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, 30 November 2011

Christmas is coming....

It's the first of the month - November already - so time for another challenge here at St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge and this month we thought it was time to get ready for Christmas so our challenge is to make a Christmas card.  Hope this is a bit easier for those of you who disliked our boy card challenge last month ;-)  You can make anything you like, any style as long as it's Christmassy then anything goes!

We have a lovely prize this month for our winner (we'll announce the winner from October in the next couple of days so watch this space!) from Lili of the Valley - a pair of their gorgeous stamps.

We're getting quite a following now and it's lovely to see so many regulars joining us month after month - thank you to you all - we love to see your entries.  Here are the DT's cards to get your ideas flowing - details of what they used can be found on their personal blogs so do pop along to see them and say hello.

There is a Christmas Fayre in aid of St Luke's at the end of November and I will be having a stall there to sell the cards so should have an update on funds raised early December.  Unfortunately I had to cancel the small fayre I was due to attend at the end of September due to ill health but I'm fine now and looking forward to a good fayre.

Don't forget - if you can spare it - we'd love to receive your challenge card at the hospice (and any other handmade cards you can spare for that matter - particularly your Christmas cards in advance of our Christmas Fayre on 27th November.) Address to post them is on the right hand side bar. :-)


  1. So pleased your health has improved Tara. I enjoyed the male swap. So pleased to see the numbers are increasing for the swaps, hope you are also finding your receiving more cards. DT crds are wonderful. Cheers Cazro

  2. Gorgeous card! Thx for sharing DT!

  3. I'm so sorry, I forgot to post my challenge card from the last challenge. I've got a few together now, including the one I've made today, and I'll get them in the post to you tomorrow. I hope the fair is a great success. Jo

  4. Just the challenge to get us in the festive spirit Tara! Will have a rummage in the next couple of days and get some cards in the post to you ready for the fair. Lovely DT samples as always - will be popping round to visit soon ladies! Vx

  5. I posted a few assorted cards to you last month, I hope you received them OK.
    Sally M x

  6. Beautiful inspiration from the DT, - thank you for a fab. challenge ladies.
    Sylvia x

  7. Beautiful selection of cards from the DT. Thank you for this lovely challenge:)

  8. Some lovely cards from the DT to inspire us this month

  9. I have psoted 10 Christmas cards to you this afternoon, hope you get them in time for the fayre. Best wishes Cazro

  10. Hi there, at last I've posted some cards to you. Hope they reach you in time for the Christmas Fayre. Been meaning to send you some since the challenge started earlier this year!!

    Hope you have a successful day.

    Kat xx

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  12. Thanks for the challenge and the push to get cracking on the Christmas cards hope to make the fair Luv Sue x