Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 5:07 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: March 25, 2019
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 monke, 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 add your profile, and start exchanging 100 stamps at the time!


Comment: Thank you for the card and nice Victorian stickers, which I love! Sorry for the delay on rating.
Comment: ❤️ This is such a lovely postcard! Thank-you! We love it ❤️
cjmadia rated for 50 used stamps on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great stamps. We were so excited to get these. You are awesome!!
Stargazer008 rated for WOMAN art PC Feb on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the close up of a Vermeer picture. Yes I totally agree this weather is perfect to visit a museum. Enjoy!
Comment: Thank-you for the PC and lovely note:) Before we had our own pets at home my late husband and I used to volunteer at a local shelter so we could walk dogs & play with cats. It was a great way to help the community and also get our fill of animal companionship:) It's so nice you help out your neighbours and community that way! Hope you are staying warm/dry & having a great day:)
Comment: Thank you so much - this is lovely! :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Comment: Hi there😄 Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card💕 The stamps and stickers on the envelope are so amazing 🌸 Much love💗Take care xoxo
Comment: Dear Marleen! Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card and for the delicious tea! Wish you a great winter :)
mandigutterrose rated for CHWH ~ Snow Postcard on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Nice to hear you and the boys had a fun snow day.
Comment: Thank you for this card and note!
Germanbaby77 rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #8 on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: thanks!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
Hyshu rated for WIYM: Happy New Year's Card Swap--INT on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great card. A run club sounds fun. I hoe you continue to find "me" time and have a wonderfull New Year 2019!
Comment: Thank You Marleen. I hope your holiday season was enjoyable. Love the stickers and thanks also for the washi. I especially like the bicycle tape.
rmrascal rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so Marlene.I hope you have a fabulous new year.
Response: Thank you for your rating with a heart. A happy New Year to you too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Molly Brett-postcard with those lovely stamps! :) Have a fabulous New Year 2019 :)
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for your rating with heart. Happy New Year to you too.
vlhafer54 rated for Christmas PC Swap on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC - Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you for your rating with heart. Happy New Year
Comment: Hello and Happy New Year! I loved the postcard of the tree decorated with books, and the holiday postage stamps were wonderful, too.
Response: Thank you for your rating with heart. Happy New Year
Caithness rated for AFWLS Snow PC on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous snow owl postcard. Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you for your rating with heart. Happy New Year!

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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:

Mugsie on Dec 11, 2014:

"Happy Birthday Marleen"!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

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