
Comment: When the envelope arrived, I thought: "wow, that got here fast from the USA/Venezuela/China". Turns out that you're a fellow Dutchy (hoi!) :D
The card is great, I like it a whole big lot (and I don't mind the pink). Also the extras are very cool - I will make good use of that Superman comic page.
All in all: thanks!
Response: Small world, huh? Or did the bot match us on purpose... not sure. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Doeiii! ;-)