Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2020 8:15 pm


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: January 18, 2020
Birthday: October 18
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hello! Hallo! Hoi! Hey! Hej!

My name is Ciska. I am a working mom who loves to connect and be creative. Together with my partner, our son (2017) and our three chicken I live in the Netherlands, close to the Belgium and German border. We love to grow our own vegetables and create a garden full of wild life.

In my me-time I love to play with paper and to send and receive happy mail and Mail art. Finding a decorated envelope in my mailbox always makes my day ๐Ÿ’Œ.

I love...

  • color, paper, nice designs and patterns, note cards, washi tape, stickers, rubber stamps, address labels, handmade envelopes and inspiring quotes.

  • flowers, animals, houses, bikes, teapots and cups, retro, stars, love, sun, and most of all simplicity.

  • herbal and green tea

  • foreign languages, please add a sentence in your language. Thanks!

  • to get to know you. Where are you from? What keeps you busy? Things that are typical for where you live. ...


  • Aligators
  • Bird (songs)
  • Color
  • Diecuts & deers
  • Envelopes (handmade)
  • Flowers & frogs
  • Garden
  • Houses
  • Inspiration & Ideas
  • Joy
  • Kindness
  • Le petit prince - the little prince
  • Music
  • Note (cards) - a note from you ๐Ÿ’œ
  • Ocean
  • Paper (craft)
  • Quality
  • Rubber stamps
  • Snail mail
  • Tea (pots & cups)
  • Unique
  • Veel post (a lot of mail)
  • Washi tape
  • Xxx
  • Yoghurt making (and jam, chutney, bread, etc)
  • Zen


Swapbot is for me a way to connect to like minded people, to share art and to get inspired.

I will rate you a five โค๏ธ when swap requirements are met. Finding a decorated envelope in my mailbox makes me happy. I love to receive a note with a swap. Please do not send extras that increase your shippings costs. It is the swap that matters, not the extras. Happy swapping!

Creativity & Inspiration

There are so many ways to be creative and to get inspired. I love it all. Here on Swapbot I like to play with paper. Handmade postcards, handmade envelopes, drawing, stamping, flipbooks, etc.

Would you like to share your paper passion and inspire me in a private swap, please PM me.


