Sunday, June 26, 2022

Funny or Cute: Sweet tulip 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!

Hello everyone, Liesbeth here again! Today I´d love to show you another cute card to inspire you for our Funny and/or Cute Challenge. Join the fun, there's still a few days left!


I sponged overlapping areas of Disress inks (red, orange and yellow) on a white card.I stamped the Tulip Gnome using black StazOn ink and bleached it. I stamped the flowers of the ATC Doodles set With yellow and red StazOn in the corners and on the edges, and the sentiment with black (Party Words). I coloured the gnome with colour pencils and used a white gel pen on the flowers and words. I sponged the edges of the card with black ink and glued it onto yellow and pink cardstock.





Hope to see you next time! Have a nice day!
LiesbethXX




Friday, June 24, 2022

Flowers and Cookies

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 some more inspiration for the
I'm going with both options; cute Lost Coast Designs Gnome and funny Carmen's Veranda sentiment.
 
I used Lost Coast Designs Flower Background, stamped with Cactus Flower archival on white card and cut it with fancy frame nesting dies.  I edged all the cut edges with purple ink and mounted on a lilac pearlescent card base.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Eat a Cookie sentiment and added the stamped, coloured and fussy cut Gardener Gnome
Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to check out all the awesome inspiration from the team and link up your stamped Funny and/or Cute anythings for a chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars!
Linky closes 30th June 23.59 PST 

 
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

#146 Funny or cute challenge.

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 stampers and crafters, Riet here.
For this challenge I chose to go cute.
I found the phrase of Carmens Veranda Stamps so adorable.
I thought they fit so well with the "Bride of Frank" stamp.
I have made for you a step by step how the card is made.
Well here we go.

What do you need:
CV stamp, Daisies in my hair.
Daisy punches.
Distress ink Spiced marmalade, Wild honey, Fossilized amber,
 Mustard seed, Dusty concord.
Stencil of a daisy or some branches or flowers.
Versafine onyx black.
Colour pencils or markers.


With the 4 colours Distress ink and the crackle background stamp,
 we make the background.
Start with the lightest colour and end with the darkest colour.
Turn the stamp around and around to make the crackles run together nicely.

Take your stencil and a blending brush or tool,
 and ink the pattern with Distress ink Wild honey.

Stamp with Versafine onyx black Franks bride.
With a blending tool you now apply Distress ink Dusty Concord to the outsides of the card.
Well in the first picture it looks black, but it is really done with Dusty Concord.
Stamp the CV phrase with black.
Cut out the sentences.
Color the edges with an ink blending tool with Disterss ink Spiced Marmalade.

Take a piece of white paper and stamp Franks bride, colour her with your markers or pencils.
Punch out your daisies and colour the hearts yellow.
Now glue everything in place and your done.
I had great fun making this card,
I hope you do to.

The team would love it if you join the challenge.
Make something using stamps.
These may also be other brands, 
but you have a better chance of winning with an LCD or CV stamp on your work.
Read the rules first to avoid disappointment.
I wish you much success and a lot of fun.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A fun hot mess

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 card for you today.
Stamps Used:
I started off with some Kraft cardstock and a stencil. I didn't have a firework one, so I used one that kind of looks like one. I used distress oxide inks for it. 
Next, I stamped Flying ballerina on some white cardstock and colored her with pencils and cut out. Added some washi tape for her to stand on.  
I knew I wanted her in the bottom corner, so I took the Fun hot mess saying and stamped on top. After all was in place I added some glitter to the 'fireworks' and to her dress because she is full of it. 


Don't forget you can join the challenge here

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Over The Edge

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!

 Good morning and a very happy Saturday! It's Sue here, with the second of my cards for our funny/cute challenge. 



I started by cutting my layers for the card so that I knew how much room I had to play with. Then I stamped my Cat Border across the top and embossed in black.


I just love this cat! My first kitten was white so this just reminds me of her (it also makes it very easy to colour lol)


These are my lovely stamps, I've used



I hope you join in with our fun (or cute) challenge. Please remember we are a stamping challenge so this must be the focus of your entry. Don't forget there are Lost Coast $'s to be won!
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Funny or Cute Challenge: Cats and A Flat Earth

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 ho from Laurie as we find ourselves having fun with the newest challenge:  Funny or Cute.  So wide open to so many possibilities, we are sure you will come up with some amazing makes.
This card was made with one of the cat stamps from the Party Cat Set from Lost Coast Designs and the Flat Earth clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  I've had this clear stamp for a while and finally found a great use for it!

The background here is a gel print made with white and green acrylic paints and a circle stencil.  I stamped my cat onto white card stock with black ink and fussy cut him out.  I restamped his party hat with green ink, cut it out, and affixed it atop his head.  I added a bit of green to his eyes and a handsome green bow tie.  

The background piece was edged with green ink and layered with a piece of green scrapbook paper.  The sentiment was stamped onto a white square with black ink, edged in the same green, and affixed at the bottom of the card front.

We are excited to see what fun and cute things you can make for this challenge.  Be sure to feature rubber stamping in your projects - you might be the lucky winner of some free stamps!!



Wednesday, June 15, 2022

CHALLENGE #146 - FUNNY AND/OR CUTE

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 #146

FUNNY AND/OR CUTE

Share your stamped funny and/or cute projects.  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!
 
