Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 3:14 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: September 24, 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 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).


user4532 rated for Coronavirus Mini-Zine Swap on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!! I love πŸ’“ 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!
LetterFairy rated for UK Happy Mail Swap on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap! It arrived this morning and it has made my day! The goodies are so fun and I love the Isle of Wight bus ticket!!! The teeny buttons are the exact size I love! And the little anxiey zine is so thoughtful...I love it and it will be going straight in my journal. Thank you! Xx
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks also for hosting and let me know if you run another, it's great to see more UK swaps!
52901m rated for Mythical Creatures-Minotaur on Sep 8, 2020
AmyMarie rated for August Scavenger Hunt PC on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I will have to check out the poem you quoted. I appreciate all the postage stamps you used to send the postcard. Stay safe.
Catida rated for ATC:Oh so foxy. on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun handdrawn fox ATC. I love your stippling technique! And thanks for the recipe too, it sounds delicious. I hope you'll be able to visit the library soon enough :) Here in Finland the covid situation has been very good during summer, but now the amount of new cases has somewhat increased.
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! πŸ˜„
Poeprincess rated for ATCA: C on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Great background on this ATC! I also like the quote & β€œcroc”—gave me a giggle. Nice to have you as a partner again. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for your kind words, and for the heart!
twileteyes rated for Madonna and Song Lyrics ATC Swap on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great Madonna ATCs, Itti! Your drawing of her face is great! I have been having a hard time finding books as well -although I finally caved and started reading E-books, even though our library is closed they have a digital library you can borrow from so I have been able to find some books there. I hope things get back to normal for you before summer is over so you can go swimming and bouldering before it gets cold!
Response: Thank you! I've found some local book swaps now which has helped. I think the libraries will open soon, which I'm excited about, although I think it will be a bit longer before the pools do. Thanks for the heart!
chimerix rated for ATCA: B on Jul 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great bird ATC. Aloha
Response: You're very welcome!
MissRich rated for Marilyn Monroe and Quote ATC Swap on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: You are SO talented! Thank you for these beautiful pieces of art xo
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and rating! πŸ’•
MissRich rated for Lady GaGa and Song Lyrics ATC Swap on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: I honestly can NOT get enough of your art!!! Lets swap again real soon please!!
Response: This is so lovely of you to say!! ❀️
Comment: Itti - your Wood art PC arrived. In all my years of being in university, visiting art galleries, museums, this natural wood sculpture is "calm," compared to the "art" I've seen. Love all the beautiful stamps on your PC, thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! I always try and save good stamps for swaps instead of using them on boring mail!
Comment: Ha ha! Thank you for the Yo PC! Which mainly said in New York. Like the Bronx or Queens, hee! Things in Pennsylvania aren't any better. There are just in this state alone 83,770 confirmed cases & no sign of it slowing down. Because of stupid people not social distancing. People are dying right & left too. I will continue to wear my face mask for as long as needed. But stupid people are opening their businesses & so there goes the social distance! I can't believe our country! Dumb dumb dumb~! Well please take care & keep on being safe.
Response: Stay safe xx
chimerix rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great space ATC. It is really great and different. Aloha
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I'm so glad you liked it 😊
InstaTangle rated for ZZ ~ 'G' ATC on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for "G" AtC tile and the cute note.
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! And I love your cat stationary! 😻
Response: Me toooo! :D Glad you liked the ATC!
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
Response: You're very welcome!
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!
Response: :) :) thank you for the kind words!

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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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