Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 8:04 am


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

About Me

My name is Ciska and I live together with my partner, our son (born Jan17) and three chickens in the south of the Netherlands. Me in two words: creating and connecting. I apply this at work in a pharmaceutical company where I develop processes to make certain pharmaceuticals. And it is there at home, where I like to renovate furniture, make cards/small booklets/envelopes/ATCs and make delicious dishes from fruits and vegetables that we have grown in our garden.

I love languages. I speak Dutch, English, German and am learning French. Mail in any of those languages is fine.

I am always open for private swaps (happy mail, mail art, ATCs); please pm me.

I love...

  • sending and receiving mail.

  • color, paper, nice designs and patterns, note cards, washi tape, stickers, rubber stamps, handletterinng and inspiring quotes.

  • flowers, birds, butterflies, wales, seals, other animals, houses, retro, stars, love, 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. ...


  • ATCs
  • Bird (songs)
  • Color
  • Diecuts & deers
  • Envelopes (handmade)
  • Flowers
  • Garden
  • Houses
  • Inspiration & Ideas
  • Jam making (and yoghurt, bread, chutney, etc)
  • Kindness
  • Languages
  • 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. I will rate you a heart when your swap touched my heart. 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!


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!!
nalaqueen rated for ISS: Whatever Makes You Happy ♥ on Nov 26, 2016
Comment: WOW wat een super mega leuke post :) Wordt er helemaal blij van !!! Ik zou keiezen voor groene accenten en bloemen/ vinders en veel mooie quotes voor zo een boekje. Heel erg bedankt voor het blij maken van mij op een dag die niet zo best ging.
Response: Fijn dat ik je blij heb gemaakt met dit boekje. Ik wens je veel klein geluk toe💚
Comment: What a lovely piece of mail! Thanks so much and congratulations to you :)
Comment: Thank you Ciska for the awesome lamb and assorted other stationary papers. I love them all. And thank you for the cherry note and a HUGE congratulations!! I am so excited for you <3
UrsaMinor rated for SIE ~ Flat Happy Mail on Oct 9, 2016
Comment: I had such a good time opening this and looking into all the pockets. You really put a lot of effort into this! Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome. I had so much fun creating this for you.😃
bluesky rated for SWL ~ Mail Art Envelope ~ Flowers on Jun 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful envelope and profile surprises! :) Yes I do have a garden and plant in frontyard as well as backyard, sounds as we plant similar things! I also have flowers, harbs, berries... happy gardening! :)
AshbyDanielle rated for Name of The Month on May 27, 2016
Comment: Great atc!
Henny1977 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art Envelope ~ Flowers on May 26, 2016
Comment: Wow! Wat een mooi pakketje heb je er van gemaakt en wat een boel mooie spulletjes! De envelop is een beauty en de spulletjes erin zijn stuk voor stuk geweldig! Dankjewel en nog heel veel plezier met swappen! Groetjes uit Venlo, Henny.
craftygolfer rated for WIYM: Happy Mail on May 26, 2016
Comment: Just received my very wonderful and VERY Happy Mail! Thank you for a speacial envelope full of great items!
arimails rated for Names Of The Month on May 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and note! I hope you have a great trip visiting California for the first time <3
Comment: Lovely! Thanks!
Sakubik rated for In my sketchbook 1 on Apr 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks for your cats! Nice to hear you found a new hobby with this :) Yes, I draw a lot, but to be honest I haven't much recently. I always try to draw more - but then I have weeks of a creative down in between. Looking forward to round 2!
JeanetteC rated for Collaboration PC #21 on Apr 27, 2016
Comment: You are so right, that is a full PC...I will have to think about it for awhile =o) Thank you too for the lovely PC's and for sharing a piece of your home view with me, I think it must be a lot like living in the flat middle of my country. Thank you, the envie is beautiful too =o)
pkpeace rated for Profile based pocket letter on Apr 23, 2016
Comment: Ciska!!! It's SO beautiful!!! Oh my goodness, I just love it so much and to be perfectly honest, when I opened it, I cried!!! It just blew me away and I love each and every pocket! You put so much time and effort into this and it shows. I will cherish this forever! It's been put with my very prized possessions and that's where it will always stay. Thank you, Ciska, you truly touched my heart and soul. xoxox Patty
Response: Thank you. It is the most beautiful thing to touch someone so deeply with what I made. Thank you! 💌
daichki rated for Ciska76 & daichki on Apr 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you. They look exotic.
Response: That's quick! Enjoy the bookpages.
Comment: Really love book page envi! Big fan of books!
Response: Glad you love your envi. Thanks for rating.
ArtyBeth3 rated for Ciska76 & ArtyBeth3 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Oh happy day, your lovely envelope arrived in my mailbox yesterday. I very much enjoyed your letter and goodies - especially the loving touch you added to each presentation of the items. Everything thing is so colorful & fun. Our pen friend journey begins. :)
Response: So glad you like what I sent you. Look forward to get to know you. Have a lovely weekend.
sybil31562 rated for Names of The Month on Apr 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for explaining the national obsession for the color orange. I always wondered why Dutch people liked that color.

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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!

CurlyTea on Oct 18, 2017:

meeltje57 on Jun 17, 2016:

Bedankt voor je vrolijke bijdrage aan mijn collaboration Postcard #19

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

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!!!

cynlen on Mar 20, 2016:

Welcome to Sealed with Love! :-)

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