Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2019 2:39 pm


Date Joined: April 19, 2019
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: April 28, 1978
Country: Netherlands
My Etsy Store

Het mag wat kosten...

NeWsFLaSh!! Hehehe some very exciting news that I have to share here (I dont know anyone else that would get so excited over this):

I just found a Treasure in my humongous pile of hoardershite!! Hahaha I move it around with me every time I move (the pile of shite) and when I actually want to find something I usually discover that it got lost in the move (how do you say that?). This time I was looking in a pile of old books that I keep to sell one day (haha later als ik groot ben) in search of a book to tear some pages to use for decoupaging when......... low and behold!! I find a book of French jurisprudence that I bought while I was in lawschool (ages ago, when I was young)... It is a huuuge and heavy book (more than 1100 pages) from 1841!! I am so thrilled!!


Lots of people have hobbies... and hobbies cost money. .. most of the time. Right? You pay contribution for a club.. or a membership of a gym.. or lessons.. and you need equipment.. etc.

So spending lots of money @ the postoffice.. hahaha and having the staff on a firstname basis.. that is not weird at all.. right? I'm sure YOU will all agree with me.. hahaha my family thinks I've gone nuts. Why spend so much money on complete strangers all around the world that you'll never even meet? SMILE .. well.. there is this sentence that stuck with me: Because it sparks joy!!! :)

I am very happy to have found this community and to be able to become a part of this sharing-of-happiness :) ........ Thank you all!!

If you are making a swap for me and just want to know my likes for a swap, you can scroll all the way down to my lists of (dis)likes :)

If you have any music sheet paper I would be very thrilled to receive it! :)

About Me

I am a 40 y/o girl from the Netherlands... After (what seemed like) an eternity of singleness, I ended up marrying my best friend 3 yrs ago. We have no children together. . But 2 cats make sure there is some live-activity in the house, aside from us two. I work as a healthcare assistant in a home for elderly people who suffer from dementia. In its genre it is quite a famous and also a very fabulous place to work... (google dementia Village Netherlands) After an endless amount of jobs and years of restlessness I finally found my True calling in this work.. This work does often need a lot of my energy and physically and emotionally it can be Very demanding. Especially these times when there is a huge demand for qualified staff.. working overtime! It is why, when I don't work, I really need my alone-time to load up for the next few days.. And my alone time I fill with my few favourite things to do in the world: Crochet, gardening, cooking and crafting.

Furthermore I am aunty to a darling little 3y/o girl, who so much resembles me that I'm kind of at peace with not being a mom myself :) she has a little brother or sister on the way as well :)

I love to travel and this is also what my partner and I do best together.. and how we got to become best friends.. My parents live in France and its my biggest dream to end up there as well some day.. Of all the places Ive been sofar.. France (specifically that area -- dept. Du Lot) is where I feel most at home.

Favorite Crafts

I guess my crafting looks a little like scrapbooking.. Only my finished product is not a book but just a card and an envelope (although I'm learning all sorts of new things and haven't made much anymore since I joined sb!) I use cardstock/colored papers, ribbon, lace, buttons, bows, stickers, embellishments, embossing, stamps, etc Since I joined the site, my crafting has gone through major development. I used to only make greeting cards with pretty envelopes. Now I think I am getting more and more experienced in making Happy Mail :) How NICE is it to make someone happy with an awesome package filled with lots of stuff you hope they adore?!? I Love it!! :)

Very slowly I am starting a little Etsy shop to see how that goes.. It's still a bit of an experiment. Sofar I got zero viewers haha but that does not withold me from crafting like a mad woman hahaha My husband thinks I'm a manic, but I so love it I can't help it!

Also I always have some crochet project in my bag.. Im hooked to the hooking ;) when I'm having drinks with a friend.. or waiting at the dentist.. whenever I have a moment I take out my crochet project and hook a little :)

Books ☆ Movies ☆ Music

I'm taking out music, movies & tv.. if you want to know about this.. ask :) (trying to downsize txt on my profile) --- Although (extending it temporarily). I recently started (binge)watching Orange is the New Black. And there is one thing that keeps puzzling me about Piper. Why is she perceived as sucha blonde beauty? I don't see it (unless google shows her with plenty of makeup on).. no natural beauty. She's just blonde and skinny and plain.. I don't see any x-factor. Or is it something American that I don't get?

My alltime fav. book is Narziss & Goldmund. Ive read it three times sofar and every time I cried at the end!! Some of my other favourites are: Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl, The Shadow of the Wind (all 4 books by Carlos Ruiz Safon♡♡♡♡♡), Lord of the Rings, Picture of Dorian Grey (Oscar Wilde), Le Petit Nicolas (he's so fabulous!) .. and The Fountainhead (by Ayn Rand).. Currently reading "Out of Mind" by J. Bernlef. Written from POV of an Alzheimer's patient.. it's blowing my mind how someone without this disease could have written so strikingly how this disease works! There are plenty more books on my list.. but these are the highlights I guess..

