Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 3:57 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2022
Last Online: June 18, 2024
Birthday: January 3
Country: New Zealand
Instagram - possible spoilers

About Me

Profile is not yet finished. Still in the process of adding things.

If my swap doesn't make it your way, please message me so we can figure out a resend. I do usually take pictures of my swaps before mailing them out. Mail from New Zealand can take up to 2+ month.

My name is Carola, I'm a Bavarian transplant (south-east Germany) currently living in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with part of my family.

My pronouns are she/her.

I have two cats, Nebula and Sam. They are currently in my previous home in Oregon, due to ridiculously high pet relocation fees, but they are with family. A kitty from the neighbourhood recently joined us and pretty much moved in with us. Her name is Pixie.

I work in the hospital dental department.

I love junk journaling, going to op-shops/ thrift stores, photography - especially abandoned places.

Favorite Music

My music taste is eclectic and all over the place depending on my mood.
Here are just a view genres and artists that I like:

electronic tunes, italo disco, lo-fi, synthwave, grunge...



David Bowie

Depeche Mode

Kate Bush


Favorite Television

Adventure Time

Babylon Berlin

Broad City


Dr Snuggles

Mad TV

Modern Family

Senior Rossi/ Herr Rossi


Stranger Things

Kath & Kim

Favorite Movies

Alice in Wonderland

Big Lebowski

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Harold & Maude



Napoleon Dynamite

Office Space

Studio Ghibli Movies

Taika Waititi Movies


I respect everyone's beliefs, taste/ likes, but these are things I wouldn't use or enjoy:

Anime, but I do like Studio Ghibli movies

Anything religious, political or sports themed


No teacher/ reward stickers

Rose scented items


I like anything weird, eclectic.

Abandoned Places, Anatomy, Art, Aotearoa, Art Deco, Address Labels

Alice in Wonderland

Anything 80's related

Botany, Baking, Bavaria, Biology

Cats, Candles, Care Bears, Cooking, Chocolate, Coffee, Chemistry, Collaging



Family, Food, Foxes

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Hiking, Halloween

Ice Cream

Junk Journaling

Lush (cosmetic brand)

Krteček (Little Mole/ Der kleine Maulwurf)

Mycology, Music, Mountains

New Zealand, Nail stickers

Oregon, Ocean

Passionfruit, Photography, Portland, Pumpkin Spice, Pacifica (cosmetic brand), Pentel (Arts Hybrid Technica 0.3mm, is my favourite)

Rainbows, Retro, Raspberries, Raccoons

Stickers!, Stationary, Sour gummies

Tea - I like herbal and fruit teas, sometimes I drink black tea but not too often. My favourite is Fenchel, KΓΌmmel, Anis from Germany (Fennel, Caraway, Anise Tea - mixture) but I can't find it here in NZ.


