Comment: Oh -- What a fun filled AAAAAA envie. So many things in here to play with. Thank you so much! (Apologies for the delayed rating-- moving from Malta to Virginia via Texas was a mess and I'm just now getting sorted!)
Comment: Thank you, Helene, for all the wonderful goodies you sent to me! I was very happy to receive your mail! :)
Response: So glad it arrived! I have been having some trouble with some of my packages arriving in a timely matter lately. I might want to go to the actual post office instead of the one in shoppers drug mart, though I don't know if that's the issue....
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.
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
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!
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....
Comment: Thank you - the background is very interesting; I'm not sure what that material is, but it's nice. The shape of the tag is also very different; sure to contrast nicely when I get more of these swaps.
Response: The background is my painting with acrylic with a new technique. I added some big glitter bits and scratched off some coloiur to give it a background look. I cut the tags out free style, so they are an unusual shape. I know one is very strangely shaped which is why I made a second one. It took me a week to make both because of the layering I did. Had to let the paint dry with each layer.
Comment: It was really fun to explore a new artist! I hadn't seen the book covers installation -- very cool and I liked the way that you interpreted it with the green of the Syrian flag. Thanks so much for the cool ATC and the note about your inspiration for it :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for your rating.Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything from the decorated envelope to the extras and your letter! You are way more organized than we are. I wish I could sneak into your suitcase and go to Portugal with you.I wish you success in every wish or goal. Never think childcare is boring. Our families are so important to us and knowing they are cared for by a loving person is of most importance.
Have a great day!
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the rating. Take care!
Comment: Helene, I loved the postcard you made for me! The colors and textures were fabulous! And you included such a mix of things on it: words, punches, the ticket and the key sticker, the stamped images, and all the bits of color/texture paper arranged on it! so beautiful!This one will definitely go into my postcard album of favorites! Thanks so much!!!
Response: Ohhhh I love this postcard too, thank you! I'm happy it went to someone who really likes it too! Take care and thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks for the ATC, it really does remind me of Klimt's work ðŸ˜Š
Response: Awesome! I mixed a few of his styles around. They didn't turn out as AMAZING as I had in my head, and a little different from my style of work, but they were super fun to make. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Finally it came â˜º
I like your technique, & I like the sentiment ðŸ˜Š
Response: I got a swap package last week from a woman who lives 4 blocks away from me and it took 11 days! Thanks for your patience. I think the Christmas season really backed things up here in Western Canada. Hopefully next time it will arrive in under a month!
Comment: You will never believe that your letter just came today! I wonder where it's been hiding all this time :-)
I enjoyed reading your answers, and thanks for all the goodies. We've been to Victoria twice, and were just talking about going back. We haven't had a chance to see much outside the city, and work love to do that. So many places to go! We've also been talking about Cuba and Portugal, small world.
Response: Oh I am glad it arrived! If you would like to stay in touch, please respond! I would love to read your answers too. Also, I am sure you have lots of ideas of where to go outside of Victoria, but If you would like some other ideas (from a local persons point of view besides the obvious) message me anytime. Take care and thanks for rating!
Comment: Dear Helene, I ADORE your Swap! All the tiny little things was so cute! I put them in my bullet Journal! I love your letter, because I feel so proud of me when I understand the things you tolds me! Lucky life! Thanks a lot!!! Soon I will send you the mail tagâ€™s answers!
Response: Awesome! I do hope you write back. You seem super interesting and my sister is a hooper too! Take care!
Comment: Loved this package, you have a great eye for images. Thank-you. As an aside, I love the fun ATC trades you organize. I am working on the Ethereal ATC and glad to still have time for more layers....
Response: Thank you. I have been enjoying the host*s junk journal supply series. I am glad you*re in the ethereal swap! I will be using an image I received in a goddess themed swap I hosted last month. Looking forward to it!
Comment: Apologies for late rating i just now got your letter! It went to my old address and thebperson who currently lives there just told me hebhad gotten it ! I love the atc.and all the great number goodiesðŸ˜ŠðŸ‘ thanks!
Response: I am so happy it made it to you! Take CARE!
Comment: Thank your for your envied stuffed with lovely goodies! I guess you knew the peacock card would be my very favourite?! LOL It is absolutely amazing. Next fav... the handwritten page probably. But I love everything!
Response: Thank you for doing this swap with me! I am glad you like all that I sent. Thanks for rating! Until next time, cheers!
Comment: Helene, you absolutely blew me away with your destash swap! I love it all, from the little hedgehog diecut to the vintage photo tag; the Egyptian postcards will definitely go into my postcard album, and I'm looking forward to using the paper scraps and napkins in some projects. Is the little fancy frame-like piece with the two dogs on it a stamp? I love that; it's so cute! And the bagged items - letters, stickers and food pics - are much appreciated! Even your envelope was unique! A little word of warning though: the washi tape had come loose in a few places and the envelope was partially open, but I don't think it was a big enough opening that anything was lost along the way. All in all, it was a beautiful swap and I thank you so much!!!
