Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 9:29 pm


Date Joined: October 14, 2016
Last Online: November 21, 2017

Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hello fellow swappies, My friends call me Nala, I am a Southern girl from the Netherlands. Nala is a nickname given to me by a British friend. In an African language ( Sorry can't remember which one) Nala means peace. My birthname is Irene, which was the Grecian Goddess of Peace. I do not like war, fighting and all things like racism, discrimination and such. So Both names suite me well.

I love anything to do with dollhouses, panda bears, owls, tea, tattoos, music, quotes, Harry Potter, stationery/letter sets, Bearinton Bears, and creativity.

I am fluent in Dutch and English, however grammar is not one of my strong suites, neither in Dutch nor English. Please forgive me for the mistakes I make, feel free to correct me if you want.

As of march this year, I am in a mental health clinic. I have some issues regarding my childhood I need to learn to deal with.
At the moment I don't have a whole lot to do here therapy wise, so I am trying my best at crafting, snail mailing and swapping. When I am not being crafty or preparing swaps or snail mail, I love to go outside for walks, watch tv series or movies and drink a big mug of tea or work on decorating one of the dollhouse projects I am working on.

Please read through the rest of my profile to see what I like, dislike and get to know more about me.

I am open to private swaps, I do prefer swaps that can fit through a mailbox, because of shipping costs.

Thank you for dropping by,



This Black Ribbon is in loving memory of my grandmothers and grandfather, who all have suffered and died from Cancer. To does of you affected ( in some way) by this terrible thing, my heart goes out to you. Strength and love to you all

Music * TV * Books

 Within temptation
 Linkin Park
 Limp Bizkit
 Emeli Sande

 Criminal Minds ( + BB)
 The Big bang Theory
 Avatar, the legend of Aang and Korra
 X-men (TAS)

 Harry Potter
 Disney Classics
 X-Men ( all + related to x-men like The Wolverine)

 Harry Potter
 Twilight Saga
 Anything by Roald Dahl

Favorite Crafts and Collectabl

 Dollhouses, decorating them mostly, but also self (re) build houses.
 Snail Mail, Pocket Letters, Flipbooks.
 Collecting Bearington Bears. A Very cute brand of teddy bears.
 Writing/ Poetry
 Mandala's; designing my own and just coloring in.
 Jigsaw Puzzles.


 Favorite Colors: Green and Purple.
 Favorite Drinks and Food: Tea ( Green Tea with fruit and White Teas), Pizza and Fish
 Season: Autumn/ Fall and Spring, I do love snow though!!!!!

Favorite Quotes

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

~ Life is like a rollercoaster, just got to ride it ~

~ The written word is a magical thing ~~

~ Don't judge a book by it's cover ~

~ Where a mask if you feel it will protect you, but only then ~

~ I believe that someones skin is just a giftwrapper arounds someones heart, waiting to be opened ~

~ To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart ~

~ They say I'm crazy... I really don't care... That's my prerogative ~

~ And so the lion fell in love with the lamb ~

~ I don't know karate, but I know crazy and am not afraid to use it ~

~ nivea: niet invullen voor een ander ~

Yes Please :)


Ideas on what I like
* Winnie the Pooh and Friends
* Harry Potter
* Holiday/ Seasonal Themed
* Hello Kitty
* Butterflies/ Owls/ Panda Bears

I also love snail mail supplies; like stickers, washi tape and sticky notes ect.


With envelopes please.
If you happen to have one with a twin bike on it, you would make my day :) Handmade are also very welcome.


Ideas on what kind to send:
* Nature views
* Tea related
* Books related

I prefer postcards unwritten and in an envelope
Handmade are very welcome too.

Handmade Items
Anything handmade is very welcome. I love to see other peoples creativeness. Whether it's an ATC, Pocket Letter, Card, Earrings.... anything really is welcome.


Love to try all flavors, but I am not a fan of Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry flavored teas.

Loose tea or factory wrapped, both welcome.

No thank you/ rather not

There are a few things I rather not receive.

  • Chocolate bars ( I don't eat it).


  • Coffee ( I don't drink it)

  • I don't like the color red

  • Make-up, I am allergic

  • Anything with or that is a clown

  • Please don't sent me FB's, LB's or slams, or things like that. Thank you.


A: ATC's
B: Butterflies... Bearington Bears (A brand of teddy bears I collect)
C: Creativity
D: Dollhouses... Disney
E: English Language
F: Flowers... Feathers G: Gorjuss
H: Harry Potter
I: Italy
J: Japan
K: Kodo
L: Lists
M: Music... Mandala's
N: Notecards
O: Owls
P: Panda Bears... Postcards
Q: Quotes... Questions
R: Reading... Roald Dahl
S: Stationery
T: Tea... Tattoos
U: Unique
V: Vrede ( Dutch word for Peace)
W: Within Temptation... Washi tape
X: X-men ( especially the animated series)
Y: Yvonne ( My Sister)
Z: Zoo

Info about mailservice

Please NOTE that on the weekend mail is not collected by Dutch Mail Service.

Please also note that mail that is sent to me can take some time. Usually mail towards the clinic will go to the main office at the clinic's terrain first and a day later it is forwarded to the clinic's mailbox in the late afternoon. I ask staff to check the mailbox daily ( they do tent to forget, I mean how can you forget about mail??? LOL) during the week. Sadly on weekends mail is not forwarded to the clinic so I have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to get my mail. I will rate A.S.A.P.

