Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC46

It's 'Color Splash' time once again.
This week's 'color splash' is a bit
different than the others we've done
in that you will have a
choice of 3 different colors
to go with the base of

Black & White with.....

Pink, Copper or Gold.

Senior Designer Julie Ranae is your color host
once again....
"As soon as I saw this photo, I knew it had to be our next 
'color splash challenge'.
Each time we do this type of challenge, there is a bit
of confusion on how it actually works.  This week we are
throwing in a choice of colors, so let me clear up any confusion.
'Color Splash' actually means 
'black & white 
with a touch of color'.  
What we ask of our color splash challenges
is that you literally stick to 'black & white with the
required splash of color' and this week, it's
pink, copper or gold"

Senior Designer
Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

We are very happy to have a wonderful new sponsor!

Creative Cuts & More is a leader in the die cutting industry. We offer a huge variety of bags, boxes, cards, labels, frames and shapes, including many that are exclusive to CC&M. We offer our die cuts in many different materials including Bazzill Smoothies, Bazzill Canvas and Metallic cardstocks plus felt, velvet paper, chipboard and acetate.
Check out our blog and the gallery at
Creative Cuts & More 
for more ideas to inspire your creativity.
Now, here's what you could win....worth $40!!!

Creative Cuts & More provided the Play Date Cafe Design Team 
with a set of these terrific die cuts in a 'wedding' theme.
You've seen Julie Ranae's 'color splash' inspiration above
and now.....

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

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

 Senior Designer 
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling

 'Private Blend' Designer
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

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 great 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)

Michelle B~ Flickr Gallery
Regina Mangum ~ The Stampin' Bean
Wendy Jordan ~ Paper Therapy

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...

Julie Day  ~ J. Day Designs
Julie wins the prize package from

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

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


  1. Congrats to all of the winners.....well deserved for sure!!! Awesome inspiration this week and awesome DT projects!!!

  2. Congratulations to the winners!
    Julie, you have chosen a really great colour combination this week. Wonderful colours to work with and we have a choice.

    Thank you!

    Sue xx

  3. WOW! Love what the designers have created! Fun color splash challenge this week :)

  4. Congratulations to Julie for her prize winning entry, and to the fab four and coffee creams :)

    Interesting colour combination for this one. Do I go for pink, or one of the metallics? Decisions, decisions....

  5. Congrats to all those mentioned this week - fab entries by everyone!

  6. Thank you so much for choosing my card as Fab 4! I am thrilled and congratulations to Julie and all the winners!

  7. Congrats to our cream, cup and fab four! Loved seeing everyones gorgeous creations this week!

  8. I'm thrilled to be the cream in the PDCC's coffee for PDCC45. Thanks a bunch for choosing my card!!

  9. Congratulations to ALL of the winners! The cards were so much fun to click on and look at!

    Special congratulations to Julie...That is one fantastic card and the colors are just amazing!

    To the DT: Thank you so much for this week's splash of color challenge. The gears are beginning to turn!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  10. Woohoo and a big CONGRATS to Julie on her win...that card is fabulous! Congrats to the rest of the Fab4 and the Cream, and I am very excited that you chose my card as one of the Fab4...thank you sooo much!
    And, oh my gosh, after looking at all of the creations by the gals knocked this challenge out of this world...MAGNIFICENT inspiration, and now I feel like we all need to go to a wedding or formal dinner or the colors!

  11. Congratulations Julie and the other artists.
    I loved this weeks example and the colors!
    Mine is on my blog
    I will try linking later as it is not working for me right now!

  12. I always enjoy seeing the DT take on the colour challenges each week and you never disappoint. These are great templates and work beautifully with the colour splash. Have a good evening all, Tracy Evans x

  13. Thanks so much for the honorable mention--I'm just starting to enter challenges and yes I'm slow to the curb on that since I've been doing this for 3 years, LOL! Love the inspiration this week and gonna have to check out those fun cutting designs! Thanks!


  14. LOVE ALL of the winning cards! Just FAB! And thanks for asking people to turn off the word verification. When I play in your challenge, I try and look at all of the cards, too, and leave comments but the word verification is a BEAR! LOVE this week's challenge. Just submitted my entry. I LOVE Color Splash!!

  15. Thaks for the shout out, girls, and for another fabulous challenge! Love playing with you! xxx

  16. Congrats winners!! What an awesome photo for this week's challenge - just stunning!

  17. Congratulations to the winners, well done! My entry for this enjoyable challenge is on my blog ,

  18. I only just found The Play Date Cafe's challenges. I couldn't resist putting a Color Splash card together I hope you like it: