Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2018 5:51 pm


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: December 9, 2018
Birthday: March 30
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi, my name is Cindy and I am a middle aged woman (45+) 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:

Kagedfish (glue books), CreativelyFree2Bme, HomeBirdJen, Shemi Dixon, Maremi SmallArt, Tammy Brackett, The Rebookery, KissMyCreative, jennibellie, Diane H., LittleRavenInk.

Lately I am very highly interested in "Minimalism". I read books about it, watch youtube videos and listen to audiobooks. And of course, I am cleaning up my house in the meanwhile.

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, 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.

I also like quirky things, strange things. I mean that you have to look twice.

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.)


Creeny rated for SIE: 🎄 Christmas Card x2 🎄 on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card :) I love the penguin & the little goodie bag, too. We just came back from our pre-xmas holiday in Gothenburg, so perfect time for happy mail! Have a wonderful Christmas time :)
roosje rated for NS: Envelop van 50 gram on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Wow Cindy, dat dat allemaal in een enveloppe van 50 gram past! Wat een geweldige goodies heb je me gestuurd! Op die mensen van Tim Holtz zit ik al heel lang te azen, super! Maar alles spreekt mij aan, sommige dingen herken ik zelfs uit mijn jeugd. Heel erg bedankt en Fijne Feestdagen!
Response: Blij dat jij er blij mee bent. Ook heel fijne feestdagen!
Comment: Thank you for the variety of stickers! I love them all!
Response: I am glad you like them and thanks for the heart.
farangelinan rated for Reading Challenge 2018-November on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Cindy, i havent been reading much this month, i kinda lost the vibe. i am intrigued with the book you read. i will definitely keep a look out for it here. thanks for sharing.
Response: Thanks for the quick rating and the heart.
Cosychaos rated for Deco Books - International #10 on Oct 23, 2018
laterdayze rated for Deco Books - International #10 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco :)
Comment: Beautiful, Cindy! Thank you so much!
Comment: Lovely pictures of an very creative art exhibit
kasa rated for Reading Challenge 2018-October on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Cindy, thank you for sharing about the book Cold Blood by Capote. It does sound scary especially when you understand that it all was true. Have sent you a pm. Happy reading.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Lovely photo, thank you for sharing! This is the kind of art exhibit that I'd adore!
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - September on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing these...very cool exhibits! My favorite is the sculpture of the adult and child.
Comment: Thank you for the great things you sent me! My fav was the tags that you used the distressed ink on but I will definately be able to use everything on my projects :) Looking forward to seeing you in future swaps!
Response: Very nice to hear you like my goodies I have selected for you. Have fun creating with them! ♥
Rachaelcrochet rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 25, 2018
AZmom875 rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Wow You really did do some clearing out. Very impressed.
Moonchaser84 rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Good for you for getting rid of the old stuff! It’s so great to streamline!
Comment: You did a great job decluttering your make-up! What a difference! It sure is nice to get rid of things that no longer are used or expired, isn't it? Congratulations on doing so well with this challenge!
cynaemon rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - August on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Love all the animals.
Comment: I love the photos you shared! The snowy owl looks so delicate and beautiful; and the baby elephants are adorable. Enjoyed reading the story about the running elephants, lion, and baboon. :)

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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"

kisforkechell on Apr 2, 2018:

Build your ratings now!

angelasunshine3 on Apr 1, 2018:


Build your ratings now!!!!! Swap

Aladyjackson on Mar 30, 2018:

Happy birthday 💐🥂🎊🎉

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