Comment: Thanks for this wonderful "squared" PC! I have that birdie stamp! How did you make that square? ...and the kitty paw!!! love them and the printed leaves against the woody and shimmery background! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you. You're my partner for the "triangles are great" post card swap as well (which was just sent this morning)! Hopefully you'll enjoy that one as well. Take care and be safe with those earthquakes and aftershocks happening there right now !! <3
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard! Hard to believe its a recycled piece of cardboard, inspires me to get creative and start making some too :)
Response: Thank you. I didn't realize it was supposed to be just a chunk of cardboard until the swap from my partner (the coordinator) showed up with no art on the front, just the cardboard!! I appreciate the heart. Take care!!
Comment: I think you did a great job w these coins. I’m pretty new to “coining” also. I love your thought behind these and your creative expression and use of unexpected materials. Proud to have these in my newest compulsive collection. Thank you❤️
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely words! I've enjoyed the coin making so much I have joined every artist trading coin swap I can find. I'd love to get a little collection going before I go back to regular ATCs. Take care!
Comment: Thank you so much. I love your use of all the goody envelopes and the ATC. I have already flipped though it a couple times. I will likely go through it even more times. Have a Happy Holiday.
Response: I just recently made my first envelope flip-book, and this was the flip-book I made right after it. I guess I was inspired by the last one and went a little envelope crazy. I am glad you enjoyed that. It certainly makes more room for goodies! Take care, thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the very pretty postcard - and yes, I like the quote - funny. (PS - one piece of your beautiful work came unglued but was still attached by the "ribbon" down the left hand side, so I can fix it and it'll be intact! Lucky you had attached it that way!!:)
Response: Oh I am so happy it came intact! Thanks for letting me know about the detached bit, sorry that happened! Thanks and take care!
Comment: hello helene, thank you very much for the lovely little flipbook. i appreciate the goodies you included as well!! i think it looks wonderful and i love the theme. wish i could give more hearts hahaha. have a wonderful day!!
Response: I am enjoying these flip-books so much! Thanks for the message. Take care.
Comment: Received you great swap. It was fun to unwrap.
There were many little things.
Thank you so much!
Response: I enjoyed putting it all together. I've been inspired by swappers on here with their creative presentation packages. It's really fun to look around for the paper goods among the paper crafts!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. I love everything about it but then Halloween is my favorite of all! I can sure use all the fabulous extras you put inside. Perfect swap for a perfect day today...Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Halloween envelope and all the special goodies inside! I am especially excited about the ravens and the vintage bat. But everything is super special. Thank you and HaPpy HaLLoweeN!
Response: Happy Halloween! Thanks for your lovely words. I am glad it arrived!
Comment: Thanks for this Oh-so-scary Halloween ATC and all the extras too! I will have to ask one of the villagers to collect the ink sac from one of the octopus they harvest and see what the ink looks like. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Do I like this swap??? O yes, I LOVE it. The paper you used for the envelope is absolutely gorgeous. I peeled it of so carefully to use it in my scrapbook. And O what a joy I found inside. Thank you so much for this fabulous swap.
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail package, Helene! Shame the first one didn't reach me, I'm sure it was wonderful. The second one that did is amazing. I've never received so much stuff in such a swap, everything is with quality and picked with love. I will try and make sure to use everything for swaps that are worth it! Loved the washi samples so much and the animal notecards! Thank you so much for this happy mail, it made me very very happy ^^ <3
Response: I thought I just sent the second package to you last week! Perhaps this is the 1st package and another will be on your doorstep in 2 months! Here is hoping! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hello Helene.... I Love, Love, Love the ATC you created for the swap! You are very talented! Thank you for taking the time, effort, and love to put into making such a beautiful creation. And thank you also for the extras.. fun :-) <3
Response: This was a very enjoyable ATC challenge! Thanks for the kind words. Tkae care!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful Triptych! I love the old time feel to it! I would also love to hear the story about how it was sent to me from Portugal! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I was going to get it in the mail on the day of our flight, but I did not. It traveled with us to Portugal. I had a strange and cultural transaction at the post office that I won't forget, so that's was kind of neat. I will elaborate in the next swap I send your way, hopefully soon. Thanks for rating and take care!
Comment: Wonderful ATC-very creative-like all the different stampings and textures! Thanks also for the great extras you sent! Such a fun variety of ephemera for me to use! Thanks for sharing and happy Summer to you,too!
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!