Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2018 2:44 am


Date Joined: December 7, 2016
Last Online: June 24, 2018
Birthday: October 7
Country: Finland

About Me

Hello! I'm Sabine - a mother of two lively and bubbly boys (3&9) and you can find toy cars, lego parts and train tracks on my home floors. I'm a practical nurse working in homecare taking care of the elderly. I work in shifts and there are days I'd like to crash on the couch when I get home (I do occasional napping) :) Luckily my workplace is within 10minute walking distance and when weather allows, I hop on my bike :)

I enjoy multiple things like exploring flea markets (you can find the strangest of things!), good movies, goodnatured kids (own! They just fight over the smallest of things sometimes! Haha), a good book that swipes you away and with what you realize at 2.30am that you just can't stop reading!

Travelling, seeing new places and meeting people - if only I could do that always! But haven't found the money tree yet. We do try to travel abroad once a year though :)

I just love, love, love snailmailing and all that comes with it! I'm also active in Postcrossing. You see me often in postcard-swaps due to my 'obsession' over them :) I'm not all that crafty even though I'd love to. Did my share with decos once but seeing all the possibilities these days, I find myself googling what is what.. I love lettering and calligraphic styles. Mail art is something I find myself looking up on Pinterest. I love my mail with real stamps - the more the merrier

Favorite Books

I'm reading too little these days, I just can't find enough time but the last book i read was Harry Potter and the cursed child, Lord of the Rings is amazing and then i enjoy Robin Cook's books and I'm a big fan of Torey Hayden's books as well.

Favorite Movies

Romance, comedy and action - separately or all together. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts - just to name two actors whose movies I truly enjoy. There are only a few movies I can say I could watch over and over again.. Pretty Woman definitely is one!

Favorite Television

I get hooked over tv shows and I can easily snitch an hour from my sleep to watch an episode of whatever I am looking at the time. I thought I'd never get Netflix.. I was wrong. I loved Friends, Bones, Prison Break.. now I'm all over Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow! :)

Favorite Crafts

When i have time, i make my own Christmas cards. I do an occasional flipbook and decorate my envelopes. I did buy a punch board for making my own envelopes and I love to make address labels.

Favorite postcards

I'm a BIG fan of postcards!

I always check everyone's profiles for likes/preferences (even though it would be sender's choice!). I always try to find the right card among that, if it just is possible. I appreciate if you read mine, I basically have just a few no-no's and a huuuuge list of likes. I never send unwanted leftovers to anyone, even if it'd be Sender's choice - I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate getting them either, right? :)

Which kind do I like then? All kinds actually, sure I've got my favorites, but as long as YOU find the card beautiful or interesting - then there's a meaning for it! Here goes a few ideas..

  • Mapcards, of your surroundings/country/ USstates

  • Scenery (nature, city highlights, panoramic, specific building/monument/happenings etc. Cards of your surroundings/country are always fascinating, as that way I get a glance at your life.

PLEASE I prefer you wouldn't send touristic cards BLANK (I really prefer them Only written & stamped and preferably Only from origin/region. Thank You!

  • Lighthouses / bridges / castles / windmills / gardens

  • Rain, fog, wind, thunder

  • Natural phenomenons of your area

  • Mailboxes

  • Unesco

  • Folklore tales& stories, urban legends, ghost stories

  • Artistic (fairytales, stories, modern, illustrated)

  • Colorful, shaped, untypical, zany

  • Black & white

  • GF (Greetings from..) - Official or unofficial, as far as it comes from the origin! So far I have: France, Belgium, Lithuania, Thailand, Taiwan, UK, USA, Jordan, Germany and Bulgaria

  • Holiday related; Christmas cards in December, Easter cards around Easter etc, Birthday cards welcome too.

All in all, I'm happy with all - every single card makes me happy, just surprise me! But keep the erotic/nudistic or religious cards for someone who collects them. Selfmade cards ok if made well and with thought.


Other things that I like

  • washi
  • clear stamps
  • greeting cards/ note cards
  • stickers (good quality please!)
  • self made address labels
  • self made envelopes
  • stationery/ writing paper
  • flavored tea (black/green)
  • unique souvenirs


I don't really care for Disney (or such), manga, reward stickers or confetti/Glitter. Torn or bent postcards or cigarrette smell in goods. I'm not the greatest fan of basic "box-shaped" stickers (I prefer shaped for some reason) but surely I act like an adult if I get some ;).



