Friday, May 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.  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!



We have chosen a colour theme inspired by a card Lori made.  We want to see Turquoise and Terracotta as the main colours on your card.  Black and white are also allowed and we will turn a blind eye to tiny amounts of other colours if you really need to use them, but the ones on the badge must be the main ones you use.  And don't forget we are a stamping challenge so real rubber or clear stamping must feature prominently.  Please state in your post the stamps you have used.  If it isn't obvious we will not go looking.  It is up to you to make sure your entry qualifies.  If we can't see stamping or it's just a little sentiment or image your entry will not be eligible for the prize and may be deleted.

Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.

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 awesome inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Cathy made this beautifully elegant card using Lost Coast Designs Ballerina with Stars, Corner Swirl, Daisy Flourish, ATC Mona's Window and Numbers Border

Liesbeth made this fabulous card using Lost Coast Designs Frida with Roses
and sentiment from Frida 1, Daisy Flourish, and Carmen's Veranda Ironwork Wall

Riet made this gorgeous card using Lost Coast Designs Small Cityscape, Perspective Floor
and Crows Border

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.

For another chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars check out the
Mod Squad Challenge
Lost Coast Designs is proudly sponsoring the Happy challenge this week.
Include the word HAPPY on your project.
Challenge closes Tuesday 5th May 12.00 EST 
If you use a Lost Coast Designs stamp you get an extra entry!!

Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host

May 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Thursday, May 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



  1. ohhh this is so beautiful, like the color choice for the challenge

  2. Beautyful colors for the challenge wwooww..
    Nice day Epie

    1. Hope you get time to join the fun Epie. Hugz


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