Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 1:35 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: September 16, 2019
Birthday: December 20
Country: Netherlands

About Me

You will make me very happy with delipaper!

If I am your sender, try to avoid my Instagram as I keep posting there what I do for swapbot.

My name is Mieke. I'm a 54 years old and living in Rotterdam (Netherlands). I'm married and have 2 childeren.

I have a job at a school as 'timetable administrator'. Furthermore I take care of the children, our household and myself ;-). I'm often busy with my crafts and making swaps. Also I like to cycle and nordic walking in my surrounding for physical movement. I really like to make swaps. It's great fun when I return home and a pretty envelope on the doormat is waiting at my home coming.

Favorite Crafts

I had in the past several hobbies, such as lacemaking, quilting, embroidery and textile art. At the moment I really like to play with paper and paint and create for example a art journal, collages, mailart, handmade books. I love mixed media. Somethimes I make also my own stamps. I followed several e-courses from Mary Ann Moss, Jane Davenport and Roben-Marie Smith.

I like to do:

  • Swaps and mailart.
  • Playing with paper and paint in my art journal.
  • Making handmade books
  • Making (micro) photographs from flowers and insects in my garden.
  • Drinking coffee by Kaldi with my mother.
  • Drinking tea.
  • Eating with friends.
  • Walking and bicycle in the nature.

I collect

  • Some themes I like are: Alice in wonderland, Circus, Winnie-the-Pooh (not the Disney-kind, but the older ones).
  • Old black and white vintage photos.
  • Old handwriting.
  • Old bus/train/theater tickets.
  • All sort of vintage ephemera.
  • Different types of ephemera paper (e.g. old handwriting, handwritten notes, old postcards, old advertisment cards, old happy birthday/cristmas cards).
  • Vintage magazines, wrapping paper, old games items.

Stuff you can send to me

  • Delipaper. If you have delipaper in house, please send me some.
  • Circus items.
  • Alice-in-wonderland items.
  • Old winnie-the-Pooh items.
  • Black and white vintage photos or color photos.
  • Paper, vintage ephemera.
  • Old pieces of wallpaper
  • Old bus/train/metro tickets.
  • Old handwriting.
  • Vintage cards/postcards.
  • Die cuts.
  • Handmade paper.
  • Masking tape.
  • Stickers, rub ons.
  • Handmade things (atc, postcards, books, mailart).
  • Stationary.
  • Magnets.
  • Little metal things.
  • All sort of mixed media items.
  • And i love also surprises.

I like the colour combinations turquoise, (lime)green, red and purple or turquoise with orange/ grey. But I like all the colors actually. Lots of color combinations (6 or more) together I don't like so much, it is to busy for me.

I like nice looking postal stamps, not those postoffice printouts. And if possible, please don't use the round USA forever stamps.


White or green tea are my favourites with a fruit flavor. And i like spicy tea. I love to experiment with tea.

I like the next tea very much:

  • LOV Organic tea.
  • Nordqvist Valkoinen (flavoured white tea).
  • Elephant, Mandarine Croseille.
  • Goldmanchen-tee, medi-terranee provence.

I don't like:

  • Rooibos tea (translation bushtea, redbush tea, red tea, South African red tea).
  • Tea with ginger or gingerbread.


While I would totally be grateful for anything you send to me, these are the things I would have to pass on to others:

  • Religious, scary, vampire, zombie, war, Hello Kitty, Disney, kawaii.

I don’t like:

  • Things with a parfume or other smell. Parfum is so personal and i find almost all parfums dirty.
  • Something with glitter or sand on it.


I rarely read books, usually only during a vacation. When I read books, then it is often detectives.

I read sometimes magazines, for instance ArtJournaling or the Flow. And I read the dutch newspaper 'Algemeen Dagblad'.

I almost never listen to music, but I listen a lot to the Dutch radio.

If you don't receive a swap

Please contact me before rating me. If you don't get anything from me, please send me a message and I wil re-send the swap to you. Mail could have gone lost in the post.


