Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 9:41 am


Date Joined: March 15, 2014
Last Online: December 4, 2021
Birthday: November 7
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a catsitter and paper artist. I love to read, to cook, to bake. Most of my free time goes into making beautiful cards and stationery. I like to recycle and upcycle. I like to share what I make with people all over the world! Therefore hand made cards, mailart and snail mails are very welcome.

I love all animals but I expecially love cats. Donja, a white Persian, 13 years old, is the love of my life and my best friend.

I love to read. Usually historical fiction, classic and modern literature and essays. I have a Little Free Library in my front garden, it is a wonderful way of exchanging books.

I like to listen to classic music, usually chamber or choir music. But most of all I love the silence, at home or in the nature. I live as environmentally conscious as I can and I am vegetarian. My favourite seasons: fall and winter.

I speak Enlish, French, Dutch and Italian.

I see Swap-Bot as a chance to spread love and to put a smile on someone's face.


I like:

  • classy and subtle things
  • paper, expecially the not glossy one
  • rubber stamps
  • clear stamps
  • post stamps with portraits of women
  • ex libris (book plates)
  • writing paper, stationery
  • quotes
  • washi tape
  • fibers
  • cutting dies
  • warm autumn colours
  • very dark brown, indigo and blue
  • black, white, red
  • ATC's
  • Tarot cards
  • poetry
  • haiku (Japanse short poems)
  • bookmarks

  • Postcards: I love to send and receive postcards, if possible in an envelope. Please, please, please don't send tourist cards.

I like cards with:

  • illustrations by Jane Ray 
  • illustrations from the fairytale "The Princess and the Pea" 
  • illustrations by Catrin Welz-Stein
  • Russian fairytales 
  • Anton Pieck
  • illustrations of interiors of little shops 
  • Vogue covers 
  • Dior, Balenciaga, YSL and so on vintage fashion 
  • Tarot cards, expecially VI : The Lovers 
  • tempus fugit, transience of life 
  • life on the head 
  • minimalism 
  • women in black and white 1920 to 1950 
  • lovers kissing
  • woman writing a letter
  • woman in the kitchen 
  • woman hanging the wash 
  • ironing, cleaning the house (to inspire me ; ) 
  • ladies drinking tea or coffee together
  • vintage posters of my favourites themes
  • woman in sorrow/crying
  • hourglasses
  • people eating together
  • cats in art paintings

You can see my card collection at

www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums

I love mailart!

Food and drinks

I don't have a sweet tooth and don't eat sugar.

I love coffee!

I don't drink herbal teas, only real black tea without additives and artificial flavours. I adore Earl Grey tea.

Finnish swappers, if you can send me a bag of Perinteinen Joulutee I would be grateful forever!!


If you look at my likes you can find all my wishes... I love to receive small things but above all I love to read about you, your thoughts on life, love and art, your experiences... I prefer a beautiful handwritten letter to material things. So please add a letter or at least a small note to the swap!

Flaking and rating

I am here because I like this a lot and as I am basically a giver I enjoy sending nice things to people. When I send a swap I take multiple pictures of everything (envelopes, cards, packages) so if you don't receive something please contact me. Post to the USA or Asia will take 2 up to 10 weeks, expecially now in Covid time. Please be patient! If you at last won't receive a swap it's probably been stolen. I'll be happy to resend!

I shall always rate the sender as soon as I receive an item.


  • candy, sweet things
  • beauty products, make-up
  • animal products
  • tourist cards
  • parfums (I am very allergic to them)
  • smoke and the smell of cigarettes on a swap
  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Diddle, cuties, girly stuff and so on
  • knick knacks, plastic things, souvenirs
  • yellow, orange or neon colours
  • anything Christmas or Santa related
  • Happy New Year and Christmas cards

Private swaps

I would like to do private swaps on the following themes: cats, autumn/winter, recycled, bookpages art, bicycle and more. If you feel a connection with my profile drop me a line!


