Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC72

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

You've done it again!
You've helped us reach yet another milestone here in
The Cafe!
We had a record number of players for the past week's
'Player's Choice Color Splash'!

Choosing our Cup of the Week, Fab 4 and Creams
was especially difficult, but we don't mind the challenge!
It's so great to have you all and your creativity
hanging in The Cafe Gallery.

This week' host for the challenge is our very own

"I love the way Dina Wakley puts together texture and 
colour in her journals.  This particular colour combo 
caught my eye because although it may occur to me 
to put blue and pink together, 
I'm not sure I'd have thought of the yellowy orange, 
and yet it works...

We are super SUPER excited about this
week's Guest Designer.  She has been a
long-time player with us and a HUGE
supporter of our challenge.

A big welcome to Julie Day

"I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my 
one year anniversary
playing the Play Date Café challenges then to play along  
with the Play Date Café girls!
I was first introduced to stamping in 1998 when my boyfriend (now husband) took me to an arts and crafts store and bought me a stamp set of my choosing. After that first inking I was hooked!
I’ve dabbled in other areas such as sketching, painting, scrapbooking, and jewelry, but my true love has always been card making. When I started working full time, I quickly discovered that most of my crafting hobbies didn’t jive with my work schedule and one of the best rewards of any creative process is the end result. Not only does card making fit my time requirements, but the creative process is a stress reliever and I get a finished project within a short time frame. Between work and my own creative time I also enjoy teaching card classes to the ladies at our church and being part of a stamp club that meets once a month. Not only has card making fulfilled my creative needs, but I’ve also made some great friendships along the way."

 Another familiar face in The Cafe this week
is this week's sponsor....

Wilson Designs Stamps is owned and operated by Kim Wilson, 
a SAHM, artist, paper crafter and blogger who 
fell in love with the idea 
of hand drawing her own stamp sets.   
With the encouragement of her husband and family 
she decided to go for it and start 
her own line of photopolymer clear stamps!   
Wilson Designs Stamps are made from a high quality photopolymer 
that resists pooling or beading of inks to ensure 
a great stamped image!  
 Fun and creative stamps for the modern paper crafter,  
manufactured here in the USA!

and this week's Cup of the Week will get
this fun and fab stamp set....

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

Private Blend Designer 
Senior Designer
 Senior Designer   
Savannah O'Gwynn ~ Savannahland2

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)

Debby ~ Lime Doodle
KerriAnne ~ Retro Girly Creative
Michele ~ NJLM

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...

 Julie Day  ~ J Day Designs
 Julie 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. Thanks for the mention, it was a fun challenge to do :0)
    Kate x

  2. How exciting!! Thank you for cup of the week! I have no Baker's Twine at all and have been drooling over it since it became such a hot trend, but alas it is no where to be found around here :)

  3. Congratulations to Julie Day, the Fab 4 and Honorable Mentions!! Thank you so much for mentioning my card. This week's challenge looks amazing and I love all of the inspirational samples from the DT. I can't wait to play again!

  4. Wow! I am so excited to receive a mention! It was a great challenge concept. Thanks so much :)

  5. Thanks so much for the honorable mention. Congrats to all winners. I'm looking forward to playing this week.

  6. I so flattered I made the Fab 4 with such a huge assortment of entries this week!! So inspiring - thank you so much for the AWESOME challenge :)

  7. Thank you Thank YOU! I am so very flattered to make the Fab 4 this week; especially because ALL the entries this week were amazing and because, although it was a very quick page that I created, it was very much from the heart and actually kind of cleansing for me to do. I am grateful to everyone here that designs and plays for the wonderful weekly inspiration. Please feel my appreciation! :)

  8. I apologize I messed up on my link so I had to enter twice so sorry!!!

  9. Wow, I am so excited be among the honorable mentions this week...what an honor! Great job, everyone!

  10. Thank you for the Fab 4 pick, I'm just thrilled. I had a lot of fun with this challenge and am always inspired by the DT cards and the challenge entries.

  11. some dynamite creations for this combo!!!
    Congratulations to the cups and creamers!!!

  12. Congrats to all the winners! Thanks so much for including my card in the honorable mentions! Love this week's colors and inspiration photo! The DT samples are fantastic!

  13. Woo Hoo for last week's splash of color winners! Beautiful projects! Love the new colors this week...didn't think I would, but now I'm hooked!

  14. Congratz to all of last weeks winners!! I love seeing everyones vision on these challenges!