Tuesday, 15 May 2012

St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge - One Layer Month

I have only recently come across the Charity Cards Challenge Blog for the St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield.  Please join in if you can - and I will be sending some extra cards each month as well.

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. The aim is to promote the good work of the charity, provide a fun and welcoming challenge community in which card makers and crafters can come back month after month to play in our challenges, and by sending their cards to the charity, provide a little something to help them keep their doors open.

So, if you feeling creative and want to play along with us, please do - no matter what your age or ability, all are welcome, and if you can "spare" the card you make too, then all the better :-) THANK YOU!

Their theme this month is One Layer.  My card is a ready-embossed card blank from stash, with stamps (using black Stazon) that were free with a magazine.  I coloured the images and the flowers on the card using Promarkers.  Fake stitching added with a marker pen.


  1. This is lovely Ali, the faux stitching is a great finishing touch :0)
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
    Jenny x

  2. Well it's lovely that you've found us Ali - we don't do one layer every month but I hope you like the challenges we have to come :-)
    Your one layer card is just lovely - I love the patchwork style of it.
    Thanks so much for playing along at St Luke's.

  3. This is such a sweet card, love the faux stitching - matches the stamps! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  4. Lovely card Ali great faux stitching around the card..thank you for playing along with our challenge over at St Lukes


  5. This is really cute : ) M x

  6. Such a cute card Ali. So pleased you found us, thanks for joining in at St Lukes.
    Lynne xxx

  7. such a simple and beautiful thank you card that conveys the thank you message perfectly.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :)


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x