Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2020 5:31 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: November 28, 2020
Birthday: December 20
Country: Netherlands

About Me

My name is Mieke. I'm a 55 years old and living in Rotterdam (Netherlands). I'm married and have 2 childeren. I have a job at a school as 'timetable administrator'. I'm often busy with my crafts and making swaps. Also I like to cycle and nordic walking in my surrounding. I really like to make swaps. It's great fun when I return home and a pretty envelope on the doormat is waiting at my home coming.

You will make me very happy with delipaper!

If I am your sender, try to avoid my Instagram as I keep posting there sometimes what I do for swapbot.

Favorite Crafts

I had in the past several hobbies, such as lacemaking, quilting, embroidery and textile art. At the moment I really like to play with paper and paint and create for example a art journal, collages, mailart, handmade books. I love mixed media. Somethimes I make also my own stamps. I followed several e-courses from Mary Ann Moss, Jane Davenport and Roben-Marie Smith.

I like to do:

  • Swaps and mailart.
  • Playing with paper and paint in my art journal.
  • Making handmade books
  • Making (micro) photographs from flowers and insects in my garden.
  • Drinking coffee by Kaldi with my mother.
  • Drinking tea.
  • Eating with friends.
  • Walking and bicycle in the nature.

I collect

  • Some themes I like are: Alice in wonderland, Circus, Winnie-the-Pooh (not the Disney-kind, but the older ones), Richard Scarry.
  • Old black and white vintage photos.
  • Old handwriting.
  • Old bus/train/theater tickets.
  • All sort of vintage ephemera.
  • Different types of ephemera paper (e.g. old handwriting, handwritten notes, old postcards, old advertisment cards, old happy birthday/cristmas cards).
  • Vintage magazines, wrapping paper, old games items.

Stuff you can send to me

  • Delipaper. If you have delipaper in house, please send me some.
  • Circus items.
  • Alice-in-wonderland items.
  • Old winnie-the-Pooh items.
  • Black and white vintage photos or color photos.
  • Paper, vintage ephemera.
  • Old pieces of wallpaper
  • Old bus/train/metro tickets.
  • Old handwriting.
  • Vintage cards/postcards.
  • Die cuts.
  • Handmade paper.
  • Masking tape.
  • Stickers, rub ons.
  • Handmade things (atc, postcards, books, mailart).
  • Stationary.
  • Magnets.
  • Little metal things.
  • All sort of mixed media items.
  • And i love also surprises.

I like the colour combinations turquoise, (lime)green, red and purple or turquoise with orange/ grey. But I like all the colors actually. Lots of color combinations (6 or more) together I don't like so much, it is to busy for me.

I like nice looking postal stamps, not those postoffice printouts. And if possible, please don't use the round USA forever stamps.


White or green tea are my favourites with a fruit flavor. And i like spicy tea. I love to experiment with tea.

I like the next tea very much:

  • LOV Organic tea.
  • Nordqvist Valkoinen (flavoured white tea).
  • Elephant, Mandarine Croseille.
  • Goldmanchen-tee, medi-terranee provence.

I don't like:

  • Rooibos tea (translation bushtea, redbush tea, red tea, South African red tea).
  • Tea with ginger or gingerbread.


While I would totally be grateful for anything you send to me, these are the things I would have to pass on to others:

  • Religious, scary, vampire, zombie, war, Hello Kitty, Disney, kawaii.

I don’t like:

  • Things with a parfume or other smell. Parfum is so personal.


I rarely read books, usually only during a vacation. When I read books, then it is often detectives.

I read sometimes magazines, for instance ArtJournaling or the Flow. And I read the dutch newspaper 'Algemeen Dagblad'.

I almost never listen to music, but I listen a lot to the Dutch radio.

If you don't receive a swap

Please contact me before rating me. If you don't get anything from me, please send me a message and I wil re-send the swap to you. Mail could have gone lost in the post.


ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #36 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel Mieke, ik ga ermee aan de slag!
Response: Bedankt!
Caithness rated for EML: Christmas Scavenger Hunt on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks ever so much for your delightful mail that arrived today, such happy mail! Love the selection of stamps on the envelope. Enjoy the festive season as it approaches.
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Xira rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #5 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Wat gaaf, een blad-shaped art-journal in een geweldige insteek-postcard! Een echte Nederlandse zin kun je het niet noemen maar ik ben er dus heel blij mee :)
Response: Your Welcome! Fijn. In eerste instantie wist ik niet wat ik van dit mystery supply moest maken, maar uiteindelijk na veel knipwerk vond ik het geslaagd. In ieder geval met veel plezier voor je gemaakt.
Response: Thank you!
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #35 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel voor de mooie aanvullingen op de kaart! Wat grappig, dit is de tweede keer dat ie bij mij is. Dank ook voor de leuke kleine B&W foto’s en de geweldige vlop die je hebt gemaakt!!! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Graag gedaan! Bedankt voor het hartje.
marianne81 rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #3 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je mooie tag, wat leuk dat je met het 'kant' bent gaan stempelen op de gelliplate. Ik heb het hier zelf ookliggen dus wellicht ga ik dat ook nog een keer proberen. Bedankt ook voor de die cuts die kan ik mooi zelf weer een keer gebruiken.
Response: Graag gedaan. De tag was leuk om te maken, was nog wel even proberen voordat ik met het kant kon stempelen. Bedankt voor het hartje.
Comment: Thank-you for the postcards and the extra's you included! All the best :)
Response: Your welcome.
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R54 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: I received the journal this morning. Greetings from Missouri.
Response: Glad you received the journal. Greetings from me and the Netherlands. Thanks for the heart.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #34 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Wat een leuke envelop heb je erbij gedaan! Wel beetje jammer dat ik deze swap al een gehad heb.... Maar ik ga hem afmaken en terug naar de eigenaar sturen..
Response: Ja vond ik ook. Groetjes en bedankt voor het hartje.
wyrdfae rated for Collaboration #88 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcards. I will get to work on your card soon!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart.
uiltje rated for NS: Teamwork PC #33 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Dank je wel voor de kaart in een nieuwe ronde. Nog geen idee waamee ik het ga aanvullen, maar dat komt wel. Mooie waxseals ook! En hoe leuk is het om van een pagina uit een prentenboek een envelop te maken. Ik hou er van.
Response: Ik heb verschillende boeken om enveloppen te maken. Altijd leuk, vind ik. Bedankt voor het hartje.
Comment: Oh my! Such diversity in this envelope! ;-) Thank you for the lovely postage, which I will use in my art. Is the little girl your daughter? If so, I won’t use her image.
Response: Hi, the little girl is not my daughter, she is almost 24. Thanks for the heart.
gothbarbie rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R53 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Your pages look great : ) I'm so glad to have you in this swap series! Happy September!
Response: Fortunately, you received the journal so quickly. This time I sent it with a tracking code and that costs a lot of money. But it's worth it for this swap.
cindygroet rated for NS: Teamwork PC #32 on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Dank je wel voor de kaart. Grappig hoor, ik krijg elke ronde kaarten om af te maken als laatste.
Response: ja idd, komt ooit goed ;-)
Comment: Always fun to get your swaps! Thanks for the interesting paper. I will find a use for it! How did you get that effect? It's very cool!
Response: Hi, thanks for the heart. I got this effect by placing leaves or flowers between paper (or textile) and tying them with rope. Boil this pile of paper for about an hour in a pan that you don't use for food and put it away for a month and let it dry. You then get a reasonable effect. You can also get more effect by putting leaves or flowers between paper again, binding them with rope or paperclibs or textile. Cook this in a pan with a piece of rust and a good dash of vinegar for 1,5 hour. The prints then become a bit darker and even more spectacular. Good luck with it, you really should give it a try. And the result cannot be predicted, it is always a surprise what the result will be. Use thick paper from 300 lb. On internet you can also find some films about it.
Aeon rated for Collaboration PC #86 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous sparkly card and fun extras. Is that face stamp a picture of you? If so, that’s cool! I love my gelli plates and need to get them out more.
Response: Your welcome. The face stamp is indeed me, i have made it from a picture. I use it very lot.
weatherwax rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #3 on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for a lovely swap! The Dick Bruna Cover is just fabulous. Thank you so much!!!! Have a lovely weekend ahead :)
Response: Glad you like the Dick Bruna cover. I also like them. Thanks for the heart.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #30 on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje, eens zien wat ik hier van ga maken
Response: Succes ermee.
Comment: i loved my postcard of France thank you <3
Response: Ah, glad you received the art journal. Every year we go to France (not this this because of corona) and always i buy a few postcards). Thanks for the heart.

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bblue on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you for contributing to my add + pass postcard and returning it to me! It's beautiful; thank you!

elflady on Apr 6, 2020:

Thanks for completing my collaboration postcard and sending it home to me. I love what everyone has done with it. Hope you are well and stay that way. elflady

doodlebugdezines on Jul 22, 2018:

Super selection, Mieke. Thank you! 😍

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

Gnoe on Nov 8, 2017:

Dankjewel voor je RAK van het Art journaling magazine! Moet eerst wat vervelende klussen doen en daarna ga ik er lekker mee op de bank zitten :D Ik hoop dat je mijn ruilpakketje net zo leuk vindt; komt donderdag als het goed is want dinsdag na de buslichting gepost. (Kon geen brievenbus vinden in de Zeister bossen ;)

mahlermail on Oct 31, 2016:


sojourner on Jun 20, 2016:

💜💜💜 Thank you for the gift of a handmade postcard. I appreciate the thoughtfulness. Anne

Artstamper on Dec 15, 2014:

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful Deer ornament that arrived in my mailbox today. It's beautiful and unexpected, thank you so much!

skybridgestudios on Jul 11, 2014:

SUMMER EPHEMERA DESTASH -- Many thanks for the wonderful ephemera. Will enjoy using this, and appreciate the photos! <3<3<3<3<3

starhiker on Apr 9, 2014:

Thanks so much for send me my postcard back! <3 ------{----{<@ hearts and flowers for you ; _

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