Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I Won!!

Just a quick extra post today as I wanted to share some news I had over the weekend. You may remember the two cards shown on the left that I entered for the St.Luke's challenge, to recycle something, a few weeks ago. Well the Design Team chose me as the overall winner - and all with some recycled SU brown paper packaging! I have been awarded the winners badge below and a ribbon collection donated by The Ribbon Girl.

I want to say a massive thank you to the ladies who chose me as winner and I urge you to read a bit more about St. Luke's. (or why not visit their blog)

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.
The challenge site was set up by Tara with the aim of people making cards for the monthly challenge and then donating the cards to be sold to raise the vital funds St.Luke's need to keep running. Even if you do not enter the challenges then I'm sure all of you have at least one card you've made that you could spare for this very worthwhile charity (they even sell the stamps that you use to post the card to them!) Last month I had over 7000 visitors to my blog so if just 1000 of those people sent one card each then that would be £1000, at the very least, that would benefit St.Luke's. So please after reading this find just ONE card (complete with envelope) to send, pop it in an envelope (in a cellophane card bag if you have one) and post to:-
Charity Card Challenge
St Luke's Hospice
Little Common Lane
S11 9NE
I would really appreciate it if this charity could benefit from my blog in some way so thank you in anticipation. And why not leave me a comment to tell me you've done it!!!


  1. I thought, when you put these cards on, that they would be the best ones (seriously) as I thought you interpreted the challenge really well. I've been wanting to have a go with parcel paper ever since. Congrats on your win, you deserve it.

  2. Hi Margaret,
    Although I don't blog myself, I really enjoy reading your blog and am constantly amazed at your lovely work. I support our local hospice and I know what a difference can be made so, as you request, I shall put a card in a cello and send it off to St. Lukes. I hope they do well via your blog.
    Essex girl, Chris.

  3. Thanks for your support of my charity fund raising blog for St Luke's Margaret - it's greatly appreciated!
    Tara x

  4. Congrats on your win Margaret. xx I posted a couple of cards yesterday.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS Margaret . . . thoroughly deserved.

    That address for St Lukes looks a lot shorter than the one I use . . . you've got me worried I've sent my box of cards to the wrong address now, and I can't check til I get home!


  6. Well done Margaret ! So well deserved as you cards are very beautiful ! I'm a big fan of recycling bits onto my cards as we all throw far too much away.
    Hugs Jane x

  7. So pleased for you Margaret - a very well-deserved win! And I'm right behind you with St Lukes - we can all donate a few cards and it makes a real difference. Vicky x


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Margaret x

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