Comment: What a lovely envie and surprise! I'm not nearly as talented as you, but I do enjoy trying my hand at different things.
Writercat rated for PH: Happiness Is.... on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice postcard of the reading woman and her cat. Love it. I agree with all those things you mentioned that bring you happiness. I love them too. All the best! Cathy
Eclectonote rated for LLU: ✂️ Bookish Craft 🎨 on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Goodness, what wonderful bookish artwork you've sent! Your creativity, thoughtfulness, and eye for beauty shine through in every detail of the book pocket. And so many surprises await - from the artist stamps to the tag featuring the fancy "A" to the vintage illustrations. Even the collaged envelope was terrific. Many thanks for a fantastic and lovely swap.
Response: Thank you so, so much for your kind words of appreciation, you made my day ❤
midestino76 rated for Match the Envelope - Int 2 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Love the envelope!
Response: Thanks, I am glad you do!
bvdev234 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #101 on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Got your beautiful card today 😀 Thanks much.
Response: I am glad it arrived at last! And I am glad you like it ❤
Comment: Patrizia, thank you so much for the cool postcard of the train in the snow with the smoke and the train trestle stamp. Love the info about the stamp too. A great swap! Thanks again!
Response: Your appreciation of the details gives me joy, thank you for sharing it with me! ❤
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope and all the goodies inside - I love cats and currently we are at 6 rescues - 3 male and 3 female! Happy Holidays!
Response: Six rescues, wow, there is lots of love in your house and in your heart!
Bavarija rated for PIE: Erotic cards in envelope on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note card and washi. So kind of you to include Birthday wishes. Thanks much for kind and generous swap.
Response: Thank you too for your kind words!
Meisje rated for PIE: Monthly swap - November on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Wat een lieve post mocht ik van jou ontvangen. Dank je voor de mooie kaart met quote en de lieve extraatjes. ❤️
Response: Graag gedaan en met liefde!
SnailerAH rated for NS: Happy Mail #7 on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke happymail
Response: Graag gedaan 🙂
Comment: I love the swap you sent me! I have so many ideas I can use with the items you sent for junk journaling. The book page waterfall tuck in folder is pretty cool, I'm going to have to research how to do that
Response: I am really glad you love my swap, Krystle! I had written about the folder in the letter that I forgot on the table as I had the feeling you would ask about it : ) I found the tutorial on Instagram at the account of "blueflowercreates". Otherwise I can send you the method by email.
Nika rated for Oh deer on Nov 17, 2021
Comment: Little beauties!! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for your kind comment and for the heart!
SarahMascara rated for November Birthdays! on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the gifts and the note! So many fun items. :) I am from Holland, Michigan, and I was a "Dutch dancer" for our annual Tulip Time in high school, so it's super fun to get things from the Netherlands!
Response: I am glad it arrived just in time, Happy Birthday Sarah !! Oh what a funny tradition, I had never heard of it before... Groetjes uit Nederland! ; )
Tessssssa rated for NS: Atc # 10 Post on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de atc's en de super leuke envelop!
tatntole rated for The name Patricia on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, I've got your letter/package ready to mail tomorrow (mail has already run today)
Comment: Thank you!
Myself333 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #101 on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard Patrizia, I absolutely love it! Cats are my favorite too! What a great job to have!
Response: Thank you for your lovely rating, Jessie, I am glad I chose the right card. And yes, catsitter is a wonderful job!
JenniferJo rated for A simple pc challenge —-intl #3 on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards!! Also a special thank you for all of the lovely stamps!!!
Response: You are welcome, Jennifer... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. So cute! Love these lovely creatures by Vera de Backker!
Response: I am glad you like them ☺ Thank you for the rating and the heart!

Rating Overview

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yvonne401 on Nov 1, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



Rainydancer on Oct 31, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

denimblu14 on Jun 18, 2014:

Hello Patrizia, I have received the amazing gift box that you sent to me. I am in absolute awe of all the beautiful handmade items you enclosed and the way that each and everything was presented was very creative indeed. Your enjoyment in sending me this unexpected gift shines through the whole package completely and I thank you very, very much for every wonderful item I received, love and hugs to you, Carol >3

denimblu14 on Mar 29, 2014:

Hello Patrizia, I received your wonderful handmade postcard today, I never expected anything so lovely from a simple postcard swap, I thank you very much,Carol :)

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