Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 7:16 pm


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi, my name is Cindy and I am a middle aged woman (50-) living in the beautiful Netherlands. Living as a happy single, no kids. No pets anymore, I used to have tame rats as a pet. They ruined my sofa and clothes, so no more. I do voluntary work in an elderly home. I used to be a secretary but now on disability.

My hobbies:

art journaling, mixed media, making greeting cards, minizines (only originals!), gel plate printing and crafting in general. I have one penpal in Holland. I am addicted to YouTube. I also love reading books and walking (preferably in our lovely Wildlands Adventure Zoo).

My favorite YouTubers:

Roxy Creations, 49dragonflies, Gayle Agostinelli, Never Hopeless by Elizabeth, Lets make a mess today, CreativelyFree2Bme, HomeBirdJen, Shemi Dixon, Maremi SmallArt, Tammy Brackett, The Rebookery, KissMyCreative, Diane H., LittleRavenInk.

Lately I am very interested in natural imagery. The botanical prints. Wild animals too.

My favorite movies:

fantasy, drama, action movies. I really loved to see Avatar, the Matrix, Eragon, Hunger Games, Riddick.

My favorite themes:

I love the vintage romantic style, botanical prints, birds, forest animals (fox, deer, owl etc), butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, feathers, the black and white combo, but also lots of colour, craft color and turqoise blue. I like bird cages, keys, hot air balloons, zentangles, art, airmail, nature, dogs, cats, cute things, Paris, spiritual and chinese/japanese items, Snoopy. Furtherly I love bling bling and metallic. I also have a thing for fashion models and nice artistic photographs.

Brands I really like:

  • Papaya Art
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Gorjuss girls from Santoro Londen.

My favorite magazines are Flow, Happinez and Daphne's Diary. I am really excited to see your crafty endeavours.

What I would like to receive:

washitape samples, embellishments, die cuts, ephemera, doilies, photo negatives, inchies, twinchies, beautiful napkins for backgrounds (only top layer is fine), shaped paperclips, stickers (no childish, no foam stickers or puffy ones - only flat stickers), your painted papers, your altered art, anything for my junk journals, letter set to write my penpal, quotes, cut-outs from magazines. Flat items only please.

For backgrounds in my art journal I use bookpages and I have already several languages in my posession (some took years to find): I have dutch, english, french, german, italian, chinese, russian. If you are swapping with me and you have a very different language I would love to get some bookpages if you have it. I don't need to be able to read and understand it, I just like the look of other languages.


I am really turned off when things have a cigarette smell.

Spiders scare me.

Anything religious (except boedda's).

Wooden embellishments or other thick items.

Teabags (unless required in a swap I am joining).

Postcards (unless required in a swap I am joining).

Post-its (I really have so many, but hardly use them).

Mail out/in Netherlands:

I can send out mail from Monday till Friday. (So Saturday & Sunday mail goes out on Monday).

We receive mail on Tuesday till Saturday. (Sunday & Monday we get nothing.)


Tessssssa rated for NS: Mail art envelop on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor de leuke enveloppen :)
cherlita rated for ESG: One Word on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor de antwoorden! Ik hou ook van honden. 🐢
Response: Oh wat goed! Je kunt Nederlands! Bedankt voor de rating.
KSENiA rated for ESG: One Word on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating.
kelliegirl6 rated for ESG: One Word on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Keep the faith that all will work out! πŸ’–
Response: Thank you for your blessings and the heart.
nalaqueen rated for (Email Swap) Currently I'm ... on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Dank je voor het delen Cindy. Het allerbeste voor jou en mams
Response: Dank je wel!
Rozenbotteljam rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #7 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Hartstikke bedankt! Mooi gemaakt :)
Comment: Thank you for the washi and extra goodies!
Comment: It was great to read about your success achieving your goals!
Comment: Fantastic job with your goals! As much as I love warm weather, I couldn't deal with not having air conditioning - I'm glad that it was a fairly easy fix for you! :)
Comment: Fantastic job with your goals this week! (I wish that we were getting hot weather here - I've actually had to bring in my potted plants the last few evenings, due to risk of frost! We've been lucky to see a high of 15C for the last week or so.)
Comment: Awesome finishing so early!
rsartistnl rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #4 on May 28, 2019
Comment: Wat een prachtige kleuren heb jij bij deze swap gebruikt. Dank je wel (ook voor de extra's)
Comment: Wow - you've completed your goals quickly this week! Great job! :)
Comment: It was great reading about your progress!
Comment: Great job this week! This was a fun swap! I really liked hearing about your life.
Comment: Great job with your goals! I still have a few magazines to harvest as well...I'll get to 'em eventually! ;)
Comment: Your three goals were all so cool. I'm glad you're pacing your self. I was excited about reading about the progress you're making in your kitchen.
Comment: Great job on your tasks for the week! We need to get quotations for a big project this year too, and I almost don't want to know how much it'll cost, haha. ;)
Comment: Good job on your goals!
Comment: Thank you for your reviews! Hope you have fun with the drawing book :)

