Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC28

The design team here at The Play Date Cafe are
excited to see this challenge grow each week.
Many thanks go out to YOU for not only playing
with us each week, but for sharing The PDCC with
those you know who also love a good challenge!

We are wonderfully excited to share this week's
celebrity guest designer...
Ashley Cannon Newell.

If you are an avid reader of blogs or paper crafting
magazines, then Ashley will certainly be a familiar
name to you.  As someone who has enjoyed the 
art of design her entire life, she began as a child
creating hair accessories and designing clothes, and in
high school, paper crafting started with a simple scrapbook.
Over time, Ashley rediscovered the craft 
and started blogging in 2008.  
Her favorite techniques include rubber stamping
and creating her own embellishments.  She really 
"likes the challenge and it saves a few dollars, too!"

She lives in Northern Virginia with her best friend
and love of her life, McArthur and their
Yorkshire Terrier, Ozzy.  They enjoy photography
and travel.  During the day, Ashley is a legal editor
and by night she paper crafts.
Ashley's work can be found in a variety of card-based
publications and most recently, she has started her own
challenge-based e-zine, Embellish Magazine, to inspire
others to create when there is no mojo.

Travel to A New Design at

This week's color host is senior designer,

"I vividly  remember using crayons in grade school
to create this color combination and it has been
one of my favorites ever since.  I was really happy
to find these fabulous photos from
and knew that it was a 'color story' that I wanted
to share.  I hope you have fun with it!"

Here's what the rest of our designers have done to inspire you.....

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Senior Designer
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland

 Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

Senior Designer
Mona Pendleton ~ Cupcake's Creations

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

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 #27:
(in alphabetical order)

Beverly G ~ Gott Heart Art
Kim C ~ Kraft-a-holic-Kim
Laurel S ~ Laurel's Place
Michele ~ Miche's Niche

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...

 Lin ~ Sending Hugs

Lin wins the Designer Paper Grab Bag
compliments The Play Date Cafe.

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

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

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


  1. Just wanted to say thank you for letting me play in this challenge. I had a great time and can't believe I made The Cream in our Coffee list! YAY! I also want to thank all you ladies for the wonderful comments you left on my blog. Can't wait to play again!

  2. I just had to grin, look at the card I made YESTERDAY:

    I will of course create one more for this beautiful challenge ;) It is my weeks highlight every Thursday, thanks Ladies!

  3. Fantastic entries by everyone last week! Congrats to the cream of the coffee, fab 4 and to Lin our winner this week! Looking forward to everyones entries this week!

  4. Congrats to all the winners! Loved playing this challenge.

  5. OH Lin, congrats to you with your win - such a beautiful card! Love these new colors.

  6. These new colors are just dreamy, all the cards are so lovely!
    Thanks for the challenge!
    Congratulations to the winners, your art is exceptional!

  7. WOW--great cards by all! And congrats to the top winners!

  8. You girls are all so talented! All these cards are so incredible!

  9. It's always an honor to win hear at The Cafe, thanks so much for picking me as one of the Fab 4, I've grabbed my badge and will give you gals a shout out in my next post. Thanks again for including me in all the fabulous talent.

  10. Fantastic entries by everyone! Congrats to those in the spotlight this week!

  11. I love your challenges ladies - thank you for another fabulous week!!

  12. Congrats to the winner an all the other girls all are fabulous!!!! I love the colors for this challenge I can't miss it!!!

  13. Congrats to all the winners!! Each and every project is gorgeous. So glad I'm back to playing this week - the design teams artwork is phenomenal. Thanks again for all the inspiration!

  14. I am to late, but if you want you can see my card with your color-inspiration here