Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2022 4:02 pm


Date Joined: March 15, 2014
Last Online: December 9, 2022
Birthday: November 7
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a catsitter and paper artist. I love to read, to cook, to bake. Most of my free time goes into making beautiful cards and stationery. I like to recycle and upcycle. I like to share what I make with people all over the world! Therefore hand made cards, mailart and snail mails are very welcome.

I love to read. Usually historical fiction, classic and modern literature, philosophy, psychology and essays. Some of my favourite books ever: - The Night Circus - The Gargoyle - The Thirteenth Tale - The parfum - everything by M. Yourcenar, T. Mann, H. James

I have a Little Free Library in my front garden, it is a wonderful way of exchanging books.

I like to listen to classic music, usually chamber or choir music. But most of all I love the silence, at home or in the nature.

I live as environmentally conscious as I can and I am vegetarian. I love animals, expecially cats ❤

My favourite seasons: fall and winter.

I speak Enlish, French, Dutch and Italian.

I see Swap-Bot as a chance to spread love and to put a smile on someone's face.


I like:

  • classy and subtle things
  • paper, expecially the not glossy one
  • rubber stamps
  • clear stamps
  • post stamps with portraits of women
  • old cigar bands
  • ex libris (book plates)
  • writing paper, stationery
  • handmade paper
  • quotes of writers and philosophers
  • washi tape
  • metal dies
  • warm, dark autumn colours
  • very dark brown, indigo and blue
  • black
  • turquoise
  • icy pink, almost white
  • off white
  • ATC's
  • Tarot cards
  • poetry
  • haiku (Japanse short poems)
  • bookmarks
  • dainty paper bundles
  • soft vintage aesthetic

  • Postcards: I love to send and receive postcards, if possible written and in an envelope. Please, please, please don't send tourist cards.

I like cards with:

  • postman, postwoman
  • the bibliophile series
  • illustrations by Jane Ray 
  • illustrations from the fairytale "The Princess and the Pea" 
  • illustrations by Catrin Welz-Stein
  • Anton Pieck
  • illustrations of interiors of little shops 
  • Vogue covers 
  • book covers
  • Dior, Balenciaga, YSL and so on vintage fashion 
  • Tarot cards, expecially VI : The Lovers 
  • tempus fugit, transience of life 
  • life on head 
  • minimalism 
  • lovers kissing
  • woman on a bicycle
  • woman writing a letter
  • woman in the kitchen 
  • woman hanging the wash 
  • ironing, cleaning the house (to inspire me ; ) 
  • ladies drinking tea or coffee together
  • vintage posters of my favourites themes
  • woman in sorrow/crying
  • woman with a cat
  • hourglasses
  • people eating together
  • cats in art paintings
  • beautiful illustrations with falling snow
  • art of the 19th century
  • paintings with women in beautiful dresses

You can see my card collection at


I love mailart!

Food and drinks

I don't have a sweet tooth and don't eat sugar.

I love coffee!

I don't drink herbal teas, only real black tea without additives and artificial flavours. I adore Earl Grey tea.

Finnish swappers, if you can send me a bag of Perinteinen Joulutee I would be grateful forever!!


If you look at my likes you can find all my wishes... I love to receive small things but above all I love to read about you, your thoughts on life, love and art, your experiences... I prefer a beautiful handwritten letter to material things. So please add a letter or at least a small note to the swap!

Flaking and rating

I am here because I like this a lot and as I am basically a giver I enjoy sending nice things to people. When I send a swap I take multiple pictures of everything (envelopes, cards, packages) so if you don't receive something please contact me. Post to the USA or Asia will take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Please be patient! If you at last won't receive a swap I'll be happy to resend!

I shall always rate the sender as soon as I receive an item.


  • candy, sweet things, liquorice
  • beauty products, make-up
  • animal products
  • tourist cards
  • parfums (I am very allergic to them)
  • smoke and the smell of cigarettes on a swap
  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Diddle, cuties, girly stuff and so on
  • knick knacks, plastic things, souvenirs
  • yellow in great quantity, orange or neon colours/ not a problem in a mix
  • anything Christmas, Halloween or Santa related
  • please, please: no Christmas or Easter cards!!


