Swap-bot Time: June 27, 2017 12:10 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: June 25, 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: Thanks for the postcard! Now I want to try this Toasted Marshmallow Cappuccino!!!
marchy rated for Desktop planners - swap pages RSA on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely parcel!
sperkows rated for Alphabet ATCs - G & H on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: I loved all the ATCs that you made, they are super cute! Thank you for sending some extra! :D
Comment: Received Elinor's and Mary's traveling postcards as well as the extra rhino post card (LOVE IT!) thank you so much, darla
Fenix825 rated for CSG - Just a Note and a Prayer on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for such a wonderful package! It makes me smile that someone across the world is praying for me. I know that God hears all of our prayers and He loves us all, no matter how near or far we are.
Conni59 rated for Alphabet ATCs - C & D on May 17, 2017
Comment: I was absolutely thrilled when I saw stamps from South Africa as I am visiting Capetown, Garden District and Durban in September! Thank you so much for the wonderful alphabet cards! Generous of you to create 2 of each. Big Thanks!
Mammybarnes rated for Alphabet ATCs - A & B on May 15, 2017
Comment: I received your ATCs from Africa thank you so much I love them Great job and thank you for helping me in transit times from there to the states. ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the extra one! Love all the stamps too.
PaulineSkalice rated for Find new Penpals on May 12, 2017
Comment: Dear Marie-Antoinette, thank you so much for the lovely letter I received today. I love the postcard and sticky notes. I am going to answer you real soon! Take care! Pauline
Comment: Thank you for the upcycled card! How interesting that a frozen waffle company would associate itself with old racing cars... Thanks for hosting these swaps!
Comment: I LOVE IT! TY!! :)
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Beautiful picture! And thank you for all the colouring pages as well! I'm sorry the international version wasn't well received. Maybe it will in the near future.
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!

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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 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

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