Friday, September 20, 2019

Make It Funny - Many Sheep

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 Portal Peeps.  Gail here today.  I hope you are enjoying all the hillarious projects the team is sharing at the moment.  We have a Make It Funny challenge going on and we would love to see your funny stamped projects.  Go on!  Make us laugh!!  You know you want to!!

There are some new stamps in the Lost Coast Designs shop and I
thought these sheeps was very funny.
This new stamp is called Many Sheep, for obvious reasons.  I paired it with Carmen's Veranda Dare To Be Different sentiment.   Rather than add my sentiment strip right over the top of the sheep I decided to fussy cut the ones that would be covered by the sentiment so the ones above it are peering over the top, like sheeps do, and the ones below are standing in front of it, looking very sheepish!!   I also couldn't resist cutting that last one at the bottom so his nose just sticks out of the frame!!  I must admit I have spent a little bit of time this afternoon checking out all the different expressions on the faces.  Funny or what??

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-84-make-it-funny.html
So get out your funny stamps and sentiments and link up for your
chance to win Lost Coast Designs dollars!!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Make It Funny Challenge: Drink Wine and Knit

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 from Laurie and Happy Autumn - well almost!  Love this time of year so I hope it is beautiful wherever you are.

Our challenge for the last half of September is Make It Funny.  Create something fun with either a humorous saying or image and enter it here on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps.

I made a card for this one using the Early Stitch 'n Bitch stamp from Lost Coast Designs and one of the funny clear sentiment stamps from Carmen's Veranda.

I had this piece of flowered tissue paper that had always reminded me of my Grandmother's parlor wallpaper.  So I thought it would be a perfect background for my knitting ladies.  I adhered it to a piece of cream colored card stock with Modge Podge then cut it into a square-ish shape and edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I layered that with some kraft card stock.  

Next I stamped my ladies onto white paper with black ink and fussy cut them out.  I added a bit of color to their hands, faces, and the knitting basket and yarn with Copic Sketch markers.  I positioned my stamped image at the bottom center of my card and adhered it.  Next I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto a cream rectangle, edged it with the same Distress Ink, and affixed it above my knitting ladies.

Perfect sentiment for this fun stamp!  

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-84-make-it-funny.html

Come join the funny fun at the Lost Coast Portal today!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #84 - MAKE IT FUNNY

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!

CHALLENGE #84

MAKE IT FUNNY


We want you to make us laugh.  Don't forget your project also needs to feature real rubber or clear stamping to be in with a chance at the prize.

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 funny card using Lost Coast Designs Coffee Lady and Corner Swirl
with Carmen's Veranda Farting Unicorn sentiment

Lori made this funny card using Lost Coast Designs Party On, Sketchy Rose and Large Chickenwire Background with Carmen's Veranda Stay Weird sentiment

Roni made this funny card using Lost Coast Designs Doodle Circles and No Hat Mona
with Carmen's Veranda My Greatest Accomplishment sentiment

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 30th 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 #84 - FUNNY
September 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Monday, September 30th 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

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Song and Dance Challenge: dancing birds!

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 everyone... still dancing?? Liesbeth here with another inspiration piece. It's still possible to participate our challenge HERE or at FACEBOOK!


This is how I made this card: Onto a piece of music sheet I sprayed some Distress Oxide sprays and water and I also coloured here and there with pink, blue and black soft pastel. With black ink I stamped the swirl. On a seperate piece of white cardstock I stamped the birds, cut them out and glued then on the card. I finished the card by using black charcoal, black fine marker and a white gel pen.

Stamps used: 



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dance from your heart....

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 Day!

Ink Stained Roni here...I hope you are all ready for some stamping today....

Our current challenge Song & Dance had me thinking of all the times we used to dance around the house on Saturday mornings, music cranked helping Mom to clean the house. To a kid it made chore time seem a bit more fun.


