Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2019 4:05 pm


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: November 21, 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, bouldering, 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 or washed out colours. 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 also just discovered the Dilmah exceptional range through swapping. The "rose with French vanilla" is lovely, would love some more of that if you've got any to hand!
  • 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...



user2391 rated for Tea Advent Calendar 4 INTL on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited for Dec to get to try the teas you sent!
Response: Thanks! I'm excited for mine too :)
xLittleA rated for Tea Advent Calendar 5 INTL on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: I just got the package!! REALLY excited to open it! Thank you very very muuuuuuuchβ™₯
Response: Amazing, I hope you like it! I'm super excited for mine too!
Tamawi rated for CPG Send Any Deco - Global on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Ooo, just the right theme for me! Thank you for sharing.
Response: Awesome, enjoy!
Emro rated for ZIA Swap #59 - "Beautiful Bales" ATC on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Your Bales turned out beautifully! ☺
Response: Thank you very much!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for S&T: Turtle ATC on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: What a neat background!!! The turtle stickers are cute to. Thank you πŸ’ž
Response: Glad you liked it, I've been saving the magazine cutting turtles for ages!
StargazerHM rated for Tea for Thee # 8 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Wonderful! Thank you!
Francella rated for 10 Teabags swap #1 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely teas.... I can't wait to try them out. There are a couple I wanted to try but was afraid I would not like them and would get stuck with a whole box.... Now I can try them thanks to you :)
Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful ATCs. I loved your take on the theme so different but it worked so well. Thank you for agreeing to and hosting this swap. ☺️
Response: Thank you, I'm so happy you liked them! I was really pleased with them but I know it was a bit different - your comment made me very happy :)
HelenG6 rated for S&T: Dinosaur postcard on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the artistic dinosaur card. I love it! I appreciate the effort.
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
Jenicat rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Slytherin) on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful ATC. I’m a huge GOT fan and I knew right away the quote was Varys speaking to Tyrion. I wish I could do the beautiful lettering like that! πŸ’œ
Response: So happy you liked it! Thank you for your kind words!
Comment: Thank you for the deco books. However, the comics deco, I had done a page in. Please just double check the decos. I know I am relatively new in the deco groups but I have done easily 50+ by now.
Response: Oh no, I'm so sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know, I'll be more careful next time!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for S&T: Dragon postcard on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Oooooh, I really LOVE the pc you've chosen for me! I'm a huge fan of TinTin ('Kuifje' in Dutch). And I've always be delighted by this cover especially! I am absolutely happy!!! :-D THANK YOU! XO - Ellen
Response: So glad you liked it!
SydneySix rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Hufflepuff) on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Hufflepuff ATC! I love that quote and The Hobbit; I agree that it is in the spirit of Hufflepuff. It’s on my wall already by my desk. 😊
Response: I'm thrilled you like it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Rainydancer rated for S&T: Let's meet each other! on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Wow this little lizard is amazing, you are really talented! Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! πŸ˜„
SnailerAH rated for TBR: 10 teabags swap #1 on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the flavours. Going to try them all
Response: Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks! I will add and pass it on in the next round! Happy Swapping! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Have fun! I'm really enjoying these πŸ˜„
Pikkis rated for β˜† TEA TIME #7 β˜† on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of teas, IΒ΄m sure I will like them :)!
Response: Enjoy!
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!

Rating Overview

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WhimsyEcoBug on Aug 2, 2019:

Reptiles with fruit on their heads!

after searching for a couple hours, I could not find a photo that would copy to here, so here's some Lizards eating food. hope it'll still work

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!

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