Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 8:53 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: September 27, 2023

Country: Germany
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About Me

Address info: when writing the number 7 in my address by hand, please add a horizontal line in the middle. Without the line sometimes the posties here can mistake it as a 1.

-SPOILER- I post pictures of recent swaps on Instagram. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. Flickr won't be updated. -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: Beautiful cards. I especially love the one of the castle. Nice decorated envelope. Thank you so much.
chimerix rated for CR: Add Some Lace Mail Art on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: What a really wonderful use of the lace in this PC. It is so unexpected and works so very beautifully with your collage! Thank you for sharing your talent with me! Aloha
user6937 rated for CO Surreal Collage #7 on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: I cut out images from any magazine I can find; it makes it a bit easier to find an image you can use. Could you have used the full fish as her whole head (tucking it under her shirt)? I love how the fish matches her clothes!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I only had the half image of the fish in my stash, so I can't tell how fitting it would have been.
Inesrv rated for AMA: Negative Space #2 on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you Monique for this beautiful handmade postcard! I love it! I'm suspicious but for me, the more layers the better so I really like it :) Happy swaps!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I always enjoy this kind of swaps, so I'm glad that you like it.
Comment: Thank you for the handmade PC. Yes, it is a lot of fun making them! -Gracias!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you also enjoy making them. :)
jeka396 rated for AMA: Collaged Envelope on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for a really lovely collaged envelope- I thought the cactus head was a great touch! Thanks so much for the labels and stickers inside too!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
Allegrae rated for Mushroom mailart postcard on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous mushroom postcard. Love your design and composition! And it survived a cross-Atlantic journey intact!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! And it arrived right in time for the beginning of autumn.
Comment: Such a beautiful card. I also get frustrated when the stamps are cancelled with marker. I still use them too.💕
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Work with what you've got, right?
smmarrty rated for AMA: Inkbox card - fish on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much! I agree - everyday should be use your scraps day but every time I do - I make more scraps!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. That's also true. I try to avoid ending up with tiny scraps. It's very hard to learn that you can't save every tiny piece. I'm failing at this too. :)
Poeprincess rated for PA: Surreal collage on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Absolutely loved this PC! Great images. Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
Comment: Love your embroidered star bursts. Perfect touch to the elements in the card! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely.
YooperHill rated for AMA: Art in a teabag #3 on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️THANK YOU!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you too. :)
Eulegirl rated for CR: Butterfly Mail Art on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. I'm glad that it arrived savely.
Manonroberts rated for SSM: Blackout poetry piece #15 on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! Yes definitely, blackout poetry is much trickier than you’d think! The book ‘thursday next series’ sounds great :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it.
mjhaertling rated for HMPC: See Through Postcard #2 on Sep 4, 2023
Comment: Love this card! My first see through PC so I was excited to see a card other than my own. You wrote a translation on the back but it was illegible. Do the words mean "Pink is not a color"? I am eager to make another see through card.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Yes, that's the right translation. There will be a next swap some day!
ultracinematik rated for IFM: Altered PC-Dots/circles on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great altered PC!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! You can't have too many dots or circles. :)
Comment: What a cheerful, colorful envelope! I love it, and all the cute little tuck ins!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. I'm glad that it arrived savely!
chimerix rated for AMA: See Through Postcard on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great see through postcard. I love how you used the cutout shape of text as an element. So cool! Aloha
Response: My pleasuere, thank you! The text shape I've made quite some time ago. As it would be a hassle to apply glue to it, I've never used it. No glue problems now with packing tape. :)
Comment: Love how you corrdinated the envelope with the colors and even the postage stamps. All the goodies you tucked in's are just perfect and very much my style - thank you for reading my profile!! I never got a chance to visit Berlin nor the famous Brandenburg Gate but you know it's high on my bucket list.🍺🥨🖤❤️💛xxMuggleMom
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it and that it arrived savely. :)
Conni59 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art -08 on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Fabulous Art Card. Thank you so much❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Also thank you for my now 1.111 hearted rating! :)

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wolfeagle on Sep 6, 2023:

Monique, Thank you so much for this awesome ATC and collage goodies. I always love your artwork, and really appreciate your well wishes.

MuggleMom on Mar 12, 2023:

Thank you for angeling the swap and sending me a fun and unique postcard!! I love how you can find the perfect collage of body with head, lol! xx


HMPC: See Through Postcard

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


Petaltea on Jan 19, 2022:

I love your RAK postcard!!So cool. I love making masterboards. Thank you so much and take care!

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2021:

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


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!!!!

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