Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 4:08 pm


Date Joined: February 22, 2015
Last Online: November 21, 2022
Birthday: July 3
Country: Germany

About Me

Hi there,πŸ˜ƒ

I'm Nicole, 54 years old and I live in the Ruhr area of Germany. I'm divorced and have no children by choice. Professionally, I switched from heavy metal 🀘 to precious metals in August of 2016.

I've been working as a shop manager for gothic and alternative clothing and accessories for eight years, now I am full time employed in precious metal retail.

Update 11/07/2022: I have to vent my anger here: When creating swap letters, I try to use as much weight of contents as the corresponding postage allows. I have now twice had to re-frank swap letters at the post office because they were a gram or two too heavy, even though I had weighed them at home. Not only very annoying that the postage costs so much more, but especially that the lovingly designed envelopes are pasted with additional stamps that cover up the design and that I could have put even more stuff inside. I am so annoyed with the rigid system of the German Post.

Update 01/12//2021: When sending out my swap today, I learned from the lady in the post office that international letters, based on a decision of the Universal Postal Union, may only contain paper documents since 2019. She asked me, if there were any products in my letter, because it was so thick and heavy. I don't know, if it could cause problems in mailing, when swappers include goodies like tea or washi tape samples in their swap letters. The other option would be international parcel delivery, but this to be honest, is over my budget.

LIKES β™₯️

  • Halloween
  • dachshunds or doxies* In my childhood we had a longhaired doxie in our family - this has influenced me.
  • black πŸ–€
  • small, tiny things
  • quotes and aphorisms
  • Jugendstil/art nouveau
  • Brian Froud's art
  • fairies and goblins
  • nature
  • trees, wood
  • mushrooms


  • cigarettes and smoking in general 🚭 (in contradiction to my faible for Jim Jarmusch movies)
  • everything meat related - I'm a vegetarian
  • people who take the fun out of swap-bot by flaking, not rating or even not reclaiming swaps!
  • loose glitter (known as the herpes of the crafting world for a reason). Please don't send any. I like and craft with glitter, but it should be fixed with (spray) glue or even hairspray so it doesn't spread all over the place.

In general I have a bit of an eclectic taste, am easy to please and appreciate what is sent to me, as long as I can tell that someone has tried. Since I don't have every type and style of craft supply either, I try at least to avoid things on my swap partner's dislike list. My goal is to make it as enjoyable and fun for the recipient as I can. I do not do a lot of swaps here, but if I join a swap, I always send my and I always rate my partner's swap.

Favorite Music

I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, everything that appeals to me, but mainly to rock, hard rock and metal - especially stoner and psychedelic rock and post metal. I really love going to concerts, listening to live music. To randomly name some of my favourite bands/artists: Monster Magnet, Karma To Burn, Mark Lanegan, Colour Haze, Isis, Neurosis, Opeth, Tool ...

Favorite Books

Abraham Stoker - Dracula.

Favorite Movies

I adore Jim Jarmusch and Tim Burton movies. Favourite movie ever: Jim Jarmusch: Dead Man.

  • Francis Ford Coppola: Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Jim Henson/Frank Oz: The Dark Crystal
  • Henry Selick: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Lars von Trier: Dancer In The Dark.

Favorite Television

I don't watch TV as a form of hygiene of consciousness. :-)

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy most kinds of papercrafting like cardmaking, making journals, embellishments, rubberstamping etc., but it is a hobby for me, I am not professional or perfect in this or an artist. Sometimes I try to draw, water colour or do a little mixed media too. Stationery is another weak point, also I decorate my planner and keep a junk journal/glue book type of journal. I like to be environment-friendly and re- and upcycle things like nice packaging.♻️


craft supplies: rubberstamps, clear/polymer stamps, washi tape (made of rice paper, please no plastic tapes, if possible), shaped paperclips, beautiful postage stamps, ... almost everything!

colours: black, purples, teal blue, blues, turquoise (plus orange on Halloween) are my favourites, but I like all colours, except a large amount of neon colours.

motifs, themes and patterns:

  • everything Halloween (witches, ghosts, crows ... any time of year)
  • pumpkins
  • dachshunds/doxies
  • mushrooms πŸ„
  • moon/fullmoon πŸŒ•
  • gothic style
  • Jugendstil/art nouveau
  • fairies
  • Brian Froud's Art
  • travel 🌎
  • airmail
  • trees/wood/forest 🌳
  • nature
  • kingfishers
  • hummingbirds
  • dragonflies
  • stag beetles
  • floral and baroque damask
  • chevron
  • stripes
  • (irregular) polka dots


  • Hello Kitty
  • Diddl
  • Disney
  • Victoria Frances' Art
  • Luis Royo's Art
  • a large amount of neon colours
  • baby/children, wedding, religious or political themed


Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Can't wait to use them in my art :)
Comment: Thank you for the fun Halloween envie! We don't celebrate it very much here but they have lot's of halloween goodies and candies in the stores. I love the witch diecut! Thank you for joining this swapping and Happy Swapping!
amccracken109 rated for Decorated Envie and Note #12 on Dec 9, 2021
Comment: Your envelope is absolutely lovely and I love everything you included! It was perfect! Thank you for being part of the swap. Happy Swapping!
Nuisant rated for Put mushrooms on! on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Wow!! I am BLOWN AWAY with the effort that has gone into this swap! I love how profile based the extras are, and the flip book is so cute too! Thank you for really brightening my day with this swap!
laterdayze rated for Decorated Envie & Note #10 on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Hello Nicole, I LOVE the envelope and card you made. They are beautiful!! Thanks for the stickers and the other fall goodies too :D
WoodlandBanshee rated for Put halloween on!#2021 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: THank you for this most delightful flip book with all the spooky items. I love it! Take care.
Hunbun rated for Decorated Envie & a Notecard on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Ohhhh, this envelope is so lovely! Thank you so much for the extras, especially the German paper!
Response: So glad it finally arrived and you like it. Thank you for the heart β™₯! πŸ˜ƒ
Lablauri57 rated for πŸ„MUSHROOMSπŸ„ #2 on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart. This was a fabulous swap. Love the flip book and all the little envies and the wax seals. I have never had one.. the stamped paper will diffidently be used to make a card. Thank you so much and I will stay in contact with you for sure...
Response: I'm glad you received the letter, liked and will enjoy using the contents. I stamped the images with waterproof ink on watercolour paper, so you can colour them to your liking and use in whatever project you prefer. You are very welcome to stay in contact. Thanks a lot for the heart. β™₯ πŸ˜ƒ
anatomieenfysiologie rated for Shaped Paperclips on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Lovely paperclips β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ thanks
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi's and the super cute extra sticky notes !!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi. I love the orange flower pattern also!
Comment: Thanks for the washi and the beautiful note!
Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely swap! I love the birds on a wire washi! πŸ’œ I love them all! And LOVE the smiley stickers! Perfect size for what i use! ☺
Response: Happy you liked them, hope you will enjoy using them! πŸ˜ƒThank you for the heart! β™₯
postalwanderer rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love all these tapes and your adorable doxie sticker!
Response: Glad that you liked the washis. Hope that you'll enjoy using them. Thanks for the heart.β™₯
mylove4craft rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the washi and cute tags!! Appreciate it!
Response: Happy that you like everything, have fun using and thank you for the heart!β™₯
gardengnome rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: I love all of these washi Thank you!
Response: Glad that you like them. Thank you for rating. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘
Queensmiley2530 rated for Cute Paper Clips #5 on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the cute paper clips and the super cute extras :)
Response: I'm happy you liked everything, hope you'll have fun creating with the items. :)
caf1988 rated for Favorite Moment a Day: April on May 21, 2018
Comment: β™₯β™₯ I adore the journal you created! It's a beautiful piece of artwork! I really enjoyed reading your daily entries! I think that the best part of this journaling experience was finding that one good thing that exists even on the worst of days. I think that the world would be a much better place if people did this more 😊.
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed my little journal. I totally agree with you - it is really good and helpful to focus on the positive. Thank you for the heart and keep on making the world a better place for youself and others! :) <3
MartaSoares rated for Flipbook Swap #3 - Vintage on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: First reaction: speechless...then WOW, this is awesome!!! I absolutely LOVE the flipbook you made me! It's everything so thoughtful and amazing. I especially love the stained doilies;) Thank you for this GREAT swap, it was sooo much more than what I was expecting. Also thank you for the lovely goodies:) If I could I would give 10 β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: I am so very happy that you like it! Hope you can put it to good use. Thank you for the heart(s)! :) <3
keeru1689 rated for Fan of Washi #3 on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you sooooo much for the fun washi! I loved them all! And the snoopy envelope. Melts my heart hahah! I’m so happy to know yoh like crawling in the dark. It’s indeed one of my favourite songs! Thanks again!
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy you like the washis. Thank you for the heart and keep listening to good music! ;-) :o) <3

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Aalicia on Mar 25, 2024:

Hello please look at your messages

rraisa on Aug 5, 2016:

Hey Nicole!

You are super awesome 😍 Thank you for the surprise mail, it really made me smile. Those chihuahua stickers are so cute ðŸ’‒ I am going to use them in my creative journal when I have funny stories to tell about my puppy.


Amace on Jul 3, 2015:



Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

Amace on Mar 25, 2015:


♥Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.♥

anrtist on Mar 21, 2015:

WELCOME to SB & WELCOME to the APDGroup! ;-)
I hope you enjoy it, that your profile gets gorgeous & you put some gorgeous on your partners & SB Friends too!!! U R an officer so you can host some swaps too!!! ;-)
Happy Spring!

Blessings, cc

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