Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC43

It is August and here in the US, we are in the
'dog days' of summer.  Some of the hottest weather
on record calls for some refreshing.......
don't you think?!

Senior Designer Julie Ranae is this week's host...

"I have to say that when I saw this photo
(courtesy of
I fell in love.  I am such a fan of lime greens and
lighter shades of blue together, so add a deep accent
of green and I am good to go!"

It's always so great to welcome brand new sponsors
to our challenge and this week, we are thrilled to have

Creative Inspirations Paints
"Creative Inspirations is a family-owned business that offers
a quality iridescent craft paint in 55 vibrant colors.
You will make your projects sparkle with our
non-toxic, water-based paints 
which work wonderfully on most surfaces.
Just shake, open and create!
Just in time for the holidays, we have
Limited Edition colors in:
Beige, Ivory, Burgundy and Denium.
Please visit our blog
and find our full range of products on our website

This week's fabby prize:
your choice of
12 jars of Creative Inspirations Paints
We are also very happy to have a variety of
the Creative Inspirations DT playing along with us this week!
Again, check out their blog here for more inspiration
using this week's PDCC colors.

It is time to reveal the newest addition
to The Play Date Cafe Design Team
and we are super excited indeed!
Just what makes a
'Private Blend' Designer?
This is a player who, from week to week,
stands out with an innovative and inspiring style.
It is by invitation-only from our senior design team
  and can happen at any time for an open-ended period.

Our newest Private Blend Designer is...

Congratulations to Andrea!  We look forward to her
joining us for her first challenge as a PBD, Sept 2nd.

This week's guest designer has been one of the most
popular 'guys' we have had in The Cafe.  We already had
Paul Browning scheduled for two weeks in the month of
August and it's a good thing we did because you made
it clear with your comments that you loved having him here.
Paul...we can't thank you enough for your support
all the way from the UK and we want you to know that
you are welcome back anytime, sir!

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

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Stephanie Kraft ~ HandKrafted by Stephanie

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Senior Designer 
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling

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...

Annette Green ~ My Creative Journey
Annette wins the prize package from

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

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


  1. Congrats to all the winners! Loved looking through all the fabulous entries!

  2. Thank you to all the Design Team (DT) members for a second honorable mention. I am so humbled. The cool colors for PDCC43 are simply luscious. I'll be back to play in several weeks - promise ;)

  3. Love the colors this week and the wonderful inspiration by all! Looking forward in playing this week, congrats to all the winners (me included in the "cream" - thanks for the honor!)

  4. These colors are sooo beautiful together! The inspiration photo looks good too! Congratulations to Annette's cup of the week, Fab 4, and the rest of the Cream in Our Coffee honorable mentions! Thanks for my Cream in Our Coffee! It's so much fun to play here...

  5. Congratulations everyone! so much inspiration as usual. This place is awesome!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. Every creation is beautiful!

  7. Congrats to all the winners! Fabulous creations!

  8. First and foremost - congrats to Andrea!! Fabulous choice ladies!! Secondly, these colours are so great, that I wish I had time to approach them once again before the deadline :) Thank you! xxx

  9. Thank you so much for the honorable mention and a big congratulations to Annette and Andrea.

    The colors this week are wonderful, must go create :)

  10. Wonderful refreshing colours for this weeks challenge and wonderful refreshing designs from the DT this week too. Thank you for the honorable mention and congratulations to the winners. Tracy Evans x

  11. congratulations !
    Love the new ice cream colors!
    as usual, lots of luscious examples!

  12. YUUUUUMMMMMMM! What a WONDERFUL palette! I didn't think you could POSSIBLY top last week's lovely photo of inspiration, but YOU DID! This was FUN, fun, fun! Thanks for letting me play and design with y'all last week! It was SUCH a great time getting to peek at the VAST array of talent here in the Cafe! Yee Haw!

  13. Congratulations everyone! Thanks for the great challenge this week - yummy colour combination!

  14. Congratulations to the Winner, Fab 4 and HM's this week! Thank you for highlighting my entry - I am *truly* honoured! What a beautiful palette you gave us to play with this week - so many directions to go in with this one! And thank you ladies for your hard work! I can't believe how many of the DT members take the time to stop by and leave a comment! It really is appreciated - THANK YOU!

  15. Congratulations to all of the winners! WTG! I loved the colors this week. I love to visit the Bahamas and these are all of the colors of their ocean.

    Thank you to the Design Team and all of their beautiful pieces to inspire us! They are all wonderful! I can't wait to see what you have for us next week!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  16. Oh such fabulous work...I just love to be dazzled by all the wonderful inspiration from the DT! Congrats to Annette and all the winners...thanks for the 'cream' mention too!