Tuesday, December 15, 2015

And one more for the road ...

Our final challenge of the year ...

Document something that makes you or a member of your family happy.  It could be a sport or a hobby.  Perhaps it is a particular food you relish or a time of the day.  Maybe you enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine after a hard day or simply sitting in a favourite spot reading.  Whatever makes you happy we'd like to see it !!

My son likes to swim - he's been doing this since he was a baby and now swims at a high level and competes at carnivals throughout our region and in Sydney.  A normal squad training session lasts two hours and he will swim an average of three and a half kilometers.  He loves it - it is his way of de-stressing after a hectic and brain draining day at school.
  I go weak at the knees just thinking about it!

Products used -
Challenge Rules:

  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 cards, canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar, and/or our Gallery  by 11.55pm, 31st Dec to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends

International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residence, this month prize is a packet of Prima Bling.


Wishing all of you a wonderful Christmas, stay safe and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Jane xx


Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Colours Cyber Crop ...

Well scrappy friends we have come to the last cyber crop for this year, and we thought we would celebrate the colours of Christmas.

Do you have a modern tree, or are you like me,  and prefer the more traditional colours of red, green and gold?
Traditional  vs  Modern
which one are you?

Challenge #1 -  Traditional

Let's use some traditional colours on your project - think, red, green, yellow and any variations in between.  I'd like to see some chipboard on your page and I'd like to see you alter it in some way - ink it, stamp it, paint it, cover it in patterned paper - no plain chipboard allowed!  Mine has been inked in Versa Colour Scarlett.


Products used:-



Challenge #2 -  Modern

I have a Modern Colour challenge, Blue, White and Silver.  It needn't be a Christmas photo, but these colours must dominate your page.



Challenge #3 -  Those bits and pieces

Do you like using up scraps?  Keep a box of bits and pieces somewhere close?  Hate throwing out even the smallest pieces of patterned paper?  You are not alone !  Pull them out and put them to use in creating some fast and easy Christmas cards.  Use traditional colours or modern colours or be adventurous and use them both together. 

These are left over pieces from the Echo Park - For the record range mounted on kraft cardstock.

You have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend - there just may be a game or two happening with the odd prize being thrown your way ;)

Due date Sunday, 20th December - Midnight
Happy scrapping !!


Mystical Team


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dt Call 2016

Mystical Scrapbooks is looking for a fresh face to join our family for a six month term starting Jan 2016. (No you don’t have to start New Year’s Day! J )
If you love to scrap and chat, are inventive with products, techniques, or have a unique style and like to chat and make friends on line……then why not give it a go!
What we look for in a team member:
Crisp, clear well photographed designs.
An active online presence (blog, social media, galleries)
A happy attitude and sense of humour.

Requirements include:
1. Ability to complete 1 layout per every month for a Blog post
2. 1 Cyber Crop challenge layout per month.
3. 1 monthly challenge each other month
4. Participation in special events. Cyber Crops- blog hops - competitions
5. Active on our Face Book page and galleries
 *Additional opportunities are available for those interested in sketch design, blog contribution, tutorial writing and more. Please advise in your application if you are interested in any of these.
What you get:
1. Name, bio and photo featured on our DT Page.
2. Link from our DT Page and Blog to your personal blog.
3. $30 Kit each month – with input as to what you receive
4. Discount code for personal shopping while a DT member
5. Social Media exposure of your designs and bragging rights
J
6. Get to be a part of a friendly team

How to apply:

Email me at Donna Cope at  
admin@mysticalscrapbooks.com.au  with the subject heading "DT Application".  Include your full name and address.
List any current design time your apart of and tell me a bit about yourself, I would like to know a bit about you and what you feel you can bring to Mystical.
Attach 2 projects photos that you consider to be your best work…Scrapbooks pages, cards or OTP items and please include a link to your blog
This is important:
You have the time to be active in our gallery, blog and facebook pages
You are a team player 
You are dependable (dates for DT Calendar, Cyber crops, etc.)

