Friday, October 30, 2015


Life creates situations that can really get in the way of fun!
That is the case for me at this time, and I am missing all of you and our challenges here at CC&CC.  But have no fear, we will return sometime in the beginning of 2016.

Until then, all the best to all of you and

Luv & Hugs, Joanne

Winner #102 ~ Halloween

Time to announce the winner of our last challenge of 2105.  Thanx so much to all of you who entered.  What a great lot of cards!  We really enjoyed them.


CONGRATS Shelly!  Please email me at and I will help you claim your prize.  And don't forget to grab your winner's badge to display proudly on your blog!

Top 3

Remember to grab your Top 3 badge for on your blog!
So long for now, we will be back with all of you again in 2016!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Challenge #102 ~ Halloween

Hello my friends and wonderful followers!  I have some news that I need to share.  This challenge will be the last one for CC&CC in 2015.  Some of you are aware that I am VERY busy at the moment!  I am getting ready for an estate sale of the contents of my family home, packing, packing, packing and selling the home, and at the same time doing a "long distance" build of a new home in Oregon.  THEN, I have to move to OR from AZ.  I have so much on my plate that I need to deal with, that I have decided it is necessary to take a blog break until sometime after the beginning of next year.  But when the time comes to return, it will be Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges and business as usual!

Speaking of business as usual, lets get to it!
For a lot of you Autumn is upon us.  This is my favorite time of year for so many reasons.  One of the fun things of this season is Halloween.  Fun for children as well as adults - we get to dress up like we did when we were children!  Time to create a card that is full of scary ghouls and things that go bump in the night!

Our FAB sponsor Rick St. Dennis has some of the most awesome and out of the ordinary images; especially for Halloween!

Rick does the most incredible art work.  Be sure to go have a look at his amazing digis.  Our lucky random winner will will receive their choice of either 2 free digis, or a discount coupon to their shop.  So get crafting and join in the fun and a chance to win this great prize.

The gals have made some FAB cards using Rick's digis!  Have a look and get inspired to do your own.  We can't wait to see them!

I want to thank my WONDERFUL DT for being so dedicated to CC&CC and for all of their support to me.  Ladies, you are THE BEST!  I look forward to returning in 2016 and hopefully with all of YOU!

Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to all of you and a very 
Hugs, Joanne

Winner #101 ~ Animals

Another wonderful turn out from all of you!  Such adorable cards!  There are so many talented crafters our there, and we are so proud to be able to celebrate your creations.  This challenge winner will receive a $15 gift voucher from Deedee's Digis - that's a really fun prize!  Here is the lucky random winner:


CONGRATS and way to go!  Please email me at and I will instruct you on how to claim this great prize!


Again, THANX so much for such wonderful entries.  Please be sure to grab your badge for on your blog to post with pride!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Challenge #101 ~ Animals

Welcome all.  I want to start this post by giving a HUGE thank you to all of you who joined us for our 100th celebration.  What a GREAT celebration it was!  And a very special thanx to all of you who took the time to leave such kind messages.  All of us here at CC&CC are so happy to have you with us and we so appreciate your support!

Now, on to our current challenge!
Meow, quack quack, moooo, baaaaa, woof woof, oink oink!
Time to celebrate Animals!  We would love to see your cards showing an animal, be it cat, dog, pig, cow, you name it.  To help us with this fun challenge Deedee's Digis is sponsoring this event.

Deedee's will give our lucky winner a $15 gift voucher to shop with them, what fun!  Have a look at the great images they have and the lovely printable papers that so many of the digis include.  It makes it so easy to design using their lovely papers.

Here is a sample of some of the great images from Deedee's that the gals created with.  We sure hope you enjoy them!


Before I sign off, myself and all of our DT members are sending out love and hugs to our gal Annie and all of her family.  We are thinking of her at this difficult time upon the loss of her father.  God Bless Annie.

#100 Celebration Winner!

