Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 9:17 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: January 21, 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.



Comment: Awesome pockets and goodies! Thanks SO much! Wasn't this a FUN swap?! xx Gabi
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: A Plethora of Pockets on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Helen...thanks for the very nice Plethora of Pockets that you made. It had little hidden treasures tucked in everywhere. Happy New Year...
Comment: Thanks!
groundhogstamper rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice ATC on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: I love your ATC and the goodies you enclosed. Thanks so much for everything you sent.
Comment: Thanks for the Triple Tag Pocket and the little tuck-in labels. Happy New Year!
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Holiday Embellishments on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: They're great - I love them - And so many! Thank you so much!
Response: I made so many and you're such a great swapper to receive from.... Thank you!
elflady rated for Vintage Angel on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: I do love this journal page. It is so creative. Thank you for sending to me also for the extras. I particularly love the fairy envelope.Stay safe. elflady
Response: Thank you so much! Take care. Hope you're having a great summer!
RockyBeach rated for Art Journal Pages -December on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your two pages. This was the first encounter with a twinchie! :)
wittmert rated for HMPC: Circle love - December on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I think this is the first time I've ever received a postcard without any type of message. :)
Response: Very strange! Where is my head? Thanks for the heart anyways!
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Simple Tea Bag Pockets on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea bag pockets and the little inserts and extras. They are lovely.
Response: I loved making these!
Comment: Helene, Thank you for a beautiful letter and a lovely little envelope of nature and magic. I like and can use everything you sent!
Response: Thank you! Take care~!
kikakreativa rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #31 ☆ on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: thank you
Comment: Hi Helene and thank you for the 3 journal cards with pockets. I love how you put these together and the papers and ephemera the you used for them. And each is different and unique. I love to be inspired by swaps that I receive and these really did inspire me! Thank you so much and I love all the goodies you tucked inside the pockets!
Response: Awe thanks for such a nice comment! My heart feels good thinking of making something inspiring! Thank you and happy swapping!
Shiraz rated for AAA: Coin + Card #4 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: I see that you sent the swap a while ago but It just arrived yesterday. So I guess it was the holiday rush. Thank you for the swap - very nice examples of mixed media.
Response: The mixed media is my favourite. I am just never satisfied when I try other styles and always go back to it. Thank you for the nice comment and rating. Take care!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #80 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: LOve the colours on this postcard.elflady
Response: Thank you! I am glad it arrived in a reasonable time! Take care - I'm sure we will swap again sooner than later.
camelsamba rated for AMA: Use a Napkin Postcard on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: thanks for the cheerful postcard - a nice blast of color in a gray winter.
Response: Thank you! Take care
MiekeC rated for Journal supply/add-Ins swap on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the things you send me. I love the handmades. Best wishes for 2021. Hi Helene, update 9 januari: i have received the swap for the second time. That is very nice from you ;-), but i don't think the intention.
Response: Handmade item preferences noted! We have similar swap preferences, so I am sure we will cross paths again. Take care and happy swapping. Thank you for the nice rating and kind words.
marymary914 rated for ACT: Winter ATC on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and extras!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating.
howdyholly rated for China on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: WoW! 2 cards and they are beautiful!! Thank you so much.
Response: I couldn't decide which to send, so I just popped both in! Thanks for the nice rating
roosje rated for YTPC: Tiny Tags on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Hello Helene, thank you so much for a wonderful swap! I love the tiny tags you made. Some made it into my current reading books!
Response: These were super fun to make. I am glad you appreciate them! All the best and take care. Thanks for the nice comment and rating!

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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


mandigutterrose on Sep 3, 2020:

APDG~ Is It Too Early For Halloween?

Amelia on Aug 28, 2020:

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

Amelia on Aug 28, 2020:

APDG~ Is It Too Early For Halloween?

(the answer is NEVER!)

Happy (early) Halloween!!

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

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

bluecrayons on Aug 9, 2020:

backyard scavenger hunt profile decoration #12 - BUGS EEEKKK!!!!

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

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