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fairylover

fairylover
Date Joined: August 7, 2013
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: June 3, 1982
Country: France
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About Me

As Spring and Easter are coming, I'd be happy to receive some things on those themes: ephemera, flat embellisments, die cuts, stickers, things like flowers, bunnies and eggs, words "spring" and "happy easter".

I'm Salomé, I’m a fairy and nature lover, I’m a day dreaming girl having a rich inner world, a magic and colorful one I like withdrawing in when I need, when my emotions or anxiety is too strong. When it’s Spring and Summer I like wandering in my garden or in the forest and observ nature, flowers, butterflies and other insects and imagine I can meet fairies and dance with them, or maybe ride a butterfly ! Those little dreaming sessions are my escapism and can last hours ! I love living in the country with my 2 cats, 8 chickens and cockatiel bird. As if all this wasn’t enough, I’m living in a region full of castles worthy of the most wonderful fairy tales and I love visiting them again and again with my boyfriend during this sunny time of the year. And having walks and pic nics in the forest.

When I can’t dream outside, I love art journalling, scrapbooking, making cards or Atcs. I love playing with my inks or paints and gelli plate to make colorful, stunning backgrounds and use my favorite background stamps and focal point stamps. My favorite brand is « Aall and create », a group of several artists who design stamps, stencils and dies and share their ideas on the social media. They’re really nice people and make their « fans » feel they’re really part of a community. I also love keeping diaries, photo journals, traveler’s notebook of my Spring/Summer adventures and feelings.

I’m into penppaling and swapping for over 20 years and just couldn’t live without those 2 hobbies and all the happiness it brings because I feel people are nicer and more accepting than in « real life ». I value tolerance and open mindedness and most of all kindness. If only people could be more kind and understanding with each others !

Of course, my life isn’t always this « colorful happy rainbow », I have my pains and struggles, mostly my chronic anxiety, social difficulties, professional integration difficulties but this magic, joyful inner world helps me when I struggle, when I’m in pain, it helps me to see life on the bright side even when everything looks dark. Because as Sam Gamgee said « but in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer ».

I like / don't like

What I’m interested in is mostly swapping letters to discover other people’s life, cultures, opinions (but not looking for new penpals), pieces of mixed media art such as ATCs, journals, handmade cards, art journal pages and photos (both artsy and personal ones), maybe sometimes kawaii writing paper swap.

More than everything, I love reading handwritten letters and there’s nothing I hate more than little notes, they make me feel people are here to get something only, not to meet new people and give. Please, wether you joined a penpal swap or not, please write me something more than just « hello, here is my swap » !! Tell me about you and anything else you want !

I’m in love with mini printer or polaroid photos and I’d be happy to receive some, but also normal size photos. It’s very exciting for me to receive photos from somebody at the other side of the world and have a little sight on their lives ! If you don’t find anything I like to send me, send me some photos of you, your pets and your life, it will make me happy !

Bright colors such as lime green, pink, turquoise blue, light blue, yellow.

Themes I like : nature (flowers, plants, animals, instects), KAWAI, girly, fantastic, mystical creatures (fairies etc…), pets (especially cats, hamsters but also rabbits and guinea pigs).

Touristy brochures and leaflets. Touristy postcards : cities and landscapes. No museums or pieces of art. Souvenirs from your country or a country you visited (keychains, magnets, pens etc...). I especially like those with a photo from the country, or the flag.

My interests : mixed media, nature (flowers, plants, insects) mystical creatures from the folklore, legends and mythology, history especially old civilizations, the paranormal.

I DON'T LIKE:

Typed letters. Very unpersonnal.

Bits and bobs. Even as gifts. I have a lot of bits and bobs such as stationery supplies and I love kindly offering them to swappers and penpals but I don’t want to receive any. If you want to surprise me or please me, read again my like list, everything is written there.

