Swap-bot Time: June 29, 2017 5:23 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2014
Last Online: June 29, 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 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 ❤
Comment: So happy to get your swap and letter today Helga! Your vacation sounds so wonderful :D I love these map stickers, I've never seen anything like them xoxoxo
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely and that you liked it ❤. I love that we found each other here on Swap-bot. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: wow, this was a really happy mail. love it. thank you so much
Response: I'm happy to hear you loved it! Thank you for the lovely rating and the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! :)
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing, I loved it! Have a good and well earned holiday!
Response: You're welcome dear ❤. Thank you for the lovely rating ❤
Comment: Thanks for the letter and goodies!
Response: You're so welcome dear ❤. Thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Hello Helga!! :D I received your envelope today!!! Thank you soo very much! It was a trully thoughtful swap! <3 :D I loved everything and your lovely and relaxing letter really transfered me to your village! :D And the picture on the back of the letter is so so fantastic! <3 I love horses, but it had an extra soothing effect this one with the lady, I don't know why! :D Maybe because I love to see people in photographs so much! <3 :) I would like to share with you something of my daily life here if you wish! :) :D I like sending letters too! The postcards are again trully amazing to me! :D Very very poetic!.. <3 I also loved the stickers, and the flakes have the perfect mat-brown paper effect plus they were watercolor paintings, they took my heart once more! :D Plus the clothed penguin on the envie who speaks!! Aw! <3 A very big thank you! And I really hope you enjoy your lovely day with your loved ones! I have friends who live in Sweden and in Finland! <3 And I want to visit these countries sometime! :) Take care! :D And live your every moment! :) It is very hot in here... (above 30 degrees...!) but I prefer Automn weather! :) Kisses! ^^
Response: Wow, what a rating! Thank you so much for all the kind words. I love putting together swaps and I always hope to put a smile on my partner's face. Take care and have a lovely day ❤❤❤
Comment: Hi Helga! Thank you for the lovely goodies you sent to fulfill this swap! I love the postcards you chose (kitties! bears!), the very pretty silvery notecards, and the sticker sheet. Loved your kitty notepaper and your kitty-decorated envie as well. Everything is wonderful ;+)
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating ❤. I had a lot of fun putting it together for you. I hope you'll get great use for the bits and pieces I sent.
Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies! Especially love the dog stickers and tea :)
Response: I'm so happy you liked the things I sent! Enjoy ❤
eel rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on May 31, 2017
Comment: Hej Helga, Tack för att skriva, och för te. I will write back soon. Gutår eel
Response: You are so welcome dear ❤. I love that we get paired up so often!
Comment: Helga que maravilloso swap!! primero que todo, tu español es perfecto!!! me alegra mucho que puedan ir de vacaciones a Cerdeña, es muy lindo!!! Un abrazo muy grande!! AMÉ EL SWAP!
Response: Llegé a casa hace una hora! Que isla tan bonita! Hemos tenido una semana buenisima en Cerdeña ☉. Me alegra mucho que amas el swap ❤❤❤
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.
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating and your kind words. I hope you'll like the teas I sent. They're my favourites 😃👍
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!
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely! I hope you'll enjoy reading it ❤😊 Thank you for the heart ❤
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!
Response: Yay!! 😃So glad you liked it all! I hope you'll enjoy using the stuff I sent! ❤😃
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.
Response: I'm happy to hear you liked it! I loved putting it together for you ❤😃
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
Response: You're so welcome dear ❤. I hope you'll get great use for the bits and pieces I sent. I don't remember the festbord (🙈)but it sounds very logical it's from midsummer. It's typical to eat new potatoes and pickled herring on midsummer, but we usually have a barbeque.
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! ❤

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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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