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Date Joined: May 1, 2014
Last Online: February 19, 2018
Birthday: March 19, 1986
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi everyone,

I am on the look out for long term creative penpals, if this is something that would interest you please send me a message! :)
I like to send happy mail like, pocket letters, flip books, flip files and other creative mail to my pen pals.

My name is Tessa and I live in a small town in the south of the Netherlands, just below Eindhoven.
I live there with my cat and 2 zebra finches.
My cat is all white, with black ears and a black tail. She is 5 years old and a bit crazy. Sometimes she just runs around the house like her tail is on fire. Her name is Poes, wich is the dutch word for cat. Her favorite toys are the simple little grey mice, she turns her back on all the fancy stuff I've got her. My birds are names after my grandparents.

I used to work at a theme park called De Efteling. The park is all about fairytales, everything has something to do with it.
It was really fun working there. Especially because I operated rides in the rollercoaster section of the park.
Now I work at a store that sells clothes, kitchen stuff, toys, craft supplies and more.

In my free time I like to be creative in many ways. I enjoy many crafts.
I'm crocheting a lot of stuffed animals. it's so fun to see them come to live, adding arms and legs.
Most of the time I crochet animals from designers like: Stip en haak and My Krissie Dolls. I like my animals stripey and with bold colors.
I also enjoy stamping, coloring the images with my polychromos pencils, making cards, journal pages and mail art with them.

I also like to watch movies/netflix, going to the zoo or the Efteling, and reading.
I like to be with my family.

Please leave a comment when raiting.

I promise that I won't flake! Please contact me before rating me a 1 or 3!

Flower parade

In the summer months (june - september) I'm active in a group for the local flower parade.
14 groups build a big float and on the second sunday in september we have a parade.
The building proces takes 3 months (bending iron, welding it together, stick cardboard on it, glue paper on it, and painting) after that we only have 2 days to put al the flowers on it (200.000 in total per float).
We use dahlia's they are so pretty and have many colors and forms.

Documentary about the flowerparade in Zundert by Gil Bruvel
The flower parade in Zundert is always on the first sunday in september, 1 week before ours.

I'm so exited for this year's theme!
It's De Efteling!!! Our design is called: Polle's Keuken. (this translates to Polle's kitchen, Polle is a boys name), so we make a float about the pancake restaurant in the park that has that name. I can't wait to get started!
Link to drawing of our design

WE WON 4TH PLACE!!!! so happy! Also we won a prize for being innovative for adding the smell of pancakes to our float!

Last year we were 9th. The theme was Jheronimus Bosch, he was an Dutch artist and made some crazy paintings.

For Pictures of the floats our group made you have to look by Wilhelmina (at the bottom, under 'wagenoverzicht'). Our group has that name as a tribute to Queen Wilhelmina.

Favorite Crafts

I do a lot of things, and will try almost everything.

I like to crochet stuffed animals, upcycle things, make envelopes, boxes and gift pouches, mixed media, make mini albums from paper bags, knitting, stamping, drawing, sewing, flipbooks, facepainting, coloring, making halloween costumes, pocket letters, working on my art journal, helping out with the flower parade and much more.

I love the look of watercoloring, and that is one thing that I just can`t make happen.
I love to learn how to make beautiful watercolor art. So, if you have any tips and tricks, tutorials and how to's, please let me know!

Things I like

Random things
* yellow cars (as I just bought one, but no taxi or school bus)
* flowers, roses, dahlias
* springtime, feeling the sun on my face, summertime, go to theme parks
* pastel colors, bold colors
* hearts, chevron, polkadots, stripes
* woodland animals, peacocks, flamingos
* holidays
* pocket letters, flipbooks, mail art
* (board)games
* my family and friends
* mermaids, fairies, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Gorjuss!
* Tim Burton style
* I enjoy Harry Potter and Lord of the rings but I'm not a fan girl (I don't need everything but the kitchen sink of these themes)

Crafting/Wishlist (in random order)
* watercolor anything (paper, paint, brushes, worksheets, tutorials, etc.)
* embossing ink and powder
* a nice writing fountainpen (mine does not flow well)
* quality watercolor paper. Blocks or sheets.
* distress inkpads or oxide, any color as I don't have a lot of them yet (your favorite color)
* lawn fawn stamps
* Gorjuss girl stamps (please take a look at my etsy or amazon wishlist for inspiration, I already have a lot of them)
* white pens (love!)
* (big) punches
* Safety eyes for my crochet animals, any color or size (obviously in multiples of 2)
* cutting dies, (I'm saving up for a die cut machine, so I can use all the dies I can get)
* mail art
* fun shaped paperclips
* I prefer silver toned jewelry/accessoires over gold (sterling silver is best)
* burt's bees with pomegranate lipbalm

Favorite color combo's
* mint green and (rose)gold, love mint green (I might paint my wall this color)
* teal
* purple
* peacock colors
* coral pink and gold
* black and silver

* chocolate!!!
* nuts
* licorice
* chocolate
* strawberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, just any berries!
* caramels
* all kinds of candy and cookies
* Milka chocolate, Rittersport chocolate
* did I mentioned I like chocolate? :P

Things I don't like

  • Religious stuff
  • tiny punched out shapes, I have no use for them
  • coloring pages
  • rain, to much snow
  • gold toned jewelry/accessoires
  • diddl, hello kitty, other kids characters
  • plain blue or black writing pens, gell pens
  • (reward) stickers
  • the smell of nicotine
  • chai tea, spicy tea
  • marzipain
  • sand between my toes
  • papercuts in my finger
  • sticker slapping
  • and flakers.

Please note

About socks.....
I wear size EU 39 / UK 6 / US 7,5.
I prefer them made of cotton (more than 70%) or an other natural fiber.
I like them colorful, striped and with polkadots (no neon colors).

