Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 6:10 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: October 18
Country: Netherlands
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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.


Comment: Thank you so very much for a fabulous swap! I love everything (strawberry-envelopes), but I am thrilled about the [email protected] stickers. I cannot see me parting with them :) :) Thanks for joining my swap! I like small theme-swaps. If you have a wish-theme for a similar swap, then just send me a PM. If I find something in your theme, I will host a swap in the group then!
shirleyinCA rated for Looking for... on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Very cool postcards and definitely fit my request for unique - thank you!! Nice stickers, too and pretty envelope!
mgallardo68 rated for Bundle of mystery on May 14, 2019
Comment: Dear Ciska, thank you so much for your envie of RED (my favorite too), I loved it! And I loved the fact that we shared the same taste ;-).... Hope you had a great Easter Time! Hugs! ♥♥
Response: ❤️
weatherwax rated for MAIL ART - Animals on May 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your fabulous MailArt and your very international note :) I just love everything! Years ago when we traveled to Vlissingen, I have seen Flow in the store (now you get it worldwide). Of course I bought it, but did not unterstand that much. But what an inspiration! That was my goal: to read this magazine :) Years later I am reading - very slowly though - Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker :) Have a lovely May!
Response: Thank you for your rating ❤️. I am glad you like all of what I’ve sent you. So cool that you are reading Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker in Dutch. I read my last German book for German classes at high school...long long time ago. Have a lovely May 💕
Comment: Thanks for these wonderful Flow Paper envies! I am starting with tomatoes and already have blossoms on my strawberry plans out in the greenhouse! We have been seeing lots of deer in the village just lately, after not seeing any all winter. We will be moving out to our spring, summer, fall house, shortly...delayed due to weather and having to replace the running line to moor our boat. Hope all is well with you! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome. Have a wonderful May. 💕
Giddyanni rated for Bundle of mystery on May 3, 2019
Comment: Hello Ciska and thank you for brightening my day ( hail showers and snow ) with your lovely springtime swap! I will be sure to use all of it.. the pretty papers, tags, envies, bugs :0) I have already hung up the bunting in my craft room :0) Once again, thank you for a super swap!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that my bundle of green brightened your day. I hope spring will arrive soon. Have a lovely May💕
knitterofhats rated for Spring Greetings 2019 on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for you nice note!
Response: You’re welcome!
irishconnie rated for MAIL ART - Houses on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: So so so sorry about the delay in rating, 5 Stars and more it was lovely, you took so much time to decorate so well, loved it
Response: Not a problem. I am so glad it arrived and that you liked what i’ve sent you. 💕
Phenyx rated for IPC: Criss-Cross Pocket Folder on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Im really grateful for the package you sent me. What I loved was how the criss-cross po let folder and the contents were more or less along the same theme (and I absolutely loved it). Thank you soooooooo much. It made my day. 💕💕
Response: You’re so welcome. It was a joy to make this pocket folder for you. Thank you for rating ❤️.
newrule rated for Handmade Envelopes - March 2019 on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Awesome package! Loved the envelopes, so many of them!!! The extra teabag and washi samples are much appreciated too! Thanks again! Enjoy your spring!!!
Response: So glad you like what I’ve sent you. I absolutely love making envelopes. Thank you for your rating ❤️.
AmookIslandCreations rated for MAIL ART - Flowers on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the pretty flowers! I love the stamps too! We are having a rather dry spring after a very wet winter. Our trees are just starting to bud out. Happy Spring, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome. So glad you like what I’ve sent you. Happy spring to you too❤️.
Comment: Thank you so much for your delightful envelope that arrived in my letterbox today, along with the much liked add a surprise x
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for rating ❤️.
Manurnakey rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse, Part 1 on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Super cute ATC! I can't wait to combine it with a torso and feet. I bet it will look amazing. Thank you so much for the awesome mail art envie and stamps :)
Response: Thank you so much ❤️.
Queensmiley2530 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 20 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cute items
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for your rating ❤️
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #3 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor de kaart! En sorry voor de late rating... :)
Response: Gelukkig, het kaartje is gewoon aangekomen. Ben benieuwd wat je er aan toevoegt. 💕
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Valentine’s Day 2019 on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful envelope, Ciska! Just perfect. I love the washi tape but most of all I loved your note (on poodle paper!). Thank you so much!!! You’ll get mail from me soon! XOXO
Response: It is always such a joy to make mail for you. Didn’t realise it was a poodle on the writing paper...otherwise I would have sent it without my handwriting on it... thank you for your rating ❤️. Happy Velentine’s day❤️
Comment: Than you so much for the beautiful envelope and the goodies inside! It really brightened my day :) The washi and stickers are so pretty. I will be putting them to good use soon. Happy Valentine's Day <3 <3
Response: ❤️❤️
Giddyanni rated for Handmade envelopes on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap which really brightened up a dark and snowy day :o) The envelopes are just lovely and I look forward to using them. Thanks too for your note.. Happy swapping, Ciska!
Response: What a joy to make you happy. I have had so much fun making all envies for you. Luckily daylight is increasing again. Warm wishes ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope & letter & postcards. And now have a nice weekend.
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for your rating♥️. I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Cariboocarol rated for Put flowers on! on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you SO much for the lovely floral envelope full of more flowers! It is my first sewn envelope, I think! I loved all the little envelopes you made and the selections of items---such a nice variety! Just beautiful!♥️♥️
Response: You’re welcome. So glad you like what I’ve sent you. Thank you for your rating❤️

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susieq11 on Jun 30, 2019:

Mail on its way!!!

mgallardo68 on Jun 23, 2019:

Thank you, dear Ciska, for my lovely early birthday present. I know it was for July but I opened today ;-), I couldn't resist lol! The postcards' set is FANTASTIC! ♥♥

susieq11 on Jun 10, 2019:

Hi Ciska! Thank you for the IFM May WTA prizes!! I love the envelope - so cool! I’ve got mail to send you tomorrow - finally!

itsnobody on Jun 8, 2019:

Hey! I got your surprise envie tag from the ISS group and I can see everything is hand picked specially for me. Thank you so much! I'm so happy when I see that someone is taking extra special care for their mail. Also the handmade teapot postcard is lovely. Did you do it? And the mill stamp went straight to my father's collection. Thanks!

mgallardo68 on Jun 4, 2019:

Got a fantastic your surprises for the ISS > Take 10 tag dearest @Ciska76 I loved all the items but that piece of fabric is a treasure, even more until I found its story! ♥♥ Thank you so much! (((Hugs!)))

susieq11 on Jun 1, 2019:

I’m so happy he loves them! They got there fast! : )

notme78 on May 28, 2019:

Thank you for the writing paper for the may wish via make a wish group.

anicka22 on May 24, 2019:

Dankjewel voor de leuke kaarten voor de ISStag

susieq11 on May 21, 2019:

Hello Ciska!! I got the wonderful birthday card today! It is sooooo cute! And I love the stickers, thank you! Yes, if we open our eyes and look around, we can see so much!!! What joy in the everyday - so much to see and be thankful for!!! Big hugs to you, my friend!! xoxo

MSturgill87 on May 17, 2019:

Ciska, thank you so much for the wonderful Etsy digital wish for May MAW! I'll have a lot of fun creating with them!

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