Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC38

Exciting week here as we welcome a
brand new sponsor to The Cafe.
Our own design team has had an
opportunity to play with some their
fabulous 'vintage' images
and we can't wait for you to see!

Before we share, let's see what
our Senior Designer, Sarah Anderson
has to share about her 'color story' this week...

"My colour choice this week is inspired by
strong-coloured summer flowers that
really make a statement!
Looking back at our colour challenges,
I've noticed we'd not really included purple.
I love Lupins, but they tend to disappear
from my garden.  I think the slugs come from
far and wide to eat them!  I wish I could grow
them, though...they are SO striking.  I think
it's so fun how raindrops gather in the centre
of the leaves......
to form mirrors of drinking water for the fairies."

A BIG welcome to our 
newest sponsor....

Very cool that AO and The PDCC
have someone special in common...

"We are pleased to sponsor this week's challenge.
We heard about your challenge from our own
Design Team Coordinator, Lisa Somerville
who brings us fun ideas on a daily basis.
We're always amazed at what your 
participants create and 
the color combinations are both
creatively challenging as well as 'attainable'.

We frequently release new images, so please
sign up for our newsletter via our website.
We welcome you to The AO Blog
which offers new samples nearly everyday.

We hope you enjoy what the designers from
The Play Date Cafe have created using our
'vintage-inspired' images.

This week's prize...

Gift certificate worth $14
to be used for 

We also welcome
The Artistic Outpost Design Team
as they play along with this week's
challenge.  You will find their blog
links via the AO Blog.

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

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

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

   Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

 Senior Designer
Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

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 left

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!

 This Week's Fab 4...
(in alphabetical order)

 Andrea ~ EwanStyle
Angie ~ Schwoo!
EJKeaton ~ SCS Gallery
Erica ~ Pink Buckaroo Designs
The Fab can proudly display the
'I Made the Fab 4'
badge on their blogs!

The Cream in our Coffee...
( honorable mentions in random order )

95- Sharon B
76- Katie C
   70- AnitaHovey
61- BeckyTE
14- Beverly S
7- Lin
8- Lisa C
25- BonnieVE
21- Jan H
19- Donna
106- CeeCee
83- Milagros
80- Tenia
74- Melissa H
75- Gayatri
This group can proudly display the
'Cream in Our Coffee'
badge on their blogs!


The Cup of the Week...

Clare Buswell ~ Clare's Creations

Clare wins the fabby prize package from

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Clare will also be eligible to be a
guest designer here in The Cafe.

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


  1. Congrats to all the winners. This weeks color combo is gorgeous!! Hope to be able to play!

  2. Awesome colors and awesome cards by the DT!!! Congrats to all of the winners this week and thanks for choosing my card for the Cream In Our Coffee Award....I'm stoked!!! Hope all is well...


  3. Oh, I'm thrilled!! Thanks for the Fab 4 honor :)

  4. Hello design team! Thank you for my Cream in our Coffee badge. Congratulations to all the other winners...Clare has inspired me to make a bookmark just like that one! It's an honor to play here with everyone. I appreciate it and already have the badge on my blog. Beautiful cards (as always!) for this week's new challenge. Happy weekend!

  5. Wow, I love the color creations and ,of course, the colors!!!
    congratulations to the winners, beautifully done!

  6. great challenge! i don't use those colors very often. so much fun! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

  7. Congratulations to all the winners.. inspirational!
    Love the colours for the new challenge

  8. Wow, delighted and shocked to win 'Cup of the Week'!! Thank you so much!! I'll display my badge proudly!

  9. Awesome entries this week! Congrats to the winners!

  10. Congrats to this weeks winners, wonderful entries! Glad to see so many of you play along!

  11. GORGEOUS Samples! I am inspired to play along ;)

  12. I've missed the challenges the past few weeks but this is such an inspiring color combo I'll have to make time to play along!
    Congrats to the winners, their work is fabulous! And thanks for the gorgeous inspiration from the DT, you ladies are so talented!

  13. congrats to the winners this week!!! great cards :)

  14. What a nice color combo!!
    Love it.

    Greetings Snuffermus

  15. Love the colour challenge this week and the pic of the Lupin is gorgeous, but then again I am gardening mad. Love all the designers creations, always so professional and inspirational. Great sponsor this week too. Congratulations to all the winners. Tracy Evans x

  16. Phew, made a challenge again at last! Love this week's inspiration and all the entries so far. Thanks, Play Date!

  17. Thank you for including me in the Fab 4! There were so many amazing entries!! Your purple cards this week are fabulous! Purple is not easy,...yes, I am scared! =)

  18. I always luv the color combinations you guys come up with! Purple is my fav.:-)

  19. oh wow, I was shocked to see I won an award!! thank you so much!!! I can't stop smiling! Congrats to the other winners too!

  20. Thank you girls for stirring me in your cup on my first try!
    I love it!

  21. Always fun, and many thanks to the DT for their lovely comments every week.

  22. This colorful inspiration just makes me GLAD it's summer! I love the cool beauty and exciting palette + YEAH, for FABULOUS samples! Finally got a lil' slice of time to sit and have a cup-o-play date FUN! Love the newer graphics and AMAZING participants this round! Yee haw!

  23. Love, love, love the design team's creations and this fabulous color combo! What fun it is to create with AO stamps, too. Congrats to all the winners from last week!