Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2018 5:43 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: May 19, 2018

Country: Canada


I am a nemophilist. I love wandering, camping, and being outdoors. I work at a creative and active adult day program with people living with Dementia part time and at a pediatric respite care centre part time here on Vancouver Island on the Canadian west coast. I am introverted, musical, and creative. I love art/craft exchanges and letter writing, so I am super stoked to find this community.

I love photography, especially photos from the first half of the 1900s; they have stories. I also really love sepia tones and the clothing people wore days gone by.

In my own arts and craft making, in addition to using photography and vintage ephemera, I also love faux vintage and use a lot of it in craft. It adds to the story I am sharing in my art.

I am currently mostly enjoying creating mixed media pieces of all sizes and artist trading cards. I love layering and incorporating many smaller crafts onto bigger pieces as well as mixing paint, paper, photography, and rubber stamp ink and images. I find layering textures and colours really satisfying.

I am interested and keen on finding some more time for assemblage art and acrylic pouring.

I love all things PAPER from letter paper to scrapbook paper and interesting textured papers or fibres.


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

homesteading images, pictures of tools/items

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

trees, leaves, plants

dark, Hallowe'en, witchy, and spooky themes

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

I love rich colours, deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, and greens. Mossy and inviting. I also love using silver, gold, and copper tones.

No Thanks!

Some things I would not like. Thank you!

foam shapes or kid crafts

city postcards

dollar store 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

No 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.




Cosychaos rated for Wassily Kandinsky inspired atc on May 18, 2018
Response: Yeah, I struggled with this one. It was the hardest of all the artist focus inpired atc swaps. What was in my head was not what came onto the atc. Thanks for rating. Take care.
Chaton13 rated for "Inspire me" craft kit on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the vintage stuff. The crochet butterfly is really cute!
Response: Thank you!
lorz88 rated for Samhain altered book page on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing altered book page, looks brilliant and I love it! Thank you also for the extras!
Response: It was so great to do a Samhain themed book page in May! Thanks for the lovely rating. Take care
Comment: What a nice read and creative way to answer the questions. Nice to read all the places you have traveled and all the animals at your home. Thank you.
Response: It took awhile to do all that writing! We are spoiled with keyboards these days. Thanks for the nice comment. Take care. I will respond if you write back, it just might be a little shorter ;)
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful assortment of stuff!
Response: I am glad you are satisfied with the swap. It's really hard to send only the requirements. I am hoping she ups the amount in future swaps. I am loving the junk journaling I am doing with previously received items.
polyk rated for 9 random inchies April 1 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great Inchies! Of course I LOVED the little cartoony hearts 🙃
Response: I love these inchie swaps. Thank you for the lovely comment. Take care
Comment: Thanks for everything :)
Response: You're welcome. Take care!
Dragongrrl rated for Personality Tag!!! on May 8, 2018
Comment: I love your tags, they're so cool! I love the colors and the layering, great job!
Response: There they are! Awesome. Thanks for the rating. Take care
user6937 rated for Maple Leaf on May 7, 2018
Comment: Gotta love our Maple Leaf, eh?
Response: So true! It is certainly a magnificent leaf, particularly in the Fall when it does go red! All the best to you. Take care
ElectricHare rated for 9 random inchies March 17 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the inchies. Did you use a Welsh page to decorate??! I'm impressed 💚 I think I'm going to mount them 3x3 in a box frame 😊
Response: I wasn't sure, but I thought it was Welsh! I am excited that I got it correct. Thanks for your lovely message. Until next time!
Frannie rated for Just to Say Hello Swap on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap Helene ❤️
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the lovely rating and message. take care
Comment: Love all the details in this swap! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! My craftly goals include more and more little details and colour combos. I am happy that you commented on the detail! Hopefully next time you receive from me there will be even more details! Cheers
Poeprincess rated for Add an inchie on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the "add an Inchie" ATC. Great collage! Love the bookmark & papers, too.
Response: Awesome, thank you!
CharlieChick86 rated for Outer Space PC on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: I love this you did a great job, thank you so much
Response: Ahhhh I was frustrated with the background on this swap! I was trying a new method of painting, and I redid it a couple times and thought I kept making it worse, but then after looking at some space images, I fixed it up with a different idea. I am glad you like it!
Singske rated for ATC - "Human Body" on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Hello Helene, I was glad to see you were my partner again. For the second time I can tell you that this Atc is really my cup of tea. I have been looking at it for some time now, love the background and the heart. It has got a special place on my old typewriter now so I can enjoy it all the time. (I use my typewriter to display my little treasures) And also thanks for the lovely goodies. Lots of love.
Response: Awww thanks for the lovely compliment! I am happy it is visually appealing for you. All the best! Till next time....
manme rated for Mini Paper Crafting Kit on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Your vintage themed crafting kit is wonderful. I will definitely can use everything in my future crafts.
Response: Awesome! I am glad yours got to you in good time. I have had a few swaps come back to me short on postage in April, so I've been a little worried about all my swaps as of late!
Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope and goodies, Helene! I loved the mixed-media envelope and unique lettering.
Response: Thanks. I really enjoy these mail art swaps.
tishttr1 rated for Button ATC - 3 partners, 1 ATC each on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 😊
Response: You're welcome! Until next time!
Tracykason rated for Heather Murray inspired ATC on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: This was one of my all time favorite swaps -both for making and receiving. I love your ATC, thank-you.
Response: Wow, thanks for such a nice message. Her art really resonates with me. I loved making and receiving this swap too!
HippieChick rated for junk journal supplies - woodland on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful little packet of goodies! I will have fun incorporating them into some projects.
Response: Awesome! I love these supply swaps.

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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

mgallardo68 on May 26, 2017:

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