Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2022 6:15 pm


Date Joined: December 6, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 2022
Birthday: October 18
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hello! Hallo! Hoi! Hey! Hej!

My name is Ciska. I am a working mom who loves to connect and be creative. Together with my partner, our son (2017) and our three chicken I live in the Netherlands, close to the Belgium and German border. We love to grow our own vegetables and create a garden full of wild life.

In my me-time I love to play with paper and to send and receive happy mail and Mail art. Finding a decorated envelope in my mailbox always makes my day 💌.

I love...

  • color, paper, nice designs and patterns, note cards, washi tape, stickers, rubber stamps, address labels, handmade envelopes and inspiring quotes.

  • flowers, animals, houses, bikes, teapots and cups, retro, stars, love, sun, and most of all simplicity.

  • your mail art. Your expression of creativity is so inspiring!

  • to get to know you. Where are you from? What keeps you busy? Things that are typical for where you live. ...


  • Apples and other fruit
  • Bird (songs)
  • Colorful
  • Diecuts & doodles
  • Envelopes (handmade)
  • Flowers & frogs
  • Garden
  • Home
  • Inspiration & Ideas
  • Joy
  • Kindness
  • Love
  • Mail art
  • Note (cards) - a note from you 💜
  • Ocean
  • People
  • Quotes
  • Rubber stamps
  • Smell of fresh bread, coffee, etc
  • Teapots and teacups

  • Universe

  • Vacation
  • Washi tape
  • Xxx
  • Your creativity
  • Zen


Swapbot is for me a way to connect to like minded people, to share mail art and to get inspired.

I will rate you a five ❤️ when swap requirements are met. Finding a decorated envelope in my mailbox makes me happy. I love to receive a note with a swap. Please do not send extras that increase your shippings costs. It is the swap that matters, not the extras. Happy swapping!


Piccolo rated for MAIL ART - Floral/Botanical on Jan 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks Ciska! It’s a beautiful floral envelope! Jenny
warheart rated for OMAE: Mail Art Pick 3 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Super fun envelope, love the fun envelopes you included! Thank you!
TTrotti rated for SIE - Scavenger Hunt MailArt #5 :) on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Hi Ciska! Received your happy Spring Mail art today - thx so much. I love your theme of Spring and how you incorporated the scavenger hunt items - blends very well. Thx also for the extras! See you around the post box - Tama
Response: What a joy to make this envie for you. Glad you like it. Thanks for your rating and look forward to swapping again ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the perfect cute envelopes. I loved the big one they were sent in too!
Response: I am glad you like the envies and thank you for rating. Enjoy using the envies. Wish you and yours a lovely Christmas. 🎄❤️
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Kikker mail envelope plus the Eric Carle pc and stickers. Kikker looks like really cute illustrations and I hope you enjoy reading with your son.
Comment: Hi Ciska! Wow, these envelopes are all great. I love the patterns on both sides very much. We get Flow magazine & the books of papers at my bookstore, and they’re all of unique patterns. So much fun to cut up & make things with. It’s a joy to swap with you, I liked your note, & the Lovely floral envie these arrived in. Take care & have fun :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a joy to make these envies for you. Finding nice patterned paper and making envies out of these gives me so much joy.
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Sender’s Choice on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fruit mail! What a fun theme. I love all the different pieces you sent. I appreciate you spent putting this together.
Response: You’re welcome. Glad you like the fruity mail. Thanks for rating.
dartha rated for Handmade Envelopes - July 2020 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Cask, Thank you so much for all the cool envelopes. I will enjoy sending my pen pal letters in those - they will be so special! Thank you and I hope you are also enjoying your Summer and staying safe, darla
Response: Enjoy using them! Thank you for your rating. ❤️
susieq11 rated for Mindfulness week on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: You definitely had a lovely week - thank you for sharing all the happy things! : ) I love how you wrote it out on the little cards. So creative. Isn’t it the little things that add up to make life so happy?? I hope you’ll continue to remember all the little joys (that looking back end up being the best kind of joy!!) Big hugs to you! And thank you for so many pretty summer goodies!!!
Response: Taking the time to look at what makes you happy, makes you much happier. Indeed, it is the little things that brighten ones day. It was a joy to share this with you. Thank you for your rating (your kind words make me happy today ❤️)
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Happy on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap of HAPPY! I loved the letter and the paper you wrote it on! Loved the Gosling post card! It is so cute!
Comment: Hallo lieve Ciska, wat fijn om te horen dat jullie het goed maken. Houden zo! En heel erg bedankt voor de mooie envelop, en alle mooie papierwaren die je hebt toegevoegd. Daar wordt een mens blij van!
Caithness rated for MAIL ART - Animals #2 on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely animal envelope, really loved the paper you used - gorgeous! The goodies are most welcome - thank you.
Response: Glad you like it! I could send you some of this paper in a large envie if you wish. 💕
Comment: Nice postcard! I'm going to use it for my postcard penpal right away! I love your envie and planner stickers too! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for your rating.
roosje rated for Valentine's Day Card with Mail Art on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Hey, wat leuk om weer eens iets van je te horen! Grappig dat we swappartners zijn in een internationale swap. Ik vond je swap erg mooi en creatief, met allerlei bijzondere en toepasselijke extra's. Heel erg bedankt en voor jou ook een fijne Valentijnsdag xxx
Response: Graag gedaan! Ik vond het zo leuk om je valentijnspost te sturen. Veel ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Dankjewel voor jouw mooie mail! Post van jou is oprecht een kadootje met de mooie envelop en gezellige brief
Response: Graag gedaan. Dankjewel voor je lieve woorden.
Daithra rated for EML: Happy Mail - Hello 2020 on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: The goodies are lovely and I surely will find good use for them :)
Response: Enjoy! Thank you for rating.
satinification rated for New Year’s Card 2020 on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras. I love the tree PC. I guess I will find out what the new year will bring only during it. This time I didn't make any big resolutions or plans. I will spontaneously enjoy what life bring. Happy 2020!
Response: Happy 2020! 💕
Comment: Oh what fun! A creative envie + lovely surprises inside. You always send such fun little packages. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! It is such a joy to use my creativity and make some one happy with little surprises. 💕
susieq11 rated for Christmas Envelopes on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: They got here!! And they are so pretty!!!! Thank you very much! I loved reading your note and do hope by now you’re all feeling much better!!! Hugs to you!! xoxo Thank you for the tea too. Will try it tonight or tomorrow!
Response: Yay! Just in time 😊. I hope they will be of good use coming Christmas.
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Christmas Envelopes on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you. The iridescent stared envelope is my favorite.
Response: Thank you. I am glad you like them and that they arrived before Christmas. Wish you a lovely holiday season.

