Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC03

Your design host for this week is Alison Spelman from  
Stretch N' Bubbles
Here's what Alison had to say about the inspiration
for this week's challenge:

I thought it would be really fun to have an inspirational piece that had some fun, bright, bold colors.. but that also could be used for a number of things.. So when I was looking for inspirational things I saw my little man Stretch "air" rocking out to some music while watching cartoons.. and BINGO.. I fun would it be to find a ROCKIN' guitar for some inspiration..Everything about these photo screams ROCK ON to me.. :).. I am so excited to see what you all come up with.. The colors are Black, Fire Red, and White.. Here is the card that I made.. I figured.. we need a COOL.. ROCK ON card.. so this is what I came up with.. Hope you like it.. HUGS

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

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 during the next challenge.
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 our 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 #2 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!

          The Play Date Cafe is pleased to present 
The Fab 4 for Challenge #2:

Alcoholinky ~ Alcoholinky
Laura ~ As Happy As

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

and in The Play Date Cafe Feature Spotlight...

Laurel Seabrook ~ Laurel's Place

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

  Laurel will also be eligible to be a Guest Designer here in the Cafe.
Laurel please contact me at with your mailing address



  1. Congrats Laurel.. WOW!! This is such an amazing card.. and there were SOOO many amazing enteries.. CONGRATS to the FAB 4 also.. :)I hope you all play along with challenge #3 I can't wait to see what you come up with.. HUGS

  2. Congratulations, Laurel--your card is fantastic, and very worthy to win!

    I'm just thrilled that I get to stick the Fab 4 logo on my blog--thanks, ladies--I'm honored!

    Ready for week #3--the colors look great!

  3. Congratulations Laurel. Really beautiful piece of work. Very well done!
    Well done too to the Fab 4 entries. All really lovely.
    Fliss x

  4. I am so thrilled and excited to wake up this morning and discover I had made the fab four. Thanks, thanks, thanks. I will be really proud to put the logo on my blog.

  5. Congrats to all the winners...the cards were all GORGEOUS!

  6. Laurel and fab4 congrats, amazing work and thanks so much for participating in the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Sandi

  7. Congratulations to all the winners, I loved looking at all the cards! Great colors for this weeks challenge! The dt did an awesome job with the color combo! ~Diane

  8. Congratulations Laurel, your card is beautiful.

    I am so delighted that I made the Fab4- thank you so much. I shall be thrilled to have the badge my blog.
    Anne x

  9. Congrats to Laurel and the Fab 4. Great cards for the challenge.

  10. Oooh-oooh! I finally got to play along!!! Go me! Congratulations to the Fab4 and, OMG, design team, you ladies rock!

  11. I've just entered challenge 3 - love these colours too - but I keep getting "error on page" so this comment may not work!

  12. Well, I can't see Mr. linky, so I'm linking to my card in the comment section.
    It was a great challenge and I loved doing it.
    my card is here.

  13. Loving the entries on this blog

  14. Congrats ladies!! Wonderful cards by the DT!!!

  15. AAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHH! Apparently my computer didn't talk to Mr. Linky last night. I HATE that! And I can't find the comments section for Challenge #03 either. Bad computer mojo apparently. But, I tried repsosting my entry several times. No go. (Boy is my husband going to be ticked! I got him off Farmville to post my card - ha.) I know there's nothing that can be done, but maybe the powers that be can work on Mr. Linky? And a comment section for each post? Thanks! Love the new challenges - your colors are wonderful!

  16. Oooo well done.. what a lovely card.. great work for all the winners :) x

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