Happy 9th T Day Anniversary

I’m so happy to share the page that I created to celebrate the 9th T Day Anniversary over at T Stands for Tuesday.

Posting this page was somewhat delayed as we were awaiting everyone’s napkins that were sent to Bleubeard & Elizabeth for the napkin swap (smile!). As I created this celebratory page using one of the napkins that I swapped, I wasn’t able to post it earlier but Bleubeard & Elizabeth have asked us to share our napkins today, so here it is – I’m also sending a big thank you to E for organising and co-ordinating everything!

I started by using a paintbrush with some water to wet and then tear out pieces of napkin to create my scene. The pieces were layered together using a glue stick – did you notice there are nine animals (2 monkeys, 2 birds and 5 butterflies) on the page to celebrate the 9th anniversary. I added some heart and circular stickers from Docrafts that were luckily the same soft pink as the napkin; the circular stickers read “love”, “blog” and “hello”. I also added a transparent pocket using an offcut from a cellophane bag.

This pocket holds a card; the front of the card wishes everyone a “Happy 9th T Day Anniversary” and also thanks Bleubeard & Elizabeth for organising T Day and on the back of the card I’ve listed those who took part in the napkin swap. The card was created by recycling a playing card which I covered, on both sides, with Pébéo white gesso. When dry, I stamped the front using a Fragments stamp from Tim Holtz and black Archival Ink. The letters were die cut using a Sizzix Thinlits set, coloured using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker and then stuck in place using Liquitex matte gel medium. To finish, I added some stickers from the same Docrafts set, that I used on the page, and then on the back I wrote the names of the nine people who took part in the swap.

Here are the two napkins I sent to swap; I thought the English currency with the Queen was particularly relevant due to this year being the Queen’s 70th Jubilee; and I loved the vintage animal design napkin as soon as I saw it and I know how much Bleubeard & Elizabeth love palm trees so it seemed perfect – I hope you like them too! If you’re interested you can see more napkins that were swapped over at T Stands For Tuesday.

We’re having a pint of home crafted Smuggler’s Gold beer and a glass of sangria with some nibbles to celebrate too – cheers and Happy T Day!

I hope that you are staying safe and well!

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

Challenges

As well as T Stands for Tuesday, I’m pleased to be joining Paperbabe Stamps and their #174 – Anything Goes challenge with my celebratory page.

21 thoughts on “Happy 9th T Day Anniversary

  1. What a fabulous way to showcase a napkin you are sending. It shows how incredibly beautiful this napkin is and how you captured it on a journal page. Love how nine becomes so prevalent in this entry. I also LOVE the palm tree, as you know. I simply love how your imagination takes over and gives us a perfect example of the amazing napkin you are sending our way. BTW, I am in AWE of that Jubilee napkin, too. I will use it in a British inspired entry, I’m sure.

    I remember having sangria when I was in college. I don’t think I’ve had it since then. Thanks for sharing your napkins, your beautiful napkin inspired journal page, and your sangria and munchies with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

    Sorry this has taken so long. I promise that for year 10, things will be very different. Not sure who is more frustrated, you or me!

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    • Thanks so much! I’m not frustrated just pleased to celebrate with you, thanks so much for T Day and for organising the fabulous napkin swap too 😊. It doesn’t matter that we didn’t celebrate on time only that we get to celebrate with you. I hope you do a napkin swap again next year. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

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  2. Your page to celebrate the 9th anniversary of T Day is lovely – and clever! I don’t even know how to work with napkins, so I’m very impressed. Your drinks look delicious.

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  3. This is a gorgeous page Jo. I’m afraid that the delay is all my fault! I should have been concentrating more on posting than thinking about my holidays. On reflection I should have just sent them with a label rather than trying to get stamps! Hopefully they will get there soon! Hugs, Chrisx

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  4. I had sangria once a long time ago at a Thanksgiving meal .. Someone brought it to the party.. I remember thinking it was pretty good.. 🙂 Love your Anniversary page.. I was wondering how you glue your napkin down.. I’ve heard of using cling wrap and an iron.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  5. Those napkins are gorgeous, especially the one with the monkeys. And you have made such a beautiful page with it!
    I’ll celebrate with you and I’ll have the beer thank you. I’m not keen on Sangria. It’s rather sweet, and besides it is a drink for tourists. Here we drink Tinto de Verano, which is similar (but not so sweet or elaborate).
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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