Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2019 12:13 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2013
Last Online: June 20, 2019

Country: Austria

About Me

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, your unwanted planner stickers :) and anything Belle & Boo. 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 teabags 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

Tag: CPG Pc tag global sent 2/6 to lovely earthnk :)

OMAE paper bomb tag - sent 10/06

OMAE postcard plus tag - waiting for add'

Wish:CPG wishlist June sent 19/06

OMAE June RAK attack sent 19/06


Comment: Oh wow!! This is a GREAT envelope! Thank you so much for it, the nice letter, and fun bookmarks. I freakin love your handwriting.
HippieChick rated for MAIL ART - Food on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely , non-allergenic, apple mail art. It is lovely. My mailbox was much more cheerful today because of it. :)
Response: Thank you for your lovely rating! Have a fabulous Sunday :)
rogo09 rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #3 on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Kirsten, it's very nice to meet you as well. I am doing well thank you. School is over and the summer has begun. Woohoo! Have a great summer.
Response: Have a lovely Summer, too!! Thank you for rating me :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous happy mail! I loved all the items you sent and will make sure to give them all a good use. It's actually fall down here and I've been really enjoying the season, hope by now you're having much better weather and the sun has come out. Happy swapping!
Response: I am so glad that the envelope arrived at your place. After sending I started to worry about the envelope- paper I had choosen....enjoy your favourite season :)
Comment: Dear Kirsten, thanks for the stickers, it is nice choice and also thanks for the extras you included... I really like everything but the envelope is my favourite:)
Response: Have a lovely Sunday! Thank you for rating me :)
CookieMomster78 rated for Mail Tag Swap #4 on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Love, love, loved the postage stamps and priority mail stickers! Thank you for all the added bonus goodies!!
Response: I am glad you liked my little envelope :) Have a lovely Sunday! Thank you for rating me :)
SeleneW rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #3 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: This vintage looking PC is so cute! I love the front! I am going to keep it for a deco book! I hope the weather there turns better so you can get in some nice sun time!
Response: Have a lovely Sunday! Thank you for rating me :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the AWESOME Happy Mail, Kirsten! Love the envelope and postage stamps! Love the stickers! Love the mini 'flow' journal! TEN big hearts for you! :-)
Response: I am so glad you liked the mini journal!! Thank you for your lovely rating :) You made my day :)
Ryleighsmom rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #10 on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Have a lovely Sunday! Thank you for rating me :)
myancey rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #3 on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: kristenthanks so much for the mail from austria! we love the stamps and the dog! s & the owl stickers! thank you so so much. u have lovely handwriting to here in usa in the southern part of the usa we will be having temps up to 100 degrees this summer! and its not even june yet! see u soon!
Response: ohh, thank you for your kind rating! I am glad you both liked the card :) Have a lovely sunday!
Caithness rated for ES: Postcard with a prompt #2 on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard.The tiny pleasures are just as wonderful. Today, I am enjoying the house all on my own, and that is just as precious. Thank you for joining my swap. x
Response: Thank you so much for hosting this lovely swap! Have a fabulous weekend :)
bluehairedmary rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #3 on May 30, 2019
Comment: What a sweet postcard and I enjoyed your message too! "Make your own" wraps sounds like a good idea! When I make veg. sushi at home, I do it the Korean style with egg strips, cooked spinach, pickled daikon (which you can get at an Asian mkt), sauteed carrot strips, and sometimes zucchini strips. Yum! I usually do that at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Maybe I should be doing it in the summer too! See you in the mail!
Response: Your sushi sounds just delicious!!! Enjoy the weekend :)
Caithness rated for SIE - Scavenger Hunt MailArt #3 :) on May 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the delightful mail that I received today from you. Wonderful envelope and goodies inside. Thanks for hosting the scavenger hunt, I do enjoy this swap. best wishes ja
Response: Oh, I am so glad you liked it. I know, I have quite an ... eclectic style :) Thank you for your lovely rating!
Hope84 rated for Flat Surprise Envelope (Europe only) on May 16, 2019
Comment: Hello :-) , thank you so much for this wonderful Swap!!! I really like everythings! Many Greetings from Italy :-) !!!
Response: Oh, thank you for your lovely rating:) Enjoy the weekend!
MaggieRain rated for Sticky Note Smörgåsbord on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much! I really enjoyed the selection you sent~
Response: Glad they arrived so fast! Have a fabulous day :)
Comment: Thank for the postcard (I'll keep it movin'!) and the extras for my tea journal!
Response: Thank you for your heart-rating!! Have a fabulous day :)
brookeasaur rated for Sticky Note Smörgåsbord on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome sticky note board !! :) I love them all and am so excited to start using them!! Thank you & happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for your lovely rating! Have a fabulous week :)
anicka22 rated for MAIL ART - Beaches on May 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail!
Response: Thank you Anicka :)
Comment: Thank you, Kirsten, I hope you enjoy many more holidays as you describe in your note. Marina
Response: Thank you for your lovely rating! Have a fabulous week :)
Singske rated for SIE - Scavenger Hunt MailArt #2 :) on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Your great envie has arrived today! Love it! And you did put a skunk on it! That was the only thing I didn’t find for the envie I’ve made. Thanks for the extra’s and your note. I think we could spend some time talking about knitting...😉 Hugs

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MissLatitude on Jun 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the napkins now I just need time to create

anicka22 on Jun 7, 2019:

Thank you so much for poiling me with three inkpads and delicious tea for the may wishlist from CPG, you made me very happy!

susieq11 on May 24, 2019:

Thank you for the three (!) postcards for CPG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! Plus your mail art is so nice!!!!! We had a crazy May weather wise too. All over the place!! Enjoy the weekend!!!! xoxo

LadyJo on May 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for the great selection of postcards, envie, and loved reading your letter. It brighten my day to get these CPG May wishes.

bluehairedmary on Feb 26, 2019:

Thank you for both of the postcards for the CPG Postcard Tag - Global. The bicycle postcard is just cheery and makes me wish for spring weather! The cafe card makes me want to knit and sip a coffee! Hope you are well!

Ryleighsmom on Feb 16, 2019:

1000 thank you's and hearts for the awesome winter goodies you sent for the Dec. CPG wishes! I LOVED everything you sent! Thank you so very much!!

earthnk on Feb 6, 2019:

Meant to mention the antique bicycle riding frog stamp on your envelope is adorable🤗love the house with windows cut out too!

Mistyinltown on Jan 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the January Wishlist from the CPG! This was such a joy to go through, and I can't wait to use some of these items in projects! Seeing the different languages was awesome. My Mom enjoyed the comic page, as she knows French! Thank you so very much!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 24, 2019:

Yaaay! I'm so glad it arrived safely (and quickly!!) I was really worried about it making it safe, international mail can be sketchy. Super glad ya liked it. :)

earthnk on Jan 9, 2019:

Yay! You're welcome. Mailed on December 31, 2018 that means it traveled in pretty good time. Thanks to simple wish of Sunday newspaper comic strips I now look out for the Peanuts strip and others 😉 Marmaduke is one of my faves. I had a friend (now gone) who had a very tall great dane who would clasp a passing neighbors wrist in his mouth and guide the person into the house...to his treat jar! My friend found more than one nervous person, hand in the cookie jar for her dog! Hahahaha. I miss her.

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