Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2021 9:28 am


Date Joined: February 11, 2012
Last Online: February 24, 2020
Birthday: December 27, 1984
Country: Romania
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Regarding swaps

If you were assigned as my swap partner and you will send me your swap as a parcel, or as a package that will have to be checked at the Customs services, please write on it instead of Irina, the name Cristina (is my mom s name and she will pick it up).

About rating: if I don't receive my swap I always contact my swap partner before I rate. I will never rate with a one or three, just because I think is nicer this way. I think is nice for you to do the same if you didn`t received my swap (I resend when need it). When I rate with a five almost every time I give a heart also. I try to do so as a sign of appreciation for the person who took a bit of their time to make my swap.

So please contact me if you have a question about a swap that you didn't received or you have to send.

Favorite Music

Im into several music genres. At the moment I m listening to classical music and I ve discovered Chopin. But I also like Katie Melua, Feist, Carla Bruni, Pink Martini, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, etc.

Favorite Books

I find it hard to pick a favourite book. I read almost every day. If I have to pick just one book which I consider it a favourite it would be a book called "The forbidden door" written by a Romanian author and philospher named Gabriel Liiceanu. At the moment I m reading a series of 12 volumes about the History of Cultures and Civilisations. I like it a lot, there are many interesting things in it!

Favorite Television

I like Grey s Anatomy.

Favorite Crafts

It would be painting. I also knit a bit and sew from time to time. I m also interested in gardening and I have several indoor plants I take care of and this summer I intend to grow a garden as I have the neccesary place for it. I also like to cook. I m not very good at baking cookies, but I try to improve this area also.


  • Tarkovsky filmography lover;

  • dreamer, beliver, optimist;

  • Fluffly owner, a Persian cat, black and white. Any cat accesories are welcomed, but no food, since he is sterilised and also no clothes. Toys, collars, bell for collar etc. are ok.

  • I love anything self-help, diy, crafts related;

  • vintage pattern seeker, vintage anything!

  • hippie clothing;

  • crazy/funky/hippie/vintage/different/traditional bags, scarves, clothing, anything!

  • traditional clothing, especially from the Balkan area, Slavic countries etc.

  • love, love, love anything related to the oriental side of the world (Yemen, Afghanistan, Iran, Irak) I just love the arabic/oriental culture;

  • major tea (NO BLACK TEA!) and coffee drinker;

  • I want to be self-sufficient;

  • I want a pair of Avarca sandals :D;

  • SEEDS, SEEDS, SEEDS (flowers, vegetables, etc.) any type of seeds for my garden;

  • I dream for a shawl;

  • jewlery - I don`t wear jewlery so often and when I wear I preffer simple and unique items such as these (https://www.etsy.com/people/irinatudose/favorites?page=6);

  • aquarell paper and painting+drawing items;

  • matrioska`s;

  • if you are from an Orthodox country (Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, etc.) send me something related to Orthodoxy;

  • how-to books, literature books, art albums, crafts books etc.

  • coffee related products: coffee with different flavors, cappuccino mixes, hot chocolate etc. Also you can send me Tassimo Bosch caps.

  • make-up : I only wear mascara and lip gloss in pink or natural colors. Sometimes I use eye shadow or eyeliner (I have green eyes, so I can use only purple, blue, pink, brown shades. I don`t like black eye-shadow or eye-liner).

  • vintage textiles, second hand items and clothing. I make handmade bags and I recycle materials, prints and ideas;

Anything you choose to send me can be new, or as new, or you can send me something you don't use anymore as long as it`s still in a good shape.

For inspiration you can find the type of things I like here:(https://www.etsy.com/people/irinatudose/favorites?page=6).


  • handmade postcards

  • ATC items

  • cheap and low quality items

  • black tea

About Me

I m an young Romanian girl, passionated about art, gardening, nature, literature, psychology, receiveing postcards and fat mail, listening to good music, etc.

Random stuff about me:

  • I like to watch movies.
  • I m happy whenever I receive something in my mailbox.
  • I love to write by hand.
  • I like to surf the internet, find inspiring stuff, read good literature and self-help books, drink tea while I write something, keep a journal, meet good heart people, etc.
  • I wear M size in clothing and size 39/6 for shoes.


