Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC59

Welcome back to another week with us here at
The Play Date Cafe!

Our senior team have had our hands full...
We know that there are 118 of you who are
anxiously waiting to hear back regarding our
Design Team Call.
The US/UK time difference makes the
communication take quite a bit longer at
this busy time of the year.
There is SO much terrific talent that we are
rearranging a few things to make room for six
designers (instead of five) AND we are
working on a few creative ways to give more
of these wonderful people an opportunity to
be featured.
So thank you for your patience...In case you
are wondering, we have not contacted anyone
regarding a spot on the if you have
not heard from us, neither have the other 117!

Our design team have been absolutely
blown away
by the incredible entries that have been placed
in our gallery week after week and our
red & white challenge was no exception!
We encourage you to keep up the great work and
put your creative thinking caps on for this
week's color story, which is hosted by our UK

We all know that Sarah loves to create
with all sorts of bold and unique color combos,
so when she spotted this fabulous piece of
artwork from one of our regular players,
she knew it had to be a color story for you to try.
We are so appreciative to 
for allowing us to share this great color story with you.

Senior Designer
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling

 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 Sarah's inspiration for this week and now....

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

Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes Design

'Private Blend' Designer 
Andrea Ewen ~ EwenStyle

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)

Colleen D ~ Dietrich Designs
Julie Day ~ J Day Designs
Inge ~ BloGbloM
Tracey ~ TRace's Tri's

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...

Sharron~ On Papillon Wings

Sharron wins the terrific chipboard prize from

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

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


  1. congratulations to those artists selected, well deserved!!!

  2. Love the colour choice this week, so I really hope I can find time to enter again, it's been too long!

  3. Love the colour scheme for this two fave colours in there:) Congrats to all the winners, there were lots of gorgeous ideas this week and thanks for the fab four mention ;)

  4. Wow, thanks for the honorable mention - it was my first time playing along, too! You've put a big grin on my face! : )

  5. Thank you so much for recognizing my Stack of Gifts with a FAB 4 Badge! Love it!

    It's no wonder you had a hard time choosing winners this time 'round...there were TONS of awesome entries! Seems red and white is a combo many people find appealing.

    Congrats to all the winners!

  6. OMG-WOW!! What an honor to be chosen as Cup of the Week. Hubby knew something REALLY exciting had happened when I checked my computer this morning. Thank you SO much! I always love playing at PDCC and appreciate all the fabulous inspiration I can find here. And congratulations to all the other winners-awesome entries from all!

  7. Congrats to all the winners this week!
    And thank you for choosing my art to feature this week.. I am most honored! Hugs to all of you! Have fun creating!

  8. well, I missed the red and white is my late a great weekend girls!

    enjoy *~*

  9. congrats to your winner!
    SO much talent out there, you have a heck of a job to have to pick out a winner!

  10. Hellooooooooooo CAFE! Oh, my! These colors are lookin' FINE and so are you ALL! Outrageous samples and superb inspiration, all around! I am delighted to FINALLY have had a chance to get back in here and have a delicious cup of WHAT you are brewin'! Yipeeee!

  11. OH HOW COOL! Thanks so much for the honorable mention! That just made my day!

  12. Thanks for the honorable mention, I am wrapt! I just loved soooo many of the cards in this challenge it's such a great inspiration.

  13. Great color combo! So happy I got the chance to play along this week...barely made it! Phew! Thanks for the awesome inspiration from the DT! :)