Swap-bot Time: July 17, 2024 3:12 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2022
Last Online: July 14, 2024
Birthday: January 3
Country: New Zealand
Instagram - possible spoilers

About Me

I'm taking a break from swap-bot, because I have a move (international) coming up. It's pretty draining, not just mentally. I have to wait until I'm somewhat settled and have a new address to continue... I already miss my happy mail!! Hope to be back soon ๐Ÿ’–

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 (south-east Germany) currently living in Aotearoa (New Zealand) with part of my family.

My pronouns are she/her.

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 work in the hospital dental department.

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


The Last Dinner Party

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

Taika Waititi 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


No teacher/ reward stickers

Rose scented items


I like anything weird, eclectic.

Abandoned Places, Anatomy, Art, Aotearoa, Art Deco, Address Labels

Alice in Wonderland

Anything 80's related

Botany, Baking, Bavaria, Biology

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



Family, Food, Foxes

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Hiking, Halloween, Hawai'i

Ice Cream

Junk Journaling

Lush (cosmetic brand)

Krteฤek (Little Mole/ Der kleine Maulwurf)

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, Kรผmmel, Anis from Germany (Fennel, Caraway, Anise Tea - mixture) but I can't find it here in NZ.


Vintage, Volcanoes

Washi Tape, Weird Stuff



Jbondbull rated for Ugly PC Swap #83 on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: I must agree with you. This is an ugly postcard. Thankyou.
Mystyne rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #265 on Jul 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards and the Mickey Mouse letter set.
Comment: Thank you for the cool flea market scene made even cooler with stickers! I love it.
minniepic rated for PH: 4 Postcards in May #2 on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you so very much for such an amazing bunch of postcards โค๏ธโค๏ธ I loved them all โค๏ธโค๏ธ Also thank you for the stickers that I love so much. Thank you โค๏ธโค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts in your notecard (love the card you chose), and for sending the fun PC and stickers. The paw to finger sticker is the best! May your husband fun work where you are instead of moving you all back! How's that going? Oregon is a good choice if you have to head this way...
Comment: I love the card you put together, it is beautiful and unique. Thank you!
Lisserz rated for Strange/Weird Postcard on Jun 28, 2024
Comment: Ah, Henry the train engine. Thomas' friend. It's not so strange when you understand why the train has a face. My friend's son used to watch the cartoons. Thank you for the postcard. Your LOTR stamp is amazing.
Bellagem rated for Unwanted Stickers - Blind Swap #2 on Jun 25, 2024
Comment: Lovely package! Got quite a few keepers in there! Thanks for the PCโ€™s as well! :)
concxrde rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - June '24 on Jun 24, 2024
Comment: thank you so much for the Postix sheets! i've been curious about then and was considering subscribing, now i definitely will ๐Ÿ’• oh and thank you for all the small envies, they'll be super useful ๐Ÿฅฐ
Comment: A beautiful envelope and pocket for so many stickers! Thank you for the note and goodies!
Comment: Hello and thank you very much for your postcard! ^-^ Just before the pandemic, I managed to visit New Zealand myself and it was a wonderful country with soo many cute sheep! :-) Have a great time, Maxi
JustSmurfie rated for Ugly PC Swap #82 on Jun 14, 2024
Response: ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard and amazing stamp that arrived today. Enjoy your fall and cooler temps. We are already hitting record high temps. It's going to be a hot summer here.
Response: Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’œ enjoy your summer and hope you can cool down if needed.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable adventure card
Response: You are welcome ๐Ÿ’–
basykes rated for Unwanted Stickers - Blind Swap on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: Fun stickers. Thank you! And thanks for the Irish post card...how I remember drinking Guinness in Ireland!
Response: You are welcome, Bev! ๐Ÿงก
Comment: You even used a Lighthouse postage stamp <3 I love lighthouses!
Response: Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’œ
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Response: You are welcome! โœจ
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! For the absolutely beautiful swap you sent to me. I absolutely love the way you've made the flip book including all the lovely vintage stationery. I absolutely love that you added the cavalier pic on the front. You went to so much effort, which I really appreciate. If you would like to pen pal with me, send me a direct message. If not, that's fine too. I can write first.
Response: Thank you for the nice comment, Kylie. I'm glad you liked what I have sent you. I would love to have you as my pen pal ๐Ÿงก!
Comment: That postcard is really beautiful. Thank you
Response: You are very welcome ๐Ÿ’œ
dreamrains rated for Happy Envie Swap #11 on May 30, 2024
Comment: I love everything about this swap! Thank you for the fun mail from New Zealand <3 From the owl on the envie to the goodies inside I can tell you put a lot of thought into this! I love the art nouveau deco, the red riding hood and french journal pages, and *especially* the owl and opossum stickers lol. I'll use everything, thanks so much! ~Bee
Response: Thank you for your nice comment, Bee ! Happy swapping from NZ ๐Ÿ’•

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kiyasu on Dec 8, 2023:

Hi, I'm from the "giveaway of happy mail" and sending you some new year's greetings! ^^ Happy new year!! Cheers, Kiyasu

Rainydancer on Oct 15, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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!! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚

ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 25, 2022:

ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 15, 2022:

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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