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

Saturday 8 October 2022

Let's Squash It! September Winners


Hey, Squashettes, welcome to our September winners post.  Our September Challenge was Cuz 2 Out Of 3 Ain't Bad and we wanted you to emboss 2/3rds of your card.  We loved all the different solutions to this challenge.  If you haven't pursued the gallery it's well worth a look.

So, here we go...

We were very impressed with

Fabiola's elegant baby card

SmilynStef with this lovely holiday knit card

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

Our Challenge Winner is:


with this stunningly elegant card

Congratulations Cat, please grab your Empress Badge. Gail and I hope you'll join us as a future guest designer. Please email me at craftynomad at gmail dot com so we can make the arrangements! 

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

It's you #8 - Dawn!

Congratulations to you, Dawn, please take a look in the Prize Vault and email me with your choice of EF and snail mail address at craftynomad at gmail dot com. I'll get your prize on it's way around the world 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!