Swap-bot Time: June 10, 2023 12:05 pm


Date Joined: November 28, 2012
Last Online: July 21, 2014
Birthday: August 25
Country: Netherlands
My Creative and Bookblog
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About Me

In the month of June I am very busy with school, so I will be hosting and joining fewer swaps than normal! I will be back :)

I live with my BF in a small apartment in the Netherlands. I own 4 cats and a dog. I love animals, cooking, baking, reading, blogging, crafting and getting mail. I follow a creative art education. I collect owls. Also member of Postcrossing and a dutch snail mail community for years! I am also writing to a USA prisoner, I would love to include unused USA stamps but of course I can't get these in the Netherlands.

I would love to trade candy, tea, bookmarks, stationery, postcards, Project Life and journaling cards and vegetarian recipes.

Favorite colors: Lighter shades of blue, violet, pastels, greens, yellow. Less fond of: Overly used pink, gray and browns.

I am open to private swaps, please drop me a line if you want to swap something.

Stationery Swaps

Things I like on sheets of stationery: - Owls - Flowers - Butterflies - Ladybugs - Clovers - Strawberries - Cherries - Vintage look - Japanese kawaii - Puchi babie - Jetoy - Cats - Dogs - Bunnies - Deer - Snowflakes - Trees

Please include an envelope in the same style if possible

Tea Swaps

I just love tea! And almost every kind. Loose tea is okay too!

Favorites: - Green teas with flavour - White teas with flavour - Lemony or other citrus teas - Raspberry tea - Cherry tea - Wintery mixes - Autumn spices - X-mas mixes - Forest fruits - Celestial seasonings

Dislikes: - Minty teas - Rooibos - Plain tea mixes, I like to have some flavour - Finest Citrus Cinnamon

Special requests: - Finest Green Tea Forest fruits - Stash Cinnamon Vanilla

Postcard Swaps

I prefer my cards written and stamped. If possible with a nice stamp.

It would be great if you can send me one of my favorites on Postcrossing! http://www.postcrossing.com/user/Uniflame/gallery/favourites Of course, I will be happy with any beautiful postcard from my likes list, but I can always try!

Things I like on a card: - Owls! - Butterfly - Cats - Deer - Ladybugs - Bunnies - Birds - Golden Retriever dogs - Cavallini Bird and nature postcards - Inga Paltser - Jetoy - Puchi babie - Japanese Kawaii - Doctor Who - Unicorns - Dragons - Other fantasy creatures - Food - Toadstools - Blossoming Trees - Flowers - Autumn - Spring - Nature and animals in general

Dislikes: - Tourist cards - Ad cards - Insects - Vehicles - Famous people - Movies (except listed above) - Food cards with meat!

Chocolate swaps

I don't have much experience with Chocolate swaps yet. Mostly have tasted chocolate from the UK and Japan. So this will be expanded when I have tasted more.

Loves: Milk chocolate - White chocolate - nutty chocolate bars - Coconut - Nougat - Cookies n Cream - Biscuit - Marshmallows

Dislikes: Raisins - Rum and the like - Orange (allergic!), mint.

Favorite brands: Pocky - Meiji - Cadbury (UK) (buttons, flake and fingers), Oh Henry, Hersey's Cookies n Cream,

Recipe Swaps

I am a vegetarian (I do eat fish rarely, but mostly not) so please no meat recipes. I like to experiment with vegan recipes too. Recipes that are made under 30 minutes are best.

Favorite dishes: Sushi - Veggie burgers - Quiche and other egg dishes - Pastas and lasagna - Risotto - Curries - Spreads - Muffins - Couscous - Soup - Cakes - other baking - Breads (for machine) - Tapas - Oven dishes

Favorite ingredients: Sweet potato - Avocado - Cherries - Spinach - Beans - Broccoli/Cauliflower - Mushrooms - Strawberries - Bell peppers - Chocolate - Nuts - Dates - Coconut - Eggplant - Zucchini - Eggs - Tomatoes - Peas - Apple - Cucumber - Feta - Mascarpone - Mozzarella

Favorite Cuisine: Indian - Asian - Italian - Greek- Spanish - Mexican - French - UK - but open to anything from every country. As long as it is not too spicy or really salty.

Don't like to eat: Meats - Oranges (allergic!) - Sauerkraut - Brussel Sprouts - Celery - Beets

I do not have a deep fryer or a slow cooker.

Favorite Books

I really like to read! I also love bookmarks. For bookmark swaps, see above in the cards or stationery sections, what kind of bookmarks I might like for swaps.

My favorite genres include: Dystopia - Magical Realism - Historical Fiction - YA - Contemporary Fiction - Manga - Food & Cooking.

Favorite subjects: Psychology - Disabilities - Autism - Animals - Fairy tale retellings - etc

I don't read: Erotica - Christian books - Horror - Thrillers - Chick-lit (I make exceptions sometimes)

Favorite books: The Hunger Games Trilogy - Harry Potter - Divergent - Under the Never Sky - The Snow Child - The Night Circus - The Language of Flowers - Alice Bliss - The Fault in Our Stars - Shelter - Delirium - Me Before You - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Before I Die

Favorite Crafts

Okay finally a bit about crafts! I like being crafty, but I am not always that good at it. I do follow a artsy education, but that is more about doing art because anyone can, than the final results. That being said, here is the stuff that I like:

For Snail-Mail: Dollies - Cardstock - Envelopes (everything except white) - Labels - Used Postage Stamps - Stickers - Origami paper - Other colored or patterned paper - Lace - Japanese or Chinese newspaper - Wrapping paper - Twine - Wool - Buttons

Decotape / Washitape: Flowers - Vintage - Butterflies - Fruit - Owls - Cats - Kawaii - Food - Dots - Checkers - Blue - Green - Purple - Yellow - Red - Cats - Birds - Postage

Stamps (not the postage kind): Everything related to snail mail - Teapots - Teacups - Snails - Cats - Owls - Butterflies - Birlds - Clovers - Flowers - Ladybugs - Labels - Snowflakes - Fruit - Letters and numbers

Likes to work with: Acrylics - watercolors - colored inks - soft pastels - oil pastels - colored pencils- clay.

