Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC52

It's our
One Year Anniversary 
and we are 
Whether you are just joining us or have played
along with us since the beginning
we thank you!
Without players, a challenge cannot
successfully exist, so your continued support
means the world to us and to our sponsors.

There's plenty of eye candy to inspire you to play.
Our talented design team are here as always
we welcome back our fab DT alumni
and as if that weren't enough, we are giving you
a daily dose of inspiration
with our guest designers from
That's right...instead of just one post to hold you over
for the week, we will be featuring designers from
The Unity Design Team
each day throughout this week's challenge.

Before we get too far, don't forget that we have a
design team call going on right now!
For all the details, click here!

Now let's get this party started!

This week's sponsors are favorites in the
paper-crafting industry, to be sure!

and here is what you could win...

A set of 15 'Itty Bitty's from Unity Stamp Co.

A set of Five Chipboard Alphabets from Cosmo Cricket

This week's color story comes from the owner of
The Play Date Cafe, senior designer, Julie Ranae...

"Choosing the colors for this week's challenge was pretty
easy for me. I wanted something bright and fun,
colors that spark the idea of celebration.
YOU get to choose which combo of colors to use
from this gorgeous  pink?  yellow?
Thanks to, mission accomplished
and may I just add in regards to our One Year Anniversary...
thanks to the world's best design team, our sponsors and you,
mission accomplished!"

We are so happy to welcome today's
guest designers from Unity,
AJ Otto.


Shemaine Smith

Unity Stamps provided a set of 'Itty Bitty's' for each
of our current design team to play with.
You saw Julie Ranae's inspiration piece above and now.....

Here's what the rest of our designers have done to inspire you.....
Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

 Returning Alumni
'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Our First 'Private Blend' Designer  
Mona Pendleton ~ Cupcake's Creations

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Returning Alumni
Julie ~ A Vintage Chic

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

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)

fab 4 at the play date cafe
The Fab 4 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...

Stella  ~ A Little Bit of the Things I Enjoy
Stella wins the amazing prize package from

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

Stella, please contact Julie Ranae at
to receive your prize.


  1. Congrats ladies!!!! Thank you for the mention :)

  2. Woo Hoo!!! Looks like a party to me, Julie! Love all the cards--everyone did such a beautiful job with the colors! And what fabulous prizes! Have fun with this first year celebration, my friend--you've done wonders!


  3. Party time! I've been trying to stay awake till the new post came and it's finally here! Woot. I love the color choices for this week and I'm excited to see posts all week.

    Thank you SO much for the Fab 4 prize. I'm so PDCC!!

  4. Congratulations on one year PDC!! You all are so talented!

  5. Julie Ranae, CONGRATS on your one year anniversary and your FABULOUS challenge blog! You have provided me with so much FUN and INSPIRATION! Sadly I am not going to be able to join the party - I am visiting my parents and going to my niece's wedding - but know that I am celebrating FOR YOU in spirit! Thanks for everything!

  6. Happy anniversary!
    You have created a special place1

  7. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful challenge site!

  8. Happy Anniversary and what a great challenge for this week!
    And thank you so much for my "Cup of the week". I am so so thrilled and happy; you really made my day!

  9. Happy first anniversary to the team :-) Kudos to you all for being such an inspiration!

    And thank you so much for the honorable mention. I can't believe I'm seeing my name there! :-)

    Hoping to play along this week...


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  11. Happy Anniversary, can't believe I've been playing for almost a year now!!! And I've enjoyed every week of it. Okay, okay, I moan and grumble and grouch but that's my process haha. I Loovvveeeee this challenge site, the designers, the inspiration, the weekly wonderful comments and most of all the friends I've made. Raising a glass to you all and looking forward to another 52 challenges :) Paul xxxxxxxxxx

    PS Thx for making me a Cream in the Coffee this week. xx

  12. Happy Anniversary Play Date Cafe!!

    Well done to my dear friend Stella ... a much deserved win for such a beautiful card ...

  13. Thanks for the mention : ) Congrats to Stella!! Gorgeous card!

    Happy Anniversary PDC!!

  14. Congrats to the Fab four, Cuppa and Cream! Fabulous entries by everyone. Looking forward to this week's celebration!

  15. Congrats! Let the party begin! All the cards are just fabulous and so inspiring.

  16. Happy Anniversary - this is a fun challenge each week, and I look forward to many, many more! Congratulations to this week's winners!

  17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PDC!!! Thank you to many months of inspiring challenges, beautiful design work, and a team of delightful designers who are great at making you feel loved! This week's prizes are amazing; I will have to dream up something extra special to celebrate. Cheers!

  18. Happy one year Anniversay, always love this challenge and this weeks colours are perfect, can't wait to play!!

  19. WOWZA!! such Gorgeousness!!! I am LOVING all the sample cards today!! Happy Anniversary! So glad that Unity gets to sponsor and play along this week!!!

  20. Happy Anniversary! I always look forward to your challenges even if I don't always get a chance to play. LOVE the color combo this week - so bright and cheery! And the DT samples ROCK! Look forward to playing!

  21. exciting!!! Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks so much for all of the hard work that is put into this wonderful challenge blog! Your challenges are always super fun and creative and my goodness, your DT is fabulous!!! Looking forward to another year of fun! God bless!!!

  22. Oh lovin the DT work with Unit's itty bitty's! Thanks for featuring the Unity DT this week!

  23. HOOOOOOOOORAY for the PDCC:) Happy anniversary everyone!! I'm so blessed to be on this team! THANK YOU!!

    Here's to many many more challenges and many many more years of celebrating:)

  24. Congrats on the anniversary. Really love this colour combo - keep up the good work!


  25. Happy Anniversary Julie and The Team, fantastic achievement and a wonderful challenge blog. Fantastic prizes and fantastic artwork. I'll raise a glass to you all, well cup of tea in my case as I don't drink but the thought is there LOL. ENJOY the next 12 months. Take care, Tracy Evans x

  26. Congrats and what a lovely colour combo, awesome, Hilde

  27. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Finally got a chance to play along YAY!!!! Big congrats to all the winners...such beautiful inspiration all around!!

  28. happy anniversary, play date cafe!! loved playing along in this week's challenge! wonderful creations by the DT. *hugs* steph :)

  29. Happy Anniversary!! How exciting! Had a lot of fun with this week's challenge, loved all of the fab inspiration from all of you fun gals, too! Thanks! :)

  30. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary - may there be many more!! Thanks for a fun year of inspiration.

  31. Wow! Can't believe it's a year. Many congratulations to Julie, Sarah and the team.
    Thanks for all that inspiration and the opportunities you offer.

  32. Happy first birthday girls!!!!! I really wanted to play along this week; but life had other plans :) Love the challenge colors! Congrats to a wonderful challenge blog and DT on their first birthday!!!! Thanks for a year or great inspiration :)

  33. Happy anniversary. I always enjoy seeing the color combinations even if I am not able to play. The DT always has such gorgeous creations. My entry this week is in just under the wire!


    And, may you have many, many more colorful days!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  35. happy anniversary! we cannot wait to see what color combos you bring to us for the new year :)


  36. Happy anniversary !!!

    Mr. Linky 's upset with me...He just stopped working twice while I was trying to link my creation, anyway, you can see it here :



  37. Where did Mr. Linky go? and all the cards?

  38. Here is my card...I'll email Julie too.

  39. Grate, I just missed the deadline.