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Gnoe

Gnoe
Date Joined: December 30, 2012
Last Online: August 17, 2019
Birthday: February 26
Country: Netherlands
My hibernating blog Graasland
Instagram (SPOILER ALERT)
My Flickr Photos

About Me

My nickname "Gnoe" is Dutch for gnu or wildebeest.

I'm an animal loving museum information specialist adoring her (rescue) cats Kuki and Sumi. Our beloved tuxedo cat Marcello died on July 4th.

I volunteer at a donkey sanctuary = my happy place!!! :))

About swaps: If possible, I prefer to receive postcards in an envelope so I can reuse the stamps for art :) Love special stamps!

NOTE


I'm vegan, which means I employ a compassionate & eco-friendly lifestyle using no animal products whatsoever. No meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey, gelatine, bee's wax etcetera, nor wool, leather, silk, wool-felt or products for either crafts or personal care tested on animals or containing animal ingredients. I find this makes me feel at peace with the world. :)


Interests

  • mail art and art journalling / (trashi) junk journals / travel journalling
  • Asia (Japan and Indonesia)
  • donkeys
  • peacocks, kingfishers and other brightly multicoloured birds for their iridescent plumage
  • cats
  • small and fragrant flowers like snowdrops, freesia, sweet pea, purple crocus, lavender and cherry blossom (sakura)
  • recycling / upcycling / reusing / repurposing

I'm into cinema, books (literary fiction, J-Lit, mystery/thriller with clever female protagonist), and hiking. I used to make bentos, postcross and geocache but hardly do so these days.

For tea swaps my tea of choice is green, rooibos or herbal. Preferred fruit is citrus.

WISH LIST

These are not requests, just a few things that (would) make me happy. I love looking at other people's wish-lists to help me pick something nice, and I hope that's the same for you.

  • a letter -- I looooove reading letters!
  • anything DONKEY (not Disney though)
  • fun scraps of fabric / trim / lace etc.
  • library cards and other vintage ephemera
  • paper cuts (Chinese / silhouet / folklore / ...)
  • samples of decorative wallpaper
  • nice glass or metallic beads
  • rub-ons
  • handmade pincushion
  • personal return address labels
  • sea glass

I received my first pieces of seaglass from @Marlak2008 and it came all the way from Okuma Beach in Okinawa!!!


I prefer to get postcards in an envelope so I can reuse the stamps in journalling or mail art :D

Sorry for some dislikes

  • it probably goes without saying but anything containing animal ingredients or animal cruelty
  • girly, cutesy and kawaii
  • children's stuff or childish (no YA books either)
  • poetry
  • sports (except hiking)
  • tourist cards/souvenirs,
  • scented things
  • hibiscus and red / forest fruit flavoured tea
  • jewelry and make-up; I hardly ever wear any

Also, I have received so many cute sticky notes that they will last me a lifetime. ;) Right now I'm ONLY looking for the lined or grid kind.

I prefer not to receive edible items unless you are 100% certain it's vegan. Thanks!

