Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 11:14 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: December 6, 1958
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Fridaynight, saturday and sunday: days to be creative and get my postcards and envelopes to the mailbox, so my collegues can empty them on sunday evening. Since 1 January 2014 they don't do that anymore, monday is the first occasion. So, my date of sending shown at the swap doesn't have to be the real one....... I mark it as sent when the swap is finished, otherwise I'll forget it ;-)

I live near Rotterdam, with my husband and our young adult son (studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle at Artez (there she can spread out her creativity), 2 hours driving by car (in the Netherlands it is almost "the other side of the country" .......)

In June 2015 we adopted a red/white cat of 13 years old from a shelter. We let him go 5 years later. Our very black cat Harry (found on the internet) passed away 3rd October 2017. He was only 10 years old.

I deliver mail 4 days a week, of course by bike!


Together with my daughter I like to drink tea: she likes green tea, I like rooibos. Herbal and black tea are not our favourites, others are more than welcome, surprise us! After drinking I collect the bags for a very dear friend (she has a collection of > 30.000 bags), the labels I send to a Postcrossing/Facebook friend in Belarus. Tea can make a lot of people happy!

Favorite Books

At this moment I am staring at my bookshelf: a lot of books of Scandinavian and Icelandic authors.........And in my E-reader: Harry Potter....... Where will I find time to read a book, like in the old days?

For my daughter

My daughter adores Korea: food, lifestyle, K-pop music, everything. So, if you want to please her instead of me (I don't have any problem with that) feel free to send anything or contact me about it.

What I like

  • everything about Scandinavia, Iceland, London, Berlin (but not too touristic)
  • black & white postcards (and also with a little bit of colour)
  • clear stamps
  • rub-ons
  • tea for me (Tazo wild sweet orange, Bercoff Klember Premium Tea and Higher Living very berry are delicious)
  • tea for my daughter (Nordqvist Nippon Green, Basilur White Magic, Stash green tea with fruit, Pukka Sweet Vanilla Green, any brand of green tea with grapefruit))
  • tea for both of us (Ukrainian Lovare)
  • everything about mail (because of my job)
  • warm colours
  • handmade (surprise me)
  • washi tape
  • chocolate (Finnish/Icelandic with liquorice...mmmm....)
  • showergel/-scrub
  • liquorice
  • I cherish my garden more and more
  • recycling package material
  • seal wax and stamps. Create a single one and send it to me!
  • Gotochi postcards especially mailboxes, I love them!
  • B. Kliban cats

What I dislike

  • religious items, angels
  • grey and beige (it makes me sad)
  • postcards with horses, or with animals with funny hats, glasses, ....
  • very romantic things likes roses and pink
  • herbal and black tea (also with fruit like strawberry and forest fruit), with rice, camomile. I tried chai, but I really don't like it
  • I have a big box filled with sticky notes and stickers: I love them but I don't want more of them


