Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 10:48 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2016
Last Online: October 16, 2017
Birthday: July 9, 1992
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

(17-05-'17) Hello everyone, I am taking a break/slowing down on swapping. It's been a wonderful, happy mail-filled year for sure! But lately I am not feeling well, mentally. And this means I barely send my stuff on time, and I have a pile of stuff left to rate from this month. Swapping helps me alot, but it is burdening me and others too much right now, I want to continue when I can do it RIGHT, hopefully I'll be back soon!

(26-05-'17) After a friendly encouraging PM I've gone through ALL my unrated received stuff!

( .)> My name is Samantha a.k.a. Sammoning.

~I'm from The Netherlands, and I'm currently 24 years old. I live in an apartment on my own and have a job in financial administration for a few days a week. I also live near The Efteling, a wonderful themepark, I visit it frequently!

~I'm in a long distance relationship, I met my partner online. A few times a year I travel to England by train to visit him (and to buy foreign postcards!)

~~~Why I joined Swap-Bot

~First of all, making people smile! I did not sign up to get loads of stuff, but because I like sending postcards and that I might find some swaps to send my knotted bracelets away.

~And now I will finally receive fun mail, haha.

~~I am interested in private swaps to trade away my knotted bracelets! Or even to make a costum one for you. Bracelets sent via Swap-Bot: 6

This could be in exchange for your handmade bracelets, or other crafted items, or things from my 'Like'' section, even a simple postcard will suffice... If you would like to make me an offer, just send me a PM!

About Mailpeople and rating

~~~The mailpeople

Mail gets delivered on Tuesday to Saturday.

Mail gets picked up on Monday to Friday at 5pm.

~I noticed outgoing mail usually takes longer than incoming mail from the same location.

~I mark my swaps 'sent' when I finish writing them and they will go in the mailbox the NEXT day. Usually I write them in the evening or at night so they won't make it to the pick-up time anyway. And there's also the time difference ofcourse.

~~~My rating pledge

~You can count on me to fulfill swaps with my best effort and before the deadline.

~I will never leave a bad rating without contacting you first and I will rate fairly and swiftly (but not always on the day I receive, because life.)

~I will usually contact both receiving and sending partners if it is not received after a while.

~Please contact me if you feel something has gone wrong, so we can find a solution together.

Favorite Crafts

~~~My crafty hobbies

~My main creative thing is knotting friendship bracelets And not just your average summer camp stripy ones ;) I have discovered this hobby a few years ago (2012) when I quit my biology studies because of anxiety/stress etc. Now I'm a moderator in an online community, and I swap bracelets across the world which I really enjoy!

~Doodling. I used to draw for most of my life, starting out with my bedroom wallpapers... Never considered myself to be very good at it, but pencils and markers still make me quite a happy girl!

~Collecting erasers. This just happened one day, and now I have a few boxes full!

~Reading nowadays I mostly read in English, instead of my native language Dutch.

~I play RuneScape, not very actively anymore but I will always keep very fond memories of that game.

Favorite Books

Feel free to recommend me something, or tell me about what you are reading!

~Genres: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller etc.

~Recent titles/forever fav's:

  • The Abhorsen chronicles - Garth Nix
  • The girl with all the gifts - M.R. Carey
  • Gone-series - Michael Grant
  • The Maze Runner - James Dashner
  • I am number Four/The Lorien Legacies - Pittacus Lore
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • Artemis Fowl-series - Eoin Colfer
  • Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling.
  • The Golden Compass trilogy - Phillip Pullman
  • The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The very hungry caterpillar - Eric Carle

Favorite Music

~I mostly listen to rock, and some pop music, and some random things. I'm usually open to new things/suggestions :)

~These are my top 2 favourite bands and the ones that I have seen live in concert!

  • ~Muse (Concert 04-06-2013)
  • ~Imagine Dragons (Concert 05-02-2016)

Favorite Movies/Tv

Here's a grasp of my favourites, preferences, random finds and whatnots; in alphabetical order because I just don't do top X lists.

Feel free to recommend me something, or tell me about what you are watching!

~Genres: Animation, Horror, Comedy, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Superpowers, Disney, Crime


Alice in Wonderland, The Butterfly Effect, Cabin in the Woods, Chronicle, The Curious case of Benjamin Button, Drag me to hell, Ender's Game, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Final Destination, Finding Nemo/Dory, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hunger Games, Inception, Inside Out, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The secret service, Knowing, The Last Unicorn, The Lion King, The Martian, The Matrix Trilogy, The Maze Runner, The Mist, Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, Mr. Nobody, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pan's Labyrinth, ParaNorman, Shaun of the Dead, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Shutter Island, Silver Linings Playbook, The Sixth Sense, Super8, Wall-E, Warm Bodies, Watchmen, Wreck-it Ralph, Zombieland, Zootopia

~~~Tv series~~~

The 4400, American Horror Story, Arrow, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, BBC's Sherlock, Cold Case, Community, The Flash, Flashforward, Fringe, Futurama, Heroes, House MD, How I met your mother, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Misfits, The Neighbours, Person of Interest, Phineas and Ferb, Psych, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Scrubs, Supernatural, Wander over yonder

Things: Likes

~~~Likes and things

  • My favourite colours: Purple, red, teal, turquoise, monochrome, rainbow

  • Small touristy souvenirs (think erasers, fridge magnets, pin-badges) from your area, themeparks, zoo's, museums, other touristy attractions.

