Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC78

It's time to embrace Spring!
How about these fabby colors, huh?!
Cath Kidston is recognized the world over and we
thought it would be fun to put these signature colors
into play for this week's challenge.

Your host this week, Senior Designer Julie Ranae

"Yep...whenever I would see Cath Kidston dry goods
in my travels, I would continually think of what a great
color story it would make for our challenge.
I think the colors are Spring-like and really great
layering colors...Enjoy!!!"

It's always so fun to have a new
Guest Designer
in The Cafe and this week
is no exception!
We welcome...

Hannah is a work-at-home mother, a graphic designer for CARDS Magazine and an avid craft-lover. You can find her blogging at celebrating the beauty in the everyday, participating with Wplus9 as a design team member and an illustrator, as well as contributing to the Create: blog for Northridge Publishing. She is passionate about family, design, cooking, and creating. When she is not designing on her computer or playing with her 3 cute kids, she can usually be found with 
a stamp nearby and paper in hand.

As if we don't have enough inspiration to tempt you to play...

This week's 'Cup of the Week' will win
a $30 shopping spree from...

Market Street Stamps was founded in January 2010 by artist and stamp enthusiast, Angelica Suarez and her husband, Jorge. Crafted with the highest quality photopolymer on the market today, our stamps stamp like rubber, but are clear (with a peach tint) for your convenience. You'll find an eclectic style in our shop and a variety of small and larger-scaled images for card-making, scrapbooking and mixed media. We have new releases on the last Friday of each month with sneak peeks preceding each new release. We hope to inspire you and have you join us on our blog and Facebook where we always keep it fresh! 

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

Private Blend Designer 
Senior Designer
Sarah Anderson ~ The Art of Moodling
Senior Designer 
Ruby McGuire ~ Ruby 2 Shoes

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)

Crafty Math Chick ~ Canines and Card Design
Jean Martin ~ Stampin' Scrapper
Lee Anne ~ My Happy Place
Paul B ~ The Artsiders

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...

Anita Rex  ~ Crafty Girl Designs

 Anita 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. Gorgeous, gorgeous inspiration, ladies! Good luck to all who enter - we couldn't be more excited to be this weeks' sponsor! :) xo Angelica

  2. I WON??? What? So shocked! Thanks!

  3. Thank you.... Congrats to everyone.

  4. Ugh, I hate it when Inlinkz loses the thumbnail...
    Anyhoo... another great challenge (I really dig this retro colour scheme!), and a plethora of inspiration! Thank you so much for the fun, have a Happy Easter! xxx

  5. I am so honored to have made your Fab Four!! Thank you!! I am glad you liked my owl card. Congrats Anita - I told you your set of cards ROCKED! WOO HOO!!

  6. Congrats ladies...fabulous job :) Love the new color challenge and such great inspiration from the DT!!

  7. Thanks for having me as a guest today! So fun seeing everyone's take on the colors.

  8. Congrats to all the winners! Awesome work! Love the colors this week! Fantastic inspiration from the DT! Thanks!

  9. Oh wow, I just realized that I made, "The Cream in Our Coffee", thanks ladies, it's such a huge compliment...especially since I'm relatively new to cardmaking and challenges...
    It seems as though, everyone is loving this colour scheme, one of my favourites and also very appropriate for Earth Day!
    Happy Earth Day everyone!!! Let us be mindful of our impact today and always. Have a wonderful Good Friday/Easter as well... :)

  10. Wow, great inspiration from the DT! I love playing along!

  11. GORGEOUS layered creations, ladies! LOVE the samples, and i think this color combo will be revisited in the future, as i LOVED playing along! thanks for the inspiration! :D

  12. Just love this photo inspiration - great work ladies!


  13. Congrats to all the girls expecialyy Anita. Although Im jealous (lol) I thought her project was awesome. Thanks for another great color combo. It was def out my comfort box but i liked it a lot. I will be using it again. And great DT work. All beautiful.
    Jess M

  14. Fun color combo!! Thanks to all the DT for the wonderful inspiration and congrats to all the winners!!

  15. Woohoo! Congrats, Anita!! Love your set of cards!!

  16. I just posted mine here in CA but it was too late!
    You can see it any way at

    Next time !!!

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