Thursday, 1 November 2012

The last St Lukes Charity Card Challenge..long post

Sadly this is the very last St Lukes Charity Card Challenge and this time we would like to see Traditional and religious cards with all the trimmings.
This months challenge is JUST FOR FUN, as we are no longer accepting new card to sell on behalf of the hospice, but please post your cards on the blog as there will be some lovely prizes to win, which I will tell you about later.

I would just like to tell you how it all started, Tara came up with the idea two years ago after losing her father and wondered how she could raise money for the hospice and hence 18 months ago the Challenge was started. The challenge has received over 2250 cards for which we are so grateful to you all and for your support.  Tara is now unable to do the craft fairs to sell the cards do to personal commitments and after talking to the Hospice shops there was no one who would be able to track the sales or price the cards fairly, so a decision had to be made to end the challenge....although Tara will still support the hospice selling cards at their summer fairs.

We still have a few prizes from our kind Sponsors so thought we would go out with one final challenge so this is what you could win:

A lovely scallop circle  die, Humphrey Christmas stamps and a lovely set of Waltzing Mouse stamps.
Please do join in our challenge this month, but DONT send any cards....
a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all your support and your lovely cards you donated we hope you had fun while it lasted.
My card: I have used  the bird image and sentiment from  Stampin Up Beautiful Season, coloured with Copics and used Glossy Accents on the berries.  Image mounted onto Nestability Floral Oval die...Backing paper from my stash, S.U. embossing folder also used, Martha Stewart Holly punch.

I have really enjoyed being part of the Design Team and will miss making my monthly card,  thank you Tara for asking me to join your team,  you've done a great job and have achieved what you set out to do and that was to raise money for the Hospice...well done my friend.

Anne

35 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful traditional card Anne. I just may enter the last challenge...had a look at the blog but couldn't see a link for the challenge as yet. Funny when you always mentioned doing cards for St Lukes Charity, I didn't realise there was a challenge blog....:)

Christine Harrop said...

This is a lovely card Anne. As you say, sad that something so wonderful has to end, but people don't realise just how much time and effort is needed on something like this. Tara obviously worked very hard for two years and the hospice benefited so good luck to her. I'm sure the true supporters will still help in the fundraising. Have good day. Christine x

Caroline said...

What a beautiful card love the design and the colours used are gorgeous. What a wonderful idea for such a great cause. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Well what can I say I absolutely love all of this, the image is great love that green backing paper and that embossed panel just lovely

jacqui x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is such a lovely card Anne. The image is gorgeous and the colours are beautiful. It's a shame that the challenge that this will be the last challenge but I can understand why that decision has been made. Well done to Tara for all she has achieved.

Sue

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

Mary J said...

:( well done to Tara though - she is a fab girl! And I am going to miss you and the team, Anne!

Gorgeous card, the details are so beautiful!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I like the image, the paper the embossing and the holly.
Kevin xx

Rita said...

Anne, your card is beautiful and I love the traditional card anyway. So this would be my choice of card too. Hugs Rita xx

brenda said...

Just lovely Anne, the embossing really sets off the lovely image and very elegant frame.

B x

Deborah Frings said...

Anne - this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the green and red and beautiful sentiment too! Just fabulous.

I have to say that it's been great working with you. It's been fun!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Anne. I love the image and fab traditional colours.
Lorraine x

Aquarius said...

A lovely traditional card - beautiful. Shame about the challenge but circumstances change and not everything can go on as before.

Craftilicious said...

and it's been a real joy being the first to see your DT cards each month Anne - I'm so glad I asked you to join me or I'd have never have found such a fabulous blog buddy :-D
Thanks again for all your efforts these past 18 months
Tara
x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous Christmas colours and I always love to see holly on Christmas cards :0)
It's been great working altogether n the challenge DT :0)
Jenny x

June Nelson said...

This is stiunning Anne me lovely, traditional christmas card cant beat it hunnie love it, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxx

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

A lovely card Anne........well they say that all good things must come to an end !!
My son goes on his cruise ship tomorrow, bless him.......
Have a great week end Anne,
hugs
Chris richards
xxxxxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Anne
Loving your card..... So sad ... All that hard work Tara put in......... I have enjoyed working with you and all the other lovlies.....

Lynne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Anne.Perfect traditional Christmas colours.
I`ve really enjoyed seeing your St Lukes cards over the the last 18 months. We made a great team didn`t we?
Lynne xxx

Sandra H said...

Anne, This is totally stunning and what a shame its to be the last one gorgeous image and really a Traditional card xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne.
Sue x

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Anne and perfect for the final challenge. It's such a shame that it's finishing but you need to focus on the positives and that is the fantastic achievement of raising money for the charity.

Karen x

Jill said...

Well done on the challenge doing so well. Great card - I love that stamp set.

Shelby said...

This is such a beautiful traditional Christmas card and love the die cut you've used. Great card

Shelby

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Anne what a beautiful Christmas card, love the image and your colors. The embossed red paper really gave it a rich look.

Ruth Ann

May said...

Beautiful Christmas card Anne, love that embossing & lovely image.. fabulous papers.. Hugs May x x x

Vicky Hayes said...

I've always loved the challenge and the idea behind it but of course things change and I know Tara has so many commitments. I always enjoy coming to see your gorgeous cards Anne and this is a traditional beauty!

Pauline said...

This is just beautiful and festive Anne, I love the berry reds and holly greens you used on this lovely card.

Sasha said...

Your card is so beautifully coloured, Anne. I love the image you chose, it fits so perfectly with those dies.

So sorry to hear about the St Luke's challenge coming to an end xx

Patricia said...

What a stunningly beautiful card, totally Christmas, I love it.
Happy Crafting

Patricia

Fabiola said...

oh! qu'elle est jolie et délicate...biz

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMgosh this is absolutely stunning!

Vicky said...

Very festive!!! I love the image, very elegant.

hugs Vicky xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Sandy said...

Anne your card is gorgeous - there is nothing like traditional red and green. I am so sorry the challenge had to come to an end. It raised money for a wonderful cause and people were able to purchase some really great cards by talented designers. I love the Holly corners and the beautiful embossed paper. I never think to emboss and I need to start!
Sandy