Challenge/Event Rules & Winner Badge

Click on the challenge badge in the sidebar to enter our current challenge!

We have a few simple rules and guidelines for our CHALLENGES & EVENTS!  
Please read them over to ensure your entry qualifies to win our prizes! 
  • We are a stamping challenge.  Entries must involve rubber or clear stamping and it should be the focal point of the project and follow the theme!  Please mention the stamping in your post.  If it's not obvious we won't know and your entry will not be included in the prize draw!   
  • All stamp company stamps are welcome but if you use LCD or CV stamps your entry will count as two which doubles your chance of winning the prize!   
  • You may use digital downloads for enhancement on your project but please remember the main focal point must be rubber or clear stamping
  • Challenges start on the 1st and 15th of every month and end on the 14th and last day at 11:55 PST
  • All kinds of projects are welcome, if you can stamp it you can enter it!
  • Link directly to your project post, not just your blog's home page.
  • Include our challenge name, challenge badge and link to it in your blog posts.
  • No backlinking to projects published on any blog or social media platform prior to the start of the challenge.
  • No limit on entry quantities
  • No limit on challenges you may combine with ours 
  • Challenge winners will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
  • If you don't have a blog you can play in our activities by doing the following:
  1. Upload your project to public photo sharing sites like Google Photos or Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Facebook fan page and include the name of our Challenge/Event with a link back to our blog post in your photo description!  ***Please note that you can not link up projects shared in closed Facebook Groups!
  2. Make sure your Photo privacy is set to "public" so Inlinkz can access it and our DT can view it.  Please don't share from sites that require membership.... if our DT needs to sign up to view and comment on your entry it will be disqualified!    
  3. Submit your entry in our link up using the URL address to your project.

  • Become a follower or sign up via email so you don't miss out on our fun activities😀
  • We'd really appreciate it if you'd leave us a comment after linking up.  The Lost Coast Design teamsters work hard on our activities and deserve some love 😁
  • Our challenges are listed in the Paper Playful Challenge Registry 
  • If you experience any problems with our link ups please leave a comment on the post and we'll look into it.  You are also welcome to leave us a comment with a link to your project, especially if the link up is about to end, and we will add it for you!

     We have a prize tier that is based on the amount of entries received so the more you enter the better the prizes! 
    The winner is randomly selected!

    1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
    5+ entries = one winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
    10+ entries = one winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
    All Challenge Winners get the Challenge Badge to proudly display on your blogs too!
    So tell your friends to come and play coz more entries = better prizes!

      Congrats on winning one of our Challenges!  
      Display your winner's badge with pride and link it up to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

      If you have any questions please leave a comment on the current Challenge post!

      Stay to Play and Have Fun!
      The Lost Coast Design Teamsters

    15 comments: said...

    Oh I will be entering mine and I love the kitty I ordered it.I am so glad you joined this blog hop.

    Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

    So thrilled you're having a ball Susan...of course you couldn't resist that poor little kitty cat ;0) We've got quite a few kitties at both LCD and CV and you're going to need them all, trust me, I did LOL ;0) hugs Leigh

    Squiddy said...

    Sometimes it's nice to have a challenge that leaves the theme to random imagination. It made for a pleasant Saturday afternoon

    Laurie said...

    I just saw this today so entered my piece - photo is in the photo section. Not sure if I'm supposed to sing up in any other way?

    Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

    Hi happy you found us! Welcome! Did you enter your project into the Inlinkz collection here?
    If yes, then that's it😃

    Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

    Hi there,
    Is this challenge open internationally?

    Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

    Welcome to LCPtoC! Yes, all our Events & Challenges welcome everyone!

    Beverly S. said...

    I just discovered this blog hop....where have I been?!!! ;) Will definitely try and create for it!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Do you personally have to upload 5 or more entries to have a chance to win a prize or do all entries together count for the size of the prize?

    ionabunny said...

    All the entries count together, as long as they have obeyed the rules.

    Unknown said...

    Good Grief!!! I've always wanted to do one of these and I am computer challenged, to put it mildly.

    Therefore, somehow, my entry is on the visitors comment page of Carmens Veranda! Don't ask me, I don't think I could do it again if I tried.

    And to make it worse, I spent time on typing instructions on exactly how to do the weird baby oil and oil pastels background. Because I think it's a great way to use up those little chunks of broken oil pastels.

    Deep Sigh......

    Cathy Hogue aka

    ionabunny said...

    No worries Cathy. We'll get you sorted. Computers can be a challenge LOL. It's a beautiful piece. Hugz

    Cindi (aka iring) said...

    I found your challenge last night while googling the name of your Herald Angel stamp. I will link up one of the cards I made. It is such a pretty, detailed stamp!

    Dina said...

    I just discovered this awesome blog hop! Can't wait to contribute!!!

    Franceke said...

    I'm following this blog since long. I love all those beautiful examples we get from the design team. This is first time I enter the challenge. Have a Merry Christmas.