Swap-bot Time: March 31, 2023 3:10 am


Date Joined: October 15, 2022
Last Online: March 30, 2023
Birthday: April 19
Country: Germany

About Me

Please be aware that postal services are irregular at the moment. My local mailbox currently gets emptied about once per week

March 2023: I am on holiday at the end of March and will not be able to rate during that time. I'll catch up asap once I'm home.

Languages: English, Deutsch, 한국어

I love love looove playing tabletop rpgs. And board games. And card games. And computer games. And science fiction. And fantasy. And reading. I'm a geek.

I am in my thirties and share my flat with a black cat who is somewhat anti-social. But she's the cutest cat. Like all cats.

I am an avid herbal (+fruity) tea drinker (for tea swaps there's more info below). I do not consume caffeine - even as teas. I have a dark blue-green hand-made (not by me) ceramic teacup with a golden border that I use daily to drink my me-time tea. It's my favorite item. Funny thing: my one and only food intolerance is actually coffee. Never bothered me, though, because tea exists.

I'm a feminist, pansexual, and agnostic.

⟨ Some more stuff I like: ⟩

  • Things with a purpose
  • Things with more than one purpose that can fulfill all their purposes well
  • Good Excel sheets
  • Reading
  • Washi tape
  • Cats

➤ Letters & Notes

  • I enjoy random tidbits of information. The thing that just pops into your head. "Huh"-moments.
  • Recycled stationery (NOT trash - either stationery made of recycled materials or pages which might have had another purpose once but are beautiful to look at, eg: calendar pages, wrapping paper)
  • handmade cards and notes

➤ Tea

  • fruits and herbs
  • remedial teas for colds
  • no added flavors (= aromatics)
  • no caffeine [green/black/white..]
  • during the warmer months I drink the leaves from plants I grow on my balcony

➤ Reading

  • Science fiction and fantasy (and romance)
  • I read a lot of scientific journals for work so I need a break from reality in my spare time
  • The books I never will forget are the Bitterbynde Trilogy. They were my ultimate gateway drug into fantasy (... and romance) books.
  • I don't like bad endings. I need my endings happy. Therefore I tend to read the last few sentences before I read a book.
  • My absolute guilty pleasure books are Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling/Trinity books.
  • I have phases during which I binge webtoons and/or fanfiction

➤ Art

  • Landscapes
  • Flora & fauna
  • Fantasy
  • Art nouveau
  • Colorful portraits
  • Rain
  • Joy > melancholy
  • Weather phenomenon
  • Space phenomena

≠ I don't want to put down any dislikes - because if it's important to you or you like it then I'd love to learn about it.

⟩⟩ Let's be honest here: my decorating style is more on the minimalistic side - I love washi tape and small drawings, but I'm just not that crafty and only sometimes use accent stickers.


I knit 2-3 pairs of socks every winter. And I mend my own clothes (if they're fixable).

If you count cooking as a craft then that's my #1. Mostly vegetarian meals. There are some nostalgia dishes that I cook from time to time which I include meat - but only well-sourced meat. I prefer salty foods over sweet foods most of the time. If you have a recipe that you just love - I'd be happy to give it a try!

I enjoy painting and started making cards and postcards after joining swaps here but my craft level & style is on the more minimalistic side.

The only channel on YouTube of which I watch every video is Bernadette Banner's. I admire her skill. And don't even strive to achieve it.

About my swaps

I check "sent" once I come home after putting the swap into the local mailbox. Please be aware that my mailbox doesn't get emptied daily.

I will rate you as soon as I've received and opened your mail. If there's a problem I'll contact you and try to find a solution before rating a low score.

Please contact me if there is a problem with my swap or you haven't received anything a few weeks after I checked "sent". I'll be happy to send something again if it doesn't arrive or didn't fulfill the requirements.


