Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2017 4:42 am


Date Joined: July 13, 2014
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: May 3, 1971
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi everybody...

I am Ivy from the Netherlands. I live with Dylan, my husband in a small town called Doesburg. We live in a small house in the centre of Doesburg. We have no garden but a terrace. We put some flowers there and I hope they will grow nice because I am not really good in taking care of flowers. But... until now they're still ok.

I work in a hospital as an dialyse-assistent. What I like: #music #karaoke #snailmail #Travelling #Japan #cooking #birds #flowers

Less trash

I am very inspired by a penpal of mine @romyisa78 She started a less trash project. I decided to follow that principle. So I stopped buying things for myself. And I want to ask you: please do not buy anything for me. I will only join swaps where recycle items are allowed. (Sometimes I will join a candyswap and offcourse I will buy new candy than..😄) You can send me used stuff. And I LOVE handmade craftings. I still have tons of new postcards so please don't worry if I am your partner in a postcardswap.


I like 80s rockmusic like Bon Jovi but also James Taylor, Carrole King, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles and Prince.


My very very very favorite country is Japan. I love the nature, the people, Oh the people.... they are so very nice!!! The food is delicious. Those bentos we took every morning before we travelled through te country....., the trains, all the colours and sounds. The music from the traficlights!!!! I like the karaokebars. I was very lucky to visit Japan 3 times.

I like Portugal. Been there in the Algarve and loved it very much. The weather is good, the people are nice and the food is delicious!!

I like London and Paris.....

Two or three times a year I visit Denmark because my sister lives here. I love Denmark. It's nearley the same as Holland but it is not. the houses and buildings are different. More colorful. The food is diffderent and the language is funny!!

I am priveleged to travel once in a while and I've seen many countries. I hope to visit Maluku in Indonesia once to find my roots... Apart from that I am very happy to live in the Netherlands simply because it's very nice here. We have 4 seasons. Winter, spring, summer and fall. (Like Carole K and James T sing :)) Although it rains a lot in Holland... the weather can be very nice....

I love




*Airmail envelopes, Priority stickers,Airmail stickers *Rubber stamps
*Nice colorful Postcards (non tourist), I love them naked and sent with an airmail sticker on it!!!

*Project life cards *Stationary
*Coulorful patterns of flowers, birds, houses. *Really nice Handmade gifts like postcards or little booklets *Candybars *Tea

*Anything sent with love

Postcards and letters

People, birds, flowers, poetry, non tourist, houses, handmade, JAPANESE, Japanese formcards GOTOCHI. If you send naked will you please use an airmail sticker because I LOVE AIRMAIL STICKERS

I love AIRMAIL theme


All the colours of the rainbow...


I hate to add this section but I feel that I need to. FLAKERS but also NON RATERS!!! not communicating CAMOMILE tea*** Touristic postcards***


