Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 5 Flying Skulls tag by Karen & October's Challenge #17 Monochromatic

Welcome back Hoppers and Hello to our Challenge Fans!
Today is Day 5 of our participation in the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink PLUS our new monthly Challenge for October starts today so this post is for both!

First up is the Day 5 featured project and then the LCDesigners are here to also delight you with some Challenge inspiration so sit back and enjoy!

Carmen's Veranda is proudly sponsoring Smeared Ink's Scavenger Hunt prize today! You can win a $10 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
Good Luck!

Today's spooktacular featured project is by LCDesigner Karen!
Karen used Carmen's Veranda - Flying Skull to make her wicked cool tag.

Nikki will now announce the winner of our previous challenge and give you all the details on our new one!  Don't forget to come back and enter once you've finished hopping ;0) 

The winner of our #16 Single Layer Challenge is Ellie Knol, here is her gorgeous make :

Congratulations .....

Please email Nikki ( by the end of October to claim
your $10 prize. Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email, as well as what stamps you would like. You can shop at either Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda.
Also, please pick up the challenge winners badge to proudly display on your blog.

Challenge #17 Color Challenge : Monochromatic

Welcome to our new challenge, a color theme : Monochromatic. We hope you will feel inspired to 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 that's 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't access it there! It's that easy so do join the fun!

Some DT inspiration from Team Inspire

Leigh used Carmen Veranda's Alfred Hitchcock,
Flying Birds background and ATC Birds in Trees

Karen has used Grunge Tree background, Party Girl and Party Words from Lost Coast Designs.

Nan has used Cityscape and Party Words from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Face with Tongue.

Tera has used Lost Coast Designs More Bugz, Broken Letters Set, Aggregate background and Leonardo Accessories

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

AND don't forget 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.

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


  1. oh wow what a collection of inspiring makes, so many styles x

  2. Love how you stamped those skulls Karen! Love that look xx

  3. Great eye candy!!! I LOVE the flying skulls!!!

  4. Love the flying skulls tag, very colourful! Great inspirations fro the DT. Congrats to the winner of the Single Layer Challenge Ellie Knol, love your card!

  5. Fabulous colors on those flying skulls, love how the colors pop from the black background.

  6. So many fabulous makes! Love them all, well done!~kim

  7. Wonderful tag! Love the colored stamping on the black paper--so cool.

  8. Thanks!!! I will enjoy the prize - I chose the white and tabby cat- I've just sent you an e-mail Nikki...

  9. I remember seeing the Birds when it came out - was really creepy. The next time I saw a flock of birds I wasn't happy.
    Alfred Hitchcock did a great job with his horror films.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. This is a great tag, love the skull butterfly!

  11. Love the flying skull image. Great tag - especially like the image stamped on the black. Great makes in the rest of the post too!

  12. Gorgeous flying skulls! The Halloween colors just SING! Fabulous Monochromatic work by all of your team, as well. Loads of talent here. xxD

  13. I love all of the different offerings today wonderful

  14. WOW! So many spooky cards today. Those moths are extremely frightening.

  15. The flying skulls are creepy!!! Great team cards!!!! TFS!

  16. Fabulous tag Karen, especially love the color against the black

  17. My sister Carla and me had a lot of fun together, creating our entries for this months challenge!

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE your stamps and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

  19. Enjoyed making this piece for the challenge. Your stamps are my 'go to' in the craft room!


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