Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 12:47 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: September 18, 2019

Country: Germany
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About Me

-SPOILER- I've started to post some pictures of recent swaps on Flickr. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. -SPOILER-

My name is Monique and I'm from Germany.

I've always liked to receive letters. And I also like the idea of random act of kindness. Swap-bot seems to be the connection of both things. :) These days I enjoy creating mail art like postcards.

Favorite Crafts

I try to do a lot of things. After a while I always have to try something new. Latest interests are handmade postcards, Pocket Letters and Zentangling.

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Working with paper
  • A little bit of poor drawing
  • Some sewing

Favorite Music

Alternative, Indie, Garage, a bit Folk, 50s Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly...

To name a few (often changing): Temples, Kasabian, Katzenjammer, Florence + the Machine, Hot Boogie Chillun, Public Service Broadcasting...

And I would be glad if you could recommend me something.

Favorite Television

I'm not a movie fan, instead I love TV Series even more!

Pushing Daisies, Sherlock, White Collar, Grimm, Rizzoli & Isles, Death in Paradise, Father Brown, Doctor Who, Burn Notice, Chuck, Warehouse 13, Perception...

Lately I'm starting in classic series: The Avengers (Peel & Steed!), The Persuaders!...

Random Likes

Aurora borealis - mail art - radio plays - polka dots - flowers - birds - Azulejos - beech woods - DIY-kits - useful stuff - maritim - logic puzzles - kraft paper - plants - botanical - lavender - take a walk - lighthouses - blueberries - magpies - crafting kits - reading - sea - dark chocolate - natural things - organic/natural bath articles (creme, shampoo, soap...) - vintage - vintage cars - old movies - and over all: TEA

Colours: purple, turquoise, teal, dark blue, blue, red

Some ideas for sending: ~I don't collect anything but I like surprises!~ fabric - buttons - patterns for small crochet/knitting projects - handmade things - "consumable" things for crafting e.g. paper, washi, ephemera... everything that I could use for creating mail art (as I don't have enough space for dust traps :)) (or just ask)

I don't like

jewellery - dogs - decorative cosmetics - Disney - Emojis - something with vanilla or sweet fragrance - Manga - off-season Christmas (I'm starting slowly to care about one month before, at the earliest) also not overly excited about Halloween


Teas I love: green (plain or + herbs...) - white - herbal - with lemon and ginger - fresh tastes in general ... (no matter if it comes in bags or if it's loose- as long as it's sealed)

I'd like to try again: Four O'clock - Green tea with rose

Teas I don't like: all fruity or sweet teas (apple, hibiscus, rose hip, berries...) - vanilla - black tea - cinnamon - instand tea - honey - something with vanilla or sweet fragrance


