Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2020 2:32 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: January 23, 2020

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!~ 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


stiffneck78 rated for AMA: January Sender's Choice on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: This is a great postcard! I love it!!! I love your idea of using your bits and goodies to challenge yourself into incorporating it into your art. Thank you, Monique!
Comment: Thank you! Love the amazing stickers.
Comment: Thank you, this is such a great postcard! I really enjoy both the colour palette and the slightly dadaist subject, and your skill for composition is so good, I feel lucky to have recieved it.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to see how the pieces started to match. All pieces are leftover bits from other cards.
Comment: Thank you you for the resend!!! It arrived today. and as always, it's another wonderful PC!!! Thank you!!!!! <3
Response: Wonderful, thank you! New year, new luck it seems.
Holunderfee rated for Mapped on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Danke für Deine Version des Themas. Ich selber habe diesmal eine ATC gemacht.
Response: Danke zurück! Mit dem ATC Format konnte ich mich nie richtig anfreunden, ist mir etwas zu klein. :)
dvmac rated for Final: Up Above The World So High on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: I love the card Monique. Thank you! And happy 2020 to you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I've looked it up right now: there's indeed a constellation named chamaeleon! Such a surprise.
Singske rated for PA: Dance on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Hey Monique, your ballerina danced her way to my mailbox. She looks great with the blue background and the copper spotlights. Thanks, and for you too all the best for 2020!⭐️
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely. I've saved some more ballerina pictures from the same magazine. They make great motives.
Comment: I got the first one!!! Mailed 14/11/19!!! I can’t believe how long it took (almost 2 months!!!). Thank you so much! I love it!
Response: Oh, what a miracle! That's a good start for the new year! Thank you! I hope that the second card won't take that long. :)
Comment: Thank you! Received in great condition. Very nice theme.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Good to know that the new glue worked. Still no weather for ice skating here.
MiekeC rated for EML: Make an Envelope #2 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice envie and extra's.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I hope that you had some nice and calm Christmas days.
January rated for Monochromatic Purple Collage on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you - nicely designed postcard! Nice combination of purples and the touch of gray is perfect.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create. :)
user6937 rated for MA: Person with animal head on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for contacting me! I rated you on my spreadsheet on Oct 28 but obviously forgot to rate you where it counts! So sorry - I love your polar bears wearing black. Yes, black IS slimming 😉 - that's what I have on today...
Response: Thank you! I'm glad that the polar bears arrived well. Maybe your rating was also wearing black, camouflaged. :)
Comment: Yea! The resend has arrived. Thanks for the fun envelope and items insides. I also appreciate the great postage stamp you used.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! The stamp is also one of my favourites.
IDreamOfAfrica rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Nov on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Monique for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! It arrived on 11-21-19. I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous handmade postcard. It is just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Wow! You stitched it ...several times! It is breathtaking! I could hug you right now, you know that? This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched! It is so gorgeous! I LOVE the torn-out & stitch-on book pages that are written in German. The girl is so happy. I have NEVER EVER received a stitched postcard before. It is stunning! Your postcard is a true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. I am definitely framing this! You spoil me!Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз xoxo Lora
Response: Oh wow! Thank you so much for your amazing rating. I'm feeling honored that my little art made your day.. :) I had fun creating it. Enjoy the autumn time!
wolfeagle rated for Intl AMA: Mystery Supply Swap on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Response: I'm happy that the cards arrived enventually! Thank you too!
Vickyen rated for CPG Collage PC #3 - Global on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Hi Monique! Love the collage pc with the giraffes and bets! Way fun! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad you have the same fun like I had when making the PC. :)
wolfeagle rated for Collaged Landscape on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Lovely boats. Thank you. And, I agree, it is a lot of work to do in large sizes.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm still searching for a good inspirational picture to try this again.
Comment: One of the best swappers on the Bot! Thank you!
Response: Too kind, thank you too! :)
wolfeagle rated for Fall Postcard on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Love this postcard. I had seen something similar on Pinterest and had wanted to try it also. It's great.
Response: Thank you! So go for it and make your own little wood. :)
petaluda rated for CC: Sender's choice October 2019 on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the card .I especially love the kitten😻Thank you for reading my profile
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like the stylish kitty.

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Soph on Jan 22, 2020:

Tausend Dank fuer die wunderschoene kreative Postkarte, die ich von Dir zum OMAE January RAK Attack erhalten habe. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut!

9O96O on Jan 21, 2020:

Hi RockyBeach. I got your Handmade Postcard Tag postcard RockyBeach. I like it very much. I love the challenge you made for yourself--make a collage using one magazine. I like your sense of space and layout. I'm honoured that you shared your talent with me.

stephiedee on Jan 2, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful handmade postcard RAK. I had a mostly sunny and warm Christmas in Hawaii - my first holiday away from home, but I can't complain. I'm excited to get back to making things!

Heynowokay on Nov 25, 2019:

I love the queen cat PC you sent for the OMAE Nkv RAK Attack. Thank you so much! :)

HippieChick on Nov 16, 2019:

Thank you or the awesome rainy day mail art for the OMAE: MMH Arty envelope! I love the rainy day theme!

Singske on Oct 30, 2019:

Glad it arrived in perfect shape!⭐️

kiddomerriweather on Oct 23, 2019:

@Singske made me a really awesome tear book (she sewed hers on the machine--I don't have that skill). That's where I got the idea. ;)

bigmamabird on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful OMAE handmade PC! Love the color scheme and subject...the bat stamp is so cool! I haven't taken many crafty workshops but I think better to try them once than not at all... Happy Autumn!

stephiedee on Oct 11, 2019:

Happy day! You're the winner of October's RAK Attack! Please return to the forum and let everyone know where they can mail your prizes.

djcamp04 on Sep 23, 2019:

Thank you so much for the adorable flamingo post card!! The pink & blue & black background is perfect for this magnificent pink bird! It’s going up on the wall above my craft desk so I can see it every time I sit and craft! Huge hugs to you, Monique! 💜

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