Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 10:04 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: February 26, 2021

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.

My current favourite groups are: "It Takes TW0", "Amazing Mail ART", "YouTube Paper Crafters", and "All about ATC". So many creative swaps!

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.



Comment: Thank you for sharing. This will make a great addition to my collection
Aeon rated for AMA: Art with Circles on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the super fun gorgeous postcard, Helene! 😍
cerealgirl rated for CDN Swappers: Rainbow of Ephemera on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: What a treat to find all the wonderful paper treasures inside all of he wonderful pockets you put together. Lots of inspiration there. Thank you so much! :)
Karmi53 rated for Craft supplies on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Wow you spoiled me with all the lovely craft supplies l love everything. You to kind thank you so much, some of it will be going in my personal journal. I happy the snow is gone l am a summer person. Take care and thank you again.
Comment: What a fun package!!! thank u so much
ktk8 rated for Book page Valentine on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: WoW a great swap....love the ATC and the cornucopia of goodies too.... and our swaps literally changed places... had a P & P heading to you in the mailbox... mailman picked uP and left one from you .... great swap and many hearts to you my friend!! Thanks!!!
katierose rated for Put winter on #2021 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pockets full of winter themed goodies!
Zander rated for BL ~ Valentine With a Butterfly on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Thank You so much for the fun ATC and all the extras, Take Care
CraftyShana76 rated for Winter mini pocket letter on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous! Loved how you made the backgrounds! TYVM!
Comment: Such wonderful items and so thoughtfully packaged! Thank you. Take care.
chimerix rated for AMA: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely heart shaped ATC. And thanks for the cool pocket with extras. Aloha!
Comment: Thank you for you card and letter, I enjoyed reading it! I'm a bit busy at the moment but I'll try to send you a response early next month.
lmacdavis93 rated for VJP: Valentine 4x4 Journal Page on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the 4x4 Valentine journal page. You have created such an interesting background - I love the combination of the metallic bits and the red and pink hearts. The gold fabric-y paper is really interesting - I really like how it looks. Thanks for the extra goodies as well!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Doily Pocket + Hearts on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Helene and thank you so much for the wonderful doily pockets I received from you today. They are so pretty! And I love the origami folded paper heart you made. And so many little fun goodies included and tucked into pockets. Such a fun swap - many thanks!
Poeprincess rated for Rubber Stamped Twinchies on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Your swaps are so creative! Love your Twinchies! Thanks, also, for your tag inclusions & pockets. Interesting that your area doesn't freeze! How wonderful.
CatBrouille rated for Let’s get out our paints! on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you its really nice I love r+
ktk8 rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt- Jan on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: What a pretty card..... I really really like it.... Thank you smooch..... isn't the universe mine???? well my part of it is haha!!! Many hearts to you.....
Response: Thank you and take care!
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Challenge #5 on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: its STUNNING!! Thank you so much!! I am so excited to add this to my collection - the painted card is awesome too!
Response: Thanks for the nice compliments. I hope you are well and I look forward to swapping with you again, Cheyanne!
neea1989 rated for AAA: Challenge #5 on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super cool bird atc! I love the different textures and colours. πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ§‘
Response: Thank you. Colour play is my favourite.
Comment: These are beautiful! I love the way you used washi, it is subtle but adds so much
Response: Thank you! Using washi on the crafts themselves and not just on envelopes is new for me. Take care

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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„

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


Amelia on Aug 28, 2020:

A few bonus ones I found, since you like darker things...

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

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

Lmrb19 on Aug 8, 2020:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco β€” #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.

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