Thursday 5 November 2020


Good morning Squashettes!  Gail here this morning and I just gotta say WOW!!!!

Over 50 entries to our very first challenge!  And loads of lovely comments and chat!!

Jo and I are humbled and overwhelmed by your fabulous response and enthusiastic embrace of our new challenge.  Thank you soooooooo much.  Hugz all round.  

But you are here for the winner and top picks aren't you?  So let's get to it......

You made it so hard to pick favourites.  We had a short list of 50ish LOL, whittled it down to about 10, then after much soul searching and coffee and cake we came up with this little line up.......


Our two runners up, Impressing us with their awesome cards are

Michele with this gorgeous snowy scene

We loved the matt gold metallic card used with that gorgeous triangular pattern making a perfect Antarctic sky background and a simply stunning design.

Karen with this wonderful copper and navy card

We loved the copper metal background with that awesome pattern and more geometry with the stars.  A super elegant and very striking card.
We hope you'll wear your badges with pride!

Our top pick, most favouritest, and winner of our Empress of Squash award
with a chance to guest design for a future challenge goes to

Linda W 

with this adorable robot card!

We loved the wonderfully metallic, beautifully irregular geometric background.  The robot continued the industrial theme, softened by the wonderfully geometric cardioids (hearts).

Squashy factoid:- Cardioids are geometric shapes like circles with a dimple on one or more sides ie hearts or stars.

Congrats to our top picks.

We also have a prize to award!  We asked Mr Random and he said


That's Bonnie with her beautiful embossed Christmas Tree design.  

Congrats Bonnie.
Email Gail craftynomad at gmail dot com with your address details and
I'll get your prize in the post. 

Thanks again to you for your support of our new challenge.
Jo will be back on the 8th with another Technique Time.
Challenge #2 will start on the 10th!!!!
Exciting times!!!

Take care.  Keep safe.  Hugz


Suzanne H said...

Congrats to all! Wonderful top picks, well deserved!

Bunny said...

Congratulations to the winner and the great Top picks. Really lovely. [Bunny]

I Card Everyone said...

Congrats to Linda, and Bonnie for the win - and I feel so honored to join Karen as a runner-up Squash-ette!
Thanks Gail, and Jo! Congratulations on your fabulous 1st gallery of cards!

Brenda said...

Congrats to Michele and Karen, they both made amazing cards! I loved Linda's robot card, so a big congrats to her as well. And lastly, congrats to Bonnie, loved her card and how fun that she won the prize! Hugs, Brenda

JulieP said...

Congrats everyone! This is a fun challenge and I'm looking forward to more.

Kampin' Karen said...

Gail and Jo, thank you for picking my card as a runner-up. I was quite surprised and delighted. Congrats to Bonnie, Linda and Michele (love those penguins!) Can't wait to play again and congrats on having such great support for your first fun challenge.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Thanks Gail and Jo for picking Mr. Robot as your fave in this inaugural challenge - I had a blast creating him!!

Mrs A. said...

Great picks. I have my box/boxes of ef’s at the ready for the next challenge. Can’t wait. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

Congrats to all the winners! So many awesome cards! Looking forward to the next challenge and thanks for the prize!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous pic for your winners and HM's. Beautiful cards all around.

Suze said...

Congrats to the winner and Top Picks. I bet you had to have a lot of cake and coffee while you decided on the Top 3 if those ones are any indication of the standard. I'm looking forward to the second challenge and pulling out some of my unused and underused embossing folders!

Darlene said...

Congrats to all the winners! Awesome 'squashed' inspiration! Looking forward to your next challenge!