Swap-bot Time: June 3, 2020 10:15 pm


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: June 2, 2020
Birthday: March 30
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi, my name is Cindy and I am a middle aged woman (50-) living in the beautiful Netherlands. Living as a happy single, no kids.
I do voluntary work in an elderly home. I used to be a secretary but for a while on disability. Recently I started a new hobby: Country Line Dancing.


Our Dutch mailing system has changed dramatically. Only paper items (letters, postcards) can be sent as a letter with low postage. Swaps with other content (brads, ribbon, anything) have to be sent as packages so it becomes too expensive.

My hobbies:

art journaling, mixed media, making greeting cards, minizines (only originals!), gel plate printing and crafting in general. 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:

Roxy Creations, 49dragonflies, Gayle Agostinelli, Never Hopeless by Elizabeth, Lets make a mess today, CreativelyFree2Bme, HomeBirdJen, Shemi Dixon, Maremi SmallArt, Tammy Brackett, The Rebookery, KissMyCreative, Diane H., LittleRavenInk.

Lately I am very interested in natural imagery. The botanical prints. Wild animals too.

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, botanical prints, 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.

What I would like to receive:

washitape samples, embellishments, die cuts, ephemera, doilies, photo negatives, inchies, twinchies, 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.


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

Christmas themed items.

No emoticon stickers, please. I have no use for them.

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.)


smmarrty rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 3, 2020
zurdoswifey rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 2, 2020
Comment: πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing your number
Comment: I loved your dutch Zine and it has printed out well. Thanks for including a translation. Thank you :-)
Comment: What a beautiful magazine for your zine. Thanks so much for the translation. The quote on page 2 is so right. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this happy little zine. .... I've printed and photographed the zines and posted the photo in the discussion section of the swap page.
Comment: So nice! So cute! So inspiring! I love it 😍 Thank you for this Zine, Cindy! Stay safe and happy swapping!
Comment: I love the graphics in your zine. Beautiful. I'd love to see the whole magazine! Thank you for sharing.
Comment: I like the zine. Thank you!
Comment: Easter Greetings, Many thanx for your wonderful Zine. Very creative and translations too. It was really neat. Blessings
kasa rated for The Name Game on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting this email swap, Enjoyed it.
cassidyydawn rated for Quick! It's a email swap! on Mar 18, 2020
pennywhistler rated for ESG: Quick Questions on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your answers!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
myancey rated for ESG: Quick Questions on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks Cindy. I live in USA and have never heard of tuna pizza and don’t know if I would actually like it. Lol. Thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Yes, tuna fish pizza is my favorite. I am surprised you don't have it in the USA. It has tomato, onion, cheese and tuna fish, jummie! I can't have many pizza's because of my pork meet allergy.
Jjean rated for ESG: Quick Questions on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Interesting but I must say, I have never heard of "tuna pizza" Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. You cannot get tuna fish pizza where you live? It also has tomato, cheese and maybe onion, but I love it. Especially because I have an allergy to pork meet.
kasa rated for Reading Challenge 2020 February on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Hi Cindy, Thank you for sharing about the book ,The Black Sheep. It does sound depressing but I guess in those times and working conditions of the mines , life would be rather bleak don't you think. I will see if its at the local library here. I admire you Cindy for reading a book in a different language than your main language. Very inspiring. Happy swapping.
Nevi2018 rated for E-swap: 25 Lists! on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: I loved reading your memories!! Very Nice!! Where exactly do you live what country?
Response: Thank you. Living in the Netherlands, Europe.
Comment: sounds like an interesting book. I will have to check it out.
Fritosmom rated for ESG: Random Facts About Me on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing. My favorite number is 5 also. I love odd numbers. Happy Swapping.
euniceq rated for ESG: Random Facts About Me on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Avatar is such a beautiful movie :)
03Scarlett rated for ESG: Random Facts About Me on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Cindy, thanks so much for your swap - I really liked reading your answers! Don't feel bad, I live alone and talk to myself as well (though actually I'm talking to my cat but when I am and ask her a question, I answer it for her. lol) Have a great week!
Comment: enjoyed reading your answers

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nellswell on Apr 14, 2020:

Thank you so much!! I'm sorry I'm a little late, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

MissPaula on Mar 27, 2020:

Happy Birthday, my Birthday twin! I love your profile, Thanks for listing your favorite YouTubers, I'll check them out! Enjoy your Day!

weatherwax on Jun 19, 2019:

Woohoo!!! Thank you so much for this fabulous profilebased RAK you have sent me! I love e-v-e-r-t-h-i-n-g! The gnomes haha, the variety and your cleverness (notecard with stamps :)!

Thank you for making my day :) Bedankt!

Fritosmom on Dec 17, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly Profile Comment from FritosMom in Bethlehem, Georgia, USA. I don't know what your disability is but I strongly encourage to rescue and older dog-not puppy. They add so much to your life. I currently have 3 dogs and 4 cats. Since I retired I spend hours on YouTube-so educational. YouTube is a window to the world. Merry Christmas.

PineappleTarts on Dec 17, 2018:

Hi Cindy,

Greetings from America! I’ve lived here all my life but my grandparents were born in the Netherlands in Groningen. I have yet to visit The Netherlands but it’s certainly on my bucket list.

I see you used to have pet rats. That’s cool, I always thought they looked like interesting creatures. I used to have guinea pigs and gerbils.

Have a nice day and Happy Holidays!

-Christine (PineappleTarts) ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

Katja on Sep 12, 2018:

Hi Cindy, heel erg bedankt voor de RAK en gefeliciteerd met de 100 voltooide swaps! Vooral de stickers vind ik erg leuk en kan ik zeker gebruiken! Ook de envelop en de tags komen goed van pas :)

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

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!

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