Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2017 11:56 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: December 14, 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



Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas cards. How nice of you to take the time to send one in Afrikaans and translate it. I love it and they are up on my wall! And thank you for the cute stickers. Merry Christmas Antoinette! And God bless you richly!
Wildchild rated for Let's Get Alphabetting: N on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the resend!
Response: I am so glad that these ones arrived safely. It really makes me depressed when mail go missing. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for the extra card as well!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
kathiann rated for Let's Get Alphabetting: O on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: It finally came! Poor envelope got a bit beat up in transit, but it made it all in one piece! I love all three of the ATC's you made. You're the first person I've gotten mail from in South Africa, it sure did take a while, but I'm glad that it made it. Thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into the art!
Response: I am just glad that they arrived safely. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! I love the Eiffel tower, so your choice was excellent :D
Response: I am glad you liked that card. Thank you for the heart.
widelo123 rated for Multi Multiview Postcard #16 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Antoinette, thank you for the lovely postcard of South African Flowers. We are heading into our fall season now and it will become Winter in December. We moved to NC from MA because of the harsh winters. It rarely snows in NC. I will be 75 in January. Time flies bye. Shirley
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am glad you liked the flower postcard I picked for you. Here it has been unbearable hot and we are supposed to be in spring now. Take care
Comment: 11/6/2017-Ty for the pc. I will get it done and out the door in the next round. Happy swapping.
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad it arrived safely.
galadkria rated for ✂ Mason jar pocket Letter on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice pocket letter :)
Response: Thank you for rating. I am so glad you like it
24Donna rated for SGG: Prayer Postcard Handmade on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, so creative love it! Thank you for the sweet prayer and note! I love flowers so the postcard you sent with flowers of Africa, wow I’m going to hang it in my studio! The ATC’s you made adorable! The one you titled mom&daughter, reminds me of me and my daughter the brown curly hair me and my daughters hair is a red color! Your amazing thank you so much!!❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am glad that you like the goodies I sent with. God bless. And lots of hugs
dvmac rated for SGG: Handmade Bible verse postcard on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card and very cool pc! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I am glad that it arrived safely. God bless.
busymumto3 rated for postage stamp pocket letter on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: fab pocket letter x thank you x
Response: Thanks for the heart. I am glad you like it.
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.

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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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