Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC76

We can't thank you enough for being such wonderful
supporters of our challenge.
Each week, our design team look forward to the
inspiration that you place in The Cafe Gallery and
we are totally blown away!

Speaking of being blown away, just wait till you
scroll down to see what our design team have
done with this week's colors.
There is something for everyone!
Beaders, crocheters, scrapbookers, mixed media artists
and of course, card makers.

This week, we have some really bold colors for you
to have a play with.  Your hostess with the mostess is

This week we are pleased to welcome one of our long
time players to The Cafe as our Guest Designer.
She hails all the way from the UK....

Tracy Evans

"I am an enthusiastic rubber stamper/card maker, a hobby which began approximately 12 years ago after my son was born.  
Since then it has now become an addiction!  
For ten years I had my own retail outlet, Craft Addicts Limited, but decided to close the doors to spend  more time with my children and on my hobbies, crafting and gardening.

I am very fortunate to have had my work published in Making Cards Magazine and Stampers’ Sampler and recently featured as their Guest Artist.   I started blogging in May 2010 and now work on a couple of design teams and as Guest Designer on several more.  
I would like to think that my 
blog inspires people to ‘have a go’ and CREATE!

I love to challenge myself and work outside my comfort zone. My style ranges from clean to grungy and I love to use embellishments in my artwork. 
 I find it great fun participating in blog challenges including  
The Play Date Café
It inspires me on a weekly basis and challenges me to think 
outside the box with my colour choices. 

Enjoy playing along with this weeks colour challenge; I hope it inspires you too!  Pop over to see more details on my piece over on my blog"

We are also super excited to welcome yet 
another new sponsor to The Cafe....

If your passionate about scrapbooking your memories or making cards, CropStop is your one-stop solution. We offer an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders , stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers and the CropStop die and embossing folder storage solutions Pocketz Pages™ to keep everything organized.  Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the home of the colorful Ribbon Candy™. 
We know you need to stretch your crafting dollars, so visit our newest store addition – the Bargain Basement! There’s always something on sale at CropStop.
In need of inspiration? Visit the CropStop Gallery, Blog or Message Board and participate in a competition or class. If you have questions concerning your machine, we have a team of experts waiting to help you. And be sure to check out YouTube for the latest CropStop videos. 
CropStop ships internationally as well as domestic. Our personalized customer service is only one of our strengths. Come visit us at and see what’s new in the world of scrapbooking.

 Crop Stop is giving our
'Cup of the Week'

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

Senior Designer   
Private Blend Designer 
Fiona Shultz ~ Made by Fee

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...

Nina Brackett  ~ Crafting in Croatia

 Nina 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. Wow thank you so much for picking me as one of the fab 4's. Congrats to all the others and Nina for winning, girl you rock. This weeks palette is also very nice see what I can create.

  2. Wow, I almost never win any prize giveaway. Thank you! I've always wanted to try their stamps. And what a treat to be chosen among these talented ladies.

  3. Thank you so much for the Cream of the Coffee badge! Am sooo excited to have my work highlited! :) And congrats to the winners!

  4. Thanks so much for the Honorable Mention this week!!! You all are so kind!!

  5. Oh wow! Thanks so much! A very unexpected surprise to brighten my day! :-)

  6. Thank you for the honorable mention and congrats to all the other gals! :)

  7. Awesome challenge and thanks for the honorable mentions, I am at cloud 9 :)


  8. Congratulations, fabulous, colorful ladies! NINA - your cards were TOTALLY *gasp* worthy! {Meow!} I'm so glad you guys whipped me into color shape: I HAD to play - again! LOVE you all in THESE colors - refreshing AND inspiring! Yipeeeee!

  9. Congrats to the winners and so excited for my dear friend Nina! She ROCKS!!! Great colors and just uploaded mine... Thanks for the inspiration from the DT!

  10. Awesome challenge ladies, thanks so much for another fabulous week!

  11. Gorgeous colors and wonderful inspiration from the DT! Thanks so much for selecting my card last week for the Fab 4! And congrats to all the winners!