Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC71

It's everybody's favorite challenge....
The Color Splash!!!

We are going to give you the opportunity
to choose which color is the 'splash'.

Now before you run away 
to create, 
let's go over a few reminders
because we want this to be 
fun and fair for all!

The true meaning of 'color splash'...
Black and White 
with a Limited Use of Color.

Typically, we choose the color for you, but we are going
give you the opportunity to play with your favorite.

The key is to limit it to:

So it's up to you to follow these simple rules and have fun!

We are really excited about our challenge sponsor this week
and as we announce who it is, we have a fun twist to our
guest designer this week.  It happens to be this week's
Senior Design Team host, Julie Ranae.....

"I really enjoy color splash weeks and the idea of a
'player's choice week' is really fun.
Will the real challenge might be limiting
it to just one color....
or to just a splash...?
I am also happy to be representing our sponsor for
this week.  I am fortunate to be the Design Team
Coordinator for The Twinery.  They have the most
amazing baker's twine on the planet.  The colors are
saturated and gorgeous, Eco-luxe and a must for
any paper crafter's creative tool box.
Each of our designers are featuring The Twinery's
beautiful twine as the 'splash' of color inspiration for
their individual projects and we all hope you enjoy"

And now a proverbial word from our sponsor...

'Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly 
and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting 
or tying up baked goods to give to a friend,
our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic 
look to any project at hand!
Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and 
is uniquely twisted against
a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst 
of color and a creative embellishment!
Our twine has lots of color which lends to a 
fun, candy-striped look.' 
How would you like to win this?!!!

The Sampler Pack from The Twinery
includes 15 yards of all 11 colors!

Now for some more inspiration from
The Play Date Cafe Design Team.....

 Private Blend Designer 

 Senior Designer  
Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

Senior Designer

Senior 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...

 Neil  ~ Neelz Expressionz

Neil 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. GREAT challenge!!!!! and of course...LOVE the sponsor!!!!!! hugs, Katrina

  2. Congrats to this weeks winner an awesome card! This weeks challenge looks great, no doubt my colour choice will depend on my mood... Looking forward to seeing some fab entries:-)

  3. Oh wow, for once i'm speechless, well almost! Thanks for the honour. I'm thrilled to be able to say I won at the cafe! Have a fab day...

  4. Well done to all the winner but especially Neil - that is stunning! I love the colour splash challenges so will make a BIG effort to join in this week!

  5. Well done Neil :0)I love what you made.Thanks for the mention, was a fun challenge to do.
    Kate x

  6. Thanks for the shout out! I love this week's challenge! The question in the world am I going to choose my splash color? :)

  7. These color splashes are something that I enjoy doing so much - really amazing to me because I don't use black at all in real life!

  8. thanks for making me a "creamer", I am honored!!!

  9. What a wonderful group of creations this week, love how different they all are.

  10. Woo hoo! Thanks for the honorable mention! Color challenges are tough for me... which means I should do them more often. I think I will... right here at The Play Date Cafe! Thanks again!!!

  11. LOVE your colour splashes.... and your creativity!! Amazing work this week, thanks :)

  12. Congrats to all last week's winners.
    Love the color splash challenge this week.

  13. great new colors!!!

  14. Congrats everyone! Thanks so much for the colour splash challenge this week - loved trying it out:)

  15. Congratulations to all the winners and wonderful inspiration pieces from the DT. I love the colour SPLASH weeks. Take care, Tracy Evans x x

  16. As always, amazing DT cards, I've been inspired this week and made 4 cards!

  17. Congrats to last week's winners! Fabulous samples from the DT from this week's challenge! The color splash was fun to do!