Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC20

What a week it has been here in The Cafe.
This week, we are going to PARTY
So let's get right to it!


Are you ready to meet the new designers who will be
inspiring you this season?  I know you are!
They officially begin next week and you
are going to have a great opportunity to welcome
them, but more on that shortly.
Without further ado......

And our returning Senior Design Team.....

You may realize that there in a very familiar name that is now
missing from the list.....Julie Campbell
Julie came joined our team last fall just after this challenge
got started and has been a creative marvel.
Julie has had some new and exciting opportunities open up
for her and it is with sadness but much excitement for HER
that we tell her goodbye this week.

In honor of Jules and her new beginnings
the new designers and their new beginnings
we are having a BLOG HOP!

Look what YOU can win!!!

Here are THREE ways to give you the best chance.....

1.  At the very end of this post, 
waaaay at the end just after our winners are announced
you will find the first blog you are to visit.  
Stop by there, leave a comment, then hop along
and leave a comment at the other designer's blogs.  
There are ONLY 9 total and all you have to do is click on the name!

2.  Become a follower of The Play Date Cafe...easy-peasy!

3.  Play along with this week's color challenge which is hosted
by our outgoing designer, Julie Campbell.  What a great way
to honor her by helping us to reach a record number of players.
All the details on how to play are on our sidebar and will be listed
below our design team's inspiration projects.

Deadline to enter the giveaway and challenge
is 11:59pm EST, Tuesday, March 16
Winners will be announced on
Thursday, March 18th

On to the challenge.....

This past week brought us yet again, a record number of
players for the challenge.
This week we celebrate the final inspirational piece
from Julie Campbell of A Vintage Chic

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

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

Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

 Sarah ~ The Art of Moodling

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 #19:
(in alphabetical order)

Alexis E ~ Be Inspired By Alexis
  Katt & Lisa ~ InkBig
Ledesma ~ Ledesma
Tina ~ sow.sprout.bloom

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

The Cream in our Coffee
( make sure you see this talent, too! )


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

Nance Salkeld ~ Snap, Scrap & Dazzle

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

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



From here, head on over to Julie's blog at A Vintage Chic
and thank her for the lovely creations she has been sharing
with us throughout the season.

Follow her instructions until you have visited all nine blogs
and then we hope you will come back and play
The Play Date Cafe Challenge!
Good luck! 


  1. Oh My God!!!! I'm so excited I made it to the fab 4 Thank you!!!!
    I can't wait to play this week I love the colors for this challenge thanks again.


  2. Fab cards, this is really out of my comfort zone but will try and play thanks Julye

  3. congratulations to the winners!!!
    Welcome new designers!
    thanks to Julie!
    I am having fun hopping to each blog!!!

  4. Thanks, Julie! You're always so good to me! I've loved playing along with you all--and will keep on doing so!

    Congrats to all the talented new DT members--you will love working with these amazing women!

    HAVE FUN!!!

  5. Wow. Beautiful art here this week again, just amazing. Will get an entry done asap. Julie, we will miss your amazing work, good luck.

  6. Very excited to be joining the team! Enjoy the hop everyone and good luck! Beautiful cards ladies and inspiration along with the lovely challenge.

  7. Congratulations to all the new DT members and all the winners of last week's challenge. It was a lot of fun and can't wait to get inky this morning doing the new one! :) Have a super dooper day!

  8. I am now a follower of Play Darw! Thanks for the blog hop!

  9. Congrats to the new team and returning members. Best of luck to Julie You are always and inspiration. I'm already a follower and am on the way to hop. Lovely inspiration and cards. xxD

  10. Biggest congrats to the new gals on the design sorry to see Julie go :(
    She's so inspirational, supportive and talented!!

  11. Congrats to the new DT, what a wonderful group of talented ladies. Can't wait to see what endeavors Julie will have, she's sure to be a big success in whatever she does.

    I follow through googlereader already and really enjoy these challenges, can't wait to play this week!

