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Chantiemaya

Chantiemaya
Date Joined: November 16, 2019
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: November 13, 1979
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi everyone! Newbie here as of November 17th 2019. My name is Chantal, most people call me Chantie, and I’m from the Netherlands (Nov 13 1979). Here’s some more about me.

I started penpalling when I was 14 or 15 years old - long before we all held the whole world in one hand all day long. I fell into it by accident; I wrote a letter to a teen magazine for their swap request section asking people to swap clippings of our favourite pop groups. Apart from swaps I also received some letters from people who shared my fandom and suggested we be penpals, first nationally, later all over the world. Any old time penpallers might remember the time when FB meant ‘friendshipbook’ ;)

When I moved out on my own and I could finally go online (my parents were a little late to that party), penpalling slowly dwindled down and I joined Facebook and found other places to communicate with fans. I started writing fanfiction, created websites and was active on forums. All of that is now behind me, but I’ve realised a while ago that I just miss paper A LOT. I started a journal to feed my need for writing with an actual pen and as an excuse to use some of the lovely stationery I kept seeing online.

I will probably love anything you send me, i’m not super picky! Follow the swap instructions and you’ll always get a 5 from me. Anything I can’t use or isn’t my taste, I will use in a swap, for my penpals or I’ll do a RAK.

Personal: I’m a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and I’m an ally to every letter of that acronym. I’ve determined my sexuality as a bi-romantic asexual. I am also an atheist liberal.

Work: I work as a logistic administrative assistant in a wholesale company that sells timber and building supplies. I’m surrounded by men, fork lifts and big trucks, our office is a small, smelly hangar and I wear work gear and safety shoes. It’s a fun job although trying at times ;)

Favorite Music

It ranges from country to pop to dance. I’m currently into folk/americana, dance, pop, hardrock, metal, and I will listen to some classic or opera tunes from time to time. Some faves: Roxette, Lizzo, Danny Vera, Jason Isbell, Melissa Etheridge, Therapy?, Céline Dion, Cher, Ray Lamontagne, First Aid Kit, Todrick Hall, Brandi Carlile, Elton John, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, LP, Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Rammstein, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, Yann Tiersen, 80’s/90’s playlists

Favorite Books

I love reading detectives and thrillers, especially Scandinavian writers. My all-time favorite is Henning Mankell, I even visited the area of Sweden he write about. Then there’s Patricia Cornwell who I’ve been fangirling over since I was a teen. Other names that come to mind: Michael Robotham, Jo Nesbo, Lars Kepler, Stieg Larson, Liza Marklund.

Favorite Movies

I love movies and I go to the cinema every week. I will basically watch any genre although I’m not very good with horror and I can’t deal with slapstick humor. I love super heroes (I’m a Marvel girl), animation, thrillers, and action movies. Recent favourites: Doctor Sleep, Bohemian Rhapsody, Jumanji.

Other interests & hobbies

I’m in love with Rupaul’s Drag Race and I’m a very big drag fangirl. For anyone who’s familiar, some faves: Alaska Thinderf*ck, Trixie Mattel, Katya Zamolodchikova, Bendela Creme, Chi Chi Devayne, Raja, Eureka O’Hara, Manila Luzon, Gia Gunn, Jasmine Masters, Latrice Royale, Crystal, Davina De Campo.

I LOVE Queer Eye on Netflix.

I love YouTube, I find it very calming to watch/listen while I’m doing other stuff. I like makeup reviews even though I don’t wear makeup ;) I love watching art videos, journaling videos etc. I like to listen to podcasts too.

I love crochet!

I have a journal that I glue full of stuff and write down my thoughts when I feel like it. I’ve been making junk journals for a while and I absolutely love it.

I’ve always loved writing, whether it’s journalling or fiction. I’ve written a gazillion words of fanfiction but I’m currently not producing anything. My brain sometimes locks down and I can’t think of anything - writer’s block, although as an amateur that terms is a little over the top ;)

INFO FOR SWAPS!

What I’d love to get: Paper scraps/ephemera Paint color cards Stickers (no: journaling stickers, Disney) Washi tape (I prefer the paper tape to the plastic ones) Decorated writing paper Hand dyed paper Book pages/newspapers/magazine pages Decorated/color/ interesting Envelopes Magazine clippings Die cuts (shapes, embellishments, bought or homemade is all great) Decorative / cute / text / minimal / animal postcards (either written on or empty is both fine) Lomo cards (kawaii, landscape, botanical, pets, etc) Any paper crafts, hand made, hand written, crafty goodies Snail mail themed items (air mail, envelopes, etc)

If you’re unsure you can always ask! But I will never rate down if it’s not my taste. For me, when I rate a 5 it means you’ve met the objective and a heart means you picked items that I really love.