GREAT cards from all of you, but only one lady gets the $15 gift certificate from
The Paper Shelter.  And that lucky lady is:


CONGRATS Kristina!
Please email me at and I will help you claim your prize!
Be sure to grab your winner's badge to display on your blog!

Now, on to our


Beautiful work ladies!  Be sure to grab your TOP 3 badge to display on your blog!

Friday, September 18, 2015


I am so excited to tell you that we are REALLY celebrating here at CC&CC!  We have reached our  
I have been with CC&CC since the very first challenge.  I was SO delighted to be a DT member for a brand new challenge blog.  At challenge #34 I became the owner and coordinator and have never looked back!  It has been a WONDERFUL experience!  I want to THANK and give credit to EVERY gal who ever served as a DT member for CC&CC!  Without all of you, CC&CC wouldn't be the FAB place it is today.  Take a stroll down memory lane and browse back through the FAB creations that have been posted here.

SO, in honor of this special occasion, we are CELEBRATING!  We want you to make a card for any kind of celebration; birthday, wedding, anniversary, good luck on a new adventure, you get the idea!.

We are so happy to have The Paper Shelter here with us to sponsor this special challenge! 

 They have some of the most fun images you will find!  Be sure to visit them and have a look around.  I know you will be so happy you did!  They will award our lucky random winner a
$15 Gift Certificate
to shop on their blog!  You will love that they not only give you a fab image, but most of their images include printable backgrounds and paper!

 I wanted to use an image that I could showcase our 100th..  When I found this one called
 "Seeking Inspiration", 
I knew it was perfect to highlight our 100th challenge!


The Paper Shelter also  generously gave our DT two adorable digis to work with for our celebration.  The first one is called "Cheerleader", and the second "Patissier In Distress".  The gals did a SUPER job making their creations to inspire and share with you.  I know you are going to love them!


With all this happy news, I am sorry to share some sad, but still wonderful news.  My longest DT member, Sue, is leaving us.  She has been on our DT since challenge #32!!!  Her contributions to CC&CC have been enormous, and I am going to miss her soooooo much!  BUT, she is onward to a FABULOUS opportunity!  She will be designing for Crafty Sentiments and will have the chance to have her creations on TV!!!  
We all wish you the BEST on your adventure in crafting.
You are a very special lady, and I am so glad I have gotten to have you as a friend and DT member.  May your days always be filled with love and crafting!
Hugs, to you Sue, Joanne

And I too have some sort of sad news, lol!  I am in the process of building my new home in Oregon and selling my current home.  That means packing ~ and with that comes having to pack all my craft supplies, BOO HOO!!!  So from here until I am not sure when, I will not be able to contribute a card to our challenges.  But, I will still be running our challenges and making sure you still have a fun place to come to for fun and inspiration!

Winner Challenge #99 ~ Feminine & Fancy

Another wonderful turnout!  You all really make us smile, so many creative cards!  You make it VERY hard to choose just 3 favorites!  But, after much decision making, her are our results.


CONGRATS!  Please email me at and I will help you claim your gift certificate from A Day For Daisies.  And be sure to grab your winner's badge for on your blog!

On to our TOP 3

Way to go ladies, beautiful creations!  Remember to take your TOP 3 badge for on your blog.  Thanx to all of you who entered!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Challenge # 99 ~ Fancy & Feminine

Happy September!
Let's start off this month with a REAL girly challenge!
Fancy & Feminine
Use lots of embellis; lace, ribbon sparkles, you get the idea.  Let your imagination soar!

Our sponsor for this great challenge is A DAY FOR DAISIES!

 They have some of the most beautiful images you will find.  So many lovely digis that are perfect for this challenge.  Our lucky random winner will receive a
You will be able to choose whatever your heart desires. 

And don't forget, our DT choose their favorites for our TOP 3!

Here are the BEAUTIFUL cards done for you by our DT using images from 

Thanx so much for stopping by.  We can't wait to see your super girly entries!