Addicted to Stamps ” Clean and Simple “


Not only is our theme this week over at Addicted to Stamps entitled ” Clean and Simple ” but this post is going to be the same ! Due to my lack of internet over the last 24 hours and it taking me just as long to post this  I am keeping this super quick.  My nerves are frayed and jangled , not a pretty combination in anyones book ! ( I do love a bit of drama now don’t I ) so without further ado let me show you the CAS card I made .



I coloured my cardstock with Pan Pastels to give this lovely pale pink and blue effect. Cut the hearts with my Cameo and taking a lovely crackle stamp from IndigBlu and without using an acrylic block inked up the stamp and pressed it randomly on top as I didn’t want full coverage. The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s  Vintage Love set. Popped the hearts up with a little foam and there you have it CAS… I decided it looked a little too simple so  made a fancy heart envelope to go with it and coloured the lacy part with pink Pan Pastels .


Still not satisfied I made a tiny envelope again with my Cameo and embossed it and filled it with lots of tiny pink and blue hearts once again coloured with Pan Pastels , these little buggers took longer to make than the card as I had to colour both sides and they kept floating all around my craft room and disappearing when I sprayed them with my fictive spray. Needless to say the mutts were locked out during this process as they have been known to eat many a crafty creation which finds its way onto the floor !


There are tons of hearts still in the envelope but I couldn’t be bothered to get all of the little suckers out  !

Please pop over to Addicted to Stamps to see what the rest of the talented Design team have made for your viewing pleasure and thank you once again to all of those who played along last week, once again some fabulous entries.

Before I go just wanted to say that I will be missing for the next week as I celebrate my birthday on saturday 52 !!!!!! yes I know I don’t look it lol ! Hubby has arranged a holiday to the beautiful Greek island of Lesvos    for us , its been quite a while since we managed to have a holiday together so barring any health issues I will be leaving friday morning. Please excuse me in advance if my visits are a little erratic, this Island is quite mountainous and although I will have my I pad with me am not sure about the internet connection, I mean I can’t even get a good one slap bang in the city !

Wishing you all a wonderful week and especially to all of my lovely but very soggy UK blogging friends am off to the post office to mail you all a little sun !!

Ta ra



36 thoughts on “Addicted to Stamps ” Clean and Simple “

  1. Oh Marie – your card is so lovely. The hearts look gorgeous. And your envelope is stunning. I believe I need a Cameo too *lol*
    Fantastic as always.
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx
    Wish you a wonderful day

  2. Beeeeeeeauuuuutifuuuuuuuul! Love those hearts (all of them) – it just adds so much with the crackle stamp. I’ve recently got some pan pastels but been too much of a coward to use them! lol. Really think I’ll have a go now. I sympathise with your internet probs – I didn’t have a computer either yesterday……..was it all peaceful and serene without it? NO!

    Have a wonderful birthday and holiday – hope all goes well this time.


    Karen x

  3. Lovely clean and simple card Marie and the envelope is a real work of art for sure..

    Have a lovely time on holiday and Happy Birthday when it arrives. You certainly don’t look 52 you are kidding us 🙂

    Love Chrissie xxx

  4. A really gorgeous card Marie and the envelope and hearts are beautiful.
    Have a lovely birthday and holiday and hope the sunshine you’re sending does arrive as it’s yuck yet again here!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  5. Sooo jealous about the island getaway for your birthday. I hope you have a wonderful time. The card is terrific! I especially love that crackle look on the hearts. xx

  6. Fab card Marie love all the non CAS things that go with it! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and I’ll be looking out for the postie with that parcel of sunshine:)
    Val x

  7. Stunning CAS and love the way you went the extra mile with the details of the envelope and those teeny hearts.
    Have a wonderful time away and for when the day arrives ….. Happy Birthday 🙂

  8. This is magnificent! I love the card of course, but both the envelopes are breathtaking, if I were to receive a card like that I wouldn’t be able to part with the envelopes afterwards. Have a lovely holiday and a fantastic birthday xxx

  9. Fabulous creations as always Marie, you certainly are a woman of many talents.
    Hope you have a fabulous holiday and a very Happy Birthday.
    Kath x

  10. Love how you created your crackled hearts, Marie. Such a fabulous CAS card. I love both envelopes, too….brilliant work, as always!

    Wishing you and hubby a FABULOUS holiday! And I hope you have a WONDERFUL Birthday!

  11. Hi Marie. Wonderful makes again. Love the hint of crackle on the hearts. Happy Birthday!!! You certainly don’t look your age!! Glamour puss!! Have a lovely holiday with hubby. How romantic. Take care.
    Regards Florence xx

  12. For this comment to have more impact please play Michael Jackson’s “I’m bad”….. in the background………So here goes I have been a very bad blogger and an even worse stalker……I think I am back as long as there is not another heat wave as the computer will not work then!…….
    I have been blown away by your creativity you make such beautifully crafted cards it must come from your jewlery making skills….they are wicked!
    I love your clean and simple style and i want a cameo………you have shown me how fantastic this machine is….. you may convert me yet (into buying a die cutting machine )…..
    I will be back soon!!!!!!!

  13. Stunning Marie, I simply love it!!!! Reminds me of something? ;o)

    I’m going to Lesvos in September, give me some hints when you’re back. Have fun and enjoy!!!

  14. Hi Marie, love your CAS card and the stunning envelope you made for it – have a great holiday and birthday – Jacqueline xx

  15. Oh no Marie – I hope I’m not too late to wish you a very happy holiday! Frayed and jangled sounds fab to me, all grass skirts and tambourines! What a wonderful piece of work to go out on – I love the softly coloured hearts and the tone on tone panel and of course your fancy envelope is amazing! Vicky x

  16. Hi Marie, you should be enjoying your actual birthday as i write this :0)…hope you’re having fun!!
    Gorgeous card, love the crackle effect on the hearts…they look like wood!!
    The intracate envelope and pocket are so pretty as well :0)
    Jenny x

  17. Happy birthday Marie!!May all your wishes and dreams come true!!!!
    I love your card!And I love what you do with the Cameo!!
    And I love the effect on the hearts!
    Enjoy your vacation!!!
    Φιλιά πολλά!!!!

  18. Hiya
    I am catching up with you at last, I get your blog emails, so haven’t missed anything except saying what I think! Hope your pooches are still with you as I don’t think they could be anywhere else, also hope you and hubby are better and you at least have had your legs up, sorry resting!

    Oh! yes Brilliant projects as usual.

  19. Hi Marie, what a stunning creation! I absolutely love your beautifully presented cas card, those hearts look lovely with the crackle stamping, and the pp colour is gorgeous. I’m so sorry I’ve not been around very much – Hannah has been having some pregnancy complications, but not long to go now (10 days to be precise, then I’ll be a granny!!!)

    Happy 25th birthday 🙂 (you don’t look a day older, girl!), I hope you are having a wonderful time on your holiday, and thank you soooo much for the sun, it’s been lovely here today!

    Speak to you soon.

    Maria x

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