Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2017 8:24 pm


Date Joined: May 1, 2014
Last Online: March 28, 2017
Birthday: March 19, 1986
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi everyone,

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.
My cat is all white, with black ears and a black tail. She is almost 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.

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 big store that sells almost everything for your garden or home, and even clothes and animal stuff. I work at the clothing section.

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, Lalylala, My Krissie dolls and Heidi Bears. I like my animals stripey and with bold colors.
I also enjoy stamping, coloring the images with my polychromos pencils, making cards with them.
I'm also very interested in project life.

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

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.
This year we were 9th. The theme was Jheronimus Bosch, he was an Dutch artist and made some crazy paintings.
2016 Fantoom 9th place out of 14
2015 Rhino 4th place out of 13

Please leave a comment when raiting.

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

Favorite Crafts

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

I like to make rubber stamps, crocheting 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, helping out with the flower parade and much more.

Things I like...

Random things
* flowers, roses, dahlias, poppies
* springtime, feeling the sun on my face, summertime, go to theme parks
* pastel colors, bold colors
* hearts, chevron, polkadots, gingham
* woodland animals, peacocks
* feathers
* holidays
* pocket letters
* (board)games
* my family and friends
* mermaids, fairies, dragons, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Gorjuss!
* Anton Pieck, Tim Burton

* anything project life, cut & paste, journal cards etc
* lace and lace tape
* watercolor tutorials, I love this medium but don't really know how to use it. Teach me please!
* watercolor paper
* paper flowers
* stamps and (big) stamped images to color
* bird crazy and crazy things stamps by Tim Holtz
* or just anything by Tim Holtz
* stamping inkpads, memento dew drops (see below for colors)
* enamel dots (home made is fine too)
* sequins, scrabble tiles
* die cuts and other embellishments
* spaghetti measuring thingy
* white pens (love them!)
* black (volume) mascara
* hair masks
* washi tape
* punches
* hand made paper
* cross stitching kits (only complete kits please, no lose thread) even if there is already a little work done, I love to complete your work
* mail art
* fun shaped paperclips
* I prefer silver toned jewelry/accessoires over gold
* burt's bees with pomegranate lipbalm
* handmade soap, small bath bombs
* small tubes of handcream to carry with me at work

* chocolate
* nuts
* licorice
* strawberries, cherries, cranberries
* caramels
* all kinds of candy and cookies
* Milka chocolate
* Jelly beans


Here is a list of things I collect:
Don't see this as a shoppinglist, mostly it's just a reminder for myself, but free free to help me collecting!

  • Gorjuss girl urban rubber stamps; I still need: 1. Ruby, 3. The pretend friend, 4. Forget me not, 5. Ladybird, 6. I found my family in a book, 7. The white rabbit, 8. I love you little rabbit, 9. I gave you my heart, 10. Purrrrrrfect love, 11. You brought me love, 13. Fairy lights, 14. Little red, 15. Theblack star, 16. Puddles of love, 17. The fox, 18. Poppy wood, 19. Holly, 20. The getaway, 21. The collector, 22. Pulling on your heart, 23. Little song, 24. Heartfelt, 25. Oops-a-daisy, 26. The scarf, 27. The little friend, 28. Toadstool, 29. The hatter, 30. Hush little bunny, 31. Awashed, 32. Little violet, 33. From the heart, 34. Nightlight, 35. The friendly hedgehog, 36. Rainy daize, 37. Dear apple, 38. The runaway, 39. The lost heart, 40. Forget me not.

  • Gorjuss Girls mini collectable stamp; I still need: 1. Ruby, 2. new heights, 3. The pretend friend, 4. Forget me not, 5. Ladybird, 6. I found my family in a book, 7. The white rabbit, 8. I love you little rabbit, 9. I gave you my heart, 10. Purrrrrrfect love, 11. You brought me love, 12. On top of the world, 13. Fairy lights, 14. Little red, 15. Theblack star, 16. Puddles of love, 17. The fox, 18. Poppy wood, 19. Holly, 20. The getaway.

  • Memento dew drop ink pads; I still need 100, 103, 200, 201, 301, 302, 404, 500, 501, 504, 506, 507, 601, 602, 604, 607, 608, 701, 703, 704, 706, 707, 708, 709, 800, 801, 802, 804, 805, 808, 901, 902

I know it's a lot, but I just started collecting

Things I don't like

  • Religious stuff
  • rain
  • gold toned jewelry/accessoires
  • diddl, hello kitty, other kids characters
  • plain blue or black writing pens, but I do like other colors, gell pens
  • to much snow
  • (reward) stickers
  • the smell of nicotine
  • chai tea, spicy tea
  • sand between my toes
  • papercuts in my finger
  • annoying people
  • sticker slapping
  • and flakers.

