Last updated: July 9, 2015
My name is Krisztina, but I like Tina, too. I live in Hungary, a small country in the centre of Europe.
My son is the Joy in my life. Ábel is 4 months old in the photo:
I used to swap FB's, Decos, Slams and other items (magazine clippings, letter papers, postcards..) in the '90's. You are all wonderful people who keeps snail mail still alive!
I like postcard and country swaps the best, also favourites are the scavenger hunts, profile and themed swaps, matchboxes, ATC's, ephemeras and challenges. I'm afraid I'm obsessed with papers! :) And now with pocket letters!
I always send out all my swaps, I take it very seriously. BUT I'm easy going on complaining not received or not rated swaps. IF I HAVEN'T RATED YOU, I haven't received. But ask about it on my message wall, not in pm, since I have an email- and message reading phobia (I also have this phobia about answering the phone...it sounds funny, but I think it's growing on me...). Don't worry, in spite of these phobias, I'm normal. Swap-bot and snail mail helps me to be happy and contacted...
I'M LOOKING FOR swap partners who also thinks that FREE or AD postcards are interesting and it worth collecting them. I have hundreds for trade, mostly from the era between 1998 and 2005. So if you do swap free/ad postcards, feel free to join my group.
If you feel like, add to your friends on Facebook.
Some interesting stuff about my country:
I'd like to spread the ATC movement in my country. So anything to make them or receiving some "show-piece" made with different techniques, would be very appreciated and treasured. I'm on to organize groups.
My other plan is to make an exhibition about the US states shown on postcards. So I collect all maps and other state related postcards, like state symbol postcards, state infos, state capitals and capitols :) I don't list, which state I have, because I need at least two from each. (If you don't want your name to shown at the exhibition -as a supporter - please say!)
TOY MUSEUM EXHIBITION
My favourite place in our town is the (vintage) toy museum, which allows a cabinet to the visitors for using. I'd like to get that for my children themed postcards collection, so I need postcards with
Holiday related cards with these themes are also fine (for example a child reading a story-book sitting under the Christmas tree...).
POSTCARDS FROM YOUR VILLAGE, TOWN OR CITY
My lifelong project is to collect a postcard from every country - and their capital - in the world, and from many many places where people live (not only towns, villages...).
Thank you, if you can help to achieve these plans.
Heroes Square, Budapest
A- ATC's, animals, Audi
B- bunnies, B&W photos, beermats (coasters), board game pieces, bijou, Mr. Bond (James Bond), Bruce Lee
C- to collect everything what is collectible, craft supplies, cute things, chameleons, charity, castles, calligraphy, Chinese New Year postage stamps, Chinese tea, Coke (not drinking, but collecting), Christmas (tree) ornaments, chips/crisps
D- dices, dark chocolate (favourite are the filled chocolates with marzipan or whole nuts), dragons, daydreaming
E- ephemera, environmental protection
F- freecards, First Day Covers, flea markets, fairies
G- geocaching (would like to try)
H- handmade by you, The High Tatras, hazelnut
I- Italian language
K- Kimmidoll/Kokeshi dolls, kempo, kung-fu (I used to train)
L- LEGO, lace (not just for crafting, I like wearing it too), Luis Royo's Fantasy Art, Linux
M- matchboxes, maxi cards (carte maxima), martial arts, mail art, marine style (especially in clothing)
N- "Never say never!" :)
O- old/classic cars, owls
P- postcards, pocket calendar cards, pocket letters, paper napkins, papers, paintings, polka dots, pandas
R- roses, rubber stamps
S- swap-bot:), stationery, stickers, sakura, social work, sci-fi
T- Túró Rudi :)
U- United States, Unicef
W- whimsical theme, washi tape, WWF
X- x wings :)
Y- yin yang, your country
Z- Zakka, zines
I am easy to please, because I collect and like a lot of things :)
Favourite themes on postcards:
Handmade postcards are also OK. If you can't find any cards from the list above, send what you want. I like all kinds of postcards. Really.
My husband likes:
wears EU 80 size clothes and EU 19-22 socks. Any toy that a 1,5 year old can enjoy. Healthy snacks.
is an elementary school teacher, so reward stickers and any teaching related stuff is welcomed (in English is OK).
I'm not a bookworm. I'm still looking for these:
I don't have a favourite writer, but I would like to find him/her :) I've enjoyed reading Chuck Palahniuk.
I like reading fantasy, even if it is for children (His Dark Material) and I like Tao Te King - my favourite quote
I'm looking for books about martial arts and social work, and Chinese language learning books.
