Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2022 9:14 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: January 26, 2022
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa

About Me

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!

1 February 2021 - I am so heartbroken. My remaining furbaby, Murdock, passed away this morning. We had to put him down as he had heart failure and was getting worse. :(

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. Please take note that mail from South Africa to other parts of the world can take between 6 to 8 weeks to arrive. If it is frustrating for you that it takes so long....imagine how I feel.

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 https://www.instagram.com/marieantoinettepelser

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

I'm 45 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.

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 dog. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.

I love doing swaps of Friendship books (FBs), Friendship sheets (FSs), Deco books, slams, sticker books, label bags, postcard bags, sticker bags, goodie bags and stamp bags. I haven't done any ATC bags yet, but would love to give it a try. If you are making a deco for me - I am not fussy about themes, but I don't like anything with swearing / cursing, nudity or pornographic and definitely nothing gory.

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.

Please don't send me the following:
- nothing gory with blood oozing out everywhere
- nothing vulgar or full of swearing and cursing
- nothing with nudity/porn/erotica
- no Tarot cards or anything relating to it
- no incense or strong smells

I'm not interested in it so keep it for other swappers:

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 to read. My parents and I go to the library every second week to exchange books. So, as you can see - I get my love for reading from my parents.
Some of my favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Wilbur Smith, Oscar Wilde, Sidney Sheldon, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Dean Koontz, Nora Robers, James Patterson, Beatrix Potter, David Baldacci, Paulho Coelho, Ian Fleming; Catherine Cookson - and many, many more.
I enjoy fiction, non-fiction, adventure, mystery, detective, Christian
NO vulgar, porn or erotica.

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!



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Postcards-not storebought - Go here



tatntole rated for PnS: Happy New Year postcard on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: I just got this in today's mail so when I thought I'd received I was wrong. What a cool postcard!!! Thank you.
christywebb rated for Traveling Book Card Round 37 on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card - I'll keep it moving - and the extra!
Comment: Wow! Four books! Definately deserve a heart!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much. Will move forward.
Comment: thank you! x
Mlhadder rated for A simple pc challenge-intl 6 on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Loved the postcard! It was my first one from South Africa!
suepier rated for LSRUS Postcard With a Prompt #2 on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing about your favorite thing to do on a weekend with me. I like some of those things too.
Saxofenris rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #2 -INT on Jan 8, 2022
Jafferty rated for Friendship Book Swap #3 on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extra stamps! Much appreciated!
Ace330660 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #10 on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the stamp bags ! I will gladly pass them along.
Comment: Thanks for the nice books and the very cool postcard! Happy New Year :)
Comment: Thank you for the sticker slapping pc! Many more swapping with you in future. Yeay…!!
Comment: Thank you! I'm looking forward to doing my square.
9O96O rated for This would make a great postcard! on Jan 5, 2022
Comment: This absolutely makes a great postcard. Thanks for mentioning where the photo was taken. I took a virtual tour around the park to see the area (google streetview). First time I've visited South Africa. Even though it is only online, it was cool to visit and to see the location of where that pretty bird was photographed.
blubutterfly rated for PnS: Sender's Choice #324186 on Jan 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the neat chunk! I like what you did to embellish, I might have to give that a try:) Always nice to hear from you, thank-you for hosting!
KitsuneSK rated for Travelling Book card Round 38 on Jan 5, 2022
Comment: I got your book card and I love the South African post card you also sent, so thank you so much! I have never read "The Miles Between" is it good?
Comment: Thanks for the the extra postcard and for hosting this swap.
mizzrox rated for 5 FB's/FS's #4 on Jan 3, 2022
Comment: Thank You! Super Swap!!
mizzrox rated for 5 FB's/FS's #5 on Jan 3, 2022
Comment: Thank You for a wonderful swap & for the extra Post cards from South Africa! Love them!

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heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

satinification on Jan 15, 2019:

Hello Marie-Antoinette! Thank you for choosing me for you additional partner in Postcard Roulette swap. I received the postcard with Black Rhinoceros from you today. That was a long way :) Thank you again and HAPPY 2019! ~ Agnieszka

myancey on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank u for the unassigned pc u sent for pc roulette. I love it. It's super cute.

Apelser on Nov 4, 2018:

Note to self:


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!

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

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