Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2022 10:55 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: August 9, 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!

I just have had trouble with communicating with the following list in some way or another and would prefer to avoid having to again, they are not necessarily "bad swappers". I'm keeping it here to remind me until I find a better place to keep this list.. Thank you! Lantana149 Lucine pegstamps

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.



lrm1980 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 July on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: I love the beautiful ATCs you sent and all of the lovely little goodies. Thank you!
Comment: Helene, thank you for the gorgeously collaged journal page...there's so much to see and appreciate! It's always lovely to swap with you.
Poeprincess rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #7 on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Another great swap from my woodland friend! Thank you for the 3 ATCs enclosed in a collaged card. Love your work.
marymary914 rated for Steampunk on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Beautiful AJP! Thanks so much!!
Jafferty rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #9- INT on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
theprairiemailbox rated for CS -- Clusters on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely clusters!
Ethony rated for πŸŽƒ Put HALLOWEEN on! πŸŽƒ on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: Your ATC is very pretty, and thank you for all the extras - that washi tape is fantastic :)
LilacSilence rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 June on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Hello Helene! I was suprised to see the czechoslovakian stamp on one of your ATC. Thank you very much! I loved both cards.
Response: dΓ­ky moc! I loved my time living in Praha for 5 years. I collected a lot of stamps and old photos whilst there. A beautiful country with top notch people. I miss it everyday. opatruj se!
Poeprincess rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #6 on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: What a nicely packed swap! Your custom folder, nicely decorated and custom fit for the ATCs & extras. The ATCs were collaged & I liked your elements. Another great creative swap from you. Thank you.
ChrisD rated for AAA: Sender's Choice June on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Love the texture.
Comment: thanks for the lovely journal card, so pretty, thanks for the extras also. I can surely put them to good use
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Flip Down File Card swap on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Flip down file card filled with goodies! I love the colors and style and will be so happy to have this little beauty displayed in my journal!!
bundi rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: RED on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags. I like also how you folded your music paper to create the envelope. +++
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely flipbook (I think that's what it's called). It's so pretty with cute things inside.
Avi rated for Let’s get crafty #17 on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
papercraft70 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 June on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Hi Helene, thank you for the lovely ATC.Love the details on it. Have a good day ahead.β˜€οΈ
theprairiemailbox rated for CA : Use three items #2 on Jul 7, 2022
Comment: Always fun to see the different directions people take with their ATCs for swaps like this, thanks! :)
Shoreart rated for Flip Down File Card swap on Jul 7, 2022
Poeprincess rated for ATC Coin and Ink Box on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Your collated ink box & coin were great. Thank you for the extras, too.

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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 πŸ„πŸ§‘πŸ„

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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