Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2019 12:12 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: October 18
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hello! Hallo! Hoi! Hey! Hej!

My name is Ciska and together with my partner and our son I live in the Netherlands, close to the Belgium and German border. I love life. Even more since our son was born in the beginning of 2017. He brings so much joy and happiness into our home. We love to grow our own vegetables and create a garden full of wild life. It is much busier now, so let's see how our garden develops this year.

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

  • 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 💜
  • 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 ❤️ 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.


ladybug513 rated for EML: Make an Envelope on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the thank you cards 😄
Response: Thank you for your rating. I am glad all is ok for you. Happy Autumn💕.
Comment: Thanks for your note and the cute envies!
Response: Thank you for your rating. Making envelopes is so much fun. 💕
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 🍁💕.
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, isn’t it! Have fun with it and have a lovely August. 💕
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! 💕
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. 💕
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 😋. Have a lovely August 💕
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 🧡
mgallardo68 rated for Bundle of mystery on May 14, 2019
Comment: Dear Ciska, thank you so much for your envie of RED (my favorite too), I loved it! And I loved the fact that we shared the same taste ;-).... Hope you had a great Easter Time! Hugs! ♥♥
Response: ❤️
weatherwax rated for MAIL ART - Animals on May 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your fabulous MailArt and your very international note :) I just love everything! Years ago when we traveled to Vlissingen, I have seen Flow in the store (now you get it worldwide). Of course I bought it, but did not unterstand that much. But what an inspiration! That was my goal: to read this magazine :) Years later I am reading - very slowly though - Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker :) Have a lovely May!
Response: Thank you for your rating ❤️. I am glad you like all of what I’ve sent you. So cool that you are reading Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker in Dutch. I read my last German book for German classes at high school...long long time ago. Have a lovely May 💕
Comment: Thanks for these wonderful Flow Paper envies! I am starting with tomatoes and already have blossoms on my strawberry plans out in the greenhouse! We have been seeing lots of deer in the village just lately, after not seeing any all winter. We will be moving out to our spring, summer, fall house, shortly...delayed due to weather and having to replace the running line to moor our boat. Hope all is well with you! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome. Have a wonderful May. 💕
Giddyanni rated for Bundle of mystery on May 3, 2019
Comment: Hello Ciska and thank you for brightening my day ( hail showers and snow ) with your lovely springtime swap! I will be sure to use all of it.. the pretty papers, tags, envies, bugs :0) I have already hung up the bunting in my craft room :0) Once again, thank you for a super swap!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that my bundle of green brightened your day. I hope spring will arrive soon. Have a lovely May💕
knitterofhats rated for Spring Greetings 2019 on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for you nice note!
Response: You’re welcome!
irishconnie rated for MAIL ART - Houses on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: So so so sorry about the delay in rating, 5 Stars and more it was lovely, you took so much time to decorate so well, loved it
Response: Not a problem. I am so glad it arrived and that you liked what i’ve sent you. 💕
Phenyx rated for IPC: Criss-Cross Pocket Folder on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Im really grateful for the package you sent me. What I loved was how the criss-cross po let folder and the contents were more or less along the same theme (and I absolutely loved it). Thank you soooooooo much. It made my day. 💕💕
Response: You’re so welcome. It was a joy to make this pocket folder for you. Thank you for rating ❤️.
newrule rated for Handmade Envelopes - March 2019 on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Awesome package! Loved the envelopes, so many of them!!! The extra teabag and washi samples are much appreciated too! Thanks again! Enjoy your spring!!!
Response: So glad you like what I’ve sent you. I absolutely love making envelopes. Thank you for your rating ❤️.
AmookIslandCreations rated for MAIL ART - Flowers on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the pretty flowers! I love the stamps too! We are having a rather dry spring after a very wet winter. Our trees are just starting to bud out. Happy Spring, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome. So glad you like what I’ve sent you. Happy spring to you too❤️.
Comment: Thank you so much for your delightful envelope that arrived in my letterbox today, along with the much liked add a surprise x
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for rating ❤️.
Manurnakey rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse, Part 1 on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Super cute ATC! I can't wait to combine it with a torso and feet. I bet it will look amazing. Thank you so much for the awesome mail art envie and stamps :)
Response: Thank you so much ❤️.
Queensmiley2530 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 20 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cute items
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for your rating ❤️

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user6937 on Oct 19, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday!

susieq11 on Oct 18, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

djcamp04 on Oct 14, 2019:

I forgot to add this. The paper with the John Lennon quote you wrote your note on really inspiring. I’ve read it several times and you know, he’s right. Everything will be ok in the end If its’s not ok It’s not the end.... I tacked it up on the wall in front of my desk so every time I sit down I will see it and remind myself....Everything will be ok. Hugs! 💜

djcamp04 on Oct 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful papers! Your sweet note with condolences was very touching, and yes I understood what you were saying. 💜 Again thank you for great Sept RAK Attack package!

phillaine on Oct 14, 2019:

Hello, sweet lady. Thank you again for thinking of me and for the lovely Alice envelopes you sent me for my October (MAW) wish list. I hope your new job is continuing to go well and that you have a delightful visit with your family next weekend and a very happy birthday. ♥

phillaine on Oct 4, 2019:

for the awesome variety of botanical treats you sent me for my September (MAW) wish list! So many pretty things I look forward to using right away. I enjoyed your letter (about your son at the zoo). We do tend to forget how impressive things are, and it was nice to have the reminder. Thanks again for your kindness and generosity. ♥

anicka22 on Oct 1, 2019:

lieve Ciska, dankjewel voor de fijne post! Ga proberen dit weekend iets terug te sturen :)

susieq11 on Sep 19, 2019:

Sent you mail today!! : )

weatherwax on Sep 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for a fabulous envelope with all these great papers. I loove the bearded men and sticked them on my mood board :) I am already collecting the papers for my next years journal. 2020 will be black/white and of course a little bit of yellow:)

Have a brilliant day :)

susieq11 on Sep 18, 2019:

Thanks sooooo much for the rubber stamp set!! It is so cute and also has stickers!!! I love it so much and it even came in a beautiful envelope!! You made my day!!!!!! XOXO

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