Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2022 9:27 am


Date Joined: March 15, 2014
Last Online: January 22, 2022
Birthday: November 7
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a catsitter and paper artist. I love to read, to cook, to bake. Most of my free time goes into making beautiful cards and stationery. I like to recycle and upcycle. I like to share what I make with people all over the world! Therefore hand made cards, mailart and snail mails are very welcome.

I love to read. Usually historical fiction, classic and modern literature and essays. I have a Little Free Library in my front garden, it is a wonderful way of exchanging books.

I like to listen to classic music, usually chamber or choir music. But most of all I love the silence, at home or in the nature.

I live as environmentally conscious as I can and I am vegetarian. I love animals, expecially cats.

Update December 12, 2021: my beloved cat Donja died four days ago. She was my Sun and I am in deep sorrow. I'll miss her forever.

Update January 6, 2022: my year starts with an accident, a car hit me 3 days ago while I was peacefully strolling around. Much pain, a.o. in my right arm, hand and foot but I try to keep my swaps going as I can barely walk and need distraction.

My favourite seasons: fall and winter.

I speak Enlish, French, Dutch and Italian.

I see Swap-Bot as a chance to spread love and to put a smile on someone's face.


I like:

  • classy and subtle things
  • paper, expecially the not glossy one
  • rubber stamps
  • clear stamps
  • post stamps with portraits of women
  • ex libris (book plates)
  • writing paper, stationery
  • handmade paper
  • quotes
  • washi tape
  • cutting dies
  • warm, dark autumn colours
  • very dark brown, indigo and blue
  • black, white, red
  • icy pink, almost white
  • off white
  • ATC's
  • Tarot cards
  • poetry
  • haiku (Japanse short poems)
  • bookmarks
  • dainty paper bundles
  • soft vintage aesthetic

  • Postcards: I love to send and receive postcards, if possible written and in an envelope. Please, please, please don't send tourist cards.

I like cards with:

  • postman, postwoman
  • illustrations by Jane Ray 
  • illustrations from the fairytale "The Princess and the Pea" 
  • illustrations by Catrin Welz-Stein
  • Russian fairytales 
  • Anton Pieck
  • illustrations of interiors of little shops 
  • Vogue covers 
  • Dior, Balenciaga, YSL and so on vintage fashion 
  • Tarot cards, expecially VI : The Lovers 
  • tempus fugit, transience of life 
  • life on the head 
  • minimalism 
  • lovers kissing
  • woman on a bicycle
  • woman writing a letter
  • woman in the kitchen 
  • woman hanging the wash 
  • ironing, cleaning the house (to inspire me ; ) 
  • ladies drinking tea or coffee together
  • vintage posters of my favourites themes
  • woman in sorrow/crying
  • woman with a cat
  • hourglasses
  • people eating together
  • cats in art paintings
  • beautiful illustrations with falling snow

You can see my card collection at

www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums

I love mailart!

Food and drinks

I don't have a sweet tooth and don't eat sugar.

I love coffee!

I don't drink herbal teas, only real black tea without additives and artificial flavours. I adore Earl Grey tea.

Finnish swappers, if you can send me a bag of Perinteinen Joulutee I would be grateful forever!!


If you look at my likes you can find all my wishes... I love to receive small things but above all I love to read about you, your thoughts on life, love and art, your experiences... I prefer a beautiful handwritten letter to material things. So please add a letter or at least a small note to the swap!

Flaking and rating

I am here because I like this a lot and as I am basically a giver I enjoy sending nice things to people. When I send a swap I take multiple pictures of everything (envelopes, cards, packages) so if you don't receive something please contact me. Post to the USA or Asia will take 2 up to 10 weeks, expecially now in Covid time. Please be patient! If you at last won't receive a swap it's probably been stolen. I'll be happy to resend!

I shall always rate the sender as soon as I receive an item.


  • candy, sweet things
  • beauty products, make-up
  • animal products
  • tourist cards
  • parfums (I am very allergic to them)
  • smoke and the smell of cigarettes on a swap
  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Diddle, cuties, girly stuff and so on
  • knick knacks, plastic things, souvenirs
  • yellow in great quantity, orange or neon colours/ ok in a mix
  • anything Christmas, Halloween or Santa related
  • please, please: no Christmas or Easter cards!!

Private swaps

I would like to do private swaps on the following themes: autumn/winter, recycled, bookpages art, bicycle, steampunk, bookmarks and more. If you feel a connection with my profile and can send real Mailart drop me a line!


