Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 9:12 pm


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: April 24, 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. :(

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 Blog - English - Go to:MyWorldLifeLove

My Blog - Afrikaans - Go to: MyWereldLeweLiefdes

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.

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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


Just something interesting me


Comment: Oh my goodness!!! What a beautiful journal page, Antoinette! Thank you so much! It is just so stunning! I love your style and what you wrote. And the goodies! :) Our journals are going to be amazing!! xxoo Shannon
wm rated for SA swap: One stamp only! on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: SJOE! Jy't baie in die koevert gepas ... baie baie dankie :)
jaimiemarcotte rated for Hello Partner on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Your HUGE, tasty Choc Pie card arrived today, thank you! Wow, what a big box... I wonder how many were in there! Thanks for hosting these fun swaps.
Fenix825 rated for PW Coloring page on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package you sent. I loved the coloring page and the stickers :)
miablancs rated for Notecard to Say Hello on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your sweet little packet of goodies for this swap. You are way too kind and generous. I am so heartbroken to hear of the tragic passing of your fur baby Snoopy. There have been people leaving out treats in the parks in our area that are filled with crushed glass. It always amazes me how someone could harm an innocent animal. It is always a joy to swap with you and what a wonderful story of how your parents named you. You are so fortunate to have parents that love you so dearly. I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday and I hope to swap once again with you soon. For now my CAT SCAN showed I must have my gallbladder removed =D. It is so kind of you to ask about me and thank you for your kindness =D you are too sweet!
Margothecat rated for Beautiful Birds PC Swap on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: what a lovely postcard to add to my collection! Thank you very much! I have over 1500 different bird cards but this is a new one for me and that makes me really happy!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty post card and I'll get Amanda's post card on it's way in the next swap. take care, darla
mjhaertling rated for P-NS: Quotes postcard on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Your swap finally made it to me today. Is that normal time for mail from you to the US? It is a very pretty card and a quote everyone should live by. Thank you.
Debmitch rated for PW~Bible Verse on a notecard on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the lovely verses. All of the notecards you sent are beautiful ♥
Debmitch rated for PW - Sharing a Psalm on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful package you sent me. I adore the psalm you shared.. and the wonderful letter. Thank you so very much for all of the awesome stuff ♥
DLRodrigues rated for Diary embellishments on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Wowee!!!! Thank you for all the cool stuff xxx
Victorianna60 rated for P-nS Dragonfly Postcard on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: The PC is beautiful ! Thank You ! Love the extra goodies too !
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful page and the ones you sent me. The postcards are amazing. Thank you so much!
pkpeace rated for Thinking of You ~ Valentine's Day on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I loved the quotes and added goodies!
Comment: Thanks so much for the upcycled card, and for hosting the swap! Enjoy your cooling weather--when it comes. :)
Comment: Oh my goodness, Antoinette! What a truly beautiful piece of art this journal page is! I absolutely love it! What I really want to do is frame it and hang it on my prayer room wall. It is just stunning. Thank you so very much. I really love this swap series and am excited about how lovely our journals will be! THank you for blessing me with such a lovely page and for the note pages! I have an Art Journaling Bible and will be using some of those pages in my Art Bible! Thank you again! I hope we swap together again soon! xxoo

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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 Feb 14, 2017:

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 8, 2017:

PW` Song of Songs V Day deco

Hello, I hope your well

My Favorite verse from Song of Songs

Debmitch on Jan 24, 2017:

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

Much love to you


grammypammy on Jan 10, 2017:

PW - Profile Deco - Bible Verses

Enjoy your day!

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