Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC57

We wish all of our US players and visitors a
Very Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so glad you are here!
This past challenge, we celebrated
'Player Appreciation Week'
with three wonderful sponsors.
If you are new to The Cafe, we hope you will
become a follower and even better yet, a player!
We have loads of fun around here!

Before we get to this week's challenge, we have a
Design Team Call Update

As mentioned a couple weeks ago, we had close
to 120 submissions and it's taking us a little bit longer
to get through them all.  As you know, our senior DT
span from the US to the UK, so with time differences, etc
we are taking our time to make sure we really give every
consideration to each hang in with us.
We hope to be in touch with each one in the next week or so.

Which brings us to our next bit of news to share....
One of the reasons we issued a DT call was because we
knew some of our girls would be moving on to the new
creative adventures.  Tonight, sadly....we say goodbye to
two amazing designers who have been with us for the
past nine months....
Lisa Somerville 
Suzanne Czosek
These girls have been such a valuable inspiration to
all of our players and will be so missed.  Along with
their wonderful design skills, they have both been
instrumental in bringing new players and sponsors
to The Cafe.  We wish them all the best as they
continue on their creative journey and know they'll
never be too far away.

This week's challenge, which is being hosted

"I love the way old pegs go all browny-grey when
they are weathered and this week's color photo was
a perfect representation of that"

We are happy to welcome another fabby new
sponsor all the way from the UK....

Stamp Attack Art Stamps
has been designing and manufacturing stamps for six years. 
They focus on 'themed' plates and use unusual images
from their own private collection of ephemera
and photographs.
Stamp Attack Art Stamps 
is offering this week's winner....

Two Stamp Plates of their choice!
A wonderful prize valued at $40!!!

Each of our designers were given a stamp plate
of their choice to play with.  You've seen Sarah's
inspiration for this week and now....

Here's what the 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
Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

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)

Denise J ~ Stamp with Sass
Tante Kathe ~ Majos Art 
Tracy Evans ~ Tracy Evans

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...

Sally Sherfield~ Created by Sally

Sally wins the terrific prize package from
these three terrific sponsors:

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

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


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card for the FAB4, I am very thrilled and honored.

    Have a great day you all!


  2. Congrats to all the winners! All the designs were fabulous this week! I am so happy to have been part of the PDCC for the past 9 months! Looking forward to what everyone creates this week.

  3. wow - thanks for the cream in the coffee shout out!! i'm so excited! i just loved the colors in the last challenge! i can't wait to get started on this week's!
    congratulations all the other winners as well!

  4. One more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day: having my card mentioned as Cream in Our Coffee here at PDCC! I appreciate it so much. And congrats to all winners this week! May you have a wonderful holiday.

  5. First I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends second Congratulations to all the winners and thank you so much for placing me in the Fab 4 what a wonderful thing to wake up to as I sip my coffee.Yayyy,,,and good luck to Suzz and Lisa in their new adventures...Have a great day everybody!!!!

  6. Wow, Wow, Wow I have just got in frm work and found that I have been chosen as this weeks "Cup of the Week"". I am so thrilled thankyou sooooo much.

    Just wanted to say good bye and good luck to Suzz and Lisa, they have been fabulous on the DT, so much inspiration. I love all their creations!!

  7. Beautiful creations from the Design Team, I really love the colour combination. Thanks for choosing my creation for the FAB 4, I'm thrilled. My very best wishes to Lisa and Sue in all their new ventures, the best of luck, take care. Tracy Evans x x

  8. Congratulations to those featured. As always, I enjoy seeing what the designers create, I always learn something!
    Link is
    I'll try later to get linky to work!(probably on holiday!!!)

  9. Congrats to all those mentioned, and a BIG thank you to those who played along last week - wonderful cretions by everyone! I've had a wonderful time working with the PDCC DT for the last 9 months, and have enjoyed popping by your blogs to comment on your entries! Looking foward to seeing what the new DT has in store!

  10. Thank you for making my week and a cream in my cup HM!

  11. Thank YOU for the honor of Fab 4 - I LOVE this challenge and look forward to it each week! The colors and inspiration found here are always top-notch. Now, how will I use silver this week? ;)

  12. This site looks fantastic!! juste keeps getting better and better!

  13. Big congrats to last week's winners! :) LOVE this color combo this week! Never would have put it together! Of course, the DT shared some fabulous inspiration. Thanks so much for the great challenges every week!

  14. Oh dear sadly I've missed the deadline for this weeks's challenge # 57 - but I've posted on my blog anyway!