Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC02

Your host for this week is our designer from The United Kingdom, Sarah Anderson.
Here's what Sarah had to say about her inspiration
for this week's challenge:
"I've been looking at the autumn trees for a few weeks now, and the ones I have enjoyed the most are the ones with orange and yellow leaves, where the dark brown trunk stands out in stark contrast.  Hence my choice of colours for the challenge.  I hope you enjoy working with these brights this week, contrasting them with dark brown/black.  I'm soooo excited to see what you do with this colour choice"  : )

Here are projects from our other designers to help inspire you.....


 Sandi ~ The Paper Trail / Celticwoman

Alison ~ Stretch N' Bubbles

Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

The prize for this week is $25 in stamping and scrapping supplies from a variety of companies.
Please follow the rules carefully to enter.

Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST Tuesdays...Cafe Spotlight will be announced on Wednesdays.
We want you to enjoy this challenge, so interpret the colors the way you see them. We are not using specific card stock color names nor brands for our challenges, so you can really break out of the box and have some fun. What we do ask is that the colors that are in the challenge BE your focal colors...when using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals.You are welcome to combine challenges, but we do ask that 1. They be used for the first time here 2. You mention in your post that you are playing (better yet, display our color challenge photo) and 3. OUR colors are the focus of the card.
See complete rules on sidebar at right 


Challenge #1 has come to a close.  A very warm thank you to all who entered.  Because it was our very first challenge, it was tough to 'stick to the rules' and shine the spotlight on a select few. We hope you know that because of ALL OF YOU, this challenge was a success the first week out, so please, PLEASE play with us again!

The Play Date Cafe is pleased to present the Fab 4 for Challenge #1:

 The Fab 4 can proudly display the 'I Made the Fab 4' badge on their blogs!

and in The Play Date Cafe Feature Spotlight...

Lori ~ Lori's Purple Giraffes

Lori wins a $25 stamper/scrapper prize package and can proudly display
the 'Play Date Cafe Winner' Badge.

 Lori will also be eligible to be a Guest Designer here in the Cafe.



  1. AHHH!!! LORI.. I LOVE that card.. GREAT JOB!!! I am so happy for you.. and CONGRATS to the FAB 4.. WEAR YOUR BUTTONS PROUD GIRLS.. HUGS

  2. Congratulations to Lori. Really fab card and such a cute image.
    Thanks for my Fab 4 honour too, I'm thrilled to bits!
    Here's to the next challenge!
    Fliss xx

  3. Congratulations to all of you , your cards were amazing and well deserved x

  4. Great Fab 4 and congratulations Lori. x

  5. Congrats to everyone and thanks for choosing my card. I will PROUDLY display my new button! THANK YOU!

  6. Congratulations everyone!! And aren't those buttons too cute :)

  7. Great challenge with beautiful cards, congratulations to the Fab 4 and Lori, for a well deserved win. ~Diane

  8. Congratulations all! Great choices, great cards. eileen

  9. Congratulations, ladies! Everyone's cards were so wonderful--so much talent out there! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week! Thanks toJulie, Sarah, Sandra & Alison for such a fun new place to play!

  10. I love what you're doing and hope to play often. I have linked (I hope!) my entry.

  11. Great cards...congrats to Lori, and the Fab 4.

  12. WOWEE!!! Thanks so much! ;D Congratulations to the other "Fab Four" and to Lori too! Everything submitted was just beautiful, I'm so honored. And Sarah is right, those buttons are just too cute! Hugs, Paulette ;)

  13. I'm back...I was so delighted, I forgot to comment on anything else in the post...bad me!
    Sarah, I love your new challenge colors... and all you DT girls have created SUCH lovely things! Hopefully, I'll be able to play too! ;) Paulette

  14. Congrats Lori & the Fab 4! Sarah, wonderful color choices and description of inspiration. Great artwork from the DTs. I had so much fun with the first challenge.

    Lisa :)

  15. Thansk so much for the Fab4 distinction. I loved Lori's card - a winner for sure...Kris

  16. Just uploaded my entry and REALLY enjoyed doing this. Thanks to all you DT girls for doing such fab work and pushing my creativity to the limit.
    Fliss xx

  17. All the DT samples are great works of inspiration! Love the colors Sarah chose! :)

  18. Managed to get something done this weekeend - hooray

  19. Lori, congrats, hope to see you over and over again. Sandi