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roosje

roosje
Date Joined: August 12, 2009
Last Online: April 18, 2021
Birthday: January 5
Country: Netherlands
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Update 13-3-2021: So, all of a sudden my life and shedule/free time totally changed. I feel so fortunate that these are all due to good things! We are in the process of selling our house to move to an old farmhouse in the country side. Also, I just started a new job (at 51! Yes it is possible!). I'm giving myself some time to adjust, and will sign up for less swaps in this process.

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 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

*I recently discovered how much I love to work with FAIRY images (my inner child is so happy now!).

*I love to create with GLASSINE enveloppes and manilla/kraft TAGS.

*Always in for TINY bits of lace, tule, translucent fabric or paper and tiny buttons or brads.

*DIE CUTS are great (especially Tim Holtz ones)

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

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

*any other vintage or vintage style EPHEMERA like tickets, maps, handwritten letters, office supplies like ledger papers, food labels/packaging, security envelopes, love!

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

*I love coffee and tea alike... I am discovering herbal teas, like lavender with chamomille and lemon grass (it helps with the fairy's too!)

*recycling/reusing is cool and so is THRIFTING. I love old paper items (can you tell?).

*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!

*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!

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!

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

C-O-L-O-R

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

Dutch Mail:

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

POSTAL UPDATE 01-2020: there are new guidelines for mail send overseas. Every envelope that does not contain documents only and is a little bulky, will be considered as a package (even a teabag counts as bulk). For me personally, this will mean sending my swaps as flat as possible, and sometimes, without extras.

THEMES:

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.

Ratings

RockyBeach rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sending some great vintage vibes envelope! It was fun exporing all the ephemera. And I also love the card you've made.
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Jeweler's Envelope on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: So beautiful. I love all the neutral colors and sewing. I’m so happy to have this in my collection. Have a wonderful week and Stay safe.
Taedybear rated for AMA: Botanical Journal Kit on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: I'm so stunned by the beautiful happy mails you've sent me! Each and every stationery -- tag, lace, quotes, and stickers -- you've sent are just so gorgeous. Thank you so so much for these beauties! 💖 I hope to swap with you again.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. it makes me happy you liked what I send, it is one of my favourite themes!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Easy Ephemera Folder on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Dear Catherine! What a pleasure to receive your lovely art once again! Your folder is just beautiful and the ribbon you used for a tie is gorgeous! I loved the envelope you sent with the children's book picture--it is really precious and I'm hoping to use that image on something I create. It's always so nice to swap together; hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Always a pleasure, thank you for the nice comment, the rating and the heart!
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jamicam rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Love the tags and can't wait to use them - thank you so very much!
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Scrap Patches on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: These patches are so cute.Thank you for everything.Great job!
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Comment: Thank you for sending so many little envelopes in this beautiful sewn pocket. Very nice swap.
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Comment: Your PC is beautiful, thank you so much ♥
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Single Envelope Portfolio on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: Hey Catherine...I love it! You did a fantastic job in repurposing everything...lol...and again...I love it!
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Bird love - February on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great bird postcard. Love your composition and sewn aspects.
kammy rated for ESO: Make an Envelope on Mar 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your envelope
CreaSuus rated for NS: Side layerd pocket on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: Wat een mooie pocket! Ik ben er erg blij mee. Ik hou van de vintage style en ook de goodies zijn super. Heel erg bedankt en fijn weekend!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the vintage goodies they are great!!
Gionanna rated for ESO: paper filled envie on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a great swap and for the theme you chose, I love every single piece!
Petaltea rated for NS: Bookpage double pocket on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Prachtige pockets echt waar! Ze zijn zo mooi gemaakt. Ik hou van vintage, zelfs je envelope was mooi! dank je wel!
Response: Bedankt voor de fijne rating en het hartje! Het was leuk om te maken voor jou.
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Comment: So pretty! I have to pull out my sewing machine. It's been years, but I see it so beautiful on paper, wowee!
Response: Please do pull out your sewing machine, stitching on paper is so rewarding! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I adore it all and can't wait to create something special with all these goodies. The package was oddly opened when I got it from my (locked) mailbox, but it does not look like anything was missing from it... Again, thank you! Take care!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I am sorry the package was opened...weird things happen in the mail (or maybe it was one the fairy's that wanted out...)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC with the question and quote. To answer the first question - "Trixie Beldon" and "The Bobbsey Twins" were my two favorite books series for children that I loved. About a month ago we stopped in at a little antique store out in the country. They had the entire series of the Bobbsey Twins for $125. I think it was a bit high but I wished I could have them anyway. It just wasn't in my budget at this time. One day I'll find them again. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
donetta rated for MFF: Winter Bird Tag on Jan 28, 2021
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Comment: Catherine, your tags are simply gorgeous...BOTH of them! Thank you so much for sending such lovely works of art to me,,,you are a wonderful swap partner!

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Comments

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Zomaar ♥

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mgallardo68 on Jun 16, 2019:

@roosje what an amazing prize you sent me for the IFM > [Sticky] November 2018 Winner Takes it All!! I loved everything! Those are treasures I'll keep for myself! ♥♥ Many hugs!

CurlyTea on Jan 7, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

earthnk on Dec 5, 2018:

You are very welcome. I’m glad it arrived and I hope it brings about nice conversation. Happy holidays!

susieq11 on Sep 13, 2018:

That pocket folder is so cute. I will be looking at everything you sent me all night!!! : )

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!

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