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weatherwax on Jun 19, 2019:

Woohoo!!! Thank you so much for this fabulous profilebased RAK you have sent me! I love e-v-e-r-t-h-i-n-g! The gnomes haha, the variety and your cleverness (notecard with stamps :)!

Thank you for making my day :) Bedankt!

Fritosmom on Dec 17, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly Profile Comment from FritosMom in Bethlehem, Georgia, USA. I don't know what your disability is but I strongly encourage to rescue and older dog-not puppy. They add so much to your life. I currently have 3 dogs and 4 cats. Since I retired I spend hours on YouTube-so educational. YouTube is a window to the world. Merry Christmas.

PineappleTarts on Dec 17, 2018:

Hi Cindy,

Greetings from America! I’ve lived here all my life but my grandparents were born in the Netherlands in Groningen. I have yet to visit The Netherlands but it’s certainly on my bucket list.

I see you used to have pet rats. That’s cool, I always thought they looked like interesting creatures. I used to have guinea pigs and gerbils.

Have a nice day and Happy Holidays!

-Christine (PineappleTarts) ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

Katja on Sep 12, 2018:

Hi Cindy, heel erg bedankt voor de RAK en gefeliciteerd met de 100 voltooide swaps! Vooral de stickers vind ik erg leuk en kan ik zeker gebruiken! Ook de envelop en de tags komen goed van pas :)

HappyMom on Aug 5, 2018:

Hi Cindy, Thanks for sharing your favorite photos of July with me :) Looks like an amazing place - so peaceful!

camilleaf on May 31, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4:

Tool - Lateralus

Reaching out to embrace the random. Reaching out to embrace whatever may come. //

I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me. Whatever will bewilder me.

And following our will and wind We may just go where no one's been. We'll ride the spiral to the end And may just go where no one's been.

Spiral out. Keep going.

Some of the reminders I need most. Hope they can help you, too.

-- camille

karenh77 on May 25, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4 Electronic

Well I know they say all good things must come to some kind of ending We were so damn good I guess we never stood a chance Go on & find what you been missing and when the highway's tired of listening You'll see I'm not that easy to forget

Song: "Thinking Of You" Artist: Christian Kane

MarblexJam on Apr 23, 2018:

Song Lyrics # 3

And I'll rise up, I'll rise like the day, I'll rise up, I'll rise unafraid, I'll rise up, and I'll do it a thousand times again, And I'll rise up, High like the waves, I'll rise up, in spite of the ache, I'll rise up, and I'll do it a thousand times again, For you.

Rise Up - Andra Day

Great powerful song to lift your spirits :D It's been helping me with my personal struggles, hope it can do the same for you!

Valkyrien on Apr 23, 2018:

Song Lyrics #3 Electronic

Kesha - Rainbow

I used to live in the darkness Dress in black, act so heartless But now I see that colors are everything Got kaleidoscopes in my hairdo Got back the stars in my eyes, too Yeah, now I see the magic inside of me

I really like the lyrics in this song. For me it means that she's coming from a bad place and finally sees the light in her life again.

iheartletters on Apr 4, 2018:

Hello there, just dropping in to say "Hello" and leave an inspirational quote ;)

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle"

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