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SwissChallet

SwissChallet
Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: June 29, 1972
Country: Switzerland

About Me

I live with husband and son in a small town by lake Neuchâtel (that's in the French-speaking part of Switzerland). In my spare time, I love to cook, make things with my ten fingers and practice ice-dancing.

Favorite Movies

The Pillow Book by Peter Greenaway. Anything by Woody Allen. And I have a thing for Bollywood movies: Dil Se by Mani Ratnam, Veer-Zaara by Yash Chopra, Om Shanti Om ... Certain Wu Xiao Pan for their beautiful costumes and choreographies

Favorite Books

I used to teach literature in French and in English, so my list of favorite books is rather long. I guess I can boil it down to the following: Gustave Flaubert, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, Toni Morrison. I'm reading a lot of African American, Caribbean, and Japanese literature. And for quick reads, anything by Fred Vargas or Arnaldur Indridasson.

Favorite Crafts

Can't live without them: sewing, crochet, seedbead jewelry, mixed media art, stamps, printmaking. I love to experiment with textures using different techniques!

Favorite Television

I'm not much of a TV addict. Currently watching Game of Thrones and True Detective on DVD.

Favorite colors

Anything red, green,or purple, I really don't like pink and yellow (including gold).

Favorite places

Iceland for its beautiful landscapes, its great music (Sigur Ros), its sense of community. Japan for its contrasts, its food, its temples, and for the beauty found in even the smallest everyday object. Canada, because I lived there for a little while San Francisco for its food, its art museums, its cool ethnic neighborhoods, and the best second-hand bookstore I know.

Wish list

  • fat quarters or baby fat quarters
  • vintage or repurposed fabric (e.g. men's shirts, cotton and linen only)
  • bias tape
  • tissue paper and other thin wrapping papers that can easily be collaged
  • deli paper
  • book pages in languages other than French
  • vintage dictionary pages
  • vintage comic books pages
  • textured paper (specialty paper, wallpaper, etc.)
  • handmade and/or hand-painted paper (would love some gelli prints)
  • Japanese washi paper, origami paper, washi tape
  • recipe cards
  • store-bought or handmade stationery
  • die cuts (paper or craft foam)
  • handwritten documents, vintage photographs, ephemera
  • rubber stamps (store-bought or hand carved)
  • stamped images (preferably embossed)
  • Sharpies (fine tip, black or color)
  • calligraphy pens (preferably color).
  • baker's twine (any color).
  • tea: chai, herbal or green tea

