Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 7:35 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: February 19, 2018
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.


AZmom875 rated for AMMM: Sending Snailmail daily on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: what a super fun envelope of love. Thank you.
luluvision rated for AMMM: Sending Snailmail daily on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and Valentine! I would like to write back, if that is ok?
Comment: Thanks for the cute envie and goodies!
Comment: Thank you so much, I loved your swap, starting with your envelope, glad your kitty was found!!
Pikkis rated for ISS: Mail Art #1 - Birds on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mail art :)! I love the envelope and the ephemera you’ve used. And thank you also for the ephemera inside the envie, everything is so lovely and will go into use for sure. Thanks for making my day!
evanselli rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Christmas on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful flipbook! I just loved it.
bstrong rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 9 on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Received the used stamp chain card #9 today, in your beautiful envelope. I think I might recycle it and send it to the next person along with your card so the person who actually owns the PC will know who it all went to.
Comment: thank you
midteacher rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #22 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: This arrived. I adore this card and it will be going into my Christmas art journal. Thank you.
shakerra19 rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card!!
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke kerst snailmail. Hele fijne kerst dagen
Comment: Thank you so much !I love your card and the cute little tags!! <3 Sending lots of love and wishing you and your family a happy, healthy 2018!! xx
MelbourneGirl rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 8 on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas and thank you for the beautiful card! We will start your "walking man" postcard on his journey ... ❤️
emilynhr rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #9 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas! Thanks so much!
Comment: thank you for all the fun stuff! i'm so excited to put it to use!
armadillogal rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: What a cute card!
anicka22 rated for Christmas love on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Mail van jou is altijd een kadootje! Dankjewel !
Response: Oh, dat is lief! Bedankt voor de rating, er zijn nu zoveel leuke spullen te krijgen!
stiffneck78 rated for EH~~Animal Theme on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: OMG! These envelopes are freakin amazing!!! Thank you so much for your creativity and I love how you sewed them. Very cool!!! These are too cool to mail......Thanks again!
Response: Oh, my, I am so happy you finally got them. This mail took sooo long! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #6 on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you, waiting until the day to open :)
Response: Thank you for the rating. Jus a couple more days to wait!

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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

lilmissthrifty on Dec 14, 2015:

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

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