Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2020 11:24 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: September 27, 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


kromo rated for Art Journal Pages-September on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: I absolutely loved your journal pages and the quote you selected is so true. I agree new season brings new worries... just keep crafting, just keep crafting... lol thank you for the pages.
Dasha rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-September on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for a summery card. I like the fox and background washi. Sorry for not being in touch lately, I am real busy at new job. But like it a lot. ;)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that the card brought some summer to you. :)
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous pink pc!! It is stunning!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you. I'm happy that it arrived well! I love when the post is doing their job. :)
McAnaraks rated for Intl: Face Time-September on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the brilliant,. funny, slightly alarming blind contour self portrait!
Response: Haha, you're welcome, thank you. Only sometime I'm feeling like the drawing looks like. :)
Larina rated for Art Journal Pages-August on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: I love them so much!!! Very creative idea with the butterfly wings! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad that the pages arrived well. It was so fun!
Aeon rated for TPS: Mail Art - August 2020 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC, Monique! Always fun to receive from you! Did you make the Mail Art rubber stamp? 😍😍
Response: Always a pleasure, thank you too. Yes this stamp was my very first try of stamp carving!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Private Circle love - August on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. Very pretty and layery. LOL
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I hope that you will have as much fun creating your card as I had with mine.
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - August on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Another clever Circle PC! Perfect fit for the stamp. Love your colors & design. Thank you for another super swap!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm still not tired of using circles. :)
MamaMangrove rated for Postage Stamp Mail ARt on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your clever card, Monique., though I doubt of Bessie Smith was ever so limber! Postage stamp people are such fun! love your image transfer background; something I'd like to become more adept at, but like you I tend to fall back on cutting & pasting.
Response: Oh it's always a matter of camera angle! Maybe I should set up a image transfer swap so that I'm forced to do it again. :) Thank you!
Noel rated for Art with Squares on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Hi, it was fun to receive a card from Deutschland. I lived in Dusseldorf when I was 18 as an exchange student. It was a very happy time. Vielen dank fur ihren schone Carta!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Till now I've never been to Düsseldorf. :)
EllenWilGraagPost rated for TPS: Mail Art - July 2020 on Aug 15, 2020
Comment: Oooooo, I am so very sorry ... I feel really ashamed ... I actually thought I'd rated for this swap already! Something must have gone wrong. Thank you so much for your wonderful swap & for being my partner again!
Response: Oh I'm relieved that it arrived well! Thank you too!
CrowDancer rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-August on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you too!
Singske rated for EML: Mail Art - take 5 on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Hey Monique, so nice to hear from you again, love your envelope even with the little touch of pink. Love the faut postage stamp you made, I think I’m not that patient🙄... Summer has been good but since yesterday hot , hot, hot... Keep it cool ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response: Quick travel as always! Maybe I was praising the summer too early, it's getting hot here too. :) Happy crafting!
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - July on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: This is a super PC! Both the circles & the people. Fabulous! Thank you.
Response: I'm glad that you like it! It was super fun to construct those people.
Comment: Wow. This card arrived so FAST! It's sehr schon.. I love your artwork. Thanks
Response: My pleasure, thank you! The card must have travelled with tail wind. :)
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Altered Postcard on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this cool altered postcard. I really like how you cut the stamp to show the arm of them and the lively phrase to go with it all too. Your hand carved stamp is really cute too! 💜 la
Response: You're welcome, thank you. Sometimes it feels like digging for gold when you're looking for matching stamp + pictures. :)
jillybird rated for Monochromatic Collaged PC on Jul 13, 2020
Comment: I love the postcard and love the magazine challenge you gave yourself! Thank you for sending such a wonderful piece of art!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Sometimes it's very inspiring to work with limited materials. At least for me a bigger choice isn't very helpful. All the possibilities! :)
kydestar rated for EML: Make an Envelope #3 on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool envelope plus extras!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to make this envelope.
mcorbus rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail ART on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Awesome hmpc, I love the theme.😀
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Have a great summer!
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2020 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard! The color and texture are wonderful :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely!

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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!

charlottenc on Jul 22, 2020:

Hi! Your Cover My Envelope is on its way finally. Hope you like it, tried to make it special with all the things you like. I don't know if it will be delayed due to the virus but you will have it. The envelope, not the virus!

Artstamper on Jul 1, 2020:

Always a happy surprise to get unexpected Mailart! Thanks for the fun PC you sent for the June RAK.

stephiedee on Jun 30, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful RAK handmade postcard! It's nice to take a break from our usual pursuits and focus on something else for a kick of inspiration...that's probably what I should do.

bigmamabird on Jun 24, 2020:

Do not resist the urge..!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 24, 2020:

Please be sure to show me your HM PC if you decide to use the paper bits I sent. I'd love to see it!

chimerix on Jun 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the OMAE RAK. I love the PC you made. What fun to receive in the mail today. Aloha!

Poftoffel on Jun 19, 2020:

What a gorgeous PC you sent me! I LOVE the colors! Thank you so much!!

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