I decided to give the "Housewife" stamp a bit of glamour by adding glitter to her apron, fluffy slippers and hair bow.  I figured she needed transported from her kitchen to a sparkling dance hall.  The background is Iridescent Green & Original (clear) Creative Medium which was applied over a stencil that I then sprinkled with iridescent green flake glitter while it was still wet. I love how it turned out!  I added a computer generated sentiment to help finish it off.


Hope you all have a lovely day and dance to your hearts content!


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Learn how to blend with pigment ink, revisited - Song and Dance Challenge #83

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 bit of inspiration for the Song and Dance Challenge.  For this project, I thought I would break out my long neglected pigment inks.  With so many wonderful inks available, I haven't used pigment inks as much as I used to.  They are great for blending and stamp a nice detailed  image.  So, this is pigment ink revisited.  Be sure to check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below.


Lost Coast Design Stamps:
  • Ballerina 2
  • ATC Misc. 6 Set
  • Little Diamonds Background
Other Materials:
Pigment Ink
Paper & Fabric Flowers
Ribbon
Adhesive Gems
Sticker Sayings

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Now it's your turn.  Create and share your "Song and Dance" inspired piece and share it at the linked site below.




Happy Day,
Lori



Friday, September 6, 2019

Be your beautiful self

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 fun card for you today.
Stamps:
Thin dancer
Robust dancer
I stamped both dancers  and colored them with Copics. Then I cut out.
I added sparkle to the wings and bling to the waist of one of the dancers . I then took brown cardstock and made the base for the card added some old music paper to it. Next I glued the Thin dancer down. I added foam tape to the Robust dancer and added her.
To finish off the card I added a saying and some bling to the top of the card.
Come join the fun here

Thursday, September 5, 2019

AUGUST CHALLENGE 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!

Welcome Portal Peeps
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our August 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.  We had lots of entries for the Anything Goes challenge!  Not so many for the Wood challenge!!  The team had a wonderful time checking out your fabulous creations.  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 and he said

WINNER of CHALLENGE #81

ANYTHING GOES

is

Lia

with this striking giraffe silhouette card

Congrats Lia, you win a $10  gift certificate


We only had 4 entries for the Wood challenge so the DT have voted for the winner.

WINNER of CHALLENGE #82

WOOD

is

Vivian Foo

with this beautiful page using Lost Coast Designs Whimsical Birds

Congrats Vivian, please take the blog badge.

 Congratulations Lia and Vivian!  Lia, 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

  SONG AND DANCE

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-83-song-and-dance.html

Link up your stamped projects inspired by the theme
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Wedding Singer

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 with a little inspiration for the current Song and Dance challenge
I've used Carmen's Veranda's Monkey with Banjo and Lost Coast Designs Door stamps.
I stamped the Door on grey woodgrain card base that I had cut with a stitched die and  coloured with distress inks.
  I stamped the Monkey on the same card, coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut.
I adhered the Monkey to the card and done!!
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-83-song-and-dance.html
Join the challenge with your stamped makes inspired by the the Song and Dance theme for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars!  See you there!!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

CHALLENGE #83 - SONG AND DANCE

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!

CHALLENGE #83

SONG AND DANCE

We want to see your stamped makes featuring dancers or based on a song.
Remember you the theme and rubber or clear stamping must be the focus of your project for it to be eligible to win the prize.  Please state the stamps you used and the way you were inspired by the theme in your post if it isn't obvious.

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!


Gail made this fun card using Robust Dancer,  PMC Circle Frame and Carmen's Veranda Flying Monkeys Background
  


Laurie  made this lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Showgirls, Large Chickenwire Background and Carmen's Veranda Sing clear stamp.

Liesbeth made this beautiful card using Lost Coast Designs Ballerina 1, Floral Ironwork stamp (ATC Misc. 4) Flagstone background and ornaments from Victoriana set on an alcohol ink background.
   

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!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #83 - SONG AND DANCE
September 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Saturday, September 14th 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