Sunday, December 28, 2014

A little Magic ..

With New Year approaching, this elf wanted to spread a little magic and joy.

This is an image from Carmen's Veranda called Elf with Star. :
 I made this page in my art journal and also used a background image from Lost Coast Designs, called Tall Trees. The background is painted with acrylics.
 The magic emanating from his wand is made with liquid pearls.
Hope you receive a little of his magic and have a wonderous and healthy 2014.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Little 'LOVE' canvas

Hi, Corrie here !
I did something totally different for today's post. I made a little canvas. I used the 'Magic Dictionary' stamp and the "License plate Alphabet' set.
Apart from that I used tissue paper as the base, acrylic paints and gesso, stencils and model paste, inks and some glass bead gel for the small hearts. Some cardboard for the big heart, twine and some sand texture paste around the edges of the canvas.



Hope this gave you some inspiration ! 

Thanks for stopping by ! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Color Me Fun" Manga Tags

These are the six Make-And-Take Tags that I taught at the Loveland, CO & Carson, CA for Linda's Lost Coast Design booth.  Hope you "Color them Fun"!  Cherri
Rosie & Frenchie Mangas
Rosie & Frenchie Mangas
5 minutes: Stamp Manga girl on off-white smooth card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp background on tag. All stamps are Lost Coast Designs – Mangas: Rosie, Harley, Frenchy and Socks; backgrounds: scarves, polka-dot-border, ruler cheesecloth.
10 minutes: Cut out Manga girl image.
5 minutes: Color image with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.
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Socks & Boots Mangas
4 minutes: Using 2 inch square of Cut & Dry felt pick up Antique Linen Distress Ink . Smudge inside the lines to blend the pencil color of her hair. Rub the felt square on newsprint paper to remove any pencil color. Repeat for face, dress, and so on.
2 minutes: Lightly distress outside edge of girl with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; highlight the Manga outfit and accessories with Gelly-Roll and Wink-of-Stella pens.
2 minutes: Distress edges of tag and torn decorative paper with coordinating ink colors.
1 minute: Assemble using glue stick, 3D and mini glue dots.
1 minute: Punch hole and add brad or other embellishment.
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Harlie & Princess Mangas
LCD designer ... Cherri Robb, Loveland, CO

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Card Ideas

Hello Everyone!
I have been working with the stamp, Mary and Angels, and have made some shimmery Christmas cards.  I added glitter and stamped on velum for some interesting results.  I also used the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Party Words set.

On the first card, I stamped on velum with black ink.  I made sure the ink was dry before working with the piece.  The velum was turned over and colored on the backside with a red Vellum Writer (Zig).  The piece was layered over white CS.  I stamped the image again on white CS; cut out Mary and added her to the piece with dimensional adhesive.



On the second card, I stamped the image with Sahara Sand Versa Magic  ink.  When the ink was dry, I painted the image with Lumiere Paint.  While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled on Diamond Glitter.  And, I stamped another Mary and made her dimensional.



Cards three and four were made in the same way, except that black ink was used for the stamping.  If the paint drys too quickly, a glue pad can be used to adhere the glitter.  That is what I did with this card as the paint dried too quickly.




A lovely sent of Christmas cards with lots of sparkle!  Hope you enjoyed!! Happy Holidays!!

Karen McAlpine
Dreaming and Creating

Friday, December 12, 2014

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

Hello Dear Lost Coasters Fans:

Here Bibiana

We are having a nasty weather all around the USA!!!
Here in California, we are having quite a big storm with wind and rain,  We are on and off with shortages of electricity ...so I am hurrying up to write this post while I have electricity!!!...

Today The lady of Guadalupe, 
the virgin patron of Mexicans and of all the Americas
 is being celebrated !!! 
on December 12th...

front triptyque virgin guadalupe

and I made this triptyque using my silhouette machine for the shape of the card...
the stamp is from Lost Coast Designs, "Mary and angels" embossed in gold,  the background was embossed and  I used a stencil for the stars...

front triptyque virgin guadalupe detail


Last night at midnight everybody gathered at the biggest basilica in the world (after the Vatican) at the Basilica in Mexico city, to celebrate HER day and sing to her the happy birthday...
You may visit a post using another stamp from Lost Coast designs, from Last year "The feast of our lady of Guadalupe" and read a little bit more about her and this festivity...

