Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2017 5:38 am


Date Joined: May 1, 2014
Last Online: July 19, 2017
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.
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.

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, journal pages and mail art 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.

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.

I'm so exited for this year's theme!
It's De Efteling!!! Our designe 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!
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, helping out with the flower parade and much more.

Things I like

Random things
* flowers, roses, dahlias, tulips
* 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, dragons, old school fairytales (not a big disneyfan).
* Gorjuss!
* Anton Pieck, Tim Burton
* 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 ramdom order)
* anything project life, cut & paste, journal cards etc
* lace and lace tape
* rub-ons
* sealing wax, any color
* paper flowers
* alpha stickers, letter stickers, even incomplete alphabets
* kraft paper
* stamps and (big) stamped images to color (please use waterproof ink)
* anything by Tim Holtz
* stamping inkpads, memento dew drops (see below for colors)
* lawn fawn stamps
* fountain pen ink cartridge other than normal blue or black
* enamel dots and shapes (home made is fine too)
* die cuts and other embellishments (no tiny punch outs)
* white pens (love them!)
* black (volume) mascara
* hair masks, metalfree hair elastics
* washi tape
* punches
* 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

Favorite color combo's
* mint green and gold
* peacock colors
* pink and grey
* salmon pink and gold
* black and silver

* chocolate
* nuts
* licorice
* strawberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, just any berries!
* caramels
* all kinds of candy and cookies
* Milka chocolate
* anything with peanut butter


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: Summer days, Piracy, Spring at last, Little fishes, Sowing the seeds, Fly away with me, Christmas wish, Dear alice My own universe, The winters night, Waiting, The dreamer, The owl, Sweat tea, 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, 15. The black star, 16. Puddles of love, 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
  • 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, but I do like other colors, gell pens
  • (reward) stickers
  • the smell of nicotine
  • chai tea, spicy tea
  • sand between my toes
  • papercuts in my finger
  • sticker slapping
  • and flakers.

Please note

About socks.....
I wear size EU 39 / US 10.
I prefer short socks (just above the ankle).
I like them colorful, striped and with polkadots.

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.


noname13 rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap July on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the letter sets!
Response: You're welcome, I hope you like then!
carol rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #36 on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the PC and the nice note! I love the little critter on your note, and getting to send a completed PC home!
Response: You're welcome!
Johkup rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook vintage on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: So beautiful! I love it :)
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
secretterrabite rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - mail on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the huge effort, time and creativity you have put into this little masterpiece. It's incredible and beautiful :-) I love the Gorjuss girls too, maybe we could do a Gorjuss flip book in the future?
Response: Did you know there is a Gorjuss Girls group here on swap bot? I tried to send an invite but couldn't. All the swaps there have a Gorjuss theme. Love to see you there! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for passing the three postcards along! Love the typewritten note and colourful envelope :) All the best and take care!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
karunamichell rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #170 on Jul 2, 2017
Comment: Tessa, thank you SO much- these stamps are adorable- I LOVE them!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dankje voor de leuke PL en goodies😊 Nog 1 swap te gaan, wie weet komen we elkaar daar weer tegen!
Response: Graag gedaan en misschien tot volgende keer! Thanks for the heart!
DaisyNY rated for Collaboration PC #40 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: I like the border...but now what?
Response: Haha, that's was my reaction too when I received this one. I hope you can think of something to add. Thanks for the heart!
Wooper rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #35 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card! Had fun adding to it :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh wow! This was such an incredibly cool selection of goodies! The shaped table scatter/confetti/sequins will definitely come in handy, the beautiful fabric patch, and the uber cool cards...just an awesome piece of happy mail, thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome! I had fun putting it all together! Thanks for the heart!
donetta rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook traveling on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Tessa, thank you very much for the sweet traveling flip book! It's so cute...I love having it in my flip book collection. I can't wait for the next flip book swap!
Response: You're welcome! I love making flipbooks! Thanks for the heart!
kpfree rated for Pass and Paste PC #38 on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Hi Tessa your are with the swap for #38 arrived just a few minutes ago! Thank. You for taking a moment and sending me a kitty card and it was so sweet f you to think of me. The cats don't have to resemble my cats because all cats and animals are loved by k you for wanting to do that for me but it is not necessary ad I loved the card just as it is! Thank you for the swap and I will add some art to it and send it back to its owner! It was a great theme! Have a marvelous day!
Response: I'm glad you like the card! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dankje voor de mooie pocket letter 😀 Ook leuk ingepakt! Tot de volgende swap 😎
Response: Graag gedaan, thanks for the heart!
Woolers rated for GG; Steampunk gorjuss girl on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Tessa, thank you so much for the fabulous steam punk GG, you did a wonderful job :) Loved this swap :) xx
Response: You're welcome, I loved this swap too! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Received both post cards today. Thank you for the butterflies and happy swapping.
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PCs and tea! :D
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ every thing. So unique and you put such a personal touch to it. Thank you very much, you made my day. 😀😀😀😀
Response: You're welcome! It was fun to put together! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for the goodies, I love them all!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
uiltje rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - your country on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor je leuke PL. Ik heb weer een hoop geleerd over mijn eigen land! Ik heb mijn klompen/kaas/windmolens ook al klaar liggen en kan ze ook gebruiken! ;-) Ik ben blij met mijn buitenlandse adres want ik zou echt niet weten wat ik over Capelle a/d IJssel moet vertellen. Ik woon hier echt heerlijk, zou er niet meer weg willen (ook al ben ik van oorsprong ook een Brabants meisje), maar een slaapstad van Rotterdam... wat moet je daar nu van zeggen?
Response: Graag gedaan! Misschien moet ik nog zo'n swap hosten, wellicht kan ik mijn klompen en windmolens dan wel gebruiken :p thanks for the heart!
Shoefairy19 rated for Gorjuss postcard on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: I love my gorgeous Gorjuss postcard. My husband didn't let me go to see the third Hobbit film as I ranted so much after the second! Can't Peter Jackson read?!?!
Response: I'm so glad you like the postcard! I had fun making it. And I'm just gonna stick with the hobbit books!

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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 :)

BeckyG56 on May 9, 2017:

Thanks for sewing, and glitter and stamps on my collaberation PC ( stenciled face on vintage paper) It turned out great!!

GeeLuv on May 7, 2017:

Thank you for adding the flowers to my collaboration postcard! It turned out really nice!

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! ♥

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