~Miscellaneous (I love this word, its so complicated!)

  • Beads, buttons, charms
  • Blank notecards
  • (Magnetic) Bookmarks
  • Envelopes (storebought with prints or handmade)
  • Erasers (I collect)
  • Fridge magnets
  • Friendship bracelets made by you!
  • Hello Kitty (for my sister)
  • Keychains
  • Little notepads/drawing pads
  • Paper pocket tissues
  • Pin-badges (Buttons)
  • Postcards
  • Rubber bracelets
  • Rubber duckies (I collect)
  • Shoelaces with prints
  • Stickers (no simple shapes or teacher but alpabet/letters are OK!)
  • Wristbands

  • These Scents only: coconut, lavender, cinnamon, ocean

Postcards: Preferences

~~~General Postcard Preferences

  • Tourist-y cards: I love maps and flags (collecting), images relating to zoo's/theme parks/museums/touristy locations, single view skyline/night scenery.
  • I prefer/collect naked: stamped, written on, without envelope (Unless the swap requires differently)
  • Ad/freecards: I like to receive them if they match any of my interests, or when the swap accepts them. Prefer the ones with normal writing space on the back, so you can tell me where/how you got it :)
  • Stamps: I do not collect them but I love seeing beautiful stamps from all over the world! I like to pass them on to collectors in other swaps.
  • About religion: I'm not religious, but I do believe in sharing and being respectful. So if you would like to share religious texts/images, feel free to do so!

