Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 5:42 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: March 20, 2018
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. It´s not a must, naked (written and stamped) cards are also very welcome.

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 wonderful Alice PC! I love seeing all the different illustrations of Alice that are out there. I have to admit, I do like Tenniel's the best. It's hard to beat those classic illustrations. :)
Comment: Thank you so very, very much! If I could give you 100 hearts, I would give you that!! I am delighted in the Olympics stamps that you sent. I will cherish each and every one of them! Hugs!!!
Juniebird rated for WIYM - Fruity Postcard on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and I really enjoyed your note!
Comment: Hoi Marleen, bedankt voor je leuke kaart! Hij lag er al een tijdje, maar ik was op vakantie. Ik ben ook wel klaar voor de lente...
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. You have no idea how much I love Miffy! :D
Comment: Thank you for nice stamps and card!
Comment: Hi Marleen, i reallyyyy loved your card. I love the animal theme and you did a wonderful pattern. Thank you so much!! And thank you for the extra LOVE stamp!!!!
Comment: veel bedankt
Comment: Super bedankt voor het prachtige Fiep Westendorp kaartje! Hier was het ook een gekkenhuis buiten tijdens de storm met rondvliegende takken, hier om de hoek is een dikke tak van een van de oude kastanjebomen afgebroken alsof het een twijgje was en die belandde bovenop een auto, compleet ontwortelde bomen, zelfs rondvliegende mensen (dat filmpje met die man die over dat plein heen geblazen werd was hier achter het station) Verder geen schade hier ofzo aan het appartementencomplex.
Response: Die storm was verschrikkelijk, dat filmpje heb ik gezien, afschuwelijk! Onvoorstelbaar de kracht van deze storm! Bedankt voor jouw rating! Groetjes
Comment: Hello Marleen! Got your lovely card today. Thank you and happy new year to you!
marclively rated for Christmas stamps on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Marleen, thanks for the postage stamps!
Comment: TY
Comment: Greetings and thank you kindly for ALL the many postage stamps you sent me. I LOVE anthem ALL! I especially love nativity stamps. Thank you for the generously. You are very kind. Blessings
Comment: Dank je wel, weer een paar zegels voorzien collectie, hier alles goed. 31-12 was mijn laatste werkdag.
Response: Wat fijn om te horen!
Lexidh rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #265 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so so much for all the awesome stamps!
KSENiA rated for About a book PC~ INT on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Love it.
Comment: Thanks so much! Your envelope made my day :) Owls and Lighthouse!!! Thousands of hearts for you <3
moxiekiefer rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #263 on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: WOW Blown away by your envelope, it contained some of the coolest stamps I have ever seen, thank you soooooo much!!!! I LOVEEE those labels as well =)
Swan rated for About a book PC~ INT on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you, it's fun to know we like the same book series. Beautiful postcard!
MamaMangrove rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of stamps, Marleen. You chose so many great images, and I'm delighted that you included some from India as well.

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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!

tingtinga2602 on Aug 15, 2013:

Welcome to 1 person from 1 country #2 PC Swap.

Thank you for joining, happy swapping

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