Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2018 7:23 am


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: August 16, 2018
Birthday: March 30
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi, my name is Cindy and I am a middle aged woman (45+) living in the beautiful Netherlands. Living as a happy single, no kids. No pets anymore, I used to have tame rats as a pet. They ruined my sofa and clothes, so no more. I do voluntary work in an elderly home. I used to be a secretary but now on disability.

My hobbies:

art journaling, mixed media, junk journals, making greeting cards and crafting in general. Recently I discovered the 8 fold zines made out of A4 sized paper and love making them (and maybe ? receiving). I also really like gel plate printing. I have one penpal in Holland. I am addicted to YouTube. I also love reading books and walking (preferably in our lovely Wildlands Adventure Zoo).

My favorite YouTubers:

Kagedfish (glue books), Crafting Mamas, Shemi Dixon, Maremi SmallArt, Tammy Brackett, The Rebookery, KissMyCreative, jennibellie, Diane H., LittleRavenInk.

My favorite movies:

fantasy, drama, action movies. I really loved to see Avatar, the Matrix, Eragon, Hunger Games, Riddick.

My favorite themes:

I love the vintage romantic style, birds, forest animals (fox, deer, owl etc), butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, feathers, the black and white combo, but also lots of colour, craft color and turqoise blue. I like bird cages, keys, hot air balloons, zentangles, art, airmail, nature, dogs, cats, cute things, Paris, spiritual and chinese/japanese items, Snoopy. Furtherly I love bling bling and metallic. I also have a thing for fashion models and nice artistic photographs.

Brands I really like:

  • Papaya Art
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Gorjuss girls from Santoro Londen.

My favorite magazines are Flow, Happinez and Daphne's Diary. I am really excited to see your crafty endeavours.

I also like quirky things, strange things. I mean that you have to look twice.

Traveler's notebook:

Recently I bought myself a kind of traveler's notebook from the brand Tinne+Mia. I am really excited to start working in it. I want to make my own signatures in a junk journal way for it. The size is slightly different from a Midori, this one is 7 13/16 inch x 4 1/2 inch (or 20 cm x 11,5 cm).

What I would like to receive:

washitape samples, embellishments, die cuts, ephemera, doilies, inchies, twinchies, art tiles, beautiful napkins for backgrounds (only top layer is fine), shaped paperclips, stickers (no childish, no foam stickers or puffy ones - only flat stickers), your painted papers, your altered art, anything for my junk journals, letter set to write my penpal, quotes, cut-outs from magazines. Flat items only please.

For backgrounds in my art journal I use bookpages and I have already several languages in my posession (some took years to find): I have dutch, english, french, italian, chinese, russian. If you are swapping with me and you have a very different language I would love to get some bookpages if you have it. I don't need to be able to read and understand it, I just like the look of other languages.


I am really turned off when things have a cigarette smell.

Spiders scare me.

Anything religious (except boedda's).

Wooden embellishments or other thick items.

Teabags (unless required in a swap I am joining).

Postcards (unless required in a swap I am joining).

Post-its (I really have so many, but hardly use them).

Mail out/in Netherlands:

I can send out mail from Monday till Friday. (So Saturday & Sunday mail goes out on Monday).

We receive mail on Tuesday till Saturday. (Sunday & Monday we get nothing.)


