Monday, November 29, 2010

Teapot Tuesday for Linda

This card is for my dear friend Linda who is battling cancer. She finished chemo 5 weeks ago and 2 days later collapsed at home. She was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and is still in the hospital. She has asked for prayers and a miracle. While the situation seems bleak, we are confident that God is good even when life is not. We are praying that He will provide a miracle and heal her body.

About a month & 1/2 before Linda finished chemo she had a huge loss in her life. Her dear mom, who had stepped in to help out with Linda's family (she has one child & her husband), got ill quite suddenly and died 2 weeks later. It left a big void in Linda's heart.

Gracious Cindy, aka Mothermark, asked if we could make her the "Destination Station" for this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. Thank you Cindy! This will brighten Linda's spirit! Did you notice the bird is upside down on her teapot? That is a perfect picture of Linda's life this year. It has, indeed, been turned upside down.

For this card, I used 2 Doodle Pantry images and did some cropping, cutting & pasting. The main image is Shaggy Cat. I made the cat smaller than in the samples so it would fit off center in the chair. Then, I cropped a bird from Branch Birds to add to the cat. Linda LOVES cats. I don't know if she likes birds, but who couldn't love THIS bird! She is truly a Purr-fect friend.

Stamps: Doodle Pantry Shaggy Cat and Branch Birds

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar

Paper: DP: Basic Grey Green at Heart (from my dear friend Kathy, who has also battled cancer this year); cardstock: SU Orchid Opulence, Non-SU lavendar, hot pink, white

Other stuff: Brads, Prima flowers, Nestabilities Labels 1 & 4, ribbon from Michaels

I used The Pixie Cottage Sketch Challenge for my layout.

Thank you for stopping by.

3 comments:

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How adorable! I love those sweet images combined! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

Sadilla said...

Hi
pretty card, with bright colours, I love the ribbon you used!
thanks for joining us at The pIxie Cottage
hugs
Sadia

Tanya R said...

Adorable is certainly the word for this. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya