Saturday 10 July 2021

Challenge #10 - Shimmer and Shine

 Welcome, welcome, welcome to the tenth 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.  There is a little prize on offer for a randomly selected winner and these will all be announced on the 5th of next month.   

So, Challenge #10
And this month's theme is

Use any Embossing Folder AND Make It Shimmer and Shine

Use any embossing folder and a medium to make it shimmer and shine ie gilding wax, perfect pearls, glitter glue, sparkly embossing powder/paint etc... Please make sure you include both parts of the challenge on your card and also 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 Tina!

"Hi. I am Tina and I live in Slovenia, a country well known for its stunning nature. I have been married to my high school sweetheart and we have one daughter and two sons.

I started cardmaking in 2010 when my husband bought me my green Cuttlebug.  I didn't know that one hobby could be so addictive … So, in April 2015 I created my blog to share my passion for cardmaking. Both decisions, to start cardmaking and to start blogging,  are among the best in my life, it is so inspiring and I am so happy about all this. I don’t have any specific style,  I just love playing with papers and trying different styles and new techniques.

You can find more about me on my blog ( The name incorporates my passion for environment (»tree«) and card making (»bug« is short for my green Cuttlebug)

I am so happy to be your Guest Designer because I love my huge collection of embossing folders! Thank you!"

Tina's Card uses
Sizzix Embossing folder - Diamond
folder from bigshot starter kit

Tina says 'For my purple card I sprayed my sizzix embossing folder with nuvo mica mist before running through my cuttlebug. The card is all shining but how to take a picture of this, I don't know, I tried different positions with no success unfortunately... Then I just added some flowers, greenery and gemstones for extra bling.'


And here's some inspiration from the team......
Gail's Card uses 
Sizzix Simple Impressions Embossing Folder - Stars

Jo's Card uses 
Kaisercraft Embossing Folder - Stained Glass

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 dies or scissors and join the fun.
We are looking forward to seeing your cards.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Tina Z. said...

Thank you so much, I am honoured to be your GD.
your inspirations are stunning, very creative and with such cool effects.
crafty hugs xx

Angelnorth said...

Three lovely diverse samples, fab to see Tina joining as GD this month! Thinking cap on, I’ll be back!

Dawn T said...

what gorgeous samples from the team.

CinnamonSally said...

Another fun challenge and great inspiration.

Carol L said...

What a beautiful card Tina - so fabulous for a GD! Great work from Gail and Jo too!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team and guest designer

Robyn Oliver said...

Cool challenge ladies - lots of ideas and inspiration for shimmer and shine, Robyn