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, 7 December 2011

November Winners

Sorry it's taken a while to announce but with Christmas coming it's getting quite busy in our house so I've been struggling to find time to collate all our votes.

Our winner this month was Sasha for her wonderful white on white layered snowflake - we just love the intricate yet simplistic design - and of course all the glitter ;-)  I will be in touch via email for your details Sasha so I can get your LOTV stamps in the post - hope you have fun with them!

Choosing our runners up this month was very difficult as we had so many entries - Hazel gets a special mention for an astonishing 18 cards - well done Hazel!

Our runners up this month were:

Sylvia-Anne - who made great use of snippets to create this gorgeous wreath. 
Vicky with this delightful little bird and luscious ribbon.

Caroline with her delightful little bear - we all loved your cool colour combo.
Sue produced a lovely set of cards all in traditional green and red which are just so simple and elegant.


We loved all of Mary J's entries but this little guy with his rather sad looking bear left out in the snow really caught our eye.

Blog badges will also be winging their way to you ladies in due course.  Thanks so much for all your wonderful entries - hope you'll all play with our snowy challenge too ;-)


  1. Huge congrats. to Sasha for winning, and to Mary, Caroline, Sue and Vicky too. Thanks so much to the DT for also choosing my card as a runner-up.
    Have a great Christmas everyone - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my card. I'm thrilled to bits...especially when there were so many beautiful entries.

    Congratulations! to runners up - Sylvia, Vicky, Caroline, Sue and Mary.

    Wishing everyone a Wonderful Christmas and A Very Happy & Healthy New Year! xx

  3. A fabulous winning card Sasha and I'm delighted to be amongst such good runner-up company! Thank you ladies! Vx

  4. Congratulations to Sasha,

    and runners up Sylvia-Anne, Vicky, Caroline, Sue and Mary.

    Beautiful cards from everyone.


  5. Well Done Sasha and everyone else!

  6. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your Top 5. I am so thrilled.
    Wow! Look at all the fabulous work on show - congrats to all the other winners.
    Thanks too for a great challenge ladies, and Merry Christmas.
    Caroline xxx

  7. So late but many thanks for choosing my set of cards as one of the top 5 i am so thrilled
    Hope you all have a great new year Luv Sue x

  8. Hello everyone! And a very Happy New Year to you all!

    Thank you for choosing my card in your top 5 and well done to the other winners!