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Date Joined: February 4, 2010
Last Online: October 3, 2015
Birthday: June 16, 1962
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hello Crafty sisters! :D

I am a 52 years young female, owner & entrepreneur in Kids -Entertainment. Always creative, busy with my hands making something out of nothing or scrap.

Add a whiff of Romance, Shabby Chic, Vintage, Spirituality, Buddha, Offerings, Zen, FengShui etc etc ...and that's me! My inner child never grew up :) I still love vintage childrensbooks, fairytales and vintage illustrations.

Also I love Smashbooking... junkjournals...Mixed Media, Art Journaling and of course mail! I mean everything with snail-mail, vintage postage, postage stamps,REAL washi tape, Kraftbrown paper, Vintage Ephemera, oldletters or tickets ...vintage ,shabby chic designs, etc......

My latest addicition is Filofaxing ... decorating my planners with smashbook and projectlife stuff and treating it like in Art Journaling and I love collecting Postage stamps!

Stamps with - Japan, Geisha- Maiko and Japanese culture, - Old fashioned Fairytales (no modern Disney, but retro Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz Red Riding Hood ,Snowhite, Sleeping Beauty etc) - Movies (Esp Victorian Costume Drama like Gone with the Wind, Marie Antoinette and such) -Childrens Christmas


Stuff for my Filofax A5 Finsburry Raspberry or Pink Personal:

  • Dutchies please no Hema or Action stuff!!
  • In pink or mint, teal or pastels
  • little memo papers / lettersets
  • sticky notes to write on
  • Martha Stewart pastel stuff
  • stuff with pretty birdies parakeets etc
  • seasonal stuff...stickers memos etc

Postage Stamps (used or mint) - Childrens book illustrations and characters - Fairytales worldwide (I have a RedRidingHood obsession) - (Childrens-) Christmasstamps

WASHI TAPE/ MT Tape I love Japanese washi tape, like MT ! Especially with letters, numbers and words etc on it, but any real washi tape makes me happy!! (Please no plastic decotape)

Favorite Crafts

Vintage fairy tales: RedRidingHood, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Vintage Disney * Drawing and designing cards * Mixed Media / Zetti / Art Journaling etc etc etc * Smashbook,making tags and Postcards / Paper art / Mail art / Snailmail * Art Journaling / Notebooks / chunky books

  • Colors : Natural colours (Kraft) / Mintgreen/ Oceanblue / Turquoise / Teal / Coral / vintage Pinks, Pinks and pastels

  • Mandala,Zendala, Zentangle drawing and colouring /Lettering, Quotes

Favorite Movies

40-50-60's Films (btw I saw every movie that won an Oscar from 1932 until 2012).

I like old fashioned Filmstars like Audrey Hepburn, Romy Schneider, Vivienne Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Doris Day etc.

Historical and Costume movies - like Marie Antoinette etc.

I only love the Disney movies upto 1970, the modern ones I don't like at all, the drawings in the earlier years were much better I think


Cute vintage flat buttons, mini enveloppes, old lace, any vintage embellishments, cute birds like parakeets, robins, lovebirds....Smashbook and Projectlife stuff and non childish seasonal stickers Pretty little memos to write quotes on

(I'm always happy if you add something small to a package or envie but please not 'tacky', baby, childish or plastic stuff)

Postage stamps - Japanese - Christmas/ Natal - Angels - Fairytales - Movies / FIlmstars - Childrenbook illustrations/characters - Geisha / Maiko

Clear or Rubber stamps - English or French poetry / poems / Quotes (not religious please) - Background stamps - Butterflies - Owls - Birds - Photograph/movie related - Old advertisements - Pin Up (related) - Movies related - Alice in Wonderland - Wizard of Oz

TAPE Any PAPER tape (no plastic childrenbright or Kawai please) - Masking Tape - Washi tape - old typewriterstyle, etc.

EPHEMERA - any! Adds, vintage receipts, old tickets, documents, nice zines, patterns etc) French texts / Jane Austen texts and such / Old poetry / old handwritten letters Very old photographs of children, couples, women, filmstars (before 1960)

Please DO NOT send me

  • Teabag cards or teabag-art
  • Pyramid cards / 3D cards
  • Food,candy,chocolate... I am no sweet-tooth
  • Napkins or Napkin - decoupage art
  • Teacher reward Stickers
  • Metallic Glitter stuff or stickers
  • Religious texts
  • Scents / Incense
  • Hello Kitty
  • Tea or other beverages
  • Horror/creepy stuff
  • Disney (except Vintage Disney) or Barbie
  • Touristic or viewcards, with names on it
  • Tacky and "pinkish plastic nylon 'tacky' stuff"
  • Childish (and) pre-schoolstuff
  • Baby stuff


If you haven't received a swap from me, please contact me. I'm a very reliable person, I always send :) The lowest rating I ever recieved is a 5

As I'm always sending the items and spending lots of effort and time on it, the package may look very interesting and it could be your package /card got lost or stolen. It has happened! Always mail me before giving up on me PLEASE!