If you haven't received anything from me for a swap within a reasonable amount of time please let me know!!!!!!!


Bananers rated for CPG - Flat Happy Mail (Global) on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Wonderful package, thank you! I especially like the paper clips. ❤️
Response: Glad you like it, thanks for the heart
Comment: Hoi Irene, hartstikke bedankt voor je leuke snail mai en voor het herzendenl!!! Ik ben er heel blij mee, alleen dat PSV stadion, haha!!!!
Response: Hoi Hoi, Graag gedaan :)
susieq11 rated for Letter Sets on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute letter sets!! I love them - and the postcards!! I appreciate everything so much! Have a happy weekend! xo
Response: Thank you for the heart, am glad you like everything
Eudaimonia rated for GIMMIE MAIL: Penpal kit on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Hoi Irene, ontzettend bedankt voor de waanzinnige inhoud van de envelop. Ben er erg blij mee. Komt goed van pas, tot een volgende keer!
Response: Hoi Angelique, fijn dat je er blij mee bent. Bedankt voor het hartje.
goinjenny rated for TT&E: Pick 1 #2 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: thanks for the heart
dawnakaulen rated for TT&E: Pick 1 #2 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great PC's and the stickers too!
Response: you're welcome, thanks for the heart
Lonestarchild rated for TT&E: Pick 1 #2 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: These are great! The funny creature -- whatever that is -- made me laugh out loud. thank you!
Response: Glad you like it, thanks for the heart
Eel9585 rated for Disney Pocket Letter Swap on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: This was a really cute pocket letter and was full of really cute goodies but I would really have liked a letter added as well.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap!
Inez rated for ISS: Tea Lovers #1 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Hoi Irene! Super bedankt voor de lekkere thee en de mooie stickers! Ik ben er erg blij mee! Ze hadden de envelop naar Aruba gestuurd, ipv Bonaire. Vandaar dat het wat langer duurde! Warme groetjes en liefs van Inez!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Dank je wel voor je leuke kaartjes Irene. En wat lief dat je er een kawaii setje bij hebt gedaan voor me :) Heel erg schattig! Tot de volgende swap <3
Response: Graag gedaan, bedankt voor het hartje
Comment: Fast trip to US from your Country - Pretty envie , swap card and nice note. Thanks so much for the teas. I love to try new flavors and special thx for sending the Earl Grey for my quest to find the best EG. Thx so much -Great Swap!
Response: Thank you so much for your response, glad you like it. Thanks also for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful letter sets, letter sheets and the amazing extras. And, of course, for hosting this great swap :)
Response: You are very welcome!!!! Thank you for the heart
Comment: Hello Nala! Got your envelope of goodies. The postal service really trashed the envelope but it appears it arrived with everything! I love the notecards! Beautiful! Great stationary too! You brightened my day. Thanks so much for everything!
Response: Hi, Glad you like it all. If I ever send to you again, I will use a bubble envie, in hopes it won't get damaged. Thank you for the heart
LisaLisa3 rated for TT&E: Pick 1 on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap!! Love all the great stuff. : )
Response: Glad you like it :) Thank you for the heart
Comment: So much awesome! Thank you a million times over! 💕💕
Response: Glad you like the PC's. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Hallo Irene, dank je voor je leuke snail mail pakketje.
Response: Bedankt voor het hartje
Comment: Bedankt voor de leuke briefpapier swap.
Response: graag gedaan, bedankt voor het hartje
piratejimbob87 rated for TT&E: Pick 1 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stationary, I love it :)
Response: Glad you like it, thanks for the heart

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Poohtat on Nov 19, 2017:

I tagged you in the envie of randomness rack!

fluffyjunk on Oct 12, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the Pocket Letter for the CPG-Who likes...tag!!!!

It is adorable and my son suddenly took the Winnie Pooh magnet! :D

Sternenfee on Oct 11, 2017:

Good it arrived. I was already worried. Mail is crazy these days. I just got a letter from Greece sent in May...

susieq11 on Oct 2, 2017:

I received the CPG: Envies of Randomness today. Thank you! It is just fabulous and the stamps on the envelope are great! XO

anicka22 on Sep 5, 2017:

Bedankt voor de kaarten voor de cheap postage tag

simcoe54 on Sep 2, 2017:

The three animal postcards arrived for - Global Swap Tag - Rated Swappers Only! Love them and none were duplicates. Thanks!

ShyAnn64 on Sep 2, 2017:

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful goodies that you sent to me for the 'Happy Mail International Mail ' Tag!!! I feel completely spoiled!!! 💝 ~ Carol Ann

piratecaptainmo on Aug 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the really wonderful greeting cards you sent for the forum tag!

Bo on Aug 7, 2017:

Dear Nala, thank you for a wonderful RAK you sent me. I loved all the stationeries and the style. Can not wait to use them for writing letters. You have surely made my day with the special present! Bo

MelodicPenguin on Aug 5, 2017:

I just received your mail and I am overwhelmed! Thank you so much for all the wonderful things, I can't even begin to describe how excited I am! I literally love everything you've sent me <3 And thank you so much for telling me where to get alice in wonderland letter paper! I will definitely check the website out! Once again, thank you for your generosity for the Who Likes Tag + Random Flat Envie ... PIF Tag! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Yvonne

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