Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC13

Another week has come and gone and 
here we are ready for another challenge.
Since the beginning of 2010, we have seen a spike in players here in The Cafe and more than ever, we strive to make this challenge a fun and unique place to play.  Most challenge blogs will agree that it takes a team of talent to make it all happen, but this week, The Cafe bids adieu to one of our own.

Alison has been a remarkable gift to The PDCC by offering her creative talents by way of her weekly projects.  What you probably don't know is that Alison is the creator of The Cafe logos and directed the graphics for each week's challenges.  Alison recently started designing her own line of digi-stamps and is busy working with a variety of blogs and challenges.  As she moves on to bigger things, we wish her all the best and thank her most gratefully for helping  
The Play Date Cafe get off the ground.

On to the challenge.....
This week's host is Julie Campbell, but the 'very wise' folks at Crafty Secrets have asked her to represent them in their booth at CHA in Anaheim, CA.  So, Julie Ranae will be standing in using Jules' inspiration photo.

This week's challenge was inspired by the fabulous retro-style photo above.
The colors are bold and beautiful and we can't wait to see what you do with them.
Here's what Julie Ranae came up with...

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


Sandi ~ The Paper Trail / Celticwoman

The prize for this week is a $15 stamping/scrapping 
grab bag

Please follow the rules carefully to enter.

Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
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 #12 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 congratulates 
The Fab 4 for Challenge #12:
(in alphabetical order)

Jacquie Peifer ~ Javablustamper
Jan Hennings ~ Papercraft Pleasures

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

and The Play Date Cafe Cup of the Week...

Hanne ~ Limogglitter
Hanne wins a $20 stamper/scrapper prize package and can proudly display the 'Play Date Cafe Winner' Badge.

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



  1. Another amazing week, FAB4 you were all truly FAB and Hanne you got those blues down to a perfect pitch. Looking forward to this weeks wonderful creations, thanks one and all cause you are the ones that make this challenge rock every week. Hugs

  2. Congratulations to all the winners, and Hanne, your easel card is awesome. Along with you, I'm so sad you are losing Alison, but I'm sure I will see her around the other blogs. I really enjoyed her fun and colorful style. ~Diane

  3. Wow! I am soooo Happy!!!!!! I just posted my card for this week and then I saw this. Happy, Happy, Happy! Thank you!

    Congratulations to the fab4!

  4. Hanni and the Fab 4,
    Biggest congrats!!! XXXOOOOXO! I'm so excited to be part of some really talented gals!

  5. Congrats to all the winners! Love the new fun color challenge - hope to play along :)

  6. Congratulations to Hanne & the Fab 4!

    Love this week's wonderfully vintage inspiration photo!

  7. Thank you so much for choosing me as one of the Fab 4 for the last challenge. I am so very honored to be chosen among so many very talented ladies!

  8. Congratulations to the Fab 4 this week and to Hanne whose card is fantastic, very creative.
    My entry for challenge 13 is on my blog.

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  10. (Sorry, had a typo!)

    I was a little scared of this combo when I saw it, but I'm so glad I tried it anyway! Lots of fun, thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I have posted an entry but I am not positive it worked. I love the colors chosen for the challenge. Very nice examples too!

  12. Congrats to all the winners :) Alison will be missed but I am sure we will all see her in blogosphere! I am going to give this week's colors a try - it was soooo exciting to have met your fellow DT member Julie Campbell at CHA!!! :)

  13. Congrats to all the winners, every week there are so many wonderful entries, hard to compete, but that's the fun of a challenge:-)

  14. This colour challenge is really great , I love the colour combination and the creations of the DT, thanks for this.
    Congratulations to the Fab 4 and to Hanne for winning with her awesome easel card. It is sad that Alison is leaving your team. Her cards have always been so much fun. Petra.