Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2022 7:24 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: July 3, 2022

Country: Canada


Greetings and many blessings to you

My name is Helene and I am nemophilist living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

I am keen to swap handmade postcards, artist trading cards, artist trading coins, 3x3s, inchies, twinchies, flipbooks, folders, pockets and other themed paper crafts."

I love rich, opulent colours and metallics. I use a lot of gelli printing in crafts and I love making layered mixed media projects of all kinds, but particularly if there is an added theme or creative challenge.



  • 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:

*religious quotes or images.....

  • foam shapes or kid crafts

  • colouring pages

  • city postcards

  • kawaii stickers

  • cartoon characters, princess, Disney

  • Please don't send your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc.

I would very much prefer to receive a partially destroyed or water damaged package than an envelope completely covered in packing tape. I can reuse the paper easier without the tape too. Thank you!

I just have had trouble with communicating with the following list in some way or another and would prefer to avoid having to again, they are not necessarily "bad swappers". I'm keeping it here to remind me until I find a better place to keep this list.. Thank you! Lantana149 Lucine pegstamps

Important to me

I am an ally of the environment, equality, and anyone who identifies as one from the LGBTQ2+ community. I am VERY passionate about the right to women's reproductive health and the right to reproductive choice, and I am an ally of all First Nation communities whose land I am grateful to live, work, play, and craft on.

I don't have all the the perfect paper punches and cutters. I do most of my cutting by hand. I'm not a surgeon, so sometimes this makes my crafts a little rough on the edges. I do my best and I like the look. I also won't re-send unless my package has not arrived to you in over a month past the date I've sent, even to the United States or Canada. Too many times both packages end up arriving and it takes time to make things.



Karmi53 rated for Masterboard on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Good job on the master board page everything on it looks great thanks. And thanks for the extra too and the pretty little card. Take care
Sonya rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #5 on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Helene, for the fun ATCs. They took a long time to get here but arrived safely. Cheers!
Lantana149 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-May on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: HEARTS! HEARTS! HEARTS! Love everything about the blind envie swap, starting with the "page" envelope and all the goodies! Thank you so very much. Amazing swap. :)
nomadmama rated for AAA: Alphabet Challenge #2 on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: It didn't even occur to me to go through the Alphabet doing this particular swap. I have just been picking random letters based on people's profile interests. Thank you for the X,Y, Z.
Comment: Hi Helene and thank you for not one but two paper strip journal pages. You did not have to remake as the smaller size would fit fine, but thank you for sending me two little precious pages. This was a fun technique and your strips of paper background are really nice and both so different. Love the touches of gold on each of them and the little girls figure too. Thank you for this special swap!
Sonya rated for AO: 3 Layer ATC - May on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. Cheers!
Comment: These are beautiful ATCoins. I’m new at making them, and I agree they are fun. Thank you for a great swap..
lylanni rated for CQ: Collaged Index Card on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful index cards! I love how shiny and glittery they are :)
donetta rated for ACTs: ATC with an inchie on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Another beauty from my "north of the border" friend! Thank you so much...I do love your use of mixed media (it's freeing, don't you think?). It's always lovely swapping with you, Helene!
donetta rated for ACTs: Floral Coins (2) on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Helene, these are just lovely! I love the beautiful mixed media backgrounds, and the touches of sparkle and shine are wonderful. Thank you for being such a great swap partner!
Comment: Thankyou for all the goodies! Can’t wait to use them all 😊 x
kclicquot rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #22 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the supplies.
Jbee rated for Put your partners favorite colors on! on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful filled envelope. It totally fits my taste :-) I hope you are fine. have a wonderful (nearl) summertime. love Jill
Response: Yours always fits my tastes too! Thanks for the nice comment.
rachelgogan rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 May on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: I loved these ATCs! Thank you so much!!
thequilterslink rated for AAA: Sender's Choice May on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much, love it!
pegstamps rated for Junk Journal Pockets on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: UPDATE 6/6/22: I just got your RESEND dated May 23, 2022. Thank You. I rated you now that I got something like I said I would. -------------------------------------------- Not sure what happened here. Had to rate you after not getting anything. Sorry. Update- When am I supposed to rate you if after 5 weeks I got nothing? The delivery standard for regular mail sent from Canada to the U.S.A. is four to six business days. It's been 5 weeks. If something arrives I will change the rating. Hugs!
Response: We communicated very recently about this and your re send was sent last Tuesday ( may 24) as we had discussed in the email exchange because the mon 23 was a holiday in Canada. Not sure what happened here either as we just communicated recently and I've now sent 2 packages!! I'm so surprised by this rating! NOTE FOR OTHERS ; original send by date for this swap is APRIL 25, being sent internationally (It's may 31 today). She let me know the package didn't arrive early May and I responded on MAY 6. I asked her to give it another week as ap 25-may 6 is too short of time to connect about a resend (imo). She contacted me about 10 days ago ( I responded on may 20), and I sent a resend package only 7 days ago, when I said I would. And I still receive a 1 rating! I'm sure both packages will still arrive as it's only been 5 weeks total for two packages to go her way. Let me know when they arrive please. Take care. **edited to add dates of my message responses. EDIT response: It's up to you when to rate. With the communication we were having, I'd have definitely given it more time. Edited June 6 - it makes no sense that the resend was dated may 23 as I didn't put it in the box until after the 3pm pickup time on May 24. I think when you have good communication from a swapper whose swap you didn't get but has good recent ratings, a little patience is kind. I've never had a package arrive to the US in 4 days.
derakisu rated for CS Washi Tape ATC on Jun 5, 2022
Comment: I love how you mixed and matched the different washi tapes. I love how the colours come together. It makes for a lovely result. Thank you for the extra too, it's super nice of you. :)
CrystalZ rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #7- INT on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the atc bags you sent! I found some interesting ones to add to my collection. Looking forward to sending these on.
nomadmama rated for FTLOC#1-ATC Sendes Choice on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and cute extras.
Shoreart rated for AAA: Birds, Bees & Butterflies on May 31, 2022
Comment: Just great ATCs. Thanks.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating!

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jjhere on May 3, 2022:

Hi, Helene, What a delight to read your profile. We have a lot in common. Cheers!

Lonestarchild on Apr 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the do-over for the WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #19 -- totally unexpected and unnecessary...but such a nice surprise. Was not you fault the mail system damaged package, but very kind of you to resend. Thank you so much!

Aseret25 on May 13, 2021:

My "pass & paste" postcard that you sent home just arrived in my mailbox. So fun with the gold leaf! Thanks for sending it back to me! :)

supersquirrel on Feb 24, 2021:

I'm so excited to have a swap-bot friend that likes mushroom ephemera as much as I do! Thank you so much for the amazing gifts. I love love love the shrooms πŸ„πŸ§‘πŸ„

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

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

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

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for your canvas for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. I was so surprised to find a little canvas in there, and it's so cute.

Rainydancer on Mar 28, 2020:

thanks so much for the mini canvas for the second half of the mystery supply swap

wolfeagle on Oct 4, 2019:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste postcard. I love anything with a clock. ;D

elflady on May 20, 2019:

Oops . Thanks so much for completing and sending home my Collaboration postcard.I am so pleased with the completed piece. elflady

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