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.

Thursday 31 May 2012

One Layer Month

This month at St Luke's there is only one rule and that is to have no layers on your card - stamp, draw, ink, emboss - whatever technique you fancy  - just do it directly onto the base card.

Now I know for some people a one layer card is a very scary prospect, it was for me when I first started to try, but it does get easier with practice - and you've got a whole month to play along and get in lots of practice and you may even end up as the recipient of this months prize.  We are being sponsored again by the lovely people over at Lili of the Valley and we have a pair of their gorgeous stamps to give away.

And so, to the wonderful inspiration parade from the design team - lots of great projects to get your creative juices flowing.

Anne - she loves one layer so much she did us two this month!

is taking a break this month while she unpacks lots of boxes after moving to the USA

Tara - I like one layer too so decided to give you double the inspiration!

So now - it's over to you - dare to go one-layer!


  1. Oh, that'll be very hard for me! Will try to give it a go!!

  2. Wow, these are all fab DT cards! M x

    1. Great DT cards. I just entered my first one today - love one layer when it works out :) Di xx

  3. Yahoo . . . I've managed to join in this month! Love the DT cards . . . very inspiring. xxx

  4. Thank you sooo much for my top 4, i feel so touched, great team, very human and kind people team.
    A BIG hug from Palma

  5. My first visit here. I love 'One Layer'! Ali x