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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge # 20 and Blog Hop!

I am so excited to share with you that I have been invited to join The Play Date Cafe Challenge design team.

This week the Play Date Challenge includes a blog hop to celebrate the new design team and also to say goodbye to Julie Campbell, who has been on the design team for the past 4 months. To celebrate Julie achievements and the new design team, we are having a BLOG HOP!


To see what you can win and to get started from the beginning, you need to start from The Cafe.

If you came here from Mona Pendleton's fabulous blog, you are in the right place.


Here are THREE ways to give you the best chance to win:

1. Make sure you stop at each designer's blog and leave a comment.There are ONLY 9 total and all you have to do is click on the name! (You must leave a comment at each blog.)

2. Become a follower of The Play Date Cafe...easy-peasy!

3. Play along with this week's color challenge.

All the details on how to play are on the sidebar in The Cafe.

The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on the 18th at the CAFE.


The next stop in the blog hop is the wonderful blog of Julie Ranae Julie's Open Window. Hop on over and check out her lovely creation for this week's challenge.

Onto the challenge....

This week's challenge is a creativity challenge:

Look at those lovely greens with just a hint of lavender. I was inspired to use the colors along with a the neutrals included in the picture.

My card based on the challenge:

The background is from Hero Arts Antique Flower Background stamped with the Hero Arts shadow ink Soft Sand. The flowers are colored using watercolor markers and misted to give a slight watercolor effect. I used the same technique on both layers of my butterfly. The butterfly is from a Hero Arts set called Artistic Butterflies. The flower stamp is from Magenta A09150M. The sentiment is from Paper Bag Studios stamped using the Memento Bamboo leaves.

I am very excited we have had several days with 50 degree weather which has me thinking maybe spring has finally started for us. Hope your day is sunny and bright!
Suzz






62 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Love the butterfly and flower background. I am ready for spring! :)

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  2. Congratulations and what a beautiful card it is so pretty...

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  3. So glad to have you on the team, Suzanne! We could be in big trouble since we live so close to one another : )

    Lovely card and perfect for the challenge!

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  4. Fab card love the idea of the button on the butterfly thanks for sharing Julye

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  5. Congratulations! Your card is lovely - the sentiment is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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  6. Beautiful creation, Suzanne!! Love the gorgeous watercolor effect!!

    Looking forward to working with you and getting to know you better!!

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  7. I am not in the least surprised you have been invited to join this challenge Sue. Your creations are always so innovative, clever and downright beautiful! And this particular card is no exception. It's gorgeous! Those colours are simply wonderful.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Thi is so beautiful! Love the butterfly and the flowers!

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  9. this is so delicate - love the watercolour style of the images

    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  10. Congrats on making the team, you've got some stunning creations on you blog, enjoyed browsing.

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  11. Gorgeous card Suzanne! I will have to come to you for copic training! Love how you've done that popped butterfly too :o)

    I look forward to working with you on the design team :o)

    Hugs, Ruby

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  12. Love the inspiration and your stunning card Sue, I think I will give this one a try!

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  13. Such a pretty card!! Love all the colours and the butterfly is darling:)

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  14. Congratulations, my friend; they are getting a great addition to their team!
    Love this card, it's so elegant!

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  15. My heart went "Ooooooh" when I saw your post! Lovely!

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  16. Very pretty, love the misted purple flowers, adds a nice soft touch.

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  17. Really beautiful. Love that purple! I like how the butterfly almost blends into the flowers, but pops up to be noticed.

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  18. This is a BEAUTIFUL card! Congrats on the well deserved appointment to the team!

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  19. Big congrats to you Sue! What fun and enjoy! I love your beautiful color combo card, perfect take on the inspiration!

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  20. Gorgeous card. I am really inspired to see such wonderful art when I do one of these blog hops.

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  21. lovely delicate card and the background compliments it really well

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  22. I will have to try the watercolour look - I just love the way it looks on your card. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Beautiful card! Really nice design and color! Congratulations!

