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Date Joined: March 11, 2014
Last Online: May 14, 2016

Country: Switzerland

About Me

Hello. My name's Anna and I live in Switzerland with my husband Peter. I speak Italian, English and German. I enjoy cooking and baking, preparing all my meals from scratch. I don't believe in packed stuff. I am an avid reader. I own an extensive library with 6000+ real books (paperbacks and hardcovers, that is) which are my pride and joy. And yes, I also own a very old eBook reader but nothing beats a real book, in my humble opinion. Very much into biographies (recently into a Coco Chanel kick...), I adore classics (Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, the adorable Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain) and get tutti-frutti with light historical romantic novels (a few of my fave authors are Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Mary Balogh, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Liz Carlyle, Suzanne Enoch....). Basically, I need to read as much as I need my food. Not an expert by any stretch of the imagination but I relax with crochet and knitting. I especially enjoy crocheting baskets and cosies. Amigurumi is my next project. I like some TV and when I am in the mood, I watch quality dramas, back to back. I admit I like "Come Dine With Me" and any food-related programs, especially if on the BBC. I don't practise any sports but a daily 90-minutes brisk walk to keep me fit. I play Chess, Backgammon and love, love, love cards especially Rummy and with the Italian deck I enjoy playing briscola, scopa & rubamazzo.

Favorite Music

I love musicals and appreciate some Opera as well (Rigoletto.... sigh!). On a lighter note, I enjoy 60's Oldies and 80's Brit Pop. When I take my walks, I need something to keep me up so AC/DC rock my world. I have seen them live only 5 times but are amongst my most treasured memories. David Garrett inspires me. I know, I know... he is handsome but, oh my, his cover of "Master of Puppets" ** swoon ** I don't care much for the current artists. I don't get all the excitement for hip hop and similar noises. Apologies to those who appreciate the style - it simply doesn't do a thing for me.

Favorite Movies

Going to the cinema is another interest. I can't pick a favourite movie - too many to mention, actually, and of different genres. Lately, I went to see "Frozen" - 12 times. I have a problem and that it called Disney. To cut a long story short, I adore animation movies. My heart is equally divided between Disney and the art of Miyazaki. Anime are my not-so-secret indulgence. Back to movies with real people in, well... I like rom-coms but find that the classics (again...) never let you down. Anything is special with Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Lizzie (Taylor), Richard Burton... starring in. On a more contemporary view, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler are fine actors. Nope, I haven't forgotten Johnny Depp but he is something else entirely, isn't he?

Favorite Television

Don't watch much of it but when I do, I enjoy documentaries and food shows. Awww, I also like sit-coms and lately hubby and I re-watched "Vicious" - oh.my.God! Who doesn't like Ian and Derek on the same stage??? ;) I collect tv stuff on DVD though. I like retro shows like "Bewitched", "I love Lucy", "Father Brown", "I dream of Jeanie", etc... This reminds me that I need to complete an order on Amazon... YouTube.... yes, I watch stuff on there too. Random makeup tutorials and anything junk journaling related.


...... To end this little intro, I gotta say that I like swaps but feel a bit overwhelmed by the many possibilities offered here. At the moment, I only swap friendship booklets (FBs) and slams (questions and sign ifs) but that doesn't mean that I will not try other stuff. I am learning to junk journal and would like to try ATCs. I love rubberstamps and acrylics so, perhaps I can do something. Hand-drawing is definitely not my forte but I used to do some mail art...

I might update this profile in the times to come but for now, that pretty much sums up my boring self. Cheers! :)

Things I swap...

Friendship Books
Slams (preferably questions, sign ifs and choose ones)
washi tape samples
pretty stationery (sheets only, no full pads)

Things I like

Anime (esp. the genres : Comedy [shonen], Love & Romance [shojo], a few Historicals) and all the fantastic masterpieces created by Miyazaki
anything Victorian-themed
steampunk art
the Regency Era
fashion (... but I'm not a victim!)
baby monkeys
bear cubs
baking books (small leaflets are fine too – in Italiano, English, Deutsch & Français)
bread recipes (cut out from magazines or even photocopied/scanned from vintage books)
jam labels (yes, the ones they stick on the jar, LOL!)
postcards (free, ad, handmade and cute welcome but NO viewcards as I stopped collecting them long ago)
handmade envelopes (I don’t mind recycling paper, really)
rubber stamps (wood mounted, foam, clingy)
old keys
washi tape
crochet (incl. amigurumi) & knitting patterns
quotes and proverbs
fountain pens
glittery pens
ATC cards
tea (I like all sorts really even if my very faves are black teas, especially Darjeeling and Lapsang Souchong which I drink to accompany savoury snacks. For brekkie, when not having a cappuccino, I enjoy a cup or two of English Breakfast. Fave brand is the one by Fortnum & Mason)
coffee (instant is okay but the best is the Italian brand Lavazza brewed with the moka machine my parents gave me :) )
silver jewellery
daisies (dried-up, stamped images, themed notepads, you name it…)
Santoro's Gorjuss design

Please do not send me...

