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.
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
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
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!
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,
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.
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
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 -
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 :(
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
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