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, 31 August 2012

Going for Gold!

Well - with all the Olympic hoo-hah going on in the UK at the moment we couldn't really bring you any other theme than "sports" for this month now could we?  So if you didn't get to tickets to the Olympics (well did anyone???) and are watching them on TV like the rest of us then share your joy of all things sporting with a sport themed card.  Doesn't have to be an Olympic sport - any sport -popular or rare (tiddlywinks anyone???) will do just fine.  Don't just think this is one for the boys either - girls like sports too - I think so far the GIRLS are beating the boys in Team GB in the first few days of the competition so do consider making a girlie sporty card for a little something different.

Our prize this month, from the very generous Claire the designer behind Waltzingmouse stamps is another one of their beautiful stamp sets - Blessed By You which is a really versatile set of images and really useful and gorgeous sentiments.
There will also be your very own card making gold medal in the winners prize package this month - can't promise a medal ceremony though ;-)

So are you ready to get under starters orders?  Then we're off with the design teams sporting inspiration.....

So are you ready to go for gold in our Olympic challenge - no prizes for silver and bronze I'm afraid - just a badge for your blog - so get your competitive scissors, glue and stamps and get crafting to Olympic standards ;-) The judges are waiting with our score cards....


  1. How fun! Hope to play and am always up for a good cause! :0)

  2. Just came across you blog, I think what you all are doing is fab.. I am hoping to start entering your challenges and forwarding cards to you..

    I may have some older cards that I could sent to you too, if that would be ok..

    Hugs Kelly

  3. Fabulous DT cards, love some of the more 'girly' sport ones especially. Thanks for another great challenge.

    Louise x

  4. Beautiful cards and a great challenge, thank you Anne for your suggestion as you can see l have taken it up, and l'm your few follower of this amazing blog:) xx

  5. Thanks for the fun and Perfect challenge that celebrates lovely times when our Nations UNITE to compete in sports.

  6. Hi just discovered your blog and will definitely be supporting you from now on for such a wonderful cause. xxxx

  7. What a brilliant idea to have this theme! Vicky x

  8. Hello-Only just found this fabby Blog challenge-i have got my thinking cap on and i am going to come and play along this month too :) and will happily donate my card to such a worthy cause :) x

  9. Great theme DT team. Good luck everyone xx

  10. Super DT cards, I hope to be back with mine ASAP.


  11. wonderful cards from the team!

  12. Those were some unique cards there. I wonder if you can post all your cards in your stock so we can see it all. Love looking at this.
    Feeding the Homeless Ft. Lauderdale