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

Hi everyone,

I am on the look out for long term (creative) penpals, if this is something that would interest you please send me a message! :)
I like to send happy mail like, pocket letters, flip books, flip files and other creative mail to my pen pals.

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 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, journal pages and mail art 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.

Please leave a comment when raiting.

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

Flower parade

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.

I'm so exited for this year's theme!
It's De Efteling!!! Our designe is called: Polle's Keuken. (this translates to Polle's kitchen, Polle is a boys name), so we make a float about the pancake restaurant in the park that has that name. I can't wait to get started!
Last 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

Favorite Crafts

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

I like to crochet 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, tulips
* springtime, feeling the sun on my face, summertime, go to theme parks
* pastel colors, bold colors
* hearts, chevron, polkadots, stripes
* woodland animals, peacocks, flamingos
* holidays
* pocket letters, flipbooks, mail art
* (board)games
* my family and friends
* mermaids, fairies, dragons, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Gorjuss!
* Anton Pieck, Tim Burton
* I enjoy Harry Potter and Lord of the rings but I'm not a fan girl (I don't need everything but the kitchen sink of these themes)

Crafting/Wishlist (in ramdom order)
* anything project life, cut & paste, journal cards etc
* lace and lace tape
* rub-ons
* sealing wax, any color
* paper flowers
* alpha stickers, letter stickers, even incomplete alphabets
* kraft paper
* stamps and (big) stamped images to color (please use waterproof ink)
* bird crazy and crazy things stamps by Tim Holtz
* or just anything by Tim Holtz
* stamping inkpads, memento dew drops (see below for colors)
* fountain pen ink cartridge other than normal blue or black
* enamel dots and shapes (home made is fine too)
* die cuts and other embellishments (no tiny punch outs)
* white pens (love them!)
* black (volume) mascara
* hair masks, metalfree hair elastics
* washi tape
* punches
* 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

Favorite color combo's
* mint green and gold
* peacock colors
* pink and grey
* salmon pink and gold
* black and silver

* chocolate
* nuts
* licorice
* strawberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, just any berries!
* caramels
* all kinds of candy and cookies
* Milka chocolate
* anything with peanut butter


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, 15. Theblack star, 16. Puddles of love, 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
  • tiny punched out shapes, I have no use for them
  • rain, to much snow
  • gold toned jewelry/accessoires
  • diddl, hello kitty, other kids characters
  • plain blue or black writing pens, but I do like other colors, gell pens
  • (reward) stickers
  • the smell of nicotine
  • chai tea, spicy tea
  • sand between my toes
  • papercuts in my finger
  • 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 and with polkadots.

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.


Comment: Thanks, I'll pass these cards along in the next swap!
Comment: Thank you for hosting our private swap. Your mini flip book is so tiny and cute! I'm loving making and collecting them.
mamalynn rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #34 on May 18, 2017
Comment: Dankjewel voor de leuke P&P! Ik vind 'm erg mooi en kijk ernaar uit mijn aandeel toe te voegen!
Response: Graag gedaan en veel plezier er mee! Thanks for the heart!
midwestkiwi rated for Collaboration PC #38 on May 16, 2017
Comment: What a lovely note you've included. Thank you! This will be a challenge--as collaborations can be--to incorporate any additions.
Response: You're welcome! Have fun adding to this! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the flipbook. It's Soooo cute!!! I love it :)!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
carol rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #33 on May 13, 2017
Comment: Wow! I love your girl. Looks lovely. I'll see what I can come up with for this!
Response: It was fun to make!
nalaqueen rated for SIE ~ Rainbow pocket letter GREEN on May 13, 2017
Comment: Hoi Tessa, Wat leuk!!!!!!! Je PL Is echt super mooi en alles erbij ben ik heel blij mee :) Dank je wel. Hello Tessa, How nice!!!! Your PL is really nice and with all in it I am very happy. Thank you
Response: Graag gedaan! Youre welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful pocketletter. It was the first one I have ever received and I really love it. And I have loved making one too. I hope that you will hold some more pocket letter swaps. Guess it is addicting :-)
Response: I will host a pocket letter every month, various themes, so I hope you will join the fun!
coleenfranks rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #169 on May 8, 2017
Comment: Tessa, thanks for the stamps. I especially like the frame one.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
marliese rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap on May 1, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor het leuke tasje met zwaluwen, en heel attent dat je nog even een berichtje stuurde! Ben net terug van vakantie, heb het net uitgepakt. :)
Response: Graag gedaan! Ik vond het al vreemd dat ik geen reactie terug kreeg, maar vakanyie klinkt logisch :D veel plezier er mee 3, en thanks for the heart!
phillaine rated for PBS: Wishy-Washi #7 on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty tapes and the GOrGEOus mail art! ♥ Such a lovely treat.
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for the heart!
noname13 rated for SIE ~ Rainbow pocket letter YELLOW on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the pocket letter. Yours is ready to be sent and will leave on Tuesday as Monday is a holiday.
Response: Your welcome! Looking foreward to yours. Thanks for the heart!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste PC #36 on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: Nice postcard..... will finish and send it home.....love the orange and white envelope too.... the day after King's Day.....thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Sugardragon rated for GG: postcard #2 on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Love your gorjuss postcard, the girl you chose is one of my favorites. Thank you 😀🌷🌼🌻🌺🌹
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
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!

Rating Overview

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BeckyG56 on May 9, 2017:

Thanks for sewing, and glitter and stamps on my collaberation PC ( stenciled face on vintage paper) It turned out great!!

GeeLuv on May 7, 2017:

Thank you for adding the flowers to my collaboration postcard! It turned out really nice!

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!

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