Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2021 12:34 pm


Date Joined: September 24, 2007
Last Online: October 13, 2020
Birthday: March 31
Country: Finland

About Me

Hi, I'm 30-something lady from Finland. I'm a philology/linguistics/education student at university and live in my lovely flat with my chihuahua puppy (born Jan 2016). No bf/gf and happy with my situation, I love being independent and doing things on my own way. Check my Instagram if you want to see my every day life!

I'm a scout, nerdfighter, lushie, ravenclaw and a pop culture junkie. I love to travel and I have already about 25 countries on my visited list.

Wish I had more time for crafting, but these are the things I do: - I smashbook (It's like scrapbooking, but less serious and planned!).
- I am getting into planner stuff: I have a Simple Stories Carpe Diem planner for actual planning and a Bando planner for memory keeping. - I like to knit small things: mittens, socks and such. - Sometimes I sew. My sewing machine is a bit sad, because I don't use it enough.

If you have not received my swap, please, contact me before rating :) I always send out my swaps and contact my partner if I'm late for some reason.

what I pledged

Selected facts and preferences

  • Colourful and special stamps on my mail always make me smile. If possible, please please, use a scout stamp :)

  • I prefer getting postcards naked (no envelope) and fully written (tell what you've been doing lately, tell a story/thoughts about the postcard, anything!) I don't like multipicture post cards.

  • I understand English, Swedish, Finnish (my native language), German and some Danish & Norwegian.

  • It's nice if you write a note with the swap and maybe tell something about the things you are sending to me (what they are, why you picked them, where did you get them etc.). Or tell about your day. Or write a nice quote. "Hello, here is your stuff, hope you like it" is boring.

  • My favourite colours are all shades of petrol/teal/turquoise/robin's egg. I also like greys, blues and chocolate brown. Pink and lime green are great effect colours, but I don't like them in large amounts. Kraft, silver and glittery things are beautiful. (Forget all this when you are choosing washitape for me: all colours are very welcome! I tend to buy my fave colours, so variation is good. Send any colours!)

  • I love everything that has something to do with fleur de lis, chihuahuas, stars, snowflakes, fairies, Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka), rainbows, LGBT pride or crowns :)

  • Yummy flavours: mint, fudge/caramel, sweet cinnamon (not hot cinnamon), mango, (green) apple, cherry, mint chocolate, coconut, garlic, black pepper.

  • My favourite animal is giraffe and I like guinea pigs, foxes, hedgehogs, owls, penguins, pandas and black cats too. Chihuahuas and pugs are my favourite dogs. Anything with BADGERS is awesome, I have a friend who collects them and they're quite hard to find here.

  • Tea: I prefer flavoured black tea and rooibos. Fruity ones are my favourite. I don't like chamomile or green tea. Please check that the teas don't have licorice root in them, I am allergic to it.

  • I love Christmas!

  • I adore orchids!

I love to receive/collect

  • Harry Potter, Sanrio (esp. Chococat, Hummingmint, Cinnamoroll) and other kawaii, Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Tinkerbell (the fairy, you know), My Little Pony (old and new ones), Carebears, Alice in Wonderland (all variations), Le Petit Prince, Doctor Who and Jip&Janneke (from Netherlands) stuff. My sister LOVES Buzz Lightyear (and The Toy Story) a lot, I am happy to receive Buzz things and give to her.

  • Scout and Harry Potter stamps.

  • Anything fleur de lis!

  • Funny, cute, colourful plasters/bandaids.

  • Alphabet stickers, washi tape, die-cuts, shaped paperclips, post-its, page flags, journaling cards.

  • Candy and chocolate I can't get here: candy corn!, Wonka candies or chocolates, Cadbury's Cream Eggs, Charleston Chews, anything Aero Mint (Nestle?), Pocky (not chocolate)


  • Colours: purple, gold

  • Characters: Disney's Winnie the Pooh

  • Food: nuts (except coconut and cashew), peanut butter, dark chocolate, chewing gum, olives.

  • Smells: Vanilla alone

  • Drinks: green tea, chamomile tea

Favorite Music

AIR, Alanis Morissette, All Saints, Anna Järvinen, Annie, Antti Tuisku, The Ark, Astrid Swan, The Cardigans, The Crash, Husky Rescue, I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper, Jonna Tervomaa, Katy Perry, Kemopetrol, Krista Siegfrids, Liekki, Lily Allen, Marie Fredriksson, Melanie C, Mew, moi Caprice, Per Gessle, PMMP, Raymond & Maria, Regina, Robyn, Roxette, Samae Koskinen, Scandinavian Music Group, Sister Flo, Spice Girls

Favorite Movies

Amélie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Deadpool, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, eXistenZ, Heathers, Howl's Moving Castle, Inception, Interpreter, Ironman movies, Lost in Translation, Lucky Number Slevin, Marie Antoinette, The Matrix trilogy, Mulholland Drive, Pelikaanimies, Pretty Woman, Spirited Away, Stranger Than Fiction, Sucker Punch, The Royal Tenenbaums, TransAmerica, V for Vendetta, Wes Anderson movies

Scifi (not space stuff), cute movies,

Favorite Literature

Genres: YA, magical realism and scifi

Authors and Books: John Irving, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxies, Anna-Leena Härkönen, Astrid Lindgren, Audrey Niffenegger, Helen Fielding, Marian Keyes, Miika Nousiainen

Fave YA (young adult): Harry Potter (J K Rowling), Lauren Oliver, Maureen Johnson, David Levithan, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), Across The Universe (Beth Revis), We Were Liars (E Lockhart), His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman), Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Favorite Television

