Swap-bot Time: November 16, 2018 6:24 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: November 16, 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


GinaVisione rated for HMPC: Put Some "Texture" on it on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: LOVED all the various textures you shared on your wonderful PC! Thank you :D
Response: Great, thank you! I'm happy that it arrived well with all the bits and pieces. :)
camelsamba rated for Rust and Blue Mail ARt on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Copper vs rust - who knows the difference really? I just know this postcard is delightful. Thank you for making it for me!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! At least copper only gets green rust. :)
Poeprincess rated for OMAE: HMPC - Drip on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: I was wondering how others would interpret this theme! Love this PCโ€”great job!
Response: You're welcome, it was fun to create something for a unusual theme.
nancylee rated for Purple and Green Mail Art on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Fun post card, bird chimera and asparagus! Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I hope that the provisions (asparagus) was enough for the long travel of the bird. :)
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Stamp Sheet on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Hello, Monique! Thank you so much for the beautiful swap! I have never made real cyanotypes, only a short-cut version using photosensitive paper. Yours came out really spectacular---thank you for sharing. I love your stamp sheet, too. I will have to save some in my special stamp book. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
Response: I'm relieved that it made it savely through the hurricane and that you were save too. Now I will pause making cyanos. I think the pile will be enough through the winter. :)
sp1c4 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Oct 15, 2018
Response: Thank you!
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Halloween HMPC on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: I love your spooky postcard, it's nicely creepy! I also don't have much to do with Halloween being the child of a German lady..!
Response: Oh and it arrived way before Halloween. Yay. Postcards seem to travel faster. :) Thank you. PS: Boo!
Angie rated for MA: Sender's Choice Postcard September on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Hello Monique! Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Your cyanotype turned out really pretty. All the elements together are so pretty. Thanks again!
Response: I'm happy that it arrived well! It was fun to see how everything slowly matched bit by bit. Thanky you.
Comment: Thank you so much for nice PC's and awesome tea selection (Chai !!! :)) Btw lovely envelope and great postal stamps.
Response: Thank you, enjoy your teas. I would have added some more Chai teas to warm up you autumn, if I could reach my swap tea box. :)
Xira rated for EUHS: Put-a-bird-on-it swap on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks Monique! I love your collage postcard! The animals-in-chairs idea is fun. You are right, the yellow sofa needs that canary. And who doesnโ€™t like a ghoast this time of year? I will put your assignments on paper and send it by mail by the way, so you have all the time you want! Best wishes! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Wonderful, thank you! And when it's dark outside you can spot a canary quite easily. :) I'm excited and will look forward for your tasks!
wolfeagle rated for Photograph or Photography PC on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun postcard. It's a great use for the photos.
Response: My pleasuse, thank you! Maybe I should give some more from the photo stack a new life...
dvmac rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Sept. on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Very nice piece, Monique. Last year I made a couple of shots using light-sensitive paint. It's fun! Thank you.!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I want to prepare some more sheets next weekend and than hope for some sun. :)
camelsamba rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful postcard! I love the mysterious deep blue-black sea, and the fish are very captivating.
Response: Thank you #2! Even just yesterday I saw a documentary about deep sea creatures.
camelsamba rated for CC: September Sender's Choice PC on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Nice collage - and although there are some wrinkles on the collage there is not a single one on the woman's face :^) Love all the blues!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! You're right, maybe ask her about her beauty secret. :)
Comment: I like things to match too and this postcard is awesome! Thanks so much.
Response: My pleasure! Outside the colours also slowly start to match the autumn colour scheme.
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!

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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! โ™ฅ

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! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ™โœจโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ’“ Thank you for the beautiful and intriguing postcard RAK. You make such wonderful artwork and Iโ€™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! รขโ„ขยฅ I love it, and the Gaia satellite stamp is fantastic too. Thanks for making my day! :)

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