Thursday, March 1, 2018


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!

Greetings.  It's time for a new challenge here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
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.

Now for our new Challenge!



Go CRAZY!!!!  It's ANYTHING GOES here at the Portal.  As long as you use some clear or rubber stamps it fits our theme. Ready, set, craft!!!!

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! We have recently updated the rules so do check that your project complies before you link up. 

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber/clear 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 drawing.


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!

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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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!

Sue made this cool card with hot colours using Carmen's Veranda Passport Background, and Matador Monkey
Laurie made this wistful green beauty using Lost Coast Doodle Circles backgroundStar Halo and Carmen's Veranda Play 
Cathy made an awesome shaker using Lost Coast Design's Raven Queen
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!
Challenge Host


  1. Lovely entries teamies, and a fun theme xx

  2. Great choice of theme Gail! Lovely makes from the DT too.

  3. This is the first time I've joined your challenge and was excited for the inspiration to use my Lost Coast Designs stamps! I made 3 cards with my Party Hat Cats - hope you like them! Cool cards by your design team!


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