Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC35

It's time to 'think outside the box' once again with
Her 'color story' photos are always so unique
and this week's is certainly no exception.

"This week's colours came about as I realised we'd not
really featured the colour brown.  Whilst hunting through some
art photos, I came across these chairs and both Julie and I
LoVeD it!  I was in the mood to make a canvas this week 
and had just used my seahorse image in a zendoodling class
I'd taught, so I thought I'd give him a go in these colors.
A certain little girl in my home has already asked if she can
please have this in her room!
These colours may look scary, but give them a go!"

Before we get to this week's guest, we have news to
share of a mixed-emotion-nature...

Mona Pendleton has decided it's time to work on
some new creative projects and will no longer be
designing with us here in The Cafe.
Mona went from being a weekly player to
our first Private Blend Designer and eventually
to our senior design team.
We will miss her weekly inspiration here
but we're sure that you'll be finding Mona 
in some new and exciting creative places!

How fun for us to welcome our newest
celebrity guest designer from the UK...
Lucy Abrams.

Lucy only lives a short 5 minute drive from
our Sarah, but not even Sarah was aware
until we were preparing for this week's post!

"I am an English and Drama teacher from
Manchester, England and 
I love to play with paper and stamps.  
I have a wonderful husband
who lets me hide away for hours upstairs,
'working' away in my little studio.
I was introduced to papercrafts in 2008 when my
sister gave me a scrapbooking kit.  I managed to
complete a single (awful) page before turning my
hand to card making.  I was hooked instantly!
Now I am lucky enough to design for several companies
including Hero Arts, My Cute Stamps and
You are welcome to come visit my blog
Lucy's Cards...I'd love to see you there!"

It's been really great learning about where our
design team creates...we hope you have enjoyed it.
Our final designer to share her creative space is
Suzanne Czosek, your host for this week's challenge...

"I started out my craft space using a desk my husband
made in high school.  This triggered me moving my craft
space to our den, which is a shared space with the
family computer, which in turn gets me lots of company!
My original desk has been re-purposed for the computer
and I now use a long piece of countertop as my desktop.
My DH promises to build cabinets to go under it when
he gets time.  In the interim, I am supporting my countertop
with old table legs and the storage for all my supplies are
in plastic drawers and on shelves."

Here's what the rest of our designers have done to inspire you.....

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

This week's prize is 
A Stamper's Grab Bag!

Please follow the rules carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.
We want you to enjoy this challenge. 
Interpret the colors the way you see them. 
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun! 
The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals. 
You are welcome to combine challenges, 
but we do ask that:
 1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.
See complete rules on sidebar at right

The Fab 4
The Cream in our Coffee

Another challenge 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 congratulates 
The Fab 4 for Challenge #34:
(in alphabetical order)

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

The Cream in our Coffee
( make sure you see this talent, too! )

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

Nancy wins the fabby giveaway from

and can proudly display the 'Play Date Cafe Winner' Badge.

Nancy will also be eligible to be a
guest designer here in The Cafe.

Nancy, please contact Julie Ranae at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of the fab 4 and congrats to everyone else x

  2. Biggest congrats to Nancy and all the other winners! Love the colors for this weeks challenge, too!

  3. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous surprise! Thanks for choosing my card this week...such a thrill to see it here! Congrats to the Fab 4 and "The Cream", your cards are all amazing!

  4. Congratulations for all the winners for challenge #34, lots of great inspirations there!

  5. Congratulations!!!!
    I love the color choice for this week. I went back to revisit a pastel I did, hope it's ok, I didn't do it today!!!
    When I saw the colors, I knew it clicked!

  6. Congratulations to Nancy and all the girls!

  7. Thanks so much for honoring my card ladies, and congratulations to all of the talented winners!

  8. CONGRATS Nancy...I love that gorgeous card! And, CONGRATS to the FAB 4, and the Cream...such wonderful inspiration! Thanks for the mention girls!

  9. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  10. Congrats to you Nancy- your card is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for the Fab 4 win too- I was very shocked and extremely excited :)


  11. GORGEOUS samples girls! I will miss all of you dearly but I will be certain to visit & play when I can with you awesomely talented designers!

  12. Congrats to al the winners! Nancy - your card is stunning!

  13. Congrats to the winners, another fun challenge!

  14. Hi all

    I am so happy to have found your blog, it is just full of inspiration! I have entered the colour/photo inspiration challenge and loved it!!

    Thanks, I'll be back LOL!!

    Sarah x

  15. WOW! Congrats to all of the gorgeous creations from the last round of CREATIVE fun! Awesomeness lives HERE! I've been *kept away!* {sob} by life, but I squeezed in some time for this week's, drop-dead with colorful WONDER-filled, palette! Yeahoooo! I LOVED working with these jewels - fun, fun, fun!

  16. Wow, so many wonderful creations! This was my first time playing this challenge - loved it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Darn, wasn't paying attention and missed the deadline! You can check it out anyway, if you want to.