Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:10 pm


Date Joined: May 27, 2021
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: May 4, 1980
Country: Sweden

About Me

I’m Anna, a 42 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.

Currently I’m slowly getting back to work again after a long sickleave. I’m trying to get better by doing things that I like, crafting is one of them.

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 2022 is to read 140 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

New to swap-bot, but eager to learn more! If you would like to do a private swap, please let me know. I just learned that there are swaps to boost your rate, that doesn’t look good in your rates. I totally understand why, but as a newbie it’s hard to know. So, I hope you’re willing to give me a chance even do I participated in ”rate-boost-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.


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 themes/cards/other

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

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

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,

N- nature,

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

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



Z- zentangles,


Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail, I love how you recycled materials to make it!
roosje rated for ESO: lets get creative #2 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you so so much Anna, you send me an awesome swap! Well made, super creative and with great goodies! Thanks and happy summer!
Response: Thank you for you’re kind words ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the cool items! Looks like you did find some fun finds. I don’t mind the aged map at all. 😁
Response: I’m happy you liked it! Next one is on it’s way 😀
Lolcw rated for ESO: Happy Mail Profile Swap (July) on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it!
Response: I’m happy you liked it ❤️
Satorii rated for ESO: Paper stuffed blind envie #6 on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome selection of goodies. I really appreciate the effort you put in and thank you for your kind words :)
Response: I’m so happy that you liked it ❤️
Comment: Holy moly Anna! Your flip book was incredible, it took my breath away ♡♡♡ All the goodies were so thoughtful and precious. I loved how you incorporated the letter into the flip book! And you sewed it! It was all so beautiful (sigh) Thank you for asking me to do this swap with you! I cannot wait for you to see what I made for you. Hopefully you will get it soon :D
Response: I’m so happy that you liked it! Thank you for the kind words and for doing this swap with me ❤️
Comment: Hej Anna! Tack för det fina brevet! GIllar allt! ^^
Response: Härligt att höra! Tack för kommentaren och hjärtat.
itsnobody rated for Junk Journal Spring Theme on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you forrhis very beautiful decoration and tuck ins. Lovely
Response: ❤️
Comment: I love it, thank you!
Response: ❤️
Chaoscreations rated for Private ephemera swap. on Apr 23, 2022
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: Great envelope of fun goodies! I love it all! The little matchbox covers are my favorite!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it!
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #7 on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the card and letter, I'll write back soon!
Response: ❤️
lyssathemermaid rated for IS: Happy Mail #2 on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Anna, what a lovely envelope of goodies! Its always a pleasure getting mail from you :-) Thank you so much ❤️ I adore everything~ the vintage envelopes and the pep-talk stickers are so special to me! It also made me smile that many of the things i like are your favorites too! If you have any interest in doing a private swap sometime i would love to create some happy mail for you!
Response: Wow, I’m so happy that you liked it! Thank you for your kind words. I’ll get in touch with you about a private swap ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap! I am very excited to have some free time so I can use some of these amazing things in my journals!! Thank you so much, your kindness and generosity are very appreciated! I really love what you sent!!! xx
Response: Wow, you’re so kind. Happy crafting ❤️
Comment: Anna! I love everything so much! Thank you for sharing such amazing antique/vintage ephemera with me! To find something from Scandinavia here is almost impossible! I really appreciate these things and will take very good care of them!!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! There’s more where that came from, just let me know if there’s something you need.
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #6 on Feb 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I love the Jose Saramago postcard you wrote!
Response: Perfect match then 😀 have fun with crafting
Comment: Thank you! I got so excited when I opened the bag and saw my 5 things to use. This is going to be so much fun! :D
Response: I’m so happy you feel that way! Good luck and happy crafting
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of items. I appreciate the translations. :) Take care!
Response: I’m glad it arrived safe and that you liked it!
LavenderSprinkles rated for Decorated Envie & Note #10 on Jan 27, 2022
Comment: Received it today and enjoyed the desserts on the outer envelope. The enclosures are nice also and food themed. Thanks for the swap.
Response: I’m so happy that it finally arrived and that you liked it!
LiisaS rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #5 on Jan 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cool extras! I'm really excited to send the final card to its owner! :)
Response: Have fun when finishing the postcard ❤️

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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!!

bpl76 on Feb 2, 2022:

WOW thank you for my CPG wish you made my day perfect Thank you

LadyJo on Jan 24, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG January wishes of all things floral! The postcards you sent are perfect along with the other items! I hope you are doing well and stay warm this winter! All the Best!

loveretro on Jan 21, 2022:


Dear Anna, thank you so much for the CPG January wishes Happy mail ! Love everything ! Always a delight to receive mail from you ! Have a nice weekend ! Monique x

loveretro on Jan 4, 2022:

glad it arrived, Anna! I was a little worried it would have been lost during the holiday season ! Best wishes for the New Year 2022 ! ❤️ ny

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