Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC67

What an exciting week for us here in The Cafe!
We are so happy to share that our challenge is now

a Stamping Top 100 blog
and we have you to thank!

It's because of our players, followers and fabby guests
that we continue to grow and are able to offer
you one of the best challenges around!

And how about this? Our very own
Senior Designer, Ruby 2 Shoes
is your color host for the very first time...

"When I saw this picture I just thought it was so striking and 
would be beautiful as inspiration for a card.
The colours are so rich that they almost draw you 
into a whole new world somehow.
 We hear the phrase, ‘Take time to smell the flowers’
but this picture makes me think that sometimes we should stop 
to take time to look at the flowers,
at how incredibly beautiful they are, 
each one a unique piece of art.  
Then we should spend a moment pondering on the 
wonder of nature.
 On a less philosophical note I just knew 
that my first colour challenge had to have a 
‘Ruby’ red in it, for obvious reasons!"

We are also happy to have our very own

as our sponsor for this week's challenge.
Here's what you could win....

It's time for more fabby inspiration from our design team...

Private Blend Designer
Colleen Dietrich ~ Dietrich Designs 

  Michele Gross ~ Studio MSG

Senior Designer

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)

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...

Loli ~ El Taller de los Recuerdos

Loli wins the fabby prize from

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge.
Cup of the Week Winner
please contact Julie Ranae at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Ooh..very intense colors. I love it. That cup of the week card is absolutely stunning!!

  2. LOVE the inspiration pic!!! And thanks SO much for cream in your coffee! There were SO MANY amazing entries- what an honor!!!
    Congrats on Stamping Top 100!!!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Hi, congrats on being top 100 site, you deserve it! Thank you for choosing my card to be in your cream again this week.
    This weeks picture is stunning. Bit worried about the colours though but then that's why it's a challenge!

  5. Oooh great new colours and DT inspiration, and thanks so much for giving my piece an honourable emntion for last week, you've made my day! :D

  6. THANK YOU!! so very much for choosing my card as one of the Fab 4 ... I am truly grateful ... Congrats to all the winners and Congrats PDCC for being top 100 ...

  7. love these colors! my artwork is often inspired by your color picks...thank you so much for infusing color and inspiration into so many lives!

  8. Wow! Thank you for picking my card to be among the Fab 4!! Your challenges are so inspiring and fun! Congrats on the Top 100~

  9. Wonderful inspiration!
    Inlinkz shows that submissions for PDCC67 don't start until Feb 9 (next week). Is that correct?

  10. Beautiful selection of colors Ruby! The samples are fabulous, I like that they are not all cards.

  11. Thanks for choosing my card as "The cream in (Y)our Coffee" - such an honor! and..........congratulations on "Top 100" - you should be so proud! :)

  12. Thanks for the mention! May I ask what the 2nd color is in this current week's challenge? It looks brown, to me, but I have a feeling it's an eggplant? Could you clarify the colors in words under each week's inspiration photo, please?

  13. Woops! i entered my card thinking the colors were purple but just realized that was from last week. Oh well good luck to the rest of you.

  14. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH, i'm feel today "flying to the moon lalala lalalala", .Thank you for the comments in my blog, for me it's very special, thank you to Julie, Savannah, Michele G., Colleen, Fiona, Jinny, Michelle, Dawun, Erin, KAren, Jen, Tukara, Frances, Anne Marie and Keva.
    Yours comments make me feel soooooooooooo good.
    Blessings in this week for the beautiful people of the CAFE.
    I didn't expect that amazing surprise.THANK YOU

  15. Thanks for the Honorable Mention on my card....what an honor!

  16. Another week of fabulous creations from all the ladies. Thanks for this week's challenge, Ruby 2 Shoes. I'm jumping in!!

  17. Such a great challenge - thanks for the inspiration and the Creamy honour =)

  18. Heyyy... congrats on making it to the Top 100!!!