Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 1:12 pm


Date Joined: February 22, 2015
Last Online: February 16, 2018
Birthday: July 3
Country: Germany

About Me

Hi there, :-)

I'm Nicole, 49 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. :D

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.

Although it is not such a big thing in Germany, I'm addicted to everything Halloween related.

Here an altered matchbox with diorama I created:

And I love dachshunds or doxies - they're too cute! In my childhood we had a longhaired doxie in our family - this has influenced me.

I like citrus fruits, especially oranges (also as colour) - they're delicious! I collect the sometimes beautifully printed tissue- or glacine-like wrapping papers of oranges. :D Yes, I admit: I have a strong tendency to collect and hoard almost everything - useful or not! ;-)

Mostly I'm more on the dark, creepy than on the candy-sweet, cute side and as you see: Full of contradictions. ;-)

I also like:

  • black
  • everything black
  • small, tiny things
  • quotes and aphorisms
  • Jugendstil/art nouveau
  • Brian Froud's art
  • fairies and goblins
  • nature
  • trees
  • organic food/body care products/cosmetics
  • Ben & Jerry's Icecream

I dislike:

  • 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!

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: Monster Magnet, Karma To Burn, 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.
  • Lars von Trier: Dancer In The Dark.

Favorite Television

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

Favorite Crafts

I don't think I'm an artist or professional at crafting, but I have a creative streak and really enjoy most kinds of papercrafting like cardmaking, making journals, embellishments, etc. and always give my best to make the recipient (so far my friends and family ;-) ) happy. I also decorate my planners and 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), beautiful papers/scrapbookpapers, craft paper and cardstock, shaped paperclips (I am kind of obsessed with them lately! :D), paperclips, ephemera, postage stamps

planner preferences (updated January 2018): I use a pocket size planner in my backpack for work. At home I also use a no name A5 size planner as a kind of planner/diary/smashbook combination.

colours: black, purples, teal blue, blues, turquoise, orange

motifs, themes and patterns:

  • everything Halloween (witches, ghosts, crows ... any time of year)
  • pumpkins
  • dachshunds/doxies
  • oranges
  • gothic style
  • Jugendstil/art nouveau
  • fairies
  • Brian Froud's Art
  • travel
  • airmail
  • hydrangeas
  • kingfishers
  • hummingbirds
  • stag beetles
  • dragonflies
  • floral and baroque damask
  • chevron
  • stripes
  • polka dots


  • Hello Kitty
  • Kawaii - but I like lawn fawn and paper smooches stamps style
  • Diddl
  • Victoria Frances' Art
  • Luis Royo's Art
  • sports
  • baby/children
  • wedding
  • religious
  • a large amount of neon colours


