Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 1:54 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: June 23, 2017

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


DLRodrigues rated for Intl-MasterBoards in May on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you Monique - beautiful card xx
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad that you like it. Happy swapping!
meeltje57 rated for Foreign Papers Mail Art on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Wow, very lovely postcard,what a nice color combination. I think the Sinhalese newspaper is so neat, amazing that people can actually read this. Not even to mention write it.Great swap.
Response: Thanks for your kind rating! I agree, all that swirls must look amazing when beeing written by hand.
Juliana89 rated for May AMA Sender's Choice on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Dankeschön das du mir so eine tolle Postkarte geschickt hast! Und ich entschuldige mich für die lange Wartezeit der Bewertung. Ich war eine Weile nicht in Deutschland und hatte keinen Internetzugang! Viele liebe sonnige Grüße!
Response: Danke zurück! Und willkommen zurück. Da bin ich jetzt beruhigt. Hätte ja sein können, dass die Kreation durch die Applikation in der Sortiermaschine hängengeblieben ist. :)
Artstamper rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Beautiful postcards, I especially like the zentangles.
Response: Thanks so much! It was so fun to create them.
Ajijic rated for IS: Decorated envelope #10 INT on Jun 1, 2017
Comment: Vielen Dank fuer den interessanten Umschlag und die Karte von Anita Eckberg. Hab mich gefreut. Barbara
Response: Vielen Dank! Es ist gut, wenn man eine Straßenkarte hat. :) Das hat auch super viel Spaß gemacht.
Lady rated for MA: Sender's Choice May 2017 on May 30, 2017
Comment: Lovely. It arrived in perfect shape. I like the leaf skeletons too.
Response: Merci! I feel like putting the leaf skeletons on every card I make. :)
WendyTVee rated for Little Red Riding Hood MA on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard... I really loved it...I love all of the textures and colors that you used and that stamp was awesome.
Response: You're welcome! Fun fact: the wood in the background I've taken from a brochure about the federal state Hesse, home of Brothers Grimm! Also with mention of them and Little Red Riding Hood.
mgallardo68 rated for Tweet Tweet Tweet on May 29, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful card. I am so happy always when I get to be your receiver!! Great idea to use that tea box and the birds and the sewn touches ♥♥.Did you sew those first before glue them onto the background? I love it!! And yes, i hate my mail, it took only 7 days for this to arrive!!!!
Response: My pleasure! In this case first I glued the heard a bit to hold it in place and than sew it onto the background. But it is quite an idea to embroider that little bit first to give them a fake sewn look and then glue them onto the background. Would make things sometimes easier. :)
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt PC #2 on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. Hope your trip to the garden exhibition was fun.
Response: Thank you too! Yes the exhibition was fun - also the ride in the cable car.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard on May 26, 2017
Comment: Yay! It got here and it's gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome postcard! I love the background on it!
Response: Great, thank you! It turned out to be an amazingly big fish. :)
DaisyNY rated for Intl-MasterBoards in May on May 24, 2017
Comment: Hi Monique, Yeah, vaseline is what you use to keep the glue from sticking! That must have been fun. But it turned out well - I think everything did stick - dragonfly, circles, leaf skeleton. Thanks!
Response: Great, thank you! So my try with vaseline turned out into a happy end, in the end. :)
iamdawt rated for Crafty Happy Mail Envelope on May 20, 2017
Comment: I am in love with everything sent, thank you SO MUCH, Monique! You wrapped it with such care and thoughtfulness. This is one of my all-time favorite swaps. Thanks again for putting it together and for sending me such wonderful things!
Response: Great, thank you for your kind rating! It was a pleasure to create it!
2012ash rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great pc I love it
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping!
tristitia rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - May on May 16, 2017
Comment: I love your postcard! The little "window" was a cool idea, and it made it to me in perfect condition - amazing!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! So glad that the experiment worked! So it calls out for some more tries. :)
Comment: Love the envelope and all the goodies Spring here in Pittsburgh has been the same 45 degrees one day and 80 the next.
Response: Thank you- part two! Funny that both arrived at the same day. Now we're seem to taste the summer. At least for the next two days.
ellie rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for making my 'fish' postcard so special.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Fish mail is great. :) Unfortunately I didn't took a ride by bike since I send this card to you... what a shame. :)
123Poggy123 rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on May 11, 2017
Comment: I love what you did for this postcard. It is on display in my craft room.
Response: Thank you! Feeling honored about the special place! Happy crafting!
TriniH rated for MA: Postcard with a _ on it (Giraffe) on May 10, 2017
Comment: Cutest postcard ever!!! I loved it. So creative. Thanks so much!
Response: My pleasure, thank you too. Greetings to Mr. Giraffe! :)
bbsporty rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on May 9, 2017
Comment: Boy oh boy! What a gorgeous masterboard postcard! You said you weren't good with randomness but I certainly wouldn't know that by looking at this postcard!
Response: Great that you like it, thank you! It was fun to create, just have to ease the process a bit and think more less. :)
bbsporty rated for The Frog Prince on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the frog prince postcard! He's even more awesome in person!
Response: Wonderful, thank you! Glad that the picture didn't spoil the fun for you. :)

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Mugsie on Mar 31, 2017:

snowgirl on Mar 17, 2017:

Wow thank you, I love everything that you sent for the Happy Mail tag xxx

isamanthax on Mar 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for that RAK Monique! Where do I even begin? I love it! I haven't ever been over to German let alone Berlin, but I plan on it! Oh the dreams! I am so pretending that I have been over there with these though! Again, I just want to say thank you. <33

shinyserra on Mar 12, 2017:

Thanks so much for the fantastic German tickets RAK! I am thinking of all kinds of projects for these :)

Lady on Jan 19, 2017:

Thank you for the profile-based postcard from the HMPC: Tag! Let's Play game. love the use of text and music score too

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


Xira on Dec 27, 2016:

Thanks so much for your pretty Christmas-mail! You know how pretty it is since you received it yourself too :) I love everything about it. The flu and other things have kept me from doing much mailart but I will get to you soon! Liefs Barbara

Maapz on Dec 22, 2016:

Hi Monique, thank you so much for your surprise card! I really love the postcard you made me ❤ It's very kind of you to send me something, I really appreciate it! I also wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year with many nice swaps! Best Wishes, Marit

JustMeCreating on Nov 21, 2016:

For a beautiful surprise postcard! You made my day! ❤️

LauraM540 on Oct 17, 2016:

Thanks for my wonderful Pink Envelope RAK!!

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