One WATCH-TIP for you: search youtube for "Minuscule" French animated short films (a few minutes each) .. TOO cute for words!!

Oh well...

I have been browsing around on the site a bit and Im starting to realise there is an entire community here.. I had no clue that swapping was such serious business! ! I've even seen people arguing already. My dad always taught me: Don't give someone something because you expect anything in return. Give for the joy of giving. And this really applies to this website.. sometimes you (I) do your utmost best to put together an awesome swap and all you get in return is some stickers and a store advertisement bookmark.. yay! My husband also said: you can't expect everyone in the world to be as perfectionist a(nd) creative as you are.. some people just like the contact with others allover the world and crafting just isn't their forte. Don't sweat about it and get your joy from your own crafting :) ..so that helped as well.

Meanwhile I've widely experienced why the likes & dislikes are so handy! I do prefer self-made mail & embellishments over any store bought ones... but then again.. I have really cool stickers and other stuff that I really also love to share. You can as well pimp store bought stuff with your own inspired creativity. . mix it up!! (I do! :) Just as long as you put your heart ♡ and effort in it I think I'm fine :) So I guess Im saying: surprise me!! :) & and send me something that you lovingly made! (preferably no stickerslapping)

I do have a fondness for anything vintage looking.. stuff with lace and glitters and greens from plants and flowers... Ohh yeah and I love cooking... so do please send recipe to your personal specialty ! (Or... :)))) (not sure if its allowed but) I'd love a sample (or more) of your fav. spice-mixture (tell me what it is!)-- with accompanying recipe of course!

Haha you see.. a longer list of likes and dislikes Will probably gradually appear after a couple (or more) swaps :)

The Lists..

Hello Boys n Girls :)

A little update after a few swaps... I now do realize why it is really convenient to have those lists. While I make my swap I constantly check my partners profile to see how I can match my swap project as much to their like-list as possible. I really put a lot of effort in each swap that I make.. and I'd like any swap-partner to do the same. So I've been working on my lists.. They will develop and change over time.. I keep learning and discovering new things !! So.. here's a startup for mine (sorry I can't figure out how to put it all neatly in a row):

Like: ~~ Stars ( also glitters sparkles shimmers and everything shiny) and the Moon ~~ Nature/Botanical themes (flowers and plants.. forest. . Waterfalls. . Dewdrops. . Dragonfly, bees, butterfly, ladybugs, lizzards/salamanders/etc.. bird.. ferns.. peonies, lilly o/t valley.. wysteria.. hollyhocks.. harebells ♡♡♡) -- I could go on and on.. -- Dried Flowers & Leaves! ~~ (old) Lace and ribbons and diamonds (haha or rhinestones) & Pearls
~Mother of Pearl ~~ Trinkets, charms and pretty haberdasheries (how cool is that word?!) ~~ Beautiful gardens and cities... Verona. . Sevilla.. Toulouse.. Paris... Barcelona.. some of my favs.. aside from the area where my parents live I fell in love visiting Lago Maggiore.. Ancient villa's, palmtrees, a mesmerizing lake, mountains, bougainvillea galore.. it's almost surreal being there.. ~~Colours: Green, Pink, Off White/crême, Pastel Colours, (rose) Gold, Silver and .. transparency (although that's not really a colour). I love (making) colour-themed swaps! :) ~~ Vintage!! .. vintage anything I guess.. But specifically Art Nouveau/Jugenstil .. Alphonse Mucha, Gaudí, Beardsley, Toulouse Lautrec.. etc ~~ Different pretty papers!! Not from printed paperpads, but precious ones.. like pretty napkins (I have lots to trade!) for decoupaging.. or transparent paper.. (old) schoolpaper sheets (used to make tests on).. or old book pages in exotic languages.. or with vintage drawings/photos on them.. and I'd love to receive different tea or coffee stained paper/doilies/maps etc .. AND .. I'd LOVE to receive music sheet paper! :)) ~~ Address labels (with my addres on it) made by you! ~*~ Korean stationery by Morning Glory.. especially Little Babu


