Hot Chocolate and Donuts

Today my fun page celebrates the seasonal sweet treats and all things pumpkin at Dunkin’ Donuts – yum!

So you may be wondering why I’m so excited about Dunkin’ Donuts, well in the UK we don’t have these stores at all and as a country we don’t really celebrate all things pumpkin like in the US. So for me having a hot chocolate with pumpkin syrup and a pumpkin donut was such a special treat on my American holiday/vacation!

To start, I covered the page with a napkin, which I had collected from our visits to Dunkin’ Donuts, which is stuck in place using a glue stick. While it was drying I die cut two circles with a stitched edge from the brown paper bag our donuts were packaged in; the larger circle encompassing the Dunkin’ Donuts logo and slogan, and the second smaller circle just of plain paper. I stamped our drink order onto this smaller circle using black Archival Ink and an alphabet stamp set from Dovecraft. I used the same stamp set and ink to stamp the “with” onto some card to emphasis that we asked for the pumpkin syrup to be added to our drink. The letters are coloured with an orange and a pink Uni Posca paint pen; I alternated the colours to add more interest. The circles are arranged with images that remind me of our yummy treats, this included: some pretty doughnut stickers with some cool fun sayings reminding me of the doughnuts we sometimes had with our drinks; some autumn leaves and a pumpkin which are rub-on transfers as I wanted to emphasise that we visited in the fall when pumpkin treats are available; and finally the days of the week which are cut from a Tim Holtz idea-ology poster card and edged with a black Derwent Graphic marker and orange or pink Uni Posca paint pen, they remind me that we had a hot chocolate more or less everyday when we passed by a Dunkin’ Donuts. To finish, I added some pink and white Chevron washi tape to the top and bottom edge of the page which I bought in the US whilst on holiday.

Here’s our hot chocolate with pumpkin syrup and …

…who couldn’t resist a pumpkin donut or Boston Creme donut – yummy yum yum!

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my drink and art journal page; wishing you all a Happy T Day!

This special treat was particularly welcome after our walks and on one of the colder mornings we walked along the Eastern Trail so it was very much appreciated (grin!).

The Eastern Trail is over six miles of flat, easy, and scenic terrain connecting Biddeford, Arundel, and Kennebunk. I thought you may wish to walk with us and see some of the beautiful foliage along the trail …





I hope you enjoyed walking some of the trail and seeing the autumnal foliage as much as we did – wishing you a great day!


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Linda from heARTfullyinspiredby Linda, who is hosting the Creature Comforts challenge over at Art Journal Journey as I find these sweet treats very comforting (grin!).

As this page is a happy memory of autumn treats, I’m also joining the Autumn challenge over at Moo Mania & More.

As the autumn leaves, acorns, pumpkins and hot chocolate reminds brings fall to mind to me, I’m also joining the Autumn Splendour challenge over at A Vintage Journey with my holiday/vacation inspired Art Journaling Style page.

I’m also pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps too.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Derwent Graphik Line Marker (Black 0.05mm)
  • Uni Posca Paint Pen (Orange, Pink)
  • Dovecraft Essentials Alphabet Stamp Set (WDN ALPHA STMP DCVW0050)
  • The Works (Cutting Dies – Stitched Circles)
  • Recycled Dunkin’ Donuts napkin and brown bag
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Pocket Cards #TH93208)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Transfers (Tricks’n’Treats #SCH688N)
  • Home Bargains (Sweet like … Puffy Sticker Sheets 14277)
  • Washi Tape
  • Pritt Stick

31 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate and Donuts

  1. Wow you chose a beautiful time of the year to visit your friends in the states-the leaves are so beautiful there-ours are just beginning to turn.
    awesome page to celebrate dunkin donuts-I love it! Yes we do bake up lots of things with pumpkins this time of year–happy T

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  2. what a super fun journal page- and yes, now I want a Dunkin Donuts coffee-except it’s the end of the night for me so it’ll have to wait til morning! Fortunately there are shops all over our area:) And you can easily buy DD ground coffee in grocery stores too;) Beautiful autumn scenery- and that is one walking trail I would love. Happy T day!

