Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 4:06 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: March 25, 2017
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.

*I love to craft with KRAFT! ( paper, bags, seals, labels, etc. etc.)

*EPHEMERA/vintage or new/ : 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 items !

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

*EMBROIDERY/sewing (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 love to send and receive postcards!

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:

If I post mail in the weekends, it will usually not go before the next monday!


In general, themes I like are : encyclopedia - alphabets - fonts/text - travel/maps - postal/airmail - birds - geometrics - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor - vintage circus - nature.


Comment: Hello and thank you for my Miffy card...my first ever!
Shellyr rated for Sew easy mail art on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Love your card. Delightful.
Comment: Thank you for a fantastic swap :) I just adore your handmade envelope--I really need to give sewing a try in combination with paper--it looks wonderful! The sticker sheets were all lovely, top quality, and I very much appreciate and will use all of the extras. I absolutely adore all of the forest creatures, and am excited to try more rub-ons. Some of these little beauties have already provided inspiration for one of my next pocket letters. :) Thank you again for a thoughtful and generous packet of very happy mail. ♥
Response: I'm so glad you got it and that you like it. This was a fun swap! Thank you for the great rating and the heart, and safe travels!
gothbarbie rated for Mail Art Penpal Swap 1 - Int'l on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Such a fun package! I loved EVERYTHING! I'm very excited to be your new penpal! Thanks for taking the time to create such fun mail art for me! : )
Response: Yay, a new penpal! Looking forward to it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for SWL ~ INTL Beachy PC on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your postcard.
Response: Wow, that took some time to travel to you. Thank you for the rating!
camelsamba rated for TPS: Mail Art - January 2017 on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Catherine, your envelope is a work of art! I also appreciate the fish cards, postage stamps, and botanical pages. Thank you for everything!
Response: Wow, thanks for your kind words! I have so much fun with my swaps! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
greygooselime rated for Valentine Postcard Swap on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: I actually just got it today so it didn't make it by valentine's but I love it anyway! Thank you.
Response: Oh my, that took so long. Did I mess something up? Glad it got there, Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Ik vind het inderdaad leuk! 'n Kameleon is dan juis soos 'n vertaler ??!! Baie dankie :)
Response: Inderdaad! Heel erg bedankt voor de rating!
GinaVisione rated for TPS: Mail Art - February 2017 on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Hello! The beautiful package of TPS delights arrived. Thank you for your generosity. Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi, thank you so much for the great rating and the heart, I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: Love all the goodies and can't wait to try the tea.
Response: So, did you like it? A belated thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie!
Response: Thank you for the rating!
meeltje57 rated for IS: Decorated envelope #7 INT on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: WowWOWwOW, heb je ons horen juichen? Wat een geweldige envelop. Heel voorzichtig opengemaakt en adem ingehouden bij het tevoorschijn halen van de inhoud. Prachtig! Het kaartje met de quote ga ik in mijn portemonnaie stoppen, dan heb ik het altijd bij me. Wat voel ik me een geluksvogel dat ik jouw partner was voor deze swap. Dank je wel. ❤💙💚💛💜💖❤💙💚💛💜
Response: Wow, wat leuk dat jullie zo enthousiast zijn over mijn envelop! Heerlijk, ik loop met een big smile rond! Bedankt voor de rating en de hartjes!
Comment: thank you for the wonderful letter and the goodies! loved it all!
Response: Thanks for the great rating and the heart, too!
Response: Thanks for the rating.
Comment: thanks
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Ooooh wat éééénig wat je me allemaal gestuurd hebt, zo leuk en zulke mooie postzegels erbij; het was inderdaad een feest om het uit te pakken, heel hartelijk dank!
Response: Wat fijn dat je er blij mee bent! Heel erg bedankt voor je vriendelijke woorden, je rating en het hartje!
luluvision rated for AMA: Layering with stencils PC on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: I love what you did with your postcard!! Love the stitching! Thank you so much! Thank you for joining my swap, so happy you had fun!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you got it! Thank you for a great rating and the heart, too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Patchwork recycled envelope. It reminded me of a crazy quilt. And I like the Quote PC to color.
Response: You are welcome, it was fun to make! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
mgallardo68 rated for Feb: AMA Sender's Choice on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: What a great swap!! I loved your art and feel honored I received such beautiful items! Thank you much for your letter too!!! All is inspiring!!! Thank you so much!!! Hugs
Response: Oh, you made my day! Thanks for your comment and the great rating too!
mgallardo68 rated for Intl-Hearts PC-February on Feb 19, 2017
Comment: What a master piece you sent me!! I love, love, love this PC. Thank you soooo much!! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! ♥♥♥ Ps... You deserve many ♥s!!
Response: I'm blushing...It is new for me but I like the process of creating a postcard. Thank you so much for the great compliment, the rating and the heart.

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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

lilmissthrifty on Dec 14, 2015:

Th anks you for thr adorable xmas postcard. That was sweet of you. Cheers to 2016

wolfeagle on Aug 9, 2015:


Thank you for the postcard from your vacation. It sounds like a fantastic trip.

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