Swap-bot Time: February 16, 2019 2:56 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: February 15, 2019

Country: Canada


Hello! My name is Helene. I am a nemophilist🌲 living on Vancouver Island in Western Canada. I love the Pacific Northwest. I am happiest around nature, especially near a body of water or the damp ocean air. I am keen on camping, hiking, traveling, and of course, crafting...with tea or coffee. I am a mother of 2 wild beasts; ages 9&5. We keep chickens and bunnies on our urban lot so we are in a constant battle with one of the smartest and cutest (when they aren't walking) creatures, the raccoon! Worth the battle for the fresh eggs the chickens give us.

I really enjoy creating mixed media art pieces, usually on cardboard, cereal boxes, or canvas using a mix of materials from paint and ink using stencils and stamps to paper, photos, and found items. I love to layer 2 or 3 colours of paint or ink before I even think of a theme or what I am making. I make a lot of flip-books, artist trading cards and coins, inchies, handmade cards and postcards, smash book, art journals and mixed media art on canvas.

I would love to get deeper into assemblage and acrylic pouring techniques.

I love rich oppulant colours, and anything in metallic - deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, greens and purples. Mossy and inviting. I also love using silver, gold, and copper tones.


Some materials I use often in my craft includes but are never limited to:

textured paper and unique fibres

strips of lace and ribbon

metal charms

brads of all shapes, sizes, and colours

leaf skeletons

old keys or key images

die cuts

anything vintage or vintage looking

steampunk, Victorian, and space themes

suns, moons, and stars ☀️🌙⭐

homesteading images and pictures

nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy, forest creatures, and folklore

trees, leaves, plants

dark, Hallowe'en, witchy, and spooky themes

nature worship, animism, paganism, "white magic", goddess worship, or druid themes or images

handmade paper

really sparkly paper

rubber stamped paper in all above themes

photography/imagery in all above themes

Woodblock or rubber stamps

Old photography or picture postcards

wood or wood like elements

anything for mixed media art making like artist trading cards, inchies, cards, smash books,paper art on wood/canvas/cardboard etc

Tim Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use style stickers for craft

nature themes and woodland animals

anything handmade, especially by you

letter paper, handmade/coloured patterned envelopes

mail art


No thank you! 👎

!Some things I would not like. Thank you!

foam shapes or kid crafts

city postcards

dollar store or kid stickers

I really REALLY don't want stickers

No religious or holiday stuff please (unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)

I am not a fan of childish stamps or images

Please do not send me stickers

I will not use princess or Disney stuff. I will not pass it on either (sorry) I do, however, use crown brads or images on atcs.

I am not interested in your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc. It will likely just get recycled. Truly vintage or Tim Holtz style only please.

My daughter ♥️

Here is a little about my daughter for any kid swaps we join!

-9 years old

-big animal lover

-enjoys dark humour (appropriate for her age)

