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Reisegern

Reisegern
Date Joined: December 19, 2011
Last Online: January 27, 2020

Country: Germany
Some of my ATCs
my Postcrossing

About Me

Important information: I'm really sorry - German mail service doesn't allow any "goods" to be put in international envelopes any more. I can only send documents in envelopes. Pieces of art (ATC, for example) are "documents". All those nice little bits and pieces, e.g. tea bags, clear stamps, ... are "goods" and need to be sent in a parcel - for 16 times the price of a letter. That's why I cannot send anything else but paper in my envelopes. Please don't be disappointed because you don't receive any extras from me any more :(

I'm in my fourties and live with my partner in a cosy village in the north of Germany, not too far away from Bremen. I work as a primary school teacher and often spend a lot of time preparing things for work, because there are always possibilities to improve work, one is never done with it. So being on swap-bot is a good opportunity to dive into something totally different of preparing something that will (hopefully) be pleasant for the receiver.

In my teenage days I was member of a snail-mail agency that matched you with other teenagers internationally to find mailing partners (unfortunately the IYS closed down a few years ago). Now swapping seems to be a great idea to get back to that idea. I'm also a Postcrosser. I love the Postcrossing project!

I like crafting with different materials, but don't have enough time to do it as much as i'd like to.

If I don't get lost in making crafts, I also like to do some hiking or cycling, especially combined with geoaching.

Postcards

Postcards in my opinion are much more than a nice picture to collect. For me they are more like a little ambassador from the sender. I like postcards that tell a little about the sender - anything you'd like to share, e.g. what you just did before you wrote that card, a story from you life, something philosophical, your favourite poem or song lyrics, the reason why you chose that card, ... Many ideas, and I'm sure you have twice as many other ideas. I'm also a member at postcrossing and am often disappointed by cards that only say "hello" and don't have any content. I also love to look at postage stamps from other countries, so I'd be happy if you use nice ones.

I do not collect any special motivs on postcards. I do like to be surprised with unusual things and other surprises. If you want to know more, you can have a look at my postcrossing profile.

Favorite Crafts

various paper crafts, linocutting / linoprinting, rubber stamping, letterpress, crocheting, felting, watercolour painting drawing and painting with various media, pottery, ... I always like to try and learn new things! My latest passion is making ATCs.

Dislikes

I don't like Hello Kitty and other Kawaii designs.

I don't like scented stuff, unless natural essential oils have been used for scenting.

I don't smoke and hate things smelling of smoke.

I don't like stickers, glitter and bling. Please do not send me ATCs incorporating stickers, bling or glitter unless the swap description requires it. I don't like chunky ATCs.

Please do not send food or tea, thanks!

Likes and wishlist

Besides ATCs, in general I prefer to receive "useful" things.

colours: i don't like pink. shades of blue and red are wonderful, also earth shades, dark green shades.

Here is a list of various things that I'd be happy to find in my mail. There's no specific order.

ATCs, crafting ideas (also for crafting with primary school children), pottery instructions for making cute tiny clay animals or pictures of those, something inspirational that's making me curious.

Favorite Music

I like various kinds of music. Most important that it's with real instruments and not electronically created music. I'm more into a-capella, classical, folk, jazz, also I like choir music very much.

Favorite Books

I have to admit that I like books which are not too complicated. But I like intelligent humour. Historical Fiction is brilliant, also crime stories. I also like fantasy, and childrens books. I like reading books in english or german.

Authors I like are for example: Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch, JRR Tolkien, Ken Follett, Michael Crichton, Jasper Fforde and many more.

ATC likes

If you want to make a profile based ATC for me and didn't find anything so far, you might find something here: I like ATCs that are made with some effort and are carefully/ accurately made. As I display all ATCs in a folder, they should fit into standard sleeves (and shouldn't be too thick). Concerning media so far I received so many different ATCs incorporating all kinds of media, there is no favourite so far. Some of the very best ones I received were hand drawn/painted, the artists had great skills. Please do not send me ATCs incorporating blink or glitter unless the swap description requires it. I don't like chunky ATCs. I do like cards with intelligent or surprising quotes and matching designs.

Themes I might like on ATCs are: plants and trees, ocean, nature, patterns or shapes,

