Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2024 8:52 am


Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: February 24, 2022
Birthday: December 1
Country: United Kingdom
Reptile lovers group on Swapbot :)

About Me

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 as often which means 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 here 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 blank tourist postcards from somewhere I don't live - I would never use them.
  • Please spend an extra ten seconds to spell my name right! I know it's an unusual name but it's also only four letters and surely it's common courtesy...?

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).


Comment: Love her! Thank you.
aspens rated for S&T: Dino postcard on Feb 16, 2022
Comment: Hilarious interpretation! Love street art so this is a fun postcard to receive for this swap. Until next time, Itti!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. Happy Swapping.
AZmom875 rated for S&T: Snake postcard on Feb 7, 2022
Comment: What a great green snake postcards. Thanks.
Comment: I love the way this one has been worked on so far - as pieces of a whole rather than each totally separate.
Comment: We really enjoyed your card :)
Response: I'm glad :) Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the really nice monochrome black hand drawn PC!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart 😊
Comment: Thanks for passing along the awesome twinchie PC! I can't wait to add to it!
Response: Enjoy! Thanks for the rating!
Lolly rated for Jellyfish ATC on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Oops sorry I missed it.
Response: No prob, thanks for rating!
Satorii rated for Last-minute UK Christmas card swap on Jan 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card I love the origami reindeer
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart! Hope you had a great Christmas 😊
craftynut rated for Last-minute UK Christmas card swap on Dec 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. Love the ATC.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart! Hope you had a great Christmas 😊
DaisyNY rated for ZZ: Zentangle Initial ATC on Dec 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely "S".
Response: You're very welcome! 😊
Comment: This should be fun to continue.
Response: Enjoy!! :D Thanks for the rating and heart!
Response: Thanks for rating!
teabunny rated for December Holiday Mini-zine on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: thank you so much and sorry for the delay in rating you.. i couldn't log into my account.
Response: No problem - thanks for getting back to me and for the rating and heart!
Baharrss rated for UK Postcard and a Prompt #3 on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: Loving the card you sent me for various reasons; one, it says i love japan and second i loved your list! Thank you!
Response: So glad you got it and liked it! Thanks for the nice rating 😊
inkspellonyou rated for ESO Advent Calendar - Tea on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: Itti, I am so sorry for not letting you know, but my life has been a little chaotic. Anyway, your swap warmed my heart! I loved it so much. Couldn't wait to the Christmas night so I already saw all the little contents, and I have to thank you very very much ❀️ Hope you and your family are safe! Have a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year!
Response: Not at all, I know life can catch up with us sometimes. So glad you liked it! Thanks for the kind words and heart :) Happy Christmas to you too!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful autumnal start! It will be fun to work on and send forward. Thanks too for the pretty stamps! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! Excited to see how this one turns out!
CookieMomster78 rated for MAS: Zentangle Initial ATC on Dec 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your nicely Zentangled β€œC” - I πŸ’š the ombrΓ© green coloring!
Response: Thank you - glad you like it! :)

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captkristi on Jan 4, 2022:

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for sending that Twinchie PC back home. It's beautiful!! Happy New Year!!!

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

elinor on Dec 1, 2021:

Hi! I just opened the first advent ATC and wanted to say thank you again for the swap :)

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


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. :)

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