Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:07 am


Date Joined: May 27, 2021
Last Online: September 13, 2023
Birthday: May 4, 1980
Country: Sweden

About Me

I’m Anna, a 43 years old woman from Sweden. I had many penpals when growing up, then lost interest when becoming a teenager. Got back to it again a couple of years ago and found out about ”happy mail” and the lovely community of crafters online about the same time. Now I’m stuck!

Likes to read, take long walks (preferably in the forest), to cook (vegan), do yoga and to write letters and make happy mails to my penpals from all over the world. Has two kids living with me every other week.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts, like folders, pockets, emphera and envelopes. I love to reuse material or ”trash” and create something new. Washis, stickers and old books are also great things to use in crafts.

I love vintage (reprints are nice, but old authentic things are the best). I’m always searching fleamarkets for old books, papers, letters, tickets, postcards and more.

I get my inspiration to craft from watching tutorials on youtube and Instagram, but also from receiving happy mails from my talented penpals. Or by just sitting at my desk, folding some papers in different ways until a got something that I like. Mostly making things with a theme, but sometimes I just do a mix of different patterns, textures and shapes. Craftes with an audiobook as a company.

I’m in constant need of more paperglue, non-vintage ephemera and stamps, my scoreboard is called my darling (yes, I’m single), I can’t stop buying more washitapes, stickers and papers even do my craftsspace is filled with it.

The best crafts are the once done with love and without any pressure about being perfect ❤️


I read almost all genres, mostly in Swedish but some in English. My goal for 2023 is to read 100 books. The goal is a challenge for me, not a competition. I use goodreads and Instagram (anna_bokkonto) to keep track of the books I’ve read and to find new books to add to my never ending list of books I want to read.

About swaps

If I join a swap I will send my letter before the swap ends. If there is a delay that I know of, I will let you know. I had some problems with letters to and from UK since Brexit, letters to and from USA is sometimes really fast and sometimes it takes weeks…

I press sent in a swap as soon as I left the letter in a mailbox. In Sweden, mail can be sent from Monday-Friday, not during weekends. Incoming mail arrives only two-three times a week.

Please let me know if your waiting to get something from me or if there’s something wrong with shipping or the swap it self. If a swap is gone, I would love to try again and send you a new one.

I rate as soon as possible after getting the swap-letter and would love for you to do the same.


I’m allergic to scents from perfumes, so please don’t send any smelly stuff!!

Things that I’m not that in to:

• Plannerstickers (I got so many)

• Religious things/themes

• Black tea (I only drink roobius/red- or herbal tea)

• Food/candy that’s not vegan and with gluten in it (I’m a vegan that doesn’t eat gluten)

A-Z things I like

So, I’m gonna try to make a A-Z-list with things I like, since I think it helps me reading others when doing a swap.

A- avocado, animals, alphabet (letters),

B- books, butterflies, birds, bullet planner (but no more planner-stickers please, I got so many), botanical things, bearded dragons

C- collage, colours, cut out pictures from books/magazines/other,

D- die cuts (since I’m not able to do them myself in a fancy machine, he he),

E- envelopes, ephemera,

F- flowers, forest, flipbooks, fabrics,

G- glue,

H- handwriting, handmade papercrafts/items,

I- incoming mail,

J- junk journals, journaling,

K- kindness,

L- letters, libraries, old library cards, lace,

M- maps, mandalas, mail, mailboxes

N- nature,

O- old ephemera (tickets, notes, letters, ads, photos, bills, receipt and so on)

P- paper, puzzels, plants, patterns, paperfolding, pockets, pens,

Q- quotes (not religious once do),

R- reading, reused materials/things, ribbon,

S- stickers, scraps, stamps, snailmails, surprises (in mail, otherwise a big no), stickers, stationary, sheet music, swans,

