Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2020 2:50 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2014
Last Online: March 28, 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 54 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 don’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.


Comment: Thank you for pc’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 mail😂 will send noodles84 and jayneblond002 ‘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 😉
Response: your welkome. thanks for the heart!
isandie rated for EJ: Old Forms - paper swap! on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: LOVE IT! Thank you for the great papers! I especially love the french receipts, and the spanish ledger! I would love more of that, in fact! :D Where did you find?
Response: Great you like all. The spanish ledger I have bought on Etsy, Search on (spanish) ephemera. The french receipts i bought during my vacation in France at a flea market in Blois. It is a one of a kind. I have a few more, if you want a private swap, you can send me a pm.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you included in such a beautifully decorated envelope! I am loving the paper goodies and bag of tea. <3
Response: Glad you like everything. Thanks for the heart.
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Christmas Embellishments #1 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute embellishments. They turned out great, especially the little string of lights! 💜
Response: Thank you for the compliments and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sending me two traveling postcards and some amazing ephemera! I love it all!
Response: glad you like the ephemera, i saw on you profile that you collected that. Thanks for the heart.
RockyBeach rated for CPG Collage PC #3 - Global on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your postcard! Actually I love the b/w + colour contrast. Oh so you weren't that far away from where I live. :)
Response: Glad you like the pc, thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love the stamped image you used for your note! Thanks for sending! Thanks also for all the cool stamps! I love seeing stamps from other countries!
Response: Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing collection of ephemera!! I just love these swaps and adding to my collection! I love the stamped image...the nuns...the letter...everything!!!
Response: Your welcome! It was nice to sort everything out for you. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Mieke, these are just lovely! I can't wait to use them in my journal. You really put together such lovely elements and colors and I love those bird stamps on each page of the little notepad--really creative. Thank you!
Response: Your Welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks
Response: thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hoi Mieke, wat een mooie envelop heb je me gestuurd! Super mooi en creatief. Ik ben ook heel blij met de vintage items, echt prachtig. heel erg bedankt!
Response: Graag gedaan. 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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