Hi, my name is Catherine. I live in a small village in the south of the Netherlands. My background is in textiles and fashion design, but I made a little switch last summer by becoming a part time Mad Scientist! When crafting, I like to PLAY with different media like paper, collage, paint and I love to make prints with my gelli plate. Lately, I have been drawn to making junk journals and all the ephemera that go along with them. As you can see, I like a lot of different things, so when swapping with me, just follow your heart and inspiration!
*I recently discovered how much I love TABS! So if you happen to have a punch that makes tabs, I would love some!
*I love to create with GLASSINE enveloppes and manilla/kraft TAGS.
*Always in for TINY bits of lace, tule, translucent fabric or paper and tiny buttons or brads.
*DIE CUTS are great (especially Tim Holtz ones)
*HANDWRITING (on shopping lists, letters, invoices, receipts etc.)
*Vintage BOOK PAGES or cutouts for example from old schoolbooks or children's books.
*any other vintage or vintage style EPHEMERA like tickets, maps, handwritten letters, office supplies like ledger papers, food labels/packaging, security envelopes, love!
*SHHHHHH (I have an ENVELOPE addiction and make my envies myself when possible).
*I love coffee and tea alike.
*recycling/reusing is cool and so is THRIFTING. I love old paper items (can you tell?).
*EMBROIDERY/sewing/stitching (also,on paper). I would love to learn about sashiko!
*I am very happy to be part of the swapbot community and do my best to keep it a SAFE place. Thanks and happy swapping!
I do not know what I prefer on postcards, the front or the back! Handwriting and stamps make it very special to me. So I will like anything you send me!
I prefer my postcards send naked and I would love to see your handwriting, so write me a little something please
I love colors, all of them! Bright, pastel,watercolors, aged surfaces, rainbow, metallics...as long as it is done with taste!
Mail posted in the weekends doesn't go before the next monday,sorry!
POSTAL UPDATE 01-2020: there are new guidelines for mail send overseas. Every envelope that does not contain documents only and is a little bulky, will be considered as a package (even a teabag counts as bulk). For me personally, this will mean sending my swaps as flat as possible, and sometimes, without extras.
Themes I like are : vintage encyclopedia - alphabets - handlettering/quotes - travel/maps - airmail related items- birds - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor effects - flowers/botanical prints- beautiful illustrations.
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