Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Squash It Challenge #2

The Squash It challenge this time has a theme of Christmas and stamps - pop along for a visit to them if you don't know what I'm talking about and all will be explained.  I started with a square of white card of suitable size for my card and  stamped the sentiment in place using the Misti.  Next it was embossed  using a snowy embossing folder.  I then found some red card and stamped two baubles using red ink then heat embossed using clear powder.  The bows were stamped onto some tiny scraps of gold pearl card and the baubles and bows were cut using  matching punches. Layered everything together with some more gold and red card onto a white card base.

PS - I've just been reminded that the same theme follows for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge so I'm popping over there with my card too - another interesting blog for you to take a look at

Baubles - Contempo Christmas stamp set and punch Stampin' Up (retired)
Bows - Holly Berry Happiness Stampin' Up (retired) with matching punch
Embossing - Snow fall embossing folder Creative Expressions
Squares - dies from Tonic and Phill Martin
Sentiment - clear stamp from my stash (unbranded) probably a freebie from way back


  1. Good morning. Oooh, I like that snowy embossed background. The sentiment looks great and I love the pop of colour with the pretty baubles. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

  2. Hi Val,
    that is a gorgeous card and I love your wonderful stamped design.
    Those baubles are so pretty and the colours are fab.
    I really like how you have used the other side of the embossing folder it looks great.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. This is lovely, Val! Like the colours and the baubles very much. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It, and don't forget to link up at Christmas Kickstart too, Jo x

  4. Gorgeous card Val - just perfect for the Squash It challenge as well as being so fresh and festive.


    Di xx

  5. A fabulous card Val, I love those added baubles.

    Sue xx

  6. Hi Val . . . I see what you mean! We've both been using that ornament punch! LOVE your festive card with the snowy embossed background.

    Sarn x

  7. Hi Val

    A great card with lots of lovely layers.

    Loving your embossing .. .. not many Christmas embossing folders in my collection so I will have to hope the Christmas theme doesn't stay around for too long .. .. .. unless they are happy with seeing the same ones over and over LOL!!!

    Hope your week has gone well.

    Love Jules xx