-loves to draw people, animals, and made up creatures

-reads a lot of graphic novels

-enjoys keeping a journal and making notes or lists

I love suns moons and stars



Captainthelaila rated for Heart themed mini cards on Feb 14, 2019
SilverD rated for Add a crown on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Interesting and creepy... I like it!
CookieChops rated for Collaboration #65 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card! I can’t wait to add to it and send it on it’s next adventure!
elflady rated for Inchies! on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely inchies. I do like the backgrounds and thanks for telling me how they were made.I am very happy to receive them. elflady
Poeprincess rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Like the technique you used on this ATC. Thank you.
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Sparkle ATC on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the extra sparkly ATC and extras! I love it - so beautiful!
cookies37 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Wow, what a great “cover my envelope” envelope! Love the way you painted and stamped it. The papers are so pretty and all the clippings and extras will come in handy. I have a junk journal and also use them to collage handmade postcards. I love to recycle/reuse everything. Thanks so much, take care ~ Judy
Response: Thank you! I've got some new stamps, paints and stencils, so I've been going a little stamp and ink crazy!
sharmison33 rated for AAA - Fun Holidays January on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC and the extras! They were great.
Response: Oh I love the forever petulant atc! Or was it petulance forevermore! Haha. I thought it was very clever.
YooperHill rated for Inchies! on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: They are wonderful! Thank you.
Response: Thank you! I've made dozens! They are so fun.
Wildspoon28 rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the great stamped papers!
Esthercita79 rated for New Year Happy mail!! on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the new year happy mail, such nice items to start the new year with :)
Anettethhjertnes rated for AAA - Snowflake ATC on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Cool atc. Thanks for the extras
Response: It just snowed a lot here on Southern Vancouver Island. It rarely snows here. My poor tulips and daffodils!
Karmi53 rated for Bookpage/Valentines on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Hi thank you very much for the very cute Valentines bookpage atc. And thank you very much for all the extras too, the coin valentine is pretty too. Take care
Response: Will the Island be covered in snow or will the tulips survive? Hope your Valentines day warms up!
Cariboocarol rated for IPC: One Word Swap on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your choices and for sending me your artwork as part of this swap! The tag is really nice!
Comment: Thank you for the coins! They match the postcard you sent me from the other swap :) it is a great color combo.
Response: Oh cool! The swaps were close enough to each other that were probably cut from the same big piece! That's super random. I am glad you like!
seagull rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #9 ☆ on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Wow Helene! What a wonderful selection and variety! Thank you very very much! 😘
Response: You're welcome. These swaps are fun and useful°°°
SashaMae rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts on Jan 29, 2019
MarianPater rated for HMPC: Scraptastic Postcard on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC, it is beautiful!!!!! I forgot the heart ;-)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating
stonekeepers rated for ATCO: Free Theme January on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC and the extras. I like the background too. Great job!
Response: I am glad you liked it. I like the free themed card making.
sweetgypsy rated for January Sender's Choice on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Love the mixed media. :)
Response: You are welcome. I love the freedom of sender's choice!

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Bananers on Dec 12, 2018:

Thank you for angeling the mixed media craft supply swap for me. I love the envelope of "stuff" that you sent. Everything will be put to good use! :)

ittybittykitty on Sep 22, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

ittybittykitty on Jul 6, 2018:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stamped Images for Crafting swap! I really liked the images you sent!

pinkrenegade on Feb 28, 2018:

For what must be the 20th time!!!!... instead of writing a lot in the comment section, I just wrote that to see if it would go through. When it did I went back and wrote on it.. twice. Nothing. But thank you many times over for the great 3 letters sets of vintage stationery! ♥♥ Happy Note Card Feb #2

pinkrenegade on Feb 26, 2018:

Helene ~ I have no idea what's going on with my computer. I received your swap for Happy Notecard Feb #2, and since Friday I've been trying a few times a day to rate you, but nothing shows up. I will keep trying so you can get your ♥ :o) Pat

btbeth on Dec 21, 2017:

Beautiful handmade tags! Thank you for angeling this swap! I truly appreciate it! Hugs and happy holidays!!

TC on Nov 13, 2017:

"right on!" :) That's the favorite catchphrase of my brand new son-in-law. It's so funny that you wrote that on my profile. LOL.

Eclectonote on Nov 5, 2017:

Thank you for the Brown art swap - the many layers on the ATC made for a little work of art with much depth and interest, and all of the lovely papers and embellishments are inspiring!

sleepingrover2010 on Sep 23, 2017:

Hello Helena,

I want to send you a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the beautiful piece of art you sent me as a "thank you." It is beautiful and shows a great deal of creativity. I recognize some of the items that I had sent you. I like the butterfly magnified glass piece you put on this piece of art. I love this piece. This piece will have a prominent place in my house. Thank you so much for this gift.

I am so glad that you liked what I sent you. I am so glad that you can use the supplies that I sent you.

I am very happy that I my swap brought a smile to your face.


Bee1981 on May 31, 2017:

Awwww, I am the host of the diffrent stuff for flipbooks... ...I hoped that I would be your partner, cause we have some things in common, but sadly it hasn´t happend.Maybe we can make a private swap one day? Love Rebecca

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