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SwissChallet

SwissChallet
Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: June 29
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

Ratings

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Comment: I love your postcard illustrating the color green with a surprising orange dragon contrasting so nicely with the green. It's a really interesting collage! I'd love to read historical information about the colors, so thanks for the mention of Michel Pastou's books.
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Comment: Thank you for such a fabulous piece of art in this new zine. I have not made or received one in so many years and yours has rekindled that love. It is so amazing!!! I also love the beautiful envie. Thank you from Kansas to Switzerland! Hugs, Mona
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Comment: Oooh, have fun spring cleaning and gussy up-hunting :D. WIshing you a nice break soon! THanks for joining the swap!
Tamawi rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 10 on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, I'll enjoy adding to the postcard you send! I think the beautiful origami papers you sent would be perfect for the boxes you mentioned. I'll have to flip through my books and see other patterns that they would work well for - thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful postcard :) I love that word, and I really like the letters you used on the postcard!
camelsamba rated for HCSI: Year of the Pig on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Wow, so much detail in your pig carving - i'm impressed! I always have a hard time getting fine lines like that. Thanks for another great postcard!
camelsamba rated for CC: Put a pig on it on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Lovely collage - all the elements really pull together. And what a cute pig-erfly :^)
Eclectonote rated for Handcarved Profile Image Swap on Mar 3, 2019
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Comment: Oh, you've spoiled me - I love the jester stamp, and you've used it so artfully in the ATC. I like your bold choice of backgrounds for the extra stamp cut outs, too. Even the envelope is special with terrific postage stamps and the merry jester and puzzle pieces. Thanks so much for a Great Mail Day!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #58 on Feb 28, 2019
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Comment: I will continue on but I think we are only suppose to work on the card once. Rather than sending it to me you should have started a new one and kept this one for next time. elflady
SAHCatMom rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Feb 25, 2019
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Comment: Annick, I loved the cute postcard with the Spring wishes included. Is the card handmade? It is lovely! ❤️ Susan
STUFFellaneous rated for Poetry Zine on Feb 25, 2019
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Comment: Merci beaucoup!
Babytreese rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Feb 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card! Daffodils are here and they smell amazing!! :-) Cheers, Theresa
WoodlandBanshee rated for Abstract Mail ARt on Feb 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful abstract art handmade postcard! I really like the addition of the string!
GinaVisione rated for Partner's Image Challenge on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: Oh my, 10,000 gassho Annick!! What a kind, generous, and beautiful offering of compassion I’ve received! :D All the carvings are wonderful (and the fun embossed ones too, swoon!), but also the papers, AND your letter and paper it’s written on. Such peaceful, wonderful mail - Thank You :D
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Collaged Beast on Jan 19, 2019
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Comment: Your conglomerate beastie arrived in my mailbox yesterday, Annick. Thanks for giving me and the mail delivery person a good laugh!
laterdayze rated for MA: Sender's Choice December 2018 on Jan 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
choke rated for Pass and Paste #56 on Jan 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and colorful card, I am looking forward to working on it. I have only set one goal (not a resolution) which is to try to take more out of my craft room than what comes in. I was doing well until I saw some Tim Holtz videos this past week, now I am not so sure I can attain my goal but I will try. I just need to make more stuff than what I bring in :-D
Wooper rated for Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the relaxing card! Simplifying is my goal right now as well haha :) Always great swapping with you!
petaluda rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 8 on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much .Very beautiful art on this card .I loved the stickers..Thank you for reading my profile ❤️🌹🌹
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Technique Choice Intl. on Dec 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the bizarre 3-piece portrait, Annick. She looks like she’d devour that latte and the container as well! I’m more a celebrator of the Solstice than of Christmas myself, although I did make a Christmas tree out of bromeliads in my garden. Happy holidays.

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Comments

MaryCheng on May 13, 2019:

Hi Annick, thank you for being part of the Pass and Paste#56. I received my Postcard just recently once it was all filled and returned back to me. Love your artistic contribution. Thanks again! Mary

wolfeagle on May 9, 2019:

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Thank you so much for the bird/feather zine for the AMA: Intl Mystery Supply swap. The envelope and zine are much appreciated.

dvmac on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Hallowe'en, dear Annick! How are you? I see the message before mine and I want a self=portrait pc from you! Lots of love.

halloween

BeckyG56 on Aug 22, 2018:

Thanks for adding the fish to my water scene Collaberation 55 card. It's one of my favorites! And hand carved stamps, too. The quote is worth remembering.

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!

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