explore rated for WIYM: Handmade Cards - Free Theme #4 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Fiona, thank you for your handmade 3D heart card. Fun! Happy swapping!
TexyDeb rated for CPG Feb 2023 SCPC - Global on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: This is a lovely postcard, pretty. Mountain tea an chamomile grow wild all over Greece. Sadly I do not enjoy either. Both are used here for health and illness and like you just to enjoy. I like some herbal teas. be well
Response: Thank you for telling me about the mountain tea and chamomile! Happy weekend :)
alihagerart rated for Everyday Handmade Cards #4 on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Such a cute card!! I loved the little note in the fan :) :) :)
Response: I literally remembered last minute that one might not find it without knowing about it XD Thanks for rating!
Comment: Love the card, thank you
Response: Thanks for rating! A lovely weekend to you and your family!
explore rated for WIYM: Handmade Cards - Desserts on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Fiona, thank you for the fun cake handmade card with a mini pop-up inside. So cute! I have seen this type of paper in Chinese lanterns before (the one which you used for the pop up) - is there a name for it? Happy spring!
Response: The literal translation from German seems to hold up in English, too: silk paper (Seidenpapier). It's traditionally used to wrap presents, actually. But if it gets wet the color drains onto everything .... :P
Writercat rated for WIYM: Handmade Cards - Desserts on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: What a great card you made! love it! no, i'm sorry to say I don't know the show you mentioned. Cathy
Response: Happy to hear! Happy weekend :)
Comment: Thank you!
suepier rated for 2022 Year in Review - ABC's! on Feb 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for all the work that you did to complete this review. I really enjoyed reading it. I am glad that you are feeling at the top of your game.
Response: Thanks for rating! I enjoyed this one so much. Honest reflection ftw
suepier rated for Let's Talk About...#6 on Feb 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and sharing your story about your friend's house.
Response: Thank you for rating! Have a lovely weekend :)
pixiegirlanna rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #328 on Feb 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your notecard, and sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she is alright:( <3
Response: She's much better now, thanks for your kind words!
JuneRosebud rated for WIYM: Home Made PC Theme: Hearts on Feb 18, 2023
Comment: Fiona, Thank you for the heart post card. I've never used oil paints before either. It held up really well for going through such a long route to get here!! I will send you a scan of it soon.
Response: Thank you :) and sorry for getting back this late - my life has been interesting :P
Comment: Herzlichen Dank für die süße selbstgemachte Karte. Hab mich echt gefreut. Mein einer Kater ist auch so eine Quasselstrippe, ist ja eigentlich ganz lustig so, nur nachts nicht...
Response: Oh, du kennst das Problem also... Meine Katze redet nachts zum Glück nicht so viel sondern schläft tatsächlich. Nur selten kriegt sie die Zoomies während ich schlafe.
Maddashin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #318 on Feb 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
Response: I can't believe this arrived! I had a note down to re-send it this month ;) Thank you for rating the very first swap I ever sent out!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard! And good luck on your tomatoes adventure :)
Response: Thank you! Happy February :)
Comment: Thankyou for your spring card.
Tuutis rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #20 on Feb 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for these, I will be happy trying these, <3 beautiful card too!
Response: I hope they're to your taste! Happy swapping :)
KerryCastellon76 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #20 on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much ❤️
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart - happy weekend!
WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #20 on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Hi there Fiona. Thank you for the message and teas. I enjoyed sharing the tea bags with my husband who is a German language speaker - he helped me translate :)
Response: Oh my, I guess I forgot to translate them! I try to remember to always do that. I'm sorry! Happy to hear you enjoyed them!
Comment: Thank you for your amazing homemade pop up valentine!! I love it!! I put your name on it as you did not sign the back of card as "made by..." Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!
Response: Hihi, thanks for putting it down for me ;) Happy Valentine's!
Comment: Fiona, me again! Thank you for your hand-drawn love ATC. You have diverse skills! I only do "system engineering" (die-cutting, stamping, embossing, etc) as I am rarely able to draw or paint from scratch . Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you! I was very self conscious about it since it has been a decade since I drew - but I'm so happy that this swap made me get back into it!

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MuggleMom on Feb 8, 2023:

CPG Jan 2023 WTA 2 PCs

감사합니다 so much for the pcs and I love the same one as you do, the Korean Cultural pc. I lived in SK for 2 years and miss so many things about the country. I am sure you do too, thank you for sharing!

xx MuggleMom

LoveCyn on Jan 26, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie of randomness! I appreciate your translation of the different tea flavours - I can’t wait to try them all! ❤️

bblue on Jan 2, 2023:

Hello! Thank you very much for the "Cheap Postage Tag" you sent via the forums. I like and will use everything!

bethe on Nov 1, 2022:

I'm so glad you liked the elderberry tea!! Happy swapping ☺️

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