I like all kinds of movies! Especially if they act in it: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery (first of all, I'm a fan of James Bond - 007), Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Bud Spencer&Terence Hill, John Cleese, Eddie Murphy, Mel Gibson, Keanu Reeves, Leonardo DiCaprio, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Marvel Heroes :) I like watching European movies and TV series too, especially Scandinavian dramas and French comedies :)
My favourite martial art star is Mark Dacascos :)
I also like Asian movies - not only the kung-fu ones! I like Hayao Miyazaki's cartoons :)
I've watched all or the first some seasons from these and enjoyed:
Heroes, Falling Skies, Warehouse13, Eureka, Under the Dome, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, Dirty - Sexy - Money, Dexter, Hannibal, The Walking Dead, Bones, Dr. House, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Angel. Yes, I haven't hooked on Game of Thrones yet, first I would like to finish other series on my list :)
I still love some classics: The A-Team, Dukes of Hazard, Murder She Wrote, You rang, M'Lord?
The best show ever which still makes me laugh: The Fawlty Towers (BBC 1975-1979)
I like these reality shows: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Storage Wars, Hotel Impossible.
When I was younger I loved Pokemon, Sailor Moon :)
I don't listen to music regularly, but I like genres from classics to metal. (I've also been to concerts of David Helfgott and Iron Maiden.)
cruelty, torture, war (I don't watch movies about it), blood (except in Kill Bill:)), fishing&hunting, Cartoon Network, Windows, smoking (but I like the smell of tobacco!), sewing, knitting and so on, sweetlovestory-style books, movies and music, too much kawaii, childish or kitschy things (but I like cute)
Please don't send, I have too many: hand cream, face cream, lipbalm, cosmetics, deodorant, perfume...
FOOD I DON'T LIKE: mint tea, mint chocolate, bubblegum/chewing gum, hard candy/lollipops, sour cream & onion crisps, fish and sea fruits taste and I'm not a big fan of meat (but I'm not vegetarian)
...for reading my profile!
Meet in a happy swap!
I always try my best sending in time. If I am late (don't worry, it's not my passion), I'll contact you. If there is any problem with my swap, please, also contact me before rating! From Hungary it takes a long time to arrive outside Europe. If I can, I reuse packaging!
Hungary uses the date format like this: YYYY/MM/DD
...and we write addresses here in a slightly different way than the one swap-bot shows to you. If you use this form, may I get your mail easier:
Figure out the other info :)
The following info is just a reminder for me, so DON'T have to read it...it's like a neverending profile! :)
I've sent to the following countries:
Europe:Poland (goodies/ephemera/chocolate/beauty), Netherlands (PC/stationary), Croatia (touristic), UK (journal/gifts/APC/touristic/misc/matchbox/PC/snacks/surprise/sweets/mailart/letter), Austria (surprise/gifts/mailart), Norway (PC/gifts/stationary), Germany (PC/letter), Cyprus (PC), Finland (tea/booklet/letter/PC/surprise/mailart/touristic/goodies), Lithuania (PC/coins), Latvia (PC), France (PC), Czech Republic (PC/tea/mailart), Russia (PC), Italy (kit), Ireland (PC), Switzerland (journal/stationery), Slovenia (PC), Belarus (touristic), Belgium (ephemera/goodies), Turkey (PC), Ukraine (PC), Sweden (PC)
North America: USA - Indiana (PC), New Mexico (PC), Michigan (PC/candy), Florida (PC/handmade PC/gifts), Minnesota (ATC/PC), Virginia (gifts/ATC), Alabama (PC), Illinois (PC/letter), California (PC/photos/gifts), New Jersey (PC, touristic), Nevada (PC), Missouri (candy), Colorado (PC), North Carolina (PC/surprise/matchbox/mailart), South Carolina (PC), New York (PC), Kansas (PC), Orlando (PC), Washington (PC/stickers/coins), Ohio (PC), Oregon (greeting card), Texas (PC/napkins), Arizona (PC/surprises/gifts), Pennsylvania (PC/surprises), Utah (ATC), Iowa (PC/surprises/sweets), Massachusetts (PC), Tennesse (PC), Maryland (PC), Rhode Island (PC), Wisconsin (PC), Alaska (PC), Louisiana (PC), Mississippi (coins), Canada (handmade card/ATC/ephemera/PC/mailart/FDC/letter/stationary)
South America:Brazil (letter/PC), Peru (surprises)
Asia: Republic of Korea (ATC/PC), Japan (PC/letter/touristy/journal), Taiwan (PC), Singapore (PC/mailart), Indonesia (chocolate), China (PC), Israel (PC)
Africa:South Africa (letter), Namibia (greeting card)
Australia and Oceania: (PC/paper goods/ephemera) New Zealand (PC)
I've received from:
Europe:Poland (stamps/senf/coins), England (touristic/PC/pandas:)), Scotland (candy/PC), Wales (PC), Ireland (letter/ephemera/craft supplies/PC), Switzerland (touristic), Russia (stationery/PC), Netherlands (PC/touristic/craft supplies/gifts/tea/sweets/greeting card/paper goods/stationery/napkins/chocolate/freecard/philately), Hungary (booklet), Portugal (photos), Italy (matchbox), Greece (PC), Lithuania (PC), Romania (PC), Bosnia (PC), Austria (ATC), Finland (tea/goodies/PC), Germany (PC/chocolate/snack/surprise/freecard), Norvegia (PC), Turkey (PC), Ukraine (PC), Sweden (FDC)
North America: USA - Michigan (letter/chocolate/PC/napkins/freecard), North Carolina (PC/matchbox), Oregon (PC), Texas (PC), Washington (PC), California (PC), Pennsylvania (PC), Virginia (kit/letter), Florida (PC/stationery/ATC), Ohio (PC/touristic/letter/stationary), Nevada (PC), Tennesse (PC), Arizona (PC), Maine (mailart/gifts/coins), Rhode Island (PC/letter/touristic), North Dakota (PC), Minnesota (matchbox), Kansas (PC), New York (PC), Missouri (stationary), Canada (PC/coins/gifts/mailart/surprise)
South-America: Brazil (PC)
Asia:Malaysia (PC), Singapore (PC/letter), Israel (touristic/PC/letter/surprise), India (PC), Thailand (PC), Philippines (PC), Republic of Korea (PC), China (PC), Taiwan (freecard)
Australia and Oceania: (ATC/PC), New Zealand (PC)
Really nice swappers: Not just read about flakers everywhere. Some of you could really make my day, thank you to all nice swappers! @sanna @mamajoy @Stacy @Mizchef @Eveline @Newberlin @lloydp @vitaminv @Rubiadejimani @bluebutterfly @nightreverle @CindyST @taeniura @susieq11 @Manurnakey @LillyCalliope
I haven't rated yet:
Don't open till Valentine's Day Package worldWide - @LauralOuise
Let's fill that stockings with two gifts! - @AnnNorway Don't Open Till Christmas #1 - WorldWide @AnnNorway The Colour...Purple @craftybarbie Quick Country ATC swap - scarlettroses Big one person per country swap - stickwitu AD/Free Postcard - ART - @FrankieTeardrop Chocolate!April - @funpsychologist Happy Easter Surprise iii - @teresacraft Easter!Matchbox - @felicialauren Facebook Frenzy - @SuzannaLeslie Post an Easter Bunny on my profile! - @VaGrammy66 Snack in a box-Europe - @kirstykai
Share your language- @snowangel
New Year's Kit - @giramondo
You and your city #1 - @amara0702
Postcard CTY AT NIGHT - @StephanieMarie
Positive Comment For Your Partners Profile - @angel925
Wow! You Made My Day! :) - @CraftyKhandy Letters going Global No.1 - @tex82 how was your year 2011+surprise @Sinop @pinkrose Best moment!- @PixeanMama @crysanyweaver "Greetings From..." - @anooshka @julienacheleiz Let's Trade Thoughts! - @mami2mh Unique Question Survey - @jgazin13 This or That questions - jgazin13, @Uglee Valentines Day eCards - @LoveSewnlu Postcards with a painting - @nneide Leap Day Postcard @TalynMurphy Dragon ATC - @crystalgermany Beach/Lake/Ocean Postcard - @candigirl Your Life In Photos - @blissjaunt
I'm waiting for (for a long time):
SWL-February postcard - animals from technicolorwallflower 3 themed mail art envelopes from toroko MCA Card & envie - Jan - Quick turnaround from RooBaRoo World Breastfeeding Week Postcard Swap from lilmissthrifty Pound/Dollar Store Christmas Goodie Bag (Europe) from donnasaurus1 Ugly flower postcard swap1from cookingschool I'll ask the questions!from HannahsMommy
Goodies for Christmas flaked on @gustashe angelled by@susieq11 Hotel/Motel/Inn PC swap #4 flaked on @JessicalovesTWLOHA **angelled by @CindyST * SWL-Themes in an envie: wild or sea animals @cookingbear SWL-Themes in an envie: wings @cookingbear August It's My Birthday! - @sammysmum The Colour...Purple @jep1068 Blind Surprise Swap (June) @SerendipitySwaps Wild animal PC - @oregonstephanie
PAST I first met a flaker @sickodoodle in 2 e-swaps: The 5000 Questions Survey Part One and Quick Scribbler Art E-mail Fun
dractsop sdrawkcab (Backwards Postcard) from @sayux3
Let's Trade Thoughts! - @mami2mh Share your country #2from @faithful2809 Q and A swapfrom @coffegirl18 Show Off Your Hometown with a Postcardfrom @scartissne93 Share Your Languagefrom @disturbia000
Christmas card scavenger hunt - Dogs or Cats to marinda
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