Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 5:12 pm


Date Joined: November 25, 2022
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: November 22
Country: Germany

About Me

UPDATE: 17th of January 2024. In some parts of Germany we are currently celebrating Carnival. My daughter and I have a few shows where we dance. Carnival will be over by +- the middle of February. I hope after that the normal rhythm returns slowly back again.

21st November 2023. My husband is much better. He's working again. Unfortunately very far away. So he's only home on the weekends. I'm starting slowly again with swaps since I don't have much time. I am alone with the kids during the week. But I'm happy to be back in SB again!

7th. March 2023. My husband underwent surgery last week. We hope he'll be home back soon and recovers quickly. So at the moment I'm at the clinic or busy with kids!

TRAVEL NOTICE: 16th Jan. 2023, I will be out of the country because of my mom’s health issues until mid or end of February. When I get back home I will open the mail which has arrived and rate. If you didn’t get any of my swaps I sent before I left, you can contact me. I won’t have Internet all the time but when I do I’ll reply to my messages and send photos of the swap. When I get back, I will contact you again and we’ll work something out. Thanks for your understanding and patience!!!

Hi! My name is Vanessa. I’m from Spain but live in Germany. I’m a mother of 4. I love creativity. I’m new to Swap-Bot. I’m so glad I found this site. I’m looking forward to have fun with swaps and getting to know a lot of people.

I love the holidays specially Christmas, which is just around the corner!

I love animals, cats, dogs. My favorite animal is the tiger. I like turtles also. I would love to volunteer some day and help them and get to see the turtle babies hatching out and going in to the sea!

I love many things like art of all kinds, mail art and crafting. I enjoy mixed media projects. I love sewn projects. I like upcycling, card making, art journals, junk journals, etc. I’m starting to learn and practice hand/brushlettering and doodling at the moment.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are:

Crochet, I like crocheting scarfs, hats, small amigurumis like cupcakes, etc,

Knitting I haven’t done in a while because I’m doing more crochet.

Sewing, I like to sew scrunchies, headbands, pencil cases, small bags, etc.

Cross stitch projects like for Christmas, etc.

I love doing paper crafts, stationery, cards, boxes, pockets, etc. Also decorating envelopes. I love using paper, newspaper, magazine cutouts, paper with musical notes that are in other languages in my collages, mixed media art and projects. I also love to collect found objects and any vintage photographs to use in my art, including old photos and/or slides.

I like to learn new things or techniques for art and crafts. I also love to recycle or upcycle items and give them a new use, specially because they tell a story! I like to include this items in my crafts and mixed media projects.

At the moment I’m a beginner in doodling and hand/brushlettering but I’m loving it!

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors include purple (violet), blue and green, like the ocean, teal blue, gold, silver, bronze, pink, rose gold, autumn colors, rusty colors, pastels, neons. It depends on the project. Actually, I can't think of a color I really don't like.

Favorite Music

I like different genres. I love to dance to music. I like to listen radio music or my Playlist.




the 80s

the 90s

Top 40

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

One Republic

Maroon 5

and many more!

Favorite Movies

I like musicals like Grease (I love it), The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing. But also science fiction, fantasy, action, etc. Like Mandalorian, Star Wars, James Bond, Twilight Saga, RomComs like To All The Boys x 3 (love them), A Walk to Remember. Family movies like Home Alone ( we love to watch it on Christmas) and much more. Only scary movies I don’t like at all.

Favorite Books

Favorite Books/Authors

Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite writers. Also Nicholas Sparks. Sophie Kinsella too. She has characters that are also a bit chaotic and distracted like me! I like reading books about Shamanism, Inner Work specially written by Sandra Ingerman.

I also like to read fantasy, vampires. I also love craft books and art magazines, baking books.


