Thursday, November 26, 2020

Festive Fun: Santa Gnome

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 bringing you a card for the holidays to celebrate our "Festive Fun" challenge going on here at the Portal.

For this card, I used the Pompom Gnome stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Dear Santa clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

I started by going through my stash of Christmas papers and selecting some in the traditional red, green and white Christmas colors.  I then cut thin strips of each paper I had chosen and glued them to a piece of white card stock.  When I was done I had a piece more than twice this size so will have some left over for another project.  I trimmed up the edges then using my sewing machine stitched around the border.  I then layered this with a white card base.

Next I stamped my gnome onto white card stock with black ink and colored his suit and hat red, his nose pink, and his shoes black.  I cut him out and glued him to my card front as shown, and then   attached a pompom to the tip of his Santa hat.  I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto white paper, and because my card is rather narrow, I reduced the size on my printer and printed out a copy which I then cut out and outlined with black ink.  I affixed this to the upper portion of my card front, and that's a wrap!

Come join us for some "Festive Fun" here on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Festive Fun - Woof Woof Christmas!

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 friends to the Festive Fun Challenge!

Today I wanted to share my dog-gone fun Christmas card with you....


How fun is that? Perfect for any dog-lover in your life and so easy to do.

I started off with a fun background that I had in my stash. I stamped the Doodle Circles background using Imagine's VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink then embossed with black embossing powder.

Next I colored the various circles with alcohol inks.

I then stamped and colored the Many Dogs background stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. I fussy cut particular dogs to fit into each circle and glued them down.

A bit of pen work in between the circles and the stamped sentiment and I called it good.



There's still time to join in on the fun!!


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Festive Fun: Let's Celebrate!

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 everyone, Liesbeth here, it's my turn to show you some inspiration for our Festive Fun challenge! Read everything about it HERE and let's stamp together...hope you'll join the fun.
My example is a very simple one:
I made a background onto very glossy paper (Chromolux) using alcohol inks. With black StazOn ink, I stamped the  Tres Caballeros  and cut it out with a photo edge scissors. I did the same with the text (Party words) I finished the card with lots of glitter glue at the hats and a bit of white gel pen.








Liesbeth XX

Friday, November 20, 2020

Happy Holidays

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 Cathy here with a slimline card for you.
Stamps used.
So I was inspired by my Christmas pattern paper I have. (pinks,teals,whites, ) 
I stamped Pointy hat gnome on white cardstock and then I stamped small snowflake set in pinks all around him. 
I then colored him in teal to match the teal snowflake pattern paper. 
Next I layered the papers and then I decided to make it into a slimline card. So I then took one of the snowflake from the  small snowflake set that I didn't use and stamped that in teal ink all over the card base. 
Come join the fun challenge here

The sale is still going on .

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

# 111 Festive Fun.

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you 

Hello everyone, Riet here.
Today I made a tag for this fun challenge.
I will explain how I made it.


First a list of what you need.
Distressink, Vintage photo.
Distress Oxide, Bundled sage and speckled egg.
A peace of design paper.
A piece of off-white paper.
A tag cutting die.
Poinsettia cutting die.
Holly and branch die.
And the lovely “party pig girl LCD stamp”

 

Now here we go.
Die cut the tag from the designpaper.



Do the same with the off-white paper but a little bit bigger.




Take a extra piece from the off-white paper en run it trough the oxides.
This is for the poinsttia’s and the twigs and holly leaves.
Let the paper dry well.
Stamp with vintage photo the girl stamp.
And sponge the edges of the tags with vintage photo.

Now die cut the poinsettia and the leaves and sponge the edges with vintage photo.
Glue the tags and the poinsettia together.

Now that was a easy and quick tag.
 Hope you have fun and join our challenge.
Its fun and a great opportunity to win some rubberstamps.
And please read our challenge rules.

 https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/p/challenges-rules-and-winner-badge.htmlice the inspiration and double the fun!



Sunday, November 15, 2020

CHALLENGE #111 - FESTIVE FUN

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 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 #111

FESTIVE FUN

We want to see your festive makes and even better your fun festive makes.  Any fest will do.  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.

