Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 9:07 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: April 21, 2018
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa
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About Me

20 March 2017 - I am so heartbroken. My one fur baby, Snoopy died yesterday morning after he was poisoned. :(

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!

SWAPS - I live in South Africa and swaps from here do take a bit longer than 30 days to get to other swappers in other countries. I have had an occasion where I posted a letter on the 21st of November 2015 and my swap partner only received it on the 30th of December 2015. There was a tracking number. So, it can take 39 days for a letter to get to someone.

RATINGS BY ME - If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I always rate when I received the swap! If it was an email swap that you have sent - the reason I haven't rated - because I haven't logged onto my email yet and haven't read the email yet!

RATING ME - Before you give me a 1 rating for not having received a swap from me, PLEASE send me a private message to let me know that you haven't received the swap. I am sure that you would also like to be informed that a swap did not arrive instead of receiving a 1 with no communication. I NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL flake on a swap!! .

My Instagram http://instagram.com/apelser1975

My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.


I'm 41 and live in South Africa in a town Brakpan in the Gauteng Province. I enjoy meeting new penpals from all over the world. I enjoy writing to my Circle of World Wide Friends (penpals). I'm a Christian. I enjoy spending time with my family. My only kids are my twin furbaby boys they are fox terriers called Murdock and Snoopy. My tweeling

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy doing scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, postcrossing, writing (stories, petry and letters), listening to music, playing hidden object or mystery computer games, photography and playing with my dogs. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.

Two blankets I crochet.




I collect postcards, bookmarks, stationery, memo paper, note cards, butterflies, dolphins, angels, fairies, books, LPs, CDs, nice pictures or photos, pens, pencils, candles, books, serviettes, fridge magnets and keyrings.

Please don't send me the following:
- nothing gory with blood oozing out everywhere
- nothing vulgar or full of swearing and cursing
- nothing with nudity/porn/erotica
- no Tarot cards or anything relating to it
- no incense or strong smells

I'm not interested in it so keep it for other swappers:

Favorite Music

I enjoy music that won't burst my eardrums. I'm not into rap or jazz.I enjoy classical, instrumental (panflute, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano), 60s, 70s, 80s. I listen to a wide variety of music.

Favorite Books

I love reading. My favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Danielle Steel, Stephen King. Like music, I also read a wide variety of books.

Favorite Television

Murder mysteries, Investigation discovery, CSI - all of them, NCIS, Bones, Nature, Medical Mysteries, Law & Order (All of them).


I like receiving any type of postcard as long as it isn't anything discusting and rude. I don't mind if the postcard are sent in an envelope or stamped and written on - whatever the swap requires.

About swaps

I always send my swaps out. If you haven't received my swap to you, please let me know before rating me. I always go out of my way to make sure that my swaps are sent out in time - if for any reason I cannot sent it out in time, I will let you know - but I WILL send the swap requirements.

When sending me something in a swap - please DO NOT send me anything with naked people on. I am really not interested in it. You can keep that for others.

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I Pledge to Rate

I will rate as soon as I have received your swap. If I haven't rated yet, I haven't received it yet!



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cookies37 rated for NAPS - February Hello on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Hi, Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers from South Africa! I enjoyed your note, and it is so strange that you are looking forward to cooler weather. We are just beginning spring, although we've had some days with snow. I'm so looking forward to the Spring flowers, especially lilacs. Take care & Best Wishes ~ Judy
Comment: Thank you for the nice Flowers of South Africa postcard. I love the atmospheric first line of the book. Will be checking out this author and I’ll let you know what I think of the book after I read it. Also, thanks for sending a 2nd one!
scrappermama rated for First Line of a book PC #3 on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: PC made it! South Africa looks beautiful! A safari is on my bucket list. .. thank you for the great pc!
Comment: I love the fabric on your PC ❤️
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 1 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Fun fun postcard.... Can't wait to add to it & send on........thanks for the baby animal extra postcard.... Love it!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC! Love the leopard!
TereDiane1954 rated for First Line of a book PC #1 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Marie, for the postcard with seven pictures on the front. Your country is stunning! That sky. . .wow. I love it♥
Comment: Thanks for the extra card and the cool stamp!
Comment: Got the card in today's mail..Wow! I never would of though Johannesburg looked like that - Thank you for the great card and write up about it ! :) very cool!
Comment: Thank you for the great card. It arrived here on Feb 2 which is middle of winter for us. I have a beautiful snow covered view outside my kitchen window. Thank you for telling me about your country. That is the only way I learn about many places that I will never get to visit although I would like to.
aenk rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you. It was nice to read your answers.
Rithinking77 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading and learning more about you!
Response: Thank you. Enjoy your day
cindygroet rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Nice to get to know you.
Response: Thank you for the heart. Enjoy your day.
WayUpInAlaska rated for NAPS - Hello Stranger INT PC on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Got the really cool South Africa Wildlife card today ! :) Wow that took some time to travel eh? but well worth the wait :) That would be strange to not have snow for the holiday season. :) Thank you for the great card :)
Response: I am glad that it arrived safely. I don't know what is going on with the mail these days....
TexyDeb rated for Chunk O Christmas Cardboard Intl on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Yeah! It made it here, safe, sound and pretty. I like the way your decorated it. I enjoyed the info and your note. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad it arrived safely and that you liked it. Take care
Comment: Your PC arrived today. Thank you for the extra PC. :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad it arrived safely.
peipeicl rated for ATC Flower Theme on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: thank you for the very beautiful 5 atcs! I can't believe it when I saw your mail today, because its been 5 month since the envelope was postmarked! It must went on a journey before coming to me :)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am just so grateful that they arrived safely. Mail seem to be terrible these days. If I don't get a Christmas card in March, I get mail that has been opened. It is terrible... :(
holosquishy rated for 30 Questions on Jan 28, 2018
silvermoonsnake rated for 30 Questions on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for interesting swap
Response: Thanks for the heart
momma197464 rated for 30 Questions on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Loved the answers
Response: Thanks for the heart

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Lady on Aug 3, 2017:

Your glorious 3D gear-y rhinoceros from the PnS forum WTA arrived today. Looks in perfect shape. Thank you

Babsmomof5 on May 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful PC you made for me for the WTA in the PNS group. It arrived to brighten my day today!

WicKeDGlitTEr on May 12, 2017:

Thank you for the great WTA Joy of Penpalling Happy Mail! I love the dress stationary and the owl notecard. So cute!

TereDiane1954 on Mar 27, 2017:

Dear friend, thank you for the beautiful birthday card you sent me! It was a lovely surprise. Hugs to you♥

tcornell on Mar 17, 2017:

Marie Antoinette, thank you for your thoughtful words, it really means a lot. Hugs, Tracy

Debmitch on Mar 15, 2017:

miablancs on Mar 7, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

Debmitch on Jan 24, 2017:

I received the most beautiful card from you today ♥ Thank you soooo much.

Much love to you


Apelser on Jan 8, 2017:

PW - Profile Deco - Bible Verses pic








Debmitch on Jan 7, 2017:

Proverbs Women - Profile Deco - Bible Verses

Sending you these verses and tons of love too ♥

Much love ♥


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