Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2018 3:23 pm


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: September 23, 2018
Birthday: October 18
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hello! Hallo! Hoi! Hey! Hej!

My name is Ciska and together with my partner and our son I live in the Netherlands, close to the Belgium and German border. I love life. Even more since our son was born in the beginning of 2017. He brings so much joy and happiness into our home. We love to grow our own vegetables and create a garden full of wild life. It is much busier now, so let's see how our garden develops this year.

In my me-time I love to play with paper and to send and receive happy mail and Mail art. Finding a decorated envelope in my mailbox always makes my day 💌.

I love...

  • color, paper, nice designs and patterns, note cards, washi tape, stickers, rubber stamps, address labels, handmade envelopes and inspiring quotes.

  • flowers, animals, houses, bikes, teapots and cups, retro, stars, love, sun, and most of all simplicity.

  • herbal and green tea

  • foreign languages, please add a sentence in your language. Thanks!

  • to get to know you. Where are you from? What keeps you busy? Things that are typical for where you live. ...


  • Aligators
  • Bird (songs)
  • Color
  • Diecuts & deers
  • Envelopes (handmade)
  • Flowers & frogs
  • Garden
  • Houses
  • Inspiration & Ideas
  • Joy
  • Kindness
  • Le petit prince - the little prince
  • Music
  • Note (cards) - a note from you 💜
  • Ocean
  • Paper (craft)
  • Quality
  • Rubber stamps
  • Snail mail
  • Tea (pots & cups)
  • Unique
  • Veel post (a lot of mail)
  • Washi tape
  • Xxx
  • Yoghurt making (and jam, chutney, bread, etc)
  • Zen


Swapbot is for me a way to connect to like minded people, to share art and to get inspired.

I will rate you a five ❤️ when swap requirements are met. Finding a decorated envelope in my mailbox makes me happy. I love to receive a note with a swap. Please do not send extras that increase your shippings costs. It is the swap that matters, not the extras. Happy swapping!

Creativity & Inspiration

There are so many ways to be creative and to get inspired. I love it all. Here on Swapbot I like to play with paper. Handmade postcards, handmade envelopes, drawing, stamping, flipbooks, etc.

Would you like to share your paper passion and inspire me in a private swap, please PM me.


