Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC74

Another week...another fabulous challenge!
Here we go!

This week's color host is

She captures the concept of what 
The Cafe is about.....

"I chose this photo because it reminds me of
a summer's afternoon.  I can just imagine....
two friends, sitting around the table
enjoying an afternoon tea of scones
with jam and cream
while catching up on the latest news"

We are super excited to have one of our regular
players in The Cafe as this week's Guest Designer.
We welcome....

Taylor Usry

"I live with my husband and two kids in southern Virginia. I’ve been an avid crafter my whole life, but I’ve only been obsessed with paper crafting for the last 7 years or so.  I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a crayon, marker, glue stick, ribbon, or something crafty in my hands! I could wander amongst the craft aisles all day every day, and be quite happy. With my hectic schedule, my craft time is my quiet time - so I named my blog The Quiet Moments ( I don't know what I'd do without my quiet time each day. It's just me, a cup of tea, and my favorite bits of crafty goodness!
 I’m often asked if I have a particular style – I’d say it’s eclectic. There really isn’t much I don’t like, or anything I won’t try. I love every aspect of the creative world.
 I’m honored to currently be part of several talented design teams, and am so thrilled to be a guest designer here today! "

 Taylor is also a part of the design team that brings
us this week's prize for 'The Cup of the Week'... 

Two Graphic Designers. 
Two cardmaking, stamping, & scrapbooking enthusiasts. 
Two long-time friends. 
Tricia Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ulberg and Meridith Anne Ethington are the owners of Lizzie Anne Designs. As long-time cardmakers and scrapbookers, we are excited about the opportunity to utilize our art backgrounds, business backgrounds, and knowledge of the stamping/scrapbooking industry to design products for the hobby we love dearly. We believe that stamping and scrapbooking products should inspire creativity in all who use them, and this is our goal!

And here is what YOU could win...
Prize valued at $39.95!

All of our designers had a creative time
playing with the designs provided by
Lizzie Anne Designs and we hope you
are inspired to play and purchase!
And as if there isn't already enough
inspiration...several of the girls from
the Lizzie Anne team are playing with
us as well!

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

Senior Designer   
Senior Designer
Private Blend Designer 
 Senior Designer
Julie Ranae ~ Julie's Open Window

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...

Lucille  ~ White Points

 Lucille 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. Congratulations to the Fab 4, the Cream in our Coffee, and the Cup of the Week! What a beautiful lot of projects this challenge inspired! I am so happy to have found this fun blog and can't wait to get started on the next color challenge! Thanks so much to all the coordinators, sponsors, and hostesses! :o)

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my project as a Fab 4! Congratulations to all the winners...such gorgeous designs (I am in some really amazing company!) Love the Cafe!

  3. Yay for Lucille and the other winners! Beautiful cards!!

  4. Beautiful winners! Can't wait to try the new colors for the week!

  5. Thank you so much for selecting my card as cup of the week. There were so many lovely cards for this challenge and I'm honored to have been recognized. Lucille K :)

  6. Lovely selection of winning art!
    love the new color choice!

  7. Well done to last weeks winners, and I have finally been able to make an entry for the challenge! Love the DT work this week, and there are also some fab entries for these beautiful colours this week too - if I don't get to you all individually, I apologise - they are gorgeous!

  8. In the end I got there and got to make a card with this lovely colour combo. Thanks so much for another great challenge and really happy to play along again. CONGRATULATIONS to all of last weeks winners

  9. Thank you for the lovely challenge.

  10. Thanks for the fun challenge! The colors and DT samples are beautiful!

  11. Ahhh you pushed me out of my comfort zone again! Love it!!

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