Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 7:42 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: July 29, 2021

Country: Germany
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About Me

-SPOILER- I post pictures of recent swaps on Instagram. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. Flickr will be updated from time to time. -SPOILER-

My name is Monique and I'm from Germany.

I've always liked to receive letters. And I also like the idea of random act of kindness. Swap-bot seems to be the connection of both things. :) These days I enjoy creating mail art like postcards.

Favorite Crafts

I try to do a lot of things. After a while I always have to try something new. Things I've done: Pocket Letters, Zentangling...

Latest interests are handmade postcards (never getting old), decorated envelopes and InkBox cards (7,6 x 7,6 cm).

  • Working with paper (collages)
  • Watercolour (my latest craft)
  • Acrylic painting with youtube tutorials
  • Some sewing (mostly on paper these days)
  • Crocheting / Knitting (abandoned)

Favorite Music

Alternative, Indie, Garage, a bit Folk, 50s Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly...

To name a few (often changing): Temples, Kasabian, Katzenjammer, Florence + the Machine, Hot Boogie Chillun, Public Service Broadcasting, Wanda, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Måneskin...

And I would be glad if you could recommend me something.

Favorite Television

I'm not a movie fan, instead I love TV Series even more!

Pushing Daisies, Sherlock, White Collar, Grimm, Rizzoli & Isles, Death in Paradise, Father Brown, Doctor Who, Burn Notice, Chuck, Warehouse 13, Perception, Agatha Raisin...

Lately I'm starting in classic series: The Avengers (Peel & Steed!), The Persuaders!...

Random Likes

Aurora borealis - mail art - radio plays - polka dots - flowers - birds - Azulejos - beech woods - DIY-kits - useful stuff - maritim - logic puzzles - kraft paper - plants - botanical - lavender - take a walk - lighthouses - blueberries - magpies - crafting kits - reading - sea - dark chocolate - natural things - vintage - vintage cars - old movies - and over all: TEA

Colours: purple, turquoise, teal, dark blue, blue, red

Some ideas for sending: ~I don't collect anything but I like surprises!~

big postage stamps with heads (for creating postage people) - collage material - black & white pictures (collage material) - fabric - handmade things - "consumable" things for crafting e.g. paper, vintage paper, washi, ephemera... everything that I could use for creating mail art (as I don't have enough space for dust traps :)) (or just ask)

I don't like

planner stickers - dogs - Disney - Emojis - something with vanilla or sweet fragrance - Manga - off-season Christmas (I'm starting slowly to care about one month before, at the earliest) also not overly excited about Halloween


Teas I love: green (plain or + herbs...) - white - herbal - with lemon and ginger - fresh tastes in general ... (no matter if it comes in bags or if it's loose- as long as it's sealed)

I'd like to try again: Four O'clock - Green tea with rose

Teas I don't like: all fruity or sweet teas (apple, hibiscus, rose hip, berries...) - vanilla - black tea - cinnamon - instand tea - honey - something with vanilla or sweet fragrance


