Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 12:39 pm


Date Joined: March 28, 2011
Last Online: August 6, 2020
Birthday: January 28, 1963
Country: Czech Republic

About Me

I am a teacher, mother of three children, live and work at the countryside. I like gardening, cooking, baking, reading and letter writing. I am not very sporty but love walking, mountain hiking and trips in nice weather. My husband is a teacher as well.

Favorite Music

I like all music which is not too loud and wild, I prefer folk songs, country music, traditional songs. I like singing and dancing, too.

Favorite Books

Historical books, mainly from medieval time. Favourite writers: Ken Follett, Noah Gordon, Phillip Vandenberg. Detective stories: Agatha Christie, Sandra Brown. English classics, mainly Jane Austen.

Favorite Movies

Everything with Hugh Grant, Collin Firth, with historical topics or Jane Austen adaptations.

It sounds a bit crazy but I love The Simpsons cartoon series. Marge Simpson is so likeable lady! Movies with old-fashioned detectives like Hercule Poirot.

Favorite Television

Watch very rarely,mainly movies as mentioned above.

Favorite Crafts

I am keen on all paper crafts - cutting ornaments, rubber stamping, quilling, tea bag folding and card making. I love working with nice, coloured paper and make cards.


I love drinking tea, all kinds. I used to be only green tea lover but now I drink also white sorts, flavoured or plain ones. So - green, white, NO BLACK please,.....I don´t mind roiboos, especially flavoured ones. Loose tea is OK with me, I really like trying new sorts. Herbal tea just if it is good for sleeping or relaxation as I often suffer with sleepless nights! Recently I have tried various sorts of YOGI teas - they are great!


I like nice papers, stickers, rubber stamps, stationary, embellishments for card making, paper decorations like die cuts as I do not own any of those big die cutting machines and similar items . I like to get tea to try new sorts, it always pleases me a lot. I have recently started beading. At the very beginning I have learnt how to make bead star ornaments and would like to learn how to make beaded jewelry. So if you are into beading and can share any ideas, bead supplies ( metal charms, for example ) you do not need or have no use for them, I will be glad to get them. Czech Republic is the country where lots of nice beads are made but in my opinion the choice of metal charms is not as rich as in other countries. I also started crocheting and love to relax with nice yarn and a hook.


I did not have my wishlist here for months but I was told it is useful for others, so here are the items I will be glad to receive:

  • paper for scrapbooking and cardmaking

  • embelishments for cardmaking, mainly flowers

  • stickers of all sorts, also the teacher´s motivating and awarding stickers ( I am a teacher! )

  • rubber or clear stamps, can be older ones but in a good state

  • ink pads for stamping of not very common colors

  • die cuts made by die cutting machines, I still do not have my own one!

  • supplies for beading, metal charms for bracelets

  • all sorts of green or white tea, mainly the ones that are not made in central Europe

  • anything connected to cardmaking and other papercrafts

  • nice kitchen aprons and dish towels

  • tea, tea and tea again !!

  • hand made coasters as I always have a cup of tea placed somewhere...

  • good fountain pen or a roller pen

  • a sample of interesting spice mixture to try

.....hope it is enough, it makes me feel a bit self-centered to think about what I would like to receive.


I do not collect or need any of the following list:

  • postcards ( apart from Christmas ones which I recycle or use at school for teaching Christmas vocabulary))

