Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2018 4:15 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: August 21, 2018

Country: Canada


I am a nemophilist. I love wandering, camping, and being outdoors especially in the woods and near a body of water. 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.




Comment: Thank you for so many goodies! Very cool seeing something I made get new life! Love it all thank you!
jenmcjen rated for 9 random inchies July on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! These are beautiful!
xiaowanlin rated for Int'l Swap Card Swap on Aug 18, 2018
Response: Thank You!
Autumn5 rated for Int'l Swap Card Swap on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! These are beautiful 😁
Response: Oh I am happy you like them. I tried to make them very different from each other for a variety. Thanks for rating, take care!
TonyaAshe rated for INTL Happy Mail - 5 Pieces on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Great swap! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating! Take care!
Naya rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Summertime on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the flip book. it is lovely :)
Response: Thank you . I really enjoy making them. Still a slight challenge for me, but coming along. Take care!
JanJak rated for Flip-book: profiled based #2 on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Helene, thanks so much for the flip book you made for me. I love it. It's just my style and love the embellishments. Thanks again xx
Response: So happy you like it! All the best and take care!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Triptych ATC on Jul 10, 2018
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!
itsnobody rated for INTL Tea Themed ATC and Mail Art on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Hello Helene. Somehow I have forgotten to rate you. I have received this swap a long long time ago, I don't know what happened. Thank you for the beautiful ATC.
Comment: Thank you very much! The envelope is amazing!!! Love it! Lovely stamps too! Thanks for the goodies too ♥
georgiafae rated for Stamping on patterned paper on Jul 2, 2018
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: Thank you so much for the amazing swap. I really love it. 😁
Candyn29 rated for 4 random twinchies , on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything
Itsagoldsky rated for Happy Mail + Goodies #2 on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: I love iT, Thank you!!
jacianne rated for JUST FOR YOU! on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: you absolutely made me feel on top of the world with my awesome canvas....so amazing...your work is really inspiring..thank you!
Comment: I love all you sent so wonderful thank you
ArtExpress rated for Craft Destash! on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Sorry it took so long to rate. My roommate had your envelope in her HUGE pile of mail & she just gave me your envelope. Love the goodies-will put to good use! :-)
Response: So glad you like the swap!
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: ABC Happy Mail - A on Jun 13, 2018
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!)
Response: I loved putting together this swap!
Angie rated for Brown and Blue Mail Art on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It's lovely.
Response: I didn't realize brown and blue go together so well until I made this card!
lisamocker0412 rated for JUST FOR YOU! on Jun 8, 2018

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ittybittykitty on Jul 6, 2018:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stamped Images for Crafting swap! I really liked the images you sent!

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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