Swap-bot Time: March 1, 2021 8:57 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: March 1, 2021

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!~

big 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

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


Vickyen rated for HMPC: Bird love - February on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Hi Monique! Your watercolor bird is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with me! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Petaltea rated for ESO: Make an Envelope on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful envelope! Thank you for the extra’s too! We had also an unseasonably warm week! The week before that we had a pack of snow. I love birds. They start singing and everyone starts looking forward to spring, haha. Take care!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm really into the swing of making envelopes right now. :)
Tuutis rated for ESO: Decorated goodie filled flipbook on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, beautiful flipbook! yes, I like some fantasy books, but some are so hard to concentrate, I might check the one you mentioned, sounds like not too "strange" :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you. It was fun to make. I've finished the book now. It had some twists in it but it was still good to follow (for my kind of view).
Jbee rated for SIE - Scavenger Hunt MailArt #5 :) on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: thank you very much for the lovely envelope and the goodies. I love it. Love, Jill
Response: IMy pleasure, thank you! I'm happy that it arrived well. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Art Journal Pages -January on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Fabulous, as always. Your hand made door is perfect. The napkin and rub ons are great also. Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! And by chance my January pages were already in the February colour scheme black, red + white. :)
isandie rated for ManE-INT: Mail Art Envelopes on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Beautiful!!! Your envelope is so gorgeous! I love the cats, and the stamp you chose! Thank you for the postcard too! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create.
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - January 2021 on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: What a gorgeous postcard, Monique! I love the wintry colors and the spots of blue (they look like dendrites). We just got snow here a few days ago -- which is very unusual for our part of Washington. The postage stamp is so sweet, too <3 Thank you for a wonderful piece of mail art! Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I hope that not my little card brought you the onset of winter. :)
Dasha rated for Put birds on #2021 on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome bird theme mail. I love every bit of it. Also nice to hear from you, I will write more in email. ;)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm still in bird fever and I'm glad to share some of it. :)
MuggleMom rated for ManE-INT: Mail Art Envelopes on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Monique- I just received your envelope and the lovely postcard also! Thank you so much. I, too, hoard all those little bits and bobs for paper crafting, and now am making wonderful envelopes like the one you sent me! xxMuggleMom
Response: You're welcome, thank you! The scrap stash is inexhaustible it seems. So it's always enough material available. :)
kizzlets rated for ManE-INT: Mail Art Envelopes on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail and brightening my mailbox!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that this little envie made your mailbox happy. :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome pc! I love the extra challenge of using one magazine- I'll have to try it next time. Have a lovely day! <3 Al
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like my lavender person. :)
ktk8 rated for AMA: Art with Circles on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: HeLLo there and thank you for the great circle art postcard.... I love it.... very special and many hearts to you.....
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Circles are always fun to create with.
Comment: Thanks for the fantastic card!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! :)
Eulegirl rated for Collage PC on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the budgie card you created! Stitching around the edges is also a good idea--I might do that with future collage cards to keep the materials secure!
Response: I'm happy that the bird found its way to you- thank you! :)
Comment: Thank you - how lovely - I wish I could do such a thing - but I have no talent in that direction! I think I'll frame it!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like my little watercolour study. :)
marymary914 rated for HMPC: Bird love - January on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: OMG! I love this adorable bird! It’s going up on my wall in my craft room. 😊
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like the little robin. I'm still in watercolour mode and have prepared more birds. :)
January rated for AMA: INTL- With One Image - Jan on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful PC! I absolutely love the colors and the overall tone of it - thank you Monique!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like the rosy poppy. :)
sweetgypsy rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Jan on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the blue monochrome postcard! :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! :)
heidiblooms rated for AMA: Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Absolutely beautiful PC!! Thank you!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to make this little cat woman.
Gaucha rated for SSM: Blackout poetry piece #3 on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: WOWWW!! What a beautiful piece of artwork I received today. I absolutely love it and I'm gonna put it on my desk for the world to see.Thank you :-)
Response: You're wecole, thank you! I'm glad that you like my little exploring in poetry. :)

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meeltje57 on Feb 16, 2021:

Your amazing envelope arrived today. It is so lovely, I sat with it for a while, reluctant to open it. Not because I was afraid I would not like it, just because I didn't want to end the magic moment of promise. I am a bit overwhelmed by the beauty of your art. The watercolor flowers are amazing. And the cyanotype cards are so intriguing. You picked so many fine paper items for me. Did you know I am a huge fan of Maria Sibylla Merian?? I saw some of her originals a few years ago, they are stunning.

What else can I say than

bigmamabird on Jan 8, 2021:

Hey Monique! Your cool OMAE handmade pstcard arrived today... I love it, reminds me of a friend who has bonsai trees and the dentritic monoprints I played with a while ago... love the colors, like early winter. Thank you so much for making this for me!

Singske on Jan 5, 2021:

How funny they put the postmark on the front of the postcard! Made me think of a story here in Belgium, someone tried to mail a letter using a kiwi sticker instead of a stamp and that worked too! I hope the postmark makes the postcard more beuatiful😊

Singske on Dec 31, 2020:

Best wishes for ⭐️2021⭐️!!!

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

Rainydancer on Dec 11, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

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 ..

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