Food of any kind (cookies, candies, chewing gums, etc...) as I only swap properly sealed teabags
Makeup / hand creams / body lotions and washes (I only use organic products and am happy with what I find in my country)
Religious and Politics related stuff
Post-It notes (unless kawaii)




Not being able to participate to swaps at the moment due to family reasons. (November 2014). I'll be back as soon as possible.


Brownie rated for ATC Senders Choice #5 on Jul 10, 2014
Momskii rated for Random Acts of Happiness: Round 2 on Jun 19, 2014
Comment: sorry for the late rating
slamophile rated for Slams #20 on Jun 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much. Happy slammin'.
Comment: Thanks for the quotes and all the lovely images! I will definitely put them to use!
ilyak rated for Random Acts of Happiness: Round 2 on Jun 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the swap and all the little extras and I'm soo happy you liked my 100 question swaps!!!
JenniDij rated for Washi Tape Samples!! #1 on Jun 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you :)
sayyhaaa rated for 100 Random Questions! on May 31, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the genuine answers. I am entertained. My reply to you is making its way
lartisteaffame rated for Easy ATC Swap #7 on May 28, 2014
Comment: Wow! Thank you SO much for the two beautiful atc's, and adorable Chococat note-papers. ;w; ♡ Everything was so cute and perfect. You did a wonderful job of illustrating the kind of stuff I like/am interested in. I also must mention how gorgeous your handwriting is, I couldn't help but admire it. I almost thought it was typed it was so perfect! Anyways, thanks again for the wonderful package, and I hope you're having a good week! :D ♡ xoxo Kat ♡
Comment: Thanks for resending :) I love the papers, notecards and sticker sheet :) Hugs & xoxo.
theinkyfrog rated for QUICK ATC swap #144 on May 24, 2014
Comment: I received my ATC in the mail today. I love the washi you sent with it. Thank you!
LunaMoody rated for Black and White ATC on May 24, 2014
Comment: Love it...thank you.... your so lucky to be able to travel... I've been no where myself : ( ...thanks again have a safe trip : )
AdeKwaat rated for Paper destash #2 on May 22, 2014
Comment: Thanks a lot for everything Anna it was just awesome, I appreciated everything especially the prints & the notes paper, it's gonna be useful for my future crafts thankkkks !! xx
Response: Hello Adélaïde. I'm so so so happy you liked my selection and you're most welcome for it - enjoy the papers and all. Thank you very much for your rating and heart! :)
Poppy89408 rated for Small Junk Journal Goodies on May 19, 2014
Comment: Wow what lovely goodies!! Thank you so much!! Happy swaping
Response: Hello. I'm so happy you liked all and you're most welcome for it. Happy swapping to you too and thank you so very much for your rating and heart! :)
Comment: Thank you veryyyy much for your package!! All FBs are cute! And thanks for the Diddl sheets you enclosed for me as well!! They are rare items and I loveeeeee them!!
Response: You're most welcome. I am so happy you liked all. I thank you very much for your rating and heart - you made my day! :)
Comment: Thank you! lovely FBs! xx
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart Gabi. I'm so happy you liked my fbs! :)
notme78 rated for QUICK ATC swap #143 on May 13, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the atc and the notecard.
Response: You're most welcome! :)
Comment: thanks for the FBs and the super cute extras :)) Hugs from Germany xx Nika <3
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. I'm so happy you liked my mail. :)
xraznskinnerx rated for Easy ATC Swap #5 on May 7, 2014
Comment: Thank you fit the atcs
Response: You're most welcome! :)
msmeyers rated for Any ATC Senders Choice #3 on May 5, 2014
Comment: I really like how you incorporated text in the background and an owl. Thank you for this cute atc.
Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. I am still quite new to ATCs and am trying to learn how to be more creative. I am so happy you like the owl and the text background. I love words and rubber stamps. I am pleased you liked my card and you are most welcome for it!!! :)
KatShakKreations rated for Once Upon A Time...and Now on May 3, 2014
Comment: Enjoyed your answers and I especially enjoyed the little bunny you added.
Response: You're most welcome! :) Yes, the bunny is cute, isn't he? I love ashii art. ;)

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Wickett6029 on Jun 17, 2014:

I haven't forgotten you, Anna dear...work is hectic as this is our busiest time of year with everyone taking vacation.....hope to catch up with you soon!! Hope life is going grand for you :) <3

HeideC on Apr 19, 2014:

Hello Anna! I received the little charms today, they are so nice! Thank you for making my day special! I hope to swap ATCs with you soon.

yuko0722 on Mar 12, 2014:

Hello! Here is comments place!

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