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Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop Sympathy Theme

Welcome to my blog My name is Donna Gray & I live in a small country town in the Northern Rivers area of NSW Australia.
In September I participated in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights event 

The Theme for this highlight was a Sympathy Card which is not an easy card to make but the thought of how a card like this can offer comfort for someone who is going through such a sad time in their lives losing a loved one helps you create such a card.
My go to stamp set had to be the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp set to create this card as they are such beautiful flowers to make an elegant card I try to keep Sympathy cards quite simple but elegant at the same time.
This is the card that I entered into the International Highlights event which if you voted for me you will remember seeing my card

So once again I was lucky to be voted in the top ten winners to participate in this wonderful blog hop alongside all of the other 9 talented crafters who I must say have so much creativity.
So as a added extra I have made two more sympathy cards 
With this card once again I went for a more simple elegant look Using our lovely Bermuda Bay Card Stock as the base Followed by a layer of crumb cake then my whisper white layer that I have stamped the lovely flower spray from the Thoughts & Prayers Set To stamp the With sympathy I used the Flourishing Phrases Set Two of my go to stamp sets for special occasions & very simple Sympathy cards.
I then decided I would make a more male themed Sympathy card for some gentlemen that have had their partner pass away as my flower sympathy cards are sometime to feminine to give to a male recipient
So out of all my stamp sets I went back to one of the most favourite stamp sets that Stampin Up! have made the Lovely as a Tree Stamp set I tend to use this set a lot for male themed cards & let us not forget it is a lovely set for a snowy Christmas card also.

For more examples of my work please feel free to jump over to my website & go to the gallery section to see more photo's of my projects 
I also offer online card classes for people that live in Australia It is a great new way of doing a card class with me in the comfort of your own home for more details of my 
online card classes click here
Also if you wish to purchase any of the items I have used in these cards you can go to my
Thank you to everyone who voted for me & I hope you like what I have created for this blog hop
Now feel free to keep hopping with the next person on the list
Thank you for visiting my blog call back again soon


  1. Beautiful cards Donna! Thanks for being part of my international highlights blog hop and congrats on being picked as a winner!

    1. Thanks Kylie It was definitely my pleasure I enjoy blog hopping with all of these talented crafters

  2. Lovely Donna. I always think I have Thoughts & Prayers until I go to use it & wonder why I can never find it. You have used both sets to perfection. TFS

    1. Thanks Vicky for your lovely comment It was my pleasure to share & blog hop with everyone again

  3. 2 lovely cards Donna. Stylish, elegant and gorgeous!

  4. A beautiful set of Sympathy cards. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Lovely card. I think Lovely as a Tree is a perfect stamp set for lots of occasions.

    1. Yes Karen I have to agree The lovely as a tree stamp is definitaly a great stamp set

  6. Wonderful, soft coloring of the Lovely As A Tree, Donna!


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