Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 7:28 pm


Date Joined: February 13, 2016
Last Online: February 3, 2021
Birthday: June 2
Country: Australia
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About Me

Married without children, working part-time and also doing part-time study, I don't have enough time to do all the things I would like to do and am interested in. But I suppose it is just about setting priorities, so I am forever prioritising. Unfortunately, the housework often draws the shortest straw.

I live in the beautiful Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia and am so glad that life brought me here. It is very different from where I grew up in Germany.

The things I try to find time for are reading, photography, writing letters, baking and different types of crafts.

I used to spend a lot of time knitting and cross stitching, but I haven't been a very active knitter/stitcher for the past few years. I also tried beading and making jewellery, which I enjoyed a lot.

I love anything connected to snail mail, letter writing and postcards. I also enjoy stamps although I wouldn't call myself a serious collector. But I am always happy when snail mail comes with a beautiful stamp on it. I am hopeless at email. I just spend so much time in front of a computer at work that I don't want to have to do it in my spare time as well. And emails do get lost in all the other rubbish that comes to my inbox. But I think email and the internet is great for researching, shopping, learning about things and keeping up to date with what is going on. So I wouldn't want to live without it.

Going postal...

I mail my swaps on time, and in the rare event that I don't/can't, I will communicate with you beforehand. I mark my swaps sent once I have dropped them at the postoffice or in the mail box. However, I live in a country area and find that the term 'snail mail' does not accurately describe the lethargic pace of our postal system.

Favorite Crafts

Cardmaking and creating ATC's are my latest addiction. I like stamping and working with watercolours, although I am by no means a talented painter. I enjoy playing around a bit, and often the result is a little underwhelming. But occasionally I'm quite pleased with how things turn out.

I have also been curious about art journaling and enjoy doing a page or page spread now and again, although I haven't had enough time devoted to it recently.

I love black & white and vintage postcards and photos, and while I have collected those that I came across and could lay my hands on, I have not used them in any of my projects, yet. But the plan to display them in some kind of form is there, in the back of my mind.

I also like Art Deco and Art Nouveau design and elements - another one of my latest obsessions. It's great that certain things are either timeless or seem to making a come back now and then.

When previously asked, I would say that my favourite colour is yellow. However, it really depends on what the colour is for. I love purples, blues, turquoise and even bright pink, orange and red when I'm crafting, as well as the more muted tones.

Favorite Books

As I love lists and challenges, I am still reading my way through all of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels in the order of their publication. I am almost at the end of it. It has taken some time as I like to break up the routine a bit, and my reading energy has slowed down a little.

Books are great and I will give many genres a go if the topic or synopsis can catch my attention. Some of my favourite books I can think of are Thomas Mann's 'Buddenbrooks', Daniel Kehlmann's 'Measuring the World' (which also happens to be a great movie) and Markus Zusak's 'The Book Thief'. I was also captivated by 'All the light we cannot see' by Anthony Doerr.

Favorite Movies

Living in a country area, I don't get to go to the movies as often as I used to. Apart from the movie adaptations of the books mentioned above, I also don't mind watching animated movies (children's movies, in other words). The Minions were great.

What else? The Guard, In Bruges, Going Postal, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, A Film With Me In It... (I like a good laugh)

What not to send...

Please do not send any food, plant material (tea, bark, seeds) or animal products (feathers, fur, bone) as they may not make it through customs and quarantine inspection.