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  3. I haven’t heard of the Eastern Trail but it looks like a great walk. Especially with all the beautiful colors of the leaves. And i love the Dunkin Donuts memory page. I haven’t been to Dunkin (as they are soon to be called and are dropping the donut part of their name-have you heard that) for awhile and you are tempting me to go and have a donut. 🙂 I really like how you used the napkin and boy did you get it spread smoothly over the page. Those are cute stickers. I enjoy seeing your holiday photos and stories of your trip. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

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  4. Fantastic art and photos. I am not a donut fan, and although we do have dunkin donuts here in Germany, I prefer the wonderful bakeries where they serve traditional cakes and pastries. But as we know, tastes are different! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    • Thanks so much! We always enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts when visiting America as it is an American store so I wouldn’t go to them if I was in Germany, I would be visiting the bakeries to have the traditional cakes and pastries too …lol 😉. Hugs J 😊 x


  5. This looks a yummy memory page Jo, doughnuts sound a tasty treat to me.
    The photos from your walk looked beautiful, the autumn leaves in all their glory.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Delicious page – so lovely created with all the collected thing from your U.S trip – such a pretty layour and so well fitting to the Creature Comforts theme Linda has chosen for us . Thank you for yet another fantastic entry dear Jo! I have never heard or had pumpkin or Boston Creme donut.
    We don’t eat sweet pumpkin things here in our area – just solid meals with pumpkin…
    As you wrote it already it is just so popular in U.S. I think.
    Today I had a spicy pumpkin strudel with garlic sauce at lunch …yeah!!!
    Thank you for taking me with you on your walk of the wonderful trail – autumn at it’s best!
    The last photo is so fun!
    Happy T-Day dear Jo! Have a great week , thank you for joining and supporting AJJ so very well again this month! I appreciate this so much!
    Big hugs and lots of love!

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  7. Woowwwwww those chocolates are….. yummmmmy with donuts Jo !! ♪ ♫ ♪ music to the stomach!! I love your so wonderful page !! every detail is wonderful, like so much the little donuts!! Lovely your Art!
    These photographs you have kindly shred are fabulous, the colours are spectacular !
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

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  8. Your page is such a good way to hang on to some of the memories of your trip. I haven’t been to a Dunkin’ in years. I like pumpkin pie but not all the pumpkin flavored things out there. What a beautiful place to walk. Thanks for the fall photos.

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  9. Thank for taking me on a virtual walk. The autumn colors are beautiful. I wish I could have walked that in real life.
    Your donut page is yummy. I love the docraft alphabet. I’ll look out for that one.
    Happy T-day,

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  10. Very cute page, Jo. It reminds me of a postcard I made for Deb on our Texas trip. I used napkins and deli paper. Nothing goes to waste!

    I miss fall foliage like we had in Wisconsin and New Jersey. But I don’t miss the winters! Beautiful photos of the leaves.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  11. Anytime is a great time of year to visit northern New England, but especially during the Fall. Looks like you got to see some spectacular colors. I haven’t tried pumpkin syrup with hot chocolate. I love the Boston Creme donuts though my favorite is Bavarian creme. (same thing minus the chocolate frosting)

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  12. Most definitely a fun page Jo and a great reminder of your American holiday – I have to admit that I do love Pumpkin syrup too! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge this month at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  13. A grest age Jo and no doubt it’ll bring back many happy memories of ylur ttil and the donuts.
    The photos taken on your walk look fabulous, such wonderful colours in the foliage .
    Have a great week.
    Avril xx

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  14. I apologize for taking so long to visit, but I am still having trouble making it out of bed.

    As soon as I saw that Dunkin napkin, I was really impressed. You have NO idea how many times I brought napkins home to use in my art. It’s a great way to preserve a memory, too. Sadly, I don’t think to do that anymore. I am in awe of your journal page that really brings out the spirit of autumn, as well as the time you spent at Dunkin Donuts. I really adore this. It’s the perfect entry for Linda’s theme. It was definitely worth me getting out of bed for. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey, dear Jo.

    Of course, I really LOVE those donuts (and Boston cream). They are actually making me feel hungry, which is a good thing. Thanks for sharing your pumpkin infused hot cocoa with us for T this week.

    And thank you for taking us on that walk, too. Looks like it was the perfect time of year for the leaves to turn. LOVE the photos, dear Jo.

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  15. Hi Jo, your Dunkin Donut page is soo fun! Just love how you did that.
    Sooo imaginative. Just like you~ Always thinking with fresh ideas; It turned out so cool~
    just love to visit your blog. So glad you made it over to the USA, Autumn is somewhat of a big deal around here : ) and all the fragrances that come with the harvest – like pumpkin~ I appreciated seeing the photo’s you shared – what a beautiful trail walk. Completely gorgeous~ Have a great day! karen o

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  16. What beautiful foliage you saw on your trip here to the US Jo – We seem to have everything pumpkin spice flavor in the fall now – muffins, cookies, cakes and so many drinks!!! What a fun collage of fall Dunkin Donuts you created! Dunkins is so popular here in MA – we have about 10 of them just in our town! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey!

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