Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 5:55 am


Date Joined: April 19, 2015
Last Online: September 26, 2023

Country: Germany
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About Me

Address info: when writing the number 7 in my address by hand, please add a horizontal line in the middle. Without the line sometimes the posties here can mistake it as a 1.

-SPOILER- I post pictures of recent swaps on Instagram. Usually shortly before or after I send it off. Flickr won't be updated. -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


Inesrv rated for AMA: Negative Space #2 on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you Monique for this beautiful handmade postcard! I love it! I'm suspicious but for me, the more layers the better so I really like it :) Happy swaps!
Comment: Thank you for the handmade PC. Yes, it is a lot of fun making them! -Gracias!
jeka396 rated for AMA: Collaged Envelope on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for a really lovely collaged envelope- I thought the cactus head was a great touch! Thanks so much for the labels and stickers inside too!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
Allegrae rated for Mushroom mailart postcard on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous mushroom postcard. Love your design and composition! And it survived a cross-Atlantic journey intact!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! And it arrived right in time for the beginning of autumn.
Comment: Such a beautiful card. I also get frustrated when the stamps are cancelled with marker. I still use them too.💕
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Work with what you've got, right?
smmarrty rated for AMA: Inkbox card - fish on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much! I agree - everyday should be use your scraps day but every time I do - I make more scraps!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. That's also true. I try to avoid ending up with tiny scraps. It's very hard to learn that you can't save every tiny piece. I'm failing at this too. :)
Poeprincess rated for PA: Surreal collage on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Absolutely loved this PC! Great images. Thank you.
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. :)
Comment: Love your embroidered star bursts. Perfect touch to the elements in the card! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that it arrived savely.
YooperHill rated for AMA: Art in a teabag #3 on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️THANK YOU!!
Response: My pleasure, thank you too. :)
Eulegirl rated for CR: Butterfly Mail Art on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. I'm glad that it arrived savely.
Manonroberts rated for SSM: Blackout poetry piece #15 on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! Yes definitely, blackout poetry is much trickier than you’d think! The book ‘thursday next series’ sounds great :)
Response: My pleasure, thank you! I'm glad that you like it.
mjhaertling rated for HMPC: See Through Postcard #2 on Sep 4, 2023
Comment: Love this card! My first see through PC so I was excited to see a card other than my own. You wrote a translation on the back but it was illegible. Do the words mean "Pink is not a color"? I am eager to make another see through card.
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Yes, that's the right translation. There will be a next swap some day!
ultracinematik rated for IFM: Altered PC-Dots/circles on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great altered PC!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! You can't have too many dots or circles. :)
Comment: What a cheerful, colorful envelope! I love it, and all the cute little tuck ins!
Response: You're welcome, thank you. I'm glad that it arrived savely!
chimerix rated for AMA: See Through Postcard on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great see through postcard. I love how you used the cutout shape of text as an element. So cool! Aloha
Response: My pleasuere, thank you! The text shape I've made quite some time ago. As it would be a hassle to apply glue to it, I've never used it. No glue problems now with packing tape. :)
Comment: Love how you corrdinated the envelope with the colors and even the postage stamps. All the goodies you tucked in's are just perfect and very much my style - thank you for reading my profile!! I never got a chance to visit Berlin nor the famous Brandenburg Gate but you know it's high on my bucket list.🍺🥨🖤❤️💛xxMuggleMom
Response: You're welcome, thank you! I'm glad that you like it and that it arrived savely. :)
Conni59 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art -08 on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Fabulous Art Card. Thank you so much❤️
Response: My pleasure, thank you! Also thank you for my now 1.111 hearted rating! :)
kclicquot rated for SSM: THEMED Handmade PC - TIME on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for another wonderful postcard. I see the dali-esque and the hourglass imagery! It's terrific!
Response: You're welcome, thank you! Time is what you make of it. :)
chimerix rated for PA: Sender’s Choice (1:1) on Aug 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the really special pc. I love how you used the negative space - really lovely. Aloha
Response: Thank you #2! Isn't using negative space a good way for recycling? :)
Comment: LOVE the stitching on the postcard! So cute!
Response: My pleasure, thank you! It was fun to make it.

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wolfeagle on Sep 6, 2023:

Monique, Thank you so much for this awesome ATC and collage goodies. I always love your artwork, and really appreciate your well wishes.

MuggleMom on Mar 12, 2023:

Thank you for angeling the swap and sending me a fun and unique postcard!! I love how you can find the perfect collage of body with head, lol! xx


HMPC: See Through Postcard

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


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!

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2021:

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

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!!!!

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