Monday, October 20, 2014

T Stands for Tuesday & Altered Playing Card Challenge

Playing catch up again.... story of my life is to be always catching up. :) 
I finally got my garlic planted today and that makes me very happy. Just a few garden chores left to finish and then it's over for this season. 

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to work in the flower beds as they are in desperate need of attention. They have pretty much been ignored since July when my back went out. So I'll have my scooting bucket lid  out there to set on so I can get thongs cleared up a bit and the new Iris bulbs into the ground.
Everything is all leggy and falling over and nothing was deadheaded all summer. :( 

I did mange to get the  AP cards caught up on the weekend and that will be today's art. The new weekly challenge came out today and it looks fun so maybe I'll get this one done on time.... don't hold me to that though :)  
I finally finished the Inspirational Quote Deck too :) 

 Tonight I'm feeling slightly congested with an itchy throat so this weeks T is  a hot 
tea from Celestial Seasonings..♥

 I love their teas and this is just a selection of the ones I own and use. 
Plus all the herbal teas I make from my own herbs out of the garden. I just ordered more empty teabags today so I can start making up a supply of teas for the winter. 
Today'a Random Thought...
 Don't forget to click on the button on my side bar to check out the T Stands for Tuesday post :) 


  1. I stopped by earlier in the day and just as I was about to leave a comment on your spirit woman and how well you captured the monarchs. BUT, my computer froze up and by the time I was able to get back online, you had already posted your T and APC post.

    I really LIKE those latest APCs. Your sea horse is gorgeous and I now have that song running through my mind. I also like Celestial Seasonings. Their blends are always fun. You are buying tea bags? What a concept for your herbs.

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous art and your herbal teas with us for T this week.

  2. Fantastic post, with wonderful photos and artwork, just gorgeous! Take care of yourself, and have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Wow.. what a fantastic post Carol- amazing photographs . and what gogeous APCards are these?! Please take care with your back when you work in the garden!
    Happy T-Day to you!

  4. Love the artwork you've been doing girly. And don't stress about the garden, nature has a way of working it out, dead-headed or not! Bet ytou relax once you get to it though huh, gardening has a way of doing that to me.

  5. Beautiful artwork indeed. And that pink flower is crying out to be painted, it's so lovely. Hope your back is much better now.
    I'm intrigued by your making your own teas! And who knew one could buy empty teabags! Amazing! Happy T Day! :o))

  6. Love all your gorgeous art cards!! Your garden flowers look really beautiful yet. Mine still look pretty good but I know it won't be long as we may be getting a freeze:( Hope your tea helps you feel better. Happy T day!

  7. Your flowers are so pretty, still looking good into the Fall.

    I enjoy Celestial seasonings teas, too, but making your own sounds like a treat! Your mug is just my style :)

    Today's random thought is inspirational. Thx!

  8. Beautiful blooms still in your garden Carol!
    Your art cards are all lovely.
    Take care hope your head is much better now.
    Happy T Day to you

  9. Love your altered playing cards! and that great wellness tea with the koala bear...and beautiful cozy mug. I adore hand made ceramic mugs that have some heft when you pick them up...lovely colors too. Happy fall to you, and happy T day!

  10. Gosh those flowers are knockouts!! Gorgeous! I sure hope you aren't coming down with something! Tea to the rescue! Such lovely artwork.....thank you so much for sharing and feel better soon! Hugs! deb

  11. Hello and Happy T Day! How pretty your flowers still look, wish I still had some to mix in with my leaves for a mandala. YAY for catching up on your cards they look great. Wonderful quotes you chose also.
    I woke up with a cold today too, will be having hot tea and a rest when done visiting our T time friends.
    Take care and feel better soon.

  12. There is alwYs something to do in the garden what ever the season isn't there..... It just keeps growing but it also looks after itself to do don't worry it won't break.
    I was interested to read that you can but empty tea bags I didn't know you could what fun to necker your own fruit bags.

  13. I hope you are feeling better soon! I like the idea of an inspirational deck. Very pretty, too. Happy T-Day! :)

  14. Love the inspirational deck, fantastic art! It may be the end of the season, but your flowers are still very pretty.

    Hope you get to felling better, scratchy throats only mean one thing for me and it isn't a good thing, so drink up your tea my dear!

  15. APC's are new to me, tho I been making them! who knew! Hope the tea helps