Wooper rated for Handmade Envelopes - August 2018 on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes! I will enjoy using these all, though the flowery one is my favorite ❤
Response: Enjoy the envelopes! I am glad you like them. Thanks for the rating 💕.
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful envie full of surprises! We have been having a very cool summer! It only once got above 70 degrees F. I love FLOW magazine! I collect it in French, German, Dutch and English! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I am glad you like what I sent you. Flow magazine is fun isn’t it. The envie and surprise come from the book of paper lovers.
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome
Mye rated for IWTS: Show Off Your Tape #2 (Edited) on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Ciska! Thank you for your mail. I did have fun creating my washi envelope 😉 I hope you had fun for your trip ❤
Response: Thanks for rating! We’ve had a wonderful trip and are now enjoying the last few days off at home. Have a lovely summer!
Mye rated for IWTS: A Simple Washi Hello on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and samples! ❤ It's a creatively decorated card and the samples are lovely 💞 Did you manage to go for camping? I don't have any plans for the summer as the weather here is like summer all year long 😝
Response: Thanks for rating💕. We did go camping. It was so much fun!
Comment: Thank you for the cute envelope and the vintage camping images. We are going away to campgrounds this summer too. I hope you have a wonderful time!
TereDiane1954 rated for IWTS: A Simple Washi Hello on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: What a cute card! I like the way you put the "hello" on the front, and I like the tapes you sent me. Thank you for a fun swap♥
Response: Thanks for rating. I ‘ve had so much fun creating this card.
newrule rated for IWTS: Let's Make a Cool Washi Card on May 22, 2018
Comment: Lovely washi card!! And I loved the samples too. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! It was more difficult than I expected to put the washi on nicely. Enjoy the washi samples💕
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for Lente in je brievenbus on May 1, 2018
Comment: Ik heb hem vandaag ontvangen, hartstikke leuk! Ik ben benieuwd naar de theetjes, en ga de goodies zeker gebruiken. Ben heel blij met de die-cuts. Ook dank voor de leuke brief! Wij zijn even de stad in geweest met Koningsdag, maar ook niet veel bijzonders.
Response: Graag gedaan.
roosje rated for Random Envelope on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: Dat was fijn: weer een leuke swap van jou in mijn brievenbus! Heel mooi gemaakt en fijn om weer van je te horen! Dank je wel!
Response: De volgende 💌 komt met de 🚲
AmookIslandCreations rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-APR on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this bright, stamped postcard! It is a welcome addition to my collection. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the rating. Have a nice weekend 💕.
roosje rated for Gimmie Mail/ Mixed it up with papers on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Hoi Ciska, wat leuk om een swap van jou te krijgen! De mooie envelop viel me meteen al op! En wat een prachtige en fijne spulletjes allemaal, ik word er blij van. Daar kan ik lekker mee aan de slag, dank je wel! Kusje voor de kleine man x
Response: Graag gedaan. Fijn paasweekend 🐰💕
Comment: Waw, Ciska, dit moet één van de mooiste enveloppen zijn die ooit door mijn brievenbus vielen! En de inhoud was al even leuk! Enorm bedankt voor al dat leuks, maakt deze druilerige dag meteen goed!!
Response: Fijn dat mijn envelop je blij gemaakt heeft op de druilerige dag. Veel plezier ermee en fijn paasweekend 🐰.
uiltje rated for En nu: de winter de deur uit! on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor je warme pakketje. Heerlijk geurende thee en andere gezellig dingetjes. Ik heb een stansmal voor het maken van een Zweeds paardje, daar kan ik de washitape met de Zweedse vlag goed bij gebruiken. Ik ben er blij mee!
Response: Fijn! Klinkt als een goede bestemming voor de Zweedse vlaggetjes washi. Veel plezier ermee💕
ginny19590 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #2 on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank You!!!
Response: You’re welcome 🌼
HannahsMommy07 rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-Feb on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Such a cute post card!!!!
Response: Thank you. I had so much fun making it.💗
Comment: Lovely letter and envelope; many thanks for the teas!! They look delicious. xo
Response: Thank you for the rating and the 💚. Enjoy the teas! 💕
Jcqln rated for Decemberzegel kerstpost on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Hoi Ciska, Dank je voor je leuke pakketje, en je lieve briefje ga je antwoorden 😁 groetjes Jacqueline
Comment: Thank you so very much for the thoughtful goodies you sent me. I really enjoyed this swap. Everything you sent was so lovely. I would like to send you a letter in reply to the ones you sent. You truly did spoil me! Thank you ,
Response: So good to hear that you enjoyed receiving all the envies. I had so much fun creating them for you. Would love to receive a letter from you. 💕
Earlybirdprojects rated for WIYM: Creative Snail Mail on Dec 12, 2016
Comment: Just got your lovely letter and package, thank you so much for the little goodies! I hope your December and the new arrival both go smoothly and happily! Congratulations!!

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susieq11 on Sep 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for the summer envie for IFM August WTA!! I love it all and it really fit in with today’s 31C sunny day! I’ll write you a note to answer your questions! Thanks so much for the amazing goodies!!! xoxo

denimblu14 on Aug 22, 2018:

Hello Ciska, I am happy to hear that you have received and liked the cards that I sent to you for the July IFM WTA :)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



MissTullie on Nov 18, 2017:

Hello Ciska ...Thank you so much for the wonderful ISS "Surprise Flat Envie" tag. Everything was so beautifully presented ... I love the treasures you sent and the sweet note. You made my day special. Best wishes to you and your family!

meeltje57 on Jun 17, 2016:

Bedankt voor je vrolijke bijdrage aan mijn collaboration Postcard #19

Lonestarchild on May 3, 2016:

What a lovely little package arrived from you today for the LCL: Creative Goodies Tag. It is just so perfect -- fun envie, fun packaging and great stuff inside! Thank so much!

pkpeace on Apr 23, 2016:

For the most amazing pocket letter...

rexypants on Apr 14, 2016:

Hello! Thank you very much for your wonderful letter, which arrived today. I will write you soon :)

Gnoe on Apr 13, 2016:

Awwwww duurde even voordat ik je hier op SB bedank maar wat een heerlijke verrassingspost weer! Brieven waarop je meteen wilt reageren zijn de beste :) Helaas gaan andere dingen soms voor ;) Ik las je brief in de tuin!!!

Gnoe on Mar 18, 2016:

I love surprise mail the most tooooooo! Thank so much, how thoughtful of you! Especially the seeds - need lots of practice material! ;) LOL

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