Life Can Get Kinda Prickly - And Busy!

by Joanne James11. March 2021 13:44

Thursday already??! The James Juniors are back at school and I should have more time, but the week is whizzing by! Today I'm squeezing in an extra post with a card for the current Fab Friday Challenge that I almost missed in the chaos of my week using Linda's fabulous Freshly Made Sketches layout this week:


That Fab Friday colour palette was perfect for my ongoing play time with the Flowering Cactus Product Medley, so I reached for more of those fun diecuts along with that fun 'prickly' border that I thought would be perfect for Linda's FMS sketch this week:


This is such a fun set with awesome papers - and you know how I love a good patterned paper! Check out the detail on those diecuts:


Today's card features probably my favourite sentiment in the Flowering Cactus stamp set - which finishes on the inside of my card with another stamped cactus just for fun:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Life certainly can get prickly - and busy too! I will be back later to share more of my makes, but for now I'm racing to catch the peeps at Fab Friday! Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
3/11/2021 3:32:39 PM #

Glad you made it in time with this beauty Joanne!  I love the Fab Friday colors paired with this sketch!  I didn't need these cacti until I started seeing them everywhere; well done enabler!  What a great thinking of you card with a bit of humor!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
3/11/2021 5:31:45 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne - and my fave suite of the catty, lol!  What a great idea using those lines at an angle - looks wonderful!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
3/11/2021 10:02:19 PM #

This is wonderful!  I love the diecut lines behind the cactus plant!  Great idea!  And your colors are perfect!  That sentiment definitely made me smile - kinda how life is these days!  Great card!  Glad you shared it at FMS!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/12/2021 8:41:31 PM #

This is one of the nicest cards I've seen with these products! I like the colours you've used and I especially like the little diecut lines behind the cactus. I think that's a really clever interpretation of the sketch.


VickyUnited Kingdom
3/13/2021 12:02:42 PM #

You've used the colours perfectly Joanne! I'm intrigued by the die cut lines behind your cactus circle and will have to go and look at the catty again. What a sweet sentiment too. Vicky x


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
3/15/2021 2:29:22 AM #

Beautiful! I love how you've highlighted it on the Mossy Meadow circle with the stitching as the diagonal element! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Cécile R
Cécile RFrance
3/15/2021 10:54:18 PM #

This flowering cactus is beautiful.  It looks a bit like a flowering heart. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made SKetches this week.


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