Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 7:10 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: December 1, 2022

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 for the wonderful frog postcard. It's so cool and creative. Well done! Cathy
LoveCyn rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Nov on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful PC! I love the collage art! You've inspired me to look into taking an art class, or trying a new art style. <3
monsbrick rated for AA.HM.PC: Let’s Do Collage - Oct on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Happy swapping!
Comment: thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping!
laprochaine rated for AMA: Inkbox card - gelli print on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: I love your inkbox card and am so thankful for the library card catalog card!!! That was super kind of you to gift to me.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Have fun creating (or just collecting) with the catalog card.
Comment: A very cool PC you have created! A pretty garland of flowers wrapped around her, and she is so cool with her long hair! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm happy that it arrived savely as it was hard to let her go. :)
onyx95 rated for HMPC: Put a Quote on it on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: I really enjoyed getting this today, thank you so much for the interesting postcard and appropriate quote. I needed that. It traveled a long way.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it and that it was somehow inspiring for you. :)
PeliKat rated for CR: Leaves Mail Art on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Monique. Your postcard is beautiful! I love the background that you used, and you are right: it DOES look like a frame! Very clever recycling! And I'm so glad you saved the leaf after you used it for a different project; it's so delicate. The wire 'stitching' was an excellent touch, a perfect finish for a fantastic project!!! Thank you so much for all the effort and creativity you have put into this postcard. Best wishes to you!!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! This was also a favourite of mine. So I'm glad that the unusual card arrived savely.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC. I like how you incorporated different media. Aloha
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Happy swapping!
Comment: I love your postcard with a bit of whimsy. I am not the queen either, but I do have a dog that thinks he’s the king! You definitely made me smile. Your light box sounds interesting. Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Ii'm glad that you like it. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mail! It was the first “naked” postcard I’ve ever received, and it absolutely made my day! Hugs from Canada! ❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Postcards can be tougher that you think. :)
Comment: Great colors! Love the purple! Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! You can't go wrong with purple. And it's also a royal colour, right?
Comment: This is VERY cool. Thanks for some background on the...well, background haha. The jumping stamp person is fabulous. Hope to see you in the mailbox.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely with a jump. :)
YooperHill rated for AMA: Add Stripes on Oct 28, 2022
Comment: Great PC! I love the extra stripes on her shirt too. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I should use more stripes, a variety to my omnipresent circles.
Comment: Beautiful blue prints! It's nice to see different styles but yes, I can see why you like the clean lines of the cyanotype best!
Response: Wow, your rating is my 1.000 heart rating. Thank you! After all those printing I enjoy making paper collages even more. :)
Comment: Thank you for your PC, love the blue colours and the postage person ... very clever! How's the screen printing going?
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I still have many "stamp heads" which wait to be postage people. :) The screen printing was interesting. But my love still goes out to paper collaging. :)
Comment: Thx for understanding Monique. It is such a beautiful card and I love all the different elements of collage - even the bit of lace! Thx again and I will see you round the post box!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. It's a little pity - but now it is like it is. Till next time. :)
lorz88 rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #7 on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: Hi Monique, thank you for this gorgeous envelope, it's so pretty. Recently I've enjoyed making collages so I think I may use pieces of this envelope for my collage book. Hope you enjoy your craft workshop making a lighted box
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. Have fun deconstructing the envelope. The craft workshop was awesome!
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Botanical love - October on Oct 17, 2022
Comment: Hi Monique! I love, love, love your botanical doodles! Your pc is so pretty! Thank you for the lovely Happy Mail! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome, thank you. Botanical greetings! :)
Comment: Thank you, Monique. I've tried a few of the postage people, too, but think I need more work on it=)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I think you will have fun experimenting with more postage people. :)

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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!!!!

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. ❤️

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