Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2018 12:54 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: October 19, 2018
Birthday: October 14
Country: Chile
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About Me

UPDATE 27/9/18: Due to personal reasons I'll be taking some time off. In case you need to contact me but I haven't been online recently, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to horizonte.de.expectativas@gmail.com

Hi everyone!

I'm a 31-years-old Spanish crafter living in Chile.

I work as a freelance translator at home, which means I have plenty of time sometimes that I use for my hobbies, hehe. I also teach bookbinding in private workshops, which I think is so much fun!

I live together with my wife and our furry kids: Javiera (12 y/o), Jacinto (3 y/o) and Julieta (1 y/o).

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in December 2015. Despite this (or maybe thanks to), I have received a lot of support and met new lovely people, so thanks a lot to those of you who have decided to walk by my side in this long path of chronical surviving.

If I am your partner and you need any ideas, please scroll down to the "Things I'd love to receive" section.

I am always open to meeting new people, so please PM me for private swaps or simple communication :)

If you are worried because I haven't rated you yet, please check the disclaimer at the end of my profile. Thank you!

Books and languages

I'm pretty much into Spanish literature, but I also love trying with books from other countries. I read around 30-40 books a year, so anything with letters on it seems attractive to me :)

I love manga as well (and anime), specially thrillers such as Monster, Tokyo Ghoul, Shingeki no Kyojin, Serial Experiments Lain... but also shojo works for me (Marmalade Boy rules!).

I also love traveling and learning different languages. I would really much appreciate anything related to this, such as touristy postcards, maps... Sending a card with a famous quote in your mother tongue would be awesome! Translation appreciated though, if it's not in any of the languages listed below :D

I can speak Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Portuguese and Norwegian, so feel free to write your letters or send any books, magazines, etc. in any of these languages.

I am currently learning Japanese, although I cannot speak that much yet. But definitely anything written in Japanese will be useful :)

My major is in Classical Studies (Latin and Ancient Greek), so I love ancient cultures and mythology.

Crazy craft lady

I'm pretty much into cardstock, mainly card-making, scrapbooking and bookbinding. Cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarkers... well, anything cardstock-made will make me extremely happy!

I also make candles from time to time, and I would love to learn a bit more about handmade soaps and creams.

I love cooking and tasting different things, so please feel free to share any info or recipes about your country's typical food! I'm a vegetarian though, so no meat/fish/seafood, please :)

Things I'd *LOVE* to receive

I collect ATCs, postcards (better if written!), postage stamps, Starbucks cards and teabags, so any of these would make me the happiest girl on Earth :D

  • Hot drinks: Specially tea and chocolate, although I also drink coffee from time to time. I collect tea bags, but only of those teas that I drink myself. So if you send different teas, you'll make me really happy! But please don't send empty tea bags/wrappers. I prefer local brands, although international brands are perfectly fine as well.

  • Tea wishlist: my favorite brands are Tess, Curtis, Pickwick and Karel Capek, but I also would love to receive Moomin tea, English Tea Shop, Yogi, Whittard, Pukka... well, any kind of tea works, actually :)

  • SNACKS. I really love them. And I specially love tasting other countries' savory snacks, as well as sweets and candies. The only thing I don't like is hot/spicy stuff and/or dried fruit and nuts (although I do like chocolate with dried fruit and nuts). And I hate liquorice in any form. Besides that, any small treat from your country will drive me crazy! :D Please avoid anything containing gelatin, as it is made from animal bones and cartilage.

  • Cookies! I love the American-type cookies, specially with milk or white chocolate and/or berries. I also love speculoos and pepperkaker - or any type with cinnamon and/or ginger. Pan di Stelle from Italy! I really miss when they were sold in Spain, many years ago. The only biscuits I don't like so much are butter/Danish type. And not so fond of nuts or raisins either.

  • Chocolate: I love both white and milk chocolate. Dark chocolate not so much, but I eat it with bread and love it anyway. My favorite brands are Chocolove and The Tea Room, as they are delicious + fairtrade. But I also like Cadbury's and Hershey's (guilty pleasures though).

  • Special likes: Strange flavors savory snacks, Pop Tarts (specially Sundae Fudge Pop Tarts). My favorite flavors in the world are vanilla, coconut, caramel and berries, specially raspberry. Oh, and I specially love the mix of savory and sweet - for example, I usually dip my popcorn in Nutella LOL And I really miss Norwegian Smash, just in case I get a norsk partner :)

  • Stationery: I love kawaii style, although I also like others, like vintage. I'm actually obsessed with stationery in general, hehe.

