Thursday, August 5, 2021

JULY WINNERS

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
 
Welcome Portal Peeps!!!
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our July Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and it was so nice to see so many using Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  You of course get an extra chance in the random draw for using our stamps on your projects.  Thanks for playing with us!

Please do read the rules and also the challenge guidelines which are written under the challenge badges on the challenge post and in the sidebar.  We have to disqualify entries that do not comply with our rules or challenge themes.

We used Mr Random

WINNER of CHALLENGE #125

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

is

Sylvia Koning
 
with this lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Megan's Christmas Bird
Congrats Sylvia, you win a $10 gift certificate

WINNER of CHALLENGE #126

CRITTERS

is

  Craftartista

with this cute mouse card
 Congrats Mia, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Sylvia and Mia!  Please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the 15th of the month to claim your prize.  Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps you would like.  You may choose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!

Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
Please link your badge back to us here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

NEON

Link up your stamped projects featuring the Neon colours
for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.
 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Neon Colors: Goth Butterfly

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Happy August from Laurie with a card for our newest challenge:  Neon Colors.
I used the Goth Butterfly stamp from Lost Coast Designs for this card.

I started by grabbing my box full of Gelli prints and selecting some with some neon and bright colors in them.  I cut pieces in strips and arranged them on a 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 piece of card stock.  I trimmed all the edges neatly then layered this with a plain piece of white card stock.

I stamped my Goth Butterfly with black ink onto white paper and using Copic Sketch markers colored it in using neon and bright colors.  I used a pale lavender for the background and squared it off, then trimmed it to leave a small white border.  I positioned this right in the center of my background piece and glued it in place.

I hope you will join us for the fun challenge.  Be sure to feature some rubber stamping in your projects (no digital stamps please) and get out your neon colored paper, markers, paints, etc. and submit your pieces on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!



Monday, August 2, 2021

More With Triple Love

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
 
Hello Portal Peeps!!!  The blog is looking very bright at the moment as we challenge you to use your stamps and Neon colours.  Neon's make me think tropical, and tropical makes me think PINEAPPLE!!!!
I've gone tall and thin and all Carmen's Veranda with the lovely Pineapple and More Hugs sentiment.  I started with a neon pink base card and chopped up some neon orange scraps into triangle shapes.  I arranged them in some sort of order on my card base and stamped the sentiment with black archival.  I masked it and bumped the stamp down a bit to stamp the more love again, mask, and repeat for triple love.  I did think about going crazy and stamping it down the whole length of the card, but my spacing was already a little wobbly by version three so I decided less truly is more.......   I stamped the pineapple on a scrap of neon green and a scrap of neon yellow, fussy cut, pieced em together and added it to my card.
Get out your stamps and your bold bright colours and join the NEON fun this fortnight for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars! 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

CHALLENGE #127 - NEON

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
 
Hello Portal Peeps.  
 
It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #127

NEON

 We want you to make a stamped project with neon colours.  We will also accept some black and white but bright neons must be obvious and plentyful.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our random prize drawing.

PRIZES

To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one winner chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
10+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go.  See, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!
 
Cathy used Carmen's Veranda Farting Unicorn sentiment

 and another card from Cathy

Cathy used Lost Coast Designs Lily Flourish and Gargoyle
    
Riet used Lost Coast Designs Devil in Disguise and Fourth Dimension Background
 

Now it's your turn.  Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 14th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #127 - Neon
August 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Saturday, August 14th 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info

 

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Critters: Cat & bird

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello everyone, Liesbeth Here again with our Critters challenge! Today I show you a very easy card. The beautiful stamp Cat and bird doesn`t need any extras to shine! I stamped it , using black StazOn ink, onto a gelli print background. You can also use a piece of design paper or inked paper, what ever. I also stamped it on a piece of white cardstock and cut out the cat. I glued the white cat onto the gelli print card. I coloured the eyes with a green pencil and added some red onto the bird, and some glitter on its crown. I finished with the sentiment (Party words)



See you next time Join the fun!
Liesbeth XX




Monday, July 26, 2021

Critters: Morning Stretch

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi again from Laurie with another card for the "Critters" Challenge.  This is such a fun challenge, I do hope you will join in and share your "critter" creations with us here on the Portal.

For this I used the Yoga Cat #9 stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Mornings should be moved clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  My background is a Gelli print done over a piece of vintage book page, turquoise and yellow acrylic paints, and a decorative stencil.  I stamped my Yoga Cat with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut it out.  The sentiment was likewise stamped with black ink onto a white scrap, cut out and edged with turquoise ink.

I layered my background with white card stock and positioned the Yoga Cat and the sentiment as shown.  
Such a fun and easy card that you could send to anyone, just to let them know you are thinking about them.

Come join us here on the Portal with your Critter creations for a chance to win some free stamps.  Be sure to feature some stamping in your projects.