Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 10:34 pm


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: October 23, 2021
Birthday: December 1
Country: United Kingdom
Reptile lovers group on Swapbot :)

About Me

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 as often which means 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 here 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 blank tourist postcards from somewhere I don't live - I would never use them.
  • Please spend an extra ten seconds to spell my name right! I know it's an unusual name but it's also only four letters and surely it's common courtesy...?

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).


aspens rated for S&T: Dragon postcard on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Pretty postcard! Love the colors. Thank you for sending and writing a nice message :) And thanks for hosting the swap--can't wait for mine to get to you soon!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: This has an interesting array of tangles so far...I like your cards and envelopes.
MGiulia rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Hi Itti! 😊 Thank you for your nice swap. I do really like the Anxious Little Monsters 👾
LiisaS rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Didn' t read them, but rhey are going to be awesome
aspens rated for S&T: Snake postcard on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Hey Itti! Gorgeous postcard you chose! I absolutely love it. Also great to hear we unite over our shared affection for the color grey, lol! :) I hope you had a nice weekend getaway!
mcorbus rated for Zentangle ~ V & W Postcard on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Awesome postcard! Thank you:)
Comment: Thanks! I love how everyone is staying within the color scheme! It's going to be beautiful when Kristi gets it back! Thanks for the pretty stamps and decorated envie too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I love it when they pick up themes too! Glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you. ❤️
Pupullona rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your happy thoughts! :)
Petaltea rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: I’ve got my happy thoughts, Thank you!! I had never heard of this kind of swap before, I think it’s fantastic to do something so thoughtful for someone else!! The little card you put in, where is that from? Very cute. I love the idea of a wooden box. Thanks again for joining in!!!
Response: You're very welcome - thanks for hosting! The card is from a set by the Blurt Foundation called "kindness cards for unkind days". I thought it would be a nice pick me up :)
ktk8 rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC -Sept on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: What an absolutely stunning scavenger hunt post card..... I LOVE IT...... and the saying on it...... many many hearts to YOU......
Response: So glad you liked it - I was pleased with that one!
Poohtat rated for S&T: Frog postcard on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: I love the postcard. Sticker too. Thank you.
Response: :D glad you liked it
Comment: Thanks for the thoughts, tea and bookmark!
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the quotes and for the stamps! I'm really enjoying my little jar of motivation! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you liked them 😊
Comment: Greetings! Your swap is a balm to my soul. I checked out your website too. Nice! I’ve been wanting to make a zine but it seemed overwhelming. I like how you did yours with quotes. I’m going to give that a try too. Sending smiles your way!
Response: Thanks for the lovely comment, it brightened my day. So glad you liked the swap 😊
Petaltea rated for PIE: Grateful for... #3 on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Hi again! :) Lovely postcard thank you! Take care!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for this great start! It will be fun to add to and pass on! Thanks too for all the stamps! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're very welcome! Have fun tangling it!
Comment: thank you
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart.

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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 Year🎉

farangelinan on Dec 5, 2019:

Happy Profile - Winter

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

Happy Holidays! 🎄🎆

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 ♡

MichelleWillow on Mar 30, 2013:


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