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Date Joined: September 19, 2014
Last Online: August 30, 2016
Birthday: December 22, 1992
Country: Norway
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Greetings from Norway!

I'm currently taking a break from swapbot, and I don't know when I will be back, but hopefully soon :)

If you send a package to Norway, please fill in a custom-form on the package!! Otherwise the customs will open it and check! Flat mail goes fine without custom-form, as far as I know.

If any other Norwegians want to share their experiences with this, or with postal service or swapbot in general, please message me!

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My name is Ilse, I am 22 years old and I live in Norway. I am originally from the Netherlands, and lived there the first 22 years of my life. The upcoming half year will be in Norway, and who knows what the future brings after that! I am very introvert and creative - but also spontaneous and hyper sometimes. My low selfconfidence made me wanna give up on my creativity many times. I am engaged to Jan Tore, and we're getting married spring 2016! #sohappy

Favourite Things In My Life

Here are some things I really like. You can use it as inspiration for profile-based swaps, or jump to my Wishlist :-)

  • Pusheen
  • Harry Potter
  • The Hobbit
  • Hungergames
  • Danish political serie Borgen
  • Vintage style
  • Pandabears
  • Hamsters
  • Vintage clocks
  • Globes
  • Travelling
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Nordic mythology
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavian fashion
  • Writing
  • Playing piano and violin
  • Playing tennis and do Zumba
  • Autumn & Winter
  • Drawing
  • Knitting (currently I'm - still - knitting socks for my fiancé)

My favourite brand is Tommy Hilfiger

What I don't like...

Please don't send me any of these things:

  • Things with skulls/dead related
  • My little pony/barbie and such glitterypink girly things. Brrrh.
  • Gothic
  • anti-religion
  • violence/abuse
  • cards with naked people or pin-up
  • I like 'kawaii-ish' things, but NO Hello Kitty..


  • I love MILK CHOCOLATE - especially with crunchies/caramel/cookies/nuts or a combination of those. :-D

  • Im not a fan of plain dark chocolate, so if you like to send me dark choc, please make sure it has an additional flavour. (like marzipan/cherry/crisps etc)

  • I don't like white chocolate, yoghurt-chocolate, or chocolate with orange/strawberry taste.

  • I DO like bonbons (with & without filling) very much though!!!

    I am also allergic to:

  • lactose (milk) - I can eat chocolate but not much at the same time
  • most raw fruits and veggies, and raw nuts. (nuts in chocolate and other foods are fine, just no plain raw ones)

I would LOVE to receive some typical candy from your country! For example weird KitKat flavours.

For my partners from Japan: I am craving for those Lotte Almond Crisps with dark chocolate coat. Also, I am trying to learn some Japanese via an app on my ipad, so if you could write some simple words for me + English translation, I would be totally happy! :D

for Tea-swaps: I love basically every kind of tea. My favourite is Chai-tea, but I also like other flavours.
I would love to get weird flavours like cupcake or marshmellow - or something typical from your country, if there is anything typical in tea :p

I also LOVE coffee and hot chocolate - especially with cool flavours.

Ik hou superveel van Tony Chocolonely caramel zeezout! (de oranje reep) & Typisch Nederlandse dingen zoals stroopwafels, drop, pepernoten, speculaas en hagelslag zijn altijd welkom, want ik mis best wel wat dingen hier in Noorwegen..) - Oh, en Nederlandse thee is ook welkom hoor!! :D


I am actually very easy to please! I am not someone whos dislike-list is longer than the likes. I am a thankful person, who appreciates the little things. I will rate you a heart if I can see you put effort in a swap, which I actually do see a lot! :)

With Question-swaps, I like to overthink my answers, and not just join because of getting a rating.


These are some things I would really like to get:

Anything related to what's on my Favourite Things in My Life - list see above

Craft material

  • Washi tape/coloured sticky tape
  • any kind of (rubber) inkstamps
  • cute hearts and flowers
  • sticky notes
  • cute iron/wooden clips
  • note&letter sheets
  • wooden pencils.
  • scrapbook/decorative paper - any kind is welcome! I have a smashbook so can use lots of cutables, stickers, notesheets, cut-outs, etc!