  • Anything that I can use in my scrapbooks: stamps, stickers, cardboard, washi tape, embellishments... I have a Silhouette Cameo, so random cuts are really not needed.

  • Cotton fabric and/or thread for my hand bound notebooks.

  • Pokemon! And anything related to manga/anime, even if it's from a series I haven't read/watched yet. Then I have a reason to do it :)

  • Quotes in other languages! Please make sure to include the translation if it is in a language I cannot speak, hehe.

My *big* wishlist

Here's a list of the things I hope I'll be able to buy one day, in case I join a swap that requires more expensive items:

  • Any tote bag from The Tote Project, specially Bob Goff "Hope": this is such a beautiful initiative, but they don't ship outside USA :(

  • Any Distress (Tim Holtz) product: preferably not any green, blue, red or pink shade, as I own most of them.

  • Board games: I love board games, specially those that are cooperative (Dead of Winter, Forbidden Island, Pandemic...).

  • Prismacolor Markers: I don't have any yet, but I've seen the result and I really would love to try them!

  • An English, Norwegian, French or Portuguese grammar (in the original language) or Japanese, Finnish or German grammar (in English): languages nerd here, yep.

  • Novels in English, Norwegian, French or Portuguese: I specially like thrillers and dystopian novels.

  • Graded readings in Japanese, Finnish or German: Basic level, please! Any topic works as long as it's easy to read :)

  • Music from other countries: everytime I travel abroad I buy CDs from popular artists in that country that I've never heard of. I love music in other languages! I specially love female voices. Not so fond of folk music though, I prefer pop music - if it's in the top 10 of your country but completely unknown abroad, it's perfect for me!

  • Regarding the CDs: I have recently discovered Sylwia Grzeszczak from Poland and I fell in love with her music and voice! Any of her CDs would be the best. I also love a lot of female singers from the Balkans: Doris Dragovic, Danijela Martinovic, Nusa Derenda, Vesna Pisarovic, Kaliopi, Maja Blagdan, Vanna, Severina, Mija Martina, Karmen Stavec, ManuElla, Alenka Gotar, Karolina Goceva...

  • Hobonichi Techou: I love nerdy covers, such as Mother 2 collection, as well as any of my favorite colors (listed below), such as the blue-green.

  • A vintage teapot and/or tea set: I have recently discovered the beautiful world of tea parties!


I have recently started an ATC collection. I love them! Here is a list of the topics I like:

  • Videogames: I love Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Zelda, Mario, Kirby, Final Fantasy, Crash Bandicoot, Osu Tatakae Ouendan, Parappa, Dante's Inferno, Just Dance, Assassin's Creed, God of War, Tales of Berseria, Fallout, Little Big Planet...

  • TV series: Orange is the new black, Orphan Black, The IT Crowd, How I met your mother, Breaking Bad, The Good Place... And my favorites: Bojack Horseman and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

  • Cartoons: Adventure Time, Regular Show, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy... and all of the 90's, such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Animaniacs... And I specially love Moomins!

  • Anime/manga: Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Marmalade Boy, KareKano, Witch Hunter Robin, Aishiteruze Baby, Serial Experiments Lain, Elfen Lied, Rozen Maiden, Fruits Basket, Hetalia, Monster, 20th Century Boys...

  • Pokemon! Gotta catch'em all! :D I love Eevee (and all of its evolutions), Togepi, Vivillon and Lucario.

  • Food: Anything sweet, actually: macarons, cupcakes, candies... but also savory food, specially cuisine from your country.

  • Languages: as well as in the postcards, I'd love to receive ATCs with quotes in other languages.

  • Kawaii characters: my favourite is Keroppi, but I love all of them: Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, Mamegoma, My Melody... Oh, and I love Sentimental Circus :D

  • My favorite colors are blue, purple, black, pink and blueish shades of green, such as turquoise or teal.

Yes or no?