Comment: Bonjour, Monique, ich habe in meinem Briefkasten gerade eine radfahrende Gans gefunden - das passiert auch nicht alle Tage :D. Dafür, dass Du Deine Inspiration auf Urlaub wähnst, sind die Doodles gar wunderbar gelungen. Besten Dank auch für's Rotkehlchen-Tüchlein- das ist ja herzallerliebst 😊
Response: Danke dir! Hui, die Post kann ja doch noch schnell arbeiten. Gestern erst abgeschickt. Da hat sich die Gans ganz schön abgestrampelt.:)
sweetgypsy rated for OMAE: Mail Art Pick 3 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Yay, the resend made it today! Love your envelope with the postage person. So fun! Thank you for the fun stamps/postcard. :)
Response: Great, thank you! In the meantime I got a variety of great postage samps with heads. Can't wait to try them. :)
Artstamper rated for OMAE: DIY Adele HMPC on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: WOW! this is beautiful! Thank you so much. I love what you did with her, she will be sitting out where I can see her for sure.
Response: Thank you! :) I'm super glad that it arrived savely as I really like how the card turned out.
ellie rated for Collage Queens - Cubes 3 x 3 Mini Art on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the ocean themed 3 by 3, it's absolutely beautiful Another thanks for all the ocean themed goodies that you sent with it. I know I will have lots of fun using them.
Response: My pleasure, thank you, I'm glad that you like it! The ocean is such an inspiring theme.
bethe rated for OMAE: Mixed Media Self Mailer on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: So happy this arrived safe and thanks for taking care with the extra washi to protect in transit. I love the artwork, colors and theme. Especially love the gold stitching. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to work with this folding style. So I'm happy that it arrived well!
chimerix rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -July on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: OMG! The PC cracked me up! I love it. The guy bowing to an octopus. Love it so much. Aloha!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like my stylish octopus. :)
Comment: Monique, love the post card you made; it is very artsy=) Especially the paper stitching!!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Have a great summer!
user6937 rated for HMPC: Bird love - July on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Wow, this is a lovely flamingo, thank you!
Response: Thank you! Have a great flamingo summer. :)
Polkadotpapers rated for InkBox card - private swap on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Monique, for swapping ink box cards with me and for all your extras you’ve included.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! InkBox cards are always fun. :) Happy swapping!
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Out of This World! on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for making me this swap, not once, but twice!! I love how you did this one and how you used music as part of the process It's very striking! Maybe someone else is enjoying the first one..?
Response: Hurray! I'm glad that it travelled quite fast this time. Maybe the Martians took the other one for inspection...
quaisoir rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - April SC on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the resend Monique. This is a beautiful handmade postcard. So what does the "D" stand for..demure? Dangerous?😁
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely. Oh, "D" always stands for dangerous! Imagine those victorian hair pins - super dangerous. :)
Petaltea rated for ESO:mixed media art journal page on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: This is just so beautiful!! I love the texture and the colors are wonderful together. I love using my gelli plate too but sometimes there is more paint on me than on the paper. I have once been able to get an image from a magazine print but I don’t know what I did right because I haven’t been able to do it since. :). lol. Thanks for joining this swap! and for the extras!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! :) Haha, yes, the paint is everywhere! I was using black for the first tries, and oh my fingernails! Some time ago I also was able to make a successful image transfer. But like you I don't have a clue why it worked.
Eclectonote rated for AMA: Use your Scraps Mail Art on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Terrific mail art! I loved the two art squares - many interesting components and so fun to look at closely. The envelope was top notch. You have a flair for composition and the slightly surreal. Thanks also for the postage stamps. Another Great Mail Day!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it, it was super fun to make. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Inkbox card on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Inkbox card. And for introducing us all to this new fun size, and for hosting this incredible series.❤️
Response: Thank you #2! Keep an eye open for the next swap. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Napkin on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Everything is fantastic. I love macrame also. My grandmother taught us when we were just children. That monster tape is adorable. And the napkin and inkbox card are great. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you! :) I just finished a macrame dreamcatcher this weekend. It turned out quite well!
Comment: I love it, even the outside envie is awesome. Ty for the extras too.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to make this dragonfly themed card!
user6937 rated for AMA: Intl-With One Image on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Quite witty, Monique, lol; our weather was up there, too, but it's cooled off with rain now (whew)!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Turn it round as you wish. :)
Writercat rated for HMPC: Bird love - June on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the bird card. It's beautiful! You did an amazing job on it. I think it looks like feathers. Beautifully done! Cathy
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like the little birdy. :)
uiltje rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #3 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope, the PC and the washi (especially the one with the hedgehogs) I am still waiting for my second vaccination on the 12th of July, there is a gap of 12 weeks between the first one and the second. So nice to see German Mailservice stamps the text "gemeinsam gegen Corona"
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Shortly after I sent of the envelope I was lucky to get an appointment for vaccination, yay. :)
TTrotti rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - June SC on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Monique! Love Love your vintage creativity!! Thx so much for your PC. I loved how you did a bit of hand-sewing - I may "borrow" this idea as I no longer have a sewing machine and I do miss it. Thx again! See you 'round the postbox . xTama
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Sewing onto paper is fun - go for it. :) I have a sewing machine but mostly I'm too lazy to put it up for a couple of stitches.

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wolfeagle on Jul 28, 2021:

What an interesting story that postcard would tell. Glad it arrived safely. ;)

Poftoffel on Jul 23, 2021:

THEY ARRIVED! AND THEY’RE SO BEAUTIFUL! I love them so much!!!! Thank you!!!!

Poftoffel on Jul 8, 2021:

Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH for the amazingly generous RAK!!! I am just.... speechless by all the awesome goodies you sent me and THE PLANT HANGERS!! How did you read my mind and know that I have been looking for those forever?! I'm just beyond thrilled.... so happy.... thank you so much!!!

stephiedee on Jun 2, 2021:

Hi Monique! Thank you for the great handmade postcard RAK. I'm sure the Vikings would have loved Florida. :) :) :)

wolfeagle on May 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your fun postcard, and for telling me about your favorite places in Germany. ❤️

bigmamabird on Apr 21, 2021:

Wow Frankfurt Main Is so far away from Frankfurt Oder!

bigmamabird on Apr 21, 2021:

Your OMAE RAK came just in time to cheer me up on this chilly and snowy day! I too could do such a sharing of my overaccumulation of papers, LOL! Hmmm, maybe I should... My favorite bits are the elephannts, stamps, and maps... I was born in Frankfurt, Main, now I must go look where Frankfurt Oder is. Many thanks, Monique!

weatherwax on Apr 17, 2021:

Monique, so eine wunderbare Überraschung bei diesem tristen Wetter!! Vielen lieben Dank, dass Du an mich gedacht hast!!! Ich liebe Deine Paperbombs - vor allem Dein faux-stamp von 2020 ist grandios!!! Dankeschön, Du hast mir heute eine große Freude gemacht <3


Aeon on Apr 16, 2021:

Thanks you for the OMAE RAK paper bomb! 😍 Happy Spring!

bethe on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK envie filled with paper goodies! Lots of interesting bits here and I can't wait to use in crafting and happy mail art :)

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