Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 8:37 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: October 2, 2022

Country: Canada


Greetings and many blessings to you

My name is Helene and I am nemophilist living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

I am keen to swap handmade postcards, artist trading cards, artist trading coins, 3x3s, inchies, twinchies, flipbooks, folders, pockets and other themed paper crafts."

I love rich, opulent colours and metallics. I use a lot of gelli printing in crafts and I love making layered mixed media projects of all kinds, but particularly if there is an added theme or creative challenge.



  • skulls, bones, and anatomy

  • flora and fauna - leaves, trees, forest creatures

  • suns, moon, stars

  • bats, birds, butterflies, bugs, insects, and arachnids of all kinds, but especially the beetle and spider species

  • vintage, victorian, and gothic themes and images

  • mythical creatures, fairies, gnomes, magical beings......

  • elements and elemental correspondences

  • travel/exploration

  • First Nation's and Inuit art and themes (Coast Salish art below)

  • themes from the ocean, the sky, and space

HALLOWE'EN everything all the time

Please don't send me:

*religious quotes or images.....

  • foam shapes or kid crafts

  • colouring pages

  • city postcards

  • kawaii stickers

  • cartoon characters, princess, Disney

  • Please don't send your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc.

I would very much prefer to receive a partially destroyed or water damaged package than an envelope completely covered in packing tape. I can reuse the paper easier without the tape too. Thank you!

Important to me

I am an ally of the environment, equality, and anyone who identifies as one from the LGBTQ2+ community. I am VERY passionate about the right to women's reproductive health and the right to reproductive choice, and I am an ally of all First Nation communities whose land I am grateful to live, work, play, and craft on.

I don't have all the the perfect paper punches and cutters. I do most of my cutting by hand. I'm not a surgeon, so sometimes this makes my crafts a little rough on the edges. I do my best and I like the look. I also won't re-send unless my package has not arrived to you in over a month past the date I've sent, even to the United States or Canada. Too many times both packages end up arriving and it takes time to make things.



explore rated for MMHWH - Make me an ATC Swap #5 - INT on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your "Take Flight" ATC. It is a cool collage.
explore rated for AAA: Sender's choice atc x2 INT on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your two ATCs. I like the painted backgrounds. I never know how to paint ๐Ÿ˜‚
Response: Look up Gelli printing! You'll be a fab painter in no time! Thank you!
Myself333 rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #11- INT on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the variety of bags!
Comment: Thank you for the delightful stash of goodies, I can't wait to put them to good use!!!
Ace330660 rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Finally Arrived ! Thanks for all of the items. I especially like the tags !
Comment: Thank you so much! Love everything! :)
Comment: Just received your re-send today -- so glad it made it here! Thank you for the MDC cards & the little extras -- really appreciate it! Hugs from Ireland.
papercraft70 rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: PURPLE on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the tags and extras. Good day ahead to you!
JBFR rated for WIYM: ATC - Use Your Scraps on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Hello Helene Thank you very much !I love these two ATC's!! Very artistic! THANK YOU
derakisu rated for CA : Use up scraps #3 on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for another beautiful ATC made with scraps, and for all the fun little extras. ^_^
Comment: The things you sent me are simply amazing, so botanical!! K especially loved the illustrated bird species :)
Comment: Thank you for all the botanical goodies and the gorgeous envelope!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATCs, I love them !
Ladyadybug rated for CS: Book Page Embellishments on Aug 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun pieces and the extra goodies! :)
Comment: I absolutely love the strip, the extras, and the envelope you sent everything in is so cool too, I'm going to have to repurpose it! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you!
Dan rated for ATC int #23 - Nature on Aug 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for such a detailed ATC for the Nature Swap. I adore the different textures you used - the hummingbird washi detail is beautiful! I love it!
123Poggy123 rated for ACT: Wings on a ATC on Aug 15, 2022
Comment: Discover and Magic are the words you put on this ATC. They are the perfect words to use for a woman with wings. Great ATC.

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jjhere on May 3, 2022:

Hi, Helene, What a delight to read your profile. We have a lot in common. Cheers!

Lonestarchild on Apr 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the do-over for the WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #19 -- totally unexpected and unnecessary...but such a nice surprise. Was not you fault the mail system damaged package, but very kind of you to resend. Thank you so much!

Aseret25 on May 13, 2021:

My "pass & paste" postcard that you sent home just arrived in my mailbox. So fun with the gold leaf! Thanks for sending it back to me! :)

supersquirrel on Feb 24, 2021:

I'm so excited to have a swap-bot friend that likes mushroom ephemera as much as I do! Thank you so much for the amazing gifts. I love love love the shrooms ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ„

YooperHill on Aug 17, 2020:

received your mystery supply swap 6.20 today! Thank you for a nice piece of art & playing!

kclicquot on Jun 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for angeling the June homemade postcard swap!!!! That kitty is adorable, is it yours???? Cheers! KC

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for your canvas for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. I was so surprised to find a little canvas in there, and it's so cute.

Rainydancer on Mar 28, 2020:

thanks so much for the mini canvas for the second half of the mystery supply swap

wolfeagle on Oct 4, 2019:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste postcard. I love anything with a clock. ;D

elflady on May 20, 2019:

Oops . Thanks so much for completing and sending home my Collaboration postcard.I am so pleased with the completed piece. elflady

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