Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC48

It is time for another challenge here in The Cafe.

Our design team was simply blown away by all of
the fabulous creations that were hanging in the
gallery during our last challenge.  Amazing!!!

Senior Designer Julie Ranae is this week's host...

"Would I put my kitchen together using these colors?
Probably not, but I totally admire the people who do.
That's why I chose this photo for the week.
I hope it inspires you to get out of your
'comfort zone'
and go for something a little different.
Be decide!
For instance, am I going to use
deep purple or dark blue?
Silver or gray?
I am convinced more than ever that there are
no bad color just have to
'think outside the proverbial box'!"

How about another new sponsor for this week's challenge?
They provided the 'world's best design team'
a choice of any of their stamps to play with.  We love 'em!
Crafty Individuals comes to us all the way from the UK
and is an exciting venture into the creative world of arts and crafts for business partners Jean Hardy and Malcolm Noble, 
who both come from an arts-based background.
Their online store features a range of own designed' Rubber Stamps
along with unique Image Acetates. They are available for purchase 
in their online store and in many retail outlets.

Crafty Individuals wants to really encourage you to play...
check out this prize package!


'People & Places'
This prize package is worth over $60!!!
You have to play to have a chance to win!

Here's what the rest of our designers have done to inspire you.....
Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot
Senior Designer 
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling

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 great 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)

Jean Franks Beck ~ Bluebird Paperie
Julia ~ Scraphappy
Maria Gurnsey  ~ Gingham and Polka Dots

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...

Debby  ~ Limedoodle
Debby wins the $25 Gift Certificate from

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

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


  1. Wow! Beautiful color combination.Will definitely try it out tomorrow. Congrats winners!

  2. Wow, what a wonderful suprise when i sat down with my cup of coffee for a browse this morning - cup of the week! Yey, thank you so much!

  3. Debby, Congrats on your win! I love your bird house! I was pleasantly surprised this morning also by being one of the cream in our cup! What fun! I will play again. Congrats to all who participated all everyone did great!

  4. Thank you so much for selecting my card for the Fab 4! The entries were so inspiring this week. Congrats to Debby and all of the winners!

  5. Another yummy color challenge, with some fabulous inspiration from the DT!!! Thanks so much for choosing me in the Fab4, and a big congrats to Debby for that adorable birdhouse and to all of the winners! :)

  6. Thanks so much for the "cream in our coffee", shout out. Made me smile this morning! :) Congrats to all of the winners, especially to Debby for her awesome birdhouse. Can't wait to try out this weeks fab color combo!

  7. Wow! Thanks for the shout out and honorable mention! This week's colors are exciting too! Can't wait to play along again!

  8. Whoohoo thanks for the honorable mention, I am well chuffed!! well done to all the winners, amazing creations!!

    Sarah x

  9. Congratulations to the fab winners. I enjoyed this week's challenge and my entry is on my blog.

  10. I may have just found the new color scheme for my kitchen - LOVE it. Can't wait to use these colors on a card. Thank you for the inspriation.

  11. Congratulations to all the winners!
    The colours this week are wonderful. Thanks for a great challenge this week.
    Sue xx

  12. Truly wonderful work again, girls! Thank you for the challenge! xxx

  13. What fun colors this week! Couldn't wait to get these colors in action! Beautiful samples from the design team - what an inspiration!

  14. Thanks so much for the weekly inspiration - all the DT samples are gorgeous!