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Date Joined: March 8, 2018
Last Online: August 16, 2020
Birthday: May 10
Country: Finland
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About Me


I'm Mervi, 30+, woman, from Finland. I'm a nurse, and working in the local hospital, I take care of patients who are in the palliative/terminal care, and it is just what I want to do.

People have described me to be a kind, sensitive, friendly, honest, caring, and conscientious person.

My likes / wishlist / hobbies

A - animals, adult colouring, ATCs, amigurumis, address labels with my details on them, anime,

B - bullet journaling, butterflies, baby-animals (especially the cute ones), birds (especially the small colourful ones), berries, buttons (cute ones), books, bookmarks, brads,

C - cats (I love everything related to cats, it is my favourite animal. I have 2 cats: Jeppe and Simba), crocheting, clear stamps, chocolate, candies, Christmas, calligraphy, cute things, crocheted things, cat toys for my cats, cookies,

D - dragons, day dreaming, die cuts,

E - embellishements, emphemera,

F - friends, flowers, fantasy, fairies, fairy tales, flamingos, forest wild animals, fruits, fabric (which I could use in making ATCs),

G - geocaching, greeting cards, giraffs, Gorjuss,

H - happy mails, hot chocolate, Harry Potter, Hobbit, hedgehogs, handmade things, hearts,

I - ice cream,

J - Jeppe (my cat), journaling, joy,

K - kangaroos, koalas, kawaii, knitted things,

L - letters, letter papers, letter sets, Lord of the Rings, ladybirds, learning new things,

M - mail days, mango fruit, mail art, music, mermaids, Manekineko,

N - notecards, Narnia, notebooks, nature,

O - owls, old book pages (I will use them in papercrafts),

P - penpalling, papercrafts,photographing, postcrossing, postcards (I prefer to receive them "naked"/written & stamped, but if you want it is always fine to send them in envelope, too), pocket letters, purple colour (it is my favourite colour!), pens, paperclips (cute ones), polar bears, pinquins,

Q - quotes,

R - reading books, rubber stamp, ribbons,

S - snail mail, summertime, Sun, Simba (my cat), swap-bot :) , stickers, surprises, sheeps, stationeries, sequins, stamped images, smile, swimming, socks (I love cute colorful socks, my size is about EU 39, US 8½, UK 6½), sudoku, Studio Ghibli, seahorse, stencils,

T - tea (my favourite teas are fruit and berry flavours, but I'm always open to try new ones), travelling, Totoro, teddy bears, turtles,

U - unicorns,

V - vintage style things,

W - washi tapes,

X -

Y -

Z - zoo, zentangling,

I'm collecting:

  • ATCs

  • Postage stamps of cats

  • Postage stamps of Postcrossing

  • Coins from different countries

  • Postcards with the picture of violin

  • Black & white postcards with the picture of cat(s)

  • Maxicards (postcards which has a special postage stamp and cancellation on the picture-side of the postcard). For example like this:

Please, don't feel pressure to send me things I collect. I love all kinds of happy mail, so feel free to send me what you want in swaps!

My Dislikes

  • smell of smoke/cigarettes
  • coffee (but I still drink it sometimes, especially in the night shifts at work, but only because it helps me to keep awake)
  • Spiders
  • Snakes
  • Glittering which go everywhere! (But if glittering is very well clued and don't make mess, then it is perfectly fine!)

Favorite Crafts

Right now I like for example:
- ATCs
- pocket letters
- mail art / envelope art
- crocheting
- papercrafts
- rubber stamping
- bullet journaling
- adult colouring
- mixed media
- I'm always ready to try something new, and learn new things! For example calligraphy writing is thing I would like to learn more


I don't have any allergies at all, so you don't have to stress about it. Yay!

You can trust me!

I always...

...send my swaps as soon as possible, because I know international mails can travel long time, and I want you to receive my swap soon.

...click the link of "sent" after I have actually mailed my swaps

...check the weight of my envelopes to make sure I put enough postage stamps on it

...double-check the reguirements of the swap to make sure I send everything I need to send in swaps

...rate received swaps in the same day when I received them (or as soon as possible when coming back home from travelling for example)

...write a little note to my personal notebook every swaps I have joined, so I can be organized what I have made, sent, received etc.

...contact/send messages to my swap partner before rating down, if there is any problems

...want to make you smile and happy!

So, please, contact me easily if there's any concerns or problems! I really would like to make you happy, so I'm ready to re-send, if my swaps gone lost while travelling or something else happened. Just let me know.

Happy swapping!

My Language Skills

I can speak and write well Finnish and English, but I also underestand (with the help of dictionary) Swedish and French. So, if you speak these languages, feel free to write me with it. Oh, and I have also studied one course of Finnish sign language some years ago, but unfortunately I have forgotten quite lot because the lack of use of it, but learning was really fun.

