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WoodlandBanshee

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

Country: Canada

About the 1 rating....


****Tuesday July 4th******

I am so bummed to have been rated a 1 for a beauty package that I sent out and was not received yet. I have put a lot of time and effort into the swaps I choose to join, and I take these swaps seriously. It's super disheartening to be unable to join swaps I am interested in because of this rating. I am hoping that the communities I am in which require 5.0 ratings will allow me some time to get back to a 5.0. I am hoping the package has just been misplaced and will arrive shortly. Cheers!

******JULY 25******** I have not gotten a response from Nicola, and her address is not available to me anymore to resend because @NICOLA4720 has numerous 1's on her profile. If anyone knows how to remove a 1 from a person who is partially suspended, I would love to know. Thanks!

I think I am a generous and serious swapper (a "newbie') that has to now work with a crappy rating for a generous beauty package that was sent on time.

About Me

I am hugely introverted, musical, and creative. I love art/craft exchanges and am stoked to find this community.

I love photography, especially photos from the first half of the 1900s. I greatly appreciate things from the past. They have stories. In my crafts, I also include things that look vintage, even if they are not from a long time ago. It adds to the story I am sharing within my own art. There is something nostalgic about vintage craft making. Perhaps it reminds me of my own history and memories of my grandmothers and great grandma and aunts.

I currently mostly enjoy making mixed media pieces; larger pieces often take me weeks. Sometimes I turn larger pieces that I've done on cardboard into atcs, postcards, or inchies, or sometimes I will include it onto a larger piece I am making on canvas as I love layering and incorporating many smaller crafts onto bigger pieces.

I love mixing paint, paper, photography, and stamps. I find it really satisfying to create texture and make layers. I have a lot of paper products; sometimes I spend more time just looking at the paper and organizing it in colour combinations than I do actually making something!

I used to host casual craft groups in my living room, mostly for card making, and sometimes for atc making and swapping, but it's absolutely exhausting for an introvert and now, with kids, I just don't have the energy!

I also have a few pen-pals, some that I have had for well over 15 years through livejournal and other online communities, although over the years, some of them have drifted away as they do! Ultimately, I'd love to connect with like minded crafty folks who enjoy letter writing.

I recently started an Instagram account to track some of the atcs and cards I've made for swap-bot. My user name there is: helene.in.the.woods. A lot of the images are taken while things are "still in progress" but you can get an idea of my style here:

https://www.instagram.com/helene.in.the.woods/

I garden everyday, and we have urban chickens. I have kids and a wonderful partner. I love camping and exploring with my family. I wish that I cycled to work, but it is just too far. I work with people living with Dementia at a day program where we do crafts and dance together. I love every minute of it.

likes and dislikes

Some crafty things that I would love include strips of lace, metal charms, brads of all shapes and sizes, leaf skeletons, old keys or key images, textured papers, anything vintage looking, nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy forest creatures, handmade paper, rubber stamped paper in all above themes, photography/imagery and of course anything handmade, especially by you :)

I am not a big fan of using stickers in my crafts unless they are like the Tom Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use stickers.

No Thanks! Here is a list of things I am not looking for in swaps.

**I do not use those foam shapes in my crafts. I am not interested in city or flower postcards. I dislike dollar store stickers and my daughter has too many. Lastly, no religious or holiday stuff please.(unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)

love rich colours, deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, and greens. I prefer nature themes and woodland animals. Mossy and inviting. While I like both in my crafts, I prefer silver colours over gold, and coppery colours are particularly wonderful!

Please, if we do a swap and you like to write or keep penfriends, include a letter and I will likely write you back. I am particularly looking for penfriends that like to include crafts and papers with their letters. It's so exciting to get a letter along with some creative inspiration as well as make lovely little packages for penfriends!

Ratings

MENDYBUCKMASTER rated for Desk Declutter on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Love it all! Green is my color! My favorite shade is Hunter Green!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun collection of images!
Response: Thanks so much. You are so kind!
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Response: Thanks for the rating! I hope you find good use for everything sent!
Huffleypuffpuff rated for Letters from Beyond on Aug 9, 2017
5
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Comment: I loved your stories! That's so creepy that the three of you all saw the same man 😱. 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!
bjmonroe rated for Mostly Orange on Aug 7, 2017
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Comment: Wow, even an orange envelope. Thanks for the ATC and tag.
Response: Thank you! And thanks for your response and advice through email. Much appreciated.
Zander rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts #3 on Aug 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank You for the stamped images!
Response: You're welcome! Stamping is a new hobby for me. It is so enjoyable!
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Comment: Most items were not really my style, but seeing as this was sender's choice I still rated 5 stars :) Also, thanks for sending it so quickly! Loved the rose and ladybug patterned paper.
Response: Thanks for still rating! The items are really not my style either, but I was hoping they'd be stuff you'd like. Sorry they don't suit you either. Cheers
bunsofaluminum rated for Bee ATC on Jul 31, 2017
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Comment: Hi Helene! I loved your Bee ATC There's so much texture and body to it, and I love the wonderful bee papers and extras. Sweet little swap.
Response: Awesome! I am glad you like it. Cheers
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute stamped images !
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the nice rating. Happy crafting!
angeness rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts #2 on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the great stamped pictures!
Response: I hope you can use them all ! Thank you.
georgiafae rated for Monster or Robot ATC on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Very creative ATC-such depth and detail! Thanks for the extra paper and thank your kids for their contribution to my happy mail! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you! Creating a monster ATC was a fun challenge!
defaultisdigital rated for Handmade gift tags on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Thankyou for the lovely tags. They are beautiful. I will write to you soon as a pen friend. TC! Bye
Response: Awesome! If my address isn't clear on the envelope, message me and I will reply with my address. I am always looking for crafty minded pen friends. I am glad you like the tags too. Enjoy!
Dea1205 rated for Handmade gift tags on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for beautiful tags. Love them ❤️
Response: It was hard to let them go! I liked them a lot too, haha. Thanks for rating!
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating. Cheers.
karunamichell rated for Little Variety Envelope on Jul 16, 2017
5
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Comment: Beautiful card! I loved your zentangle and all the goodies you sent- thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with me!
Response: What a fun challenge this swap was! Thanks for the kind words :) Cheers
Artfreak16 rated for Swap Card Swap - Int'l - #17 on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the swap cards. sorry i'm late on rating
Response: Cheers!
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Comment: Gorgeous artwork ty so much ^^
Response: This was a great challenge - especially unexpectedly without a sewing machine! Thanks for rating!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of stamp images, can't wait to use them :)
Response: Awesome. Thanks for the rating, and thanks for joining my first hosted swap!
Nicola4720 rated for Let's share happiness swap on Jul 2, 2017
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Comment: Never received. Will alter rating if package is ever received.
Response: You'll notice below, that my other partner for this same swap rated me on June 14th, received hers and rated a 5 and a star. I am not sure where you are located, but perhaps it is taking a little more time to get to you? If you have not received anything in the next week, I will send something again. I will message you in a weeks time. CHeers. EDITED ON JULY 11th - A message was sent yesterday as stated last week. It was read but I got no reply. I assume it has not been received. This swapper's address appears to be private to me when I attempted to put an address on a resend. I cannot resend a second package until her address is available to me again. I have sent a message, but I am waiting for a response with an address. Package is ready and waiting! It's beautiful.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.8788 28 9 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
40 32 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 13 27 0
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Comments

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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