Saturday, February 15, 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!

Greetings 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 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!



OK, so for this one we want to see a monkey and/or repeat stamping on your project.
You can make anything you like but it must feature real rubber or clear stamping and a monkey and/or a repeat stamped image.  Please tell us which element you have used and the stamp company.  Those using Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps get an extra chance in the random draw.

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 gorgeous card featuring repeat stamping with Lost Coast Designs Adrien and Carmen's Veranda Calligraphy Square

Gail made this fun card using Carmen's Veranda Monkey With Banjo and Lost Coast Designs Party Words.  Repeat stamping and a monkey.

   Liesbeth made this awesome card using Carmen's Veranda's Monkey Face and Small Sock Monkey and Lost Coast Designs Rustic Checkerboard Border.  Monkey and repeat monkeys!!

WOW!!!  Amazing makes from the team.  Are you feeling inspired??

Now it's your turn.  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 29th 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.

We also have a design team call.  If you feel that you would fit our team then check out the details and apply by 29th February.

Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host

Challenge #93 - Monkey See, Monkey Do
February 15th - 29th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Saturday, February 29th 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



  1. Beautiful inspiration from the team:) And a funn challenge!

    1. Thanks Ingunn. Hope you get a chance to play along. Hugz

  2. My only monkey stamp has gone awol so repeat stamping it had to be! Some lovely samples here and over the weeks from the team, I'll try to leave some comments if I find a bit more time!


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