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.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

April Winners and Design Team in Print!

It's time for a couple of announcements here on the St Luke's blog - firstly it's time to announce the winners of our anniversary "bling it up" challenge.

Our overall winner last month was Sian - she definitely met the "bling" brief head on and we loved that she took her inspiration from Jesse J's nails ;-)

Drop me an email Sian with your postal address and I'll get your bumper prize in the post after the bank holiday :-D

Our top 4 last month were, in numerical order:

Gillian - we loved your bling and big fluffy bow

Loli - your faberge style egg was an amazing creation

Vicky - just the sweetest get well soon card

Pauline - the layers of pattern were perfection

Thanks ladies - your blog badges will be emailed to you shortly.

We also have a bit of exciting news about some of the Design Team here at St Luke's - we're in print!!!   Lynne, Jenny and I (Tara) are all featured in the 100th edition of Papercraft Inspirations and we're all pretty excited about being published for the first time so hope you'll indulge us as we shout it from the rooftops ;-)  Here's a link to their beautiful blogs page where you can see a link to our cards that have been featured http://papercraftinspirations.themakingspot.com/blog/issue-100s-beautiful-blogs  and if you want to see us in paper, the magazine will be in your stores on 9th May.


  1. Wow. Thanks for choosing my card as one of the top 4.

  2. Woo hoo! Thanks for choosing my card as one of your top picks! Well done to the other top picks, all such beautiful creations! Thanks you ladies once again xx

  3. Well I never! Thank you so much for choosing my card as the winner for your anniversary challenge! I can't quite believe mine was chosen from all of the fabulous entries!

    Congratulations to those who were chosen as the top four, your cards are beautiful :) and congratulations to those ladies who have found themselves in print - I'm very jealous and inspired :)

    Right...to get working on the next challenge!

  4. Thank you so much for choosing my card in your top picks and congratulations to all the other ladies too! I am so impressed to see that Lynne, Jenny and Tara are going to be in print too - huge congratulations to you all! Vicky x