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fairylover

fairylover
Date Joined: August 7, 2013
Last Online: November 28, 2021
Birthday: June 3, 1982
Country: France
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About Me

I'm Salomé, I’m a fairy and nature lover, I’m a day dreaming girl having a rich inner world, a magic and colorful one I like withdrawing in when I need, when my emotions or anxiety is too strong. When it’s Spring and Summer I like wandering in my garden or in the forest and observ nature, flowers, butterflies and other insects and imagine I can meet fairies and dance with them, or maybe ride a butterfly ! Those little dreaming sessions are my escapism and can last hours ! I love living in the country with my 2 cats, 7 chickens and 2 cockatiel birds. As if all this wasn’t enough, I’m living in a region full of castles worthy of the most wonderful fairy tales and I love visiting them again and again with my boyfriend during this sunny time of the year. And having walks and pic nics in the forest.

When I can’t dream outside, I love art journalling, scrapbooking, making cards or Atcs. I love playing with my inks or paints and gelli plate to make colorful, stunning backgrounds and use my favorite background stamps and focal point stamps. My favorite brand is « Aall and create », a group of several artists who design stamps, stencils and dies and share their ideas on the social media. They’re really nice people and make their « fans » feel they’re really part of a community. I also love keeping diaries, photo journals, traveler’s notebook of my Spring/Summer adventures and feelings.

I’m into penppaling and swapping for over 20 years and just couldn’t live without those 2 hobbies and all the happiness it brings because I feel people are nicer and more accepting than in « real life ». I value tolerance and open mindedness and most of all kindness. If only people could be more kind and understanding with each others !

Of course, my life isn’t always this « colorful happy rainbow », I have my pains and struggles, mostly my chronic anxiety, social difficulties, professional integration difficulties but this magic, joyful inner world helps me when I struggle, when I’m in pain, it helps me to see life on the bright side even when everything looks dark. Because as Sam Gamgee said « but in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer ».

I like / don't like

I love swapping Christmas stuffs and cards. My preferences are red and dark green and I especially love cards of Santa Clause, animals, Christmas trees. Nice designs but no too childish. Please don't send cards from Action store, I collect them and have most of them. Don't send me anything with black on it , at least not the main colour.

I'm not interested in extras, please don't send me any extras, I have too many of those stickers, memo pads etc... and they'll just stay in the envelopes without being used. If you really want to please me with something, read the list below.

What I’m interested in is mostly swapping letters to discover other people’s life, cultures, opinions (but not looking for new penpals), pieces of mixed media art such as ATCs, journals, handmade cards, art journal pages and photos (both artsy and personal ones), maybe sometimes kawaii writing paper swap.

More than everything, I love reading handwritten letters and there’s nothing I hate more than little notes, they make me feel people are here to get something only, not to meet new people and give. Please, wether you joined a penpal swap or not, please write me something more than just « hello, here is my swap » !! Tell me about you and anything else you want !

I’m in love with mini printer or polaroid photos and I’d be happy to receive some, but also normal size photos. It’s very exciting for me to receive photos from somebody at the other side of the world and have a little sight on their lives ! If you don’t find anything I like to send me, send me some photos of you, your pets and your life, it will make me happy !

Bright colors such as lime green, pink, turquoise blue, light blue, yellow.

Themes I like : nature (flowers, plants, animals, instects), KAWAI, girly, fantastic, mystical creatures (fairies etc…), pets (especially cats, hamsters but also rabbits and guinea pigs).

Touristy brochures and leaflets. Touristy postcards : cities and landscapes. No museums or pieces of art. Souvenirs from your country or a country you visited (keychains, magnets, pens etc...). I especially like those with a photo from the country, or the flag. No magnets or anything with holographic images, it hurts my eyes.

My interests : mixed media, nature (flowers, plants, insects) mystical creatures from the folklore, legends and mythology, history especially old civilizations, the paranormal.

I DON'T LIKE:

Typed letters. Very unpersonnal.

Some colors I hate: black, red, all dark shades of colors.

