Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC29

Are you ready for some COLOR??!!
Any idea what this is?

What an amazing color inspiration photo chosen by
Senior Designer, Sarah Anderson.
Sarah is our resident mixed-media designer and
as a team, we know exactly why this would be her
choice to share with you this week.
Here's what she had to say, short & sweet...

"When I saw this photograph of 'peeled paint', 
I just fell in love with it!"

Our design team went all out with these colors,
but before we share their creations with you,
let's meet this week's
celebrity guest designer.
We are super excited to have
 Heidi Van Laar
in The Cafe this week.

"Hello there, I'm Heidi, a stay-at-home
mom of 3 beautiful boys.  I'm married to an
amazing and super supportive man for 11+ years
and live in southern Washington.
I have always loved art and used to work as 
a graphic designer.  I started scrapbooking in
2002 after my oldest was born.
That morphed into card making and now it seems
I don't have time to scrapbook anymore!
Over the past year, I have been published in a variety
of Paper Crafts publications and have some work
coming out in future issues of CARDS.
I currently design for Caardvarks and GCD Studios.

Your designer host for this week is our own
Lisa Somerville.
Here's how she approached this week's challenge:

"When I saw this week's challenge, I wasn't sure
what I was going to create.  The color combination
surely was a challenge for me, as they aren't colors
I use together often.  Once I picked a technique
using the colors as a background, and found the
perfect image, the card came together rather quickly.
That's the great thing about challenges, they give you
that needed push to work outside of your comfort zone."

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

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Senior Designer
Mona Pendleton ~ Cupcake's Creations

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland

 Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

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

It's getting harder and harder for our team to
choose a limited number of players to recognize.
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 #28:
(in alphabetical order)

Jeri Jo ~ Aunt JJs
Michelle2 ~ Happy Stamper
Nancy K ~ Happy Heart Studio
Tenia Nelson ~ Jazzy Paper Designs

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...

Cath ~ Inky Fingers

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

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

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

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


  1. How very, very exciting! Thanks for the kudos towards my card. I think I'm totally hooked on your challenges now. Thanks!

  2. this has to be a favorite color theme for me!!!
    Creations from the team are fabulous!
    congratulations to the well deserved winners!

  3. I'll try again to post link, not working right now!

  4. I love the new colours - will try REALLY hard this week to get an entry done. Well done to all last weeks winners.

  5. Love the new colors and thanks for liking my card and choosing it for the cream in your coffee:D. This is my first post here and I am so very happy.

  6. Wow! I'm flabbergasted :)) Really don't know what to say, but thank you very much!

  7. LOVE the color challenge this week...ooh it's very inspiring!
    ...and terrific cards last week as usual!

  8. WOW! What wonderful submissions this week! Congrats to all the cream in the coffee, the awesome Fab 4 and to our winner!

  9. I had so much fun with this challenge. The colors were beautiful and my card just came together(first time ever LOL). Thanks so much for naming me on your Cream in the Coffee list! A special thanks to all those who visited my blog and left such wonderful encouraging comments. Looking forward to the next challenge!

  10. Fab cool is that! Thanks ladies for liking my card!! Awesome job to the rest of the cards as well. Hope y'all are well...


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  12. Wow.. Congratulations to all the winners.. I can't make it this time... I has a time confusion and I couldn't post on time my card.. so sad.. But!!! I'll try this week!!!

    Ready.. set... go!!!!!!!

  13. Unfortunately, my 2nd step for links shows "error" and unable to complete!

  14. Thanks so much for making me one of the "cream in the coffee"...I appreciate it and enjoy playing!

  15. Such amazing talented people hang out here at the Play Date Cafe. I'm so impressed with all the entries, kudos to all those featured this week! I'm so honored to be counted among this creative group, thanks for choosing my little bicycle card for the Fab 4.

  16. WoWzA, fabulous DT samples ... love 'em!

    Congrats to last week's winners and thanks for another fun challenge!

  17. You girls come up with the neatest inspiration pictures. Thanks for continuing to challenge us outside our boxes.

  18. Wow! I think I'll make it this week! just on time to play again .. Thanks PDC for this beautiful challenge!