amyscraftandmail rated for Tagflip Happymail Swap #3 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Eva i recieved your beautifully decorated envelope yesterday and then when I opened it i was in awe of the gorgeous packaging and your note. I can't believe this was your first tagflip it is outstanding and absolutely stunning. The detail and love you put into everything your embellishments as well. I feel honoured to have been the reciever of your beautiful work please let me know your IG handle i tried to find you id like to tag you in the photos and give you a follow. I could keep writting about it all but you have seriously gone above and beyond. I found your binder rings the perfect size so i put them all together i find tagflips so much better when they are nice and chunky my only tip lovely. Thankyou again i am honoured to have this apart of my collection.
Response: Hey Amy! Thank you so much for your feedback!! Hehe I'm grinning like a monkey right now :) Yeah I really did my best, but I am always unsure when I make something for the first time.. I am really glad you liked it. My instagram name is evanikita, I've pressed "follow" on yours :) Thank you for your rating and the <3
ksperline90 rated for Put GREEN on! on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful and thoughtful swap! I loved it!
Response: ............ I was confused for a bit.. I thought huh? Haven't I sent this swap ages ago?? But then I recalled I had to resend because nothing had arrived....... I'm glad you got my swap this time!! And also glad you liked it :) Thank you for the rating and <3!
Comment: Hi Eva, heel erg bedankt voor dit mooie pakketje! Was echt een feestje om open te maken ^.^ super leuk die mooie hangertjes! Ook erg blij met de washi, stickers en de kleine envelopjes <3
Response: Haaaii!! Haha ik raakte via jou vanmiddag zo verwikkeld in van alles en nog wat, dat ik vergat om je antwoord te geven.. Ik keek op je instagram en ik zag die ontzettend leuke ansichtkaarten die je had gekocht. Dus ik ging naar die website (Russisch) en daar verdronk ik in een zee van mooie plaatjes (I<3mooie plaatjes).. echt superleuk! Heb ook gelijk een bestelling geplaatst :) Dussssssssss: JIJ ook bedankt!! *smile* dankjewel voor het hartje en je rating!
karli rated for Envie of vintage happiness on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: I really love both envies and how much trouble you went into! I will put these to good use un my journal! Karolina
Response: I love doing swaps with journalers!! It's always nice to fantasize about how your stuff will be put to use and last in someone else's creations :) Thank you for your rating and <3
martieCZ rated for Blind envelope: Happy Mail on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Dear Eva, waaaauuu, it is an absolutely gorgeous package you sent me. We share a love for the same things :D :D. I really enjoyed unpacking ... starting with the great envelope and continuing with all these envelopes with beautiful stuff inside. Thank you very much, you really made my day.
Response: Hi Martina! I'm happy you enjoyed the package. You're welcome and nice that I brightened your day :) I had so much fun putting it together.. I discovered how much I like making blind envelopes.. but it's really hard to control myself weight-wise hehehe Thank you for rating and the <3!
Jbee rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: WOOOOW wat heb jij mij een prachtige botanical swap gestuurd. Ik was er wel even spraakeloos! wat een crea bea ben je! heel heel erg bedankt, van mij wel 10 hartjes! helemaal mijn stile! daar hou ik van. ik had het liefst niet eens de envelop open gemaakt :-) ik stuur je nog een mail over je vragen. dikke creative knuffel!
Response: Wat superfijn om te horen Jill :) zeker omdat jij de maker van de swap was! Dat geeft wel wat extra druk om heeeel erg je best te doen op de swap!! :) Zeker toen ik je ratings las, voelde ik some pressure building so to speak.. dus ben extra blij met je positieve rating! Dankjewel <3
Littleroo rated for Mail Tag Swap #12 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful package. Everything is so pretty. I'd give you 10 hearts if I could. I've never seen an envelope decorated on the outside so pretty. Thank you so much.
Response: *smile*.. glad you enjoyed that. Too late (after closing it) I realised I had forgot to put the Monkey page in. I'll save them for you. We'll probably be matched again.. or else I'll send them to you sometime in the future.. :)
CarlyJo rated for Happy Mail WASHI Galore!! on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful washi! Dinosaurs!!!! You took a lot of time to make this swap beautiful and thank you for that! Your banners and envelopes are great!
Response: Hiya Carly :) You're welcome!! Yeah I have so much washi that I love sharing.. I enjoy them very much. I hope you will as well :) Very much looking forward to your package! -xoxo-
xthemasonsx rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: I love everything so much. You put so much time in your package and the love and effort you put in shows 💖thank you so much . I really love it. My favorite where the fabric stickers and the vellum paper with the quotes 😻thank you again!!
Response: Well you are very welcome! It was so much fun to make a blind envelope! It was only my second one, but I was very excited making it.. I'm glad you liked your package! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Piroshilove rated for Washi Swap- Send Your Favorites! on Aug 26, 2019
Response: Thank you!! :)
