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SwissChallet

SwissChallet
Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: May 26, 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

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Comment: Thank you for passing the booklet on to me. I enjoyed your lovely letter and liked the effect you got with your felt tip pens. Your trip to Venice sounds nice, although it's a pity that the small stationery shops have disappeared. Here winter is on its way, with cold mornings and mist over the vineyards. Take care until next time. :)
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Comment: Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for the great mail! It almost looks like Happy Mail, Yay! :-D You deserve lots of hearts!!! And yes, I would live to do a Gelli Challenge with you! Let's figure out about the conditions (size, form, items, weight, or just free) Thank you for putting a Big Smile on my face :-D
user2148 rated for HCSI: Partner's image challenge on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: I adore your cactus and pot stamps!! So incredibly well done!! You amaze me at how clean all your lines are! I would definitely purchase this set!! Thank you so very much - beautiful!! The deco book - I had completely forgotten about! How funny!!
galadkria rated for SIE: Scavenger hunt APRIL on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: thank you so much for the swap
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lilsiyh rated for SIE: Bookmark + Tea on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your package! I absolutely loved the teas and specially the cute bookmarks!
HilC rated for Mini Paper Crafting Kit on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Merci beaucoup pour le joli paquet! J'adore tout! J'étais aussi très heureux de lire ton lettre en français. Les autocollants avec let mots français sont parfaits! Ils sont si difficiles à trouver ici. Je vais les garder longtemps lol. Merci encore! :)
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Comment: Thank you!
Magenta3 rated for Stamped Images for paper crafting on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the stamped images. I really liked your painted swap card and the envie, also. Magenta3
AmookIslandCreations rated for SWL ~ List Zine March on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful list zine! It was a joy to read! I love the home made map envie, with great stamps, the map note and the extra list papers too! I would give this swap 5 stars! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Jenicat rated for SWL ~ List Zine March on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zine. It's fantastic! I enjoyed reading it. Many hearts. 💜💜💜
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Comment: Lovely stamping verseand colourful background. Well done Happy crafting elflady
January rated for Adress Labels on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Oh my goodness - what an amazing envelope. Thank you so much for the absolutely gorgeous address labels, and yes, the ones in the style of Kaffe Fasset are just scrumptious - so considerate of you to personalize them. But I do love them all. And the stickers are fun too. Finally, the envelope itself and the beautiful Swiss stamps signalled that there was happy mail for me.
JennLostAndFound rated for Yayoi Kusama Inspired ATC on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: I hope your ski trip was amazing. I so want to visit the alps one day. Thank you!
Etoile rated for Yayoi Kusama Inspired ATC on Mar 5, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the nice note and ATC!
kaypendragon rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! Beautiful postcard!
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Comment: I love your special note and packaging for your Matisse ATC. I love him too!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap, envie, stamps and esp. the kitty postcards! Oh, and you must, must adopt some cats...not just one but several. They are waiting for you. Dont save just one life but at least two. Your life will explode with happiness. Dont wait. xox
LorisGlassworks rated for Mail Art Decorated Envelope on Feb 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Annick, I absolutely LOVED your decorated envelope and ATC card with the Game of Thrones theme. My husband and I are huge fans. While waiting for season 8 we are rewatching all previous seasons on DVD. I've seen so many little details that I missed the first time through. Your mail art put a big smile on my face when I opened the mail box....I think that is the perfect response to all your hard work. Cheers! Happy Swapping!

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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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