Wednesday, August 5, 2020

JULY 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 JULY 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 #102

OFF THE EDGE 

is

Janis 

with her gorgeous feather card and calendar
Congrats Janis, you win a $10  gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #103

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

is

Kylie

with this simply lovely card

Congrats Kylie, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Janis and Kylie!  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

LET'S GO VEGETARIAN


Link up your stamped projects featuring plants,
trees, flowers, seaweed, vegetables, fruit etc etc
for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Let's go Vegetarian: tiny 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!

Hi everyone, Liesbeth here showing you a tiny house in ,Vegetarian' theme. Hope you join our ,Let's go Vegetarian' challenge! 
 I found beautiful painted papers in my stash and cut out the house using a Sizzix (Tim Holtz) die: Tiny Houses. I stamped a several trees- , leaves- and flourish stamps with black ink and couloured it with Distress markers. I sponged the edges black. 





Liesbeth XX

Saturday, August 1, 2020

CHALLENGE #104 - LET'S GO VEGETARIAN

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.  Welcome to August here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
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. 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.

Ready for our new Challenge???!

CHALLENGE #104

LET'S GO VEGETARIAN


We are looking to see plants on your project.  Think trees, flowers, leaves, fruit, vegetables.
Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped something 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!

Gail made these lovely Artist Trading Coins using Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background, Grunge Cat and Misc. Words
 
Laurie made this fun card using Coffee Chihuahua by Katzelkraft available at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Eat Cake sentiment

Riet made this funtastic card using Lost Coast Designs Small Flourish, Sweater Gnome and Flower Gnome


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!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #104 - Let's Go Vegetarian
August 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, August 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

 



Thursday, July 30, 2020

Christmas in July: Furry Christmas baubles


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,  our final inspiration card for the Christmas in July challenge! 


It's very simple: I stamped the two circles from the Shadow frames set several times with pinks and reds, I masked some of them. After that I stamped onto the baubles with purple and red, using the set 5 circles. (Some of them are masked again)


I finished the card with drawing the strings, sponging the edges, stamping the text (party words) and some glitter glue! :-) 

Have fun!  :-) Hope you join in!

Liesbeth XX





Monday, July 27, 2020

Pixie 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!

There's still time to join us for our Christmas in July Challenge and today I have a bit of Pixie Christmas for you...


Step 1 - Stamp the sentiment repeatedly over a red cardstock panel using Acorn VersaFine Clair ink.

Step 2 - Stamp the Daisy Flourish in the corners using Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink.

Step 3 - Cut a 2.25 x 3.25" red card panel. 

Step 4 - Stamp Candy Cane background on the panel with VersaMark ink.

Step 5 - Sprinkle white embossing powder over the stamped candy canes, shake off excess powder, heat to melt the powder.

Step 6 - Mat the candy cane panel with dark chocolate cardstock.

Step 7 - Stamp the pixie onto a piece of white cardstock and color as desired. Fussy cut the image.

Step 8 - Apply glue and a fine glitter to the pixie wings.

Step 9 - Stamp sentiment on white cardstock, trim and mat with red cardstock.

Step 10 - Mount the red background panel on a dark chocolate card base; affix the candy cane panel and then add the pixie.  Glue the sentiment so it looks like the pixie is holding the sentiment.



Be sure to join us before it's too late!




Supplies:


Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne, Acorn; VersaMark, White Embossing Powder

Glitter, Cardstock, Heat Tool

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Christmas in July

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, its Riet here.
Funny, making Christmas cards in July.
Well I'm actually happy with it, then I'm definitely on time.


I started with the background.
I used light blue watercolor paint and plastic wrap.
So it looks like the ice on the window in winter.
Did the same with a piece of paper and green watercolor paint.
While drying I colored Megan's Christmas bird with pencils.
When the background has dried, 
I stamped with black stazon Megan's bird on the background.
Then cut the bird out and glued it on the background.
 With a die, I cut out the branches.
Glued the pearls with a hotfix and colored the lights and berries with a red marker.
Now some accents on the berries and lights and eye with the white gel pen.
I used a die for the “merry christmas” and black paper.
Then I sponged the edge of the card with black soot distressink.
Glued the card on a black mat and its done.
Hope you enjoyd this little tutorial.
You can still join the christmas in july challenge.
There is some stamping rubber to win.
Have fun making your beautiful cards.