Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2022 11:34 am


Date Joined: August 31, 2011
Last Online: September 11, 2018
Birthday: September 5
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm Ilona and I've been living in UK since 10 years on a beautiful South West english coast in Devon.

I love stamps and postcards and i have been collecting them for ages (started with my grandfather when i was little) :O) every single letter and postcard which comes with my post make me smilie:)

I collect postcards from around the world. My favourite postcards are those that show me the place where you live or cards characteristic for your country. I like landscapes, city views, tourist attractions, map cards but also funny cards and cards with cute animals. I like my cards written and stamped :).

I also like key rings and magnets from all over the world, always when i go on holiday i get one for myself, so it would be nice to get some from the countries i have never been to... (so far i visited only european countries)

Apart from that love crafting, lately machine sewing)...this is all i spend my free time for :O) just love it ...

One more thing i love is a nice cup of tea ... im a teaholic :O) My favorite is a green tea.

Swaping was always around me, im so glad i found people who like it too :O) Im new here but hopefully get to many swaps ...and make many people happy :o)

Favorite Crafts

I love jewellery especially earings and bracelets :)

Favorite Music

R'n B' thats ME

Favorite Books

I love biography books.. the latest one i read was SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis biography...its very good i wont forget it for a long time ...

Favorite Movies

The Hangover :), My sister's Keeper


I love reading , photography , and rottweiler dogs. Gardening is also one of those things which i really enjoy ... Love ORCHIDS have about 20 of them :) and im amazed every time they bloom

Don't send

Please don't send any:

  • damaged and torn stamps

  • fruity teas apart from lemon ones

  • handmade cards

Wish list

Would like to get :

  • stamps

  • postcards (prefer store bought )- i love hand written postcards, so guys please save your printers, use your pens!!! I like my cards written and stamped!

  • recently my favourite animal is an elephant ( love postcards with real elephants ❤️ :O))))

  • tea bags: flavored black tea, flavored green and white tea, and all different ones (would like to try them all!!! From Finland i would love to get Moomin tea --- cant wait to try it:))))