T- trees, typewriters,

U- upcycled items,

V- vintage (things from before 1970), vegan,

W- washi (tape and stickers), words, waxseals,


Y- your own creations, I like to get inspired by other’s work

Z- zentangles,


Comment: Hi Anna - thank you for the gorgeous flower mail art envelope!! I love it! It's so colorful and I love the texture of the napkin on the back. I'm so glad you got inspired by my IG page. I love reading so much! It's such a great way to pass the time. I just followed you back on IG - I love making new friends that also love to read. :-)
Response: Thank you for the nice words ❤️
Comment: What a lovely card, note and ephemera. Thank you so very much.
Response: I’m happy that it arrived fast and safe. Thank you for the heart
hellojett rated for IFM: Scrap Envelope-August 2023 on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for all the scraps! I'm in another swap called Gluebook Challenge where we send scraps and then have to make a journal page out of them. I'm going to do that with the items you sent me :) So thanks for the creativity! I love the variety of items.
Response: I’m happy you liked it and your craftingplans sounds great!
Comment: I enjoyed this succulent vibes envelop very much!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I’m happy you liked it!
Comment: Hi ya, Thank you for the lovely swap and so many cool stamps on the envelope as well. Thank y ou 😸😸
Response: I’m happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the lovely items!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I’m happy you liked it!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the nice envie
Response: Wow, that was fast. I’m happy it arrived so fast and safe
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stationery and old photos on a nicely decorated envelope. I'm going to enjoy crafting with it all.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it ❤️
Lolcw rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #39 SPECIAL on May 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the goodies and the stamps!
Response: You’re welcome ❤️
yunasy rated for Private swap yunasy and annanymark on May 14, 2023
Comment: Oh wowowow! How exciting to get all this beautiful vintage Swedish epehemera! I'm going to have to get around to starting a junk journal, because these MUST go into it! The envelope is also so beautiful. I'll be keeping it!
Response: I’m happy it arrived fast and that you liked it! Just let me know if you’re in need of more, there’s alot more that I can send ❤️
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Recycle Your Mail (Art) on May 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful envelope! I am glad you enjoy the swap. It really is fun scavenging through mail to see what can be reused. I have loved the results! Love the stamps too. Thank you SO much.
Response: I’m so happy you liked it ❤️
Comment: Such a great swap and I love the stamps items you sent but most of all I love the stamps on the front of the envelope!! Thank you!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it!
Kittybob83 rated for VES: An Envelope of Ephemera on Apr 6, 2023
Comment: Hi Anna! Besides a frozen Christmas we haven't had any snow during our winter season and the weather is beautiful here right now. I hope by now the snow has past were you are! Thank you for another wonderful swap! So many really cool pieces!!
Response: Actually we got more snow this week 😱 I’m happy you liked the swap
Comment: Hello Anna 👋 WOW 🤩 thank you so much for this amazing swap! I was so excited to see your mail in my postbox. I really like how you decorated the envelope - a beautiful variety of really cool postage stamps & the washi, vintage paper etc. I really enjoyed reading your letter, thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself and your life ☺️ The vintage items you included were a wonderful treat, so thoughtful of you. They will be used in my future projects. I appreciate the effort you put into this swap for me ☺️ Take care
Response: Wow, thank you for the kind words. I’m so happy you liked it!
Comment: Thank you Anna for the nice items. I look forward to using them in my crafty adventures! Happy swapping, Annabelle xoxoxo 💌
Response: You’re welcome. I’m happy you liked it ❤️
Comment: Thanks for this great envelope of things! I especially love the handmade tag and the vintagey looking papers. Take care!
Response: I’m glad you liked it! ❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope of goodies to craft with. Aloha

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OrigamiGrace on Mar 9, 2023:


For the lovely notecards from my Feb wishlist at CPG! They are so cute!!

fbresnah on Mar 1, 2023:

Thank you so much for the stickers for the February CPG wish list I love them!

MuggleMom on Feb 28, 2023:

for all the vintage goodies you sent for my CPG Feb wishlist! They are inspiring some projects in my head!



Petaltea on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas!

TeaNi on Jun 1, 2022:

#thank you so much
for granting a CPG May wish for me with the friendly note and delightful assortment of ephemera surprises! xoo :)

BusyB on May 26, 2022:

Received your happy mail envie! Love the random goodies you sent and the lovely handmade pocket! I will be using in my journal for sure. ❤️ Thank for remembering me this month! An envie is on its way to you and I hope it gets there soon! CPG May wishlist

phillaine on May 20, 2022:

for the thoughtful birthday gifts you sent me for my May wish list. It means a lot to me that you clearly took the time to read through my profile and learn a little about me and what I like, and send special treats just for me. Thanks again, and have a lovely day! ♥

feverfawn on May 19, 2022:

I got the CPG wish you sent today and wow! Thank you so much! I noticed and was excited by all the stamps on the envelope right away and then the others you put inside! And your nice letter, book pages, postcard, stickers and more! Everything was very nice and so fun :) Thank you again!

theshyone on May 3, 2022:

Oh my goodness, you sent the most precious Envie of RANDOMNESS:)! Everything was so pretty, you were very generous <3 AND I would love to do a private swap with you, oh my goodness, would I?! Yes, yes I would, thanks for asking :D

carrotkate on Mar 11, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG wishes! The vintage papers were such a treat!!

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