Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC51

We are one week away from our
first anniversary challenge
and you are not going to want to miss it!
We have a super surprise sponsor and
their design team
who will be inspiring you for an entire week.
Each day, surprise guests and surprise posts!
We are also honored to have the 
return of the original PDCC Design Team.
so make sure you mark your calendar for
October 21st-26th.

The Play Date Cafe is still accepting
submission for our current
Design Team Call.
For all the details, simply click here.

Your color host for this week's challenge is
Senior Designer, Sarah Anderson.

"Again it was another one where I just loved the photo, but I
 love leaves that are becoming skeleton leaves but aren't quite
there yet and still retains some colour.  This leaf has such an unusual 
hint of a greenish colour remaining, 'ish' being a key part of
the colour description this week!  Brown and blue are one of my favourite 
colour combos so this beige and soft blue are perfect for me."
It's great to welcome back

 Creative Cuts & More
as this week's sponsor.

Creative Cuts & More is a leader in the die cutting industry offering 
a huge variety of bags, boxes, cards, labels, frames and shapes.
They offer die cuts in a variety of materials including Bazzill cardstocks, metallics, felt, velvet paper, chipboard and acetate.
See their complete line at Creative Cuts & More

This week's prize package...

Holiday Treats Apron Album Kit

The photo above is an example of a completed kit.
Visit Creative Cuts to see a breakdown of this
50-piece kit, a retail value of $21.99!

Creative Cuts & More provided the Play Date Cafe Design Team 
with a variety terrific die cuts to play with.
You've seen Sarah's inspiration piece above and now.....

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

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

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)

Andrea M ~ Work in Progress
Michelle ~ Flickr Gallery
Michele Gross  ~ Studio MSG

This week, each of the Fab 4 will win
a $25 stamp set from

fab 4 at the play date cafe
The Fab 4 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...

Jinny Newlin  ~ Soaring
Jinny wins the $100 prize package from
and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Jinny will also be eligible to be a
guest designer here in The Cafe.

Jinny & The Fab 4
please contact Julie Ranae at
to receive your prize.


  1. Congrats to all the winners! Fabulous entries by everyone! It was great fun to see what everyone created for the challenge.

  2. Thanks so much, ladies, and congrats to all the other winners! I'm so excited - this company has gorgeous stamps. :)

  3. Congratulations to the winners! What an awesome prize package! Is it just me or does "Jinny & the Fab 4" sound like a music group? Well they sure are rockin'! Way cool!

  4. Congrats everyone! Lots of wonderful entries!

  5. Oooooo! Thanks so much for naming my little card your Cup of the Week! Yippeee! Fantastic work to all the ladies! AND what a goregous, new, challenge photo! Gracious!

  6. Thanks a lot for the honorable mention ! I'm still surprised but very proud to display the badge on my blog ! Thank you so much and congrats to all the ladies. Your cards are fabulous ! Merciiii :D

  7. Thanks so much for the honorable mention and congrats to all the winners! Wonderful inspiration this week! I always love playing and checking everyone's fabulous creations.

  8. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to :D I'm thrilled and honored to be in the Fab 4 and wow! free stamps too!! Woo Hoo!! Congrats to all the winners and mentions!!

  9. Thank you so much for the honorable mention! What a thrill to be listed with so many talented ladies! Congrats to all the winners!

  10. Thanks so much for selecting my card as part of the Fab 4!!!! I'm so excited!

    Congrats to Jinny and the other winners!!!

  11. I love the cool color scheme in the inspiration photo!

  12. Hello :0)
    I have had to link to my flickr account as blogger wont let me upload any pictures :0(
    Loving the colours combo this week.
    Kate x

  13. Well done to the winners Jinny and the FAB 4 should get together as a band lol! They are sure to be stars ;-)

    Sarah x

  14. Beautiful DT samples of inspiration! Thanks for the beautiful color combo to play with!

  15. Gorgeous color combo ladies and absolutely gorgeous cards! Unfortunately, I forgot to post mine (had the post written and ready to go then got busy...) so I missed the deadline. If you'd like to swing by and see it here it is.. DOH!!!