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.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

July Winners

Hi folks

It took a lot of deliberation this month to come up with our winners but we eventually managed to get to a consensus!

Our overall winner this month was Mary J who always supports us every month and submits lots of great cards but this one just really nailed the challenge - aren't most teenagers monsters ;-)   The sentiment is spot on for a teenager too and the great CAS design which is out of Mary's comfort zone but again works so well in this context.  The ribbon girl voucher will be winging its way to you shortly Mary - enjoy :-D   [edited - sorry I mixed up last months prize with this - Mary wins the £10 ribbon girl voucher]

Our 3 runners up this month were:

Jayne - we loved this funky girl with her over-buckled boots - this would really appeal to teenagers everywhere I'm sure.

Joyce M created a couple of similar designs but this masculine version really appealed to us - the chevrons are spot on trend too and the colours really work well with this design.

Louise was our final entrant last month and we really loved how she incorporated an itunes gift card into her card design - this would surely satisfy any fussy teenager!

Thanks for joining us ladies.

Hope you're all enjoying our current sporting theme - if you're not on a sporting bent, then think laterally - but as the whole country seems to be going gold medal crazy then surely it's time for you to go for gold too - there will be a medal as well as the standard prize this month ;-)   If you're stuck for ideas, we'll be back next with a little more inspiration for you so on your marks, get set - PRINT!


  1. Thanx soooo much for making me a runner up. Im really chuffed! hugz, Jayne xx

  2. So happy to be selected as a runner up this month especially as there were some fantastic cards in the challenge. Well done to everyone, especially Mary, Jayne and Joyce!
    Louise xx

  3. Many congratulations to you all, x

  4. Well done ladies - fabulous cards! Di xx

  5. fab cards - congrats ladies Karen

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. And, thanks for choosing me as runner up. I am honored.