Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 1:59 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: September 22, 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: I like things to match too and this postcard is awesome! Thanks so much.
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Use this picture! PC on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Monique and thank you for the wonderful post card! I loved this picture that we had to use and printed mine out a bit larger than the image you used, which just changes the whole way it works. All you touches are just great - the background old book page, stamping, bits of sparkly tape, etc. It really makes for a great composition. So thank you for a really fun swap!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for for accepting my little challenge. :) The card I've got also had a much bigger version of the image on it. And I've the same feeling that it's a complete new motive!
Comment: WOW -- these are AMAZING. Super fun envie and crazy creative handmade cards. Thank you so much! (and than you for resending!)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Lavender has a calming effect, maybe also to the postal machines. Everything smooth. :)
m3i5 rated for EUHS: collage envie swap on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Monique! I love your funny llama with superwoman collage envie :D thank you very much for your ginger tea selection! :D hahaha my tea stash is already too big for my storage closet, i love trying new tea's and when going to another country I always buy lots of different brands of tea to try at home :) Nice stamps too!
Response: Great, thank you! Yes, and you constantly need new teas because you only have already hundreds of tea. :)
joybells2426 rated for MA: Use your scraps PC! #2 on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Love this! Especially the bird. Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! So the little bird got a happy end. :)
RooBaRoo rated for MCA - Summer postcard on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Loved your Touristy Summer Postcard :) It's not really so "rectangles" as you say ... I figured that the image below the fruit punch jar is different ! Ikea .... well, the first store opened in India last month , in Hyderabad, & there was a stampede !!!
Response: I'm happy that it still arrived in summer. :) Yes the content of the punch got a second life as the border of the card. Haha, what a Ikea coincidence. Thanks for your rating!
Stargazer008 rated for IS: not-a-real-postcard swap on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Und zack gehts weiter. Ein weiteres dickes Danke für die zweite Postkarte. Es ist schön zu wissen, dass es Dir ähnlich geht - ein ungeordnetes Sammelsurium zu besitzen. Und was großartiges daraus entstehen kann. DANKE
Response: Danke #2. :) Gerade bin ich etwas sehr uninspiriert. Ich werde wohl mein Vorhaben mit der ausschließlichen Resteverwertung wieder aussetzen. Für den Moment jedenfalls. :)
Stargazer008 rated for EUHS: not-a-real-postcard swap on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Wow, wie perfekt alles zusammen passt! Großartige Idee alles zu tapen. Um ehrlich zu sein, weiß ich nicht ob ich dafür genug Fingerspitzengefühl habe. Einfach großartig. Danke Dir!
Response: Super, danke! Manchmal bin ich echt erstaunt, was man alles per Post verschicken kann.
Comment: Wow, 2 swaps in a row from you!!! I love your rendition of the "carpet" shark! Thank you!!! We only have salmon sharks that are closely related to Great Whites, but only eat salmon. I did the Yeti Crab; very furry like a polar bear! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you #2! There are so many amazing animals living in the sea. That Yeti Crab I wouldn't like to meet in the dark. :)
Comment: What a great concept!!! Mine was an exchange of an orca for 6 bottles of Choco Vine! The bottle survived! I will have to think on what my 3 wishes will be!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad the bottle stayed on the card. Otherwise there would be an urn which the woman is originally holding. That would be a creepy card then!
wolfeagle rated for Pink and Gray Mail Art on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thank you too! In the meantime I've been listening to the song. No I can't get it out of my head. :)
Comment: Moneeeek! I love your collage of "The Great Berriator" and the stamp to go with it! Danke schön!
Response: Yay! Wonderful, thank you! Mark the occasion and eat some berries today. :)
Comment: Very cool! Thank you (✿◕‿◕✿)!
Response: My pleasue! Just follow Ariadne's thread. :)
Comment: ♥ Thanks again for an amazing swap. You captured "CHAOS" perfectly.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun. Don't ask about my craft desk chaos. :)
Lady rated for MA: Single magazine only Postcard on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Great job! The free “magazines” here are mostly coupon flyers, but I can get free newspapers in foreign languages which is great.
Response: Wonderful, thank you! It would be a super hard challenge to make something out of coupon flyers. I should be glad for my free magazines. :)
petaluda rated for CC: July Sender's Choice Postcard on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: I am so thankful for this card The colors , the whole concept I also like to create postage people :) in goes to my treasure box :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Green is the colour of hope.
Comment: I really like the way you used the photographs of hands to cup your tea bag creations. Very clever. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! In the meantime I've dried some more tea bags, ready for use now. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful, beautiful envie,
Response: My pleasure, thank you! The sailor navigated well. :)
Comment: Thanks for the great PC! The outfit reminds me of the gym uniforms we had to wear at school, though those were not as comfortable as this one looks! A lot of re-enactors have armor made to wear, so maybe you are right and we will all be wearing chatelaines and armor. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You see, the gym wear association is a proof too. :) Thanks for the rating!
irishconnie rated for MAIL ART - Rubber Stamps on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Ty ty ty for my gorgeous envie, i Love art deco style, and the matching colouring pages were an amazing bonus, Thank you for my gorgeous co-ordinated swap xx
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Have fun colouring!

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HippieChick on Sep 4, 2018:

Thank you for the fabulous cyanotype postcards for the Make a Wish! Group RAK. These are beautiful.

mgallardo68 on Aug 23, 2018:

Just stopping by to say hi! ♥

RooBaRoo on Jun 20, 2018:

I'm happy you like it :) I'll definitely take up your offer soon :)

Sandara333 on Jun 13, 2018:

WOW!!!!! Monique I just picked up the package you sent me today. You sent the best RAK that I've ever seen or received!!! I love everything you sent. Those medals are so fantastic and I have some artistic ideas about what to do with them already...you're so thoughtful. I just don't know what to say, you've left me speechless and very happy. :)

Angie on May 27, 2018:

Guess what arrived yesterday? Your beautiful bit of orange postcard - the latest. Thank you so much. It's really great. I guess that confirms that it was likely the weather or sending from Hamburg. Well, thanks again.

Sandara333 on May 8, 2018:

You made my day again! 🌟🌙✨⭐️😺💓 Thank you for the beautiful and intriguing postcard RAK. You make such wonderful artwork and I’m very pleased to have this posted at my workplace today.

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! :)

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