Absolutely Fabulous, Alias, Arrow, Bad Girls, Cold Feet, C.S.I., Dark Angel, Doctor Who, Flash, Judging Amy, Kumman kaa, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Profiler, Sex and the City, Sherlock, Six Feet Under, Stargate, Torchwood, Twin Peaks, X-files, Ögonaböj


Jessicat rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #13 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Hello Rraisa, I hope you are well and I will be happy to re-rate if you wish to mend. All my best, Jessicat
Comment: Hi Raisa, I tried contacting you via messages and sadly have not heard from you. Still nothing received for this swap, but will definitely re-rate if I do eventually. Hope you are doing okay. Best, Tarah
Comment: I never received anything from you and I sent you a message, which you never even read. I'm happy to re-rate if I receive a swap from you.
Comment: Thank you for the goodies and nice note :). I can appreciate not wanting to talk to people after work! I laughed at the laundromat being most called :)
Comment: Thank you for your little note and extras.
Comment: LOL it's very rare to find people that don't drink coffee here in Seattle too! A few months ago someone taught me how to make coffee because I didn't know either haha thanks for the fun swap :)
Comment: Thank you for all the butterfly goodies, love them all!!
Comment: I really like the items you mailed me. Thank-you. My favorite must be the postal stamps--did you make those stickers? I really love that idea and I may just do that with some of my mine. Thanks for the netflix suggestions. I mainly watch international films on it. Not sure if I watched a norwegian one yet, but I really liked the swedish series called 30 degrees in February. I should look up some norwegian. Enjoy your summer.
Comment: What a wonderful assortment in this envelope. Yes Canadians are generally nice people, and I've learnt through our travels that we are very recognizable because we say "eh" a lot and after it was pointed out to me I've realized that its true 😂😂. We live about 7-8 hours West from Edmonton, we are heading there to for the July 1 - Canada's 150 Birthday- celebrations. I have a friend who lives there and we usually stay with her. Thank you for the wonderful swap.
Comment: Thank you for the darling envelope - love that hedgehog and pretty postage stamps, too! I enjoyed the vintage style items, especially the flash card.
Comment: I LOVED this!!! Thank you so much, this was really super happy mail. Where oh where can I get the snail mail stamp?
Comment: Thanks a lot for those nice Disney goodies!! Love them!
Comment: Happy to get your mail today, thank you for the fun things you sent and love your family photo - could be from around here - happy June!
bstrong rated for WIYM: send me somehing 5/17 ~ INTL on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: I will happily change this rating if I receive swap
Comment: Happy to re-rate if I receive
Comment: I surely hope you are ok. You marked this sent April 8th. I contacted you 6-6. Message left unread. After careful consideration, I am giving you this rating. I will gladly re-rate when I receive this swap.
Comment: None of your 10 partners seems to have received anything from you - you marked the swap as sent April 8, rating you now on June 11. Hopefully, you are okay and will resolve with your partners!
Comment: Of course always happy to rerate when I receive something
Leigh rated for Profile-based 6x6 Page on May 27, 2017
Comment: Oh my, Raissa. I love the 6x6 page. It's just beautiful. I like the image from the artist you chose. So very pretty. :-) Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the swap. :-)
yukapinku rated for A letter and flat surprise #2 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It was a very unique package :D

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mgallardo68 on Jul 24, 2017:

Hello Raisa! I sent your swap for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail APRIL, 2017: International with tracking # RR808425379CR back in Apri. I wrote to you on May 30 asking for confirmation if you have gotten any of those as I am missing your rating for this swap but that message remains 'Unread' status. Same with an email I sent to your private email as follows:

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: María
Date: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 10:32 PM Subject: *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail APRIL, 2017: International To: [email protected]

Hello Raisa!!

I hope this finds you well!

I have tried to contact you via Swap-Bot but your last login is back March, so I decided to write you via your personal email.

I am missing a rating for the swap *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail APRIL, 2017: International. I sent it with tracking # RR808425379CR back in April first and it seems is received (arrived), so I would really appreciate if you can help me rating me.

Take care,

I am asking you again, please to let me know if this is received. Please answer me. I am more than willing to resend something but I need first to know why you have not answered me back at least.

lou on Jun 14, 2017:

Hello Raisa, since you're on swap-bot today, presuming you're okay and will be sending out the missing swaps

lou on Jun 11, 2017:

Please read your messages, also sent you email to account tied to your SB account

loveualatte on Jun 10, 2017:

Dear Raisa, I wrote you a message on May 22 and I can see that it's still unread. It's about a missing swap. Take care/Helga

anicka22 on Jun 7, 2017:

Hello, wrote you a message on 21 may that I have not received a swap from you. Can you please respond

MissThundercat on May 28, 2017:

Dear Raisa, I sent you a PM on May 13th about a missing swap. I see that it's still unread so that's why a message on your profile, to alert you to it :) Please read the pm and contact me, thanks :) Have a great day, Tarah

lou on Mar 11, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

shipsails on Jul 19, 2008:

p.s. the pätkis was SO GOOD. i might have to bribe you to send me more sometime. :D

Puchita on Jul 16, 2008:

Hello dear Postcrosser! If you are interesting in a swap named "Celebrate Postcrossing 3th Anniversary!!!!" this is the link:


Thanks in advance!!!

earthnk on May 9, 2008:

Glad you got my tea package. What are your thoughts on the Pocky? I discovered that flavor not long ago and really like it;) Enjoy!

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