Hi, my name is Ellen.
Living with my friend & our son (18) in a small village called Zweeloo,
with historical farms & a little church, drawn by Van Gogh.
We have an old dog called Zuske and 2 cats (Puk & Aagje).
I ♥ spring & summer most, being in our garden; seeding & picking flowers, enjoying the atmosphere.
I' m an artist (papier mache, illustration) & I have an atelier/studio where I ♥ to be & work most of the time.
(making cards, etc.)
I make birth announcement cards - which we, in the Netherlands, traditionally use to send to family & friends to let them know our baby is born.
But actually I'm a 'Jack-of-all-trades'.
Like to see what I do? Please take a look at: www.elpapel.nl
Text only in Dutch, sorry! But a lot of pictures to look at :-)
Or take a look on my El' Papel FB-page: https://www.facebook.com/ElPapel.nl
And, of course, I ♥ post!!!
I find it important to take time to find or make for you the card you are waiting for!
In May 2016 I was interviewed on the PC blog!:
22nd of May is my birthday;
I ♥ to get many birthday-cards!!!
In common I prefer ILLUSTRATED-cards!
And cards with bright, colorful, warm colors-no pastels!
I ♥ purple-violet-deep blue-turquoise-orange-yellow-red
And BEAUTIFUL STAMPS are the icing on the cake!
If possible send me PIG-stamps (2019 - year of the pig)
But every nice card you send with love & attention will make my day!
Only ... PLEASE ... NO TOURIST CARDS!
- at this moment I collect:
Little Red Riding Hood & Alice in Wonderland & BLUE CATS!! (Irina Zenyukov)
- Gypsy-bohemian style
- HAPPY cards
- birds (especially owls)
- black or b&w cats
- or other animals
- Mad Hatter
- colorful houses & birdhouses
- mailman/post-office, mailboxes
- Paisley, Jugendstill, totem poles, tattoos
- Inge Löök (old ladies), Silke Leffler, Papillon, Papaya Art, La Marelle, Fiep
Westendorp, Amandine Piu, Moomin, Rob Ryan (or similar),
Plonk & Replonk!!!, INKOGNITO, Aquarupella & EDC cards
- HUNDERTWASSER, Klimt, Gaudí, WALASSE TING
- colorful art
- paper-related, paper cut
- handmade cards, made with love, from artists (collage-mixed media),
= very welcome.
- or surprise me
Here you can find my ALBUM RECEIVED CARDS:
(this doesn't work good/anymore - I'm working on a Flickr album)
Please write the date on the card!
Again: I am very fond of beautiful stamps!!! So if possible use these on the card or envelope(used ones added)?
And if you have a Hundertwasser or Alice in Wonderland stamp for me it would make my day!!!
Love from Ellen
For who likes to do something EXTRA, it would be great to sent some goodies along with your card in an envelope. Like beautiful used stamps (yes, again ;-) would be super! But please, don't feel obliged!