Comment: Wow!! The book marks you made for me are amazing!! Me encantan ❤️❤️ Thank you so much!! I've put one in the book I'm currently reading 🥰
Response: I am very glad you like them, Rachel 🙂 .... Thank you so much for your rating and heart!❤
Comment: Hello Patrizia, ciao! I really enjoyed reading your 'bird letter'! So lovely how you care for the birds and that you even produce your own birdcake. I soon would like to try this, too. The paper items as well as the envelope are very beautiful. 'Bird post' is always the best post. 😊 🦜🙋🏻‍♀️
Response: Ciao Anja, grazie per il tuo gentile messaggio! I am very glad you like what I chose and made for you... The bird cake will gain you many winged friends! ❤
BobaBarb rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 15, 2022
tatntole rated for Pns: January Themed postcard - Bird on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Hi again! I was just looking through what you sent me in the "Patrizia/Patricia swap" yesterday! As for this current swap, your postcard made it beautifully! Thank you very much!
Response: I am glad to read this, Patricia! Thank you for your comment and rating ❤
mspandatrain rated for Favorite Color Swap on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Hello Patrizia, WOW! your package was fantastic. I adore the postcard, I'm going to frame it and put in my sewing room. The colored papers are great I cannot wait to get my mind going to put them into cards. Thank you so much! Luisa
Response: Hello Luisa, I am soooo glad you like the package... Thank you for the beautiful comment ! ❤
Comment: Absolutely love the girl reading card, and yes, that could be me! :) Thanks for sharing your book list. I'll have to look some of them up. I adored The Night Circus and will reread it!! That was super sweet of you to send all the extra treats you knew I'd like! Greatly appreciated!
Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful message, greatly appreciated this too! ❤
Comment: Thanks for my personalized beautiful ATC and all the birdie extras as well as the black collaged envie! I love everything! We have had record highs and lows temperatures, already this winter, with huge storms! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I am glad my swap finally made it to you and I am glad you like it! Stay safe and healthy you too and keep warm on Swap bot ❤ Hugs from The Netherlands
theprairiemailbox rated for 3 things about my cat on Jan 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this lovely package - I read on your profile about Donja - she will live on in your heart forever <3
Response: Thank you for the rating and for your kind words! ❤
Comment: He wat leuk! Een swap uit NL :) Dank je wel voor jouw leuke kaartje! Ik ben heel erg benieuwd of we nog sneeuw gaan krijgen ja. Morgen zowaar bijna lente achtige temperaturen bij de jaarwisseling. Hoogst ongebruikelijk haha. Fijne oud en nieuw morgen!
Response: Dank je wel, jij ook een fijne jaarwisseling! ❤
laterdayze rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #23 on Dec 30, 2021
Comment: Oh what a lovely swap, thank you so much!! I love the kitty items and the winter papers. I can't wait to use them! :D
Response: Thank you for your comment, I am really glad you like the swap! ❤
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Hello Patrizia, Thank you for your kind words. I will keep them in mind as the year changes. Though, they are true always and not just now, as we are on the verge of a new lockdown. I wish you all the best, and hope you will be kind to yourself next year.
Response: All the best to you too! ❤
LunaUA rated for Put happiness on! on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Love all of the red & black! So cool and nicely done!
Response: I am glad you like it, thank you for your rating! ❤
BetsyPreston rated for LLU: current read PC #4 on Dec 20, 2021
Comment: What a nice story about how you found this book! I read it a few years ago. I like books with a little bit of magic. Thanks for the nice extras! I especially enjoyed your beautiful envelope (but everything was pretty great).
Response: Thank you for the rating and for your beautiful words! ❤
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extra goodies! <3
Response: You are welcome! ❤
Rainydancer rated for SSM: A dozen die cuts #13 on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
chandlerguera rated for PnS: Who am I? on Dec 12, 2021
Comment: Your postcard is so whimsical and I love that you layered the collage. I like the cook and cat stamp the best! Thank you very much! Happy Holidays. xo
Response: Thank you for your kind words... I found the cook in a vintage magazine that belonged to my grandma (1955). Happy Holidays to you too ❤
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Our pets are more than pets - they are like family! Take care of yourself and keep on swapping...
Response: Thank you for your kind rating and I agree with you, pets are family ❤
ultracinematik rated for WIYM: RECYCLE A POSTCARD - #8 on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: 5 cats! Perfect! Thank you for the PC, spoonie! 💞
Response: Thank you too, spoonie hugs from the other side of the world ! 💞

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HappyMom on Dec 19, 2021:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps group!

HappyMom on Dec 19, 2021:
yvonne401 on Nov 1, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



Rainydancer on Oct 31, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

denimblu14 on Jun 18, 2014:

Hello Patrizia, I have received the amazing gift box that you sent to me. I am in absolute awe of all the beautiful handmade items you enclosed and the way that each and everything was presented was very creative indeed. Your enjoyment in sending me this unexpected gift shines through the whole package completely and I thank you very, very much for every wonderful item I received, love and hugs to you, Carol >3

denimblu14 on Mar 29, 2014:

Hello Patrizia, I received your wonderful handmade postcard today, I never expected anything so lovely from a simple postcard swap, I thank you very much,Carol :)

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