Swap-bot Time: February 15, 2019 8:17 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: February 15, 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 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 so much, it is beautiful.❤❤❤
Cosychaos rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R40 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for passing the book on, Mieke.
Response: Thanks for the rating.
Villagegreen rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #2 on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the post card. I did actually like it very much. It's never going to win the prize for most beautiful post card ever but there's a kind of authenticity about it. It shows the village as it is, where people live and not 'tarted' up for tourists. Thank you so much for it. Best wishes.
Response: That's completely right. Thanks for the heart!
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #1 on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I love flowers. ha ha ha
Response: ;-) thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks! I will send these forward in rounds 27 and 28. Thanks too for the humorous ape PC! I have a swap that, that will be perfect for, coming up! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Yes, that ape was a nice one. Greetings and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Cathedral pc, I love it!!!!!!
Response: your welcome. thanks for the heart.
gillman rated for MMA: Art Tag on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the 2 tags! I LOVE them!!
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
Dsweeny rated for WIYM: Packing Tape Transfer Images on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: YAYYYYY!!! I received the re-send! What a beautiful job you did. Thank you so much sweety, can't wait to use them in my crafting!
Response: Thank you for your heart!!!! Glad you like the transfers.
thebragal rated for YTPC: Layered Embellishments on Jan 9, 2019
Response: thanks for the rating.
valentina22 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 22 on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nicely done ICAD! I am loving this series. It is fun to try new techniques.
Response: Your welcome! Nice to do, love this swap. Thanks for the heart.
Whovian487 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #12-Int'l on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies you sent. 😀
Response: Your welcome! thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Mieke, thank you for the great gifts! I love the snowglobe and the chocolate. Thanks for the extra ephemera and stickers as well. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: Your welcome. Glad you have it so fast. later I thought that it is in australia summer and that the chocolate could melt, fortunately everything went well. Thanks for the heart.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: 10-Page Glue Book on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry to be late in rating your beautiful glue book! I really liked your choices for the book and you made me look at them in a new way. I've never thought about creating with an image that fills an entire page--I like it! Beautifully done cover, too--I love maps. Thanks so much.
Response: So happy you like the glue book. I doubted a bit. By letting the photo speak for itself, I find a challenge. The simpler the more powerful the image.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 21 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Mieke! Thank you so much for the lovely ICAD Day #21. LOVE your bathing beauties deciding on a record to play! The aqua background with the squares is so interesting.
Response: I thought it was a very nice technique. But I try to do something different than in the video. Nice to do. And thanks for the heart.
Comment: Ten hearts, if I could!!! I am thrilled. Thank you so very much! From outside decorations, is this done with those rubber stamps? And, I shall frame "The Gipsy". It will go nicely with an old picture of "Girl with a Cat". I love all.
Response: Glad you like it, your welcome. And thank you very very much for the rating ;-).
raveniacono rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R39 on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Super cute!!
Response: Thanks, also for the heart!
Comment: Hi Thank you for the postcard and extra. All the best and happy weekend.
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart.
polyk rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R38 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: I finally received this today! I feel like it’s been hiding at the PO but just glad it made it safe and sound! Thank you for the extra pages - I’m sure they will find a good home in a near future project!
Response: Glad you received the journal, its always exciting or a journal overtakes the other side.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks! Will pass on these postcards :)
Response: Thanks for the rating!
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!
Response: Your welcome. I love this sort of swaps. 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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