Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 1:18 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: November 21, 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.

*Love the Tim Holtz idea-ology line! If you have some of the Halloween ephemera pack 2017 to share, it would make me very happy!

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

*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!


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:

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


Themes I like are : vintage encyclopedia - alphabets - fonts/text - travel/maps - postal/airmail - birds - geometrics - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor - vintage circus - flowers.


galadkria rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Wow just wow Thank you so much it is amazing
Comment: Oh my gosh thank you sooooo much!!! I absolutely loved your letter and litte envelope flipbook type presentation was amazing you even used awesome neon colours!!! And thank you sooo much for not writing with joined writing! Would you like to be penpals?
Comment: Thank you for this enchanting forest creature card and lovely wishes -- that Ferber quote is a great reminder :) Also, thank you so, so, SO very much for your totally unexpected, gorgeous Flow Magazine-themed envelope of happy mail goodness!! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ The envelope itself is a work of art (I love that image of Kahlo and Rivera in the studio), and I felt like I was opening a present. I relished your sharing your favorites about Flow and your daily life in your lovely font-like handwriting; thank you also for the adorable Jetoy card and beautiful vintage angel stamps (they remind me of Renaissance art and The Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album :) Thank you for bringing such joy to my day and mailbox!
Response: You make me so happy, too! Thanks for this wonderful comment and the great rating. Swapping can be such a joy, when you find amazing partners like you!
newrule rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the swap cards! Loved them!
Response: You are so welcome, I had fun making them. Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Catherine, thank you for the lovely card, I really like it. Happy Autumn swapping. Take good care.
Response: Hi, thnak you for the great rating and the heart, happy Autumn!
Comment: SQUEAL! Was so excited to see this in the mailbox and knew what it was. These are AMAZING -- could not be happier! WHERE do you get all these amazing pages?? Love it! Yours should be there soon!! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! So glad it you got it! Thanks for the reat rating and the heart! Most of the pages are from Flow and Flow Book for paper lOvers!
ambwilcox rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: A-maz-ing! I could have done an unboxing video and gotten a grip of hits. Thanks so much! (^_^*)
Response: Hi, thanks for your very kind words! I am glad you liked the swapcards, they where my firsts!
Comment: OMG.. ๐Ÿ˜ all I can say is beautiful!! this is actually that best happy mail I have received so far! It is a great idea and it was presented so well.. I must say I might have to use your set up for one or two of my swaps ๐Ÿค“Thank you soo much
Response: Hi, thnak you so much for your great comment, the rating and the heart! Autumn inspired me, glad you liked it! Happy Swapping!
kitsune rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 15 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Catherine! Amazing envelopes! And I really like everything you have sent to me! This swap deserve more then one heart! Many thanks!
Response: You are so welcome, this was fun to put together! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Dankjewel Roosje! Wat een geweldige kaart! Ik word er helemaal vrolijk van! Veel plezier in Berlijn! Groetjes Barbara PS ik heb een lichte uitroeptekenverslaving...๐Ÿ˜‹
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Flowers on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope (I love your flower idea!!!!) and the goodies you sent. Always a treat to receive mail from you!! (This just arrived today! I got another envelope from a friend in the Netherlands today from March 2016!!! Isn't that crazy!!! In perfect shape!!)
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you received it. What is hapening with mail from the Netherlands?
Sparkling12335 rated for EH~~Color Envie (Black) on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Catherine, wat een gave envies heb jij gemaakt en heerlijke thee erbij! Het hele pakket was gewoon geweldig. Super blij mee. Zit jij op IG? Kunnen we elkaar volgen. Mijn account kan je vinden op mijn profielpagina
Response: Hoi, bedankt voor je enthousiaste reactie! En de rating en het hartje. Het was heel leuk om te doen!
Drvr337 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 6 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Wow! It was a great surprise to find such a beautiful envelope in my mailbox. Thank you so much for the tea and peacock postcard, I love it!
Response: Thank you for the great compliment! Love to use my envies! And thank you for the grea rating and the heart!
Lonestarchild rated for Handmade Envelopes on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Oh Holy WOW! These are FAB! Absolutely LOVE these. How fun! Can't wait to use them!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Hi,big smiles here! Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: thank you. yes we have been partners before, in a penpal swap. actually I sent you a response letter some time ago. maybe it got lost in the mail.
Response: Thanks for the great rating and the heart. I am sorry for the correspondence delay, I have a big pile of letters that are waiting for a reply...
galadkria rated for October Tea Swap on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Can I add 46483938 hearts??? Such a wondrous package Thank you so much It is beautiful.... I have to admit I might steal the packaging idea... I love it... THANK YOU SO MUCH THANK YOUUUU
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart! I loved putting this swap together for you!
rianheimgartner rated for Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: WoW, wat was het fantastisch leuk om dit pakketje uit te pakken!!! Je hebt er echt veel werk van gemaakt, dus eigenlijk verdien je zoveel meer dan een โค๏ธ! Hopelijk komen er nog veel meer van dit soort swaps in de groep ๐Ÿ˜€ Heel erg bedankt in ieder geval voor alle leuke vakantieherinneringen. Ik heb nu alweer zin om een nieuwe reis te plannen ๐Ÿ˜ Fijn weekend nog!
Response: Hoi Rian, hartelijk dank voor de mooie complimenten, je rating en het hartje. Ik hoop ook dat er meer van zulke swaps komen, het was erg leuk om te doen!
susieq11 rated for Tea and a Note on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: What a great envelope and note card!! : ) Oh and the teas smelled so good when I opened it! Sounds like you had a busy and productive day - mixed with fun!! I love the poodle cut out and dogs too - thank you so much!!!! xoxo
Response: Hi Susie, thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I am glad you liked my swap.
Comment: Thank you rooje! I love it! Your envelope(s) really inspires me!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad I could inspire you!
aenk rated for WIYM: tea envelope SUMMER 2 ~ INTL on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the teas! :) I also loved your envelope and the bags the teas were in. That was so lovely!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. This was a fun swap to make!

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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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