Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 5:02 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: January 5
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

!!!!!!!! I am enjoying my summer holidays form July 6th until July 19th !!!!!! 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.

*Love die-cuts!

*I use a lot of round stickers seals, always in need of those!

*EPHEMERA/especially vintage/ : 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 (paper) items !

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

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

*STATIONERY is always welcome, anything to be used for snailmail.

*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!


During my recent travels to the USA, I have fallen in love with postcards from Lantern Press!

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:

Mail posted in the weekends doesn't go before the next monday,sorry!


Themes I like are : vintage encyclopedia - alphabets - handlettering/quotes - travel/maps - airmail related items- birds - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor effects - flowers/botanical prints- beautiful illustrations.


Comment: Wow thank you so much for my mini flip book! You did such a great job! I love everything! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Hi Catherine thank you for the great owl PC with my fav. Buddha quote" relax, nothing is under control" Happy summer swapping peace love light
Kayllra rated for NS: Kaartje van de Hema - Augustus on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor het leuke kaartje van hema. Ik geniet ook van het wat koudere weer heerlijk. Groetjes karin
Liiskah rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 14 on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: It's great to hear you got a card back and that you're enjoying the series! :) Thanks for the extra postcard too, I love it!
Comment: Thanks for the resend! Got it:)
Response: I did a resend on monday 18-06, I hope it will reach you soon. Oh my, I am so relieved you got it! Thanks a lot for my new rating and the heart! Happy Swapping
Stargazer008 rated for EUHS: Pick-a-theme swap #1 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: WOW what a smashing awesome piece of mail! Lucky me! I love every bit of your heartwarming envelope. Thank you so much! Still can't believe it...wow...and now have a wonderful weekend with lots of lovely mail that makes you smile!
Response: You are very welcome, it was fun to do! I recently reorganised my vintage stuff, which means I actualy use it instead of hoarding it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Selenaa90 rated for Gevulde wenskaart on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel! Ik vond de gevulde wenskaart echt heel mooi, en dank je voor alle goodies!
Response: Jij bedankt voor de rating en het hartje, het was erg leuk om te doen!
Comment: WOW!! I absolutely LOVED the flipbook you made for me!! It is gorgeous and made my day, along with everything you sent me with it!! I wish I could give you 10 hearts, because it is just so amazing!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You are so welcome, I really love making PL! Thank you so much for your kind words, the rating and the heart!
ArtsyEm rated for ISS: Mail Art #5 - Postage on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: 100 hearts!! Your mail art is incredible - thank you so much, I will treasure this one! Sitting down to read your letter now:)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Love the PL.Well worth the wait thanks so much it is beautiful.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart, I am sorry it took so long.
knitterofhats rated for Tea and a Note 5 on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I loved your letter and decorations. I will also enjoy the tea. I hope you had a nice school break with your kids. Your day trip with your husband sounded really fun!
fluffyjunk rated for Upcycled Envelopes #2 on May 8, 2018
Comment: * gasp * Those envies are AMAZING! I love your creativity and how you think outside of the box - I never received such envelopes in the past but (again) I will copie your idea of sewing them! :D The magazin pages are so beautiful and I even like the colorful threads you used. You are a real paper artist! :) And there was NO need to send me more stuff for our last swap! :D Thank you SO much for the fantastic envelopes, the ideas and the extras! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke swap. Het is leuk om weer eens Nederlandse post te krijgen. Ik schrijf soms veel te veel in het Engels. ;)
Comment: Thank you for beautiful postcard ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜
Comment: I have to say, your mini Pocket Letter is one of the most beautiful I received since I started to swap them! I can see in every detail that you put love and lots of efford into it and you clearly made this one profile based. I can`t thank you enough for this beautiful piece of artsy craft and all the goodies! When you sent me the message about your mistake, I was worried about what I will receive... :D But there is absolute no need to send more pocket fillers - you put so much in the two pockets, I could fill all three with it! I am looking forward to swap with you again (perhaps in a privat swap... ;) ) and I have to be honest... I will copy the idea for the sewing - that is just ingenious! Thank you very much for this wonderful swap-experience... :)
Response: Oh my, I am blushing. You are amazing, thank you so much for such a wonderful rating! I am sending you a pm!
RiverTopanga rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 12 on May 1, 2018
Comment: I got it! What a pretty pastel Hydrangea PC. I bet the next person will love it too! Thank you for the extras and for passing on to me :-)
Response: Great! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you and for extras. You deserve a heart plus.
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the rating and the heart!
MiriamHernandez12 rated for ISS: Mail Art #4 - Nature on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I loved everything you sent and your letter was very lovely to read! Everything you sent was very creative and I really truly appreciate it!
Response: Hello dear, thanks for such a great rating!
VerreShana rated for Used Stamps #1 on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke swap. Ik heb wel al enkele keren een Nederlandse swappartner gehad om naar te sturen. Maar Nederland heeft meer deelnemers dan Belgiรซ ( en is ook groter ๐Ÿ˜) dus het moet inderdaad lukken dat je een Belgische partner hebt. Bedankt en nog veel swapplezier. Shana
Response: Hoi Shana, bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
rianheimgartner rated for Lente in je brievenbus on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Super bedankt voor de mooie envelope (mooi gemaakt ook) en dito inhoud! Ik werd er helemaal blij van :) Laat die lente maar komen en blijven!
Response: Hoi Rian, fijn dat je er blij van wordt: houden zo! Bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

CurlyTea on Jan 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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

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