Monday, 15 January 2018

T stands for Anything Goes

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are staring a new challenge at 

***Anything Goes***
This time there will be a prize  of a surprise
package of crafty goodies for one
lucky winner, whose name will be pulled out of the
 proverbial hat. As always, you have 2 weeks to get your
creative juices flowing and to link your tag to us,
so I am looking forward to seeing what you make!
I made a quick and simple tag using
DP for the background, sewed onto some recycled
card matting. Some coordinating feathers
were then added. Tags  can be quick and simple
to make!  I am also linking to Simon
Wednesday Challenge, use patterned paper and to
Simon Monday Challenge, birds of a feather.

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so I would
like to welcome all of the nice ladies of the 
T Gang.
Today I made a coffee journal page:

And it is half time at TIOT, where our theme this
time is 'My favourite things', so you still have
a week to link your creation to us.

We have had some sunny but colder weather these past
couple of days, and it was good to see blue skies again:

My marigolds are still flowering:

I took a few photos in 'town' on my way to the doctor's today.
My cough is still very troublesome and does not want
to leave me and go somewhere else....I am resting a lot
and spending time reading and watching TV, mostly
murder and mayhem.

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Take care of that cough, sorry to hear. Beautiful work and I will go with 'live in the moment'. Enjoyed the sunny photos today.

  2. Hello dear Valerie!
    Such a beautiful tag and page you made!
    I admire your work!Gorgeous pictures with beautiful skies!I really enjoyed your walk to the town! Hope you get well soon,i have a cough these days too,from the terrible weather!
    Wishing you a happy week!Hugs!

  3. Love both the tag and the fun coffee page. I hope you are resting enough and that your cough will soon bog off....Nice to see the sun, too, here it only shone for an hour. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

  4. I'm glad you took your camera on your trip to town -- I'm just sorry you had to make it because the cough is still there. I can relate and boy, do I get it, but no fun. Enjoy the telly/movies and murder and mayhem!

  5. As always what wonderful photos. Mother Nature certainly paints us lovely pictures in the sky doesn't she, Val?
    OMG, coffee blood type. Is that perfect or what?
    I love the sentiment and serenity of the first. It reminds me of dreamcatchers.
    YOU, take care of yourself and don't let that nasty cough get the better of you.

  6. Love the feathers on the tag.Like Sandra said reminds one of dreamcatchers. The coffee quote would fit my Eldest. :-D Love the architecture of your town hall. So nice to see blue skies and flowers. I can't believe your marigolds are still blooming. Take care, rest up, make art, and watch those murder mysteries. Have you seen Father Brown with Mark Williams?

  7. Fabulous tag and oh those feathers! The coffee pages are brilliant too!! Stunning photos, such fabulous skies. Sorry to hear your cough is still bad, - it seems to be something that's going round, I know several people that are having the same trouble... Hope the doctor will be able to provide some relieve....

  8. Wonderful tag Valerie and a fun coffee page.

    Sorry to hear your cough is still troublesome and hope it feels better soon

    Beautiful photographs and thank you for sharing them

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. ein wunderschöner tag mit den Federn und das Bild mit den lustigen Frauen beim Kaffee trinken!
    Wunderschön deine Fotos von der Sonne und den Himmel. Ja, der ist aber auch hartnäckig dein Husten gut dass du dich ausruhst und liest viel. Ich hoffe für dich dass es bald wieder mehr aufwärts geht!
    Gute Besserung!
    lieben Gruss Elke

  10. Its a gorgeous tag with the feathers, the blue ones are a lovely colour.
    The Coffee page is brilliant, if your Blood type is coffee, mine must be tea.
    The photos are lovely and the weather looks so crisp and clear with the blue skie.
    I hope you got something to help with the troublesome cough on your visit to the doctors. Take care of yourself Valerie.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Such a beautiful tag! I love the design and those feathers are amazing 😁. Your coffee page made me smile, I think it may be true 😉. The blue skies and sunshine are wonderful too. I hope your cough clears soon, take care and enjoy your murder and mayhem! Happy T Day! J 😊

  12. I enjoy murder and mayhem too. WE're very cold here again and it is a good way to spend some time.:) I love the feather tag and the T Day page. That T day page is such fun whimsey. And the feather tag is beautiful. hope that couch goes away very very soon so you can get back up on your feet. This winter these sicknesses are awful. Take care and happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  13. You love your coffee and I love your posts...hugs.xx [aNNie]

  14. I can empathize with you on the cough. I had to go out today for cat litter for the boys, and when I got home, I couldn't stop coughing. I hope those antibiotics kick in very, very soon.

    Your feather tag is lovely. It's too cold to sew in my craft room right now, so I will simply enjoy your beautiful tag instead.

    Your photos are wonderful. The architecture, some of which is new to me, always makes me smile. And those flowers are so lovely making it appear that spring will come soon. I especially liked the horse flag.

    I'm into mysteries and mayhem, too. In fact, I binged on mysteries yesterday when I should have been making art. Like you and CJ, I love Father Brown, but I love Midsomer Murders even more. I've seen all 19 seasons and look forward to season 20, which had originally been promised in 2017.

    But most of all, I LOVE your coffee page. My blood type is coffee, too. I know we speak the same language there. It's a great page, and worthy of a second look. Thanks for sharing it with us for T this Tuesday. BTW, it snowed today and wind chills right now are -11 F.

    1. We get to see 2 episodes of Midsomer murders every Monday evening - I watch it while waiting to sign up to TSFT! I know them all by heart, but I still love them. And I love Agatha Raisin, too, and Lewis, and....

