Thursday 24 February 2022

More Inspiration for Challenge #17 - Grasshopper Green

 Hello Squashettes!  Gail here today with a little reminder for Let's Squash It! Grasshopper Green challenge.


We want you to use lots of green, include an insect, or any bug of your choice cos we won't be consulting entomologists, and at least one embossing folder of course.  I've used Sheena Douglas Twisted Vines folder and a beautiful dragonfly stamp from Rubber Dance stamps

I embossed mid-green card and smeared the embossed texture with dark green ink.  Then I cut the panel, gave it a self-coloured mount and stuck it on a dark green base card.  I stamped and fussy cut the dragonfly, added some colour with blue and green Promarkers and blitzed it with glitter, cos dragonflies are sparkly.  Maybe a bit over the top with the bling, but it does sparkle LOL.  Sentiment to be decided!

I hope you get some time to grab your embossing folders, your greens and your bugs and join the fun.   You have until the end of the month, which is a short one don't forget!!!  
Carpe Diem!

Thursday 17 February 2022

Reminder Post for Challenge #17 - Grasshopper Green

 Hi there Squashettes, it's reminder time here at Let's Squash It! as we continue to play with the colour green, an insect of your choice AND those all important embossing folders!

We're thrilled to be joined by the lovely Marianne as our Empress this month. If you take a peek here you'll see her gorgeous card, plus the little bit of fabulousness that Gail created too.

Here's what I made as my second card for this challenge.

To be honest, I followed a very similar formula to my first card, and let this beautiful EF from Altenew do all the work. My insect is a tiny Hero Arts ladybird from a set I bought very early on in my cardmaking career. I don't think I've ever used this little stamp before! I stamped the ladybird on the stalk of the daisy, and then stamped and fussy cut another for the body. This looks quite effective IRL as I added some Glossy Accents to the ladybird for a little shine.

We've got three beautiful cards in the gallery for this challenge, but to be honest, Marianne, Gail and I would love to see a few more and very much hope you'll come and join the fun. Don't forget, there's always a random prize from our fabulous Prize Vault on offer for one lucky player! 

Thursday 10 February 2022

Challenge #17 - Grasshopper Green

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 17th 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 8th of next month.   

So, Challenge #17
And this month's theme is

Use any Embossing Folder AND Use Green and Include an Insect

Use any embossing folder, lots of green and include an insect.  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 Marianne.

Hi, I'm a Dutch native living in Greece and I'm so happy to be making a guest appearance here! Thank you, Gail and Jo, for inviting me! I'm a hoarder of all things crafty, including embossing folders, so I'm really happy to have found this place where I'm encouraged to use my embossing folders more. I lean towards a clean and simple style, but also like to get inky sometimes. Fortunately, embossing folders work either way. I had fun creating this card and hope it will inspire you to get your embossing folders out and join in the fun!

Marianne x
And here is Marianne's card using
Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Winter Berries

So pretty with that delicate organic emboss detail.
And here's some inspiration from the team......
Gail's Card uses 
Gemini 3D Embossing Folder - Butterfly Effect

Jo's Card uses 

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 February 2022

Winners and Top Picks for Challenge #16 - Under The Sea



Hello Squashettes!  Gail here today to announce the results of Challenge #16 - Under The Sea.  Winners will now be announced on the 8th of the month to give us a little more time for this very difficult decision.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your gorgeous cards and techniques.  Just a gentle reminder to check our rules.  If you want to be in the running for the prize we have a link limit and we also ask that you comment on a couple of other entries.  Please also mention the brand and name of the folder you use if you know it, if only cos I may need to hunt it down and add it to my embossing folder mountain bwahaahhahahaaa.

We finally whittled down our favourite so here we go...... 

Our two runners up, impressing us with their fabulous squashing are:


Gorgeous embossing and gorgeous colours.  What a beautiful card.



Loved the partial emboss and the little fish. 
A perfect background for the leaping dolphins.

Congrats ladies,
We h
ope you'll wear your badge with pride!

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


A gorgeous embossing folder, beautifully coloured.
Such a lovely scene and a very sweet seahorse. 
Here's your badge Jeanne and well done on being our Empress of Squash.

We also have our random draw prize to award!  
Mr Random says the lucky winner is......

Congrats Joan!  Please email me at with your address details, and also let me know which folder you want from the prize vault.  Please claim your prize by the end of February.

Thanks again for joining Jo and me for this challenge.  Our next challenge will start on 10th February.   Hope to see you there!  Hugz