Thursday, 24 November 2022

More Inspiration for Let's Make a Christmas Card

Hello Squashettes.  Gail here today with another squashed Christmas card.

I don't want to worry you but it's only not very long til the crazy day, and then it's all over for another year.  So grab those embossing folders and make some easy cards with squashy WOW!  Here's mine and I've gone navy and white with lovely scandi texture....
 

I simply stamped Crafty Individuals Noel Border stamp with navy ink onto a white card panel.  Then I embossed with Sizzix Scandi Borders embossing folder and mounted the panel on a white card base.

You have until the end of the month to share your Christmas cards that include the use of at least one embossing folder.  There are some lovely makes in the linky already so hop over and take a look and leave a little love.  We all need a little love and you never know you could make someone's day so much better.  

Thanks for dropping by. Hugz

Friday, 18 November 2022

Inspiration for Challenge #26 - Let's make a Christmas Card

 

Hi there, Squashettes, it's Jo on the blog today to share a little inspiration for our current challenge! We've gone super-easy this month and would just like to see you use an EF to create a gorgeous Christmas card.

Our guest this month is the lovely Cat from Cat Luvs Paper


Cat's beautifully CAS card blew us away and you can see it by clicking hereI bet you go 'wow' when it appears on the screen - I know I did. 

For some reason I decided to de-boss the inky, water-coloured background on my card. I used watercolour card, which takes embossing beautifully. I wanted to fill the little 'wells' made by the Christmas Trees with plenty of ink so they were a good, strong colour. Seems to have worked ok and was a quick and simple make.

Embossing Folder - Darice Trees

The cards in the Squashy Gallery for this theme look fabulous. I really think that including embossing seems to especially suit cards made for the festive season. You have until the end of November to play along with this challenge and Cat, Gail and I all hope you'll come and join the festive fun! 

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Let's Squash It! Challenge #26 - Make a Christmas Card

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 26th challenge here at 

Let's Squash It! 

Let's Squash It! is The Embossing Folder Challenge.  

We are gonna help you explore the world of the not so humble embossing folder and encourage you to dig 'em out, knock the dust off and find old, new and fun ways to make your projects pop. 


We have an awesome team to keep you entertained and awesome challenge themes to stretch your creativity and get you using all those long forgotten and neglected embossing folders. 
For those of you who are just tuning in you can check the previous posts for the story behind the genesis of the challenge and the technique posts for awesome tips and techniques to help you make the most of your supplies and folders.

Challenges start on the 10th of the month and run to the last day at 23.59 GMT.  We will be picking top picks and a winner, who will have a chance to be our guest designer for a future challenge.


So, Challenge #26.
And this month's theme is...

Use any Embossing Folder 

AND Make a Christmas Card

Use any embossing folder and create a Christmas card. Nice and simple and easy for this month!  

Please don't forget to check da roolz to ensure your entry will be eligible for the random prize draw!

We are very pleased to have our Let's Squash It!! Empress joining us as our guest designer this month.

  Please welcome CAT!

 

Hi! I am Cat Craig. I was delighted and honoured when Gail and Jo asked me to be a
Guest Designer for the always fun Lets Squash It Challenge.

I was never much of a crafter until a dear friend introduced me to scrapbooking in 2006. A few years after that another friend introduced me to cardmaking. I was immediately hooked and eventually started my blog Cat Luvs Paper.
I love all kinds of techniques and card styles, though most of my cards are CAS. Whenever my mojo wanes, I look to a card challenge to rev it up again."
 /\  /\
(=';'=)
  (")_(")~

And here is guest designers Cat card
 
Cat's Card uses
Stampin Up Embossing folder - Wintry


 
 
And here's some inspiration from the team...
 
 
Gail's Card uses
Hobby Solutions Embossing Folder - Merry Christmas
 
 


Jo's Card uses 
Crafts Too - Christmas Wreath


 
Please do check da roolz to make sure you will be in the running for da prizes.  

