Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 12:40 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: May 14, 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


Comment: MR/RockyBeach, I really like your artistic style. I'm impressed with the beautiful blue mixed media postcard. Really lovely. I hope you're my partner again in future swaps.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it! Till the next time. :)
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Handmade PC Happy Spring! on May 12, 2021
Comment: It's lovely! And I love the "printemps" die cut. How appropriate. Thanks a bunch.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! We have some late April showers now in May. This will boost spring to full bloom!
elinor rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - May SC on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard, it's crazy and I love it!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Monique this is great!! I tried lightening too...and couldn't pull it off. I love what you did with your PC. It's really cool. See you in the mailbox. Thanks so much for joining my swaps. Love having you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! :) I still plan to experiment a bit more with masking fluid, but haven't since I finished the lightning.
margaeli rated for AMA: Bird Mail Art on May 8, 2021
Comment: Lovely handmade card in blues and aquas with a very pretty bird on it. Thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome, thank you. I'm glad that you like it.
uiltje rated for Envelope - Black&White on May 8, 2021
Comment: So happy with your envelope today! The Marlene Dietrich stamp on your collage, the branches stamped on lovely paper (you inspired me). And last but not least the Berlin napkin. Unter dem Linden and Berliner Weisse bring back a lot of memories. I visited the city a couple of times (with my parents) when the Wall was still there. Now I have to use a map, I am disoriented.... Thank you so much!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. Due to the virus I haven't been to Berlin for nearly a year now, otherwise I would have had included more Berlin ephemera. :)
Singske rated for ESO: Handmade postcard swap. #2 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Yess... I think boys like llamas too, especially with flowers on their head.😉 Last weekend I also got happy news about my cousin having a baby in December, first one of the youngest generation, so exciting! About your postcard, really love it! By now I think you know my taste very well. Thank you so much⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response: Haha, I think so too. And it's always fun to make something for you. I will now only have to persuade the parents about the llama. :)
Comment: Your PC is super fun, and managed to make it all the way here in perfect condition! Thank you :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm happy that it travelled savely. Happy swapping!
Catt007 rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #2 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a lovely envelope, I love William Morris designs and the extras are fab. thank you 😀
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
saturnsrings rated for AMA: Altered Postcard on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome altered postcard Monique! I love the stitching embellishment you did on it, it looks so cool!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I loved stitching onto the bug. Luckily the sorting machines were merciful and didn't tangled up in the stitching.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Handmade PC - Artist's Choice on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Love it. Thanks so much. (I rated you on my phone, about 3 weeks ago, I guess it didn't go thru - apologies.)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad it arrived savely. It was fun to play with all the words and fonts.
Poftoffel rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Apr on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: I totally forgot to rate you yesterday! The postcard is AWESOME and already on my inspiration wall! I love it so much!! All the hearts for you!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I had luck that I found the girl in the green skirt to match it with the green hair.
marymary914 rated for HMPC: Bird love - April on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Beautiful postcard! I love the colors! Thanks so much! I’m putting it on my craft room wall!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like the little motmot. :)
Comment: Love the postcard and what you did with the hexagons.thank you so much.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Today I saw many bees. Surely busy building honeycombs. :)
Artstamper rated for OMAE: Altered Ephemera Mail Art on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: These were such a good I dea, wish I had thought of it.
Response: It was super fun making the arty teabags. Thank you!
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Spring Ahead! on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the colorful Spring collage, Monique! Enjoy your springtime! Our Spring is waning fast here.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Everybody needs some colours these days. And spring knows it. :)
Petaltea rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: What a fantastic swap you sent! It started with the beautiful envelope and then I opened to see all of these fantastic vintage papers. Just wonderful! I will never part with the postcard! Have a lovely weekend and thank you again!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! It was fun putting it all together. I also don't dare to craft with old postcards. They're like a treasure. But maybe one day I will. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Art Journal Pages -Mar on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. These are great. I'm so glad you decided to collage again.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! When in doubt: collage. :)
itsnobody rated for ESO’s homemade postcard swap on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Your postcard arrived on 24.03 and I forgot to rate. Thanks so much for this fun postcard! I enjoyed it so much. It is now decorating the wall in my room.
Response: I'm glad that it arrived savely, thank you! :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Anthropomorphic Mail Art on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! :)

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bigmamabird on Apr 21, 2021:

Wow Frankfurt Main Is so far away from Frankfurt Oder!

bigmamabird on Apr 21, 2021:

Your OMAE RAK came just in time to cheer me up on this chilly and snowy day! I too could do such a sharing of my overaccumulation of papers, LOL! Hmmm, maybe I should... My favorite bits are the elephannts, stamps, and maps... I was born in Frankfurt, Main, now I must go look where Frankfurt Oder is. Many thanks, Monique!

weatherwax on Apr 17, 2021:

Monique, so eine wunderbare Überraschung bei diesem tristen Wetter!! Vielen lieben Dank, dass Du an mich gedacht hast!!! Ich liebe Deine Paperbombs - vor allem Dein faux-stamp von 2020 ist grandios!!! Dankeschön, Du hast mir heute eine große Freude gemacht <3


Aeon on Apr 16, 2021:

Thanks you for the OMAE RAK paper bomb! 😍 Happy Spring!

bethe on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the OMAE RAK envie filled with paper goodies! Lots of interesting bits here and I can't wait to use in crafting and happy mail art :)

LahDeeDah on Mar 22, 2021:

Thanks for the OMAE postage bomb! Those are really fun, IMO. I had forgotten it was on its way, so that was a great surprise today. Gracias!

lindseyjae on Mar 21, 2021:

Hi! Thank you so much for the lovely OMAE RAK you sent me! I love the napkins & your handmade envelope is gorgeous! Such a nice surprise!!! Thank you again :-)

HippieChick on Mar 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely napkins for OMAE RAK. I am feeling my muse awakening like the Spring flowers here. I will be sure to put these to good use. :)

Ciska76 on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for your OMAE RAK. I love the envie you made. So lovely things you can make with ‘leftover’ papers. Thanks for the napkins. Sofar I never used napkins as I did not know how to glue them nicely. I love the designs you’ve sent and will use them! Do you have tips/tricks on how to glue them nicely? Thank you for sending a spark of inspiration ❤️.

Poftoffel on Mar 10, 2021:

Thank you SO MUCH for the GORGEOUS postcard!!! Wow I thought it was printed at first!!!! So amazing!! I love it so much!!!

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