Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2017 11:00 pm


Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: October 15, 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.


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 πŸ€“Thank you soo much
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!
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...πŸ˜‹
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?
Sparkling12335 rated for EH~~Color Envie (Black) on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Hi Catherine, wat een gave envies heb jij gemaakt en heerlijke thee erbij! Het hele pakket was gewoon geweldig. Super blij mee. Zit jij op IG? Kunnen we elkaar volgen. Mijn account kan je vinden op mijn profielpagina
Response: Hoi, bedankt voor je enthousiaste reactie! En de rating en het hartje. Het was heel leuk om te doen!
Drvr337 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 6 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Wow! It was a great surprise to find such a beautiful envelope in my mailbox. Thank you so much for the tea and peacock postcard, I love it!
Response: Thank you for the great compliment! Love to use my envies! And thank you for the grea rating and the heart!
Lonestarchild rated for Handmade Envelopes on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Oh Holy WOW! These are FAB! Absolutely LOVE these. How fun! Can't wait to use them!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Hi,big smiles here! Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: thank you. yes we have been partners before, in a penpal swap. actually I sent you a response letter some time ago. maybe it got lost in the mail.
Response: Thanks for the great rating and the heart. I am sorry for the correspondence delay, I have a big pile of letters that are waiting for a reply...
galadkria rated for October Tea Swap on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Can I add 46483938 hearts??? Such a wondrous package Thank you so much It is beautiful.... I have to admit I might steal the packaging idea... I love it... THANK YOU SO MUCH THANK YOUUUU
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart! I loved putting this swap together for you!
rianheimgartner rated for Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: WoW, wat was het fantastisch leuk om dit pakketje uit te pakken!!! Je hebt er echt veel werk van gemaakt, dus eigenlijk verdien je zoveel meer dan een ❀️! Hopelijk komen er nog veel meer van dit soort swaps in de groep πŸ˜€ Heel erg bedankt in ieder geval voor alle leuke vakantieherinneringen. Ik heb nu alweer zin om een nieuwe reis te plannen 😏 Fijn weekend nog!
Response: Hoi Rian, hartelijk dank voor de mooie complimenten, je rating en het hartje. Ik hoop ook dat er meer van zulke swaps komen, het was erg leuk om te doen!
susieq11 rated for Tea and a Note on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: What a great envelope and note card!! : ) Oh and the teas smelled so good when I opened it! Sounds like you had a busy and productive day - mixed with fun!! I love the poodle cut out and dogs too - thank you so much!!!! xoxo
Response: Hi Susie, thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I am glad you liked my swap.
Comment: Thank you rooje! I love it! Your envelope(s) really inspires me!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad I could inspire you!
aenk rated for WIYM: tea envelope SUMMER 2 ~ INTL on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the teas! :) I also loved your envelope and the bags the teas were in. That was so lovely!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. This was a fun swap to make!
Comment: I really enjoyed the contents of the envelope. I loved being sewn. I loved the treats. Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome, thanks for the great rating and the heart!
misscorina rated for Happy Letter and Surprise on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Catherine, wat heb ik ontzettend genoten van jouw brief, de geweldige envelop, en de goodies die ik tussen de brief vond, zo creatief! Ik ben heeel erg jaloers, wat gaaf, een rondreis door Amerika, heel veel plezier toegewenst!!
Response: Bedankt nog, we hebben inderdaad een fantastische vakantie gehad. Bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: beautiful envelope and booklet to go with the teas and letter thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! A belated thank you, for the great rating and the heart.
Sandara333 rated for Foreign Papers Mail Art on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: What can I possibly say that will do justice to the most beautiful piece of mail art that I've ever received. It's a mini work of art. I loved the sewing on it, oh!,..and those small sewed on circles, just genius! The heart, those little pieces of ephemera were just perfection. You're an artistic Mozart and I feel so lucky to have gotten you as my partner. I love the whole package and the letter just made my day. You made this swap extra-special and I can't thank you enough. β£οΈπŸ’ŒπŸŒ™β­οΈβœ¨πŸŒŸπŸ’—πŸ’–πŸŒ»
Response: Wow, what an amazing compiment! I am so glad you liked my swap so much. Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Going Postal on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun pc.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
FelinaSP rated for WIYM: 10 Easy Steps to Happy Mail on Jul 4, 2017
Comment: Dear Catherine, I can not find words to thank you for the dedication you put into each swap you send, I have loved the letter sets and the notecard with everything you tell me about you ... I have saved your address very well to send you a small letter about me .. . thank you very much with all my heart...
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked it so much! Thank you very much for ths great rating and the heart.
FelinaSP rated for WIYM: tea envelope GREEN ~ INTL on Jul 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the exquisite selection of tea you sent me, the beautiful die cuts, and your nice and intereseting letter... and the tags, the envelope, in short, everything is incredibly cute and I care ... thank you very much for the dedication ! Greetings from Chile!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, the great 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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