ABC of LIKES (Work in Progress)

A: Angels, Animals, Art Journals, Autumn

B: Baking, Bats, Beach, Beads, Butterflies ( My name is the scientific name of some butterflies, so I love them), Books, Book Pages (old, stained, childrens books, etc), Bookmarks, Botanicals, Brushlettering, Buttons

C: Card Making, Chipboard embellishments, Chocolate (only dark, have lactose intolerance), Christmas, Constellations, Creative Magazines, Crochet, Cross stitch, Crystals

D: Dancing, Die Cuts, Doodling, Dragonflies, Driftwood

E: Embellishments, Embroidery, Envelopes, Ephemera

F: Fairies, Flowers (fresh, dried, pictures of, etc), Flipbooks, Forest

G: Gel Pens, Gemstones, Glitter

H: Handlettering, Handmade but with love and care, Happy Mail, Holidays

I: Incense (not Patchouli)

J: Journals (Art Journals, Junk journals, Travel Journals)

K: Knitting

L: Lace, Languages, Letters (writing and receiving), Lightning and Thunder

M: Magazines, Magazines cutouts ( like Flow, Gardening, etc.) Mail art, Maps (old or new), Mermaids, Mixed Media, Moon, Music, Music Sheets

N: Neons, Notecards, Notebooks

O: Ocean

P: Papercrafts, Pastels, Pen pals, Photographs (old, black and white or sepia, or new reprints of portraits, etc.), Plants, Postcards, Postcrossing

Q: Quotes (uplifting)

R: Recipes, Recycling, Ribbon, Rosemary (I love how it smells)

S: Scrapbook Paper, Sea Glass, Sequins, Self-Love Books, Sewing, Sky, Snail Mail, Soap (handmade or bought), Sommer, Spring, Sparkles, Stamps (Mail stamps, wood stamps, used stamps, etc), Stars, Starry Nights, Stationery, Stickers, Storms, Sunrise, Sunset,

T: Tags (Gift Tags, Craft Tags) Tiger, Tea, (except black and green, see dislikes), Thunder, Travel, Travel Journals, Trees, Turtles

U: Under the Sea, Unicorn, Universe, Upcycling, used stamps

V: Vanilla, Vintage

W: Washi Tape, Watercolor, Woodland

X: Y: Yarn

Z: Zumba

Things/Themes I like/Dislike

Things/Themes I like

Drawings doodles or paintings specially handmade Fairies Handmade papercrafts like cute little cards, pockets, flip books, etc Lace, ribbon for Journals or Flipbooks, etc Letter Seals Ocean, Mermaids, Marine Life, Under the Sea Scrapbook paper for scrapbooking, art journaling, junk journaling Something sewn, crocheted, knitted, embroidered, handmade Stamps (mail stamps, rubber stamps, used stamps, etc) Stationery Stickers (no kids stickers, no Disney, no kawaii, no Anime please) Tea Washi Tape Woodland, woodland animals, forest Anything with any of my ABCs of likes on them

Postcards I like

Animals Beautiful Landscape Botanical Fantasy Starry Sky Vintage Watercolor Paintings

Likes/Dislikes/Allergies/ Please don’t send!

I’m allergic to hair of some cats and dogs. So please no hair from animals in the swap. Thanks! No Dairy please (so nothing with lactose) because I have a lactose intolerance. Please not Black tea nor Green tea (I like them but my body doesn’t feel well after drinking them) I don’t like Diddl No anime, manga, kawaii or cartoon-y type things (except Tintin) The only cartoons I like is Tintin, which I loved reading as a teenager. I don’t like the smell of smoke on things Incense. I like soft scents not very strong. Patchouli I don’t like at all. I like fruity scents like lemon, orange, etc. I love my roses in my garden but otherwise not the smell of things with rose scent.

Swapping Info

I will mark items sent the day I put them in the mailbox. Because I live in a rural area, in the country, the mail is taken away by the mail carrier and somewhere else it may get a postmark dated a day or two later than the “sent” date.

Take also into consideration that mail to other countries like USA or Asia may take 4 to 5 weeks. Specially now in the Christmas season it can take even longer or even be undelivered.

