Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Party Dog Birthday!!

Hello Everyone,
Karen here today to share a fun Birthday card I made for my nephew.  I used one of the Party Dogs and He is ready to PARTY!  This card also fits the December challenge theme-- which is Party Critters.  Be sure to enter your project.

Stamps used: Party Dogs, Party Words, and Large Filmstrip

For more pic and info, check out the full post on my blog here

Hope you are having a great day and see you next time!
Karen McAlpine
Dreaming and Creating

Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's a Party !

It's that time of year ... the season of the (dreaded !) Christmas party ...

This gorgeous gal from the Mini Manga set by Lost Coast Designs is certainly looking the part, heading out for the first party of the season :

The girl is stamped and colored with alcohol markers, then her dress and boots are clear embossed. She has been fussy cut.

The gorgeously rich background is made with Nuance powders by Magenta, and when it was dry, I stamped 'It's a Party!' from Party Words by Lost Coast Designs and embossed them in white. I added a little red washi tape and matted the ATC front onto red card stock.

Hugs and best wishes for the season, Nikki x 

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Happy Holidays Lost Coasters!
We have a fun packed December planned for you😃
It's beginning to look very festive over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!
We are celebrating the season throughout December and into the new year in LCPtoC style🎉
 We're 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 Xmas Linky Party at the bottom of Dec 3rd's Day 1 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 prize so round up all your friends and join the most festive party of the year🎉

Farewell to a LCDesigner😢
We are very sad to say farewell to Karen at the end of the year!  Karen has been with us from the beginning and we will miss her dearly!  We do hope she'll be back in the future so until then we wish her much joy and success in her new endeavours!
Stay crafty my dear friend!


On a happier note, a new stamp has joined our Lost Coast Designs line today....stop by LCPtoC to see our new cool kitty, the Snowcat, in action😉

Plus we have lots of fabulous Christmas and Winter themed stamps in both of our stamp lines to suit every taste and style!  Stop by and check them all out, you'll find holiday treasures in pretty much every category!
Lost Coast Designs collection
Carmen's Veranda collection 


Upcoming in December!

 Our monthly Challenge starts on Dec 5th so stop by to see what fabulous inspiration the LCDesigners have in store for you!  To ensure everyone gets to enjoy the holidays our Dec Challenge will end earlier than normal on Dec 20th!

 Did you all see our 2 fabulous FAN FEATURES we showcased in November?
See them HERE and HERE if you missed them!
FAN FEATURES is our new segment over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where we will showcase projects created by our fabulous Event and Challenge Winners!

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 or via Facebook messenger!

December is going to be fabulous so STAY and PLAY with us!
You can even sign up for blog emails and get our projects and news delivered right into your inboxes!
Also join our Facebook Fan Group too!
Happy Stamping!

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

Friday, November 25, 2016

Time to Give Thanks

Hi all, it's Nan here with some thanks!  Our theme for our challenge this month is "Thanks/Giving Thanks" and you have today left to enter!  I just love the Winged Girl a new release at Lost Coast Designs and she embodies giving thanks to me.  I also used the 3 inch Grunge Border (currently being readded back to the store but a smaller version is listed) and stamped both on a sheet of found vellum.  Painted the back of the angel and added some ribbon, crochet, and flower ribbon to the side so I could attache the vellum.  My pumpkins come from another favorite stamp of mine called Doodle Circles!  I had no pumpkin stamps at all and had the Doodle Circles stamp out and noticed how much they looked like pumpkins!  So a few lines, stems, and leaves colored up with Derwent watercolored pencils and I had three pumpkins!

So hurry up and stamp up some thanks and get an entry in so we can visit your blog and leave you some love and you get a chance to win stamps!  Hope to see you at the  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where all the news and winners and events are always up to date!

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving RSCVC Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving Lost Coasters! 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 or 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 plus 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, and see the offers from the other vendors.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Owner of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda

Art by LCDesigner Nan

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Oh Mona....

Well my crafty friends, Darlene here to share a little something.  With Christmas approaching fast hope everyone has their Christmas cards all done....I do ....hehehhee

Today I am sharing a fridge magnet I made using Santa Mona.  Stamped the image in blue onto shiny card stock and fussy cut her out.   The hat was stamped onto some Christmas paper - embossed in white then cut out.  Added some furry type stuff for the pom pom and brim of hat.  This was added/glued to the first image.

At the bottom of the image I added some matching Christmas paper to put the saying on....

On back of Santa Mona is a magnetic strip so she can be placed in a prominent spot on my fridge.

