Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2017 6:38 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2014
Last Online: August 21, 2017
Birthday: March 7, 1978
Country: Sweden
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About Me

I'm a swedish mother of four who loves crafting and penpaling 😀.

I work as a teacher here in our village. My favourite subject to teach is art :). I also love gardening, especially growing things you can eat. I have a ton of green tomatoes in my greenhouse as we speak 😊.

I'm not human before I get my morning coffee and I absolutely love chocolate. I'm a very loud singer in the car...never in the shower though.

I love trying new kinds of teas and I love scented candles. Right now my favourite tea is Pukka's Vanilla chai and my favourite scented candle is currently Sweet apple by Yankee.

I like both spicy teas and fruity teas. I drink black, green, white, rooibos and herbal teas - as long as they are flavoured :-). I also like fruity flavours with spice like lemon/ginger, apple/cinnamon etc.

I'm not too big on vanilla, caramel and other very sweet flavours. And I don't like chamomile or mint teas. (And as I mentioned before, the tea has to be flavoured - no plain teas, please.)

I believe the world needs more love! And I hope I can brighten up someone's day by sending happy mail.

Favorite Crafts

Creativity keeps me sane and makes me happy. I really enjoy penpaling and mail art. I also like scrapbooking, cardmaking, drawing and knitting.

One of my penpals got me into trying watercolours. I've always been a little afraid of that. I'm an acrylic paint kind of girl - or so I thought. But it turns out I really like working with watercolours.

Since about a year back I've been doing some origami. I find it both fun and challenging :).

I've recently started artjournaling and I truly love it. It sort of combines a lot of my favourite things. Art, stationery, writing and all the beautiful quotes I find.

I looooooove Pinterest. Maybe it shouldn't be listed under crafting....but oh well, I find a lot of crafting and journaling ideas on Pinterest. And I'm a teacher and the kids at school get to try new things all the time thanks to, oh yes, Pinterest :-).

Colours prints and themes I lo

Colours I like:

  • blue, teal, turquois
  • green, especially vibrant green - like the grass in spring.
  • pink in flowers and patterns.
  • yellow
  • silver and gold
  • earth colours
  • pastel colours
  • and a lot more :-)

Themes I like:

  • vintage
  • retro
  • art
  • nature - flowers, birds, landscapes, weather
  • books
  • old bridges
  • fog
  • apples

Prints I like:

I love so many different ones so this will only be a small portion ;-)

  • polkadots
  • clouds
  • cups (I love vintage tea/coffee cups and I colllect them and use them :-) )
  • owls
  • cats
  • landscape
  • flowers
  • birds

Washi tapes

I'm totally addcted to washi tapes! I just can't seem to get enough...

My favourite brands are at the moment MT, Aimez le style and Masté. But I'm always looking for new favs :-).

I don't really know how many rolls of washi tape I have - too many if you ask my family. Lol, but probably a few hundred. And I love making washi samples, so if you're up for a swap, please message me. I will swap for washi samples or other goodies if you have.


  • I like most stationery items, but I'm not a big fan of Disney related things.

  • I'm allergic to hazelnuts and walnuts, so I would prefer that you send things without that :-)

  • I don't like plain teas or chamomille tea. So if you want to make me smile, send flavoured tea 😊.

  • Please don't send me make-up. I use make-up but not that much. Glitter is okay :-)

  • I don't like coconut or rose scented things. I like eating coconut though, and roses in other things like pictures, prints etc.

  • New add to the list! Please don't send me items that smell of smoke!



Oh how I love stamps! If you'll put extra effort into finding nice stamps for my mail - you'll make my day! I also love receiving used postage stamps from all over the world.

Things I love!

Well, other things I like: I want to start by saying, I LOVE the art you make. Mail art, altered stuff, drawings, sewn things etc. I love when someone has taken time out of their life and created something for me. That makes me feel special and puts the biggest smile on my face.

  • nailpolish, mostly soft colours. I like glitter,sparkle, "normal" and matte.

  • I have a thing for hand cream and lip balm. I mostly like organic stuff, but other ones are fine too. I don't like coconut or rose scented stuff.

  • Stationery - all kinds! Papers, letter sets, washi tapes, stickers, pens, markers, ephemera, die-cuts, envelopes, cards...

  • Chocolate - I LOVE chocolate!

  • Notebooks, I can't get enough. I love how they look and feel, and smell....oh and how they sound when you turn the pages.

  • Beautiful vintage cups - both for tea and coffee. I have a small collection of vintage cups I've bought from different second hand shops.

  • Vintage ephemera, bookpages, old photographs, tickets, ads etc.

  • Art supplies - coloured pencils, markers, watercolours, grafite/charcoal pencils, good quality papers. I get a smile on my face just thinking about stepping into an art supply shop.

  • Warm cosy socks, kneehigh socks, big scarfs, knitted hats, mittens. (for autumn/winter)

  • This is my favourites on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/se-en/people/htornkvizt/favorites/items-i-love?ref=favsindex1

Wish list pc

My postcard wishlist

First of all, Iove receiving postcards and any kind of mail, and the best thing is your message. That someone has taken time out of their life to write me a message always puts a smile on my face :-).

  • Foggy landscapes
  • Weather, like storms, thunder and such.
  • Old bridges
  • Castles
  • Hot air balloons
  • Apples
  • Books
  • Beautiful birds
  • Vintage/retro
  • Black and white photo
  • Woodland animals like owls, foxes,hegdehogs and more.
  • Inspirational quotes and poems.
  • Moomin
  • Beautiful flowers
  • Handmade, especially mixed media, but also nicely drawn.