Vintage, Volcanoes

Washi Tape, Weird Stuff



JustSmurfie rated for Ugly PC Swap #82 on Jun 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard and amazing stamp that arrived today. Enjoy your fall and cooler temps. We are already hitting record high temps. It's going to be a hot summer here.
Response: Glad you liked it πŸ’œ enjoy your summer and hope you can cool down if needed.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable adventure card
Response: You are welcome πŸ’–
basykes rated for Unwanted Stickers - Blind Swap on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: Fun stickers. Thank you! And thanks for the Irish post card...how I remember drinking Guinness in Ireland!
Response: You are welcome, Bev! 🧑
Comment: You even used a Lighthouse postage stamp <3 I love lighthouses!
Response: Glad you liked it πŸ’œ
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Response: You are welcome! ✨
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! For the absolutely beautiful swap you sent to me. I absolutely love the way you've made the flip book including all the lovely vintage stationery. I absolutely love that you added the cavalier pic on the front. You went to so much effort, which I really appreciate. If you would like to pen pal with me, send me a direct message. If not, that's fine too. I can write first.
Response: Thank you for the nice comment, Kylie. I'm glad you liked what I have sent you. I would love to have you as my pen pal 🧑!
Comment: That postcard is really beautiful. Thank you
Response: You are very welcome πŸ’œ
dreamrains rated for Happy Envie Swap #11 on May 30, 2024
Comment: I love everything about this swap! Thank you for the fun mail from New Zealand <3 From the owl on the envie to the goodies inside I can tell you put a lot of thought into this! I love the art nouveau deco, the red riding hood and french journal pages, and *especially* the owl and opossum stickers lol. I'll use everything, thanks so much! ~Bee
Response: Thank you for your nice comment, Bee ! Happy swapping from NZ πŸ’•
nicolebrooke23 rated for Ugly PC Swap #80.5 on May 27, 2024
Comment: thank you :)
Response: You are welcome πŸ’–
crimsonrivulet rated for 3-2-1 Postcard Swap INTL on May 27, 2024
Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you sent! Made me laugh! Thank you! I enjoyed reading everything you wrote! Your list of things that you love to eat sounds delicious! ❀
Response: Glad you liked it πŸ’•
simcoe54 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - May 2024 on May 27, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stickers.
Response: You are welcome πŸ’š
Mystyne rated for Happy Envie Swap #11 on May 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you. I love everything on the paper pocket. The postcards and stickers are amazing. I can't wait to try the tea.
Response: You are welcome & enjoy πŸ’œ
susieq11 rated for IFM: Recycle Your Mail (ART)-Apr on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for this great envelope! It is fun to see what everyone uses! The Lord of the Rings stamp is very cool too! Thanks so much for the beautiful postcards and stickers (Italy!!) - that was so nice of you to send those too! I appreciate it a lot! XOXO
Response: You are very welcome, Susan. Happy swapping from New Zealand 🧑
jennifergordon rated for Loose Sticker on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you!!!!
Response: You are welcome πŸ’–
isabellasnow rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #258 on May 16, 2024
Comment: Hi Carola! I LOVE what you sent. First, the envelope is delightful! I love the shape and the magazine/newspaper you used. I also love the little postcard-holder you made for me--so unique! Love the postcards, too ;+) Apparently, your envie took the scenic route--haha! Thanks so much for a wonderful swap!
Response: Thank you for the nice comment, I'm glad you liked this swap πŸ’• I know, it can take some time from down here to the US, but glad it arrived finally.
susieq11 rated for PTG: Pick One Postcard on May 16, 2024
Comment: Love this landscape postcard and the info about it! Thank you so much! xoxo
Response: My pleasure πŸ’š
Comment: Thanks Carola for the Joyful and Japan PC. It does look to go both ways for the words. πŸ˜„
Response: You are welcome, Debbie! πŸ’™
Vanna rated for Happy Envie Swap #10 on May 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much. I love everything can't wait to use everything.
Response: Glad you liked it πŸ’œ
JaneG rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on May 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun card. I've never been to Knotts Berry Farm either but I do enjoy amusement parks. Glad to meet another EVSC fan. I got hooked when I was living in Liverpool in the 90's. I was so sorry I wasn't still there for it last year. Finland should have won. I'm trying not to watch anything until the final. I love to be surprised by the songs. I'll keep an eye out for your favorite.
Response: You are welcome, Jane. I hope you enjoyed the EVSC πŸ’–.

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kiyasu on Dec 8, 2023:

Hi, I'm from the "giveaway of happy mail" and sending you some new year's greetings! ^^ Happy new year!! Cheers, Kiyasu

Rainydancer on Oct 15, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

estromberg on Sep 14, 2023:

I wanted to thank you for the stamp on the "Places I've Never Been" postcard you sent me. Had to Google Hairy Maclary, fell in love and ended up buying a collection of the books on Amazon for my littlest granddaughters 5th birthday next week. I can't wait to read them to her!!!

ccmmsu on Aug 30, 2023:


So glad to have you with us!

thriftymermaid on Jan 9, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

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ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 15, 2022:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! If you need help, just message me and I'll do my best to get you the answers you need!! Great to have you here!! Happy Swapping!!

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