Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2019 1:45 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: April 19, 2019
Birthday: December 1
Country: United Kingdom

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.

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.
  • I won't be terribly offended if you send me one I don't like or anything, in fact I am a sucker for fancy wrappers, so if you send me a posh-looking tea I'll probably be quite pleased with it whatever the flavour ends up being!


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. But 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...



kizmet rated for AES: Tea Party! on Apr 11, 2013
Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap Itti! I can't wait to try the teas especially the Oolong as I've never tried it and I was just thinking about getting some. The atc is so cute and both your other creations will find a good place somewhere in the house! And last but not least, really interesting recipe!!
Response: Thanks so much, I'm so glad you liked everything, that's what I was going for! :D
heritagedecouleurs rated for Steampunk Matchbox on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Try to search some info so you´ll see that creating a match box is so much more than glue two items on a decored paper...it ´ll give you and your partner more satisfaction...
Response: I actually spent several hours hand-"aging" the matchbox before attaching the items (of which there were more than two). I used distress inks and shimmer mist - I'm not sure why you mention 'decored [sic] paper' as there wasn't any. I also spent time working on making the clock 3D and I bought the cogs specially as I thought they went well with the theme. If you don't like it I'm sad about that, but please don't insinuate that I did some quick 'slap and stick' job because I didn't. I was pleased with it so if you don't like it can I have it back?
Comment: Thankyou Itti for your lovely creative journal. I enjoyed reading it. I love how you have created your journal very artistic. thankyou Itti for the cute note, thanks love Jennifer
Response: So happy you liked it :) I had fun with that journal, it was a bit different :)
mwquilt rated for SENG: Non touristic PC - March on Mar 13, 2013
Comment: Thankyou for the nice vintage card.
Response: You're very welcome :)
PapercraftFairy rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #67 on Mar 11, 2013
Comment: Hi Itti, Thank you the my Quick 5 Flat Swap things! I especially loved the lighthouse postcards, very, very nice. Thank you!
Response: No problem. Glad you liked them! :D
bearnbabs rated for Open ink on Feb 2, 2013
Comment: That was alot of writing. Love it. bearnbabs
Response: So glad you liked it! It was fun to make :D
SwappingSan rated for Suggest me Something! on Jan 9, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great suggestions!
Response: No problem, I'm happy you liked them :D
margoartist rated for a Rainbow of Inchies on Jan 9, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful inchies! I store my inchies in clear pages for coins - 20 per page. I love looking at them, they're so cute.
Response: Oh that's a great idea! :D I have loads of those pages as I used to collect coins. :)
AmyMarie rated for NOV: Traveling Mail Art Kit 2012 on Dec 18, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sending. You may want try different adhesives since the envelopes you made came apart as did most of the papers / items that were put on the box to decorate it.
Response: Oh no, so sorry to hear that. After gluing the box I did keep it for 3 days to check it was all glued securely so I'm not sure what went wrong :( As for the envelopes, it was my first time making them. I guess the experiment didn't go so well. Perhaps I'll stick to bought ones from now on :( Did you want me to send you some replacement envelopes?
Tanika rated for SENG Teapot October 2012 on Nov 27, 2012
Comment: Many thx for your tea selection. Some really are delicious and thx for looking at my likes and dislikes.
Response: No problem! Happy that you like them! :D
Comment: Thankyou Itti for the shared Journal, it came today, I'm going to read it and come back, take care love Jennifer
Response: Fantastic, hope you like it! :D
sweetdreams rated for QUICK 5 Somethings #47 on Nov 14, 2012
Comment: Loved the swap thank you x3
Response: Great! I'm happy! :D
shellee627 rated for QUICK Ribbon swap #37 on Oct 30, 2012
Comment: So many pretty ribbons!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks so much, Itti! I appreciate the excess and the slams are awesome! Hugs, Kim :o)
Response: So glad you liked them! Thanks for a great rating and comment :)
Popcornikimppu1 rated for Non-Touristic Postcard #11 on Oct 27, 2012
Comment: When I rate cards I have received I put them standing next to my computer. Now I have for some time tried to figure out which way should I put this card; where is up, where down. I think I have seen this piece of at before, and already then I found it brilliant. Thank you so much for choosing it for me. Ps. It is snowing here, and that is why I know you have used non-waterproof pen. Only the "swap-bot" is hard to read, but for future, just in case, choose a water-proof pen.
Response: Hahaha, yes, I hoped you would like the Escher postcard :D I didn't realise about the pen, thanks for telling me.
Johkup rated for Country ATC on Oct 26, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC :) and graft papers!
Response: So glad you liked it! :D
EsmeAna rated for Uk Shared Journal Experiment #4 on Sep 18, 2012
Comment: Thank you x
papermoon rated for Stereo Letters: Pride ROCK on Aug 28, 2012
Comment: Wow, I love the mix! Thank you so much :) I'm glad to see that you got to learn new bands from your home area(s) just to make the mix too, that's always a great thing :)
Response: yes, I loved that too! Thanks for the kind words and nice rating :)
BeverlyBling rated for UK Shared Journal Experiment #1 on Aug 24, 2012
Comment: Great to read - thanks
TamaraEpps rated for Uk Shared Journal Experiment #3 on Aug 23, 2012
Comment: Thanks for passing on the journal - can't wait to add to it.

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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 ♡

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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