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Date Joined: November 11, 2013
Last Online: November 14, 2020
Birthday: April 4, 1983
Country: France
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About Me

I just moved to France!!!!!, henceforth I live and swap from Toulouse, but I hope to travel to Spain often, so I guess I could include French and Spanish items alike in my swaps


I am a 36-year-old girl from Guadalajara, a little town in Spain but, as it is very near Madrid and I work there, I spend almost the whole day in Madrid (the capital city of Spain).

Travelling is one of my passions, I love to visit new cities and countries and to learn about other cultures. I lived in Belgium for a year (as a student) and I worked in Tunisia several months with an NGO. I´ve also visited Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Venezuela, Cuba and many European countries.

I usually use snail post and, sometimes I reuse some envelopes, please feel free to do the same.

I always send my swapts, so, if you do not receive it, please let me know before rating me.

Favorite Music

I love rock music!!

But I also love latin rythm, swing, jazz or rumba.

Favorite Books

I love reading. One of my favourites writters is Isabel Allende. I usually read historical novels, classical litterature, black/mistery novels, humourous novels or even terror stories (from Stephen King to Edgard A. Poe). I do not appeciate science-fi or fantastic novels

I love comics, specially Calvin and Hobbes, Le petit Spirou and anything by Quino or Maitena.

I like short stories a lot.

I usualy read Spanish or Latin American writers, but I also love to read French litterature (in French) and I am trying to read more in English (sorry for my poor English, by the way)

I absolutely dislike Bret Easton Ellis, but I would like to find someone who can convince me to give another opportunity to the X-generation.

I do not like poetry

Favorite Movies

I love classic films.

I have the poster of "Gilda" (with Rita Hayworth) in my bedroom...It is my favourite film ever, even if I know that it is not the best one I have watched.

I also love "Gone with the wind", "Casablanca", "Sunset Bulevard" (well, I love everything by Billy Wilder)...

I also like the films that make you think, but somedays I need just some thing funny and easy: love films, thrillers...

I hate terror films....they scare me!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love handmade things.

well...I must admit I do not like "fofuchas" (sorry, I do not know the name in English, but you can check it in google).


Patchwork and crochet usually impress me...I just got basic notions of sewing and crocheting.

I love modern and classical or vintage style alike

I am a passionate of crafting, I do jewelery, I sew softies, bags and, eventually, some garments and I do some small decorative objects. You can visit my blog in order to see what I do in detail.

I would enjoy almost every supply: charms, chains, fabric, buttons, whashi tape, pearls, threads, wool, stamps...

I love maps, specially if they seem old.

About Me

If you want to, you can check my blog (sorry, it is just in Spanish)


Or my pinterest:


eat and drink

I love cooking, even if I am not the best at it.

Lately I´m trying to improve my cooking skills. Every baking supply and recipe is welcome, but in Spain it is specially difficult to find supplies to do cake pops, colorants, etc.

I love chocolate, specially dark chocolate and flavoured (mint, orange, berries...). I appreciate every kind of sweets, but chocolate is my favourite.

I also love salty snacks and every kind of nuts.

I like to try exotic food (by exotic I mean everything different to spanish food), so, feel free to send me any recipe, I hope not to have problems to find the ingredients. Spices and herbs are a wonderful world that I am slowy starting to discover.

In Spain coffe is the typical hot drink (and a veeeeery thick chocolate) but I always drink tea. I generally prefer black scented tea (earl grey and so on), but I also love green and white tea.

please, do not send

-Hello kitty

-Imitations of luxe brands

-broochs (I have so many)

-plain note books

-make up


I abslutely love

-colourful mexican skulls

-Octopus, hummingbirds, armadillos, butterflies, dragons, owls


-washi tape

  • A bleach pen (there are not avalible in Spain)

-jewelery-making supplies; NOT PLASTIC, please

-face masks

-kitchen supplies

-Target (we do not have it in Spain)

-fabric (I prefer one big remnant than several very little ones)

-Japanese fabric and drawings

-Arab culture, designs and jewelery

-Classic cinema: Mae West, Mariyn, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall...


-Snow flakes


-Socks (long and short alike) and leg wear in general

-spices (but please, not hot for me!!!)


-Polka dots

-Mints, specially in cute tins

-you can visit my blog to see what I do and figure out what can be useful for my crafts


Comment: Helena, I got the package today delivered by the manager of the closest postal office... It has been in Costa Rica for over 2 weeks now... For some reason got transferred to other location I have another Postal Box and it has been sitting there for days and nobody told me because the regular clerk was in his holidays. He returned yesterday to his shift and resent to where I live now... I am so sorry because you have been suffering!!! I loved it everything!! I already classified and there is one fabric that I can't wait to use it (big flowers)... Thank you so much for everything!!!! I feel close to Spain (my dad would have loved this parcel!!! ♥♥
meeltje57 rated for Private swap Meeltje and helentroy on Nov 25, 2016
Comment: Wow, Helena, what a GREAT GREAT envelope with wonderful stuff you've sent me. Thank you many 💙💜💛❤💚 I'll send you a PM to check my end of the deal.
Response: I am happy of hearing you like it!
Response: not even the second parcel???
LovelyLici rated for Package of surprises! on Jun 24, 2014
Comment: What an awesome package! I really enjoyed the fun things you included. Lots of apple green too. WOO! Thank you so much! I will be writing back to you soon.
Response: I though it will take longer to get to you!, I am glad to hearing you love it!
Comment: Thank you SO very much for all the wonderful paper goodies and ephemera, and little treats you sent, as well as all of the wonderful postcards! I really love the handmade little deer head with spanish moss that you made, and have it in my studio. So many wonderful things you sent! Thank you for such a thoughtful and generous swap!
calliedeaner rated for Chocolate! January on Feb 27, 2014
Comment: Yummy!
Response: hope you like them!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of food items you sent me! :) Yes, diet restrictions sometimes make eating difficult, but once you are used to it, you know what to buy at the shop without having to read the ingredients, because you already memorized what you can buy and what you don't :P Luckily, in my city, gluten-free products are easily available. :) I once got a partner who needed gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free food and who was allergic to milk, milk protein and all kinds of nuts. THAT was difficult! :') Happy Valentine's Day! :)
Response: Hope you like al the food!. i´ve loved this swap!
mariadastrouxas rated for Spain & Portugal on Feb 12, 2014
Comment: Hello helenytroy (Helena from Spain). I got your package today!! Thank you so much for the items: tea tree body gel-shampoo, aloe vera soap, natural hand cream, fair trade black tea, fair trade thyme tea (seasoning for salads too), miso & mushroom soup, fair trade 70% chocolate bar, mango fruit bar, bioroll´s tomato salty snack (look like delicious), 14 candies, linen fabric scrap and handmade deer silhouette with herbs. From "El Rincon Lento" shop. Have a great mail day, maria das trouxas
Response: I started to worry...Portugal is so near and it has taken so long to arrive...enjoy the items!!
kacka rated for Small Candies Swap international on Jan 26, 2014
Comment: thank you for everything, we enjoy all the goodies, and the selection of the candies and teabags:)
Response: glad to hearing it!
Comment: Thank you for a very interesting package! I could clearly see you'd read my profile too. The embroidery threads are really great, especially the pearl gray one.
Response: Your profile it´s reay challenging and interesting, your parcel is one of those that I enjoyed the most to put toguether. Hope you enjoy the items!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice goodies!!
Comment: Hola Helena! Muchas gracias! I especially liked the little paper things you included in the pencil case!
Comment: Thank you for the package, you are very generous! All of items you sent will be useful, I make cards and sew so I was delighted with the things!
Response: that´s great!! it was difficut to figure out what could be useful for a scrapbooker!
Comment: Thanks love it all :)
Response: glad to hearing that!!
Roxxy84 rated for Whats on your mind/heart? on Jan 1, 2014
Comment: Hi Helena! Thanks for your letter. Your English is fine, I can perfectly understand you. I also get why this thing is on your mind at the moment. Good luck with everything! I wish you all the best for 2014, may all your dreams come true! x Roxanne
Response: Happy 2014 for you too Roxanne, I hope that the new year brings you many good moments!
Amane rated for Dear Santa.... on Dec 30, 2013
Comment: zomg thank you I love the chopsticks! and the Monster high pen! Everything made my day brighter :D
Response: I am glad to hearing that!!!, have a great 2014!
Comment: I love the stamps and most of all the Stickers...Thank you so much... :)
Response: great!!! I didn´t know if the stickers were what you were looking for
cutesygirlynai rated for Christmas tree decoration on Dec 19, 2013
Comment: wow wish i could give you SO many hearts, love the decorations so much. a really nice touch to our tree and we will be keeping them for future years to come. thanks a bunch xxx
Response: I am glad to hearing that!!!! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you, Helena! Just a wonderful package that was a joy to receive. Thank you for explaining the history of all of the stamps and also for the extra "ephemera" (and, yes, the things you included are perfect).
Response: I am happy to know that it has arrived well. Now that I start to understand better the concept of "ephemera" swaping would be easier, so thank you too!!!
Gixxychic rated for Panties - INTERNATIONAL on Dec 11, 2013
Comment: Received my package yesterday! Very nice thank you!
Response: hope they fit well. I couldn´t find something that fulfill exactly your preferences!, I guess Spain is like Australia for that

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mgallardo68 on Jan 23, 2017:

Hola!!!! Cómo va todo??? Un abrazo...

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