Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sheepy Spring

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 Nomad friends.  Gail here today with a spring card for our Cute and/or Fluffy challenge.  I've gone a bit more wooly than fluffy, but you gotta admit, she's a cutie.
I used Carmen's Veranda Sheep Doll and coloured her in spring greens.  The background stamp is Lost Coast Designs Daffodils Background.  I used a scallop die to cut my shaker aperture and also die cut some lovely green grass for her to stand on.
You have until 23.59 PST on the 30th to join the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so do pop back and see their awesome makes.
 
 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Friday, April 12, 2024

Cute and/or Fluffy: Another fluffy cat!

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 some more fluffyness for our Cute/Fluffy Challenge! Hope you`ll join us! :-)


I stamped the cat from Up Close and Personal on a piece of inked/coloured paper and stamped Ironwork Border around the edges. I coloured it a bit with watercolour pencils and some water, and highlighted the eyes with a white gel pen. A simple quick card, the stamps make the effect!


Hugs, Liesbeth

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

In The Cat House

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 and I seem to be going big this month.  The current challenge is
Cute and/or Fluffy and what's more cute and fluffy than cats!!
I was feeling lazy so I fussy cut everything.  Nightmare for some, but I enjoy fussy cutting and everything here was pretty simple.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Yourba Adire Background twice and Fourth Dimension Background once on blue paper and fussy cut.  Not much fussy LOL!  Straight lines go fast.  I cut the Fourth Dimension in half and stuck the four pieces down on an A4 page.  I stamped three Yoga Cats and the Anchor Fish with blue ink and fussy cut.  I stamped ATC Many Cats on an inky scrap and added a die cut frame.
Hope this makes you smile.
 
You have until 23.59 PST on the 30th to join the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so do pop back and see their awesome makes.
 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, April 8, 2024

#184 Cute and/or Fluffy. ATC Coin booklet.

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, dont you love this challenge, whell I do.
Cute and fluffy, well these little gnomes are so cute.
 The gnomes are a small version of the large gnomes from Lost Coast designs.


If you like to make ATCs or ATC coins, these are ideal for you.
They are the perfect size for ATC's.
I will explain to you how you can make such a nice ATC coin booklet.
But first, a list of supplies.

The stamps I used:

Other materials I used.
Distress ink.
Crackling campfire
Lucky clover
Peacock feathers
Wilted violet
Musterd seed
Versafine onyx black
Various stencils
Derwent inktense pencils
White gell pen
Acetate sheets
Circle punch and die.
Stencils.

I started making backgrounds.
By applying the ink directly to the stencils and spraying with some water.
Use the stencil as a stamp on your paper.

Look what a quick and fun result this technique gives.

Now punch the number of coins you want to make with a 2.5 inch punch.
My book has 7, because I wanted to make 6 but thought I would have one as a spare.
But I didn't have any mistakes or accidents this time, so I used all 7.

Stamp something on the background of the coins. 
Find something that fits the gnome well.
Stamp the gnomes on thin paper and gleu them on the coins.
The words come from the Misc words sheet.
Very handy to have, there is almost always a word that fits.

Since English is not my language, I find it difficult to explain this.
So I made a drawing with an explanation.
If you don't understand something, feel free to ask me.

Once you have made the page, 
glue an acetated window onto the circle on the inside of the folder.


Do this for every coin you have.

Now for the hinge and cover.
Follow the schedule on the drawing.
For those who have made a mini album before, this is the same way but smaller.
There are many videos on YouTube with clear explanations.
Fold the score lines and stick them with double-sided tape.

Make the cover and gleu the hinge in it.


Now we are going to attach the pockets to the hinge.

We leave the top open.
We stick double-sided tape on the flap at the bottom. 
But leave a cm free of tape on the hinge side.
Apply glue to the hinge and slide the pocket over it.
Press it well.
Now you can put the coin in the pocket.
Decorate the front and back of the cover as you like.
Don't forget to stick a ribbon in between to close the booklet.

I hope you enjoyed it and maybe make an ATC coin book yourself.


Now back to the "Fluffy and Cute" challenge.
This runs until the end of the month.
Maybe you have time to join us.
The team would really like that, and you have a chance to win new rubber stamps.
Don't forget to read the rules to avoid disappointment.
Good luck and see you next time.


Saturday, April 6, 2024

Cute cat

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 square card for you.

Stamps Used:

I started with a stencil and some green distress ink, and I stenciled the top and sides of the square paper. I just eyeballed where the stencil will go. I placed the stamps over the stencil so I kind of knew the stamps were going to go. 
I stamped Pieces of Calligraphy on the bottom of the paper and then I stamped the Large peekaboo kitty on top of the other stamp. 

Come join the fun here. 

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Cute, Fluffy and Sassy

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 inspiration for the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge.
I kept it simple with a distress ink smooched background and a little scripty stamping using one of the Lost Coast Designs Pieces of Calligraphy stamps.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Peekaboo Kitty on white card, fussy cut and added some gel pen colour to her eyes.  I added the cat to the card and stamped Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy sentiment to finish.
You have until 23.59 PST on the 30th to join the Cute and/or Fluffy challenge and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so do pop back and see their awesome makes.
 Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, April 1, 2024

CHALLENGE #184 - CUTE AND OR FLUFFY

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 monthly!  A new challenge starting the 1st 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 #184

CUTE/FLUFFY


We want to see your stamped anythings featuring cute and or fluffy things.  You have all month to join the fun.  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 read the updated Challenge Rules 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 you could win a bigger prize in our random prize drawing.  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!


 Roni used Carmen's Veranda Bunny

 
   Riet used Lost Coast Designs Spike and Lucy and Long Swirl with Carmen's Veranda Dog Hair.

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 #184 - Cute and/or Fluffy
April 1st - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, April 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