Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Carmen's Christmas Contest Winner!

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!

Thank you for the wonderful festive projects entered into our A Carmen's Christmas Contest!  It was a tough decision but I'm now thrilled to announce our grand winner of the $15 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

and the moment you've all being waiting for.....

CONGRATULATIONS
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KAT'S TALES
Congrats, you've won yourself a $15 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda and here's your Winner's badge for you to proudly display on your blog, please link it back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!
 To claim your prize please use the Contact Form located in our left side bar.
Prize must be claimed by Jan 8, 2016 otherwise a new winner will be drawn soon after!

Thank you everyone for playing with us this year and Happy Holidays from all of us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day 3 and finale of our A Carmen's Christmas Contest!

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!

Today is Day 3 and the finale of our A Carmen's Veranda Christmas Contest!  We hope you've enjoyed getting all festive with us!

Enter your holiday projects into the Inlinkz collection below today's featured projects by 8pm TONIGHT to be in the running for the $15 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

Now sit back and relax with a cup of eggnog and enjoy today's featured projects by LCDesigners Leigh, Shari, Karen and Kim!

Leigh is sharing two ATCs, a center step card and a Creepmas altered domino!
"Poinsettia center step card" features Carmen's Veranda Poinsettia large background stamp
multi-layered poinsettia
 
"Skellie Snowman" Creepmas altered domino features Carmen's Veranda Snowman and Winged Skeleton
snowman head with a skellie body
"PEACE ATC" features Carmen's Veranda Snowman, Christmas Lights and Lost Coast Designs "Peace" from the Harmony Peace Joy Freedom Dictionary set

  "Twinkle Kitty in Purple" ATC features Carmen's Veranda Christmas Lights and Angel Cat

  Shari is sharing a fabulous box for keeping wish lists in! 
"Snowman Greetings" features Carmen's Veranda Elf with Star


 and a fab folkart "Angel Kitty" card featuring Carmen's Veranda Angel Cat

Karen
is sharing a fabulous card featuring Carmen's Veranda Overalls Santa and Lost Coast Designs Party Words
Kim is sharing a fabulous Steampunk Angel mixed media project featuring Lost Coast Designs Steampunk Fly Girl



WOW, what a fantastic show of festive DT inspiration!  I'd like to thank my fellow LCDesigners for all their fabulous projects for our A Carmen's Veranda Christmas Contest and for all their amazing projects shared this year too!  We hope we have inspired you to follow us here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and are eagerly looking forward to the fun we will have in 2016 ;0)


 Now it's your turn to show us your holiday projects but first we have a few contest rules to go over and the submit your entries in the Inlinks below!

CONTEST RULES

  • You can use ANY stamp companies on your entries BUT if you use LCD/CV stamps your entry will count as two and doubles your chance at winning the prize!
  • Become a Follower of Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
  • Submission must link directly to your project, not just your blog home page
  • Include our contest info and link in your blog post 
  • No backlinking to old projects published prior to the start of the contest
  • Please leave us a comment after you link up, we do love hearing from you!
  • No limit on how many times you can enter
  • No limit on how many events or challenges you can combine with ours
  • You may enter our events and Challenges even if you don't have a blog.  Upload your project to a photo sharing sites or personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public", include the name of the event or Challenge in your photo description!  Please note that if you use a site that requires the DT to sign up to view your project then it will automatically be disqualified! 

Don't forget you can also enter your projects in our Winter Holidays Facebook Challenge which is running right through until January 15, 2016, so you've got plenty of time to play on our FB Pages!  Enter your projects for the chance to win even more prizes!  Same FB Challenge on both Pages...see the pinned post at the top of the walls:
  Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda  

Also, in case you missed it, our monthly blog challenge started on Dec 7th!  The challenge will be closing a bit earlier than normal this month on Dec 20th!
The theme is Board Games Pieces!

We have a ton of fabulous game related stamps at both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda so check them all out via the links below and join the fun!

Lost Coast Designs
Chess and Domino Flying Ladies
Chess Set
Game Shrines
Domino Sets 
Playing Cards and more Chess/Domino flying ladies
World of Borders 

Carmen's Veranda
Games
 Dice Background


Happy Holidays!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
LCD/CV DT Leader

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day 2 of our A Carmen's Veranda Christmas Contest!

