Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC54

For Design Team Call

We had an amazing response to our
 'colour splash' challenge
 last week.  
We know many of you enjoy these special colour challenges
 and it's lovely to read of those of you for whom
'black and white with a splash of colour' 
has become a new combo you love to use!

This is our FINAL CALL
for the
Design Team Submissions
for our new-term designers.
The deadline is midnight EST
this Sunday, November 7th.
For all of the details, click here

This week's post is written by our UK
Senior Designer, Sarah Anderson
[so keep your eye out for those English spellings!]
whilst the colour story comes from 
Senior DesignerJulie Ranae
across the pond in the US.

You are welcome to submit projects using
any theme, and any supplies so have fun!
Did you know you can submit sewn items, paintings, crochet,  
journal pages,knitted pieces, jewellery...?  
Anything goes  in The Play Date Cafe as long as you use
our color story
as the focus of your project this week.

This week we welcome 'The Artistic Stamper' from the UK as our sponsor.

and designer for The Artistic Stamper range of stamps...

"The Stamp Connection has been in business since 1995 and we manufacture The Artistic Stamper range of stamps and 'Kling-On' repositionable cushioning too. All of our stamps are unmounted natural red rubber. We like to produce stamps that will work well with others, and co-ordinate with lots of our own. I love playing with designs that transfer into 3D pieces , so often my inspiration for stamp designs comes from my own love of 3D!"

Here's what you could win....

£15 [$25] Artistic Stamper stamps 
of the winner's choice

Jennie will ship these anywhere in the world, and will include
the appropriate amount of Kling-On cushioning free.

We are thrilled to have Jennie as
our Guest Designer this week

Our design team were all provided with fabby stamps
from The Artistic Stamper

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

 Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Lisa Somerville ~ Splendiferous Creations

'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

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)

Andrea M ~ Work in Progress
Emily L ~ Art From the Heart
Sue Lelli ~ Card Therapy
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...

 Christina M  ~ Sea Glass & Sentiments

Christina wins the fabby prize from

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

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


  1. Ooohhh congratulations Christina!!!!! :) Woohoo!!!

  2. What a fun challenge!!! Awesome creations by the DT and congrats to the winners!!!!

  3. Congrats Christina & thanks for choosing me as one of the 'cream in the coffee' this week- what an honor!
    LOVE the color challenge this week & all the DT inspiration!

  4. oh my how cool is that! Thanks a lot :)

  5. Thank you for letting me sponsor this week's challenge. I am truly honourd. Love all the artwork the DT have done and am looking forward to seeing all the challenge entries too :))
    Hugs xx

  6. Oh WOW! What an honor to be chosen as the Cup of the Week! Thank you so much for featuring my card, and congratulations to all of the winners this week!

  7. THank you, everyone, for my new FAB 4 Badge! I really loved that color challenge. It was so elegant. It's always fun playing at the Cafe!

  8. Great work, ladies! SO bummed I couldn't play along last week, but here's hoping I have time to use this week's FAB colors!

  9. Congratulations to Christina and the rest of the ladies! Thanks so much for featuring me in the Fab 4! I'm looking forward to playing with the new colours. :D

  10. Congratulations to all of the winners - your creations are lovely!

  11. The colors are delicious!!!
    posted to my blog, will try linky again later!
    Congratulations to all the winners!
    And the examples are al so unique!

  12. Hi! I think I am in the Honorable Mentions for the past challenge (under Mary V) but the link doesn't go to my site. Can you let me know if that's me or not? Thanks!

  13. Wow! Thanks so much for the Honorable Mention! Love this place!

  14. Congrats to all the winners this week, really love the new challenge colours!!

  15. Congratulations Christina.
    What gorgeous colours for this week's challenge, I think we have Sarah to thank for them.
    Sue xx