Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2019 7:01 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: December 3, 2019
Birthday: December 10
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi, my name is Marleen, nurse, health scientist, worked and lived in several parts of Africa and Asia. Currently, working as a social health nurse for youth in Amsterdam. I have two sons, born June 2014 and January 2017. I very much enjoy being a mom!

I'm looking forward to meet people here and swap all kinds of postcards, postage stamps, and craft items.

I love: meeting friends, scuba diving, postcrossing, hunting antiques, traveling, baking, stamp collecting.

I enjoy good mail days and love sending beautiful mail into the world.

If possible, please use real stamps on the swap you send to me, as a collector and stamp swapper I love to see stamps on my envelop. Please use Christmas stamps on your swap to me if your country issues Christmas stamps.


There are many themes I adore like:

  • teacups, teapots,
  • coffee,
  • birds (love owls and puffins), birdhouses, birdnests, illustrations are also welcome,
  • marine life, fishes,
  • Frida Kahlo, women in art,
  • children book's illustrations,
  • beautiful illustrations by Kaj Stenvall, Beatrix Potter, Mark Ryden, Jetoy, Papaya, the black apple, belle and boo, Hide n Seek

If the swap allows the postcard to be send in an envelope, you may send my card in an envelope. If you rather send it naked (written and stamped) that is of course okay.

Postage stamps

I love beautiful postage stamps. I collect stamps of the following themes:

  • turtles,
  • all other sea creatures, fishes etc,
  • birds (love owls and puffins),
  • hedgehogs,
  • Beatrix Potter,
  • children books illustrations,
  • fairy tales,
  • fruit and berries,
  • roses,
  • lighthouses,
  • Folklore,
  • beach-related like shells or palmtrees,
  • Art stamps,
  • map of country stamps,

-Year of the horse, year of the monkey, year of the goat stamps, - JAPAN; International Week of Letter Writing stamps. -

Favorite Crafts

Recently, I have started to create ATCs/ROLOs. I very much enjoy making these little artworks. I haven't been involved in many swaps yet, but I hope to do soon. I would love to receive: - buttons - ribbons - embellishments - baking twine - collage sheets - rubber stamps - stickers - small enveloppes - collage sheets - washi tape - ephemera - wooden scrabble tiles - all kinds of paper, cut-outs from magazines, old maps, all what I can use for mail art or art journaling.

On my flickr account you can see my ATC creations and swaps.


My favourites colors are :

  • red
  • green
  • pink
  • blue
  • blue/white dotted
  • black/white dotted
  • red/white dotted
  • floral motives/designs
  • colorful motives with birds


I enjoy tea. I especially like spiced tea's and green tea's. The green tea may have a fruit flavour. I would love to try eggnog tea. I would rather not receive any black tea with a fruit flavour e.g. orange, strawberry, blueberry (except cranberry tea) and chacomile tea. Please only tea which is in a wrap. No loose tea.


I love to combine scuba diving and traveling. I also love to go hunting for antiques. I love to visit flea markets, thrift stores, charity shops and car boots in The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, France and Germany.


If you haven't received a swap from me, please contact me. As I'm always sending my swaps within sending time.

If you receive my swap, please give me a rating, as I do so too.

Please write the swap name on the cards/package you are sending. I am in a lot of swaps and not only on swapbot.

Thank you very much

Stamp collectors

If you are a stamp collector and want to exchange stamps worldwide, please take a look at: http://100stamps.club On this website you can register, and start exchanging 100 stamps right away!


samjowers rated for 🎅 Christmas Card #2 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful card! Merry Christmas! Thanks for the great stamp! I just opened the second envelope! You are too kind!! These tiny ornies will definitely be used in my Christmas village! Thank you!
jjhere rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: This postcard is so cute. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
debbiespoms rated for 🎄 Christmas Card #1 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Love the beautiful card and Christmas vintage ladies stickers! Thank you! Wherever did you find the Vintage stickers? I just love them!
Response: Indeed I like these vintage stickers as well. I found them in a Danish shop, Søstrene Grene, here in the Netherlands. Happy holiday season
samjowers rated for ❄️ Christmas Card #3 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: I hope I'm rating the correct card. You didn't put your name or the swap name on the envelope. I think you are my only partner from Netherlands. (The stamp)? Thanks for the card. My tradition is to open them with a cup of eggnog on December 1st. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your rating! Sorry I must of missed to put my name and swap name on the card. You are also my partner for the #2 of this series;)
bluehairedmary rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #8 on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Wonderful Jetoy pc! I haven't seen that one before! Yes, natural history museums are great! Thanks!
AmyMarie rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #8 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. Your holiday sounds very enjoyable.
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely stamps and the ones on the envelope. 🎀🎀🎀
Jafferty rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #8 on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the awesome owl postcard! I love it!
Comment: THANKS!
Comment: Oooh, the Dikkie Dik postcard is so cute! I actually drew a [poor] imitation of him. Thank you so much!
Comment: Dank je wel voor de mooie zegels. Ook dankjewel van Bram en Teun.
Comment: Thankyou :D
Comment: Thank you Marleen🌹🌸🌷Every gift from a friend is a wish for your Happiness 😊
Comment: As always, thanks so much for the lovely selection of stamps! And a big thanks for the extras :)💕💕💕
Comment: Thankyou :)
Comment: Thank you for the fishing bunnies postcard (Margaret Tempest)! It is so adorable. Thanks, too, for joining in.
Comment: Thank you for the great stamps and other goodies. 💌💌💌
Comment: Thanks for the variety of stamps you sent. I can’t wait to use them for projects.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing post stamps and all the Extras☺It was an extra wonderful package🌹🌸🌷
Comment: Thanks for all the nice stamps, will be fun starting using them

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nannydino on Jun 22, 2019:

Hi Marleen, thank you so much for the beautiful Frida Kahlo postcards and stickers...they are just wonderful. You sure made me smile today :) Happy Summer Solstice. peace love light

polvodestrella on Jul 5, 2018:

EU Happy Swaps Welcome to EU Happy Swaps!

ToujoursMoi on Jun 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely surprise poscard for the WIYM PC Roulette Swap No 3 Swap! I loved the Patchwork card a lot and it will be on my wall in my sewing space. I hope you will enjoy sewing the boys' clothes. Let me know how it turned out. Lots of love and many greetings out ofe Germany, Nina (ToujoursMoi)

Amyncognito on Mar 15, 2017:

Thank you for mentioning 100 stamp club on your profile! I just signed up!!

dawnielynn on May 7, 2016:

Thanks again for such a great envelope, I loved it!

Babsmomof5 on Dec 24, 2015:

Oh, thank you so much for your letter and all the sticker flakes, and Christmas card! The stamps are lovely, and I loved reading about your Famiky. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating in your new home!

lou on Dec 10, 2015:

Happy Birthday from WIYM group!

kafekafe on Nov 14, 2015:

Hi Marleen! I'd love to have you in my swap Christmas POSTcards (10 partners) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/210887

Katti on Jan 13, 2015:

Hello! There is a new 339 Instagram swap!

Come and sign up for it! It's fun!

ema819 on Dec 18, 2014:

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