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 problem, 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 or private Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Gail made this sparkly festive card using Lost Coast Designs ZZ Top Gnome 2 and Joy, Peace, Harmony Dictionary Words.
 

Liesbeth made this gorgeous festive card using Lost Coast Designs Megan's Christmas Bird, Large Snowflakes and Party Words stamps.
 

Roni made this fabulous festive card using Lost Coast Designs Pointy Hat Gnome and 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 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 #111 - Festive Fun
November 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, November 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, November 14, 2020

Spooktacular Florals: scary bird man :-)

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 stampers, Liesbeth here with the final Blogpost for our Spooktacular Florals challenge. Tomorrow a new one will start!


This is how I made this card: I stamped the flowers from the ATC Doodles set several times with orange and purple ink. Using black ink, I stamped Bird Diva and scattered a tiny bit of silver embossingpowder and melted it with a heat tool. I also stamped  Spiderweb background on some corners. On a seperate piece of paper I stamped the mans head (Victoriana) and cut him out.Before glueing him on the card, I made a shadow behind it using charcoal, just to let the head pop out. I coloured the piece with color pencils and added the text (Misc. Words)



See you next time! Liesbeth XX

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Spooktacular Florals: Three Small Skulls

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 again from Laurie with another project for the current challenge:  Spooktacular Florals.  I made three ATCs for this, each featuring one of the DOD skulls from the 3 Small Skulls Set of rubber stamps from Lost Coast Designs.  

All three of my backgrounds are scraps of prints I have made for various projects including two Gelli prints and one stenciled print.  On the turquoise one I have used the Bubble Background stamp along both edges, and on the green and red I used the Loopy Background stamp across the whole background.

I stamped each of the three skulls onto white card stock with black ink and cut them out.  I then colored each with brighter shades of Copic Sketch Markers.  I added some bling to the eyes of all three skulls - sequins, flowers, glass pebbles, etc.  I then attached each to one of the three backgrounds I had chosen, two of which include some LCD background stamping.

I hope you will join us for the fun and spooktacular challenge!  Be sure to use some rubber stamping on your projects and you just might win some free stamps!!



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Bouquet of Roses

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 to Challenge #110 - Spooktacular Floral

I love this challenge...check out why....


Isn't this a wickedly fun image!! Who'd have thought a bouquet of flowers with creepy little doll faces thrown in for fun - LOL!!  I love it!  It's called Heads & Roses Background.


This card was made by stamping the image once with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and once with VersaMark ink and embossed with New Years Eve Mboss embossing powder (black & glitter!!). The flowers were all colored using Marabu Art Crayons and left to dry. I fussy cut select doll faces from the plain stamped image, colored with a green colored pencil then affixed them to the embossed panel using foam tape. It really is quite creepy seeing them pop out of the background!  This panel was then mounted on a black mat which in turn was affixed to a red card base.


Such a fun and creepy card don't you think?

Have a spooky day my friends!
Roni

Supplies:

Carmen's Veranda - Heads & Roses Background
Imagine - VersaFine Clair, VersaMark, Mboss - New Years Eve
Marabu Art Crayons
Colored Pencils, Foam Tape, Cardstock

Sunday, November 8, 2020

#110 Spooktacular Florals

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 dear stampers, Riet here.
Today a card with the theme spooktacular florals. 
I chose the day of the dead.
The beautiful large skull can be found here,
http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/dod.html.
I made the background with Distress oxide,
Musterd seed, Mermaid lagoon, Abandoned coral and Lucky clover.
I used a flower stencil / mask from Pronty.  
Then I sponge with the 4 distress oxcides.              
 I outlined the flowers with a black finliner.  
I colored the skull with zig markers. 
And with a nuvo aqua shimmer added some glitter here and there. 
Cut out the skull and glue it on. 
I put a black mat behind it, because then the colors look even more vibrant. 
And finally I glued two large glitter stones on the eyes.
Our challenge will run until the 15th, so make some time and join us. 
You can win some rubberstamps. 
Isn't that fantastic, have fun stamping.






