Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2018 6:59 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: November 17, 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 so much for all the Christmas joy - we love it all! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!
Comment: Just LOVELY japanese stamps. I now have 31 japanese stamps HAHA I am very honored to be your swap Partner and I would give you 30 hearts if I could. MANY THANKS for making my day a Little brighter! Love the stamps!!
romyisa78 rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #12 on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: tank you so much
Comment: 🎄Thank you so much for all the Christmas fun ❤️ Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
LucyToons rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #10 on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you, I will be saving this to open at Christmas :)
Sola79 rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #4 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Arrived today 😊 saving it for Christmas ❤️Thank you so much 😊
Comment: As always, thanks so much for the lovely selection of stamps!
uiltje rated for NS: Kaartje van de Hema - Okt. on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor je kus uit Amsterdam. De kaart is al een tijdje binnen, maar ben vreselijk druk geweest. Nu in alle (zondags) rust genieten van alles wat is binnen gekomen.
ema819 rated for 30 used past stamp#79 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: thanks for the great selection
Comment: Hoi Marleen, bedankt voor de fijne swap en de heerlijke thee :) Ik ben blij om weer in rustiger vaarwater te zijn en weer tijd en gemoedsrust te hebben om te willen swappen!
Response: Fijn dat je weer terug op Swapbot bent. Heel veel swap plezier gewenst.
liefdraakje rated for Aquarupella card #1 on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke Aquarupella kaart en de extra Anne Geddes kaarten. Mijn collectie Aquarupella kaarten bewaar ik in een klapper (inmiddels 7 klappers) Heb daar allemaal kartonnen blaadjes in zitten, want papier is niet stevig genoeg. En dan heb ik per blad met foto hoekjes een kaart erop gemaakt, zodat ik makkelijk zonder beschadigingen de kaart eruit kan nemen om de achterkant te zien. En dan heb ik overal nog de nummers erbij genoteerd. Echter nu met de verbouwing zitten ze allemaal in een doos, maar straks als ik weer mijn knutselkamer klaar heb, staan alle klappers weer mooi in een kast gesorteerd. :)
Response: Wat een prachtige manier om je kaarten terug te zien! Zeker deze kaarten, wat een mooie kwaliteit. Bedankt voor je rating en veel succes met de verbouwing. Gr
dancingtiger rated for WIYM: CELEBRITY POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: fab card- thanks...I discovered at a 'Frida Experiment' workshop that Cornish miners went to Mexico to help with the mining there- and in parts of Mexico they have cornish pasties
AmyIsMe rated for AUGUST HELLO!!!!! on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you Marleen for the postcard! I am thrilled to hear you are growing pumpkins :)
Comment: Thankyou! I love the stamps and a big thanks for the airmail stickers :)
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely stamps, especially the Australian International ones! They are all new to my collection :)
EmilyT rated for BALLOONS & RAINBOWS pc JULY on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Love the artsy b&w splash of color balloon pc! Love the nijntje postage!
MelbourneGirl rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard <3 Have a wonderful holiday in England :) :)
Comment: Hi Marleen thank you for the Jip & Janneke PC Happy summer swapping peace love light
pyneapplequeen rated for B&W PCs JULY on Aug 3, 2018
Abbyla rated for WIYM: PEOPLE POSTCARD on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: I love the painting on the postcard! And the stamps, as well. Thank you! I've been to the U.K. once but didn't go into any art museums. What was I thinking?? You have the Van Gogh museum! Jealous!!

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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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