Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2017 7:16 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2014
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: January 29, 1981
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hello there, my name is Marianne, I'm 36 years old and live in the lovely city ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. Because of a chronic illness I'm not able to work as I did for years. I worked with disabled children and I loved to do that and I still hope that someday I will be able to do my work (or any other work) again. My hobbies are: Sending and receiving postcards and letters, I’ve started Postcrossing over 3 years ago. I also like drawing (mostly Zentangles, ZIA’s Zendalas, ATC but I also like to make mandala's and a sort of cartoonish drawings), painting (I like to use acrylics and aqaurel and mix it with other things like pictures I found in magazines), making cards, and reading (mostly fantasy and thrillers) I also like to watch TV series and movies. I also like singing and I sing in a ladies choir for almost 2 years now.

I may be kind of new to Swap-Bot but I've been swapping for 3 years now on facebook and the postcrossing forum and have send lots of swaps allready. Please contact me first before rating me a 1 if it takes too long for my swap to arrive. Sometimes it takes a few days, but most of the times it takes a few weeks or sometimes a few months for mail to arrive in countries overseas, but also to countries like Russia. I'm always sending my swaps in time, if not I wil contact you to let you know and the reason why it will be send out late.

Favorite Music

When I was a teenager I was a huge fan of Bon Jovi. I still like to listen to Bon Jovi but not as often as I did then. Now I do love Laïs, three Belgium women with beautifull voices who sing folk music, I like it when they sing A-capella. I also like Musicals and Cabaret songs. But I also like to listen to bands as Apocalyptica, System of a down and Metallica.

Favorite Books

I love to read mostly fantasy and thrillers but I also like true stories, especially from world war 2. Some of my favourite authors are: Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, Terry Prattchett, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Julliet Marrilier, Tess Gerritsen, Simone van der Vlugt, Agatha Christie, Camilla Lackberg, Elisabeth george, Paulo Coelho, Torey Hayden, Virginia Andrews, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Movies

Here I also like fantasy and thrillers but also science fiction and true stories. And I really like Disney movies.

Favorite Television

I like to watch crime series as CSI, Castle, Law&Order, The mentalist etc. But I also like series as Doctor Who, Lost, Supernatural, The X-files, Charmed, Rome, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, House. I like a lot of tv series and sometimes I look for something a little lighter than the ones I mentioned above then I like to watch series as Friends, being Erica and The big bang theorie

Favorite Crafts

Well I like a lot of things. I used to make a lot of little puppets out of felt, and I also liked crocheting, knitting, quilting and cross-stitching. But unfortunately I had to give all these things up not because I didn’t like it anymore but because my fingers and hands will not do what I want to do because of my illness. But I have found a new hobby now I make drawings, mostly Zentangles or Zentangle inspirited things, I do like mandala’s and Zendala’s and sometimes I like to make some cartoonisch drawings. One of the artists who inspires me the most at this moment is Joanne Fink, she makes beautiful things. I also discoverd snailmail, it's the perfect combination of my postrelated and crafting hobbies. I also love to make ATC's and my own postcards using all kinds of techniques.

Postcards and related things

My other addiction is Postcrossing, I used to send cards to friends and people I met on the internet in peer support groups. But since Januari this year I’ve started Postcrossing. I collect all sorts of cards, but what I like the most are the things peopale write on the back, little stories about them selves, what they are doing where they are living etc.

For Swaps with postcards: You can make me happy with subjects as: - Fantasy (elves, fairies, gnomes, dragons, etc) - Sci-fi (like Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star wars...) - Fairytales - Animals - Nature - Flowers - Butterflies - Owls - Elephants - Cats - city skylines - Landscapes - Churches, temples, castles and other beautiful old buildings - Things that are typical for your country or city - Art - Spirituality - Maps of your country, region or city - Cartoons - Animations - Manga - Winnie the pooh - Childrens books illustrations - Dick Bruna (Dutch illustrator) - Jip and Janneke or other drawings from Fiep Westendorp (Dutch illustrator) - Cornelis Jetses (Duthch illustrator) - Anton Pieck - M.C. Escher - Josephine Wall - Thomas Kinkade - Cards of Inge Löök, Lali, Jetoy, Limoon, Gorjuss, Silke Leffler, Jolinne, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Linda Peltola, Christl Vogl, Judy Mastrangelo, Oxana Zaika - Vintage - Steampunk art - Selfmade art (If you are creative and like to make your own cards they're welcome too) - Poëtry (with translation in English please)

As you see I do like a lot of things. I like postcards written and stamped, or if necessary in an envelope, and some selfwritten words on the back.

I scan all the cards I receive and put them in albums please check to avoid doubles. You can check my collection in the link to my postcardcollections on the top of my profile.

Other things I like besides pc

of course there are many more things I like besides postcards, I also really like

  • ATC
  • Handcrafted postcards
  • Zentangles
  • ZIA's
  • washi tape
  • stickers
  • stamps (not the postal ones but the clear and rubber stamps for crafting)
  • pretty papers
  • wooden embellishments
  • little charms
  • sharpies
  • pens
  • notebooks
  • fridge magnets
  • keychains
  • earrings, I prefer silver and not to long or big, colourfull is okay.
  • fantasy related things
  • die cuts
  • Vintage related craft stuff
  • Steampunk themed embelishments
  • doilies
  • dreamcatchers
  • quotes and poems
  • green, purple, teal, Black&white, Rainbows
  • Other things related to one of the themes I mentioned under my favourite postcards
  • Tea (I only drink green, rooibos and herbal and the pure fruit infusion tea's I can't drink black tea because it makes me ill)
  • pure dark chocolate

And there is much more I like but that would make a huge list :-D

My dislikes

Things I don't like that much, that will be a short list :-) But please read this because I have some allergies both food as non food related ones.

