Happy 6th Anniversary

This page celebrates T Stands for Tuesday’s 6th Anniversary, where our wonderful hosts Bleubeard and Elizabeth ask us to share a drink related post each week. It’s so much fun meeting up with the T Gang each Tuesday, thanks so much to everyone for making it such a friendly and happy place!

My page was also created to join in our Colours of the Rainbow challenge over at Try it on Tuesday too where you still have until next Tuesday to join in the fun, it would be lovely to see you there!

I started by covering the page with Cracked Pistachio Distress Stain and then stencilling multi-coloured teacups using Distress Ink and a handmade stencil that the lovely Eileen aka The Artful Crafter sent me last year – the design and detail of the teacup is amazing, thank you so much dear friend! The Distress Inks that I used were Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves and Fired Brick. Next I used some Kaisercraft paper and stickers to add: some stripes of colourful patterned paper which I outlined with a black marker pen; die cut teacups using a die from Crafter’s Companion and my Big Shot machine, they are outlined with a black Faber-Castell marker and held in place with some little brads and I also numbered them 1-6, using Tim Holtz Label Letters, to depict each year of T stands for Tuesday 6th Anniversary; the wording which reads “friends are the sunshine of life” as I am very blessed to have made such wonderful friends and also “These are T Days” which I cut to make the word “T Day” as it originally said “These are the days”. The black teapot, teacups and saucers are outline stickers which I coloured black using a Sharpie marker. To finish, I added some white hearts so they looked like steam floating up from the teacups; they are outline stickers which I outlined with a black marker pen so they stood out more.

My homemade raspberry gin is just the thing to celebrate the 6th Anniversary at T Stands for Tuesday; our friends told us about making it, all you need to do is soak raspberries (or any fruit of you choice) with some sugar and gin in a Kilner Jar and place it in a dark place for 4 weeks (grin!). It tastes amazing, so delicious! I serve it with either fizzy lime/lemon or fizzy mango drink – yum! Wishing you all a Happy 6th Anniversary this T Day!


I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris from pearshapedcrafting and her We’re all/going challenge over at Art Journal Journey as we’re all celebrating T Day’s 6th Anniversary (grin!).

I’m pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Add A Number challenge with the numbers that I added to the teacups.

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:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Cracked Pistachio)
  • Teacup Stencil handmade by the lovely Eileen aka The Artful Crafter; you can see all the goodies that she sent me here – thanks very much, so kind!
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick)
  • Kaisercraft Design Paper (Fiesta! Collection – Siesta P1859, Fly Free Collection – Confidante P1896)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Fiesta! SS284)
  • Handwriting Pen (Black)
  • Crafter’s Companion Die Set (Vintage Tea Party – Toppling Teacups S-VTP-MD-TOPT)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Craft Sensations (Brads CRO550/A)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology (Label Letters #TH93072)
  • Docrafts Anita’s Outline Stickers (Alice in Wonderland ANT810116)
  • Craftime Designer Vinyls (B/W Boy & Girl PBDV02)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Stix2 double-sided tape

23 thoughts on “Happy 6th Anniversary

  1. Your page is so cheerful, and everyone can choose a favorite cup color. I used to make a grown-up lemonade using a cup of gin in place of one of the cups of water. I bet the raspberry gin with the lemonade would be even more delicious! Happy T Day

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  2. That is an amazing T day page with all those rainbow cups It is also perfect for TIOT too. Love it! And that is an interesting recipe. I should try it as a nice flavored alcohol is always yummy. Happy t day. Hugs Erika

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  3. I immediately recognized the wonderful stencil Eileen made for last year’s party. It certainly was colorful. Then you added all the wonderful cups and teapots that made it even more beautiful and appealing. You put a LOT of effort into this journal page, Jo, and I love the colorful and joyous celebration you shared on paper. It’s not only a beautiful way to celebrate our sixth anniversary, it’s a great way to celebrate using Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I loved the added drink you made for us to celebrate. I’m sure it took lots of patience to wait for this drink to “mature.” It looks wonderful with the raspberries. Thanks for sharing both your incredible art and your homemade raspberry gin with us for T this sixth anniversary Tuesday.

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  4. Wow, I just adore the way you used Eileen’s fab stencil! The page is simply perfect created and fits all so well. The anniversary and Chris’ topic at AJJ! Thank you for joining AJJ again dear Jo! And this homemade gin creation sounds heavenly.
    Happy T-Day! Big hugs, Susi xxx

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  5. a fantastic journaling page, so colorful and cheery! and raspberries are my favorite berries!! (sadly all of them – of my garden – are picked now… a long wait til next year;))

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  6. A great page Jo and it would be hard to pick out a favourite colour cup to use they all look so pretty.
    The flavoured gin sounds and looks delicious.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Oh what a fun page! And so colourful! Perfect for the T-Day celebration.
    The raspberry gin sounds delish. I might try that. Sounds simple enough (apart from the waiting bit!)
    Happy (belated) T-Day,

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  8. Lovely colourful post Jo – love the bright and cheerful colours on your page – and thats a fab stencil that you used….. oh and your homemade raspberry gin – looks gorgeous!
    Hope all well with you up in your part the world.
    Gill xx

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  9. Oh, great celebration of T-day, how thoughtful.
    The teacups stamped with all these wonderfully named colours are so decorative and I love the heart-shaped steam. I like the strips numbered 1 to 6 and all the other details which add so much to the beautiful design.
    Your raspberry gin looks a beautiful colour. Sometimes I drop a strawberry or two into my glass of wine and leave it (for a few minutes).
    Now having been away, I am going to enjoy looking through your previous posts.

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  10. OMGoodness, Jo! I was delighted to see that you used my teacup stencil to make your background paper. It’s beautiful and certainly fits the rainbow theme. Thank you for the shout out

    Happy T-day and Happy 6th to us! Eileen xx

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  11. Hi Jo, what a clever and colorful page you made for this celebration! And your homemade gin looks very interesting! People in the States do this with raisins and gin to drink for arthritis. It’s supposed to help with pain. I bet your drink is delish. xoxo


  12. This is a Fantastic Art page Jo !! I looove it, the colours are so happy and bright, and the stencils are super beautiful. Great !! Happy belated belated T-day !! Hope all is going well for you, and that you are enjoying the summer, it´s very hot here 🙂
    i wish you a very nice weekend,
    Big hugs, Caty

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