Comment: Yay, they arrived and are going to the original senders!
Response: Great to hear they made it. Thanks for your rating.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: This is seriously the fastest that I've ever received something from Australia! I usually give three months for Australia mail. WOW! I will happily pass these beautiful cards forward so they can continue their journey home. All is well here, keep safe and healthy there.
Response: I'm positively surprised, too, that the mail got there rather quickly. Everything seems to take forever to and from Australia. Thanks for your rating and the heart. Take care.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad, they got to you.
teddygirl rated for Handmade Envelope Swap on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for the great envelopes, I shall be happy to use them for future swaps, much appreciated 😍♥💐
Comment: Thank you for passing along the postcard. Looking forward to using the washi you sent. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for this lovely ATC. I love the different effect one can get from these stamps.I see you are from South Australia and most probably in isolation as I am .Keep safe. elflady
sakura15 rated for AS: Bookmark swap on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark that arrived today :) Not too bad of a delay. I would've expect it to take longer actually in these crazy times. Your water colouring makes me want to get some of those brushes that hold the water inside them.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. Great to hear that the bookmark arrived safely. I should do more watercolouring, but I always keep saying that. Have a good Easter and stay safe!
Karmi53 rated for Easter Atc on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Anita it has been a long time. Thank you for your Bunny atc love those little guys. Very well done.take care and stay safe as well. Big hugs
Response: Thank you for the heart and your rating. Glad the ATC made it to you safely and well in time for Easter. Stay safe!
neca84 rated for no sew quilting Card Making on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: lovely card thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart and your rating.
Comment: Pretty pretty pretty ATC and I LOVE all the layers of paint......just gorgeous..... and I love working with bubble wrap.....so much fun..... thanks for a great swap....many hearts to YOU......
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed receiving this ATC.
Comment: Wow! I love the card! It is so pretty! I need to try embossing myself.
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating! It's lovely to hear that you liked the ATC.
Wanda rated for AAA: Clear the Stash on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATCs and backgrounds! They arrived this morning, and really brightened my day. I love your style! Thanks also for the lovely note and notecard. 💖
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating. I'm happy to hear that you liked everything I sent. Take care.
choke rated for ETHP: Butterfly Effect Technique on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Hi Anita! It was great to find you in my mailbox again! Thank you for the fabulous ATC! I absolutely love it, so much fun Tim Holtz stuff - incredible!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. So glad you liked the ATC. It was fun to create.
Pikkis rated for ETHP: TH Products ATC on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful ATC :)! I have this set of bug-stamps myself, but haven´t used it very much yet. I really love that texture paste, you´ve used it so nicely and numbers are one of my favourite elements. I´m still learning to use the paste. Lovely card in every way!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. It is a joy to hear that you liked the ATC I created for this swap. Have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating... Thanks so much for the postcards and for the tea!! I had no idea there was such a thing as cold brew... Yum!!! 💜
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Good to hear it arrived safely.
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA : Intl Sun, moon & stars on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: This atc is spectacular! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. Glad you liked it!
BluBerry rated for Easy Swap on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: I LOVED the mail you sent me! The ATC you made was absolutely GORGEOUS OMG! It is quite a coincidence that we met in atcsforall and you were partnered to send me mail here hahah. I loved the die cuts, the postcards, the envelope and the tea (even thought I'm not a big tea drinker I still loved it cold brewed!). I really really really love the ATC so much tho, you are very very very talented! Thank you so much Anita, I hope you have a great day and I wish you swap with you sometime soon again! :)
Response: Thank you so much for your rating, the heart and your kind words. It makes me so happy to hear that you liked what I sent. Have a great time swapping and take care!
Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE the bookmark, and yes, you can never have too many! It seems like no matter how many I have, I can't find one when I need it!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. It's great to hear that you love the bookmark and that it's something you can use. Take care!
Comment: I will send this out next round. Thank you for the extra cards for me, much appreciated. : )
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart!

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CurlyTea on Jun 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

earthnk on Mar 6, 2019:

Good day Anita,

Juat a quick shout out to let you know the traveling pc swap#28 is on the way to you. Enjoy!

CurlyTea on Jun 4, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

MsLee on May 13, 2018:

Warm greetings from an Agatha Christie fan!, I'm reading Curtains, the last novel with Poirot. ... Have a great week!

kimhoay on Feb 10, 2018:

Hi, Anita! I received the journal for the “Rubber Stamp Image Traveling Book Round #37.” I will be sending it on its way soon. I thought your page was lovely. 🙂 Happy swapping!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



hibiscus on Oct 12, 2017:

Your orange and black color combo atc was so good I wanted to mention here ... this is one amazing work of art .. excellent technique...

sakura15 on Aug 1, 2017:


I just wanted to pop by and say thank you for being part of my group Australasian Swappers!

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CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

Hapy slightly belated Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 25, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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