Please note...

About socks.....
I wear size EU 39 / US 10.
I prefer short socks (just above the ankle) or knee socks, but I guess normal socks are fine too.
I like them colorful, striped, with polkadots and with fun images. I don't like brown, beige and other earthy colors.
Please no toe socks.

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.

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


Lucine rated for GG: flipbook on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Bedankt voor de leuke flipbook.
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!!! Our weather is hot today...it snowed 3 days ago...tomorrow who knows:) Thank you!
bbsporty rated for Pass and Paste PC #35 on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: You did a gorgeous job on this pass & paste! Thank you for making the envelope just as pretty!
Comment: Thanks! I loved it.
LunaMoody rated for Pocket letter - PARIS on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Awesome thanks : )
Comment: What a wonderful surprise Tessa! Thank you SO much for my lovely Etsy surprise - the washi you chose has been on my wishlist for a very ling time and is absolutely beautiful in real life! I love it and cannot wait to use it in some crafty projects and snail mail! Thank you <3
Response: Om so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful fairy goodies! I also really love the mail art!!!
Response: I'm glad you like it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful job! Elegant, and nicely done. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
dartha rated for PBS: Profile-Based Pocket Letter #4 on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Tessa for the amazing Alice in Wonderland pocket letter - LOVE IT! It is going into my collection of Alice in Wonderland stuff :) LOVE the tiny pocket letter you made - you rock!!! thanks so much, darla
Response: The tiny pocket letters are so fun to make! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for jewelry, pretty cards and cream. i like what you sent. have a happy day!
Response: I'm glad you like it all! Thanks for the heart!
noname13 rated for SIE ~ Rainbow pocket letter RED on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot fir the PL and the goodies. This is my first PL-swap ever...
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
galadkria rated for SIE ~ Mini flipbook senders choice on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: OMT you had me at the super cute box that came through the mail box... Everything about it is soooooo nice... Thank you so much for a wonderful swap...
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: hi tessa!! your flipbook was over the top! i LOVE it!! thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! I really enjoy making flipbooks. Thanks for the heart!
mcall rated for 9EP: sewing pocket letter on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: I love this PL. Good job! Thanks for hosting this swap ;)
Response: I'm glad you like it, thanks for the heart!
miijja rated for SIE ~ Birthday in March ~ 2017 on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: I loved the little gifts! Thank you! 😊❤
Response: You're welcome and a happy birthday! Thanks for the heart!
Lilian rated for WIYM: Wishy-Washi #2 on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful collection of washi you sent me! ♥ Thanks for the scrapbooking supplies, they're really nice :) and the birdy notecard! Hugs x
Response: I'm glad you like them, thanks for the heart!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Wishy-Washi #2 on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap! I love all of the samples that you sent. The arrows are great and the pink one with the gold flowers is beautiful! Thanks for the tags and the awesome ity bity envie that it came in!
Response: The pink with gold flowers is one of my favourites, thanks for the heart!
Rita rated for Mini pocket letter BLACK on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: I received it yesterday. It was a small cute envelope and i receved it slightly torn but I think nothing fell off. Just take care to tape edges maybe. Its a cute mini-PL. Thanks!
Response: I will tape the edges, I think i forgot with this one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Tessa, I just received the wonderful mineral-themed washi tapes. Love them! :D Thank you so much! I already have a crafts project in mind where I'll use them.
Response: Im so glad you like them! Have fun crafting! Thanks for the heart.
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste PC Feb on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Fun postcard...... I look forward to finishing it and sending it home..... I loved the envelope you mailed it in..... looks DUTCH! Happy Swapping!
Response: Have fun filling the last space! Thanks for the heart!

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MissPaula on Mar 22, 2017:

Thanks so much for adding the filmstrip to my PC.....it turned out great!

Lucine on Jan 6, 2017:

Fijn dat ik lid mag zijn van de Gorjuss Girls group:)) Bedankt!

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

midwestkiwi on Oct 11, 2016:

Thanks for your contribution to my green and yellow confetti, now flowers and dreams Collaboration PC!

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:

Happy Autumn! ♥

CurlyTea on Sep 9, 2016:

DaisyNY on Aug 3, 2016:

There is something very interesting about a magnificent wild beast made out of flowers - what a beautiful LARGE rhino!

tingtinga2602 on Jul 13, 2016:

Thank you for the extra gift for Happy Birthday PBS swap. Appreciate it. ;)

SuMay on Jul 8, 2016:

P.S. ik vind de postzegels heel mooi. Net mijn geval!

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