Please write the swap name on the stuff you are sending. I am in more swaps and groups, not only on swapbot.

Thank you very much Let's swap :)


ART I like Romantic Women in art like the paintings of Bouguereau, Waterhouse and such .... Victorian style, Marie Antoinette style etc. please-please no unrecognizable 'modern' art

BOOKS I loved The Hungergames - Susanne Collins Lord of the Rings - Tolkien Pilars of the Earth - Ken Follet Clan of the Cavebear - Jean M. Auel books The Secret History - Donna Tartt Pride & Prejudice / Emma / Wuthering Heights - Jane Austen and other Historical Books - Traditional Fairytales - "pre - Disney"

FILMS Costume movies like Marie Antoinette, Gone with the Wind, Sissi, Sabrina etc. The Piano Black Swan Lord of the Rings Wizard of Oz Twilight Historical

SERIES Soprano's Homeland Dexter 24 Pilars of the Earth

CULTURAL Movies Musicals (all kinds) Cirque de Soleil/ Old Circus Theatre

MUSIC Robbie Williams Coldplay U2 Al Jarreau Kane (Dutch)


Comment: Love love love it! Cute packaging too. Thanks Desiree! X
Comment: Bedankt voor de prachtige tag en mooie etiketten, mijn favo washi is die kraft en die met de polka dots :D
Avalance rated for TFC ♥ washi tape samples on Nov 1, 2013
Comment: Thank you dear Desiree! Like it :) it was very cute and love the tag!
Avalance rated for TFC ♥ sender's choice on Oct 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you sweet Desiree! I loved it all very much! And for sending those Halloween goodies xx
Response: You are very welcome, I really like being in this group !
Comment: Thanks for the lovely stamps and the cute extras!
Lexidh rated for QUICK Postage stamp bags swap #78 on Apr 7, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the bags =) It's great that you'll forward all bags you get to me, I'll make sure they'll get back out there!
Comment: Thanks a lot!!! :)
rsilvers rated for QUICK Postage stamp bags swap #78 on Apr 1, 2013
Comment: Thank you, I'll pass them on soon.
Comment: Thank you for the stamp bags :)
Comment: Thanks! Will pass them on. Also, you accidentally included a stamp bag you had intended to send home, but no worries, I'll send it back home.
Skron11 rated for QUICK Postage stamp bags swap #77 on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the stamp bags. Just to let you know that one of the bags was a "homer." It isn't a problem and I will send it on but I'm tell you for future reference.
newrule rated for Super stamp collecting swap on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: Awesome selection of stamps! Thanks so much.
Deloomom rated for Super stamp collecting swap on Mar 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I received the PC and absolutely love it! The PC, the stamps, and your address label were all amazing. Thank you so much!
Lexidh rated for QUICK Postage stamp bags swap #75 on Feb 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for all the bags, stickers and stamps for my collection =) I agree about the stamps in the bags, so I'm going to do something about it. The swap requirements will change!
ladyflash rated for QUICK Postage stamp bags swap #71 on Feb 18, 2013
Comment: Thanks will pass on
Mamabemus rated for Postage stamp bag swap #2 on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: you did fine making your bags. be sure to include instructions such as "take out 2 put in 5" Thanks for the effort you put into them
Mamabemus rated for QUICK Postage stamp bags swap #70 on Feb 11, 2013
Comment: thanks for the bags and the extra stickers
Cadfael57 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #5 on Jan 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the bags, I'll pass them & thanks for the stamps on envy ;-)
Suzanne1804 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #5 on Jan 29, 2013
Comment: Dank je wel! :)

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Fatherted on Apr 12, 2013:

i am not sure if you can still access the group forums, so i write here on your profile so you see it. if you want to resend to synchrodoll the 4th(?) time, research for registered mail. i assume it isnt that expensive netherlands to germany. and also send all 3 swaps in one envelope. but label them clearly so every swap is recognised. i dont have other ideas at the moment. all the best.

Lexidh on Apr 7, 2013:

Thanks for sending the postage stamp bags to me =) I'll make sure the'll get back out there!

Tomomi on Mar 28, 2013:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag!! :)

synchrodoll on Mar 27, 2013:

Hi Desiree, Thank you very much for returning my stamp bag, reward to be coming soon! Best wishes, Christine

polvodestrella on Jan 26, 2013:

Thanks for joining Active European Swappers :) alt text

mcall on Jan 29, 2012:

Saw your darling Boston and had to tell you she's too cute. I have 2 Bostons and they are something else. Enjoy Mcall

moongypsy on Oct 31, 2011:

Desiree, Thank you for being my friend! lol Can't wait to swap with you!! Julie

Juliajae on Sep 17, 2011:

Welcome to the ATC Addicts Club!

Carolinev237 on Aug 19, 2011:

Welcome to Newbie Niceties x

Kattera22 on Aug 17, 2011:

Welcome to swapbot!

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