Comment: Thanks for sharing the nice movies. Hope you enjoyed this swap. Have a lovely month of September.
Response: Thanks for the rating and for creating the swap!
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
mysmashbooklife rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: Wow! When I opened my email I was like: Is that Anne Frank? But ofcourse not. Thank you for sharing. I really liked seeing them. Why didn't become a nun worked out for you?
Response: Thank you for the rating 💕... And I am a rebel at heart, not at all suited to obey 😉
Jjean rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: Wow, loved your photos.... and I too wanted to be a "nun" but my Dad wanted me to marry & give him grand children, so that's what I did
Response: Thank you so much for the rating... I hope the life you chose to make your father happy gave happiness to you too! ❤
metrognome rated for FLL: My mail on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the letter and cute goodies! I use a system of boxes, too. Regular old mail order boxes for letters, and photo boxes with tabbed filing cards for the postcards.
Response: Thank you fot the rating and the heart, I am always glad to hear that other people are "boxes people" just like me! ❤
indigo68 rated for Profile-based postcard #1 on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard which finally arrived today, it took almost 4 months!!! And I just love the postcard you chose for me, very beautiful and moody with the mist and the birds. 💙
Response: Oh my goodness, thank you for your patience and kind rating! I am really glad you like the card ❤❤❤
Comment: Hello Patrizia, Thankyou for the lovely autumn PC and folder you made! Love the bookmark and tags too. Envie is pretty and i like the postage stamps also! ❤️❤️❤️ I hope you receive mine soon!
Response: Thank you for this beautiful rating, I am glad the envelope made it to you and I am glad you like it! ❤
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and personalized crafts. I enjoyed your letter too about your rescue of the discarded books! And it all arrived so quickly!
Response: Thank you Stephanie for your kind words and rating...❤
JossieAyame rated for ESG: My Favourite Photo - March on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I am also a part-time catsitter :D
Response: Oh how nice to meet a colleague! Thank you so much for the rating ❤
Comment: Very nice Isabel Allende postcard - I'm a fan, too!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! ❤
03Scarlett rated for ESG: My Favourite Photo - March on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Patrizia, thank you for all the great pictures you chose this month. I "LOVE" cats (and have one of my own) - one can never see enough cat pictures, for sure! Also, the tree in your yard is absolutely beautiful. I'd say that I love the picture of snow but we've had so much here, I'm tired of seeing it. Ha! Ha! Have a great week! 🌹 🌹 🌹
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I saw the photo of Kyla on your profile, she is absolutely gorgeous!! 😻😻😻 I wish you a sunny spring ❤
QuinGem rated for ESG: My Favourite Photo - March on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Loved your pictures! That is so great that you get your flour direct from the mill!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating! Yes, it is very special to buy flour from the mill, you can even go upstairs ( tricky wooden ladder) and see the flour being milled ❤
musiccinme rated for Email Music Game on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: I absolutely loved your playlist! I loved both versions of Lilac wine :)
Response: Thank you for your comment and the heart! ❤
shenanigansbeginagain rated for Email Music Game on Mar 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks for introducing me to some new music! :)
Response: Thank you for your comment! ❤
sassafrass rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Loved your choices! You're the only partner I've had that actually had one of the same answers :D
Response: Thank you for your comment, it was really fun to think about the answers!
Onyx rated for BLC: 4 bookmarks INT #2 on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: What lovely bookmarks! I really liked the ones you made for me and that you took so much care and attention to detail. Truly appreciated this swap!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, I am glad you like the bookmarks! ❤
myancey rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: I am horrible at guessing ages but love the old songs
Response: I am glad you do, thank you for your comment! ❤
annabellet18 rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: You had a great list of songs!
Response: Thank you! 🙂
USAFwife rated for FLL: How was your February? on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your update letter. I hope you are doing well now, recovered from your accident. It's easy for those of us in the USA to forget that not everyone has a car! I'm sure bicycles are a much better alternative, overall, anyway. But I'm not sure how we would manage, being so spread out here. Our country - or at least not all of it - was not organized for anything but cars, I think. :( I hope you are doing well and enjoying your March. :)
Response: Yes, a large part of your country depends on cars like on horses at the beginning of its history. Without that life would be extremely different! And for Holland no life without bicycles. Thank you for your kind words, I have completely recovered now ❤
USAFwife rated for FLL: Letters in books on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful letter. :) What a nice way to 'meet' you. :) :) My children introduced me a bit to the world of Moomins (they even have the small tea cups!), and I have to admit, I am curious about Moomins creator! haha Thank you for sharing - maybe I can find this book here in the US.
Response: Thank you for your beautiful comment ❤

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HippieChick on Sep 10, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful Egyptian mail-art for MAW! August wishes. I absolutely love the extra die cuts, thank you! And the extra postcard is going on my inspirational images wall. :)

Thank you for brightening my day!

susieq11 on Aug 29, 2022:

Hello Patrizia! Thank you for your note and lovely goodies for Make A Wish August! I absolutely adore the poodle and Hilda postcards, and such pretty stickers!! I hope you’ll be less busy come fall, and I appreciate you taking time to grant me a wonderful wish! XOXO

Bo on Aug 28, 2022:

Thank you Patrizia for a wonderful goodies from "Make a wish" group game. Love them all! :)

bethe on Aug 27, 2022:

Apologies...wishes are from Make a Wish! group :)

bethe on Aug 27, 2022:

Thank you so much for sending "things I can build" for August WW! These are definitely things I am looking for. I can't wait to put these cute items together!! Best wishes to you :)

anicka22 on May 28, 2022:

Dankjewel voor je fijne brief. Ga snel terugschrijven. Pas goed op jezelf!

LadyJo on Apr 30, 2022:

It was wonderful to receive some mail out of the country from you! Thank you for the CPG April wishes of the neat bookmark, stickers and the card! I enjoyed reading your note as well! I will treasure these items and add it to my book of Swap collections. All the best! )

susieq11 on Apr 22, 2022:

Patrizia, Thank you so much for the lovely mail for Make a Wish April! I love everything you made plus your sweet note, atlas pages, POODLE and pin-up postcards, and pretty envelope. Such happy mail! I just ordered your book rec today too!! I started my Italian course today - we will see how it goes! I took it in college a lifetime ago but I hope some of it comes back to me! : ) Wishing you a happy weekend ahead! xoxo

Tricia22 on Apr 20, 2022:

From CPG April wishlist😊

Tricia22 on Apr 20, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday card and all the purple goodies. Very much appreciated

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