Sunday, January 29, 2017

Beauties on Tags

Hi all! It's Nan with two tags today.  Now why are there two and not three tags as I intended?  Well, much to my shame I had all three tags stuck into a book so that they would dry flat and the book ate one of the tags!  Yes, ate it!  I went through that book 8 times no sign of it...gremlins again?  But I did get my two beauties on tags even with the drama!

The first thing I did was stamp the DT with the stamp Birds in Tree in purple Distress Ink then I  stamped two of the Gibson Girl's Faces from the set in different Distress Inks on kraft paper I bought in Japan which is very thin almost like tissue paper. I inked the tags after gluing some DP torn and inked edges onto the tags.  I used honeycomb stamp from the Lattice ATC Stamp set in purple on different spots and the Cherry Tree stamp from the ATC Misc. 2 Set.

So I hope you enjoyed my Gibson Girl tags today and also hope that you will check out the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for all challenges, events, and Designer Reviews!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Good morning everyone!  Today, I want to share an Alice in Wonderland ATC I created,for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's Alice in Winterland event. 
I started by spraying the background with LSG Bachelor Button Blue and Sassy Sapphire.  I then stamped Grunge Tree in brown ink and spritzed with LSG Sidewalk Chalk to give it a snowy look.  Once that was dry, I stamped a bunch of snowflakes using the Snowflakes Border and white pigment ink, then embossed with white EP.  On a separate sheet of paper I stamped Alice from Alice and the Queen and colored her with Nuance powders in Turquoise and Bright Yellow and cut her out.  Next, I used modeling paste to add snow at the bottom and then added Alice.  Finally, I used Nuvo White Blizzard and Midnight Blue crystal drops to add more texture.

Thank you for stopping by.  Until later.................


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Alice in Winterland and Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop

Happy Weekend Lost Coasters!
We are currently celebrating Edgar Allan Poe's 208th Birthday with our 2nd annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity this week!  But before I share my 1st Poe project I have my Alice in Winterland card I made for our other current event, Alice in Winterland, to share!
 A Wonderlandful adventure began on January 12 over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!
Alice has fallen down the rabbit hole again but this time she has found herself in a magical Winter Wonderland!  Join the adventure and enter your wintery Wonderland themed projects by midnight PST on January 31st for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
 I had an absolute blast designing this accordion fold double window card featuring the following stamps:

Lost Coast Designs
"Alice" from the Alice, Tweedles and Alice in Chair set
"Alice and Griffin" from the Alice, Dodo and Griffin set
"Alice" from the Alice and the Queen and Sitting Queen set
"Cheshire Cat" from the Rabbits, Cat Face, Hatter, Rabbit with Watch set
"Perspective Floor"
Various Snowflakes from the Small and Large Snowflake sets  

Carmen's Veranda
ATC Birds in Tree
The watercoloured background was created with Nuance water-soluable powder dyes by Magenta
 Who is Alice talking to?  Why, a disappearing Cheshire Cat of course 😄
Here's a look at all the panels. 
 I created the wonderful blue background with Nuance Pigment Powders and then die cut the round windows with a Spellbinders die.  I stamped various sizes of the Snowflakes with Turquoise Gem and Sea Breeze VersaMagic inks and then the Perspective Floor and the Cheshire cat face in black Archival Ink.  I masked the cat face with Pebeo masking liquid and stamped the tree.  The rest of the Alice images were stamped onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics.  I then adhered them to another sheet of Nuance treated cardstock to make the backs pretty and give them more weight before fussy cutting them all out.  The images were adhered to the card with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and then I embellished the card with various Memory Box die cut snowflakes which I'd blinged up on both sides with Crystal Stickles glitter glue.  I also applied the glitter glue to the stamped snowflakes, outlined the windows (front and back), glittered the entire tree, edged the floor and at the base of the images to ground them and finally the Gryphon for lots of yummy magical winter sparkle. 
Onto my Poe Blog Hop project!  
 Our hop began on Poe's Birthday, January 19th, and ends at 5 to midnight PST on January 23rd.  It is a progressive hop that spans over 5 days accumulating new projects as more Poe fans play so check daily and hop all the participating blogs!  The Blog Roll is in the form of an Inlinkz link up and the HTML code to use in your blog posts is provided over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity on the January 19th's Hop post!  Last year's hop was a huge success and we hope to see lots of fabulous Poe themed creations shared again this year so pop on over for all the info on how to participate and win a prize and enjoy the Poe show!
 There is a PRIZE up for grabs!
One participating Blogger will be randomly selected to win $10 in LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda online stores!
In celebration of our 2nd Poe Hop we also released 5 new stamps:  4 Zentangle inspired Ravens (available in various sizes) and a standing Skellie!  They are so much fun and I used all 5 on my project share today.

