Wednesday, January 1, 2020


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!!


A new month, a new year and a new decade!!
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 yourself 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!



A nice easy theme to start the year.  Please remember we are a stamping challenge.  Rubber or clear stamping must be the feature on your creation.  Your creations can be anything providing the focal element is hand stamped.  Please tell us in your post which stamps and the company you have used.  If we can't see stamping or digi images have been used your entry will be deleted.

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 CAS card using Lost Coast Designs Mums Border and Carmen's Veranda Hug Your Enemies sentiment stamp.

Laurie has used one of Lost Coast Designs new Yoga Cats to make this fabulous card.  Love these cats!!  Laurie is also using Carmen's Veranda Bottom of the Wine Bottle sentiment stamp and Lost Coast Designs Sketchy Lily, Doodle Circles and ATC Miscellaneous 6 Set

Roni made this snowy New Years card using Carmen's Veranda Snowman, Lost Coast Designs Large and Small Snowflakes stamps and the sentiment from Party Words.

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

Challenge #90 - ANYTHING GOES
January 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, January 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



Craftyfield said...

Love those sarcastic sentiments, so unique!
Happy New Year!

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards,guys, and I love the hug your enemies sentiment! Jo x

ionabunny said...

Happy New Year Craftyfield. I hope you get time to join the fun. Hugz

ionabunny said...

Thanks Jo, lovely to see you in the linky. Hugz

Janis said...

LOL...Cathy's sentiment made me laugh!! Fab projects and fun challenge. Thank you a great start to the New Year!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karenladd said...

So happy to join in again in 2020! I always love seeing what the DT comes up with..and there is always a chuckle or two in the batch!

Riet Harikini said...

Love all the entry's. I have used the big fly and dragonfly stamp from LCD and the butterfly from studio light.

Riet Harikini said...

Love to join this challange. Lovely work from the dt.