Ratings

ToujoursMoi rated for Mail Art and Stickers on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for this great swap. You did a great job to upcycle the wrapping paper
RNRISLOVE rated for LARGE POSTCARD EXCHANGE! on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful peacock card. Glad everything is okay over there.
Karen07 rated for LARGE POSTCARD EXCHANGE! on May 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you and stay safe!
renate rated for Schrijfspulletjes swap on May 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke pakketje.
EverydayAngels rated for LOTS OF SMILES 🙂 on May 26, 2020
5
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Comment: WOW!!! You went way beyond and sent me sooooo many incredible items. I absolutely LOVE it all. I cannot wait to try the teas and I am blown away by your generosity. I plan to send you a thank you flat! Blessings on your new place as well!
Response: Yay I’m so glad you liked it!!! I was very inspired by this swap and I always like to send extra just in case I pick something someone doesn’t like 😄 It put a smile on your face so I reached the goal of this swap! You don’t have to send me anything but if you do I’ll be looking forward to it 💖
PostMuse rated for LARGE POSTCARD EXCHANGE! on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I am staying home, lonely, but the constant influx of mail makes me smile. I hope you are well!
Response: Glad you liked it! Mail is a good way to cheer me up, too :)
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Comment: Hallo Chantal, bedankt voor je leuke swap met paarse, roze spulletjes. Ik kan weer freubelen😊.
Response: Graag gedaan, veel plezier ermee!
Justme72 rated for Tourist Postcard Swap on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. We are also known for cheese on our coast line - Tillamook Cheese Factory. It's a great place to get ice cream and lunch on beach trips :) Thanks again, Justme72-Martha
5
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Comment: Thank you for the grate pc.
LoveThis rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #40 on May 22, 2020
5
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Comment: thank you very much for the card :)
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Comment: I LOVE the plant card you sent! I love indoor plants :) It definitely brightened my day !
Response: Yay! Good to know you enjoyed it 😄👍
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Comment: This is truly one of my favorite postcards I've ever received! I love it so much, it is beautiful! I love the napkin you used, and the lace, and the Dutch! I have a soft spot for anything Dutch 💖, my maiden name was very Dutch. Thank you so much for your creativity and beautiful effort!
Response: Thanks for your sweet comment, I’m so glad you liked it 😄👍
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Why thank you so much, for looking over my profile & seeing I prefer my PC's blank & in an envie! I appreciate it more than you know. Thank you so much for the beautiful Lake Como PC. I love it!!
Response: You’re very welcome 😄
Kts6girl rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #40 on May 15, 2020
5
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Comment: loved the card!!
megan1230 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #40 on May 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! That boat tour sounds awesome!
paperboats9 rated for Mail Art and Stickers on May 8, 2020
5
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Comment: Chantal, thank you SO much for your beautiful mail art and the abundance of different stickers that are just perfect. You were so generous! I love every detail of this happy mail :)
Response: Yay!! You’re so welcome, enjoy :)
levittamara rated for PC Pick Me Up International on May 5, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you very much Chantal! I love postcards you sent! And I really like an envelope - it is my first thing received from swap-bot!
Response: Glad you liked it :) Have fun on swap bot and welcome to the community!
Fabriqueen rated for Mail Tag Swap #22 on May 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is totally awesome and made my day! Have a great day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: So glad you liked it :D enjoy x
megan1230 rated for Decorated Snail Mail on May 1, 2020
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Comment: Such a beautiful and lovely swap! Thank you so, so much! This is the coolest piece of mail I have ever received! My favorite parts were the little scraps of ephemera, I can't wait to use them in my journal!
Response: Yay so happy you liked it! And it arrived pretty fast too. Enjoy :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

EverydayAngels on May 26, 2020:

THANK YOU so much for the unbelievable and amazing package of goodies! I haven't smiled that big in a while. You are incredible and I loved reading your letter and I will be drinking your tea tonight. Just so you know, YOU ARE AWESOME! Blessings, Martha "EverydayAngels"

bblue on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending on the misdirected Mail Tag swap to me. I really appreciate it!

USAFwife on Nov 19, 2019:

Hello and welcome to swap-bot! :) Your profile looks great, and wish you lots of luck and love here on swap-bot. :)

tcornell on Nov 18, 2019:

Hello, and welcome to Swapbot! I'd say that your profile is excellent, especially for someone so new. I hope you enjoy it here!

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