Comment: This is such a creative card! Thanks very much. I love having you in my swaps!! Hope to "see" you again soon.
Response: Thanks for your kind words, rating and the heart. I'm sure we will meet again in another swap!
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 41 on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Oeps, sorry helemaal vergeten te melden hij was op het verkeerde stapeltje beland. Bedankt voor het teamwork kaartje, ik ga hem afmaken en naar huis sturen.
Response: Veel plezier met de finishing touch. Hopelijk zie ik hem nog terug op onze FB pagina.
Lubado rated for ESO: Mail Art - Take 5 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: The attention, creativity and care you put in everything was overflowing and made me smile :D thank you so much for this amazing swap! The paperclips you shared with me are adorable and so unique! My collection grew thanks to you :) This afternoon after work I will taste one of the teas and I hope we swap again in the future. Take care!
Response: Thanks for your kind words, rating ánd the heart. Enjoy the tea and your growing collection paperclips.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 42 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de pc, eens zien wat ik aan dit behangetje toe ga voegen.
Response: Normaal gesproken ben ik niet zo lui voor een eerste ronde. Maar ik vond dit zo mooi. Succes!
Comment: Thankyou :)
Response: Which one arrived? The one with the PC of Anne Geddes and the black&white? = resend. Or the first one with 4 PC's?
synchrodoll rated for Easy Swap - Cute Animals on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute postcard and nice message! Cool that you have visited Berlin a few times and have seen the many changes in the city! :)
Giddyanni rated for ESO: die cuts swap on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Hello José and thank you for a wonderful swap!You have sent so many and so varieddie-cuts, I feel really spoiled. I can already see uses for most of them, particularly the doggy one. My Mother-in-Law had one of this type so I'll make her a happy card with it :0) Thank you too for the bird die, that was very generous of you and I look forward to using it. I was about to forget the very happy envelope.. it really made me grin. Once again, thank you for a super swap!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Enjoy the die cuts1
carol rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #92 on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a lovely card! Thanks for all the stamps too! Did you use acrylics on this? I'm wondering if watercolor or colored pencils will work? I know just what I want to add, too! That's rare!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart! This card was just an easy one for this first round. It is a piece of wallpaper. Didn't I mention it on my card? I am not sure anymore. Don't be disappointed when your creation is not perfect. I am curious how all partners will continue this card.
shirleyinCA rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #13 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely note and nice items. Love the postcard - I did not have a Korea map card yet!!! Also love all the Paddington Bear stickers very much.Cute way to decorate the envelope!
efjellro rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea #14 💕🍵 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the teas :) Stay safe and healthy!
Comment: Thanks so much for the pink postcard. I get what you mean about working with a limited color palate . I did a series of swaps on AFA with that theme wondering if I would hate it, but it made me think outside the box in a way that was really fun! Take care.
Response: Thank you so much for rating ánd the heart. Enjoy "thinking outside the box" in other swaps! First it gives you the creeps, later it gives you satisfaction.
Comment: This was a fun swap and I love what you have sent to me! Super cute! Please stay safe and be well! xo
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Christmas 2020: rather high temperatures, no snow at all. 11th of February: snowfall, cold from the east. Almost no public transport. I had to walk to deliver mail by foot instead of by bike. But I survived!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 40 on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Wat een leukie is dit al! Eens kijken hoe ik hem kan afronden en terug kan sturen. Wat wen leuke envelop erbij!
Response: Vond het leuk een flinke tegenstelling er aan toe te voegen. Was een paar weken geleden nog niet in me opgekomen. Zó benieuwd naar wat je er van gaat maken.
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #12 on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope - i particularly like the mini envelopes :) Have a great day!!
Response: Ooohh, so quick? amazing! Thanks for rating ánd the heart! Greetings from the Netherlands. We have a sudden and unusual winter. A lot of snow and low temperatures. Trains, trams and busses have problems to go from A to B, I have to walk with my bike with mail instead of riding.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 39 on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Jose, bedankt voor je eerste kaartje! ik zal eens kijken wat ik hieraan kan toevoegen!! Ben benieuwd wat er weer gaat verschijnen!!
Response: Super blij dat hij is aangekomen. Dank voor het hartje!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #91 on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I look forward to adding to this.
Response: Thanks for the heart. As always I am curious about the result. It is such a dark, almost sombre background.
efjellro rated for PIE: Themed swap - Winter ⬅️ on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard. I'm good, healthy and have my partner in good health too. We are keeping mostly at home. We have about 30-40 cm of snow now, that's not much compared to our usual winter.I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy too <3
Response: Thank for the heart! Near Rotterdam we don't have any snow at all because we are situated at the coast, so it's warmer. See you next time!
Comment: thanks, it always takes forever to come to USA
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Stay safe and healthy!
Gaucha rated for PIE: Monthly swap 🗓 - January on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Hoi José! Fijn te horen dat jullie relatief weinig last hebben van het 'Corona gedoe'. Lanzarote lijkt totaal niet op Fuerteventura, ongelooflijk hoe alle eilanden verschillen. En ja, helemaal gelijk, van Brabantse komaf ;-)
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje! Het lijkt wel of ik steeds meer bestemmingen heb om ooit nog eens naar toe te gaan. Deze is geloof ik het meest dicht bij ;-)

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bblue on Feb 24, 2021:

Thanks for returning my collaborative art postcard! It looks great!

ktk8 on Jan 13, 2021:

Hello and THANK YOU for sending home my gorgeous VINTAGE postcard that you added the butterfly girl to.....and thank you for putting it in the clear envie... it got here pristine and pretty.... I love it so much......

HappY NeW YeaR to you also...... stay safe.... big hugs....

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


ktk8 on Sep 28, 2020:

Thanks for working on my pass and paste washi tape postcard it made it home today and looks great!

MissPaula on Sep 16, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Mermaid card. I like 'she meets an old friend'....very creative thinking! ♥

ktk8 on Aug 4, 2020:

HeLLo and thank you for working on my collaboration postcard and sending it home???? I love the DUTCH cow and the wooden shoes.... I know ya'll don't actually wear them anymore .... I have an adopted daughter from Tilburg..... big hugs and many many hearts to YOU......

Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

Wow! Thanks so much for your cool mail art! You really know how to use supplies! It was so unique, and I love your envelope too!

wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 14, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Collaboration postcard! (#78). It turned out super awesome. One of my favourites so far!

watercolorgirl on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for sending my Pass and Paste post card home. I love your art and the little girl you drew . Great job and thank you again. Happy 2020 and happy swapping in 2020.

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