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AnitaMac

AnitaMac
Date Joined: February 13, 2016
Last Online: October 15, 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.

Ratings

hibiscus rated for 7# color combo on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: Amazing... I am so impressed by the background and want to thank you for the note explaining your technique... love it and your composition.. so proud it's mine! Can't thank you enough for my little bit of Australia... I love this swap ...
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and the heart. I am over the moon that you like the ATC. I was worried that the background might look a bit too simple, although it's one of my favourite techniques.
HOLDENV84 rated for AS: Cooperatively fictional #2 on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for adding to the story! I love what you have written and the beautiful note card you wrote on.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Glad you liked my paragraph.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the card and ATC paper. Have fun at the wedding!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you. Theses are purrfect
Response: Glad they made it to you. Thank you for your rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.
raven rated for ATC Pointy Hats & Crowns on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: very creative work and I am proud to add yours to my collection...Thank you and also thank you for hosting a fun swap
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart. Glad you like the ATC.
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Response: Thank you for your rating and heart.
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Comment: That is odd that you received two. Guess I should do the same and send both in the next round.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Yes, it is odd that there were two. Must have been saved up. :)
wombatlady rated for Dragonfly ATC on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: The ATC is STUNNING and I love the extra backgrounds, too! Thank you so much!
Response: It's so good to hear that you liked the ATC and backgrounds. Thank you so much for your rating and the heart.
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Response: Thank you for rating.
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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.

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Comments

hibiscus on Oct 12, 2017:

Your orange and black color combo atc was so good I wanted to mention here ... this is one amazing work of art .. excellent technique...

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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