Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 3:59 am


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


Comment: What a wonderful and beautiful box (loved the collage) There couldn't be any better theme to work with! Roses are my favorite flowers and my mom loved them so it is very close to my heart! The booklet and the big PC (I think is more a journal page) are stunning and sweet candy to my soul! So are all the other goodies you have added to make it more special! Keep 'collaging', I love it! Oh, and the bag you used to put all in is a treasure!! Your art work is in my collection!! Thank you for a wonderful swap! Many hugs and β™₯s ***Edit: I LOVED the angel punch!!! You have not idea how much! ***
Response: How sweet, thank for your wonderful rating! I'm so happy that you like my first attempt of an art booklet, I was nervous about it. :) When it made your day, it also made my day. :) Happy crafting!
roosje rated for ISS: Mail Art #1 - Birds on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Oh my, what a beautiful enveloppe you made. I am so in love witg birds mail art and yours is gorgeous. Love all the goodies inside too. Thank you so much for a great swap!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I agree that birds are always a great theme and inspiration.
LunaMoody rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Jan on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating!
MuddyPuddle rated for Collaboration #49 on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Received the collaborative postcard - it's so cool so far I'm not sure what to add!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Have fun creating with the universe scene. :)
wittmert rated for CC: Sender's Choice Jan 2018 on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Love my Rise and Shine postcard!
Response: Oh lovely, thank you! Happy swapping!
RAINDARGON rated for MA: Tea Themed Decorated Envie on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely envie and the extras too
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun!
ccmmsu rated for Collaboration PC #46 on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Resend rec'd. Oh my gosh -- it's AWESOME!! I bet the recipient is going to LOVE it! I will let you know if the first one ever shows up. Hopefully the post office black hole will spit it out eventually. Thanks so much for creating an amazing resend. You ROCK!!
Response: Oh, I'm relieved that it arrived save. Thank you! Have fun adding your part to the card. It would be surely a present when the original one would eventually arrive month later. :)
Comment: Received your postcard ... it's just ... Beautiful. You are seriously creative. :)
Response: Oh I'm so glad that it arrived well without getting tangled in a sorting machine. It was so fun to do, I'm glad that you like it, thank you!
thevmatt rated for AMA Sender's Choice-Jan18 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. It was fun!
Comment: Thank you for such a fun, creative postcard. Love how you added the butterfly wings.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Wings are my new favourite things to use. :)
jukejan rated for CC: Mixed Media Collage PC on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Oh! this PC is one of my all time favorites, Monique. So well done and the balance of the woman's face is remarkable.
Response: Oh, postal service is back on track to quick delivery, one week, I'm impressed. :) My pleasure, thank you! It was fun how everything was matching in the end.
kclicquot rated for Napkins to Decoupage on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such great napkins! I've started using them on a couple of projects already and they are perfect!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Have fun creating!
AmookIslandCreations rated for IS: Pick-a-theme INT on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: Hallo to Germany! We call it "going for a hot balloon ride." Your PC is very beautiful and is going on my inspiration wall! Hope you are staying warm in the New Year! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: My pleasure, I'm glad that you like it. Thanks for the phrase, I will remember that! Temperatures are still above zero Β°C, so you can call that still pretty warm. :)
Airam rated for Texture Postcard on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Is beautiful! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I was so excited for it to arrive. Experiment succeeded. :) Happy New Year!
Comment: thank you very much for your lovely envelope :) and the gifts you added inside. wish you a happy New Year with many surprises in your mailbox
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was so fun to make it UK themed. Happy New Year to you too!
Comment: Okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!! You are my new favourite crafter on Swap-Bot. You blow my mind, girl!!!! I hadn't watched that movie, & I sat down & watched it before making this rating. I appreciate the deep random eclectic, eccentric thought, & your taking me along on the ride :) :) & the sketch-pen drawing that I sent you ... feels so ......... INADEQUATE!! You're gonna receive a "profile-persona" postcard from me sometime in Jan-Feb 2018 to make up for it!
Response: Oh wow, thank you so much for your kind rating, it made my day! There are also two sequel movies, but the first one is still the best! In the end every interpretation of the word is better than the real meaning. A whip, go figure! No fear, I can't wait to see your card.
CharlieChick86 rated for IS: Vintage girl swap INT on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: I love this, thank you so much
Response: My pleasure, thank you. I enjoyed it totally to create this postcard, it was like beeing in a flow. :)
graciepie49 rated for FCMA: Fish Mail on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Hello again Monique :-) . . . Thanks so much for sending your wonderful and imaginative Fish Mail postcard! I love it and the narrative about it on the back. I hope you will get to do the crocheting in time for Christmas.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad that you like the little moonlight fish. After changing the crochet project to a hat, it was quite easy to do it. But some other crochet projects are still waiting.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: FEATHERS Mail on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Wow - love your collage. Thanks so much.
Response: Wonderful, thank you! It was fun to put it together. Happy holidays!
Comment: This parcel very nearly made me cry. I cannot thank you enough for everything you enclosed. I'll be framing the news pages as well as the posters - and the Berlin ephemera is just amazing. I wish I could give you a thousand more hearts for this. xoxo
Response: So great to hear that all the stuff found a good home! I'm glad that the parcel arrived before Christmas. It was a pleasure, thank you!

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Marryth on Jan 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pretty postcard RAK! β™₯ I love it, and the Gaia satellite stamp is fantastic too. Thanks for making my day! :)

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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! πŸŒ™β­οΈπŸΈπŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’“πŸŒΌ I really appreciate the thought that went into the creation, you really made my day. πŸ˜€

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:

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 :)

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