Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC50

Lots of fun things to share in The Cafe
this let's start with 
this amazing color combo,
shall we?
This week's 'color story' comes by way of
Senior Designer, Julie Ranae.

''It's a 'twist' on traditional Christmas colors.
Melon & Green!
We thought maybe you might need a little
holiday inspiration
Play Date~Style!"

You are welcome to submit projects using
any theme, so have fun!

Big News!

The Play Date Cafe will be having an
Open Design Team Call
All the details will be coming your way
this Friday, October 8th
right here in The Cafe.
If you enjoy:
Playing with color & being an
inspiration to others, then we encourage you
to apply...check back on Friday for ALL the details.
We are super excited to share another brand new
sponsor all the way from the UK...
Elusive Images is a rubber stamp company with a wide range of designs and styles. Founded in the UK by Glenda Waterworth over 10 years ago, EI prides itself on both the design and manufacture of its rubber stamps, together with the Artylicious range of CDs.  From original hand drawn images to final product every care is taken along the way to sustain the company’s reputation for good quality.  Elusive Images are recognised for being innovative and, together with a creative design team, remain at the forefront of the UK’s stamping fraternity.  Their products are available online from Graphicus and many other retail outlets.
We are also very honored to have the owner of
Elusive Images as this week's Guest Designer.
We welcome Glenda Waterworth
"My name is Glenda Waterworth and I own Elusive Images.  I have been in love with colour and creativity as long as I can remember and enjoy sharing this passion with others.  I believe that we all have a creative being inside, we just need to explore our capabilities and encourage the ‘inner artist’.  I have explored my own artistry during the last ten years by teaching stamping and crafting around the UK, appearing on British craft television and writing for several magazines.  I think you would describe my explorations as messy – and I am certainly not on the neat list of crafters.  But to me that is all part of the journey, by playing and experimenting we can truly discover and grow.  So next time you want to put lime green paint with purple ink and orange embossing powder, listen to your ‘inner’ voice – you might be pleasantly surprised by the results!"

 Now look what you could win....


Wanna hear more great news?

Not only will our 'Cup of the Week' win this
amazing prize package valued at $100,
but 'The Fab 4' will also each receive
one of these stamp sets as well,
valued at $25 each!
More Opportunities to Win!

Glenda provided our design team with a
variety of amazing rubber images to help
inspire you to create & play. 

Here's what the rest of our designers have done to inspire you.....
Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

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 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)

fab 4 at the play date cafe
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...

Anne Marie  ~ Stampin' Anne
Anne Marie wins the terrific on-line tutorial prize package from

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

Anne Marie, please contact Julie Ranae at
to receive your prize.


  1. whoo hooo...congrats everyone!!!!!!!

  2. I seriously SCREAMED out loud!!! Thank you SO much! :)

  3. Thank you, congrats to all;-))m

  4. Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for choosing my card for Cream in Your Coffee!!

  5. Congrats to the fab four, cream in our coffee and Anne Marie. All the entries were wonderful this week!

  6. Congrats to Ann Marie ....super piece! Well done to all others named too!

  7. PS. STUNNING DT samples (again) - never fail to inspire!

    PPS...Where do you ladies get your card holders (upside down hair brushes) from? I think these are rather cool!

  8. Gorgeous ideas this week - can't wait to play! And congrats to the winners from last week!

  9. Thank you for choosing my card to be in the Fab 4. I am honored. That was such a fun challenge. Congratulations Anne Marie. I loved your piece. The samples this week are amazing! You are all awesome designers and what a prize!

  10. Wonderful colours, great inspiration, and fabulous prize!! Thanks so much for the challenge! :)

  11. Didn't know which way to go, so decided on a "witch"!
    linky won't take my picture yet ....will try later!

  12. WOW! What great cards this week and a fun color combo too. Those stamps are really great!

  13. What fun perfectly with my Strawberry Shortcake image :)

  14. Wonderful and refreshing color combo this week! Getting a jump start on my Christmas card with this one! Beautiful DT samples - such inspirations!

  15. Thank you sooo much for the Cream in our Coffee award which was such a lovely surprise.
    Totally gorgeous cards this week everyone and totally gorgeous prizes - I adore Elusive Images stamps and it's so generous of Glenda to put all these up on offer.

  16. Such gorgeous colours. Really took me out of my comfort zone, had fun making my own patterned paper for the colour challenge. Thanks again for the beautiful colours to work with.

  17. Congrats to the winners from last week! Thanks for the fun challenge and all the wonderful inspiration! The colours are yummy!

  18. Gorgeous winning projects yet again! I love what the design team have done with this week's colors - such a fresh take on a holiday color scheme. Thanks for the inspiration, and for introducing us to Elusive Images.... such beautiful images, all new-to-me!

  19. Enjoyed playing along with the challenge, good luck to everyone taking part.

  20. I really liked this color combination - thanks for the fun challenge. The DT cards were so pretty.

  21. Loved the holiday twist on traditional colour scheme...this one made me sit down and make some more Christmas cards :)

  22. I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the PDC Design Team for coming up with such wonderful artwork with our stamps, it's been a pleasure to see their artistic creations. I do hope we get to do this again.

    Elusive Images

    (I would have said this sooner, but had a little issue with blogger!)