Swap-bot Time: June 29, 2017 7:12 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: June 29, 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!

*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!


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.


Tamawi rated for Intl-Hearts PC-June on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful postacard, thank you! You do a nice job of combining all the elements in your design.
wittmert rated for CC: Animal Postcard on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: I give you thousand hearts! This was awsome! Thank you very VERY much!
WendyTVee rated for Tweet Tweet Tweet on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for an amazing swap. I loved everything about it. From the awesome envelope covered and birds to the sleeve that was soon so well. I love the bird that you cut out and so the little pattern in the middle of it. I wish I could give you more than one heart
Comment: Dank je wel, ik kende Gup niet leuk!
wolfeagle rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2017 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope.
changeling316 rated for AMMM: A Musemum in May on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome notecard 😊 The museum sounds very interesting and fun. That's so cool that you got to go to the workshop as well. I went to the Dali museum in St. Pete and had a great time. They had a new Chillida sculpture exhibit that was very interesting and the Dalis never get old. You always see something new. Have a great weekend, Nathan
Response: Thanks for sharing, Nathan, and for the great rating and comments, too!
lou rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Wonderful to get your letter and loved your presentation, too!!
Response: Hi Lou, thanks for the kind words and a great rating with a heart!
Comment: I like this card, tyvm. I hope to meet you on Santorini one day.
Response: Oh, that would be awesome! Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
petercure rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 2 on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Hello, Thank you so my much for the stamps! It was fun reading about your live!(≧▽≦) I'll pass on your card in the next round(*^_^*)
Response: Oh my, that mail went so fast! I guess it really helps to write Hong Kong without adding China! thanks for great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for your sweet letter and oh so creative mail. I love it all! You put a big smile on my face ❤
Response: Thank you for the great rating and your kind comment...I am smiling too!
qbee rated for May AMA Sender's Choice on May 31, 2017
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Response: Thank you for the rating.
shreve rated for WIYM: CREATE A POSTCARD on May 30, 2017
Comment: Loved the postcard and the nice message. Thank you!!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Response: Thank you for the rating, I am sorry it took this long...
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - May on May 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for making that card profile based! I love my blue bird and how you finished it with sewing and sequins!
Response: You are welcome, it was a wonderdul proces and I enjoyed it so much! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
cinnamonspice rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 13 on May 14, 2017
Comment: A wonderful package with so much to feast my eyes on ! I do love the contents and your comments. Hugs from afar. My day has been made!
Response: Thank you so much for this great rating, and the heart of course!
Sahnetoffee rated for FLOWER Themed Postcard Swap #2 on May 5, 2017
Comment: Hello Catherine, thanks so much for your card. I am glad to get it and I like it!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Dasha rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on May 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for a super beautiful PC! I love, love love all the bird pictures you used and admire the stitching! One of the most beautiful handmade PC i got lately.
Response: Thank you so much for the compliment! It feels good to hear such kind words and receive a great rating and a heart!
sunshinesuperman rated for Intl-Hearts PC-April on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard, it made it in one piece. I love when people sew on paper which made it extra special. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are so welcome, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
GinaVisione rated for CC: Masterboard Postcard on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful two-sided MB PC! I often do mine with food labels and ephemera scraps, but I love what you've done with painted and gelli scraps & tapes & sewing! Thanks for the inspiration :D
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart! I hope to 'meet 'one of your postcards some day!

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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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