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SwedishMum

SwedishMum
Date Joined: July 19, 2009
Last Online: March 4, 2021
Birthday: April 24, 1969
Country: Sweden

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what I pledged

I will always send my swaps out in time - if you haven't recieved from me, please let me know.

When it comes to rating my partners, I do it the same day the packet arrive. If I am on vacation I will let you know and after I will rate as soon as I open the package up.

About Me

My name is Vivi, I was born 1969 and I live in a small town in Sweden together with my husband and our three teenagers. We love to spend time with friends and often have people over for a cup of coffee and tea. I don't drink coffee at all, but hubby does.

I collect postage stamps so if you are putting stamps on the envelope you will make me happy.

I love making ATC's. I haven't got many die cuts so mostly I am doing them all by hand: painting, cutting my own figures, use brads, ephemera and other stuff. I also like to paint the envelopes to make them more personal than an ordinary white one.

I love to decorate my calendar. Love to get new washitapes or stickers to make it nice.

My absolute favorite season/ holiday is Christmas. I simply LOVE the decorations, gifts and of course the Christian message. I would really love to go to US and see all the decorated houses.
Our family is also getting more and more into Halloween, even if it is not very common to celebrate in Sweden.

LIKES

  • Cardmaking/ scrapping supplies
  • Planner decorations
  • Stickers - planner, teacher, others but not childish ones
  • Washitape
  • Tea- I am addicted to black flavored teas
  • anything Christmas
  • Pink , red, black and blue
  • Angels
  • Candles
  • Pens
  • Books
  • Special things from other countries
  • Candy, but not dark chocolate please
  • Hershey's - yummy... barely exist in Sweden
  • Cookies - lots of them in USA and other countries don't exist here ¨
  • Crisps/chips
  • Hot chocolate
  • Beads - but no childish ones
  • US state map postcards - have a few and would like to collect the US states.
  • Lipsmackers

DISLIKES

  • Black currant
  • Coffee
  • Cigarettes - allergic

Favorite Crafts

  • ATC's
  • Planning/ Filofax A5
  • Scrapbooking
  • Cardmaking
  • Diamond painting
  • Quilling - newbie, but it is fun
  • Fuse Beads
  • Embroidery

Postage stamps

I started collecting stamps as a kid together with my father. When being a teenager and older I forgot about it, but a couple of years I decided to go on. I also got some of my fathers stamps then.

I'm not so much into stamps where there are more than 20 with same motive and different backgrounds. Have lots of those from my fathers collection.

I like most things and collect from countries from all over the world, but there are some things I like more than others:

Themes I like

  • Flowers
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Owls
  • Folklore, traditional things for a country
  • Cartoons
  • Musical

Postcards

I started to get into swapping postcards. I love to get postcards showing the place you live in, like state och town cards with famous builidings or local ones.

I also like the US state cards. Want to collect from all the 50 states, but so far I have got:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

Hot drinks

Tea
I simpelt LOVE Tea! I drink Black flavored teas or Earl Grey every day. Several cups, always make a whole pot för myself at home, at work I use teastrainers.

I prefer black, flavoured teas, like black fruity teas. I mostly drink tea from loose tea leaf, but when swapping I go with the guidelines. My absolute favourite is a tea I blend myself. I buy loose Earl Grey and green jasmine tea and mix them together. Makes a very nice tea!

Likes

If you swap teas with me I prefer black teas with:

  • fruits/ berries - like cherry, pear, strawberry, raspberry, mango etc.
  • blended with green - we have a nice cactus tea which is both green and black (loose tea)

Dislikes

  • Green teas
  • Rooibos
  • White teas
  • Herbal and decaf teas.

If I get one of those I mix them up with earl grey, so it will still be ok for me to get them...
But I prefer black tea.

Flavours I don't like:

  • Black currant
  • Spicy teas, like cinnamon
  • Orange, lemon

Collection of tea strainers:
Since I drink lots of loose tea I collect funny tea strainers. These are in both plastics and metal. So far I have got:

  • a man taking a bath in the teacup
  • a strawberry
  • a swan
  • a leaf
  • a heart
  • an owl
    and of course round ones.

Hot chocolate
I like hot chocolate, but we don't have many different brands in Sweden so I feel I can't take part in swaps for them...

Coffee
I don't drink coffee at all, but my hubby does, so if I get coffee for some reason I give it further to him...

Favorite Books

I am a fan of criminal novels and mystery books. I read a lot and simple love to try to figure out who was the murderer.
I also like books about tragic fates. It isn't amusing, but I sometimes likes to read these serious books.

Favorite authors:
Peter James
Torey Hayden
Louise Penny
Lisa Jewell
Mikael Ressem
Cathy Glass
Agatha Christie
Peter Robinson
Michael Connelly
Ninni Schulman
Carin Gerhardsen
Mariette Lindstein
Arnaldur Indridason

