Masculine Retro!

Hi there

Again today, ran around like a chook with it’s head cut off and only now just home and finally being able to sit and take a minute to just do nothing, well not all together nothing.  I must admit it is nice to just sit and type up this post for you all and really take that little moment to just breathe LOL..

So last night I was perusing Pinterest and came across a retro themed picture and then a light bulb moment went off and I raced into the craft room and created the card using some Simon Says Stamp Exclusives.  After I created it I looked at it and realised it had reminded me of a card that I made with these fun Hexagon dies not long ago, so yes, it is very similar what with using the hexagon, but then I realised how fun it is to use a similar design and create a masculine feeling I decided to share it with you all anyways :)


I will say that I am loving the clean lines and the retro feel to this card and what a simple design that really by just changing the colours and maybe the main image like I have here with the Leaf Column die you can create a mass amount of cards in no time..

Now before I leave you, I just wanted to add another gentle reminder to make sure that all your details are up to date where my new blog is concerned, if you can change anything that may be listed on your blogs as to the name change and links, make sure to sign up and subscribe or follow me through bloglovin…you will have noticed that your emails are coming through still as less is more, it is being left like that so that my transition goes well for you all and will be moved totally very soon :)

Thanks again to everyone that have moved on over here with me and have followed me once again and to all my new readers if there is any LOL welcome :)

Thanking you all once again, I have decided to do another giveaway and this time I really think it will be something that you will love…yes!! I have purchased 2 sets of the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers and so one lucky reader will be receiving one set of these from me…


Giveaway has now ended :)

Good luck!!

Okay, washing machine is beeping at me so time to hang out a load of washing..

Have a great rest of your day!


Joy Signature





  • I love that card anyways. Stunning colors and fab design!
    Those makers look tempting ;)ReplyCancel

  • I’m always blown away with how your mind thinks Joy.. You make everything , no matter how much or how little look stunning. Thankyou, xReplyCancel

  • Great card Joy, love the retro feel. :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Flieg

    Great card as always. Thanks fore the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina

    Love your masculine look Joy! How are you enjoying your new blog btw? Do you like WordPress? :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the retro feel to this card! Great masculine colours too!ReplyCancel

  • Debby Hughes

    Stopped me in my tracks! Love, love, love it :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the beautiful, retro card! CAS and gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • I love this great retro design. Still wish I could afford a die-cutting machine. :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win, too!ReplyCancel

  • LauraBean

    Great clean look! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Gna Kersten

    Lovely card and thanks for the chance to win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennyfer

    I so love your masculine card with cool colors! Love that leaf die too:-)ReplyCancel

  • diana

    Great card as always! And a few more dies for my wishlist. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Sue L

    Thanks for sharing a masculine card. Love the hexagon shapes!ReplyCancel

  • Karen G (Caredcrazed)

    Fabulous card Joy :) My wish list is ever growing as of late.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela A

    Great card (as always)! It’s good hear that people have crazy schedules, it reminds me I’m not alone. Love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie wood

    Love this card! The colors and lines are great. So happy tohavefound your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Always love your cards Joy. Gorgeous masculine card. I love colors and distress inks and markers. Thanks for a chance to win these.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina

    Another lovely card! Those markers look fun & bright, can’t wait to see how you use the set you bought for yourself!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Rowe

    Your cards all look quick and easy yet they are always so stunning, just love it. Love the use of the hexagons:)ReplyCancel

  • Stacie Alison

    Love, love, love! Have been saving up for these!!ReplyCancel

  • Ariana

    Such a nice, simple card!ReplyCancel

  • Wow!! Love that card!!! It’s so simple but gorgeous!!! I love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Fabulous card, love the clean crisp feel and the lovely colors!ReplyCancel

  • iliana

    Great masculine card. I hope you do some masculine cards with the SSS kit this month.ReplyCancel

  • KatieP

    Your card is perfect. I love the color combination. Good for a guy or a fall card. At least it is almost fall in this hemisphere. Yummy colors from Tim too. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Love this card today! So clean and very pretty! Thanks for the opportunity of winning those pens! I have been eying them lately…. :)ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous CAS design Joy! I just love that leaf column, it’s at the top of my wish list.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Larsen

    I love subscribing to your blog. Your card designs are lovely!


