Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2018 4:24 pm


Date Joined: March 15, 2014
Last Online: September 12, 2018
Birthday: November 7
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

I am an Italian teacher and mixed media artist.

I love to read, to cook, to swim. Most of my free time goes into making beautiful cards and stationary. 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 don't watch television, I prefer to read. Usually thrillers, classic or 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 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
  • little brads
  • post stamps with portraits of women
  • ex libris (book plates)
  • writing paper, stationery
  • quotes
  • charms
  • washi tape
  • fibers
  • icy colours
  • black and white
  • ATC's
  • Tarot cards
  • mermaids
  • poetry
  • haiku (Japanse short poems)
  • bookmarks

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

I like cards with: - books, reading, libraries  - reading women  - illustrations by Jane Ray  - illustrations from the fairytale "The Princess and the Pea"  - Russian fairytales  - illustrations of little shops  - Vogue covers  - Dior vintage fashion  - Tarot cards, expecially VI : The Lovers  - tempus fugit, transience of life  - life on the head  - minimalism  - sensual images, artistic nude  - women in black and white 1920 to 1950  - people kissing each other (paintings and illustrations)  - spiral staircases  - mermaids (classic illustrations or paintings, no cartoons)  - people writing letters  - women in the kitchen  - pin-ups in the kitchen  - bread from your country, bread recipes  - hanging the wash  - ironing, cleaning the house (to inspire me ; )  - ladies drinking tea or coffee (illustrations only)  - vintage posters of my favourites themes

You can see my card collection at www.facebook.com/groups/1722309447987301/?ref=bookmarks



I love mailart!

Food and drinks

I don't have a sweet tooth but I love very bitter (70%) chocolate : )

I love coffee!

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


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!

I would like to swap or write with people suffering from CFS and/or fibromyalgia.

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 join a swap I do it. I take multiple pictures of everything I send (envelopes, cards, packages) so if you don't receive something it's probably been stolen. I'll be happy to resend!

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

Please don't send

  • candy
  • animal products
  • tourist cards
  • parfums
  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Diddle, cuties, girly stuff and so on
  • knick knacks, plastic things, souvenirs
  • yellow, orange or neon colours


