Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 8:56 pm


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: November 19, 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, 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).


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 ♥
pascoek rated for The Autumn goodie swap on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful gifts!
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!
goinjenny rated for 🎄 Early Christmas postcard #1 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Hope you liked it!
KatKit rated for Send stuff from the list #5 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: What a fun package of 'stuff'. Can't wait to try the hot chocolate and tea. I really like the sticker sheet. Thanks Itti.
Response: You're very welcome. Enjoy!
Catt007 rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #3 on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Hi, thank you for the pressies, I'm saving the heart ratings for when I open them on the days. Thank you for the book recommendations, I've got The Seven deaths... but haven't read it yet. I'll make that the next on my list.
Response: You are very welcome. Enjoy opening them!
Comment: Thank you so much, hope you're well
Response: You're very welcome. I am good, thank you! And thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Lovely tangled twinchie. Great start to the card.Love the stamps on the envelope. Stay well. Elflady
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the samples and teas and the letter. It was lovely to read. Looking forward to try the teas. Never had the blackberry and raspberry one before. I hope your side business will work out great 💕 Hello to the geckos! 😊
Response: You're very welcome! Glad you liked the package!
Icrum rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #1 on Oct 3, 2020
Response: Glad you got it! Hope you like them when you open them!
reauk rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (September) on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and welcome to Swap-Bot. I've only been to Edinburgh once so far, but hope to visit again some time.
Response: Thanks for the rating and friendly comment. I've actually been here (Swap-bot) for 9 years!
craftynut rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (September) on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I really like it .
Response: Lovely to hear!
Satorii rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (September) on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Swap bot is amazing I will definitely be hanging around
Response: Great to hear! Thanks for the rating!
Chocopan rated for Autumn is coming on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this happy mail package! Such a perfectly autumn-y bunch of goodies :)
Response: You're very welcome, it was fun putting it together!
user4532 rated for Coronavirus Mini-Zine Swap on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!! I love 💓 it. It’s so creative! I love the puffy stickers. Stay safe and happy swapping.
bblue rated for Coronavirus Mini-Zine Swap on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the zine!
Response: You're welcome!

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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 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 ♡

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