Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 5:04 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: January 22, 2021

Country: Germany
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About Me

-SPOILER- I post pictures of recent swaps on Instagram. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. Flickr will be updated from time to time. -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, Agatha Raisin...

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!~

big postage stamps with heads (for creating postage people) - collage material - fabric - patterns for small crochet/knitting projects - handmade things - "consumable" things for crafting e.g. paper, vintage 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


Comment: thanks so much!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Enjoy winter!
Comment: Guess what arrived today! Such a fun collage envie and I love all the stuffing inside! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Some good news in the new year! I'm glad that it arrived. Thank you!
rainydayangie rated for Art Journal Pages -December on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Such beautiful pages! I think I may frame these and put them on my wall instead of in my journal! Thank you.
Response: Thank you, I'm glad they arrived savely. I was a bit nervous sending them off. So I'm happy that you like them as much as I do. :)
Comment: Thanks for this great collaged and painted piece! I love the dendritic circles! LY too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska! Sherry
Response: You're welcome thank you! I just noticed that you did all 12 swaps of this series. Whoo! Thanks for your participation! I still don't know what would be a cool follow up series.
TTrotti rated for EML: Make an Envelope #6 on Jan 6, 2021
Comment: HI Monique! Rec'd your awesome mail art - wow! that envie is something. I am trying to figure out how you got the string for the tag on stay on the outside of the envelope. Thx so much for the extras. How clever that the stamps and cool vintage papers were hooked together. Thx so much! I love it all!! Cheers! Tama
Response: Thank you! I'm happy that arrived so fast! I was worried how it might mail with the metal loop of the tag. The string I've glued down with double sided tape. Have fun creating with the papers!
Comment: Loved the bird PC, very creative. thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that they had a save flight.
Comment: Your beautiful watercolor artwork arrived in perfect condition! It's a wonderful winter's scene - such nice work on the night sky and the depth in the trees. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. Wishing you a proper snowstorm, calm times, and a better 2021.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Actually we had some wonderful snow on Sunday. Yay! Snowmen everywhere.
Lubado rated for Handmade postard swap on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: I loved your postcard! It was the first that I ever seen that had stitches :O such a creative idea!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Sewing with paper is fun! If I wouldn't be that lazy, I would do this more often. It always involves cleaning up my desk before I can put up the sewing machine. That's not so fun. :)
Krystal2424 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -November on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: Loved the postcard, I like the challenge of only using swap scraps. Very cool thanks!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! There are always so many scraps lying around. More than I can use up. :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your fun PC creation!
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely! It was super fun to create this unusual card. Thanks for the challenge!
Stachel rated for ESO This Is Me - Envelope Flipbook on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Meine Güte! Was für ein süßes, hübsches Flipbook 😍 Ich habe mich riesig gefreut, das heute in meinem Briefkasten zu finden! Und mit so viel Liebe zum Detail gemacht! ❤️ Hach ja, für diese Momente liebe ich Swap-bot!
Response: Danke! Freut mich, dass das Flipbook so schnell angekommen ist. Es hat auch super viel Spaß gemacht, nach langer Zeit mal wieder eins zu machen.
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Circle love - November on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Wow! Love what you did with this card! The window feel with the cactus is so fun! I imagine the postie wondered at it. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for my 800th five! And I'm super glad that this experimental card travelled well.
wolfeagle rated for Art Journal Pages-November on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. These are stunning journal pages. I can't wait to add them to my journal. And I love the postcard and your envelope as well. Superb.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I've bought now some better watercolour paper. Maybe I will try it for the next round of the swap series.
BeckyG56 rated for AMA: Use a Napkin Postcard on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Beautiful scene with the Eiffle Tower. Thanks so much! I would do another napkin swap if you hosted it!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! We will see what the new year brings. :)
sweetgypsy rated for AMA: Any Type of Mailart on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Great mail art Postcard! I love that you added postage stamp people!! Thank you :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Postage stamp people are always so super fun to make.
Singske rated for AMA: Any Type of Mailart #2 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Received your postcard today. So nicely made with all the bits of washi tape as the background. I first thought it was a circle love postcard but then I realised you weren’t my partner in that swap. You know everything with a circle on it is fine by me and I love the composition with the girls and flowers. Enjoy your advent postcard project. 💌
Response: Haha! Yes, somehow nearly all my swaps have a bit of circle love. :) Thanks for your kind rating!
AmookIslandCreations rated for MAIL ART - Collage on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful collage envie and extra birdie PC, It arrived in perfect condition! No "bites" from the postal machines on this one. I would love to see your glass prints! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely! Oh for now the glass prints and I won't become best friends. It's a vey erratic technique for me. But I will post some pictures mid December on my instagram.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Put nature on! #2020 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Take care x
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create.
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - October on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Great concept, background & design. Love it! Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Peacock rules. :)
Tverne05 rated for Art Journal Pages-October on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the journal pages you created. I like the stitching you did on one of the journal pages. Take care!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! After finishing the sewing I regretted that I haven't picked a lighter colour for contrast.

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bigmamabird on Jan 8, 2021:

Hey Monique! Your cool OMAE handmade pstcard arrived today... I love it, reminds me of a friend who has bonsai trees and the dentritic monoprints I played with a while ago... love the colors, like early winter. Thank you so much for making this for me!

Singske on Jan 5, 2021:

How funny they put the postmark on the front of the postcard! Made me think of a story here in Belgium, someone tried to mail a letter using a kiwi sticker instead of a stamp and that worked too! I hope the postmark makes the postcard more beuatiful😊

Singske on Dec 31, 2020:

Best wishes for ⭐️2021⭐️!!!

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

Rainydancer on Dec 11, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

Poftoffel on Nov 3, 2020:

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the Art Envie you sent me!!! It’s so much fun and so cute and awesome!!! I wished I could display both sides at the same time! Thank you so much!!

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

I received the replacement card in the hmo. Circle love may! Thank you very much! Keep up the fun swaps!

goosey on Jul 25, 2020:

thank you so much for the omae handmade pc! i love every part of this ..

9O96O on Jul 23, 2020:

Your "I'm Lost" postcard for Handmade PC Tag is so cool. Thankyou RockyBeach!

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