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Date Joined: July 22, 2014
Last Online: May 24, 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: Thanks! What a nice envelope and nice cards, too. Although I'm not much of a tea drinker (when I'm not sick ;-)) I'll give those that you sent a try.
aligurl75 rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter. I got it today and I plan on reading it right after I get off work. But I wanted to rate you for it and thank you for the teabags you included!
Comment: Hi Helga! Thank you so much for the wonderful and beautiful envelope that I received from you today! I just love all of it! Awesome tea, awesome memo notes, awesome washi tape samples and awesome notecards! <3 You made my day!
Comment: Thank you for all the paper items, tea and cappuccina mix. Its still chilly here so tonight I will sit and relax and drink one. Have a great week.
Comment: Dear Helga, Tak for your envelope of papery surprises. I especially like the festbord. Is it a midsomer tradition? I had to giggle when I read the word for buttercup: smörblom. It's the same name as in English and German! I also particularly like the image of the magnifying glass and the vintage postalette. Kaerlighed, Sonia
sakura15 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Apr 2017) on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: I loved the postcard and even the stamps and washi you used (love the cacti) are adorable. You also have really nice handwriting haha. Thanks for swapping with me ^_^
Response: Thank you for all your kind words ❤. The cacti washi is still my fav and I'm searching for a spare roll, haha, so I won't run out. Thank you for the lovely rating ❤. Happy spring!
Comment: Thank you so much, I will love colouring the cards X
Response: You're welcome ❤. I'd love to see your art work! Happy spring! ❤
Pikkis rated for PBS: Five Profile Based Postcards #2 on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Wow, you shouldn´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!
Response: Yay!!! This was the best response I could've gotten! You're so welcome ❤. Happy spring ❤
eel rated for Happy April on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Hej Helga, Jag älskar 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.
Response: Varsågod ❤ I'm happy you like it! So fun to be paired up again!! Take care and happy spring ❤
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 (:
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I did my best at this first attempt if drawing a tie-dye pattern. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for brightening my day with such a wonderful package! I love everything you sent, but I especially love the gardening stickers!
Response: I was hoping you'd like the gardening stickers. I do too, so I got me some too 😃. I'm hoping to repot my baby tomatoplants today or tomorrow. It's finally warming up outside a little bit. Thank you for the lovely rating ❤. Happy spring!
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 :)
Response: You're welcome dear ❤. Can you believe we've already gone camping once. The weekend before Easter we went to a wooden windshed in the forest and spent the night. It was so much fun and a little bit cold 😉. Thanks for the great rating ❤
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?!
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely and that you liked it! Thank you for the heart ❤. Happy spring!
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 ☺🐇🌱. 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 ❤.

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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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