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.

Monday, 5 March 2012

February Winners

It's time to announce our winners for February's Love and Lace challenge - we had some beautiful entries so it was a tough decision, but our overall winner was unanimous - Helen won our hearts (and the great set of La Blanche Stamps) with her wonderfully romantic card in soft shades of creams and blues.

Our runners up this month were:

Pauline P - the lace on her card really caught our eye, as did the gorgeous rolled roses with romantic pearl centres.

Di - again the lace really made this card stand out and the fancy border just added to the romance of it all.

Clare certainly hit the love theme straight between the eyes with her gorgeous wooden letters and the distressed embossing gave it a vintagey romantic feel.

Val's image, distressing and use of colours and lace made for a wonderfully romantic vintage creation!

Congrats on making our top 5 ladies - badges for your blogs will be winging their way through cyber-space.  Helen, please drop me a line with your details so I can get your physical prize in the post to you.

Don't forget to enter again for this months' Spring into Spring challenge to win yourselves the Waltzingmouse stamps and PaperCrafts Magazine.


  1. Oh wow, and double wow! Thank you so much for choosing my entry. I'm pickled tink - or should that be tickled pink!? Di xx

  2. Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of your top four, all the other entries are beautiful, and Helen's tag is amazing!mthank you! Xx

  3. Well done to all but Di it had to be yours it's a fabulous creation.

  4. Thanks so much! Congrats to everyone! I love Helen's creation, it's just gorgeous!!

  5. Wow - thanks so much for choosing my card - there were some really fabulous entries.


  6. What fabulous creations - congratulations everyone! Vicky x