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Date Joined: April 30, 2011
Last Online: October 7, 2018
Birthday: July 15, 1988
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

My name is Maartje, I'm an 26 year old girl from The Netherlands. I live in a small village.I am a braun belt in Jui Jitsu (self-defence). Play a lot of Denda computer games. I collect to many stuff.. stamps, teapots, Elfquest comic books, paper wrappings from oranges, things with cats on them (small figurines, cards etc. ).

BIG News: I adopted a shelter cat :). Her name is Aletta a beautiful female from only 2 years old. She is a very playfull little cat and LOVES toys with feathers and little balls. She also likes to scratch the couch (to get me crazy) and drags wildlife into me home (alive) from birds to grasshoppers and butterflies :(. She hates collors... Anyway do you want to know anything else just ask

I'm also a postcrosser but since I found swap-bot I don't do that anymore. It always makes my happy to find something in the mailbox.

NOTE: The dutch postal service is just a mess lately. I don't like it. Hopefully everything will get where it's supose to, but I'm worried a bit. It might take longer then usual. I'm happy to resend if it just takes to long to get to you. I always send, always!

PLEASE READ: Somethimes I participate in mutiple swaps that are quite alike. Please write the swap name correctly somewhere (you can re-use a small piece of paper, just keep it easy). So I can rate you. I like getting rated and a asume others like it also. It's bugs me when I get something that I know is from swap-bot but I can't find the swap with that partner anywhere.

YOU ARE AN TRUE ANGEL: @Faeorain (angeled me for the 9 7 5 3 1 scaventure hunt swap) and the envie just is fantastic

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My stamp collection

It has grown so much since I've joined Swap-Bot. I know that some fellow swappers above and beond to find something for their partner that they love. That's why I'm typing this part. When you send stamps to me I will apreciate any selection you made. Ofcourse I hope I will find some new ones (I collect every country and every theme). But I understand that that's not always possible. From this list I don't have a lot of stamps.

  • Countries - Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua, Armenia, Azerbijan, Bahrein, Bangladash, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Burkina Faso, Camaroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'ivore, Cypres, East Timor, Dominica, Dominican republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Guatamala, Guyana, Haiti, Hunduras, Iceland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malawi, Marshall islands, Aland, Abu Dhabi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malta, Moladava, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Maroc, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Palau, Papua New Ginea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Soloman Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tunesia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican, Vanuatu, Zambia,

  • Size - Hughe stamps (7 cm or bigger), hart shaped, round shaped, triangular shaped.

  • Themes- Monkeys, Constellations, Anton Pieck, baby animals.

Favorite Books

Historical Romantic Novals.Books with an unhappy end. Like poetry, slogans and rhyme

Favorite Crafts

I like to embroider with al types of stiches on cards and on fabric. Also love to sculpture with clay (selfhardening).Folding with tea wrappers again. Making ATCs. and matchboxes.

I like trying new things. Also am a member of www.swapworkshop.com. Please come and join the fun :)

Favorite Food

I'm an sweet tooth and like to make pie and deserts. Love to drink tea (loose or in a bag). I really love traying new flavors. At the moment my favorits are: strawberry flavourite black tea and chamomile tea . Please only send me factory wrapped tea.

I have no use for green tea except to swap them on, so please don't send me green tea. Don't like coconut or licorise fravourite tea.

My favourite tea's, witch I discovered through Swapping:)

*Egypt Chamomile with Almond

*Twinings Chamomile and Spiced Apple

*Twinings Winter Spice

*Twinings permium black teas mixed berry

*Stash permium vanilla nut creme decaf tea

*Ahman Tea Strawberry black

*Rainbow Tropical Tea

*Nordqvist Sadepäivän Ilo (cheery rainy day)

*Nordqvist Viisasten tee (wisdom of stay)

I don't know where to buy them here, so if you send them I will be really hoppy :)

I love dark chocolate. Like milk chocolate and don't like white chocolate.

Favorite Music

I play the clarinet in the local harmony orchestra. My favorite composer is Jacob de Haan. I also love to play music from movies like Jurasic Park and Pirates of the caribbean. In the fall we usually have an theme performance. With themes like movies, musical, sailer music, german music and so on. I like to listen to al types of music.

