Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2019 6:09 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2010
Last Online: November 23, 2018
Birthday: October 27, 1987
Country: Croatia
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About Me

Hello there! I'm 23 year old girl from lovely Zagreb, Croatia.

  • I always loved sending nice mail that would make people happy. I love whole process of it, and even going to the post office! :) So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I found this website!

  • I love writing letters and meeting people from all parts of world. If you would like to send me one, just PM me :)

  • I love interesting, vintage, art, funny, cute postcards (I do like and pretty tourist ones)

  • I am always trying to send swaps that you will really like!

  • I love vintage stuff, flea markets and thrift stores, we don't have those in Croatia :( But we do have BIG flea market in Zagreb. I would love to swap vintage items, especially anything related to mail or paper =D. I dream about thrift stores in USA!

  • I love traveling, I was Au Pair in UK and I miss London soo much!

  • I love cooking and trying new recipes (favorite food- sushi and cheesecake)

  • I'm vegetarian

  • My favorite colors are turquoise, aqua, mint, yellow

  • I would LOVE to get Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and TOAST catalogs (I love their style, but can't get those in Croatia), old ones are fine to

  • Magazines I would love to read: Frankie, Oh Comely, Amelia's

  • I love surprises!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love crafts and art! I've tried so many crafts that I even can't remember it all now :).

Now I'm into bookbinding and art journaling. I'm beginner in embroidery and sewing

If you are interested in what I'm making now, handmade journals, you can check my Facebook page

I ADORE mail art, and love anything related to post. Any kind of items vintage or new ones. Anything that I can use (labels, stickers, cut-outs, anything with airmail stripe on it, rubber stamps, vintage office supplies, airmail labels that you get for free at post office, used stamps)

I would like to swap handmade journals, or filled journals, black & white, vintage, photographs, photographs of Blythes, BJDs, polaroid, lomo, photobooth photos

CRAFT SUPPLIES really make me happy but lot of things I cant get in Croatia: fusible web, waxed linen thread for bookbinding, bakers twine for pretty packages, tiny snaps for doll clothes, block for stamp carving, double sided tape for making handmade envelopes, pretty felt wool for wet felting

Favorite Music


What I'm listening these days:

Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones, Massive Attack, Noah And The Wale, Amy MacDonald, Edith Piaf, The Flaming Lips, Emiliana Torrini, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith, Portishead, Best Coast, Duffy, Peter Bjorn and John, Uh Huh Her, Tegan and Sara...

I'm always interested in new musicians and love mix tapes. Would be happy to get music in my mail :).

Favorite Movies

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Requiem for a dream, The Science of Sleep, Abre Los Ojos, Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Moulin Rouge, Little Miss Sunshine...

I love all Almodovar movies

Favorite Television

I like Scrubs, Coupling, Seinfeld, How I met your mother, That '70s Show, Lip Service, Skins, The L word, The Big Bang Theory...

Favorite Books

I love books by Haruki Murakami, Paulo Coelho, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Chuck Palahniuk, Amelie Nothomb,Nick Hornby...

I still love my favorite books from childhood. I love books by Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, I adore Anne from Green Gables. And lots of Croatian children authors

Craft books

♡ Likes ♡

  • vintage clothing, fabric and housewares, toys (50' and 60')
  • tattoos
  • the beatles
  • Blythe dolls
  • vintage Polly Pocket toys
  • blindbox vinyl toys
  • tetris
  • Dylan Dog
  • vintage stamps
  • zakka and mori girls style
  • Beatrix Potter
  • forest animals- fawns, hedgehogs, owls
  • deco and masking tape
  • origami
  • cool pinback buttons, badges
  • RUBBER STAMPS and ink pads- japanese and hand carved stamps are my favourite
  • handmade stationery
  • recycling
  • paper (I'm paper addict)
  • brown parcel paper+bakers twine=LOVE
  • tissue paper
  • stationery sets, memo pads with pretty designs
  • MAIL ART- anything related to mail art, envelopes, stickers, stamps, papers...
  • paper and real doilies
  • vintage wallpaper, paper ephemera, pages from old books, old book covers, vintage children's books, cut-outs, magazine pages- papers for collages, ATCs and mail art
  • stickers, ilustration stickers, street art stickers...
  • pens and markers
  • geeky stuff
  • Frida Kahlo
  • fabric with nice, cute prints for making clothes for my Blythe and my journals- scraps are ok too
  • matchboxes and whimsy jars
  • yoga
  • vintage, polaroid and toy cameras
  • kitschy digitals
  • woodgrain paper
  • DYMO tape
  • sushi (my favourite food)
  • tomato
  • coconut flavour in everything
  • japanese sweets, would like to try pocky
  • fruit gums, tropical and watermelon are my favourite
  • spicy food
  • handmade body care products (soaps, lotions, lip balms...)
  • marmite and m&s food
  • london's camden market
  • tea (would love to try yogi tea)
  • nail polish (bot not metallic, sparkly or glittery ones)
  • etsy (I looove)
  • tote bags
  • love cool/geeky/funky/with cool characters on it- t shirts (S) and socks (38/39, 5/6uk, 6/7us)

