Swap-bot Time: December 19, 2018 12:00 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: December 18, 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.


milamilamura rated for MAIL ART - Christmas on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Hi dear Ciska! What a joy it was to receive mail from you, you have really spoiled me rotten! Thank you for all the wonderful goodies, I can't wait to put them to good use, they are amazing! And the matching card and envelope made by you are gorgeous, thank you so much for putting so much time and care into this swap, I truly appreciate it. Have a super fun and special Christmas and thank you for your super nice note inside the card and the good wishes, I'm wishing you a wonderful 2019 to you as well and sending you warm hugs from sunny Santiago :) Merry Christmas!!
Response: So glad to hear I made you so happy with my snowman-mail. I had so much fun creating it for you. Thank you for rating ❤️. I wish you a lovely (warm 😉) Christmas (we had our first snow today ❄️).
CreativeCitrine rated for Put words/letters on it! on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Lovely swap, love everything even the bag you put the goodies in, I will put it in my next junk journal. The envelope was so cool love all the Hellos in different language. Very beautiful thank you.
Response: Thank you for your rating ❤️ and kind words. I wish you a wonderful December💕.
Comment: Lieve Ciska, heel erg bedankt voor je super leuke post! Ik heb er echt onwijs van genoten. Hele fijne feestdagen!
Response: Fijn! Ik wens jou ook hele fijne feestdagen 🎄💕
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #1 on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje en al de extra's, ik hoef iets toe en stuur hem verder. Even kijken wat ik zie onder die palmboom :p
Response: Ben zo benieuwd wat jij ziet onder de palmboom🌴🌞. Relax ze 😉💕
rsartistnl rated for NS: Envelop van 50 gram on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Wauw, wat heb jij mij verwend met deze kleurrijke swap. Ik ben er heel erg blij mee! Dank je wel. Waar heb jij het postpapier gekocht?
Response: Fijn dat je er blij mee bent. Ik was nog vergeten te schrijven dat de thee uit Frankrijk komt; onze zomer thee 🌞. Ik heb geen idee meer waar het postpapier vandaan komt. Ik kan je nog meer sturen, als je wilt. Laat maar weten. Dank voor je rating ♥️. Fijn weekend! 💕
Conniegirl rated for November Scavenger Hunt on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome
Jbee rated for Gimmie Mail: envelop vol met papier #1 on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: wow ciska!!! wat een prachtig envelop vol met verassingen! heel erg bedankt, helemaal mijn smaak. en die kaart met knaeckebrot en rooibosthee is GEWELDIG. nog eens hartelijk dank en heel groot hart heb je verdient!!!
Response: O wat fijn dat de envelop zo in de smaak is gevallen! Ik vond de prent van de twee vossen zo mooi. Veel plezier met alles! 💕
roosje rated for EUHS: Pick-a-theme swap #3 on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Lieve Ciska, sorry voor de late rating. Wat heb je weer een geweldige swap voor me gemaakt. Zo geweldig die envelop, en hoe je het hebt vertaald naar de snailmail, echt een cadotje! Toevallig ben ik dan ook nog gek op luchtballonen! Heel erg bedankt en nog een fijn weekend!
Response: Het was zo leuk om de luchtballon voor je te maken. Helemaal leuk om te lezen dat je zo gek bent op luchtballonnen. 🎈 tot snel💕
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 🐰💕

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susieq11 on Dec 8, 2018:

Oh thank you!!!!! ☺️💌

mgallardo68 on Nov 29, 2018:

Thank you soooo much for the lovely roses you sent me for the November wish!! (MAW Group) I love them all and the envelope is so pretty!! ♥♥ Hugs!!

MSturgill87 on Nov 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the December wishes via Make a Wish! I really love it all!

CrystalZ on Nov 27, 2018:

Thank you for the amazing French themed mail you sent me for my October wishlist in the Make A Wish group! So fun that you even had a matching envelope :)

simcoe54 on Nov 22, 2018:

Make A Wish - November Wishes -- Thanks for the fun package of various items listed on my wishlist. I enjoyed going through the envie.

notme78 on Nov 16, 2018:

Thank you for the november wish via the group make a wish. Love the atcs and the writing paper.

anicka22 on Nov 13, 2018:

Dankjewel voor de prachtige verassingspost voor mijn wishlist, ben er echt superblij mee!

phillaine on Nov 7, 2018:

Dear Ciska,
Thank you so much for the thoughtful and lovely parcel you sent me for my October wishlist. I enjoyed your letter very much, and the envelopes you made are simply gorgeous. The one with the owl and the lady in the forest is a work of art. I've been able to use some of the stamps already, too. I love your mail art! Thanks again for the time and care you put into this surprise for me.

susieq11 on Nov 6, 2018:

Look for mail from me soon!! Sent today!!

anicka22 on Oct 16, 2018:

Dankjewel voor de prachtig envelop met winter postspulletjes, voor de make a wish groep, ben er heel blij mee!

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