Sunday, December 10, 2023

Santa Frank

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Hello Cathy here with a fun holiday card for you today.

Stamps Used:

I started out with stamping Frankenstein and Two gnomes. I colored Frank in with copic markers and then cut out. Next, I cut off one of the gnomes hats and colored it. 
I added some glitter fun foam to the bottom of the hat with a holly sticker and a little white pom-pom to the top. I then glued them onto a music scrap that I tore around and inked the edges with brown distress ink. I stamped 1 snowflake form the Small snowflake set in the same brown ink around the whole background. 
I layered that on some Christmas cardstock and added some Christmas ephemera to the front of the card.

You can join the challenge here.


 

Friday, December 8, 2023

#180 In the deep mid winter.

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, Riet here.
It's December so that's why it's a winter challenge.
Everything related to it is good for the challenge.
I chose these funny Christmas gnomes, really love them.
They come in two sizes.
For this shaker card I used the smaller ones.
And this is how I made the card:

What I used:
LCD stamps

Distressink:
Barn door
Memento tuxedo black

Small snowflake punch
Punch for white small cirkels that looks like snow 
White acrylic paint
White posca marker
Markers or pencils to color the gnomes.
Foam tape
Mica sheet
Window and frame die.

I started by coloring and cutting out the gnomes.

With the Distressink Barn door and Rustic wilderness I made 6 prints on my worksheet.

Spray some water on it and place your paper on top.
Don't wipe, just give it some time to absorb the ink.


Once the paper is completely dry, we will splash with white acrylic paint.

While the background is drying we continue with the frame.
We stamp the frame with Distress ink Rustic wilderness and the checkerd border stamp.

On the bottom of the frame we stamp the text "Merry Christmas" with Memento black.

I cut some silver snowflakes with the punch.
And some dots in 3 sizes from white paper.
That is the filling for the shaker element.

I glue the red/green background onto a piece of paper.
Glue the checker board frame around it.
Now stick the foam tape on the back
and stick it on a white card.

Now glue the mica sheet that you first cut to size on the inside of the window frame.
Place foam tape around the frame.
Now place the shaker elements on the background and stick the window frame on the background.

Use the posca pen to put some white dots on the text.

Now we glue the gnomes to the windows.

The card is ready.
I hope you like it.
I'd love to see what you make of it.
So post it on the challenge blog or on the Facebook group.
Then you have a chance to win new stamps.




Wednesday, December 6, 2023

In the Deep Midwinter - Purple Winters Eve

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!

I hope you're enjoying our ode to winter.  I wanted to step out of my comfort zone for a moment and try a color I don't use often...purple!  Yes, in my world there are purple deer.


So I stamped the Trees background stamp on white cardstock using VersaMark ink and embossed with white ep.  I then used 3 colors of purple and a bit of pink Distress Oxide ink to color the image. I trimmed and matted the image, added a bit of glitter and my purple deer family.

I hope you have a chance to join in on the fun! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

NOVEMBER 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 November 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 #178

STAMP ON PATTERNED PAPER

is

Craftyfield
 
with these lovely fussy cut plaid poinsettias
Congrats Craftyfield, you win a $5 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #179

ROUND AND ROUND

is

Cari Woodmansee Jacobson

with this gorgeous card entered on fb using Lost Coast Designs Prom Night
Congrats Cari, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Craftyfield and Cari!  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

IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER

 

Monday, December 4, 2023

In the Deep Midwinter: Lycaonia

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! Our 180th challenge already! In the Deep Midwinter will run all month, so plenty time for you to participate! :-) 
As an autumn- and winter lover I loved to create this card!

On an alcohol inked background (blue and purple) I stamped Lycaonia with black StazOn ink. With a white marker and a white gel pen I coloured the image here and there and I drew some snowy trees and stars. I sponged the edges black.



Hope you'll give it a try! Have a nice week!

LiesbethXX




Saturday, December 2, 2023

In The Deep Midwinter - Glittery Snowflake Wishes

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!

This month we are celebrating everything winter....

Today I wanted to share my first creation with you and it combines a few of my favorite things...snowflakes, glitter and blue!!!


I simply love the glitter and sparkle of real snowflakes so I thought I'd use some glitter embossing powder on these ones! (Large Snowflakes, Small Snowflakes) I wish you could see the amazing sparkle of these IRL - they are just so pretty.  I used several shades of blue ink to make the background then I stamped the Long Swirl in another shade for fun.  Finally I stamped the sentiment to finish it off. (Party Words)

I hope you take a bit of time to create this month and join in on the fun!!