Comment: Thank you so much for the card. So cute! Love these lovely creatures by Vera de Backker!
Response: I am glad you like them ☺ Thank you for the rating and the heart!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Book Themed Postcard! on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Is that your photo? Gasp. Cool. And thank you for using coolio book washi! Love that stamp you used too, the heart world.
Response: Thank you very much for your rating, Kitty! No, my Penguins are multicoloured, the postcard depicts a collection of someone else... ❤
uiltje rated for SIE: Handmade Postcard on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Geen paniek, je schitterende kaart was op tijd binnen. Ik was een weekje op vakantie, maar de achterblijvende gezinsleden hadden hun instructies gekregen om alles goed te documenteren ;-) Prachtig, al die zwart/wit items bij elkaar. en ik heb gelijk weer nieuwe inspiratie!
Response: Fijn dat je hem mooi vindt! Haha, ik was inderdaad een beetje onrustig ; )
nannydino rated for ad/free card #24 on Nov 18, 2016
Comment: Hi Patrizia, oh I love this Foxy PC you sent me. So much happy love . Thank you for looking at my profile. Happy swapping, have joy :)xx
Response: Thanks for the heart, I am glad you like the card! xxx
KatlynAva rated for ad/free card #22 on Oct 9, 2016
Comment: What a neat postcard. I didn't even realize it was a free/ad one since most of the ones I see are covered in text.
Response: In Holland ad cards can be very neat and artsy... Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Dada rated for ad/free card #15 on May 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you! What a nice ad card..^^ The image doesn't look like ad at all!
Response: Thank you for the rating, Dada... This was a free card I found in a magazine, indeed a beautiful one!
Comment: Dank je wel voor je schattige kaart Ên de tickets. Wat vreemd dat er zo veel kaarten zijn verdwenen. Ik weet niet of het zin heeft, maar heb je al eens overwogen een klacht in te dienen bij PostNL? Als je foto's maakt heb je wat aan te leveren. Misschien doe je ze altijd in dezelfde brievenbus? Een tijd geleden kwamen hier in de regio ansichtkaarten via Postcrossing zonder postzegel aan. Ze hebben toen wel kunnen achterhalen wie ze verwijderd had.
Response: Dank je voor de rating, JosÊ! Ik stuur je nog een bericht...
pbcquiltlover rated for ad/free card #11 on Feb 20, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Sorry for the late rating: went to a home show and picked up some great ones for another swap like this. Hope it's run again!
Response: Thank you for the heart and yes, free cards can be very beautiful!
stevado rated for Private: Stella voor Stella on Jan 26, 2016
Comment: This is, without any doubts, the best swap I've ever received. You have sent an incredible personal gift with the utmost attention and the finest materials. One heart seems almost an insult. DANKJEWEL♥♥♥
Response: Dear Stella, it was made with love... Thanks for your wonderful comment and rating!
Comment: It's lovely! I really liked the back treatment as well! very fun! thanks for the cool swap. LMK if you want to go again. :)
Response: I am glad you like it : )) Let's do it again soon, I'll contact you!
qbee rated for Black & Red Mail Art on Jan 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you Debbie
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart
PapayaAlley rated for Look What I Can Do! on Jan 13, 2016
Comment: I really enjoyed the package you sent! Paper goodies and journals are some of my favorites and you do a wonderful job making them. I appreciate the care that went into wrapping and all. Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and your kind words, I am so glad you like what I made!
Aesa rated for SIE - Cut outs/Clippings Mash Up 4 on Jan 13, 2016
Comment: Wow ! Thank you very much, I absolutely love everything.. Everything is so beautiful ! You cater to my profile :) " Happy New Year 2016"
Response: Thank you for your rating, I am so glad the envelope arrived at last, 1 month from The Netherlands to France, just like walking ; )
Comment: Thank you for the mailart envelope and bookmarks!
Response: Thanks for your patience ; )
GinaVisione rated for Mail PC on Jan 8, 2016
Comment: Mille Grazie Patrizia!! What a wonderful postcard, full of surprises 😃. I love every thoughtful detail & am so glad to meet you through the mail! Ciao!
Response: Thank you too, Gina, I am glad the card arrived well, it was really an experiment : ) A presto!
Lonestarchild rated for Netherlands/Cambodia Swap on Jan 7, 2016
Comment: Oh wow! Totally blown away by this package. The stamps are beautiful, and the sweet packaging made it all the more special. What lovely things -- can't wait to use them! Thank you so much for all the extra effort. Very kind of you and very much appreciated!
Response: Thank you Sheri, I am glad the envelope made it through the long journey and that you like the items!
dreamlady66 rated for Private swap: Surprise envelope on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: Ty, nice quite diversified items ♥
Johanna51 rated for (all about postcards-E): a book on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: Dank je wel voor je schattige kaart, het leuke envelopje (Zelf gemaakt?) en de mooie postzegels. Mijn eerste Swapbotkaart die ik ontving dit nieuwe jaar. Mooie start! Thank you for rating and heart.
Response: Fijn dat je hem mooi vindt en dank je voor het hartje! ja, het envelopje is zelfgemaakt!
Eclectonote rated for person/animal reading a book on Jan 2, 2016
Comment: A most amazing postcard, Patrizia! From the exquisite postage stamp to the charming images of the reading children, it's perfect. The tiny envelope was firmly attached - many thanks for your note and the very nice stamps! Have a lovely 2016!
Response: Many thanks you too for all these kind words... Have a beautiful year!
cherrihurt rated for AMA Sender's Choice -December on Jan 2, 2016
Comment: Oh my!! I absolutely love everything!! The envie was very cool and I hated having to cut it to get to the goodies inside but when I did... More perfection! I love the amazing ATC you made and the bookmark is lovely. Thank you so much for creating something so tailored to my preferences. It was a very happy mail day indeed!
Response: I am so glad you like it, thanks for your comment, you made my day!

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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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