Additional Information:
1. Australia Applicants only please (due to postage costs)
2. Submissions must be received NO LATER than
January 15th 2016
3. New DT members selected will be notified and the full announcement will be made shortly after.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Challenge

Hello everyone....Well it time to put up your tree, if you haven't already!!  and get ready for our hot summer...

For our first challenge I have a mood board for you, based on all things that make me think of our Aussie Summer....let these images inspire you :)



Challenge Rules:

  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 cards, canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar, and/or our Gallery  by 11.55pm, 31st Dec to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends

International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residence, this month prize is a packet of Prima Bling.

Happy Scrapping
Mystical Team

Thursday, November 26, 2015

New Arrivals!

Mystical now has the very cool Zing embossing powders in stock.

 Zing isn't ordinary embossing powder - it's the most even, opaque and vivid embossing powder available. It's ama-Zing! Effective for applying color and dimension to any project!

Find the range here: Zing


I'm a big fan of the glitter embossing, I've used it here on these gorgeous 'Messy Hearts' from Words Or Whatever  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

October Winners

Hello everyone...I finally have some October winners!

Here's a recount of how our prize winners are chosen:
Our Monthly challenge winner is chosen via random draw - International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered along with a little surprise in the post.

Our Cyber Crop prizes are;  1 major prize of a $20.00 Mystical voucher via random draw, 
the more challenges you do the more tickets you get in the draw. 

And a ''DT Favourite'' prize which will be a surprise prize in the post.

Cyber Crop Winners...

$20.00 Shopping voucher goes too.... 
  • Reg
DT Favourite winner is..
  • Joolz
CC Game Winners
  'Funny Photo caption' winner is ..
  • Liz Hocking 
Bingo winner is
  • Debra Weston
Girls there will be a surprise prize in the post for you...


Monthly Challenge winner is..
  • Louise Turner
Louise has won a paint and stencil.

Thank you to everyone that joined in and made our gallery look fabulous!  Girls please confirm you full names and addressed via email asap so I can pop these in the post.

Thanks for join us
Mystical Team

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fun with Water Cyber Crop

Let's play with some water .....




Challenge 1.

Let's put some water on our projects!

This is a quick and simple technique which I think is really effective.

Grab some paper towel or a face wipe, moisten with water so it is wet but not totally saturated.  Spray your ink directly onto the towel or wipe and then blot this onto your cardstock (white or light kraft works best).

Alternatively you can apply the ink directly to your cardstock and then spray water over the ink and blot with paper towel.  Try both methods and see which look you like best.


Products used:
Basic Grey buttons - no longer available

Challenge 2

Color Challenge, take inspiration from these images and create a layout with all the hue that you can find in water plus 1 pop colour!
You can all touches of black, White or Kraft 

Challenge 3

For our 3rd challenge we have a Recipe challenge for you, create a layout with these items that spells out W A T E R:
Washi - Alphas - Tag -  Embossing - Ribbon 



You have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend - there just may be a game or two happening with the odd prize being thrown your way ;)

Due date Sunday, 29th November - Midnight


Happy scrapping !!

Mystical Team

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A second November challenge ..

This one is simple ...

Faces, a Flourish and Flowers

and I'd like to see them all represented on your page.

My apologies for the dismal photo quality - it has rained all day here and the light is awful. Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow and I will be able to replace this.


Products used -


Challenge Rules:

  • Create a NEW project layout or canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our gallery (and/or Inlinkz) by 11.55pm 30th Nov to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends
International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered along with a little surprise in the post.  For those in Australia, this month's prize is a 3 piece Chipboard Pack valued over $10.00.


Enjoy!!

Mystical Team



Monday, November 2, 2015

November Challenge #1

Welcome to November!!  

Have you ever done a blind scrap?  I will list the items you need, with a set of instructions,  but no photo!  Blind scrapping,  just means you follow steps to create a layout, you can add your own unique twists at any stage as long as the basic recipe is followed.
After a week I will post my layout in the gallery, so as not to spoil it for those that wish to keep it a 'Blind'  challenge...