January rated for IS: Put-a-stamp-on-it swap on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! So nicely designed and I love torn edges on paper too. Thank you Monique!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was so fun working with the vintage botanical image.
Comment: Thank you for the fun collage postcard. We were taught the William Tell story in school, so I understand the image. I love the eyes and the grin. :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Now I think I should also have added an arrow to complete the card. But I guess it's good like it is. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelop, PC and stickers. I love how you used the sticky notes, very creative.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Still have so many of the sticky notes left. Will take some time till they're used up.
BujoCK rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Lovely envelope! 🤗 I love What you’ve put in it! 😃❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun putting all the botanical stuff together.
Comment: Oh my gosh, that was funny. I "leek" your sense of humour. Your postcard was magical. :D
Response: Haha, great, thank you! The spell did work. :)
Comment: Thanks for my beautiful Green PC!!! It amazingly arrived in perfect condition! (No postal bites) I love using mulberry paper too. Thanks too for the beautiful stamps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm lucky that it travelled well. :)
susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #11 on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Definitely LOTS of stamps! Fun mail art; it’s a treat receiving from you!!! Thank you so much for joining my swap! xx — And thanks so much for two awesome postcards!!!!!! : )
Response: Oh great! The postal clerk paused for a second, but I think she's used to my mail by now. Nothing can shock her anymore. :) I'm glad that you like it.
sherba31 rated for CPG Made with a Map PC - Global on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely collage. I love the mix of the black and white photography with the map of your area. I think the map guided this work of art well!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! And the map helped for a decent travel time too. :)
kelliegirl6 rated for Monochromatic Red PC on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Hello fellow stargazer! Thank you for the abstract red card! Very cool. I love the tissue? background texture & that it seems you used something recycled! ❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! :) Yes, you're right, it's a tissue wrapping paper which comes with some new clothes. It's great to mute colours. A bright red background would be to much...
Doon rated for ISS: Matchy-Matchy Mail Art (Edited) on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope and paper suprise! Looks great.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad that it arrived savely.
goosey rated for CC: 3 piece collage portrait on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: thank you, monique, for this fun card!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! :)
GinaVisione rated for CC: Sender's choice August 2019 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: HA!! LOVE this PC I saw on IG - so happy to see it in my mailbox - thank you! & thanks for the beautiful stamps as well!
Response: Sorry for spoiling the fun witht the IG preview. :) Thank you!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - TRAVEL on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envie of Ship Mail Art! Love it! I also love the postcards you sent and the note. I prefer the beach and watching the boats from shore, like you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Good to hear that it reached your harbour savely. :)
Comment: Fun & great job!! I've never tried swapping faces. Its kewl!! Thank you very much! Hope your book binding turned out well!! 😬
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Yes, all booklets are ready and went out last week. Happy! :)
Comment: The resend arrived today! Thank you very much!
Response: Oh and it arrived very quick! Thank you!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Spiral Mail Art on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: So cool! I love this postcard. You are very talented!
Response: Thanks for the kind rating! It was fun to cut out all the spirals. :)
marymary914 rated for Doodle Bomb Postcard on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Love love love this PC!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad that you like this strange guy. :) Originally he was holding a fork with a sausage.
Comment: Love the cow! I thought about doing this theme just haven't gotten too it.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Yes, do it! bring more cows to the moon! :)
Angie rated for CC: Sender's Choice July 2019 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Ooh la la! Nice scraps! Thank you for the beautiful card.Good luck with your serial project.
Response: Thank you. :) The serial project is almost done, I only need to seal the envelopes!
Neeky8 rated for AMA:Sender's Choice-July on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous handmade postcard! Love it!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)

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bigmamabird on Aug 22, 2019:

Your wonderful postcard for the OMAE rak attack (August) arrived today! I love the colors and the old German book page clouds! I don't even miss the glitter... not everything needs glitter, wink wink! Hope the budgies have settled in together... My German grandmother and her sister always had budgies..!

Artstamper on Aug 12, 2019:

Thanks so much for the beautiful PC you sent me for the RAK attack July! Flowers of any kind make me happy. All my best, Joan

Catida on Jul 19, 2019:

I took a look at your flickr and Instagram links. Your mail art is amazing! Very colorful and creative :) I will drop my envelope to you for the "Matchy-Matchy Mail Art" in the mail tomorrow.

kiddomerriweather on Jun 20, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful handmade PC you sent to me for the OMAE June RAK Attack. I love the hot air balloon theme you chose. I love the sewn details. You did an amazing job!

Singske on May 20, 2019:

Hello Monique, you can’t spam my mailbox enough... 😂 It is always nice to receive a pc (OMAE handmade pc tag) from you and this one looks great again! I love the use of the green pastels, yup my favorite colour. Have some fun watching those youtube tutorials, they always bring some new ideas. ♥️

Singske on May 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the OMAE RAK Attack! Ilove the vintage feel of your pc. It was also nice reading about the workshop. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hell0Z0mbie on May 2, 2019:

Thanks for the HMPC from the OMAE RAK! It's really cool!

Angie on May 1, 2019:

stephiedee on Apr 29, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful handmade postcard featuring the pretty clown for the OMAE tag!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Beautiful leaf postcard! Thank you so much.

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