Monday, October 15, 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 a new Challenge.
Our 31 Days of Halloween event is also running all month so that's two chances to win yourself 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!



 Share your stamped makes with cats and/or dogs as the focus.  We want your felines and canines to be the stars of your project.  Any style or type of stamped project is welcome.  Don't forget our 31 Days of Halloween challenge is running all month so if you have a spooky halloweeny type cat/dog project then you can link it up there as well!!  
Double Bubble Toil and Trouble!!!!!

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! 

Gail here today to start the Cats and Dogs Challenge fun with this cute piece featuring Carmen's Veranda's Chihuahua
I stamped Carmen's Veranda's Eat a Cookie sentiment on a white card base and embossed it with black powder.  Then I stamped Carmen's Veranda Staircase using London Fog archival ink and coloured with Iced Spruce and Festive Berries distress ink.  I masked the staircase and blended Cracked Sapphire and Wilted Violet distress ink in the background.  Then I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Carmen's Veranda Chihuahua.  I'd stamped him on brown card and just added a few white gel pen highlights.  I borrowed the hat from Oz Witch and it fitted perfectly!  So now he's ready for tricks but would much prefer TREATS!!

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 31st and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team is posting every day this month so check back every day for spookilicious inspiration and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host


D.Ann C said...

I MUST have that stamp! Thanks, Iona/Gail, for cluing us cat lovers in on this fun site!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Thanks so much for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden! So happy to join in here, too. Gail's card is a total HOOT! Can't stop giggling! xxD

ionabunny said...

Hi D.Ann, lovely to see you here. Thanks for joining the fun. Hugz

ionabunny said...

Hi Donna, nice to see you here. Glad you like my card. A laugh restores the soul. Hugz

ike said...

Hahahaha - how awesome that is. Such a fun piece x

ike said...

Such a great Challenge :-) I LUV cats and dogs. Thank you very much for Sponsoring the Cat Lovers' Hop 2018. I enjoyed it very much xxxx

Janis said...

Yay!! I got my Cat Hop cards loaded up on Flickr (so my Cat Hop blog posts weren't cluttered up with challenges) and got the qualifying ones linked up here! Thank you so much for sponsoring the Hop and for this fun challenge!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Lyneen said...

Cool Card! Love the pooch! GREAT sentiment... I resemble it!!! LOL!