Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2019 7:38 pm


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: July 20, 2019
Birthday: December 1
Country: United Kingdom
Reptile lovers group on Swapbot :)

About Me

Hiya! My name's Itti, I'm dipping my toes in the Swapbot waters again after a long absence (7 years it would seem!)

I'm from the UK, I live in Edinburgh. My hobbies include drawing, painting, photography, gardening, puzzles, board games, walking by the river and making lists. My boyfriend is Portuguese and lives with me most of the time, but still partly lives in Portugal. I also keep two leopard geckos.

🦎 Please check out my reptile/amphibian group on Swap-bot if that's something you're interested in too :) 🦎

Other things I like

A short list to give you inspiration

  • I like bright colours (think bright rainbow or deep jewel tones). I also like blacks and greys. I am not keen on pastels. I really don't like pink.
  • I keep leopard geckos and I like seeing things with any kind of gecko on
  • I like trees, plants and nature. I like things made of wood and things with leaves on.
  • Anything 'zen' or 'soothing' or 'hygge'. I need more calm in my life :)


The idea of getting back into tea swaps is partly what made me come back to Swapbot, so here's a bit about my tastes:

  • I like black tea and white tea best. Black tea flavoured with a fruit is one of my favourite things - Bigelow and Twinings both do some great options.
  • I don't mind green and fruit teas as well but I don't drink them so often so I have a bit of a backlog, so that's why I'd prefer white or black tea.
  • If you do send me fruit tea, I like "orange/yellow" flavours (orange, mango, peach, lemon) more than "red/purple" ones. I don't like raspberry or cranberry much in fruit tea ("black tea with raspberry" is nice though!), but I do like strawberry. There are lots of others that I like too though and I would love to try new ones so a bunch of new flavours to try is very welcome! Oh yes, and if it's a bigger swap I don't mind getting a couple of the same flavour - then I can try one and keep one for later!
  • The only black tea I can think of that I don't like is Pu-er tea as it has a very strong smoky flavour. Lapsang souchong as well for the same reason.
  • No cinnamon, cherry, banana, fennel, ginger or liquorice please.


I like most things really so if there's something you personally think is really awesome or would love to get yourself, feel free to surprise me!

However, there are just a few things I can think of that I wouldn't like to get:

  • I am not Christian so please don't send me anything religious. Secular Christmas cards are fine! Just not religious ones.
  • I don't like coffee; cherry and licorice flavours make me feel ill.
  • Please don't send me postcards as a profile surprise unless the postcards specifically fit my profile. Especially don't send me blank tourist postcards from somewhere I don't live - I would never use them.

Swapping stuff!


I have angeled...