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for a beautiful atc! It is very Matisse. I too, love the simplicity and brightness of his art. Thanks for joining.
Lorivintage55 rated for Mail Art Decorated Envelope on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Beautifully created envie. Love it so much! And I love the ATC too and your nice letter. Thanks for joining my swap!
emeraldawn rated for Inspirational Poem on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: the whole package was beatiful from the poems to the card and the goodies. thank you. Good luck and be blessed at work and in your life.
MoodyBlue rated for Kids only penpals! Ages 6-9 on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Lady rated for PnS: tissue paper layer on Feb 6, 2018
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Comment: Nice. Sometimes I tape smooth tissue paper to printer paper and print that way (make sure your printer is NOT set to duplex)
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Comment: Thank you. I will get it stamped and sent on. Love the beautiful book and the envelope you made. My 2018 goals - travel more, exercise more, save more and spend less.
mamalynn rated for PnS: tissue paper layer on Feb 5, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful card! Thank you so much! Always happy to receive a piece of art from you, you are so talented!
junemoon rated for Post a Poem # 3 on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your note, the poem (A familiar one,worth returning to often) the lovely card and the amazing postage stamps.
dvmac rated for HCSI: Winter Mail Art on Jan 22, 2018
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Comment: Great job, Annick! Thank you!
Angie rated for HCSI: 2 ATCs to 1 partner on Jan 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATCs! I can't believe you carved the word tree. That's talent! Thanks for the whole lovely package! XO
BugLeigh rated for ATCO: Nature Scavenger Hunt ATC on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: I loved this ATC. I also appreciated your note. 🖤
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Comment: Yes, it has been ages since we swapped:)) I hope things go better for your son. It will be family time also, so I better start making some nice food in my kitchen:)) Happy holidays and thank you for passing the book. Hope to swap with you again in 2018.
angelasunshine3 rated for Major Washi Swap on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much, the way you packed the washi tape was very thoughtful.
RooBaRoo rated for Kids only penpals! Ages 6-9 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Malo for the lovely letter & the cute extras! Shreyasi is SO excited! She will reply soon! :)
KandaceB rated for Kids only penpals! Ages 6-9 on Nov 28, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the letter from Malo. The return address was super cute! Audrey was excited to receive something with her name on it, thanks as well for the extra tuck ins!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Kids only penpals! Ages 6-9 on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Elyse was overjoyed to receive such wonderful mail all the way from Switzerland! Thank you. We will be in touch soon!
Lilianders rated for Kids only penpals! Ages 6-9 on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Oh Malo, Mira was so happy with the letter. She also liked the goodies. And thanks mom for helping out😉
Avi rated for junk journal supplies - in the garden on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! Not only just all the pretty things but also the small flipbook....I love snailmailing so really enjoyed your mail. Would love to be snailmail pals with you if interested...find me on instagram...I go by, avi151happymail
Doraecyscraps rated for Washi Rainbow! - Green on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Gorgeous selections of green washis - I loved them all! Thanks for the lovely happy mail~ ❤❤
mcovey rated for Send my postcard back - Week 6 on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for note and post card to send back , great post card ! It will be headed back to you tomm!

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Comments

dvmac on Dec 25, 2017:

Joyeux Noel! Merry Christmas

noname13 on Jul 4, 2017:

Thanks a lot for the coloured envelopes and the used postage stamps for the TLOES Wishlist June/July!

Doraecyscraps on Jun 27, 2017:

Hi Annick, I am mailing out the stamped images for paper crafts. Hope it reaches you safely! 😃

phillaine on Jun 7, 2017:

Hello Annick! Thank you for the wonderful surprises you sent me for the April/May wishlist in TLOES group. First of all, I LOVE the letter you wrote, and the mandala you made out of stamped images made me want to try making one right away! I really appreciate you taking the time and care to go through and find lots of groups of 4 and 8 of stickers so I can work on this new sticker mandala project. The gorgeous rainbow of envelopes is fantastic, and I very much am in need of these larger sizes-- I'm looking forward to using them for my mail art. Thanks again for your kindness and generosity. I look forward to "seeing you in the mail" soon. :)

SuMay on Mar 23, 2017:

Chère Annick, Merci pour ta carte postale d'Ovronaz. Mmh, des bains thermaux! J'eté avant-hier en Suisse, par hasard. Mon vol de Pisa etait anullé, donc j'ai pris un vol à Bâle et du train pour le rest. Amities, Sonia (SuMay)

mamalynn on Feb 1, 2017:

Oh my gosh Annick...what a super duper surprise arrived in my mailbox today! I love it! It´s sweet and I wow the gelli prints and goodies... A big huge thanks to you!

taeniura on Dec 29, 2016:

Many thanks for the lovely christmas card! That is so kind of you. I really appreciate it :-) I love the idea of doing some mailart swaps together . Thank you for offering! All the best for 2017! Lots of love, Marjan.

taeniura on Apr 11, 2016:

This is the scissors I use for the clippings:

Angie on Sep 1, 2015:

Hello Annick! Thank you so much for the self portrait postcard! Your carving is wonderful! It has so much personality. I guess you must have lots of personality and it comes through in your self portrait. Thanks for joining the swap and I'm glad you enjoyed it! XOXO

PhoenixSwap on Feb 14, 2014:

Hello, I have put the Travelling Stamp Book round nr 8 in the mailbox on monday, but wasn't on the computer this week, so I just put it on sent today :)

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