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Date Joined: March 28, 2011
Last Online: March 4, 2023
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


PrincessLeia rated for January Birthday Card #3 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Hello Ivana, Thankyou for the lovely handmade card, post cards and wafer decorations - they are adorable! I remember when i was a child, my mother had some very similar of these cutouts. I never knew they were used for decorating snacks! Thanks also for the lovely postage stamps!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
PrincessLeia rated for January Babies HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Hello Ivana, Thankyou for the lovely birthday card and all the goodies you sent! The serviettes are beautiful! Thankyou also for the AWESOME postage stamps!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Lolle rated for January Birthday Card #3 on Jan 7, 2023
Comment: Hi Ivana, thank you so much for your lovely birthday card and the paper bits you put in there. I love it all ❤️. Happy New Year and enjoy your upcoming birthday. Carola
KatKit rated for January Birthdays! on Jan 4, 2023
Comment: Thank You for the lovely birthday wishes and cute postcard. Happy Birthday to you too.
Vickyen rated for January Babies HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Jan 4, 2023
Comment: Hi Ivana! Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes and goodies! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for your letter & tuck ins & so sorry for the delayed rating, things have been super busy with the holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and goodies!
LilacSilence rated for Happy Mail - Europe on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Dobrý den, balíček v pořádku dorazil. Moc děkuji za rajčátka, jsou úžasná - a co nevidět použijeme. Mějte se krásně ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the letter. Your handwriting is beautiful. And although we are of very different ages, I think I wrote most of the same things than you. Which like you gives me hope that something can change, if several generations see the same problems and are willing to fight for change.
Maddashin rated for Penpals July 2022 - International on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
TryshaH81 rated for Tea & Flat Surprise Swap on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Lovely swap thank you
TryshaH81 rated for Tea & Christmas Card Swap on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything!!! Lovely swap!
megan1230 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #31 ☆ on Nov 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to try the tea!
TryshaH81 rated for Tea Lovers Swap #8 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap!! Happy Swapping
snailmailer1 rated for 1 Letter Swap on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. My reply has been posted today :)
snailmailnaomi rated for Tea & Christmas Card Swap #2 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: thank you so much for the lovely cards and teas, i’m so excited to try them!
Comment: Thank you so much for this extra special package and I'm so sorry for the trouble from my postal service.
sugabb rated for Happy Mail #2 on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for this amazing swap! I cant wait to try out the recipes! My grandpa always used to cook us goulash- but he was German and it looked nothing like the envelope you sent so I cant wait to try it out!
NettieBird rated for Happy Mail #2 on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: This was so beautiful to open. I loved everything. I can’t wait to try the recipe you sent. I can tell you really took the time to personalize this. Thank you very much.
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.

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yvonne401 on Sep 7, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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!

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