Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2021 8:32 pm


Date Joined: July 22, 2014
Last Online: January 12, 2020
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 :-).


romyisa78 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #3 on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Helga, sorry for the late rating, think i forgot it. have a good time
Comment: oh Helga, just found out that i forgot to rate this. the february happy mail was wondrful. thank you so much
Uplandcin rated for 4 GREEN Things for my Planner! on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for my lovely goodies, Love all the shades of green and can't wait to use them! xxx
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely items sent! Loved them!
Ruthless rated for AMMM: Blind Envie Swap on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope of goodness! You made my mailbox and me very happy!
Comment: beautiful envelope and stamps and goodies thank you! Happy spring :)
skinny52 rated for Letter Writing Supplies Swap #2 on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness! Could you hear me oohing over the treasures that you sent me??? Of course I'm crazy about the beach theme items that you sent me but how cute are those bunnies in glasses??? You did a wonderful job, my sincere thanks. I also appreciate the postage stamps!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards and the adorable stickers 💖😍
dartha rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: I received it today - thank you so much and I'm sorry you had to mail it twice. The post office definitely messed up. Thank you for all the awesome flowers for my junk journal. take care and hope the snow stops soon, darla
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and for sending such lovely happy mail! Look forward to trying the teas and adding the poem to my journal.
Comment: Aaaaahh it always makes me happy to have you as my partner in this swap! I really enjoyed trying the Marabou wafer! The Moose card is awesome too! Looking forward to the next time I'm your partner!! :)
Keruka rated for ISS: Mail Art #2 - fantasy creature on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my beautiful mail art! I love it <3
Comment: Helga, thank you so much. i love your happy mail. wish you a happy easter
raniheartspaper rated for Kawaii: Choose 3 (INT) #3 on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Everything was so cute. I love it all!
ckwini rated for International penpals swap on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter, Helga. I love the stickers and adorable washi you enclosed. I really enjoyed learning about your family and where you live in Sweden. A return letter will be on its way soon.
Cupcake436 rated for Craft Destash! on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! You included such cute things :)
TrishaLouise rated for March Birthday Card on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
ToujoursMoi rated for Penpals across the world. on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. A reply to you is already on its way.
Comment: Thank you for the Spring flowers envelope and great stamps! It is cold here too, still some snow but the days are warming up just a little. I look forward to seeing the green grass and bright flowers too!! I LOVE the bird labels/stickers (amazing!!) and memo sheets. Thank you very much and I'm happy you joined! : )

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CurlyTea on Mar 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

lou on Mar 11, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

CurlyTea on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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!

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ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!


RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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