Thursday, July 18, 2019

Christmas in July Tag

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!
Cathy here with a Christmas tag for you today.
I got my inspiration from some YouTube videos people are doing to celebrate Christmas in July. The one I made my tag was one using up the scrap you have left over from making cards.
Stamps Used:
Small snowflake set
Megan's Christmas bird

 So I started out with the red piece of paper on the bottom of this tag. It is the flip side from the paper I used to my make a card to start this challenge.
Here it is.

First cut the red paper with a die tag. (on the bottom of the tag die so it will fit perfectly on the bottom of the tag.)
Next take some green paper and cut out the whole tag shape. Stamp some of the Small snowflake set on the tag with black ink.
Glue the red paper to the green tag and edge with red ink. Set aside.
Die cut a doily from white cardstock and glue it off the side of tag. Die cut the word joy out of white cardstock 3 times and layer on top of each other. Then die cut it once out of black cardstock and layer on top. Glue on the bottom of tag,

 Stamp Megan's Christmas bird on a separate white cardstock. Color with Copic markers just the bird. Cut out and add foam tape to the back to make it stand out. Add to tag.
Lastly add ribbon to the top and some embellishments to the tag. 
I must say this is a great way to use up your paper scraps you have. 
Come join in the Christmas in July challenge here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Quick and Easy Angel Card and Sponsoring the Christmas Kickstart Challenge

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 Portal Peeps.  Gail here today.  It's Christmas In July here at the Portal.  I love any excuse for a party so Christmas rates high in my book.  I have made a really quick and easy card, cos that's what we need when the silly season comes around.....
 I used Carmen's Veranda Quilted Wing Angel and words from Lost Coast Designs Misc. Words set.
I cut my card base from a piece of patterned card using a stitch die.  I stamped the angel and the words using black archival ink.
I stamped the head and body of the angel again on a scrap of white card and fussy cut.  I coloured the wings, face and wood bits with promarkers and then added irridecent glitter to the dress.  Hope you can see the sparkle!  'Tis very pretty.
Link up your stamped Christmas makes for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.

For another chance to win......

Lost Coast Designs is proudly sponsoring the
Christmas Kickstart Challenge
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/
The theme is Festive Things With Wings!!
So if your stamped Christmas make also features a thing with wings
then you can add your link to both challenges!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, July 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #80 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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 Portal Peeps!!  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!

CHALLENGE #80

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Yes, it's Christmas!!
Get you jingle on and link up your stamped Christmas makes for a chance to win
Lost Coast Designs dollars!!
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
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 this lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Megan's Christmas Bird
Gail made this fun card using Carmen's Veranda Snow Cowboy and Southwest Town, and the Peace dictionary words from Lost Coast Designs 

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

Challenge #80 - Christmas In July!
July 15th - 31st 
Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Wednesday, July 31st 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

"Celebrate It" Birthday Card - Using mask to stamp overlapping images

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 all,

Lori here, with a Birthday card for the  "Celebrate It" challenge  This project features a quick masking technique over a roughly colored background.  It's a fun and quick way to create an interesting mixed media look to your next card.




Lost Coast Designs:

Other supplies:
  • Gelatos
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock
  • Black ink (watercolor friendly)
  • Gold Pigment Ink
  • Chalk Ink
  • Saying Stickers
  • Metallic craft spray

Instructions:


1) Apply Gelato colors directly to watercolor paper.


2) Blend with water.


3) Add gold splatters.


4) Stamp Beauty script with chalk ink.


5) Stamp Sketchy Rose with permanent black ink.


6) Apply mask and repeat on both sides of center rose image.


7) Keep mask in place and stamp leaf images.


8) Spray with metallic gold craft spray.


9) Add black splatters.


10) Edge panel with gold pigment ink.


11) Apply saying sticker.


12) Adhere to card base and edge card base with gold pigment ink.


Done!



I hope you enjoyed this project and will join in on the Let's Celebrate Challenge!



Happy day!
Lori









Friday, July 12, 2019

Yippie....Let's Celebrate!

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!

Happy Friday Friends!!
Woo Hoo...it's almost the weekend and you know what that means....time to celebrate!

Ink Stained Roni here...


Did you know that our current challenge is Celebrate It!!!? 
Well it is and that means you can celebrate any ol' thing you want!

I have decided to do a bit of celebrating with granny in her pj's - LOL!!


I colored her in with colored pencils and mounted her on a fun embossed background of Rinea Foiled Paper. It really makes the image pop don't you think?


Be sure to enter your creation on the linky before the 15th for your chance to win!
Good Luck Friends....Party On!!!

Lost Coast Design Stamps: Party On; Party Words
Rinea Foiled Paper - Violet/Gold Glossy
Black Widow Colored Pencils
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Nocturne
MFT - Dies 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Let's Celebrate: Birthday Chi chi

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 again from Laurie with another project for the "Let's Celebrate" challenge going on here on the Portal right now.  This one runs until the 14th of this month so you still have time to make something fabulously celebratory to enter for a chance to win some free stamps.  And we love to see what you all are creating!

