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SwissChallet

SwissChallet
Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: November 18, 2017
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

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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Comment: It was great opening my mailbox today and finding your lovely envelope. After examining everything inside I realized you'd stamped the envelope, too. It all looks really lovely,and it got here really quickly - all this way! Thanks so much.
graciepie49 rated for HCSI: Self Portrait on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Oh Annick! I really LOVE your self-portrait stamp! AND the entire postcard! Just wonderful art you have made for this swap. The embossing is awesome and really makes the portrait and signature stand out special from the rest of the card. Thanks very much for this work of art :-) <3 ☺♥ . . . . PS - I'll do the "portrait chinois" (The Chinese portrait) in a separate message.
Wanderingslug rated for Funky Envelope Friends on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: This was one of my favorite swaps I've ever received! I loved how beautiful and thoughtful it was. I will reply soon. I hope you have a lovely holiday!
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Comment: That is really a coincidence getting the book back from you! What fun! Sounds like you are having a great time ahead of you. Enjoy Metz and Paris. I'm sure there will be lots of interesting things to discover and take in. We are finally getting some sunshine and warmer weather, and I've been for some walks along the vineyards here, which are showing their first green shoots. Take care!
mylove4craft rated for Origami Swap (Newbies Welcome!) on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Annick, Great papers and love the frog!! The drawing looks like the frog is farting, but I love it! Made me laugh! Thank you so much! Love the PC too!!
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Comment: Thank you so so much for your wonderful letter and mail! It's so beautiful and creative how you stored the tea that I had to show it to my mom and she was stunned haha Thank you <3
BrandiAlexander rated for 7 plus 1 atc time again on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and bookmark. It was very nice and original.
dally rated for junk journal supplies - Asian on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much Annick for the wonderful assortment of Asian items! What a gorgeous variety. I have never been to and Asian country, but my husband has suggested we go somewhere in Asia for our next vacation. (That's as far as we've gotten, now to do some research and pick a location!). <3
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Comment: Really beautiful Annick, thank you. And congratulations to your husband. I'm very happy for you.
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous selection of greens! My favourite colour :) I think they'll make a perfect disappearing nine patch x
pat5036 rated for HCS&I: Sender's Choice - May on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Got your bright and cheery postcard this time! Thanks for resending and for your nice note.
crystalite rated for Calling all birds on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Hello Annick! Thank you for the beautiful bird ATC! I absolutely love it, and I'm so happy to add it to my collection of ATCs. I hope you enjoyed your holiday by the sea, That sounds like a wonderful thing to be doing right now! I enjoy walking on the beach so much, especially if there are pretty shells to collect. I don't have any special plans for the rest of the summer. My husband and I spend 10 days in Florida this past May, and a week in Cabo San Lucas in February, so we couldn't really go anywhere this summer. We are planning a trip for sometime in Autumn, but I'm not sure where yet. Thanks again for the lovely card....Sincerely, Chrissy
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful selection of fabric squares! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Hugs, Diane
tcornell rated for Owl ATC on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love the colors you used...Thank you also for the goodies that you enclosed :)
mjhaertling rated for PNS: Photo PC #2 on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: What a beautiful card! It's going on my "wall of favs". I have a few beautiful white lilies like that one in my garden right now.
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic stamped and embossed images. I love the variety of stamped surfaces you used and the super cute washi you added. I've already added 2 of the stamps - the suitcase and made with love - to a travel journal I'm making a family member 🤗💞

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Comments

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 :)

dawny on Feb 10, 2014:

Hi Annick, I received your RAK and it was wonderful! Thanks so much, I will have fun using the images in my ABs. ( Maybe I'll actually open them again :) I would love to see your finished waterfall project. Hugs Dawny

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