  • poststamps

  • cute items like Hello Kitty and similar ones

  • bath items


Antigone rated for Creative Letter Writers #3 on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I visited the Czech republic in 1979-80, it was still communist and it was truly beautiful. I have long dreamed of going back. And thank you for the lovely lace, I will find a use for it.
swapbotmaria rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #5 on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Wow! What a lovely letter, postcards, washi and museum brochures. Thank you! This was so amazing to receive. I loved learning about you and your library system. Happy mail indeed!
efjellro rated for SiE: ✨ Washi and tea 🍵 May on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter, tea and washi samples. I loved reading about your garden and your hobbies. I wish you a wonderful weekend!
bambam rated for Tiny European Swap #5 on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Wow thank you so much for the items you sent me, I love vintage items so much so to receive this swap from you was amazing. If you ever need to find a new home for vintage paper craft items my post box is always open haha
ceydaozdemir rated for Creative Letter Writers #3 on Jun 5, 2020
Vickyen rated for Questions - March 2020 on Jun 5, 2020
Comment: Hi Ivana! Your swap made it to me - yipppee! I hope all is well your way - I enjoyed your share and the pcs are so lovely - thanks so much! Are things getting better there? Places are opening up slowly here but it still makes me nervous and I wear my mask when I go inside, as well as social distance as much as I can! Crazy times my friend! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Meisje rated for How the things are here...#2 on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Hi Ivana thanks so much for your handwritten letter. I have visited Prague and a part of the Czech Republic many years ago. I loved it then, thanks to your letter I know more about you beautiful country.
Leekoba rated for Tea For Thee # 39 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all of the teas!! They look really yummy :) I love fruit teas! Happy Swapping!
emilysenvelopes rated for Tiny European Swap #3 on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: So lovely thank you!! Great items which really told the story of your hometown!
Comment: Loved your letter! I'll have to reply back to you and...thanks for the goodies!
Dillon97 rated for Tiny European Swap #2 on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: This was much more than I expected. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. I enjoyed reading it.
HelenG6 rated for 60 Stickers Swap! *International* on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: I love your nice stickers sent. It's nice to get different stickers for a change, a nice flavour. Sorry for the delay on rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letters and tea. We don’t have flavours like those here so I can’t wait to try them!
Comment: I can't wait to try these teas, they seem like exactly the kind of tea that I love. Thank you! ♡
pattiairel rated for 60 Stickers Swap! *International* on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a nice swap. Love the stickers!!!♥♥♥
m3i5 rated for INTL - Happy Mail 5 pieces #2 on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Ivana, I received your fantastic swap! I love everything you've selected, thank you so much!! :D
TeaRoll rated for 60 Stickers Swap! *International* on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stickers and tea! Also, love the postcard too! I can't wait to try the teas! ❤❤❤
EmmaLouLoves rated for CALG:Three cups & one letter on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tea, I have stashed it away ready to try. I have given a heart for this swap, which is mainly for your letter as it is so beautifully written and informative. If you are happy for me to do so, I will write back, let me know? :) Em. x (p.s. I'm 44, I don't think this is your daughters age, he he)

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isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

dea on Apr 27, 2015:

Děkuju za úžasnou naducanou obálku plnou krásných čajových obalů - . :-) Až bude chvilka, pošlu taky obálku. ;-) Děkuju moc. Radost je obrovská zahlídla jsem řadu novinek do sbírky. Andrea

Mugsie on Feb 2, 2015:

"Happy Belated Birthday"!!

From all of us at "WIYM"!!

sassafrass on Jun 21, 2014:

Welcome to Happy Swappers! I hope you will enjoy the group :)

sassafrass on Feb 19, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! I hope you will enjoy the group and join us in some swaps :)

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

dodothefairy on Dec 29, 2012:

Hello! I'm your partner for double happy-ness swap #2. I really love reading and detective stories, like you. I could suggest to you a book series set in the ancient greece, the main character is Aristotle that has to solve some misteries. The author is Doody and I love theese books! I wish I could learn beading someday, but I am too lazy for that. I started making some earrings with my friend's tools and it is funny! I've been in Prague some years ago, and I find that city really magic and artistic! I really love tea, like you, but I'm not very intereste in green teas, I love black flavoured teas! And I have a collection of cups, so I can choose everyday, according to my mood. I hope you all the best and I hope you like what I'm going to send you. Happy swapping!


MichelleWillow on Dec 23, 2012:

Artistic on Nov 19, 2012:

Tea Lovers' Christmas Parcel swap is posted. Hope to see you in it!

knitopheliac on Nov 14, 2012:

I was your August Secret Sister! :) I'm glad you liked everything. SO sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I haven't been on Swap-Bot much lately. Haven't seen too many swaps that thrill me these days. I love the group, though. :)

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