  • VikkiCH

    I love your graphic, simple look – it rocks!ReplyCancel

  • BarbGhig

    Seriously genius, Joy! I love the color combo and your really cool design!!!ReplyCancel

  • Em

    Fabulous card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Thanks Joy, for another fabulous card and so many ways you can interpret the design. I am still making vellum butterflies – it seems enough is never enough and they look so lovely and delicate. I appreciate the chance to win some of the new markers.ReplyCancel

  • What a great card! Love the placement of the leaves die.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Great card design!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Maxwell-Doherty

    The clean lines and punch of color make this card a real winner. Thanks for sharing such a great give away to a fortunate reader.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn Wenrich

    Love this card, thanks for a little inspiration, I always struggle with cards for the men in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Canham

    I love your cards! They always give me lots of ideas and help me to “think outside the box.” Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • love your card; love your blogReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy,
    Just love your card. I too prefer “simple and clean”… like your blog, “Less is More” . It always creates more impact compelling you to look closer.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Spiden

    Joy you are so generous with all your giveaways! Loving your new look blog too :)


  • What a great card – perfect for all the guys in my life (4 sons, husband, grandsons, brothers, brothers-in-law, etc.) Thanks so much for sharing this Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Thanks for the always inspire me. Would love to add these new markers to my collection. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Oh my… I love your card!! It is beautiful, fabulous,fantastic, terrific, and can’t forget Great!! I just love Hexagons!!!ReplyCancel

  • A great masculine card that could be a perfect sympathy or even birthday card by changing out the sentiment. Clever!ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WA

    A very clean card! I’m lovin hexagons these days and here’s one more way to use them. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!ReplyCancel

  • {vicki}

    Great card
    and thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy H

    This card is GReat! simple, clean, graphic, perfect! I do love it!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C.

    Great card! Your die cuts look so nice and clean. Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • I know what you mean about running around, I’m hoping to do a little catch up now I’m home from my family holiday visit. Such a fab CAS graphic design Joy!
    thanks so much for the chance to win…. these are so totally on my ‘wish’ list.ReplyCancel

  • You can’t go wrong with hexagons! Thanks for the chance to win – your blog always inspires me to create something … if only it would be as gorgeous as your beautiful cards are …ReplyCancel

  • Tamra Beaumont

    Love the card, Joy. I NEED to get back into my craft space…..maybe next week!! Anyway love your work & would love to win the markers to get me inspired to create again!!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda A

    Hi Joy:
    I saw your card on Pinterest and I just love it. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Judy C.

    Joy, I absolutely love this card. I love the colors and simplicity of it. I’m always looking for guy cards and this would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this card. Wish I’d seen it before I just placed a huge SSS order. LOL. Thanks for the chance to win the markers.ReplyCancel

  • Kailash

    Your card is simply stunning Joy, the CAS design is so striking with those colors:-) Thanks for the chance to win too, very sweet of you to share!!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a great card, perfect CAS design! Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! These are on my wish list! ;-) xoReplyCancel

  • Mateja Povše

    Great colors! I always have problems with CAS cards :) And thank you for this giveaway. It’s amazing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    I love simple and clean. For me it always equals elegant. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • megan mcdonald

    Great male card, love the colors you have usedReplyCancel

  • everything about your card is such great design – colors are fantastic – love your retro look!ReplyCancel

  • bejazzled

    Such a cool card – love the effect. Thanks for the giveaway chance, too!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    So sweet! I love the leaf die, I want!! It looks brilliant against the hexagon. :)ReplyCancel

  • Another beautiful card, Joy! Thanks for inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Suzie

    Joy, Your cards are so beautiful I love your style!ReplyCancel

  • I pinned this awhile ago and it inspired this card:

    Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

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