Friday, January 1, 2021


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.  


 I hope that you had a happy and safe New Year celebration. 
Here's hoping 2021will be a fabulous year for us all.
It's time for our first challenge of the new year.
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!



You can make anything that has real rubber or clear stamping and things that start with the letter B ie. blue, black, beige, brown, burgundy, bear, banana, box, book, boxer, bugs, beer, bingo, boys, butterflies etc. etc. etc. 
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 inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Laurie made this gorgeous vintage style card using Lost Coast Designs Head in Hands stamp
Brown, Black, Beauty, Butterfly

Riet made this lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Raven with Tree Branches and Just Faces stamps.
Bird, Black, Branches
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 #113 - Something Beginning with 'B'
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 Thursday, 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



Wendy said...

Lovely samples and daily eye candy. Thanks for the "B" challenge. It has been fun to play!

Janis said...

Such awesome samples!! Love those images and the stunning backgrounds! (Swoon...)
Thank you for a fun challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Angelnorth said...

Fun challenge to start the year, I’m hoping to get to a few more this year - we’ll see how things pan out! Riet’s ink blending is beautifully rich and the muted vintage palette looks great with Laurie's image, lovely samples!

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for another fun challenge! Fab inspiration from the DT as always, Jo x