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Date Joined: October 14, 2016
Last Online: June 3, 2020

Country: Netherlands
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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 work at a second-hand clothing store. This store is located at a terrein where people with mental health issues live. It's sort of a mini community within my home town. I like working here as I myself can relate to having mental health issues.
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 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: Japan
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


As for postcards, I really love viewcards with something of your country/ city/ state on it.
Architecturial and nature scenes are my favorite.

For the non touristy postcards, my abc might help. 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 peoples creativity.

If you send 1 postcard, I prefer it written and stamped. More postcards in an envelope please.

I do not 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.


mentalistfan78 rated for SIE: Stationery swap on May 26, 2020
Comment: Super bedankt voor de mooie briefpapieren Irene! Precies mijn smaak!
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
Stargazer008 rated for EML: List 3 #2 on Apr 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing the list. The picture of the craft-supplies looks thrilling. And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: Thank you for the heart
Ilovemybabies7 rated for Random Survey E-mail Swap #3 on Apr 20, 2020
simplyjeannette rated for Random Survey E-mail Swap #3 on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: thank you
CookieMomster78 rated for Random Survey E-mail Swap #3 on Apr 12, 2020
Comment: Loved hearing about Sinterklaas! Great song - I ā¤ļø Imagine Dragons! The quote that you had at the bottom of the email about sending a letter was awesome too!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOU šŸ˜‰
Response: Glad you enjoyed reading my answers, Thank you for the heart
piperwashere rated for Random Survey E-mail Swap #3 on Apr 11, 2020
Comment: Hi, I really enjoyed reading your answers. I love your ideal girl name. Stay safe!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Cindymt rated for Random Survey E-mail Swap #3 on Apr 11, 2020
Stargazer008 rated for EML: LIst 3 on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing the list of your favorite things. And now have a nice afternoon and a happy easter.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Happy easter
Ninna rated for EML: LIst 3 on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: Wow you were fast! I got your email before I saw the swap notification and I was so confused for a moment. Great lists! I would like to do the Norway cruise too. Almost did one couple of years ago, but it was too expensive for my student budget at time :(
Response: Sorry for causing confusion. I am home bound now, so to much time on my hands, which is why I was fast with this swap. Can imagine that a cruise to Norway was expencive at that time. It still is for me now. :( Thanks for the rating!
Comment: De kaart gaat weer door in de volgende ronde. En dank je wel voor de theetjes! Pas goed op jezelf, blijf gezond!
Response: Bedankt voor de rating :)
arystotle rated for 10 Pages of 6x6 papers swap on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank there are some fun papers I can't wait to use and love the washi
Response: Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the windmill card!
Response: Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you! This is a very pretty post card! The Netherlands is home to my best friend and my grandfather's family! :) I hope to visit in 2022 after my youngest graduates from High School! Your miniature doll houses sound amazing ! I would love to see your tiny star bucks!!! Have a happy Sunday!! xx Gabi
Response: Glad my pc arrived! Thank you for the heart.
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Currently I'm... on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and sharing all the things you are currently doing. By the way I also like the washi tape samples. And now have a relaxed evening.
Response: Thanks for the heart
paperlover rated for PH: Owl (Blank or Naked) on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the owl postcards. They are beautiful. You are lucky you have owl stamps. I keep hoping the US. Post office will come out with some.
Response: Thank you for the heart

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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 ā¤

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:

Iā€™m so happy to see you back!!!! : )

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