Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC58

Here we are ... It's officially December!
We hope you are well under way to creating
your holiday cards for the season.

There is nothing like a handmade greeting!

Beyond our challenge here in The Cafe, we hope
you will find the projects inspiring....not just from
our Uber-Talented Design Team
but from the entries that hang in the gallery each week.
We appreciate all the compliments that come in for our
work that hopefully inspires you, but we can't speak
enough about the talent that comes from our players!

Design Team Update

Talk about patient!
We have nearly 120 anxious
folks waiting to hear and we SO appreciate
your patience.  We are making the final cuts
by Friday and each applicant will hear from us
over the weekend.
Our current DT will be moving into new
positions along with the new additions,
so there will be lots to look forward to in January.

We are super excited!

This week's host is Senior Designer Julie Ranae.

"Of course I am beginning to get that Christmas
feeling as the snow begins to fall and the music
at the mall has shifted from smooth jazz to
'Santa Baby'...and although I don't use traditional
colors nearly as much as I used to, I have to say
that I am really inspired by the color palette of 
a rich red and fresh white, thus your challenge
for this week!"

This week's sponsor is....

The Cup of the Week for this challenge
will win a fabby chipboard set from one
of their collections!

You've seen Julie Ranae's inspiration for this week and now....

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

'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)

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...

Chupa wins the terrific prize package from

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

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


  1. Thanks for the recognition. It was a GREAT color challenge! Congrats, everyone!!! I'm looking forward to playing this week!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Thanks for choosing me in your FAB 4. You've made my day special!

  4. Oh wow, thanks so much for the recognition!! I'm off to choose my scrumptious stamps :D :D

  5. fabulous creations this week.. I'll definitely be doing this one..... Love the bright red and whites! hugs can't wait to hear about the NEW DT.. I am crossing my fingers and praying like crazy! hugs to you all xo

  6. This is my first time of playing. I am very excited. I tried to create a link back to the chalenge but am having a slight problem with that. Lx

  7. Hi ladies

    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog -even though I missed last weeks deadline. This week I'm not getting caught out and I've added my entry already!

    Take care


  8. Congratulations to Chupa for that adorable penguin card and to all the other fabulous ladies for the honourable mentions!

  9. Congrats to Everyone!! And thank you for the cream in my coffee!!! Have a great rest of the week everybody!!

  10. Congratulations artists!
    Had fun with this combo and posted on my blog. Will come back and re try linky(must be sleeping!)

  11. Would everyone please raise their MUG?

    "To the Winners! May YOUR MUGS stay strong, and your Coffee and CREAM flow creatively into this week's Red Hot Challenge..."


    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  12. So many great entries...don't know how you all are going to choose your winners!!

  13. I feel really happy, i feel like the biggest drop of cream in the world.
    Than you for selecting me, for me it is very important because in this CAFE there are great creative and have a mention sorrounded by so many good artists make the honor is greater.
    thanks to the team, your comments always make me feel good.
    Thanks to Julia, Sarah, Ruby, Savannah, Andrea and Mona.
    Abig hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain.
    Sorry for my very bad english, i hope you can understand me.

  14. Congratulations ladies for your mentions!!and to Chupa for your win. I really had fun with this weeks colours thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. How did I not know that I'd enjoy using these colors so much?! Once again, I'm so glad I played! Beautiful examples from the team, as always!

  16. I really love these colors and am so glad I had a chance to participate this week! The colors and the DT always inspires me, even when I don't have time to play!


    P.S. When I went to enter my name I got a 10 length character limitation on the field. Is it possible to lengthen that? I usually enter under The Paper Princess but was unable to because of the field limitation. Thanks in advance for your consideration! :-)

  17. What great inspiration for this weeks colour combo...the DT samples just keep getting better and better.....
    Managed to play again this week after a long few weeks absence.

  18. Gorgeous DT examples as usual! This one was a hard for me to get right lol!

    Sarah x