Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC89

Welcome to this week's challenge 
at The Play Date Cafe!

Each week, we are absolutely blown away by the
creativity and design-work that goes into your projects
and last week, you really outdid yourselves.
We bring some of the most challenging color combos
to you and you do not shy away from the challenge!
Congratulations to you all!

This week, it's soft and subtle with the
Jax's suggested colors of....


Are you ready to meet this week's
The Cafe is so happy to welcome 
this week's Guest Designer...

"Hi, my name is Nicky Hsu. I am so happy to be the guest designer this week for PDCC. I live in Seattle with my loving husband and a beautiful cat. We are soon to be parents this summer and very excited to meet our little guy. My boy is the best gift I ever had.
I’ve been stamping, paper-crafting for about 3 years and have been hooked ever since. I’ve always liked to play with color, paper, pens since I was a kid. I am so happy to find the paper-craft world and it’s just another way to extend my all time favorite hobby. Of course a lot more fun. I enjoy the look on people’s faces when they open my card and seeing how much they love and feel loved through the cards. It makes me happy knowing my cards 
make them happy.
Come visit my blog at Craft Coffee Cat and leave a comment. I would love hearing from you. I can’t wait to see all your creations."

It's always so much fun when we introduce new
sponsors to The Cafe and this week is no exception...

Let's hear from Lisa Hjulberg, owner of The Craft's Meow...

 "Opening this store is a dream come true for me... I'm following Henry David Thoreau's advice to Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. I've imagined this for a very long time! We offer an array of stamps and paper crafting kits with coordinating bits and bobs that will make your paper crafting easier and more fun! We will also offer from time to time limited edition grab bags where everything old becomes new again!  And this is just the beginning... I hope you'll stay with me for more delectable things to come!"

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

'Life is a Carnival'

Our design team & guest had a chance to play with
a variety of images from The Craft's Meow
(with the exception of our Tracey, who was
unable to receive hers because of the Canadian postal strike)

Here's more inspiration from

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, 
they must be limited 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...

 Andrea ~ Work in Progress

Andrea wins the beautiful designer papers from

and can proudly display the 'Cup of the Week' Badge
Cup of the Week Winner
please contact Michele at
with your mailing address to receive your prize.


  1. Wow thank you for picking me as your cream and some lovely cards made by the team. This is going to be a tough one.

  2. Oooh! Thanks for the honourable mention! Congrats to the winners. It was a hard combo, but definitely gave some stunning results. :-)

  3. Congrats, Ladies! There were so many beautiful creations to inspire us this past week. This next challenge looks like a tough one! I'll have to put my thinking cap on, LOL. Great work from the DT for inspiration. :)

  4. Another gorgeous color story this week! I can't wait to play along. Outstanding cards from the DT again!

  5. Thanks for the fun challenge! Beautiful, soft colors and gorgeous samples from the DT! Congrats to last week's winners!

  6. YAY! You made my day!!! Thanks so much for choosing my card! LOVE this week's colors - GORGEOUS!

  7. I am loving these colors!! Awesome examples from the DT. I am honored to be in the fab 4 from last week. Thanks so much!!

  8. Beautiful work from the GDT and DT. Super colors.