Started with: ATC's and Smashbooking! So anything small and nice you have for a smashbook is welcome! :D

Wants to learn: ATC's - x-stitch - zentangle patterns - drawing accurate flowers, butterflies, birds, cats and fruit. Look at my creative board on Pinterest ;)

Wants to do more often: Work with clay - color in adult coloring books - mandala coloring - zendala -

Angels and Flakers

Such a sad day, when I have to add this part to my profile....

I got flaked by Tatiana24 for the Winter's Chocolate Swap. She is suspended. But it was an expensive swap to send out :(

Project Life

I started Project Life in 2014! It isn't too easy yet to get supplies in the Netherlands, so I welcome anything Project Life or journaling cards related! :D


Comment: Thanks for the teas
eepy rated for Something in common on Jul 6, 2014
Comment: Thanks, Cynni... what a wonderful card! Very dramatic... I googled the artist and see that he has done many other artworks on a similar theme. Very interesting.
CindasSnailBox rated for Project REAL Life - May 2014 on Jul 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the lovely project life cards & for the great extras. I love the envi made out of children's book pages :)
Swan rated for TPP: Sing for Spring on Jun 28, 2014
Comment: Nice card and I liked reading about your bird memory.
Comment: After consulting with the host I have decided to rate you a three because while you marked the swap sent on June 3rd and it wasn't due until June 10th, the printed date on the postage label shows that you didn't actually mail it until June 13th. Which is three days past the due date and ten days past when you marked it sent, which is a pretty significant difference.
Comment: Apricot and cherry teas are two of my favorites! I'll enjoy all three of these :-) Thank you so much!
TerryF rated for KCST: Taste the Rainbow - GREEN on Jun 18, 2014
Comment: Thx for the extra tea! (";)
marinda rated for Autumn in Spring on Jun 10, 2014
Comment: What a great pc! I have never had a mushroom pc before. Thank you!
MrSchiEvous rated for Alphabets! #2 on Jun 9, 2014
Comment: Thanks!
miia rated for Spring Postcard Swap #9 - Chicks on Jun 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for your cute chick postcard, I love it! :)
Comment: Thank you. I love Jip en Janneke.
Whippet rated for Feathered Friends PC Swap #2 on Jun 3, 2014
Comment: Hello Cynni! Thank you for the bird PC you sent to me - we have similar shore birds we call "Sandpipers." Seen them in the past at the seashore. Glad to be paired with you again in a PC swap. Its as if we were PC Pen Pals. Happy June!
Comment: What a great card! I'm going to put this one up in my office.
mushka2010 rated for Baby Animal(s) Postcard on Jun 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much for the baby owl PC. I appreciate your reading my profile!
lexfrog rated for Spring Postcard Swap #10 - Yellow on May 29, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I love it when the forsythia blooms - ours are all done blooming now.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It is a very pretty picture
tingtinga2602 rated for Field of Flowers Postcard on May 27, 2014
Comment: lovely postcard.. thank you for making my day
Comment: Thank you!
Yaroslavna rated for TPP: Weather Related (Tourist) on May 11, 2014
Comment: thank you for interesting card!
Whippet rated for Postcard Swap - Chocolate on May 7, 2014
Comment: Hello Cynni! Thank you for the Chocolate postcard for the swap, the little chocolate eggs I didn't see for sale at my local store either, only the larger foil covered eggs. This was a fun swap for me as I love chocolate & have a stash of postcards showing views of yummy chocolates. Chocolate isn't just for Christmas, St. Valentine's Day, Easter ... hooray!

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Candyn29 on May 2, 2014:


Paige1900 on Feb 7, 2014:

Welcome to The Postcard Place


Please click the above picture and go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :) Then start having fun...there are lots of swaps posted and the group forum is always active with RAKS and tag games.

Paige, Terry & Colleen

Lady on Nov 14, 2013:

Just stopping by to say hello!

KristinCali on Oct 10, 2013:

Hi there! A while ago I messaged you about this tag swap and you didn't have mine yet. I think they should have reached you by now, so today I made you new tags and I'm resending them! Just to let you know. xoxo

KarlaKC on Oct 6, 2013:

Thank you, Cynni, for joining my swap Fall/Autumn Postcard Swap - Int'l!

Anaryawe on Jul 1, 2013:

Glad you've liked them! I'll sure keep hosting them, summer is just a bit busy time for me. Here's the next round:


Thanks for participating, Anaryawe

biasbabe on Jun 16, 2013:


Welcome to the Group

EmilyT on Apr 27, 2013:

I think I found the brand of that card with the bird: it is probably Cavallini papers & co www.cavallini.com

Jacoline on Apr 4, 2013:

Je envelop met thee spulletjes is onderweg. Ik ben benieuwd of het naar je zin is. Veel plezier !

armadillogal on Apr 3, 2013:

I made an international version of the profile wish swap...it's called Normal is a Big Tent...

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