Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 1 of It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas: "Layered Poinsettia Ornament" and "Snowcat" card by Leigh!

Welcome 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!

Happy December Portal Peep🎄

Welcome to Day 1 of our

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"  

Celebrations!


Things are about to get very festive here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity as we celebrate the season throughout December and into the new year in style🎉  We'll be sharing LCDesigner projects all month long so join us, spread the holiday cheer and enter your rubber stamped Christmas or Winter themed projects in our Linky Party at the bottom of this post by January 6, 2017 at 5 to midnight for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stores!  The more entries the better the prizes so round up all your friends and join the most festive party of the year🎉   

We do have some RULES so please make sure you check them out to ensure your entries are eligible to win!  You also don't have to have a blog to play in our activities!  You can submit project into our link up via photo sharing sites like Google Photos and even via our Facebook Pages.  Please check our RULES page for more info on how to do that....all entries must be in the Inlinkz link up to be included in the prize drawing!

Sadly we didn't have enough entries in our Dia de los Muertos November event to award a prize but we loved seeing your wonderful entries and hope you'll join in the fun this month😉

 I'm kicking off the celebrations today with two projects and my first one features a brand new rather cool kitty to our Lost Coast Designs line, say hello to our new Snowcat...isn't he a cutie😉

"Meowy Christmas" by LCDesigner Leigh


This winter themed Christmas card features the following stamps:
 Lost Coast Designs: new Snowcat, Large and Small Snowflakes and the sentiment is a partial of "Merry Christmas" from our Party Words set..."Meowy" was hand written.
Carmen's Veranda: Christmas Tree.
showing the dimension and yummy sparkle

"Layered Poinsettia" by LCDesigner Leigh


 This multi-layered and fussy cut hanging wall ornament features the following stamps:
 Carmen's Veranda: Poinsettia Background 
Lost Coast Designs: new Loopy Calligraphy
close up
showing all the layers and the Wink of Stella sparkle on the poinsettia
Thanks for joining us today and we hope you'll Stay and Play!
Our December Challenge starts on December 5th and our next Xmas feature will be up on Dec 9th!
Happy Stamping!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader



Friday, November 25, 2016

FAN FEATURES: "The Birds" Journal Page by Sue!

Welcome 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!
On Nov 11 we launched FAN FEATURES, our new LCPtoC segment where we proudly showcase projects created by our fabulous Event and Challenge Winners using their rubber stamp prizes!  So if you've won one of our past activities then we would love to see what you created with your winnings!  Submit your projects for Fan Feature consideration to Leigh at LeighSBDesigns@cox.net or via Facebook messenger! 
All of our Fan Features get this snazzy badge to proudly display on their blogs!

It's now time to welcome our 2nd Fan Feature project to LCPtoC!

"The Birds" by Sue


Sue made this fabulous journal page featuring her prize rubber stamp set, Lost Coasts Designs Mini Whimsical Birds set #2.

I now hand you over to Sue....ENJOY!
 
Hi, I'm Sue, and thank you very much for having me as guest designer this month.
Halloween may be over but you can never beat a good Hitchcock film, and with this in mind, this is what I made.
 I love these Mini Whimsical Birds, and with one eye closed, and in a certain light, I guess they could be scary!  Mmm maybe not LOL. 
 I made the background first by just painting a piece of card with Aquatints then dropping water over the top.  The circle is a mask for the moon.  The moon was the bane of my life, I kept painting the white part black and vice versa,  I knew it looked wrong but i couldn't work out why!
Next I stenciled in the trees with black gesso.  I'd given up on the moon by this point, painted all over in white and started again.  I've put some spooky eyes in the trees with a white paint pen, just to show the birds what spooky should look like!
 Boo!  I think Hitchcock would be proud of these little guys.  They've been embossed and painted, and what they lack in scaryness they make up for in googly eyes!
 These are some MDF trees that I've painted in very un-tree like colours.  I also photographed them deliberately ou of focus just to make them look scarier - does sound convincing, I didn't think so...
All put together...
 ....and from the side.  This will go in my journal once I a) Move out of the garage and back into my craft room, and b) Find my journal.  Last seen in a box marked 'help me'.
All good Hitchcock films need a scary quote.
Mine was typed on my old typewriter, which now has a new ribbon.  
 Look at that face, are you scared yet LOL?

