Sunday 24 April 2022

Challenge #19 - Final Call

Greetings Squashettes, it's Jo here today. I hope that you're all keeping well, enjoying the weekend and finding a little crafting time along the way.

This month we're all about Geometry and Repeating Patterns over here at Let's Squash It! I've really enjoyed creating cards for this challenge as there's something so satisfying about geometric designs. Looks like quite a few of you agree as we've got some gorgeous cards in the challenge gallery!

For my card I created a very quick and easy background using Distress Oxides, my Gel press and a favourite We R Memory Keepers EF. 


I'm so pleased with this little card; that oh, so simple geometric background really makes it!

Our challenge is open until April 30th and we'd love you to come and join the fun!

Sunday 17 April 2022

Inspiration for Challenge #19 - Geometric and Repeating Patterns

Hello Squashettes.  Happy Easter!!  

Hope you are having a great day filled with all good things.

Gail here today with some inspiration for the current Geometric Challenge.  I think geometry is like yoga......everything is Geometry.  Well, when I say everything.........  But nature certainly has a monopoly on geometric forms.  There's that Fibonacci stuff and circles, waves, curve, scallops...  the list is endless.  I stumbled on this Sizzix spiderweb folder and decided to make it a bit more festive.

I also stumbled on this purple glittery glossy card, so in the spirit of weird I embossed that with the spiderweb folder.  Then I coloured parts of it with orange Promarker.  It was a bit streaky so I went over the orange bits with Spiced Marmalade distress marker to even the colour out.  Mixing my medias LOL.  I die cut the panel with a stitch die, added a pre-printed birthday greeting and a rather sweet The Greeting Farm polar bear who happened to have been lurking.

I hope you find time to grab your geometric folders and join the fun here at Let's Squash It!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday 10 April 2022

Let's Squash It! Challenge #19 - Without Geometry, Life is Pointless

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 19th 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 #19
And this month's theme is

Geometric and Repeating Patterns

We want to see geometric and/or repeating pattern embossing folders this month.  There are some beauties out there so make them the star of your card.  Please make sure you include the challenge theme on your card and also check da roolz to ensure your entry will be eligible for the random prize draw!

Here's some inspiration from the team......

Gail's Card uses
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Eiffel Tower and Artful Muse Car

Jo's Card uses
Kaiserkraft Embossing Folder - Honeycomb

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

Saturday 9 April 2022



Hello Squashettes!  Gail here today to announce the results of Challenge #18 - Emboss/Deboss. 

Thanks to everyone for sharing your gorgeous emboss/deboss cards.  Just a gentle reminder to check our rules and the challenge requirements to make sure you have it all covered.  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:


Great use of colour and a border embossing folder for a striking card.


Loved the simplicity and contrast of the emboss/deboss. 

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:


Wonderful colour and contrast and we love how you used the embossing folder and fussy cutting for extra dimension.

Here's your badge Granne 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 Linda!  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 April.

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