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!