Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2020 3:32 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 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 💌.

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

  • your mail art. Your expression of creativity is so inspiring!

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


  • Apples and other fruit
  • Bird (songs)
  • Colorful
  • Diecuts & doodles
  • Envelopes (handmade)
  • Flowers & frogs
  • Garden
  • Home
  • Inspiration & Ideas
  • Joy
  • Kindness
  • Love
  • Mail art
  • Note (cards) - a note from you 💜
  • Ocean
  • People
  • Quotes
  • Rubber stamps
  • Smell of fresh bread, coffee, etc
  • Tea (pots & cups)
  • Universe
  • Vacation
  • Washi tape
  • Xxx
  • Your creativity
  • Zen


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

I will rate you a five ❤️ 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!


dartha rated for Handmade Envelopes - July 2020 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Cask, Thank you so much for all the cool envelopes. I will enjoy sending my pen pal letters in those - they will be so special! Thank you and I hope you are also enjoying your Summer and staying safe, darla
Response: Enjoy using them! Thank you for your rating. ❤️
susieq11 rated for Mindfulness week on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: You definitely had a lovely week - thank you for sharing all the happy things! : ) I love how you wrote it out on the little cards. So creative. Isn’t it the little things that add up to make life so happy?? I hope you’ll continue to remember all the little joys (that looking back end up being the best kind of joy!!) Big hugs to you! And thank you for so many pretty summer goodies!!!
Response: Taking the time to look at what makes you happy, makes you much happier. Indeed, it is the little things that brighten ones day. It was a joy to share this with you. Thank you for your rating (your kind words make me happy today ❤️)
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Happy on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap of HAPPY! I loved the letter and the paper you wrote it on! Loved the Gosling post card! It is so cute!
Comment: Hallo lieve Ciska, wat fijn om te horen dat jullie het goed maken. Houden zo! En heel erg bedankt voor de mooie envelop, en alle mooie papierwaren die je hebt toegevoegd. Daar wordt een mens blij van!
Caithness rated for MAIL ART - Animals #2 on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely animal envelope, really loved the paper you used - gorgeous! The goodies are most welcome - thank you.
Response: Glad you like it! I could send you some of this paper in a large envie if you wish. 💕
Comment: Nice postcard! I'm going to use it for my postcard penpal right away! I love your envie and planner stickers too! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for your rating.
roosje rated for Valentine's Day Card with Mail Art on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Hey, wat leuk om weer eens iets van je te horen! Grappig dat we swappartners zijn in een internationale swap. Ik vond je swap erg mooi en creatief, met allerlei bijzondere en toepasselijke extra's. Heel erg bedankt en voor jou ook een fijne Valentijnsdag xxx
Response: Graag gedaan! Ik vond het zo leuk om je valentijnspost te sturen. Veel ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Dankjewel voor jouw mooie mail! Post van jou is oprecht een kadootje met de mooie envelop en gezellige brief
Response: Graag gedaan. Dankjewel voor je lieve woorden.
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 Year’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! 💕
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. 💕
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 you’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 😊. 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: You’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: You’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: You’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: You’re welcome
Comment: Very pretty envelopes and well made! Thanks.
Response: You’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!

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pkpeace on Aug 12, 2020:

I am so happy that you liked the random rak stuff! Hugs~ Patty

HippieChick on Aug 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the wonderful images for my July wishes from MAW! I will enjoy spending evenings trimming these up for future projects.

LauraM540 on Jul 31, 2020:

Thanks for the great Random Envie from the CPG Tag!

Lonestarchild on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you for he fun envies and mag cut-outs for the CPG: Pick 2- Global swap. The envie papers are fun and the cut-outs are great -- very different from what we have here. Love the covid/social distancing signs! Thanks for a great tag!

LauraM540 on Jul 28, 2020:

Thanks for the great Random envie tag! I loved the beautiful envelope and all of the goodies!

susieq11 on Jul 28, 2020:

Look for mail from me soon! : )

tcornell on Jul 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade envelopes that you sent me for your RAK in International Fun Mail! ♥Tracy

susieq11 on Jul 27, 2020:

Hello Ciska! I received the beautiful and really fun stationery, postcards and envelopes for Make A Wish July! I love it all and I can’t wait to catch up on my mail now. I owe you and I’ll write very soon! Thank you soooo much! 🥰🥰 (your envelope is so pretty!!!!)

phillaine on Jul 25, 2020:

sweet friend!
Your happy summertime mail art, fun and pretty stationery, delicious variety of sweet-smelling tea, and most of all your lovely letter and caring words made for a wonderful welcome home and did indeed "cheer me from the inside." ♥ As always, I'm grateful for you and your kindness. Thank you, dear Ciska.

anicka22 on Jul 19, 2020:

Dankjewel voor de heerlijke mail! Vind de stickers heel leuk, de zaadjes geweldig en je brief heel fijn! Dankjewel!! ( make a wish July )

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