~~~Likes: aka The completely optional list in no particular order

  • Maps & flags; world, country, state, city, underground, railways, parcs etc. etc.
  • England/UK themed
  • Rainbow/colourful/purple images
  • Black&White/Monochrome
  • Rubber duckies
  • Animals; foxes, owls, cats/kittens, koala's, penguins, zebra's and more!
  • Unusual animals like okapi, meerkats, red panda, snow/arctic animals
  • Nature; landscapes, rainbows, northern lights/aurora, night sky/stars/moon, lightning, clouds, sunsets
  • Space/universe, planets, galaxies etc.
  • Cityscapes, skylines, night views, castles, buildings, architecture
  • Images of and related to books/reading
  • Images of crafting material (yarn, paint, pencils etc.)
  • Fantasy/sci-fi/horror (skulls, blood etc. are fine)
  • Geometric/abstract patterns
  • Piano's/music note themed
  • 'Keep calm' style postcards
  • Quotes/poems/lyrics/other text
  • Van Gogh, Rembrandt, MC Escher, Mondrian
  • PostCrossing related postcards
  • Mailboxes and stamps from around the world


~~~Dislikes (For Postcards and Things)

  • Tea/coffee stuff
  • Horses, dolphins, geese
  • Photography focussing on people's faces
  • Images of babies/children
  • Beach themed
  • Disney Princesses or Cars
  • Beauty/fashion/make-up stuff
  • Rings/earrings/bangles
  • Religious items (pc's are fine)
  • Strongly scented things (except coconut, lavender, cinnamon, ocean-type)

These are fine if it's sender's choice or otherwise fits the swap requirements! I can handle surprises :)

~Happy Swapping!

And thanks for taking the time to read all of this, I'm looking forward to swapping with you!


ainaignies rated for NH: Easy Postcard #15 on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you samantha. Love the postcrossing stamp.
Response: I am sorry to hear that you have not received this card. While I'm currently not active on SwapBot I will gladly re-send you one right away! Please let me know when it arives :)
KSENiA rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #16 on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 20 on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the elephant art pc! Live it 🐘
sophiaso rated for FREE/AD #20 Animal on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you. The deer is so cute!
maggie16 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4F on May 30, 2017
Comment: Samantha, thank you so much for this wonderful swap, it was a pleasure to receive! I love all the beautiful postcards that you chose for me! I especially love the HEMA pink flower card and the Belle & Boo card! The four seasons card is also so beautiful, as is the cute little elephant with the balloons! Thank you for the lovely colourful envelopes and address labels, too! Happy swapping :) Hugs, Margarita xo
Comment: I love Fiep Westendorp's illustrations! Thank you so much for sharing this one with me and for the great information about the card. Thanks, too, for joining in!
EmilyT rated for FREE/AD #19 Art by Kids on May 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you, great ad pc for the kids' art program!
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for the comment and rating!
mgallardo68 rated for Zoo-postcard on May 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for great Zoo postcard and the extra is amazing!! Love those type of cards!! Great swap!
Response: THank you for your awesome comment, Im glad to hear you liked it!
marinda rated for NYUP: Animal Postcard on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so very much for the fun seal postcard! :)
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for your rating :)
user6937 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - May 2017 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Great cards! Love the rainbow dancers and Wonder Woman :)
Response: Glad to hear it, thank you for your comment and rate :)
milkiss rated for Naked Map PC #6 on May 12, 2017
Comment: Hello :) love this map card!
Response: Glad to hear it, thank you for rating/commenting!
vontakk rated for ART #17 ALICE IN WONDERLAND on May 7, 2017
Comment: I love this! Thanks so much!!
Response: Glad to hear it, thank you for your rating!
Sahnetoffee rated for Fridge Magnet From Europe on May 6, 2017
Comment: Love it! Thanks so much!
Response: Glad to hear it, thanks for rating and commenting!
Juniebird rated for B&W PCs week 17 on May 5, 2017
Comment: Oh I super LOVE this postcard! Thanks so much for sending it!
Response: Thank you for commenting, Im glad to hear you loved it :)
EmilyT rated for PTG: "Opposites" Scavenger Hunt on May 1, 2017
Comment: ♥️❤️❣️💌💖💕💗💝💞💟🎅 first thanks for the extra, Sinterklaas and all the Piets!! Wow, what a PC! Then for the opposites, they are so cool too! Love tiny pug and big elephant, love the b&w insects textile and colorful tapestry. Really nice selection!
Response: Glad to hear you liked it so much, really brings a smile to my face! I was surprised to see a request for Sinterklaas postcards but happy to oblige :)
Comment: What a careful job you did of studying my profile to send me wonderful postcards that I absolutely love! Thanks for an extra, too. They are all truly delightful School theme cards are nearly impossible to find and yours is adorable; and I have never seen a Little Golden Book postcard -- so I am quite thrilled! Really fun postage, too: those are quite the characters on those bus stamps!
Response: I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my selections, I also had fun working out the best things to send to you :) Thank you very much for your awesome comment!
Comment: Thank you very much. I have never heard of it, but it lookes very cute!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thanks for rating and commenting!
SheWolf rated for GREETINGS FROM POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Thank You for the neat postcard! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating, glad you liked it!
Comment: I love love my items! The cat postcard is awesome, and I love the pineapple stickers. Thank you!
Response: Glad to hear it, thank you so much for generous your comment :)
Comment: Boy, I hit the jackpot w/your cards--love them! You sent me a Rembrandt even! Have a great weekend--thanks for the stamps too!
Response: Reading this comment made me very happy, thanks for your generous words :) Rembrandt is one of my fav artists too, and he's Dutch so I gladly share his work!

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nannydino on Mar 23, 2017:

Hi Samantha, thank you for the lovely PC from: PC Roulette #12. Thank you for picking me :) I love everything about this PC, colours,little boy and green/blue deer postage stamp. Happy spring swapping. Blessings of peace,love,light. Take good care , Geraldine in Canada

drizzle on Jan 21, 2017:

Got your art card mailed more than a month ago today! Thanks so much! Love it! (p/c roulette 2)

Fullsteampowell on Jan 14, 2017:

Got your unassigned Postcard Roulette card in the mail yesterday. It was a nice surprise. Thanks!

AnneliesV on Dec 20, 2016:

Postcard roulette round 2. Dank je wel dat je de extra kaart naar mij stuurde. Ik Ben er blij mee, het is een hele mooie kaart. Ik wens je hele fijne feestdagen en een mooi 2017

Carolien25 on Dec 20, 2016:

Postcard Roulette #2 Dank je wel voor het geweldige hemakaartje uit Kaatsheuvel. Ik ben heel blij dat je voor mij gekozen hebt als extra partner. Super dankt. Fijne dagen! Groetjes Carolien

jinxednj on Oct 26, 2016:

I'm so glad you received the card back! Although it took quite a while :/ Anyway, it made it's way to you! :D

Castlequeen on Oct 3, 2016:

Your beautiful envie for the AN: September WTA arrived in today's mail and it's wonderful! The cards are perfect! One of my favorite mantras is "Be the tortoise, not the hare," and being the tortoise bears many gifts, like the ones on the postcard! Also, sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. They have such happy faces. It's such a delight to happen on a field of them when driving along country roads. Thank you so very much!

Tinker60 on Aug 17, 2016:

Thank you so much for the great PCs you sent me in the PTG WTA for July -- they are all great! The tulips an waterfall ones are so pretty, and the Atomium is so interesting. . . and thanks too for the extra of Leo :-) I hope you'll join the WTA for August that is up in the group's forum. . . it's always more fun when we get lots of players!

Fullsteampowell on Aug 12, 2016:

Thank you for the extra Roulette postcard! I feel the same way about SwapBot as a social comfort, and it's nice to know I'm not alone. It's been a rough year for me, but sharing treats makes me feel better.

reader44ever on Aug 9, 2016:

Thank you for the pretty landscape and the puppy postcards that you sent to me as part of the WTA Postcards - July 2016 from Postcards from Around the World! I love them!!! :-)

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