Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC79

Welcome back to The Play Date Cafe!
Hope you are enjoying your time with us.
It's so exciting to see all the new players and followers
that come along each week.

Your color host this week is one of our

Sarah has been burning the candle at both ends with
a new job and wonderful creative opportunities
right in her own home town.
So she will be sharing her project with us a little later.
We are so very happy to introduce this week's
Guest Designer to The Cafe....

"I am a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful kids and have been married to my high school sweetheart for 8 years.  I started making cards while I was in college and have been hooked ever since.  I have been a member of the Hero Arts Design Team for the past two years and I feel so lucky to work with such a talented and sweet group of girls. 
I love to create all types of crafts...home decor, kids crafts, cards and most recently I'm learning to sew.  A few of my other loves are to shopping, chocolate, organizing, graphic design, volleyball and baking.  If I can get my kids to nap at the same time during the day and have a little crafty time to myself I am a happy girl."

Our designers love to work with the stamps
and products that our most generous sponsors
provide and this week is no exception.

"Hero Arts is a family-owned business, a green business
and our wood, Cling & POLYclear stamps are proudly
made right here in the USA!
(you can learn more HERE).
We are dedicated to our customers, passionate about
our community and grateful to be a part of the
wonderful & thriving craft of stamping.
to join the community and find inspiration every day!

This week's 'Cup of the Week' will win....

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

Private Blend Designer 
Colleen Dietrich ~ Dietrich Designs

Michele Gross ~ Studio MSG

Senior Designer 
Senior 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...

Clare Buswell  ~ Clare's Creations

Clare 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. Woohoo!! So excited to have made the "Cream of Your Coffee" group!! Thank you PDCC - this is a super fun challenge, and I'm so happy that I played along last week! Will definitely add this to the top of my list of fave a lave challenges!! Congrats to Clare and the rest of the winners - beautiful work all!!

  2. Congrats to all the winners and wow dificult colorpalette this time.

  3. Love these cards and great color challenge!! I have to say, I saw it...took off for my craft room and made it super fast. It is wonderful when an idea hits you right away. Will post tomorrow...thanks ladies for the inspiration!

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Thanks so much for the recognition!! Congrats too all the winners and Clare. Awesome picks! I can't wait to think of something with this week's colors. I'm loving the combo.

  6. Haha That'll show me to be too cocky lol. Brilliant choice of colours. I'll just have to put those sheets of red, white and blue cardstock back into their folders. Pxx

  7. Congrats ladies!! Love the new colors for this week and all of the DT creations are fabulous!!

  8. Wow! thanks SO much for choosing my card, I'm really honored, you made my day!! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog too Julie : ) Congrats to all!

  9. Thanks so very very much! This is amazing - you have made my day.

    I totally love the new colors for this week too!!

    Congratulations to everyone!!!

  10. Congrats to all the winners! Claire's card is adorable!!

  11. congratulations!!!
    Love the colors for this week and I am not late this time. Now, if mr linky will cooperate!

  12. Congrats Clare and all the rest and...Thanks for the shout-out this week:)

  13. Still trying!

  14. Amazing colours & inspiration again this week! Thank you, ladies!

  15. I put the wrong card in the piccy - duh! It won't let me delete it but the one for your challenge is second on this post -

    Thanks, Vannessa

  16. Love HA and thanks again for more fun colors, I'm celebrating my blog birthday this week and giving a nice big pat on the back to the DT for their rock star commenting and fabulous creations.

  17. What a great color challenge. Beautiful displays by your DT.

  18. A terrific color combination to work with this week! Loved it, and loved seeing Kelly on PDCC!

  19. Congratulations to everyone! Thanks for the fun (and challenging!) colour combination this week!

  20. Thanks for a fun challenge - my first time playing along with PDCC! I love what the DT did with the colours - so much variety! I totally love seeing Kelly as a guest designer - her work is always beautiful!

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