Sunday, 6 August 2017

July Challenge Winners and August Challenge Launch

I'm back again with a bit of an apology for the late start to this month's challenge and the announcement of last month's winners.  As I pretty much do everything around here (with great help from my hubby on all the heavy lifting and order picking) when we are really busy, the challenge drops to the bottom of my list as I want to ensure that we give priority to getting your orders out and getting new stock into the store.  We are looking at ways to free up my time in the future but for now we are where we are and hopefully you'll still play along.

Our winner for the sketch challenge last month is Peculiaris with this wonderful little framed artwork - I am a firm believer in using our stamps and dies for more than cards and this is a perfect example.  We loved the layers and depth within the frame - it all really works brilliantly!  Please send an email via the form on the store and we'll get your voucher sorted.

 We have a couple of runners up this month - our first is actually 2 entries in one from Malwinkowo - we loved these pirate scenes and the killer touch is the real sand in the shaker frames - genius idea! 

Finally loved Rachel's cute kitty card - we thought the use of selecting inking on the embossed background was a great way to interpret the sketch. 

Well done to all our winning entries.  If you weren't selected this time, then now is your chance to have another go to catch the DT's attention (we all vote on your cards each month in secret to select our winners).  For our August we have a great collection of colours for you to choose from this month for our prize winning challenge.  As always just pick your preferred option and use at least 3 colours from it - NO BACK LINKS - new work only will be accepted.  You can create anything you like and combine with other challenges as long as you use at least one product from the vast array within Seven Hills Crafts.  The winning entry will get a £20 voucher to spend in store.

Here are the first creations from our Design Team to give you a little inspiration - we will be back with reminders and more inspiration over the next couple of weeks as the challenge will run until 10pm on Sunday 27th August so you'll have plenty of time to play on those wet summer days that seem to be with us at the moment!

I have used Avery Elle's Berry Good and Gansai Tambi watercolours

and in case you're wondering what the rest of the quote is....

used the Simple Flowers stamp set and Bold Alphabet dies from Altenew for her bold, modern floral card

Link up to our challenge page when you're ready to play.  You need a blog post/instagram/flickr page to put your entry on to link it to.  Sorry but direct emailed or messaged posts cannot be accepted - entries must use the link tool provided.


  1. Congratulation to the winners, great Cards!
    Jenny,I love your Card with These funny words and I like also also Taheerahs Card.

  2. That framed artwok by Peculiaris is so lovely. What a great idea. Thanks for picking my card as a runner up. Looking forward to this months challenge.

  3. thank you thank you thank you:)!!!


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