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Date Joined: November 3, 2012
Last Online: April 13, 2023
Birthday: July 19
Country: Germany

About Me

Jan 2023: It has been a while since I have been around. I'm curious to see if anyone remembers me /if I still see names I know. So if you remember me you are welcome to leave a "hi" here.

It has been a tough time, fighting depression, loosing all my dear cats...they were family and it still hurts. And with so much more that knocked me down I'm still on the way. So many broken pieces. But step by step I return to my inner self and to what once made me feel better. I miss being creative so this is what brought me back to this site.

So there's a bit about me. I'm Manuela, living in the east of Germany. I'm 42 and married. We don't have kids, it was a hard decision but the better one under all circumstances.

Pets can become part of the family and this is what they are for us. We now have two young kittens (Xeni and Pauli) born last spring. Sometimes they drive me crazy but they are responsible for all the smiles I have. We also have two gerbils called Merle and Marit. They don't seem to believe that they are prey, lol. They really always enjoy to see the cats (of course within their safe place only).

So my cats distract me a lot.

I also love to watch sports (soccer and basketball).

We love to travel but it costs a lot so I can't do it as often as I'd love to. I love beaches and Italy is in my heart. But also Spain somehow and I still dream of living on one of the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura) one day.

Postcards are a great way to travel the world. I'm a member of Postcrossing as well and enjoy sending and receiving cards. I also love to write letters and of course I have plenty of stationery here at home :-)

I don't like to cook but of course I have to...we have to survive somehow. Baking is nice though.

Reading is another thing I like, mostly novels with a historical background (fiction or real).

I used to do more papercrafts in the past, now I'm happy if I manage to make an envelope :-) Well, and ATC's. Mine are mostly collage style, sometimes also mixed media, drawn etc. Depends on the topic and how I feel like. I don't consider myself an artist but always put my heart in what I do.

Another passion are languages. I speak German, English and Italian. I also understand Dutch and Spanish but still need to practice it more to actively speak it. I learned French at school, I guess I still understand it...

Last but not least I love music and I'm happy to discover new artists that Spotify suggests. Since my playlist is mostly Italian I don't mention any artist here, I guess most are unknown in the world.

About swapping

Since they changed the rules here in Germany it's more difficult to send things around the world. So I think I will do smaller swaps only. If it's abput small surprises or so I want to give you some idea of what I like.

  • Postcards (see other section)
  • writing paper
  • something in your language (quotes, newspaper clipping etc.)
  • I'm always happy to get a handwritten note/letter
  • I love beaches, flowers, cats, quotes, sunsets
  • I try to get myself into journaling and don't like to only write in it
  • supplies for paper crafts (mostly for ATC's) are always welcome
  • I appreciate your creativeness and artistry so handmade things are welcome


I collect postcards and I'm always happy to swap them. Favorite themes are:

  • Touristy, from where you are or from rare countries

  • Map cards

  • Soccer stadiums or other sports stadiums

  • Cats

  • Quotes

  • Sports

  • Hands and Feet

  • Dance


Comment: Danke für die Katze, und die Sticker!
feverfawn rated for FLOWER Postcard on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the flower postcard!! Sadly it got pretty damaged in transit so I think it took the PO a while to figure out who it was for - luckily I could still read your message! I hope the weather is getting nicer there for you, today was overcast and rainy, but I don't mind because a couple weeks ago we had very warm summer-like weather. I like spring! Anyway, thank you again! Take care :)
Comment: thank you so much for the atc. i love it. thank you for the extra ephemera too!
Itchy rated for CPG: Theme is Cat and Kittens (Global) on Feb 25, 2023
Comment: Hi Manuela! Thank you for the nice letter. I love reading about your cats,how beautiful your cats are, thanks for the pictures. And I love the extras aswell. Take care, Emily!
Comment: vielen Dank für die absolut perfekte Auto-Valentinstagskarte. Das Bild mit den Kätzchen ist sehr süß.
Comment: Thank you, I loved everything!
susieq11 rated for IFM: Handmade/Altered PC-Hearts on Feb 17, 2023
Comment: I love the fox postcard with hearts! Looks almost like red lace! I’m glad the kittens allowed you to do this swap, ha ha ha! Tora likes to hit pens off the desk too lol!! So happy you were my partner! Xoxo
Comment: Such a lovely ATC. I so wish to travel but I will be happy with thinking about Paris. Stay warm, spring is just around the corner.
Comment: Thank you! Waiting to open in December. I love your pretty envelope! Silver is one of my favorite Christmas colors. I hope you enjoy your holiday season and stay healthy and happy. ❤️ Update12/6: It's December and opening my Christmas happy mail! I am enjoying the beautiful German Weihnachten card, cat postcard and heart stickers! It was so nice you took time to write a note. Thank you for a wonderful swap and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the beautiful postage you used
jjhere rated for Snowman on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: ❤❤❤❤❤ Extra hearts for your lovely letter and 'popping the bubbly' snowman! I loved them both. During normal times I play soccer as well as watching it. I miss it! As soon as I saw your address I had to look up where your city is. We were in Germany the summer before last but mostly in the northwest portion. My son wants to go to university in Siegen so, fingers crossed, we'll be travelling there next August to drop him off. He and I have been watching Dortmund games together. 😀 Stay safe and healthy. Thanks again for a wonderful letter and ATC.
ktk8 rated for Ginger breadman on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: WOW what a NICE card and ATC I received from you today.... I just love my ginger people.... they make me SMILE SMILE SMILE..... thanks for the extra paper also... many hearts to YOU.....
Comment: Thanks for the great card! The only towns I've visited in Germany was Rostock & Warnemunde , while on a cruise. I haven't been to the Czech Republic yet. That and a lot more of Germany is definitely on my bucket list.
Comment: Such a sweet postcard, Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the card! I've never been but it seems like a lovely place to be! <3 AL
Comment: Thank you. You need a nice job on the ATC.
Comment: Thank you for the post card from Dresden it looks so beautiful!!!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorgeous ATC and lovely notecard. Hope you're well and healthy! <3 AL
Stargazer008 rated for PIE: Profile based postcard on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für deine unheimlich anmutige Karte! Du hast meinen Geschmack mehr als getroffen und wow...was für einen Aufwand. Danke, Ich weiß Deine Bemühungen wirklich zu schätzen! Und jetzt hab einen entspannten Abend.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Aug 2020 SC PC - Global on Aug 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Dresden pc!! I'm glad you got to travel a bit during this crazy time!!!

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MuggleMom on Feb 27, 2023:

Thank you for thinking of me & sending a Birthday card! I truly appreciate your kindness.



CPG February wishes

CariahCreates on Feb 21, 2023:

Thank you for the card from my CPG February wishlist. Got here on time-my birthday is in 4 days

susieq11 on Jan 29, 2023:

Hello hello! xoxo

OrigamiGrace on Feb 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous coloring pcs from my February wishlist at CPG! They are so pretty:) Here's hoping the weather improves so we can all get let out of jail, lol!

weatherwax on Feb 16, 2021:

Fröhlich und wunderbar ist diese gelbe Überraschung!!! Vielen lieben Dank Manuela für diese Freude :) :) Ich hab gleich ein paar Dinge in meinen Kalender gegeben: das gibt gute Laune- Energie :)

Alles Liebe!!!

(CPG wishlist February)

Swan on Feb 4, 2021:

Vielen Dank! Thank you very much for the beautiful Love ATC for my January CPG wishlist!

anicka22 on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely CPG wish for january

LadyJo on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG January wishes! I enjoyed reading your letter and great postcards you sent my way. Love the "JOY" things too! All the Best!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 27, 2021:

Thank you for the January CPG wish! The ATC you sent is so pretty. I'm thrilled to add it to my collection. I'm so glad that we have reconnected. =D

Zefaniya on Jan 16, 2021:

Sending a letter out to you on the next mailing day! 😄

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