Ratings

angelgram rated for Happy New Year postcard Quick swap on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: WOW you made this extra special and put much time and talent into this PC swap. You did so much more that the swap listed. I love this upcycled textured card with the blanket stitch sewn ribbon and the machine sewn ric rac vertical borders with the silver star ribbon tab and the black tab sewn on. I adore the mixed media 4 language tag with a bow and clip. Really enjoyed your note and the โˆš tea โˆš offer.WOW the special envelope you made with ship images and compass roses with coordinating papers and tapes I know you you did from reading my profile. You are an extraordinary partner. I shall cherish these paper and ribbon treasures. Lucky me says Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!! โ˜บ
Response: Oh my, you sure know how to make a girl blush from top to toe!! I am really happy you appreciate it so much. And... would you like to try some of my loose leaf earl green tea? Just send the word and I'll get you a few servings!
shellbee8 rated for Ephemera swap...winter on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything you sent! I Love it so much! I also love the envelope decoration and note! I should specify that it is the color orange that I dislike - nothing against the fruit haha!
Response: Haha so the colour orange it is! I must say that was my guess. Real happy to hear you like what I've sent!
Leekoba rated for Japanese New Year Cards (Nengajo) on Jan 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, tea, and stickers! I have a Husky, Corgi, Munchkin Cat, and Bearded Dragon :) Happy New Years and Happy Swapping!
Response: Hey, don't know why I haven't seen your rating before but thank you! What a lovely furry family you have :) I'm including the bearded dragon 'cause well... its name suggests hairiness even though it is not LOL
Jueke rated for Japanese New Year Cards (Nengajo) on Jan 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely card and extras ! I love it, it is very personal and cute. I might copy you for my next vacations, yours sound lovely ! I wish you a wonderful year !
Response: Hey, don't know why I haven't seen your rating before but thank you! It was a comfy holiday indeed :D
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Comment: Thank you so much! Fret not, the piglet postcard is super cute and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season. Thank you so much for the goodies as well! I can't wait to use the seed come springtime!
Cupcake436 rated for De stash swap #2 on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the delightful packet of glittery, sparkly and shiny (I like shiny things). Even the envelope was special. Yes, I am a fellow Mutts fan - I like the style as well as the sensibility and humor. I think my stash is growing - I have got to use it up! Or send it out...
Response: So very glad it is to your liking! Wishing you a *sparkly* holiday season :D Let the light shine!
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Comment: Hi Chanou how lovely to hear from you again :) Thank you for the adorable PC and lovely postage stamps. peace love light
Response: <3
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Comment: I recommend swapping with her 10/10 any time! I loved everything I recieved!! Great communication on her end.
Response: Oh my thank you for the shameless plug! ;D You are too kind <3
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Didi rated for WIYM: Stickers in Sept~Int'L on Oct 24, 2018
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Comment: Tis was a great bunch of stickers and I used some the same day on an envelope i was sending out.
Response: Glad you liked them! What did you think of the beaded Miffy postcard?
Rimbar rated for Quick Swap - Let's Send #2 on Oct 8, 2018
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Comment: 10/8/2018- Ty for the quick send and for all the goodies. Happy swapping.
Zander rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank You so much for a fantastic swap I loved everything you sent!
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Comment: I LOVED this flip book. It was so personal, and had so many pockets and flips. Thank you!
Response: Ha! I was so worried it had gone awol... Very happy to hear you love it!
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Comment: Thank you! โค๏ธ Super selection!!! Love the Elvis sticker ๐Ÿ˜‰
Response: Glad it's to your liking! Thanks for the heart(s) :)
smmarrty rated for ABES: Decorative napkins on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great selection of napkins and extra goodies. The packaging was totally awesome. Yes I read Elizabeth George books but I haven't read the last 2 or 3. But vacation is approaching and I hope to catch up then. Thanks for swapping!
Response: Haha go binge on the Lynley/Havers mysteries!!! Hope you'll have a great vacation. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: That was quite a kitty tale! And thank you for the awesome extras :o)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart :)
Eclectonote rated for EJ: Postal Ephemera Postcard on Jul 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a most excellent piece of mail art. It came through the mail quite well; I just had to paste down the hand a bit. Everything about it is terrific, from the postal colors, subtle with intriguing background detail, the perfect stamps and cancellations, and on to the sweet message and detailed hand and pencil engraving. So well done!
Response: Awwwww you are so kind, what a wonderful comment! You have me blushing :D I am glad it came through the mail well. Thank you for the heart!
Chaton13 rated for junk journal supplies - woodland on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: I donโ€™t know how I missed this or why it took so long... Iโ€™m so sorry for that.... hopefully this will work! I loved everything. Thank you!
Response: No worries! Thanks for rating :D
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful envelope of fabulous ephemera! I love it. :) I actually love receiving mail in the clear envies, I think it looks rather post-modern-ish. I say go for the Re-Use centre! You could have it open only a couple days a week/month (whatever works for your schedule) and start small and slow. And who knows you might create an artist community spot. :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

MiekeC on Aug 9, 2018:

Bedankt voor je mooie pakketje!

KSENiA on Jun 15, 2018:

Wow! Glad you got it at last. I am wondering where it was all this time?...

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello :) posting a comment for the getting to know you swap. I placed one earlier but for some reason it hasnโ€™t loaded

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

Shoot, I forgot,

Getting to know you.

Rebecca

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

I love donkeys and cats too. There is a sanctuary an hour away and my mom took my boys (I was sick). They had a great time and the photos were awesome. It must be so fun working there. I love flowers too, the photo someone left you of the ranunculus is stunning!

Creativemind on Apr 2, 2018:

"Getting to know you" swap:

Hello! I enjoyed reading through your profile and getting to know you. Have a nice day!!

mdrogge on Apr 1, 2018:

Getting to know you swap: Hi there! I enjoyed reading through your profile and your instagram page. So many cute donkeys on there!! Looking forward to seeing you in future swaps :) -Michelle

Chelle on Apr 1, 2018:

"Addicted to Paper: Getting to know you Swap"

It was great reading through your profile and getting to know you! :)

myancey on Mar 1, 2018:

Thank u s omuch for the pc. I LOVE THE pooh stamps. Thank u so much. It made me smile thanks. Have a great day

Stargazer008 on Feb 20, 2018:

WOW. What a stunning surprise in my letterbox I am simnply speechless. Wow all I can say is thank you so much for such a heartwarming piece of mail! WOW. Seems like I am a lucky winner and won in the roulette! LOL tell you what the day was not on my side till I arrived back home! LOL. Thank you. And now enjoy the evening. Bright smiles, Joana

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