Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC25

Every week, Julie does a magnificent job of coordinating us all,
promoting the cafe, and putting this blog post together.
But this week she's been really poorly sick with a nasty flu bug
so I'm in charge and praying everything goes smoothly.

And that Julie gets better very quickly!

But you know what happens when you let your British design team
colleague take charge?
She spells 'colour' ...hmm, can I say 'correctly?', 
or shall I be diplomatic 
and say 'the non-American way' ;)

I'm also thrilled to introduce you to this week's
 'celebrity' Guest Designer and this week's sponsor
Kelly Marie Alvarez,

"Hello! My name is Kelly Marie Alvarez.
I live in Orange County, California with my sweet hubby, Mike,
and my lovable and quirky dog, Putter.
I am the owner of Lawn Fawn,
a photopolymer clear stamp company,
and I absolutely love my job!
I have been making cards since I could hold a Crayola crayon. I love fun and bright design that makes people smile and knowing that I could possibly make someone's day brighter is the best inspiration."

Kelly is offering this FANTASTIC set of
Lawn Fawn Images for our winner this week!


It's  'Colour Splash' challenge time again ... inspired by the photo above.
'Colour Splash' is simply black & white with a 'little bit' of colour.
And this week's colour is  
The Play Date Cafe offers a 'Colour Splash' challenge
every six weeks or so.  So let us know how you like it!

Kelly Marie Alvarez ~ LawnFawn

Now, I also want to introduce you to the lovely
Suzanne Czosek
our host designer this week

"I started stamping around 4 1/2 years ago with a good friend of mine. 
She introduced me to this wonderful hobby. 
Stamping has brought to me a wonderful creative outlet where
I get to use my creative side to create something that I can
share with family and friends. The on-line aspect of sharing
my work has brought me so many friends around the world
which is a big part of the enjoyment for me as well."
 Here's what our other designers have done to inspire you.....
Make sure you visit each of their blogs for the inspiration
behind their creations...

Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

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

Here's a joint effort from
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling
and her four year old nephew Tully!


Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling
better late than never!!

Please follow the rules carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.
We want you to enjoy this challenge. 
Interpret the colours the way you see them. 
We do not use specific card stock colour names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun!  

The main requirement is:
When using additional colours, please limit them to neutrals
You are welcome to combine challenges, 
but we do ask that:
 1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used
2. OUR colours are the focus of the card.
 See complete rules on sidebar at right
We are so happy to have you play along with us!
Your link MUST go directly to your entry for the week
All others will be deleted

see complete rules on sidebar on 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 #24:
(in alphabetical order)

Barbara ~ Magic Delights
Cathy ~ Papier Girl
Gayle Page-Robak ~ A Stamper's Touch 
Kathryn Berthiaume ~ Scrap Happy

The Fab 4 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! )

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

 Nance ~ Snap, Scrap & Dazzle

Nance wins $15 in digital stamps
from Kristen Powers Ink

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 Sarah on
and she'll let Kristen know you're the winner
then hop over to Kristen's etsy shop to choose your prize



    Great mix of designs!!!

  2. Wonderful colour splash this time!

  3. Get well soon, Julie!

    Hmm, that splash of orange sure looks tempting!

  4. Congrats to last weeks winners/nominations! There was a lot of wonderful submissions!

  5. Fantastic color combo this week, can't wait to try it!!!

    Congrats to all the ladies who won this past week, the color challenge was definitely challenging!

  6. Great color challenge this week and I love all your samples especially Sarah's! How special is that?

  7. Wow, thanks for the "Cream in our Coffee" nod. Beautiful and totally inspiring examples for the current challenge!

  8. Love all the lavendar! Great cards~ and a shout out the Nance, too! Congrats!

  9. A wonderful colour splash and amazing designs. Congratulations to Nancy and the Fab4!

  10. Great colors and all of your samples are fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration, if it weren't for this challenge, I probably would not have used these colors til Halloween.

  11. Thanks for the Cream in Your Coffee mention. Loved this color splash challenge. See you in a few.

  12. So many pretty things to choose from! It's like heaven :)

  13. please delete #50 my entry with the purple.. i corrected my color... thanks :)

  14. Fun challenge! 'Course, there's a teensy problem with my entry, so please don't count my submission in the contest. Thanks!

  15. Beautiful challenge I just submit my version!!! it was so fun... I love those colors.. Thanks Play Date Cafe for this colorful challenge ;)

  16. Hello.... I know the challenge submissions have closed, but if u could just come & take a look at what I made with this challenge, I would have been happy... Of course when u have time.....

    My Card Here

    Thank You....


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