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marliese

marliese
Date Joined: July 7, 2009
Last Online: June 23, 2019
Birthday: April 22
Country: Netherlands
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Intro

Hi there - I am Marlies, mom to three teenagers. I live near Amsterdam and I work as a policy officer / online learning expert at a major Dutch university.

I have been a Swap-Bot member for almost a decade now. I always send my stuff in time. If, because of any circumstance, I would be unable to send before the deadline, I will contact my partner. If you did not receive a swap, please contact me! The Dutch mail system has been undergoing budget cuts and as a result, items that I (or any other Dutch resident, LOL) put in the mailbox between Friday 5 PM and Monday 5 PM will not be processed until Tuesday. This could be practical to know when you check the postal date on my envelopes.

Next resolution: I always rate. I try do to this the same day, but always asap. Feel free to message me when you wonder if your swap has arrived though.

(Please note: When a swap is late without notification or does not match the swap description, we are obligated as swappers to rate down. And when a swap does not arrive (and your partner does not offer to resend) a rating '1' is in order. This may seem harsh but it's the only way to keep Swap-Bot safe and to fight flakers.
Not rating when you being are flaked is potentially hurting others - even when you think you're being forgiving and easy-going!!)

Favorite Crafts

Collage,

Drawing,

Art journaling,

Mixed Media/paint

Planner/bullet journal

ATCs

Favorite Books

Anything by Frederick Backman

The night circus

The time traveller's wife

The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Paolo Giordano)

Anything by Curtis Sittenfeld

Anything by Annie Proulx

Anything by Willy Vlautin

Favorite Music

Some of my favourite 80s bands are the Cure, the Pixies, Blondie and Depeche Mode, Soft Cell.

But I also love all projects Paul Heaton was ever involved in (like the Beautiful South), and the same goes for Neill Finn.

More contemporary likes: Muse, Keane, Interpol, White Lies.

Likes

I love items featuring hot air balloons, type writers, rainbows! I love items with rainbows on it!__ .

I prefer my received postcards naked - with actual stamps. :) When we're in a postcard swap together, I don't mind free postcards as long as the other swap requirements are met. No obvious advertising cards though. Thank you.

Among my favourite children's authors/illustrators are Dr. Seuss, Lauren Child, Astrid Lindgren & Ilon Wikland. Childhood heroes!

I like charms and pins... rubber stamps and badges and coin purses and magnets. I love bunting, too.

My favorite travel destination is the South of England. I like piers and lighthouses and the Jurassic coast line.

I also like retro patterns like woodgrain prints or (large) houndstooth (b&w).

I love everything polaroid (or instax) related. Also, items with cameras on them.

When you are thinking of sending me chocolate, I love that! Just not anything with mint. I love chocolate bars with peanutbutter filling, (like Kitkat or anything Reese's) but also Doubledeckers, most Cadbury bars, you name it.

Dislikes

At first, I felt bad about listing my dislikes, but you might as well save the shipping costs so here's a bunch of things I don't like to receive. Please:

  • NO budget stickers, disney, reward stickers and unpersonal premade notes or swapcards (if not subject of the swap).
  • NO smelly things (perfumed items or things from a smoky environment). I am very sensitive to scent. Even scented stationary gives me a headache and triggers my asthma.
  • I don't like Rooibos or Green Tea.
  • No Diddl, Disney, fairy tale figures (two exceptions: Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland, well, she's not really from a fairy tale...)
  • no recipe cards
  • no black tea
  • no candy with mint
  • no religious items or animal rights (or political) items

Please don't send me jewelry which isn't 100% nickel free.

I also prefer NOT to receive washi tape samples. I prefer whole rolls, or no washi at all, which is ok with me too. :)

Wish list

For a profile based swap, you could consider sending me:

  • Tickets stabs, library cards, other vintage ephemera
  • Postcards with photography or (woodland)
    illustrations
  • Stickers (planner or other) - not puffy/3D
  • Herbal tea (no chai but infusions like mint, camomile, verveine, nettle)
  • Chocolate (all kinds - just no mint)
  • Die cuts
  • Colored envelopes (store bought for now - I have quite a stash of handmade envelopes of my own)
  • Plant seeds (if your local customs allow that)
  • If you can find items with a squirrel or fawn, I would love that. Little figurines (squirrel, fox, deer) too.
  • Items (charms, stamps, stickers) with clouds
  • Paint (the acrylic kind) markers
  • Blackbird, magpie or swallow themed items (pins, cards, charms, etc.)