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  24. Big congratulations Suzanne on being in the design team. I love the play date cafe and try to enter the challenges(time permitting). Your card is truely stunning, the flowers just pop out at you. Really love this card!!

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  25. Wow - what a fab card Sue - I so love the way you did the background and those beautiful flowers!

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  26. Congrats, Suzanne!! I love your work (we travel in some of the same "challenge" circles, LOL!). Your card is fabulous - I love how you stamped the scene on top of the background image. I'll definitely have to try that. Looking forward to seeing your creations for PDC!

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  27. Congrats on being named to a DT and those shades of purple/pink are so pretty on your card!

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  28. YEAH Sue! I am so happy for you! Your creativity will surely be an asset to the DT!

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  29. oh! I adore the purple in this, Sue! gorgeous card! congrats on the DT spot, too! =)

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  30. OH wow--Suzanne! This is beautiful! LOVE IT! So glad I get to work with you on the DT! Can't wait;) TFS!

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  31. Elegant is what comes to mind when I look at your stunning card. Congratulations on your being part of the new DT. I look forward to seeing more of your work each week. Thanks for sharing such an amazing card.

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  32. what an amazing card. the flowers work so well against that background.

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  33. Congrats on being chosen for the new DT- your work is really amazing!! I love your card, the beautiful flowers and of course the gorgeous butterfly!!

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  34. Big congrats, and well done with that wonderful card! Jo x

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  35. What a gorgeous card Suzanne! Love the purple flower garden & the 3-D butterfly! Perfect accent! Welcome to the PDCC DT :)

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  36. Congrats on your new DT job...woohooooo - delighted for you. Great news.

    Not surprised - adore your cards.

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  37. very pretty..love what you did with the butterfly :)

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  38. Very very pretty card. Congratulations on making the design team. I am sure you will have a great time at the PDCC.

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  39. Great to have you on the PDCC design team Suzanne. Love this card, the lilac flowers are fab on that creamy background :)

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  40. Beautiful creations, love the flowers on this one.

    Hugs Jo

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  41. Your card is gorgeous. Love the soft coloring technique you used.

    TFS,

    Debra - http://www.designsbydj.blogspot.com

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  42. Congrats! And your card is beautiful, just beautiful!!

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  43. Dear Suzanne,

    I am loving this blog hop because I am meeting so many wonderful designers that I would love to connect with long after the hop is over! :-)

    Congrats on making the DT! Not only is your blog hop card lovely, but I had a chance to look at some of your other projects and I think they are just beautiful!

    I signed up to follow your blog as I know I will enjoy your work! I hope you'll come visit me at Create With Joy when you have a moment as well. I'd love the chance to say hello and welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits!

    Hugs
    Ramona :-)
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  44. Stunning, I love it! Congrats on the new dt too!!

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  45. Such a pretty card - love it! Congrats on joining the DT!

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  46. Hola, Suzz, aunque no participe me voy a ser seguidora, me alegro que sea una diseñadora de esta firma, eres excepcional y enriquecerás los desafíos, enhorabuena. Bss

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  47. Oh, a butterfly!!! I love this card!!!

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  48. Love how you have done this card and I really like the white space

    love Dawn xx

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  49. A button! I love buttons! This is such a pretty card, I love the background,

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  50. great card. look forward to visit your blog often

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  51. Too cute!! Very pretty and love all the purple! :)

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  52. Wow! Stunning card Suzanne. The flowers look beautiful and the butterfly is just gorgeous.
    Congratulations on you new PDC DT duty and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.
    Fliss x

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  53. Beautiful card and lovely blog! I am exited to get to know you!

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  54. The misting technique really looks nice! Love the card.

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  55. CONGRATS Suzanne...they're so very LUCKY to have you!!

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  56. Big congratulations Sue!! Love your card, it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  57. Congratulations and what a beautiful card it is so pretty...
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