Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 2:45 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: June 18, 2024

Country: Canada


Greetings and happy swapping!

Please note - I am in Canada, but I'm currently having a very difficult time sending mail internationally with the USA postal service intercepting my mail, with numerous envelopes of mine being returned by "not conforming to US post standards" including envelopes I've sent directly from my canadian post office (and internationally - not only mail to US address') where I'm told by the postie that I don't need a declaration. I'm very confused about it and so is my local postie. I do wish my International mail would not go through the USA right now.

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 and collages."

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!

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.



Comment: Thank you for the masterboard PC. Fun to see what everyone comes up with.
Avi rated for Pocket letter on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you, quite an unusual one
shreve rated for AAHMPC:Collage Masterboard PC- May on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: thank you for the lovely master board PC. Love the dragon flies.
sorcha rated for Newbie Friendly Happy mail int #6 on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: Such an awesome selection of happy mail items! Thank you so much, Helene! <3
Jbee rated for floral themed mini flip bookled on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: Dear Helene thank you very much for the lovely bookled you did made for me! It looks like it took one round the globe to reach me. But better late than never. Love all you did mad and put in. Always happy to see your creations in my mailbox. Love Jill
Jbee rated for vintage themed mini pocket letter on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much dear, for the wonderful mini pocket letter you did made for me. It's always fun to make art on tiny piece of paper. Have a wonderful summer time. Love Jill
btbeth rated for collage an envelope X2 #3 on Jun 14, 2024
Comment: what a cute swap, ty
littlerobyne rated for Collage Strip Swap on Jun 12, 2024
Comment: Fabulous, thank you!
CrafteaDragon rated for 50 Random Questions on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: I love that you mentioned time as the best gift, that really spoke to me.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely masterboard PC.
NowherefromDraco rated for ATC Bag #15 International on Jun 4, 2024
m0xiegal rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #10 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: What a cute little folder stuffed full of wonderful little stickers and papers. Thank you so much.
Comment: I'm so sorry! I don't know how I missed rating you for the layered postcard received March 8. Please forgive me.
MissMinaPT rated for Lets get crafty #21 on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: What a feast of a swap! The envelope was already rather lovely and your crafty flip book was amazing! Thank you for taking the time to create such a beautiful piece to send my way πŸ’Œ
Comment: Thank you fellow Canadian. Love it!
geekgirl1001000 rated for Spring In To Spring on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: LOVE your spring journal page. It's an explosion of color! thank you
mspandatrain rated for Septeria's Library Pockets on May 28, 2024
Comment: Oh my goodness, what are the odds your penpal and I live in the same city? About two months ago, I finally had a swap with someone from here and she lived about two miles from my house. What a small world! This is also the first time, I've participated in this type of swap too. I cannot wait to add to your letter. Enjoy your garden, it's nice to get outdoors. The stamps on your envelope are so pretty too. Hugs!
Inesrv rated for FPG: Senders Choice #10 on May 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you Helene for this folder with goodies. Hope you're having a good week and wish you lots of happy swaps!
Comment: I got your wonderful cards! Very nice work. This is my first swap for inkbox cards. My understanding was that they are supposed to be 3inchx3inch. The ones you sent are 4inch x4inch. There is no need to resend. I'm not going to give you a bad rating. They were really nice thanks!
Response: OMG I'm sorry! They are supposed to be 3x3. I make ink box cards a lot so I don't know what happened, but I'm guessing I was making them in between a bunch of overtime night shifts and I should have been sleeping, not crafting! You are kind not to request a resend, but they're your first, so I'll re-do this one and get them sent out by the end of this week. Take care!
GummiBear rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #357223 on May 26, 2024
Comment: I love this!! Thank you. πŸ’™

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9O96O on Jun 5, 2024:

Thank you so much for finishing and sending home my Pass & Paste ATC. It's the first P&P PC that's come home. It turned out so well. And I love that you used your collage ATC as a notecard. πŸ€—

9O96O on Feb 18, 2024:

My P&P PC came home. Thank you for contributing to it. πŸ€— I like how you also used stripes as a background and continued a nature theme.

ktk8 on Dec 14, 2023:

Hello and THANK YOU for finishing my collaboration ATC.... I love what you did on it and the envelope that you sent it in.... much much thanks......and many many thanks.....

kendall on Jun 27, 2023:

I really enjoy your profile page.It's amazing.

hibiscus on Jun 13, 2023:

thanks for the really amazing envelope of fun...so creative...loved everuthing...you do really nice generous work

ChrisAnne on May 8, 2023:

Thank you for returning my collab HM post card. I love it!

hibiscus on Mar 11, 2023:

This collaged index card is absolutely amazing .. you do such nice collage work… thank you again

mrsD on Mar 2, 2023:

thank you for the wonderful packet of paper goodies, made my day :) xo

ktk8 on Oct 17, 2022:

Hi just received a hand drawn hand painted PC that I believe you worked on for me in the way back like 11/23/2000...thanks for the nice painted feather you added....

jjhere on May 3, 2022:

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

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