Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 5:13 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: July 19, 2019

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: Thanks for this wonderful fishy postcard! I love the colors! We finally got a day of rain after 8 weeks! I hope the fires haven't gotten close to you! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Phenyx rated for MAIL ART - Colorful on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: I love the mail art you used. What I loved more was how you sealed the art. I would love to see the collage version if you have any link to it. Thank you for this swap.
Response: Oh, you're welcome, thank you! :) I was glad that the clear tape didn't ruin the mail art. Better be save than sorry. I've just added the collaged version of the circles to my instagram @from_rocky_beach. It was fun seeing them again after all that time. :)
Response: Thank you!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Collage PC - Global on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: I love your PC!! How creative!! Thank you so much!! Hope it warms up:)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that the unusual light house found it's way to you! :)
Artstamper rated for Mindfulness Series: zentangle on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Monique, I can see by your lovely tangles that you were very mindful while making them. i like the chosen tangles and the shading with a color pencil.Thank you for a great addition to my zentangle collection.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I hope that it won't take that long till I do some tangling again. :)
mlandman rated for SIE - Scavenger Hunt MailArt #4 :) on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Hallo Monique, danke für deinen tollen Umschlag! Du hast eine schöne Kombination daraus gemacht! Die Extras sind auch sehr nett! Ein Travel Notebook machen wäre schön! Wie steht es mit deinem Projekt? Schönen Sommer!
Response: Danke zurück! Freut mich, dass es dir gefällt. Bei dem Projekt bin ich noch immer in der Sammelphase. Immerhin habe ich die Briefumschläge dafür schon fertig. Nicht gerade die Hauptaufgabe, aber man muss ja irgendwo anfangen. :)
Xira rated for Collage challenge - Women on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Love your collage postcards!!! Write to you soon!
Response: I'm happy that it arrived safely. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for this vibrant PC! The colors just jump off the page! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Haha, thank you. Watch out, maybe the apples are still growing. :)
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Animal with wings postcard on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Your winged otter & the story about the BBC radio play were delightfully entertaining. If I could be any animal I would choose to be an otter because they are so playful and seem to have such joie de vivre. Thank you, Monique. Love the card.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! So I picked right the perfect animal for you! :)
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Sender's Choice June 2019 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: I love your postcard Monique! And obviously when you were making it your mind had a plan and you just carried it out! Such interesting images and composition and the zig zag stitching really adds so much. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: You can't fool you mind. :) Thanks for your kind rating.
Comment: Third time was the charm. Thank you for resending, such a shame that the previous ones never reached me 😕 Such a clever idea to turn the moustaches into seagulls! Also, thank you for the pretty napkins!
Response: Oh, finally! I'm super happy that it has now arrived. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create this colourful cati envelope.
Wykyd rated for Magazine clippings - ART on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: How creative! I love it! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to create that woman. :)
hollycm6 rated for MA: Paint this cat on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard... I can't believe this is the first cat you've painted!!! He looks great... just like the one for the swap photo!! I'm quite impressed. :) Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! 😄 I'm glad that the Kitty arrived savely. Haven't touched my paints since sending off this card, what a shame!😉
Shellyr rated for Monochromatic Yellow Postcard on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Beautiful design. Love the postcard. Thanks.
Response: Many thanks for your rating! Sunny greetings 🌞
Rainydancer rated for Used Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great card! I also can't believe you have Gruffalo stamps there!
Response: Yes, I love that stamp too, it's a quite new one. Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Hi Monique, I received your beautiful resend cacti envelope! :) cool technique to use a cacti napkin to cover the envie 👍😃 beautiful stamps too, thanksssss! :)
Response: Oh, you're very welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it.😄
Comment: Wohoo! Was für eine tolle Karte! Vielen lieben Dank :) Und ich hab mich über Deinen Text ebenso gefreut und dann gleich alles über die Flaminzunge nachgelesen. Tolle Inspiration :) Hab ein feines Wochenende! Thank you!
Response: Vielen Dank für deine nette Bewertung! Jetzt wäre es noch interessant zu wissen, wie die Zunge eines echten Flamingos nun tatsächlich aussieht...
ktk8 rated for CC: Sender's Choice May 2019 on May 29, 2019
Comment: WoW as always a STUNNING card from you I love birds of prey....... big hugs and many hearts!!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! So this card just found it's perfect owner now. 😀
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorgeous mail and the snoopy stamps - much love. The goodies inside just perfect - thank you very much.
Response: I just saved the Snoopy stamps for an occasion like this☺️. Thank you!

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kiddomerriweather on Jun 20, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful handmade PC you sent to me for the OMAE June RAK Attack. I love the hot air balloon theme you chose. I love the sewn details. You did an amazing job!

Singske on May 20, 2019:

Hello Monique, you can’t spam my mailbox enough... 😂 It is always nice to receive a pc (OMAE handmade pc tag) from you and this one looks great again! I love the use of the green pastels, yup my favorite colour. Have some fun watching those youtube tutorials, they always bring some new ideas. ♥️

Singske on May 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the OMAE RAK Attack! Ilove the vintage feel of your pc. It was also nice reading about the workshop. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hell0Z0mbie on May 2, 2019:

Thanks for the HMPC from the OMAE RAK! It's really cool!

Angie on May 1, 2019:

stephiedee on Apr 29, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful handmade postcard featuring the pretty clown for the OMAE tag!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Beautiful leaf postcard! Thank you so much.

wolfeagle on Apr 14, 2019:


Thank you so much for the cool postcard for the AMA:Intl Mystery Supply Swap. I like the color experiment and using the feathers as wings was brilliant.

CurlyTea on Mar 4, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

bigmamabird on Feb 27, 2019:

Hahaha, some very special rituals, involving at least the purchase of many stamps, would need to be created with much thoughtful contemplation, in order to appease the postal deities! Sealing them with blood on sacrificial envelopes or something..?

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