Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 1:12 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: December 10
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi, my name is Marleen, nurse, health scientist, worked and lived in several parts of Africa and Asia. Currently, working as a social health nurse for youth in Amsterdam. I have two sons, born June 2014 and January 2017. I very much enjoy being a mom!

I'm looking forward to meet people here and swap all kinds of postcards, postage stamps, and craft items.

I love: meeting friends, scuba diving, postcrossing, hunting antiques, traveling, baking, stamp collecting.

I enjoy good mail days and love sending beautiful mail into the world.

If possible, please use real stamps on the swap you send to me, as a collector and stamp swapper I love to see stamps on my envelop. Please use Christmas stamps on your swap to me if your country issues Christmas stamps.


There are many themes I adore like:

  • teacups, teapots,
  • coffee,
  • birds (love owls and puffins), birdhouses, birdnests, illustrations are also welcome,
  • marine life, fishes,
  • Frida Kahlo, women in art,
  • children book's illustrations,
  • beautiful illustrations by Kaj Stenvall, Beatrix Potter, Mark Ryden, Jetoy, Papaya, the black apple, belle and boo, Hide n Seek

If the swap allows the postcard to be send in an envelope, you may send my card in an envelope. If you rather send it naked (written and stamped) that is of course okay.

Postage stamps

I love beautiful postage stamps. I collect stamps of the following themes:

  • turtles,
  • all other sea creatures, fishes etc,
  • birds (love owls and puffins),
  • hedgehogs,
  • Beatrix Potter,
  • children books illustrations,
  • fairy tales,
  • fruit and berries,
  • roses,
  • lighthouses,
  • Folklore,
  • beach-related like shells or palmtrees,
  • Art stamps,
  • map of country stamps,

-Year of the horse, year of the monkey, year of the goat stamps, - JAPAN; International Week of Letter Writing stamps. -

Favorite Crafts

Recently, I have started to create ATCs/ROLOs. I very much enjoy making these little artworks. I haven't been involved in many swaps yet, but I hope to do soon. I would love to receive: - buttons - ribbons - embellishments - baking twine - collage sheets - rubber stamps - stickers - small enveloppes - collage sheets - washi tape - ephemera - wooden scrabble tiles - all kinds of paper, cut-outs from magazines, old maps, all what I can use for mail art or art journaling.

On my flickr account you can see my ATC creations and swaps.


My favourites colors are :

  • red
  • green
  • pink
  • blue
  • blue/white dotted
  • black/white dotted
  • red/white dotted
  • floral motives/designs
  • colorful motives with birds


I enjoy tea. I especially like spiced tea's and green tea's. The green tea may have a fruit flavour. I would love to try eggnog tea. I would rather not receive any black tea with a fruit flavour e.g. orange, strawberry, blueberry (except cranberry tea) and chacomile tea. Please only tea which is in a wrap. No loose tea.


I love to combine scuba diving and traveling. I also love to go hunting for antiques. I love to visit flea markets, thrift stores, charity shops and car boots in The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, France and Germany.


If you haven't received a swap from me, please contact me. As I'm always sending my swaps within sending time.

If you receive my swap, please give me a rating, as I do so too.

Please write the swap name on the cards/package you are sending. I am in a lot of swaps and not only on swapbot.

Thank you very much

Stamp collectors

If you are a stamp collector and want to exchange stamps worldwide, please take a look at: http://100stamps.club On this website you can register, and start exchanging 100 stamps right away!


TexyDeb rated for WIYM: WORDS, WORDS, WORDS POSTCARD on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you! SUPER COOL, Dutch, English and Greek! I liked the stickers too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Molly Brett postcard! I had never seen her art before, and I absolutely love it. Thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lighthouse postcard and interesting postage stamps! I appreciate you mentioning what lighthouse it is and where you got the postcard. Sounds like a nice trip. Take care & stay safe.
Comment: Why thank you Marleen, for putting the PC in an envie. You did not have to do that with this swap. I need to edit my profile. But thank you again. What a pretty ocean scenery too!
Comment: Thank you for the stamps!
deesides rated for Europe Postcards on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great Rembrandt postcard! I love art museums as well, they're my favourite places to visit when travelling!
LiliLuv rated for Europe Postcards on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Hi, Marleen! Thank you for the postcard with the snowy scene of Amsterdam! I love snowy scenes, but never buy them unless that's how the city looked when I was there, so I loved receiving one like this! I admire you for biking to work in Amsterdam. When I visited, I was scared of getting run over by a bicyclist, haha! :)
witchyv rated for Europe Postcards on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this card. I absolutely love it! The man on the postcard actually looks like someone I know, haha. Thanks again <3
Comment: Dankjewel voor de zegels. En proficiat weer heel bijzonder. Wij gaan komende week naar Drenthe met de kids.
Comment: Hi hi! Thank you ever so much for the postcard! I love your handwriting by the way (and the colours you chose to write in because they are two of my favourites!). I hope you have a wonderful week :)
Atomictea rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Never heard these brands can't wait.
Comment: Thank you so much for this great swap! I loved every stamp and there were good amount from series I have been looking for. I would happily give multiple hearts for this one if it was possible
suepier rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #8 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
SquidSorbet rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the tea! :)
Juanan rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the tea and the card! It looks tasty ;)
Comment: Thanks so much!! ❤️
TabbyShack rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas! I cannot wait to try them. For some reason I do not see fennel included on a lot of American tea blends, so I am especially interested in trying that one :) Happy New Year to you too!
Jessyca81 rated for Tea For Thee # 30 on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Happy New Year! 😊
Hyshu rated for WIYM: Christmas Postcards on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
DaiziDruke rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Love the adorable mice postcard! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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nannydino on Jun 22, 2019:

Hi Marleen, thank you so much for the beautiful Frida Kahlo postcards and stickers...they are just wonderful. You sure made me smile today :) Happy Summer Solstice. peace love light

polvodestrella on Jul 5, 2018:

EU Happy Swaps Welcome to EU Happy Swaps!

ToujoursMoi on Jun 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely surprise poscard for the WIYM PC Roulette Swap No 3 Swap! I loved the Patchwork card a lot and it will be on my wall in my sewing space. I hope you will enjoy sewing the boys' clothes. Let me know how it turned out. Lots of love and many greetings out ofe Germany, Nina (ToujoursMoi)

Amyncognito on Mar 15, 2017:

Thank you for mentioning 100 stamp club on your profile! I just signed up!!

dawnielynn on May 7, 2016:

Thanks again for such a great envelope, I loved it!

Babsmomof5 on Dec 24, 2015:

Oh, thank you so much for your letter and all the sticker flakes, and Christmas card! The stamps are lovely, and I loved reading about your Famiky. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating in your new home!

lou on Dec 10, 2015:

Happy Birthday from WIYM group!

kafekafe on Nov 14, 2015:

Hi Marleen! I'd love to have you in my swap Christmas POSTcards (10 partners) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/210887

Katti on Jan 13, 2015:

Hello! There is a new 339 Instagram swap!

Come and sign up for it! It's fun!

ema819 on Dec 18, 2014:

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