Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2018 6:26 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: July 23, 2018

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


Response: Thanks a lot!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Add a ticket PC on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great pc. The tickets are fab in the collage.
Response: It was so fun, thank you!
Comment: ♥ I got the package today. For some reason customs opened it. Now I need to get moving and finish yours.Thank you for all the great papers. Memories of Germany came flooding back with each page so it was doubly enjoyable.
Response: Wonderful, thank you! I hope customs didn't ruin the package or removed something. I was planning to send some typical German garden gnome bits along, but found nothing about them in my stash... :)
GinaVisione rated for MA: Use your scraps PC! on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Oh, Monique, another beauty from you, and continuing with my favorite color scheme: turquoise. Thank you. And “the look” of ‘no-pleasure’ description is perfect, HAHAHA. AND Love the Rainbow-painting-elephant!
Response: Turquouise again, haha, you're right. Didn't noticed that. And so much better that you're like the colour too. Thank you!
Comment: Thank u! Loved the Washi tapes on the envelop..
Response: Wonderful, thank you! I'm glad that it made it savely to you.
GinaVisione rated for HMPC: Put a "Flower" on it on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Ah, Monique - such a joy to receive beautiful mail from you - and it didn’t travel to the International Space Station and back first! :D Thank you for a very happy, happy mail day!
Response: Oh, you're welcome! Yes, the postal spaceman seem to be on holiday, which is great. :)
Bananers rated for 10 napkins in decorated envie (INT) on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap! I love everything you sent.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Have fun playing with the napkins.
Comment: Hi Monique! Your post card is brilliant! I love how you layered the images and the pomegranate on the bird's head is the best! Thanks for a really fun swap! Laurie
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was so fun to find these matching pieces. Luck is a big element in crafting. :)
heatherkm rated for June's Flower-Rose on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: I love your post card. I really like all the collage elements :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it didn't travel via moon and outer space. :)
DLRodrigues rated for WIYM: Cover My Envelope Swap! on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Monique!!! Absolutely love the envelope!!! Thank you too for the beautiful beach postcard and notecard xx Wish I was on the beach now ...
Response: Happy and thank you #2! I second the wish for the beach. Perfect idea right now! :)
DLRodrigues rated for FCMA: Mail Art Challenge Feb18 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for re-sending Monique. Such a beautiful envelope. Thank you too for the die-cuts and blue leaf print ... very nice!!!
Response: Happy, happy, happy! Thank you and your postie. :) It was a pleasure.
Comment: Wow, I LOVE the envelope you made! such a creative way of sending it. I even loved the pink flowers ;) ty so much! Also the blue card inside is lovely, will keep that one for myself even it is a postcard :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that I was able to spread some pink fun for us both non pink lovers. :)
Comment: That is a great idea for washi bits! Thank you for the covered envelope! I love love 💙 the feather die cuts!!!
Response: You're welcome! Bad thing is: when you've used up the leftover bits, you have a reason to buy new washi. And this is never ending good. The rolls always come in herds. :)
Dasha rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-June on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful PC. Sometimes you have to redo it couple of times till it looks good. :)
Response: And sometimes the multiple covering can be part of the look of the finished product also. Thank you! :)
bigmamabird rated for MA: Green/Words Postcard on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Your lovely card arrived in pristine condition...I love all shades of green and you sent some good ones, oh, and the lovely stamps... Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Green greetings!
Artistic rated for IS: Crazy washi swap ~ INT on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: So cool!
Response: Wonderful, thank you!
Lucine rated for HMPC: Put a "Map" on it on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the nice note. I may try the 'travel with the finger" thing:))
Response: So you're right, I was a day too early with the worries. :) Thank you! Get your finger ready for travel!
irishconnie rated for EUHS: Pick-a-theme swap #1 on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Ty ty ty what a truly beautiful card you sent. I loved the paper, you are so talented, i will keep your envelope in my favourite folder :)
Response: Oh, your're welcome, thank you. Was fun putting it together! Still in love with blue. :) Have a fun weekend!
Comment: I received your resend for swap today and oh my goodness it's so cute! Thank you so much. I loved it. I was having such a terrible day and it instantly cheered me up when I saw it in my mailbox. Thanks again!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that the ship sailed savely into your "harbour" this time :)
GinaVisione rated for Outer Space PC on May 31, 2018
Comment: WOOOHOOO! Held Von Kosmos re-send arrived and it is FANtastic! Love the explanation too :D. I hope the Intergalactic Postal Service is enjoying your first PC somewhere out there in the Cosmos, hahaha :D
Response: At least a happy end. So Ijon Tichy saved the universe again. I should have asked him earlier to fix the postal problems. :) Thanks!

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RooBaRoo on Jun 20, 2018:

I'm happy you like it :) I'll definitely take up your offer soon :)

Sandara333 on Jun 13, 2018:

WOW!!!!! Monique I just picked up the package you sent me today. You sent the best RAK that I've ever seen or received!!! I love everything you sent. Those medals are so fantastic and I have some artistic ideas about what to do with them already...you're so thoughtful. I just don't know what to say, you've left me speechless and very happy. :)

Angie on May 27, 2018:

Guess what arrived yesterday? Your beautiful bit of orange postcard - the latest. Thank you so much. It's really great. I guess that confirms that it was likely the weather or sending from Hamburg. Well, thanks again.

Sandara333 on May 8, 2018:

You made my day again! 🌟🌙✨⭐️😺💓 Thank you for the beautiful and intriguing postcard RAK. You make such wonderful artwork and I’m very pleased to have this posted at my workplace today.

wolfeagle on Feb 28, 2018:

What a fantastic postcard. I hope it shows up at some point. Thank you for sending the photo. It's a great one.

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

fbresnah on Jan 26, 2018:

Thank you for the cool postcard for Draw This Word tag. Loved your picture and definition! I have posted the real meaning in the tag forum.

Marryth on Jan 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pretty postcard RAK! ♥ I love it, and the Gaia satellite stamp is fantastic too. Thanks for making my day! :)

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


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