Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2020 1:48 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: May 25, 2020
Birthday: December 1
Country: United Kingdom
Reptile lovers group on Swapbot :)

About Me

Hiya! My name's Itti, 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.

🦎 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 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 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 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 for the ATC! And I love your cat stationary! 😻
AmookIslandCreations rated for ZZ ~ 'F' ATC on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thanksbfornthis beautiful ACT! I love the tangles that you used and the very petite envelope! Swapping is my brain saver as well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Nice!! I like your bold black and white scheme.
piperwashere rated for A few of my favorite things on May 17, 2020
Comment: This stationary is SO cute :) Reading these things and picturing them filled me with such a sense of calm. Hope to swap with you again!
Poeprincess rated for AMA - ATC Painted Background on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this well executed ATC! Your background is good & I like your embellishments.
Response: I'm glad you like it, it was a bit different for me!
HelenG6 rated for S&T: Dinosaur postcard on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice card.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating.
thecolorofinfinity rated for Quote Zine on May 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks very much for both the sweet and hopeful little zines--worth the wait!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks so much for your patience.
LinSoles rated for Quote Zine on May 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely zines you made.
Response: You're very welcome ❀️
brooklynboo rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: sorry for being late I've been sick! Im guilty of making sour dough. stay safe an happy swapping :)
Response: Thanks for the rating, all the best.
Swan rated for S&T: Amphibian (non-frog) postcard on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: I love the axolotl! I take walks in the neighborhood several times a week to stay sane.
Response: That axolotl is adorable, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart!
mindy rated for CPG 🌈 Rainbow ATC - Global on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and sweet note. Edinburgh is on by bucket list. Be Well!
Response: Fingers crossed one day we can all travel again! Thanks for the rating and heart, stay safe.
AZmom875 rated for S&T: Snake postcard on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: I really like the green snake card. I like it so much I might hand it on the wall above my desk. I sure like Green.
Response: It's nice and bright, isn't it? I think it must be a tropical snake of some kind, animals tend to be a lot brighter there. Thanks for the rating and heart!
nancylee rated for Black Backgrounds on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pattern- I think it looks great on the bakground.:).
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and heart!
itsnobody rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: What is sourdough?
Response: I am not sure if this is a serious question or not...
Corina rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 14, 2020
Comment: Have you made sourdough ;P with all this time how can we not make sourdough 😝
Response: πŸ˜‚ This made me laugh. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Using the hashtag to make things large is a #great discovery! What is up with all the bread making, lol, maybe in a few months I'll get it! Walks are great for mental health, I spend several hours a day in my garden! Fresh flowers and veggies will be nice! Stay safe! Adieu!
Response: I wish I had a garden! My parents have a great one but obviously I can't visit right now. Still, I've recently discovered growing leeks and spring onions from the chopped off ends is a thing, so I'm giving that a go! Good luck with yours and thanks for the rating.
LiliLuv rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: I'll have to check the seekingsunshine hashtag for some positivity, too! Thanks for sharing and I hope you stay well!
Response: I hope you do, it's lovely to see people sharing things that cheered them up during these peculiar times!
03Scarlett rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: Stay safe and have a great day!
Response: Thanks, you too!
cherlita rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: I know right? and here I am making instant ramen instead of sourdough 😏
Response: Hey, you're keeping yourself fed and that's what matters. We can't ALL make sourdough - for one thing, a lot of shops have sold out of flour πŸ˜‚

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itsnobody on Apr 26, 2020:

Hey Itti, I didn't know the translation of the word at the time and thought it was some type of sour bread (which didn't sound tasty at all so I was confused :D) , but later my mother explained to me.

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


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!

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