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Chihiro

Chihiro
Date Joined: May 22, 2011
Last Online: June 10, 2018
Birthday: November 21, 1975
Country: Netherlands
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About swapping

Hello! If you are reading this, the chances are that you are going to send me something for a swap, or that you are checking who this person is that is supposed to send you something for a swap. Either way, we are swap-partners, how nice! I always try to be a good swapper, to send on time and to put effort in my packages/envelopes. So, if there is a problem with a swap, if what I sent isn´t what you were expecting (or if you haven´t received anything at all), please contact me before rating down. I am sure we can work something out. But please, especially for all my international swap-partners, please keep in mind that international swaps can take some time. Usually 5-10 days, but it can occasionally take up to 4 to 6 weeks. I know this is a long to time to wait for your mail, but I hope you understand why I suggest we wait this time before I will resend to you. Thanks for reading!

About Me

I´m Nicole, 40 years old. I live in Holland and I work in the mental health care for children (and their parents). Although I like my work, I must admit I like my spare time even more. There are many things to keep me occupied: reading, listening to music, watching movies or tv series, and (of course) a little bit of crafting. Other things I like are visiting museums (all kinds, arts, natural history etc), travelling, hanging out with friends, nice dinners, visiting fairs (books, crafting, old stuff). I am very fond of animals, but I can´t have pets because I´m allergic to most of them, sad enough.

Favorites

Music: I listen to almost everything, from 80´s pop and rock to R&B and today´s hits/top 40 music. A few names: Queen, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Eminem, Santana, Dave Matthews Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Faith no More, Pink, Ben Howard

Books: Classic Fantasy, Celtic Fantasy, Horror/thriller, Chicklit

Favorite writers Robin Hobb, Lynn Flewelling, Anne Rice, Juliet Marillier, Katharine Kerr, JK Rowling, Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Coraline, The Nightmare before Christmas, Heavenly Creatures, Spirited Away, Howl´s Moving Castle, Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Garden State, Pan´s Labyrinth, Run Fatboy Run

Favorite Television Doctor Who, Black Books, Green Wing, True Blood, Sherlock

Favorite Crafts

Crochet (my favorite craft at the moment)

Embroidery (mostly cross stitch, but willing to try something else)

Sewing (making bags and others small objects like dolls, maybe other things in the future)

Working with felt (making softies or felties)

Collecting beads and making my own jewelry with them

I enjoy making some ATC´s every now and then

And I collect small merchandise (all kinds) from the movies Coraline, Nightmare before Christmas and from the tv show Doctor Who.

Likes

I like

  • favorite colors are red, pink, purple and orange
  • I love spring and summer
  • autumn too
  • haloween
  • mountains and forests
  • flowers
  • animals, from cute and fluffy (cats!) to wild animals like wolves and tigers
  • patchwork
  • vintage
  • Art Nouveau
  • Art Deco
  • old adds and posters
  • painters like Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and many others
  • glasswork like Tiffany
  • 70´s and 80´s
  • lazy days
  • sunshine

Wishlist

Things I would love to get from someone

  • yarn (I prefer natural fibres like wool, cotton, silk, bamboo, a mix of these with acrylic is fine too)
  • embroidery fabric (14, 16, 18 or 22 count aida, evenweave or linnen fabric, no white or cream though, I have lots of those )
  • beads, pendants and charms (glass, gemstone),
  • stickers
  • masking tape/ washi tape
  • crafting/colored paper (esp. with vintage designs)
  • embellishment
  • stamps/ clear stamps
  • inkpads, all colors
  • buttons
  • bookmarks
  • pretty stationery
  • soaps and other nice smelling things
  • scrapbook items
  • tea (black, green, herbal, rooibos, I like them all) and coffee (black, espresso)
  • vintage stuff
  • postcards
  • fridge magnets
  • sweets and chocolate (I like almost everything!)

Postcards

About Postcards

I love to get postcards from all over the world. I enjoy some Postcrossing too.

Most of all I love old pc´s (old in years or with an old image on them) and pc´s with (old) photo´s or made out of/printed from old photo´s. I also like postcards with:

  • foxes
  • raven/crow
  • flowers
  • coffee/tea
  • trees
  • children
  • castles, other old buildings
  • sea sides, landscapes
  • cats (small or big ones), dogs
  • rainbows
  • tourist cards

But I also like pc´s from where you live, funny ones, pc´s with art, with ads, vintage ones, colourful ones or just beautiful ones :)

I prefer my postcards naked (written&stamped on) if possible.

Dislikes

I Dislike/ don´t give me this

  • plastic/acryl beads
  • religion themed items
  • political themed items
  • I ´m not really interested in things like cars/sports/planes/gadgets
  • I don´t have children, so please no items for children
  • I don´t have pets either, so no treats or toys
  • smelly items (smoke, cigarettes)

Ratings

matt319 rated for I HATE this postcard #2 on Jun 28, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you very much!!
MarieS rated for International Capital PC on Sep 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card and for resending!
d2photo rated for WIYM: BLACK AND WHITE POSTCARD on Sep 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice vintage PC.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard swap . They will all fit nicely in my collection.
5
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Comment: Hi! Guess what just showed up in my mailbox? Your PC from February! It's not the first time it's taken months for me to get mail from overseas, so I'm not surprised. :) I LOVE the Alice in Wonderland PC you sent! Thank you!!
Response: Wow that´s amazing! I am glad you got it but I wonder where it has been all this time :D
goinjenny rated for WIYM: HORSE POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 19, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
chrissybaby rated for AapE: Profile based postcard x5 on Mar 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice coffee Card you sent me :)
5
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Comment: Hi Nicole, thank you for the PC. I love it! And the stamps you used are really wonderful. Happy swapping. Blessings and take good care.
CindyST rated for CPG Send a Weird PC - Global on Feb 27, 2017
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Comment: Hahaha yes, why would someone take a pic of someone in a dentist chair looking at big teeth and turn it into a postcard. That is weird.
Johanna51 rated for AapE: Profile based postcard x5 on Feb 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Dankjewel voor de postcard
Sassa rated for AapE: Profile based postcard x5 on Feb 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card :)
noname13 rated for AapE: Profile based postcard x5 on Feb 4, 2017
5
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Comment: thanks a lot!
Sissi rated for AapE: Profile based postcard x5 on Feb 1, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for your nice card :)
Walks4Bling rated for Find the PostCard - Winter on Jan 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Beautiful PC! TY :)
Nurse101 rated for WIYM - Quote on a Postcard on Dec 11, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank You!
loveualatte rated for WIYM - Quote on a Postcard on Nov 23, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely quote! And I love the postcard, thank you for choosing it for me ❤
servingHim rated for I Don't Want These Anymore! on Nov 22, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks so much!
nannydino rated for A Book Themed Postcard! on Nov 14, 2016
5
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Comment: Hi Nicole, thank you so much for the PC. I love the one you sent with the pile of turquoise books and a wood background. So beautiful. Happy swapping and have joy :)xx
Sahnetoffee rated for AapE: Animal Postcard on Oct 24, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! Best wishes!
Cadfael57 rated for AapE: Animal Postcard on Oct 22, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Nice card & stamps ! Thank you very much ;-)

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 21, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

OrigamiGrace on Aug 23, 2016:

summer

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

rachelcdoyle on Jun 29, 2013:

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

Evia on Dec 27, 2012:

Hello Nicole! Thank you for the great surprise package with Jip and Janneke stickers and pencil-eraser-sharpener-ruler kit! I put it in my kids stockings and they absolutely loved to find it at the Christmas morning! Gabby said it was her best present, and Frank started to fix his pencils right away :)) Thank you! :)

Aria on Jul 17, 2011:

Hi, I hope you can join my vintage ad/poster reprints PC swap. :)

Here is the link:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/95887

:D

Vengy on Jun 23, 2011:

Hallo Chihiro (wat een prachtige nicknaam) Je hebt heel veel leuke hobby's. Sommige heb ik zelf ook, zoals sieraden maken, maar ook ik heb pas de ATC's maken ontdekt. Het is heel leuk om te doen, vooral samen met de jongens van mij. Heel jammer dat ik geen werk van jou kan bekijken via een site of foto's. Ben stiknieuwsgierig namelijk hihi... Maar goed, wat ik nog wilde schrijven, ik heb nog wel embroidery patronen voor je mocht je interesse hebben dan geef maar een gil. Wens je nog heel veel hobbyplezier en ook swapplezier uiteraard. Veel liefs, Vengy (Consolata)

TerryF on Jun 23, 2011:

…to the Nuts for Sewing Group!

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