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phillaine on May 31, 2022:

Dear Ciska, Thank you so much for your lovely long letter-- it's the best gift you could've given me. I'll be sure to write back soon. I appreciate your kindness, and thank you for thinking of me. ♥ Lots of love and all the best to you.

anicka22 on May 28, 2022:

Dankjewel voor je fijne brief! Ga je nog naar het ridderfeest? Ook ik vind het raar dat alles weer’normaal’ lijkt, terwijl we zulke andere keuzes maakte ten tijde van Corona

dartha on May 26, 2022:

Make A Wish - May. Thank you so much for the wonderful letter and note cards. I hope you get to enjoy going to restaurants and the theater again. And playing in the garden sounds like a perfect Summer!!! Take care and stay safe, darla

susieq11 on May 26, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday goodies for Make A Wish May!! Just lovely! I’ll respond to your note soon!!! XOXO

bethe on May 11, 2022:

Thank you for the nice assortment of stamps from MAW April! They are lovely and always will come in handy ☺️

susieq11 on May 3, 2022:

Thank you very much for all the (gorgeous!) postcards for Make A Wish April! I loooove them! Spring has finally found us too and I am so glad!!! XOXO

anicka22 on Apr 26, 2022:

Dankjewel voor de handgemaakte enveloppen, maar vooral voor je fijne brief!!

Stellaerrans on Apr 23, 2022:

Lieve Ciska, dank je alweer voor een hele fijne brief, mailart envelop en prachtige washitape!! Tot gauw ❤

Stellaerrans on Mar 22, 2022:

Dank je wel voor je fijne post, lieve Ciska! De envelop, kaarten en brief.... alles mooi. En ik ga nu je thee zetten! ❤

susieq11 on Mar 19, 2022:

Thank you so much for the message in a bottle postcard from your trip! I love that! I’m so glad you got away and had a fun time! Thank you for granting a wish for March Make A Wish! Xoxo

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