PHOTO  -
You need 1 12.5 x 17.5 cm landscrape photo (you can also use 2 smaller photo together if you wish, but the over all size needs to be 12.5 x 17.5 cm in a landscape orientation)

SUPPLIES -
1 Base cardstock
4 sheets of pattern paper - or 2 double sided ones
1 extra piece of coordinating PP at least 15 x12cm
2 different alpha - 1 lager and 1 smaller
3D foam or similar
1 circle punch at least 3cm wide ( or hand cut one)
1 journalling pen 
Coordinating ink for the edges of your pp
Distressing tool 
DST

EMBELLISHMENTS - 
3 stars or hearts (no larger than about 3cm)
2 buttons or flairs
packet of coordinating rhinestones or pearls 
Brads or enamal dots (or similar)

STEPS
Distress and ink your cardstock - (refered to as CS in the steps)

Cut your pp into the following sizes
A  25x24 cm
B 20x16cm
C 10 x15cm
D 5.5 x 15cm
Then distress and ink each piece

From the extra piece of  coordinating PP hand rule and cut out 2 arrows,  1 approx 10cm long and 7cm high and another 2.5cm long and 3cm high and 1 heart.....Ink but do not distress arrows.

Place pp A in the middle of the CS
Place pp C hard up against the left hand side of the CS and 13cm down from the top
Place pp D hard up against the left hand side of the CS and 17cm down from the top
Place pp B 9cm down from the top and .5cm from the right hand side of your CS.
Place your photo 10.5cm down from the top of the CS 1.5cm from the right hand side 

Place your large alpha title on the top left hand side of pp A  with your smaller sub-title or jorumalling letters 

Punch or cut a circle from a scrap piece of pp, cut in half or fold over and place it on the top of pp , 5cm from the right hand side, add a flair or button along side of it. (i added a small word on my circle with a rub-one... you could stamp or hand write on it)

Add the heart, just sitting overlaying left hand edge of your photo slightly, and on the bottom half of it.

Add the large arrow on the bottom left hand side of your photo using 3D form, should be sitting under the heart, mine of overlapping a little. 

Add the small arrow on the right hand side along with the 2nd button or flair and add a few rhinestones to make a small grouping

Under the photos and above the arrow, sprinkle with your stars and rhinestones.

Using your ruler and jounalling pen, rule a small boarder around the outside edge of your pp....and anywhere else you would like... On mine I outlined the small arrow and 2 of my stars...

Any questions, message or post on our chat page and I will answer them there :)

Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout or canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our gallery (and/or Inlinkz) by 11.55pm 30th Nov to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends
International entries are welcome, , however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residence, this month's prize is a 3 piece Chipboard Pack valued over $10.00.

Enjoy!!

Mystical Team







Friday, October 23, 2015

MOVIE NIGHT CYBER CROP



Grab your popcorn, pour yourself a drink, get comfortable in that chair ….. it’s MOVIE NIGHT Cyber Crop time at Mystical.

Challenge 1

I was rather taken with this Movie Poster (and I am afraid to say I have not seen the movie so it could be a case of I've missed something wonderful or I haven’t missed anything at all) but I do like the poster !!


So my challenge to you is to create a page that features a city somewhere – it doesn't have to be London or Paris or New York, anywhere will do, but your title must contain the name of the city you have chosen.

My dd and dh visited London back in 2009 and were lucky enough to go on the London Eye - they said the view was spectacular and they were blessed with a fine sunny day in which to experience it !

Products used:

Pink Paislee London Market - Paper and Embellishments
Kraft cardstock

Challenge 2


I don't usually like this genre of movie, however, I did like this one...but it scared me silly...I've only watched it once!