  • key rings

  • jewellery especially bracelets , necklaces and earings

  • deco tapes, washi tapes

  • fridge magnets

  • coins

  • bookmarks


Comment: If any you swappers read this, Ilona is the best swapper ever!!!!! She should get an Oscar for this!! Thanks so much for sending me awesome items. The most adorable grumpy cat bag with lotsa items in it!! Really cool. And I love the rest - the tote bag, lotsa tea in cute adorable tins. And the best was the superb stamp sheet!!! Seriously this is the best package ever!! Thanks so much Ilona. It made my day yesterday opening the package!! Hugs from Malaysia!
Response: Omg Nurul I'm so happy to see you liked it ;) it's a lovely feeling when someone appreciates the gifts that I could give ♥️ Hopefully we can meet in August , please stay in touch 😘 Looking forward to hear from you again ♥️
newrule rated for Private Swap : Calineczka & newrule on Mar 25, 2014
Comment: Yeay!! I LOVED everything you sent!! The tea towel is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much Ilona. Always a pleasure to swap with you! Thanks for the stamps...the cat sheet made me squeal with delight! LOL!! And my niece sends lots of hugs to you for making her day...she is busy placing all the 1D postcards on her wall!!! Thanks Ilona! I hope we get to do a third one soon...maybe for Christmas?! Take care and hugs from Malaysia!
Response: Ohh im so happy you liked it :) and of course we will do another one , sounds good to me :)
Comment: What a wonderful package! Thanks a million! I love the stamps (especially Rhodesia-- wow!), and the campervans (so adorable! I had a VW bug in college and I have always loved these!), and the toe socks (haven't worn those in years; made me smile)! Awesome! Thank you so much for everything! :)
Response: Glad you like it :) it was fun preparing package for you :)
daliblossom rated for Private swap Calineczka & Dali on Apr 20, 2013
daliblossom rated for Private swap Korea & UK on Apr 14, 2013
newrule rated for Private Swap : Ilona & Nurul on Apr 1, 2013
Comment: Awesome! Awesome! And awesome!! Thanks so much for the excellent package! Loved everything, especially the desk clock! Superb package. I had fun opening up each gift. I hope that when you get mine, the feeling would be mutual! Please be patient for it, I just got them out last Saturday! Sorry, had to wait for my salary to come in.....LOL! Thanks again for a superb swap. Anytime you wanna do a swap again, just let me know! Hugs!!
Response: Im so happy to hear that, glad you like it all :) looking forward to receive your packet :))))
daliblossom rated for 5 Tea Bags For Smile :) on Mar 14, 2013
Comment: OMG I really appreciate your kindness! I love all but stamps are the best !! thx
hppyjessa rated for ★ March Teapot ★ on Mar 11, 2013
Comment: THANK YOU for the delicious teas and bonus stamps! I would love to do a private stamp swap and I will message you soon! Thanks for an extra-special package!
Kokkie rated for ★ March Teapot ★ on Mar 7, 2013
Comment: Hi Ilona The tea you send me looks and smell delicious,hope they taste the same ;-) Thank you so much! Best regards Ageeth
hbranco2003 rated for Christmas fold up card swap on Nov 29, 2011
Comment: I loved your postcard, thank you very much :) I think we will be partners very often :O)
greenleaf rated for Postcard and souvenir swap #2 on Nov 6, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic swap !!! I really enjoyed reading your message on the card and the card was so lovely ! I didnt know where you live was popular with the campervans ... I did love the fridge magnet , and it is with my favourite colour , sky blue !!! Also thank you for the wonderful tea bags, I cant wait till I try the one with green tea and lavender !!! Im so sorry that I was sooo late to rate you , I had been behind rating as my sons have been sick for weeks. I have lived in southwest part of England just for a while and wanted to visit your area but my dream didnt come true unfortunately... I wish I can visit there someday !
Response: I´m so happy you like it all, it was really nice swap indeed. Hope you can come over one day and all your dreams come true :)
Comment: Thanks for the PC! -- it's so appropriate, since I'm starting NaNoWriMo tonight! :-)
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful PC! :]
MBrunt rated for 30 ANIMAL postage stamps swap on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: Thank you!
kankalin rated for Easy alphabet postcard -H- on Oct 12, 2011
Comment: hehehe very funny PC Ilona, Thanks!Yeah, I remember the rainy days in England (I spent a few weeks there a while back).
Newberlin rated for International Souvenir Magnet Swap on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: Hi Ilona, thank you so much for the awesome magnet, I really love it. And also thank you for your nice words and the extra socks! I love it all!! :D
Response: You are very welcome :O) glad you liked it !
Lisanne rated for 1 person 1 country - PC's swap on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great cupcake card!

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newrule on Sep 25, 2018:

Your card came....thanks so much for it! And the stamps are pretty cool! Hope all is well there. Take care. Will write to you soon ok! Hugs!

newrule on Jul 20, 2017:

Hie Ilona. Can you pm me your phone number? Also, how much does it costs to mail postcards from UK to Malaysia? Same for everywhere else (Indonesia, within Europe)? What is 1st Class stamp? If I use that, how much more do I need to add? Let me know ya! Thanks a lot!

newrule on Jun 19, 2017:

Hie Ilona. Sorry for replying late. Abit busy. We will be celebrating Eid this Sunday, so been running here and there to do a thousand errands!! Hahaha. I totally forgot the stamps. No worries. Will mail them to you separately. Sorry about that! And I got your AWESOME package yesterday!! OMG!! You went all out...am really embarrassed for mine was nothing compared to yours!! OK...shall bring lotsa stuffs for you when I go UK on 10 Aug! Yes! Trip is on! If we can't meet, I will mail the things to you from there...cheaper postage!! Let me know what you want from here ok!!! Now...off to rate you for a SUPERB package!! Hugs!!!

newrule on Jun 4, 2017:

And I just mailed mine today. Sorry for the de\lay. Hope you will get it fast! Have a great day!

newrule on May 24, 2017:

Thanks for the birthday wishes!! Hugs!!

newrule on May 21, 2017:

No worries! Will try to send the package this weekend before I go off on the 30th! I will use the current address that I have ok! Let me know if there is any change. Hugs!

newrule on May 20, 2017:

I have extended the deadline to 11 June. Hope that is okay with you. I am going outstation month end so might not be able to mail it by then. Hope it is okay with you! Take care!

newrule on Mar 14, 2017:

Hahaha...ok...let me create the swap. Deadline to sent by end of April? Would that be okay? Once I create the swap I will message you with the password!

newrule on Mar 13, 2017:

By the way, do you like unused stamps? I can share some Malaysian ones with you!

newrule on Mar 13, 2017:

Sure! Let us do one. Wanna create for ratings purposes? I will in the meantime look for items for you!

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