This months randomly selected winner will be able to choose a prize from the
 
Now it your turn!
Grab your embossing folders and join the fun.
We are looking forward to seeing your cards.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Let's Squash It! Winners for Challenge #25 - Trees and Leaves

 

Hey, Squashettes, welcome to our October Winners post.  Our October Challenge was one chosen to match with the time of year and you guys offered up a truly fabulous mix of Fall, Halloween, Christmas and leafy creations!  A very big thank you to everyone who played along. 
Thanks also to our fabulous guest, Joanne from Ambrosia and Iron who inspired us with her gorgeous gnome card.

So, it's time to announce our favourite creations for this theme, and once again it was oh, so tricky as you guys really smashed it with this theme.


So, here we go...

We were very impressed with

#6 - Guri


and



Congratulations to you both, please grab your badge to flaunt brazenly on your blogs!



Our Challenge Winner is:

#19 - Linda



Congratulations Linda, please grab your Empress Badge. Gail and I hope you'll join us as a future guest designer. Please email me at dottypudding(at)aol.com so we can make the arrangements! 

                   Finally, we have our Random Prize to award...

It's you, Kate !

Congratulations Kate, please take a look in the Prize Vault and email me with your choice of EF and snail mail address at dottypudding(at)aol.com. I'll get your prize on it's way as soon as I hear from you!

Once again, thanks to everyone who played along. 

As always, we have a brand new challenge beginning on the 10th of the month, so stay tuned and we'll see you again soon for more squashy fun!


Tuesday, 25 October 2022

More Inspiration For Let's Squash It! Trees and Leaves Challenge

Hello Squashettes.   Gail here today with some more inspiration for the current Trees and Leaves challenge.  

I went close up on the tree and used sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder.

I embossed a piece of kraft card with the woodgrain folder, smeared on some tea dye distress ink and mounted on a blue card base.  I'm very into cats at the moment so I grabbed this cool Peekaboo Kitty and fun sentiment, both from Carmen's Vearanda.

You have until the end of the month to link up your gorgeous projects.  Hope to see you here.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, 17 October 2022

More Inspiration for Challenge #25 - Trees and Leaves

 


This month we're all about Trees and Leaves here at Let's Squash It!

We have the very talented Joanne with us as our guest, so here's a quick reminder of her adorable card:


Isn't that EF a beauty? I think I need to add it to my wish list... and the dainty leaves too... and the gnome!

Here's what I made for this inspiration post:



Trust me, but this looks so much better IRL. The EF is a Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades folder by Tim Holtz called Acorns. The depth of the embossing is amazing and so tactile.

You still have until the end of the month to play along with this challenge and it would be great to see more cards in the gallery. I think this theme would work well for Halloween and Christmas cards, so why not come and join the fun?

Monday, 10 October 2022

Let's Squash It! Challenge #25 - Leaves and Trees

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 25th challenge here at 

Let's Squash It! 

Let's Squash It! is The Embossing Folder Challenge.  We are gonna help you explore the world of the not so humble embossing folder and encourage you to dig 'em out, knock the dust off and find old, new and fun ways to make your projects pop. 



We have an awesome team to keep you entertained and awesome challenge themes to stretch your creativity and get you using all those long forgotten and neglected embossing folders. 
For those of you who are just tuning in you can check the previous posts for the story behind the genesis of the challenge and the technique posts for awesome tips and techniques to help you make the most of your supplies and folders.

Challenges start on the 10th of the month and run to the last day at 23.59 GMT.  We will be picking top picks and a winner, who will have a chance to be our guest designer for a future challenge.  These will all be announced on the 8th of next month.


So, Challenge #25
And this month's theme is

Use any Embossing Folder 

AND Trees and Leaves



Use any embossing folder and include some Trees and Leaves   Please make sure you include both parts of the challenge on your card and also please check da roolz!

We are very pleased to have our Let's Squash It!! Empress joining us as our guest designer this month.  Please welcome regular player Joanne from Ambrosia and Iron.


 
Joanne's card uses Woodland by Stampin' Up!

And here's some inspiration from the team...
 
 
Gail's card uses
Crafters Companion Lily Pond


Jo's card uses Layered Leaves

 
Please do check da roolz cuz rool breakers will be squashed!!!!


Now it your turn!
Grab your embossing folders and join the fun.
We are looking forward to seeing your cards.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter