Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2021 8:39 pm


Date Joined: July 15, 2008
Last Online: November 9, 2019
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)


nikkihc rated for Eyes closed swap 15 on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Sorry. I sent a message on April 27 but it was never opened. I'm willing to re-rate if I do receive it. Just message me. Thank you!
Gianina rated for DO YOU LOVE TEA? on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely package!Sorry for late!
MelbourneGirl rated for SPRING ... BE HAPPY! on May 15, 2018
Comment: WOW! Happy Spring! Thank you so much for this lovely envie absolutely stuffed full of Spring happiness <3 Beautiful <3
dvmac rated for Postcard with a Quote on May 3, 2018
Comment: Hi Janien. So sorry I forgot to rate you on the pc you sent me. It's a good quote and a beautiful butterfly stamp.. Thank you!
DLW74 rated for EASTER GREETINGS on May 2, 2018
Comment: Your Easter card just arrived! Thank you!! It's beautiful!
MMark rated for Postcard and Souvenir #1 on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much! So appreciated. :)
Clearbrite rated for Eyes closed swap 15 on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: It just arrived in the post now!!! Thank you so very much! Ild love to go there and visit Belgium
AromaAlchemist rated for I LOVE TEA ... AND YOU? #1 on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet package :)
MelbourneGirl rated for Garden Postcard #8 on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful topiary postcard - what a wonderful place to be able to visit! <3
Iheartny rated for EASTER GREETINGS on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful cute bunny card ❤️
ToujoursMoi rated for EASTER GREETINGS on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this cute card and the enclosed goodies. And Happy Easter.
DanielaF rated for EASTER POSTCARD on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard! :)
kamagna rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.2 on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the teas and the postcard - the melon tea smells so yummy, I can't wait to try it!
B3unhinged rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the post card
Natze0407 rated for DO YOU LOVE TEA? on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
kssunlover1947 rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I love the smurf stamp that you used on it.
SnailerAH rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Dank je voor de vrolijke kaart
LaylaD rated for DO YOU LOVE TEA? on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Hoi Janien, Bedankt voor de bijzondere thee smaken. Ik ben vooral benieuwd naar de thee met koffie smaak. De ansichtkaart is ook erg leuk. Middelkerke ligt niet zo ver van Cadzand 😀 English: Thanks for the special tea flavours. I'm especially curious about the tea with coffee flavours. I like the postcard from Middelkerke aswell. It's not that far from Cadzand 😀
Response: dankje ... hoop dat je het lekker vindt! / Thanks hope you'll like the tea!
mothermarge rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card

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DeAnnaVarela on Apr 13, 2018:

Welcome back! Sending love and light and a friendship request.


ArtsyEm on Apr 9, 2018:

Hi there! You don't know me, but I heard that you have had a rough year and wanted to say hello and let you know that although your rating went down, I'm happy to allow you in any swaps I might host. Is there anything you'd like to see? Let me know!

squince on Apr 9, 2018:

Hello! So sorry to read about your daughter, and you with cancer. Hang in there! You've got friends here! <3

Poohtat on Apr 6, 2018:

Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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

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