Monday, July 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!

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!



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.


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!
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



Janis said...

Wonderful samples!! I always adore bird images and that dapper avian of Cathy's is adorable. In the US, we would call him a chickadee....but Euros will call him a tit. I think I like chickadee better!! Ha.
Gail's cowboy snowman is such a creative take on the Christmas in July theme!! I know they do get snow in those desert SW states, but this has me smiling at the idea of a snowman in what otherwise would be a hot, arid place in July.
Thank you for another lovely challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

SHartl said...

Am I not able to link up through my Flickr account for these challenges? I don't have a blog so where on FB can I upload? I went over to the Lost Coast Designs FB page but can't find where to enter the challenge. Thanks for your help

apedoak at aol dot com

ionabunny said...

Hi SHartl. Yes, you should be able to add from flickr. Make sure your pictures are public. The challenge allbum in the fb group is pinned at the top of the page and you are welcome to add your makes there as long as they use Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps. If you still can't get it to work let me know and I'll get a flickr expert on it LOL. Hugz

SHartl said...

Thanks! Yes, my flickr acct is public. I'll go upload my card later today and see if it works. Thanks for your reply.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I just found your Challenge last night while googling to find the name of my Lost Coast angel stamp ... Herald Angels. I found the pretty card made by InkArt designs using the Herald Angels stamp with a link to her tutorial and this challenge. Thank you for the inspiration. I added 12 cards to my Christmas card stash and linked two here.