Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC27

We are so looking forward to sharing this week's
'color story' with you.  It just says Spring, doesn't it?!

We are extremely excited to welcome back to
The Cafe our guest designer for another week,
If you missed her last week, you can click here
and read all about her and her creative experiences.

Our senior designer, Mona Pendleton has chosen
this fabulous color inspiration for you to play
with this week and can we just give a BIG
shout out to her husband Scott for creating
the fabulous graphic for Mona's color photo.

Your design team host this week is Stephanie.

"When I first saw this week's color inspiration
photo, I knew immediately what I wanted to create,
which was a card for teacher appreciation week.
That isn't always the case for me, though.
I find color challenges, well...'very challenging'.
I used to avoid them, unless the colors were in
my comfort zone.  Now, I enjoy them because
they help me grow as a designer."

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

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot


Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland

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
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.
We want you to enjoy this challenge.
Interpret the colors the way you see them.
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun!

The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, 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 colors 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 #26:
(in alphabetical order)

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! )


The Play Date Cafe Cup of the Week...

Sue Lelli ~ Card Therapy

Sue wins the 'Starter Pack' from
last week's sponsor, Mod Podge Rocks.

and can proudly display the 'Play Date Cafe Winner' Badge.

Sue will also be eligible to be a
guest designer here in The Cafe.

Sue, please contact Julie Ranae at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Gorgeous choices and congratulations!!!
    I love the extra lovely art examples this time!!!

  2. Well done, everyone!! Life got in the way again last week, not sure how I managed to miss another deadline!! However, with Monday being a Bank holiday here in the UK I really hope to enter this week - and I LOVE the colours this week. The DT cards are so beautiful.

  3. Congrats to the Fab Four, the Cream and to Sue Lelli! All the entries were fabulous and I really enjoyed visiting everyone's blogs to see what they had created!

  4. Congrats to all those mentioned! It was great to see so many people enter last week, wonderful creations!

  5. Congrats to the winners...I love all the wonderful creativity! Loving the colors this week and all the lovely examples; I'm off to play with light blue and green and off-white.....

  6. Congratulations Sue! I can't wait to send you the pack - xo

  7. Amazing samples for the challenge! These are all fabulous and very inspiring! What a talented bunch you girls are!

  8. Beautiful samples, ladies!!! This will be a challenge for me...

  9. how can I get the html for your button, I'd like to place it in my blog

  10. Congrats to all the winners. These colors are really making up pretty this week.

  11. WoW, what fabulous DT samples ... you've certainly out-done yourselves this week, ladies!

    Thanks for another fun challenge!

  12. Gorgeous samples! All are really wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much!

  13. Thanks so much for the Fab4 girls, congrats to all winners! xxx

  14. Congrats to the winners!! I love the colors this week. Thanks so much:)

  15. Phew! made this week's challenge. Love these colours and there are some great entries this week too.

  16. I couldn't resist this colors!!! and the DT work is gorgeous as always thanks for this fabulous challenge


  17. Thanks for hosting such a FUN challenge!!! The DT samples were fantastic sources of inspiration!!! I really enjoyed playing along!