Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2020 4:00 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: January 23, 2020
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.

๐ŸฆŽ Please check out my reptile/amphibian group on Swap-bot if that's something you're interested in too :) ๐ŸฆŽ

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...

Flakes (some deleted)


young46356 rated for S&T: Frog postcard on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute frog card, Hoppy New Year to you too. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely decos! Perfect timong on the Irish sayings one !!!
Response: Indeed! Enjoy!!
Comment: This was a super fun swap, I do wish we had more participants. I hope you will host something like this again. I loved all the fun things you sent me. Thank you so much.
Response: Aww thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
Poeprincess rated for CPG Snowflake ATC - Global on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Itti, this is a great hand drawn snowflake. Creative design with a bit of sparkle. Thank you!
Response: Thanks very much for your kind words!
JanJak rated for Monthly Zine Swap - December 19 on Jan 14, 2020
Response: Hi, I'm very surprised by this 1 rating as this is the first I've heard about anything not arriving! I sent on Dec 10, 5 days before the deadline. One was a zine about Yule and the other one was mental wellbeing tips for the festive season. My other partners all received & have rated. I don't know how long things normally take to get to Australia? DM me if you want a resend & I'll be happy to oblige.
tcornell rated for CPG: Zine Swap - International on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: Love the zine you sent me! Thank you :)
pegstamps rated for Poinsettia Mail Art on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind zines. I also signed up for your newsletter and followed you on IG and Etsy.
Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked them!
Jafferty rated for Monthly Zine Swap - December 19 on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great zines! So fun to see the variety of ways people make them. Happy New Year!
Response: I agree! Glad you liked mine :)
MamaD rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie Postcard ongoing on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Love your postcard and can't wait to add to it!
Response: Thanks for the kind words :)
auntiejo rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Got it today! thank you so much!
Response: Happy belated Christmas then!
nannycat rated for ZIA #63 - Zentangle Genesis on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: thank you your work is lovely ,..,Happy New Year ,from Penguin.warmest regards Wendy
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you!
catlingmex rated for December Holiday Mini-zine on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Lovely! Thank you so much.
Response: You're very welcome.
kssunlover1947 rated for ZZ ~ "C" ATC on Dec 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great tangles on your ATC.
Response: Thanks for the rating and kind words
depress666d rated for CPG: Zine Swap - International on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: I loved your zine, itti! It was really important to me personally and I also thought it was very well made! Keep creating!
Response: Thank you, that means a lot โค๏ธ
neea1989 rated for SIE: Zine Swap on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! โœจ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽโœจ
Response: You're very welcome :)
MelbourneGirl rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas postcard with all the wonderful stamps! So much Christmas cheer! Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year in 2020 :) :)
Response: Happy Christmas and New Year to you too!
Comment: Absolutely love the letter and Zine! The tea is lovely and much needed on this cold rainy day in the North of England! Thankyou so so much! Xx
Response: Hope you had a lovely Christmas โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„
Comment: Thank you for the card and I wish you a merry christmas
Response: Happy Christmas, hope you have a great 2020!

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Mindy82671 on Dec 30, 2019:

Hey girl! I just popped the CPG Snowflake ATC in the mailbox. Iโ€™m curious how long it will take to get to you all the way from the USA. Happy New Year๐ŸŽ‰

farangelinan on Dec 5, 2019:

Happy Profile - Winter

When i think of winter, this comes to mind - husky sleds!

Happy Holidays! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ†

cmalaina on Dec 4, 2019:

Happy Profile Winter Swap

cmalaina on Dec 4, 2019:

Happy Profile- Winter


Catida on Nov 28, 2019:

Hi, I haven't received the tea advent calendar swaps from you yet. There's been a long strike in finnish postal service, so no letters have been delivered in the last few weeks. The strike finally ended last Tuesday, so I'm hoping to receive your letter in the near future. I will rate as soon as I get it :)

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 รขโ„ขยก

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