Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2023 9:20 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: July 24, 2023
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!


USAFwife rated for New Years POSTCARD - Int'l on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card. Happy new year. :)
MauiMami rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Mahalo for the cute card! Mele Kalikimaka from Maui.
Gaucha rated for WIYM: Local Christmas Card EUROPE on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Hoi Marleen, dank je voor het leuke kerstkaartje. Niet echt 'local' maar wel leuk ;-) Ik hoop dat je op tweede kerstdag zult genieten van de familie wandeling! Ik kan helaas dit jaar niet naar Nederland komen, maar dat halen we nog wel in! Groetjes!
Response: Mooie kerst toegewenst Dat “local’ is mij even ontgaan tijdens schrijven van de swap, dank voor jouw rating. 😅
loveretro rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel, Marleen voor het mooie retro kerstkaartje met de kerstpostzegels erop . 🎄fijne feestdagen🎄 gewenst , hou het veilig ! en hopelijk kunnen we volgend jaar terug nr de UK reizen ... zou leuk zijn, heb het gemist ! groetjes van de zuiderburen. Monique
MahoganyMoon rated for Decorated Christmas Postcards on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your sweet card! And the OMG super cute Snoopy stamp!! :D
Mekenzie rated for Decorated Christmas Postcards on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard. She made me very happy. I wish you a beautiful Christmas holidays spent with your family and good health.
kittyfun rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Comment: A very nice 12 days of Christmas, Christmas card you mailed. Thank you. Have a great holiday Season.
tisha rated for Decorated Christmas Postcards on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: Wow Marleen, een Tausendschön kaart, wat een verwennerij ! Hartstikke bedankt hoor! Ik blijf duimen dat ik idd naar Nederland mag komen voor Kerst, zoniet... maken we er toch wat van ! Groetjes, en jij ook een fijne tijd gewenst.
PizzaSmurf rated for NS: Stuur een kaartje on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hoi, bedankt voor je leuke cactus kaart! Ik vind hem echt heel erg mooi en hij gaat aan de muur! :D
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.

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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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