Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2020 5:43 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: November 29, 2020

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. Latest interests are handmade postcards, Pocket Letters and Zentangling.

  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Working with paper
  • A little bit of poor drawing
  • Some sewing

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...

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 - organic/natural bath articles (creme, shampoo, soap...) - 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!~

postage stamps with heads (for creating postage people) - collage material - fabric - patterns for small crochet/knitting projects - 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

jewellery - dogs - decorative cosmetics - 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


Stachel rated for ESO This Is Me - Envelope Flipbook on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Meine Güte! Was für ein süßes, hübsches Flipbook 😍 Ich habe mich riesig gefreut, das heute in meinem Briefkasten zu finden! Und mit so viel Liebe zum Detail gemacht! ❤️ Hach ja, für diese Momente liebe ich Swap-bot!
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Circle love - November on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Wow! Love what you did with this card! The window feel with the cactus is so fun! I imagine the postie wondered at it. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for my 800th five! And I'm super glad that this experimental card travelled well.
wolfeagle rated for Art Journal Pages-November on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. These are stunning journal pages. I can't wait to add them to my journal. And I love the postcard and your envelope as well. Superb.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I've bought now some better watercolour paper. Maybe I will try it for the next round of the swap series.
BeckyG56 rated for AMA: Use a Napkin Postcard on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Beautiful scene with the Eiffle Tower. Thanks so much! I would do another napkin swap if you hosted it!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! We will see what the new year brings. :)
sweetgypsy rated for AMA: Any Type of Mailart on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Great mail art Postcard! I love that you added postage stamp people!! Thank you :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Postage stamp people are always so super fun to make.
Singske rated for AMA: Any Type of Mailart #2 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Received your postcard today. So nicely made with all the bits of washi tape as the background. I first thought it was a circle love postcard but then I realised you weren’t my partner in that swap. You know everything with a circle on it is fine by me and I love the composition with the girls and flowers. Enjoy your advent postcard project. 💌
Response: Haha! Yes, somehow nearly all my swaps have a bit of circle love. :) Thanks for your kind rating!
AmookIslandCreations rated for MAIL ART - Collage on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful collage envie and extra birdie PC, It arrived in perfect condition! No "bites" from the postal machines on this one. I would love to see your glass prints! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely! Oh for now the glass prints and I won't become best friends. It's a vey erratic technique for me. But I will post some pictures mid December on my instagram.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Put nature on! #2020 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Take care x
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create.
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - October on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Great concept, background & design. Love it! Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Peacock rules. :)
Tverne05 rated for Art Journal Pages-October on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the journal pages you created. I like the stitching you did on one of the journal pages. Take care!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! After finishing the sewing I regretted that I haven't picked a lighter colour for contrast.
Comment: What a wonderful envie and I love the big diecuts! Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad it arrived savely.
Singske rated for EML: Make an Envelope #5 on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Hey Monique, so nice to hear from you again. So glad you were able to do a little bit of travel, get your batteries loaded again. My energy level is a bit low at the moment so your envelope and happy mail always is a pleasure to receive. Love the cute zebra and all the goodies. Thanks for that⭐️
Response: Unfortunately the recovery effect was gone quite fast. :/ I'm glad that your day got a bit brighter. :)
isabellasnow rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #9 on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: I found it! It was stuck to the washi on the bottom of another envelope! It really does look like a street sign and the way you've incorporated my address into another street sign is SO CLEVER! Love the elephant stationery inside and all those gorgeous stamps, just waiting to be added to tags, ATC's, etc. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
Response: Good news, thank you! I'm happy that the address "design" was readable for the posties. It was fun to create.
January rated for TPS: Mail Art - October 2020 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: The pink postcard is lovely! Aren't ghost prints the best??? It is a perfect background layer for everything you've chosen to lay on top of it. Thanks for this one!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It travelled quite quick!
miyi rated for HMPC: Circle love - September on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: What a cute way to use the face stamps! Thank you for the beautiful card and for hosting this series!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to create.
kromo rated for Art Journal Pages-September on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: I absolutely loved your journal pages and the quote you selected is so true. I agree new season brings new worries... just keep crafting, just keep crafting... lol thank you for the pages.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Kermit is always right. :)
Dasha rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-September on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for a summery card. I like the fox and background washi. Sorry for not being in touch lately, I am real busy at new job. But like it a lot. ;)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that the card brought some summer to you. :)
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous pink pc!! It is stunning!! Oct 13, 2020 - Guess what just showed up in today's mail??? Your gorgeous pc you sent me in on June 26, 2020!! Thank you!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you. I'm happy that it arrived well! I love when the post is doing their job. :)
McAnaraks rated for Intl: Face Time-September on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the brilliant,. funny, slightly alarming blind contour self portrait!
Response: Haha, you're welcome, thank you. Only sometime I'm feeling like the drawing looks like. :)
Larina rated for Art Journal Pages-August on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: I love them so much!!! Very creative idea with the butterfly wings! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad that the pages arrived well. It was so fun!

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Poftoffel on Nov 3, 2020:

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the Art Envie you sent me!!! It’s so much fun and so cute and awesome!!! I wished I could display both sides at the same time! Thank you so much!!

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

I received the replacement card in the hmo. Circle love may! Thank you very much! Keep up the fun swaps!

goosey on Jul 25, 2020:

thank you so much for the omae handmade pc! i love every part of this ..

9O96O on Jul 23, 2020:

Your "I'm Lost" postcard for Handmade PC Tag is so cool. Thankyou RockyBeach!

charlottenc on Jul 22, 2020:

Hi! Your Cover My Envelope is on its way finally. Hope you like it, tried to make it special with all the things you like. I don't know if it will be delayed due to the virus but you will have it. The envelope, not the virus!

Artstamper on Jul 1, 2020:

Always a happy surprise to get unexpected Mailart! Thanks for the fun PC you sent for the June RAK.

stephiedee on Jun 30, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful RAK handmade postcard! It's nice to take a break from our usual pursuits and focus on something else for a kick of inspiration...that's probably what I should do.

bigmamabird on Jun 24, 2020:

Do not resist the urge..!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 24, 2020:

Please be sure to show me your HM PC if you decide to use the paper bits I sent. I'd love to see it!

chimerix on Jun 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the OMAE RAK. I love the PC you made. What fun to receive in the mail today. Aloha!

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