Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 9:48 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2013
Last Online: October 18, 2019

Country: Austria

About Me

last time rated and received: october 12th

Thank you for evreything :)

Hello :)

I am working nine to five at day and adoring paper at night. I have a job full of all-day-long-communication. I love my job very much , but I really appreciate a few quiet minutes a day :)

Illustrations and images are a great fun to cut and paste. I love the texture of every paper and the sound of it. And how it looks :)

Letters, mail art and everyday-ephemera are a great pleasure to me.

Flow-ish junk journals make me so happy :) I love to make them. I even prepare them for myself for vacation, too. To have some paper, when needed. You know. just in case :)

And travelling, reading, gardening and spending quality-time with my partner, too. :)


Favorite Crafts

✂️ Mail-Art. I love it.




✂️everything with paper, I suppose.

✂️making my own envelopes.

✂️crocheting and embroidery.

✂️and so on :)

What I like.

early mornings.

reading at the balkony.

learning dutch.

yellow. mint-green. lime-green.blue.



hedgehogs and beavers.

children's book illustrations.


bees and honeycombs :)

summer rain.

Terry Pratchett. Jane Austen. Jasper Fforde.

charley harper.

peas from my fathers garden.

dick bruna (the havank cover is by him too)

address labels.

dennison-ish labels :)

stamps. postage (used or mint), rubber, acrylic, used,... I love them all :)

ephemera. from the 80s till today :)

classic Paddington bear from darkest Peru.



Richard Scarry.

first snow of the year.

flow magazine. and ma vie.

i loved flow weekly. sigh.

garden gnomes.






wishes: Twinings Green Tea Fudge Melts, polka dot stickers and envelope seals, trader joe stickers ( I made the mistake and googled them...) and anything with a dodo-image :) and:

Tabs! Do you own a tab-die? Or a tab- punch? You can send me all your unwanted punchies. Always. Paper, upcycling, recycling. I always have to handcut them...And I really use them for organizing paper bits and bobs...


and finally...

Do I have dislikes? Yes, of course I have. Will I list them? No.

I have met wonderful people here at swap-bot. They were carefuI with their swaps and put so much effort in them. I was happy all day long because of their thoughtfulness and kindness, although the swap might not be exactly my taste.

For me swap-bot is about thoughtfulness and inspiration, about humour, kindness and art. I maybe am more into dinosaurs and less into fairies. But if you put a litte winged fairy on a dinosaurs' shoulders on your mailart: this fairy would be the most treasured fairy on the planet.

To be honest: there is no chance I would appreciate a swap which is against people (how they look like, whom they love, where they live,..) or animals. But anything put together with respect, care and humour is very much appreciated.

Please send just kidfriendly things. That would be really nice :)

Private Swaps

Yes, private swaps are possible as long as they are not too big or too stressful.

As I drink a lot of tea, I have quite a few empty teawrappers and teatags...if there is someone collecting them, a swap for used stamps or a few lovely pageflags is always welcome :) (And: if you are my swappartner, please tell me that you collect them. I will tuck as many as possible in!)

I am always open for a private swap for The Buckingham House/Palace stamps from Royal Mail. I especially adore the " Buckingham House 1819". sigh. If you have any (used is fine) I am thrilled to swap


Wish:CPG wishlist June sent 19/06 (ryleighsmum)

OMAE paper bomb, tagged (Singske)

OMAE Rak attack September 29/09

just for me :)

host Calg green tea, angeled 14/09

5 weeks swap: resend!!!!