Cadfael57 rated for flower power seed swap round 3 on May 2, 2015
Nekozet rated for Just-a-Postcard on Feb 18, 2015
Comment: A much belated thank you for a lovely PC you sent me last year from your Parent's trip to Spain. It's a very nice card of Mallorca and I'm still enjoying it!! ❤
Response: Wow, thank you! It`s been a while since I`ve sent it!
KSENiA rated for private swap between Irina27 & KSENiA on Apr 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. I like the hand-made ornaments and the cook book. I like that it's vegetarian - very handy right now. And I like the Christmas card and stickers.
Tone40ott rated for Long Letter Penpal on Apr 13, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the great letter I received from you. I really enjoyed reading it and will write you back soon.
MsRose rated for Just-a-Postcard on Mar 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you Irina for the lovely post card..!
Zoebolt rated for New Pen Pal 2014 #2 on Mar 7, 2014
Comment: I received your swap today! Ty for the lovely letter and the cappuccino!
onewaysiying rated for 100 gram envelope swap.. on Mar 6, 2014
Comment: got my stuff :) thanks for the package!
HermaPol rated for Suprise Swap! on Mar 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks, i love youre swap!!!! I love everything you sent but special the hand made christmastree ornaments. I like to make things of felt too.... And the symbol of the MARTISOARE. Love it too. Again thank you!!!
pernie123 rated for Not my country PC swap #3 on Feb 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you for pretty card of Mallorca and your nice greeting. I would love to be in land of palms anywhere in the world. Bad winter. I would also like to visit your country.
mariadastrouxas rated for Romania & Portugal on Feb 17, 2014
Comment: Hello irina tudose (Irina27). I got you package today! Thank you so much for: romanian handmade soap, romanian solid shampoo, avocado & shea butter hand cream, romania rum & cookie chocolate, strawberry jam/vanilla cookie and lemon jam cookie, cinnamon sticks, herbal tea bag and chopsticks. I love the postage stamps glued on package and the aluminium bag, so clever to keep the items fresh. Have a great mail day, maria das trouxas
ccap rated for Chocolate! January on Feb 14, 2014
Comment: Got them. Thanks so much!
ClumsyKisses rated for May Mail Merriment on Jan 26, 2014
Ginb2011 rated for flower power seed swap round 3 on Jun 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the message... I appreciate it
Response: You`re too kind! Thank you!
MissSwapp rated for Beautiful Lips on Jun 2, 2013
Comment: The swap arrived yesterday. Unfortunately you do not have you stuck to the rules and have your swap sent after the specified deadline. Unfortunately I can not give you a better rating. It was not a message from you that you later verses least nothing.
Response: The last day of sending the swap was 19th of may, usually a package sent in Europe takes up to 10 days to arrive, so you probably must have received my swap by 29th of May if I would have sent it on the 19th of May... instead you received it on...1st of June (with a delay of 3 days) because I`ve sent it a few days later. Awful, I know! At least I hope you will enjoy the lipsticks ;).
AZmom875 rated for Flower Power Seeds Swap Round 2 on May 23, 2013
Comment: what a beautiful package all around with the flowered postcard and the flowered stamps. Thank you. It is too hot to plant in AZ right now but come SEPT it will cool off and I will be planting some flowers.
elluzki rated for Profile wishlist surprise.. on Jan 9, 2013
Bloempje666 rated for Stuff IT Full and Pass It On #3 on Nov 4, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the package! I receibed it the day i went into.labour, last tuesday. So thats why my rating.is a bit late now. Was this the origional or did you resent?
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard!
Response: I m glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Yeah I finally received your card, thanks
Comment: Thanks for the lovely still life PC!

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bluehairedmary on May 30, 2013:

Thank you for the postcards in the Global Swap tag!

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

mixedmediachic on May 24, 2013:

Hey there, Thanks for the tapes from the Swap tag at the public forum :)

HeatherNicole18 on May 2, 2013:

Thank you so much for the RAK of fbs. That was nice of you to send them to me, I will pass them along(: have a great day!


mariadastrouxas on Dec 28, 2012:

Hello Irina. Happy Birthday! :) Sorry for late congratulations. Happy swapping :D

Brendasue on May 24, 2012:

Looking forward to reciving your bag! My first swap from Romania!!! :)

jzzyblu on May 22, 2012:

The mailing deadline for mailing for Spring Fling Bag is fast approaching. Have you mailed or will you be mailing in the next two days. I want everyone to get there swap.

craftybarbie on Mar 16, 2012:

Let me know what the other address is so that I could send you some gifts. Thank you so much craftybarbie

3goldkeys on Feb 12, 2012:

Welcome to Swap-bot, Irina. I see that you are my partner assigned for the February Friendship Book Swap #1. I look forward to receiving from you and I hope I'll will be partnered to send you a swap in the near future. ~3goldkeys

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