Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2017 4:08 pm


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: October 21, 2017
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa
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About Me

20 March 2017 - I am so heartbroken. My one fur baby, Snoopy died yesterday morning after he was poisoned. :(

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!

SWAPS - I live in South Africa and swaps from here do take a bit longer than 30 days to get to other swappers in other countries. I have had an occasion where I posted a letter on the 21st of November 2015 and my swap partner only received it on the 30th of December 2015. There was a tracking number. So, it can take 39 days for a letter to get to someone.

RATINGS BY ME - If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I always rate when I received the swap! If it was an email swap that you have sent - the reason I haven't rated - because I haven't logged onto my email yet and haven't read the email yet!

RATING ME - Before you give me a 1 rating for not having received a swap from me, PLEASE send me a private message to let me know that you haven't received the swap. I am sure that you would also like to be informed that a swap did not arrive instead of receiving a 1 with no communication. I NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL flake on a swap!! .

My Instagram http://instagram.com/apelser1975

I have a pen pal group on Yahoo if you would like to join. Go to: TreasureChestFullOfSnail Mail

My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.


I'm 41 and live in South Africa in a town Brakpan in the Gauteng Province. I enjoy meeting new penpals from all over the world. I enjoy writing to my Circle of World Wide Friends (penpals). I'm a Christian. I enjoy spending time with my family. My only kids are my twin furbaby boys they are fox terriers called Murdock and Snoopy. My tweeling

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy doing scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, postcrossing, writing (stories, petry and letters), listening to music, playing hidden object or mystery computer games, photography and playing with my dogs. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.

Two blankets I crochet.




I collect postcards, bookmarks, stationery, memo paper, note cards, butterflies, dolphins, angels, fairies, books, LPs, CDs, nice pictures or photos, pens, pencils, candles, books, serviettes, fridge magnets and keyrings.

Favorite Music

I enjoy music that won't burst my eardrums. I'm not into rap or jazz.I enjoy classical, instrumental (panflute, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano), 60s, 70s, 80s. I listen to a wide variety of music.

Favorite Books

I love reading. My favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Danielle Steel, Stephen King. Like music, I also read a wide variety of books.

Favorite Television

Murder mysteries, Investigation discovery, CSI - all of them, NCIS, Bones, Nature, Medical Mysteries, Law & Order (All of them).


I like receiving any type of postcard as long as it isn't anything discusting and rude. I don't mind if the postcard are sent in an envelope or stamped and written on - whatever the swap requires.

About swaps

I always send my swaps out. If you haven't received my swap to you, please let me know before rating me. I always go out of my way to make sure that my swaps are sent out in time - if for any reason I cannot sent it out in time, I will let you know - but I WILL send the swap requirements.

When sending me something in a swap - please DO NOT send me anything with naked people on. I am really not interested in it. You can keep that for others.

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I Pledge to Rate

I will rate as soon as I have received your swap. If I haven't rated yet, I haven't received it yet!



Join my group if you want to

Sharing God's Grace - Go here

Postcards-not storebought - Go here



busymumto3 rated for postage stamp pocket letter on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: fab pocket letter x thank you x
kathiann rated for Handmade Coloring Book Postcard #5 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cat!
Response: I am glad that it arrived safely and that you like the cat :). Thank you for the heart.
Hestu0726 rated for Mermaid ATC on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the neat ATCs! I just received them.
Response: Glad they arrived. That should be the original ones that I posted as I sent the re-send on the 2nd of October.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
Response: Glad it arrived safely
churlann rated for Multi-View Postcard on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for awesome postcard. I have never received anything from South Africa, so that was nice. Love the quote you included too!
Response: Glad that it arrived safely.
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely card and the pretty enclosed goodies. 💕
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad that you like the goodies :)
Evelynswap rated for C.I. ~ Let's make an ATC on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Wow! You sent me 4 ATC's! I love them, thank you so much. Also the thank you notecards are very sweet. I sure can use them!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am glad that it arrived safely. I had so much fun and just couldn't decide which one to send - so I sent them all :)
CharlieChick86 rated for Alphabet ATCs - E & F on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the Pokemon cards :)
Response: I am so glad that they arrived safely. I was starting to get worried. If they went missing I surely would have been in tears.
kaypendragon rated for Let's Get Alphabetting: P on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! What wonderful cards!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am glad that you like them.
JoMama rated for BUTTERFLY PASS/PASTE POSTCARD #3 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the bonus stickers!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Glad it arrived safely and that you like the bonus stickers.
anotherangel rated for Pocket Letter "Animals" on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my adorable pocket letter! It is my first happy mail from South Africa and I will treasure it always! The gifts you enclosed were so sweet, and the little letter you enclosed was lovely. I am an avid reader also, and we have many of the same hobbies. Thank you again. I hope we are swap partners again some time. :)
Response: Glad that it arrived safely and that you like the goodies I included for you. I am still a newby with pocket letters but I am having so much fun making them. Sadly in South Africa pocket letters and ATCs are not a very popular thing and some people look at you very strangely when you mention it.....
Germanbaby77 rated for C.I. ~ Themed: Animals on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: thank you for the beautiful Fox! I love him!! thank you also for all the other animals. I was sad when I noticed that there was almost no participation also. Please don't let the turn out for this swap turn you off hosting other swaps. :)
Response: I am so glad that it arrived safely. I will soon host a colouring page swap again and hopefully there will be some more members who join.
kaypendragon rated for C.I. ~ Let's make an ATC on Aug 2, 2017
Response: Thanks for the heart
Wooper rated for BUTTERFLY PASS/PASTE POSTCARD #2 on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I'll have fun adding to it :)
Response: Thanks for adding to my card....Can't wait to get it back and see how it turned out...
Wildchild rated for Bee ATC on Jul 31, 2017
Response: Thanks for the heart
kclicquot rated for ATC Butterfly Theme on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for FOUR butterfly ATCs! My favorite is definitely "Coloring Butterfly"
Response: Glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun making them. Most of my ATCs are colouring ones as I combine two of my hobbies in them. Sure you can guess which ones it is.
jezb750 rated for Multi Multiview PC Swap #16 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Hello Marie-Antoinette, thank you for your card. You are my first swap partner from South Africa. Spring comes next to you. Enjoy your day!
Response: Spring will be starting in September so it is still a few "weeks" away :)
Comment: Thank you for the card--and for hosting the swap!
piratejimbob87 rated for Butterfly Pocket Letter on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Pocket Letter, I love all the colours and goodies :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the extra cards you added! Love the idea of your new card, coloring each part!

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Evelynswap on Sep 17, 2017:

Hi! I'm glad I could make the Prayer Postcard Handmade swap for you!

Here is a little preview of what is going to you tomorrow:


Lady on Aug 3, 2017:

Your glorious 3D gear-y rhinoceros from the PnS forum WTA arrived today. Looks in perfect shape. Thank you

Babsmomof5 on May 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful PC you made for me for the WTA in the PNS group. It arrived to brighten my day today!

WicKeDGlitTEr on May 12, 2017:

Thank you for the great WTA Joy of Penpalling Happy Mail! I love the dress stationary and the owl notecard. So cute!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 15, 2017:

TereDiane1954 on Mar 27, 2017:

Dear friend, thank you for the beautiful birthday card you sent me! It was a lovely surprise. Hugs to you♥

tcornell on Mar 17, 2017:

Marie Antoinette, thank you for your thoughtful words, it really means a lot. Hugs, Tracy

Debmitch on Mar 15, 2017:

miablancs on Mar 7, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

Debmitch on Jan 24, 2017:

I received the most beautiful card from you today ♥ Thank you soooo much.

Much love to you


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