Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 4:45 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: May 20, 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.


Coss rated for OFAP:Altered Postcard Swap on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and the interesting story.
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Very nice selection of ephemera ~ thank you! I always enjoy getting your swaps.
Lucine rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 12, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor het doorsturen.
Response: Bedankt voor de rating!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Bridgette rated for Altered Book Page #2 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful book page! Your watercolor skills are awesome!💙
Response: Thanks for the compliment and the heart!
camelsamba rated for CC: Bit of Purple March 2018 on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Fun postcard - thanks! Did you actually cut out his original tie to make the purple one? It feels recessed but I'm not 100% sure what I'm feeling.
Response: Thanks for your comment. I cute the tie out with a little knife and the purple is a little acrylic paint. I think you can feel the cut with your finger. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: thank you very much for your beautiful envelope. I reallly like it and the washi samples you included
Response: Your welcome. For me it was nice to make it and i am glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
SGriffin rated for Blind Envelope - International #17 on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the postcards!
Response: Your welcome. thanks for the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Bit of orange pc March 2018 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Mieke! Thank you for the great black and white with a touch of orange postcard - all the way from the Netherlands and arrived in one piece and in good shape! Cheers, Laurie
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Mieke, I liked what you added to the journal for Dakota Dee. Nice work! Thank you for the extras, I will use them in my future journal creations. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the compliment! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart!
CraftyMailer rated for WIYM: Cover My Envelope Swap! on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: The envelope you decorated is adorable! Thank you for all the flow paper goodies and the vintage black and white photos, so fun!
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
miia rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #15 on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for traveling postcard and extras too! 💕
camelsamba rated for CC: Mixed Media Collage PC on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Excellent collage - your hand drawn elements really enhanced the overall effect!
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart.
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Bit of Green pc Feb 2018 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Hi Mieke! Love your bit of green postcard. What a great image you used - so cute! Thanks for a fun swap! Laurie
Response: Your Welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hello Mieke ☺ I do like your postcard very much! It is so cool the way the silhouettes of the people are filled with the perfect image of birds in the air over the water and beach. It looks very striking. Thanks for a very nice swap!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Received today - thanks for the bird pictures. Happy Swapping!
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the rating.
Avi rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thank you for the rating!

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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:


whisperwings 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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