Friday, December 27, 2013

Challenge #55 ~ New Beginings

 As 2014 approaches, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your awesome support of CC&CC over this past year.  YOU, the followers and those who participate in our challenges, make us the fun blog we are.  I hope that we continue to have your support and inspire you to get your mojo going and join us for some card making fun!

And so another year is coming to an end, the time just seems to fly by.  And with the start of a NEW year we are looking forward to make this one even better than the last.  A time for our theme of "New Beginnings".  A new year, a new baby, retirement, wedding. . .   All of these things are the start of something new and wonderful!  So join in and show us what a new beginning is for you in 2014!

Our FAB sponsor for our last challenge of 2013 is Milk Coffee.

Be sure to visit them and see the wonderful images they have to offer.  Our DT had so much fun using their images and making a card for their New Beginnings theme.

And as 2013 comes to an end, we are saying good bye and all the best to our DT member Dewie.  Her creations have been an inspiration to us all and we will miss her!  Thanx for being a part of the CC&CC DT Dewie!

Challenge #54 ~ Happy Holidays, Winner

Thank you so much for all the FAB entries to our Happy Holidays challenge!  What a lovely selection of cards for the holidays.  Every one was so special in its own way, but only one can win our draw.  And that lucky person is:

#157 ~ Elaine

Please drop me, Joanne, a line at and I will help you claim your prize of 5 free digis from Eureka Stamps. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Challenge #54 ~ Happy Holidays

Happy December!  Time for more fun at CC&CC. 
First I want to thank all of you for the great participation we had our last challenge.  A super assortment of styles and creations!  ALSO, a big thanx to our guest designers Celine & Martina.  And most of all, to  our FAB DT at CC&CC, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

Are you starting to feel a bit pressured by the holidays getting close?  So much to do!  Baking, shopping, parties, it goes on and on!  Well here is a chance to relax and have fun creating a holiday card.  The theme for our challenge should reflect anything to do with the holiday season ~ that covers a LOT of territory, lol!
To get us going with our challenge, Eureka Stamps is again our wonderful sponsor.  Their stamps cover so many categories and occasions.  A fab thing about Eureka is that as well as having super digis, most of their stamps also come in rubber.  That's great for those of you who prefer them to digis!  Take a peek at all they have to offer!  Our lucky winner will receive 
5 free digis of their cholce!

Eureka very generously let each of our DT choose any digi that they wanted to use from their FAB images!  Each one is great, and the DT really enjoyed doing these cards for you.
Here they are, enjoy!

Challenge #53 Winner

Wonderful entries from each and every one of you!  But unfortunately there can only be one winner, and that lucky gal is:

#30 TaylorMade4U

Please email me, Joanne, at and give me your info so I can help you claim your 5 free digis!  Congrats!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Challenge #53 ~ So Grateful

Welcome to another FUN challenge at CC&CC!
Before I get to this challenge, I want to make an apology to all of you.  The last post had a problem with all the entries being shown.  It was 4 pics wide instead of 3.  I am not quite sure how that happened (as it never happened before), but I couldn't seem to fix it without losing all your entries.  So  I left it alone ~ I didn't want to lose any of your awesome entries!  So thanx for your understanding!  I still struggle sometimes with the format of blogging!

OK, with that said, ONWARD!  We have a SUPER challenge planned for you!  "So Grateful"!  I am sure there are a lot of things that we ALL have to be grateful for.  Show how much you care with a CARD that fits this theme.

Our generous sponsor is STAMP FAIRY!

They carry a great variety of super digis!  Be sure to take a look at what they have to offer.  They gave our DT the two adorable images we are using.  

ALSO, we are so fortunate to have two of their talented DT with us to share some inspiration with you!  Please help me welcome Celine and Martina!  Thanx so much for joining us ladies, your creations are beautiful!

Celine has used the image named "Mimi Love"

Martina made her card using the image "Jake Poinsettias"

And now it's time to take a look at what CC&CC's FAB DT created!  We hope you enjoy them!



We hope you enjoy this challenge!  Show us what you are grateful for!  Also, if you play along with us, be sure to grab our blinkie for on your blog!  We appreciate your support.  Hugs!

Challenge #52 Winner!

As always, what a lovely group of cards you all made!  I wish we could pick more than one winner!  This time our lucky winner for our Monochromatic challenge is:

 #99 Dee's Cards

Congrats to you!  You will receive  5 free digis from Robyn's Fetish!  We hope you have fun with them!  Please contact me, Joanne, at for instructions on how to claim your prize.  AND, don't forget to grab you winner blinkie badge for on your blog!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Challenge #52 ~ Monochromatic and GREAT NEWS!

Welcome back to another fun challenge at CC&CC!  We are so happy you are here.  I would like to thank all of you who have stopped by, and to say a special THANX to all of you who are our followers and return week after week.  YOU are the reason we are here!

I have Great News!  It is so exciting for me to introduce THREE new DT members, YAAAHOOOO!!!  Each of these talented ladies are great card makers and crafters.  Out team is so happy to have them join us!  Here are their bios that each of them would like to share with you.

