Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2024 2:21 pm


Date Joined: March 15, 2014
Last Online: April 23, 2024
Birthday: November 7
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a catsitter, bookbinder and paper artist. I love to read, to cook, to bake. Most of my free time goes into making journals, notebooks, cards and stationery. I like to recycle and upcycle. I like to share what I make with people all over the world! Therefore hand made cards, mailart and snail mails are very welcome.

I love to read. Usually historical fiction, classic and modern literature, philosophy, psychology and essays. Some of my favourite books ever: - The Night Circus - The Gargoyle - The Thirteenth Tale - The parfum - everything by M. Yourcenar, T. Mann, H. James

I have a Little Free Library in my front garden, it is a wonderful way of exchanging books.

I like to listen to classic music, usually chamber or choir music. But most of all I love the silence, at home or in the nature.

I live as environmentally conscious as I can and I am vegetarian. I love animals, expecially cats ❤

My favourite seasons: fall and winter.

I speak Enlish, French, Dutch and Italian.

I see Swap-Bot as a chance to spread love and to put a smile on someone's face.


I like:

  • classy and subtle things
  • six strand embroidery floss
  • paper, expecially the not glossy one
  • rubber stamps
  • clear stamps
  • post stamps with portraits of women
  • old cigar bands
  • ex libris (book plates)
  • writing paper, stationery
  • handmade paper
  • quotes of writers and philosophers
  • washi tape
  • metal dies
  • warm, dark autumn colours
  • very dark brown, indigo and blue
  • black
  • turquoise
  • icy pink, almost white
  • off white
  • ATC's
  • Tarot cards
  • poetry
  • haiku (Japanse short poems)
  • bookmarks
  • dainty paper bundles
  • soft vintage aesthetic

  • Postcards: I love to send and receive postcards, if possible written and in an envelope. Please, please, please don't send tourist cards.

I like cards with:

  • postman, postwoman
  • the bibliophilia series
  • illustrations by Jane Ray 
  • illustrations from the fairytale "The Princess and the Pea" 
  • illustrations by Catrin Welz-Stein
  • illustrations of interiors of little shops 
  • Vogue covers 
  • book covers
  • Dior, Balenciaga, YSL and so on vintage fashion 
  • Tarot cards, expecially VI : The Lovers 
  • tempus fugit, transience of life 
  • life on head 
  • minimalism 
  • lovers kissing
  • woman on a bicycle
  • woman writing a letter
  • woman in the kitchen 
  • woman hanging the wash 
  • ironing, cleaning the house (to inspire me ; ) 
  • ladies drinking tea or coffee together
  • vintage posters of my favourites themes
  • woman in sorrow/crying
  • woman with a cat
  • hourglasses
  • people eating together
  • cats in art paintings
  • beautiful illustrations with falling snow
  • art of the 19th century
  • paintings with women in beautiful dresses

You can see my card collection at


I love mailart!

Food and drinks

I don't have a sweet tooth and don't eat sugar.

I love coffee!

I don't drink herbal teas, only real black tea without additives and artificial flavours. I adore Earl Grey tea.

Finnish swappers, if you can send me a bag of Perinteinen Joulutee I would be grateful forever!!


If you look at my likes you can find all my wishes... I love to receive small things but above all I love to read about you, your thoughts on life, love and art, your experiences... I prefer a beautiful handwritten letter to material things. So please add a letter or at least a small note to the swap!

Flaking and rating

I am here because I like this a lot and as I am basically a giver I enjoy sending nice things to people. When I send a swap I take multiple pictures of everything (envelopes, cards, packages) so if you don't receive something please contact me. Post to the USA or Asia will take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Please be patient! If you at last won't receive a swap I'll be happy to resend!

I shall always rate the sender as soon as I receive an item.