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!

Today is Day 2 of our A Carmen's Veranda Christmas Contest!
Enter your holiday projects into the Inlinkz collection below today's featured projects by 8pm PST on Dec 15 to be in the running for the $15 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

Now sit back and relax with a cup of eggnog and enjoy today's featured projects by LCDesigners Nikki, Granne, Karen and Leigh!

Nikki
Carmen's Veranda - Christmas Lights and Elf

Granne
Carmen's Veranda - Small Angel Heads

Karen 
Carmen's Veranda - Star Doll Angel

Leigh
Now for something completely different from Leigh - a 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop Day 5 (Dec 9) altered domino project featuring Carmen's Veranda Skulls and Bones and Lost Coast Designs JOY from the Harmony Peace Joy Freedom Dictionary set.

Now it's your turn to show us your holiday projects but first we have a few contest rules to go over!

CONTEST RULES
  • You can use ANY stamp companies on your entries BUT if you use LCD/CV stamps your entry will count as two and doubles your chance at winning the prize!
  • Become a Follower of Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
  • Submission must link directly to your project, not just your blog home page
  • Include our contest info and link in your blog post 
  • No backlinking to old projects published prior to the start of the contest
  • Please leave us a comment after you link up, we do love hearing from you!
  • No limit on how many times you can enter
  • No limit on how many events or challenges you can combine with ours
  • You may enter our events and Challenges even if you don't have a blog.  Upload your project to a photo sharing sites or personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public", include the name of the event or Challenge in your photo description!  Please note that if you use a site that requires the DT to sign up to view your project then it will automatically be disqualified! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope our projects have put you in a festive spirit ;0)  See you again for our Xmas finale on Dec 15th!
Don't forget you can also enter your projects in our Winter Holidays Facebook Challenge which is running right through until January 15, 2016, so you've got plenty of time to play on our FB Pages!  Enter your projects for the chance to win even more prizes!  Same FB Challenge on both Pages...see the pinned post at the top of the walls:
  Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda  

Also, in case you missed it, our monthly blog challenge started on Dec 7th!
The theme is Board Games Pieces!

We have a ton of fabulous game related stamps at both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda so check them out via the links below and join the fun!

Lost Coast Designs
Chess and Domino Flying Ladies
Chess Set
Game Shrines
Domino Sets 
Playing Cards and more Chess/Domino flying ladies
World of Borders 

Carmen's Veranda
Games
 Dice Background

See you again for Day 3 and the finale of A Carmen's Veranda Christmas on Dec 15th!
Happy Holidays!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
LCD/CV DT Leader

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lost Coast Designs now carries Nuance Powders!

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!

We are very excited to announce that Lost Coast Designs now carries Nuance Powders by Magenta!

Nuance is a water-soluble powdered dye that comes in 15 vivid, rich and joyful colours!  The colours are available in individual 5-gram containers or you can have instant gratification and get the box set!
 
Stop by our Nuance page at Lost Coast Designs to see a fab video by Creations by CeeCee.  The video has a wealth of information and inspiration with suggestions on storing, using the Nuance powders on their own and in conjunction with stencils and molding paste...all demonstrated in a wonderful watercolour painting tutorial!

All 15 colours as well as the box set are now available for purchase on our website HERE!
Maybe it's not too late to add Nuance to your Santa wish list this year ;0)

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
LCD/CV DT Leader


Monday, December 7, 2015

Challenge #19 Board Game Pieces

The winner of our #18 Mail Art Challenge is 

Congratulations ..... Artisan Crafts Kim


We did not have enough entries in November to be able to give away a prize, but
please pick up the challenge winners badge to proudly display on your blog.


Challenge #19 Board Game Pieces

Welcome to our new challenge, Board Game Pieces, which in many households is quite topical as the Holiday Season is upon us. Which board games will you play ? What games will inspire you to join us in this challenge ?  

You may use any company's images you like to join our challenge, but if you use any images from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda you will get two entries into the draw to win the prize, yes that's double the chance to win !

Reminder of our new prize system
PRIZES
To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our challenges we have a new format for our new blog!
1 - 4 entries = a winner will be awarded our Challenge 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
you get the Challenge Badge to proudly display on your blog too!