Ratings

belovedgypsygirl rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Mar 1, 2021
5
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Comment: Loved!!! I got this Sat!! Was having a bad day and your beautiful ATC made it all better. Thank you!!!
Response: Oh, thank you ! Thanks for the rating and the heart! It was very fun to make this ATC - The dotted paper was "right" for the dress....
kammy rated for Scrapbooking paper swap #1 on Feb 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks you for all his papers. I already have 2-3 creation with
Response: I am happy you can use the paper. I tried to get you a nkce mix. Thanks for the rating and the heart
5
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Comment: Thank you Vivi! I love everything! I will be able to use all of it! The owl diecuts are so cute thank you again, it’s all very me!
Response: I read in your profile about the owls, papers and tea. You say it is very you, it is also very me - so I put together some things from your profile and all things I like as well.... Thanks for the rating and heart
5
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Comment: Such beautiful papers, thank you
Response: I am happy you liked them! I tried to get different colours and patterns, a mix... Thanks for the rating and the heart
LinSoles rated for ESO: die cuts and/or punchouts swap on Jan 29, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely die cuts. Some are so delicate. Love them all. Also a nice touch the butterfly stamps on the envelope.
Response: Thank for the rating and the heart! I sent my favourite ones. Happy swapping
mary17 rated for My Fave Snacks #2 on Jan 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Wow, thanks for a great swap❤️, what a lovely mix of Swedish snacks. I’m enjoying trying new treats 😀, I love these types of swaps as it gives me the chance to try new snacks.
Response: That's exactly why I join these swaps too...me and my daughter watched a YouTube clip where irish people tried Swedish snacks and we sent the some of the ones they preferred, which are also our favourites. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping
CatAroo rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice ATC on Jan 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! This is an absolutely adorable dragonfly ATC. I love it, it has made me so happy! And thank you for the delicate die cuts! They're great!
Response: It was very fun to make it, so I am happy you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
neea1989 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC on Jan 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute bunny atc and the pile of extras! 🥰💜💖🧡💛
Response: I was so nervous it wouldn't get to you, since it was so long ago I sent it. I am vey happy you liked it, I thought it would be nice to the other card I sent you in another swap. Thanks for the rating and heart
Hoosfoos rated for AAA: Challenge #4 on Nov 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Great news! Your cute ATC FINALLY arrived!! This lockdown business really messed up our postal system in a big way. I hope that you are safe and well. Thank you so much for the little stamps and pretty paper, that Obelisk stamp is one of the cutest I have EVER seen, I love it!
Response: WOW! That one really took its time!! Sent out 1st of March... So happy it arrived, even more happy you liked it considering you have been waiting for it so long. Stay safe! Happy swapping
banjobraids rated for ATC Sender's Choice AUG on Sep 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mermaid in my favorite colors!!! I love the pearl embellishments in her hair. I love these paper cutouts too, they're so delicate. THANKS! :):):) Have a lovely day.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I am very happy you liked it. Happy swapping
Jeanb217 rated for Flowers & Lace ATC on Aug 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Very nice ATC! I like the colors. Thank you so much for the extras.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! It was a very fun ATC to make.
5
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Comment: Oh my, how cute! Thank you! 🥰💜
Response: I am very happy you liked it, because it was so fun to draw the foxes. I haven't drawn any before... Thanks for the rating and heart
Fullsteampowell rated for ATC: Sender's Choice on Jul 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the ATC, and really appreciate the extra treats. I think this is the first Swedish currency I’ve received. Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. It was very fun to make. Happy swapping
5
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Comment: Hi Vivi, Your happy and funny drawings on the envelope are SOOOO CUTE!!! :D :D :D love it! Thank you very much for the yummy tea bags, washi's, little cards, small butterflies and the pretty stamps on the envelope
Response: It was so fun to make. Started with the front and then we (me+daughter) decided the monsters should have an party on the yacht (back). When drawing the one shooting out of a bottle I realized when opening the flap it shoud land in the teacup on the front... Thanks gor the rating and the heart! Happy swapping
CheyanneB rated for AAA: SC June on Jul 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love it :) can’t wait to add it to my collection!
Response: OH Thanks for the nice words, the rating and heart! It was very fun to make
YooperHill rated for AAA: Bright Colours on Jul 9, 2020
5
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Comment: 6.23.20 PM’d me will be late. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I am sorry about not having sent in time. It had slipped between the seats in my car. Happy swapping
nanadiana rated for ATC for Beginners on Jun 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the 'Spring' ATC. It's very creative, love the colors. Thank you for the extras too. I have ideas for it all. I hope you are safe and staying healthy!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I love sending extras from my partners profile, so I am happy you alreadyknow what to make with them...
AZmom875 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Mar 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for making a sunflower card. Thanks also for the extra flowers and butteflies, I sure can use them up really fast.
Response: Yes, I read your profile and tried to make you something interpret from it.... Thanks for the rating and heart. Happy swapping
5
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Comment: Thank you for your note and pretty stickers. Hope, Health and Happiness to you and your family.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. I was a bit anxious for the stickers...if you would like them.... We don't have craft stores nearby, so I shop when I can and have a small stash.... I was ready to resend....
banjobraids rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Spring swap :) on Mar 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! The envelope was so creative with the clothes line blowing in the wind. The card is lovely as well as the stickers. Thank you! Hope you and your are all doing well. :):):)
Response: Thanks for the nice words, rating and heart! The envelope decoration was very fun to make. Hope you and your family are all fine

Rating Overview

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5.0000 269 15 16
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Comments

nannycat on Apr 24, 2020:

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I hope you have a great birthday ,from Tasmania.

thisismeAXiD on Apr 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

hibiscus on Apr 11, 2019:

The string and bead work on my wonderful atc is so very well made and just precious! I am so happy to now call it mine.. lovely work..

itsnobody on Jul 10, 2018:

Received the Teabags and Postcard tag today fron CALG. Just tried the Chai tea (never had one before) and I'm in love. will try tge other one in a few days. Also the postcard is so so beautiful! Thank you.

hazelwitch3 on Aug 19, 2015:

I love the butterfly jar card you made and sent me for the Postcards Not Storebought WTA. Thank you so much -- it's up on my bulletin board where I can enjoy looking at it.

Aletta74 on Feb 17, 2015:

Thank you for returning my homer bag!!!

tonewadventures on Apr 1, 2014:

Thank you for joining Easy ATC Swap #3

Happy Swapping!

MBrunt on Dec 26, 2013:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag!!!

catlingmex on Jul 8, 2013:

So kind of you to returm my homer stamp bag. Thank you!

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