Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2017 2:14 am


Date Joined: May 1, 2014
Last Online: April 23, 2017
Birthday: March 19, 1986
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi everyone,

My name is Tessa and I live in a small town in the south of the Netherlands, just below Eindhoven.
I live there with my cat.
My cat is all white, with black ears and a black tail. She is almost 5 years old and a bit crazy. Sometimes she just runs around the house like her tail is on fire. Her name is Poes, wich is the dutch word for cat. Her favorite toys are the simple little grey mice, she turns her back on all the fancy stuff I've got her.

I used to work at a theme park called De Efteling. The park is all about fairytales, everything has something to do with it.
It was really fun working there. Especially because I operated rides in the rollercoaster section of the park.
Now I work at a big store that sells almost everything for your garden or home, and even clothes and animal stuff. I work at the clothing section.

In my free time I like to be creative in many ways. I enjoy many crafts.
I'm crocheting a lot of stuffed animals. it's so fun to see them come to live, adding arms and legs.
Most of the time I crochet animals from designers like: Stip en haak, Lalylala, My Krissie dolls and Heidi Bears. I like my animals stripey and with bold colors.
I also enjoy stamping, coloring the images with my polychromos pencils, making cards with them.
I'm also very interested in project life.

I also like to watch movies/netflix, going to the zoo or the Efteling, and reading.
I like to be with my family.

In the summer months (june - september) I'm active in a group for the local flower parade.
14 groups build a big float and on the second sunday in september we have a parade.
The building proces takes 3 months (bending iron, welding it together, stick cardboard on it, glue paper on it, and painting) after that we only have 2 days to put al the flowers on it (200.000 in total per float).
We use dahlia's they are so pretty and have many colors and forms.
This year we were 9th. The theme was Jheronimus Bosch, he was an Dutch artist and made some crazy paintings.
2016 Fantoom 9th place out of 14
2015 Rhino 4th place out of 13

Please leave a comment when raiting.

I promise that I won't flake! Please contact me before rating me a 1 or 3!

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of things, and will try almost everything.

I like to make rubber stamps, crocheting stuffed animals, upcycle things, make envelopes, boxes and gift pouches, mixed media, make mini albums from paper bags, knitting, stamping, drawing, sewing, flipbooks, facepainting, coloring, making halloween costumes, pocket letters, helping out with the flower parade and much more.

Things I like...

Random things
* flowers, roses, dahlias, poppies
* springtime, feeling the sun on my face, summertime, go to theme parks
* pastel colors, bold colors
* hearts, chevron, polkadots, gingham
* woodland animals, peacocks
* feathers
* holidays
* pocket letters
* (board)games
* my family and friends
* mermaids, fairies, dragons, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Gorjuss!
* Anton Pieck, Tim Burton

* anything project life, cut & paste, journal cards etc
* lace and lace tape
* watercolor tutorials, I love this medium but don't really know how to use it. Teach me please!
* watercolor paper
* paper flowers
* stamps and (big) stamped images to color
* bird crazy and crazy things stamps by Tim Holtz
* or just anything by Tim Holtz
* stamping inkpads, memento dew drops (see below for colors)
* enamel dots (home made is fine too)
* sequins, scrabble tiles
* die cuts and other embellishments
* spaghetti measuring thingy
* white pens (love them!)
* black (volume) mascara
* hair masks, hairstick
* washi tape
* punches
* hand made paper
* cross stitching kits (only complete kits please, no lose thread) even if there is already a little work done, I love to complete your work
* mail art
* fun shaped paperclips
* I prefer silver toned jewelry/accessoires over gold
* burt's bees with pomegranate lipbalm
* handmade soap, small bath bombs
* small tubes of handcream to carry with me at work

* chocolate
* nuts
* licorice
* strawberries, cherries, cranberries
* caramels
* all kinds of candy and cookies
* Milka chocolate
* Jelly beans


Here is a list of things I collect:
Don't see this as a shoppinglist, mostly it's just a reminder for myself, but free free to help me collecting!

  • Gorjuss girl urban rubber stamps; I still need: 1. Ruby, 3. The pretend friend, 4. Forget me not, 5. Ladybird, 6. I found my family in a book, 7. The white rabbit, 8. I love you little rabbit, 9. I gave you my heart, 10. Purrrrrrfect love, 11. You brought me love, 13. Fairy lights, 14. Little red, 15. Theblack star, 16. Puddles of love, 17. The fox, 18. Poppy wood, 19. Holly, 20. The getaway, 21. The collector, 22. Pulling on your heart, 23. Little song, 24. Heartfelt, 25. Oops-a-daisy, 26. The scarf, 27. The little friend, 28. Toadstool, 29. The hatter, 30. Hush little bunny, 31. Awashed, 32. Little violet, 33. From the heart, 34. Nightlight, 35. The friendly hedgehog, 36. Rainy daize, 37. Dear apple, 38. The runaway, 39. The lost heart, 40. Forget me not.

  • Gorjuss Girls mini collectable stamp; I still need: 1. Ruby, 2. new heights, 3. The pretend friend, 4. Forget me not, 5. Ladybird, 6. I found my family in a book, 7. The white rabbit, 8. I love you little rabbit, 9. I gave you my heart, 10. Purrrrrrfect love, 11. You brought me love, 12. On top of the world, 13. Fairy lights, 14. Little red, 15. Theblack star, 16. Puddles of love, 17. The fox, 18. Poppy wood, 19. Holly, 20. The getaway.

