Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 6:08 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: January 5
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi,my name is Catherine,I live in a small town in the south of the Netherlands. I married my high school lover and together we have 2 children. We live in an old brick house from the thirties, it is a great home to us and our cat Sushi. My background is in textiles and fashion design. But nowadays I am passionate about wetfelting and I teach felting classes to adults and children. I like to PLAY with different media like paper,collage,paint...I love to make prints with the gelli plate on all kinds of different papers and ephemera. I share my mail-art on instagram ( if you want to be surprised, do not peek!). I like a lot of different things, so when you swap with me : just follow your heart ...Thanks!

Things that make me happy

*HANDWRITING (on shopping lists, letters, invoices, receipts etc.)

*Vintage BOOK PAGES or cutouts for example from old schoolbooks or children's books.

*I love to craft with KRAFT! ( paper, bags, seals, labels, etc. etc.)

*EPHEMERA/vintage or new/ : tickets, maps, handwritten letters, office supplies like ledger papers, food labels/packaging, security envelopes.

= I am particularly interested in vintage office supplies=

*SHHHHHH (I have an ENVELOPE addiction and make my envies myself when possible).

*FLOW magazine is my favorite! I use it in almost all my snail mail swaps.

*WASHI tape makes me smile!

*address LABELS, another thing I can't resist!

*I love coffee and tea alike...not too fond of rooibos or pure herbal mixes (at the moment my favourite is green tea with coconut flavour)

*recycling/reusing is cool and so is THRIFTING. I love vintage items !

*JAPANESE design is an all time favourite...fashion, silk, origami, traditional patterns, kawaii cuteness (makes me smile).

*EMBROIDERY/sewing (also,on paper). I would love to learn about sashiko!

*STATIONERY is always welcome.

*I am very happy to be part of the swapbot community and do my best to keep it a safe place. Thanks and happy swapping!


I love to send and receive postcards!

I do not know what I prefer on postcards, the front or the back! Handwriting and stamps make it very special to me. So I will like anything you send me!

If you do need some more information,here are a few ideas: - Black and white photography - Close ups - Vintage - Children's book illustrations - Fonts/graphics - Birds - (food) packaging - Anything related to mail/ letter writing/ stamps.

I prefer my postcards send naked and I would love to see your handwriting, so write me a little something please

Artists I admire:

I love to take online classes, read blogs and visit pinterest to learn more about paper arts, mixed media, textile arts, art journaling, gelli plate printing, mail art, embroidery... some artists that inspire me are: Roben-Marie Smith # Alma Stoller # Julie Fei-Fan Balzer # Becci Orpin # Rae Missigman


I love colors, all of them! Bright, pastel,watercolors, aged surfaces, rainbow, metallics...as long as it is done with taste!

Some of my favorites are:

  • Black and white combo's, with one accent color like red/aqua/yellow
  • Colors used in vintage/retro advertisements.
  • A dash of neon
  • Color combinations as you can see them in tropical fish , birds and butterfly-wings.

Dutch Mail:

If I post mail in the weekends, it will usually not go before the next monday!


In general, themes I like are : encyclopedia - alphabets - fonts/text - travel/maps - postal/airmail - birds - geometrics - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor - vintage circus - nature.


RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - May on May 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for making that card profile based! I love my blue bird and how you finished it with sewing and sequins!
cinnamonspice rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 13 on May 14, 2017
Comment: A wonderful package with so much to feast my eyes on ! I do love the contents and your comments. Hugs from afar. My day has been made!
Sahnetoffee rated for FLOWER Themed Postcard Swap #2 on May 5, 2017
Comment: Hello Catherine, thanks so much for your card. I am glad to get it and I like it!
Dasha rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on May 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for a super beautiful PC! I love, love love all the bird pictures you used and admire the stitching! One of the most beautiful handmade PC i got lately.
Response: Thank you so much for the compliment! It feels good to hear such kind words and receive a great rating and a heart!
sunshinesuperman rated for Intl-Hearts PC-April on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard, it made it in one piece. I love when people sew on paper which made it extra special. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are so welcome, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
GinaVisione rated for CC: Masterboard Postcard on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful two-sided MB PC! I often do mine with food labels and ephemera scraps, but I love what you've done with painted and gelli scraps & tapes & sewing! Thanks for the inspiration :D
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart! I hope to 'meet 'one of your postcards some day!
lawchick rated for AMMM: Blind Envelope Swap on Apr 16, 2017
Response: Thank you for the rating. Thanks for adding the heart!
Stargazer008 rated for Spring Greetings! on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Wow...What a stunning surprise in my letterbox.whooppppp.you really made me speechles. What a heartwarming piece of mail. THANK YOU! I simply love it. The envelop.wow.the spring note..the gifts.wow. I hope you also find exquisite things soon...in other words have splendid Eastern. Huge bright smiles, Joana
Response: Wow, that was quick to arrive! Glad you liked! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hoi Catherine, zojuist bracht de postbode een in plastic verpakt poststuk; ik schrok ervan. Inderdaad een kaartje over een beschadiging, maar meer dan een klein scheurtje kon ik niet ontdekken gelukkig! Ik denk dat ze in verwarring waren over je originele enveloppe! Ha ha ha! Wat een ontzettend mooie dingen heb je me gestuurd, daar ga ik heerlijk van genieten. Bedankt dat je met mij wilde swappen. Veel groetjes, Marlies
Response: Hey, dat is vervelend zeg. Mijn enveloppen zorgen vaker voor verwarring, maar wel jammer als ze beschadigen. Gelukkig was de inhoud intact?! Dank je wel voor deze swap, en de rating met een hartje!
meeltje57 rated for Private Swap roosje/meeltje57 on Apr 1, 2017
Comment: Anneloes was zo blij verrast met jouw prachtige enveloppen, dank je wel daarvoor. Ze wacht met smart op de baby, uitgerekende datum was 31 maart. Ondertussen vermaakt ze zich met schilderen en kleine naaiwerkjes. En nu dus met deze prachtige voorbeelden om zelf enveloppen te naaien. Ze vindt het ook heel leuk dat wij op deze manier geswapt hebben. Ik ook.
Response: Sorry, beetje late reactie! Bedankt voor je rating en het hartje! Hoe gaat het met Anneloes? Bedankt nog voor het organiseren van deze swap!
Comment: Thanks for the Jetoy postcard. It will fit nicely into my collection.
Response: Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hello and thank you for my Miffy card...my first ever!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart, hope you will receive more Miffy cards in the future!
Shellyr rated for Sew easy mail art on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Love your card. Delightful.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for a fantastic swap :) I just adore your handmade envelope--I really need to give sewing a try in combination with paper--it looks wonderful! The sticker sheets were all lovely, top quality, and I very much appreciate and will use all of the extras. I absolutely adore all of the forest creatures, and am excited to try more rub-ons. Some of these little beauties have already provided inspiration for one of my next pocket letters. :) Thank you again for a thoughtful and generous packet of very happy mail. ♥
Response: I'm so glad you got it and that you like it. This was a fun swap! Thank you for the great rating and the heart, and safe travels!
gothbarbie rated for Mail Art Penpal Swap 1 - Int'l on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Such a fun package! I loved EVERYTHING! I'm very excited to be your new penpal! Thanks for taking the time to create such fun mail art for me! : )
Response: Yay, a new penpal! Looking forward to it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for SWL ~ INTL Beachy PC on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your postcard.
Response: Wow, that took some time to travel to you. Thank you for the rating!
camelsamba rated for TPS: Mail Art - January 2017 on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Catherine, your envelope is a work of art! I also appreciate the fish cards, postage stamps, and botanical pages. Thank you for everything!
Response: Wow, thanks for your kind words! I have so much fun with my swaps! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
greygooselime rated for Valentine Postcard Swap on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: I actually just got it today so it didn't make it by valentine's but I love it anyway! Thank you.
Response: Oh my, that took so long. Did I mess something up? Glad it got there, Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Ik vind het inderdaad leuk! 'n Kameleon is dan juis soos 'n vertaler ??!! Baie dankie :)
Response: Inderdaad! Heel erg bedankt voor de rating!

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shirleyinCA on Mar 23, 2017:

Thanks so much for sending to me as an extra for Naked PB PC Roulette #1. What a gorgeous and unique postcard of the girl with butterfly wings; yes, you're right, it suits me perfectly! I love it!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to AMMM!

bbsporty on Nov 27, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card and goodies! I love Christmas time with all of the decorations!

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

bluesky on Sep 8, 2016:

yes I might even make it today! :) I always bake something for our weekend and after my ravel its all depleted haha.

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 24, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

TerryF on Feb 1, 2016:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

lilmissthrifty on Dec 14, 2015:

Th anks you for thr adorable xmas postcard. That was sweet of you. Cheers to 2016

wolfeagle on Aug 9, 2015:


Thank you for the postcard from your vacation. It sounds like a fantastic trip.

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