Jcqln rated for Fan of Washi #2 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi and matching hearts, paperclips and the picture of a pug 😍
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. <3 I'm glad you liked the things I sent. Hope you can put them to good use. :)
mayuze rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC INT on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the penguin card! I like your handwriting, the stamp, the cute sticker and...are those tiny stamps?!
Response: Glad you liked it! :) Yes, I put some stamps on the card: A "Post aus Mülheim", a little winged letter and a Keith Haring style dog shilouette stamp. Thanks a lot for rating and the heart. <3
nmlacagno rated for Pocket Letter - 9 Facts About Me on Mar 4, 2017
Monastelar rated for Postcards for Dog Lovers on Oct 27, 2016
Comment: Hallo Paperdoxie :) Heute habe ich deine Postkarte bekommen, viel viel dank die Hunden da sind sehr suess!! Der washi tape mit den Herzen sind schoen. <3 Viel dank und ganz liebe Gruesse!!! Fran
Response: Hi Fran, freut mich, dass die Postkarte dir gefallen hat. Du kannst ja toll Deutsch! Danke für das Herzchen und ganz liebe Grüße zurück. Hab einen wunderbaren Tag! :) <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and goodies! I'll write back soon :)
Response: So finally it made its long way to Israel ... I'm happy that you liked the letter and looking forward to your response. :)
ladyaduial rated for Postcards for Dog Lovers on Oct 18, 2016
Comment: Too cute!
Response: Glad, that you enjoyed the card. :)
mey rated for Halloween flipbook Spook-tactular! on Oct 4, 2016
Comment: Nicole thank you so much! I loved all things! spooktactular !!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Response: I'm so happy that you received and like the flipbook. I had so much fun making it for you. Thank you for the heart. :)
Artfreak16 rated for Washi Tape--INT on Jul 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the washi tape!! I love the postcard, sticky notes & the stickers!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart! :)
keyasa rated for Washi Tape--INT on Jul 7, 2016
Comment: vielen <3 dank für diesen super swap <3 ich liebe alles was ich im briefumschlag gefunden habe. danke <3
Response: Freut mich sehr, dass dir alles gefallen hat. Vielen Dank für das Herzchen. <3 :)
NatsuNoHime rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap #2 on Feb 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail and washis! :D
Response: I hope you can make use of them. Thank you for your rating. :)
caligirl7 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap #2 on Jan 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi tape samples, stickers, and tea!!! I love them all and hope i can find more just like them around here where i live. I can't wait to try out the tea! Hope you have a fun weekend! :)
Response: I'm glad you like the washis. Hope the "Freu dich" (="be happy") tea mix was good. Thank you for the heart. :)
dally rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap on Jan 12, 2016
Comment: Ohhh my goodness! I LOVE the tapes you sent me!! And, I don't have any of them. I LOVE the NY, and I'll be using the film strip one right away. I may have squeed over the treble clef paperclip and the statue of liberty post its (seriously!?!). You made my week! (p.s. - we can be bff's now, since you love Jack White too. IMO he's a musical prodigy. He can do anything.)
Response: I'm glad you enjoy the items! Yes, Jack White is a musical genius - everything he touches turns to gold. Saw him only once live with the Raconteurs - awesome of course! Thank you for the heart! :)
SJ1 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap on Jan 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the owl card and paper I will be adding them to my journal.
Response: I'm happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: If I could give you more hearts I would - LOVE all the woodland themed stuff! Bad, bad postman put an ugly barcode sticker over the squirrel next to the address though. :D
Response: Bad postman indeed! ;) I'm so glad that you liked the stuff. I was afraid it would be difficult to meet your taste, because your profile states you like woodland themed, but no brown items. Oddly enough most woodland creatures are somehow ... brown...ish?! :D Luckily I found non-brown squirrel stickers, yay! :D Thank you for the heart. Have fun with the stuff and happy Holidays. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pocket letter was nice to read about you and loved the goodies and chocolate :)
Response: I'm glad that you like it. Thank you for the heart. :)
Esthercita79 rated for POCKET LETTER INTERNATIONAL on Aug 18, 2015
Comment: Dear Nicole, thank you so much for your lovely and pink themed pocket letter, absolutely loved it! Also love the chocolates you sent along with it and the lovely wrapping of it all, hearts for you :)
Response: I'm happy that I've met your taste, hope you'll enjoy using the items and thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful pocket letter. You put a big smile on my face. I love the way you decorated it and there are so many neat embellishments I can use again. It was so sweet of you to send the extra candies and Milka chocolate. I am so excited to have the chocolate. Thank you again for a truly fantastic swap. I loved it.
Response: I'm happy you like the pocket letter and that it made you smile. I like people to use the items. We seem to be sisters in having a sweet tooth and I have to support that! (Eat chocolate responsibly. :D ;) Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: I'm sorry it took me so long to rate you! I ABSOLUTELY love this pocket letter! Its like a work of art! Each pocket front is like a mini work of art- I might put your name on the back and keep some of them as ATCs! Thank you so very much!
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked the pocket letter - it was my very first one. Thank you for the heart. :)
zoev1975 rated for NH; Pick Three - Woodland on Jul 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you
Response: I'm glad the swap finally reached you - I was worried because of the postal services' strike here. Thank you for rating. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great stuff you sent - I love everything!! And the Disney's princesses post it - so cute!! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Glad that you enjoy the stuff. Have fun using them and thank you so much for the heart. :)

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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 💕 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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