Saturday 24 December 2022

More Inspiration for Challenge #27 - Snowflakes and Stars

Hi everyone, it's Jo on the blog today. Hey, we're just one sleep away from the big day! I'm not sure anyone is cardmaking right now, but if you are here's a little gentle encouragement to join our final challenge of 2022.

For all of December we've been playing Snowflakes and Stars...

Gail and I have been in excellent company this month with our GD, Linda, who created this gorgeous card to get our creative wheels turning.

For my card, I grabbed a little pinch of inspiration from Linda's card and created a colour-washed background, which I embossed with Sizzix /Tim Holtz Folder Simple Snowflakes.

You can find further details on this quick and simple make over on my blog.

Thanks for dropping by, and a very merry Christmas from Gail and me AKA Team Squash It! We'll be back in the New Year to announce the winners of this challenge, so until then we hope you have a loving and joyful festive season.  

Saturday 17 December 2022

Inspiration for Challenge #27 - Snowflakes and Stars


Hello Squashettes!   I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.   Gail here to share a card for the current and final challenge here as Let's Squash It!   We want to see snowflakes and/or stars but in the spirit of more is more I have gone with both.

For my background I used some copper ribbled paper and embossed with a snowflake and star embossing folder I got with a magazine.  Then I cut and embossed sizzix primative star which comes with a matching embossing folder.  A little dandelion ink to highlight the star textured and everything mounted on a black card base.   

I hope you find some crafty time and come and join us here at Let's Squash It!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday 10 December 2022

Let's Squash It! Challenge #27 - Snowflakes and Stars

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 27th 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.  
Hello Squashettes, Gail here.  
Welcome to the December challenge here at Let's Squash It!  It's the last challenge of the year and, I am a little sad to say, that this is also going to be the last challenge here at Let's Squash It! for the time being.   Jo and I had a little chat and have decided to suspend the challenge after this month.  The blog will remain open so you can still check back for masses of awesome inspiration but there will be no more challenges, at least for now.  We would like to thank everyone who has joined in with love, joy and enthusiasm the last two years.  We have been so touched with your support and impressed with all your cards.  Thank You.
But we are not gone yet......  

So, Challenge #27
And this month's theme is...

Snowflakes and Stars

Use an embossing folder and show us snowflakes and/or stars!

Please don't forget to 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 the wonderfully talented Linda!

Hi everyone – I’m Linda W. (aka ScrappinBari) who blogs at Scrappin’, Stampin’ & Singin’. I'm excited to be Guest Designing again at Let's Squash It! How time flies - I was Gail and Jo's first Guest Designer back in December 2020, having won the inaugural LSI challenge. I started out scrapbooking but switched to card making in 2007. Since playing at Let's Squash It! my stash of embossing folders has grown - instead of showing love to an old folder, it seems I'm always looking for new ones! Thanks to Gail & Jo for giving me this opportunity!

Linda's Card uses Hero Arts/Sizzix Snowflake Background now retired.

And here's some inspiration from the team...
Gail's Card uses
Crafters Companions Embossing Folder -Parquet and
Hobby Solutions - Let It Snow

Jo's Card uses
Embossing Folder - Sizzix/Tim Holtz Simple Snowflakes

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

Thursday 8 December 2022

Let's Squash It! Let's Make a Christmas Card Winners


Hello Squashettes!  Gail here to announce the winners of the November challenge Let's Make a Christmas card.  So many lovely and varied creations for this challenge.  A very big thank you to everyone who played along. 
  So, it's time to announce our favourite creations for this theme.  You made it so difficult to pick favourites but
here we go.......
We were very impressed with

Vinita Jain



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

Our Challenge Winner is:



 Congratulations Jeanne, please grab your Empress Badge. 
                                           Finally, we have our Random Prize to award...

#31 Sally

Congratulations Sally, 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

Once again, thanks to everyone who played along. 

Pop back on the 10th for the start of the next challenge!