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AnitaMac

AnitaMac
Date Joined: February 13, 2016
Last Online: August 18, 2017
Birthday: June 2
Country: Australia
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About Me

Married without children, working part-time and also doing part-time study, I don't have enough time to do all the things I would like to do and am interested in. But I suppose it is just about setting priorities, so I am forever prioritising. Unfortunately, the housework often draws the shortest straw.

I live in the beautiful Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia and am so glad that life brought me here. It is very different from where I grew up in Germany.

The things I try to find time for are reading, photography, writing letters, baking and different types of crafts.

I used to spend a lot of time knitting and cross stitching, but I haven't been a very active knitter/stitcher for the past few years. I also tried beading and making jewellery, which I enjoyed a lot.

I love anything connected to snail mail, letter writing and postcards. I also enjoy stamps although I wouldn't call myself a serious collector. But I am always happy when snail mail comes with a beautiful stamp on it. I am hopeless at email. I just spend so much time in front of a computer at work that I don't want to have to do it in my spare time as well. And emails do get lost in all the other rubbish that comes to my inbox. But I think email and the internet is great for researching, shopping, learning about things and keeping up to date with what is going on. So I wouldn't want to live without it.

Favorite Crafts

Cardmaking and creating ATC's are my latest addiction. I like stamping and working with watercolours, although I am by no means a talented painter. I enjoy playing around a bit, and often the result is a little underwhelming. But occasionally I'm quite pleased with how things turn out.

This year (2016) my aim is to enter all the ATC swaps that are hosted by Darkroom Door (a company that produces great stamps) and take on all the 'challenges' or prompts as best as I can.

I love black & white and vintage postcards and photos, and while I have collected those that I came across and could lay my hands on, I have not used them in any of my projects, yet. But the plan to display them in some kind of form is there, in the back of my mind.

I also like Art Deco and Art Nouveau design and elements - another one of my latest obsessions. It's great that certain things are either timeless or seem to making a come back now and then.

When previously asked, I would say that my favourite colour is yellow. However, it really depends on what the colour is for. I love purples, blues, turquoise and even bright pink, orange and red when I'm crafting, as well as the more muted tones.

Favorite Books

As I love lists and challenges, I am currently reading my way through all of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels in the order of their publication. I am about halfway through the list, as I need to break up the routine a bit.

Books are great and I will give many genres a go if the topic or synopsis can catch my attention. Some of my favourite books I can think of are Thomas Mann's 'Buddenbrooks', Daniel Kehlmann's 'Measuring the World' (which also happens to be a great movie) and Markus Zusak's 'The Book Thief'.

I recently read 'The Martian' after having seen the movie, and I though both were very captivating.

Favorite Movies

Living in a country area, I don't get to go to the movies as often as I used to. Apart from the movie adaptations of the books mentioned above, I also don't mind watching animated movies (children's movies, in other words). The Minions were great.

What else? The Guard, In Bruges, Going Postal, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, A Film With Me In It... (I like a good laugh)

What not to send...

Please do not send any food, plant material (tea, bark, seeds) or animal products (feathers, fur, bone) as they may not make it through customs and quarantine inspection.

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Comment: What were the odds, indeed! It's great to be able to take a sneak peek at my own traveling book: I thought it had got lost ! I have yet to try Distress oxide inks: from the look of your background, I might just have to, it's great 😉 Summer is coming to an end around here: it's back to school for us next Monday and the weather has already cooled down quite a bit. But we still have some holidays to look forward to before the winter. Hope to swap with you again soon!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and heart. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your holidays and hope that you will get some more sunny days before the cold and dark days set in. We are getting a glimpse of spring this weekend and I will have to do some gardening work. :) Take care!
petaluda rated for Mystery Q&A - 50 on Aug 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much Anita, for the interesting answers and for the beautiful post card :)
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. :)
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Comment: Love the maxicard, thank you! I'm not a gardener myself but I love orchids. :)
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart. Good to hear that you like the card I chose.
CharlieChick86 rated for AS: ATC swap: Blue on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC, I love it
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.
lukeyduke rated for Book page atc swap on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Really cool card! I love the background technique also
Response: So happy you liked the card. Thanks for the great rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the extras!! Have an amazing day!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for passing on this postcard and pretty paper. I'm curious when we'll start to see postcards heading home too, I'm sure it will be soon.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.
nannycat rated for AS Group: Floral themed ATC on Jun 27, 2017
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Comment: thank you Anita for the very lovely atc love the paints that you used the distress oxides are great to use,the post card and the card with the wild flowers is beautiful and thank you for the stamped flowers ,loved all of it .lol Wendy
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart. So glad that you liked the ATC.
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Comment: Thanks for the nice Seekers maxicard, Anita. Yes, nice to meet another Aussie swapper. You virtually live only 'up the road' from me! (In country miles.)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. It's great when the mail doesn't take too long to get to its destination.
KeriandtheFlock rated for ATC Found Image Swap #2 on Jun 16, 2017
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Comment: The ATCs have arrived! Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and the heart. Good to hear that they have arrived safely.
mamalynn rated for All about your Rubber Stamp on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Wow Anita, what a super cute ATC! I love it..love the Gorjuss girls and you did a great job using this stamp on the ATC. Thank you! Thank you also for the extra stamped image, looking forward to use it!
Response: Glad you like the ATC. Thank you so much for your rating and the ♥. Take care.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute birthday card. I'm so very sorry that I'm so late rating you. I was cleaning around my computer and here it was ----OH, NO !! My birthday will be here in 2 days. No big plans just out to dinner. Getting so many cards from swaps, is celebrating enough for me. Thanks again.
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart. Hope you had a great day and enjoyed your dinner.
Shellybelle rated for Fill My Stocking MAY on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: Hi Anita, received my gift today 😁 Can't wait for Xmas so I can open it!! Thank you so much ❤️🌲🌲
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Great that the package made its way to you. Hope you will like it.
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Comment: What a beautiful envelope! Thank you Anita.
Response: Thank you for your rating. Glad you liked the envie.
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Response: Thanks for your rating.
CharlieChick86 rated for Fill My Stocking ~~~ April on May 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for you pressie, :)
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Take care. :)
abrown00 rated for Interest me No. 46 on May 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the letter & the book looks interesting
Response: Thank you for your rating. I'm still planning to finish the book, although it's slow progress. :)
wittmert rated for Interest me No. 46 on May 15, 2017
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Comment: Good luck with the book!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Still going with the book. Take care.
Eudaimonia rated for Reading Challenge 2017-April on Apr 30, 2017
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Comment: Hi there, thank you for your honesty. The thing you wrote about the book made me really looking forward to reading it myself. But I must admit that so many pages scares me off a bit. Have a good day, would be Nice to swap meet you again
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Still reading the book. :)

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Comments

sakura15 on Aug 1, 2017:

Hello!

I just wanted to pop by and say thank you for being part of my group Australasian Swappers!

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CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

Hapy slightly belated Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:

spring

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