Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 6:23 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: October 2, 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
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Happy swapping!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Bird on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much. Love the colors you used.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Birds are always a good motive.
Comment: Wow Monique! I have yet to prepare for this swap but I just received yours. What a delightful package it is. Love everything you sent. Your handmade papercrafts are excellent! Thank you for having a private swap with me. The leaves are such a bonus. Can't thank you enough! 😁
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I enjoyed our swap. And I'm happy that it arrived savely. I was a bit unsure about the leaves... they might not be allowed to send as they're real botanicals. No risk, no fun :D
Comment: Beautiful collage and very autumnal! I wish I knew more mushrooms, I would never dare pick any for fear of poisoning myself
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Mushrooms are fascinating in general, but I won't eat them. :)
DPClamavi rated for Decorated envie : sender's choice on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: OLALAAAAA what a fabulous mail ! I love the envelope of course but all the stamps you've sent ! This is so generous, tysm ♥
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that I was able to pick some suitable stamps for you.
rkassman rated for AMA: Masterboard Mail Art x2 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard - I love the stamp head!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I just got some more stamps las week - oh some more stamp people are in the making. :)
Comment: Hello! Thanks for this lovely swap. The envelope you made is beautiful - I love the collaged elements on the front. I also appreciate the fun goodies you included inside. Cheers!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I quite like to make and decorate envelopes right now.
Comment: Thank you. I actually love the background, even though I don't see the fish. I also think the background is perfect with your collage elements.
Response: Thank you! So then the fish hid itself well. :) No wonder, I covered it up nearly completely.
DPClamavi rated for AMA: Masterboard Mail Art x2 on Sep 6, 2022
Comment: Another stamp person !! I love it, thank you !!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Making stamp persons is never getting old. :)
MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Put a Flower on it on Sep 2, 2022
Comment: Great to get your card, Monique. Love the vintage style flowers & the sweet little dove. It's good to be back in the swap game, for however long it works for me. So far, so good!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Then keep on crafting! :)
GypsieJ rated for CR: Get Stitched on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: Your card turned out beautifully, II especially like how you used the piece of cedar, genius
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was a challenge to glue down the cedar piece, so I hope it arrived savely. :)
Satorii rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #6 on Aug 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap I love everything:)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to make!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on Aug 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your great envie! I love collaged art! Thanks for all the goodies too!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Collage is the best. :)
Comment: Fantastic PC! I love the technique you used & the subtleties created. The paper you used sounds interesting—I haven’t heard of it in the states, but will be on the alert.
Response: You're welcome, thank you. The haptic feel of the paper is great. So soft (with the print on it you can't feel it). I still have to experiment with drawing on it.
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Postage Stamp mailart on Aug 18, 2022
Comment: I love this mailart PC you made ! So fun ! Thank you :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I should use up more stamps, that is fun!
Comment: I LOVE your black out poetry inkbox!! <3 Thanks so much for the German words for me to learn (I can totally understand how the word ¨stamp¨ would be confusing. I get sad when I misunderstand it to be rubber stamping and it turns out to be postage stamps. haha) Thanks also for the extra goodies! <3 I hope the rest of your summer is entspannend. ;)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm always happy when I can find some words for the blackout poetry which make some kind of sense (as a non native speaker). :)
watercolorgirl rated for HMPC: Botanical love - August on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: Many thanks for your beautiful hand painted post card. I am so fortunate to have you as my swap partner for this swap. Hope you are doing well in Germany.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I was also pleased with the lemons. Happy swapping!
ktk8 rated for CR: Postage Stamp ATC/PC on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Hi great postcard.... love how it's almost all recycled..... very special and brings back many memories in many ways..... many hearts to you.....
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
Comment: Beautiful. Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you. Botanical greetings! :)
Comment: Love, love, LOVE you’re beautiful and creative take on this theme. Everything came together really beautifully, and I admire the balance of materials and elements. Just wonderful! Thanks for a lovely swap return; I appreciate you! The adorable extras, too. 😊
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like them. It's fun to see what everybody did with the theme.

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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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