Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2018 3:07 pm


Date Joined: July 15, 2008
Last Online: October 21, 2016
Birthday: February 28, 1956
Country: Belgium
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About Me

I am doing this swapping because I like to bring a smile on my partners face so if something went wrong, you don't like the swap or the swap was sent but has not arrived at your place (belgian postoffices are sometime gggrrrr!) please let me know and I gladly will resent ... If you are sending a swap to me and you will be late or have problems just let me know and we'll find a solution I'm sure about that ! I know a lot of things can happen in life and make it sometimes difficult ... we're just good friends aren't we ?!!!!

I am living in belgium, my native is Dutch. I am happily married for allmost 37 years with Berre and we have two wonderful daughters Sara and Liesbet. My oldest daughter Sara decided to step out off life a short while ago, she was 30 then, I feel still a lot of pain but I accepted it! I am a catlover ... we have two (Javanelleke he is coffee with milk coloured and Jens a little red one) ! I am a proffessor at the social high school but at the moment I am a SAHM because I am fighting against cancer and am going through a bad time ... butI hope to survive and win the battle!

Live wasn't easy the last few years ... I am trying to win the fight with cancer and my oldest daughter took suicide ... she was 30. it is not easy to live with all those thongs but I try to be happy with very little things. I enjoy life and the contact with many different swappers from all over ... hope I meet you in a swap soon! I will do my best to make it a wonderful swap for you ... that's a promise! ♥♥♥

Favorite Crafts

I love to be creative ... cross stitch - scrapbooking - making cards - knitting (esp socks (lol)) and much much more! I write poems ...

Favorite Music

I love the beatles and the rolling stones ... both are great groups (lol) My husband is a real beatlesfan and has a very big collection with vinyl, memorablia, books, cd's ... so if anyone from anywhere would like to do a swap with me and change anything beatlesrelated you're more than welcome! I am allways happy with a beatlesitem offcourse ... here in Belgium it is very hard to find!

I also love Bob Dylan, jimi hendrickx, U2,Clouseau, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Julien Clerc and many more musicians ...

music is my drug!!! ♫♫♪♫♫

Favorite Movies

I don't like to see movies ... sometimes a musical I cap appreciate ! Last musical I saw was 'across the universe'

things I like

I love to travel and see other countries and cultures (but at this moment this is impossible, I am to sick)... I have a big collection of postcards from all over the world (I specially love mapcards and lighthouses, holiday cards, coca cola) ... prefer to receive the postcards new and unwritten, no stamp on it and sent in an envelop.

I also like reading, making poems, making photographs and computering!

I also love winter and snowmen and pinguin !

favorite colors

I am addicted to pink and purple

things I would like to swap

kitchen towels, socks, materials for cardmaking or scrapping, DMC threads, handmade cards, candels, tea, coffee, chocolate (yammie we in Belgium have very good chocolate (lol)) ... also looking for some real good penfriends for longlasting penfriendships via snail mail ! themed postcards : maps - lighthouses - cats - ladybugs - beatles or stones - animals in general - historical buildings - christmascards - halloween and eastercards

I also like stationary and notecards (jan vis - diddl - sanrio - hello kitty - suzy's zoo - cats - lady bugs - music - ...)

I am also addicted to cross stitch - like any aida or evenweave - dmc threads - patterns - cross stitch magazines (old and new ones)

I also like lipbalsem - earrings - socks - chocolate and candy - handmaded cards and postcards - ...

Oh this is so so difficult ... I think I love every little present gaven and chosen with love!

About Me

I am addicted to ladybugs and mailart (cross stitched envelopes oh this is so fun!) and my little family and cats!allways will come on the first place ... I really love them all!

I also love facebook ... you can find me as janien colans and I also have some groups (beatlescollectors ... and fans, the beatles universe, ...) If you like to be friends on fb ... you're welcome!!!