Big hugs, keep on celebrating 
on this wonderful season! 
and you can always find me at my blog:
Stamping with Bibiana

SUPPLIES : Lost Coast Designs: Mary and angels

Monday, December 8, 2014

Feliz Navidad

Hi everybody, Yvonne here with a christmas card. 
For this card I used the "flying Egyptian" stamp. I colored her with Derwent colorsoft pencils and a little bit with a red Distress marker. For the edges I used two colors blue and a white Sharpie for the snow flakes.
Thanks for stopping by  !
XXX Yvonne

Friday, December 5, 2014

Life's a circus

Hi, Corrie here,

Today I have an art journal to share with you.. I used 'Large Clown doll',  'License Plate Alphabet", Loopy Calligraphy" and a bit of the text from "Dream" 'dictionary.  The background was painted with acrylic paint. The circles were finger painted on deli paper and cut out and adhered with gel medium. Some stencilling with white and orange ink and some washi tape finished the page.




Thank you for stopping by !




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Challenge 7: Merry Christmas


Hello dear Lost Coast fans! It's the first Monday of the month again so it's time for our new challenge. It's to bad but there were not enough participants to choose a winner from for last month's challenge but we hope that we will have 10 or more participants this month so we can give away a $10,00 gift certificate again.



We know you all are probably very busy in December but please 

make some time to show usone of your beautiful pieces of 
artwork using Lost Coast stamps J

  Now the seventh Challenge: Merry Christmas

Use your creativity to make a Christmas wish.
Coby made a Christmas card to inspire you:


Used stamps:
Feathers
Party words

If you want to join this Challenge, please read this first:


- Make something according to our theme. For example you can make a card, an ATC, Art Journal page etc
- Use at least one Lost Coast Design stamp.
- Place your work in this post by Inlinkz.

- Submissions need to be in before the 25th of this month.
- Only when we have 10 or more people joining the challenge you have a chance to win a $10.00 certificate. So please tell your friends and join us :-)


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Intrigue atc

I am once again feeding my atc addiction ...

An atc I created to the theme of 'intrigue' using the crocodile from the Mis. Anthropomorphs set. 
Not often you see such a finely dressed fellow is it :
He is colored with inktense pencils. The background is zentangled, the wording added by hand. A thick layer of UTEE is added to make the atc very shiny and hard.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A birthday card


hello Lost Coasters Friends:

HERE BIBIANA....

I made this card using one of the mini flying ladies stamp  from "Lost Coast Designs".
This is the clown stamp and this particular  set comes with 6 mini ladies and they all are so pretty and whimsical
I decided to use the clown one for a birthday card...but the other "ladies" are so pretty too!

lost coast designs stamps mini flying lady birthday card front


I used the "Paper Piecing" technique 
which consists in  stamping first the image on a piece of paper with black ink.
then stamp a second time on a piece of pattern paper, and a third if you want on a different colored paper, cut the pieces that you like to piece,
in my case I stamp on purple paper the hat, cut it,
stamp the base in green, cut it  and place both pieces on top of the main stamped image...

the result is a raised image with lots of interest and dimension!
I added some "Stickles", a ribbon and VoilĂ ! and cute birthday card!

lost coast designs stamps mini flying lady birthday card detail


You can enter "Lost Coast Challenge"  and this month the theme is faces , so go to the post for the challenge # 6 here at  "Lost Coaster Review blog" to enter your card for this challenge #6  using one stamp from Lost Coast Designs for the chance to win a $10.00 certificate to use at their website...

lost coast designs stamps mini flying lady birthday flat view

And today, I will be at a stamp show in Newark, CA 
at Lost Coast Booth with Linda, 
so if you are in the area come by and visit us! 