For this birthday card I used the  Queen of Everything clear stamp, the Coffee Chihuahua Katzelkraft stamp from Lost Coast Designs, and the smallest butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Set at Lost Coast.

I created my background using Oxide Distress Inks on watercolor paper.  I stenciled my ink colors onto the paper then spritzed it generously with water, let it run a bit, then set it with a heat gun.  I stamped the butterfly randomly with black ink and also edged the panel in black.  

I then stamped my little Chihuahua onto white paper with black ink and cut him out.  I colored him with Copic Sketch markers and added some gold pen to the spikes on his red collar.
I positioned him on my card front then stamped my sentiment onto a white square with black ink.  I trimmed it down to size, edged it with black, and positioned it so my little Chi chi is holding it up and glued both down.  Final step was to layer this with a white panel and you've got a fun birthday card for any dog lover!

Come celebrate with us at the Lost Coast Portal and share your creations!!


Monday, July 8, 2019

Halloween Celebrate it

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!
Cathy here with a Halloween celebrate it card.
Of Corse right.

Stamp Used: Witch2

I started out with my first ever gelli print. I did not blend it well so I'm using it today for a background.
I used a red/orange for the top and a yellow for the bottom. ( hence the scrap from Freidafest I used in day 2) Splattered Nuance powers that I made into a liquid first on the gelli plate then I pulled the print.
Next I die cut out a tree and fence from paper. Paint the fence with some gray and brown to make it look old.
Make the moon by using a mask of a circle and blending out some black ink from the center. Color in with yellow Copic and then add sparkle. You can't see it in the photo but it is there.
 Next stamp Witch2 were you want here. Stamp again on white cardstock and color with Copic and cut out.  Add your cut out witch to cover right where you stamped it out on the front. Now to add your die cuts you have.
I drew on some grass on the grass part of it.

Happy Halloween 

Don't forget to add your Celebrate it to the challenge here.
Can't wait to see what you share.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

LOST COAST DESIGNS FRIDAFEST BLOG HOP - DAY 2

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 and welcome to

LOST COAST DESIGNS

FRIDAFEST LINKY and BLOG HOP

DAY 2


  Have you seen the amazing Frida Kahlo Stamps in the Lost Coast Designs Shop??
Linda has now added 4 new designs so we decided to showcase these beauties
with two days of blog hopping.

Hop around and leave some love here and on all the team's blogs for a chance to win
$10 to spend at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda
The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win a prize!

For another chance to win you can share up your Frida Kahlo inspired projects.
If you need some inspiration check out the wiki link above, or the teams makes of course!!
Your project can include a Frida Kahlo image, or be inspired by anything associated with her, but please explain your inspiration if it isn't obvious and don't forget that we need to see the use of real rubber or clear stamps.  Please don't forget to tell us the maker of your stamps and those using  
Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps
will get an extra chance at the random draw.

Ready, set, hop!!

Cathy  


Gail  

 

 Laurie

Lori 

Roni

 
 


Day 1 and the Frida Kahlo Linky Party can be found HERE

Saturday, July 6, 2019

LOST COAST DESIGNS FRIDAFEST BLOG HOP - DAY 1

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 and welcome to

LOST COAST DESIGNS

FRIDAFEST LINKY and BLOG HOP

DAY 1


  Have you seen the amazing Frida Kahlo Stamps in the Lost Coast Designs Shop??
Linda has now added 4 new designs so we decided to showcase these beauties
with two days of blog hopping.

Hop around and leave some love here and on all the team's blogs for a chance to win
$10 to spend at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda
We will be back again tomorrow with some more inspiration.
The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win a prize!

For another chance to win you can share up your Frida Kahlo inspired projects.
If you need some inspiration check out the wiki link above, or the teams makes of course!!
Your project can include a Frida Kahlo image, or be inspired by anything associated with her, but please explain your inspiration if it isn't obvious and don't forget that we need to see the use of real rubber or clear stamps.  Please don't forget to tell us the maker of your stamps and those using  
Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps
will get an extra chance at the random draw.

Ready, set, hop!!

Cathy  


Gail  

 

 Laurie

 

Lori 

 

Roni

 


Link up your stamped Frida Kahlo makes for a chance to win
$10 to spend at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda
We need 10 or more links to award this prize
Linky closes 23.59 31st July 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

JUNE 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 June 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 #77

LEMON, LIME AND BLACK 

is

Annie Sharland

with this gorgeous creation using Lost Coast Designs Jester Hat Cat
entered in the album in our fb fan group

Congrats Annie, you win a $5 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #78

FACE ON

is

Carole J

with this beautiful card
Congrats Carole, you win a $5 gift certificate

Congratulations Annie and Carole!  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

CELEBRATE IT!!

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-79-celebrate-it.html

Link up your stamped celebration projects
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.