I also love

baby animals, goats, pigs, pretty wooden boxes, boats in bottles, Anton Pieck, dried fruit, aquarelle, Pelargonium graveolens (type of plant), flowers, pashminas, chrismas, kawaii, Nature, shells, walking in a forest, jigsaw puzzles, compliments ;) and bright colors

I don't like

cigarettes/smoke, green tea, coffee, really spicy food


I would love to receive:

  • used postage stamps
  • historical romance novels in Dutch or English
  • pretty wooden boxes
  • pashminas or scarves
  • elfquest comic books
  • Tourist magnets, magnets in shape of or with postage stamps :)
  • things with cats on them
  • tea
  • aida fabric (any color or size)
  • embroidery floss
  • embroidery needles
  • embroidery patorns
  • mango pratique embroidery patorn booklets (will love you forever)
  • clear stamps, is themes nature or postal
  • ink pads (any collors exept black)
  • creative idea's for embroidery, (selfhardening) clay, or papercrafing
  • dies that fit the big shot machine

and anything that is made with love and you think it would make me smile

Postcards I just love(post)cards with cats, maps, drawn or aquarelle views or houses and elves. You can check my favourite wall on postcrossing. The URL is at the beginning of this page.

-When your sending me a card, I would prefer them written and in a envelope. Please put a stamp on the envelope and not a poststicker-


Tatsu rated for WIYM: Kitty-cat Lovers Swap on Jan 29, 2015
Comment: Wh00t! I was afraid the package had gotten lost in the mail. This definitely put a smile on my face. My favorite was the deco tape. <3
Miabiff rated for Tea Advent Swap on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: Happy Holidays and thank you for my little packages of tea =)
toothteri rated for Tea Advent Swap on Nov 30, 2014
Comment: Received your envelope today in a post office "body bag". The envelope was quite thin and was pretty ripped up. Luckily, all the tea bags were still present! This is why I tape the heck out of every envie. Love the card too!
craftyfairy rated for Tea Advent Swap on Nov 26, 2014
Comment: I received my tea today! i am so looking forward to opening them, but am *trying* to wait until december! Happy holidays! <3
Moosecastle rated for Christmas present $25 on Nov 18, 2014
Comment: I'll be back ;) EDIT dec25: Thank you so much! Love everything and really appreciate that you searched for the Rien P. keyring!
Alisha98119 rated for Christmas present $10 on Nov 17, 2014
Comment: I can't wait to open it!
bovel rated for Tea Advent 2014 #1 on Nov 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for Christmas wrapping. I can't wait to open these envelopes and to try teas you've chosen for me :)
SMackie rated for Huge Used Postage Stamp Swap #1 on Nov 6, 2014
Comment: Thank you
newrule rated for 50 all different stamps III on Sep 30, 2014
Comment: Always a great selection from you! And I loved the stamps on the envelope too. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Nice selection, thanks!
Comment: Great swap. Lots of stamps I hadn't seen before!
Lexidh rated for not-so-QUICK 50 stamps x5 swap #178 on Sep 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you =)
Comment: Thank you so much. I really love the card and the washi tape you send me! The enveloppe was so cute ~
AnnaM rated for not-so-QUICK 50 stamps x5 swap #178 on Sep 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the stamps and the lovely postcard Maartje!
Comment: Now they are all here =)
Comment: Thank you so much
Lexidh rated for 6 gifts 1 theme - #54 - For the cat on Aug 29, 2014
Comment: Got them =)
Comment: Thank you for your big envelope^^ looking forward to open it^^

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Whippet on Feb 5, 2016:

Thank you Maarjte for the cute kitten card & the used postage stamps bags you sent to me. I signed the bags, added postage & will send them on. Also, loved the beautiful postage stamps on your envelope. Will use those stamps for mail art. Happy February to you! - Kathy

MissWhimsy on Mar 1, 2014:

Thank you for the cute lil snow white book in Dutch, its precious, and I love it!!! I will take very good care of it!!!

Aletta74 on Feb 25, 2014:

Hoi, bedankt voor het terugsturen van mijn stampbag!!!

MichelleWillow on Dec 24, 2013:

patumma on Dec 12, 2013:

Thank you so much for he book cover you sent as one of my advent gifts! It is perfect for a project I have been wanting to do for years! Thank you thank you thank you! Hugs and hearts Pat

Akane on Nov 7, 2013:

Thanks for join the We love Fairytales swaps, I hope you enjoy it! :)


Created46 on Aug 29, 2013:

I got my envelope of stamps today and had so much so much fun looking through them. I am so excited to add these to my growing collection. Thank you so much for being so generous.

KatarinaNavane on Aug 27, 2013:

the stamps arrived today, thank you so much for doing this! There are so many--this will be a lot of fun!

ktdragonfly on Aug 27, 2013:

Wow! I had no idea you really had so many stamps! I had so much fun looking through them. Thank you so much for such a generous RAK. Kristen

lovetherain on Aug 24, 2013:

Thank you so much for the postage stamp RAK! There were so many, and some I've never seen before. I'm sharing some with my daughter to use in her crafts.

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