Swap-bot Time: November 25, 2017 1:26 am


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: November 24, 2017
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.

My hobbies:

art journaling, mixed media, junk journals, making cards and crafting in general. I really like gel prints and making them. I also have a few penpals. I like snailmail and every year I make a December Journal (yes, a journal for only the month of December with a lot of Christmas goodies). I am addicted to YouTube. I also love reading books and walking (preferably in our lovely Wildlands Adventure Zoo).

My favorite YouTubers:

Crafting Mamas, Liz Drake, Maremi SmallArt, Tammy Brackett, The Rebookery, jennibellie, Diane H., LittleRavenInk.

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, flowers, the black and white combo, but also lots of colour, craft color and turqoise blue. I like zentangles, art, airmail, nature, dogs, cute things, Paris, spiritual and chinese/japanese items, Snoopy. Furtherly I love bling bling and metallic.

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:

For the washi tape swap: I do NOT need christmas washi tape, I have enough of those. Please send me regular ones. I prefer the paper kind, no plastic tapes please.

washitape, embellishments, die cuts, ephemera, doilies, beautiful napkins for backgrounds, 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. Flat items only please.

In 2018 I want to make birthday cards for my family members and friends with inchies. If you have items to help me make my inchies, I would love to receive some.

Oh, and for my USA-swappers out there: if you could and have it in your paper waste bin, I would like to receive security envelopes with the squiggely black/white pattern inside (only if you have room in the envelope and if it doesn't cost you any extra postage off course.) ♥


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.

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.)


Comment: Ooh wat ben ik blij mat je mail :) de extra kaart is altijd welkom voor postcrossing. De lijst met boeken heb ik even bekeken er staan veel goeie suggesties tussen snel maar even de kerstman verwittigen :)
katmiller rated for Cute Paperclips on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute paperclips and extra goodies!!! I loved the décor of the envelope! Such fun mail to receive! I love the foxes and kitties also :) Happy Swapping!
Mimosagirl rated for 3 sticker sheet swap 10-13 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: I am so happy with my stickers!!! wow, they're so beautiful. The extra ephemera pieces are lovely! I thank you for thinking to send stickers to my son. He loves them! The stamped images on the envelope are very nice and I'm saving them. Happy Holidays! ♥ Judy ♥
AllThingsCraftyy rated for Profile Hello #6 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I apologize for the delay <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful journal! I love flipping through it!
Arabella rated for Altered Book Page on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Love your altered page, Cindy! Beautiful image and love the colors! Thank you! And thank you for the amazing extras! Love how you altered the tea labels - wouldn't have even thought about doing that! Now I'll have to save them so I can altered the backs, too!
xlogophile rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: oh dear i love them, they are so pretty <3
Jennlynnebrow rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: I hate rain! But I hear good things about Holland! Would love to chat with you about your country! Xo thank you!
jaimierandolph rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the profile Hello! I looked in my message box but I don't have unread messages!
Poohtat rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your hello. I feel the same about my Dad’s house. He lost his Odin a Norwegian elk hound two years ago and the house seems empty, but Dad is 81 and worries about falling.
StwbyQT rated for Profile Hello #6 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: I know what you mean about penpalling. It's great to not receive something like junk mail or bills! I used to have a pal in the Netherlands, but unfortunately we lost touch a while back. <3
jlink rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: These are beautiful - thank you so much!!! you have given me some great crafting inspiration
Response: Thanks Julie, I really enjoyed making them.
tifftastic rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #74 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter! It sounds like you had a really nice weekend. The zoo and art journaling sounds especially interesting. :)
jaimierandolph rated for Profile Hello #5 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Loved your hello! Sorry I'm so late in rating... I didn't know what magpie journaling was so I was on a mission to find out all about them! lol Thank you so much for the Hello message!
Hsing rated for Profile Hello #5 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Dear Cindy: Thank you so much for the comments! I am so glad to find people who are also animation movie lovers <3 Have a nice day! Jess
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke envelop vol met papieren goodies. komt zeker van pas bij het maken van mijn post. Een fijne dag.
airpigeon rated for Profile Hello #1 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for commenting. Yeah I love Bladerunner and i'm planning to go see it with my brother and my dad! Are YOU going to go see it? Have a great week! -Lauren
Response: I don't know if I am going to see Bladerunner 2. I have not seen the first, even. I don't go often to the cinema. Cindy
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Profile Hello #2 on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: My washi has already multiplied! It is amazing stuff. That is for sure. Hello back at you!
Poohtat rated for Profile Hello #2 on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your post.

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FunsizeSteph on Nov 6, 2017:

Profile Hello#6

Sorry its late.

I am going to have to try the youtubers you recommended. I am a big fantasy fan as well lord of the rings, the hobbit and avatar are some of my favourites

shayshay1981 on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Hello #6 Hello Cindy- I hope that this finds you doing well. Wow the Netherlands. That is cool.:-) I live in Central Florida. Its the surface of the sun here. still hot and humid. I find everyones postal system to be different. Here in the US we get mail Monday-Saturday. Since i live right around the corner from my post office i can send things out on Sunday cuz they have this little machines that do the postage as long as its not a package going over seas. Don't worry I am terrified of spiders and florida has some big spiders. I have to have the pest control guy come every month to spray for bugs. lol. Well take care of yourself. look forward to swapping with you again soon. shannon

FundyGirl on Oct 24, 2017:

glitter flower

I hope you are having a fabulous week! Take care.

(Profile Hello #6)

justme2905 on Oct 24, 2017:

Profile Hello #6

Hello from Houston Mississippi enjoy your week.

Buecherschubserin on Oct 18, 2017:

Have a nice day! Best wishes and happy swapping, Anna Profile Hello #5

FunsizeSteph on Oct 18, 2017:

Profile Hello #5

I am visiting the Netherlands for the first time next year :) I am big fan of vintage romantic style as well and actually have that style of port as a feature wall in my dining room :)

VivaLaDiane on Oct 13, 2017:

Hello and welcome to Swapbot!! Per Newbie Helper rules, to be able to approve the group membership please message me your first/last name and your postal (not email) address. Thanks so very much and have a great weekend!! ♥

AllThingsCraftyy on Oct 13, 2017:


Hello! Hope you are doing well. Have a great weekend and happy fall! :D

Fabriqueen on Oct 12, 2017:

Profile Hello #2 Hi Cindy, I'm sending a big Texas size from Houston. I'm so happy you found Swap-bot and joined us here. We have lots of fun. I LOVE washi tape also. How did we ever live without it? We have a washi tape store about 3 blocks from my house and he always has 1100-1200 styles on hand. It's almost better than a candy store. LOL! Happy Swapping! Diane

SharMarie513 on Oct 11, 2017:

Profile Hello #1...Hello from Florida USA Cindy! Hope you are enjoying swapbot, I love it! I also love vintage romantic style. Happy Swapping! Take Care! Sharon

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