Saturday, December 15, 2018

COLD AND FROSTY CHALLENGE - MID-WAY REMINDER

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!

Can you believe we are half way through December and only 10 days til Christmas already!!!!
The Cold and Frosty Challenge is running all month here at the Portal to Creativity
 and we want to see your stamped BRRrrrrrrr! makes!

Here's a little chilly inspiration from the team.....

 Laurie made this fun card using Lost Coast Designs CDTeddy from the new Creepy Dolls stamp collection and snowflakes from the Small Snowflakes set.

 Cathy also used the Small Snowflakes set to make these pretty tags.
You still have plenty of time to join our Cold and Frosty Challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars!  Remember, the more players the better the prizes, so tell your friends and get stamping!!

Don't forget to check out the Lost Coast Designs webshop for all the NEW STAMPS and your get some new rubber for yourself or your friends for Christmas and the New Year.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Brrrrr...Cold n Frosty Out

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!


I started by stamping the snowman on the base layer with Acorn ink (for the arms).  I then stamped him in black, blue, red and his nose in orange.  I colored then cut apart all of the bits and re-assembled him with both glue and double stick foam tape for a bit of dimension.  I water colored the background "snow" and added some glue & glitter and I did the same in the darker blue areas of the snowman.  Finally I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on a blue plaid card blank.

Hope you have time to join us in the fun this month...




Saturday, December 8, 2018

Let It Snow!

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!

Hi to all from Laurie with a happy Snowman bringing you Cold and Frosty greetings for the first part of the December challenge on the Lost Coast Portal.  We want to see what you can create using the theme:  Cold and Frosty.

For this card, I used the Snowman stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  I like how he looks a bit old fashioned.  I stamped him onto white card stock with black ink and cut him out.  I then restamped his scarf and buttons with blue ink, cut those out, and superimposed them onto my original stamped image.  I colored his twig arms brown and gave him some "eyes of coal" using black rhinestones.  I originally colored his carrot nose with an orange marker but it did not show up well, so I cut a little nose for him from some orange paper.  

My background was created using blue paint which I spread on my Gelli plate with a brayer.  I then pressed a piece of white paper to the plate and pulled a print of just plain blue.  I mixed some white paint with some water, and using a spatter brush, spattered the white paint onto my blue background to look like snow falling.  

I adhered my snowman to the card front with foam tape.  I found a "Let It Snow" sticker in my sticker stash and stuck it onto a larger square of black paper.  I cut out and added a sign post and affixed the little "sign" to the lower edge as shown.  Final step was to add a top hat to Mr. Snowman and adhere the finished card front to a piece of white card stock.  


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

NOVEMBER WINNERS

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 to announce the WINNERS of our November Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and it was so nice to see so many using Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  You of course get an extra chance in the random draw for using our stamps on your projects.  Thanks for playing with us!

Please do read the rules and also the challenge guidelines which are written under the challenge badges on the challenge post and in the sidebar.  We have to disqualify entries that do not comply with our rules or challenge themes.

We used Mr Random

WINNER of CHALLENGE #64

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 

is

MAITA

with this beautifully skull.  We all loved the bird skeleton on top!!
Congrats Maita, you win a $5 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #65

CUTE

is

MIMI

with this fun and cute card

Congrats Mimi, you win a $5 gift certificate


But wait!!  There's more.......
Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the teams Mayan Blog hop posts.
I hope you had lots of fun checking out the fun and colourful projects.

The lucky winner of our

MAYAN BLOG HOP

is

Susan Renshaw

Congrats Susan.  You win a $10 gift certificate.

 Congratulations Maita, Mini and Susan!  Please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the end of the month to claim your prize.  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 Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

COLD AND FROSTY

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-66-cold-and-frosty.html

Link up your cold and frosty stamped projects
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Blue SnowWolf Queen

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!

Hi all. Cathy here with my take on Cold and Frosty.
Stamps Used:
          Wolf Queen        
Snowflake set

I started out by stamping the  Snowflake set on white cardstock in blue distress ink. This will make your card base. Then cut a blue square and ink the edges with the same blue ink. Glue it on the stamped card base. Set aside.

Stamp Wolf Queen  on Copic friendly paper and color in. I added some blue glitter to the feathers so it has a little sparkle. On the stamp the feathers are held in her hair with a flower. I stamped a snowflake on some scrap paper and colored it in with the same distress ink I used to stamp the Snowflake background. Cut out and cover the flower.


Come show us your cold and frosty makes. You can add them here.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

CHALLENGE #66 - COLD AND FROSTY

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.
It's December, and a very busy month, so we have decided to run this challenge all month to give you plenty of time to join the fun!!  There will be a chance to win your self some Lost Coast dollars, but since it's Christmas who knows,  maybe Santa will have some extra goodies if we get lots of people playing along!! 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!

CHALLENGE #66

COLD AND FROSTY


It doesn't have to be Christmas but we do want to get that BRRrrrrrrrrr! feeling.
And don't forget the stamping!!

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 random prize drawing.

PRIZES

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
50+ Entries = two 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.  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!

Lori made this sweet and very chilly card using Lost Coast Designs Georges and Louis, Large Snowflake Set and Little Diamond Background.  Good job Georges is well dressed!

Roni made this gorgeous card using Lost Coast Designs Mistletoe Goth.  She's so cold she's blue!!  Love it!!!

Gail went with cool colours and bling for this festive card using Carmen's Veranda Reindeer Doll, Lost Coast Designs PMC Circle Frame and sentiment from Lost Coast Misc Words

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 will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host