Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 5:12 pm


Date Joined: October 14, 2016
Last Online: October 28, 2020

Country: Netherlands
My Website


Reading the Twilight Saga again.

Restrictions due to the Pandemic are slowly being lifted, so I am glad I can see my family a bit more often.

About Me

Hello all!!!!

My name is Irene, but my friends call me Nala. Both names mean peace. Suites me just fine, as I hate fighting, war and negativity towards people.
I love creativity, as well as other people's as my own. Shy at first, though I can seem very chatty, it's just nerves kicking in. Sometimes I am a overthinker, while other times I live with my head in the clouds.

I was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 18. I also am known with depression and anxiety.
However I am doing well and have been for months now. I try to keep positive and keep on fighting my inner battles.

In september 2019, I became an Aunt. This is so special!!!! My niece is very sweet and I love spenting time with her.
I also like spending time with my family and friends.

In my free time I love crafting, listening to music ( and singing along very out of tune), snail mail, reading and wathing tv series.

My favorite activity is working on one of my dollhouse projects. I have this as a hobby since I was 18 and still love doing it. I have a site where you can see my dollhouse projects. The link you can find at the top of the page.

~ Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light ~

I Like:

As for things I like:

  • I LOVE
  • The Harry Potter Series.
  •  Dollhouses, decorating them mostly, but also self (re) build houses.
  •  Collecting Bearington Bears. A Very cute brand of teddy bears.
  •  Favorite Colors: Green and Purple.
  • Tea, all except for Strawberry and Vanilla.
  • Postcards, blank in envie.


A: Aunt ( I am one as of Sept 11. 2019)
B: Butterflies... Bearington Bears
C: Craft paper
D: Dollhouses
E: English Language
F: Flowers... Feathers
G: Gorjuss
H: Harry Potter
I: Italy
J: Jaguar ( the car brand, preferably with chauffeur, as I don't drive)
K: Kodo
L: Lists
M: Music
N: Nijntje ( Miffy)
O: Owls
P: Panda Bears... Postcards
Q: Quotes... Questions
R: Reading
S: Stationery
T: Tea... Tattoos... Tess ( My niece)
U: Unicorn
V: Vrede ( Dutch word for Peace)
W: Within Temptation
X: X-men ( especially the animated series)
Y: Yvonne ( My Sister)
Z: Zoo


I prefer to receive a variaty of themes when a swap states to send more than 1 postcard.

If you are sending me non touristy postcards, my abc might help. Blank animal postcards are always welcome. I also just started a collection of postcards to do with tea. So tea cups/ tea pots/ tea leaves ect.

If for a swap a handmade card is aloud, please think of sending me one, I love seeing other people's creativity.

Please no ad or zazzle or related postcards.

I don't collect stamps, so your most boring/ standerd stamp is fine with me.

Rather Not Receive

There are a few things I rather you wouldn't send me. As I won't use it and feel it's better to keep it for someone who would be happy with it.

  • Make up or skin products. ( I have very sensitive skin and am know with several allergies)
  • Coffee. ( I don't drink coffee and don't get many coffee drinking guests)
  • Fb's, slams, atc's, zines, ect.
  • Chocolate. ( I don't like it, I know that's very uncommen for a woman)

I am not a fan of the color red, for some reason it makes me nervous.

I do not celebrate any holidays or anything else, just so you know.

Dutch Mail Service

Please note that mail is not delivered on Sundays and Mondays. Also mail is not collected on Saterdays and Sundays.

If for some reason you think it's taking to long to reach me, please message me, we will work something out.

If you think my mail should have reached you and I have not contacted you yet, please do contact me, to work something out.

Due to new international gidelines, Dutch Mailservice has decided that non paper items ( goods) need to be send as a package with a custum form. So I won't be sending much non paper items, like teabags, as often as I used to, because of the extra costs to send these items.