I had such fun making this, and thank you once again for having me.
Sue xx 

 Materials List
Lost Coasts Designs Mini Whimsical Birds set #2
7x 7 white card
Aquatints
tree stencil
bird stencil
coloured card
thread for matting and layering
white and black card for stamping
white and black embossing powder
black gesso 
MDF trees 
Pebeo paint 
googly eyes

Thank you Sue for sharing your fabulous journal page with us today!  Now go find your poor journal that is need of rescuing!

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/11/challenge-30-thankful-give-thanks.html
 Before you go a quick reminder about current challenge that closes TONIGHT at 5 to midnight PST!
All our event and challenge prizes are awarded based on the amount of entries so the more you play the better the prize!
Now don't stray too far....our December activities will be kicking off soon with a new Event and a new Challenge....the LCDesigners are getting very festive so STAY AND PLAY with us!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving RSCVC Sale!

Welcome 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!

Happy Thanksgiving Lost Coasters!

www.Rubberstampchat.net Forum is hosting a Virtual Convention this weekend.   It begins on Black Friday morning, and ends Cyber Monday night.

Lost Coast Designs RSCVC Special is
"Buy 6 stamps in any combination of unmounted, cushioned, mounted, and get 20% and Free Shipping!"

You can go directly to www.lost-coast-designs.com or www.CarmensVeranda.com to shop.  Just use the Shopping Cart and enter the Discount Code RSCVC to get your discount.

** If the Code doesn't work, put RSCVC in the Comments area.  It will show the full amount & your total will be adjusted before running your CC, or if you use PayPal, a refund for the discount will go back to your account.

International Orders:
20% off on rubber & 50% off shipping!
Don't use the discount code, instead put RSCVC in Comments area so your new total can be calculated!

You can also go to www.rubberstampchat.net, and see the offers from the other vendors.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Linda
Owner of Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda

Art by LCDesigner Nan

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Day of the Dead Reminder: "Matchobx Surprise" by Nanette!

Welcome 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!

Feliz Dia De los Muertos Portal Peeps!


Our Day of the Dead celebration is now winding down with just 2 days left to enter your Day of the Dead rubber stamped projects in our linky party!  Get them in by Nov 18 at 5 to midnight PST for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our online stores!  Our event/challenge prizes are awarded based on the amount of entries so the more you play the better the prize!

NEW "DAY OF THE DEAD" STAMPS!


  If you're just joining us for the first time today we have been celebrating Dia de los Muertos all month and we unveiled our new Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead Angel.  This gorgeous girl is available in two sizes, a 4.5 inch and an ATC size!  Click on over to our LCD store and check out all our new stamps!
 We have loads of fabulous Day of the Dead themed stamps in both of our stamps lines too!
Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead collection
Carmen's Veranda Day of the Dead collection

"Matchbox Surprise" by LCDesigner Nanette

 
Nanette concludes our Day of the Dead celebrations with a fabulous altered matchbox project featuring Lost Coast Designs "Catrina" from the Day of the Dead Man and Woman set and Skull with Wings!

 We also have the same "Catrina" aka the "Skull with Hat" in reverse and a smaller size in our Carmen's Veranda line.
Pull on this mysterious creature's legs to open the matchbox and reveal the surprise!  Oh my!
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/11/challenge-30-thankful-give-thanks.html
Have you stopped by to see our November Challenge yet?
Click the badge or the link below and come and join the fun!
On November 11 we launched our new segment called FAN FEATURES, showcasing projects created by our fabulous Event and Challenge Winners!  Click HERE if you missed seeing our first Fan Feature and stop by again on Nov 25th for our 2nd installment!
If you've won one of our past events or challenges then we would love to see what you created with your prize rubber stamps!  Submit your projects for Fan Feature consideration to Leigh at LeighSBDesigns@cox.net or via Facebook messenger!