  • Scentchips !! I have a scentburner and i love to collect different scents to put in there in these cold wintermonths.

~ Coins of the world! ~

I prefer postcards sent naked, stamped and written on the back. Write about what you dreamed last night, or what the view is from your window. I like to read something about your life :)

I like to receive:
- Touristy cards from your country or city
- Map cards
- Vintage cards
- Panda's or Penguins - A famous landmark in your area
- Historic buildings
- Trains, ships and planes (I'm a plane-autist :-p)
- Fashion
- Arty
- Anything music or dance - related
- landscapes/cityscapes/aerial view cards

Handmade is fine, as long as it is good quality. I do not mind to get Zazzle cards - as far as it represents your country or anything - Please NO selfmade photo's unless you can prove you're a highclass photographer, lol.

It would just make my day if you put the swap name & the normal 'note' with swap info etc - included with the swap- written down on a POSTCARD (from your town for example) instead of a normal notesheet!

Last wish, concerning touristy postcards - i feel like i have to type this big: IF YOU SEND A TOURISTY POSTCARD TO ME IN AN ENVELOPE, COULD YOU PLEASE WRITE SOMETHING ON THE BACK ABOUT THE PICTURE ON THE CARD OR YOUR COUNTRY? THANK YOU. I just hate receiving blank touristy cards, like I can't really forward them - I just collect them. Just saying. :)

I love light coloured nailpolish, and skincreams.
I also love face masks and other bath&body treatments.
- Nailfiles (unused, duhh.. :p) I'm addicted to Lipbalm - so if you like, and if it's not too expensive, I would love to get a lipbalm from your country! (an unused one please...) Oh, and don't forget to pay a visit to my blog!


Please contact me if you didn't receive my swap after a while - before you rate me a 1 or 3. I am sure we can work it out together, and I am happy to resend it. I don't have any intentions to flake - why should I? I love to make others happy with surprises, and put effort in everything I send out. I always look at profiles, to make sure I send things you like. I even try to do something with your favourite colour.


I will always rate + comment you immediately when I got your swap. This is the most fair, I think.

I hate to put names out here, but I feel I have to. Please contact me if you want your name removed.

@SuzieCat for Let's make new friends!! didn't send me a letter, or at least I haven't received it. Doesn't read or reply to my message. A letter from Poland to the Netherlands shouldn't take a month..

**Please message me if you are interested in doing a private swap with me - for example a postcard. I would love to!! **


**Last but not Least: **


As you can see, in Norway it is basically impossible to find something for the value of 1 dollar.. Therefore I feel like it is almost not fair to participate in swaps with a dollar/euro-amount requirement, because I can not send 5 items for 10 dollar.. For 5 dollar I can buy maybe 2 or 3 lollipops here. 1 small bag of candy costs mostly more than 5 dollar, and a full package of tea can easily be between 5 and 10 dollar. Chocolate is very expensive too. For 5 dollar I can get a small bar of chocolate.