So if you haven’t received anything from me, please always contact me before rating and we will work something out. I always take pictures of swaps before I send them out in case something goes wrong and also because I like to document and remember the things I create! ;-) Thanks!


kclicquot rated for Cardboard Food Packaging PC #2 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: I love when my partners are international for swaps like these!!! I love the potato box! and the review on the potatoes~!
Response: I'm glad you loved it! Thanks for the rating!
annim rated for 10 Songs - 10 Names on Jan 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you, I apologise for such a late rating!
Response: Thanks!
ArtfulFig rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for nothing! 😂🤣😊
Response: Thank you for your rating!
Stachel rated for 10 Songs - 10 Names on Dec 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your list of songs and for participating in my swap. :) Was eine schöne bunte Mischung an Songs :) Vieles auf deiner Liste kannte ich bereits, aber dieser Song von Hombres G macht echt Laune, haha :D
Response: Thanks for hosting your swap and for your rating! Ja, Hombres G sind super! Schöne Feiertage weiterhin und alles Gute für das Neue Jahr!🎄✨❄☃️😊
Labella79 rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 23, 2023
Comment: Ich wünsche dir Frohe Weihnachten, entspannte Feiertage und alles Gute für das kommende Jahr 🎄
Response: Vielen lieben Dank! Wünsche ich dir auch! Vielen Dank auch für das liebe Rating und Herz, Frohe Weihnachten!🎄✨❄☃️😊
Zhen rated for LSS - The Saddest Songs I Love on Dec 17, 2023
Comment: Hello! Thank you for your playlist. My favorite is this song "how am i supposed to live without you". Have a good day. Zhen
Response: I love that song too! Happy Holidays!!!
03Scarlett rated for 10 Songs - 10 Names on Dec 15, 2023
Comment: What a great list of songs you chose! Thanks for sharing. Have an awesome weekend. 😀
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Have you too an awesome weekend! Happy Holidays!
Lexa1985 rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: *** Whising you a very merry X-MAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! *** :)
Response: Thanks! I wish you too a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mimosagirl rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too!
alittlebitgypsy23 rated for 10 Songs - Christmas Time on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Great list thank you, Happy Holidays
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy Holidays to you too!
sincerelyem rated for 10 Songs - Christmas Time on Dec 2, 2023
Response: Thanks for the rating!
NRGordon rated for Song Association #11 - Hello on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the nice list. There were a couple new to me. I enjoy listening to the new tunes I discover in these w=swaps.
Response: Me too! I like discovering new songs! Thanks for the rating!
ahywka rated for Song Association #11 - Hello on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks a lot for sharing your list! I t was really enjoyable to listen :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating!
JaneG rated for 10 Songs - Christmas Time on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the jolly list. So many great tunes. I enjoyed the bachata version of Last Christmas and can only wish I danced that well.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Yeah, I love the bachata version! Thanks for your rating!
WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #18 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Wow, Vanessa. What a special package! I was delighted by your handmade cards and the presentation of your teas! So special. Thank you so much for your care and craft. You are a gem!
Response: Happy you were delighted! Not at home at the moment and couldn't answer right away. Thanks to you too!
QueenHannie rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #18 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: I am blown away by how beautiful your card is! The detail you put into it is breathtaking. Thank you so much for the tea and joining my swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Sorry for not answering right away but I'm not home at the moment and don't have Internet all the time. Thanks for your swap and your rating!
Imaginistaa rated for 4 Teabag Swap #2 on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Dear Vanessa, I don't have words to describe your mail... it was the most beautiful flipbook I have received in recent times... Thank you for the effort and time you put into the package... I'm glad you're enjoying these swaps... Thankyou for making my day... HAPPY NEW YEAR...
Response: I'm so happy it made your day! Thanks to you too! Sorry for the delay answering. I'm not at home at the moment.
Dessie0416 rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 17, 2023
Response: Thanks!
Comment: TY for Nothing :) much appreciated Loved it
Response: You're welcome! ;.) Thanks to you too!
mysmashbooklife rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Sunny sounds like a silly cat. It seems like you can do everything you want with Sunny. Lovely pictures!
Response: He is really sweet and good. Thanks!

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