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SwissChallet

SwissChallet
Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: October 14, 2018
Birthday: June 29, 1972
Country: Switzerland

About Me

Update Oct. 14, 2018 : will be away from my computer for a week and will rate incoming swaps when I get back. Thanks in advance for your patience! 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

GinaVisione rated for MA: Ridiculous Animals #2 on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: Awesome Rasberry Crazy Ant PC! Never heard of it and just looked up Tom Rasberry. LOVE your crazy ant interpretation - thank you!
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Comment: Ooooh, good mix of patterns on this collage - Fun! Thank you!!!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #51 on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: Very interesting pass and paste...... thank you for the beautiful envelope and all the nice extras.....I love mandalas.....
Lady rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Aug on Aug 27, 2018
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Comment: nice! (I love that you get stickers with groceries, although I fear my pile of ephemera stash would be even higher if we did!)
YooperHill rated for Abstract Mail Art on Aug 26, 2018
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Comment: Nice PC! I love the colors.
BeckyG56 rated for Collaboration #58 on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: Interesting card to be worked on. I'll enjoy adding to it and passing it along. Thanks for the extra's.
ktk8 rated for MA: Put some ART on it! on Aug 20, 2018
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Comment: WoW what a gorgeous postcard.... Thank you so much for introducing me to a new artist!!!! Happy Swapping !!!
wittmert rated for MA: Put some ART on it! on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Love it - thanks!
Tamawi rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 4 on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fresh postcard. I will add a section and pass it along this week.
FarStarr rated for HCSI: Summer Stamping PC on Aug 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the sea-themed card!
manachai rated for DIY Letter Writing Kit: Int. on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the excellent letter writing kit. I will enjoy using it very much!
Norsulaulu rated for Collaboration #57 on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC and the extras. I'm really excited to work on this one; it's so pretty!
GinaVisione rated for CC: Tea Tag 'Story' PC on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Oh what a fun PC, front and back, from you! I love seeing the tea tag, and quote, in French - Maginifique! Merci Madame!
kpfree rated for CALG:10 Year Anniversary Swapbot on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: Hello there Annick! Received your lovely postcard! THank you so much! Love what you had to say. So kool that you are a creative being too! Yes to more creativity. Perhaps we should touch base with each other and share each other’s art for the fun of it! I I’ve got your address Annick so dont be surprised one day to get a letter with some art from me!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart, and yes, I would definitely love to share some arty stuff with you! See you soon in the mail then 😉
MiekeC rated for EJ: Weeks worth of ephemera on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for al your interesting ephemera!!! I can al of this use in my art journal, thanks.
kittyhahahotbot rated for HMPC: Put a "Flower" on it on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so very much. And the back is so pretty too! Love the texture! Thank you!
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luluvision rated for Scrap Paper Animals on Jul 8, 2018
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Comment: Your scrap animal came out fantastic!! Loved the eyes and the accents you added! Wonderful!!
GinaVisione rated for MA: Sticker Shock! on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Your PC DID brighten my day, as does all mail from you! Yes I too love these Sticker Shock and Scrap PC swaps to share all the extra silly bits of beauty that are around! Oh, and the Badger postage - Swoon! See you again in the mail soon :D
Akanksha23 rated for Summer Washi Samples on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of Washi samples..

Rating Overview

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5.0000 392 1 1
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Comments

BeckyG56 on Aug 22, 2018:

Thanks for adding the fish to my water scene Collaberation 55 card. It's one of my favorites! And hand carved stamps, too. The quote is worth remembering.

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

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