Ratings

user6937 rated for Find me - Postcard challenge on Jun 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I hate it when you put something down for a swap and it disappears - the "dark" card sounds like it would have been perfect for me. Thanks for trying to make up for with with extra cards and goodies!
mgallardo68 rated for Your wasted paper on Jun 16, 2019
5
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Comment: Loved, loved your wasted papers and I can't wait to use them all! Thank you so much for this lovely swap! ♥
Response: Dear Maria, thank you for the rating and the heart, I am glad you like it!
mgallardo68 rated for Looking for... on Jun 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Loved your envelope. Those vintage papers are just so lovely!! Thank you so much for a great swap (Ps... envelopes arrived at the same time, what a great thing!)
Response: Geez just imagine the journey these two envelopes were on together... or maybe they lost touch along the way, only to reconnect in your local post office! So cool! :D
Karebear110 rated for ..:: TEA KIT ::.. on Jun 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try all the teas. The coaster is great. I made a felt one for this swap too, so obviously I like felt. I’m starting a new book tonight so I’ll be using the bookmark. Lastly thanks for the extras. They are exactly my style.
Response: Thank you for your kind words! What book are you reading currently? I am just starting in 'Educated' by Tara Westover.
Lilianders rated for NS: Loaded Envelope on Jun 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Super leuk van vellum! En het knispert zo lekker. Leuke goodies, thanks.
Response: Hoi Lilian, sorry voor de late reactie, ja leuk he dat vellum/kalkpapier! Ik ga het concept nog wat verder verkennen. :) Dank je voor de rating en het hartje.
SillyTilly42 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #13 ☆ on May 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a marvelous envelope full! Thank you!
Response: I am glad you like it. Thank you for the 5 and the heart!
pixiegirlanna rated for Everything but the Letter #2 on May 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the heart!
kittyfun rated for Everything but the Letter #2 on May 16, 2019
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
jeka396 rated for FS: Postcard Swap Theme Twist on May 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral postcard!! The flowers were beautiful and the paint marker survived the trip!!
Response: I am so relieved it did! Sorry for the late reply & thank you for the heart!
stiffneck78 rated for Book ATC on May 2, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the GREAT book ATC!! I never occurred to me to make an actual book, very clever! Thank you for the extra little tidbits, also. They will get used. haha
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart, I am glad you like the ATC. :)
Whippet rated for FS: Doodle Me PC Swap on Apr 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh Marlies, I love the PC of the close up tiger face, you sent to me for the swap. Fabulous doddle you created showing the neighborhood with activities happening, & the cat. You PC is on display in my apt. Thank you & hope you enjoy a wonderful spring.
Response: I am so glad you like it! 😊
5
rating
Comment: THANK YOU for the wonderful postcard! Love it! Accidents are the extra spice to the artwork :-)
Sola79 rated for De stash swap #4 on Apr 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much, lots of fun things :)
5
rating
Comment: Such a cute card! And a fun swap!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely list! I really loved reading it and also thank you for the printable card, it's beautiful. (and sorry for the late rating)
Response: :) Glad you liked the printable Ex Libris!
5
rating
Comment: We are still waiting for Spring to arrive. They are calling for sun and warmer weather I love your PC, great job!
lunadeurano rated for Mail Art + fun surprise on Mar 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute ephemera! Sadly the envelope was a little bit open, I hope nothing got lost! Anyway I always love transparent envelopes, they are so fun!
Response: Aww I am sorry, I thought about protecting the sides but that would have looked less good... I hope nothing was lost, too. I don't have pictures of the contents. I guess next time I'll stick to 'traditional' envelopes and stick the transparent one inside.
sunnysimo rated for NS: Mail me some art on Mar 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Wat een gave paddenstoel atc!! Mijn favo paddenstoel. =) Dankjewel voor voor het respect voor mijn baan en al mijn collega's. De adresregel viel mij en mijn collega al op. Superleuk!! Dankjewel voor alles erbij. =)
Response: Graag gedaan, jij bedankt voor het hartje. En echt he... zo blij met postbodes. :)
CzechFriend rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Mar 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Dear Marlies, your swap arrived and I love it, especially the MB items you added! Her drawings are so cute. I am going to try the tea in the afternoon. I can use the notecards and postcards! The envelope arrived opened with a letter from customs inspection, but according to the list you wrote, nothing was lost. Thank you very much! Happy swapping and a lovely spring to you! Jana
Response: Dear Jana, I guess next time I'll use a CN22 form, they once told me it wasn't neccesary with flat envelopes but this is no fun. I am sorry for any inconvenience, thank you for the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks 😊

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 313 27 32
Completed Fives Threes Ones
325 371 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
19 77 229 0
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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Jun 21, 2019:

TOP SWAP!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

fool

earthnk on Mar 21, 2019:

Hi there, just mailed your handmade postcard. So Cal USA to the Netherlands hope you have it soon 😀

Jippiefant on Nov 13, 2018:

Hey Marliese, I received your cheap postage tag today! I really like everything you put in the envelope😊

Heel heel erg bedankt, het waren precies het soort spulletjes die ik zocht voor mijn journal!

shinyserra on Sep 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me a letter for the International Letter Writing Day! I was so happy to get a second letter after learning that my assigned partner was a flaker :/ I am definitely going to write you back!

Chelle on Apr 30, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely teas you sent for the Cheap Postage Tags Intl! :)

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

Poftoffel on Feb 18, 2018:

Bedankt voor de leuke spulletjes! Ik ga er wat moois mee maken :D

anicka22 on Feb 17, 2018:

Dankjewel voor de mooie RAK!

mgallardo68 on Feb 1, 2018:

I just received my Shabby Chic Scrapbook mini kit you sent me for the Cheap Postage Tag International! and I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!! ♥♥

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