And welcome the second challenge from St Lukes Charity Card Challenge .
This month we want you to " Pick a Pattern"
Polka dots,checks, stripes, zigzags or something more geometrically complex - any pattern goes- the choice is yours!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those of you who participated in our first challenge. We were overwhelmed with not only the amount of entries but the standard of them too. Well done to you all and thank you.
Here is my card,
Another quite simple card, I`ve used a 5x5 base card.
Cut a piece of card slightly smaller and embossed the top half with my new Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe EF.
I`ve added some bright blue dotty paper to the lower half and covered the join with some blue ribbon ( Poundland)
The panel was then attatched to the main card using foam pads.
I then stamped a Waltzing Mouse Vintage Labels 4 using Bahama Blue Memento ink and cut out with a nestie labels 4 die. Then I stamped the sentiment from PTI in blue and attatched with foam pads.
Nice and simple and easy for posting in the mail.
Which brings me to my next point. I`ll let Tara explain as she has posted this piece on the main St Lukes blog.
EDIT - 13th April - Unfortunately, due to rising costs and the need to maximise every single penny raised, the charity have had to suspend the use of the freepost address for this challenge. If you live in or near to Sheffield, cards can be dropped in to any St Luke's Hospice shop (see their website for locations) and will reach us via their internal delivery service. If you are kind enough to donate your card(s) but live outside of Sheffield, I am afraid you will have to put a stamp on the package for the charity to receive your donation (please take into account size and weight and ensure that sufficent stamps are used so as to avoid charges at the other end). I'm sorry to change this mid-challenge but this challenge is all about raising money for this brilliant Charity, and unfortunately they do not receive any preferential rates from Royal Mail (boo to them!) and as we've been inundated with cards already (which is FABULOUS - THANK YOU!) it does mean that there is a significant cost to be paid, and a lag in how quickly we can sell the cards to replenish the shortfall. On the plus side though - St Luke's remove all the stamps which are then sold to a stamp dealer to raise a few extra pennies - so if you can send a card and cover postage costs, then they are benefiting twice!
YOU MAY STILL PLAY ALONG IN THE CHALLENGE WITHOUT DONATING A CARD AND STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MONTHLY AWARDS.
SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ABOUT SENDING GENERAL CARDS TO THE HOSPICE FOR SALE - THIS IS FINE - AND ANY CARDS WILL BE GREATFULLY RECEIVED OUTSIDE OF THE MONTHLY CHALLENGES.
I`m sure you will understand the need to raise as much money as possible for this very worthwhile cause.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx