Saturday, October 1, 2016

Day 1 of 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN by Leigh + Challenge #29 SCARY or WEIRD + New Stamps Release!

Welcome 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!

Welcome to Day 1 of

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop 2016


Challenge #29


plus our


YAY!  The most anticipated blog hop of the year is finally here and LCPtoC is participating as a Wicked Blogger again!  The LCDesigners are hard at work over their crafty cauldrons cooking up SPOOKTACULAR eye candy for you to feast your eyes on for 31 days straight plus our October Challenge starts today too!  Please scroll down past the September Challenge Winner and October challenge details to see my Day 1 of 31 DOH project! 

We are also excited to unveil our clawesome NEW STAMPS today!  Dash on over to the Lost Coast Designs store and add them to your collections!  The LCDesigners will be featuring them all month long and my project today shows off the coffin skellie called RIP! 
TA DAAAAAA!  Aren't our New Stamps to die for!
 Oh My!  We are counting down to HALLOWEEN in style so lets get this fangtastic show started!

First's time to announce the winner of our September Challenge and our new monthly CHALLENGE for OCTOBER!  Thanks for sharing all your fabulous Anything Goes projects with us, we loved them all!  The LCDesigners voted on their faves and the randomly drawn WINNER of CHALLENGE #28 is

#18 SUE the IRON

Congrats Sue, you've won $10 LCD/CV Bucks to spend in either or both of our stores!
Please contact me, you know the drill, before the start of the November Challenge to claim your prize!  Here's your Winner's Badge for your sidebar!

Challenge #29 - SCARY or WEIRD

 Our OCTOBER CHALLENGE starts today instead of the usual 1st Monday of the month and closes October 31st at 5 to midnight PST!  We're giving you lots more time to play with us this month and have TWO PRIZES to give away!

October's theme is SCARY or explanation necessary right coz it's HALLOWEEEEEEEEN! mwahahahahaha!!!!!!

Enter your rubber stamped projects in the Challenge Linky Party located at the bottom of this post for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stores!  The more entries the better the prizes so round up all your friends and join the most clawesome party of the year!  We do have some RULES so please make sure you check them out to ensure your entries are eligible to win! 

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween

Join the fun and hop along the blog roll included below for more wicked projects each and every day.  The blog roll will remain in our sidebar over there on the right all month long too, you couldn't get lost if you tried!  Everyones 31 DOH projects are most definitely welcome to enter our Oct Challenge so ENTER ENTER ENTER!
 31 Days of Halloween 2016
Susan S
Susan R
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity - U R HERE
Dream In Darkness
Airless Chambers

"7 Gates to Purgatory" by moi...Leigh S-B

I'm kicking off the proceedings with my altered wooden container that was a match made in Heaven Hell to feature our New Release Stamp, RIP!  The geometric sides of the container are actually coffin shaped and it has seven sides so I could not resist the Seven Deadly Sins theme.  All the text was computer generated and coloured with a metallic gold gel pen.
The votive candle glow represents the Cleansing Fire of Purification
Here it is in all it's colourful crackled glory with skull beads for feet
Seven Deadly Sins:  Envy, Gluttony and Lust
Seven Deadly Sins:  Wrath, Sloth, Greed and Pride
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is also proud to be a CRYPT KEEPER again this year!
Click on the skull badge to see how other blogs are celebrating Halloween around the world!
We hope you'll Stay and Play and leave us lots of love each day!
See you again tomorrow!
Happy Hopping!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader


  1. this is spooktacular.
    In a dark room, with the candle glowing,
    it would be awesome.
    thanks for sharing.
    Looking forward to the month's postings.

    1. Thank you Mary😊 It really does glow delightfully spooky in the dark😜

  2. Oh wow! si fabulous. I love the new stamps they are fun. Your project is just stunning. I love your art always.
    Happy Day 1

    1. Thank you so much Susan, so sweet of you to say & much appreciated😊

  3. WOW that is an amazing candle holder... perfect for any Halloween setting. Have to do some stamping this month!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Lyneen😊 Totally, get those rubber stamps out & join the fun👻

  4. I LOVEEEEE your portal of dooommmmmmbwahahahahahaha!!! I shall return tomorrow")

  5. Wowzer!!! This is fantastic, and the work you've put into it. It looks fabulous in the day or night!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah for your kind words, very much appreciated😊

  6. Adore this make - one of my favourites so far!! Great use of the box and love those bead feet too. Michelle (catzncards) xx

    1. Thank you so much Michelle for the high praise, much appreciated😊

  7. Fabulous!!!! Love the skull feet! Love how you gave the image texture! Wonderful!

  8. Another OMG moment, Leigh! Love that delish texture and crackle or cackle muwhahaha! Fantastical you ole ghoul! From a much much older ghoul...hehehehe xx

  9. Oh I forgot sending love from Dream in Darkness, too! We players have to stick together, no??? Muwahahahahahaha leave em guessing, no??

  10. I Love, love, love your candle holder! How cool.

  11. Gosh, must be the season. Lovely piece Leigh. Ooops, I mean oooooh, scary piece Leigh. Love it and the challenge theme. Hugz

  12. i love your new stamp set! i haven't had any new lost coast designs stamps for quite a while.... meanwhile i was delighted to see this great challenge and all the wonderful samples. thanks for the chance to play along! xo


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