Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WINNER of our GRAND OPENING "New Stamp Release" EVENT is....

Hello Friends!
We launched this fabulous new Event and Challenge blog of ours on May 16, 2015 and we are thrilled that you have all stopped by, become followers and joined in our festivities!

We received so many truly stunning entries in our Grand Opening "New Stamp Release" event and now it's time to announce the winner of the $20 spending spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!


 CONGRATULATIONS Gerda!  Here's your Winner's badge for your blog to display with pride and please email me, Leigh, with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize before September 1st! 

Gerda featured Lost Coast Designs Feather Bird stamp

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
DT Leader

Monday, July 6, 2015

Challenge #14 : Zentangle

The winner of our #13 Numbers Challenge is Gerda

Here is her gorgeous make for the challenge : 

Congratulations. Please email Nikki ( by the end of July to claim
your $5 prize. Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email.
You can shop at either Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda.

Challenge #14 Zentangle

Welcome to our second monthly Challenge in our new events and challenge location. We hope you will play along with us. You can use any company's images you like to join our challenge, but if you use any images from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda you will get two entries into the draw to win the prize, yes thats double the chance to win.

Reminder of our new prize system  : 
    To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our challenges we have a new format for our new blog!
    1 - 4 entries = a winner will be awarded our Challenge Badge 
    5+ entries = one winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
    10+ entries = one winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
    (you get the Challenge Badge to proudly display on your blog too!
Please be sure to read our rules so that your entry is eligible to win the prize :)

Did you know that you can play in our Challenges even if you don't have a blog!
Simply upload your project to a photo sharing site, including your own personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public" and include the name of our Challenge in your photo description!  You can not link to projects shared in a closed Facebook Group because the linky tool can not access it there!  It's that easy so do join the fun!

Some inspiration from the Design Team :

Esther has used Travel Stuff and Up Close and Personal :

Corrie has used Rabbit's Square from Carmen's Veranda :

Nikki has used Renaissance Madonna from Carmen's Veranda :

Leigh has used Pencils Background from Lost Coast Designs :

Reminder to read our rules so that your entry is eligible to win prizes :)

AND reminder again that we have lifted our restriction that only LCD/CV stamps be used to enter our challenges. But if you do use LCD/CV images then your entry will count as two which means you double your chances of winning the prizes.

Tell all your friends, come join us, and stay to play :)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Celebration Blog Hop!

Welcome LCD/CV Fans and Happy 4th of July!
Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.
The Alice in Wonderland illustration stamps I used are available at Lost Coast Designs.  We have a whole category dedicated to Alice so stop by and check them all out!  

Although our Lost Coast Portal blog isn't actually involved in this blog hop I figured there's no reason why I can't still share all the fabulous AIW inspired projects with you all here, invite you to hop along too and also share the project I made for the hop.  I wasn't sure if I was going to get the blog roll in time before I'm away from my computer for a while so more names could have been added to the blog roll already but Suzi kindly let me still play and provided the blog roll early enough for me to add at least a partial list to my posts!  

Most of you know how much I love Alice in Wonderland and my passion for AIW goes hand in
hand with my passion for altered game art and today I'm sharing a set of altered Bendomino "Alice in Wonderland" Push Pins over on my DominoART blog.  I love using Bendominoes for my Alice projects, which are curved dominoes, coz the quirkiness of their shape ties in so nicely with the quirkiness of the Wonderland story!  For info and detailed photos stop by my post HERE or work your way there by starting the hop HERE.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;

Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Blog Hop List
more blogs will have been added here already so check Karen's blog for more names!

Domino Hugs!
Leigh S-B
 The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCC/CV DT Leader