Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC44

Well...This is an 'unusual' inspiration photo
for The Play Date Cafe, is it not?!
Time to shake things up a bit and
get really creative!  Are you ready?
It's the first...
'colour horribilis' challenge!

Sarah Anderson is our host with the
creative idea for this week, so let's just see
what this is all about.....

"Are there any colours that don't go together?  That clash?
The very talented Penny Bearcroft from Life is a Fountain
and I discussed this one day at one of my workshops.
Penny thought it would be fun to play with a few colours that
most would think were, well...not so lovely together : ) 
I thought this would make a fun challenge and asked Penny to come up with some. they are!
Now I happen to think they do go together,
and Penny's proved it .... just take a look at her creation!

So are there any colours that don't go together?
Or is it just the tones of the colours that don't work out?
So while you're creating with these colours, we'd love you to ponder this question.
See what you come up with for colours that don't go well together.
We'd love to hear your ideas, but make sure you complete
this challenge
in navy blue, hot pink and mustard yellow."

This week we welcome back Elise Durenberger
back to The Cafe as our Guest Designer.
We hope you have been as inspired by her
fabulous creativity as much as our design team have.
Make sure you put Mamacow Creations on
your favorites list and visit often.
Here is what Elise did with this week's
'unique' color challenge.....

So glad to have another great prize package
from Memory Box Stamps

Here is what you could win...

'Rhubarb Tart' paper collection

'Seed Stems' Stamp Set

We are sad to be saying goodbye to one of our
design team members this week.
As the 6 month term has come and gone already,
it unfortunately passes all too quickly.
Stephanie Kraft has been such a wonderful friend
and creative partner to the rest of our team and we
know she has been an inspiration to you as well.
We hope she doesn't mind that we shared her final
thoughts for our team with you...
"I made this week's card especially for all of you, 
my sweet PDCC teammates
sending hugs and smiles, though not saying goodbye!"

Thanks Steph for being such an inspiration to all of us.
We look forward to seeing what wonderfully creative
things are next for you.....

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

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Senior Designer
Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

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 left

The Fab 4
The Cream in our Coffee

Another record player 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!

This Week's Fab 4...
(in alphabetical order)

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

The Cream in our Coffee...
( honorable mentions in random order )

This group can proudly display the
'Cream in Our Coffee'
badge on their blogs!


The Cup of the Week...

Dana Gustafson  ~ Paper Daydream
Dana wins the prize package from

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Dana will also be eligible to be a
guest designer here in The Cafe.

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


  1. Get OUT! Oh my goodness! I am SO excited to be your cup of the week! Thank you so much PDCC girls for your endless source of inspiration. It's such an honor to be listed with so many talented ladies!

  2. EEEEK! Thanks for the Fab 4 honor!! I LOVED the inspiration!!!! :D

  3. Mmmmmmm, hmmmmmmmm! Now THAT'S a good cup-a coffee! And fabulousness - and CREAM! Congratulations, EVERYONE! What a COOL color celebration and awesome turn-out for all of the FUN! Can't wait - NOPE, I REALLY can't WAIT, to see what you AMAZING folks come up with this week! I'm SO thrilled to be a Guest DT, once again ~ It's going to be a BLAST to see how you weave your artistic magic with this outrageous color scheme! Yee Haw!

  4. Well done everyone :0)
    So happy i got a mention thanks for making me smile on a grey,wet and windy morning.
    Kate x

  5. Congratulations one and all, fabulous cards, and now for this weeks challenge??????????????

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  7. Wow! An honourable mention. Thank you so much. Just what I needed to perk me ( and my mojo) up a bit.
    Lynne xxx

  8. Congratulations everyone and thanks so much for including my card in the creamy coffee! Looking forward to playing in this challenging challenge this week!

  9. Thanks for the honorable mention, congrats to all, I love Dana's work! Always gorgeous!!

  10. This is my first time to be "The Cream in our Coffee...".
    I am so HAPPY and honorable. :)

  11. Congrats to everyone! First time for me as a mention too! :)

  12. Gosh, Sarah that picture of me is awful!!!But I'm very glad to see that my hair is actually growing at last. Loved playing with these colours, I hope you get some interesting entries!

  13. PS, Carol and I would love to be coming to your Steampunk class, but can't make it - I'm hoping you will be doing it again in Oct/Nov?

  14. Thank you all for choosing my card as a 'Creamer' this week!! Whoo hoo! My 8 YO daughter helped me make my card, running all the strips with an embossing folder thru the Big Shot. I have given her kudos for helping me win!

  15. Congrats to all of this weeks winners! Fab work! Looking forward to seeing your creations with this weeks HOT colors!

  16. Hi ladies, this is definitely one outrageous colour scheme, not one I would have picked myself LOL but that's part of the challenge. I really did struggle with the hot pink LOL. Your designs are all very creative as usual and I must admit I will be interested to see what everyone comes up with for this one. Have a good day all, Tracy Evans x

  17. Wowza to everyone that played, and all that won! I'm thrilled to be part of the FAB 4! whooooooooooohoooooooo

  18. congratulations dana!!!
    I really thought these designs for the colors were outstanding for this color combo!
    I had some fun with today's selection. Under the influence of ZZ Top concert last night.
    Will try cranky linky again later.....

  19. Fab entries by everyone! Congrats to the cream in the coffee, fab four and our cup of coffee this week! Looking forward to everyone playing in this weeks fun colors!

  20. What an "interesting" combination!

    My first go at the cafe, I hope I've done it right lol

  21. WOW! this is my first ever award in cardmaking!!! I'm so happy you liked my card!

  22. Oh Wow!! I was out yesterday - and came back to find a Fab-4 mention!!! Thank you sooooooo much! Your cup of the week was NOT a surprise at all! Dana - your card is unbelievably beautiful! Congratulations!
    And the colours for this week .... wow. I need to think. GREAT title for them though :0)!! LOL!

  23. Thanks for a great challenge using a very unique colour combination.

  24. Great colours, I think they're lovely together :)
    Thanks for another great week, girls!

  25. What a hard challenge. Have a wonderful week.