  12. I love Nance's creation! FANTASTIC! Congrats to all the ladies on the DT!!

  13. I'm so excited to have made the fab4! I will proudly display the badge. Thx

  14. What fabulous project colours for Julie's last challenge. And congrats to the new DT. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your inspiring projects!

  15. A big congrats to all the fabulous winners - your projects are truly inspirational!! Julie, I'll be visiting you wherever you go (and of course, at home at Vintage Chic!) Have loved your stunning cards over here (in fact, your blog is how I found "over here"! LOL!). I am sooooo lovin' the inspiration photo this week too. I'm off to hop.... Thanks Julie!

  16. I just wanted to say congratulations to everyone who won last week, but more importantly to the new DT team. I look forward to seeing what the senior team and new team create together. Good luck in all of your new adventures.

    I was just wondering, I saw everyone's inspiration, but it wasn't until I went blog hopping tonight, after I posted my card this afternoon, that I realized that their were specific colors to be used. I picked colors out of the picture, but not what you were looking for. SO girls could you let me know if I should delete this card from the list and start again with the specific color combo listed on Julie Campbells blog. Sorry for all of this trouble. Again, congrat's girls on everything. Your work is very inspirational.

  17. Congrat's to the new DT and thanks to Julie for all of your inspirational creations.

    Tonight as I was blog hopping I realize that their were specific colors for this challenge. I thought we were to just pick colors we liked out of the picture. So that is what I did. But tonight, I realized when I went to Julie Campbells blog that their were actual colors to be used. Sorry about that. Should I delete the card I made and then try it again? Could you please let me know what is best to do for the challenge. Sorry for not looking at Julie's before I started creating.


  18. Tamie....the colors are open to interpretation FROM the photo, so if you feel your entry meets that, then you are fine. You are always welcome to enter more than once.

  19. This is fabulous! I am now following your blog!

  20. Congrats to all of the Design Team members - your creations for this week's challenge are lovely, by the way!

    I love this color combo and hope to carve some time to play this week! I'm already a follower and I am enjoying the blog hop immensely!

    Ramona :-)

  21. I think the inspiration photo is way cool and I love the colors. I may have to give it a try!

  22. Well done last week's winners, good luck to the new DT - I have hopped round their sites - WOW are we in for some treats. Good luck to Julie - we will miss you but hope to see you around!

    Hope you like my entry this week.

  23. Sounds like great fun, let the hopping begin!

  24. Soy una gran admiradora y seguidora de Suzanne y me alegro participe como diseñadora. Os seguiré para aprender de todas y quizas algun dia esté preparada para participar. Felicidades por vuestro blog, es increible. Bss a todas.

  25. love the colors and the cards! thank you!

  26. Hi completed the blog hop (very talented bunch of ladies) I am already a follower! and I have placed an entry so that's three chances for me!

    Thanx for the chance to win some goodies I love the pphotos you show each week this one was arty in it's self

    Love Dawn xx

  27. All of you ladies are so talented! I'm so happy I found this blog! Lots and lots of inspiration.

  28. Hi ladies. Just hoppin' over to say hello! Congrats to all the new DT members! And congrats to Julie on her new beginnings as well! Great projects!! Love those colors. Wish I had time to play this week.

  29. I just posted my challenge card for PDCC20! I'm so glad I checked back - I THOUGHT I posted it yesterday, when I posted it to my blog, but either my mind or Mr Linky (or both) are playing tricks on me because when I scanned the list - it wasn't there! Anyway, I really loved the colors this week - and I REALLY enjoyed the hop!

    Ramona :-)

  30. This is a wonderful colour scheme. Green and purple work so well together, but I don't think I've ever done a piece with this colour scheme! Thank you so much for inspiring me.

  31. would not have thought to use those colours but they work very well

  32. What a fantastic design team! Its going to be so fun seeing their new creations each week :) Love the color challenge this week, thanks for letting me play!!

  33. Loved the colors this week. I was late getting my done but posted it anyway. Was a challenge with the vintage but enjoyed it. Hopefully this weekend I won't be sick and can play earlier!

  34. Oh man! I missed this color challenge! The colors are gorgeous, and I had a card in mind...oh well, will hope for the next one.

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