Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2018 9:31 am


Date Joined: January 9, 2009
Last Online: March 28, 2016
Birthday: August 18
Country: Germany

About Me

Update 13th July 2012: Due to a bad case of tendonitis I will slow down my swapping for now. I'll still honor the swaps I'm in of course.

My name is Arwen, 32, and from Germany.

I'm mainly on Swap-Bot for swapping ATCs and postcards.

I do ALWAYS send and rate swaps.

Please always put the full and correct name on the swap you're sending (including the number if applicable), otherwise I can't rate you

As most of my swap partners are in the US I would just like to reiterate that it can take anything from 5 days to 2 weeks for mail to arrive from Germany (at least that has been my experience in the past). No idea why it can take so long sometimes. But my swaps are ALWAYS sent on time!

If you haven't received a swap, please contact me BEFORE rating. Thanks!


Right now I'm really into making digital ATCs which I print out and embellish and gloss and such. My favourite motives to use are vintage or kitsch subjects. Apart from that I usually make ATCs (at least in parts) out of fashion magazines as I like the photography and the sometimes lush colours used in ads. I think that when you look hard enough you can find some great gems in those mags. I also prefer to use those as I find the art and craft suppliers are really exploiting the scrapbookers by having outrageous prices for sometimes such little things (even though they are great of course). However I do invest in the odd little things myself so I'm not pointing fingers. :D

ATCs I like especially...

  • Vintage type ATCs
  • Fairies
  • Blythe dolls
  • Vintage Pin-Ups
  • If you made me an ATC inspired by the TV series "Supernatural" I'd love you forever.
  • I don't have a problem with adult or dark themes

ATCs I don't like...

  • Abstract art
  • Something made by kids (sorry, I'm not on Swap-Bot to indulge your children/grandchildren)


I collect my postcards new/blank/unwritten and store-bought only. I prefer cards that are the size 4x6 inch (10x15 cm) because anything bigger doesn't fit my postcard sleeves and boxes. Themes I like include:


  • City Views
  • US states (any states so far!)
  • US national parks
  • US state maps
  • Canada (states, cities, national parks)
  • Single view tourist cards
  • UNESCO sites
  • Castles
  • Historic Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Lighthouses
  • Paris
  • Mapcards
  • Geishas and anything Japanese
  • Ballet
  • Retro 1950s ads
  • Vintage Pin-Up
  • Angel statues
  • Classic movie stars like Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe…
  • Black/White photography
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Classic paintings like Monet, Dali or Picasso
  • Bettie Page
  • Moomins
  • Miffy
  • Hello Kitty and everything Sanrio
  • Emily the Strange
  • Snow White (Disney)
  • Cinderella (Disney)
  • Manga/Anime
  • Bettie Boop
  • Goth
  • Fairies
  • Vampires
  • Owls
  • Hedgehogs

I collect...

  • Unused, store-bought postcards
  • ATCs
  • ATC supplies
  • Beer mats
  • Cute stationery
  • Letter sets
  • Sanrio stationery
  • Sanrio memo sheets
  • Anything kawaii

General Likes/Dislikes


  • Hello Kitty
  • Charmmy Kitty
  • My Melody
  • Little Twin Star
  • Cinnamoroll
  • Emily the Strange
  • Vintage Pin-Up
  • Vintage/Retro 1940's - 1960's
  • Cats
  • Fairies
  • Vampires
  • Goth
  • Castles
  • Swords
  • Blythe (doll)
  • Dollcena (doll)
  • Japanese culture
  • Victorian Era
  • Edwardian Era
  • Bettie Page
  • Bettie Boop
  • Vintage Photography
  • Anything KAWAII


  • Disney's Winnie the Pooh
  • Insects
  • Photographic stickers
  • Anything with flowers
  • Boring stationery

Favorite Movies

Stigmata, Pulp Fiction, Heathers, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Leon the Professional, Aliens, Dracula, Office Space, Breakfast Club, Star Wars (only the old ones) and lots more I can't remember right now.

Favorite Television

Supernatural (!!!), Doctor Who, Highlander, X-Files, Twin Peaks...

Favorite Music

Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Massive Attack, U2, Madonna, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Radiohead, Mumsford & Sons, Alice Cooper...