  • Black tea (I get ill if I drink it but when I do receive black tea I pass it through to someone who likes it)
  • Things to eat besides the dark chocolate, I'm allergic for lot of things. I must eat gluten, wheat and lactose free for medical reasons. And I'm allergic for everything that contains apple doesn't matter in what form. But when you have something you are sure it is gluten, wheat, lactose and apple free it will be very welcome if there is a list of ingredients on or send with it so I can check :-D Other eatable things that are sent to me I will give to my friends and family.
  • cosmetics, shampoo and other stuff like that I'm allergic for parfumes and can't wear make-up because it gives me some kind of allergic reaction.
  • bracelets, I can't wear them because of the splints I wear, but wen you got me one I pass it through to someone else who can wear it.
  • the same for rings, I can't wear them because of my silver ring splints I wear for medical reasons on all my fingers.But again If you send me one I pass it through to someone else who can wear them.


SnailerAH rated for Autumn Tea on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Lijkt me allemaal lekkere en aparte thee. Thanx
renate rated for Autumn tea#1 on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Wat een leuke verrassing om van jou post te ontvangen. Heb de waterkoker al aangezet en ga eens een theetje proberen. Een fijne dag.
Comment: Thank you for the Alice In Wonderland postcard! I love the Chesire Cat =D
CindyST rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #15 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard :D
Comment: Oh my! It is always such an eye feast to open up mail from you! I love the efforts and the beauty of the ATCs! Gosh you have such a talent! Thank you for making my day, this mail is gorgeous! ❤❤❤ You deserve 100 hearts!
Response: Thank you, you're very welcome :)
Lina279 rated for I love Tea - NEWBIE WELCOME! on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks girl! I loved every bit of it!
Response: You're welcome :) happy you like it. Enjoy your tea :)
CAMILES rated for WIYM: ATC with Washi Tape on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Wow, love all the technique,s you used on this. Thanks for the post card of your home town
Response: You're welcome :) I really enjeyed making it for you.
anicka22 rated for MLF: Postcard swap ~ INT on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Dankjewel , ik vind vrouw holle ook een leuk verhaal
Response: Graag gedaan :)
Comment: Dankjewel voor de mooie kaart weer
Response: Heel graag gedaan :)
Comment: The samples are so cute! :) i havent seen any before - i wonder just *HOW MANY* washi designs are out there?! Thanks for sharing :)
Response: You're welcome :) Happy you like them. And I think there are to many designs to collect them all, lol :D
armadillogal rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great card and letter. Once you finish Enterprise there is a new Star Trek series called Discovery that will be starting!
Response: You're welcome :) And yes I know, I saw the first season will be available soon on Netflix.
Comment: Thank you for the nice washi tapes and the cool Star Wars postcard! When you say you watched all episodes of Star Trek, do you mean all of the different series as well? Or just one of them? Because it sounds like you watched all the episodes in all the series and that would be impressive! It's always nice to meet another sci-fi fan.
Response: You're welcome :) And yes I really meant I've watched all episodes of all the different series. I started with the original series with Captain Kirk and mr Spock, then saw all episodes of the animated series, followed by The next generation, Deep space nine and Voyager. The only serie I haven't rewatched yet is the very last one that is situated in time before the original series the one with captain Archer.
CoffeePotPeople rated for Fan of Washi on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Loved Everything--the washi, the wonderfully decorated envie, and especially the Howl's Moving Castle PC! I've been gloating over it ever since it came. (Must say we share a similar brand of washi addiction, lol!)
Response: You're welcome :) Howl's moving castle is one of my favourites too.
wombatlady rated for NH: Big Washi Swap - Int'l #2 on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh, those washi samples are so beautiful I'm afraid to use them - Thank you so much! I also love Discworld - Pratchett is one of my favorite writers - but I haven't read Earthsea since I was a kid, so I don't remember it well (LeGuin lives in my town, though!). I have never heard of Eileen Wilks, but I haven't read much urban fantasy the last few years.
Response: You're welcome :) Happy you like the samples. I didn't know the work of Eileen Wilks before last year either, a friend recomended her books of the World of the Lupi series. And I really like it.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love my fur babies and they help keep calm! I enjoyed the note on the card. If your looking for another pen pal feel free to send me your address and I'll send a letter. Have a wonderful day!
Response: You're welcome :) Happy you like the card and my note. I'll contact you about the penpall question later in a private message.
Mark63 rated for Science Fiction PC Swap - Space Ship on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the PC that arrived today. :-)
Response: You're welcome :)
Jannified rated for Big Washi Swap - Int'l - #2 on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: I apologies for the long waited time for a rating but I actually missed out my unopened mail in another basket of mine. So sorry! I love all the washi varieties that you sent! Thank you from Singapore (:
Response: You're welcome :) And those things happen some times.
Comment: wat een mooie kaart, ben er blij mee :)
Response: Graag gedaan :)
Comment: Dank je voor je vrolijke swap 😁 Heel leuk
Response: Heel graag gedaan. Was vooral heel blij met de moodboards die ik op je instagram tegen kwam. Maakte het toch iets makkelijker om wat leuks voor je samen te stellen. Hoe krijg je trouwens die smilies in je bericht?
dream rated for Big washi swap on Aug 24, 2017
Response: Thanks

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Miamorswife on Aug 6, 2017:

updated it. it should work now

Miamorswife on Aug 6, 2017:

your link works! how do i fix mine?

Miamorswife on Aug 1, 2017:

thanks for telling me about my link. i hope swap-bot fixes the links soon. i posted the link on my profile so it can be copied and pasted. here it is for you: https://www.zazzle.com/amors_pictures

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