Unless you're still unsure what I like.. Things I Like Through The Alphabet

A - Address labels, Apples, Almonds, Animals, Autumn colors, Arrows

B - Bubbles, Bones (tv), Butterflies, Birds, Bridges, Berries, Bicycles

C - Cats, Chocolate, Cherries, Castles, Calligraphic (modern) style, Colors, Cola flavor, Chai lattes, Coffee, Clouds

D -Dinosaurs, Dishclothes, dots

E - Envelopes

F - Fantasy, Foxes, Fairies, Flowers, Flavored Tea, Frogs,

G - Greeting cards, Gardens, Gorjuss, Green

H - Hedgehogs, Harry Potter, Hearts, Hallmark, Herbs, Hot air balloons,

I - Ice Cream, Ice coffee

J - Jelly Beans

K - Kisses, Keychains,

L - Legos, Liza Frank, LOTR, Liquorice, Lighthouses, Leaves, letters

M - Magnets, Monkeys, Morning Glory, Mountains, Maps, Mailboxes


O - Owls, Otters, Office supplies, Old cars,

P - Postcards, Photos, Postal Stamps, Parrots, Pens (good ones for writing letters/postcards), Parks, Palm trees, Patterns, Peacocks

Q -

R - Rubberstamps, Rustic

S - Stickers, Spring, Summer, Sunsets, Sunrises, Storms, stamps, Sweets, Sanrio, Selfmade envelopes, Stationery, Safari animals, Snowflakes, Suzy's Zoo, Seashells, Sandy Beaches, Scented soaps, Spices, Skyliners

T - Thunder, Travelling, Tulips

U - Unicorns, Unique things, Umbrellas

V - Vintage,

W - Washi Tape, Writing paper, Wombats, Windmills, Wolves

X -

Y -

Z -


Comment: thank you so much for such a nice card:)
MMark rated for Postcard Craze Senders Choice #5 on Jun 15, 2018
Mye rated for 4 & 4 Postcards - International on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely postcards ❤
suepier rated for Postcard Craze Senders Choice #5 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Finland.
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
Comment: thanx for your postcard.... happy summer!!!
Comment: Haha, creepy odd! Cute ice cream stickers & cool merry-go-round postage!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and stamp! And yes, I would love to be pen pals with you :-) Send me a private message if you still feel like having me as a pen pal :-) take care!
MMark rated for Postcard Swap - Newbie Friendly 5 Ptrs on May 27, 2018
Comment: I can't believe it was so warm! Given I am in SoCal, I have spent many a cooler night on the couch v. my hot bedroom. Ha!
Comment: Oooh, thank you so much! This postcard is suuuper pretty!! Currently my favorite brush lettering pen is the Pentel Fude Touch Brush Sign Pen and workin' on my 'moves' is an every day challenge! Thank you again!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks I love everything!!
24Donna rated for Magazine & book covers pc MAY on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome book cover PC! Love it! The stamp on it pretty cool as well! Our weather is warming up it’s in the 80s today! Glad you got yo spend Mother’s Day with your Mom precious times enjoy your Mother!
abshanghai rated for This was Not a postcard Postcard on May 24, 2018
Comment: This is just an amazing "postcard"! I love the pattern front and back. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the nice card!
ahren rated for Postcard Craze Senders Choice #5 on May 23, 2018
Comment: Hey Sabine ! I didn’t find Helsinki that beautiful, but your card definitely was ! Thank you so much !
Comment: thank you for the beautiful postcard of Esplanade Park :) have a great day!
Comment: Thank you! The green looks really nice.
MsBellaDonna rated for Senses postcard INT on May 20, 2018
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you! We have similar likes/dislikes. I hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather! :)

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myancey on Apr 30, 2018:

Sabine, got your special package today and THANKS so much! we love it! can we send you something in return? thanks so much sweetie!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

tsireldi on Feb 7, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful card and the stunning stamp! And thank you for choosing me as your "extra" in the Postcard Roulette! You made my day! <3 <3 <3

EmilyT on May 11, 2017:

Mailing out the b&w week 11/12 tomorrow! Sorry about the bad partner and thank you for letting me know.

WayUpInAlaska on Dec 22, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! :) Lots of great people and fun swaps :)

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