Ratings

Phenyx rated for Create a stamp! 2nd edition on Dec 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the stamps you sent me, they are really pretty. I am looking forward to carving on the rubber as well.
Response: I'm happy that my letter travelled to India quickly and safely. So far I often had problems with postcards not going through to India... Thanks for your friendly comment and the heart :)
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Comment: Love it! Nicely carved and printed - the Grinch is a fun character! β™‘ As a printmaker I love this swap h would love to do more!
Response: Thanks for your comment and the heart :) As soon as I have prepared some more linocuts I will start another swap like this. If you like me to, I could inform you when it's online. Might take a month or two, though...
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Comment: I love your Grinch stamp, awesome postcard!!
Response: Thanks for your comment and the heart :) I'm happy if you like what I sent you!
SoCarla rated for Linoprint Postcard on Nov 21, 2019
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Comment: thanks so much, I absolutely adore the linocuts! Especially the one with the birds, you have inspired me to try my hand at lino prints. Thanks also for organizing it. Cheers!
Response: I'm happy to read that you like what I sent, dear SoCarla! Go ahead and practice linocutting, it's so much fun! By the way: If you have a Bigshot stencil maker, you can use that also for linoprinting: Sort the layers in a way so that there is only a little pressure and you will get very even printing results :)
DaisyDDD rated for Create a stamp on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: thank you for this lovely swap!!!!! the washing machine stamp is brilliant! I love it. I also love the scratch card and what you made with your stamps! The postcard stamp is just perfect too. Since I am on postcrossing too I will be using it a lot!!! I am so excited to use all the things! LOVE LOVE LOVE both stamps. thank you !
Response: It's wonderful to read that you liked what I made for you :) Thanks for your very warm words!
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Comment: Thank you Christine for the ATCs and extras. Very much appreciated. Every since I read the Lewis trilogy by Peter May I am interested in the gannets. Barbara
Response: It's an honor to see you like the ATCs. Thanks for your kind words :)
taeniura rated for ephemera: postal bits on Aug 29, 2015
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Comment: I love the card, it was very wellmade! Many thanks :-) It sounds so much fun crafting together with your niece! I was active on postcrossing serveral years ago, but now I'm more active here in Swapbot :-)
winniethepooh rated for F atc DATE EDIT on Apr 14, 2015
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Comment: Thank you Christine for the lovely F atc, a nice one formy collection. Have a nice day, love Jennifer.
BusyB rated for G" ATC on Apr 7, 2015
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Comment: Received today all the way from Germany!! Thank you so much for this wonderful creation, LOVE it! I hope you are or have enjoyed your vacation. Safe travels and so nice trading with you. P.S. The envelope with the snail mail is too funny!
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Comment: Vielen Dank! Ein sehr schânes ATC! :) I will check out the postcrossing.com
katgal40 rated for E: ATC on Mar 28, 2015
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Comment: Love your fabulous card !!! it is very exciting to receive a card that someone has taken the time to create ...Thanks so much !!
mamalynn rated for SWL ~ ABC letter ATC's - F on Mar 28, 2015
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Comment: What a great ATC! I love the frog! IThank you very much!! hope you are enjoying your time in Scotland :-)
cutesygirlynai rated for SWL ~ ABC letter ATC's - E on Mar 24, 2015
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Comment: i love elephants! especially right now, i am collecting anything with elephants on so this came perfectly. also this is the first hand drawn ATC i've received and i find it to be very special. you did a great job and i love it, thank you. i'm glad you're enjoying the series, i understand what you mean about having lots of ideas but not knowing how to incorporate them into an ATC. i had lots of ideas for E but also decided on an elephant lol. F will be up very soon! :)
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Comment: Thanks for doing both Bolivia AND Cape Verde for me. I LOVE the bird ATC :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating!
jaceslave rated for "c" atc on Mar 14, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the clouds atc for. C
Response: Thanks :)
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Comment: thanks loved this post card
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Comment: Oh my...I can't tell you how happy that crow? ATC made me...I had a good laugh! I love crows/ Ravens and those are so saucy looking! I would LOVE one of those! And...your zentangle was terrific too. Thanks so much! 10 hearts for you!
donetta rated for "D" atc on Mar 11, 2015
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Comment: Oh, I do love this dungeon, very much! It reminds me of the TV series I've been watching...The Tudors. So many people were thrown into the dungeons and left until they died! And you know I'm over the moon thrilled about the book pages and sheet music...I don't care that they are folded; they are wonderful! Thank you for being a wonderful swap partner, Christine!
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Comment: Thank you so much for a different swap and the beautifully drawn ATC , Loved the envelope and the unusual clay ? ATC. I will look out for more of your swaps And I do like receiving a note from my partner :)
pennypuppy rated for Lanscape ATC on Mar 4, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet recycled atc's. You were very resourceful on both of them =) Thank also for the nice note that I enjoyed reading and the extra atc backs. I also enjoyed the cute squirrels postage stamp!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 151 11 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
147 162 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 19 128 0
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Comments

stonekeepers on Mar 24, 2019:

Welcome to the ATCs Only Group! We hope you will join some of our swaps.

rngstgstll on Mar 13, 2015:

On a sad day for Discworld, the AMOPWBS welcomes you.

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Tessssssa on May 18, 2014:

Hi,

I saw you are joining get the not a paper at swat.

If this swap doesn't start, would you want to swap it with me?

I also already made mine.

Tessa

tonewadventures on Apr 1, 2014:

Thank you for joining Easy ATC Swap #4

Happy Swapping!

tonewadventures on Apr 1, 2014:

Thank you for joining Easy ATC Swap #3

Happy Swapping!

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