Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC42

Here we are at challenge #42.
Do you realize we are just 10 weeks away from our  
One Year Anniversary
here at The Play Date Cafe??!!
There's no waiting until our 100th challenge to have
a big celebration, so make sure you mark your
calendars for October 21st and help us celebrate!

Here's something else...
Next week we will be revealing the next
Private Blend Designer
for 2010...who will it be?
Make sure you stay tuned!

Miss Sarah is our Senior Designer host this week.

She has been on 'holiday' on The Isle of Wight for
the past couple weeks, so we haven't been able to
catch up with her long enough to find out her thoughts
behind this 'color story'.  But how fun is this photo?
We know you'll have fun creating with these 'earthy' colors.

We are really happy to have another prize
package from one of our favorite sponsors,

and here is what you could win...

 'Little Birdie' stamps

'Fernbrae' paper collection

We are really excited about our next  
Guest Designer.
We have always loved her entries to
our challenge and as a past
'Cup of the Week'
she definitely earned it!
We welcome...
Elise Durenberger.

"I live on a small-ish ranch in gorgeous Sonoma County,
California.  I spend my days wrangling two kids
(who aren't exactly little anymore *sob*!),
one over-sized kid (that would be my husband),
5 horses, 4 dogs, 2 cats and one happy, but dusty little home.
I'm a fine artist by trade and education and these days I 
specialize in Animal Portraiture.
In my 'free time', I'm a rabid paper crafter, who dreams in
hues of ink, glitter, card stock and stamps!
I've been completely transformed by the power and
creative-shared experience of Blogland.
I'm beyond honored to be guest designing for
The Play Date Cafe, as it is one of my favorite
challenge destinations.  I am always so moved by the
breadth of samples the super talented design team
put together week after week.  I hope to add to that
experience for all of you while I am here."

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

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

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 record player 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)

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 )

This group can proudly display the
'Cream in Our Coffee'
badge on their blogs!


The Cup of the Week...


Nicky Hsu ~ Craft-Coffee-Cat
Nicky wins the 'paper grab bag' from

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

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


  1. Woohoooooo for Ms. Elise! She is one fabulous lady! Rock on with your bad self! :D

  2. Congrats to all the winners this week! Fab entries by everyone! Looking forward to everyone playing along this week!

  3. Thank you so much for picking my card. What an honor. Thank you!

  4. Thank you PDC for the Honorable Mention. And congratulations to all the winners! What a lot of fun this challenge was.

  5. I am so thrilled and happy to see that my card got a Honorable Mention! First time that I play along. You really made my day; thank you!
    Congratulations to all the winners and especially Nicky Hsu...fabulous card!
    And now another challenge; I already have an idea....
    Have a wonderful day and again; thank you!

  6. First of all.... How AWESOME is that photo of inspiration for the new challenge!?! Now there's a sight most of us don't see every day... {!} WHAT FUN!!! I'm delighted to be playing with you all this week, and HONORED by the responsibility of representing such a fun and inspiring challenge! Judging by the FANTASTIC work in the last round - we're in for some SERIOUS color CRAFT! CONGRATS to Nicky and all of the winners from last week! I look soooooo forward to inspecting the new round of creations! YEEE HAW!

  7. Well done to this week's winners.

  8. Thank you so much for choosing my card!!! Very happy!!!

  9. Congratulations ladies for winning this week and DT-great cards this week, this color combo will definitely be a challenge!

  10. I just wanted to say how much I love playing with the PDCC. The team of designers always have such amazing and inspiring creations and are so great about making each player feel special and welcomed with all of their kind comments. I have so thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this group and getting to know you all. I look forward to many more challenges!

  11. Congrats to all, and thanks for giving me another "cuppa"....

  12. Thanks for the recognition, ladies! I loved this color challenge and really enjoyed creating with it. Can't wait to rock these camels!!! tee hee

  13. Congratulations to all the talented winners!

  14. Congrats to all the winners!!! Thank you for the honorable mention!!!!! Made my day!!!

  15. I'm so delighted that my card was chosen as a Fab 4 winner!!! Thank you PDCC, your challenges are always SO inspiring! Congratulations to all the winners :)

  16. Elise's design is gorgeous and welcome. What a fun inspirational photo to work with. I love these earthy colours and the DT cards are inspirational. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

  17. Amazing the variety of art created (again) and the interpretations are great!!!
    Unfortunately, "linky" is cranky and won't let me in!
    Here is link

  18. Hoooray thanks for noticing my creation!

  19. Thanks for that shout out on my card. WOWIE on the examples for this new color combo.

  20. Oh my goodness--I'm so thrilled to get "The Cream in our Coffee"--first of my cards to be recognized in any challenge, so I'm walking on air!! This gives me encouragement to keep trying!

  21. Congrats to all the winners!! Love the new color challenge and all the samples are gorgeous, as usual! Great job!

  22. Congratulations to everyone and thanks so much for the honorable mention!!!! it Put a smile on my face and made my day :)

  23. Thank you for the honorable mention too! What fun challenges you have, thanks so much

    Congrats to the winners

  24. LOVE these colours together, thanks so much for the challenge! xxx

  25. Hi ladies, I am a newbie here, saw that fabulous picture while hopping that thought I would stop by!! Your samples are fantastic and I am loving the interaction you have with your participants!!
    hugs, stephanne

  26. so happy to play along here for the first time. I love all the DT cards, I can't believe how well these colours work together

  27. It's my first time too and it was the colors this week that grabbed me--they're beautiful! Fabulous samples from the DT. Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Thanks for a GREAT color challenge, really like how the colors look so good together. AMAZING work from the DT!!