Inspired by this poster, my challenge is to create a black and white layout, you can use 1 other colour and if you can please include a any winged animal ...butterfly to bat..it's up to you :)
Our last trip to Sydney, Ethan and I visited Madame Tussauds, were I took this shot of Ethan :)

I've used black and white Bazzill card stock  with Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes and a chipboard owl, that I have covered in black glitter and then add Dimensional Magic over the top.

Challenge 3


And of course I had to include this movie!!  Inspired by this poster create a page with the following;

1 - Use bright primary colours
2 - Include fabric, inspired by the wonderful fashions that we are all supposed to be wearing
3 - Add a clock face

Coming Soon

You have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.


Due date Sunday, 1st November - Midnight

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A second challenge ...

Welcome to our second challenge for October.

I have been using the gorgeous Rustic Elegance range by Carta Bella and it truly is delightful.  Initially I thought of doing a vintage style page for this challenge but once I looked closely at the papers it evolved into something more romantic.  So that is my challenge to you this month ... Create a romantic page.  It can be achieved with the papers and embellishments you use or it can be the photographs you use or you can combine them both to overall romantic effect.



And yes - this is a photo from my own wedding nearly 30 years ago
 - and double yes, I do feel old !!

Products used:-

Carta Bella - Rustic Elegance collection


Green Tara flowers - Heirloom


Green Tara flowers - Calla lillies


Kaisercraft printed tape -  Pink Damask

Kaisercraft pearls - Snow





Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 cards, canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar (and/or our Gallery) by 11.55pm, 31st Oct to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends

International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residence, this month's prize is a Paint and Stencil kit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

September Winners

Hello scrappy friends....I'm happy to post our September winners!


Our Monthly challenge winner is chosen via random draw - International entries are welcome, , however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered along with a little surprise in the post.

Our Cyber Crop prizes are;  1 major prize of a $20.00 Mystical voucher via random draw, 
the more challenges you do the more tickets you get in the draw. 

And a ''DT Favourite'' prize which will be a surprise prize in the post.

Cyber Crop Winners...

DT Favourite winner is...
  • DebJ -  We just loved your Twin page for our Quote Challenge
 $20.00 Shopping voucher goes too.... 
  • DebW
Our CC Game  'Funny Photo caption' winner is ..
  • Karen Brierley  with her caption - Need to find a baaaa-ber!

Monthly Challenge winner is..
  • Kikyee
Kristy has won a paint and stencil set.

Thank you to everyone that joined in and made our gallery look fabulous!  Girls please confirm you full names and addressed via email asap so I can pop these in the post.

Thanks for join us
Mystical Team

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Welcome October!

Hello scrappy friends,  welcome back for new challenge...

For our 1st October challenge, lets play Tic Tac Toe! 

From the board below you can choose three  requirements in a row.  Like the game, across, down or diagonal, and use them on your project.




For my example, I've chosen the three straight down the middle - Flower - Doily - Chipboard


I got to play with the new  Kaiser-craft Time Machine paper with are just so perfect for my male layout.  I also including one of the new Natural Burlap flower from Mystical, again perfect for boy/man layouts, I love that I can add a flower with out it being feminine, and for my chipboard I've heat embossed a new word title from WOW


Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 card, canvas for this challenge 
  • Please upload your entry to our gallery (and/or Inlinkz) by 11.55pm, 31st Oct to be eligible for the prize. 
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends

International entries are welcome, , however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residence, this month's prize is a Paint and Stencil kit.

Happy Scrapping
Mystical Team

Friday, September 25, 2015

Our September Impromptu Cyber Crop ...

Impromptu because at one stage we thought poor Miss Donna would be crying into a bucket as she endeavoured to reload hundreds of shop items !!  Happy to say this wasn't the case and she can now put the bucket aside for more appropriate uses!

So this cyber crop we have a sketch, a colour moodboard and a quote for you. 


Courtesy Page Maps






You have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.

Due date Sunday, 4th October - Midnight

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend - there just may be a game or two happening with the odd prize being thrown your way ;)

Happy scrapping !!
Mystical Team