Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2020 10:04 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: December 5, 2020
Birthday: December 6, 1958
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Fridaynight, saturday and sunday: days to be creative and get my postcards and envelopes to the mailbox, so my collegues can empty them on sunday evening. Since 1 January 2014 they don't do that anymore, monday is the first occasion. So, my date of sending shown at the swap doesn't have to be the real one....... I mark it as sent when the swap is finished, otherwise I'll forget it ;-)

I live near Rotterdam, with my husband and our young adult son (studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle at Artez (there she can spread out her creativity), 2 hours driving by car (in the Netherlands it is almost "the other side of the country" .......)

In June 2015 we adopted a red/white cat of 13 years old from a shelter. We let him go 5 years later. Our very black cat Harry (found on the internet) passed away 3rd October 2017. He was only 10 years old.

I deliver mail 4 days a week, of course by bike!


Together with my daughter I like to drink tea: she likes green tea, I like rooibos. Herbal and black tea are not our favourites, others are more than welcome, surprise us! After drinking I collect the bags for a very dear friend (she has a collection of > 30.000 bags), the labels I send to a Postcrossing/Facebook friend in Belarus. Tea can make a lot of people happy!

Favorite Books

At this moment I am staring at my bookshelf: a lot of books of Scandinavian and Icelandic authors.........And in my E-reader: Harry Potter....... Where will I find time to read a book, like in the old days?

For my daughter

My daughter adores Korea: food, lifestyle, K-pop music, everything. So, if you want to please her instead of me (I don't have any problem with that) feel free to send anything or contact me about it.

What I like

  • everything about Scandinavia, Iceland, London, Berlin (but not too touristic)
  • black & white postcards (and also with a little bit of colour)
  • clear stamps
  • rub-ons
  • tea for me (Tazo wild sweet orange, Bercoff Klember Premium Tea and Higher Living very berry are delicious)
  • tea for my daughter (Nordqvist Nippon Green, Basilur White Magic, Stash green tea with fruit, Pukka Sweet Vanilla Green, any brand of green tea with grapefruit))
  • tea for both of us (Ukrainian Lovare)
  • everything about mail (because of my job)
  • warm colours
  • handmade (surprise me)
  • washi tape
  • chocolate (Finnish/Icelandic with liquorice...mmmm....)
  • showergel/-scrub
  • liquorice
  • I cherish my garden more and more
  • recycling package material
  • seal wax and stamps. Create a single one and send it to me!
  • Gotochi postcards especially mailboxes, I love them!
  • B. Kliban cats

What I dislike

  • religious items, angels
  • grey and beige (it makes me sad)
  • postcards with horses, or with animals with funny hats, glasses, ....
  • very romantic things likes roses and pink
  • herbal and black tea (also with fruit like strawberry and forest fruit), with rice, camomile. I tried chai, but I really don't like it
  • I have a big box filled with sticky notes and stickers: I love them but I don't want more of them


Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #36 on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik ga er iets aan toevoegen en stuur hem weer door!
Response: Veel plezier bij de volgende ronde. Dank voor je hartje.
Mekenzie rated for PIE: Useless PC swap! on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. When I found her in my inbox, I was scared. ☺ Yes, I really own a gallery, I sell art and frame paintings. Have a nice day. I wish you a beautiful Christmas.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Don't frame this PC and hang it above your bed. Otherwise you can't sleep tonight.....;-)
knuffelbeerandy rated for NS: Journal page, vogel on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hoi José Wat een mooie Journal Page heb je gemaakt, heel leuk en dat voor de eerste keer, Dank je wel Groetjes Andrea
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje! Zo leuk om te doen, ik hoop het vast te houden voor volgende keren.
Tessssssa rated for NS: koffiefilter flip on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke flip!
Response: Graag gedaan!
klaartje rated for NS: Masterboard collage tags on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel
JuneRosebud rated for Collaboration #89 on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Great addition to the soccer ball post card. Thank you for the post card & tea. Much appreciated=)
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart. Have fun in the next round.
rev1901 rated for Tea For Thee # 62 on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: It took a long time to get to me in these strange but it got here eventually! Thank you for the teas, I can't wait to try them out ❤
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Next time I will bring the swap by bike! ;-)
Tessssssa rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #5 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor de 2 herfst swaps. Dat blazen deden wij vroeger met ecoline. En dan veel potige monsters blazen.
Response: Tsja, veel verschil in de swaps kon ik niet aanbrengen: herfst en...herfst. ;-) Dank je wel voor je hartje. Enne, die monsters moet ik onthouden!
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #35 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het jieuwe kaartje ik ga hem afmaken en weer naar huis sturen.
Response: Ben zoals altijd benieuwd naar het eindresultaat. Is-ie echt zo lang onderweg geweest? 26/10 op de bus gegaan, ik wilde je al een berichtje sturen. Dank je voor het hartje!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Blind envelope on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor de envelop vol leuks!
Response: Graag gedaan. Misschien kom ik er nog eens iets van tegen ;-)
Dinkyde rated for Recycled Postcards on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the recycled postcard.
Response: So glad I always take a picture of all the things I send.... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: thank you for the beautiful fall postcard, love the mist in the colourful trees and the sunflower one is so cute.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Have a nice day.
elflady rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #98 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Love the start of this postcard. What an interesting way of making your flower.Thanks for the postcard. elflady
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I'm glad I always make pictures when I send items. My question: did it really took 2 months to arrive..............?
wolfeagle rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #99 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I also like the hedgehog stamped image.
Response: You're welcome. I ordered the stamp at AliExpress. I didn't expect it that huge! :-)
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #34 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: De envelop was al een feestje op mijn deurmat! Zo prachtig! Dank, ook voor de postzegels als extras. Het kaartje mag ik afmaken en ik heb per vandaag een weekje vrij dus dat moet goed komen :) Fijne herfst! Groetjes Barbara
Tessssssa rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #3 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Bedankt, ik vind mixed media ook best lastig. Ik wil te gestructureerd werken en dat is geloof ik niet echt de bedoeling. En leuk dat je het kantje als stencil gebruikt hebt :)
Response: Hallo "gelijkgestemde in het gestructureerd werken" ;-) Ik zit ook alles op de vierkante mm uit te meten. Ik heb al een tijdje een Gelli plate, daar maak ik achtergronden mee. Maar ik ben ook nog niet los gegegaan. Maar met behulp van YouTube filmpjes zie je dat je als een klein kind gewoon moet kliederen met verf en niet bang moet zijn voor vieze vingers........... Dank je wel voor het hartje!
Comment: Inderdaad een rommeltje. Maar het komt goed, ik zal de pc's door sturen.
Comment: Thank You! Looking forward to passing on the postcard!
MiekeC rated for Collaboration #88 on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het doorsturen.
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #33 on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Wat een gave postzegels op zowel de envelop als de kaart! Dankjewel! Veel zin om ermee aan de slag te gaan. Fijne dag! Groetjes Barbara

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ktk8 on Sep 28, 2020:

Thanks for working on my pass and paste washi tape postcard it made it home today and looks great!

MissPaula on Sep 16, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Mermaid card. I like 'she meets an old friend'....very creative thinking! ♥

ktk8 on Aug 4, 2020:

HeLLo and thank you for working on my collaboration postcard and sending it home???? I love the DUTCH cow and the wooden shoes.... I know ya'll don't actually wear them anymore .... I have an adopted daughter from Tilburg..... big hugs and many many hearts to YOU......

Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

Wow! Thanks so much for your cool mail art! You really know how to use supplies! It was so unique, and I love your envelope too!

wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 14, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Collaboration postcard! (#78). It turned out super awesome. One of my favourites so far!

watercolorgirl on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for sending my Pass and Paste post card home. I love your art and the little girl you drew . Great job and thank you again. Happy 2020 and happy swapping in 2020.

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


roosje on Oct 20, 2016:

Wow, wat een super leuke verrassing! Heel erg bedankt voor de Berlijn souvenirs, ik ben er heel blij mee! Hier kan ik je niet voor raten, maar je hebt mijn hart wel geraakt!

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