Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC77

You guys totally rocked last week's challenge!
Those vivid colors combined with your
fantastically creative projects
made it one of our most colorful galleries to date.

One quick housekeeping note:
Please remember to either post our color story graphic
and/or the name of our challenge with a direct link
to our challenge site.
There are a few of you who have
been missing that part and we want you all to be eligible
for the fabulous prizes on offer.
Another quick reminder is to link back to your post
that refers to this challenge...not your entire blog.
Again, it disqualifies you from winning and we
want you to be rewarded for your beautiful work.

Now onto the fun!

Your host for this week is one of our UK girls,

"As everyone knows I do like my bright colours so for this week’s colours I set myself a mini challenge .. to create a colour palette that was a bit more neutral!  Now that Spring is here I thought it would be nice to add a splash of green to lift things up a bit, with all that new foliage sprouting up around everywhere!   I hope you enjoy working with this week’s colour story as much as I have with this week’s sponsor stamps by Greeting Farm.  I just LOVE their stamps!"

Our guest designer this week is one fun & fab
designer in the blogging world.
If you follow her at all on Facebook, you will know
just how fun she can be!
Please welcome....

Jessica Diedrich

"I'm Jessica Diedrich and I am SO excited to be the Guest Designer this week for the PDCC!  I was bitten by the stamping bug about 7 years ago now and I think it gets more infectious every day!  I've met some of my best friends through this craft and have had the opportunity to accomplish some really exciting things while doing so.  In addition to being a Mommy of 4 (my GREATEST accomplishments in life), stamping, and working from home for The Greeting Farm, I enjoy reading, tons of good music, spending time at the pool or lake with my family and our dogs, and I really enjoy a good cup of coffee no matter WHAT time of day it is!
Thanks so much for having me along for your AWESOME challenge!"

We are really excited to welcome yet another 
new sponsor to The Cafe....
"The Greeting Farm" first sprouted into the stamping world in 2008 as a small dream and has cultivated into something wonderful because of our wonderful customers like you!  With two plus years of fun-loving, animated characters, including our best-selling "Anya" icon, The Greeting Farm brings you cute, charismatic images that are LOADS of fun to COLOR!  Shortly after the popularity of Anya and her sidekick Ian arose, our Wild Sprout line was added, including the Cheeky Cherry collection featuring an almost vintage/pinup feel that has been widely popular after our first CHA trade show in winter of 2010!  Also added to to our line last year was the adorable Oliver and Amelia collection, and brand new this year, our "Creepers"-a more edgy and artistic side of TGF.  There is truly something for EVERYONE on the Farm and we are so glad to be sponsoring the Play Date Cafe!  Please visit us at!"

This week's 'Cup of the Week' is going to enjoy a
$25 Shopping Spree from The Greeting Farm!!!
You will notice that each of our designers have a common-look
this week!  The folks at The Greeting Farm graciously
provided Anya & Ian for each of us to design with
and we are out to really inspire you this week!
We also welcome a few of the designers of The Greeting Farm
who will be joining us as well!

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

Private Blend Designer 

Senior Designer

Senior 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...

Jennifer  ~ Scrap Happy Sisters

 Jennifer 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. Cute cute cute!!! LOVE Ms. Jess and love the palette this week!!! Congrats to the winners!!! hugs, Katrina

  2. Oh my goodness! What fabulous images; you lovely ladies ROCKED it! LOVE the colors and all your amazing inspiration; I can't wait to play this week! :D

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Thank you for the shout out, PDCC team. What an honor!

  5. Congrats to all the winners from last week! Their creations were awesome! Another fun challenge this week! The DT samples are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Yay Jess!!! This is awesome, I'm so glad you introduced us to this fabulous new challenge blog. Ladies, looking forward to more fun! Gr8 cards using the TGF images. Love all the inspiration. :)

  7. So happy I found you!! Great color combo challenges and I love the farm!!

  8. Thank you so much for selecting my card for "The Cream in Our Coffee"! What an honor! Congrats to all of the winners this week!

  9. Thank you so much for the shout out, ladies! You rock my world :)

  10. The cards here are great! I want to play but am new at blogs. I just made my blog and do not know how to add the image and link for here to to the side of my blog. I have it set up like this with the 3 columns but am clueless. Could someone please stop by and tell me what to do? Thank you ever so much!

  11. HUge fan of TGF.. This was an awesome color challenge.. I had fun. and Gorgeous work by the DT.. Thanks for letting me play along