Comment: Hi!! Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope! The stickers and envelopes inside were so cute!!! And the ATCs are awesome! You are so talented!!! I appreciate all of it!!!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm delighted you liked what I sent!
MilloVIM rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: thank you so much for your card. I really like the unicorn stickers too :) I hope to read the book one day.
Rainydancer rated for HD/HP ATC Girl with green hair on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: thank you!
Cosychaos rated for Public Zentangle & Pass PC ongoing on Jul 11, 2019
nnair rated for Handmade Bookmark Challenge-#4-Maps on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks! Lovely work!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you for participating in this swap. I received your little package and loved the stamps. I am actually going to be in Edinburgh myself this July, my dad has a convocation then. I hope you continue to work with Zentangle as I can see much potential in your art. Have a good week.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!
Onibah3 rated for Open When Letters on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Itti, I received your wonderful package and have opened two of the six happy envelopes. I wanted to thank you very much for taking time and for caring to make such a great compilation. My computer died today, and I was really in need of cheering up, so you know which of the second envelopes I opened. It was extremely appropriate and I love everything. The bubbles are fantastic. The jokes, simply engaging. I will now go and plant those seeds so I may have more flowers blooming. All the best, Diane.
Response: This rating made me so happy, I'm so glad the envelopes helped!
Milla84 rated for Mystical ray of sunshine #5 on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the hand made atc cards and envelopes. Loved the card too and the heart stickers where adorable. ❀❀❀
Response: No problem, I'm so happy you enjoyed them!
CHOWEFACE rated for Summer Reading PC on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the royal family card! I have seven deaths of Evelyn hardcastle on my to read list! I'll check out the other recommends!
Response: It's very good πŸ˜„
AtTheSmithHouse rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Blue on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the ATC. You are very talented!
Response: Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: I love your work on this one. Thank you!
Response: Thank you! I'm really enjoying this series, thanks for hosting! πŸ˜„
Comment: Thank you for the kindness slips!
Froggy2974 rated for β˜† TEA TIME #5 β˜† on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of teas, I can't wait to try them.
Comment: Hi Itti thank you for the lovely button heart PC. I love it! I keep buttons in glass jars in individual colors :) have you tried using epoxy for your tray? My brother is doing his bathroom floor in Canadian pennies and epoxy...the pennies are out of circulation now here in Canada. Good luck with your project :) Take Care peace love light
Response: Hi! Glad you liked the postcard! I did use resin, but the problem was that I used a lot and some of the buttons were wooden and they floated around and all changed positions! Also the paint on some of the buttons came off with the resin. Still, I learned things and have started another tray already. Thanks for the suggestions!
CaseyErin rated for Random Acts Of Happiness For a Jar on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the happy little strips! The jokes were a nice touch, too. And oh my gosh, the stamps you used were awesome! I especially loved the Guernsey ones. ❀️
Response: Glad you liked them, hope the happiness strips bring you joy!
worldtraveler rated for Tea Collectors and Lovers on May 19, 2019
Comment: I've been loving on these all weekend! Thank you so much for writing down all the names also! Have a wonderful week!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! πŸ’–
Eulegirl rated for quick international tea swap #2 on May 16, 2019
Comment: I love the variety you sent! And the dog card. Thank you! Sorry for the late rating!
Response: Not a problem, just happy they arrived and that you liked them. Enjoy! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful little letter, Itti! I love the wallet card - it's so cute. I look foward to reading the RAKs you included when it's time :)
Response: So glad you liked it. Hope the RAKs help when you need them β™₯

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dabellaraquella on Aug 6, 2014:

Hi there! Hope you are fairing well! I am doing a clean out of Tea is Love group and when you want to get back into swapping please PM me for an invite back to our group!


TC on Mar 1, 2014:

Hi Itti, you've been removed from FOPS due to your lengthy absence from SB. If you become active here again and want to rejoin the group, just send me a PM. Hope all is well with you. :)

scottishrosefaerie on May 18, 2013:

Thank you for the teas you sent for Tag Through the Alphabet!

SabrinaDeeBerry on Apr 29, 2013:

Wishing you a happy spring Γ’β„’Β‘

MichelleWillow on Mar 30, 2013:


rhynah on Nov 18, 2012:

I'm glad to hear the parcel made its way to you safely and also very quick! :D I'm always a bit worried about sending coins in the mail so I tried to pack them well. It was a success, it seems. :)

I'm happy you liked the coins I sent. Also very glad I decided to send the Latvian coins, too. :) You are very welcome!

Hope you have a lovely week! :)

xxkarenlxx on Sep 11, 2012:

Thank you so much for all the pretty stamps from the Tag Through the Alphabet. They will be perfect for my project.

anrtist on Sep 2, 2012:

HEY! I sent u an invite to the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group. I hope you join in & check in occassionally to see who's swapbotting in your area!!! ;-) It 's for all Swapbotters, so u can invite anyone too, ENJOY ;-) Blessings, cc


TerryF on Aug 17, 2012:

Caption Action Winner!

PJ on Aug 16, 2012:

LoL ... I had to laugh at your tag offer ...

"Woohoo! A cocktail recipe!"


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