Sunday, 9 January 2022

Snippets Playground Challenge #419

 Well, we have a great new look to the Snippets Challenge and a slight change of address as well - read all about it HERE.  There is a smart new logo and badge to pop onto your sidebars too and a followers list to join so that you can keep up to date with what's going on.  The usual rules apply about using snippets and saying which those are so that it is clear that at least one of the components is a snippet - the more the merrier.  As usual there is a great prize for the lucky person whose name is picked in the draw at the end.

Everything on my card is a snippet, apart from the card blank which is a 6" square one.  I started with a fairly large snippet of white which I smooshed through some watered down Distress Oxide ink on a glass mat to give the appearance of a cloudy sky.  Various small rainbow-coloured snippets were die cut and glued in place for the rainbow, more white snippets for the clouds which have had their edges sponged and the words were cut out of a sheet which I'd run through the printer a while ago with a wide selection of words which I thought would be handy for adding to a variety of cards.  Simply added the raindrop style gems for a bit of interest.  I have quite a few of the coloured rainbow arcs left over and am debating whether to use them on another card, even though they may not be in the correct order - not sure if I'd be happy with that idea although I have seen illustrations with 'wrongly-ordered' rainbow stripes which I'm afraid goes against the grain for me ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

As this card was made using something new (the rainbow die set) I'm also popping over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog where their theme is Anything Goes with the added extra of using something new and I'd treated myself to these dies and matching stamp set just before Christmas.

Rainbow and Clouds - die set from Julie Hickey, as were the raindrop gems
Words - computer printed using Impact Label Font


  1. Very bright and cheerful card Val


  2. Hi Val . . . good see you on the Playground Swings. Remember to come up to the Playground Treehouse with it's new plush furnishings and comfy chairs! Larger bar too! LOL!

    LOVE your pretty background which sets of your new rainbow dies perfectly. Sweet little rainbow drop embellishments too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. This is a brilliant creation Val. Love the cloudy sky background and the rainbow is gorgeous, perfectly finished off by the little gems. Thanks so much for joining in with my theme for this week’s Allsorts challenge
    Pauline x

  4. Gorgeous card Val, the smooshed background is beautiful. I'm the same as you, I'd have to put the colours of the rainbow in the correct order. xx

  5. This is just the cutest card with that colorful rainbow and droplets in color too! Here's to a lot of fun over at the Playground!

  6. Such a bright and cheery card using our new dies, thanks so much for sharing and joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  7. Love this rainbow card Val, fab smooshed sky, and bright rainbow snippets, and perfect little rain drops xxx

  8. I love this gorgeous card Val and the coloured raindrops, they are perfect for this card.

    Sue xx

  9. I love the sky! Which of course is perfect for your rainbow and that brilliant sentiment. x

  10. This looks so lovely and a great use of snippets and your new die. I had the same dilemma when I did some rainbow cards and in the end did some that were just shades of purple! Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  11. Hi Val

    Here at last!!

    Having a blog catch up whilst my printer is on overdrive!

    Thank you for the lovely comments you have been leaving me.

    Loving your rainbow card. Your background is amazing .. .. .. I thought it was a snippet of design paper to begin with.

    I hope that you enjoyed Christmas (why does that feel so long ago already), and that the new year is going to be kind to you.

    Take care and stay safe

    Love Jules xx

  12. What a lovely card Val - and huge thanks for your wonderful shout out. I did smile about colours being in the order of the rainbow -it's a must for me as well! Surely 'in vain Richard battle gave York of' doesn't have the same ring as the rhyme we were taught at school! I'm sure you'll find a good use for the leftover rainbow snippets anyhow - there's a little challenge for you! :)

    Happy 2022!


    Di xx