Please be sure to read our rules so that your entry is eligible to win the prize :)
Did you know that you can play in our Challenges even if you don't have a blog!
Simply upload your project to a photo sharing site, including your own personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public" and include the name of our Challenge in your photo description! You can not link to projects shared in a closed Facebook Group because the linky tool can't access it there! It's that easy so do join the fun!

Please note that this challenge will end on 20th December to avoid the holiday Season. So please make sure you link up in plenty of time.

Some board game piece inspiration from our Team Inspire :


Leigh
 Coaster: Lost Coast Designs Calligraphy Doll and portions of the scrolls from Carmen Veranda's Winged Skeleton  

 Bracelet: Lost Coast Designs Lynnea from the Mini Flying Ladies set

 Necklace: Lost Coast Designs Art Doll from the Mini Flying Ladies set 


Bibiana has used images from Lost Coast Designs Large Domino Set, Mini Flying Ladies Set and Wings Set for her card :

Karen has used Carmen Veranda's Large Crown Tree for her gift box with domino accent :


 Shari has used Carmen Veranda's Reindeer Doll for her Christmas tag.

Reminder to read our rules so that your entry is eligible to win prizes :)

AND don't forget that we have lifted our restriction that only LCD/CV stamps be used to enter our challenges.  But if you do use LCD/CV images then your entry will count as two which means you double your chances of winning.

Tell all your friends, come join us, and stay to play :)

Reminder that our December challenge will end on 20th December. 



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Day 1 of A Carmen's Veranda 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!

Today is Day 1 of our A Carmen's Veranda Christmas Contest!
Enter your holiday projects into the Inlinkz collection below today's featured projects by 8pm PST on Dec 15 to be in the running for the $15 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

Now sit back and relax with a cup of eggnog and enjoy today's fabulous holiday themed projects by LCDesigners Kim, Leigh, Nanette and Karen!

Kim is sharing a tag featuring Carmen Veranda's Snowman
Leigh is sharing 2 ATCs
ATC #1 "Believe" features Carmen's Veranda Snowman, Three Trees and Believe from Lost Coast Designs "Wish Wisdom Grow Believe" Dictionary set

ATC #2 features Carmen's Veranda Christmas Lights and Angel Cat

Nanette is sharing an altered tin decorated with ATCs on all four sides featuring the following stamps:
Carmen's Veranda - Reindeer Doll, Waving Santa, Christmas Tree, Elf with Star, Christmas Lights and Quilted Wing Angel
Lost Coast Designs - Party Words

Karen is sharing a card featuring Carmen's Veranda Reindeer Doll.

CONTEST RULES
please read!!!!
  • You can use ANY stamp companies on your entries however if you do use LCD/CV stamps your entry will count as two and doubles your chance at winning the prize! 
  • Your entries must involve rubber stamping in some way and preferably be the focal point of your project, digi stamps alone do not count!
  • Become a Follower of Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
  • Submission must link directly to your project, not just your blog home page
  • Include our contest info and link to this post in your blog post 
  • No backlinking to old projects published prior to the start of the contest
  • Please leave us a comment after you link up, we do love hearing from you!
  • No limit on how many times you can enter
  • No limit on how many events or challenges you can combine with ours
  • You may enter our events and Challenges even if you don't have a blog.  Upload your project to a photo sharing sites or personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public", include the name of the event or Challenge in your photo description!  Please note that if you use a site that requires the DT to sign up to view your project then it will automatically be disqualified!  
Plus even more ways to win some LCD/CV stamps!
 We also have our 2nd Facebook based challenge starting today too over on Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda FB Pages!  Enter your projects in our Winter Holidays Challenge for the chance to win even more prizes!  Same FB Challenge on both Pages...see the pinned post at the top of the wall on both FB Pages for details!

 Now it's your turn to show us your holiday projects, we can't wait to see all your festive entries!
Please make sure you read over the rules for the Contest as well as the rules for the FB Challenge to make sure your entries qualify!


    Thanks for stopping by today! I hope our projects have put you in a festive spirit and eager to win our fabulous shopping spree ;0)  See you again for Day 2 on Dec 10th!

    Happy Holidays!
    Leigh S-B
    THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
    LCD/CV DT Leader