Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2018 10:04 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: April 20, 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


cindygroet rated for SIE: Handmade Postcard on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful tag shaped postcard. The cyano technique is stunning! I really like it a lot. Nice finishing touch with the snoopy postage stamps... Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm so happy that the experiment worked! Tag shaped cards seems to ship as well as normal postcards. It was hard not to cover too much of the blue print. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Feb on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the mushroom heads. ;D And also thank you for sending the Collaboration PC. I've enjoyed having you in the swaps.
Response: Great news, thank you! It was fun, as always (aside from the post)!
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on Apr 8, 2018
Response: Oh I'm so happy that it arrived! Thank you!
Zander rated for Napkins to Decoupage on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: I am so sorry I was sure I rated you for the the resend, I did get the package love the napkins. Thank you so much 😊
Response: Oh I'm relieved! Thank you. Have fun using them!
graciepie49 rated for CC: Bit of Purple March 2018 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: I really love your postcard! But, sorry to say, I needed to go see it on your Flickr photostream because some of the dress was missing and I wanted to see it as you intended. It's a lovely composition. I rarely get a damaged postcard, but it does happen, so that's why I'm super glad you posted a photo. I wish everyone posted a photo of their swap art every time, and I'm always a little surprised that Swap-bot doesn't have a gallery for us to post in.
Response: Thank you! Sorry that it didn't arrived in one piece. Postal machines getting hungrier it seems. Thanks for letting me know, I will think of using sealant again.
motherpanda rated for EUHS: Handmade Postcard on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Love the beautiful postcard you made for me! Thank you so much.
Response: Wonderful, thank you! Unfortunately the perfect spring weather won't be here for easter. Maybe spring can't read. :)
Comment: Monique, Thank you for the beautiful envelope, it really is lovely!Thank you also for the chatty note ( I too need to destash ) and for the surprises. A lovely swap! Happy creating to you too😁
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that the pink lady arrived well. Happy swapping!
Comment: Hello! Thank you for your amazing Pocket Letter! Love it from the envelope to your letter:) Also great goodies!!!
Response: Oh I'm happy that the overstuffed bulky envie arrived well. I'm glad that you like my PL, thank you!
user6937 rated for HMPC: Look it Has Wings! on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Another great handmade postcard from you! I'm glad you were my partner again :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you. If you feel beeing watched, check your chair... :) Oh, and I like your fast operating postal system. :)
ToujoursMoi rated for MA: Pink and Grey Postcard on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für Deine tolle Postkarte. Die gefällt mir sehr gut. Und mir ging es mit der Post in die USA im Februar genau wie Dir- fast alles verschollen. Seltsam. Was da wohl los ist? Danke für den Swap und bis zum nächsten Mal liebe Grüße.
Response: Oh, vielen Dank zurück! Mal wieder eine sorgenfreie Bewertung, das ist wie Balsam. :)
MSturgill87 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great handmade card. This was the first time I have received a handmade postcard. I really loved it.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Maybe you should try one yourself. It's fun and addicting. :)
user6937 rated for Private swap user6937 & RockyBeach on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Wow! I love what you made - very surrealistic (I'm glad you didn't outline it). I like the person being separated like that :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! That was fast. I haven't tried the outlining thing yet, but I will. Have fun working on your landscape.
GinaVisione rated for MA: Ransom Postcard on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: HAHAHAHA - your scary ransom PC must have worked on the postal people - I got it in 8 days!!! Fantastic Fun PC - Thanks M!
Response: That is great news! Hopefully all people (to whom it may concern) have read it. Thanks for your rating!
PeggyO rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Dec on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Monique, thanks for all the work and effort you obviously put into this postcard!
Response: You're too kind, thank you so much!
Ivette rated for Pick-a-theme #3 ~ INT on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope as well as the goodies, really made my day :3
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I was fun to create it for you.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and love the pretty tulip stickers
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Have a nice spring.
PrairieKittin rated for Collaboration PC #47 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Oh my! I forgot to rate this one. I'm so sorry. The heart is for going above and beyond and being so helpful! Thank you so much!!
Response: Again, thank you so much too!
PrairieKittin rated for Collaboration #50 on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: A heart for all the effort you put into this. I wish I could rate a 7. Thank you for everything!!
Response: Thank you so much, too kind!
Comment: Your art is amazing!!! Thank you for joining the swap! xxxxxx
Response: You're too kind, thank you!
thebragal rated for Pick-a-theme #1 ~ INT on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Lovely. Thank You
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Happy swapping!

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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:


Sandara333 on Sep 28, 2017:

Monique🌟, thank you for the lovely RAK postcard! Very beautiful and inspirational, the hidden stamp (fabulous by the way) was pure genius! 🌙⭐️🍸💗💖💓🌼 I really appreciate the thought that went into the creation, you really made my day. 😀

wolfeagle on Sep 7, 2017:


Thank you for working on my Collaboration PC, with the ship cruising down the road. I love it.

GinaVisione on Aug 31, 2017:

Yes, the Korean symbols showed up! Yay! Best, Gina

Mugsie on Mar 31, 2017:

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