Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC73

It's time for another set of
yummy colors
here in The Cafe.

It's been so great to see so many new players
and new followers of our challenge.
With the many choices out there,
we appreciate the support you have shown
to our wonderfully creative design team.
Each week, they bring you such
amazing inspiration
for all skill levels of crafting.

This week's challenge host is

"If you have been a fan of our challenge
for any length of time, you know I draw
loads of inspiration from America's
most successful hostess, Martha Stewart.
When I saw this color palette by way of these
beautiful photos, my choice was easy.
I hope you enjoy having a play with them.
They are bold and rich and yes....yummy!"

We love when we have Guest Designers who come
along with our sponsorships and this week is
definitely no exception!
Please welcome, for the first time in The Cafe...

"I'm a HUGE rubber stamper. I have stamped for as long as I can remember- I started when I was a little girl. Over the years my style has definitely progressed. (Take a look at my older posts...I'm amazed at how much I have improved!) I'm a perfectionist and I like to think that my cards show that fact. I'm a huge fan of rhinestones, scallops, ribbons and yes, PINK.
I'm a girly girl who likes to live large, but spend thrifty...sort of. My blog captures the essence of who I am, the things I enjoy/ am interested in, and the things I am learning. In between my crafting posts, you may find mentions of the gym (I'm starting to become a junkie), movies and friends. I hope you'll come follow me on this adventure called Life."

Our Design Team had the privilege of playing
with a variety of images from DeNami.
Here's a little about their fabby company:

Established in 1989, DeNami Design has been known for a timeless style featuring simply elegant art. From our extensive line of quality rubber stamps to the newer line of coordinating scrapbook papers, we specialize in stylish and sophisticated products. These delightful designs are easy to mix and match for a designer look on all your paper arts.
 In addition to providing a wide range of products, we also have an extensive collection of project ideas. We strive to continually provide you with new inspiration both on our website and our blog. We hope you'll check them out!

Paulina brought something along from DeNami Design
that will be given to this week's Cup of the Week...

Now for some more inspiration from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

Tracey Kuzniak ~ TRace's Tri's

Senior Designer   

Senior Designer

Private Blend Designer 

Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE 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...

Laurie  ~ Soapbox Creations

 Laurie 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 [17 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Oh my, you ladies did such a FABULOUS job with our designs! It was so fun to see your styles come through!

    Thank you again for having me as a guest designer, and also rockin' the DeNami stamps! :)

  3. congratulations to the cups and the creams!!

  4. Thank you so much for choosing my card! There were so many beautiful cards to pick from! What an honor! Made my day! :)

  5. You've done it again! Wow, what a week... so much inspiration! Thank you! (the colours are amazing too, I feel like summer :))

  6. Gorgeous DT samples! Thanks for another fun color challenge to play with!

  7. Wonderful color combo! The DT samples are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to play along!

  8. I love this color scheme! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  9. I've always loved DeNami Design's simple images! They make for a fun, clean look! Great idea for a color combination this week! Reminds of sherbet and summer!

  10. Gorgeous colors! When I saw them, I know that I had to find the time to play along :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Such a pity I finally maanged to play along but I was to late to enter. If you would like to see my entry here it is
    Hope next time I'll be on time. Thanks for the inspiration.