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AnitaMac

AnitaMac
Date Joined: February 13, 2016
Last Online: December 17, 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

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Comment: Thank you for the cute and funny card!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Merry Christmas.
AZmom875 rated for Victorian Scrap on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I didn't even open the clear Ziploc baggie, I can see how cute they are. I hope to swap with you in the future.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. It's great to hear that you like the selection.
Hopes rated for NH: A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: I adore the kangaroos and koalas!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Response: Glad you like the card. Thank you for your rating and the heart. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: I think you and I should get together and do our Christmas trees, we both like the same thing - 🍾🍷 I’m dreaming of a white Christmas 🎀🎼🎼🎼🎼 ... 😁
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Enjoy decorating your tree.
kasa rated for NH: A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Liked your Aussie themed card with Aussie animals on it. I will be in Australia for Christmas this year. Merry Christmas to you.
Response: Thank you for rating. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Australia. Enjoy the season!
bombardiette rated for If you could turn back TIME on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely love this ATC!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful addition to my collection. xoxo
Response: It makes me very happy to hear that you liked the ATC. Thank you so much for your rating and the heart. Take care.
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Comment: Everyone deserves a rating. Even if the coordinator is rude and self righteous! I don't know why some people have to be so mean to others; especially without warning or explanation. If I receive your card, I will update this rating.
Response: Thank you for your rating. That is very kind of you, so I will fulfil my side of the swap.
sakura15 rated for AS: Cooperatively fictional #1 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me. Shall I create another swap of this in the AS group?
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. I wouldn't mind doing another round of this to pass on the stories.
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Comment: Oh my goodness did I ever laugh when I saw what you did with your tacky item. Great job.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Great to hear that you seem to have enjoyed the ATC!
CharlieChick86 rated for AS: ATC A-Z #1 (A) on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: I love this! I love all things Tim Holtz thank you so much
Response: I am pleased that you like my creation. It's always a bit of a risk using skeletons as focal points for swaps. Thank you very much for your rating and the heart.
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Comment: This book is beautiful. I'm very excited to add to it.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Hope you have fun adding to the book.
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Comment: Gorgeous and unique take on the TT item. Many thanks...I LOVE it.
Response: So glad that you like the ATC I made. Thank you for your rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards which I'll send on soon!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.
USAFwife rated for NH: Pocket Letters for Beginners on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Oh! My Goodness, this is such a treat! I loved your Pocket Letter, and the written letter as well. :) It was very nice to "meet" you. :) I haven't watched Doctor Blake, but I might check it out. I have a pen pal in Ballarat, so that might be interesting to "talk" to her about too. :) Thank you for joining the swap, and for the lovely Pocket Letter!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. So glad to hear that you liked the pocket letter. It was fun to put together. Thanks for hosting the swap. :)
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2017-October on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. The book sounds very interesting, I'm going to have to check it out. I had heard the title but had no idea what it was about.
Response: Thank you for your quick rating and the heart.
Lilpurplepig rated for Halloween atc Swap on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for a great ATC. I love it, it is a great piece of work. Halloween is a big deal here in the states and it is my favorite holiday that we celebrate. Haunted houses are so much fun to go to.
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and the heart. I am happy to hear that you like the ATC. Have a happy and spooky Halloween!
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. These are purrfect
Response: Glad they made it to you. Thank you for your rating and the heart.

Rating Overview

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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:

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