Mickiruth rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #16 ☆ on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Wow! This was so much fun! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. From the moment the envelope arrived all decorated so nicely, to the notecard, to all the goodies....it was just a joy! I hope the person I sent to gets even a 10th of the enjoyment from theirs as I got from this. If I could give you 10 stars, I would. Very thoughtful items.
Response: :D You're welcome!! It was a lot of fun to put together.. also because I try to imagine my swap partner unwrapping it and having fun going through the goodies!! I received mine today and it was SO cool! hehe It's so nice to surprise and be surprised in return! :)
ubx rated for Mail Tag Swap #11 on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your very lovely envelope ! I love everything you sent me!! Loved the pooh nots !!!!
Response: You are welcome!! Wauw the postman was very quick to deliver that package! :) I'm glad you liked what I sent you.. thank you for the heart!
Comment: Everything is so charming. I love that you took the time to write the recipe in both english and french. I love crepes. I'm one of those Canadians who took some basic French (grade school and one 100 level university course) but that's it. No practice though, so I'm way too rusty. I've been to Quebec a few times (love that province) and they graciously accommodated me in english. That little Oops attachment is cute. The multiple washi tapes made the envelope look bohemian in style (which I really like). And I love that you wrote from a little French town (Provence I assume based on Gloire de Mon Pere). So charming. Thank you for sharing ES/WS.
Response: What a nice big comment you give :) It was fun making that swap for you.. good practice to translate French into English for me.. I dont do that often! The little French town I wrote from is Boissières; in the Quercy area (near Toulouse).. But more or less sort of the same vibe/atmosphere as in that movie (which I love!). Vibrantly hot in the summer with gazillions of crickets and cicades.
kelliegirl6 rated for Not Store-Bought Art Postcard #2 on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: I wish I could give you like 5 stars! Even just the envelope was too gorgeous to open. The art is beautiful. We’re a lot alike, loving the sparkles. I love your note, the star charm, everything! I’ve never been to Burning Man, but my cousin, David Starfire, usually plays it every year. I’ll check out that documentary. Again, thanks so much! Super happy mail. You are my goals! ✨😁✨
Response: Wooow!! If my cousin did stuff like that I would stalk him just as long until he took me with him hahaha what a show!! Thank you for the rating and the heart! :) I advice you to also check the other Art Studio Drift has made.. its very very awesome! :)
Hunbun rated for Happy Mail Swap on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Eva, I wish so much I could give you more than I heart. I was BLOWN AWAY by this happy mail! Oh my goodness. You went above and beyond and obviously read my profile--THANK YOU for everything you sent! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: *sMiLe* :D I reread the mail you sent me as well.. so nice! I did not yet think of a name for the envelope, but this invention developed itself a bit after a few swaps :) .. the straps make me think a little of old fashioned suspenders.. haha or bra straps ;p You're very welcome anyways and nice if you use it as well! :)) Let me know how it worked for you?
Fawnofglory rated for Create some handmade envies on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Girl! There should be a way to give extra stars! This swap was phenomenal! Thank you so much!
Response: *BigSmiles* thank you!! Well. . You gave me a ♡ :) that already makes me smile. Im glad you liked what I picked for you!
Jess1991 rated for July Wishlist on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Wow Eva! This package was amazing! Thank you so much for all the time, thought, and effort you put in! I loved everything!
Response: I aim to please :)) Im very happy that you liked the things i sent you.. thank you for your sweet maiĺ☆_♡
Thumpersivy rated for Washi Swap- Send Your Favorites! on Jul 15, 2019
Response: Thank you for rating and for the ♡
shysky74 rated for 100 Truths Email on Jul 13, 2019
Response: Thank you for rating!!
Comment: Hi Eva. What happy mail to receive today! The envelope, the note card, the postcard, the quote - were all wonderful. And your kind words made my day. Did you know that Marianne Williamson is running for president of the US? Yes, it's true! Thank you!
Response: No! ! I did not have a clue! ! I will Google on it to learn morele! I think she is a much better choice than the current president. .. Thank you for rating.. im so glad That it arrived in the end and That you liked it :) t/y 4 the ♡♡♡

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HippieChick on Jun 22, 2019:

Hello, I was just passing by your profile and wanted to say Hi! I think it is wonderful you work at Dementia Village! My mom was a care worker for over 20 years here in Canada, and it is the hardest job I have ever seen anybody do. Thank you for helping take care of our older generations. I wish we had something similar here, perhaps in our near future. :)

Welcome and happy swapping! I hope you have a wonderful time here. This is a lovely community to share with. :)

iLoveMail on May 31, 2019:

I can’t wait to be your swap partner so I can send you some happy mail & give you a ♥️!

WanderingStar on May 18, 2019:
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