Swap-bot Time: June 30, 2022 2:38 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: June 29, 2022
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. 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" .......)

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


Ettoad rated for CPG Just a Note #4 - Global on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: I so enjoyed your note and the postcards (and the coloured envelope)!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Have a nice day!
dvmac rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #108 on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Hi José. Thank you for the card. It will be fun to work on
Petaltea rated for NS: Blind envelope #8 on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Geweldig envie José!!! Dank je wel. Het was super leuk om open te maken. Groetjes en Happy Summer!!
Response: Graag gedaan, hoor. Dank je wel voor het hartje.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 62 on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Een nieuwe ronde! Ik zal eens kijken wat ik kan toevoegen!
rainydayangie rated for AMA: Things with Wings -May on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: Very cute! Thank you!
Response: Give some hugs to my pig ;-) Thanks for the heart!
Eulegirl rated for Weirder Than Weird #25 on Jun 18, 2022
Comment: I agree about the fear of dentists. My dentist is very nice, but it's scary to have someone poke about in my mouth,
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I am not lying: tomorrow morning I will have an appointment with my dentist.............
monsbrick rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #109 on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Hi José thank you for this fun postcard! I’m very inspired to add to it!
Response: Thanks for rating. Enjoy the next round of this delicious PC.
Librarychick55 rated for Weirder Than Weird #25 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Haha thanks for the postcard and I love the cool stamps!
Response: You're welcome! These swaps are a great way to send ugly PCs to someone else instead of throwing them away. Thanks for the heart.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Scavenger Hunt #7 on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Super leuke kaart geworden, Jose! Dank je wel voor het maken!
Response: Graag gedaan. Ik vind deze rondes steeds leuker, maar soms ook spannend vinden. Aan het eind van de rit kom je er altijd aan uit!
explore rated for CPG In the Garden HMPC - Global on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your oversized handmade PC. The leaf print is cool - I love it. I have never heard of making prints out of a leaf. Your art is impressive!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. A couple of days ago I used huge spinach leafs on my gelplate.....
Tessssssa rated for NS: Thema Envelop #3 Bloemen on May 29, 2022
Comment: bedankt voor de bloemetjes, de washi is super!
Response: Graag gedaan. Veel plezier met de washi.
Comment: Thanks so much for this PC, I think the bunnies are so cute in their ruffled tennis outfits! But I do understand your explanation :)
Lolcw rated for ESO: One page wonder flipbook on May 14, 2022
Comment: I love it!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
PaperPassion rated for AMA: Inkbox card - ribbon/lace on May 14, 2022
Comment: Love the inbox card and the great pictures you sent.Thanks so much.Just starting to collect inbox cards and I love them.
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 61 on May 13, 2022
Comment: En ook bedankt voor dit kaartje!
Response: Wat een verrassing dat deze ook is aangekomen ;-)
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #9 on May 13, 2022
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje!
Response: Graag gedaan weer!
Inesrv rated for AMA: April Scavenger Hunt on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you José for this special card. I love it. And love the meaning as well. Let's hope for better days 🤞 happy swaps ✨
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Maybe we will meet in an European swap?
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #107 on May 5, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful background you have sent I have an idea already on what I am going to add...... and I love marimekko card.... thanks for a great swap....many HEARTS to you.....
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Enjoy the next round. Have a nice evening!
PrincessLeia rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #106 on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for forwarding the PC. I just need a spectacular idea for the finish!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Enjoy the next round!

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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....

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!

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