Holographic images (magnets for example), they hurt my eyes.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the pink and green spring flipbook! Even the goodies are colour coordinated. :) Real spring vibes. For me this folding flipbook was the first try too. Have fun planting flowers, I will plant some strawberries soon!
Response: I'm so happy you received it so quickly and you love it so much! Pink and green are my favourite colors, happy you love them too! Good luck with your strawerries! Here we planted rasperries.
blanketfort rated for ESO 6 Prompts Zine on Mar 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your cute zine! I'm so sorry to hear about your mother ❤ I hope you'll be able to take a breath soon, and get the time to mourn properly. It's so important to be able to do that, and also to remember all the good times. Pain can be overwhelming, so to be able to remember good times and smile and even laugh is equally important ❤
Response: Thanks a lot for your nice words! All you write is true, and I hope I'll have that time soon. I'm happy you loved my zine!
Rockmask rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, these atcs are so cute!! I love them!🖤
derakisu rated for Bird ATC (9o96o #310372) on Mar 1, 2021
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Comment: Quelle adorable ATC ! Le fond est parfait pour l'image choisie. Je suis toujours fascinée de voir ce qu'il est possible de faire avec les encres distress... Je n'arrive jamais à faire aussi bien on dirait. On a bien de la neige au Québec, mais cet hiver a été très doux comparé à d'autres années. Ton papier à lettre et l'enveloppe sont mignons comme pas permis ! ^_^
Response: Je suis contente que tu ai aimé les ATC ainsi que le papier! J'aimerais beaucoup recevoir des choses faites avec des encres distress mais je n'en ai jamais reçu. Malheureusement le peu d'ATC que j'ai reçu sont ce qu'on appelle des stickers slapping avec peu de travail.
Wingsofgossamer rated for ATC 3 for 3: ANIMALS on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the incredibly beautiful ATCs. I love each one very much.
Response: It was a pleasure to make them for you!
boriquaz rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: I absolutely adore your ATC and will be very happy to add it to my collection. Love the girl in it and all the green colors. Thank you.
Response: I'm so happy you love it!
Singske rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Jan on Jan 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great Atc’s you made me. Love how you used your gelliplate and the watercolours. Merci beaucoup ♥️
Response: It was a pleasure to make them, the gelli plate is so much fun!
Eel9585 rated for EU ONLY: 3 Halloween ATC on Jan 16, 2021
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Ladybird2490 rated for Photo Journaling of 2020 on Jan 7, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful journal that came in a beautiful envelope I loved your Christmas tree and what cute cats. I also love nature and the outdoors.
Response: I'm so happy you love my journal! I made it with all my heart and it was really fun!
Caithness rated for EML: Season Greetings 2020 on Jan 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter, it was so nice to hear about how you spend Christmas and your favourites. I walked through a spectacular tunnel of light last night to the theme tune of Somewhere in my Memory from Home Alone, it was magical!
Response: I listen to this song a lot too! Not my favorite but beautiful! I hope you had a nice Christmas! I had a wonderful one, I'm really happy! And happy you created this swap, I loved it!
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Comment: Dear Salomé, thank you for the amazing swap once again. I love to get mail from you. The love, effort and details you put into everything amaze me every time. It was such a delight to read through your letter and look at all the pictures. Thank you again for the swap! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe and healthy~
Response: I love making you so happy, you deserve it!!
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Holly Jolly Card Swap #3 on Dec 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Xmas card and even more for the stunning vintage adverts. Have a wonderful Xmas and a sparkling new year.
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Comment: Your memories made for a great read! I wish I could speak French as well as you speak English. We Americans are poorly language educated. I like your card too. The virus will make for a lonely Christmas this year. My daughter can't come from UK.
suepier rated for One Week - One Letter #14 on Nov 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful letter. I so enjoyed reading about your life in France. I enjoyed the pictures as well and seeing your chickens and your cats. I have cats too but not chickens although I love chickens.
debbiespoms rated for Halloween greeting cards on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Hi Salome ! I got your Halloween card, Yay! But you didn't sign it. Bummer! But I do love the Owl on the card & I love Owls ! Thank you for wonderful note, telling me how you & boyfriend celebrate Halloween every year to yourselves. I take France doesn't celebrate the holiday? I don't do Journals or paper crafts. Except for an occasional card making, once in a blue moon. Because it just my thing, paper crafts. But I bet your Halloween journal is fantastic! Thank you again for the card.
Response: I'm happy you loved the card! The swap requirements said blank cards, don't write in them. Halloween is celebrated a little in France but this year with the pandemic and lockdown I have no idea if kids went trick or treating...
Fabriqueen rated for Halloween greeting cards on Nov 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Ghostie card and your letter. We weren't able to see our grandkids but we had a Halloween festival at our church so we volunteered to help out and had a great time celebrating with other peoples kids. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Ikran3 rated for Corona-letter on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: That’s kind of you to think about my cat allergy! Hope you are doing ok - we are in our second lockdown now too :( I really miss seeing my (adult) children!
debbiespoms rated for Halloween chit chat letter on Nov 12, 2020
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Comment: Hello Salome! And, thank you for the Halloween card and your chit chat letter. I very much enjoyed reading it!
Rockmask rated for INTL: 3 Halloween ATC on Nov 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely ATCs! I’m sure your cats looked so cute! I’ve got a king costume for Thunder, but he’s not a fan of wearing the crown lol. You and your boyfriend must’ve had lots of fun this Halloween! 🖤
ashleh13 rated for Tell Me About Your Cat! on Nov 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the treats and pictures/story about your cats! I loved reading about them. They are so cute and I'm glad you have at least one cat that loves to cuddle!
Response: Oh I'm so relieved you received my letter and cat treats! Hope your cat will love them!

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Comments

Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you all the best in 2021!

lou on Jun 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday Month!

blanketfort on May 6, 2019:

Just dropped your letter off at the post office! :D

blanketfort on May 1, 2019:

Hiya Salomé! Thank you for the lovely surprise letter :D I will definitely be writing back. I'll let you know when the reply is on its way to you :)

midge on Jul 2, 2015:

Hello, it's me again. I just read your profile more carefully and see that you would like deli and freezer paper. Let me know what else you would like from the USA. Denise

midge on Jul 2, 2015:

Hi Salome, I'm your partner for the June Journal page swap. I live in California, USA. Is there any craft items that you want or need that you cannot find in France? Let me know and I can include it in my letter. Denise (midge)

lillilstar on Jun 16, 2015:

Thank you for the Lord of the Rings postcards! There were so many and I love them all! Thank you :3

Lozbox360 on Oct 17, 2014:

Hello, thank you for the swap I received today, I loved it and it was a really interesting letter to read - and I will have a play with the stamps when I am not feeling ill. x x

Candyn29 on Oct 14, 2014:

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