  • anything related to 'THE BEATLES'

  • anything related to music

  • anything related to cats, owls, penguin, icebears or ladybugs

  • bath and body things

  • lipbalm

  • napkins, paper tissues

  • scrapbooking materials

  • postcards : maps, lighthouses, ladybugs, animals in general, cartoons, seasonal (christmas, easter, halloween)

  • anything cross-stitch or DMC

  • coc-cola (my last name is Colans so I am bit related to it (lol))

  • anything cute is welcome and I am sure I will love all the things you sent to me ... I am such an easy person (lol)


jydbys rated for 6 Postcards in June 2016 on Sep 3, 2016
PurpleButterfly rated for 6 Postcards in June 2016 on Aug 5, 2016
suepier rated for 5 Postcards in May 2016 on Aug 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty card.
uiltje rated for 6 Postcards in June 2016 on Jun 20, 2016
Comment: Dank je wel voor je "Kitty Pie" ansichtkaart. Hij is leuk!
whiskersonkittens rated for 6 Postcards in June 2016 on Jun 18, 2016
Comment: Love the postcard and the cat mail sticker! Thank you!
Bananers rated for FFQS Note Card #4 on May 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you. Cute postcards.
Comment: Thank you! 😊
kdeorne1 rated for 5 Postcards in May 2016 on May 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
btbeth rated for FFQS Post Card #4 on May 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the awesome post card.
Thisbenikkit rated for 5 Postcards in May 2016 on May 14, 2016
Comment: I love the postcard you sent! Very cool information on it.
Kktaylor rated for 5 Postcards in May 2016 on May 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you The card is beautiful.
widelo123 rated for 2 BLIND PC'S in 2 Envelope #7 on May 10, 2016
Comment: Janien Thank you for the postcards. Love the lighthouse one. Shirley
Comment: Very cool! Thanks so Much! Jennifer
Comment: Hello and thank you for the nice postcards ... and even the bookmark that so matched the theme ... thank you so much ...
Comment: Thanks you for the PC and extras
Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
hundkoja rated for LET's SWAP ... 'TEA' on Apr 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you so so much for your lovely teas and postcards! I will try them as soon as i can!
Littlehill rated for LET's SWAP TEA ... EUROPE on Apr 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you <3
Comment: Hallo Janien, Dank je voor het alternatieve uil-Kerstkaartje. En voor de Kerst postzegels! Ik wens jou ook een dolfijne Kerst! :-) Groetjes van Ellen P.S. ik ben benieuwd naar de 'omslag' ... Uh ... wat is een omslag?
KittyBoo rated for Christmas Card Swap - Europe on Nov 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card and postcards.

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EllenWilGraagPost on Jan 9, 2016:

Hé Janien, Nog heel erg bedankt voor de nagekomen post! Er was toch niks mis met de uil-kaart? Het was enkel een gevouwen kaart, maar daar heb ik niet zoveel problemen mee, hoor! Reuze bedankt ook voor de extra kaarten! Tot in een volgende swap misschien! Lieve groet van Ellen (en een fijn weekend!)

bookworm02 on Nov 20, 2011:

please dont forget to post your christmas cards for the CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP ALL AROUND THE WORLD last date is 21st november. MERRY CHRISTMAS XX

tj on Mar 24, 2009:
dandelion on Mar 23, 2009:


Hugs to Janien, Lies and family!!

Winnie on Mar 3, 2009:

Hi Janien! I was your partner in "make my day" swap. I hope you are better and I wish you can back to swap. A big hug for you and your daughter. Lorena (Winnita)

xine on Feb 26, 2009:

I hope Janien recovers and that the person who gave a three rating read the profile and reconsider. I praise the fortitude of Lies, for staying strong. In light of the circumstances it would have been understandable if she just abandon due swaps or ask someone else to angel but despite the emotional and financial burden they are in she is trying her best. I agree with Sara, people should stop rating her ones and three and be a little patient. I would like to think that the underlying purpose of swapbot is to create friendships. Please show consideration for Janien and Lies. -xine

candigirl on Jan 30, 2009:

Has anyone heard anything from Lies? It looks like she hasn't logged on in several weeks..I am worried about Janien, don't know if anyone else has had an email or anything with info.. Please update, if you know anything..thanks in advance!!

camelsamba on Jan 12, 2009:

Lies, I am so sorry to learn about your mom's condition. I hope the doctors are able to resolve the situation soon. {{hugs}}

lilychouchou on Jan 7, 2009:

Dear Lies, I am so sad to see that your mum is in a coma. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Don't worry about swaps, you have enough to deal with at the moment. Liz xx

Krazyquilts on Jan 4, 2009:

I was just wondering if you ever received the package I sent you for the Christmas/Holidays Yummy Swap? I sent it out a month ago. Please let me know if you haven't received it so I can resend. Thanks!

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