Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 4:35 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: June 23, 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 register, and start exchanging 100 stamps right away!


Comment: Dank je wel voor alle Canadese zegels, helaas niets voor mezelf maar ik kan ze wel gebruiken om weer te ruilen
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely selection of stamps!
Comment: I loved the Beatrix Potter books when I was a kid (I still do). I remember having to read Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny in my first grade class in private school. I always read ahead because I couldn't get enough.
Comment: Thank you so mush for a great stamps.Best wishes and happy swapping!!
Comment: OH I love me some Dutch TRADITIONAL costume.... I have an adopted daughter from Tilburg...... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Comment: Dankjewel voor de kaart en thee. Mag ik vragen waar je die geweldige Alice in wonderland washi tape hebt gekocht? Love it! Xx Monique
Comment: Sorry voor mijn late reactie, Ik ben een beetje swapbot moe. Ga er weer even tussenuit. Bedankt voor de fijne zegels!
Comment: Thank you for the great lighthouse postcard.
Comment: Thank you so much! ♥♥
Comment: Thank you ever so much for the great variety of stamps. Loved it.
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Used Stamp Swap on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! I have enjoyed looking at these stamps. Wow you sent me some good ones!!! I love the Disney and the cute Mongolia stamps! If I could give you 100 ❤️ I would!! Thank you so much!!! 😍❤️
neea1989 rated for ES: Used postage stamps on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you! 💜💕
Johanna51 rated for WOMAN art PC March on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Je hebt een prachtige kaart voor mij gekozen. Dankjewel.
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! :)

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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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