Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2020 4:57 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: October 23, 2020

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.

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.



anwynelfmaiden rated for Put autumn on! on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful mail and everything you sent me. :)
Creadutch rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extra goodies!!
CrystalZ rated for CS: Papery Scavenger Hunt on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for putting together these goodies for my word STRAW. The large sparkly leaves you sent for S are pretty...I am going to have to figure out how I will be using them but I know I will come up with something. And the writing paper and envies you used for W are great and I am looking forward to writing a letter on them soon. Thank you!
CrystalZ rated for IPC: Fall Themed Mini Pocket Letter on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: The pocket letter you made is cute! I like the colours you went with and the large acorn diecut was perfect for the center pocket. The fall themed diecuts you included are great....I will be keeping these to use on a few porjects I have coming up :)
Petaltea rated for Let’s get crafty #3 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: What a great flipbook you made!! Well done , I loved it. Super creative. Amsterdam is a little more quiet now. We went into a semi lockdown last Tuesday. All restaurants are closed. Thanks again for the flipbook and goodies.
Response: It arrived to you overseas so quickly...or as it would pre-covid! Good news! I've had some mail take months. Thanks for your lovely compliment and for the rating. We are still experiencing fairly low numbers here on Vancouver Island and I am hoping it stays that way! All the best to you and yours. Take care!
benny rated for put summer on! on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: It took a lot because you wrote United States but I’m in Italy 😅. But fortunately it’s here. It seems you didn’t read my profile... That’s why I don’t add the heart. In any case, thank you!
Response: Oops! There are a lot of USA swappers out there and people throw around hearts around here too easily anyways! Thanks for rating and take care.
Comment: Thank you. This is also my favorite time of year. Just as an FYI-some of the stuff was pulled up by the postal machines.
Response: I think this is the second time for me on naked postcard swaps so I will start to put the cards in the plastic envelopes from now on. Thanks for letting me know!
zurdoswifey rated for LSRUS: Tags Destash on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Yayyy I got them!!! Weird how long they took seeing as how you are right above me...they are all great and will be put to good use 💜
Response: It took almost 2 weeks just for a package to get to me from a place that takes me less than 3 hours to get to! Wild days. Glad you like them! Thank you!
LibraryMaker rated for Autumn moments (email/picture) on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the email and lovely photos!
Response: You're welcome. It was fun to go through old photos and reminisce a bit before sending! Thanks for the rating and take care.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I love the way you used an envelope as the backing, what a excellent idea!
Alwysdreamin rated for Butterfly/ Key on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the Beautiful Journal Page!! I loveee the gold foiling that you added, and all the 3D details! Also the little envelope "pallet" is too cute!!! <3
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Circle love - September on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Helene! I love your circle pc! I love playing with the gelli plate as well, so will have to get a bit more creative! Thanks for the awesome share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Jbee rated for Put halloween on! on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Wow what a wonderful decorated envelope! thank you so much and thank you for all the lovely goodies! Have a happy halloween :-) love the scull card too!
Response: Thanks for hosting these great swaps! Some of the best ones of swap-bot for sure!
Gretchenwu rated for Paper Destash #3 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap, those tags are so beautiful !!! I love it !!! Have a good day !
monsbrick rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Hi Helene, Thank you for my ATC! Love the music paper as I grew up playing piano and still have two pianos at home! The cat paper is adorable too!
kizzlets rated for Destash Paper scraps #1 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the variety of paper scraps, loved the envelopes and postcards too!
PaperPassion rated for Skinny with Pocket and Tag on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Beautiful,love the skinny and all the goodies you included.The paper is wonderful.Thanks so much.
Poeprincess rated for Index Card 4x6 with a Twinchie on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this index card. I love bees, so I liked it automatically when I saw them “flying” on their Twinchies. Thanks for the extras, too. You find remarkable ways to protect your art!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #78 on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Hi.... always fun to find goodies in my mailbox from YOU...... this is a pretty card to add to.....thanks for the extras.... keep calm and swap on.... Happy October! Thanks for a great swap... many hearts
Comment: Oh my! What a beautiful package of supplies. We have been in lock-down here in Melbourne for months (including delayed postage, hence my delay in rating! I can see this was posted ages ago) and this really lifted my spirits! I plan to use the supplies straight away - they are great! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh WOW, I sent this to you way back in late March!! So some mail is taking as long as almost 6 months to get from Western Canada to Eastern Australia. That explains why I've noticed such large gaps in ratings as I send mail out quite regularily. Thanks for the lovely comment. I'm glad you'll make good use out of the items. Take care and I hope you'll get to enjoy some outside time as your weather improves and hopefully lockdown will ease! The rains have picked up here and the chill is on. All the best and take care!

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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

vitiator on May 27, 2020:

Happy Profile - May Flowers

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