Response: Thanks for the info. I just started using washi tape, but I guess it is more decorative than actually tape. This is the second time this month that my packages have arrived like this so I totally appreciate the heads up! Thanks for the rating, and I am glad you will enjoy the things I included. CHeers!
Comment: Wow---you went way over the 100 grams and thank you so much---your envelope arrived in a plastic Canada Post 'regret for the damage' sleeve but I am sure nothing is missing...the flap just popped open because it was so stuffed!!
Response: I am clearly not a good guesstimater! It was only one extra stamp so I went for it., so cheap to send within Canada! Enjoy!
Comment: Finally! I was a bit worried your mail could got lost but it arrived yesterday. It was stuck at the costom! :/ I love the notecards you made! They are wonderful! I can`t wait to use them!!! And thanks for the extras... :)
Response: I am glad it arrived and I am stoked you love them. Enjoy!
Comment: Beautiful backgrounds! Love them, Helene.
Response: Thank you. I always make an atc or postcard first with lots of random layering, often with the scraps of other paper crafts, and then cut the inchies. It's been really satisfying. I am pleased that you noted the backgrounds!! Thank you. Let me know if you'd ever like to do a private inchie swap!! I'll gladly make more
Comment: Thanks for the letter and the embellishments! Yours is the first ATC I've ever got! And I'm going to use those hearts in the wrapping of a present I'm sending off tomorrow.
Ps. I'm sorry your daughter wouldn't let you watch cartoons with her ;)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you can use the things I included
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter it was lovely and full of goodies, you said it was your first pocket letter and it was amazing but I would say some of the pockets neeeded a bit more decorating because once I took out all the goodies there were some pockets which ended up being empty.
Thank you again for swapping with me
Response: Wow, I just sent that on Friday! And thank you for the tips for my future pocket letters. Very much appreciated.
Comment: Wow what a happy mail! I love the ATC and all of the other crafty bits! I will definitely be using them all! â¤ Thank you for everything!
P/S: This is one lucky mail. There was a stamp on the envelope which said it was missent to Taipei! I would be very sad if this beautiful mail went missing! Lucky it came back to me! ðŸ˜ƒ
Response: Lucky indeed! Thank you for rating,. Until next time!
Comment: Hi!! It's funny that you talked about me in you letter :p Yes it took me 5hours to match every enveloppe... read profile (English isn't my first language so it's longer for me). Thanks for everything and the letter. I fall on you few times in my swap but I think it is the first time you send me something :) Thanks for the letter. happy swapping!!
Response: Yes, I've received three swaps from you already. It was a pleasure to send one out to you. AH and yes! I did mention you in my letter. :) It took me quite some time to get all ten swaps together and out too, but it was fun! Thanks for rating, I'm sure we'll be in touch through future swaps.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely long letter. So nice to learn a bit about your life. Autumn is coming along vivid now, so enjoy the days! Thanks for the goodies, I will use them in future swaps. Perhaps some will return to you in another setting.
Response: I am surprised how few letters I have received for this swap. 6/10 swaps have arrived and only one letter! Thanks for rating. Take care!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter. Your chickens names made me laugh, especially chow mein!
Response: Wow! That crossed the Atlantic quicker than I think any mail I've sent has taken before ever! If I remember correctly, I sent these out less than a week ago! I am glad you enjoyed it. You are welcome! CHeers!
Comment: Not only have I enjoyed your Swap #1 and #2, I enjoyed receiving a great stuffed envelope from you! Thanks for great swaps for rebuilding my stash after being out of Swap for so long!
Response: Thanks so much and welcome back. I am new(ish) here and it's such a great community. Looking forward to future mixed media craft swaps! Let me know if you're ever up for a private swap. Cheers!
Comment: Thanks for your creative ATC's, the nicely decorated envie and the extras, Helene. I just returned home after an eclipse watching trip to North Carolina & it's been fun opening all the accumulated mail.
Response: Ohhh nice place to see the eclipse! THanks for rating, cheers!
Comment: They've arrived today!! Thank you, beautiful images! Sure took awhile but everything is in good shape. Whew! I'll be busy! Lol Thank you for hosting. :)
Response: Oh great! That was certainly an unusually long wait considering we are on the same continent! If you are ever up for a private swap of any kind in the future, I am up for it. Thanks for rating :)
Comment: I loved your stories! That's so creepy that the three of you all saw the same man ðŸ˜±. Thank you for the Halloween extras, love themmm
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for rating! I am excited about this swap. Spooky stories are the best! I think there is a second similar swap started for later this August! I'm "watching" it, Cheers!
Comment: Never received. Will alter rating if package is ever received.
Response: My other partner for this same swap rated me on June 14th as she has received hers. Perhaps it is taking a little more time to get to you in the UK from Canada. If you have not received anything in the next week, I will send a second package. I will message you in a weeks time. CHeers.
**Edited on July 11th**
I sent Nicola a message asking if the package has arrived yet which was read but I got no reply, and her address is not available to me anymore. She has also been partially suspended. The resend package is ready and waiting! It's beautiful. **EDITED sept 2017 - **This swapper has 20 ones and has been suspended.**