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Double Blessing

Today I wasn't planning to make a card, but inspiration strucked when I stopped by Our Daily Bread Designs blog. They have a sketch challenge going on...

I sadly don't own any ODBD stamps but we are allowed to participate with one card anyways. I chose a spanish sentiment from My Pink Stamper, that translated says: "When I count my blessings, I double count you". I used Haj Design paper for these flowers, which I die cut with the Spellbinders' sets Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms and Carnation Creations. Also from the same company I used Gold Elements One to make the flourishes and Gold Labels Four, for the window and the frame. This time I used ribbon over lace and some crystals to finish the card. And this is what I came up with:

I really hope this card is good enough for the challenge. Let me know what you think :)

Until next time... Have a great weekend!


I consider this a fraternal love card, one that you can give to a sister on Valentine's (hope she doesn't find out!). And I wish to submit it to other challenges: 

Girly Cards Challenge

Use Bling
Card and Scrap Blog

Any Sentiment
Aud Sentiments

 Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge Blog 


  1. Such a gorgeous card! Love all the pink and the beautiful flowers and all those gorgeous layers! Love your take on the sketch and thanks for joining us this week at ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

  2. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I really appreciate it.

  3. Oh, Graciellie, what a gorgeous card! And it's perfect for this week's sketch challenge! I'm sorry you don't have any ODBD stamps…yet! Hope you do someday soon! They are wonderful with such great verses and images! I love the beautiful colors and the wonderful flowers you've created and arranged. And the sentiment is lovely…in Spanish and English!

    I spent a little time looking through your blog post and LOVE your style! You are truly a talented and creative stamper, and I'm so glad you decided to join us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!!

  4. Oh wow Cheryl! Thank you so much for all the kind words, I am really glad you liked it. It's exciting to be so kindly welcomed to the ODBD community. It's humbling really, thank you...

  5. Wow! That's one elegant beauty! Beautiful colors, textures, design and esp the sentiment! Did I mention the lace and ribbon? Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for Shining the Light with us at ODBD! Hope to see more of your artwork in upcoming challenges!

  6. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! :) MAYBE, you'll WIN the ODB Challenge & solve that problem of not having any ODB stamps!!!!!!:) WOULDN'T THAT BE FABULOUS????:) HOPING YOU WIN!!!!!!!!;)

  7. Linda, thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

  8. My dear Tlady, that would be certainly great! jajajajajaja! You think of everything, don't you? lol

  9. Wow!! This is gorgeous!!! I just love the added flowers, all the dimension, and your added texture!! Stunning take on the sketch!! So feminine and elegant!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  10. Thank you Chris, I'm delighted with all the nice comments from the ODBD team. I really appreciate it!

  11. This is gorgeous!
    Beautiful colours and details:)
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  12. beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

  13. This is so gorgeous! Love, love, love!
    Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
    Jennyfer, DT

    ♥ AudSentiments DT ♥

    ♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

  14. Thanks Graciellie, for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge! I LOVE your take on this sketch! The details in your design are delightful, and those flowers!! I don't usually care for a lot of flowers - but these are so different! Beautifully done!
    ~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
    RubberMAD (

  15. This is SO beautiful!
    Thank you for joining the challenge at card and scrap :)

  16. Heidi, Gitte and Netti, thank you so very much for your kind comments... Thank you!

  17. Jennyfer, Ginny... I am once again delighted to participate at Aud Sentiments and I thank you two very much por all the compliments and nice comments. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Oh my goodness this is just AMAZING!! I would never have thought to do this with that sketch. GORGEOUS!!
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT!! This week we have feline challenge if you'd like to join us with a cat image ;D
    Riette, DT.

  19. Thank you Riette! I´m glad to have joined you guys, I appreciate all the nice comments... And thanks for the invite too!

  20. Pretty card, lovely colours :=)
    Thanks for joining us at card and scrap

  21. Oh this is stunning, so much depth with all the layers. I really like it. Thanks for joining us! MC, audsentiments DT.

  22. YOur card is beautiful! Especially the pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing your card with us at!

  23. Thank you MC! I´m glad you like it! And thanks for welcoming me againg at Aud Sentiments...

  24. Mackie, thank you for saying that! I´m glad you liked it... Thanks for stopping by!


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