Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 12:22 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: November 24, 2017

Country: Canada


I am a huge nemophilist. I love camping and being outdoors. I work at a creative and active adult day program with people living with Dementia or experiencing Dementia like symptoms on Vancouver Island on the Canadian west coast. I am hugely introverted, musical, and creative. I love art/craft exchanges and am super stoked to find this community.

I love photography, especially photos from the first half of the 1900s. I greatly appreciate things from the past. They have stories. In my crafts, in addition to vintage ephemera, I also include things that look vintage, even if they are not from a long time ago. It adds to the story I am sharing within my own art.

I currently mostly enjoy making mixed media pieces and artist trading cards. I love layering and incorporating many smaller crafts onto bigger pieces as well as mixing paint, paper, photography, and rubber stamp ink and images. I find layering textures and colours really satisfying

About the 1 rating....

Tuesday July 4th 2017 - I am super bummed to have been rated a 1 for a beauty package that I sent out and has not been received yet. It's super disheartening to be unable to join swaps I am interested in because of this rating. I am hoping the package has just been misplaced and will arrive shortly. Cheers!

JULY 25 2017 - @NICOLA4720

Nicola's address is not available to me anymore to resend, probably because she has numerous 1s on her profile and is partially suspended. I have sent her a message and she has not responded, even though it appears she has read the message. If anyone knows how to remove a 1 from a person who is partially suspended, I would love to know. Thanks!

August 23 2017 I sent a message to swap-bot admin a couple weeks ago and haven't heard back yet. I probably just have to live with the 1 rating. Thanks to those who sent messages with ideas or support! Cheers.

Sept 9 2017 I am going to use the stuff in the resend package for other swaps today. Now that I have raised my ratings to over 4.9, I can join a lot more of swaps I like since getting the 1 rating. I don't think I will be sending the resend as I do not think she is coming back with twenty 1's.

Some things I'd love

Some crafty things that I would love include but are not limited to:

strips of lace

metal charms

brads of all shapes, sizes, and colours

leaf skeletons

old keys or key images

textured papers

anything vintage or vintage looking

Steampunk, Victorian and Space themes

nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy and forest creatures and folklore

trees, leaves, plants

Dark, Hallowe'en, Witchy, and Spooky themes

handmade paper

really sparkly paper

rubber stamped paper in all above themes

photography/imagery in all above themes

Woodblock or rubber stamps

Old photography or postcards

die cuts and wood or wood like elements

anything for mixed media art making like artist trading cards, inchies, cards, smash books,paper art on wood/canvas/cardboard etc

anything handmade, especially by you

**Tom Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use style stickers or paper stickers are the only kinds of stickers I use in craft.

I love rich colours, deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, and greens. I prefer nature themes and woodland animals. Mossy and inviting. While I like both in my crafts, I prefer silver colours over gold, and coppery colours are particularly wonderful!

No Thanks!

No foam shapes please

I am not interested in city postcards.

No stickers, I just don't use them

No religious or holiday stuff please (unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)

I am not a fan of childish stamps or images

I am not a fan of princess or Disney stuff I do used crown in my craft though

New Pen Friends?

Please, if we do a swap and you like to write or keep penfriends, include a letter and I will likely write you back. I am particularly looking for penfriends that like to include crafts and papers with their letters because while I like to write and craft, doing both for one package is so satisfying. It's so exciting to get a letter along with some creative inspiration as well as make lovely little packages, cards, and crafts for penfriends!


