Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2019 11:00 pm


Date Joined: December 23, 2016
Last Online: June 11, 2019
Birthday: June 13, 1991
Country: Greece
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About Me

Hello to you!!! :D :D

My name is iliana I'm 27 and I live in Greece! I'm currently working on my Master in architectural engineering. I'm also working in our family business where we construct charcoal grills and ovens. We also have a YouTube channel, Grill philosophy, full of grill recipes.

I'm a very enthousiastic and curious person, who always welcomes surprises and a good adventure! I like reading books, journaling and crafting. Other passions include packaging design and graphic, language learning, perfume making, psychology and dancing. Above all, I like exploring human nuture, and I find fascinating exploring different charactes in person, in books or the cinema. I also love exploring the Japanese culture in all its aspects.

General Likes and Themes

Journaling is among my current hobbies, so I love receiving things that I can use in that. (My journaling style is similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28YylbO6sfw )

Generally, I prefer receiving items with people depicting on them (compared to nuture or animals for example), not real photography type, though.

I like rubber stamps, stickers that aren't intented for children (they are the most common type in my country) and washi tapes with more white or neutral colors and patterns. I also like small cards or ephemera, especially vintage items, but not necessarily. Pappery things that I can use in packaging are also something I adore, like lightweight pappers, gift bags, tags etc. I like plain round decorative stickers as well, that I can use for backrounds in my crafts.


When it comes to postcards, I almost always prefer non-touristy ones. And again as above, I prefer people (not real photography though) as a theme on them, if you have to choose among other categories. :)


I currently prefer black teas or green teas, because I drink them instead of morning coffee (which I don't enjoy much).

Tastes that I don't like are: jasmine, orange, mints, cranberry

I particularly like: hibiscus, apple, raspberry

I don't have any food allergies.


I journal frequently in my Traveler's Company notebook and I use a lot of washi tape. I prefer washes that are more neutral in design so that I can mix and match them easily. I already have many rolls that are more statement-like pieces. So I do lack ones that are more simple, like monochromatic, grid/pattern, numbers etc. I also like washes that have white color as a background. I like all sizes.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading fiction and poetry, mostly classical literature, magical realism or non-fiction books about various topics.

Favorite writer (favorite books of them): Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina), Fyodor Dostoyevski (Brothers Karamazov), Haruki Murakami (1Q84), Tom Robbins (Villa incognito), Edgar Allan Poe (various), J.K. Rowling (HP series), Yoko Ogawa (Revenge {amazing short story collection}).

I'm currently reading East of Eden (John Steinbeck) and South of the border, west of the sun (Haruki Murakami) and I enjoy them both so far.

Favorite Movies

I love exploring cinema from all around the world. I have a flair in the Japanese culture in general, so that goes with the cinema, as well. But I also enjoy different kinds as well.

I also love watching Disney movies and other animated films!! :D Top 3 Disney movies are: the Hatchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin, the Aristocats!

Favorite directors (favorite film of them): Yorgos Lanthimos (the Lobster), Roman Polanski (the Tenant), Krystof Kieslowski (La double vie de Veronique), Kenzi Mizoguchi (Ugetsu Monogatari), Shohei Imamura (Warm water under the red bridge), Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro), Wims Wenders (Paris Texas).

Other: Harry Potter / Star wars series


Comment: I don't have many Greek stamps in my collection, so your swap was a very nice surprise! And the stationery you use is so cute. Thank you! ♡
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm very glad you enjoyed it! <3 Happy swapping! :D
neea1989 rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #1 on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ♡
Response: You're welcome! ^.^
snailmailnaomi rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #1 on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it😍
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like it! <3 :D
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful parcel. i liked everything and Ill for sure have use for everything in my projects. I liked the envelope, the stamps for sure are great. Thank you for the stamps name, I think I'm going to buy some haha.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! Happy swapping! :D
krspellman rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -NOVEMBER on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: oh my goodness, such a great variety of bookmarks...I love them all, thank you!! <3
Response: You're welcome! Happy swapping! <3
Comment: Hi hi, sorry for rating so late, I thought I had already rated everyone for this swap, whoops! I loved your list so much, I can't wait to start reading these books! Thank you so so much for sharing your fave books with me! I hope you have a wonderful week ^_^
Response: Haha, don't worry! I wish you a wonderful week too! Happy swapping!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thanks so much for all the nice comments :D
Response: Don't worry! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all the love!!
Response: You're welcome! Happy swapping!
susieq11 rated for Send 3 From the List #9 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU for everything!! I love it all, and it’s so nicely packaged!! I went to the Snoopy Museum in April 2017! Wasn’t it great?! I didn’t see that coaster. It’s two of my favorite things - Snoopy and the moon!!! Can’t thank you enough for such a special swap. I really love it and appreciate it!!! XOXO
Response: Hey, thank you for your nice comment and heart! :D The museum was awesome really!! The coaster wasn't in the museum's gift shop..! It was in a pack of six (different designs) in a supermarket in Tokyo!... Snoopy is really everywhere there! Maybe equally or more common (? haha maybe not) than Hello Kitty, lol..... I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I think I have gifted most of these coasters now haha. Only kept two for me! <3 Also, Happy December! :D
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! ^_^
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your fave books and for the descriptions as well!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thank you for the likes and comments! Hope you enjoyed browsing my feed.
Response: Thank you! I enjoyed it!
NRGordon rated for FAVORITE BOOK EMAIL SWAP ~ NOVEMBER on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your book list. I found a couple there for my "To Read" list. I have read _Anna_Karenina_ and other Tolstoi and completely agree.
Response: Glad you enjoyed my list! And that you totally agree with Tolstoi!! haha <3
MarieS rated for SIE: 3 teas 🍵 to 3 people on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the teas you chose!
Response: Thank you! :)
cajiky rated for Tea Lovers' March - Blind teas on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for very nice tea. Some of them are new for my colletion of teabags too.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you enjoy them and that I helped grow you collection! :D That's great! I do apologize for the delay and inconvenience... But at least it reached you this time! :D I'm so happy!! Happy swapping!
Magali rated for SIE: 3 teas 🍵 to 3 people on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorgeous teas you sent me, they're perfect! And yes, we've swapped before - at least I remember I've received something from you before, not sure if I ever sent anything your way :)
Response: Thank you! So glad you like them! :D To some future swaps, then!! Take care!! <3
m3i5 rated for SIE: 3 teas 🍵 to 3 people on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Iliana, Thank you for your tea selection and pretty stamp! :)
Response: :D Happy swapping!! <3
candybeads rated for 40 Sticker Swap INTL on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great swap. Loved everything.❤🧡💛💚💙💜 Wish I could give you more ❣
Response: ^^ The pleasure was mine!! :D :D So glad you enjoyed it!! :D :D

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TC on Feb 26, 2017:

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