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AnitaMac

AnitaMac
Date Joined: February 13, 2016
Last Online: March 24, 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

angeliccat15 rated for Travelling Letter #5 on Mar 21, 2017
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Comment: Well done! LOL! I used the same kind of backing on my ATC.
Response: Good to hear that the ATC arrived safely. Thank you for your rating and the heart.
CharlieChick86 rated for Vintage Lovers ATC swap on Mar 1, 2017
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Comment: Loved you work, the crackle mediam is somthing iv always wanted to try!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. It's so good to hear that you liked the ATC.
neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #35 on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: absolutely gorgeous cards, thanks so much
Response: Thank you so much for rating and the heart. Glad you like the cards. :)
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Comment: Lovely painted heart card - I think the limey green is a perfect accent. And you sent a coordinating heart pc and the wonderful Aussie tea - thank you!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the ♥. I'm happy to hear that it all got to you safely. Take care.
KathyB rated for Interest me no. 44 on Feb 22, 2017
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JINANNE rated for Interest me no. 44 on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: You sweet swapper----a PC, a little book review, book pages to peruse, and tea for the journey! Thanks, Anita...you're an A+ swap friend. Hearts and hugs with hopes we swap again...jinanne
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and heart. Glad you liked what I sent. :)
Artbysonya rated for AUSSIE ATC Beach theme on Feb 13, 2017
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Comment: Thankyou Anita for the lovely beach ATC, it's lovely. I really appreciate the effort put in and the wonderful postcard you sent as well.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. This is the quickest rating I have ever had. :) Take care.
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Comment: Great book! Thank you!
Response: Good to hear that it arrived safely. Thank you for your rating and the heart.
chendaleh rated for 10 Books I want to read on Feb 9, 2017
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Response: Thank you for the ♥ and your rating.
Karmi53 rated for Bookpage/ Valentine on Feb 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc l do like the heart very well done and thanks for the extras too take care
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating and the ♥. Take care.
Wildchild rated for 10 Books I want to read on Feb 8, 2017
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Comment: Looking forward to reading one or two of those. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the heart and your rating.
sweetgypsy rated for AO: ATC with a Face on Jan 30, 2017
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Comment: Love everything about this ATC! Thank you so much. :)
Response: Glad you liked it. It was a fun project. Thank you for the heart and your rating.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. It was great to read about where you live and see the pics. x
Response: Thank you for your rating. It was a fun swap.
chendaleh rated for Where we live photo swap-email on Jan 28, 2017
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Comment: Cool photos!! Thank you!! The candle arch seems amazing!
Response: Thank you for your rating and ♥.
honeya9705 rated for Where we live photo swap-email on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: I loved looking at your pictures I don't know If I could walk that hill often. I hate walking up the stairs to my apartment on the 3rd floor. lol
Response: I'm happy that you like the photos. I think I'm better off than you, though. When I don't feel like walking, I can drive down to the post office. It would be difficult taking a car up the stairs to your apartment, though. :) Thank you so much for your rating and the heart.
CharlieChick86 rated for Colour theme Swap JANUARY on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for my goodies, they will definitely come into good use 😊
Response: So glad that you liked the goodies. Hope you'll have fun using them! Thank you for your rating and the heart.
rebeccag1986 rated for Card Making Challenge #34 on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for your rating and the ♥.
ambleroad rated for Where we live photo swap-email on Jan 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading about where you live a lot, loved all the interesting details and stories about the town going ons.And I have always wanted to visit the Nuremberg Christmas Market, how cool that you are from there! I also love Christmas, and that is a beautiful candle arch. It was lovely to read you, thank you! :)
Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed my email and the photos. Thank you for your rating and the heart. I hope that you will get the chance to visit the Nuremberg Christmas Market one day. Take care and all the best.
jaimierandolph rated for 10 Books I want to read on Jan 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing with me!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart.

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Comments

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:

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