Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2018 7:11 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: March 23, 2018
Birthday: January 5
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi,my name is Catherine,I live in a small town in the south of the Netherlands. I married my high school lover and together we have 2 children. We live in an old brick house from the thirties, it is a great home to us and our cat Sushi. My background is in textiles and fashion design. But nowadays I am passionate about wetfelting and I teach felting classes to adults and children. I like to PLAY with different media like paper,collage,paint...I love to make prints with the gelli plate on all kinds of different papers and ephemera. I share my mail-art on instagram ( if you want to be surprised, do not peek!). I like a lot of different things, so when you swap with me : just follow your heart ...Thanks!

Things that make me happy

*HANDWRITING (on shopping lists, letters, invoices, receipts etc.)

*Vintage BOOK PAGES or cutouts for example from old schoolbooks or children's books.

*Love die-cuts!

*I use a lot of round stickers seals, always in need of those!

*EPHEMERA/especially vintage/ : tickets, maps, handwritten letters, office supplies like ledger papers, food labels/packaging, security envelopes.

= I am particularly interested in vintage office supplies=

*SHHHHHH (I have an ENVELOPE addiction and make my envies myself when possible).

*FLOW magazine is my favorite! I use it in almost all my snail mail swaps.

*WASHI tape makes me smile!

*address LABELS, another thing I can't resist!

*I love coffee and tea alike...not too fond of rooibos or pure herbal mixes (at the moment my favourite is green tea with coconut flavour)

*recycling/reusing is cool and so is THRIFTING. I love vintage (paper) items !

*JAPANESE design is an all time favourite...fashion, silk, origami, traditional patterns, kawaii cuteness (makes me smile).

*EMBROIDERY/sewing/stitching (also,on paper). I would love to learn about sashiko!

*STATIONERY is always welcome, anything to be used for snailmail.

*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!


During my recent travels to the USA, I have fallen in love with postcards from Lantern Press!

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!

If you do need some more information,here are a few ideas: - Black and white photography - Close ups - Vintage - Children's book illustrations - Fonts/graphics - Birds - (food) packaging - Anything related to mail/ letter writing/ stamps.

I prefer my postcards send naked and I would love to see your handwriting, so write me a little something please

Artists I admire:

I love to take online classes, read blogs and visit pinterest to learn more about paper arts, mixed media, textile arts, art journaling, gelli plate printing, mail art, embroidery... some artists that inspire me are: Roben-Marie Smith # Alma Stoller # Julie Fei-Fan Balzer # Becci Orpin # Rae Missigman


I love colors, all of them! Bright, pastel,watercolors, aged surfaces, rainbow, metallics...as long as it is done with taste!

Some of my favorites are:

  • Black and white combo's, with one accent color like red/aqua/yellow
  • Colors used in vintage/retro advertisements.
  • A dash of neon
  • Color combinations as you can see them in tropical fish , birds and butterfly-wings.

Dutch Mail:

Mail posted in the weekends doesn't go before the next monday,sorry!


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.


Comment: Wow! This is an incredible package filled with fantastic art! I adore your mail, it is always a lesson and full of stuff I want to recreate!! The bookmark is incredible. Did you make it? I love, love, love it and all other goodies!! Thank you so much Catherine, cannot wait to make new swaps with you (and looking forward to do the boiled paper one) :) ♥♥
Soph rated for MAIL ART - Black & White Plus on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Many thanks for the awesome handmade mail art b/w envelope with the accent color teal from my favorites. Thank you also for the pretty goodies you enclosed and last but not least your kind letter. It was a pleasure to be your swap partner.
renate rated for Gimmie Mail: Paaskaart swap #1 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Ja ik krijg ook zin in Pasen en om Paastakken neer te zetten en te versieren. Bedankt voor je gezellige paaspost.
renate rated for EUHS: 30 loose stickers on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Wat een leuke verrassing vond ik van jou bij de post. Ja ik word zeker vrolijk van roze en bunnies. Leuk om te gebruiken bij mijn lente- paasthema post.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Miffy card ❤. Here winter still has us in a firm grip. I'm starting to think it'll never stop snowing... I can't wait for spring!!
anicka22 rated for EUHS: 20 grms of fun on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your mail is really the best to receive! It is so beautiful. Love the pretty envie and the beautiful content and the sweet letter!
Response: Heel erg welkom, hoor, Anicka! Bedankt voor je lieve woorden en deze geweldige rating!
Hugsie86 rated for Postcard with a Quote on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I definitely agree with the quote that was written on it (although sometimes it's difficult not to look back!).
Response: Thanks for the great rating and the heart. I'm glad you liked the quote!
Papergirl46 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 10 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I just got my first card back! I love it
Response: Lucky you, thanks for letting me know! And thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Loved your card! Thanks.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
satinification rated for SIE: Themed postcard swap on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice book card. I hope the cake was delicious ;)
Response: The cake was great, thanks! And thank you for the great rating too!
ktk8 rated for Gelli Print Mail Art on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Oh my my my my....what an incredible swap......wow I love your gel print work!!! and all the goodies..... just how many hearts can I give????? Zillions for this..... Thank you so very very much.
Response: Thank you so much for this great rating!I just love to use my Gelli Plate!
ttbishop rated for AMMM: Sending Snailmail daily on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! I really enjoyed your letter!
Response: Thank you!
AZmom875 rated for AMMM: Sending Snailmail daily on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: what a super fun envelope of love. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
luluvision rated for AMMM: Sending Snailmail daily on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and Valentine! I would like to write back, if that is ok?
Response: Of course it is! I did send you my addie, right? Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the cute envie and goodies!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for a great rating!
Comment: Thank you so much, I loved your swap, starting with your envelope, glad your kitty was found!!
Response: Yes, me too! Thank you for the great rating!
Pikkis rated for ISS: Mail Art #1 - Birds on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mail art :)! I love the envelope and the ephemera you’ve used. And thank you also for the ephemera inside the envie, everything is so lovely and will go into use for sure. Thanks for making my day!
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I love to use birds in my artwork. Thank you for a great rating!
evanselli rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Christmas on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful flipbook! I just loved it.
bstrong rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 9 on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Received the used stamp chain card #9 today, in your beautiful envelope. I think I might recycle it and send it to the next person along with your card so the person who actually owns the PC will know who it all went to.
Comment: thank you

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

CurlyTea on Jan 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

shirleyinCA on Mar 23, 2017:

Thanks so much for sending to me as an extra for Naked PB PC Roulette #1. What a gorgeous and unique postcard of the girl with butterfly wings; yes, you're right, it suits me perfectly! I love it!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

Welcome to AMMM!

bbsporty on Nov 27, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card and goodies! I love Christmas time with all of the decorations!

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

bluesky on Sep 8, 2016:

yes I might even make it today! :) I always bake something for our weekend and after my ravel its all depleted haha.

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 24, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

TerryF on Feb 1, 2016:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

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