Swap-bot Time: August 8, 2022 6:09 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: August 7, 2022

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. Things I've done: Pocket Letters, Zentangling...

Latest interests are handmade postcards (never getting old), decorated envelopes and InkBox cards (7,6 x 7,6 cm).

  • Working with paper (collages)
  • Watercolour (my latest craft)
  • Acrylic painting with youtube tutorials
  • Some sewing (mostly on paper these days)
  • Crocheting / Knitting (abandoned)

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, Wanda, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Måneskin...

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 - 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 - black & white pictures (collage material) - fabric - 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: Beautiful. Thank you.
Comment: Love, love, LOVE you’re beautiful and creative take on this theme. Everything came together really beautifully, and I admire the balance of materials and elements. Just wonderful! Thanks for a lovely swap return; I appreciate you! The adorable extras, too. 😊
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like them. It's fun to see what everybody did with the theme.
Comment: Thanks for the HMPC and nice to read about your travel expedition. Lovely!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! The postcard did a longer travel than I. But I think that I got the better view. :)
Fuchsi rated for ESO:Mailart Envie #2 on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Hello Monique, vielen, vielen Dank für deinen wundervollen Brief und die süße Nachricht, sowie die tollen Sticker. ^.^ Der Umschlag ist einfach nur faszinierend gut geworden, das ist großartig! Ich wünsche dir einen tollen Sommer! Liebe Grüße, Maxi
Response: Gerne! So ist Kunst zur Postkunst geworden. Und ich habe fast noch das gesamte Buch, was ich zu Umschlägen verwursten kann. :)
ladybug513 rated for ESO: One Page Double envelope on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely double envelope 😊 I really like the colour scheme you used 💚
Response: You're welcome, thank you! :) I'm glad that you like it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing cyanotype PC, it reminds me of the sunprint thing :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Just today I made some more cyanotypes. :)
explore rated for AMA: Circles Around on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your handmade circles postcard. It was fun! I love vanilla ice-cream.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Nothing is better than the classic vanilla + chocolate ice cream. :)
Response: Thank you for your rating!
Pikkis rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Fruit on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the great inkboxcard :)! You’re so right; lemon is perfect choice in summer. I love lemon especially with fish and in baking and it smells so good. And your decorated envelope is so beautiful as well, thanks a lot!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I also love the smell of lemons. So fresh. I need some now, with that current heat wave...
Shellyr rated for HMPC: Botanical love - July on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Stunning post card. I used to livein south Florida and hi iscus were everywhere. Special to me. Did you know that hibiscus is the caviar of iguanas? Lol
Response: You're weclome, thank you! An iguana munching some red hibiscus flowers... that must be a great picture! :)
kankalin rated for AMA: 2 medias on Jul 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and best wishes
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Happy swapping!
Comment: Wonderful postcard! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to see more of your printing with plants!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! The printing mess is still going on. :)
Ikat78 rated for CPG Ocean/Beach HMPC - Global on Jul 7, 2022
Comment: This is a beautiful gem you created. I will have to look up the tutorial. I struggle with watercolor but do well with acrylic and gouache. Thank you for your time in creating this for me.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Remembering the motive is so refreshing right now. It's getting hot again here.
LiisaS rated for SSM: THEMED Handmade PC - SUMMER on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much. Such a lovely postcard :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Enjoy the hot summer times.
Pika rated for CPG Mad about Mushrooms HMPC - Global on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: I love the mushroom postcard! And I agree- I can see why the pilzkopf made you think of the Beatles. Also your colorful paper was beautiful!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Mushrooms always give me some autumn vibes. I hope that the colourful paper made it a bit more summerly. :)
Shellyr rated for HMPC: Put a Cat on it Postcard on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Bradford speeded across the pond to me. He is so confused where he is. Thanks for the cute card.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! So he is still confused. Well, it was a long travel for a cat. :)
Comment: I love the card . . . but am flummoxed by the message. . . . I'm going to keep working on it, perhaps another hint?
Response: My pleasure that I left you puzzled. :) Birds just walk beside you. Just talk to your local birds. :P
lrm1980 rated for HMPC: Put a Lemon on it on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cool lemon card! I love your hand cut lemons, and it’s all a really interesting composition.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Oh, now an iced tea with lemon would be nice. :)
Comment: Absolutely, love the PC.. I like making master boards also, they do come in handy.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to make it. :)
Comment: Thanks for beautiful collaged postcard! I am so glad that you got to spend some time out in nature, on your hikes! That is so important! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that my hike was earlier this month. It's so super hot right now!

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Petaltea on Jan 19, 2022:

I love your RAK postcard!!So cool. I love making masterboards. Thank you so much and take care!

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


wolfeagle on Jul 28, 2021:

What an interesting story that postcard would tell. Glad it arrived safely. ;)

Poftoffel on Jul 23, 2021:

THEY ARRIVED! AND THEY’RE SO BEAUTIFUL! I love them so much!!!! Thank you!!!!

Poftoffel on Jul 8, 2021:

Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH for the amazingly generous RAK!!! I am just.... speechless by all the awesome goodies you sent me and THE PLANT HANGERS!! How did you read my mind and know that I have been looking for those forever?! I'm just beyond thrilled.... so happy.... thank you so much!!!

stephiedee on Jun 2, 2021:

Hi Monique! Thank you for the great handmade postcard RAK. I'm sure the Vikings would have loved Florida. :) :) :)

wolfeagle on May 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your fun postcard, and for telling me about your favorite places in Germany. ❤️

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