Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC53

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What a week!

Not only did we have an AmAzInG number of
players, but our follower numbers increased
(which means new people are finding us).

It was a blast celebrating with not only the PDCC
DT Alumni but also the girls of the
Unity Stamp Company DT.

So today begins year #2!
What a great way to start than with everyone's's The Color Splash Challenge!

What is it?
It is Black & White with just a hint of a specified color
and this week, it's Burgundy.

Senior Designer Sarah Anderson is your host
this week and here's what she had to say
about this beautiful photo...

"Whilst out hunting for a photograph for this week's colour splash
I came across this image by trunkguy.
He had been playing with a colour splash app on his iphone
(so jealous, I so wanted an iphone!!) and produced this image.
 I fell in love with the colours, and I happen to love Acquilega too.
Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers!"

We are happy to welcome another new sponsor
to The Cafe....
...and just as we celebrated one year last week
Mark's Finest Papers is celebrating as well!
Here's Faith.....
"It's our 1 year anniversary!
 Mark's Finest Papers has been a dream of ours for over 10 years.
Mark and I have been trying to find a way to support my parents
and ourselves in a manner that I would be able to be the caregiver 
to them and remain a stay at home mother.
In my former life, I owned a newspaper and printing company. 
My father is a retired printing instructor. My mother is an artist. 
Markie is a wonderful helper and Speedy the Cat is our inspiration.
If you combine all these gifts together, along with love, hard work and
Mark's finance degree, we will most certainly make this a success.
We feel that all things happen for a reason, 
and when the opportunity arose, we saw this as a sign 
to move ahead and follow this path."

Wanna know what's up for grabs to this week's
'Cup of the Week'?

Brand new November release set 

Our DT was given a set of these fabby
stamps to play with.  You've had a taste of inspiration
from Sarah, now....

Here's what the rest of our designers have done to inspire you.....
'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

 Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

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 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 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...

Melissa B  ~ Creating From the Heart

Melissa wins the fabby prize packages from

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

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


  1. Congrats to the winners, beautiful work! Ah the beginning of year #2, let the fun begin ;)

  2. thank you so much for the honor! congrats to the winners! this week's challenge is wonderful, love the color story! love the DT's creations. have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

  3. Well done Melissa your entry is just beautiful.
    I cant believe i made the fab beyond happy :) :) :)
    Thanks for all the great challenges.
    Kate x

  4. Fabulous creation Melissa,and woweeee I made it to "Cream in our Coffee" thanks so much!!!

  5. Thanks for the mention, and wow Melissa's creations are so pretty!

  6. Thank you girls so much for mentioning my card! Made my morning! Love your site and can't wait to play again!

  7. Yay! Thanks for mentioning me as an honorable mention!! :-) And congrats to all the winners - lots of beautiful creations! I love the colors this week, the samples are all gorgeous - hope to get in my stamp room & play with them asap!

  8. Wow! Thank you so much! I really appreciate that! All the Winners creations were amazing!! Thank you!

    This week's challenge is awesome! All the DT samples are gorgeous!!

  9. Congats to all those mentioned for last weeks challenge - wonderful entries by everyone!

  10. congratulations designers and winners!

  11. congratulations designers!
    I'd also like to thank Mr. linky for being so nice this morning!

  12. Thank you so much for the mention! Congratulations to Melissa and the rest of the winners!!

  13. Merci beaucoup , ca m a fait enormement plaisir, cet nomination represente pour moi un grand cadeau!!

  14. what a beautiful color combo and such amazing cards!!

  15. Interesting color combo - I hope you like what I did with it. I enjoy seeing the DT creations and the other submissions every week. Thank you!

  16. Had so much fun with this challenge... thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  17. I am late for the entry... But still if u could just come down & check my creation for your colors, I would be so happy..... MY CARD HERE Hugs))))

    Happy Celebrations!!!!!