Sue used Lost Coast Designs 50's Girl and Carmen's Veranda Do I Smell Cake and Twinkies sentiments
 
Gail used Carmen's Veranda Oz Scarecrow and 27 Cookies sentiment

Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs Big Shrubbery and Party Words with Carmen's Veranda Small Baby Elephant.

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 23.59 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 #146 - Funny and/or Cute
June 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Thursday, June 30th 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up or in our fb group but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info

 
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tropical: Monkey in the jungle

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 with our final Tropical blogpost. There's still a bit of time for you to participate!


I used a paper napkin for the tropical background:


I stamped Loopy Background onto a piece of  white cardstock (13 x 13 cm) using black waterproof ink. After that I glued the upper layer of the napkin onto the card with gel medium and after drying I coloured the white areas with yellow and green watercolour paint. I stamped Carmens Verandas Monkey Face on the card with black and painted it with white gesso (or white acrylic paint) I also stamped the monkey onto tissue paper, tore it out, and glued it onto the card with gel medium. I dried it with a heat tool and watercolour painted it (brown). I cut some flowers and leaves from printed scrappaper and sticked them around the monkeys head.


Hope to see you next time!
LiesbethXX




Sunday, June 12, 2022

Where Sand Meets Sea

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.  Are you enjoying all the Tropical inspiration??  Some amazing projects from the team so far this month and some lovely entries in the linky gallery, but we would love to see more.  Anything tropical, and don't forget to stamp!   
Tropical always makes me think sun,sea and sand so another blue and yellow creation from me.
I blended a blue and yellow distress ink background.  I stamped the blue tone on tone with Lost Coast Designs Pondscum Background and the yellow tone on tone with Carmen's Veranda Sun Tiles Background.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Lost Coast Designs Swimsuit Girl, added her to the card and finished with Carmen's Veranda Live in the Sunshine sentiment.


Friday, June 10, 2022

I'm busy

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 card for you.
Stamps used:
As you can tell I have no tropical stamps. So, I chose to do tropical colors. I started off with the mop up of from the background I made for the start of this challenge.

                                                                 This card.☝☝☝
I then took Small skeleton and stamped it in orange pink and yellow on the front of the card. Next I used a star stencil and added some orange paper glaze to go around the skeleton. Set that aside to dry. 


On a scrap piece of cardstock I stamped Manga goth with tophat and colored her in with the same colors I used to stamp the Small skeleton in. I fussy cut her out. By that time the stars were dry so I added Manga goth with tophat to the middle of the card. 

Lastly I stamped Magical shit  saying on some white cardstock and cut it apart and added some foam tape to make it stand out a bit and attached it to the card.

I hope you join the challenge here

 


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

#145, Its a tropical party.

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 there, Riet here.
Today its my turn to post with a tropical theme.
I made a card with the pineapple and the Carmen dog from Carmens Veranda. 
The background is made with the crackle background stamp from LCD,
 and the text is a sheet of party words from Lost Coast Designs.
I colored it with Van Gogh watercolors. 
And stamped with stazon jet black.
I used Distressink Iced Spruce for the background.

I started stamping the dog.
I masked it, then stamped it with the pineapple.
I colored the pineapple and dog with watercolor paint. 

But you can use anything you want, pencils or markers wil be fine to.

When that was dry I masked the dog and pineapple again.
And with the distressink and the crackle background i stamped the background.
I used a small piece of the stamp for this and filled the background.
I shaded with a bit of black watercolor,
and i glued some little juwells on her ears and dress.

On a small piece of paper I stamped the text with stazon jet black.
 I marked the text with pink paint.
I also glued 2 small gems on it.
I increased the text with some 3d tape.
Glue the card with some pink and black cardstock and you're done.

Thanks for stopping by.
I would love to see your art in the challenge.
And maybe you are the lucky one to win a prize.
Please read the rules first.
Until next time, goodbey for now.
Untill next time.



Monday, June 6, 2022

Tropical Paradise

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 hot, hot, hot here today so perfect to inspire me to create for our TROPICAL CHALLENGE.  I've gone to the beach with Carmen's Veranda Ballerina with Fish.
I stamped Lost Coast Designs small Cityscape on a card panel and gave the it a distress ink watercolour wash, Salty Ocean for the sky and Mustard Seed for the sand.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Ballerina with Fish, coloured with distress markers and fussy cut.  Then I stamped the fish lots of times again, fussy cut them and added them to my scene.  Wheely fun flying fish!!!!!
Join the Tropical fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!!!!
The more peoples the bigger the prizes!!
 Thanks for dropping by.
 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

MAY 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 May 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 #143

STRONG WOMEN

is

Rachael Ashby (fb entry)


with this gorgeous card featuring Lost Coast Designs Frida 1
Congrats Rachael, you win a $5 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #144

UNDER THE SEA

is

Paperwhims

with this cute mermaid card
Congrats Wendy, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Rachael and Wendy!  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

TROPICAL


Link up your stamped projects featuring tropical colours or images/scenes

 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.
 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

She Put The Lime In The Coconut

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!

 Good morning and a very happy Saturday. It's Sue here and I'm really happy to be sharing my project for our fun Tropical challenge.


I started by making my background on a piece of speciality card.
Then I stamped and coloured my fun Carmen's Veranda cow. I couldn't help but smile as I was colouring her in!
Finally I added my typed sentiment to my dancing Mooranda's
These are my fun stamps. I've used
I hope you like her, and that you play along with our fun challenge. As always there are Lost Coast dollars to be won.


Have a very happy weekend whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x