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Gnoe

Gnoe
Date Joined: December 30, 2012
Last Online: February 25, 2020
Birthday: February 26
Country: Netherlands
My hibernating blog Graasland
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About Me

My nickname "Gnoe" is Dutch for gnu or wildebeest.

I'm an animal loving museum information specialist adoring her (rescue) cats Kuki and Sumi and our current hospice foster cat Kemiri.

I volunteer at a donkey sanctuary = my happy place!!! :))

About swaps: If possible, I prefer to receive postcards in an envelope so I can reuse the stamps for art :) Love special stamps!

NOTE


I'm vegan, which means I employ a compassionate & eco-friendly lifestyle using no animal products whatsoever. No meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatine, bee's wax etcetera, nor wool, leather, silk, wool-felt or products for either crafts or personal care tested on animals or containing animal ingredients. I find this makes me feel at peace with the world. :)


Interests / themes

  • mail art and art journalling / (trashy) junk journals / travel journalling
  • dabbling in textile arts (visible mending, fabric mail art, crochet and embroidery)
  • recycling / upcycling / reusing / repurposing / sustainability
  • Asia (Japan and Indonesia)
  • donkeys
  • peacocks, kingfishers and other brightly multicoloured birds for their iridescent plumage
  • cats
  • small and fragrant flowers like snowdrops, freesia, sweet pea, purple crocus, lavender and cherry blossom (sakura)
  • museums

I'm into cinema, books (literary fiction, J-Lit, mystery/thriller with clever female protagonist), and hiking. I used to make bentos, postcross and geocache but hardly do so these days.

For tea swaps my tea of choice is green, rooibos or herbal. Preferred fruit is citrus.

WISH LIST

These are not requests, just a few things that (would) make me happy. I love looking at other people's wish-lists to help me pick something nice, and I hope that's the same for you.

  • a letter -- I looooove reading letters!
  • anything DONKEY (not Disney though)
  • fun scraps of fabric / India fabrics (bits of sari) etc.
  • nice (original) clothes buttons
  • vintage library cards
  • paper cuts (Chinese / silhouet / folklore / ...)
  • samples of decorative wallpaper
  • glass and metallic beads
  • rub-ons
  • handmade pincushion
  • personal return address labels
  • sea glass

I received my first pieces of seaglass from @Marlak2008 and it came all the way from Okuma Beach in Okinawa!!!


I prefer to get postcards in an envelope so I can reuse the stamps in journalling or mail art :D


I also reuse clean packaging and such as much as possible.



I mark items SENT after I've dropped them in the mailbox. Mail is only collected on weekdays here, at 5pm.



Sorry for some dislikes

  • it probably goes without saying but anything containing animal ingredients or animal cruelty
  • girly, cutesy, kawaii, Diddle, Care Bears or Disney
  • children's stuff or childish (no YA books either)
  • poetry
  • quotes & "keep calm" stuff (not the desired effect LOL)
  • sports (except hiking)
  • tourist cards/souvenirs
  • scented things
  • hibiscus and red / forest fruit flavoured tea
  • jewelry and make-up; I hardly ever wear any

Also, I have received so many cute sticky notes that they will last me a lifetime. ;) Right now I'm ONLY looking for the lined or grid kind.

I prefer not to receive edible items unless you are 100% certain it's vegan. Thanks!

