Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2021 6:42 am


Date Joined: September 24, 2017
Last Online: October 17, 2021
Birthday: March 30
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi, my name is Cindy and I am a middle aged woman (50) living in the beautiful Netherlands. Living as a happy single, no kids.
I do voluntary work in an elderly home. I used to be a secretary but for a while on disability.


Our Dutch mailing system has changed dramatically. Only paper items (letters, postcards) can be sent as a letter with low postage. Swaps with other content (brads, ribbon, anything) have to be sent as packages so it becomes too expensive.

My hobbies:

art journaling, creative daily journaling, mixed media, making greeting cards, minizines (only originals!), gel plate printing and crafting in general. I have one penpal in Holland. I am addicted to YouTube. I also love reading books and walking (preferably in our lovely Wildlands Adventure Zoo).

My favorite YouTubers:

EmiLou.Arts, PocketJournalPam, the COFFEEnated Creative, LoveLynnsLife, AJ's Inspired Life, Never Hopeless by Elizabeth, the Minimal Mom, How To Get Your Shit Together, Abundantly Minimal.

My favorite movies:

fantasy, drama, action movies. I really loved to see Avatar, the Matrix, Eragon, Hunger Games, Riddick.

My favorite themes:

I love the vintage romantic style, botanical prints, birds, forest animals (fox, deer, owl etc), zoo animals, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, feathers, the black and white combo, but also lots of colour, craft color and turqoise blue. I like bird cages, keys, hot air balloons, zentangles, art, airmail, nature, dogs, cats, cute things, Paris, spiritual and chinese/japanese items, Snoopy. Furtherly I love bling bling and metallic. I also have a thing for fashion models and nice artistic photographs.

Brands I really like:

  • Papaya Art
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Gorjuss girls from Santoro Londen.

My favorite magazines are Flow, Happinez and Daphne's Diary. I am really excited to see your crafty endeavours.

What I would like to receive:

washitape samples, embellishments, die cuts, ephemera, doilies, photo negatives, inchies, twinchies, beautiful napkins for backgrounds (only top layer is fine), stickers (no childish, no foam stickers or puffy ones - only flat stickers), your painted papers, your altered art, quotes, cut-outs from magazines. Flat items only please.


I am really turned off when things have a cigarette smell.

Christmas themed items.

No emoticon stickers, please. I have no use for them.

Spiders scare me.

Anything religious (except boedda's).

Wooden embellishments or other thick items.

Teabags (unless required in a swap I am joining).

Postcards (unless required in a swap I am joining).

Mail out/in Netherlands:

I can send out mail from Monday till Friday. (So Saturday & Sunday mail goes out on Monday).

We receive mail on Tuesday till Saturday. (Sunday & Monday we get nothing.)


