Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC56

Player Appreciation Week!

We are so happy you have joined us this week!
The Play Date Cafe Challenge would not exist 
without our regular players who continue to spread
the word, so we want to reward you's
'Player Appreciation Week'!

We have 
three brand new sponsors 
three wonderful guest designers 
along with 
our own first-class design team 
to inspire you with the
above color let's get this party started!

Your color host this week is 

"Each holiday season, I am intrigued by the variety of ways
to wrap gifts. One of the most popular trends right now is
Baker's Twine!  So I took a few of my favorite
photos and combined them with these unique wrapping
elements to bring you this week's color story"

Our first sponsor this week provided our design team
with wonderful elements to create our inspirational project.
We welcome....
E.A.D DESIGNS is a family owned and operated business. 
Emily Nelson (owner) started E.A.D DESIGNS in 2002 
and in a few short years has grown into one of the largest 
retailers/wholesalers for Vinyl Lettering and Wall Art. 
 We recently launched a new scrapbooking rub-on line in 2009.
 With our passion for Crafts & Design we have been able to 
stay up on the newest and hottest trends.

We welcome DT Coordinator for EAD Designs,
Amy Castellano, as one of our trio of Guest Designers.

How about another new sponsor to The Cafe?
We welcome... was launched in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Our mission is to provide great quality cardstock and 
specialty papers at discount pricing. 
At, we are committed to conducting
business in way that minimizes our impact on the environment. 
Our packaging wrap can be recycled 
in many cities (plastic #4), all shipping boxes used are recyclable 
and we avidly recycle all of our own box and paper waste.  
Last, but not least, we support
clean wind power via the Blue Sky Initiative in our area.

Our second Guest Designer is Discount's
DT Coordinator, Tami Mayberry

How about one more brand new sponsor?!!

We have embellishments
We have cardstock
Now for the stamps!
We welcome...

Wilson Designs stamps features all hand drawn designs that are 
geared towards the modern crafter!
We keep our finger on the pulse of whats new in the stamping 
world and really listen to what our customers want so we can
produce the best products we can! 
Our stamps are made here in the US from quality 
photopolymer and stamp like rubber!
No beading or pooling of ink on our stamps!
If you place an order during the PDCC week 
we will ship for only $2.50!

Rounding out the trio of Guests Designers is
Wilson Designs Creator, Kim Wilson

 All of these wonderful sponsors are providing some
pretty fabby's what you could win...

Five Sets of Vinyl Rub-Ons
from EAD Designs

Cardstock Collection
from Discount 

 'Snowy Wishes' stamp set
from Wilson Designs 

We are very excited to share that 
each sponsor's Design Team 
is also playing along with us
this week, so make sure you visit
each of our guest's blogs!

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

 'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

Suzanne Czosek ~ Suzz's Stamping Spot

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

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 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...

Michele Gross~ Studio MSG

Michele wins the fab stamps set from

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

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


  1. Oh, I just about gave my poor hubby a heart attack! I squealed so loud when I saw my card is Cup of the Week!!! *insert giddy happy dance*
    Wow! This just rocks!!
    Congrats to all the winners :) So many fabby projects :D

  2. Have big smile on, because I spied my name out there!! Thanks so much!!
    Also how perfect, that the layout I was adding to my blog just now had your colors!! Meant to be...:)

  3. Eeeek! Thanks so much for picking me as one of the Cream in Our Coffee picks!

  4. Congrats to the winners!!!! :) Thank you for having us PDCC!!! So honored to be here!

  5. Well done to last week's winners, I hope to get an entry done in time this week!! Love the colours you've chosen for it.

  6. Aww thank you for the Fab 4, girls! I love this week's colours, perfect for my next Christmas design :)

  7. Love those owls fab card :0) well done everyone, I cant believe i made fab four ..yey! made my day.
    Kate x

  8. Congrats to all our winners. Fab entries by everyone!

  9. This colour story looks awesome! I was thinking the inspirational photo would look nice framed on my art room wall :) And thanks for picking my card for Fab 4, made my day ;)

  10. Congratulations to last week's winners. tried to do it but ran out of time!
    Great makes for the new one everyone.

  11. First things first, woohoo for Michele--cup of the week! :D

    Second, yippee for AWESOME prizes!

    Third, wowza on the color combo! I can't wait to play along!

  12. Thanks for another great challenge! These colors really worked well together.

  13. Thanks for the mention in the cream category :) Love this week's colors, and bummed because I won't be able to play - going out of town for the holiday tomorrow.

  14. Loving the colours and the DT (and GDT) inspiration, they are all stunning!
    Sarah x

  15. Loved these colours so much I had to make another project and have linked that too.

    Hope that's OK?

  16. Fabulous colours this week, had a great time with my entry!!Loved all the inspiration!!

  17. Great color inspiration this week! Loved all of the DT samples and the inspiration from everyone. Thanks for another fun challenge! :)

  18. Awesome challenge this week and fantastic samples!!! Thanks so much! God Bless! Angie

  19. Phew, just made it! So inspired by the colour choice and samples this week ... great challenge, thanks so much!