Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2020 10:48 am


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: September 24, 2020
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.
I do voluntary work in an elderly home. I used to be a secretary but for a while on disability. Recently I started a new hobby: Country Line Dancing.


Our Dutch mailing system has changed dramatically. Only paper items (letters, postcards) can be sent as a letter with low postage. Swaps with other content (brads, ribbon, anything) have to be sent as packages so it becomes too expensive.

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.


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

Christmas themed items.

No emoticon stickers, please. I have no use for them.

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.)


tizzicat rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: THank you
mermaidery rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: We had a few days here that even with the aircon, it was in the 80s indoors. I u defat and why youโ€™d rather forget that!
Jjean rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing.... so glad you are now getting to do more things, it is hard for so much to be closed...... Interesting read..... Stay Safe.
mylove4craft rated for Journal GIVEAWAY - Bedazzeled! on Aug 27, 2020
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #32 on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor de gezellig versierde enveloppe en het extraatje. Ik ga eens bedenken wat ik er aan toe ga voegen op het kaartje.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #31 on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: Wat een prachtige envelop met inhoud lag er op mijn deurmat na mijn vakantie. Werd er helemaal vrolijk van!! De start van een nieuw kaartje zal ik met plezier voortzetten!!
Response: Dank je wel. Ik hoop dat je een fijne vakantie hebt gehad.
paperlover rated for ESG: The View From My Window on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your photos
AZmom875 rated for Reading Challenge 2020 July on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: I also like non fiction, but will steer clear of that book, thanks for the review.
Pei04 rated for ESG: The View From My Window on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your photos. I love the donkeys, they are so cute :)
basykes rated for ESG: The View From My Window on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: I especially loved the ostrich. Thanks!
uiltje rated for NS: Teamwork PC #30 on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: Nou, je eerste poging is gelukt hoor! We worden wel gelijk een bepaalde richting in geduwd. Helemaal prima. Dan hoeven we ook niet zo lang na te denken......;-) Ik stuur 'm door in een volgende ronde.
Nevi2018 rated for ESG: June 3-2-1 on Jul 12, 2020
PrettyCraftyTales rated for ESG: June 3-2-1 on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Really loved reading your email this morning!
cynaemon rated for Reading Challenge 2020 May on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing.
misscorina rated for ESG: June 3-2-1 on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Wat fijn dat je een nieuwe telefoon hebt en dat je er ook foto's mee kunt maken. Ook super nieuws dat je meer betaald gaat krijgen fijn joh, zeker nu alles weer wat duurder is geworden. Ik blijf hopen dat je bloeddruk goed blijft, fijne vakantie en veel plezier in Wildlands, ben er nog nooit geweest. Woon zelf in de achtertuin van Beekse Bergen.
Response: Dankjewel voor jouw lieve woorden en de hart rating. ๐Ÿ’“
smmarrty rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 3, 2020
zurdoswifey rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 2, 2020
Comment: ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing your number
Comment: I loved your dutch Zine and it has printed out well. Thanks for including a translation. Thank you :-)
Comment: What a beautiful magazine for your zine. Thanks so much for the translation. The quote on page 2 is so right. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this happy little zine. .... I've printed and photographed the zines and posted the photo in the discussion section of the swap page.
Comment: So nice! So cute! So inspiring! I love it ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for this Zine, Cindy! Stay safe and happy swapping!

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nellswell on Apr 14, 2020:

Thank you so much!! I'm sorry I'm a little late, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

MissPaula on Mar 27, 2020:

Happy Birthday, my Birthday twin! I love your profile, Thanks for listing your favorite YouTubers, I'll check them out! Enjoy your Day!

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! Iโ€™ve lived here all my life but my grandparents were born in the Netherlands in Groningen. I have yet to visit The Netherlands but itโ€™s certainly on my bucket list.

I see you used to have pet rats. Thatโ€™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!

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