  15. I love your feather card! Great colors and adding real feathers make it a one-of-a-kind design! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! I enjoyed your photos, hope you get rid of your cough soon!

  16. Those feathers are so gorgeous! Love the tag and the journal page. That blood type saying is so funny! I love it except it would be Tea for me.
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos, Valerie. Your tag is amazing. I love the colours and the feathers! Kisses, my friend.

  18. ooohh wow,dein federtag ist fabelhaft,und deine coffeeseite ist klasse,ich bin auch eine cafetante,trinke sogar abends und nachts noch welchen.
    schöne bilder aus deine stadt hast du gemacht.
    einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

  19. Wonderful photos! And I really love that feather tag! The colours are so gorgeous!

  20. An entertaining post, as usual. I have always loved feathers since I was a little-lad. Love the blood-type ... I shall plagiarise it for, 'Assam Tea is my Blood Group'.

    Thanks for reminding me what a blue sky looks like!

  21. A fabulous tag and a fun journal page.
    xxx Hazel.

  22. Gorgeous tag Valerie, and what a fun coffee page:) Pretty photos about town. Hard to believe the marigold is surviving the cold winter! I do hope your cough goes away real soon. Happy T day!

  23. Seems we have the same taste in tv as well!! heehee
    Darn that cough!!I am wishing real hard that it leaves you! I know what a lingering cough is like,last years was 3 months long for me- it really sucks!

    Your tag is so beautiful! I love the combination of feathers you used and the dimension of the elements!
    And great journal page- Love your gal sipping her coffee- she is so French!

    Feel better my friend,
    love & hugs

  24. Wonderful art Valerie! Hope that cough moves on soon! xx

  25. Lovely tag with gorgeous colour choices! Beautiful page!!!

  26. I'm sorry to hear you are still coughing. I am in the same poosition. This bug is not shifting.
    I don't have tv, but when we lived in the UK I used to watch (and enjoy) Midsummer Murders. I also liked Lewis.
    I love your coffee page. And the tag is lovely. I love working with Kraft paper/card. I'm just about to order some on the internet as I haven't found any here yet.
    I enjoyed the photos from your town. I have seen so many photos, now I recognise the buildings as if I had lived there for years.
    Happy T-Day,

  27. Coffee as blood type is appealing as I get another cuppa. Nothing is still in bloom here. I tend towards murder and mayhem myself. I see from the comments that you like Father Brown and Midsomer Murders. I love finding mystery series and re-watching old ones. Frost and Morse (and Lewis and Endeavor) and Cadfael and Poirot and..... :) Happy T Tuesday

    1. I wish they would show Cadfael again over here!

  28. love your fun coffee page and all your wintry photos

  29. I love your beautiful tag! I have a few feather stamps - don't use them much so you have inspired me to get them out again! Your coffee page made me laugh - there really is nothing as good to drink as a cup of coffee! I do hope your cough decides to 'up and off' soon - glad you are getting some rest with your murder and mayhem! Hubby is big Father Brown fan while I prefer Morse and Lewis. At the moment though we are watching the new series of Silent Witness. I loved seeing your town again and the Spring flowers outside the florists. Take Care! Happy T Day! Chrisx

    1. I'm waiting eagerly for another screening of silent witness!

  30. Your tags are so lovely and delightful! The coffee page is also sweet. I hope you feel better soon.

  31. Your town looks so pretty and clean.
    Hope today finds you much improved.

  32. Your coffee journal page is cute and fun. Your tag is wonderful. I love the feathers - real and printed - as well as the stitching. hugs, teresa

  33. Sorry about your cough! Sending big warm hugs!
    Love your tag with the feathers and your journal page is so cute!!!
    Gorgeous bright photos!!
    Take Care!

  34. I hope your cough gets better!

    You really create such beautiful art. I love the quote on the piece with the feathers. Just lovely.

    Coffee is my blood type too. :)

    Your photos are gorgeous!

  35. You have done a good job. It looks beautiful:)
    Awesome shots of the sun and sky. Love the birds sitting in the branches of the tree:)
    Take care of your cough. Your journal page looks good. You too can have a cup of coffee to get little bit relaxed from the cough:)

  36. I love the feather tag! So beautiful!

  37. Beautiful tag Valerie. I love the authentic feathers and the colour palette, that aqua sure pops. Your coffee page is just fabulous. Wonderful photos, the sky shots are so beautiful.

  38. Sending you healing thoughts for the cough. These things that are going around seem to want to stay forever here.
    Love the tags!!!! You had me with feathers.... but blue feathers just pushed me on over the edge ♥
    It's still cold here today but a warm up is supposed to happen starting tomorrow. It's the ups and downs that makes everyone feel so bad.
    Take care and get well!!!
    Happy T Day
    a bit late :(

  39. Sorry to be so late getting around, Valerie. We've had terrible & intermittant internet for a couple of days - often less than 1 megabyte download!

    I have a new favorite tag by you. I love the feathers one with real feathers on top of stamped (I'm guessing) and colored ones. Your (hand drawn & painted?) coffee page is very cute too.

    I hope your cough clears up soon. It sure has been hanging on a while. Drink lots of tea ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

    1. Sorry you had internet probes, that's always so annoying. Thanks for the good wishes, too.

  40. Valerie this tag is amazing, such beautiful colours, and the feathers are fabulous. Well fancy you choosing coffee again lol, great fun! xx

  41. Love the coffee page.
    Sorry your cough is still troublesome, take care.

    All the best Jan

  42. Lovely tag! The vibrant blues on the kraft paper are awesome with the contrast black stamping and the stitches all around make the job. Great project. And I love your landscapes too, beautiful sunshines. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  43. Love that tag! Amazing photos as usual!


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