Swap-bot Time: July 8, 2020 4:47 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: July 4, 2020
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 55 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 donโ€™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.


IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #28 on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Een mooi begin, Mieke! Kreeg meteen inspiratie voor een vervolg. Dus hij ligt al klaar voor een volgende ronde.
Response: leuk. Bedankt!
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #2 on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: Such fun -- so many quirky and creative things in here to play with. Can't pick a favorite but I love some of the diecuts and stickers. Thanks so much!
Response: Your welcome.. Always nice to do someone a favor. Thanks for the heart!
uiltje rated for Collaboration PC #84 on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Dank je wel voor je Gelliplate kaart. Ik vind dat ook zo leuk om te doen. Net als zelf maken van enveloppen. Ik stuur hem weer door in een volgende ronde!
Response: Ja, vind je ook niet. Het is zo'n verrassende techniek. Bedankt voor het hartje.
elflady rated for Collaboration PC #83 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Love this background. I have done some backgrounds with gelli plates and am usually happy with them. Thanks for posting to me also for the extras. Stay safe. elflady
Response: Thanks, your welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Ben 100% Nederlandse!
Response: Fijn dat je de kaart zo snel heb ontvangen in deze tijd. Bedankt voor de rating!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #27 on May 19, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik voeg iets toe en stuur hem door!
Response: Bedankt voor het hartje. Veel plezier met de kaart.
roosje rated for YTPC: Summer Watercolor/Ink Doodles on May 15, 2020
Comment: Hoi Mieke, sorry voor de late rating...maar wat een mooie swap kreeg ik van jou! Ik wordt helemaal vrolijk van al die mooie mini schilderijtjes! Dank je wel.
Response: Graag gedaan. Ik vond ze ook erg leuk. Bedankt voor het hartje.
nalaqueen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #26 on Apr 29, 2020
Comment: Dank je wel!!!!
Response: Bedankt voor de rating!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #25 on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: Leuk bedacht Mieke! Eens kijken hoe ik deze kaart ga afmaken!! Wat een gave envelop trouwens. Met die hazen erop lijkt het al net een beetje pasen!! Hier alle goed, hoop met jou ook!!
dcp0112 rated for Collaboration #82 on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, can't wait to add to it and send it on next round
Comment: Thank you for pcโ€™s to send on and nice note and the extra interesting pc !
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R49 on Mar 21, 2020
Response: Glad you received the journal so fast. Thanks for the heart!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #24 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Mieke, bedankt voor je eerste ronde van kaart voor PC#24. Het is al een mooi begin en ik ben benieuwd hoe hij uiteindelijk zal worden!! Altijd weer een verrassing!!
Response: inderdaad, ik ben ook benieuwd hoe de kaart eruit gaat zien. groetjes mieke
marianne81 rated for Collaboration #81 on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje voor de collaboration swap. Ik ga er wat aan toevoegen en doorsturen in de volgende ronde. Las dat het je eerste keer is dat je meedoet met deze swap, hopelijk vind je het net zo leuk als ik.
Response: Bedankt voor je hartje!
dakotadee rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R48 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fabric..I love the colors you picked out. Love your interpretation of the theme
Response: Glad you like the fabrik. And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for passing along the traveling postcards and thank you for including some for me to use I love them!
Response: Your welcome!. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Mieke, you will not believe it but guess what showed up in my mailbox today??! Yes! Postmarks all over the envelope from October 2019! YIKES! Gives new meaning to the term snail mail๐Ÿ˜‚ will send noodles84 and jayneblond002 โ€˜s PCs on next round. Thank you for all the colorful postage stamps on the envelope. They are lovely.
Response: This is indeed very snail mail ;-). Glad you like the stamps.
Comment: Thank you for the swap.
Response: thanks for the rating!
Caithness rated for EML: Make an Envelope #2 on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks ever so much for your creative envelope and goodies. Have a great festive season.
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies you sent me! I always enjoy the used postage stamps that you share with me ๐Ÿ˜‰
Response: your welkome. thanks for the heart!

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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! ๐Ÿ˜

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:

รฐลธโ€™ล“รฐลธโ€™ล“รฐลธโ€™ล“ 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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