Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2018 10:49 pm


Date Joined: December 7, 2016
Last Online: September 13, 2018
Birthday: October 7
Country: Finland

About Me

Hello! I'm Sabine - a mother of two lively and bubbly boys (4&10) 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 moneytree 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. Die Hard movies are my favorite "Christmas" movies!

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, Legends of Tomorrow and Elementary :)

Favorite Crafts

When i have time, i make my own Christmas cards. I do an occasional flipbook with various goodies inside 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. 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)
  • Something your area is known of


I don't really care for Disney (or such), manga, reward/teacher/Action hero 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, Cacti, Clear stamps

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, koalas, kangaroos

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

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

N - Nuts, Naps

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 great postcard and note! I love dragons too. xo
Cha13 rated for POSTCARD & MAGNET SWAP -SEPTEMBER on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks Sabine for the massive fridge magnet;! You are so lucky to live in Father Xmas country!! Love the post card too, my grandma had a game of Happy Family with similar drawings. Brought back memories xxx
ava78 rated for CALG: Postcard pen pals 3 on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Im sorry for the late rating! I loved your card thank you!!
Leahlovesluther rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Aug 26, 2018
Comment: Dear Sabine, I received your letter and fantastic goodies today. I truly appreciate all of the care and effort you put into it. I love it so much!! I would absolutely love to keep in contact with you. I will write soon. Leah
Comment: what a lovely idea x
Comment: Awesome as always. Love your handwriting and you are humorous too :) Thanks for the commentary on the fire museum, we are truly enlightened!
Corina rated for Swap me some pretty papers. on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Lovely selection, thanks :)
MadeByRori rated for CALG: Postcard pen pals 3 on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Hello Sabine! Thank you so much for the beautiful Helsinki PC and your lovely message. We do have a lot in common. I will try to write back to you soon. :)
FelinaSP rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of the tram in Helsinki, here in Chile there are still some like that in the historic center of Valparaíso, best wishes!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard! I really hope to be able to see them with my own eyes sometime <3
Hyshu rated for Where You Live (PC) - July 2018 on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card.
katmandu rated for Weird Quote on a Postcard on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Loved both quotes, front and back! I almost used the one you picked but decided to go with a Monty Python one this time 'cause I laughed when I read it: "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government." Things are fine here except it's hot as blue blazes, going to be 42.2 °C all weekend! Thank you!
justmesks rated for Naked Map PC to 3 Partners #1 on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Love the map. it's a new one for my collection. Have a great week. Thanks!
MsBellaDonna rated for Weird Quote on a Postcard on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: I love the quirky postcard and the quote too! I also like to sit and relax in the morning with a nice cup of coffee... especially on the days I don't have to rush around and get ready for work!
soccer8s rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Amazing hedgie card!
Stargazer008 rated for B&W PCs JULY on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: WOW - you really made my day! What a pretty cool card! Thank you so much. Oh I like the idea of city museum and even more the picture you choose for me! Have a wonderful summer. :)
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - July 2018 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Sabine! your mail always makes my heart happy! thank you so much for the apple juice chunk, loved how u cut it out and love your handwriting. it has been so hot here in ga
simcoe54 rated for Naked Map PC to 3 Partners #1 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the new map card for my collection.
Inkeltje rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the TinTin card, I love it! And it came in perfect condition 😉. It’s for my hubby’s collection, great!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Random PC International #4 on Jul 2, 2018

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RachelSwaps on Aug 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for choosing me as your un-assigned partner for the Postcard Roulette August 2018 swap! Your beautiful card was a nice, unexpected surprise 😀 I really appreciate it!!

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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