Monday, January 1, 2018


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 2018 and hello to you!  So glad you have dropped by.  New year, new ideas, new challenge.  We are going two weekly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win your self some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month so do pop back and see who wowed the team and who gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

So, here we go.  Our first challenge of 2018 is



We want to see doodles on your project.  You can use doodle style stamps or freehand it, but we are a stamping challenge so there must be some rubber or clear stamping on the project as well.  Do check out the Doodle Stamps and Backgrounds categories at Lost Coast Designs for doodley ideas.

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...and 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 some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

CATHY made a card using Corner Swirl,
 Raven Right Small and Carmen's Veranda Farting Unicorn sentiment
GAIL made an ATC using Carmen's Veranda stamps
 White Cat, Cracked Grass, and Zen Create
and a tag using Frankenstein, Bubbles Background and Right Kind of Weird

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 5 to midnight PST on the 14th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month.

Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host


Michele said...

i love this challenge idea! xo

ionabunny said...

Hi Michele, glad you like the theme. Love your doodles. Happy New Year. Hugz

Kirsten van Miltenburg said...

My first card....

Kirsten van Miltenburg said...

An other one....

Kirsten van Miltenburg said...

Nr 3....Illusion.

Unknown said...

Where can I find the winner?

ionabunny said...

Both winners for the month will be announced on the 5th of February. Hugz