Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Good morning and a very happy Saturday. It's Sue here with a trio of very cute critters!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
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!
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.
PRIZESTo 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!
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 31st 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.
Challenge #126 - Critters!!!!
July 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Saturday, July 31st 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
Monday, July 12, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Good morning, a very happy Saturday, and welcome to Christmas in July! It's Sue here with a couple who are full of Christmas cheer (and a mighty fine looking turkey!)
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Hello Portal Peeps!!! It's Christmas! In July!!
Don't forget to check out all the awesome makes the team are sharing for the Christmas In July Challenge. I thought I'd share a particular Lost Coast Design stamp that I love!! Say hi to AUD Tiger. AUD's animals and people are always a bit quirky and Tiger is no exception.
Here he is, decorating his tree!
I used a pale grey panel and cut it with a Stamplorations Double Stitch Rectangle die and blended some green shades of distress ink at the bottom. I stamped Lost Coast Designs AUD Tiger and Party Words Merry Christmas in black archival and edged the panel and base card with green Promarker. I coloured the tree green and added a few green and white gel pen highlights to the tiger.
I've kept it simple, but I would like to draw your attention to the base card....
I started with a green patterned card base, but I wanted to jazz up the edges a bit, so I inked Tiger's tree with Library Green archival ink and stamped it randomly around the edge. Lovely extra texture.
If you have that Christmas feeling and your make uses really rubber or clear stamps then join the fun here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and link up with the Christmas In July Challenge.
Thanks for dropping by. Hugz
Monday, July 5, 2021
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our June Challenges!
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 #123
SAVE THE TREES
Wendy (Paper Whims)
WINNER of CHALLENGE #124
INCHIE TWINCHIE BACKGROUND
with this beautiful card
Congratulations Wendy and Alice! Please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the 15th 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