ittybittykitty rated for Declutter with me - Clothes on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the photos, and thanks for hosting this swap! Decluttering and swapping at the same time, it’s a win/win! :D
Leanne85 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for pictures. Love the picture of the damn it looks very peaceful
Fabriqueen rated for Declutter with me - Clothes on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: That's great for you to let go of these things! I like the purple shirts. It's my favorite color. Thank you so much for sharing with me! Enjoy your new space! Hugs, Diane
pennywhistler rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely photos. The castle looks beautiful.
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos of your trip to Germany and Münsterland/Sauerland. The buildings look so detailed and majestic. Being on or near the water - as you were - looks like it would have been relaxing and peaceful!
Comment: Lief, dat je de swap op mijn profiel hebt aangepast! Blij mee, dankjewel. Ohja en dat briefpapier setje is echt heel leuk!
Response: Graag gedaan en veel plezier ermee!
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke swap. Haha, inderdaad..zelfde smaak :)
Response: Fijn dat mijn envelop in de smaak valt. Hij was makkelijk samen te stellen voor je.
Comment: Dank je wel voor je gezellig gevulde envelop, hij was gisteren binnen. Moomins blijven altijd leuk, maar ik was helemaal blij met de tape aan de achterzijde van de envelop met tape van Sheepworld. Wat jaren geleden, tijdens onze wintervakantie in Duitsland, hebben mijn dochter en ik tas, portemonnaies en nog wat spul gekocht van dit heerlijke schaap!
Response: Geinig! Die tape heb ik op een vakantie gekocht in Oostenrijk. Volgens mij waren we net over de grens naar Italie gegaan in Vipiteno (waar ze Duits spraken) en daar die tape gekocht.
Comment: Net jouw envelopje opengemaakt en ik zag alleen een staartje van een vosje en vond het al geweldig! Dankjewel zeg! Heel erg mijn smaak :-) Mooie stempels ook op de envelop!
Response: Fijn dat je er blij mee bent. Veel plezier ermee!
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke swap.
Comment: Leuk samengesteld.dankjewel!!! Haha krijg vandaag pas die van jou. Verkeerde gekeken. Maar hij is leuk!!
Comment: Love the "pretties"!
Response: You are very welcome. Have fun with them!
Comment: Wow, definitely above and beyond. You've given me some good stuff to think about and write about!
Comment: lovely ideas for prompts...thanks for the double dose..have a fab summer.
Comment: Thanks so much for your package Cindy!
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2018-June on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great review! Enjoy your break, I will be sure to message you when I put up the August Challenge!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing...I absolutely ADORE the idea of Sisters Day! I have two younger sisters. This would be such a cool thing to do with them. We live in different states and I haven't seen them in years.
Response: You should really try to arrange a get together and spend some time with your sisters. We always enjoy our quality time together.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Sisters day sounds like a lovely tradition, regardless of it not being a national thing.
OrigamiGrace rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #5 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for some fun decos to play with!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!

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HappyMom on Aug 5, 2018:

Hi Cindy, Thanks for sharing your favorite photos of July with me :) Looks like an amazing place - so peaceful!

camilleaf on May 31, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4:

Tool - Lateralus

Reaching out to embrace the random. Reaching out to embrace whatever may come. //

I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me. Whatever will bewilder me.

And following our will and wind We may just go where no one's been. We'll ride the spiral to the end And may just go where no one's been.

Spiral out. Keep going.

Some of the reminders I need most. Hope they can help you, too.

-- camille

Ganjaprincess on May 29, 2018:

Song lyrics #4 Rihanna same old mistakes Feel like a brand new person, (But you'll make the same old mistakes) Well I don't care I'm in love, (Stop before it's too late I know) Feel like a brand new person, (But you'll make the same old mistakes) I finally know what it's like, (You don't have what it takes) (Stop before it's too late, I know there's too much at stake) (Making the same mistakes) And I still don't know why it's happening. (Stop while it's not too late) And I still don't know

karenh77 on May 25, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4 Electronic

Well I know they say all good things must come to some kind of ending We were so damn good I guess we never stood a chance Go on & find what you been missing and when the highway's tired of listening You'll see I'm not that easy to forget

Song: "Thinking Of You" Artist: Christian Kane

MarblexJam on Apr 23, 2018:

Song Lyrics # 3

And I'll rise up, I'll rise like the day, I'll rise up, I'll rise unafraid, I'll rise up, and I'll do it a thousand times again, And I'll rise up, High like the waves, I'll rise up, in spite of the ache, I'll rise up, and I'll do it a thousand times again, For you.

Rise Up - Andra Day

Great powerful song to lift your spirits :D It's been helping me with my personal struggles, hope it can do the same for you!

Valkyrien on Apr 23, 2018:

Song Lyrics #3 Electronic

Kesha - Rainbow

I used to live in the darkness Dress in black, act so heartless But now I see that colors are everything Got kaleidoscopes in my hairdo Got back the stars in my eyes, too Yeah, now I see the magic inside of me

I really like the lyrics in this song. For me it means that she's coming from a bad place and finally sees the light in her life again.

handcraftedlove on Apr 7, 2018:

Sorry. I was thinking that this swap is via email and hence hadn't posted anything on your profle earlier.

Song Lyrics #2 Electronic

I love the song, 'Try Everything ' from the movie Zootopia. This has been sung by Shakira and every word is so meaningful.

I messed up tonight I lost another fight I still mess up but I'll just start again I keep falling down I keep on hitting the ground I always get up now to see what's next Birds don't just fly They fall down and get up Nobody learns without getting it won I won't give up, no I won't give in Till I reach the end And then I'll start again Though I'm on the lead I wanna try everything I wanna try even though I could fail I won't give up, no I won't give in Till I reach the end And then I'll start again No I won't leave I wanna try everything I wanna try even though I could fail

iheartletters on Apr 4, 2018:

Hello there, just dropping in to say "Hello" and leave an inspirational quote ;)

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle"

cllfdl on Apr 2, 2018:

Keep planting seeds you never know what will take!

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kisforkechell on Apr 2, 2018:

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