Flakers :(

From these persons I have never received the swap. I have sent messages, but they are still unread, or not answered.

@TexasKittySprinkles (Easter Card & Flat Surprise INT). March 2018. -> the coordinator angeled this swap.
@Kekedanial1 (B&W postcard swap 15), March 2018. -> the coordinator angeled this swap.
@krissyhead1990 (Birthday in May - postcard swap). April 2018. User is partially suspended.
@vizzzzz (Theme: Tea Time/Favorite Tea), March 2018. -> the coordinator angeled this swap.
@LittleButterfly (Quick Happy Mail - Europe only), April 2018
@Bridgette (FTLOC#1: Mini Pocket Letter Halloween Theme). October 2018. User is partially suspended.


Comment: Thank you for the swap.
MBakker rated for HD/HP Cat ATC on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful atc. Love the cat! Xx Monique
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you like my ATC!
brumby3 rated for FTLOC#1: Pocket Letter - Easter on Apr 28, 2019
Comment: Hi Mervi, I received your Pocket Letter today! Thank you so much, I really love it. I enjoyed reading your letter especially - your handwriting is so neat!! I also love that you wrote the weather/temperature at the top of your letter on the day the letter was written. Thanks for the great swap. Happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: I'm glad you like my pocket letter. I had fun time while making it. You are so welcome!
Comment: This arrives with me yesterday, lovely little card. Its so cute and colourful, thank you so much for sending this to me.
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: That was a most adorable Cat-unicorn, and would be thrilled to get cards from you in future swaps.
Response: I'm glad you like it. You are welcome!
Comment: Nice done, cant wait to try mumitroll tea
Response: I hope you like teas :)
Comment: So very sorry! I thought that I had already rated! Sometimes I am such a bonehead!
Response: Thanks for the rate!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Art journal on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Amacing, beautiful , lovely are the words I like to use on this ond. Thank you for doing this swap, and the cat postit was cute
Response: You are welcome!
elflady rated for Handmade Gorjuss Christmas Postcard on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Gorjuss Xmas postcard.I am super pleased with it . Have a great Xmas and a healthy and creative 2019. Warm hugs elflady
Response: You are welcome! Happy New Year!
nnair rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - No Paper on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Amazing PL! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you like it.
Comment: Woooohoooo! Thank you!!! Your package should arrive before Christmas (I hope)!
Response: You are so welcome! Happy Holidays!
reauk rated for Moomin Tea, Happy Mail, reauk&manme on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail and for hosting this fabulous swap if you ever want to do a happy swap please pm we can’t get moomin tea over here
Response: You are so welcome!
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful butterflies!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much it will hang in my craft room untill after Christmas and then in the binder. This is my first pl ever for Christmas and I love it
Response: I'm happy to hear you like the mini pocket letter I made. You are welcome!
elflady rated for ATC - Gorjuss #1 ♥ on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: I am so thrilled to receive your Gorjuss ATC. What a great effort also thanks for the extras. elflady
Response: I'm glad you like my ATC. You are so welcome!
abshanghai rated for Artist trading Coin-Winter on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATcoins! Love them and the stamps, too!
Response: I’m glad you like them. You are welcome!
paperlover rated for Artist trading Coin-Winter on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful coins.
Response: You are welcome!
Johannag11 rated for Stamped Images - Newbie friendly on Nov 10, 2018
HannahsMommy07 rated for Art Journal Page on Nov 9, 2018
aero rated for Stamped Images - Newbie friendly on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for those lovely images!
Response: You are welcome!

Rating Overview

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Itti on Jun 27, 2019:

Hi, I saw you like dragons and turtles so I sent you an invite to the Scales 'n' Tails group!

CurlyTea on May 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

reauk on Dec 5, 2018:

Thanks so much mervi @manme For the lovely rak Christmas card and moomin tea 🍵 And stickers I love the Christmas gnomes on your envelope And snow queen Christmas card loved it all Group Angels And Raks

LunaMarrs on May 11, 2018:

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'You are enough just as you are' -Meghan Markle

-Make my day #3

isabellasnow on May 11, 2018:


WintersGift on May 10, 2018:


“The self is made, not given.” ―Barbara Myerhoff

Make My Day #3 - sorry for 2 of these, I misunderstood what to post.

satinification on May 10, 2018:


“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.” ~ Alexandre Dumas

*Make my day #3

WintersGift on May 10, 2018:

Make My Day Inspiration

Make My Day #3 Swap

annim on May 1, 2018:

Make My Day swap

What matters most is how you see yourself.

annim on May 1, 2018:

What matters most is how you see yourself

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