Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2017 4:27 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2014
Last Online: October 23, 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 :-).


lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail OCT, 2017: Int'l on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Many thanks, Helga, for the beautiful hand-drawn envelope and all the great things you sent, Happy October!
Comment: I can't believe you managed to get those little chocolate bars inside a flat mail!! :) thank you!!! :)
Response: Haha it's magic πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œβ€! You're so welcome dear ❀. Thank you for the heart ❀❀❀
Comment: thank you so much
Response: You're so welcome Isa! Thank you for the heart ❀❀❀
nancylee rated for Happy Halloween decorated envie on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Helga what a fun spider envelope and I love the stickers ! Thank you for the crepe decoration too, I'm adding them to our decorations
Response: I had so much fun when I decorated it! πŸ˜ŠπŸ•·πŸ•Έ I'm so happy you liked it!! Thank you for the great rating ❀❀❀
Conniegirl rated for Postcard Swap - Flowers on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! :)
Response: You're welcome ❀. Thank you for the heart ❀
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Hell0 Fall postcard on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful postcard and beautiful sentiment! Oh, I love that stamp! x
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘. Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: Beautiful Swedish Summer flowers, very nice, Thankyou!
Response: You're welcome dear ❀. Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Alice goodies you chose for me! I adored everything!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it!!! Thank you for the lovely rating ❀
Comment: Thank you for the adorable animal card! I love it! ❀️
Response: You're welcome! ❀Thank you for the heart ❀
Margothecat rated for Postcard Swap - Flowers on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. It is a new one for my collection and I like it very much!
Response: You are so welcome dear! I'm happy you liked it ❀. Thank you for the heart ❀
Babsmomof5 rated for Dent & Damaged PC on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard. It's 65 and partly cloudy here, and we've finally begun to feel some fall temps. This is my favorite season, as it's a reprieve from the 100degree summer temperatures!
Response: And I already long for spring!! We've had some frosty nights here and I'm not a fan. Thank you for the great rating ❀
EmilyT rated for MISHAP pc SEPTEMBER on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Beautiful flower boquet! Thanks for the PC, cool postage, too. That living room scene with knitting basket postage is too cool! Thanks for sharing your mishap with the PC...when I need to straighten up quickly I also throw all my craft stuff, that is everywhere, into bags and stash them!
Response: Haha! I read a meme once about "when my husband invites guests and my craft room needs to turn back into the living room again..." πŸ˜‚ Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral postcard with the sweet washi tape!
Response: You're so welcome dear! Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: Aww, can I give you ten hearts? The envie itself is so beautiful. And the surprise...yeah for the chocolate and tea. I've never seen the choco mint one, need to try it soon. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for your kind words ❀. You are so welcome ❀
FundyGirl rated for Flowers Pc swap on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard. That dog is SO cute!
Response: I was hoping you'd like it πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘. Thank you for the heart ❀
JadeFan rated for Flowers Pc swap on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the flower wreath postcard. I would love to learn how to pick mushrooms. There are too many that look alike that could be editable or could make you very sick.
Response: I'm glad you liked it ❀. I learned how to pick mushrooms when I was a little girl. And now I teach my kids to do it πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘. Thank you for the heart ❀
Comment: Lovely to meet you. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ephemera! Happy swapping.
Response: Lovely to meet you too ❀! Thank you for the great rating ❀
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail, I love the stickers!!
Response: You're so welcome! So happy you liked them. Thank you for the heart ❀❀❀
Comment: Lovely swap! I like the things you sent me! I saw that you have my name again for the October swap. Hope you don't get tired of sending too me.
Response: I don't get tired of sending to you....but you might end up getting doubles πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚. I'm happy to hear you liked the swap.❀❀❀
Comment: What a wonderful envelope full of even more wonderful items. I already have something in mind for the larger ones, perfect timing to receive them. I'm starting to think I'm becoming a hoarder of washi because I get such beautiful ones that I can't bring myself to use them πŸ˜€. ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
Response: I am a hoarder aswell πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚! And definately a washi addict... There are so many lovely ones out there πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š. Thank you for the heart ❀❀❀

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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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