Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2023 6:55 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: March 23, 2023

Country: Germany
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About Me

Address info: when writing the number 7 in my address by hand, please add a horizontal line in the middle. Without the line sometimes the posties here can mistake it as a 1.

-SPOILER- I post pictures of recent swaps on Instagram. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. Flickr won't be updated. -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. Things I've done: Pocket Letters, Zentangling...

Latest interests are handmade postcards (never getting old), decorated envelopes and InkBox cards (7,6 x 7,6 cm).

  • Working with paper (collages)
  • Watercolour (my latest craft)
  • Acrylic painting with youtube tutorials
  • Some sewing (mostly on paper these days)
  • Crocheting / Knitting (abandoned)

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, Wanda, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Måneskin...

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 - 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 - black & white pictures (collage material) - fabric - 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

planner stickers - dogs - 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


JaneInSD rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - March on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute stitched postcard. I wish my stitching was so straight!! LOL
watercolorgirl rated for CO: Surreal Collage #3 on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness..what a wonderful surreal page. Love the cupcake. I too, would also like to meet that bird. Wonderful job. Just perfect.
YooperHill rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art-03 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: It is beautiful! TY.
Begokschaf rated for CR: Frog Mail Art on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Nice pc. Thank you
Comment: Wow! Monique! Thanks for this beautiful envelope and generous extras! You do not have hummingbirds? Do you have European Bee Catchers? Those we don't have. I love Flow Magazine and their paper books!!! When I could get them, I would order them in German, French and Dutch versions too. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Allegrae rated for CO: Theme #1 - fish on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: What an amazing surreal postcard! I adore it! (And cauliflower happens to be one of my favorite vegetables.) So glad to add the card to my collection.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! When You eat the next cauliflower, check first if a fish creature is living in it. :)
roosje rated for ESO: Masterboard collage postcards on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you Monique, I love your postage people and the look of your card, it is very artsy! Love how this masterboard technique sets us free!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I could add postage people to everything. But I can control myself. :)
georgiafae rated for CO: ATC sized surreal collage on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: I too had a hard time with this size! I make collages in 8 x 11 1/2 inch sketch books so perused some old National Geographic's and found proper sizes. I do like you ATC-I could think of many scenarios could come to mind with your subject and I like that! Thanks also for sharing a vintage car card and love the Halloween napkin! Take care-nice to swap with you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Working in such a small size is a complete new world including tiny cutting and glueing. :)
Sonya rated for AMA: Triad of Colors Mail Art -Feb on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Wow! Beautifully designed and executed, Monique! The gold threads really make this ATC something special. I happen to like shiny, blingy, glittery things, so it works for me. Thanks again for the cool extras - very thoughtful of you to read my profile page. Cheers!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. I still need to practise to like shiny things. :)
shellbede rated for AA.HM.PC: Book Pages Art - Feb on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Oooh I really like how you used the negative space in this postcard! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I really liked the result. :)
uiltje rated for ESO: Masterboard collage postcards on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this PC. Nice to see the Dutch stamp on it. Juliana, grandmother of our King Willem-Alexander, with a dress from (I guess) the seventies. I love it!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! So it sounds like that she might have worn that dress. :)
papercraft70 rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - February on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. The left over looked familiar to me.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Indeed the materials were from a another artist from Singapore. :)
Comment: Monique, thank you for your Schmetterlinge handmade postcard! Also thank you for writing to me in German. I have copied all the lines down on a spiral-bound notecard and I am going to use some of the words/sentences for writing Postcrossing postcards to Germany as I never seem to remember the words without real-world practice 😂. Viele Grüβe, Joanne
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I hope that I wrote clearly enough for you to read with my sloppy handwriting. :)
Comment: Thank you so much ! I love what you sent in the envelope and the envelope you made for me! Beautiful !
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm happy that the couple arrived savely. So fun to make!
Comment: I love it! Thank you - I love how you sewed it together - I'll have to try that -Happy Swapping!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Sewing is a great thing if you don't feel like glueing. At least for me. :)
ktk8 rated for AMA: Art in a teabag #2 on Feb 23, 2023
Comment: Hello my friend.... and THANKS for a great lil teabag piece of art.... I love the tiny things on it..... thinking it will go into my collage journal.....fun stuff and thanks for all the extras......great idea to use staples.... many hearts to you friend..... and THANKS.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I have to start drying teabags again to make some more. :)
FieryCanuck rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Clear tape on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: I love how your Clear Inkbox turned out! This was such a fun challenge to make and now these are my favourite thing to do! <3 Thanks also for the extra goodies! <3 I love how you decorated the envie!
Response: My pelasure, thank you! Yes, it can be quite addicting, right? I'm glad that you also had fun creating these.
chimerix rated for CO (Collage Only) - Cut 'em up! on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun surreal postcard and the story to go with it. Unfortunately a couple of the flamingos lost their heads in traveling. Aloha
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm sorry about the flamingos. Off with their heads I guess. :)
Singske rated for CO: Surreal Collage #2 on Feb 20, 2023
Comment: Hey Monique, climbing strawberries looks like a lot of fun to me. Great idea with the T-rex head. Love it! Surreal enough for me.👌👌👌 Thanks!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! And on your way up onto the top, you can always take a bite in case you're getting hungry. :)
Comment: Nice job, Monique. Love the bird.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping!

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MuggleMom on Mar 12, 2023:

Thank you for angeling the swap and sending me a fun and unique postcard!! I love how you can find the perfect collage of body with head, lol! xx


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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


Petaltea on Jan 19, 2022:

I love your RAK postcard!!So cool. I love making masterboards. Thank you so much and take care!

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2021:

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


wolfeagle on Jul 28, 2021:

What an interesting story that postcard would tell. Glad it arrived safely. ;)

Poftoffel on Jul 23, 2021:

THEY ARRIVED! AND THEY’RE SO BEAUTIFUL! I love them so much!!!! Thank you!!!!

Poftoffel on Jul 8, 2021:

Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH for the amazingly generous RAK!!! I am just.... speechless by all the awesome goodies you sent me and THE PLANT HANGERS!! How did you read my mind and know that I have been looking for those forever?! I'm just beyond thrilled.... so happy.... thank you so much!!!

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