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marianne81

marianne81
Date Joined: January 13, 2014
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: January 29, 1981
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hello there, my name is Marianne, I'm 38 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.

I may be kind of new to Swap-Bot but I've been swapping for some 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.

Our postal system doesn't empty mailboxes from saterday until monday, so if I have marked a swap sent on a saterday or sunday, or even on a friday if I posted it after the mailbox was emtied that day it will be postmarked after the weekend.

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 Flickr photo's 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

TEA

I just love to drink tea. But I only drink green, red, white, herbal and none black pure fruit infusion tea's. I'll try every kind of flavour and always in for something new. I participate in factory sealed only swaps and loose tea swaps.

As you can see I drink almost every kind of tea but the black ones. I have some kind of intolerance for the caffeine in the black tea's if I drink it I get ill. But don't panic if you don't have enough other then black or only black tea's. I won't rate you down if you send me black tea. I just don't drink them myself but will give them to my friends when they come to visit me or will pass them through to another tea lover in another tea swap.

When you send me tea without English, German or Dutch description on the packaging please write me a translation in English (or German or Dutch) and write if it is black tea or not.

My allergies and 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)
  • Coffee, I'm sort of allergic for caffeine.
  • 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 (except for tea with apple flavour that is okay). 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.

Ratings

uiltje rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #3 on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Die schaapjes......zo lief! En de bloem vind ik eigenlijk te mooi om te verwerken in een ander knutselopject. Misschien toch in een lijstje?
IrisDrissen rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #3 on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Waow, super mooi geworden zeg!! Wat een prachtige servetten heb jij! Dank je wel! En wat een vrolijke envelop !
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Comment: I love your postcard. Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks! I will add and pass this one on! Thanks too for the Fox card and pretty heart envie! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
choke rated for Collaboration #69 on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love distress inks as well so this will be a lot of fun for me to add to :-) Thank you as well for the pc for my collection with your kind note too! I would love for you to make me a mini rolo, I will send a couple blanks no problem. Hope you have a great weekend!
uiltje rated for NS: Teamwork PC #8 on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Harry Potter en ik......De boeken intrigeren me al zo veel jaren. Ik wil ze eerst lezen, voordat ik de film bekijk. Het is me na al die jaren nog steeds niet gelukt. En nu moet ik een PC naaar de volgende ronde sturen....Maar dat gaat gaat zeker lukken!
Response: Hahaha, ja deze was voor mij ook een uitdaging ondanks dat ik wel alle boeken en films heb gelezen en gezien. Ben heel benieuwd naar het uiteindelijke resultaat.
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Dikkie Dik postcard <3 We love it :) :) Take care <3
Response: you're very welcome :)
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Comment: What a gorgeous postcard!! I love the colors you used and I love wolves, so the scene is perfect! Thank you so much :) Are those Lavinia stamps? I love their stamps!
Response: You're very welcome. And yes the Woolf and the branches with leaves hanging from above are Lavinia stamps. The plants at the bottom are from Crafter's companion from the enchanted forest serie. I found those this year on a hobby fair they also had beautifull fairies in this serie.
Singske rated for INTL: AMA-Mystery Supply Swap #1 on Apr 26, 2019
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Comment: Jouw kaartje lag vandaag in mijn brievenbus, een heel mooi resultaat! Mooi met dat oranje en rood. Toch leuk om te zien hoe we allemaal ons eigen ding doen met hetzelfde ‘supply’ Geniet van je weekend en fijne Koningsdag!🇳🇱👑🇳🇱
Response: Graag gedaan, ben blij dat je mijn kaartje mooi vind. Ik vind dit soort swaps altijd super leuk zowel om te zien wat anderen met hetzelfde maken en gewoon voor de uitdaging die het geeft om iets met een niet zelf gekozen mystery item te maken. Heb je de nieuwe mystery supply swap in de groep ook al gezien?
blueseabliss rated for HDP Sealife ATC on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I love this little seahorse! Well done.
Response: You're very welcome. I'm happy the little seahorse found it's way to your mailbox so fast. And that you like it.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #7 on Apr 13, 2019
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Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, leuke achtergrond!
Response: Graag gedaan, en dank je wel :) ben benieuwd hoe dit kaartje bij mij terug gaat komen.
Frickenjazzed rated for Unicorn postcard on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Oh my, your postcard is gorgeous! I can see why they are one of your favorite artists! I was surprised to have liked Wheel of Time as much as I did. My friend really disliked it and she and I usually have similar tastes in books. Though her big thing is she doesn't like multiple points of view where I don't mind it. I will have to look into Seven Waters.
Response: You're very welcome! I think the Wheel of time series is one that you either love it or you don't and there is nothing in between. Just like The Dark tower series by Stephen King. And you sure have to look into Seven Waters. I really loved it.
sarahjf02 rated for Collaboration #67 on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the mail and great job on the card! Can't wait to finish it off before I send it home :)
Response: You're welcome :)
uiltje rated for NS: Teamwork PC #6 on Apr 7, 2019
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Comment: Wat een wonderlijke combinatie: een paard en een robot ;-) Ik ga verzinnen op de laatste ronde voor deze kaart.
Response: Hahahaha, euh ja wel een beetje. Op een of andere manier was dat het eerste wat ik voor me zag toen ik de kaart de eerste keer zag en kreeg dat niet meer uit mijn systeem dus werd het uiteindelijk toch die robot :-D
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love fairies and my garden has always been full of them according to my nieces. Simply a beautiful card! Hugs, Mona
Response: You're very welcome! I loved making it for you.
BeckyG56 rated for Collaboration #68 on Apr 5, 2019
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Comment: Fun, and challenging card. I'll add to it, and send it home! Thanks for the pc, the cathedral is breathtaking!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: love it, thank you
Response: You're very welcome!
stiffneck78 rated for Skull Postcard Swap - INTL on Mar 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool skull postcard, by Ed Hardy!! Yay, I love it! It's going up on the wall. Happy swapping to you.
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like the card.
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Comment: I love it. Thanks ❤❤❤
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for this PC and the Wolf one too! I love the colors of the envie you sent them in! Brightened my wintery day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: you're welcome!

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Comments

MissPaula on May 19, 2019:

Thank you for adding to my Paris PC! Your additions were perfect. Love it!

wolfeagle on May 8, 2019:

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Thank you so much for the lovely postcard for the Intl Mystery supply swap. It's beautiful.

WoodlandBanshee on May 3, 2019:

Hello! Thank you for your addition to a Collaboration postcard swap I was sent today. It is the first of I've gotten back, so it was pretty exciting.

CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

DaisyNY on Jul 11, 2018:

This is how it ended up:

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

CurlyTea on Jan 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

yvonne401 on Jan 27, 2018:

Welcome to IBATL! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Miamorswife on Aug 6, 2017:

updated it. it should work now

Miamorswife on Aug 6, 2017:

your link works! how do i fix mine?

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