  • Memento dew drop ink pads; I still need 100, 103, 200, 201, 301, 302, 404, 500, 501, 504, 506, 507, 601, 602, 604, 607, 608, 701, 703, 704, 706, 707, 708, 709, 800, 801, 802, 804, 805, 808, 901, 902

I know it's a lot, but I just started collecting

Things I don't like

  • Religious stuff
  • rain
  • gold toned jewelry/accessoires
  • diddl, hello kitty, other kids characters
  • plain blue or black writing pens, but I do like other colors, gell pens
  • to much snow
  • (reward) stickers
  • the smell of nicotine
  • chai tea, spicy tea
  • sand between my toes
  • papercuts in my finger
  • annoying people
  • sticker slapping
  • and flakers.

Please note...

About socks.....
I wear size EU 39 / US 10.
I prefer short socks (just above the ankle).
I like them colorful, striped, with polkadots and with fun images. I don't like brown, beige and other earthy colors, alsonot very fond of pastels.
Please no toe socks.

For swaps that requires more than one gift to be send.
I'm very pleased to get 1 gift worth the total amount you have to spend instead of several small gifts.
It's your choice what to do.

Please don't cover your mail art with clear packaging tape.


shellyc rated for QUICK : Rubber Stamp swap#169 on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the stamps, the design is so cute! I appreciated the stamped images too and will enjoy crafting with them! :D
Response: Youre welcome, thanks for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for DIY Embellishment Swap # 3 on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: I love the embellishments you made and the note paper also! Thank you so much! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm so glad you like it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thankyou! The cards and I are now waiting for round 66 :)
Response: You're welcome!
galadkria rated for Peacock flip book on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Omg so fast. Thank you lovely flipbook
Response: You're welcome!
marliese rated for Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke kaart! Happy Earth Day! :)
Response: Graag gedaan, thanks for the heart!
anicka22 rated for PBS: Wishy-Washi #7 on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Dankjewel voor de leukste hartjes tapes :)
Response: Graag gedaan!
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely adorable stationery from LaPapierre. ♥ It's perfect as I'm trying to write more and more letters all the time. :) Have a nice day!
Response: You're welcome! This was my favorite from your wishlist. Thanks for the heart!
noname13 rated for SIE ~ Rainbow pocket letter ORANGE on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot! Will send yours next week.
Response: Looking foreward to it! Thanks for the heart!
JeanetteC rated for Collaboration PC #36 on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: I ADORE the envelope you sent me...I would love if you shared with me how you made it. Thank you too for your lovely note.
Response: Of course I can tellet you how I made it. But you have to tell me how it looked like last, because I can't remember al the envelopes I make!
TailsMcHot rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #168 on Apr 9, 2017
Comment: I love the stamps! They are beautiful thanks :D Thanks for including the name of pens and pencils and stamp brand :D I'll be sure to look the brand up as they look super cute :D xxxxx
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
MisoMiso rated for OPEN QUICK Rubber stamp swap #167 on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Sandara333 rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook flowers on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: That pretty little flipbook arrived in the mail yesterday. It's very well made and thank you for sending me all those little flower extras. I love those glittery little swirls💗. I really like how you used a couple mini tags to create a flip! I'm going to steal that idea on the next flipbook I make. Thanks again, you're a great swapper.💖💌🌻
Response: I'm glad you like it! It was fun to make, thanks for the heart!
kpfree rated for Collaboration PC #35 on Apr 1, 2017
Comment: hi Tessa! Got the lovely pc! You guys did a great job there on the pc! Will finish it and send it out to Jill as soon as I finish adding my contribution. Looks like everyone had fun! Thank you! By the way Baba did approve! She sends your cat totally purr-fact LUV to you and your kitty! Meow!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Lucine rated for GG: flipbook on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Bedankt voor de leuke flipbook.
Response: Graag gedaan! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!!! Our weather is hot today...it snowed 3 days ago...tomorrow who knows:) Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
bbsporty rated for Pass and Paste PC #35 on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: You did a gorgeous job on this pass & paste! Thank you for making the envelope just as pretty!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks! I loved it.
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
LunaMoody rated for Pocket letter - PARIS on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Awesome thanks : )
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a wonderful surprise Tessa! Thank you SO much for my lovely Etsy surprise - the washi you chose has been on my wishlist for a very ling time and is absolutely beautiful in real life! I love it and cannot wait to use it in some crafty projects and snail mail! Thank you <3
Response: Om so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful fairy goodies! I also really love the mail art!!!
Response: I'm glad you like it, thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

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MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks so much for adding the filmstrip to my PC.....it turned out great!

Lucine on Jan 6, 2017:

Fijn dat ik lid mag zijn van de Gorjuss Girls group:)) Bedankt!

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

midwestkiwi on Oct 11, 2016:

Thanks for your contribution to my green and yellow confetti, now flowers and dreams Collaboration PC!

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:

Happy Autumn! ♥

CurlyTea on Sep 9, 2016:

DaisyNY on Aug 3, 2016:

There is something very interesting about a magnificent wild beast made out of flowers - what a beautiful LARGE rhino!

tingtinga2602 on Jul 13, 2016:

Thank you for the extra gift for Happy Birthday PBS swap. Appreciate it. ;)

SuMay on Jul 8, 2016:

P.S. ik vind de postzegels heel mooi. Net mijn geval!

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