Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 7:18 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: July 28, 2021
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 (studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle at Artez (there she can spread out her creativity), 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


Soph rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #55 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your swap with the special stamps on the envelope. It arrived safely and I'll keep the postcard moving. Thank you, too, for your lovely letter. It was a real pleasure to read about your nice experiences in Berlin.
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Have a lovely summer!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 47 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik voeg iets doe en stuur ze door!
Response: Ja graag ;-) Succes er mee!
Allegrae rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #97 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard to work on, as well as the cool extras!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Enjoy the extras.
Comment: thank you! will send along :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. I am wondering: did it really took so long to arrive? .....
Gnoe rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 46 on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Dankjewel José, leuke basis heb je gestuurd. Even op me laten inwerken en dan ga ik ermee aan de slag!
Response: Succes er mee. Is toch elke keer weer een verrassing wat er uiteindelijk uit gaat komen.
KatKit rated for ADs with Animals on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Nice selection of cards. I could not pick a favourite. That's always a good sign. Thank You. Really cute stamps!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart.
m3i5 rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #3 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Hoi José, dank je wel voor je envelop met ansichtkaarten! :)
Response: Graag gedaan, hoor!
susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #22 on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art envelope and stamps!! I’m happy you can still get older stamps to use! I love the postcards and thank you for telling me about them. Both places look so nice and of course I’m in love with the deer! Wishing you a great day! : )
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart.
DaisyNY rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #96 on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. You didn't have to make a new one because "variations on a theme" is something I really enjoy. ~~ Those feathers are much appreciated.
Response: I'll keep it mind when I have to send you another first round. ;-) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 45 on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Mooie ondergrond, Jose. Ik ben wel benieuwd wat er op deze stof hecht, maar ik ga er eens mee aan de slag!!
Response: Ik ben ook erg benieuwd. Stofstalen hebben denk ik vaak nog een beschermlaagje ivm veelvuldig gebruik. Mijn kleurtjes vloeiden toch lekker.uit. Succes met kliederen!
mamajoy rated for He Said - She Said on May 28, 2021
Comment: Wonderful! Much different than we get in the US. I really like them. Thank you🧡 Joy
Response: You are very welcome!. That's what makes swap-bot so nice, meeting other countries and their inhabitants. Thanks for the heart. Have a nice evening!
Petaltea rated for ESO: Gelli plate printing on May 27, 2021
Comment: Wow José echt wat mooi! Je hebt ook uitgelegd hoe je het deed! Ik ga dit weekend de lintjes en draad gebruiken. Ik heb afgelopen jaar veel dingen uitgeprobeerd maar mijn gelli plate heb ik het meest plezier van. Fantastisch om te zien dit!! Nogmaals bedankt voor alles wat je gestuurd en opgeschreven heb. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts!! Bedankt voor het mee doen. Misschien kunnen we nog meer swaps met de gelli plate verzinnen, Heb jij ideeën?? Heel leuk allemaal!! groetjes Robyn
Response: Graag gedaan, veel plezier met de draadjes. Ik vind het metaaldraad heerlijk om mee te werken, je kunt het alle kanten uitvouwen. En is steeds verrassend. Dank voor de swap!
papercraft70 rated for Envelope - Black&White on May 27, 2021
Comment: You nailed it on the envie!! Thank you.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart!
DaisyNY rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #95 on May 26, 2021
Comment: This is an interesting abstract - now, whether to stay that way or add objects? I like these collaboratives, too, but I wish more people would post the final result so we early ones can see what direction it took. Nice swapping with you! ~~~ Just one thing - if you would leave at least one corner untaped, then it wouldn't be so hairy cutting it open. I do love your envelope, too, by the way.
Response: Add whatever you like, that's the fun part of this swap. I'll keep it in mind about the corners of the envelope. Just this afternoon I was sorting out how to post the final result (I received one today) I guess it's my problem with the big system of Swap-bot and my translating from English into Dutch. Maybe you can help me out in a message?
papercraft70 rated for Envelope - Stamping on May 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the various types of washi.👍🏻
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the heart. There is another swap for you "under construction" right now ;-)
Comment: thanks
Comment: Hello! Thanks so much for the wonderful green swap you sent to me. It was all so beautifully presented. I was very happy to receive it.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. It was really a fun swap.
MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 44 on May 12, 2021
Comment: leuke kaart, ik ga hem doorsturen.
Comment: Thank you for the resend.
Response: Happy this one arrived! Thanks for the heart.

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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!

wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 14, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Collaboration postcard! (#78). It turned out super awesome. One of my favourites so far!

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