marliese rated for NS: Gevuld Papier Goodie Envie on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Hoi Cindy :D Vandaag kreeg ik jouw leuke herfstige envelop met uil en eekhoorn. Ik bemerkte mijn vergissing meteen en zag toen ook jouw berichtje. Bedankt voor deze leuke gevulde envie. Helemaal mijn smaak.
Response: Dat is bijzonder, heb de envelop net vanmiddag op de brievenbus gedaan. Bezorgt post NL binnen 4 uur tegenwoordig? Fijn dat je de inhoud leuk vindt en veel plezier ermee!!!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Mail art enveloppen #2 on Aug 7, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de leuke enveloppen!
Petaltea rated for NS: Blind envelope #2 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: What leuk om zo’n envie open te maken. Geweldig. Super bedankt en geniet nog van het mooi weer!!
Response: Jij ook nog een fijne zomer!
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Gratitude List on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Great list! I do not appreciate being woken at 5 by birdsong, LOL, at my new place the birds love to sit outside my window and sing!
HappyMom rated for ESG: Gratitude List on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Loved your list and think it's awesome to have the zoo so nearby!
cherlita rated for ESG: Gratitude List on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I do journaling as well and it makes me happy! I am also grateful for chocolates ^^ and you have such a supportive environment, nice!
MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 42 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: En bedankt voor de extra's.
Response: Graag gedaan en bedankt voor de hart rating.
grammypammy rated for ESG: The ABC's of Me on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your ABC's with me! I really enjoyed reading them and my favorites were O (so interesting that you were born at home), P (there are lots of barking dogs in my neighborhood too) and Y (I love stir fry). Enjoy your day!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Here in the Netherlands it is quite common to give birth at home, when possible.
myancey rated for ESG: The ABC's of Me on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️☀️
Response: Thanks for the heart rating...
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: The ABC's of Me on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Lucky you! No hospital stays! Thanks for sharing!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 41 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Hij is leuk, maar wat moet er nog bij?? Ga eens puzzelen!!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 40 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje, eens zien wat ik hier aan toe ga voegen. We hebben hier ook aardig wat sneeuw gehad ja, maar gelukkig is de weg weer begaanbaar :)
Petaltea rated for NS: Mini Zine on Jan 30, 2021
Comment: Wat een mooie zine Cindy! Echt prachtig! Nog bedankt voor de extra stickers. Fijn weekend! stay safe!
Response: Fijn dat je de mini zine mooi vindt.
Ashzaller rated for ESG: December 3-2-1 on Jan 14, 2021
valleychic rated for ESG: December 3-2-1 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I hope your lockdown doesn't get extended. Stay safe. Happy new year!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Our lockdown did get extended to February 10, unfortunately.
cynaemon rated for ESG: December 3-2-1 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your nice answers. I am happy your dad got three presents for his birthday.:)
Response: Thank you for the heart rating.
MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 38 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de kaart. Beste wensen voor 2021.
Response: Dank je voor het hartje. Jij ook een goed en creatief 2021 gewenst.
marianne81 rated for NS:Teamwork PC #37 on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor de teamwork kaart en voor alle mooie extra's
Tessssssa rated for NS: Kerstkaart on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je kerstkaart, en de beste wensen voor het komende jaar!
CreaSuus rated for NS: Kerstkaart on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel voor je mooie kerstkaart en spulletjes die erbij zaten. Ik ben er erg blij mee

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HappyMom on Dec 1, 2020:

Please accept this profile comment as an angel for the ESG swap you didn't receive! Thanks for being part of the group!



nellswell on Apr 14, 2020:

Thank you so much!! I'm sorry I'm a little late, but I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

MissPaula on Mar 27, 2020:

Happy Birthday, my Birthday twin! I love your profile, Thanks for listing your favorite YouTubers, I'll check them out! Enjoy your Day!

weatherwax on Jun 19, 2019:

Woohoo!!! Thank you so much for this fabulous profilebased RAK you have sent me! I love e-v-e-r-t-h-i-n-g! The gnomes haha, the variety and your cleverness (notecard with stamps :)!

Thank you for making my day :) Bedankt!

Fritosmom on Dec 17, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly Profile Comment from FritosMom in Bethlehem, Georgia, USA. I don't know what your disability is but I strongly encourage to rescue and older dog-not puppy. They add so much to your life. I currently have 3 dogs and 4 cats. Since I retired I spend hours on YouTube-so educational. YouTube is a window to the world. Merry Christmas.

PineappleTarts on Dec 17, 2018:

Hi Cindy,

Greetings from America! I’ve lived here all my life but my grandparents were born in the Netherlands in Groningen. I have yet to visit The Netherlands but it’s certainly on my bucket list.

I see you used to have pet rats. That’s cool, I always thought they looked like interesting creatures. I used to have guinea pigs and gerbils.

Have a nice day and Happy Holidays!

-Christine (PineappleTarts) ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

Katja on Sep 12, 2018:

Hi Cindy, heel erg bedankt voor de RAK en gefeliciteerd met de 100 voltooide swaps! Vooral de stickers vind ik erg leuk en kan ik zeker gebruiken! Ook de envelop en de tags komen goed van pas :)

HappyMom on Aug 5, 2018:

Hi Cindy, Thanks for sharing your favorite photos of July with me :) Looks like an amazing place - so peaceful!

camilleaf on May 31, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4:

Tool - Lateralus

Reaching out to embrace the random. Reaching out to embrace whatever may come. //

I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me. Whatever will bewilder me.

And following our will and wind We may just go where no one's been. We'll ride the spiral to the end And may just go where no one's been.

Spiral out. Keep going.

Some of the reminders I need most. Hope they can help you, too.

-- camille

karenh77 on May 25, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4 Electronic

Well I know they say all good things must come to some kind of ending We were so damn good I guess we never stood a chance Go on & find what you been missing and when the highway's tired of listening You'll see I'm not that easy to forget

Song: "Thinking Of You" Artist: Christian Kane

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