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ivanabu

ivanabu
Date Joined: March 28, 2011
Last Online: February 18, 2017
Birthday: January 28, 1963
Country: Czech Republic

About Me

I am a teacher, mother of three children, live and work at the countryside. I like gardening, cooking, baking, reading and letter writing. I am not very sporty but love walking, mountain hiking and trips in nice weather. My husband is a teacher as well.

Favorite Music

I like all music which is not too loud and wild, I prefer folk songs, country music, traditional songs. I like singing and dancing, too.

Favorite Books

Historical books, mainly from medieval time. Favourite writers: Ken Follett, Noah Gordon, Phillip Vandenberg. Detective stories: Agatha Christie, Sandra Brown. English classics, mainly Jane Austen.

Favorite Movies

Everything with Hugh Grant, Collin Firth, with historical topics or Jane Austen adaptations.

It sounds a bit crazy but I love The Simpsons cartoon series. Marge Simpson is so likeable lady!

Favorite Television

Watch very rarely,mainly movies as mentioned above.

Favorite Crafts

I am keen on all paper crafts - cutting ornaments, rubber stamping, quilling, tea bag folding and card making. I love working with nice, coloured paper and make cards.

Tea

I love drinking tea, all kinds. I used to be only green tea lover but now I drink also white sorts, flavoured or plain ones. So - green, white, NO BLACK please,.....I don´t mind roiboos, especially flavoured ones. Loose tea is OK with me, I really like trying new sorts. Herbal tea just if it is good for sleeping or relaxation as I often suffer with sleepless nights! Recently I have tried various sorts of YOGI teas - they are great!

Likes

I like nice papers, stickers, rubber stamps, stationary, embellishments for card making, paper decorations like die cuts as I do not own any of those big die cutting machines and similar items . I like to get tea to try new sorts, it always pleases me a lot. I have recently started beading. At the very beginning I have learnt how to make bead star ornaments and would like to learn how to make beaded jewelry. So if you are into beading and can share any ideas, bead supplies ( metal charms, for example ) you do not need or have no use for them, I will be glad to get them. Czech Republic is the country where lots of nice beads are made but in my opinion the choice of metal charms is not as rich as in other countries. I also started crocheting and love to relax with nice yarn and a hook.

Wishlist

I did not have my wishlist here for months but I was told it is useful for others, so here are the items I will be glad to receive:

  • paper for scrapbooking and cardmaking

  • embelishments for cardmaking, mainly flowers

  • stickers of all sorts, also the teacher´s motivating and awarding stickers ( I am a teacher! )

  • rubber or clear stamps, can be older ones but in a good state

  • ink pads for stamping of not very common colors

  • die cuts made by die cutting machines, I still do not have my own one!

  • supplies for beading, metal charms for bracelets

  • all sorts of green or white tea, mainly the ones that are not made in central Europe

  • anything connected to cardmaking and other papercrafts

  • nice kitchen aprons and dish towels

  • tea, tea and tea again !!

  • hand made coasters as I always have a cup of tea placed somewhere...

  • good fountain pen or a roller pen

  • a sample of interesting spice mixture to try

.....hope it is enough, it makes me feel a bit self-centered to think about what I would like to receive.

Dislikes

I do not collect or need any of the following list:

  • postcards ( apart from Christmas ones which I recycle or use at school for teaching Christmas vocabulary))

  • poststamps

  • cute items like Hello Kitty and similar ones

  • bath items

Ratings

Vanillacreamteas rated for Big Tea Swap on May 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for sending after all this time! i really appreciate it! i went to collect the package yesterday at the post office! i love it thank you! I cannot wait to try out the black teas hehehe!! hope you are well and getting better and better, warm wishes from France! xx
alicemayspring rated for What a Year!!! on Jan 14, 2016
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Comment: thank you for your interesting letter and tea, received it today.
NorthStar07 rated for January Birthdays on Jan 8, 2016
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Comment: Hi Ivana😊 thank you soo much for the wonderful card❤ I love the vintage postcard and the cute tissue ✨ I got it exactly on my Birthday 🎂😊 Much love ❤ Take care ✨
tejka76 rated for Happy birthday January on Dec 30, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and cute stickers.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Christmas Cards and Tea on Dec 14, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous cards and tasty teas! I don't have any preferences when it comes to tea. It's so exciting that you live where Alfons Mucha was born! I love his romantic style! My child is grown too, but I have a grand kitty and grand puppy so far. Merry Christmas with Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
loveualatte rated for Christmas Cards and Tea on Nov 26, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your sweet mail that arrived today! The teas you sent smell sooo good! I can't wait to try them! Merry Christmas to you and your family <3
henjomaani rated for Ivanabus and henjos private swap on Nov 9, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much ! I loved that you had used many stamps too :) i would love to swap again private if you like someday.. feel free to be in touch :) <3
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely magnet and also the postcards! Loved how detailed the landscape on the magnet is - definitely something different. Thanks for swapping with me! :)
sjayana20 rated for Fancy Napkin Swap on Sep 4, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful napkins :))) I loved it ❤️❤️☺️
karints rated for Big fat envie swap on Jun 23, 2015
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Comment: Thank you Ivana, everything is so special! Thank you for the washi and all the cat items, they are beautiful (((: I love the little owl figurine, thank you for reading my profile and making this lovely swap for me ❤
renate rated for Private tea swap on Jun 4, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and the nice teas.
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Comment: Thanks friend! I loved the family picture you enclosed with your recent letter.
mo13 rated for "Get to know ya" Tea Time :) #1 on May 28, 2015
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Comment: Ahoj Ivana :) Dekuji :) delicious teas and lovely stickers
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Comment: thanks for the nice sellection off tea
mejulia rated for Pour Some Sugar On Me PC Swap on May 11, 2015
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Comment: thank you for the great postcard. your desserts sound yummy.
Sonika rated for ..:: TEA KIT ::.. on Feb 12, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely kit :)
Farmgurl rated for ..:: TEA KIT ::.. on Jan 28, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap! The coaster is so cute, I love the illustration on it. The tea looks so tasty too, I'll enjoy a cup of it while reading and using the bookmark and coaster :) :)
fulqwvrmom rated for Odd & Unique Tea Swap #2 on Jan 27, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the really unique teas!
BlueLotus88 rated for Tea and A Few Words to Read on Jan 26, 2015
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Comment: Thank you! The tea was wonderful and the letter was lovely!
kacka rated for Odd & Unique Tea Swap #2 on Jan 26, 2015
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Comment: ahoj, skvělé čajíky a ještě skvělejší obaly, moc děkuji, velké nadšení:)

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Comments

dea on Apr 27, 2015:

Děkuju za úžasnou naducanou obálku plnou krásných čajových obalů - . :-) Až bude chvilka, pošlu taky obálku. ;-) Děkuju moc. Radost je obrovská zahlídla jsem řadu novinek do sbírky. Andrea

Mugsie on Feb 2, 2015:

"Happy Belated Birthday"!!

From all of us at "WIYM"!!

sassafrass on Jun 21, 2014:

Welcome to Happy Swappers! I hope you will enjoy the group :)

sassafrass on Feb 19, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! I hope you will enjoy the group and join us in some swaps :)

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

dodothefairy on Dec 29, 2012:

Hello! I'm your partner for double happy-ness swap #2. I really love reading and detective stories, like you. I could suggest to you a book series set in the ancient greece, the main character is Aristotle that has to solve some misteries. The author is Doody and I love theese books! I wish I could learn beading someday, but I am too lazy for that. I started making some earrings with my friend's tools and it is funny! I've been in Prague some years ago, and I find that city really magic and artistic! I really love tea, like you, but I'm not very intereste in green teas, I love black flavoured teas! And I have a collection of cups, so I can choose everyday, according to my mood. I hope you all the best and I hope you like what I'm going to send you. Happy swapping!

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MichelleWillow on Dec 23, 2012:

Artistic on Nov 19, 2012:

Tea Lovers' Christmas Parcel swap is posted. Hope to see you in it!

knitopheliac on Nov 14, 2012:

I was your August Secret Sister! :) I'm glad you liked everything. SO sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I haven't been on Swap-Bot much lately. Haven't seen too many swaps that thrill me these days. I love the group, though. :)

anicka22 on Sep 15, 2012:

Thank you for all the ribbons you send for the lp fro the Tea is love group. Love, Anicka

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