Favorite Books

  • Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Lynsay Sands, Charlaine Harris, Jude Deveraux, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jane Austen.
  • romance novels
  • Supernatural fanfiction


bowedover rated for True Blood ATC series #4 Pam on Jul 25, 2012
Comment: I loved it! "blah blah blah" lol! ;)
Comment: Both are very beautiful cards! Thank you and hope your tendonitis improves!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome atc!!! And for all the extras!!! Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC.
Comment: Great ATCs what do you cover them with Happy Swapping Debi
Response: Glad you like them. I use a gloss by UHU that is normally used for napkin decoration and decoupage. It's solvent free so you can gloss over inkjet printed paper without smudging the ink.
SamiE rated for 3x3 ATCs - Sender's Choice #4 on Jul 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC's.
makestuff rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 15! on Jun 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute ATCs! I love digital ones, and the added sparkles are lovely.
user8034 rated for Free Theme ATC - #38! on Jun 29, 2012
rosedzi rated for 6/25 Sender's Choice swap on Jun 28, 2012
Comment: Wow! really amazing cards! Thanks for the extra as well! I love that they were digitally done as well! Very very cool!
ktdragonfly rated for Free Theme ATC - #38! on Jun 26, 2012
Comment: how funny! you should have sent me an empty envelope. haha. Thank you, Both cards are great! Is the geisha doll one digital? It's totally flat, so I can't figure out how you got the different elements on there.
Response: LOL, you're welcome. Yes, the geisha one is a digital one. I have all these different digitial elements which I collage on Gimp. I could print them induvidially, cut and glue them, but that's so messy. ;)
Comment: One of my favorite Castiel quotes. This ATC is terrific. Thanks.
OwlAntler rated for Vintage ATC - With A Child on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: very pretty and interesting style!
SamiE rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 14! on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: I love the ATC's. I love the vintage look you do so well. Thanks.
Iluvdolls rated for Free Theme ATC - #38! on Jun 20, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the ATC's so cute! I think its awesome that you are into fashion dolls too!!!
TwiggyFairy rated for Free Theme ATC - #38! on Jun 20, 2012
Comment: loved it!!! thank you so much!
Grannystamper rated for Free Theme ATC - #38! on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: Thanksfor the beautiful ATC!! I love it! like you said on your note, I too love the vintage themes! Hope we get to swap together soon. Again, thank Nancy (grannystamper)
qbee rated for 3x3 ATCs - Sender's Choice #4 on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: thank you. Debbie
Comment: So pretty. Where did you find the picture of the little girl?
Response: Thanks. I'm glad you like it. The picture is an old fashioned German thing. They used to be used as decorations in letters, books or also to cover blemishes on wooden furniture. In English they are called Victorian scrap. Hope that helps. :)
Candyn29 rated for 6/18 Sender's Choice swap on Jun 18, 2012
Comment: your digital art is great!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like it!. :D
stlouisphile rated for QUICK ATC swap #72 on Jun 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the 10th Doctor card - very nicely done and I love the "Set the controls to random mystery tour" using a Dymo label! Allons-y!!

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fawnscrafts on Aug 5, 2012:

I hope you can get the tendinitises cleared up soon. I am so sorry you are hurting.

LauraM540 on Jul 8, 2012:

Thanks so much for being my Angel for the 2 for 1 ATC swap! I loved your ATC's- they are very neat!! xoxo

MsMarvel on Jun 12, 2012:

Welcome to I ♥ Non-Touristy Postcards!! Please join the swaps, introduce yourself in the forum and play tag! :]

JenniferKaos04 on Jun 12, 2012:

Thank you for being a faithful and dedicated swapper in my Supernatural ATC series swap! As long as you keep joining I'll keep creating them. :)

JenniferKaos04 on May 7, 2012:

We do! I rarely see any Supernatural swaps on here. There's needs to be more. :)

JenniferKaos04 on May 7, 2012:

Can I add you as a friend? I've seen your name in several Supernatural things. :) thanks for signing up for my swap. :)

lifethroughart on Apr 23, 2012:

Hi there! I've been in your past two 3x3 swaps, and just wanted to send a note that I've been loving them! They've been my favourite swaps on swap-bot since I joined. Please keep doing them :)

Christinap on Mar 13, 2012:

Just stopping by to say "Hi" and give you a current profile post and hopefully a smile:)

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


Vintagemom on Mar 16, 2009:

I send my Vintage Pin-Up ATC to you today. :)

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