  • candy, sweet things, liquorice
  • beauty products, make-up
  • animal products
  • tourist cards
  • parfums (I am very allergic to them)
  • smoke and the smell of cigarettes on a swap
  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Diddle, cuties, girly stuff and so on
  • knick knacks, plastic things, souvenirs
  • yellow in great quantity, orange or neon colours/ not a problem in a mix
  • anything Christmas, Halloween or Santa related
  • please, please: no Christmas or Easter cards!!


hellojett rated for Highs and Lows - October on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your lovely swap. I feel sometimes life is one step forwards and two steps backwards. I wish you all the best for your health, don't overdo things with your foot, I like to have epsom salt foot baths, nice and warm. I am very sorry to hear about your father, and of course the other thing, losing a friend is always so difficult to experience and life feels so empty. But you know, onwards and upwards we have to keep going.
Response: Thank you so much for kind words 🙏 and for reading my diary with empathy and attention ❤
lspjackie rated for postcards for happiness 😊 on Aug 7, 2023
Comment: thank you for the welcome and the lovely postcard :)
Response: Thank you for the rating! 💕
Luvchickadees rated for Profile-based postcard #3 on Jul 24, 2023
Comment: Patricia, thank you for the mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and orange fishys. Awesome. You made my day!
Response: I am so glad you like it! 🙏❤
SaM81 rated for Swap di Cartolina - n.2 on Jul 21, 2023
Comment: Bellissima cartolina a tema cucina. Mi è piaciuta tantissimo! Grazie!!!
Response: Sono felice che ti sia piaciuta! Un grazie di ❤
Beatrice rated for Swap di Cartolina - n.1 on Jul 10, 2023
Comment: Bellissima cartolina! Grazie :)
Response: Sono contenta che ti piaccia!
Comment: Thanks for sharing the nice movies. Hope you enjoyed this swap. Have a lovely month of September.
Response: Thanks for the rating and for creating the swap!
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
mysmashbooklife rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: Wow! When I opened my email I was like: Is that Anne Frank? But ofcourse not. Thank you for sharing. I really liked seeing them. Why didn't become a nun worked out for you?
Response: Thank you for the rating 💕... And I am a rebel at heart, not at all suited to obey 😉
Jjean rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: Wow, loved your photos.... and I too wanted to be a "nun" but my Dad wanted me to marry & give him grand children, so that's what I did
Response: Thank you so much for the rating... I hope the life you chose to make your father happy gave happiness to you too! ❤
metrognome rated for FLL: My mail on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the letter and cute goodies! I use a system of boxes, too. Regular old mail order boxes for letters, and photo boxes with tabbed filing cards for the postcards.
Response: Thank you fot the rating and the heart, I am always glad to hear that other people are "boxes people" just like me! ❤
indigo68 rated for Profile-based postcard #1 on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard which finally arrived today, it took almost 4 months!!! And I just love the postcard you chose for me, very beautiful and moody with the mist and the birds. 💙
Response: Oh my goodness, thank you for your patience and kind rating! I am really glad you like the card ❤❤❤
Comment: Hello Patrizia, Thankyou for the lovely autumn PC and folder you made! Love the bookmark and tags too. Envie is pretty and i like the postage stamps also! ❤️❤️❤️ I hope you receive mine soon!
Response: Thank you for this beautiful rating, I am glad the envelope made it to you and I am glad you like it! ❤
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and personalized crafts. I enjoyed your letter too about your rescue of the discarded books! And it all arrived so quickly!
Response: Thank you Stephanie for your kind words and rating...❤
JossieAyame rated for ESG: My Favourite Photo - March on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I am also a part-time catsitter :D
Response: Oh how nice to meet a colleague! Thank you so much for the rating ❤
Comment: Very nice Isabel Allende postcard - I'm a fan, too!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! ❤
03Scarlett rated for ESG: My Favourite Photo - March on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Patrizia, thank you for all the great pictures you chose this month. I "LOVE" cats (and have one of my own) - one can never see enough cat pictures, for sure! Also, the tree in your yard is absolutely beautiful. I'd say that I love the picture of snow but we've had so much here, I'm tired of seeing it. Ha! Ha! Have a great week! 🌹 🌹 🌹
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I saw the photo of Kyla on your profile, she is absolutely gorgeous!! 😻😻😻 I wish you a sunny spring ❤
QuinGem rated for ESG: My Favourite Photo - March on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Loved your pictures! That is so great that you get your flour direct from the mill!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating! Yes, it is very special to buy flour from the mill, you can even go upstairs ( tricky wooden ladder) and see the flour being milled ❤
musiccinme rated for Email Music Game on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: I absolutely loved your playlist! I loved both versions of Lilac wine :)
Response: Thank you for your comment and the heart! ❤
shenanigansbeginagain rated for Email Music Game on Mar 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks for introducing me to some new music! :)
Response: Thank you for your comment! ❤
sassafrass rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Loved your choices! You're the only partner I've had that actually had one of the same answers :D
Response: Thank you for your comment, it was really fun to think about the answers!

