Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2023 11:36 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: March 28, 2023
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. Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place in Zwolle, 2 hours driving by car (in the Netherlands it is almost "the other side of the country" .......) Our son found a small room in Rotterdam, near to the city center. Just 25 minutes driving by bike....

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!

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


photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #19 on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: ooh, that quick? Amazing. Enjoy the next round and thanks for the heart.
Tuutis rated for ESO: Masterboard collage postcards on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you, this is so uplifting, I simply love the floral focal image and how the background goes well with this <3
Response: Oops, I missed your rating. Sorry for that. I organized my craftroom this afternoon. I threw away a lot of never used things and created new space for my new point of view of crafting like collages and masterboards. It was raining all day over here, but I think spring is on its way ;-)
Gnoe rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 71 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Awww dankjewel voor het mooie fijne borduurgaren!!! En met de kaart ga ik aan de slag :-)
Response: Graag gedaan weer. Ik heb vroeger heel veel geborduurd. Maar ik heb ook veel gekregen van mijn schoonmoeder. Dus de keuze was reuze!
Jbee rated for AA.HM.PC: Green Round Postcard - March on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Heel hartelijk dank voor de mooie groene kaart. Groen is mijn lievelingskleur & planten kan ik niet genoeg van hebben. Fijne lente 💚 liefs, Jill
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje. Ik vond het leuk om te doen. Maar ook spannend met het verzenden. Wilde het niet in een transparant hoesje doen. Maar op het moment van het dacht ik: oeps we krijgen dagen met veel regen............
Djevara rated for ESO: Art Journal #5 on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard from Korea <3 I love the envelop!
Response: You are very welcome. I love to do these swaps. Thanks for the heart! Like to meet you in another swap.
Comment: Hi José, thanks a lot for the postcard. I r loved the stitching and the tulip. Still amazed that you can really send a handmade card through post without it being damaged. I was too afraid and sent mine in envelopes.
Response: It's always a big guess. These few days it is raining. By inland sendings it depends on the kind of art: a collage with a lot of glue or one with watercolours. Thanks for rating!
Petaltea rated for IFM: Cover an Envelope With Washi on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the swap and those lovely black and white pictures. I’m sorry i’m just rating this, I saw it on the app and when it got here later it had some kind of Herstel/retour sticker on it? Your envie is very artsy! I will look up the house! Take care, ❤️
Response: Thanks for rating Robyn. For the postal sorting machines these kind of envelopes are difficult to handle. A lot of coulours etc. And then it can take some extra time to arrive. But sometimes I take the risk.
Inesrv rated for ESO: Art Journal #4 on Feb 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you José for the art journal and old photos. Love them! Happy swaps!
Response: I am glad you liked the photos. Have fun with the art journal.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #70 on Feb 10, 2023
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik denk dat ik die camera er op de kaart bij plakt, past prima bij die herinneringen!
Response: Zo simpel kan het soms zijn. Ik had er nog niet aan gedacht, gewoon een kaartje uit mijn voorraaddoos
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #18 on Feb 10, 2023
Comment: TY for this lovely card with extras !
Response: Thanks for rating. Have fun with the next round. I guess we will meet again ;-)
Comment: I loved your story of how you and your spouse met!!! What a beautiful story!
Response: We both are not very romantic types, but this story makes fun to tell. Thanks for rating and the heart!
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 23 on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your inkbox card! I like the blue Kasparow stamp. Till now I've only send those stamps out, now I got one for me. :)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Maybe I received the stamp from you ;-)
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 69 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik maak hem af en stuur hem naar huis.
Response: Weer benieuwd naar het eindresultaat. Ik zie hem wel verschijnen op FB.
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #17 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje. Nu eens bedenken wat ik hier mee ga doen...
Response: Ik weet zeker dat het weer wat moois gaat worden. Fijn weekend!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 67 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Hey jose deze is gelukkig wel aangekomen!
Response: Gelukkig maar. Óp naar de volgende ronde
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Art Journal #3 on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: Bedankt voor je journal!
Response: Vel plezier met de volgende ronde.
Comment: Thank you Jose!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Happy New Year to you, your family and friends!
LiisaS rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #16 on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Got the card and sent it home :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Happy New Year to you, your family and friends!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Scavenger Hunt #10 on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaboutervrouwtje :p
Response: Graag gedaan Ik hoop dat moeder en kind het barre weer hebben overleefd. Wat een weer!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 68 on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje!
Response: Graag gedaan weer. En opnieuw uiterst benieuwd naar het eindresultaat.

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photovivie on Mar 15, 2023:

Thank you for sending my Teamwork Postcard Home!

wolfeagle on Dec 15, 2022:

Thank you for sending this postcard to me. I'll work on it and send it on. I agree, it sure is a pretty one. Happy Holidays.

hazelwitch3 on Sep 22, 2022:

Thank you for adding to my ESO teamwork postcard -- I love the swan!

LiisaS on Aug 15, 2022:

Hey! Thank you so much for this very cute geg well sheep postcard ☺️ I love such word-plays! Take care!

DeboraCreates on Jul 3, 2022:

Thank you so much for sending home my Art Collab PC and your contribution to the Card!

DPClamavi on Feb 25, 2022:

Thank you SO MUCH for making my first pass and paste postcard so AMAZING, and twice !! It looks fabulous, I am so glad you have sent it back home !! I will treasure this ♥

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

carol on Apr 22, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely tulips on my "flowers" HD/HP PC! I love them, and loved the note you included about their origin! Did not know that!

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....

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