What is St Luke's Hospice?

St Luke's is a hospice which cares for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses. Their aim is always to control the patients symptoms, alleviate pain, and give them the best possible quality of life – all free of charge. It costs £6 million per annum to keep St Luke's open, and government funding, via NHS trusts only provides one third of the funds required, which means the Hospice has to raise a staggering £4 million each year to provide this vital end-of-life care.

This challenge was set up by a St Luke's Supporter who has seen first hand, the amazing care given to patients through St Luke's and whilst donations are now closed we would like to thank all our donators for their wonderful contributions.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Card Buffet

Well our beside the sea challenge is over and it looks like we finished summer off with it too!  We'll be back later in the week to announce this months winners.

Today is the start of our new challenge for September, and with a new challenge comes a new sponsor and this month we have a wonderful set of stamps from Waltzingmouse.  Now I know many of our followers are already fans of Waltzingmouse, but if you're new to them, I promise you'll be hooked so go and check out the shop.
 This month we have "Wanda's Party" which will be with the winner in time to play for Halloween (click the link for inspiration from the WM DT on the great projects you can make with this set):
The really exciting news is that Claire Brennan, owner and stamp designer for Waltzingmouse, being the wonderfully generous person that she is, has VERY KINDLY dontated SIX WHOLE SETS of her amazing stamps - so if you are a fan (and if you're not now, you soon will be!) - you are going to want to keep coming back to play over the coming months as there will be another 5 sets up for grabs in the future!

The challenge this month is a CARD BUFFET - you have to pick FOUR items from the list of 10 below and include them in your card - not 3, not 5, but just FOUR.  If you want to include a focal image and a sentiment as well, then these can be in addition to the 4 buffet items (but you can also count them as part of your 4 items - ie an embossed sentiment)

Here are the fabulous creations the Design Team came up with to inspire you all with, along with the details of the four items they each chose - do click on their names to go to their blogs to see the full details and to leave them a little love :-)

Patterned Paper, Embossing, Ribbon and Pearls
Ribbon, Gems, Punches (die cut) and Embossing

Flowers, Buttons, Patterned Paper and Ribbon

Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Flowers and Pearls

Punches, Ribbon, Embossing, and Pearls

Enter your card below for a chance to win, and check back in a few days when we'll announce our beachy winners from August's challenge.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

August Winners

Good evening everyone, sorry it's taken a few days to announce our winners, but its been a hard decision this month, but without further ado, I can now announce our prize winner, and our top 3.

Our top 3, in no particular order are Janet, Chrissie and Loli- congrats ladies - your winners badge is is on its way.

Our prize winner this month is Caroline - I just loved the paper pieced waves and the cool dude cat on her card.  Caroline wins a £10 voucher from our kind sponsor Elaine at Quixotic Paperie - Elaine will be sending you your voucher code directly once the store reopens following her summer break.

We seem to have hit a chord with you this month - it's looking like we're in line for a record month so keep up the good work with your entries :-)