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, 14 May 2012

Mid Month Inspiration

It seems that our one layer challenge is scaring you all this month - we know it can be scary at first, but trust us, once you break your one layer duck, you'll be making them all the time as they're such fun and so easy and quick once you get to grips with them. 

So, we thought we'd offer a little more inspiration to see if we can tempt a few more of you to play along.  The easiest technique to use if you want to get lots of pattern but keep to one layer is to use masking which Deborah has done one her vibrant card.  Lynne has simply stamped and coloured directly onto her card - it doesn't get much easier than that now does it?  Sylvie stamped a gorgeous image in 3 places on her card in black and added a little colour with promarkers.   I've taken a modern approach and kept it clean and simple with a masked strip for the sentiment across a block print flower stamp.


Do come and join the fun - you've still got a couple of weeks to perfect your technique.


  1. Gorgeous inspiring samples ladies! I can feel another one layer card coming on! Vicky x

  2. Wonderful inspiration cards Luv Sue x