Friday, February 15, 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!

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!



This fortnight the team are going to be showcasing Carmen's Veranda's Squares.
These are a series of nearly 40 stamps which have an arty, distressed look.  Most are 2.75", but a few are 4".  They make a wonderful focal image for your projects, as I am sure the team will show us.   If you have any of these stamps we would love to see them, but of course, if you don't, we will accept square projects, and square elements in your projects.  Just please remember that real stamping needs to be obvious.  Digi creations will be deleted without notice. 

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.  You can also link up your project in our fb fan group if you use Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps.  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!

Gail made this gorgeous faux stained glass effect card using Jester Square and Carmen's Veranda Eat A Cookie sentiment.

Laurie made this beautiful card using Butterfly Square

Lori also used Butterfly Square to make this really cool coaster

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 28th 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 makes! Jo x

ionabunny said...

Thanks Jo. Hope you get time to join the fun. Hugz

Janis said...

Lovely samples by each of you!! I esp like Lori's cool!!
Thank you for another great challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

ionabunny said...

Thanks Janis. Lovely to see you playing along again. Hugz