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.

Sunday, 30 September 2012


It's time for a new month long challenge again - are you ready to get your stash out and play - we do hope so as our numbers seem to be dwindling.   This month we hope you find our challenge easier - we just want to see couples - not necessarily of the romantic kind (although Anniversary and Wedding Cards are amongst our best sellers in the donated cards).  As long as you card features a couple in some form - people or animals - it all counts.

This month we are again being sponsored by one of our regular sponsors - the fabulous Lili of the Valley and we have two super cute boy stamps up for grabs.

Here's the inspiration parade this month - a whole host of couples from the furry, to the feathered and scaly with even a couple of humans thrown in for good measure - check out the links to our fabby DT's personal blogs for more details:

Sylvie (to follow)

So now, it's over to you - link your couples up below and do tell your friends to play along too - we love to see new players join in the fun.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Are you getting coupled up?

....Deborah is - she made another card to inspire you to join our couples challenge this month:

You've got until Sunday lunchtime to join in for the chance to win our great prize from Lili of the Valley so go and have a play - it's too wet to go outside anyhow so what are you waiting for?????

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Going for Gold Winners

Hi everyone - hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

Sorry we're late announcing last months winner but I've been on holiday for a week so just trying to catch up now.   So without further ado, time to announce our winners for last month.....

We were all really taken with our winning entry last month  - it fitted our theme perfectly and showed lots of brilliant crafting and artistic skills as well as a lot of humour with a brilliant sentiment that inspired it's creation:

We loved your idea Emma and hope you like your gold medal (we've left it blank in case you want to pass it onto your Dad) and hope you find the Waltzingmouse stamp set useful.

As our numbers were very low last month, we decided to just select one runner up - so our second favourite card last month was this brilliantly patriotic entry from America (that would be a person and not whole nation just in case you were wondering lol!)  We loved the theme and the texture on the flag is brilliant and the image looks great in its star filled frame.

Thanks everyone for playing - hope you're working on your couples for us for this month too :-D