Remember you only can get these wonderful stamps through the website and when they are in the road in Stamp conventions like the one today here in my area...
I believe this is the last road trip for them for this year...
stay tuned for next's years conventions schedule

thanks for the visit 
and hope to see you at the show today!

or visit me at my blog:

Lost coast stamps: mini flying ladies set;

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bliss

Hi there, this is my first blog post here :-)
I made this postcard with the lovely cat stamp. I love the way he (or she) is enjoying just by sitting on the floor.

 
To color the cat i used distress markers: spiced marmalade, wild honey and worn lipstick. 

Used stamps: more cats plate and perspective floor.

XXX Yvonne.

Friday, November 14, 2014

You talkin' to me?

Hi, Corrie here.

I have made a postcard for today's post. I used one of the Three Birds as a background stamp and Boxer as the main image.
For details how I made this, please visit my blog: www.MadeByCHook.blogspot.nl



Thanks for stopping by ! 



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Multicolored Stamping

Hi everyone, making my debut as a design team member for Lost Coast Designs :)
My card features Feather Bird and the technique of multicolored stamping :
The background and bird were done in the same colors of distress ink, ink applied to my craft mat and spritzed lightly with water. This became my new multicolored stamp pad, as shown :
There is more info on my blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Nikki x

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Owl in Tall Trees

Hi Coasties!
Popping in to share a fun card with you today.  I started with a hand made  background created with a stencil.  And then stamped over with a large background stamp--Tall Trees.  For a touch of whimsy, I added a cute owl from the Owl Set.  I finished up the project with a metal embellishment and sheer ribbon.


For more pics and instructions, see the full post on Dreaming and Creating.
Have a super day!
Karen McAlpine

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Challenge 6:Face(s)

Hello dear Lost Coast fans! It's the first Monday of the month
again so it's time for our new challenge.

 But first we want to announce the winner of the
 $10.00 Lost Coast gift certificate for last month's challenge:

The winner is: Liesbeth


Congratulations Liesbeth, please contact us for your prize!
If you want , you can take the winner badge for your blog.


Now the sixth Challenge: FACE(S)

A lot of our Lost Coast Design stamps have faces, even when you
don't have one you maybe can create your own face somehow,
just use your creativity.

Coby made an Art Journal-page this time to inspire you:


Used stamps:
Up close and personal


If you want to join this Challenge, please read this first:

- Make something according to our  theme. For example you can make a card, an ATC, Art Journal page etc
- Use at least one Lost Coast Design stamp.
- Place your work in this post by Inlinkz.
- Submissions need to be in before the 25th of this month.
- Only when we have 10 or more people joining the challenge you have a chance to win
a $10.00 certificate. So please tell your friends and join us :-)

Have fun!



 

Friday, October 31, 2014

3 Waiters

DT member Corrie made this Art Journal with the "Three Waiters" stamp.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Angel Note Card

Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a note card I created for the Lost Coast Designs "Wings" challenge going on this month. I used the Lost Coast Designs Silhouette Angel stamp along with some gorgeous fall paper for this one. I created a pretty nifty background - I'll tell you about it on my blog. See if you can guess before looking at my blog post! ;)


For more details on this note card, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, October 17, 2014

wings

A last reminder for our challenge this month:

WINGS!

If you want to join us go to this blogpage:


and have a change to win a Lost Coast gift voucher
if you participate.


Stamp I used:

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Owl in Nest

Hi Everyone!
Have you checked out the new October Challenge??!!  The Theme is Wings.
See all the details here.  Perfect theme for me--as I love stamps with birds. Check out my card--

Lost Coast Design Stamps:
Owl set
Woodgrain Background
Yourba Adire




See more pics and instructions on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.   Glad you stopped by!!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Party Girl


Hi All,

Esther here with a new card and the beautiful Party Girl dancing her troubles away at the discotheque LOL.
I just mixed and matched some very different products together so I hope you like it.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Challenge 5: wings

Hello dear Lost Coast fans! It's the first Monday of the month
again so it's time for our new challenge.

 But first we want to announce the winner of the
 $10.00 Lost Coast gift certificate for last month's challenge:

The winner is: Folkje with this beautiful CAS card:


Congratulations Folkje, please contact us for your price!
If you want , you can take the winner badge for your blog.


Now the fifth Challenge: WINGS.

A lot of our Lost Caost Design stamps have wings but even when you
don't have one with wings you can create your own wings any 
another way, just use your creativity.

Coby made an Art Journal-page this time to inspire you:



Used stamps:

If you want to join this Challenge, please read this first:

- Make something according to our  theme. For example you can make a card, an ATC, Art Journal page etc
- Use at least one Lost Coast Design stamp.
- Place your work in this post by Inlinkz.
- Submissions need to be in before the 25th 24.00 of this month.
- Only when we have 10 or more people joining the challenge you have a change to win
a $10.00 certificate. So please tell your friends and join us :-)

Have fun!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Celebrating World Card Making Day


Hello Lost Coasters:

Here Bibiana....

Celebrating World Card Making Day  

with a tag/card featuring the "Perfume Bottles Set" from Lost Coast Designs...



Every 1st Saturday of the month of October 
around the world is celebrated this hobby of card making...

and I decided to join this movement and make this card....



I have featured several other cards at my blog:
 "Stamping with Bibiana"

 to celebrate this day and hopefully inspire you to create today....

Have a  Great day creating and making cards
hopefully using some of Lost Coast Designs Stamps!

stamps: perfume bottles set ; more bugz; large chickenwire background; set of crowns


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bike Riding with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Coasties!
Wanted to share this card made with this whimsical stamp from Lost Coast Designs--Bird on Bike.   I also used the set Party Words for the sentiment.
I created the background with a mono printing Plate and acrylic paints.


This turned out really great.  I can use this for a birthday card or for any occasion.  For more pics and instructions, check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Thanks for stopping in!!
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Clean & Simple Challenge


Hi all,
Esther here, For the 4th Lost Coast Designs Challenge I created this CAS card. Using the Head in Hands stamp which I only stamped in black on Hazel & Ruby's tissuepaper. That's easy peasy isn't it ?  ;)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Asian card with Perfect Pearls


Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:

HERE Bibiana....

For my "DT" post today right here, I made this Asian card...using perfect pearls!

asian Lost Coast Designs with perfect pearls front card


The whole set is a single sheet of rubber with 4 wonderful Asian images...
(a Buddha, a geisha, bamboo shoots and Asian writing)
I used 2 of them in this card...
If you would like to have step by step on how to do this card
please visit my blog: Stamping with Bibiana


SUPPLIES:
stamps; Lost Coast Designs : asian set

Friday, September 19, 2014

CAS Card for the LCD Challenge

Hello Everyone,
I have a simple card for the current challenge--Clean and Simple.  This one is a quickie too.  I used one of the Mother Goose Birds to make this all occasion card.  Stamp the bird with Rich Cocoa Memento ink on cream CS and layer onto a brown card.  I use these cards when I want to send someone a little note and they are just perfect for that.




Thanks for stopping by---Don't forget to link up your Clean and Simple project here.  Oh, and use one Lost Coast Design stamp too.

Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Flower Girl Note Card

Howdy, crafty friends! I hope you're having a good week! I've popped in today to share a note card I created with the absolutely gorgeous Lost Coast Designs Flower Girl stamp. There's not a whole lot of "fluff" on this one - the image speaks for itself. I punched a pretty border along the bottom and added some ribbon, and that's pretty much it! I'm really pleased with how this turned out!


For more details on my note card, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap!
Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tulip Collage Note Card

Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a note card I created for this month's Lost Coast Designs Clean and Simple challenge. I used the Lost Coast Designs Tulip Collage and Corner Swirl stamps, and a few color wash inks. This was awesome fun and super easy!


For more details on this card, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Leslie