Thursday, November 26, 2020

Festive Fun: Santa Gnome

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 from Laurie bringing you a card for the holidays to celebrate our "Festive Fun" challenge going on here at the Portal.

For this card, I used the Pompom Gnome stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Dear Santa clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

I started by going through my stash of Christmas papers and selecting some in the traditional red, green and white Christmas colors.  I then cut thin strips of each paper I had chosen and glued them to a piece of white card stock.  When I was done I had a piece more than twice this size so will have some left over for another project.  I trimmed up the edges then using my sewing machine stitched around the border.  I then layered this with a white card base.

Next I stamped my gnome onto white card stock with black ink and colored his suit and hat red, his nose pink, and his shoes black.  I cut him out and glued him to my card front as shown, and then   attached a pompom to the tip of his Santa hat.  I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto white paper, and because my card is rather narrow, I reduced the size on my printer and printed out a copy which I then cut out and outlined with black ink.  I affixed this to the upper portion of my card front, and that's a wrap!

Come join us for some "Festive Fun" here on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Festive Fun - Woof Woof Christmas!

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 friends to the Festive Fun Challenge!

Today I wanted to share my dog-gone fun Christmas card with you....


How fun is that? Perfect for any dog-lover in your life and so easy to do.

I started off with a fun background that I had in my stash. I stamped the Doodle Circles background using Imagine's VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink then embossed with black embossing powder.

Next I colored the various circles with alcohol inks.

I then stamped and colored the Many Dogs background stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. I fussy cut particular dogs to fit into each circle and glued them down.

A bit of pen work in between the circles and the stamped sentiment and I called it good.



There's still time to join in on the fun!!


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Festive Fun: Let's Celebrate!

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 everyone, Liesbeth here, it's my turn to show you some inspiration for our Festive Fun challenge! Read everything about it HERE and let's stamp together...hope you'll join the fun.
My example is a very simple one:
I made a background onto very glossy paper (Chromolux) using alcohol inks. With black StazOn ink, I stamped the  Tres Caballeros  and cut it out with a photo edge scissors. I did the same with the text (Party words) I finished the card with lots of glitter glue at the hats and a bit of white gel pen.








Liesbeth XX

Friday, November 20, 2020

Happy Holidays

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 all Cathy here with a slimline card for you.
Stamps used.
So I was inspired by my Christmas pattern paper I have. (pinks,teals,whites, ) 
I stamped Pointy hat gnome on white cardstock and then I stamped small snowflake set in pinks all around him. 
I then colored him in teal to match the teal snowflake pattern paper. 
Next I layered the papers and then I decided to make it into a slimline card. So I then took one of the snowflake from the  small snowflake set that I didn't use and stamped that in teal ink all over the card base. 
Come join the fun challenge here

The sale is still going on .

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

# 111 Festive Fun.

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you 

Hello everyone, Riet here.
Today I made a tag for this fun challenge.
I will explain how I made it.


First a list of what you need.
Distressink, Vintage photo.
Distress Oxide, Bundled sage and speckled egg.
A peace of design paper.
A piece of off-white paper.
A tag cutting die.
Poinsettia cutting die.
Holly and branch die.
And the lovely “party pig girl LCD stamp”

 

Now here we go.
Die cut the tag from the designpaper.



Do the same with the off-white paper but a little bit bigger.




Take a extra piece from the off-white paper en run it trough the oxides.
This is for the poinsttia’s and the twigs and holly leaves.
Let the paper dry well.
Stamp with vintage photo the girl stamp.
And sponge the edges of the tags with vintage photo.

Now die cut the poinsettia and the leaves and sponge the edges with vintage photo.
Glue the tags and the poinsettia together.

Now that was a easy and quick tag.
 Hope you have fun and join our challenge.
Its fun and a great opportunity to win some rubberstamps.
And please read our challenge rules.

 https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/p/challenges-rules-and-winner-badge.htmlice the inspiration and double the fun!



Sunday, November 15, 2020

CHALLENGE #111 - FESTIVE FUN

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 #111

FESTIVE FUN

We want to see your festive makes and even better your fun festive makes.  Any fest will do.  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 problem, 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 or private Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Gail made this sparkly festive card using Lost Coast Designs ZZ Top Gnome 2 and Joy, Peace, Harmony Dictionary Words.
 

Liesbeth made this gorgeous festive card using Lost Coast Designs Megan's Christmas Bird, Large Snowflakes and Party Words stamps.
 

Roni made this fabulous festive card using Lost Coast Designs Pointy Hat Gnome and Party Words
 

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 30th 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 #111 - Festive Fun
November 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Monday, November 30th 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