Saturday, November 9, 2013

Card for Cath (CQC214)



Hi all, I actually have had quite the eventful week around here. Hubby and I were about 6 hours into our weekend alone last Friday night when I had such severe pain in my back, I was sure I'd broken something. Last Saturday we spent 5 hours in the ER to find out I have a kidney stone, blech. I am getting by on Percocet until it passes, which knocks me out cold for hours at a time. SOOOO, I'm hoping this all resolves itself soon (the docs said it will!) and I am back to feeling crafty soon. It has not been the greatest week, but I am SO glad this is only temporary. All will be fine in the end. I'm really grateful for my normal health and for having insurance, so many blessings come out of things like this....

But. a few days ago, I heard the news about Cath leaving Moxie Fab World and the blog hop that's being set up for her. I really wanted to do something, and I even dreamed about making a card for her last night to say "thanks" for all the encouragement and inspiration she provides to our community every day. I needed up taking my meds about 530am the other day, and was able to sleep for a couple hours after that. So, once I got the boys out the door, I figured I'd take advantage of my energy to go ahead and make something.

If you are doing the Hop for Cath, you should have come from the SRM Stickers blog.





The ColourQ challenge for this week was the perfect foil for my card. I used my new CASual fridays stamp set-Amber Waves.



and here's my card: 


I did a small cluster at the top of the stamped panel, with a Tim Holtz paper clip, a Studio Calico wood piece and a bit of washi. The flower at the bottom is a wood piece from Little Yellow Bicycle. 
I had a lot of fun making this card! I am so glad it will get to Cath herself, thank you SO much for all you've done for us all, Cath! The inspiration and encouragement you provide is invaluable! See you on Pinterest, I hope! :) 

If you are Hopping, you should go to Unity Stamp Company next! 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Noelle









31 comments:

Sylvia said...

Hi Noelle! What a super card for Cath! Love your design. No I am not all the way through the blog hop...I just noticed you over at the colourQ. thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week. Love that your on the blog hopping with everyone today for Cath...hope you will feel much better soon...drink more water!!!!Hugs!

keren said...

You are amazing- to have created something when you're so obviously unwell. The card is just lovely & means so much more due to your effort creating it. Hope you're feeling a little better soon & thanks so much for joining the blog hop! x

Kelly Booth said...

Love your card...Hope you are better soon :(

Michele Gross said...

Oh Noelle, I'm so so so sorry about your kidney stones and I hope you are on the mend soon!! I LOOOVE your card! You made my stamps look so pretty :)

Annette Allen said...

aww so sorry.. i hope it passes soon.. take care sweet friend..

LOVE your card..

Heather Maria said...

This is such a beautiful card! I hope you feel better soon!

~amy~ said...

Hope that you're feeling better!!!!! Your card is gorgeous....love how it is fall inspired!

Jennifer Scull said...

sure hope you feel better soon.
the colors you've used from the inspiration are just so pretty! love the stamp set, too. such a great card! this has been a fabulous hop! :)

Virginia L. said...

Hello Noelle! I love how you used the CAS-ual Fridays stamps and colors! So sorry to hear that the kidney stone was in the way (so to speak). I hope everything resolves very quickly and smoothly for you! So glad that you are part of this epic blog hop!

Cathy A said...

Lovely card

maria f. said...

Hope your pain has "passed" and it was wonderful of you to create a card given the circumstances.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that woodgrain paper and the bit of washi and paper clip!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous design. I love the color combo. Cath will love it!

Basement Stamper said...

great card, loving the colors of it.

yyam said...

It's a lovely card! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Hope you are feeling better, Miss Lady!! LURVE your card, too!! :)

Dana said...

Wow gorgeous card!! You rocked the color combo!!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful creation.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a lovely card Noelle!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are a dedicated card artist, Noelle! Awesome card for Cath! I hope you are well again!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

Very pretty card!! THanks os much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the wood grain combined with the wheat! A true image of gratitude. Awesome job.

Bev Gerard said...

Oooohhhh ... sorry to hear about your painful situation! Hope you'll be much better soon.
Love the way you incorporated these colors into such a fab card for Cath! Your creativity is still working just fine. ;)

~Bev
TexasGrammy

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh man, Noelle, that is a CRAP week! I hope it passes FAST. Love the gorgeous rich colours of your card & the fab layout :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a fabulous card for Cath! She is gonna love it!

Alice Golden said...

This is a very cute card. I hope you are feeling better by now!

shirley-bee said...

Cool card! Love the distressed flower.

Cath said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful card, Noelle! I absolutely *love* it and am so honored that you created it for little ol' me. Thank you, also, for all the love and support you've shown me and the Moxie Fab World. I had such an incredibly good time there and I'm so glad I got to know you along the way. Hugs and loves to you, my moxie fab friend! :)

...and I sure hope you are feeling much better by now! Mwah! :)

Courtney K said...

love the fall colors!

{Rebecca} said...

It's taking me a LONG time to visit everyone's blogs and I'm sorry for that! But I want to visit them all and give everyone some love. :) I love this card, Noelle! The colors you chose look so good together!