PeachyDoll rated for October Senders Choice on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the neat ATC! I also really like the card you sent it in :)
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome garden goodies! :)
PeliKat rated for Quick Turnaround! - Weekend Destash on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Helene, you absolutely blew me away with your destash swap! I love it all, from the little hedgehog diecut to the vintage photo tag; the Egyptian postcards will definitely go into my postcard album, and I'm looking forward to using the paper scraps and napkins in some projects. Is the little fancy frame-like piece with the two dogs on it a stamp? I love that; it's so cute! And the bagged items - letters, stickers and food pics - are much appreciated! Even your envelope was unique! A little word of warning though: the washi tape had come loose in a few places and the envelope was partially open, but I don't think it was a big enough opening that anything was lost along the way. All in all, it was a beautiful swap and I thank you so much!!!
Response: Thanks for the info. I just started using washi tape, but I guess it is more decorative than actually tape. This is the second time this month that my packages have arrived like this so I totally appreciate the heads up! Thanks for the rating, and I am glad you will enjoy the things I included. CHeers!
Beat rated for ATC - "Goddess" and other crafty things on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Wow this was so lovely💞
Comment: I love the stamped images that you sent me...all new ones to me! The elephant is my favorite because I have a special love for them! Thanks for swapping!
crystals3 rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts #7 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Awesome images! Thank you!
Cariboocarol rated for 100 Grams of Ephemera on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Wow---you went way over the 100 grams and thank you so much---your envelope arrived in a plastic Canada Post 'regret for the damage' sleeve but I am sure nothing is missing...the flap just popped open because it was so stuffed!!
Response: I am clearly not a good guesstimater! It was only one extra stamp so I went for it., so cheap to send within Canada! Enjoy!
Bananers rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: I love the cards you sent; wonderful work! ❤️❤️
ritchgirl rated for Send Anything Decorated Mail on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC, pretty paper and the stickers!! I love getting ATC's!!
Comment: Hi Helene, thank you for your wonderful ATC and the extra's you've sent. I love it !
LavenderSprinkles rated for Make Something on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely handmade ATCs. I really think they were made well. Happy swapping and thank you for being a part of LSRUS.
Comment: Just received your swap of ATC Brown and other crafty... and I am so pleased with the beautiful work you do!! I really love it and all the add- ons, thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you for such a nice compliment. Cheers!
fluffyjunk rated for Handmade Notecards on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Finally! I was a bit worried your mail could got lost but it arrived yesterday. It was stuck at the costom! :/ I love the notecards you made! They are wonderful! I can`t wait to use them!!! And thanks for the extras... :)
Response: I am glad it arrived and I am stoked you love them. Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package of goodies! I can't wait to use!
Response: Awesome. Thanks!
aloes85 rated for Swap Card Swap (Int'l) on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Yes, all the way from Canada, so cool! Thank you for the cute cards!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating
Doraecyscraps rated for 7# color combo on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Always amazing work! I love the ATC, it's gorgeous! Love your creativity and talent always! Thanks for the extras as well, they sure will come in handy!
Response: Thank you for such a lovely compliment on my work! You are very welcome.
MelbourneGirl rated for Itty-Bitty Button Inchie Swap on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful inchies - so very cute <3 Lovely card and stamped wonderfulness <3 <3 <3
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy!
Twishlow rated for Handmade small note card swap on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you Helene!! The cards are so sweet. I can’t wait to use them! 😊
Response: Awesome. Thanks for rating
suntattoo rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the assortment of doo-dads!
Response: You're welcome. I hope you can use it all
Poeprincess rated for Itty-Bitty Button Inchie Swap on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Beautiful backgrounds! Love them, Helene.
Response: Thank you. I always make an atc or postcard first with lots of random layering, often with the scraps of other paper crafts, and then cut the inchies. It's been really satisfying. I am pleased that you noted the backgrounds!! Thank you. Let me know if you'd ever like to do a private inchie swap!! I'll gladly make more

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9680 109 39 44
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107 124 0 1
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TC on Nov 13, 2017:

"right on!" :) That's the favorite catchphrase of my brand new son-in-law. It's so funny that you wrote that on my profile. LOL.

TC on Nov 12, 2017:

Oops! Read this to see how to get rid of that 1.

TC on Nov 12, 2017:

Read [this] to see how to get rid of that 1.

Eclectonote on Nov 5, 2017:

Thank you for the Brown art swap - the many layers on the ATC made for a little work of art with much depth and interest, and all of the lovely papers and embellishments are inspiring!

sleepingrover2010 on Sep 23, 2017:

Hello Helena,

I want to send you a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the beautiful piece of art you sent me as a "thank you." It is beautiful and shows a great deal of creativity. I recognize some of the items that I had sent you. I like the butterfly magnified glass piece you put on this piece of art. I love this piece. This piece will have a prominent place in my house. Thank you so much for this gift.

I am so glad that you liked what I sent you. I am so glad that you can use the supplies that I sent you.

I am very happy that I my swap brought a smile to your face.


Bee1981 on May 31, 2017:

Awwww, I am the host of the diffrent stuff for flipbooks... ...I hoped that I would be your partner, cause we have some things in common, but sadly it hasn´t happend.Maybe we can make a private swap one day? Love Rebecca

mgallardo68 on May 26, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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