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AnDark

AnDark
Date Joined: November 15, 2022
Last Online: March 29, 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

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Comment: Thanks for the tea! Hot Topic is hilarious, even to goths imo. They get so much bs for existing still. However a lot if us goths are just happy our style is easily accessible now without too much DIY. I adore Ryan from MIW. 🖤 Glad you got some shirts!
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Comment: Oh wow! Apple Teas :) Thank you so much, looking forward to these.
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Comment: You made such a quirky and fun card ~ I absolutely LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for the obvious time and work you put into my card. Great swapping!!
Brightpinkpig rated for ATC int #28 - cozy on Mar 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely cup of coffee ATC to relax and feel cozy. I appreciate it. Thank you ❤️
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Comment: Hello Anneke. For a first time ink-box card swapper, you did well on all the pieces. Thank you, I like all!
HausOfImps rated for AnDark & HOI: Tea Swap! on Mar 24, 2023
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Comment: Once again, lovely teas, thank you so much! Very exciting to receive 4, can't wait to drink them. Plus, this time I did not ruin the stamps :P Crisis averted, thanks for the private swap!
Atelierdejacinte rated for ATC int #28 - cozy on Mar 24, 2023
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Comment: Dank voor je mooie koffie ATC! Koffie heeft voor mij ook zékers iets gezelligs ☕. Thank you for this beautiful cozy coffee ATC. Coffee, for me, has something to do with "cozy" indeed ☕
thehappycow rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #24 on Mar 23, 2023
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Comment: Thankyou for the lovely teas and the cute little pouch of extras!! much appreciated!!
luv2kraft rated for Fish ATC on Mar 22, 2023
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Comment: Love this gold fish atc. Very nice.
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!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 71 9 9
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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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