Friday, March 8, 2013

Challenge #34 ~ BANNERS

Hello and a BIG welcome to CC&CC. We have NEWS to share with all of you. So grab a cuppa and some chocolate and lets get started! 

First I know you are anxious to find out the lucky winner of last weeks Buttons & Bows challenge!

Our lucky winner is:
#11 ~ TRACY!!!

CONGRATS Tracy!  E-mail me at with the title  “CC&CC Winner #33” and I will get your prize to you.
  And don't forget to grab our “winner” blinkie for on your blog and show it proudly!  Also a big THANK YOU to all of you who played along with us.  What a GREAT turn out!

Now back to our news. Sadly we are having to say good-bye to Jenn, who has been the backbone and master of CC&CC. She has to devote more time to things that need her full attention and has to step down. You will be missed Jenn, and we thank you so much for all that you have done to make CC&CC the super blog it has become. We wish you good health and happiness, you will be missed.  Please come visit us often.

And me, I'm Joanne, and have been a DT with CC&CC since its start. I am so honored to take over the reigns from Jenn. The main focus for me is to make this a FUN place to come for a challenge! And to do this I have a SUPER DT for support and inspiration.
Let me introduce them to you! 

Hello Everyone! My name is Chitra. I live in Michigan, United States.  I am into card-making world over a year now and I've come across new stamp companies, new techniques, new blogs, amazing products over the year. My passion is for coloring, Put some stamps in one hand and some coloring medium in the other and I am a happy go lucky girl. Also I love cooking, chocolate, tea and anything crafty. I am new to the blogging world, I started blogging in September in order to join some awesome challenges and I became totally hooked. I am awestruck of all the wonderful blogs that I see and I hope that one day my blog will be up to that level and it is my hope thru my blog to inspire others and to keep learning, growing & creating. 

Hi.  My name is Deanne Clarke-Saunders.  My hubby and I live in beautiful Newfoundland, Canada.  I'm currently not working but I'm an elementary teacher.  I've always LOVED crafting and creating.  Right from childhood I loved crayons, pencils, paper scissors and glue.  I always had fun when I played with those materials.  So, I decided to continue that fun and scrapbook and make cards!  I love being creative and enjoy using my imagination!
I'm a housewife with two lovely kids. I live in Bandung, city that is called Parijs van Java, Indonesia.  My hobby is crafting, especially card making and bentoing, that is decorating food in my kid's lunchbox as Japanese mommies do.

I'm Jill, I live at beautiful island of Indonesia, Bali. I live with my husband and our lovely dog...Wolfie. We've lived here almost 8 years. I'm totally work at home. I love to do crafting since at Junior High School until know. It's more easy now to do because now there is many things to make it dies, stamps, etc. I'm so enjoyed the time when I crafting.

Hello fellow scrappers!! I’m Marianna Falaggi ~ Marion for friends~  I’m 31 years old and I’m from Greece! I’m married to a great man called Kostas for 3 years now but we are together almost 13!! Yikes!!  We don’t have children yet but we do have a dog ~ Rudy~ and some cats. I’m a graphic designer and I have my own line for wedding and baptism invitation here in Greece.  I started scrap booking and card making 11 years ago and the last year I started creating my own designs and I have a small business ~ COLORink Digital Stamps ~ selling cut files, digital stamps, sentiments and patterned papers as the need to support my family and my hobby is bigger than ever.  I work for Scrapping Memories and Tracy Wray. I really love card making and I love creating cute designs for every occasion!!  Here it’s quite difficult to find stuff for card making and scrap booking, as paper crafts is not so widespread; so I always try to make my own patterned paper and cut designs with my beloved craft robo.

My name is Nadja Robbins and I am first a wife and mother. After all that I am an avid card maker that enjoys trying out different ways to express my creative side. Since I was very little I have been surrounded with crafts in many different ways through my mother and grandmothers. Knitting, tatting, cross stitching and many others I have done. My heart is though with the paper crafts and Copic markers. 
I am 46 years old, been married for 22 years to a really great husband, but sadly no children.  I work as Accounts Manager for a Shipping Company.  Been crafting for most of my life, always like to make things.  Enjoy stamping and coloring in, lately found the digi stamps and enjoy these as well.  My other hobbies are Ten Pin Bowling which am in 2 leagues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Also been tracing my family tree over past many years.

Welcome everyone, so happy you are here.
Being able to express myself through art and crafting has always been a must for me, starting as soon as I could scribble with a crayon. I've dabbled in media of all types; water colors, acrylics, oils, counted cross stitch, stain glass and making miniature doll furniture and jewelry. But 5 years ago I met my “true love” with paper crafting, especially making cards. Now, for me, it has become an obsession!  My other passion in life is playing golf!

With all that news and the introductions being made, lets get down to crafting with


Our generous sponsor this challenge is:


As a winner you will receive FOUR of their fab digis.

Our theme this time around is


Make sure you include one on your card!
Here is our inspiration for this challenge by our fab DT!








So have some fun creating and show us your design. We are so happy to have you join us!  Come back again soon.


  1. Oh thank you so much,I am so chuffed. Will email you now. Traceyxxx

  2. Congratulations Tracey! Thank you for playing along with us.

  3. Congrats, Tracy and the DT members.
    I did not see a winner for "hobbies" - where is it posted?

    1. I will check on that for you Dorothy. SO much going on in taking over, Jenn may have overlooked it. Thanx for asking!

  4. WOOOO HOOOOO for you Tracy! CONGRATS!!!

  5. Great cards from the DT and a big welcome! A wonderful challenge... thanks. And congrats to Tracy!

  6. The DT inspiration was awesome!!! It was such a great challenge and I had such a great time. See you next time!!! Thanks again! :-)



  7. Congrats to the new design team!! Great cards of inspiration!!

    Dorothy is correct, Challenge 31 & 32 winners were never announced

  8. Hi Jo, many thanks for your lovely comment on my daisy card. I was thrown a bit as to who J was on this blog but then I remembered that you had mentioned it on your own blog :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. Great DT inspiration. I noticed you announced last weeks winner too~ That's awesome and less confusing!JUST wondering did I miss the winner of #31. The last one I saw was #30?

  10. SOOO sorry, I see that someone else already asked! Look forward to the inspiration from the new DT!

  11. Wonderful DT creations - fabulous. TFS

  12. Fabulous DT inspiration, thank you for the fab challenge.