Daithra rated for EML: Happy Mail - Hello 2020 on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: The goodies are lovely and I surely will find good use for them :)
Response: Enjoy! Thank you for rating.
satinification rated for New Yearโ€™s Card 2020 on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras. I love the tree PC. I guess I will find out what the new year will bring only during it. This time I didn't make any big resolutions or plans. I will spontaneously enjoy what life bring. Happy 2020!
Response: Happy 2020! ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Oh what fun! A creative envie + lovely surprises inside. You always send such fun little packages. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! It is such a joy to use my creativity and make some one happy with little surprises. ๐Ÿ’•
susieq11 rated for Christmas Envelopes on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: They got here!! And they are so pretty!!!! Thank you very much! I loved reading your note and do hope by now youโ€™re all feeling much better!!! Hugs to you!! xoxo Thank you for the tea too. Will try it tonight or tomorrow!
Response: Yay! Just in time ๐Ÿ˜Š. I hope they will be of good use coming Christmas.
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Christmas Envelopes on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you. The iridescent stared envelope is my favorite.
Response: Thank you. I am glad you like them and that they arrived before Christmas. Wish you a lovely holiday season.
Tuutis rated for EML: Make an Envelope #2 on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much from this cute envelope, how lovely swap inside too, this made me so happy :)! Yes, I am all ready for Christmas, just need to buy the tree, which I will do as soon as I can.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. Thank you for your rating and kind words. Wish you a wonderful Christmas.
TwinMom rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 26 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Youโ€™re welcome.
Lonestarchild rated for Upcycled Envies on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: These are so fun and creative! and love the size! Thanks so much!!
Response: Thank you. I am so glad you like them. What a joy to find some interesting papers and make these for you. Wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Lonestarchild rated for MAIL ART - Animals on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Oh what a lovely envie with such fun stuff inside! So many things in here to play with. Happy happy mail! Thanks so much for such a great swap!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. Thank you for rating.
Holunderfee rated for EML: Mail Art - Christmas on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your envelope. I wish you a wonderful christmastime.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome
Comment: Very pretty envelopes and well made! Thanks.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome. Enjoy using them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully pen drawn envelope, lovely extras, and nice note, a treat!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you like the envelope. What a fun challenge!
ladybug513 rated for EML: Make an Envelope on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the thank you cards ๐Ÿ˜„
Response: Thank you for your rating. I am glad all is ok for you. Happy Autumn๐Ÿ’•.
Comment: Thanks for your note and the cute envies!
Response: Thank you for your rating. Making envelopes is so much fun. ๐Ÿ’•
Caithness rated for MAIL ART - Space on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely mail art and the little prince goodies.
Response: Thank you for your rating. Have a lovely October ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’•.
Comment: Cool envelope with fun things inside! Thank you a bunch! Liked the Costa Rica postcard you wrote on! Very colorful frogs!
Response: It arrived...got a little worried as my other envie that I sent later arrived last week already. The costa rica postcard is lovely, isnโ€™t it! Have fun with it and have a lovely August. ๐Ÿ’•
susieq11 rated for Handmade Envelopes - August 2019 on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Hi Ciska! I looooove the papers you used! Gorgeous! The one with the erasers is adorable! Having these really makes me want to send happy mail!!!! Thank you and so happy you joined! XO
Response: Thank you! So much fun to select the papers for you. Have fun using them! ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Hi Ciska, thank you very much for nice suprises you sent me, they are all great and useful for me :). And thank you for kind letter, so many questions in it .... I should probably send an answer ;). Enjoy your holidays!
Response: Thank you and for your postcard! Have a lovely August. ๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Thank you so very much for a fabulous swap! I love everything (strawberry-envelopes), but I am thrilled about the [email protected] stickers. I cannot see me parting with them :) :) Thanks for joining my swap! I like small theme-swaps. If you have a wish-theme for a similar swap, then just send me a PM. If I find something in your theme, I will host a swap in the group then!
Response: Making this swap was soooo much fun. I love these small theme swaps as well. And Strawberries are so yummie ๐Ÿ˜‹. Have a lovely August ๐Ÿ’•
shirleyinCA rated for Looking for... on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Very cool postcards and definitely fit my request for unique - thank you!! Nice stickers, too and pretty envelope!
Response: Thank you for your rating ๐Ÿงก

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stephiedee on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty handmade postcard and warm wishes for the special OMAE RAK!

Heynowokay on Dec 9, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely OMAE Nov RAK. I love the little animal stickers and the cool fold out animal scene so much!

susieq11 on Nov 27, 2019:

Thank you very much for the November Make A Wish wishes!! Beautiful envelopes, each filled with wonderful surprises!! Thank you for everything and for your letter!! Hope you are feeling great! xoxo

weatherwax on Nov 22, 2019:

Oh, Ciska, thank you so much for a delightful black and white happy mail for Make a wish November! This fabulous envelope is so much fun to explore :) Thanks a lot!! Hugs :)

susieq11 on Nov 19, 2019:

Hi Ciska!! I do hope you feel better soon : (

You should get another envelope very soon!! xx

susieq11 on Nov 14, 2019:

Look for mail from me soon : )

susieq11 on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank you for the October wishes for make A Wish! I love the cute rubber stamp and teas, but most of all my special wish from your son! It is so sweet! I will cherish it!! I will write you soon! xoxo

RockyBeach on Oct 23, 2019:

Thank you for your cheerful Let Love Rule PC for the OMAE October RAK Attack! Now I have the song of Lenny Kravitz in my ear. :)

joybells2426 on Oct 23, 2019:

Thank you for the papers! I love the tiny envelope that held the little die cuts.

user6937 on Oct 19, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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