Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 1:42 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2022
Last Online: September 25, 2023
Birthday: January 3
Country: New Zealand

About Me

Profile is not yet finished. Still in the process of adding things.

If my swap doesn't make it your way, please message me so we can figure out a resend. I do usually take pictures of my swaps before mailing them out. Mail from New Zealand can take up to 2+ month.

My name is Carola, I'm a Bavarian transplant currently living in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with part of my family.

My pronouns are she/her/hers.

I have two cats, Nebula and Sam. They are currently in my previous home in Oregon, due to ridiculously high pet relocation fees, but they are with family. A kitty from the neighbourhood recently joined us and pretty much moved in with us. Her name is Pixie.

I love junk journaling, going to op-shops/ thrift stores, photography - especially abandoned places.

Favorite Music

My music taste is eclectic and all over the place depending on my mood.
Here are just a view genres and artists that I like:

electronic tunes, italo disco, lo-fi, synthwave, grunge...



David Bowie

Depeche Mode

Kate Bush


Favorite Television

Adventure Time

Babylon Berlin

Broad City


Dr Snuggles

Mad TV

Modern Family

Senior Rossi/ Herr Rossi


Stranger Things

Kath & Kim

Favorite Movies

Alice in Wonderland

Big Lebowski

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Harold & Maude



Napoleon Dynamite

Office Space

Studio Ghibli Movies


I respect everyone's beliefs, taste/ likes, but these are things I wouldn't use or enjoy:

Anime, but I do like Studio Ghibli movies

Anything religious, political or sports themed


Rose scented items


I like anything weird, eclectic.

Abandoned Places, Anatomy, Art, Aotearoa

Alice in Wonderland

Anything 80's related

Botany, Baking, Bavaria, Biology

Cats, Candles, Care Bears, Cooking, Chocolate, Coffee, Chemistry, Collaging



Family, Food, Foxes

Hiking, Halloween

Ice Cream

Junk Journaling

Lush (cosmetic brand)

Mycology, Music, Mountains

New Zealand, Nail stickers

Oregon, Ocean

Passionfruit, Photography, Portland, Pumpkin Spice, Pacifica (cosmetic brand), Pentel (Arts Hybrid Technica 0.3mm, is my favourite)

Rainbows, Retro, Raspberries, Raccoons

Stickers!!, Stationary, Sour gummies

Tea - I like herbal and fruit teas, sometimes I drink black tea but not too often. My favourite is Fenchel, KΓΌmmel, Anis (Fennel, Caraway, Anise Tea - mixture) but I can't find it here in NZ.


Vintage, Volcanoes

Washi Tape, Weird Stuff


Dustzappa rated for Quick and easy PC theme swap on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your card.
deltiologycollective rated for Did you know PC swap on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the historical facgts, I love history. The colors on sarcophagus are absolutely stunning.
Response: You are welcome, Krista! Happy swapping, Carola πŸ’™
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing swap! I absolutely love everything you sent me! New Zealand has always been on my bucket list, but now I definitely can't wait to visit someday :)
Response: You are welcome, Katja! Glad you like it πŸ’• Love from NZ, Carola
Pyrhulla rated for Local Artist Postcard swap on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Many many thanks for this gorgeous postcard, it's one of the best ones I have received, it's SO beautiful! The stamps are lovely too. Such happy mail :) Thank you!!
Response: Awww, thank you for the nice comment! Love from NZ, Carola ❀️
Pyrhulla rated for The Letter A - postcard swap on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Autumn postcard! Also, the stamp is gorgeous :)
Response: You are welcome, glad you like it! 🧑
romyisa78 rated for 2 Notecards - Newbie Friendly Intl on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank. Und ein herzliches Kia Ora auch auf die andere Seite der Welt
Response: Bitteschân! Happy swapping ❀️
LaRKing rated for WIYM: 3 Easy Things #2 on Sep 20, 2023
Response: Thank you for the heart πŸ’•
Comment: Thank you so much for the card & all the goodies that I will definitely be using. Wonderful swap!!
Response: You are welcome, Jackie! πŸ’œ
Comment: I;m so glad you mentioned your family in the military. I am grateful for their service. And yes, the poppy is a military flower.
Response: πŸ’› thank you!
aurelas rated for Short Crazy Story #2 on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Dune has been on my reading list for years. I'll have to read it soon. The postcard is so beautiful! And it's amazing that you lived in this area and are now so far away!
Response: Glad you like the pc, Christie! It's a good read and the movies (both old and new) are really good too. Happy swapping, Carola πŸ’š
sarafey rated for sticker swap newbies are welcome on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful stickers really loved the witchy hand holding a jar
Response: Glad you like them! ❀️
SoberMermaid3 rated for A-Z of SCIENCE PC - β€œO on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and also the facts! I love facts about everything
Response: You are welcome, Betsy! πŸ’•
Maddashin rated for Postcard - Not Your Country on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’• Always wondered what the opera house looked like inside
Response: You are welcome! 🧑
Cindymt rated for 2 Notecards - Newbie Friendly Intl on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the notecard and the Winnie the Pooh stationery!
Response: You are welcome, Cindy! πŸ’™
Comment: Hi Carola! thank you so much for the wonderful package, full of amazing goodies and great surprises!!! I'd give you more hearts if possible <3
Response: Thank you for your nice comment, Irina! Glad you liked what I sent you πŸ’• Happy swapping & much love, Carola
glassnowdrop rated for CAT/KITTEN Postcard on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Hello Carola! How nice to have a local swap, i don't get many of those :) I hope you are doing well and enjoying the weather at the moment - if it's like us, it's really back and forth. Thanks for the super cute card and all the best!
Response: Hello Natasha! Glad you liked the postcard. Sounds like the weather there is the same as here. Blue sky and sunny today, but very windy. Yes, nice to swap local and you are my first swap that I didn't have to mail international lol. If you ever want to do a private swap, just let me know. Happy swapping & much love, Carola πŸ’œ
estromberg rated for PC-Places I've never been 3 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Alaska PC! I highly recommend a visit to Alaska one day. Denali National Park is definitely the place to see. It is wonderous :)
Response: You are welcome, Elizabeth! When we go back to the US to visit family, we can hopefully add it to the places to check out πŸ’™
junemoon rated for Short Crazy Story #2 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the nice big PC you used. This swap is kind of quirty but it's fun to read the part of the book,
Response: You are welcome, June! πŸ’œ
Comment: Hi Carola, oh what a lovely card, that neatly decoed and with a cool cat stamp just arrived :) Gr8 joy as I readlly do love the quote chosen...many thanks dear ❀
Response: You are very welcome, Christine! Happy swapping & liebe Grüße aus Neuseeland ❀️
Savannahrandons rated for Blind Sticker Sheets Swap #2 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the selection of sticker sheets you sent my way. They are cute! Have a wonderful day and happy swapping.
Response: You are welcome! Happy swapping πŸ’•

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estromberg on Sep 14, 2023:

I wanted to thank you for the stamp on the "Places I've Never Been" postcard you sent me. Had to Google Hairy Maclary, fell in love and ended up buying a collection of the books on Amazon for my littlest granddaughters 5th birthday next week. I can't wait to read them to her!!!

ccmmsu on Aug 30, 2023:


So glad to have you with us!

thriftymermaid on Jan 9, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

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ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 15, 2022:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! If you need help, just message me and I'll do my best to get you the answers you need!! Great to have you here!! Happy Swapping!!

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