Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC68

It's been a 'beautiful' start to February here in The Cafe!

So many creative entries to our challenge this past week
and we know it's going to be another creative week for sure!

This week marks the beginning of a full schedule of
Guest Designers and Sponsors
and we couldn't be more thrilled about it!
So mark your calendars and don't miss a week!

Your color host this week is

"I am a lover of shabby chic/vintage decor
and I love it in paper crafting as well.
I have a dear friend named Polly Hood who owns
a wonderful business in my city and blog called
She graciously offered to let me pick any
photos from her blog that my heart desired.
So...that brings us to this week's challenge..."

It is our great pleasure to welcome one of the most
respected names in paper crafting to The Cafe...

"I am an avid card maker, scrapbooker and blogger 
(some of you may have visited the site that I co-owned 
called 2 Sketches 4 You). Paper crafting is a fairly new hobby for me which I picked up shortly after my first daughter was born almost 7 years ago. I love finding treasures that I can alter or replicate using paper! It is my little addiction that keeps growing! Part of the fun of creating is having
your work recognized in publications and by my peers. This industry has been so rewarding and I am fortunate to have had my work in both U.S. and International publications, television and on the web. 
I have a lot of exciting things happening in my little crafty world in the coming months so please visit my blog 'NuNu Toolies' for updates or simply to stop by & say hi.
Thanks to The Play Date Cafe for hosting this awesome color challenge.
I hope you have as much fun creating with these beautiful colors as I did :) Hugs."

This week's prize is from our
fabby paper crafting 'grab bag'
for this week's 'Cup of the Week'
provided by .....

It's time for more fabby inspiration from our design team...

Private Blend Designer

Senior Designer

Senior Designer
 Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes

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)

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...

Amber  ~ The Country Scrapper

 Amber wins the fabby prize from

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Cup of the Week Winner
please contact Julie Ranae at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [10 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Oops at above! Thanks so much for picking my card as one of the honorable mentions :)

  4. A beautiful Color Combo. The DT has some truly beautiful projects on display. The inspiration piece really touched my heart.

  5. I'm so honored to be part of your challenge this week, Julie. Thank you!! These gals should know that you are just as kind and talented in "real" life as you are here in blogland.

    I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Blessings... Polly

  6. Thanks so much for the honorable mention this week on my card. I'm really anxious to play the new challenge with these beautiful colors.

  7. Thank you for The Fab Four for my card, it made my day! I'm speechless to be in such awesome company! Thank once again! Pauline xx

  8. Big congrats to all the winners! And wow I just visited Polly's blog, everything is so beautiful! Perfect inspiration for your gorgeous color story this week.

  9. Congratulations to the winners!!!
    love the new pale colors!

  10. Oh my goodness, can't believe I won! Eek! Thanks DT and congrats to the other winners also!

  11. Gorgeous DT samples and beautiful inspiration photo! Thanks for the awesome challenge :)

  12. Ooh, do I ever love the colors this week. So much fun I had making my card. Thanks for your yummy inspiration!

  13. This is the first time joining you ladies, thank you so much. DT work is stunning. Debbiexx

  14. WOW!! So many great entries this week... you must have a hell of a task choosing winners!
    (looking forward to the next week... hihihiii)

  15. Positively GORGEOUS samples and submissions here!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  16. I get some of my best inspiration here at PDC! Really love your challenges.