Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 7:03 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: October 14, 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: Thank you. Love it.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Black is the new colour. :)
teejlc rated for HMPC: Put a Monster on It on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Wow, this panting is amazing! I love it! Thank you so much for all the time you spent on this.
Response: My pleasure, thank you. It was fun to see how it turned out in the end.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: THEMED Handmade PC - MAPS on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved how you used sewn elements with the paper.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely.
EleanB rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Sept on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: What a fun card! I love the layers and texture (with feathers!).
Response: My pleasure, thank you #2! :)
EleanB rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - July SC on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: I love EVERYTHING about this card! I also have a hard time thinking what to do with scraps, and thinking if I just 'organize' everything, it will all work out. (I have a lot of semi-organized bins in my house!)
Response: I'm super happy that this card arrived just fine. I had fun making it! Since I send off the card I guess I've again collected more scraps than I've used up. :)
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful collages postcard! I love the making of the face from 3 different pictures and the building earrings! We are having freezing temps! Bye, bye to gardening. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I had fun making this face. We had surprisingly good warm weather the last days. I don't dare to thing about freezing temps right now. :)
Singske rated for MAIL ART - Circles on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Hey Monique, thank you for your circle love, again it is such a nice envelope! Also thanks for all the goodies insight, inkboxcard and little note. I hope you had a great hiking trip. 💌
Response: My pleasure, as always, thank you. Hiking was great. Perfect weather, perfect nature. Now my feed need some rest. ;)
Created46 rated for AMA: Get Stitched on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Love love love this postcard. Thank you for the wonderful stitched mail art and for swapping with me.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was super fun to make it.
Comment: Thank you for this great skinny . You have done an excellent job and I love it. Thank you also for the extras and the creative envelope I am going to use it in my junk journal. elflady
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. I still have it on my list to make some more skinny cards.
MamaD rated for Collage Queens - Pick One - Free Theme on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: I just love the inkbox card! It is wonderful, and I agree, it does look like a leaf! Thank you for all the wonderful extras as well!!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm happy that the little leaf arrived savely. Happy swapping! :)
papercraft70 rated for HMPC: Bird love - September on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: I am in love with the watercolour Toucan! It looks so real. You did such a good job on it. Keep on doing what you are good at and you really make someone happy.⭐️⚡️
Response: Thank you for your kind rating! After I've finished it, it was hard to let it go. :) So I'm happy that the toucan landed savely.
Comment: Hi Monique! I am so sorry for the confusion about the pcs! The red, white and blue one is awesome - I love the stitching on it! Thank you again for your understanding that I dorked out! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
Dasha rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Spiral on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for interesting card with a black background. Love he chameleon on the envelope. Super fast shipping this time!
Response: Thank you! Didn't planned it but when the envelope was ready, I realized that the chameleon also fits the spiral theme. :)
MaryCheng rated for CR: Add a Quote on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Love your PC with the collages and especially the quote! Read your PC while watching X-Files. Tonight there are 3 episodes in a row. Yeah! Thank you for the PC!
Response: Haha, thank you! A scary coincidence. A sign from intelligent alien life form? :P
Comment: This handmade postcard is so beautiful I put it up on my wall. Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad it made it to you as I liked the result very much. :)
Petaltea rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #4 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Your envie was almost to beautiful to open up!! Thank you for the extras’s. I just love your mail art! It is super hot here today. I’m on the lookout for Fall!!! Thanks again!!
Response: I'm glad that this shaker envelope also arrived savely and super quick. It's getting hotter here too. But not for very long.
Petaltea rated for ESO: Handmade Postcard #5 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: I’m in love with this fox!!! Well done, Isn’t it cool how we can follow tutorials. I love to do things at my own pace without anyone looking over my shoulder. I follow you on instagram and boy do you have talent!! Thanks for the postcard!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! I also like how the fox turned out. In the tutorial there's a second fox which is sleeping. I might try this motive too!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG 3 Element HMPC - Global on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Another gorgeous pc from you - thank you! You are always so creative!
Response: Thank you for your kind rating! It was a pleasure to make it. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap. I love the inkbox card you made and really love the little extras that you added.😊❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I loved the leaf theme, so I made another one in a different colour.:)
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping.

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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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