Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 11:00 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: April 10, 2021

Country: Canada

Hi there!

My name is Helene. I am a nemophilist🌲 living on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada.

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 arts and crafts, but go through phases of working with one or two preferred colours at a time and making lots with it before moving on to something new.

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

My current favourite groups are: "It Takes TW0", "Amazing Mail ART", "YouTube Paper Crafters", and "All about ATC". So many creative swaps!

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

  • travel/exploration

  • First Nation's and Inuit art and themes (Coast Salish art below)

  • themes from the ocean, the sky, and space

HALLOWE'EN everything all the time


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 ally of the environment, equality, those who identify as queer, non-binary and being whomever the heck you want in the way that each individual chooses, the right to women's reproductive health and the right to choose, and I am of First Nation communities whose land I am grateful to live, work, and craft on.



Rainydancer rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #104 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: thanks
Conni59 rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #3 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the fantastic mushroom goodies. Hope you have a wonderful camping trip!
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Hey there Helene...very nice collage flower tags. Thanks so much!
Mandaloolee rated for Flat Mail of Vintage Goodies on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the treasures! I love it!
Response: Thanks for the nice words and rating. Take care!
Comment: Hello!! Thank you so much for this definitely happy mail!!! Your handmade tags are just lovely! And I always appreciate washi stickers! Oh and the feathers! I am a fan of sending them as well 💖. And your beautiful floral Canadian stamps work go into my collection! Thank you again, happy spring 💐
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the kind words. Take care
Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap- such a fun variety :) I loove the fabulous notecards you have chosen! Happy spring :)
Response: Thank you! These swaps are super fun!
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Scrap Patches on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: While, I did receive the items they were not fabric clusters but were tags and did not meet the requirements of the swap.
Response: I believe they did meet the requirements of the swap. I am sorry you did not like them.
YooperHill rated for MAS&More Acrylic Pour Painting on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Yummy colors thank you!
Response: Oh I love the Acrylic Pour! I'm glad I purchased lots of gold coloured paint.
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Much appreciated!
Response: Thanks! Take care
Comment: THANKYOU Helene, for all thelovely envelopes and goodies!!
Response: So fun to put together! Thank you.
MaryCheng rated for mini surprise pocket letter#march on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you Helene for the surprise mini PL. I do love your gelli print background with pink and gold bling! We are in Autumn now and this weeks weather has been lovely and warm. Love all the goodies. Thank you!
Response: Loving the golds! Thank you
Comment: Hi Helene and thank you so much for the two rubber stamped journal pockets. Your stamped images are so pretty and you have colored them perfectly. And you tucked so many wonderful surprises inside - papers and stickers, 2 intricate doilies, a vintage postcard, ephemera. I love it all! Thank you so much for a fun swap.
KaliOya rated for AMA: Trifold envelope journal insert on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely trifold envelope you created for me! I appreciate the time and thought you put into it. Such fun suprises that you included. Yes, I agree...I had so much fun creating this swap for my partner. I hope another one gets hosted.
Comment: Beautiful!! So sorry I’m rating late!! I love your book cover embellishment- so much to look at and all the wonderful textures!! The additional ephemera and tags you sent are especially appreciated! Fabulous swap! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Shiraz rated for AAA: Coin + Card #5 on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you Helene for the coin and ATC. Your idea of using the previous bits was very clever. And the resuts were very attractive. Barbara
evanselli rated for CDN Swappers: Neutral Ephemera on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap. It’s so great to have a wonderful stash of neutral ephemera. I’m always looking for some in my own stash but it so lacking, now I have a real stash😊❤️
Response: This swap helped me go through and organize a very messy corner of papers in the craft dresser. I was worried I didn't have enough white and beige like tones, but this corner didn't disappoint! Thank you for the nice comment.
orode rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #92 on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: What an absolutely gorgeous card. I cannot wait to add-on. Thank you so much for swapping. Olga
Response: Thank you and take care!
dmarie rated for green themed mini flip book #february on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful green Flipbook filled with fun goodies! It was a happy mail day for me 💌❤️💕📬💚
Response: Awesome! Thank you for the nice comment and rating. Take care!

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supersquirrel on Feb 24, 2021:

I'm so excited to have a swap-bot friend that likes mushroom ephemera as much as I do! Thank you so much for the amazing gifts. I love love love the shrooms 🍄🧡🍄

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


Amelia on Aug 28, 2020:

A few bonus ones I found, since you like darker things...

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

received your mystery supply swap 6.20 today! Thank you for a nice piece of art & playing!

Lmrb19 on Aug 8, 2020:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco — #12

Debrajackson on Aug 6, 2020:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #12

and a bonus jewel!

Enjoy! Debra

wolfeagle on Aug 5, 2020:


Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste with Butterflys. The different sayings are great.

kclicquot on Jun 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for angeling the June homemade postcard swap!!!! That kitty is adorable, is it yours???? Cheers! KC

vitiator on May 27, 2020:

Happy Profile - May Flowers

Pikapika on May 26, 2020:

Hello Helena, I hope you like my pictures of May flowers. Have a great day!!!!

It's the Mayflower lol. I had to.

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