Comment: I got the postcards and I will take care of them until the next round!
Comment: Such cute paper you used (Llama). I will pass it along on the next round. I am currently sipping warm apple cider to keep the chill away. Enjoy this Autumn and stay safe.
Response: Thank you for the heart!!!! Enjoy Autumn too!!!
Onyx rated for AN: Butterfly Love #4 (global) on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope full of pretty butterfly items, it is sincerely appreciated.
Response: Thank you gor the heart
catspen rated for ANIMAL THEMED SWAP on Sep 4, 2020
erosxart rated for ANIMAL THEMED SWAP on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Especially liked the cat washi tape and the "stamp" stickers.
mb58ca rated for PC Series - August on Sep 1, 2020
Comment: Irene, a thousand thanks for choosing these! You KNOW which one I love, right? The 3D postcard and mailbox! Thanks so much :)
Response: glad yoy them! Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart
rhinoluvr rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #16 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Hi Irene, Thank you so much for the great selection of postcards, especially the red mailbox, the owl, Van Gogh - really all of them. I alos really appreciated your postage, & rainbow washi tape. Take care & keep cool ;)
Response: Glad you like it!! Thank you for the heart! Take care!
aladyde rated for PIE: Monthly swap - August on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful wolf postcard with the nice stamps. Stay healthy! Danke!
Response: thank you for the heart!
dally rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #5 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful assortment, and for the extra!
Response: you're welcome, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcards!
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #29 on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Slim om je kaart op karton te maken! :D Ik zie alleen wel dat het bruine papier in het midden "los" zit, misschien gebruik ik iets van lijm + servet in de hoop dat het bruine papier dan ook vast zit. Zou zo zonde zijn als hij scheurt. Ik ga er wat leuks van maken!
Comment: Thanks! -Al
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #28 on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel voor de PC, ik ga ermee aan de slag!
Response: Fijn dat ie is aan gekomen, veel succes ermee
mentalistfan78 rated for SIE: Stationery swap on May 26, 2020
Comment: Super bedankt voor de mooie briefpapieren Irene! Precies mijn smaak!
Response: Graag gedaan!
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #27 on May 13, 2020
Comment: Dank voor je kaartje, dat ziet er al veelbelovend uit! Zin om ermee aan de slag te gaan:) Wat een spannende thee ook, die ga ik vanmiddag proberen. Groetjes Barbara
Response: Dank je voor het hartje en rating :) De thee is een van mijn lievelings, hopelijk smaakt het jou ook.
mb58ca rated for It's Time to Relax - 2 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Finally arrived! Glad to read we like tea and pandas ;) These are all new to me. Keep well.
Response: Glad they arrived!!! Thank you for the heart
Tessssssa rated for NS: Flipbook - Bloemen on May 1, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je flipboek! Kleine tip om onder de washi nog lijm/pritt te gebruiken. Nu liet er heel wat los, ik heb het weer vast geplakt :)
Response: bedankt voor de rating.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #26 on Apr 29, 2020
Comment: Hoi Irene, Een mooie eerste kaart van jou. Eens goed bedenken wat ik hieraan ga toevoegen. En wat een vrolijke washi-tape op de envelop, werd er helemaal vrolijk van!!
Response: bedankt voor de ratng
Daithra rated for EML: List 3 #2 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for including pictures to make the list more vibrant, I also enjoyed that you chose a nice font for the e-mail.
Response: Thank you for your rating

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anicka22 on Apr 30, 2020:

Dank voor de leuke kaarten! Vind vooral de uil erg mooi.

chimerix on Mar 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the envie of die cuts for the CPG Tag You're It game. I just love them and can't wait to craft with them. Aloha!

notme78 on Feb 20, 2020:

Thank you for the chocolate bars, for the i offer tag - europe. Can`t wait to try out the chocolates.

Lonestarchild on Feb 7, 2020:

Thank you for the fun PCs you sent for the This or That Tag. They are super fun! (also sent you a PM)

HippieChick on Jan 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of writing papers for the My Requests tag They will come in handy for swap letters. :)

Nushkinathan on Nov 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for the tea!!

I offer Europe tag ❤

Phenyx on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you for the Help, I can't find Tag. I was really in need of some letter paper and vintage book pages. Thank you for the variety you included.

myancey on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful owl postcards and kangaroo. Love them so much and the stamps. This was for the a and n sept 2019 wta. Thanks

susieq11 on Aug 17, 2019:

I’m so happy to see you back!!!! : )

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