Saturday, September 2, 2017


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!

Good morning one and all!
It's time for our new Challenge for September, but first we have the WINNER of Challenge 39 to announce!  The team had a very difficult choice to make with so many gorgeous projects.  Thanks to you all for playing with us!

The LCDesigners voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn


 Congratulations Craftyfield!  Please email Marilyn ( by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $10 gift certificate.  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 LCPtoC, THX :0)
Now for our September Challenge!



This month it's all about NUMBERS!  Yep, include numbers somewhere, in some form or fashion.  Scatter them across the background, make them your design element, just incorporate them somehow into your design.

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 Design Team Faves prize drawing.


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 is awarded our Challenge Winner's 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
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 prob, 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 Facebook groups!

Here's Sue with some inspiration to start us off this month.  Keep popping back as the team will be posting every other day now here.  Or better yet, follow this blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

Hi it's Sue here, and I'm really happy to be kicking off our new challenge, though you wouldn't think so with my sentiment!

Like Feather Bird I can't function without the first coffee of the day!

So I took a very inexpensive A5 notebook with a kraft cover and brayered gesso over the top.

Next, I used some DecoArt paint and a number stencil. It's not rocket science is it, but this is one of my favourite colour combos.

Then fun with stamps! All the words are from Carmen's Veranda clear stamp selection, and the numbers are from Bingo Border.
There is many a true word spoken in a clear stamp sentiment, I always give everything my full ass! This is the back of the book.

And this is the front. Again a CV sentiment, and the wonderful Feather Bird is by Lost Coast. This bird makes me smile every time I see him. For a little guy he has a lot of attitude!

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 midnight PST on the 25th!

We will be bringing you more stamping inspiration for the challenge throughout the month!  Yes, now through the 25th, you'll see plenty of inspiration to help your muse, on the average of one every couple of days.
Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host


Craftyfield said...

OMG thank you so much for picking Shrek's feet as the winning entry! This has made my day...
Love Sue's project today, especially the sarcastic but hilarious words!

ionabunny said...

Congrats Craftyfield. Hugz

ionabunny said...

Great new theme. Sue, I love the contrast of feather bird against the blue and those sentiments are just cracking me up. What a fab journal cover. Hugz