But wait..there's more, we also have a wonderful Poe Hop special for you!
 Place an order, of any value, and receive TWO fabulous FREEBIE rubber stamps!  The special is open to everyone planet wide!  How Poesome is this "Nevermore" text and Raven😉
Now to share my project for Day 1 of the Poe altered alphabet resin cube which I found on clearance last year and I've been saving it for this hop!  It even already had the "P" on could I resist😀

a closer look at each panel
 I used the following rubber stamps:
Lost Coast Designs newest Zentangle inspired Ravens:   Raven Mom small, Raven Right Small, Raven Left Small, Raven 1 and Small Skeleton as well as the Scalloped Flourish.
Carmen's Veranda:  Edgar Allan Poe portait and a small "Nevermore" text stamp...which is one of the Poe Hop Freebies you'll get for a placing an order!
In these photos you can see the Skeleton and the metallic gold flourishes
I started out by cutting four 2.5" square panels from Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the Ravens with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Each bird was coloured with Copics and then masked with Pebeo masking fluid.  For the backgrounds I applied Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress inks with Tim's foam ink applicators.  The "Nevermore" text and Poe's portrait were then stamped with black Archival ink, the Skeleton in London Fog Memento ink and the flourishes in Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink.  I used Tim's paper distresser tool to roughen up the edges and applied metallic gold rub-on creme to the distressed edges before adhering the panels to the cube which I'd already distressed a bit more with sandpaper.  I also added gold rub-on creme to the "P" and, more subtly, to all the edges of the cube as well.

That's it for today but I will have more Poe inspired projects to share over the duration of the hop too...I can't help myself, I just love Poe, so see you again soon over in the Poe Hop😉

Now off you HOP to see more fabulous Poe inspired creations by my fellow LCDesigners and our wonderful participating Poe Fans!

Happy Hopping
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV Manager

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hi there - Darlene here today to share with you a card I made using the Feather Bird and one of the Dictionary words.  Imagine....

Also on one of the background layers I used Nuance for some colour.  But the bird is embossed onto cardstock then I rubbed ink for the background.

Now can't you just imagine this guy - looking like he has paint dripping off him....sitting there thinking what the heck......gotta luv it !

Don't forget to check out other creativity at Lost Coast - and why not enter some of our challenges !!!
Never know who will win ....

Monday, January 9, 2017

Chilling in January

Happy New Year 2017!
I hope you all had a great Holidays and awesome
New Years eve.

January is showing it's cold face in Finland,
and I must say - don't like it. But I do like the
way it makes nature look like.

I tried to capture the look of the frozen nature by using 
Lost Coast Designs beautiful Shrubbery stamp,
embossing powders and 3 different Distress Inks.

How did I do? Getting chills already? LOL

Want a change to win some fabulous stamps?
Why not enter Lost Coast Portal To Creativity 

Hugs, Granne

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Looking forward to 2017

For my design team make at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativities and their new 'Anything Goes' challenge, I have made an art journal page ... 2016 was not a good year for many people, and I don't know about you but I sure am looking forward to ringing in a New Year :

Happy New Year, I hope its a good one for you, Nikki x

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Hello Lost Coasters!
Happy New Year from all of us at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

THANK YOU for sharing all your wonderful projects with us and entering our events and challenges!  We have had an absolute blast and can't wait to start creating with you in 2017! 

We hope you have enjoyed seeing all the fabulous holiday projects created by our amazing LCDesigners in December over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
Our Christmas event linky party closes January 6 at 5 to midnight, plenty of time to pop over on over still and enter your rubber stamped Christmas/Winter projects and win Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda rubber stamps!

Did you know?
Our Events and Challenges are open to ALL rubber stamp companies but if you use any Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps your entry counts as TWO and doubles your chances of winning when the LCDesigners gather for our DT Faves voting!  

Our Prizes are based on the amount of entries we receive too so the more you enter the higher the prize!  Gather all your friends and come and join the fun!

We've got lots happening in January to kick start your creativity!

Our monthly Challenges continue with LCDesigner Marilyn and the January Challenge starts on Jan 2nd!

I will then be bringing you varied Events throughout January starting with a New Stamp Release on January 10th, then a fun twist to Alice in Wonderland on January 12th and mid month I'll be hosting our annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop which starts on January 19! 
Annual Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2017!
Check out our Poe Page for more info and come and join the fun!

Fun times ahead over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so pop on over and Stay to Play😃

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen