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AnDark

AnDark
Date Joined: November 15, 2022
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: September 9, 1982
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi, my name is Anneke and I live with my boyfriend and our two charcoal Labradors in a big city in the Netherlands. Well, big for Dutch standards. My hobbies are reading, walking/playing/cuddling with my dogs, cross stitch embroidery, crochet, journal writing, collecting yarn, writing and receiving letters , paper crafting and playing board games. I love drinking tea all day long. I like creepy stuff and rude, funny and/or sarcastic postcards.

Favorite Music

My favourite genres are metal and rock, but I also listen to some classical music. I love singing along as well, as long as no one can hear me. Usually I listen to one to three bands very intensely for a few weeks. At the moment I am madly in love with the music of Motionless In White.

Favorite Books

I love so many books! The books I love most are usually literary novels. Some of my favourite authors are Anne Rice, Kate Morton, Meg Wolitzer, Leah Stewart, Kate Atkinson, Lionel Shriver, Sarah Waters and Barbara Vine. Sometimes I need an easy read and for those times I usually pick fast paced thrillers or a humorous book. Every now and then I read non fiction, mostly biographies or books about subjects I find interesting.

Favorite Crafts

My main passion is crochet and that is also what I spend most of my crafting time on. I also like cross stitch embroidery. I am currently working on a big project, a ribcage, on black fabric. What was I thinking? I also enjoy making cards, ATCs, mixed media projects and I like scrapbooking. Other than those things I love trying new things, so it’s not strange for me to switch things up regularly. My latest new thing is blackwork embroidery. I love how pretty it looks.

Tea

Tea is my main drink. I just love it and drink it from morning until night.

Stuff I don’t like: rooibos (I hate this stuff with a passion, but “green rooibos” is fine, since it tastes very different), plain teas (any kind, black, green, white, oolong, whatever), turmeric. I cannot have anything with licorice or licoriceroot in it, so please do not send me this. I also don’t like added sugar and artificial sweeteners.

CAUTION: when you are planning to send me tea, please check the ingredients carefully. I’ve already received a bunch with licoriceroot and are dangerous for me to drink.

Stuff I do like: any flavoured tea, especially fruits (all kinds) or spices or a mix of those, herbal teas are very welcome too, as are medical teas for throat and stomach issues.

If you are aiming to make me happy and are looking for flavours I love: pineapple, salted butter, caramel, hazelnut, peach, chocolate, banana, blackcurrant, passionflower, mint-chocolate, any fruit mixed with cinnamon. Brands that are commonly available to me (and thus slightly less interesting to receive) are Pickwick and Clipper/Cupper. I’m fine with bags of tea without an envelope and loose tea, provided they are wrapped in paper or in a small ziploc bag, on which is written what the tea is.

Teas I’ve tasted through swap-bot and would love to have again: Bigelow Peppermint Bark (year round, please look at the ingredients closely, because I’ve had one with and one without licorice root in it); Twinings Peppermint Cheer

I’d prefer not to receive

Candy of any kind. Most of the year I eat keto or paleo, so anything with sugar is a big no no.

Religious items or wishes. I’ve had terrible experiences with religion and am an atheist to the core.

Stuff I like to receive

Anything dark and creepy (think skulls, skeletons, Halloween, witches); anything Ancient Egypt, lettersets and writing pads; stickers with creepy theme, Christmas, Easter, Halloween or mythological creatures; tea (see above for likes and dislikes), even if a swap calls for tea plus something extra, I’m fine with the extra being tea as well; rubber or clear stamps (creepy stuff, rude/funny sentences or flourishes); scrapbooking paper with skulls, skeletons, damask patterns; blackwork embroidery patterns; cross stitch embroidery patterns (skulls, skeletons, animals, flowers, rude and/or funny sentences); embroidery fabric (any kind); book pages in any language that is not Dutch, English or German.

Ratings

Rayeyey rated for 3 Teabag Swap #4 on Mar 19, 2023
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Comment: thank you for nice teas :) (๑・̑◡・̑๑)
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Comment: This ATC is quite beautiful. The silverleaf adds so much to the design. I have never seen it used before. And the text behind the rabbit gives a nod to the fur texture. And the interesting burgundy background adds to the dynamic of the whole thing.
WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 11, 2023
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Comment: Hello there, Anneke! Thank you for the tea selection. I look forward to trying all of them :) My daughter is super into Care Bears and the envelope you sent reminded her of her favorite toys. She loved that a "Care Bears" type package came to the house. Thank you again!
ccap rated for 4 Teabag Swap #6 on Mar 8, 2023
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Comment: Thanks!
charophyta rated for NSFW ATC on Mar 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the .... cock :)
bethe rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting teas. I can't wait to try them all :)
Rayeyey rated for Surprise me with your favorite Tea on Mar 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for lovely tea :)
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Comment: Thank you for the teas! I'm very excited to try them both, especially the herfst spices one! Btw, I am going to shoot you a message about the stamps
Dan rated for Celebrating Weirdness Handmade Card on Mar 2, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for this wonderfully wierd card! It's so cool and the embossing feels really nice!
Tr3n1ty rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Mar 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to try these teas :D
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Comment: What a lovely atc - the clasp made it here in one piece and it's stunning! You are so talented! Thank you for a gorgeous atc!
starmccoy rated for AMA: Triad of Colors Mail Art -Feb on Feb 28, 2023
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Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thank you very much. And the postage stamps! Love them!
Dan rated for Alphabet ATC - Q (round #2) on Feb 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome ATC. I really appreciate it.
momto8cats rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #21 on Feb 23, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for matching the teas to my profile. That is so sweet of you! Your handwriting is so pretty and neat.
Sonya rated for MAE: ATC SWAP WITH A TWIST #8 on Feb 18, 2023
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Comment: Wow! Your ATCs are all so creative and beautiful, Anneke. I can't pick a favorite! Thanks so much for the great swap and I hope to trade with you again soon. Best, Sonya
denisedecker58 rated for 4 Teabag Swap #5 on Feb 17, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the great selection of teas! I can't wait to try all of them, especially the strawberry one!
QueenHannie rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #21 on Feb 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending me such a lovely assortment of tea and for joining my swap!
Kaytee2678 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #21 on Feb 16, 2023
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explore rated for WIYM: ATCs Around the World “F” on Feb 10, 2023
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Comment: Anneke, thank you for your pretty France ATC. Goodness, 14 layers of paint! Thank you for letting me know so that I can better appreciate it. I also picked France for my ATC. This series of Around the World ATC swap can be challenging. I just made one for G - G is even harder than F. Happy swapping!
Wana rated for 3 Teabag Swap #3 on Feb 10, 2023
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Comment: Dank je wel voor de thee. De dogadan thee ken ik helemaal niet, dus ben zeer benieuwd naar de smaakjes.

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Comments

Rainydancer on Mar 14, 2023:

welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

Gaga2015 on Jan 25, 2023:

Thank you so much for the tea in the "Tea 3x3 with Friend! #20" swap I can't wait to try all 3, especially the Strawberry!

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