Just  reminds me that it is okay to enjoy the holidays.

Check out Lost Coast Designs to see what else we have been up to.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Dia de los Muertos" Halloween Tree Angel!

Feliz Dia de los Muertos Lost Coasters!
Leigh here today with some Day of the Dead inspiration!
 The fun never ends over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity as we rolled straight from Halloween into our Day of the Dead Celebrations!  Come and join the fun and enter your Day of the Dead projects in our DOTD linky party by 5 to midight on Nov 18th for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our online stores!
My project today was made for Day 1 of our Day of the Dead celebrations and features a new addition to the Lost Coast Designs stamp line.  This gorgeous Day of the Dead Angel is available in two sizes:
 4.5 inches - unmounted $6, cling-vinyl $8.50, mounted $12
ATC size 3.4 inches - unmounted $4, cling-vinyl cushion $6.50, mounted $8
We have loads of fabulous Day of the Dead themed stamps in both our stamps lines!
Pop on over and check them all out!
Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead collection
Carmen's Veranda Day of the Dead collection 

Now for my project...I used the 4.5 inch version of our new DOTD Angel and made a 3D Angel to sit on the top of my black Halloween tree.
I stamped her twice onto Neenah solar white cardstock in Onxy Black Memento ink.  I fussy cut out one entire image and then just the following from the 2nd:  the flowers from the wings, the largest flower on her skirt, her skirt bustle, upper body and her halo.  I coloured everything with Copics and adhered red jewels to her bodice and bedazzled the fringe along the bottom edge of her gown.

To give her lots of yummy dimension I layered the fussy cut out pieces onto the main image with pop dots and also added even more dimension and sparkle with touches of Viva Pearl magic transparent white dimensional paint to the entire image.

To make the tree topper I cut a piece of acetate and formed a cone and manipulated the angel by curving the cardstock to fit the curve of the cone and adhered it in place with double sided sticky tape.  The finishing touch is her halo which I attached to a thin strip of acetate so it floats above her head.

I had a devil of a time trying to capture how prettily she glows in the dark but you can sort of see the effect in the photo below.
Thanks for stopping by to see my project!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dia de Muertos Skull

November greetings, Lost Coasters! 

I have for your amusement today a little project in celebration of the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday with Aztec roots that gradually came to be associated with All Saints' Day in the Catholic Church.

I wanted this to have a traditional Mexican look, and chose cheery colors in a palette of corals, golds, and purples.

First I stamped the Skull with Wreath in black permanent ink, and masked it off. Then I stamped the Black Flourish twice around it in yellow. Next I placed the words using the Rustic Alphabet set, using several colors of Distress Ink, allowing them to blend together on the letters.

 I colored the skull with thick creamy pencils in whites and grays, giving a matte, rich, chalklike texture to the skull. Then I got out several colors of Twinkling H20s, the wonderful metallic watercolors that can become pretty close to opaque when applied thickly. I painted the leaves on the wreath, then went over the yellow ink of the flourishes with a few tones of gold and orange. Suddenly the whole piece shimmered and sparkled with light and life, a wonderful contrast to the dead matte white of the skull.

There are so many fun things to do with these stamps. I was glad to make this spooky skull a little more friendly for the Day of the Dead...the glory of our ancestors etc.  😁

Happy stamping!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Skellie fun

What a fab October we had in a blog land.
Awesome hop going on whole month.
I thought I'd share some of my makes that I made using
LCD stamps in other team.

Fist a tag using Dancing Skeletons, Bird Bones stamps,
Squashed paint, gesso, embossing powder and rub-ons.

and then a creepy fun 
Lace-Up Skull from Eye Connect, stamped with
colored with white paint and some DI.

Sooooo ... Halloween done and now eyes to a Thanks Giving "season"
Did you know that Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's 
challenge this month is about "Thankful / giving thanks"?
Lets see your stamped project, I know you'll rock the theme.

 ... for stopping by, :=D
(you'll find the wicked monkey HERE)

Hugs, Granne

Monday, November 7, 2016

Funky Ladies with Handmade Backgrounds

Hello Coasties!!
Karen here today with two funky ladies!  I made a background for each.  The first is made with a mono printing plate and the others are made by stamping a large background stamp on white CS.

Stamps used:
Many Moods of Mona Set- Victorian Mona
Parasol and Wings Lady
Travel Quotes
Arches and Door Background 

Aren't they grand?!!  The ladies are so fun to use and I love to put them in interesting settings!!  Sooo fun--this world of stamping.....
See more pics and instructions on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.
See you next time!!
Karen McAlpine