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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside....

Well, as it's August, and the sun is "hopefully" shining, we thought that this month we'd take you all on a little journey and make our challenge all about the seaside so we'd like your cards to feature the beaches, sandcastles, beach huts, boats, lighthouses, ice cream, sun bathers, surfers or even campervans.  Just show us your favourite holiday images.

Again we have a prize up for grabs for our favourite card, and this month it's a £10 voucher from Quixotic Paperie.  Quixotic Paperie is an online store specialising in rubber stamps and stocks great ranges from Kraftin Kimmie, Stamping Bella, Greeting Farm, Whimsy, SCACD, Paper Makeup and Make it Crafty to name but a few, along with beautiful embellishments and designer papers.

We'll back later in the week to announce the winner of last months challenge, and our favourite entrants from our Black & White plus one challenge.  For now, here are the great cards for this challenge from the DT to get your inspiration flowing...  Don't forget to click the links to our blogs to find out more about our cards and leave us a comment to let us know you've been :-)

currently taking a break

 our new DT member - do say hello and make her welcome :-)

So we hope that's got you wishing you were here - pull out all your sunny, summer colours and click the little blue froggy when you're ready.  You don't HAVE to send your card to the charity to play along, so all our friends across the pond, feel free to play, but if you can send your card to us for sale, then we assure you it will be gratefully received.  We have another big fair coming up at the end of August so will have another total update in September.


  1. Hey Tara - we've got the same title!!! :)

  2. Fab theme this month, now if I could just find my Jenny Mayes coastal stamps.........

  3. Fabuluous DT samples ladies. Another challenge to test me, I am still determined to get 4 cards to you again this month. It hopefully informs or reminds folks who visit my blog. Caz

  4. Brilliant inspiration from the DT! Thanks!
    Hugs, Sandra x

  5. Another great challenge and lovely inspiration from the DT

  6. Such inspiring DT samples this month! I have had so much fun with this challenge and will have more next week... Vx

  7. Sorry ladies .. .. didn't get chance to enter this month but have popped some cards into the post for you.

    Love Jules xx

  8. My 4 cards were posted to you today. Caz