Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 5:16 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: February 19, 2020

Country: Canada

Hi there!

My name is Helene. I am a nemophilist🌲 living on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada. My little family has chickens, bunnies, and a year round food garden. We are avid campers and I truly cherish our time in the woods. When not camping, nature walking or gardening, I am most likely crafting ,making or building something and I am on social media a lot more than I should be. I take photos of everything.

My most favoured crafts include mixed media card making, gelli printing, assemblage, collage, and rubber stamping. I like layering with paints, papers, inks, pens, textured papers, and combining projects.

I like rich, deep, opulent colours and metallic;I use a lot of copper and gold tones in my art, but go through phases of working with one or two preferred colours at a time until I get bored with the combo and switch it up.

I am drawn to darker themes and images and am not into super cutesy/kawaii themes and I really don't like stickers.

I make and trade ATCs, ATCoins, Flipbooks, Skinnys, Twinchies, Inchies, collage cards, geli backgrounds, master cards, collaboration pieces, handcrafted postcards, handmade embellishments, handmade greeting cards and I am always interested in a craft challenge swap.

Some preferences:


  • skulls, bones, and anatomy

  • flora and fauna - leaves, trees, forest creatures

  • suns, moon, stars

  • bats, birds, butterflies, bugs, insects, and arachnids of all kinds, but especially the beetle and spider species

  • vintage, victorian, and gothic themes and images

  • mythical creatures, fairies, gnomes, magical beings......

  • elements and elemental correspondences

  • anything handmade by you

  • travel/exploration

  • First Nation's and Inuit art and themes

  • themes from the ocean, the sky, and space

Please don't send me:

  • foam shapes or kid crafts

  • colouring pages

  • city postcards

  • dollar store or kawaii stickers

  • cartoon characters, princess, Disney

  • Please do not send me stickers

  • Please don't send your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc. It will likely just get recycled.

Things Important to me:

I am an advocate of the environment, equality, the right to women's reproductive health and the right to choose, and I am an ally of First Nation communities whose land I am grateful to live, work, and craft on. I love suns moons and stars



donetta rated for Senders Choice with Two Birds on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool collage with two bird inches! Love the inchies!
Comment: Thank you♥️
Comment: Wow!!!! Cool background! Looking forward to working on this! TY
chimerix rated for AAA: Coins January on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATCoins and the extra papers. I love the techniques you used on the coins and will use the papers in my crafting. Aloha
MamaD rated for SG- Skinny Card Art Collab Round 1 on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Fantastic background! Excited to add to this! Thank you and thanks for joining!! ❤
Rozenbotteljam rated for Happy Mail Flipbook on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flipbook!
ToujoursMoi rated for WIYM: Need Happy Mail on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely notecard.
McAnaraks rated for Envelopes x 2 on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the envelopes and the extra bits and bobs
stiffneck78 rated for Mapped on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Oh, this is cool! I especially enjoyed the info about the region. I like hearing about those types of things. Thank you for the extras, too. They will get used!
Lucine rated for Story of an introvert on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I like papercrafts:) I wouldn't mind to have received the letter. A nice letter via snail mail is always welcome:))
Ninna rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #21 ☆ on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: This mail wasn't really for me, because I don't have use for all these paper pieces and most went to the recycling pile. Somebody with crafting skills would have loved this one much more, but I was hoping to see bit more variety on selected items. The cards were nice, so thank you for those!
Response: They went into the recycling pile? Oh my goodness, that's such a bummer comment. I am sure I sent a variety. Sorry you're disappointed. I thought this swap was for crafting papers like envelopes, letter papers, postcards and the like as it says in the swap write up. Take care.
PotchouDoodle rated for 2020 Year of Penpals: January! on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you Helene for the nice letter and the beautiful cards. It took so long to come from Vancouver to france. I'll respond to you this week =)
Response: Thanks and take care!
Poeprincess rated for ACTs: “Coin” a Phrase on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Oh, my dear, this is beautiful! Don’t you just love gelliprints? Very nice work. Thank you!
Mareree10 rated for SG- Skinny Card Art Collab Round 1 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Very cool BG. TY
Response: Thank you!
Jbee rated for Put winter on! on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: thank you very much for the winter swap. as we still have no winter here I enjoy winter mail :-)
Comment: What a wonderful swap loved the way you presented the tags in. Thank You
Response: I wonder if you are talking about the Geli printed ones! I am loving my new gel pad!
Nicollcia rated for Swap #5: Space/Galaxy on Feb 7, 2020
YooperHill rated for AMA: January Sender's Choice on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Love it!!!
grammypammy rated for Swap #5: Space/Galaxy on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the space images!
Response: SPACE!
euniceq rated for Swap #5: Space/Galaxy on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap! So pretty!
Response: Space!

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Nicollcia on Feb 2, 2020:

Hi! Have a lovely day :)

Swap #5: Space/Galaxy

grammypammy on Feb 1, 2020:

Swap #5 Space/Galaxy

Please rate me.

Hugs Pam

euniceq on Feb 1, 2020:

✩ Swap #5: Space/Galaxy ✩

✯ Thank you for joining! ✯

nancylee on Dec 31, 2019:

A toast from a ghost/spirited spooks NYE profile

A toast to you, for health and hapiness in the New Year!

IDreamOfAfrica on Dec 30, 2019:

GROUP: A toast from a ghost/spirited spooks NYE profile

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bluecrayons on Dec 24, 2019:

yule profile decoration *bluecrayons

PumpkinQueen on Dec 23, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration Swap

Wishing you a Blessed Yule!!


sal410cat on Dec 23, 2019:

Yule Profile Decoration - Happy Yule!!

wolfeagle on Oct 4, 2019:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste postcard. I love anything with a clock. ;D

Katti on Aug 9, 2019:

Hello! Thank you for sending home my collaboration postcard! It turned out so great!!! ❤️ That’s the first one I send out and got back!

Best wishes, Katti

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