Ratings

weatherwax rated for SSM: Find four #2 on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for a thoughtful swap - your fabulous mailArt- envelope was so much fun to explore!! You clearly have read my profile and tucked so much brilliant things in ( the wallpapersample, the nijntje postage salvage, your note, your handmade tag,..). You have brightened a windy & rainy day :)
HersheyJr rated for What's In Your Garden on Feb 25, 2020
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ericabella rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #180 on Feb 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the letter and the extras.
Response: Great! Glad it didn't come home _again_ LOL
MrsKytes rated for 2020 Postcard swap #7 - art on Feb 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! The stamp is pretty neat too. I hope you enjoy your trip in May :)
Response: Thanks! I hoped you would like the Van Gogh postage -- it's one of my favourites!
HelenG6 rated for Profile Postcard #2 on Feb 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards, received!
Response: Glad to hear; thanks for the heart.
carrotkate rated for TRANSPORT PC #2 (BICYCLES) on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: I absolutely love the card! And love that you’re like a half-twin! 💜
Response: YAY! #happiness Thank you :-D
Ashzaller rated for Profile Postcard #2 on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: This is such a beautiful card. Thank you so so much!!
Response: GREAT! So glad you love it. I'm not a fan of touristy postcards but this is one I like very much as well.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and goodies! I love the under the sea washi you used too!
Response: You're very welcome! I hope you've had a wonderful birthday? I thought you might like that washi tape but alas, it was the very last piece of a sample I had received once. Sorry! Would've included some otherwise.
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Comment: I loved your letter! I rarely meet people that love Depeche Mode! I plan to write back soon. Thanks for the neat tag and book page.
Response: Yay! Looking forward to that (but no pressure!!). I'm very glad you like my letter. So weird: shortly after yours I came upon another profile of a DM-lover! But it was less explicit. Enjoy your week!
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Comment: Thank you for the blue envie swap. I especially love the blue envelope with the card matching in it. Lovely paper.
Response: Fijn! Ik ben echt heeeel blij dat ik hem niet had volgestopt met Flow-spul LOL
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards, your kind note and the notecard - it's so cool!! *.*
Response: That travelled fast! I'm really glad you like it all :-) I was super happy to have those tiger stamps to put on your envelope too!
riftvegan rated for I heart nature Valentine p.c on Feb 8, 2020
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Comment: Haha! I love your donkeys and the awesome embroidered heart! Thank you so much! ♥!
Response: *GRIN* You're welcome :-)
oldsoul rated for PUT BIRDS ON! #2020 on Feb 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Chanou, The collection you send me is Great, and it reached me quickly. My favourite was the brown paper tag with a black outlines of a bird and a black string.
Response: That was quick indeed! You're welcome; I'm glad you like what I sent. Have a lovely weekend!
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #176 on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: Aww, what a sweet letter and beautiful enve, thank you! I LOVED reading about your sanctuary people and donkeys!! In fact, there's so much I need to reply to, I'll just write you back. ♥!
Response: Oooooh now I'm excited! :-D So glad you like my card+envelope!!! <3
eileensariot rated for Solstice DeStash on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: after all the confusion, it has arrived and I love it. Definitely well worth the wait! And I updated my profile to help with the address thing. Thanks for bringing the option to my attention. I hadn’t thought about it before! And yes, about the dogs. I do love them, but I don’t entirely hate cats ;p
Response: YAY!!!! This makes me so happy! Although I actually finished preparing my resend yesterday haha I am really glad it made you happy, thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the Notecards and origami fish.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad it arrived after all.Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the very cool postcard. We really love it! We hope that you have a wonderful year in 2020! <3
Response: Thanks for the heart and a happy 2020 to you too!
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Comment: I love the vintage-y look of this card! Thanks! -Al
Response: You're welcome! And thanks for the heart :-D
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #175 on Dec 19, 2019
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Comment: Hi Chanou! Thank you for the share about your weekend! How sweet of you to help your aunt - I am sure she appreciates it! I am a massive reader and can read a book or two each week - maybe why so much stuff does not get done?? In the new year, I need to work on that! Thank you for the goodies as well - so sweet of you to add! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: LOL nooooo just keep on reading as much as possible! There was a time when I read almost a book a week, but that is loooooong ago. Have a lovely weekend and happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely and thoughtful swap. Extra special thanks for not sending tourist postcards. And even more thanks for taking the time to write a letter along with the swap. I really appreciate the effort you put into this one, and it was a complete joy to receive. Thank you! Also, I'm a little jealous of the Totoro washi tape - I'd love to know where you got it!
Response: Yay, thank you for the awesome comment! It put a smile on my face. Unfortunately I don't know where to get the Totoro tape: it was a washi sample someone sent me. If I had more I would've sent it to you!

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Comments

Rainydancer on Feb 16, 2020:

WOW! Thanks for all your postcards and stickers for the postcard tag in the SSM forum! I love everything!

meeltje57 on Dec 21, 2019:

Dank je wel voor je lieve geborduurde kaart. Heel leuk om te lezen wat er allemaal al is meegegaan in je ezel-project-bag. Zo grappig dat iets wat ik heb gemaakt op allerlei plaatsen komt waar ik nog nooit ben geweest, met iemand die ik nog nooit ontmoet heb. Dat maakt toch dat Swap Bot zo'n geweldige plaats is om elkaar te "ontmoeten", en de wereld een beetje vrolijker te maken. Nog veel plezier ermee en fijne feestdagen gewenst.

nannydino on Oct 7, 2019:

Hi Gnoe, thank you so much for the beautiful RAK .I love everything: the Flow PC's, the little envelopes with the cute little tags and the stickers and most of all, the loveliest mermaid girl <3 with a little note! It sure brightened up my day. I haven't quite figured the message/replies yet on Instagram lol I will keep my eyes open for gnu stationary. You take very good care and thank you for thinking of me . peace love light

MiekeC on Aug 9, 2018:

Bedankt voor je mooie pakketje!

KSENiA on Jun 15, 2018:

Wow! Glad you got it at last. I am wondering where it was all this time?...

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello :) posting a comment for the getting to know you swap. I placed one earlier but for some reason it hasn’t loaded

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

Shoot, I forgot,

Getting to know you.

Rebecca

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

I love donkeys and cats too. There is a sanctuary an hour away and my mom took my boys (I was sick). They had a great time and the photos were awesome. It must be so fun working there. I love flowers too, the photo someone left you of the ranunculus is stunning!

Creativemind on Apr 2, 2018:

"Getting to know you" swap:

Hello! I enjoyed reading through your profile and getting to know you. Have a nice day!!

mdrogge on Apr 1, 2018:

Getting to know you swap: Hi there! I enjoyed reading through your profile and your instagram page. So many cute donkeys on there!! Looking forward to seeing you in future swaps :) -Michelle

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