Ace330660 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R45 on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the journal and the extras ! I love the vintage photo so much !
Response: Glad you like the photo. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for a beautiful swap!! I love the envelope and all the extra goodies you included!!! I really appreciate all the work you put into it!!!
Response: your welcome. Always nice to received a beautifull envie i think ;-). thanks for the heart.
Christopherpines rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a great assortment!
Response: your welcome. thanks for the heart.
GinaVisione rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Wonderful vintage ephemera Mieke!! thank you! The Flintstones matchbox covers make me laugh (wondering why these children’s cartoon images are on matchbox covers? HAHA)
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
dvmac rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: So many cool things in this package, Mieke. The match labels and the children's book page were just beautiful. Thank you
Response: Glad you like it. thanks for the heart.
marianne81 rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #5 on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor je prachtige waterval flipbook. Ik zou zelf ook eens wat vaker mijn gelliplate tevoorschijn moeten halen om mooie prints te maken voor mijn projectjes.
Response: Fijn dat je de flipboek mooi vind. De laatste tijd gebruik ik wel vaker gelliplate monoprints, die ik op dat moment maak voor de swap. Leuk om te doen en leuk om nieuwe dingen uit te proberen. Bedankt voor je hartje.
Comment: Received the PC I will forward it on so it can continue its journey home. I have been to the Netherlands, twice. I love it! it is my favorite places to go! I love the people, I love the environment, I love the statues, I love the squares, I love the flea markets, I love the easy going atmosphere, I love everything about the Netherlands. Rotterdam is one of my favorite places and I will be definitely going back, I think its next year that we are going back. I actually am hoping to stay there for 6 months sometime. I have family there and that is where my family history is from and it surely is in my blood. Maybe we'll run across each other when I'm there next time😃
Response: Thanks for the heart. Always special if someone has been to my country and my city where I live. If you come again, I would love to meet you.
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Art Journal Page #17: Fly Away on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you! This is a beautiful page. I love the colors 💜
Response: Your welcome, glad you like it, thanks for the heart.
Comment: Good day, Mieke! Thank you so much for the lovely textile pocket you created for me. I love all the little snippets of lace and fabric you used, set off perfectly by the background you created. And those sweet bird peeking out from each side--very whimsical!
Response: It was fun to make. I would never make something like that out of myself and I enjoy learning new techniques through this kind of swaps and still using things from myself. Very nice that you can let us participate in this type of swaps. And I thought the birds were fun, that's why I added them.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelopes! I am going to be working on a few new journals and these will be perfect!
Response: Yes, it was fun to make them. Glad you like them.Thanks for the heart
Comment: Mieke, thank you so much for sending me such a lovely glassine booklet! I love it...and all the little treasures in the pockets, too!
Response: Ah luckily you like them. You're welcome.
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for every paper and bits you put in my flowish journal! I love it. Thanks for the well stamped envelope, I'll try to use them in journals!
Response: Ah luckily you like the flowish things. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Beautiful!! Love all the interesting little bits and the two wonderful birds! Thanks so much!!
Response: Glad you like it. On the film it seemed so easy but i spent quite some time figuring it out. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Such a fun package to go through, thank you for everything, you made my day!
Response: That's what we do it for. Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the pc to send on ! Thanks for extra !
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I love the envelope. Thank you. :)
Response: Your welcome!. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely tin.
Response: Your Welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Vintage Vibes Tag Book on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful little tag book! 💜
Response: Your Welcome. Thanks for the heart!
HannahsMommy07 rated for YTPC: Scrap Samplers on Apr 30, 2019
Response: Thanks for the heart!
HippieChick rated for TPS: Cherry Blossom Festival on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful prints. I also love the colours of cherry blossoms. I actually love everything about them, other than my allergy to them. I hope you have a wonderful spring and have fun printing!
Response: Your welcome. Annoying to be allergies, but you can also enjoy it a bit

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doodlebugdezines on Jul 22, 2018:

Super selection, Mieke. Thank you! 😍

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

Gnoe on Nov 8, 2017:

Dankjewel voor je RAK van het Art journaling magazine! Moet eerst wat vervelende klussen doen en daarna ga ik er lekker mee op de bank zitten :D Ik hoop dat je mijn ruilpakketje net zo leuk vindt; komt donderdag als het goed is want dinsdag na de buslichting gepost. (Kon geen brievenbus vinden in de Zeister bossen ;)

mahlermail on Oct 31, 2016:


sojourner on Jun 20, 2016:

💜💜💜 Thank you for the gift of a handmade postcard. I appreciate the thoughtfulness. Anne

Artstamper on Dec 15, 2014:

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful Deer ornament that arrived in my mailbox today. It's beautiful and unexpected, thank you so much!

skybridgestudios on Jul 11, 2014:

SUMMER EPHEMERA DESTASH -- Many thanks for the wonderful ephemera. Will enjoy using this, and appreciate the photos! <3<3<3<3<3

starhiker on Apr 9, 2014:

Thanks so much for send me my postcard back! <3 ------{----{<@ hearts and flowers for you ; _

schaefchen on Mar 31, 2014:

Thank you very much for sending my postcard from the swap "Send me my own postcard" back!

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