tkichinka rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 26, 2015
bluecrayons rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 24, 2015
Lucine rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 6, 2015
Comment: Hi Ilse, bedankt voor jouw leuke reacties op mijn blog. Je bent altijd welkom op mijn blog, hoor. Laat een berichtje achter als je bent gewees; altijd leuk om de comments te lezen;))
peanutsmommy7 rated for Blog Hop - October Round-up! on Nov 3, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the comments :)
Jannified rated for Norway & Singapore on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: Hello Ilse! Thank you for the goodies that you sent... I love them all! My favourite is the GIGANTOR PC, the magnet and little snacks that is actually not so little! Haha! Thanks for the little goodies! You deserve many hearts (:
Response: Glad you liked them!! Haha Wow, i have not been on swapbot for months! We should do such a swap again once, it was so cool!
Oceanwind rated for IFM: Weekend Getaway on Mar 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you SO much for the wonderful swap! The postcards are all very nice and the brochure very interesting to read. I sure would enjoy all the places you've picked for the weekend getaway. Now I wish I could really visit you for the getaway :)
mrsedsnailmail rated for NH-- Easy Postcard #2 on Mar 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the cute cupcake postcard!
Response: Glad it finally reached you! Thanks for rating :)
Shlamoof rated for Follow me or comment on my blog #33 on Mar 24, 2015
Comment: So sorry that I fell through on this one, It completely escaped my attention until I remembered about Swap-bot recently and signed myself in. I don't expect any change in rating, I did horribly.
Response: Thanks for responding and making it up!
Coss rated for Place I have travelled to on Mar 21, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great London postcard. I have never been, but it is on "the list".
Thespacequeen rated for Pick a Totally Random PC #1 on Mar 21, 2015
Comment: I loved your postcard! I've never gotten mail from Norway before! Thank you so much!
Comment: What a lovely surprise. I loved all the decorations on your envelope and all the delightful surprises inside. I can't wait to try the teas and will enjoy the Washi tape. I've never had tape like this before. I really enjoyed your letter, very fun and interesting. I have never traveled so don't know much about other parts of the world. I am so glad you are my partner.
Response: So happy to hear you liked it! :D Thanks for the rating and heart!
Jan218 rated for NH: Postcard From Where You Live on Mar 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card. It was nice to hear from you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart :D
JenniferKG rated for I love Postcard Penpals! #2 - INT on Mar 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, Ilse! There's nothing like love to make us move our lives to another place, right?! I hope you and your fiancé are having a great weekend!!
Shanoya212 rated for Collector Swap! on Mar 13, 2015
Comment: Excellent and very thoughtful package!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart! :D
margaeli rated for ISS: Random PC Swap on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: fun postcard & love the postage; thanks for swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard with the nice message :) It arrived me today and I really love it <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! it was a sweet package and I specially love the Denmark tea! https://instagram.com/coquitah/p/0GLu4CB9TV/ :D
imaisha rated for APDG ~ Favourite Movie Poster on Mar 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful posters of Tangled! Wow, they look so big and super awesome!❤️ Especially like the last one.. Feel like I'm in a fairytale land :D
marankovazena rated for Not My City PC #1 on Mar 9, 2015
Comment: Halløj Ilse :) It's so nice to have you as a swap partner :'D You deserve a big heart and a star.

Rating Overview

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KarlaKC on Jun 19, 2015:

Hi! Loved reading your profile! I wanted to let you know that though you have @Schlamoof in your list of non-raters and flakers, it appears they have now rated, apologized, and you two have resolved that issue according to the rating they left you. Thought you might want to know they're still on your Non-raters and Flakers list in case you want to update your list. :)

Jannified on May 4, 2015:

Hello You! Please do not hesitate to join our new swaps here --> Swap-bot Youngsters United (: We look forward to having you with us!

Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

HelloCindi on Mar 10, 2015:

Wow! I'm surprised it took so long to reach you, over a month, but I'm so glad that it has finally arrived! Thank you for keeping me posted! ♥ I hope that all is well with you!

drgngirl on Mar 9, 2015:

APDG- Favorite Movie Poster!

The Hobbit!

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anrtist on Mar 8, 2015:

HI!!! This is your APDG ~ Movie Poster Swap! ;-)

Blessings, cc

AmirainOz on Mar 8, 2015:

Hi Ilse, Greetings from Australia :). Here are your pics for the APDG ~ Favourite Movie Poster. I chose the movie Australia. I love it too..Its a great one!! Enjoy..xxAmira




Jannified on Mar 4, 2015:

Ilse! Do join the private swap with me. Link is here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/195428

Amace on Mar 2, 2015:


Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.

susieq11 on Feb 18, 2015:

Thank you, Ilse for the beautiful Norway postcard for IFM Postcard Tag! I like the stamp a lot too!!! : )

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