Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2018 8:20 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: December 9, 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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Response: Glad you like it. I have bought the stamps on a stamp market in the Netherlands. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
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.

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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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