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roosje

roosje
Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: June 16, 2021
Birthday: January 5
Country: Netherlands
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Update 13-3-2021: So, all of a sudden my life and shedule/free time totally changed. I feel so fortunate that these are all due to good things! We are in the process of selling our house to move to an old farmhouse in the country side. Also, I just started a new job (at 51! Yes it is possible!). I'm giving myself some time to adjust, and will sign up for less swaps in this process.

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 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

*I recently discovered how much I love to work with FAIRY images (my inner child is so happy now!).

*I love to create with GLASSINE enveloppes and manilla/kraft TAGS.

*Always in for TINY bits of lace, tule, translucent fabric or paper and tiny buttons or brads.

*DIE CUTS are great (especially Tim Holtz ones)

*HANDWRITING (on shopping lists, letters, invoices, receipts etc.)

*Vintage BOOK PAGES or cutouts for example from old schoolbooks or children's books.

*any other vintage or vintage style EPHEMERA like tickets, maps, handwritten letters, office supplies like ledger papers, food labels/packaging, security envelopes, love!

*SHHHHHH (I have an ENVELOPE addiction and make my envies myself when possible).

*I love coffee and tea alike... I am discovering herbal teas, like lavender with chamomille and lemon grass (it helps with the fairy's too!)

*recycling/reusing is cool and so is THRIFTING. I love old paper items (can you tell?).

*JAPANESE design is an all time favourite...fashion, silk, origami, traditional patterns, kawaii cuteness (makes me smile).

*EMBROIDERY/sewing/stitching (also,on paper). I would love to learn about sashiko!

*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!

Postcards

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!

I prefer my postcards send naked and I would love to see your handwriting, so write me a little something please

C-O-L-O-R

I love colors, all of them! Bright, pastel,watercolors, aged surfaces, rainbow, metallics...as long as it is done with taste!

Dutch Mail:

Mail posted in the weekends doesn't go before the next monday,sorry!

POSTAL UPDATE 01-2020: there are new guidelines for mail send overseas. Every envelope that does not contain documents only and is a little bulky, will be considered as a package (even a teabag counts as bulk). For me personally, this will mean sending my swaps as flat as possible, and sometimes, without extras.

THEMES:

Themes I like are : vintage encyclopedia - alphabets - handlettering/quotes - travel/maps - airmail related items- birds - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor effects - flowers/botanical prints- beautiful illustrations.

Ratings

wolfeagle rated for AMA: You Must Be Crazy Mixed Media on Jun 16, 2021
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Comment: Love this postcard. Thank you so much.
Camiliann rated for YTPC: EZ 3-Envelope Journal on Jun 13, 2021
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Comment: This envelope item is so beautiful. The colors are pretty. I love it! Thank you so much! I am so happy to have it in my collection.
uiltje rated for ESO: Gelli plate printing on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: Ooohh, ik ben vandaag zĆ³ happy met deze swap! Ik weet dat ik te voorzichtig ben met allerlei dingen zoals dit. Hoe langer ik kijk, hoe meer dingen ik ontdek. Ik heb heel veel inspiratie opgedaan, ben daar dankbaar voor. Zo zie je veel beter hoe laag op laag er uit kan zien. Van YouTube kun je veel leren, maar nu zie je echt resultaat. En mijn zojuist gekochte nieuwe naamachine kan ook aan de slag. Dikke dankjewel!
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Comment: Thanks for this great postcard! I love all the different things you used to make it! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Petaltea rated for NS: simpel ephemera mapje on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Mooi echt mooi gemaakt!! Zoals altijd maak je prachtige creaties! Dank je wel hoor en bedankt coor de stickers en ephemera!! Groetjes!
isabellasnow rated for MFF: Bird Ephemera! on May 21, 2021
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Comment: Hi Catherine! As always, you send the BEST things! I love all the birdies you sent and I'm especially touched that you took time to actually CREATE pieces for me! You know I love your style and am always so pleased to see your name in my mailbox ;+) Beautiful bunch of goodies--what a wonderful swap--thank you, my friend!
Response: You are so welcome! This is one of my favorite themes to create with! Thank you for the nice rating and your kind words.
YooperHill rated for AMA: Bird Mail Art on May 21, 2021
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Comment: I really love it! Thank you!
Response: It was fun to make, glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Specimen kaart on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Bedankt voor de mooie kaarten, die krijgen een plekje in mijn junk journal
Response: Ha Tessa, bedankt voor de rating, het hartje en je geduld! Tot swaps maar weer!
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Comment: Hi Catherine! I really love your style! This set is absolutely gorgeous. LOVE the color palette, that gorgeous rose, the climbing leaves, and the beautiful fabric cluster at the top. I'm always so delighted with everything you send! Thank you for the sweet extras and I hope we are partnered again very soon!
Response: Hi there, thank you for your kind words and the great rating. It is wonderful to be appreciated this way! I know we will be swapping together again soon!
Innytoes rated for ESO Paper Lovers swap on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Wat een ongelofelijk mooie swap heb je gestuurd. Die is echt met liefde gemaakt, en zo gaaf ook dingen met de naaimachine erop gezet, briljant! Ik kan geen favoriet kiezen, want ik vind alles wat je gestuurd hebt leuk!
Response: Hey, wat lief! Bedankt voor deze fijne rating. Het was erg leuk om hem voor jou te maken!
RockyBeach rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sending some great vintage vibes envelope! It was fun exporing all the ephemera. And I also love the card you've made.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, the heart and your kind words. This is such a great theme, I loved putting it together for you.
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Jeweler's Envelope on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: So beautiful. I love all the neutral colors and sewing. Iā€™m so happy to have this in my collection. Have a wonderful week and Stay safe.
Taedybear rated for AMA: Botanical Journal Kit on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: I'm so stunned by the beautiful happy mails you've sent me! Each and every stationery -- tag, lace, quotes, and stickers -- you've sent are just so gorgeous. Thank you so so much for these beauties! šŸ’– I hope to swap with you again.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. it makes me happy you liked what I send, it is one of my favourite themes!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Easy Ephemera Folder on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Dear Catherine! What a pleasure to receive your lovely art once again! Your folder is just beautiful and the ribbon you used for a tie is gorgeous! I loved the envelope you sent with the children's book picture--it is really precious and I'm hoping to use that image on something I create. It's always so nice to swap together; hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Always a pleasure, thank you for the nice comment, the rating and the heart!
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jamicam rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Mar 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the tags and can't wait to use them - thank you so very much!
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Scrap Patches on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: These patches are so cute.Thank you for everything.Great job!
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Comment: Thank you for sending so many little envelopes in this beautiful sewn pocket. Very nice swap.
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Comment: Your PC is beautiful, thank you so much ā™„
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Single Envelope Portfolio on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: Hey Catherine...I love it! You did a fantastic job in repurposing everything...lol...and again...I love it!

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Comments

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Zomaar ā™„

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas

mgallardo68 on Jun 16, 2019:

@roosje what an amazing prize you sent me for the IFM > [Sticky] November 2018 Winner Takes it All!! I loved everything! Those are treasures I'll keep for myself! ā™„ā™„ Many hugs!

CurlyTea on Jan 7, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

earthnk on Dec 5, 2018:

You are very welcome. Iā€™m glad it arrived and I hope it brings about nice conversation. Happy holidays!

susieq11 on Sep 13, 2018:

That pocket folder is so cute. I will be looking at everything you sent me all night!!! : )

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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!

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