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Gnoe on Apr 14, 2024:

Dankjewel voor de lieve happymail die vrijdag bij me in de bus viel! Beetje bloementhema :-)

Hoe krijg jij die Forever USA zegels zo netjes afgeweekt? Op een andere manier dan weken in water misschien? Bij mij blijven ze altijd plakkerig of alleen een heel dun bovenste laagje komt eraf (en scheurt dan natuurlijk, zucht). Tips zijn welkom!

Ik wens je veel beterschap want gordelroos is echt vreselijk (begreep ik van een vriendin die het recent had).

Make a Wish! April 2024

susieq11 on Mar 12, 2024:

Thank you for the lovely mail for Make A Wish February! I love the poodle postcard (new to me! And SO cute!), stickers and book plates - plus your note on cute paper and nice decorated envelope! I have read and really loved City of Thieves - such good writing and characters. I almost always read paper books - my first e-book was just in November on a flight. Now I am just doing that when I travel to have less weight to carry! I use the Libby app through my library system. Thank you for making me smile today with your thoughtful mail! Happy Spring! xoxo

Highlander18 on Feb 29, 2024:

❤️❤️Thank you for your surprise wishes MAW. I posted a wishlist in my other groups but somehow goofed in MAW. Love the postcard and the bookmark to add to the Journal. Thank you for a happy mail day, big smile here!!

HippieChick on Feb 26, 2024:

Thank you so much for sharing your tofu recipes with me for MAW! Feb! They sound super yummy and I am eager to try them! I love nearly anything with peanut butter or sesame oil! Haha! :) And thank you for the adorable mushroom images. I am hoping to put together a little mushroom/botanical journal this year for myself, thank you for adding to it!

LadyJo on Feb 23, 2024:

Thank you for the great letter, love the bookmark you made for me, postcard and stamps! I am so sorry but I thought I had told you Thank you for the birthday card and gift! I meant too after I opened up and thought I did! I think I did in my mind and sorry I misthought that. I just loved your gift and card for November MAW. I waited to open it till my birthday! So sorry about that! That isn't like me! Thanks again for the Feb. MAW wishes. I am sorry you night out didn't work out. My daughter has the same problems, but hopefully someday the special someone comes along.

Karen07 on Feb 17, 2024:

I love the tree themed mail that you sent for MAK February! Thank you so much!

anicka22 on Feb 9, 2024:

❤️❤️dankjewel voor de superfijne post, vooral voor de lange brief. Zo blij mee ❤️❤️

HippieChick on Dec 18, 2023:

I am so glad it arrived. I hope your birthday was wonderful and your coming year brings you joy and happiness. :)

susieq11 on Nov 7, 2023:

Belated birthday wishes! I hope you had a lovely day! xoxo

Highlander18 on Nov 6, 2023:

❤️❤️Thank you very much for the Oct MAW wishes!! Love the Owl theme decorated envie, awesome Edition Tausendschön owl card, and many steampunk labels!! So much fun in one envelope.

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