Comment: Wow wat een leuke kaartjes!! Hoe was de braderie? Klinkt gezellig! Ik moet inderdaad eens naar Doesburg. Ik ben dol op fietsen, maar mijn fiets is laatst gestolen, dus nu moet ik op de mountainbike van mijn vriend en dat fiets toch een stuk minder. En ik kom amper of die hoge stang heen haha. Heel erg bedankt nogmaals!
Comment: Ivy, wat een enorme leuke kaart. Ik ga er zeker van genieten. Ontzettend Bedankt!
Comment: Bedankt voor je mooie kaartje. Jammer dat er limonade over je andere kaartje ging. Een fijne dag.
Comment: Hoi Ivy, wat een ontzettende leuke verrassing bij thuiskomst. Ik vind je kaarten super gekozen en ben ontzettend blij dat je de David Bowie kaart toch ook gestuurd hebt. En dan ook nog eens die extra's van Japan. Ontzettend bedankt!
Response: Hoi graag gedaan!! Bedankt voor t raten en t ❤!! Hopelijk kan je de japanse extras goed gebruiken in je art journals.
Comment: Hoi Ivy, heel erg bedankt voor de prachtige kaart! Ik kan mij voorstellen dat je even twijfelde, maar hij is in goede handen ;) Ik zou graag een keer Azië willen bezoeken. Ik zie dat jij al een paar keer in Japan bent geweest, dat is onze droom. Als we zo ver zijn, kom ik wel even bij je terug voor tips ;)
Response: Oohh Japan moet je doen!!!! Echt is fantaaaastisch!!! En de mensen soow liefff❤❤❤. Heel erg bedankt voor de rating en ❤
Comment: Wat een leuke kaart :) Nee ik had nog niet van Gotochi gehoord. Japan staat ook nog op mijn lijst om naar toe te reizen. Vorig jaar Thailand gedaan. Mijn eerste lange reis. Een fijne dag. xx
Response: Japan moet je ECHTTT naar toe!!! Het is prachtig en de mensen zijn keilief!!! Thailand staat ook op mijn lijstje. Bedankt voor de rating plus ❤
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke kaartje
Response: Graag gedaan bedankt voor de rating +❤
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke vintage kinderpostzegel kaart! Wat lief dat je deze naar mij hebt gestuurd. En wat leuk gedecoreerd op de achterzijde :)
Response: Heel graag gedaan! Bedankt voor t raten +❤
Comment: Gisteren was je envelop al binnen.. Dank je wel voor je gezellige spulletjes en wat lief dat je voor mijn dochter er ook wat in hebt gestopt!
Response: Heel graag gedaan! Blij dat je t leuk vond. Bedankt voor de rating+❤
renate rated for Gimmie Mail: thee envelope paars on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Bedankt voor je mooie versierde envelop en lekkere thee. De clipper Zen again infusion is een van mijn favorieten.
Response: Graag gedaan!! Bedankt voor de rating +❤
lawchick rated for SWL ~ INTL Penpal Zine on Apr 1, 2017
Comment: I LOVE this zine! The celeb meeting story is hilarious. So honored to have 1st Ed. :) Thank you! I hope you'll make more zines--you've got a talent.
Response: Hello dear instafriend!! Thank you for this kind rating!! What a compliment! And thanks for the ❤
Loonstruck rated for SWL ~ INTL Penpal Zine on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: You did a great job on your first zine! I hope you enjoyed making it, it turned out beautifully!
Response: Thank you!! And thank you for the rating and the heart
Comment: bedankt ivy. superleuk!!!
Response: Graag gedaan!!! Bedankt voor t raten en ❤!
Comment: Thanks very much for your postcard Ivy - like I mentioned in my message, the reason I received it so late was because I was out of action for a while, but I did receive it eventually! :) Thanks Philippe
Comment: Dank je wel voor je kaarten én de theetjes!
Response: Grasg gedaan. Bedankt voor de rating +❤
madebymimi rated for Sew easy mail art on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Wow, this is one of the most wonderful swaps I have ever received! I'm so totally inspired and thrilled. I love your style and mad good crafting skills. Thank you so much x
Response: Really?? You're welcome and thank you for this nice rating!!!
Marl33n rated for GIMMIE MAIL- Valentijn kaartje on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Nu ook een rating ;) nogmaals heeel erg bedankt voor de leuke kaart en extras! Ook echt mijn smaak
Response: Ahh fijn dat je er blij mee bent! Bedankt voor de rating en t <3
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Dress me new PC on Feb 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your cool PC! Someone naughty wanted to know what the girl's wears under her skirt. :) I had to stick the skirt back onto the card. It's fine again. I love the idea of how you created the skirt!
Response: Oooww that's really naughty!!! But I'm happy you didn't got her totally naked ;) Thanx for rating and the ❤
Ikran3 rated for SIE ~ Flat Happy Mail January 2017 on Jan 28, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness - what a totally amazing and wonderful package - has to be among my all time favourite swaps which for a flat mail swap is pretty amazing! I had to take a photo of your fantastic mail art even before I opened it - it seemed a shame to open it and i might even frame it I love it SO much! And the love didn't stop there - I TOTALLY ADORE your package - especially of course the little handmade ugly dolls!!!!!! I would give you sooooo many hearts for this package if I could! On top of that I'm feeling ill at the moment so it really cheered me up and completely made my day! Thank you so so much!!!!! :) xx
Response: And thank you for this kind rating and your sweet comment!! I am at work right now and although I love my job today is not really a great one so you cheered me up as well!!! Thank you for that! And btw: I loved making those dolls!!!
CosmicDragon rated for NH: Decorated Postcards on Jan 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard!
Response: Thanx 4 rating!!

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susieq11 on Sep 28, 2016:

Thank you for the extra labels and stickers!!!

mitsugi on May 15, 2016:

Ivy!! I got the windmills postcard you sent! Thank you very much!! <3

malgosya on Mar 15, 2016:

Hello, dear Ivy! ♥ I received your envelopes! I was very pleased! Postcard is very beautiful and very interesting little things for craft! Maybe you want to get something from Russia? I am happy to send it to you! Nice to meet you! Sincerely, Alla.

Artsynerdgirl on Nov 7, 2015:

OH yeah! next round

Hope you are feeling the moooosterpiece action!

ktina on Oct 27, 2015:

thank you

Dear Ivy! Thank you so much for your very nice surprise postcard ! I loved how you enclosed some gifts into it :) You shouldn't have to send it, but I'm very happy that you like my swaps :) Hugs from Hungary, Tina

Artsynerdgirl on Jul 20, 2015:

I got the most amazing piece of collage in the mail today and I thought this is a super nifty postcard! As I was enjoying it, I realized it was the wrapper for something else...... I struggled to open it because I didn't want to damage it in any way. Boy, I'm glad I figured out there was something inside. :) I LOVED your moooosterpiece. I'd make it poster sized and hang it on my wall! This needs to be an every month thing!

PS I love that you sent it already framed!!!! <3 <3

kittyhahahotbot on Jun 1, 2015:

Thank you for the beautiful envie. I just love the book you made me. We just shall be random mail buds if you wanna? x0x

kittyhahahotbot on May 11, 2015:

Oh youre welcome! x0x

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

kerrydwynn on Oct 27, 2014:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts !

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