by Joanne James19. January 2015 11:26

I have another card to share with you today - a double-post day, woohoo! You can see my earlier card here. This one is quite different!

It started out as my card for this week's challenge over at Less is More, where the challenge this week is 'friends'; I started out thinking of something cutesy or animal-themed, then remembered a stamp set I have that I've used only one stamp from (the #Ijustloveyou stamp I used a couple of times last week) and thought it was about time to ink up a couple more stamps in this set. This also resulted in a complete change in design direction! Since this definitely counts as 'NBUS' (never before used schtuff!), I'm also going to link up with CASology and the lovely Darnell with her third NBUS challenge (go Darnell! Thanks for encouraging us to actually use ALL of the stamps we buy!!). I also used this week's sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew as my inspiration (check out Justin's awesome card this week - you are definitely going to want to CASE it!!). Edited to add: At Sarah's suggestion over at LIM, I am also linking up with Uniko Studio's current challenge where the theme is 'love and friendship'. So five challenge links in total, which is something of a record and entirely unplanned, given that I already made today's card and this one was supposed to be for Thursday! So here are all the badges:


After all that - if you're still with me! - I'm guessing you might like to see my card!! Well, here it is:

A very clean and simple card, with a slightly masculine feel to it I think due to the colour scheme, which I took from the Moonlight DSP which is peeking through under the Chevron border punched piece. I popped the ampersand up on dimensionals and layered with the hashtag sentiment and arrow to finish. Super simple - easy enough to recreate for a friend, male or female, just to let them know you care. Better still, both the chevron border punch and What's Up arrow punch are on this week's Wednesday Weekly Deals, so you can pick them up even more cheaply than usual!

That really is all from me today; back tomorrow with another project. until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (22) -

Gillian R
Gillian RUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 2:54:59 PM #

A fab graphic card, love the colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:18:41 PM #

Thanks Gillian. A great challenge over at CASology this week - as I hone my CAS style, I am going to try and play along with you more often.

SidUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 7:24:33 PM #

Loving your card Joanne !!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:19:05 PM #

Thanks Sid - one for the men today lol!

Ardyth PercyRobb
Ardyth PercyRobbCanada
1/19/2015 8:10:45 PM #

I love your use of modern imagery and these colours to make a cool, understated card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:19:49 PM #

Thanks Ardyth - this card wasn't at all where I started out, but I'm pleased with the result!

SarahUnited Kingdom
1/20/2015 9:53:24 AM #

Beautiful, striking and a totally gorgeous colour palatte Joanne
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/20/2015 11:26:32 AM #

Thanks for the kind comments about my card Sarah and for the tip about Uniko Studio - I will pop over and take a look, although I suspect with 4 links already I might be pushing it slightly! xx

SarahUnited Kingdom
1/20/2015 3:47:13 PM #

Great to see you've linked up at Uniko Studio too Joanne
Thanks so much

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/21/2015 10:15:02 PM #

Thanks for the tip Sarah - I've never come across the Uniko Studio challenge before so I've now added it to my reader Smile

anneUnited Kingdom
1/21/2015 6:32:31 AM #

Lovely graphic, striking creation Joanne, I do like your colours!
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
Less is More

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/21/2015 10:16:38 PM #

Thanks Anne - and the colours were the one thing I wasn't sure about! Hello Honey always seems a bit dull when it's photographed, even though it looks better in real life.

BeverleyUnited Kingdom
1/21/2015 1:24:03 PM #

LOVE the colours and the clean graphic style. Welcome to Uniko Studio and thanks SO much for joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/21/2015 10:17:42 PM #

Thank you Beverley - Sarah over at LIM introduced me to you and now I'm happily following and will look forward to joining you again in the future!

Nicki S
Nicki SUnited States
1/21/2015 9:32:23 PM #

Awesome card! Love those papers and colors! Thanks so much for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/21/2015 10:18:12 PM #

Thanks Nicki - I'm glad I found you, it looks like a fun challenge!

DarnellUnited States
1/22/2015 3:33:21 AM #

Your design is right on-trend, Joanne! I think the color choice is perfect with a gender-neutral design for a modern day young person or a hip older person! Hip, as we used to say, was really a silly use of a body part, when you think about it! "Oh, hey, that's really elbow!" Nah, doesn't work for some reason! Thank you for all your support of my NBUS challenge and for joining in again, this time with both it and the CASology challenge! It was really fun to be guest designer and have the cue card word by my acronym!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:36:12 AM #

Thanks Darnell - you do make me chuckle! Your NBUS challenge is awesome - I should really play along more often and try and use it as a motivator to use the hoards of NBUS in my craft store!! I think it's great you paired up with CASology - NBUS will be a valid term in the Oxford English Dictionary before you know it!! Hugs xx

ChrissieUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 10:00:40 PM #

This is terrific Joanne!
It looks brilliantly clean cut!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/26/2015 11:15:35 AM #

Thanks Chrissie - am totally getting the hang of the LIM thing now, so much so I find myself using this style more and more in my projects. You ladies are such a great inspiration!

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
1/23/2015 12:51:25 PM #

Love your take on the sketch Joanne! Fabulous chevron/ arrow combo - so fun! I have this stamp too and find it's great for guys and/ or the tech savvy. Thanks for joining us at The Paper a raft Crew this week Smile

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/26/2015 11:16:11 AM #

Thanks Jan - it does make a fun guy card true, yet with a real modern feel!

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