Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC19

Once again, this week's beautiful photo comes courtesy of   
Maria Medeiros of CozyComfyCouch.
Maria has a most amazing blog that features
stunning photography.  Please stop by and see what's new.


The design team call is over.
What an incredible selection we have to choose from.
By the number of submissions we received, we can tell
that The Play Date Cafe has become a favorite place to play.
The senior design team have their work cut out for them
as they are pouring over all the submissions this week.
If you applied, you will receive an email
one way or another.   
We plan on contacting those who
are accepted by the weekend, so watch your inbox!

Regarding Links with Mr. Linky.....
In order to QUALIFY to win, the link
you leave MUST ONLY be the link to your post
featuring the PDCC.  Not to your entire blog.
Be careful and double check.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE of how to do it,
please email Julie Ranae at


You will NOT want to miss out on next week's challenge post.
We will be announcing our new design team and we'll be
having a PARTY with prizes to honor one of our
senior designers.
So mark your calendar and stop by after midnight EST.

The Cream in our Coffee...
We thought it was time to recognize a few more
players that capture our attention with their creativity
each week.  So check out these 'honorable mentions'
in our spotlight below.

On to the challenge.....

 Sarah is our FaBuLoUs host for this week's challenge.
Let's hear Sarah's inspiration behind these fabulous colors:

Yellow really isn't my colour, although it is definitely creeping 
into my box of supplies!
A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been able 
to produce this journal page as I just never
bought any products in yellow.  
I've learnt what a great accent colour can be, and I have to say, 
I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it on it's own in my journal :)

Here's what our other designers have done to inspire you.....

Julie ~ A Vintage Chic

'Private Blend' Designer
Mona Pendleton ~ Cupcake's Creations

Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

The prize for this week is a Designer Paper 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

The Fab 4
The Cream in our Coffee

Another 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!

 The Play Date Cafe congratulates 
The Fab 4 for Challenge #18:
(in alphabetical order)

Axes Designs ~ Axes Designs
  Deb Neerman ~ Paper, Ink, Scissors
Jenny ~ wee Memories
Michele Gross ~ StudioMSG

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

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


Jean Franks Beck ~ Bluebird Paperie

Jean wins a Designer Paper grab bag and can proudly display
the 'Play Date Cafe Winner' Badge.

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



  1. Thanks so much, Julie!!! And congrats to all the other "Fab" and "Creamy" gals - so much inspiration to be had from everyone's gorgeous creations!

  2. All of these are gorgeous! You ladies are so talented and inspiring! Thank you so much!

  3. Thank you so much! :) It was the first challenge I made for your wonderful blog. I will definitely come back here :)


  4. Woohoo I'm first! :D
    Congrats to all the winners, your samples are awesome!!!

  5. Congrats to everyone! Loved all the samples and Jean always knocks them out of the park and this is no exception!

  6. What a fantastic morning! I had just grabbed my cup of coffee and clicked into my inbox to see I had a comment on my blog~oh happy day, how I do love to start the day with comments :) This one was inkalicious!! It said congrats on being in the Top 4!! Wooo-Hooooo!! Yay! I am soooo excited! You MADE my day!!!!

  7. Well done all winners, and I particularly love those bluebirds!

  8. OMY .. I can't believe I'm in the Fab 4 woohoooo!!!! Thanks so much .. this going to inspire me moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I'm so happy!!! I'm so excited... got to go to my blog!! see'ya!!!!

  9. Gorgeous all around! I love these designs! So much talent and so little time!

  10. WoWzA! Jean, what a fabulous creation! I love it!

    Congrats to all the winners ... this week's projects were all so amazing!

    And thank you PDCC for choosing my l'il card as one of this week's Fab 4! I'm thrilled and honored ... especially in light of the fantastically talented card makers playing in this challenge!

  11. Yay how exciting!! Thank you for picking me in the FAB 4!!! :D Im so happy and honored... I love playing your challenges and look forward to each one!! :D Wooohooo! *doing the happy dance* :D *insert big grin here* :)

  12. What bright cheery art, thanks!!!

  13. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the Scrapbooking Challenges and Competitions category today [04 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  14. Oh Wow I am one of the cream in the coffee girls. How lucky am I! Thanks girls, you continue to inspire me and push me to my limits with your challenges each week. Love the springy colours this week, awesome!!!!!
    Thanks again.

  15. Another yummy challenge! Love the colors, thanks for letting my play :)

  16. Great challenge! Yellow is such a nice cheery color, how could I not get creative with this! Thanx!

  17. Congratulations everyone! There are so many wonderful creations...I need to check out some more of them tomorrow. I'm very honored to be one of those noticed stampers with my very simple card this week. THANK YOU!!

  18. This yellow challenge sure took me out of my comfort zone. It also got me into my scrap book. Both are appreciated. Thanks!

  19. Looks like a lot of us don't do yellow, but it sure turns out pretty.We're all ready for some sunny skies.Congrats to all winners, I'm clapping you.

  20. Love the colours,really enjoyed making some art, and of course,loved looking at everyone elses.

  21. I did it!! Yellow.. Yellow and white.. what a challenge for me..but I did it!! woohooo!!!

    Thanks Play Date Cafe for this new challenge I love it!

  22. WoW, the DT samples are just stunning! Thanks for another fun challenge, Ladies!!

  23. Wow!! yellow is a popular colour! I have linked mine and tried to look at as many of the entrants as I can - superb!

  24. Congratulations to all last week's winners.
    Wow! Lot of entries this week, must mean Spring has finally arrived. Great challenge to work with and outside my box as I don't usually use all that yellow. Love it though as it's so cheery.

  25. Thank you for the challenge is the second week I play with this fabulous blog and I love it I had so much fun playing with this colors.
    I have linked my card on mr. linky.


  26. Am I too late? I hope not. This was such a wonderful challenge.

  27. I linked my card although I think I actually used too much green to technically qualify. I usually don't use much yellow so this was quite a stretch for me and I just wanted to share my result. Thanks!