Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 1:39 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: November 25, 2023
Birthday: December 20
Country: Netherlands

About Me

My name is Mieke. I'm a 57 years old and living in Rotterdam (Netherlands). I'm married and have 2 childeren. I have a job at a school as 'timetable administrator'. I'm often busy with my crafts and making swaps. Also I like to cycle and nordic walking in my surrounding. 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.

You will make me very happy with delipaper!

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

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), Richard Scarry.
  • Old black and white vintage photos.
  • Polaroid photo's.
  • 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.
  • Stickers, rub ons.
  • Handmade things (atc, postcards, books, mailart).
  • Stationary.
  • Magnets.
  • Little metal things.
  • All sort of mixed media items.
  • And i love 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.

I like nice looking postal stamps, not those postoffice printouts.


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.
  • Don’t send me (old) bookpages and washi tape. I have enough of 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'.

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.


Comment: Love the spread!!
DRMOM rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R82 on Jul 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you. Your spread is lovely 💜
Response: Thanks, thanks for the heart!
Response: Hi, thanks for the rating and the hart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous selection of vintage paper goods. Every single piece will be very useful for my crafts.
Response: Glad you received it and that you like it all. Thanks for the heard. Greetings Mieke
DRMOM rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R81 on May 31, 2023
Comment: The journal arrived safe and sound. Thank you, lovely spread.
Response: Glad, thank you for the compliment.
pernie123 rated for VES: Scavenger Hunt 2023 #3 on Apr 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you, esp. for the post cards. I wish I could read the letter. Do you know what it says? The Coca Cola ad is easily understood.Some of my German hasn't left me. Thanks for all.
Response: Great, glad you like it. The letter is French. I use Google translate, but old manuscripts ar difficult to translate. I have tried it, but i don't know. Often it is about everyday life. Greetings Mieke.
Rhino44 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R80 on Apr 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the art journal! I love your spread.
Response: Glad you received it. Thanks for the compliment.
Response: Glad you received the journal. Thank you for the rating and hart!!
amyduff rated for VES: An Envelope of Ephemera on Mar 31, 2023
Comment: What a fab envied of goodies! Love the variety you sent! Also thank you for the extras!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a great collection of ephemera! I love getting things from other countries, thank you! Photos, postcards, book pages, tickets, and the game pieces with my intials....wonderful!
Response: Glad that you like all the ephemera. I was happy to find this out for you. Thanks for the hart!
Rhino44 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R78 on Feb 26, 2023
Comment: Wow, what a gorgeous journal this one is! Love your spread!
Response: Glad you received the journal. Thanks for the hart and compliment.
shelleym rated for MMHWH- Vintage Ephemera Swap #3 INT on Feb 24, 2023
Comment: Mieke, WOW, and thank you! What a fantastic package of treasure - I think the French ledger page might be my favourite, but the map, the coupon, the air mail envelope and letter are all amazing too. Thanks for such a generous swap!
Response: Glad you like the items, i love to share. Thanks for the heart.
shellbede rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R77 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the journal and I love the card you sent with it!
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart.
monsbrick rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R76 on Jan 9, 2023
Comment: Hi Miele, thanks for sending this journal. It arrived today. And you did beautifully. Love your multi media landscape.
Response: Hi, thank you for the compliments and the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for re-routing this journal! It's so awesome to have reliable fabulous people in my swap series!
Response: No thanks you are welcome.
Shellyr rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R74 on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: Lovely book. Thank you.
Response: Glad you received it! Thanks, also for the heart. Greetings Mieke
Tessssssa rated for NS: Round Robin ArtJournal #3 on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: bedankt
Artstamper rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R73 on Sep 23, 2022
Comment: Wow, Mieke this journal is beautiful. I would like to know if you printed the cover and if so how you did it. I'm looking forward to doing the first spread. Thank you.
Response: Hi Joan, thank you for the compliment. The technique with which I printed the front is called 'botanical printing'. You can look it up on the internet. In short, you print a print of leaves on paper or textile by placing leaves between paper/textile and securing it with twine. In a pan you put a piece of rust together with water and cheap vinegar. You cook this for 1.5 hours. The water will turn brown due to the rust and the drawing of the leaves will then appear on the paper. Every print is different. Very nice technique, only a hassle with cooking.
uiltje rated for NS: Round Robin ArtJournal #1 on Jul 20, 2022
Comment: Wauw Mieke, wat een prachtig boekje heb je gemaakt. Ik ben heel wat "braver" begonnen ;-) Ik moet nog heel veel leren, maar dat is ook het leuke aan dit soort projecten. Vandaar dat ik de Teamworkkaarten ook zo leuk vind. Goed dat je er weer bent!
Response: Hoi José, dank je. Het is wat ruig geworden, maar ik vond het wel geslaagd. Groetjes Mieke

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DaisyNY on Jul 21, 2022:

Another AMA Collab PC

ddoherty6138 on May 8, 2022:

Mieke, Thank you for returning my journal to me. Your fantastic cycling collage is very creative. Well done. Denise ddoherty6138

DaisyNY on Mar 16, 2022:

Thanks for working on this AMA collaboration pc!

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

Rainydancer on Feb 6, 2021:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 27, 2021:

Thank you so much for your contribution to and sending home this great handmade Collaboration postcard I started in August! I love that it is nature themed. Take care and blessings to you for 2021.

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


bblue on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you for contributing to my add + pass postcard and returning it to me! It's beautiful; thank you!

elflady on Apr 6, 2020:

Thanks for completing my collaboration postcard and sending it home to me. I love what everyone has done with it. Hope you are well and stay that way. elflady

doodlebugdezines on Jul 22, 2018:

Super selection, Mieke. Thank you! 😍

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