Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC69

What a ridiculously exciting week 
here in The Cafe.

First, we thank all of you for helping
us reach yet another milestone here
as we welcomed our
1000th follower!
We love that this challenge inspires you enough
to share it with others and we thank you!!!


We introduce our first  
of 2011....

We are so happy to have our first 
'Combined Grind' Challenge
with CASE Study Challenge

How does it work?

Well, you already know that here at The Cafe,
we focus strictly on color...

At CASE Study, they focus on the idea of:


So for this week, 
we are challenging you to
participate in both challenges!

Focus on COLOR here at The Cafe
and anything you want at CASE Study!

There are some pretty amazing prizes being offered at
both challenges AND a combined challenge prize too!
More about that shortly.

We have something wonderfully creative in common
with our 'Combined Grind' partners....
Andrea Ewen!
She serves on both design teams and offers
weekly inspiration for both challenges!

The CASE Study muse for this month is
Eva Dobilas from For the Love of Life
and her creation above is our color inspiration for this week.

We are really happy to welcome the creator of 
CASE Study Challenge and a regular player here in The Cafe
as our Guest Designer this week.

Iwona Palamountain

"Hello inklings! My name is Iwona Palamountain,
 known to most of you by my nickname Chupa. I have a passion
in all things paper and ink, and strongly believe that life
without a creative outlet of some sort is dull and incomplete.
I'm a proud Pole, living in Australia with my dear husband and the cutest little baby girl.
 I'm an owner of CASE Study blog, and you can also find me
on my personal blog, Random Acts Of Creativity.
I'm very happy to Guest Design this week, for one of my
favouritest places in the blogland :) Thanks for having me!"

Wanna know what you can win if you play here in The Cafe?
We are happy to welcome back one of our favorite stamp companies...

and for our 
'Cup of the Week'
 you will win.....

This terrific set is a $24 value!!!

Visit CASE Study to see what their winner will receive!

Because there is a *twist* in the challenge,
there HAS to be an extra prize, right??!!

If you play in BOTH challenges this week
and of course, meet the requirements for both challenges,
you just might win this....

This generous set is a $30 value!!!

To qualify for the 'Combined Grind' prize package,
you must link to BOTH challenges
and follow the requirements set out by both challenges.
see the PDCC rules below or on our sidebar
visit CASE Study for their rules

So let's get to some more inspiration from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

 Senior Designer
Senior Designer

Private Blend Designer

Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE 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...

Lynn 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. Wooooo! You just blew my mind! Love, love, LOVE this idea! Can't wait to play along with BOTH challenges!

  2. FABULOUS job with the inspiration, ladies!!! I'm so excited about this week, thank you for making it possible! You are over the top awesome :) HUGS!!!!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. WOW, many GORGEOUS creations!!!! I am so excited to be part of this amazing twist on the two challenges!!!!

  5. Morning, thanks for making me one of your creams again! just when I was relaxing into the challenges you toss a curve ball! Good to keep us on our toes! Should be a fun week!

  6. This looks interesting...but I'll admit I'm slightly confused lol.

  7. First, thanks for the mention today. And I LOVE this idea of marrying 2 challenges, especially since they are 2 of my faves! Now to find the time to play!

  8. WOO HOO!!! How Exciting!!! Thank you so much for choosing my card as the Cup of the Week!!! It's a huge honor!

  9. Whey hey-I am one of your creams! So chuffed as it is only the 3rd challenge I have taken part in! THANKS.What an honour!

  10. great cards and love that color combination!

  11. thanks for the colors and the art!!!

  12. So cool to team up with you this week! I'm loving this idea! Some pretty awesome inspiration here; big congrats to Chips too! I know I'm biased but she ROCKS! ;-D

  13. It was really fun playing in both challenges! The inspiration cards are absolutely fabulous!

  14. Love the twist! So glad I had the day off in order to play!

  15. Great fun challenge and congrats on 1000+ followers! WOOHOO!

  16. Congrats to everyone! Wonderful inspiration and I loved playing with this very striking colour combination!

  17. Thanks for a great challenge. I love Eva's work.

  18. How cool that you combined two of my favorite challenges!!!
    What fun...I even played twice. That's a first for me.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Super 'combined' challenge..great fun! Thanks for all the inspiration.