Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2024 7:15 pm


Date Joined: March 19, 2022
Last Online: June 28, 2024
Birthday: September 19, 2003
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi! My name is Katja and I'm a 20-year-old industrial design student from the Netherlands. I really enjoy being creative and exchanging mail with people from all over the world :)

My biggest hobby is travelling. I absolutely love exploring new places, meeting new people, and learning about other cultures. My other hobbies include photography, bouldering (which is a form of climbing), playing the piano, hanging out with friends, reading, cooking, playing board & card games, being creative, and spending time outside and in nature (either hiking, cycling, on a longboard, canoe or stand-up paddle board).

Favorite Crafts

As for creative stuff, I enjoy doing lots of things. For example, scrapbooking, penpalling, watercolor painting, sketching, zentangle, making cards, envelopes & zines, handlettering, keeping a travel journal, etc.

I have tried and enjoyed making quite some different crafts so far, including ATC's, snailmail, inchies, pocket letters & mail art.


Kind of goodies I like to receive:

  • washi tape
  • stickers
  • letter writing paper
  • die-cuts
  • clear stamps
  • enamel pins!
  • watercolor paint
  • wax seal stamps
  • embellishments
  • pretty envelopes (all shapes)
  • fun shaped paperclips
  • postcards
  • handmade things

I especially like these things if they have one of the following themes: travel, summer, plants/flowers, woodland, elephants, cats, nature & sunset. But I'm happy with anything I receive :)

Book recommendations, recipes (vegetarian), uncommon facts about your country, and words/sentences in your language with translations are always welcome and would be really appreciated!


  • Colours: teal/aqua/turquoise and pastels
  • Animals: elephants & cats (also have a cat, named Elmo)
  • Season: summer
  • Tea: rooibos & earl grey (but would love to try any unique flavor/your favorite tea!)
  • Plant: monstera
  • Chocolate: white & milk
  • Places: the beach & lakes surrounded by mountains
  • Music: 80s


I really love to receive touristic postcards from the place you live/a place you have visited with some information about the place written on the back!

Furthermore I love map postcards(!!!), postcards featuring cats or elephants (or any cute animal actually), botanical postcards, and nature/scenic postcards.

I prefer postcards sent naked, but wouldn't mind if you sent them in an envelope.


Things I'd rather not receive: anything related to religion or politics, and kiddie themed stuff (like dora & frozen). I also have no use for ribbons, sticky notes, and reward & alphabet stickers. I don't drink coffee. Lastly, I can't stand the smell of cigarettes.

Thank you for reading my profile! :)


Comment: I hope you had a wonderful trip on your study abroad! I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and I love the adorable shark illustration! Have a good day! I would love to go to Greece one day! You're very lucky!
Response: Thank you, I definitely did 😊 And you're welcome, I'm glad you like it :) have a good day as well!
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Hi Katja! Love the pc you sent to me! I know nothing about the Netherlands, so each item you send teaches me something new and exciting! All the best! Hugs, Happy New Year, and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you :)
Vickyen rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #17 on Dec 29, 2023
Comment: Hi Katja! Thank you for the beautiful map pc and joke! I have not been to the Netherlands or Belgium but maybe someday! LOL! Our Christmas was lots of fun - hope yours was as well! All the best and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome Vicky! I'm glad you had a great Christmas, my Christmas was also nice :) Happy new year to you too!
quaisoir rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #16 on Dec 19, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. Unfortunately, some of the words got some smudges and I couldn't read it. But I can read most of it. I had been to Amsterdam once but that was a long time ago. I do wish to visit Utrecht someday. If only I could cycle! Lol...
Response: You're welcome! Ohh I'm sorry about that, the weather was quite bad in the Netherlands... But I'm glad you could stil read most of it. And I'm sure you can learn to cycle here ;)
NJBird rated for Tourist Postcard #8- Europe on Dec 15, 2023
Comment: Holland looks like such a beautiful country. I would miss hiking too!
Response: Yeahh it certainly is. I'm really happy that Belgium and Germany are not that far away, so i can go hiking there :)
romyisa78 rated for Advent Calendar 20-22 December on Dec 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much . Can t hardly wait to Open. Have a wonderful Christmas time
Response: You're welcome, I hope you'll like everything! Merry Christmas πŸŽ„
shellbee8 rated for Here's where I went this fall #1 on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like a good trip
Response: You're welcome! It was definitely a good trip :)
spinweaver rated for Simply Postcards #3 (Free choice) on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: Hi, I love this postcard of a kitty face! I'm happy that you like wildlife, take care of them whenever you can.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I definitely will.
JaneG rated for Simply Postcards #3 (Free choice) on Nov 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely forest card. And I love the little bird drawing. I enjoy taking trips to the cool small towns of Arizona, Bisbee is one of my favorites. Where is your favorite destination?
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. That's great! I just looked it up, and Bisbee looks wonderful. One of my favorite places are the Ardennes, in Belgium and France.
FeFiRuggeri rated for Non-Dominant Hand PC Nov. 2023 on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your lovely postcard. You are a really good non-dominant hand writer!
Response: You're welcome! And thank you :)
Uhlanuh rated for Tourist Postcard #8- Europe on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: I have been to the Netherlands twice and it is one of my favorite places! So beautiful and the people are friendly and sooo many bikes! Take care !
Response: I'm so happy to hear that!
Comment: I love the map of Holland.....thankyou so much!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! You're welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard, it's great that you were able to visit your parents this season! I hope your exams went well too :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you, I'm still waiting for the results, but I think they went okay :)
Comment: Dear Katja, bedankt :) Such a gr8 card that neatly painted with cool explanations etc. = I do ❀ it!
Response: You're welcome! I'm really glad you like it 😊
emina rated for Tourist Postcard #8- Europe on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Thank you for considering my likes!! 🌸🐝
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Eiffel Tower postcard! You must have had a wonderful time in Paris! xo
Response: You're welcome! Yeah, it was amazing 😊
Comment: Thank you for the great card and for telling me about your city. The picture is really great and looks like a great place to live.
Response: You're welcome! It certainly is a great place to live :)
carol rated for World Postcard Day 2023 - Global on Oct 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely note and PC! Your town sounds just wonderful!I live near a mountain preserve and love walking there with my dog. Someday I hope to visit your beautiful country. My brother and his wife honeymooned there and came back with the most amazing photos--the colors so vibrant, it didn't seem possible! I've added "Before the Coffee Gets Cold" to my TBR list. It sounds delightful!
Response: You're welcome, that sounds wonderful too! Ahh that's great :) Hope you'll like the book!
Macw1975 rated for WIYM: Send me a postcard... on Oct 20, 2023
Comment: Hello! I live much closer to the ocean (about 20 miles) than I do to the mountains. I've got to go at least 3 hours west to see mountains. I try to go that way every couple years or so. Thanks for the pretty Fall postcard.
Response: Ahh I see, I hope you also enjoy living close to the ocean. You're welcome!

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Rainydancer on Aug 20, 2023:

welcome to Sunshine swaps!

yvonne401 on Aug 17, 2023:

Welcome to Online Hobby Shop! It's great to have you here!



mymerakidesk on Aug 17, 2023:

Welcome to "Wax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiasts"! πŸ™‚

TaraBird on Jul 18, 2023:

Thank you so much for the ATCs in the 54321 Tag! β™₯

Petaltea on Nov 4, 2022:

Thank you for these adorable diecuts from the global swappers tag! Take care, ❀️

tendersores on Sep 28, 2022:

Thank you for the super cute animal stickers for the cheap postage - pay it back tag!

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Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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