Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2017 6:38 am


Date Joined: July 27, 2011
Last Online: December 14, 2017
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!


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.
Ladyebug rated for Bag Your Stamps #11 on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Great stamps. Thank you. Please forgive my delayed rating. Life happened and you know how it is. Thank you again.
Onyx rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Super charming card and message - thank you!
Response: Great to hear my card finally arrived, Thank you for your kind rating
Margothecat rated for WIYM Christmas Washi Tape Swap on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty washi tape samples!
dawnakaulen rated for Huge 100 Postage Stamps Swap! #1 on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Always excellent stamps from you! Thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you for the nice Swedish stamps sent. I like the washi tape used, as I love that. Too bad some nicer stamps couldn't be used to send this stamp swap.
wm rated for 50 used stamps #4 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: I love them! Thank you :D
Ikran3 rated for WIYM: Postcard roulette swap intl #4 on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute miffy card! :) It was lovely to hear a bit about your sons too :)
Comment: As always, lovely selection of stamps from you! Thanks so much and have a great summer!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap <3
AnneliesV rated for Bag Your Stamps #9 on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor de uitleg
Mamabemus rated for Bag Your Stamps! #8 on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: thanks
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Postcard roulette swap on May 28, 2017
Comment: thank you, this postcard looks old and it's pretty
uiltje rated for CHWH: Putting stamps on a PC on May 21, 2017
Comment: Wat heb je me ontzettend blij gemaakt met deze uilenverzameling. Ik bewaar altijd een tijdje mooie dingen die ik ontvang. Ik prik ze gewoon met een punaise op de muur. Maar hier komt er geen gaatje in, ik ga op zoek naar een ondergrond zodat ik hem met een magneetje kan bewaren!
Response: Wat fijn om te horen dat je zo blij was deze kaart te ontvangen. Wellicht een stukje magneettape van de Hema? Fijn weekend

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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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