Saturday, September 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!

Greetings.  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  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 gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!



We want to see anything stamped that includes paper piecing.  Please note, no holes required!!  We want to see you stamping images on different patterned papers, cutting them out and piecing them back together.  Like paper patchwork!! OK??
Ready, set, stamp, cut, piece!!!

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 chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
10+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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 fabulous inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Laurie made this pretty vintage style card using Lost Coast Designs new Sketchy Lily and Carmen's Veranda Happy Place sentiment
Lori paper pieced the lovely new Lost Coast Designs Sketchy Flower, Gears Background and Carmen's Veranda Right Kind of Weird sentiment to make this floral beauty  
Sue made this fun card using Carmen's Veranda Birds Collage Background  

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 so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host


  1. Fabulous inspiration teamies xx

  2. Great makes from the team! Now let's think of a paper pieced project involving the least fussy cutting possible...

    1. Awww now come on, paper piecing is fun. Can't wait to see what you create. Hugz

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Jo. Hope you get a chance to join the fun. Hugz

  4. A fun theme and lovely inspiration from the team. Hugz

  5. Thank you, Gail, for alerting me to this challenge. I don't do paper piecing very often, but this turned out to be quite fun.
    Wonderful samples from the team. I am inspired to try this more often!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Lovely to see you here Janis. Yes, it is fun. Hope you play again soon. Hugz


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