My name is Cindy van der Velde, 39 years old and live in Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands.  It is a small town appox. 30 km of Rotterdam.  I live together with my boyfriend.  I have no children.  I work full time at a lawyers/solicitors office. I am appointed by the District Court as trustee of people with large debts to help them get a steady life. I meet people with a lot of problems, so card making for me is the utmost way to relax. I've made cards since I was a little girl,  I was always sitting near my Mom with some items to make. I make cards in lots of different ways (scrap, embroidery).  Card making is my biggest hobby.
I was thrilled that I have been chosen to this team.  I hope you get some inspiration from my cards, and if you any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Hi everybody! :D So glad I'm here with these talented ladies. My name is Mikha Adriani, you can simply call me Mikha :) I live in Surabaya, Indonesia. Surabaya is a hot-hot city! lol. I looove crafting, creating anything, especially when it comes to paper related :) I've tried many before, but seems card making is my passion :) I do scrapbook, and also sometimes try 3d creations :) I wish I do well here :) :) hehe. Can't wait to see your fabulous creation xxx!  Hugs from Surabaya, Mikha

I am a happily married mum to two gorgeous girls, one 18 years, the other 16 months old!  I love trying out new techniques and although still relatively new to the crafty world, I am loving every bit of it.  My favorite thing at the moment is coloring!  And I use Promarkers.  And if I can, I like to make everything I use on a creation from scratch. I love animals, have quite a few pets and live in England, UK.  : )

Thank you ladies, we are happy to meet you!

And now, on to our new challenge.  Let's see what you do with a MONOCHROMATIC theme.  (using mainly all of one color.)  We are so lucky to have Robyn's Fetish as our super sponsor.

They will be awarding our winner with 5 free digis, nice!  Be sure to check out their great images!  And have a look at the great images that they have given our DT to use.

Without any more gab from me, lol, here are the lovely creations from our DT.  Thank you ladies for your beautiful creations and your support to our team!

Our DT member Jill has been ill and couldn't complete her card, so I used her digi and did one for her.  Get well soon Jill!~
Fall Welcome Turkey

OK, now it's YOUR turn to show us what you can do!  Have fun with this one, I know we did!

Challenge #51 Winner

Such cute and adorable cards you all entered for our Bugs and Little Critters challenge!  We sure enjoyed them and thank you for playing along.

Our winner for this challenge is the lucky

#23 Nana Connie

Congrats to you!  Please e-mail me at and I will instruct you how to claim your prize.  AND, be sure to grab our winners badge to show on your blog with pride!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Challenge #51 ~ Bugs and Little Critters

Hello and welcome to CC&CC.  We are so happy to have you with us!

It's time for some attention to the little critters!  By "Bugs and Little Critters", we mean mice, ants, ladybugs, snails, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, you get the idea!  IT DOES NOT MEAN LITTLE ANIMALS!!!  So have some fun with the little creatures this challenge!
QKR Stampede will be sponsoring this fun challenge.  They will be awarding our winner 5 free digis of their choice!!  and what a great selection of images they have; rubber stamps and digis!  Be sure to pop by their site and take a look at all they have to offer.

Our design team had a lot of fun with the images that QKR gave us to use.  Take a look!

On a sad note, I am sorry to announce that our DT member Chitra is saying good bye.  She is taking some time to take care of life's important issues.  We will miss you Chitra and wish you all the best.

Challenge #50 Winner

Such lovely Autumn cards you all entered!  Beautiful Fall colors were everywhere!  Thanx for playing along with us!  Here are our two lucky winners!

For the 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps
 #30 Mandy

For the $10 gift certificate from Robin's Nest it's
#45 Chrissyxx

Way to go ladies! 

Be sure to email me at to claim your prize!  And also, remember to grab your winners badge for on your blog!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Challenge #50 ~ AUTUMN - NOT Halloween!

Leaves are turning colors, the days are getting cooler and the smell of wood smoke is in the air.  Don't you just love Autumn!  It's my favorite time of year, as I know it is for a lot of you.  So to celebrate, this challenge is dedicated to this beautiful season.  BUT NO HALLOWEEN themes allowed!  This is for the beauty of Mother Nature and her lovely Fall colors!

We are so fortunate to have 2 sponsors for this challenge, woo hoo!  Our first sponsor for this challenge is the awesome BUGABOO STAMPS!  Their images are among my very favorites.  I can always find an image for any occasion or theme for my projects at their site.

They will be awarding our winner their choice of 7 free images!  Very generous I must say!

 Our 2nd wonderful sponsor is the FAB Robin's Nest! They are so generously awarding a $10 gift certificate to be used on their site for items of your choice!

What fun you could have shopping for craft supplies! Some very nice "retail therapy!"

Now let's take a look at the images our DT have used and their creative designs!:

Challenge #49 WInner

I was right!  We all sure do like flowers, and what lovely cards you made to show them off!  Our lucky winner will receive 4 digis of their choice from Delicious Doodles.

And our winner is:  #153 Liz

Please be sure to grab your winners badge from out sidebar Liz!  We hope you are proud to show it on your blog!  Email me at and I will give you instructions on how to receive your prize!  Thanx again to all of you who played along with us for this FUN "Flowers" challenge!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Challenge #49 ~ Flowers

WOWZA, WOWZA, WOWZA!!! Were we ever happy to see all the entries in our last challenge!  I told you Anything Goes was sooooo ezy-pzy!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for sharing you wonderful cards!

This time we have another theme that I'm sure will be a favorite too.  FLOWERS!  Who doesn't like them!?!  I love this season when the Autumn flowers are blooming, so lovely.

Our super sponsor Delicious Doodles is generously offering our winner their choice of 4 of their adorable digis!

So get your mojo working and show us what you can do!

 Now it's time to look at the lovely creations our DT have made using some beautiful images from Delicious Doodles!

Floral Watering Can

Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC.  And remember, "Without YOU, WE wouldn't be here!"