- Tea and coffee
- Food
- Videogames
- Manga/anime
- Literature
- Classical Studies and mythology
- Languages
- Countries
- Gender studies
- Human rights, specially LGBT rights
- Music: almost anything! Excepting gospel and classic flamenco. My favorite styles are symphonic metal, trip-hop and 90's eurodance. And I love the Eurovision Song Contest :D
- Movies: thrillers, drama, dystopic
- Animals: butterflies, cats, dolphins, horses, deers and beluga whales
- Pagan religions, specially Hellenism and Wicca
- Dia de los Muertos and sugar skulls
- Witches!
- Fruits: specially strawberry and pineapple
- Flowers: orchids are my favorite, although I like anything with flowers on it
- Patterns: feathers, arrows, chevron, raindrops, snowflakes
- Mariusgenser ANYTHING - that pattern reminds me of my life in Norway :)

- Monotheistic religions (I don't have anything against them, I just don't feel identified with them)
- Sports (excepting rhythmic gymnastics and ice skating)
- Horror movies (I'm pretty easy to scare LOL)
- Halloween (I don't celebrate it)


Chilean Post is extremely slow, and a simple flat letter or swap can take up to 2 months to arrive in my postbox.

I always rate my partners the same day that I receive a swap, so if I haven't rated yet, it means that I haven't received it yet.

If after 2 months I have not received a swap, theeeeeen we can start worrying, hehe.

If you still want to get in touch to ask if I have received your swap, do not hesitate and send me a PM! I'll confirm whether I have received it or not (I am human, of course, and it can happen one day that I forget to rate a swap).


dakotadee rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R38 on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Love the cover art. Can't wait to do my decor on the pages
Comment: I really LOVE the ATC! Lion is super cute. Thank you so much! The letter was very kind, I really had fun in this swap. Hope you are feeling better. Have a great day :)
Comment: Oh Man! Haha! I Love how vicious and determined Mooncake looks on this ATC. Thank you so much! It's been a pleasure to be in your swaps! :-D
Comment: Just received your beautiful swap from your far away country. I am very touched you did something following my profile. I love what you created. Thank you very very much. It is all cuty like I like
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the goodie! It's a very cute letter.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, looking forward to sending it on
lovekiva rated for Mail from all over the world on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and for the cute keychain!
Dragongrrl rated for Calling all Gamers on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I've never played fallout, but I have played the elder scrolls games. They're by the same people I believe. Great games!
Comment: Thanks for the good variety of teas you sent. I will enjoy drinking them.
Fritosmom rated for NOT MY COUNTRY/ OR STATE PC on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Rio de Janeiro Brasil PC- love it. Wow-you have been a few places:-)
Comment: Mabel (and Bill) are my absolute favorites for this show. Glad to see you love Mabel too,.....you know,...not that I might happen to be your partner in this swap too. *wink, wink*. Thanks so much!
Comment: Yes! Benson! I miss Regular Show. ;-) Thanks so much for the awesome ATC and hosting these swaps!
Comment: Oh my Glob! Such a fun card! :-D Thank you so much! ^.^
Sash90 rated for 6 teas, 1 per country (2 partners) on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the teas 😊 can‘t wait to try them. I also like the card 😊
littlemissme84 rated for Calling all Gamers on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love the fallout games. I’m replaying fallout 3 at the moment.
Johanna51 rated for NOT MY COUNTRY/ OR STATE PC on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro. My daughter traveled a few years ago through South America. They started in Peru, then Bolivia, then Chile!! and finally Argentina.
jagoda rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #27 on Aug 25, 2018
Amanditis rated for Tea Lovers #5 on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Ana, muchas gracias por los ricos tecitos que me enviaste, y el swap tan lindo decorado. Un abrazo!
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you!

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CurlyTea on Oct 16, 2017:

pcmiminini on Dec 17, 2016:

Hi Anna, thank you for angeling me! I am still translating the letter, and once I am done I'll write a reply through PM.
I enjoyed all the goodies thoroughly! The fabric markers look beautiful; sometime I'll have to try them out. And the comb is useful for my easily tangled hair. I use hair elastics all the time, so the elastics you sent will be super useful! Thank you also for the "manjar de mi campo!" It looks very tasty! I like the huge emery board too. Everything is so lovely! Thank you so much for angeling.

ammely on Nov 4, 2016:

Muchas gracias por las cositas del concurso!!! demasiado util los post it, y ame la tarjeta, si o si DEBO hacer algo con ella.

lou on Oct 16, 2016:

Happy Birthday month from WIYM group!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

notme78 on Sep 17, 2016:

I came across your profile on here. And i was wondering, do you happen to be Ana that used to live in Norway some years ago? Just wondering :)

Mareree10 on Aug 28, 2016:

Welcome to the Skinny Swappers group! There may be a postal strike in Canada soon so there will no swaps until then, but thank you very much for joining our awesome group!

BennysMumma on Aug 7, 2016:


Was just stopping in to say hi and saw you got married! Congratulations to you both!

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

groundhogstamper on Jan 30, 2016:
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