Wednesday, 13 April 2011

St Luke's Charity Challenge - Say it with Flowers

This is the first challenge from a brand new blog called St Luke's Charity Cards.  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.

They have been very kind with their first challenge which is "Say it with Flowers".  I have been making sample cards for our club night tonight and have used used my Stampin Up One of a Kind stamp set.  On a blank piece of white card I have stamped the flowers and then decoupaged them.  I also stamped single flowers to make the background.  I have used backing paper from my stash and also for the piece representing the ground.  In the top corners I have used my Martha Stewart deep corner punch - Wild Flowers.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set which says "for you" (unfortunately it isn't clear in the photo) cut out using the SU oval and scalloped oval punches and set upon a nestie die cut.  I then added some Stickles glue to the centre of the flowers and added stems using Promarkers.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. HI Karen......what a pretty card love the flowers you have created....thank you also for joining in our first challenge over at St Lukes Charity card challenge and we hope you will join us again next month.


  2. What a lovely delicate and feminine card you've created!
    Thanks so much for joinging us at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - we hope you'll be back to play again next month.
    Craftilicious x

  3. Lovely card and a good cause too. Enjoy club tonight - I'm sure they will love all your samples

  4. Such a pretty card - lovely soft colours and pretty flowers! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next month!

  5. Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge. See you next month.
    Lynne xxx

  6. Beautiful card Karen. Thanks for joining our first challenge and giving it such a great write up :-)


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