Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #10

Happy New Year!

The Play Date Cafe Design Team is ready to hit the ground running with an all new challenge this week.
Before we get to our design inspiration, we want to thank our  
December Guest Designer  
Mona Pendleton of Cupcake's Creations
for inspiring us with her fabulous designs.
Look for our next guest designer coming in January!
This week's design host is Sarah.
Many of you have commented on how fun it has been to get to see UK-inspired creations
and we know we can always count on our Sarah's unique perspective!

Here is what Sarah had to say about this week's inspiration...

"I've been crocheting a lot recently.  When I saw a card with some tiny crocheted flowers, I decided I'd give it a go.  This week's colours come from a necklace a friend bought me earlier this year.  If you need new colour inspiration, or just want a bit of a jump start to get going on a project, looking at something you own for a colour combo should always be successful - after all, you chose the accessory/clothing because YOU liked it!!  In certain lights this necklace is more of an orange with turquoise and brown but during the transition from camera to computer it's become a more dusky pink. So your challenge this week is to use
turquoise        brown        dusky pink
as the main colours in a project of your choice."

Here are projects from our other designers to help inspire you.....

 Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window


Mona Pendleton ~ Cupcake's Creations
Guest Designer for December

The prize for this week is $20 in stamping and scrapping supplies from a variety of companies.
Please follow the rules carefully to enter.

Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
Cafe Spotlight will be announced during the next challenge.
We want you to enjoy this challenge, so interpret the colors the way you see them. We are not using specific card stock color names nor brands for our challenges, so you can really break out of the box and have some fun. What we do ask is that the colors that are in the challenge be OUR focal colors...when using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals. You are welcome to combine challenges, but we do ask that 1. They be used for the first time here 2. You mention in your post that you are playing (better yet, display our color challenge photo) and 3. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

See complete rules on sidebar at right


Challenge #9 has come to a close.
A very warm thank you to all who entered.
This challenge is only successful because of YOU so please, PLEASE play with us again!

          The Play Date Cafe is pleased to present 
The Fab 4 for Challenge #9:
(in alphabetical order)

Hels ~ Ink on my Fingers
Lyneen ~ I am Dreaming of Castles
PetraB ~ Kunterbunt Cottage
Teresa Kline ~ Enjoy the VA Sunshine

The Fab can proudly display the
'I Made the Fab 4'
badge on their blogs!

and The Play Date Cafe Cup of the Week...

Darlene wins a $20 stamper/scrapper prize package and can proudly display the 'Play Date Cafe Winner' Badge.

  Darlene will also be eligible to be 
a Guest Designer here in the Cafe.
Darlene please contact me at
with your mailing address



  1. Beautiful samples of inspiration girls! Thank you so much for having me as your Guest :) It has been all my pleasure!

  2. WooHoo, thanks for picking me for the Top 4 again..bless you xx Loving the new challenge off to see what I can come up with xx

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I'm so thrilled you chose my creation this week! Congrats to the Top 4 recipients also!! What wonderful inspiration the DT is for me as well as the other ladies who play along ... awesome work ladies!!!

  4. Gorgeous work ladies and congrats to the winners! xxD

  5. Congrats to all winners!
    great color combo and fab DT's work.
    Happy New Year to all of you, see you next year...

  6. thanks ladies, what a fabulous way to end the year....your colors this week are aaaaahhh...I likey.....Happy New Year to all!

    enjoy *~*

  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Scrapbooking Challenges & Competitions search engine today (look for timestamp: 31 Dec [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 01 Jan [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  8. Thanks for inviting me over Julie, love your blog and looks like a lot of very creative talent here, look forward to 2010, I know it's going to be good!
    Happy New Year!

  9. Congratulations to all the winners!!!
    Happy new years!!!!

  10. Hi ladies :)
    Julie thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Wow this challenge is graet I love the colous :) Tomorrow I will make a card for this Challenge :)
    Hugs from Poland

  11. Here's a card I made with these colours for inspiration

  12. I love these colours, but still had to scratch my head to incorporate them, however, I got there.

  13. Great challenge again!
    Unfortunately I am out of turquoise cardstock, so I used blue instead, but there's turquoise in the stripes. Hope you like it.
    DT-cards are fab.

  14. I love the colours I think they go so well together.
    Congratulations to all the winners
    Happy New Year to everyone.

  15. I love the colors of this challenge! Great choices=) I had fun making my entry.

  16. Thank you for the wonderful colour challenge - I use brown and pink a lot, but haven't ever introduced turquoise! You gals are truly inspirational, and I'm blown away with your creations! Hope to play again soon.
    Hugs from a hot and dusty Australia!

  17. Hey Julie! Thanks for inviting me here - had a blast playing and I will surely be back next week! LOVED the color combo (no surprise - anything turquoise works for me!) :D

  18. Great color combo to play with, esp. when snowed in in southwest Michigan. Thanks for the challenge. Bonita

  19. Happy New Year to all of you and thank you so much for picking me as one of the fab4 for the last challenge.
    Again a great challenge this time and fab creations from the DT. Petra.