Swap-bot Time: April 15, 2024 2:00 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: April 14, 2024

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 and collages."

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.



Inesrv rated for mini vintage bird themed bookled on Apr 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you Helene for this amazing flipbook! Love all the birdy goodies :) Have a great Spring!
Inesrv rated for FPG: Senders Choice #9 on Apr 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you Helene for this pocket full of goodies :) Have a great day and happy swaps!
Ace330660 rated for #2 ATC inchies: blue themed on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the inchies and extras!
RockyBeach rated for Green themed mailart pc on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your cool green inkbox card + postcard duo!
MissMinaPT rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #24 on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you!! Loved it all, especially your handmade postcard πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Have a great Spring!
Comment: Thanks for the new P&P postcard. That's a pretty collage to start the postcard off with. And thanks for the extras.
Comment: Great ATCs. Thank you. And thanks for the pretty papers.
Postalstamplife rated for Put a collage on! on Apr 6, 2024
Comment: Hi, Helene! Thank you for the beautiful collage envie and creative tuck-ins. I am inspired to create a collage out of ALL of these items. I especially loved the cut-out fish. YAY!!
Comment: Gorgeous mail and spoiled me with goodies thank you!
123Poggy123 rated for ACTs: Senders choice tag on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Seeing all the different tags were like Christmas. I love all the layering you did & each one is so different. I love them all.
addieixmarie rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #355535 on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: Helene, thank you so very much for this gorgeous ATC that you sent me for this swap! I love everything about it. The colors are beautiful, it reminds me of spring:) I also love the stickers and the lovely paper that you sent as well! Everything is perfect. Thank you so so very much again<3<3
carterj rated for FPG: Themed #10 on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: What a great swap! Thank you! Love your folder pocket! I need to figure out how to make that! Thank you for the goodies! I am not religious either so the spring themed was perfect!
Comment: Thanks much, Helene for the homer PC. I'll send this home to Rome on Monday. Cheers!
Lady rated for magazine collage mailart PC on Mar 21, 2024
Comment: Nice work! I did this swap more than once too β€” doing a postcard with100% magazine cutouts and no embellishments, paint, or ink as the host wanted is really hard. (In fact, I PM’ed her to confirm, thinking I was mis-reading!)
Comment: Lovely card as always .. really liked the way you added so many birds…a very special card to me ..I just had a hduck lay a large nest of eggs in a garden next to our pool .. she’s on the nest now and the father drops by occasionally for a swim! Thanks for a nice swap! Ps.. cute wash envelope
ultracinematik rated for Red themed mailart postcard on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the red hmpc, floral papers and decorated envelope!
Jbee rated for AAHMPC: Themed Collage PC - February on Mar 16, 2024
Comment: thank you very much for the lovely card and extras you did send to me. And again some gold in your creation yay! happy crafting, love Jill
Response: I think I took a long break from using the gold tones, but I think it's coming back into my colour choices these days. Wishing you all the best! Take care
chimerix rated for BL ~ Green, March on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great March butterfly 4x4. I love it! And thank you for the stickers and mixed media pieces to play with. Aloha
Inesrv rated for Put vintage on! on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you Helene, your swap arrived today! Have a wonderful week ✨

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9O96O on Feb 18, 2024:

My P&P PC came home. Thank you for contributing to it. πŸ€— I like how you also used stripes as a background and continued a nature theme.

ktk8 on Dec 14, 2023:

Hello and THANK YOU for finishing my collaboration ATC.... I love what you did on it and the envelope that you sent it in.... much much thanks......and many many thanks.....

kendall on Jun 27, 2023:

I really enjoy your profile page.It's amazing.

hibiscus on Jun 13, 2023:

thanks for the really amazing envelope of fun...so creative...loved everuthing...you do really nice generous work

ChrisAnne on May 8, 2023:

Thank you for returning my collab HM post card. I love it!

hibiscus on Mar 11, 2023:

This collaged index card is absolutely amazing .. you do such nice collage work… thank you again

mrsD on Mar 2, 2023:

thank you for the wonderful packet of paper goodies, made my day :) xo

ktk8 on Oct 17, 2022:

Hi just received a hand drawn hand painted PC that I believe you worked on for me in the way back like 11/23/2000...thanks for the nice painted feather you added....

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!

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