I am collecting:

  • airmail labels

  • airmail envelopes

  • used stamps

  • pez dispensers

  • zines

  • floaty pens

  • matchboxes from all over the world

  • beer labels

  • tea bags and tags

  • vintage photographs, polaroids

  • canvas tote bags

I don't like

I don't want to be rude or picky, but there are couple things I don't like:

  • used make-up
  • plushie toys, of course handmade ones are exception :)
  • earrings (I don't have my ears pierced)
  • too girly or glittery stuff
  • mint-choco flavor

Good to know

  • I live in Croatia, so it will take some time for package to get to you, for Europe it usually takes about 7-10 days, and for rest of the world it can take more than a month
  • I always send all of my swaps! If you haven't received package please contact me and I will be happy to resend it! Thank you :)
  • I reuse packaging


mariadastrouxas rated for Croatia & Portugal on Jun 12, 2014
Comment: Hi RougeCRO (Martina from Croatia). I got your package today! I love the mail art box and the colorful stamps!! So well wrapped items :) Thank you so much for: calendula hand cream, Melem natural skin balm, soap with sea salt and olive oil, Paprenjak - traditional croatian aromatic biscuits, milk chocolate with rice bar, white chocolate with cocoa and orange filling bar, apple chips bag, chocolate cream biscuits and a "My Funny Garden" notebook made by you! Happy swapping from maria das trouxas
Comment: Wow, what a marvelous package!! Thank you so much, I love everything and the little book you made is so darling!! <3 <3 <3
AZmom875 rated for Pen Pals with a Twist on Oct 12, 2012
Comment: A very nice package and a great pen pal letter. I have read that book Miss Peregrine. I see there will be a book 2.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter and all goodies.The envelope was tattered and put into a plastic bag maybe the reason for the delay.i will reply soon!
Response: Maybe envelopes made from that book are too fragile. I won't use them for international mail anymore. I'm happy that you received it! Can't wait to hear back from you. :)
lunadelmar rated for Penpal Swap on Oct 7, 2012
Comment: I loved the envelopes and all the kawaii stuff. Is that Tofu??? LOL Thank you bunches!! Will reply this week.
Response: I'm glad that you liked what I sent you. :) Yes, that's Tofu. Can't wait to get your letter! :D
sheryl0503 rated for sheryl0503 & RougeCRO's swap on Jul 22, 2011
Comment: I love your handmade envelope~ they are awesome and like product. so cool~and thank you so much to share me some other airmail labels, it's be my collection. and I love miffy envelope. Thank you so much !!! PS I'll leave message again when I get postcard :)
egalite rated for Emily & Martina on Jul 12, 2011
Comment: Such a beautiful book. Everyone here is admiring it. I feel a sketchy phase coming on, so I can't wait to jump in and fill it up. Thanks for the perfect letter too. I'm still deciding what to write back!
Response: You made my day! I'm so happy that you like it. Do post some photos of your sketches. I would love to see journal filled with your drawings! That is most exciting part for me :D Thank you for swapping with me!
starrgazer rated for JUNE: Mail Art, Inside and Out #2 on Jun 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely parcel!
Neeky8 rated for JUNE: Mail Art, Inside and Out #2 on Jun 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks for a fabulous envelope and goodies! Loved the artistamps and I'll certainly put the handmade envelopes to good use. Thanks!
coleenfranks rated for Big pack of ephemera on May 31, 2011
Comment: Martina, what a cool swap. I've sent out a ton of swaps with foreign ephemera, but this is the first one I've gotten one. I love especially the old book pages and all the vintage goodies. Thank you so much for reading my profile. I'm blessed by what you sent. Coleen, come visit: www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com (I'm an American living in Ukraine for 17 yrs.)
OverMoon rated for Overmoon and RougeCRO on May 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you so, so much! :D I absolutely love everything you sent! The kawaii stationery is awesome! and so are the envelopes - so pretty! I really like the self printed picture, I'm such a big fan of toy cams, so this is pretty cool :) I love all the mail labels you sent, but can I just say that the new design of the Croatian mail labels is so awesome! I'm so happy to get some of them :D
lovestosew rated for Tiny Ephemera (#2) on May 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for so many great things to create with! Hearts to you.
skybridgestudios rated for 1 Zine Swap 2 on Apr 2, 2011
Comment: Martina, thank you for a wonderful couple of zines and the many sweet extras! I love your envelopes!
arkaya rated for Kawaii matchbox u-pick on Jan 31, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute matchbox and extras, I really love it :D The mamegoma envelopes are just so sweet <3
misscorbeau rated for Mail art <3 on Jan 25, 2011
Comment: Awesome mail art! Need to PM you! THanks you again!!!
bruxbaby rated for Mail art <3 on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope. I love all the goodies! Kawaii is my favorite.
NaomiRisa rated for NaomiRisa and RougeCRO's swap on Jan 10, 2011
Comment: Thank you Martina for the letter and the gifts.. Finally, I'd received it.. I really love them :) Thank you so much for swapping me. Will write back soon ^^
user5311 rated for I ♥ NTP #2 on Jan 1, 2011
Comment: thanks
tobiejonzarelli rated for I ♥ NTP #2 on Dec 24, 2010
Comment: Hello Martina, thank you for the pulp romance postcard, it made me smile! Hope your feeling better!!!
RoseTinted rated for <3 Martina & Pat <3 on Dec 21, 2010
Comment: ''You can be my pajamas!!'' OMG I love you seriously hehe!!! I adore the ATC's, your so good at them...and so much naomilyness too..totally squeeed when I opened your swap, I love it so much!! And the whimsey jar is so cute, I love the yellow theme, I don't know whether to leave the bits in their or take it out of the jar - it's so nice! The bound journal is lovely Martina, your dead talented :) Oh and btw....I drooled over the pin-up girl letter set ;) Your awesome...please lets swap again!!!! Hugs and merry Christmas.. Rose xx

