Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Dancers

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!

To continue the Christmas theme, PUFF created the following card:
 She used SHOWGIRLS and dressed them in red and green with some sparkle thrown in for good measure.

Don't forget to get your entries in by putting your link in the comments section HERE.  Our Christmas/Winter challenge runs through December 31st.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We Wish You A Merry 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!

Hi, it's Sue here with my first Christmas card for this month challenge.



This is the beautiful Megan's Christmas Bird that's been chopped up a bit, watercolours, and Stickled (glitter glued) to within an inch of its feathery life.

So over to you now, please join in with either a Christmas or a Winter themed piece to be in with a chance to win Lost Coast/Carmen's Veranda $s.

Have a very happy week, and I'll see you later in the month xx

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stay Warm!

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 to all visiting the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.  Laurie here.  If you are like me, you are deep into preparations for the coming holidays.  And I love making Christmas and winter related projects.
For our monthly challenge here on the Portal, that's just what we are doing.
I have made this card - could be used for Christmas or any other occasion, really.  My background is made with my Gelli plate, some blue and silver paint, and some stencils.  I layered my background with a piece of white card stock.  I used the Georges and Louis stamp for this card.  I stamped my image with black ink onto white card stock and cut it out.  I added some color to the little boy's face and gave him blue leggings and a blue cap.  I mounted him to my background with foam tape and added a little decorative die cut design to the upper left corner.


Be sure to visit both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda for some fun holiday stamps and be sure to enter the challenge for a chance to win!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Raven's Winter

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!

Can you believe it is Dec. 6th already.  Cathy here with a holiday card for you.  My idea when I made this it would go well for a Winter Solstice card.
 First off I stamped raven small right and left on the bottom of my white card panel.
There are two sizes of the raven so if you wanted a larger raven you can do that.

After that I picked out 3 different colors of Distress inks, a blue, a purple and a gray. Then I took my small snowflake set and stamped them in different inks all over the panel. Guess what?  Lost Coast Designs have a large snowflake set too.  So you have your choice of sizes. Large or small or a mix of both.
Then I distressed the edge of the white panel, inked the edge of it with the gray ink and set aside.
Next I took a black cardstock and made a top folding card and grabbed some more of the snowflakes. Can you believe there is 8 different snowflakes in that set? WOW!  I stamped them in Versa fine ink and embossed them with white embossing power.
(sorry about the flash)

I came back to the panel and colored in the ravens with Copic markers and added a hat to the left raven.  Wrapped white and silver bakers twine around the top and added a word token to it. Just to add some sparkle to it I added sliver tinsel to where the word token is.
Added foam tape the added it the black card and done.


I hope to see what you all are doing for your Winter/Christmas cards. You can join our challenge HERE for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Challenge #43 Christmas/Winter

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!
It's time for our new Challenge for December but first we have a couple of WINNERS to announce. 
For our Day of the Dead event we only received one entry, but boy was it a good one!

WINNER of the DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT is

  SUSAN

 

 Our CAS challenge also didn't get many entries but....

WINNER OF CHALLENGE #42 is

 KATHYk

Congratulations Susan and Kathyk!
Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blogs!
Please link your badge back to us here at LCPtoC, THX :0)



Now for our December Challenge!

CHALLENGE #43 CHRISTMAS/WINTER


Since it's December, we are going with a Christmas/Winter theme.  Anything to do with Christmas, the holidays, or winter is fair game.  Since it's a busy time of year this will be the only challenge this month and you have until midnight, December 31st to join the fun.

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 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
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!
As an extra special for this month if we get 100 entries we will add a second prize of a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV, so tell your friends and come and join the fun.  

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! 

Marilyn is up today to get things kicked off.

I fell in love with this ART DECO ANGEL and had to use it.  I first stamped the image on a piece of Bristol paper and cut it out.  I then colored it with Prismacolor pencils and highlighted some areas with stickles.  The coaster is colored with inks then a little bit of glitter was sprinkled on.

Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Mr Linky is still being a little contrary so please add your entries in the comments below.
You have until Midnight PST, December 31st!


Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Beauty In Simplicity - Clean and Simple

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 it's Sue here with my second clean and simple project. It's a little bit different from the first one, and maybe not for the purists, but I like it!



This is made with the Carmen's Veranda Birds Collage Background and Distress Ink. I really like this stamp, and will be using it A LOT!

We would love to see your take on the challenge, just join in by linking you entry in the comments section for a chance to win some Lost Coast $'s.

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x