But as I said in the beginning, I love receiving all kinds of postcards - the message is the best thing :-).


Comment: Thank you Helga! I love your envie and the stickers inside are so perfect, I can't wait to use them ❤️ I'll be writing you back soon, enjoy the end of summer!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome washi samples!!
Comment: What a great swap! Thank you so much
Comment: Beautiful thank you!
Comment: thank you so much for your wonderful mail, it really made me happy
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. I loved your envelop.
Comment: YAY! This is what it sounded like, when I found your smashing great mail in my letterbox! Oh Helga, you made the sun shine again. THANK YOU for the heartwarming booklet!!! Meanwhile I am still waiting that the summer comes back again...It is cold, non-stop raining and grey like we already having autumn. Have a great weekend and enjoy every moment of it!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Just so you know, in English an objective is called a lens. Plural is lenses. I do some photography and when I see how much was involved before digital, it scares me! Digital is so much fun!
Comment: I love your swap the most! Absolutely the type of swap goodies that I love to receive and use for my journaling. Especially the bear stamp images. Love Love Love it!
Comment: Hej Helga, Igen en fantastisk byta. Jag är glad att paras ihop med dig. It is indeed a beautiful letter set. Is there a website you purchased it from? I would like to see what all they have. Also, the stickers that match it -- too cool! I love the rune. Tack så mycket! Kram, eel
Response: Helllloooo! I bought the beautiful letter set from a Swedish store, but the brand is Pepin press. I googled it and it's sold in the US too 😊. Take care ❤ and thank you for the heart ❤.
Comment: Helga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 siempre es un placer recibir tus swaps porque son maravillosos pero tambien tu español es perfecto!! Me encantó tu swap con tantas cositas de mar, me alegro mucho que hayas disfrutado el concierto!!!! Voy a buscar en google Öland, a ver si cuando vaya a ver a mi familia pasó a conocer esta isla. Un beso y un abrazo!!
Response: Francesca ❤, me alegra que mi swap ha llegado y te gusta ❤. Espero que nos "vemos" pronto 😘😘😘
Comment: Thank you so much for the note paper, I will definately use them!!
Response: You are so welcome! ❤ Thank you so much for your great rating ❤
Comment: thanks for a nice swap from across the miles!!♥♥
Response: You are very welcome! I'm happy to hear it arrived safely ❤. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for your letter it's nice knowing you a little bit! Let me know if you would like a pen friend from Malaysia yeah?
Response: You are so welcome dear ❤. Thank you for the lovely rating and the heart ❤
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hej 😀. Wow - were do I begin! Is it coincidence that my husband, our daughter and myself were just talking about Sweden last night and how next time we go to Europe we are going to go to Sweden and then today I get your envelope of sunshine telling me about places and things we should know - if thatisnt fate saying 'you have to check it out' I dont know what is 😀😀😀👍🏻! I love LOVE your letter, I'm sooooo envious of your beautiful writing, so easy to read. And I must admit I'm not a coffee drinker and didn't click on to you name until I seen the cup and then I had an ooooooo I get it moment. The card is so pretty and the paper - right down to the clip, stickers and sticky notes. Tack så mycket! I loved it and you put a huge smile on my face, I am so lucky!
Response: Wow what a great rating!! I'm SO happy I could make you smile! I hope you'll get to visit Sweden soon and that you'll like it 😃❤. I wish you a beautiful summer ❤! Thank you for the lovely rating and your kind words ❤❤❤
Comment: Thank you so much for this great envelope. It was so much fun to open it. That was a very great idea and I think I will copy that someday. Thanks for the goodies, too.
Response: Yay I'm so happy you liked it! Please copy 😃 happy mail is inspiration 😃. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail, very colourful, I ❤ it :)
Response: You are so welcome dear! I love sending happy mail! Thank you for the lovely rating ❤
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely happy mail. I adore the project life cards and the owl buttons! Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm so happy you liked the things I sent ❤. Thank you for the lovely rating ❤
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful unicorn stationery, washi, etc! I love everything you included 🦄💖
Response: Yay!! I was hoping you'd love the unicorn stuff 🦄🦄🦄. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: I love the little book you made to tuck all these goodies into! I hope you don't mind, I may be stealing the idea for my future swaps, it's so awesome! Thank you for the many bits and pieces, I will be having some fun creating with them! I'm a little jealous you got to go to Italy! It's very high on my "places I want to visit" list. It's cool that you've been to Canada! I haven't even been to BC and AB, lol. The weather out there is nicer than here on the east coast, but we do have mayn beautiful things. :)
Response: Oh please, use the idea!! It's not stealing, it's inspiration 😉. (I stole the idea too 😘) I hope you'll have lots of fun when you use the things I sent. I'd love to see your art! Thank you for the lovely rating ❤

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Stargazer008 on Apr 8, 2017:

Oh I won in the roulette. What a lovely surprise in my letterbox. One of this moments when it feels like you having a glowing lightbulb in your belly..in other words thank you, Helga, for the exquisite postcard...haha...your story reminds me that I have to cut my dogs hair...not the easiest job...:)...have a sunny, relaxing weekend...and wonderful Eastern!!!!! I coloured eggs today....haha

HannahEnilk on Jan 26, 2017:

Tried the pear tea when I was sick. So delightful!

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 30, 2016:

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!


RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

cynlen on Mar 16, 2016:

Welcome to Sealed with Love! :-)

kafekafe on Jan 18, 2016:

Hi! No worries about the "weird" cute postcard! It's good weird, sorry if my wording confused you.

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2015:


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