Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 1:25 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: December 1
Country: United Kingdom
Reptile lovers group on Swapbot :)

About Me

UPDATE (MARCH 2021): I'm so sorry, life happened and I got overwhelmed and was not able to log in for a long time. I have 2 overdue swaps, I'm concentrating on getting those out before I catch up with messages so if you've sent me something don't worry, I'm not ignoring it and I'll get to it!


Hiya! My name's Itti, I'm from the UK, I live in Edinburgh. My hobbies include drawing, painting, swimming, photography, bouldering, puzzles, board games, walking by the river and making lists. I live with my partner who is Portuguese. I am learning Portuguese too because he speaks English so well, I want to speak his language too. I keep two leopard geckos and my favourite countries to visit are Denmark and Japan.

🦎 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 but I do like earthy and natural tones. 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 like rose and floral flavours as well.
  • 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 'pure' black teas I can think of that I don't like are Pu-er and Lapsang souchong as they both have a very strong smoky flavour.
  • No cinnamon, cherry, banana, fennel, aniseed, ginger or liquorice please.

Arts and Crafts

A lot of what I swap here on Swap-bot is ATCs, mail art and Zentangles. I like creating a miniature artwork and sending it off in the post. I always try to do my best to create something that will bring joy to both me and my partner.

I've created an instagram account to share my art and swaps. I'll post the link here when there's a bit more content - you are welcome to message me to ask for it before that, I'll happily follow back.

Other things I swap include zines and postcards - both handmade and the shop-bought kind.


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 or non-denominational Christmas cards are fine, it's not such a religious holiday as it is in the US & a lot of people including me celebrate it secularly.
  • 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 been flaked a number of times (some angeled, some not) and I have angeled a bunch of times as well. However, I recently removed this info to clean up my profile a bit and because it was mostly quite old (from before my 7-year swap-bot break).


Comment: thank you, it was postage stamped mark March 6 ? ? ? I absolutely hate to give a 3
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Good luck with the embroidery. I haven't tried it yet but I might if I can get better glasses for the tiny work! Blessings
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love the artwork. Happy Spring!
user6937 rated for AAA: Challenge #1 Snowflakes on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Host has offered to angel this. Wonder what happened to you?
MarieS rated for Tea Tuesday #2 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the postcard. I'm guessing Stirling and the City of Westminster? This was a fun challenge to do and I haven't looked anything up :D
Response: Yes! You got them right - well done πŸ˜„
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the cute postcard and special thanks for the beautiful stamps! Good health and a wonderful year to you!
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the rating! 😊
Comment: Hi Itti, loved your card, thank you! Best wishes
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating πŸ₯°
Casmi rated for UK Christmas card/postcard swap on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: LOL! THAT is what was missing from my Christmas - mulled anything!
Response: πŸ˜„
craftynut rated for UK Christmas card/postcard swap on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and quotes. They are both so true as well. Merry Christmas to you.
Response: You're very welcome. Have a great Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic card and the little inserts :-) I haven't read those books so will look them up, thank you! Did you get snow? Have a fantastic Christmas!
Response: Have a great Christmas yourself. Thanks for the rating!
Eel9585 rated for UK Christmas cards / postcards on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
mammaNilangi rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your gifts. I do look forward to open them. Wishing you a beautiful December πŸ’–
Response: You're very welcome! And thank you for the heart!
Widellia rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #6 on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely gifts, I looking so much forward to open it πŸ˜… have a lovely start of December ❄️
Response: You are very welcome, I enjoyed putting them together and wrapping them. Have a lovely Christmas! πŸ₯°
Ida rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the little gifts! :) I can't wait to open them and I will add to my rating in December β™₯
Response: You are very welcome. Hope you liked opening them too!
pascoek rated for The Autumn goodie swap on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful gifts!
Response: You're very welcome!
Satorii rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (October) on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. It was lovely swapping with you again
Response: Likewise! Thanks!
craftynut rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (October) on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and quotes. I have not heard any of them before.
Response: You are very welcome, glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard - it's not like anything I've seen before, except maybe those Indonesian shadow-puppets...! I hope you find some rowan berries soon for your jam!
Response: Escher is very cool. Glad you liked!
Icrum rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #2 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the care in the package and the effort for writing in Portuguese. Obrigada :3
Response: De nada :) Desfruta!

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Mindy82671 on Dec 30, 2019:

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

farangelinan on Dec 5, 2019:

Happy Profile - Winter

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

Happy Holidays! πŸŽ„πŸŽ†

cmalaina on Dec 4, 2019:

Happy Profile Winter Swap

cmalaina on Dec 4, 2019:

Happy Profile- Winter


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:


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