Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2021 8:08 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: December 20
Country: Netherlands

About Me

My name is Mieke. I'm a 56 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.
  • 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.


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.


IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 38 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Mieke, dank je wel voor deze pc #38! Wat een cadeautje met zo’n mooie envelop en extra stickers. Ik zal eens kijken wat ik er nog aan kan toevoegen!
AmyMarie rated for Journal supply/add-Ins swap on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Wow, so many wonderful items. Thank you so much! I love all the postage stamps you used on the envie - very fun to receive.
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
Tverne05 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R56 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: I received the Art Journal. I will make sure it gets back to its owner. Thanks for the butterflies. I have been wanting some vellum butterflies. I believe they are made by Tim Holtz. I’ll have to go on and purchase some they next time I replenish my supplies. Thanks and be safe!
Response: glad you recieved the journal. thanks for the heart.
Comment: Arrived safe and sound! Happy New Year!
Response: Great, you also a happy new year!
IrisDrissen rated for NS:Teamwork PC #37 on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Hoi Mieke, Dank voor de mooie afgemaakte PC kaart en de nieuwe. Ga eens bedenken wat ik hierop kan gaan maken!! Fijne feestdagen en de beste wensen voor 2021.
Response: Ook fijne feestdagen gewenst!
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R55 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Love it. Thank you so much!
camelsamba rated for Collaboration #90 on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: cool envelope and address label! I'm going to have a hard time adding to / finishing this postcard, because it looks great as is...
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #36 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel Mieke, ik ga ermee aan de slag!
Response: Bedankt!
Caithness rated for EML: Christmas Scavenger Hunt on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks ever so much for your delightful mail that arrived today, such happy mail! Love the selection of stamps on the envelope. Enjoy the festive season as it approaches.
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Xira rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #5 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Wat gaaf, een blad-shaped art-journal in een geweldige insteek-postcard! Een echte Nederlandse zin kun je het niet noemen maar ik ben er dus heel blij mee :)
Response: Your Welcome! Fijn. In eerste instantie wist ik niet wat ik van dit mystery supply moest maken, maar uiteindelijk na veel knipwerk vond ik het geslaagd. In ieder geval met veel plezier voor je gemaakt.
Response: Thank you!
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #35 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel voor de mooie aanvullingen op de kaart! Wat grappig, dit is de tweede keer dat ie bij mij is. Dank ook voor de leuke kleine B&W foto’s en de geweldige vlop die je hebt gemaakt!!! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Graag gedaan! Bedankt voor het hartje.
marianne81 rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #3 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je mooie tag, wat leuk dat je met het 'kant' bent gaan stempelen op de gelliplate. Ik heb het hier zelf ookliggen dus wellicht ga ik dat ook nog een keer proberen. Bedankt ook voor de die cuts die kan ik mooi zelf weer een keer gebruiken.
Response: Graag gedaan. De tag was leuk om te maken, was nog wel even proberen voordat ik met het kant kon stempelen. Bedankt voor het hartje.
Comment: Thank-you for the postcards and the extra's you included! All the best :)
Response: Your welcome.
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R54 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: I received the journal this morning. Greetings from Missouri.
Response: Glad you received the journal. Greetings from me and the Netherlands. Thanks for the heart.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #34 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Wat een leuke envelop heb je erbij gedaan! Wel beetje jammer dat ik deze swap al een gehad heb.... Maar ik ga hem afmaken en terug naar de eigenaar sturen..
Response: Ja vond ik ook. Groetjes en bedankt voor het hartje.
wyrdfae rated for Collaboration #88 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcards. I will get to work on your card soon!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart.
uiltje rated for NS: Teamwork PC #33 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Dank je wel voor de kaart in een nieuwe ronde. Nog geen idee waamee ik het ga aanvullen, maar dat komt wel. Mooie waxseals ook! En hoe leuk is het om van een pagina uit een prentenboek een envelop te maken. Ik hou er van.
Response: Ik heb verschillende boeken om enveloppen te maken. Altijd leuk, vind ik. Bedankt voor het hartje.
Comment: Oh my! Such diversity in this envelope! ;-) Thank you for the lovely postage, which I will use in my art. Is the little girl your daughter? If so, I won’t use her image.
Response: Hi, the little girl is not my daughter, she is almost 24. Thanks for the heart.

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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! 😍

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

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