Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 11:25 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: December 17, 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.

*Love the Tim Holtz idea-ology line! If you have some of the Halloween ephemera pack 2017 to share, it would make me very happy!

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

*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!

*STATIONERY is always welcome.

*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:

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


Themes I like are : vintage encyclopedia - alphabets - fonts/text - travel/maps - postal/airmail - birds - geometrics - japanese (textile) prints - watercolor - vintage circus - flowers.


emilynhr rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #9 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas! Thanks so much!
Comment: thank you for all the fun stuff! i'm so excited to put it to use!
armadillogal rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: What a cute card!
anicka22 rated for Christmas love on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Mail van jou is altijd een kadootje! Dankjewel !
Response: Oh, dat is lief! Bedankt voor de rating, er zijn nu zoveel leuke spullen te krijgen!
stiffneck78 rated for EH~~Animal Theme on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: OMG! These envelopes are freakin amazing!!! Thank you so much for your creativity and I love how you sewed them. Very cool!!! These are too cool to mail......Thanks again!
Response: Oh, my, I am so happy you finally got them. This mail took sooo long! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #6 on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you, waiting until the day to open :)
Response: Thank you for the rating. Jus a couple more days to wait!
Poohtat rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: What an adorable postcard! Thanks
Response: Thank you for the great rating!
Peaches12 rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #5 on Nov 24, 2017
Comment: I'm trying to save for the 5th! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart, jus a couple of more days to wait!
tjdkav rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for d lovely card.. xmas is near😊
Response: Yes indeed, thank you for the rating and the heart!
galadkria rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Wow just wow Thank you so much it is amazing
Response: I am glad you liked this swap. It was great to put together. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh my gosh thank you sooooo much!!! I absolutely loved your letter and litte envelope flipbook type presentation was amazing you even used awesome neon colours!!! And thank you sooo much for not writing with joined writing! Would you like to be penpals?
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked it. of course, I would love to be penplals! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for this enchanting forest creature card and lovely wishes -- that Ferber quote is a great reminder :) Also, thank you so, so, SO very much for your totally unexpected, gorgeous Flow Magazine-themed envelope of happy mail goodness!! ♥♥♥ The envelope itself is a work of art (I love that image of Kahlo and Rivera in the studio), and I felt like I was opening a present. I relished your sharing your favorites about Flow and your daily life in your lovely font-like handwriting; thank you also for the adorable Jetoy card and beautiful vintage angel stamps (they remind me of Renaissance art and The Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album :) Thank you for bringing such joy to my day and mailbox!
Response: You make me so happy, too! Thanks for this wonderful comment and the great rating. Swapping can be such a joy, when you find amazing partners like you!
newrule rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the swap cards! Loved them!
Response: You are so welcome, I had fun making them. Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Catherine, thank you for the lovely card, I really like it. Happy Autumn swapping. Take good care.
Response: Hi, thnak you for the great rating and the heart, happy Autumn!
Comment: SQUEAL! Was so excited to see this in the mailbox and knew what it was. These are AMAZING -- could not be happier! WHERE do you get all these amazing pages?? Love it! Yours should be there soon!! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! So glad it you got it! Thanks for the reat rating and the heart! Most of the pages are from Flow and Flow Book for paper lOvers!
ambwilcox rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: A-maz-ing! I could have done an unboxing video and gotten a grip of hits. Thanks so much! (^_^*)
Response: Hi, thanks for your very kind words! I am glad you liked the swapcards, they where my firsts!
Comment: OMG.. 😍 all I can say is beautiful!! this is actually that best happy mail I have received so far! It is a great idea and it was presented so well.. I must say I might have to use your set up for one or two of my swaps 🤓Thank you soo much
Response: Hi, thnak you so much for your great comment, the rating and the heart! Autumn inspired me, glad you liked it! Happy Swapping!
kitsune rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 15 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Catherine! Amazing envelopes! And I really like everything you have sent to me! This swap deserve more then one heart! Many thanks!
Response: You are so welcome, this was fun to put together! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Dankjewel Roosje! Wat een geweldige kaart! Ik word er helemaal vrolijk van! Veel plezier in Berlijn! Groetjes Barbara PS ik heb een lichte uitroeptekenverslaving...😋
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Flowers on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope (I love your flower idea!!!!) and the goodies you sent. Always a treat to receive mail from you!! (This just arrived today! I got another envelope from a friend in the Netherlands today from March 2016!!! Isn't that crazy!!! In perfect shape!!)
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you received it. What is hapening with mail from the Netherlands?

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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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