Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 11:04 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: June 4, 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


MaryCheng rated for Intl: Face Time-March on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you Monique for the PC. Love how you collaged it. Great work. Hope all is good with you. Stay safe.
Response: I'm glad that it still arrived savely after the long travel. Thank you!
Coss rated for FCMA: Black and White Postcard on May 30, 2020
Comment: loved your card. I rarely think about trying to make something from my magazines- this one was really cool. Thanks.
Response: My pleasure, thank you. Some magazines are more fruitful than others.
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - April on May 26, 2020
Comment: Like your take on the circle theme! Superb creativity. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
mags142 rated for Black Backgrounds on May 21, 2020
Comment: Hello Monique! After traveling such long ways I finally got your postcard! So creative I love it! It reminds me of modern art I can find in a gallery! Hope you are staying safe as well! Take care and happy Swapping!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Haha, and my art only costs a stamp (for now :)). Stay safe!
PeliKat rated for Hot Air Balloon MailArt on May 18, 2020
Comment: Monique, you did such a beautiful job on this postcard! I love the background with its wonderful variety of techniques; they all fit together so beautifully. The colors are great together and highlight the colors in the balloons so well. And the text and stamp in the corner are the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the time and creative energy that you put into this! It is much appreciated!
Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was fund to create. The background I've made with my gelli plate, I'm still exploring the ways to use the plate. Stay safe!
Tara rated for PA: Collage Whatever on May 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the post card. As you saw, I live in California which has been one of the more stricter states when it comes to the virus. But the city I live in has the lowest death count for a metropolitan city in the nation, so I’m not complaining. I made my kids and I face masks made of felt and I didn’t need to use the sewing machine. Good luck to you!
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely. Stay safe and keep crafting.
Larina rated for Intl: Face Time-April on May 11, 2020
Comment: I love this portrait! Definitely fresh! Thanks so much!!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create, I'm glad that you like it.
wolfeagle rated for Put-a-girl-on-it INT on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping!
Comment: This postcard brightened my day! I love the bright colors and the owls! What a cool.technique to try! Thanks so much! Please stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Bright colours are what we all need now!
Kellym rated for Monochromatic Mail Art-Aqua on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your gorgeous aqua postcard! I love it
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It's a very refreshing colour to work with.
mahlermail rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Super cute mail art - love the variety of monochrome blues. Thanks!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was so fun to play with the colours.
Comment: I love this card! It is so bright and exciting! Thank you so much for being my partner.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was a pleasure to make.
Comment: Thank you it’s awesome
Response: My pleasure, thank you. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope, straight into my planner for March, being green foe St Patrick’s day. Awesome.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm happy that it arrived savely. It was fun covering the envelope!
Comment: Cool envie and love the sheep card! Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely.
PeliKat rated for FCMA: Green and Yellow Postcard on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Monique, thank you for the wonderful postcard you created for me! I love the fern leaf - it's always fascinated me how they are rolled up into a spiral and then they open fully to such beautiful lacey foliage. The composition of your background was perfect; I really liked the overlapping greens and yellows, and the little touches of sparkle. This one will go into my album with my 'special' cards! Thanks so much! Happy Spring to you!!!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for your kind rating! We all need a bit of colour these days.
WoodlandBanshee rated for AMA: March Sender's Choice on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like the jellyfish. :)
Caithness rated for EML: Make an Envelope #3 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the lovely envelope, loved the colours and embellishments. I love the stamp and all the goodies inside.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to create. Thanks for hosting this swap.
jjhere rated for Napkin Collaged Mail Art on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! I appreciate all of the collaged elements on it. (I agree about the 'peacock' 😁). Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I have to use napkins more often, haven't done this in a while.
renmagpie rated for TPS: Mail Art - February 2020 on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Monique - This PC is absolutely wonderful! I love the texture and the transfer tape technique as a focal point is incredible. You have great gelli skills! Thank you so much for another beautiful swap. xoxo
Response: Oh great, thank you too! I'm glad that the tape stayed on the card.

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Soph on May 15, 2020:

Vielen lieben Dank für Deine handgefertigte Postkarte zum OMAE May RAK. Ich bin ganz beeindruckt von den kreativen Möglichkeiten, die die Gelli Plate bietet, und den tollen Ergebnissen, die sich damit erzielen lassen.

Ciska76 on May 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for your OMAE RAK attack. Love your PC. The colour, the flowers, the touch of yellow...what can I say more. Thank you 💕

weatherwax on May 14, 2020:

Uhhh super!! Vielen lieben Dank für Deine Postkartenkunst für OMAE RAK attack May :) Sie ist ganz großartig: Frühlingsblumen mit sattem Gelb! Ich versteh Deine Freude mit der Gelli Plate; ich kann da auch oft nicht aufhören :) Pass gut auf Dich auf & lieben Gruß

bigmamabird on Apr 28, 2020:

Good luck getting rain! I had fun with this set of postcards, I hate coloring in color book pages, but love mesing with the idea..! We've had rain and snow and hail, and now we begin to have buds and flowers...

bigmamabird on Apr 19, 2020:

You sent me such a beautiful postcard for OMAE April rak attack! Many thanks, Monique! Spring is coming slower here, but today I started a little bit of raking in the garden... Don't want to do too much raking, as I don't think everyone is awake yet, you know, the salamanders and insects and such. We have a few flowers showing, crocus in the yard and a wildflower called coltsfoot. It is all so good for my soul!

Aeon on Apr 18, 2020:

Thank you for the OMAE April RAK Attack PC you made. It’s gorgeous! It’s warm where you are! Still only about 9 degrees C where I am. I am still waiting for warmer more springlike temps!

Poftoffel on Apr 10, 2020:

Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard! I love how you put everything together, very inspiring... I am going to try to make some things too today :-) Thank you once more!

Singske on Apr 8, 2020:

Hello Monique, many thanks for the omae april rak attack. It is good it brought your inspiration back. What a little bit of spring can do. And I also love the result , simple but so nicely put together. Thanks again❤

kiddomerriweather on Mar 25, 2020:

I didn't realize I'd made them each their own house! How cool of you to notice that!

Ciska76 on Mar 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for your fabulous postcard (OMAE March RAK attack). Love the touch of spring and how you stitched some parts. 💚

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