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NaomiRisa on Jan 8, 2016:

Happy new year. I'm doing good here. Can I have your address again? I would like to send you a letter ;) Cheers.

NaomiRisa on Dec 7, 2015:

Hi Martina, it had been a while. How are you doing lately? Cheers <3

NaomiRisa on May 25, 2014:

Hi Martina, Thank you so much for sending me a surprise postcard. Will get back to you soon :) Naomi

NaomiRisa on Jul 24, 2013:

Hi Martina, I received your lovely postcard yesterday. Thank you so much. Writing you a reply soon ^^ Take care, Naomi

MichelleWillow on Sep 18, 2012:

Pa.... od kako si otišla, bilo je par vrlo zločestih hrvatica ovdje... :( Povarale su ljude i izgubile se. Tako da sam samo ja ostala aktivna. Usput, osnivač sam nove, vrlo aktivne grupe za Evropu, možeš nam se pridružiti ovdje. Planiram u 10.mjesecu odraditi Evropsku verziju ovog i nekako mislim da bi ti se moglo sviđati učestvovati. ;)

MichelleWillow on Sep 17, 2012:

Zanimljivo... bila sam uvjerena da sam ostala jedini aktivni swapper iz Hrvatske... :( Gdje si se ti skrivala zadnjih godinu dana pa nisam naletjela na tebe ovdje? :)

AnaGoncalves on Apr 5, 2012:

Hello Martina, how are you? Sorry about the delay in response, I posted a reply the other week. Have you received my letter yet?

Wishing you well Love Ana

Ribbons on Jun 3, 2011:

I sent your postcard today . :) Tell me when you get it. :):)

Ribbons on May 25, 2011:

Hi, I am Ribbons, girl from Sri Lanka. :) I found your profile accidentally , but hey... its awesome ! :D I was wondering if you'd like to do a postcard swap with me ? :):) Have a nice day ! :D

misscorbeau on Mar 7, 2011:

Just got your letter today! ;-)

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