 


Friday, November 6, 2020

Spooktacular Frida

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 slimline card for you all.
Stamp used: Frida skull 

This card is a quick and easy card to make. Stamp Frida skull . Color flowers with bright colors. Cut out. Grab some Día de los Muertos feeling paper. Layer  Frida skull  on top. Add some Día de los Muertos washi tape on the background. 
Layer it on blue and black cardstock. Add gems for eyes  

You can join the challenge here


Thursday, November 5, 2020

OCTOBER 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 October 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.  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

WINNER of CHALLENGE #108

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 

is

Wendylynn 

with this spooky CAS card using Lost Coast Designs DOTD Headdress Lady
Congrats Wendylynn, you win a $10 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #109

FURRY FRIENDS

is

Vivian Foo

with this fun card featuring Lost Coast Designs Yoga Cat

Congrats Vivian, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Vivian and Wendylynn!  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

SPOOKTACULAR FLORALS


Link up your stamped projects featuring Day of the Dead style projects AND/OR floral projects AND/OR something spooky for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Spooktacular Florals: Flourish Face

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, Spooktacular Florals is the great theme of our newest challenge, hope you'll join! Here issome inspiration, a big card (15 x 15 cm)
First I stamped the face with black ink and I masked it. I stamped 2 flourishes around it , and on the edges, I used 3 colours of light ink.Using black I stamped another flourish 2 times at the edge of the face. I removed the mask and sponged the edges of the card with blue and a bit of black, and I made a shadow around the face with charcoal. I painted the face with pink watercolor and also used color pencils.I finished with some texts.


Stamps used: ATC Faces set, ATC text set 1, Scalloped flourish, Daisy flourish, Lily flourish, Misc. words 


Liesbeth XX


Monday, November 2, 2020

Spooktacular Frank

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 grumpy Frank.  He was complaining that I hadn't got him out of the box for Halloween so I said he could have pride of place today! 
Our new challenge is Spooktacular Florals, so Day of the Dead and/or Floral and/or Spooky anythings work, but please remember the theme and real handstamping, rubber or clear,
must be the focus of your project.  
I've gone spooky CAS, although I do think Frank is too cute to spook!!
I used some dark green leather effect card for my card base.  Carmen Veranda's Frankenstein was stamped and black powder embossed on white card, smeared with Cracked Pistachio distress ink and spritzed with water.  When he was dry I used a little orange and green gel pen on his bolts and eyes.  For the extra scary effect I used Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet, stamped B O O on orange card and embossed with Zing Lime Green opaque powder.  
You have until the November 14th to link up your Spooktacular Florals projects.  Remember you must use the theme and hand stamping on your anythings.   See you there.......

Sunday, November 1, 2020

CHALLENGE #110 - SPOOKTACULAR FLORALS

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.  I hope you had a safe and spooktacular Halloween.
 Thank you for the awesome response to both our October challenges.  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.  I'd also like to say a heartfelt and awed THANK YOU to the team, who have created amazing art everyday in October and really taken the blog to new heights of awesomeness.  October is our month to shine and the team put in extra special and continuous effort to keep you inspired and entertained.  If you haven't checked out the October posts please do, and leave a little love here and there.  We all need a little love and appreciation.
 
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.

 
 

CHALLENGE #110

SPOOKTACULAR FLORALS


We would like to see your stamped Day of the Dead style projects.  We realise not everyone celebrates that particular festival so we will also accept floral and/or spooky projects, for those not in the spooky mood and for those still in the spooky mood Bwahaahahaaa.  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.

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 wonderful quirky card using
Lost Coast Designs Small Skeleton and Sketchy Lily.
  
Laurie made this wonderfully colourful and fun card using Lost Coast Designs Doodle Leaf and Large Chicken Wire background and lots of googly eyes!!!!

Riet made this spooktacular card using Lost Coast Designs Frida Skull and Spiderwebs 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 the14th 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 #110 - Spooktacular Florals
November 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, November 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