Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 3:18 pm


Date Joined: July 22, 2014
Last Online: April 25, 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 πŸ˜€.

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 MastΓ©. 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 :-).


Pikkis rated for PBS: Five Profile Based Postcards #2 on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Wow, you shouldnΒ΄t have worried about finding me the suitable cards, the ones you sent me are just perfect cards for me :)! Thank you so much, I LOVE eacjh and every one of them, and especially the Roald Dahl-book cover and the German shepherd-dog. And the stamps on the envelope are so beautiful too!
eel rated for Happy April on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Hej Helga, Jag Γ€lskar det! The photographer had to be so patient to get that shot. I love the stamps you used also, so Spring'y'-ish. I do like Spring; I love Autumn when the trees change colours, leaves dry, fall off, and crunch under my feet as I walk.
Comment: I personally think that you did a very good job with the tie-dye on the envelope! Very ORANGE-Y, I love it! Thanks for being thoughtful (:
Comment: Thank you for brightening my day with such a wonderful package! I love everything you sent, but I especially love the gardening stickers!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and nice letter. I hope you have a wonderful camping vacation this Summer. I plan on doing the same :)
Comment: Hello Helga! Thank you so much for the beautiful floral postcard with the wonderful Swedish postage stamps! I love it and...would you believe that none of those stamps got a postmark?!
Comment: WOW, did you ever spoil me! I loved your warm letter and all the goodies you sent. I feel like we're friends already. : ) Hope your garden comes up nice and green... and that there are plenty of weeds for the bunnies! Thanks Helga!
Response: I got so inspired by reading your profile I just had to put together a bunch of bits and bobs from my stash for you. I'm so happy you liked it! I hope you'll get lots of use for it. The weeds are growing nicely and my bunnies couldn't be happier β˜ΊπŸ‡πŸŒ±. Thank you for the awesome rating ❀
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful envelope with fun stamps and Washi and for the letter you wrote me(I'm going to learn those folds, loved that, too!) and all the other great things you sent for me - hope you have a wonderful April, too!
Response: You are so welcome Lou! Thank you for hosting such fun swaps ❀
Comment: What an adorable squirrel postcard you sent me. And your note is very nice. I have yet to plant my garden. It has been rainy and the grounds are flooded. This weekend will dry up and maybe be able to plant something. Take care and thank-you for a nice swap. Happy Easter.
Response: When I read on your profile you like squirrels I just knew I had the pc for you. I'm so glad you liked it 😊. I planted some mixed lettuce today and I can't wait to see the sprouts 🌱. Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: So happy to see your swap today Helga! Thank you for the tea, cat stickers and lovely letter and update on Lolo & Mackan xoxoxo I am writing you a letter today!
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely 😊. I can't wait for your letter and updates! Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: Helga, Thank you so much for this lovely envelope full of such nice goodies!! I love everything you sent to me! The stickers and note pad, so cute! The postcards and cards are lovely!! Thank you so much for everything!! <3
Response: You are so welcome dear ❀. I love putting swaps together 😊. I'm so happy you liked the things I sent you!! Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Thank yoy for your lovely message
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely ❀. Thank you for the heart ❀
RockyBeach rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #13 on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your happy mail! I love the things you've picked for me. And the Three Ginger tea! Haven't seen this for a while in stores. More than happy about trying it again! Did you made the bird stickers on your own? Lovely.
Response: You are so welcome dear ❀. I loved putting it together for you and decorate it. I didn't make the bird stickers myself, but they are a Swedish design. Thank you for the great rating ❀.
EllieBeth8 rated for Happy March on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day! Shelley
Response: You're welcome ❀. Thank you for the heart ❀
WayUpInAlaska rated for NATURE Themed Postcard Swap on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful moose postcard! :) our light is returning too, nice to feel the warmth of the sun :) Just wish the snow would melt a bit faster haha! not too fast, don't need floods! haha! thank you for the great postcard!
Response: We've had a lovely sunny weekend here! It really feels like spring. No snow anymore, but still no green. I'm waiting for it all to explode into bright shades of green πŸ’šπŸŒ±.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stationery items! I loved all the things you chose. :)
Response: Yay!! I'm so happy you liked them! Thank you for the heart ❀.
seasalt rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT March on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for the lovely postcards, i love them - also thanks for sending in an envelope, really appreciate it. I also like spring but after having almost 20 degrees last week the weather now is typical for London again - grey, wind and rainy.
Response: Happy to hear they arrived and that you liked them 😊. Thank you for the great rating ❀
SGriffin rated for Bragging Rights on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: I would add beautiful handwriting and pretty mail to your bragging rights! Love this!
Response: Awww thank you ❀
Pelgrim rated for Color Call BLACK&WHITE Mail Swap on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap you sent me; I don't know where to start :-). I really enjoyed reading your long note and liked the goodies you sent me. When I opened the envelope I immediately smelled that it contained something yummy; my boyfriend is really going to like this tea and making the boyfriend happy makes me happy :-). I loved your beautifully drawn envelope and the stamps (I'm going to save those for an art project). Thank you so much for making me smile today!
Response: Wow what a rating!! I loved putting this mail together and hearing that you liked it makes me smile 😊❀.
Tessssssa rated for SIE ~ Birthday in March ~ 2017 on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorjuss stamps! This us only the second big set I've got. I love it! Thanks!
Response: I hope you'll get lots of use for it! Gorjuss stamps are really....gorgeous πŸ˜‰. When I saw them in an online store here in Sweden I just new I had to order them for you. Thank you for the heart and happy birthday ❀

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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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