Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 8:11 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: October 12, 2018
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 53 years old and living in Rotterdam (Netherlands). I'm married and have 2 childeren, a boy of 16 years old and a girl of 21 years old.

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 bus/train/theater tickets.
  • 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.
  • Tissue paper, napkins, serviettes.
  • 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.
  • Goldmännchen-tee, medi-terranée provence.

I don't like:

  • Rooibos tea (translation bush‐tea, 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.

The things i throw away if i receive this:

  • Things with a parfume or other smell.
  • 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.


Comment: Thanks! Will pass on these postcards :)
bbsporty rated for EJ: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envie of ephemera! Such a nice assortment!
tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Mini Journal on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Love what you did with the envelope! The bird headed men stamps are very interesting. Where did you get them? Thanks for such a great swap!
Comment: Thanks looking forward to passing the postcard along!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Gelli Plate Leaf Prints on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Mieke! Your leaf prints are really pretty. Yours came out so nicely. I really struggled with mine and had to do SO many just to have enough to send! Thanks for printing them on different papers--I can't wait to use them!
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
user2148 rated for YTPC: Gelli Plate Leaf Prints on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: GREat prints! Thank you so much, especially love the grean leaves with a bit of shimmer!
Response: Yes me too, i like that one also the most. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love your accumulation of fantastic ephemera. Wish my Dutch Grandpa was here to read me the story. 😍 Thank you for each item sent.
Response: Your welcome! Glad you like the dutch itmes. Thanks for the hart.
meeltje57 rated for EJ: Ephemera Punch on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: Wat een mooie punches/die cuts, Mieke. Leuk om al die verschillende papiertjes uit te proberen he. Jouw veertjes zijn echt de allermooiste, beetje jaloers op. Maar heel blij met degene die je mij stuurde. Ik gebruik ook altijd de negatieven, dus daar ben ik ook erg blij mee!
Response: Fijn dat je er blij mee bent. Die veer is inderdaad erg leuk, gekocht in nederland en volgens mij ontworpen door Birgit Koopsen.
lynnerfb rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R37 on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: this is lovely I'll get it sent home
Response: Thank you and thanks for the hart.
marymary914 rated for MMA: Gelli and More Envie on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envie and extras!!
Response: Your welcome!. Thanks for the heart.
bbsporty rated for EJ: Weeks worth of ephemera on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Mieke, thank you for the cool ephemera! It's extra fun when it isn't in English! I don't have much ephemera like that! Isn't it amazing how much stuff we accumulate in a weeks time?
Response: Indeed. And then, in my opinion, this was the most interesting things I sent you 😉. Thanks also for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Mieke for your gorgeous journal page. I love the way the collage melds into the watercolor background so it looks like a painting. Fabulous!
Response: Your welcome. Was nice to do this. And what a fast airmail this time ;-)
Gnoe rated for EJ: Woman Themed Ephemera Swap #2 on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Hoihoi! Dankjewel voor je envelop met vrouwgerelateerde ephemera! Sorry, ben zelf wat laat (maar niet té) met versturen door kat- en ezeltrouble. Maar het ligt klaar voor na het weekend dus duurt niet lang meer!
Response: Hoi, geen probleem hoor. Bedankt voor het hartje.
GinaVisione rated for EJ: Women’s Themed Swap on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: WOW!!! What a beautiful vintage collection of ephemeral Women! Thank you so very much for such beauties - if only these images could talk and tell us about their meaning/lives/reference! And is the beautiful stamped image a self-portrait? Grazie!
Response: Your welcome! And the stamped image is indeed me. I make it by my self from a photo. Thanks for the heart.
Angie rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R36 on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Wow! That's really weird. I send to you. You send right back. At first I thought there was a mistake. LOL. But, now that I am all caught up ... Thank you! This round was supposed to feature a pocket but I'm okay without. It's so confusing, isn't it? Thank you- I like your collage. And thanks for adding to the cover. Update: Oh yeah, I see, you didn't have to use the pocket. I actually don't like the pocket prompt either. No, no. It's okay to return my journal to me. It was surprising because that was my first time in this mini handmade art journal swap and I wasn't expecting to get it back so soon. It's funny how that works. I did really love your art contribution. Thank you.
Response: Sorry for your journal send back to you. I will never do it again ;-). I am not so good in pockets, sorry about that, in the swap text stoot that you can choose something else. thanks for the heart.
Comment: This is a fun birds envie! How did you do the trees? I'm not very familiar with the gelly plate - can you do a kind of photo transfer with it? The trees look like a photo. Thanks for this swap!
Response: Yes, it is a transfer on the gelli plate with a page from a magazine. First some paint on the gelli plate, than the magazine, some rubbing, take the magazine off and do a next layer paint. And than you can print it on paper. Its very fun to do this. Thanks for the heart.
bjmonroe rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for being my partner. I really like what you sent and can tell you had fun doing it
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart.
irishconnie rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #6 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: wow wow wow thank you for the most beautiful collection of stationary and papers, stickers cards everything :) i would give you more stars if i could xxx ty ty ty
Response: Thank you for al your hearts, i send you all with plesure.
Comment: Received the postcard and a great bag of stamps, thank you very much. I couldn't help but admire your temperature on the PC, our temperature today, June 7, is 15°C - I think I need to go to the Netherlands 😀😀😀. Enjoy your sunshine, our sunshine seems to have gone on a holiday.
Response: You are welcome here ;-). Thanks for the heart.

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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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