Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2017 6:07 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: August 16, 2017

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


Comment: Thank you so much. I love my envelope and goodies inside. The envelope is so creative, absolutely love it xxx
bjmonroe rated for FCMA: Postcard with map paper on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: This post card is so nice, it traveled well too. Thanks for making this for me
Comment: Wow!! That is THE COOLEST envelope I've ever gotten! I LOVE it! :) So did my letter carrier - she left a post it that said "This is so pretty! I wish I could deliver more mail like this! Makes my job fun!" :) Thanks so much! :) Hearts! Hearts! Hearts everywhere! :)
Response: So great to hear, what a nice story, thank you so much! Everybody needs some happy mail. :)
Lila84 rated for Collaboration PC #42 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Looks great! Loved the postage stamps and robot papers :) thanks!
Response: Instead of the cat I wanted to add some bugs, as the card starter likes them. Somehow they got lost in my stash, so I picked the cat. And after reading your profile I was relieved as you dislike bugs. :)
Comment: The envelope is so pretty!!!! Wow, with stitching! I love it! It arrived in perfect condition too. Thank you for the nice note, cute postcard and stickers. I'm so glad you joined!!! : ) Judt beautiful!
Response: Oh wonderful, thank you! It was a pleasure to put it together. Always good to hear that the mail system was gentle to the envie. :)
luluvision rated for 1 + 1 July on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: I love your postcard Monique! I really enjoy how you put all the elements together! And a button too! :-) Thank you! I'm also intrigued with the foil bits. Is that upcycled or something you created??
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm so lucky that it arrived with the button still on! The paper is storebought. I have some paper pads of brown paper with added foil patterns on it, like in this card the pink circles.
mjhaertling rated for Google Eye Mail Art on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Got your card today. One set of eyes didn't make it all the way to me. But that's no problem - I will fix it with some eyes I have. Thanks for the info about eyeball street art. Have never seen that. So fun! Maybe I can find some large eyes and start doing that.
Response: "Wandering eyes", what a pitty! On my flickr you can see the whole card. Please share some pictures in case that you will do some streetart! :) Thanks fo the rating!
Comment: What a treat to find your wonderful, artful envie in my mailbox! I love your new frame stamps and I'm so happy you used them for me! Love the collages you made on front and back...and all the little lines...wow! The goodies were fabulous..and I love the tickets, stamps, little bird, ad card, Bitte paper, and piece of transparent paper! How thoughtful! You can tell your heart goes into your swaps...thank you!
Response: Oh wow, thanks so much for your kind rating! I'm glad that it found a good home! :) It was fun to create it. And I was so happy when I wound the horseman I put in the back. Didn't he look a bit like Don Quixote? :)
Xira rated for IS: My favorite TV-show swap ~ INT on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Monique! The postcard you made is amazing so I'll watch the Avengers for sure! I will send yours next week and tell you what I have been up to! Fijn weekend!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I started with season 4, so I can't tell how it's like in the early seasons. But I'm planing to catch up on them some day. Have fun preparing your swap! :)
wolfeagle rated for Circle Mail Art on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Lovely circles. And love the black background. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! I always love to use strong constrasts. :)
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Altered Postcard #3 on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Love Mr Flamingo and his altered postcard!!
Response: Great, thank you! Have a wonderful summer!
margaeli rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-July on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Great collage. Loved the birds!!! The photo coordinated with the background paper and the whole theme. Definitely a favorite. Thanks and happy swapping.
Response: You're welcome, it was fun creating it! And I addes some extra birds for you. :)
KathleenHope rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Wow, I love Mr. Moon Postcard. What lovely work 💖💖💖
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was a bit hard to let it go. :)
wolfeagle rated for Collaboration PC #41 on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: What a great start to this collaboration pc. Thank you. Hopefully, you can post when you receive it back. I look forward to seeing it when its done.
Response: Thank you! Good to know that I was on the right way. Of course I will show the finished card! Have fun creating!
Comment: This collaged postcard was wonderful and made it safely from you to me! I never heard of using vaseline as a paint resist! I will have to try that! Thanks so much! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you! Wonderful, so all the glue was worth it. :) So I also can keep using the rest of the wood embellishments on naked PC, too. Good to know. Till we swap again!
JoMama rated for AMA Sender's Choice -July on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful postcard!!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping!
jillybird rated for CC: Fish postcard on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: I LOVE this postcard SO much!!! It is SO cool!!! The Taj Mahal is one of my favorite images. Thank you so much, Monique, for an absolutely wonderful, happy piece of art and for the tip on the yoga position. I tried it (with the minor substitution of wine for fish) and I DO feel well!
Response: Oh great, thanks for yor kind rating! It was fun to create. In the beginning I was stucked with this card, the fish I've chosen first wasn't the best match. When changing to these two fish, the rest was easy. :) Haha, were you feeling well before or after you drunk all the wine? :D
DLRodrigues rated for MA: Steampunk Postcard on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Monique! Great to have you as a swap partner once again xx - Yes it was still attached! Sorry I should have mentioned it as I was very surprised to see it - LOL. Thanks again x
Response: So lovely, thank you! :) Was the wooden gear-wheel still in place?
EllenWilGraagPost rated for CC: Stripes postcard on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Hey Monique! How nice to have you as partner again! Thank you for your card! And also the nice stamp (esp. the one with the drawn mountains and the ... goat?). And I saw about all this water in Germany, verrrrry unpleasant indeed! Hope it all has dried up by now ... :-) Well, see you in an other swap! :-D
Response: You're very welcome! And I'm not tired in sending you something. :) On the stamp it's an ibex, AFAIK. Till the next swap!
JoMama rated for Map It Mail Art on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm not a big fan of pastel shades, but if felt so right how it came together in this card. :)

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Mugsie on Mar 31, 2017:

snowgirl on Mar 17, 2017:

Wow thank you, I love everything that you sent for the Happy Mail tag xxx

isamanthax on Mar 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for that RAK Monique! Where do I even begin? I love it! I haven't ever been over to German let alone Berlin, but I plan on it! Oh the dreams! I am so pretending that I have been over there with these though! Again, I just want to say thank you. <33

shinyserra on Mar 12, 2017:

Thanks so much for the fantastic German tickets RAK! I am thinking of all kinds of projects for these :)

Lady on Jan 19, 2017:

Thank you for the profile-based postcard from the HMPC: Tag! Let's Play game. love the use of text and music score too

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


Xira on Dec 27, 2016:

Thanks so much for your pretty Christmas-mail! You know how pretty it is since you received it yourself too :) I love everything about it. The flu and other things have kept me from doing much mailart but I will get to you soon! Liefs Barbara

Maapz on Dec 22, 2016:

Hi Monique, thank you so much for your surprise card! I really love the postcard you made me ❤ It's very kind of you to send me something, I really appreciate it! I also wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year with many nice swaps! Best Wishes, Marit

JustMeCreating on Nov 21, 2016:

For a beautiful surprise postcard! You made my day! ❤️

LauraM540 on Oct 17, 2016:

Thanks for my wonderful Pink Envelope RAK!!

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