For swaps that requires more than one gift to be send.
I'm very pleased to get 1 gift worth the total amount you have to spend instead of several small gifts.
It's your choice what to do.

As for my etsy and amazon wishlist.
This is a list of things I would like to recieve (obviously) but I don't mind if you order it from another shop or website, as long as it is the same item. Maybe you find it cheaper else were or with less shippingcosts.

Please don't cover your mail art with clear packaging tape.

Flakers and non raters

@miyuiki00 flaked on me in: BIG FAT DESTASH swap #1 a 4 bubble envelope, (fully suspended with 74 1's) angeled by @arhel

Non-raters (I will remove you from this list once you have rated me.
Last update: december 12, 2017
@bklynfinest77 didn't rate Adventures of the Traveling Postcard # 59 last online: july 27, 2017
@Nachtauge didn't rate IS - Hair Accessory Swap - INT last online: november 6, 2016.
@marissakaya didn't rate ISS: Handmade Postcard #2 - Fairytales also didn't send this swap, last online: august 9, 2017.
@BluGinhm didn't rate Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #54 Partially suspended, message sent, last online: november 3, 2017.
@cynlen didn't rate SWL ~ Art Journal Page #8 ~ December message sent, last online: january 11, 2017.
@MeSo didn't rate WIYM: Secret Santa also didn't send this swap. Last online: november 9, 2015.
@Pixelschubserin didn't rate Rainbow Mail Art #2 account deleted.
@monique204 didn't rate TIAZ: Smash Stash in a Baggie last online: january 12, 2015.
@mformui didn't rate HS: I Love Washi message sent, last online: january 19, 2015.
@momtoanimals didn't rate HS: Either OR Swap fully suspended.
@Poser1111 didn't rate Fruity ATC #1 Strawberry message sent, last online: april 18, 2016.


Comment: Thank you soo much! I love the stickers :D
Response: Wow, that took a while to get there. Thabks for the heart!
graciepie49 rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #1 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Wow Tessa! I love the postcard you made for me :-) The pattern is beautiful and the colors you chose are perfect. Thanks for sending a great swap!
Comment: Thank you so much! I can’t wait to put these beautiful morsels on my project!
donetta rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Love or hearts on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Tessa, thank you so much for the adorable mini flip book...it is so cute! I love all the special details and extras you included!
Response: You`re welcome! I'm glad you like it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Sorry for rating late. Love everything you sent!
Response: you`re welcome and thanks for the heart!
CookieChops rated for Collaboration #50 on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: THanks for the card! I can't wait to add my bit and send it Home! I love your typewritten letter, it's so cute! And thank you for the cross stitch kit, I can't wait to turn it into something fun :)
Response: I love my vintage typewriter! Have fun with the cross stitch kit, thanks for the heart!
Response: Thanks for rating
Comment: Yay! The item arrived! Thank you for a fun swap (:
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Sugardragon rated for GG: Gorjuss Challenge #3 on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Zodiac sign altered gorjuss girl challange #3. I love this particular gg stamp. This one will look amazing in my collection :0)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the insta-love
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for stopping by, and for the likes and comments =)
Response: You're welcome
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #44 on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Hi fun to swap with you again..... and another fun one..... I love the bird images..... thank you so very much!!!! big hugs....
Response: You're welcome, and have fun with the birds! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: This is such a cute PC!!! I love the sparkles, stars and unicorns! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your comments! It gonna be nice to get to know you!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for your likes and comments
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
kaypendragon rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - monsters on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: I love the pull tabs! Awesome idea!
Response: I'm glad you like it! I hope these monsters will be nice to you :P Thanks for the heart!
Comment: So sorry for the late rating, I was sure I'd rated this already! Thank you so much for the really cute flipbook, I loved it!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
ktk8 rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #44 on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Got it and your note with the cute bird... I love those birds..... will add maybe a TULIP and send HOME.....big hugs my friend.....
Response: A tullip is a great idea! Thanks for the heart!
crystalite rated for Pass and Paste #43 on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Received the card today! Absolutely love your flower addition! And thank you for the stickers!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Lila84 rated for Collaboration PC #47 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the resend! If the other one shows up I'll pass it along :)
Response: You're welcome!

Rating Overview

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elinor on Dec 5, 2017:

Hi! I opened the first pair of socks from the '6 gifts 1 theme - #201 - Socks' swap as part of my advent calendar this morning, and I've worn them today too! Thank you, I love the stripes and can't wait to open the rest in the next few weeks :)

RockyBeach on Nov 11, 2017:

Collaboration Snowy

Thanks for adding your part to my collaboration starter PC! It's great, let it snow! <3

DaisyNY on Oct 20, 2017:

Here's the Collaboration PC for carol that you sent to Wooper that she sent to me to finish:

Collaboration PC pic

wolfeagle on Sep 12, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste. The Octopus card made it's way back home and I am thrilled with it.

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Security Envelope Background Pass and Paste PC!

Moeshell on Aug 16, 2017:

Thank you for your addition to the pass and paste of mine you contributed to. I loved the butterflies on the book page. Thanks again.

wolfeagle on Jul 27, 2017:

Thank you for working on my pass and paste. Your stamped Gorjuss girl is adorable.

DaisyNY on Jul 27, 2017:

Hi Tessa,

Here is the finished Collaboration PC (#37 for you):

carol on Jul 3, 2017:

Thanks for working on my HD/HP P&P I LOVE how it turned out! Here's a link to the image. If you right click, it will come up in a new link. Thanks so much! P&P

Wooper on Jun 8, 2017:

Thank you for working on my collaboration PC, it turned out lovely! I posted a picture of it on the group forum for you to see :)

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