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RockyBeach

RockyBeach
Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: August 11, 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!~ fabric - buttons - patterns for small crochet/knitting projects - handmade things - "consumable" things for crafting e.g. 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

Tea

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

Ratings

CrowDancer rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-August on Aug 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Singske rated for EML: Mail Art - take 5 on Aug 6, 2020
5
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Comment: Hey Monique, so nice to hear from you again, love your envelope even with the little touch of pink. Love the faut postage stamp you made, I think I’m not that patient🙄... Summer has been good but since yesterday hot , hot, hot... Keep it cool ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response: Quick travel as always! Maybe I was praising the summer too early, it's getting hot here too. :) Happy crafting!
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - July on Jul 30, 2020
5
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Comment: This is a super PC! Both the circles & the people. Fabulous! Thank you.
Response: I'm glad that you like it! It was super fun to construct those people.
5
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Comment: Wow. This card arrived so FAST! It's sehr schon.. I love your artwork. Thanks
Response: My pleasure, thank you! The card must have travelled with tail wind. :)
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Altered Postcard on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this cool altered postcard. I really like how you cut the stamp to show the arm of them and the lively phrase to go with it all too. Your hand carved stamp is really cute too! 💜 la
Response: You're welcome, thank you. Sometimes it feels like digging for gold when you're looking for matching stamp + pictures. :)
jillybird rated for Monochromatic Collaged PC on Jul 13, 2020
5
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Comment: I love the postcard and love the magazine challenge you gave yourself! Thank you for sending such a wonderful piece of art!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Sometimes it's very inspiring to work with limited materials. At least for me a bigger choice isn't very helpful. All the possibilities! :)
kydestar rated for EML: Make an Envelope #3 on Jul 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool envelope plus extras!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun to make this envelope.
mcorbus rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail ART on Jul 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Awesome hmpc, I love the theme.😀
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Have a great summer!
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2020 on Jul 9, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard! The color and texture are wonderful :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! it brightened up my day! We are having some cool days, not really summer with temps only in the 50s F. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to play with the blue circles. Enjoy the summer anyway!
DeAnnaVarela rated for Circle Love - Handmade Postcard on Jun 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the creepy cool PC. I love the left over paint you used for the background. Great colors and composition.
Response: I'm glad that you like it. Thank you!
Larina rated for Intl: Face Time-May on Jun 12, 2020
5
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Comment: I love this flower lady! The colors came together well with the background. Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Flowers are always good companions.
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Comment: Thanks for this great PC! I like the blue! I would like to see some of your YT paintings! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: My pleasure, thank you! You can look on my instagram (link on my profile), I've just put up a picture of my latest painting.
MaryCheng rated for Intl: Face Time-March on May 31, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you Monique for the PC. Love how you collaged it. Great work. Hope all is good with you. Stay safe.
Response: I'm glad that it still arrived savely after the long travel. Thank you!
Coss rated for FCMA: Black and White Postcard on May 30, 2020
5
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Comment: loved your card. I rarely think about trying to make something from my magazines- this one was really cool. Thanks.
Response: My pleasure, thank you. Some magazines are more fruitful than others.
Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Circle love - April on May 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Like your take on the circle theme! Superb creativity. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
mags142 rated for Black Backgrounds on May 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello Monique! After traveling such long ways I finally got your postcard! So creative I love it! It reminds me of modern art I can find in a gallery! Hope you are staying safe as well! Take care and happy Swapping!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Haha, and my art only costs a stamp (for now :)). Stay safe!
PeliKat rated for Hot Air Balloon MailArt on May 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Monique, you did such a beautiful job on this postcard! I love the background with its wonderful variety of techniques; they all fit together so beautifully. The colors are great together and highlight the colors in the balloons so well. And the text and stamp in the corner are the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the time and creative energy that you put into this! It is much appreciated!
Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! It was fund to create. The background I've made with my gelli plate, I'm still exploring the ways to use the plate. Stay safe!
Tara rated for PA: Collage Whatever on May 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the post card. As you saw, I live in California which has been one of the more stricter states when it comes to the virus. But the city I live in has the lowest death count for a metropolitan city in the nation, so I’m not complaining. I made my kids and I face masks made of felt and I didn’t need to use the sewing machine. Good luck to you!
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely. Stay safe and keep crafting.
Larina rated for Intl: Face Time-April on May 11, 2020
5
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Comment: I love this portrait! Definitely fresh! Thanks so much!!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to create, I'm glad that you like it.

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Comments

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!

Poftoffel on Jun 19, 2020:

What a gorgeous PC you sent me! I LOVE the colors! Thank you so much!!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 15, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely garden postcard! (OMAE June RAKs) Purple is my favorite! I'll be adding this to my inspiration board :)

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