Holographic images (magnets for example), they hurt my eyes.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely Halloween card and words. It's also not widely celebrated here in Australia but slowly getting popular :)
NancyMM rated for Halloween letter and photos on Nov 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for this swap I was very happy to receive your letter and photos. Love all the decorations especially the supermarket one. I would never have thought it was a store; I was thinking it was the front yard of a house. I hope this swap is up again for next year. :)
Response: I'm happy you loved my swap! I'll surely host the same swap next year. I also love hosting similar swap for christmas. I received your swap too and loved the photos! I'll rate you this week end as today is a busy day for me.
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Halloween 🎃 Happy Mail on Nov 6, 2021
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Comment: Hello Salome, thank you very, very much for your amazing swap! I loved the goodies you send me very much and -like I did with all the ones I love most- will use them for decorating my diary. That's always an extra box an my desk. *g* Your september/october sound awesome and I'm happy to hear how good you feel. I had a busy time, too and I'm currently writing a letter to you with everything, that went on. And with postcards. XD Take care of yourself and stay healthy! With lots of good wishes, Maxi
Response: I'm so happy that you loved what I sent you! Can't wait to receive your letter and know what's going on in your life!
elinor rated for Mixed Media ATC swap on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, I love all the layered detail. I haven't been to the seaside yet this year but I'm hoping to get there in the summer :)
Loreta rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: SUMMERTIME on Jul 9, 2021
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Comment: Hi Salome! Thank you so much for the sweet letter & the oh so cute Summertime ATC's. The colors are beautiful & totally remind me of summer. The envelope is soooo cute too. Thank you!
armadillogal rated for SS: May Color: YELLOW Photo on Jul 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the neat pictures!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards you chose, my partner and I have been "studying" them, the places are really beautiful. I feel like I can walk in the streets and visit the shops :D
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Comment: Thank you for the photos of flowers (and insects)!
KIllerMal rated for SIE: Souvenirs from your country on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: I have just opened your package, so many beautiful things! I love the magnet and all the interesting things you wrote me, the postcards are very nice and all! :D I hope to meet you at the next swap! Thank you <3
Vickyen rated for SS: Fuzzy Friends on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: Hi Salome! Thank you for the lovely photos of your furbabies and the neighbor's cat! They are all so pretty! My hubby is not a cat person but I am always amazed at how different their temperaments can be - some are so aloof and others want to be near their human all the time! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Flamingoloon rated for Pen Pal Tips on Jun 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the very thoughtful tips, and the adorable paper!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Inkbox card - GREEN on Jun 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for both super cute Inkbox cards.
Risna rated for Why Are You Keeping That? on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: It was so much fun opening that package! Thank you so much! It's my first time ever in a swap like like this and I love it! (You asked what I put in my package: a coffee table book on cool hotels and a patchwork pouch.)
Response: I'm so happy you loved what I sent you! I hope you'll find a good use for them! Wow, you've been really generous with this swap!
MiekeC rated for ESO: Gelli plate printing on Jun 8, 2021
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Comment: Hi Salome, i received your happy gelli plate printed mail and your letter. I really like your gelli plate prints. Nice to also make your stationery with the plate. I think I have had a gelli plate for about 6 years, different sizes. Every time I discover new techniques. Sometimes I don't touch the plate for months and like with this swap I get really excited about it again. At the moment I watch a lot of youtube videos of 'creationsbyjsheri'. She also has a technique with different layers. I absolutely love it. Who did you learn your technique from? I've known Birgit Koopsen for a while, and I've even taken a few courses by her. She also has nice techniques. Greetings Mieke
Vickyen rated for SS/ Drop A Shot #2 📷 on May 23, 2021
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Comment: Hi Salome! Love how you decorated your envie! Also loved the photos - I enjoy trying to get bee shots as well! I am so sorry to read about the loss of your Mom and shortly her home - you are right, that is like losing her twice - sending hugs and prayers that things work out and if not, that your wonderful memories will help you through such tough times! In my thoughts and prayers!
Catt007 rated for Sharp Shooters: April color: PINK on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely photo's, such beautiful flowers and vibrant colours. I love the notepaper, did you buy it like that or make it? Your handwriting is lovely. 😀
Response: I'm glad you loved the flowers! I've scanned the paper from a set I had and torn the edges and inked them with distress ink.
kydestar rated for Sharp Shooters: March color: BLUE on May 14, 2021
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Comment: Hi Salome, Thanks for the lovely photographs, amazing scenery (Montpercher pool) and I love that kitchen. So a great selection of images, thanks again! Take care
Response: I'm glad you love the photos I sent, I'm espacially touched that you love my mum's kitchen! Maybe we'll meet again in a other swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the great shots and letter!
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Comment: Thank you for the pink and green spring flipbook! Even the goodies are colour coordinated. :) Real spring vibes. For me this folding flipbook was the first try too. Have fun planting flowers, I will plant some strawberries soon!
Response: I'm so happy you received it so quickly and you love it so much! Pink and green are my favourite colors, happy you love them too! Good luck with your strawerries! Here we planted rasperries.
blanketfort rated for ESO 6 Prompts Zine on Mar 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your cute zine! I'm so sorry to hear about your mother ❤ I hope you'll be able to take a breath soon, and get the time to mourn properly. It's so important to be able to do that, and also to remember all the good times. Pain can be overwhelming, so to be able to remember good times and smile and even laugh is equally important ❤
Response: Thanks a lot for your nice words! All you write is true, and I hope I'll have that time soon. I'm happy you loved my zine!

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Comments

lou on May 30, 2021:

Happy Early Birthday!

Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you all the best in 2021!

lou on Jun 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday Month!

blanketfort on May 6, 2019:

Just dropped your letter off at the post office! :D

blanketfort on May 1, 2019:

Hiya Salomé! Thank you for the lovely surprise letter :D I will definitely be writing back. I'll let you know when the reply is on its way to you :)

midge on Jul 2, 2015:

Hello, it's me again. I just read your profile more carefully and see that you would like deli and freezer paper. Let me know what else you would like from the USA. Denise

midge on Jul 2, 2015:

Hi Salome, I'm your partner for the June Journal page swap. I live in California, USA. Is there any craft items that you want or need that you cannot find in France? Let me know and I can include it in my letter. Denise (midge)

lillilstar on Jun 16, 2015:

Thank you for the Lord of the Rings postcards! There were so many and I love them all! Thank you :3

Lozbox360 on Oct 17, 2014:

Hello, thank you for the swap I received today, I loved it and it was a really interesting letter to read - and I will have a play with the stamps when I am not feeling ill. x x

Candyn29 on Oct 14, 2014:

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