Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2024 3:23 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2022
Last Online: May 20, 2024
Birthday: January 3
Country: New Zealand
Instagram - possible spoilers

About Me

Profile is not yet finished. Still in the process of adding things.

If my swap doesn't make it your way, please message me so we can figure out a resend. I do usually take pictures of my swaps before mailing them out. Mail from New Zealand can take up to 2+ month.

My name is Carola, I'm a Bavarian transplant (south-east Germany) currently living in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with part of my family.

My pronouns are she/her.

I have two cats, Nebula and Sam. They are currently in my previous home in Oregon, due to ridiculously high pet relocation fees, but they are with family. A kitty from the neighbourhood recently joined us and pretty much moved in with us. Her name is Pixie.

I work in the hospital dental department.

I love junk journaling, going to op-shops/ thrift stores, photography - especially abandoned places.

Favorite Music

My music taste is eclectic and all over the place depending on my mood.
Here are just a view genres and artists that I like:

electronic tunes, italo disco, lo-fi, synthwave, grunge...



David Bowie

Depeche Mode

Kate Bush


Favorite Television

Adventure Time

Babylon Berlin

Broad City


Dr Snuggles

Mad TV

Modern Family

Senior Rossi/ Herr Rossi


Stranger Things

Kath & Kim

Favorite Movies

Alice in Wonderland

Big Lebowski

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Harold & Maude



Napoleon Dynamite

Office Space

Studio Ghibli Movies

Taika Waititi Movies


I respect everyone's beliefs, taste/ likes, but these are things I wouldn't use or enjoy:

Anime, but I do like Studio Ghibli movies

Anything religious, political or sports themed


No teacher/ reward stickers

Rose scented items


I like anything weird, eclectic.

Abandoned Places, Anatomy, Art, Aotearoa, Art Deco, Address Labels

Alice in Wonderland

Anything 80's related

Botany, Baking, Bavaria, Biology

Cats, Candles, Care Bears, Cooking, Chocolate, Coffee, Chemistry, Collaging



Family, Food, Foxes

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Hiking, Halloween

Ice Cream

Junk Journaling

Lush (cosmetic brand)

Krteček (Little Mole/ Der kleine Maulwurf)

Mycology, Music, Mountains

New Zealand, Nail stickers

Oregon, Ocean

Passionfruit, Photography, Portland, Pumpkin Spice, Pacifica (cosmetic brand), Pentel (Arts Hybrid Technica 0.3mm, is my favourite)

Rainbows, Retro, Raspberries, Raccoons

Stickers!, Stationary, Sour gummies

Tea - I like herbal and fruit teas, sometimes I drink black tea but not too often. My favourite is Fenchel, KΓΌmmel, Anis from Germany (Fennel, Caraway, Anise Tea - mixture) but I can't find it here in NZ.


Vintage, Volcanoes

Washi Tape, Weird Stuff



isabellasnow rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #258 on May 16, 2024
Comment: Hi Carola! I LOVE what you sent. First, the envelope is delightful! I love the shape and the magazine/newspaper you used. I also love the little postcard-holder you made for me--so unique! Love the postcards, too ;+) Apparently, your envie took the scenic route--haha! Thanks so much for a wonderful swap!
susieq11 rated for PTG: Pick One Postcard on May 16, 2024
Comment: Love this landscape postcard and the info about it! Thank you so much! xoxo
Comment: Thanks Carola for the Joyful and Japan PC. It does look to go both ways for the words. πŸ˜„
Vanna rated for Happy Envie Swap #10 on May 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much. I love everything can't wait to use everything.
JaneG rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on May 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun card. I've never been to Knotts Berry Farm either but I do enjoy amusement parks. Glad to meet another EVSC fan. I got hooked when I was living in Liverpool in the 90's. I was so sorry I wasn't still there for it last year. Finland should have won. I'm trying not to watch anything until the final. I love to be surprised by the songs. I'll keep an eye out for your favorite.
Comment: I just received your letter and it still has scent! I didn't think it would last that long. Thank you for sending and also for the stickers! I liked reading your letter and found it interesting about the schools have two weeks off after ten weeks of school! May just have to move my kiddos there! Have a beautiful weekend!
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards!
Comment: thanks so much for the letter and goodies! <3
Comment: Thank you for the delightfully packaged PC swap! I appreciate the stickers, and no you hadn't sent them before. I really enjoyed your swap note and decoration.
Comment: OMG I love the smell on the letter. What scent is that? Thank you so much! I do not have any big travel plans this year. In a couple of years we will be going to a family reunion in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Response: Glad you liked it and it still had the scent on it. I wrote it on the back of the card, I believe. It's Gabriela Sabatini Eau de Toilette. πŸ’–
bbpolymath rated for Learn a Language on May 6, 2024
Comment: It did get here. In Match I think... well after I'd given up on it. Sorry for the delayed rating. It was lovely.
Response: Glad it made to you πŸ’• Thank you for the rating!
Denrenn rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #24 on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome πŸ’š
colleenbUSA rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Apr '24 on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers!
Response: You are welcome πŸ’™
marinda rated for JAPAN Postcard on May 3, 2024
Comment: This is such a wonderful postcard! Thank you very much for sending it to me and telling me about it!
Response: You are welcome πŸ’–
Comment: You picked the perfect cards for me! Thank you and I love the stamp on the envelope and mermaid stickers. 20 hearts for you!! lol
Response: Awww, glad you liked it πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
susieq11 rated for IFM: Scrap Envie-March 2023 on May 2, 2024
Comment: Hi Carola! I love your envelope, thank you - the cat sticker on the back had me laughing!! I love how you put all the bits and pieces - so fun! Thank you tons for the airmail envies and Osaka Castle pc - what a surprise!! Hope all is well in NZ! xoxo
Response: Glad you liked everything. Yes, the cat sticker was silly and awesome at the same time. All good here. We are getting towards the end of autumn and it is getting a bit chilly. Love from NZ πŸ’œ
Rainydancer rated for SSM: QSCP #70 on May 2, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the card- I did know that bout butterflies! I LOVE the stamp you used too!
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked it πŸ¦‹
marclively rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #17 on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: great stamps and what a beautiful postcard!
Response: Glad you liked it, Marc! ✨
Comment: Thank you so much for the very generous envelope of postcards and stickers! I love everything! <3
Response: Glad it finally made it to you and that you liked it. Love from NZ πŸ’œ
hjbcats rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the interesting card and cool Lord of the Rings stamp! Very awesome to learn :)
Response: You are welcome! If you take a picture of the stamp and zoom in, there's a 'hidden message' :-) Love from NZ πŸ’™

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kiyasu on Dec 8, 2023:

Hi, I'm from the "giveaway of happy mail" and sending you some new year's greetings! ^^ Happy new year!! Cheers, Kiyasu

Rainydancer on Oct 15, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

estromberg on Sep 14, 2023:

I wanted to thank you for the stamp on the "Places I've Never Been" postcard you sent me. Had to Google Hairy Maclary, fell in love and ended up buying a collection of the books on Amazon for my littlest granddaughters 5th birthday next week. I can't wait to read them to her!!!

ccmmsu on Aug 30, 2023:


So glad to have you with us!

thriftymermaid on Jan 9, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

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ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 15, 2022:

ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 15, 2022:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! If you need help, just message me and I'll do my best to get you the answers you need!! Great to have you here!! Happy Swapping!!

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