December is just around the corner already and LCPtoC is going to be bringing the festive cheer so
STAY AND PLAY with us😀

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Challenge #30: THANKFUL/GIVE THANKS - Midway Inspiration

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 again everyone!
Hopefully you are having a wonderful November so far! 
Okay, so we are now halfway through our November Challenge.

CHALLENGE #30

THANKFUL/GIVE THANKS



Our LCDesigners of Challenge Team Dream are back with more inspiration to give your creativity a kick-start.  If you are just joining us, click HERE for all the info on this month's challenge and to submit your entries into the Linky Party by 5 to Midnight PST November 25th.

Paula designed this wonderful greeting card titled "Thankful for Friends" using Georges et Louis, Rustic Alphabet, and the ATC Grunge Set.

Nikki designed this great card entitled "Contemplating Gratitude" using Head in Hands, Butterfly Set, Long Swirl Flourish, and Nuance Powders.


Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  Submit your entries HERE by 5 to Midnight PST on the 25th!
Don't forget our next challenge will start December 5th.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
Challenge Host

Friday, November 11, 2016

FAN FEATURES: "Conversations with a Crocodile" by Gail aka ionabunny!

Welcome 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!
We are super excited to launch our new LCPtoC segment today called FAN FEATURES where we proudly showcase projects created by our fabulous Event and Challenge Winners using their prize rubber stamps!  All of our Fan Features get this snazzy badge to proudly display on their blogs!
So if you've won one of our past events or challenges then we would love to see what you created with your prize rubber stamps!  Submit your projects for Fan Feature consideration to Leigh at LeighSBDesigns@cox.net or via Facebook messenger!

It's now time to welcome our first Fan Feature project to LCPtoC!

"Conversations with a Crocodile" by Gail aka ionabunny


Gail aka ionabunny made this quirky card featuring her prize rubber stamp set, Lost Coast Designs Misc. Anthropomorphs.

I now hand you over to Gail....ENJOY!

Hi, Gail here, maybe you know me better as ionabunny.  I am super excited to be the first Fan Feature guest here today.  I was lucky enough to be a winner here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and I used my precious dollars to secure Lost Coasts Designs Misc. Anthropomorphs.  I have had my eye on these for a while.  Such a quirky set and I decided to turn them into a cartoon style card.  I have done a couple of these HERE and HERE, in a style inspired by Shirley.  So here's another one, but not quite as cute as the first two.  Squeamish people look away now.........
I know!  Terrible!!  But they just seemed to suggest their own comments.....  Except the very dapper parrot.  He is wisely keeping quiet.  Or maybe it's just all beyond him......  I stamped the images, added the boxes, speech bubbles and comments using a black pen and coloured with Distress Inks and watercolour pencils. 

Materials List
Lost Coasts Designs Misc. Anthropomorphs
White card
Distress Inks
Water colour pencils
Refillable water brush
Black pen

 Thanks for dropping by.
Hugz
Gail aka ionabunny

Thank you Gail for sharing your fun project with us today!

Now don't forget to enter your Day of the Dead rubber stamped projects in our linky party by Nov 18 at 5 to midnight PST for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our online stores!
Enter by Nov 25th at 5 to midnight PST!
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/11/challenge-30-thankful-give-thanks.html
  All our event and challenge prizes are awarded based on the amount of entries so the more you play the better the prize!

See you back here on November 15 for our Challenge midway reminder with more fabulous LCDesigner inspiration!

November is full of fabulous activities so STAY AND PLAY with us!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader