Friday, September 19, 2014

September Cyber Crop time









Hi there,

Welcome to the WITH ONE and a TWIST Mystical Scrapbook's September cyber crop.

This month you get to use a specific background for each of our challenges - either white cardstock, black cardstock or kraft plus ONE other colour of your choice.........and each of us has a TWIST for you to include on your page. We will allow you to have 5% of either black or white on your layout.

JANE


Jane Howden's challenge to you is to use kraft as your background with one other main colour and the twist is to use flowers on your page.

Bonus points IF you can use the colour as a word in your title. Jane has used the colour yellow as her main colour, but you can choose any colour for your main colour.

Products used:
Patterned papers from October Afternoon and Pink Paislee
Flowers from  Prima and Green Tara
Stickers from October Afternoon
Kaisercraft Paint
AC Thickers alphabet

DALE

Dale Tiernan's challenge to you is to use black as your background one other main colour and the twist is to use patterns/shapes on your page.

Bonus points if you can use a stencil and mists to create a shape background on your black cardstock, like Dale has. Other shapes that Dale has used are triangles, squares, stripes and chevrons. Dale has used the colour white/cream as her main colour but you can choose any colour as your main colour.

Products used:
Black cardstock
Mists
Papers and chipboard from the July Mystical Kit
Kraft cardstock

Tracey

Tracey Campbell's challenge to you is to use white as your background with one other main colour and the twist is to use the same amount of photos as words in your title on your page. (Tracey has two photos and two words in her title).
Bonus points if you add some splatters to your page. Tracey has used the colour plum/purple as the main colour on her layout but you can use any colour as your main colour.
Products used:
We can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenges. You have until Midnight Friday 26th September to get your layouts uploaded into the gallery for you chance to win a great Mystical Scrapbooks prize.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dale's Gallery Pick

Hello scrappers.

Today's gallery pick is by me, Dale.

I've chosen to highlight one of the September challenge entries. It is by Joolz (Julene).

Adventure on Rails

I would like to travel on this. Looks so comfortable. Great layout Julene.

Don't forget to join in the September challenge, set by Tracey.

Jane's gallery pick for September ...

Now who couldn't love a little face like this one?

August CC - Sweetheart

"Sweet" is my gallery pick for this month, although this gorgeous page was done for my negative space challenge for the August cyber crop.  A beautiful page Debi.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jane's page for the September challenge ...

Now here is a lesson for all of us!  When you are completing a challenge which has several steps or different criteria, don't think you know all the bits and pieces involved, actually write it down and have it in front of you so you know all the bits and pieces involved.

I'm sorry Miss Tracey ... I stuffed up!!  I missed the bit that said cut your patterned paper in half and put it back together somehow using both sides.  So my paper has been cut but not in half I'm afraid, I only created a bottom panel on my page.

So Tracey's challenge for this month is:

You need to have the following on your layout;
a) 1 double sided pattern paper
b) 2 photos
c) 3 different pattern papers (the pattern paper in (a) is not included in this)
d) 4 embellishments
e) 5 tags

now the twist............ you are to have a 1/2 in the challenge - you are to cut your pattern paper in half somehow and show side one and side two as your base. As you can see in my sample I have cut the pattern paper in a diagonal, flipped one side over and adhered them back together to make one piece. You can add anything else you like to your layout as long as you have the five elements in the list and the 1/2 requirement. 


and here is my not quite right page (hanging head in shame :(  ...



Hope you can play along with us this month.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Dale's September 2014 tutorial

Hello everyone.

I'd like to show you how I made a Father's Day card for my Dad. He loves to go out on the ocean in a boat and fish, or fish anywhere really. He had a boat for many years but sold it to buy a caravan. Mum is much happier as she gets seasick and couldn't join in the boating.

One of the latest Collections at Mystical is Thoughts Wandering by Manor House Creations. There is a paper that has journal cards on one side (here in the store). I thought it would suit a card for my Dad.

Manor House - Thoughts Wandering - Paper - Journal - Click Image to Close

First of all I gather supplies I thought I might use. This can be great as inspiration if you're not sure what to create.


I cute some cream cardstock for the base of the card. Then I cut some Crate Paper woodgrain paper and inked the edges to be the background on the front of the card.
I have added the journal box with the ship on, top right corner of the MHC paper. No reason to just use these cards on a scrapbook page.
Then I added a couple of stickers and a die-cut on the right hand side.
Then I chose a Flourish with a bling yellow flower with a jeweled centre. No reason a bloke can't have a flower on his card I say. I've also added the rhinestones as well.



Lastly I have added some Adorn It tiny alphas to make the sentiment.


I hope my Dad will like this card. I know my Mum will. She keeps all the hand made cards I give to them both.

I hope I have inspired you to go and make a card yourself.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dale's gallery pick for September

Hello scrappers.
I hope all if well in your part of the World.
I was having a look through the gallery this morning and I've decided to pick Deb W's creation for Tracey's background challenge as the one I wish to highlight.

It's so soft and pretty and really different. I think the page is ideally suited to the special photo.

love

Don't you agree?

Dale x

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Challenge

Welcome to September, this month I (Tracey) am setting the challenge and it is a number challenge with a twist....... so keep reading to the end of the challenge for the twist....so get your thinking caps on....
You need to have the following on your layout;
a) 1 double sided pattern paper
b) 2 photos
c) 3 different pattern papers (the pattern paper in (a) is not included in this)
d) 4 embellishments
e) 5 tags

now the twist............ you are to have a 1/2 in the challenge - you are to cut your pattern paper in half somehow and show side one and side two as your base. As you can see in my sample I have cut the pattern paper in a diagonal, flipped one side over and adhered them back together to make one piece. You can add anything else you like to your layout as long as you have the five elements in the list and the 1/2 requirement.

Flying High

You have until the end of the month to get your challenge into the Mystical Scrapbooks Gallery.