Stargazer008 rated for PCOAT: Blue on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Kirsten, vielen lieben Dank für deine blaue Karte. Das Zitat passt voll und ganz. Oh ein Ausflug nach Italien klingt grandios. Und jetzt wünsche ich Dir einen entspannten Sonntag, Joana
federfuchs rated for WIYM: Mail Art #1 - Home on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Hi Kirsten! Danke für deinen farbenfrohen Brief, ich habe mich sehr gefreut, als ich heute den Briefkasten geöffnet habe. :) Ich glaube, du bist die erste Österreicherin, die ich auf swap-bot treffe <3
Widellia rated for EML: Stuff the mail box on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lovely stuff you send 😍 love it all 🍁
blkwlf rated for SIE - Mail Art #1 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Love it all, envie + stamp and contents :P
Comment: Thank you for the joyful filled envelope! And the envelope itself is even more pleasant! Thank you!!! XO - Ellen
Comment: Thank you for the Fall envie! I enjoyed the envie, things you sent, and your little note! I love Indian Summer with warm days and cool nights!
Comment: Thanks, have a great october too
elizong rated for Desk de-clutter swap! on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: love the whole mail of goodies! thanks:)
meeltje57 rated for Summerfun: allerhande on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: My dear Kirsten, your amazing package arrived yesterday. I was so overwhelmed by it, I had to let it sink in for a while. All your gifts are so gorgeous and well chosen. I clapped my hands and I cheered and I was silent in awe. Your handmade junk booklets, they are so sweet. There is so much in this package I will use with pleasure and joy. Thinking about you and your generosity all the time. I even used the potato herbs already at dinner last night. Thanks a million times 💙💜💛❤💚💕໒(❤‿❤)७💙💜💛❤💚💕 De handgemaakte stickers zijn de mooiste die ik ooit gezien heb.
Response: Thank you soooo much for this wonderful rating!! It is such a pity that my English skills are not nuanced enough. I am so thrilled that you have already tried the spices! It is always such a hit or miss with surprises :) Thank you for swapping with me! Hugs, dearest Neeltje, from your vriendin in Wenen :)
Comment: Wow! That arrived quickly! Thank you for such a wide variety of goodies!
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful envelope and all the wonderful papers and paper bits. Nice touch with the magazine page about Czech folklore festival.
phillaine rated for MAIL ART - Cartoons on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: WOW Kirsten -- I am so impressed with this creative and delightful mail art. ♥ It's definitely one I'll be holding onto. I love that you included your own favorite comic strips. It's cool that you made it translucent and found the perfect labels as well. Thanks for a great swap, and also for the card and stickers.
Comment: Thank you so much those are adorable. great packaging
maxbenleo rated for Notecard & Tea on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Hallo Kirsten! Vielen Dank für deine liebe Karte und die beiden Tees klingen sehr gut! Wie lustig, dass du gerade in Hamburg warst, wenn auch nur kurz😋 Ich hoffe ihr habt eine schöne Zeit in Dänemark, wir fahren auch sehr gerne hoch allerdings an die Nordsee und wir haben es nicht so weit! Unsere Sommerferien sind allerdings schon um und diese Woche ist die Schule wieder gestartet 😩 Erstmal liebe Grüße und noch einen schönen Urlaub 🌴
BusyBeeFamily rated for Mail Tag Swap #9 on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: My daughter LOVED the envie. And that postcard made me laugh out loud. Thank you for a thoughtful happy mail.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! I loved everything you sent and the decorated envelope! :)
Zanet rated for EML: Postcard with a prompt #6 on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Dear Kirsten, hello again and thanks for lovely postcard... Malaysia is indeed a place I love! All the best and see you in Bohmische Prater:))
Ciska76 rated for SIE - Tiny blind Summer swap: #1 :) on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your fabulous envie! It is gorgeous! My son fell in love with it...and filled with lovely postcards and stickers. What a joy to receive 💕. I wish you a lovely Summer too.
VAgardengirlgirl rated for Mail Tag Swap #8 on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: What a delightful mailing! From the calligraphy to the great stamps to the French? Calvin & Hobbes, tiny envelope 😀, the darling little flap book with snowflakes, I love that it all! It’s cool that the snowflake case is made from a directory page. I’m trying to figure out the cinema ticket-it seems American, but the “six pack “concept is new to me. . All cute and interesting! THANK YOU!💕
Comment: Thank you for the extra special envelope. I immediately thought of the possibility to color it :). Thanks for the swap!
Response: thank you! Have a fabulous week ahead :)

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susieq11 on Sep 26, 2019:

Thank you for the wishes for Make A Wish -September! Love the mail art envelope/stamps and all the treasures inside, your note most of all!! I’m really happy to know you’re enjoying the group. I think it’s so nice to get little surprises throughout the month from wonderful people!! Take care and enjoy the weekend! xoxo

Ciska76 on Sep 19, 2019:

You are so welcome. I am glad you like the papers I sent you. Enjoy using them! 💕

joybells2426 on Sep 14, 2019:

I got your paper bomb today. You sent a really cool variety of stuff. Thank you so much!

phillaine on Sep 14, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

bigmamabird on Sep 12, 2019:

Your paper bomb at the beginning of summer seems perfectly complimented with this wonderful envelope of papers you've sent me for the OMAE August Rak Attack! I love your taste- colorful, illustrative, and quirky! A good celebration of the ending of summer...Thank you!

Artstamper on Aug 26, 2019:

Hi, thanks for the wonderful assortment of goodies you sent for the July RAK attack.It took a long time but arrived in perfent condition. I truely appreciated all the neat things you sent and look forward to trying the tea.

Juniebird on Aug 25, 2019:

I loved everything in the paper bomb you sent... so many fun things to look at and play with! Thank you very much!

goosey on Jul 30, 2019:

kirsten, thank you for the paper bomb! great pieces in here that will be fun to use!

earthnk on Jul 11, 2019:

Thank you @weatherwax for the CPG tag pc global. Hope your holiday to Italy was nice.

Itti on Jul 10, 2019:

Hey, I see you're into dinosaurs :) Just wondered if you might be interested in joining our reptile & amphibian group, Scales 'n' Tails. I've sent you an invite just in case, no worries if it's not your thing!

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