Tuesday, January 1, 2019


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.  Welcome to our blog, a new year and a new Challenge!!   Hope your Christmas and New Year festivities went well and Santa brought you lots of new crafty goodies.  Here's your chance to show us your newbies, oldies and favourites cos for the start of 2019 its


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.



It's Anything Goes with real stamping as the focus.  1, 2, 3, Stamp!!

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.


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!

Laurie made this bright and fun card using a Lost Coast Designs Circus Dog and one of the new Carmen's Veranda sentiments, Wear a Cone.
 Lori made this fabulous art board collage using Lost Coast Designs 50's Girl, Joy words and Carmen's Veranda Who Ties Her Shoes sentiment.
Roni made this fun New Years card using the new Lost Coast Designs Carri's Menagerie Cat 2 and Snowflakes set.
So that's Happy New Year from everyone here at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  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


Dotty Jo said...

Great cards! Jo x

ionabunny said...

Thanks Jo. Hugz

Craftyfield said...

Happy New Year to the team! So glad the theme is an easy one after the holidays...

ionabunny said...

Happy New Year Craftyfield. Yes, we thought we'd have a gentle start to the year Bwahahahaaa. Hugz

Karenladd said...

Oh my, that circus dog card is so funny...awww yes, the dreaded cone.

Janis said...

Hooray and Happy New Year!!! Love the fabulous samples....esp Roni's hilarious balloon cats!! All my wintertime-fat cats look like that right now....the especially lazy ones we call "Loaf-Cats" when they get so round and plump! (LOAF-elia and Marsh-malLOAF) lol...
Thanks for a fun and easy challenge!!
<3 J

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