Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2020 3:50 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: August 10, 2020

Country: Canada

Hi there!

My name is Helene. I am a nemophilist๐ŸŒฒ 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


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 advocate of the environment, equality, the right to women's reproductive health and the right to choose, and I am an ally of First Nation communities whose land I am grateful to live, work, and craft on. I love suns moons and stars



Comment: Beetles are the coolest creatures, aren't they? Thank you!!
Rainydancer rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-August on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks- what a pretty card!
Kirkdebb rated for AAA: Coin + Card #2 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great set! You did a great job!!
Comment: Thanks for the bug images and for joining this swap! I hope to see you join my next one like this. Search for Inventor Scavenger Hunt #1.
watercolorgirl rated for Pass and Paste #76 on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: This will be a fun post card to add to. Thank you for the extra goodies. Happy swapping.
marianne81 rated for Mystery Supply Swap 6.20 on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifull card you made for me. And if the actual supplie does arrive, I think it's really sweet that you want to make another card for me but it's really not neccesary. It's not your fould the mystery supply got lost or delayed in the mail. And I really love this one you made with your own tickets.
Rainydancer rated for Collaboration PC #86 on Aug 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I love everything! It's like you read my mind. The art pictures are awesome, and thanks for the cool stamps on the envelope!
Rosa1 rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: great image! thanks :)
SilvaSerendipity rated for Whimsical themed envelope on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Wow! What an incredibly fun package! Thank you so much
tizzicat rated for would you rather...newbie friendly on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Just for information - I would rather be stuck in a lift than a ski lift!
SwedishMum rated for AAA: SC June on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC you sent me. I like it a lot. Thanks also for the extra that you had put in. They will soon be used :)
thequilterslink rated for Using Scraps on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks much for all the goodies!
Poeprincess rated for SG - Skinny Card - Under the sea on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: How sweet! Love the tulle! Thank you for all the extras, too.
vlhafer54 rated for AAA: Bright Colours on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you - love the ATC.
Sequoia183 rated for These Three Things ATC Swap # 2 on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I love the atc and all the extras
Response: Thank you.
kclicquot rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail ART on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! If there was more than a pair of legs on the front . . . they're all that's left . . . It looks like there may have been something glued above them. . . :-)
Response: Oh no! I will send again in an envelope! **aug 4 edit* Another Mail Art package was sent to you on July30 or 31 (in an envelope so bits dont fall off en route). Let me know that it arrives to you intact! I do appreciate the nice rating with some bits missing from the original postcard. โ™ฅ๏ธ Take care.
thebragal rated for AAA: Quick Coin #4 on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: This finally arrived. I think my previous rating was for another Quick Coin swap. Sorry about that. Might want to add another layer to the back next time as per the swap requirements. Thank you

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bluecrayons on Aug 9, 2020:

backyard scavenger hunt profile decoration #12 - BUGS EEEKKK!!!!

Lmrb19 on Aug 8, 2020:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco โ€” #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

Pikapika on May 26, 2020:

Hello Helena, I hope you like my pictures of May flowers. Have a great day!!!!

It's the Mayflower lol. I had to.

euniceq on Apr 16, 2020:

โ‹ PDS #30: Floral โ‹

Jaimiepaige on Apr 10, 2020:

Hi! Here are my pictures for the PDS swap #30: Floral! Have a lovely day! X

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.

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