Hello everyone,

Happy Tuesday!  Isn’t it funny how quickly the days seem to pass these days and yet nothing really happens?  Since it is Tuesday I am sharing some photos with the Bleubeard, Elizabeth and the Tea Gang over on Altered Book Lover’s site.

I wasn’t very well last month and since then I have been drinking a lot of tea.  I like tea and coffee but I haven’t been able to face coffee, or caffeine and so my tea of choice at the moment is decaf! This is my third big box of 70 teabags lol so you can imagine just how much tea I have been drinking!  Normally these boxes are also wrapped in cellophane but note how this one says “biodegradable” because now they are not wrapped and the teabags are made from plants.  As you can also see, I’ve been saving some of the teabags because they are a nice dark tea colour, more so than my usual tea,

When you open the lid of the box there is this perforated removable tab…

It may well have been too long but my door is definitely NOT open and no one is being invited over for a cuppa in the foreseeable future! LOL

Which brings me to the fun, journalling part of this post, because the woman on the page definitely would not be inviting people over for hot drinks, she’s probably not even dressed!

This month, Country View Challenges are celebrating their 100th challenge and so the challenge this month is to feature the number 100 somewhere on your project and also to be inspired by one of the DT projects.  What a fun challenge!

Today I have my second entry to this challenge and it’s an art journal page which was inspired by the white 100s and the background colours (pink and orange) used by Corrie on her postcard.

I chose this one because I liked the big white numbers against the bright colours of pink and orange.  I don’t have any of the new Distress colours (yet) so I improvised with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade instead of Kitsch Flamingo and Spiced Marmalade and instead of heat embossing in white, I used a white crayon to write all the 100ths all over my page.

Then I used the Distress Inks and water on a craft mat and swiped my page through it a few times.

I needed a focal point but I don’t have the same stamp set so I used an older wooden one I have of this punky-looking girl.  Then I needed to find a celebrate stamp, I am pretty sure there are more than a few in my stash, so I went with the first one I found which happened to be this script one from Pink Fresh, so that would do nicely.  I stamped it a few times across the background using the same black Stazon.

I finished off the page with a Tim Holtz sticker that is so true so often these days lol. So I’m totally celebrating but not if I have to get dressed or leave the house haha.

I’m not sure the camera totally captured it but when I held it up to the light, it looked like all the 100s were glowing.

And here’s another look at the finished page now safely inside my journal…

Hope you enjoyed the journey!  Let me know what you think in the comments.  As always, thanks for reading!


watercolour paper, my usual journal, punky-girl stamp, Stazon black ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Tim Holtz sticker, white crayon, Pink Fresh celebrate stamp, black pen,


Country View Challenges – 100 Challenges – Congratulations on 100 challenges!  I was inspired by DT make by Corrie (postcard)
T Stands For Tuesday – T stands for tasty decaf tea!


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Lisca Meijer
Lisca Meijer
June 10, 2021 1:42 pm

That is a lovely page. The sentiment is fun too.
I don’t think I’ve ever had decaf tea. I bet it doesn’t taste any different.
Wonderful that they have taken the cellophane off the box and that the teabags themselves are plant based. They can go on the compost heap. I always have to really look before putting them on my compost pile. Every brand is different.
Happy belated T-Day,

June 9, 2021 11:35 pm

Hubby is the tea drinker here – it’s good to know that the cellophane wrappers have gone! I love your journal page…and that sentiment. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

June 9, 2021 3:01 pm

Yes, the days are going by faster and faster, anyway it seems that way. Your art piece is great. I agree no bra or pants. LOL Have a nice day today.

C. J.
June 9, 2021 12:11 pm

Fun page. The door open and kettle on makes me think of my elderly neighbor. I really miss her. But I really love the sentiment on your page. That made me laugh. I hope you feel better. Happy T Day

Nancy Williams
June 9, 2021 10:51 am

Love her saying – I am totally with her these days! Fun page, fun colors, and fun techniques, Elle. Hope you are making something really fun with all those super cool tea bags! I am sitting her thinking of how much I would love to have some tea bags like those and thinking about where I can get a white crayon – lol! Love your page and your tea pictures – happy late T-Day

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
June 9, 2021 7:13 am

Would love to have my door open and the kettle on – but hopefully lockdown with ease a little tomorrow…Those teabags will be brilliant as collage papers.
Love the sentiment on your 100 project.
Thanks for calling on me!!

Kate Yetter
June 9, 2021 1:03 am

What an adorable page. Loved the background and that stamp.
Happy Tea Day,

Jo - Let's Art Journal
June 8, 2021 10:18 pm

So lovely to see you over at T Stands for Tuesday and Country View Challenges ?. I’d love to join you for a cuppa and I love the little teapot plate for bags and tea! Your postcard is beautiful, the background looks amazing so glad that you were inspired to join in and celebrate 100 Challenges with us ??. Thanks for joining us and wishing you a happy T Day too! Hugs, Jo x

Linda K
June 8, 2021 6:29 pm

that is some stash of tea, and I love that you’re going to reuse the bags- they make for great layering! Fab and fun journal page- I do love that bright pink:) Happy T day!

June 8, 2021 6:03 pm

Silly comment from me but I wish my boobs were small enough to have the option of NOT wearing a bra and still be comfy ahah
Thanks for sharing how this came to be.

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