Swap-bot Time: May 16, 2021 9:42 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: May 16, 2021
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


MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 44 on May 12, 2021
Comment: leuke kaart, ik ga hem doorsturen.
Comment: Thank you for the resend.
Response: Happy this one arrived! Thanks for the heart.
WoodlandBanshee rated for AMA: Bird Mail Art on May 7, 2021
Comment: Beautiful green feathered bird! I love this postcard that arrived today! Take care.
Response: Thanks rating and the heart. So much fun to do this. It arrived só quick!
Comment: This was a very fun swap, I hope you do another one!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I received a PC from my partner with a very touching text in the speech bubble. I certainly will do another round!
Vickyen rated for CPG Gelli Printed HMPC - Global on May 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Jose! I love your gelli print HMPC! The colors are so bright and your collage looks great! I am not very good at collage - I seem to overthink what is supposed to be an easy process - sigh! Thanks for the fun Happy Mail! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Give my regards to the old men!
Saba rated for AMA: Art with Hexagons / Honeycomb on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Loved both pieces. I've never tried to use a temporary tattoo on paper. Very clever! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. And about the tattoos: you are never too old to learn something new ;-)
Comment: I’m sorry for late rating. I received this about five days ago but it got mixed up with some other papers. I will forward the PC’s on in round #53. Hope all is getting better in Netherland.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Over here we have a very slow vaccination policy. Old people received the vaccine, but the ones who take care for them (hospitals, nursing homes) not. Now we have disagreements about the different manufacturers in connection with any side effects. It is very non Dutch...... This morning I got a call from my family doctor, I can get my vaccination in 2 weeks. Please, stay safe and healthy!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP: PC - back into history on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Great postcard! Agreed, the leisure wear of the past was much spiffier than that of today. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. And for joining my swap!
MiekeC rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #94 on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Ha José, je kaart is hartstikke leuk. Ik stuur hem door.
Response: Soms zijn "mislukkelingen" best wel leuk om opnieuw te gebruiken. Succes met de volgende ronde. Benieuwd wat er uit gaat komen en of hij überhaupt terug komt.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 43 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Hij is al prachtig! Wat moet ik hier nog aan toevoegen??
Response: Daarom heb er ook niet al te veel aan toegevoegd......... Succes met het afmaken.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #8 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Dank je wel Jose voor deze mooie butterfly!! Ook een mooie achtergrond gemaakt! Thanks!
Response: Ik was weer helemaal met mijn Gelli plate bezig. Meestal maakte ik achtergronden "op voorraad". Ik heb nu veel meer kleuren (een mooie box met 36 stuks), dus nu kan ik veel meer op maat proberen te maken.
Petaltea rated for MAIL ART - Used Postage Stamps on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Nou prachtig hoor! Echt heel mooi gedaan! Heb je inkt gebruikt? Bedankt ook voor de tags en extra’s, kan ik altijd gebruiken. Groetjes, take care!
Response: Ik heb de envelop gemaakt op mijn Gelli plate. Vorig jaar heel voorzichtig hier mee begonnen, afgelopen Kerst een prachtige doos met 36 tubetjes acrylverf gekregen. Dank je wel voor het hartje. Tot een volgende keer!
Comment: What’s up gorgeous envelope! Thank you very much. I’ll get these cards into circulation
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. "see" you next time!
PostMuse rated for Collaboration #90 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for going the extra mile to get this card to me! I will add my bit and send it along. It’s lovely!
Response: I am so glad it arrived at last. What an adventure for this swap. Enjoy adding something new to the card. "See" you next time in another swap!
LadyTbird rated for AMA: Mapped Mail Art on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the unique postcard. I loved that the map shows the area in which I live, and that you used one of my favorite songs as inspiration. The cassette tape reminds me of all the music I've loved over the years--I wore out so many of those! Finally--thanks for introducing me to the Dutch word, toekomstmuziek, and its meaning.
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Maybe you can use the word toekomstmuziek some other time!
Comment: This is such a creative card! Thanks very much. I love having you in my swaps!! Hope to "see" you again soon.
Response: Thanks for your kind words, rating and the heart. I'm sure we will meet again in another swap!
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 41 on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Oeps, sorry helemaal vergeten te melden hij was op het verkeerde stapeltje beland. Bedankt voor het teamwork kaartje, ik ga hem afmaken en naar huis sturen.
Response: Veel plezier met de finishing touch. Hopelijk zie ik hem nog terug op onze FB pagina.
Lubado rated for ESO: Mail Art - Take 5 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: The attention, creativity and care you put in everything was overflowing and made me smile :D thank you so much for this amazing swap! The paperclips you shared with me are adorable and so unique! My collection grew thanks to you :) This afternoon after work I will taste one of the teas and I hope we swap again in the future. Take care!
Response: Thanks for your kind words, rating ánd the heart. Enjoy the tea and your growing collection paperclips.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 42 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de pc, eens zien wat ik aan dit behangetje toe ga voegen.
Response: Normaal gesproken ben ik niet zo lui voor een eerste ronde. Maar ik vond dit zo mooi. Succes!
Comment: Thankyou :)
Response: Which one arrived? The one with the PC of Anne Geddes and the black&white? = resend. Or the first one with 4 PC's?

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carol on Apr 22, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely tulips on my "flowers" HD/HP PC! I love them, and loved the note you included about their origin! Did not know that!

bblue on Feb 24, 2021:

Thanks for returning my collaborative art postcard! It looks great!

ktk8 on Jan 13, 2021:

Hello and THANK YOU for sending home my gorgeous VINTAGE postcard that you added the butterfly girl to.....and thank you for putting it in the clear envie... it got here pristine and pretty.... I love it so much......

HappY NeW YeaR to you also...... stay safe.... big hugs....

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


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!

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