Friday, November 17, 2017

November Cyber Crop

Hello scrappy friends!   Welcome to our November Cyber Crop.

This month we are all about shapes, and I have the pleasure of welcoming a Guest DT member Rosemary Hanson.  

This is also our last CC for the year!  So I hope you have fun with it and I look forward to seeing our gallery full of new layouts :)


Rosemary Challenge -  Squares                                                                                          
I was really excite to work with the Australian Cocoa Vanilla Studios "You rock" Collection which is available at Mystical Scrapbooks. It is ideal for boys, but hey girls wear blue too!!
My beautiful happy darling boy is now a handsome young man and I am so proud of him!

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The papers I used were Cocoa Vanilla You Rock.

Faber- Castell deep blue gelato stick, shaved into Golden Light Moulding paste.
I also added Finnabair Glass Beads to add texture to the moulding paste, but I wouldn't do that again as it made the texture paste really hard to spread!!
Prima Finnabair stencil - Grungy Grid
Rainbow Splendour Embellishments and Corbett Creations Wood Veneers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Prima Sequins
KJKareen Accent Scrapbooking Flair
and of course Black bazzil (available from Mystical Scrapbooks too)

Looking forward to seeing how others interpret the challenge,  so upload to the blog and good luck!!


Karen 's Challenge - Stars 

Use as many stars as you like made from Pattern Paper mystical scrapbooks

Basic Grey Bow Ties for the die cut stars.  Forever is die cut from same paper 
writing is done by a thin black marker

I have created this in a very simple form because the photos are beautiful and I 
wanted them to catch your eye.  Stars seemed perfect to frame the photos of true love. 
Hand writing round the Stars and down both sides of my layout finish it off 

Layout of my son and his wife 

Die cut stars from Basic Grey 

Close up of Star , Handwriting and Title 



Jodie's Challenge - Circle


Hello 
I can't believe its Cyber Crop for November...Wow where has this year gone?

My challenge is circles.

Use chipboard, stamps, stencils, enamel dots, dies, metal embellishments or maybe you would like to do an off the page project in the shape of or to represent circles. 

Think outside the CIRCLE!!!

Here is my take on the challenge

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For this layout I have used the Bohemian Dreams range of papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla.

The base is watercolour paper. I have a bit of an obsession with it at the moment.
To create the background I sprayed the paper with water and then used Distress Oxide Ink - Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick.

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The circle stamp is from Scrapbook Diaries - Gabrielle Pollacco
The chipboard circles are actually bubbles from Dusty Attic.


The die cut is from Kaisercraft.
Flowers are from my stash.
Enamel Dots are from the Bohemian Dreams collection, as are the buttons/flairs, tag, chipboard stickers and word stickers.


As you can see here I have used the dream catcher chipboard sticker to represent a circle shape. 



Thanks for stopping by and looking at the amazing work from the Design Team.
I hope you can join us too and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.
Until next time.
Dream*Create*Inspire
JD
xx

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You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here
Due date Sunday, 26th Nov - Midnight

We will be giving away 1 shopping voucher valued at $20.00, and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....each challenge you do gives you a chance to win!

We will also have a surprise prize!!  Our DT members will chose their favourite over-all layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.

Happy Scrapping.
Mystical Team


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Challenges

Welcome to our November challenges!

Our first challenge for the month is a Recipe Challenge. You must use a min of 3 items from this list...

Challenge 1

Recipe challenge; here's a list of items to include in your layout, the more of these you can include the better!

Paint
Hand sewing
Frame
Numbers
Tag

Fussy cutting


Challenge 2
Sketch Challenge; Turn it or flip it to make it your own..






                                                        

Challenge Rules

  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 cards or canvas for this challenge  
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar, and/or our Gallery by 11.55 pm, 31st October 2017  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 residents, this months prize is - Chip and Mist pack valued at over $15.00

Have Fun
Mystical Team

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Layout


 
Hey all, Gypsy here- just popping back in to share this LO I  made with the new Cocoa Vanilla Line Bohemian Dream... I've used the ♥ Gypsy Heart ♥ Paper on this LO... it's just perfect! :-) I think this line is just perfect for your baby, girl, and love pages... and there's enough in there to do some Ladies, boys and garden type layouts as well.
 


Friday, October 20, 2017

October Birthday Cyber Crop

Hello scrappy friends

To celebrate Mystical Scrapbooks 9th birthday,  our CC challenges are party themed!  You don't have to use party photo if you don't wish too.

Challenge 1Karen's challenge - Use Balloons and Chipboard 

My Title Good Times is chipboard
My 2 groups of balloons where made with cricle die cut's
Use Balloons and Chipboard in anyway as long as they are on your layout


Photos where taken few years back as my son is 28 now 
Supplies can be all brought in the shop 


Paper  Cocoa Vanilla You Rock 
Cardstock 
Embellishments :    Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Washi Stickers 
            Kaisercraft -  Rhinestones 
   Nuvo  - CrystalDrops
Chipboard - Wow Words Good Times 
JilliBean Soup - Chit Chat Chowder label stickers 


Close up of Balloons 
They are circle die cuts made into balloons 
I added Nuvo Crystal Drops on top 
placing rhinestones round the edge 


Close up of the JilliBean Soup 
Chit Chat Chowder Label Stickers 

I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and remember to upload your challenges by midnight 29th October.

Thanks for playing along

Challenge 2 - Jodie's Challenge - Mood Board

I would like to see you use the colour board for your inspiration and as we are celebrating our birthday, your page should reflect a big birthday....for example the Big 'O', First Birthday, 18th or 21st or maybe becoming a teen.

Here is my layout


SURPRISE!!!
On my 40th Birthday I got married. I had made a promise to my hubby that if we were still together by my 40th birthday, that I would marry him.
So we planned a 40th Birthday with a twist. We surprised the guests by getting married.
My wedding had a Bon Jovi theme (no surprises there!!)
So my wedding pages have Bon Jovi Song Titles.



For the background I have used Kaisercraft Paint.
Inked the edges in Charcoal.
The 'Our Wedding' Title is from Francheville.
The papers are from Simple Stories - Life in Colour.

I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and remember to upload your challenges by midnight 29th October.

Thanks for playing along


Challenge 3 - Donna's Challenge - Use Numbers

As it's been 9 years since I made the decision to buy this little scrap shop, I would like to see you use numbers on your page... and if you use the number 9 anywhere you will win an extra prize!!  Everyone who uses a number 9 in any way, will receive a packet of bling... Only 1 condition, I must be able to see it, so let me know in your gallery post if it's a bit small or hidden :) 

Here's my example :)  



I've use some of the many many left over Thicker numbers that I have, painted them with Gesso and then used Kaisermists to add some colour.



I added some Cocoa Vanilla - Totally Rad,  Accessory Stickers and some glitter Nuvo Drops.  




You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here

Due date Sunday, 29th Oct - Midnight

We have a private chat page over on Facebook, if you new to our challenges just send me a email with your name and I can add you to our little group.

We will be giving away 1 shopping voucher valued at $20.00, and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....each challenge you do gives you a chance to win!

We will also have a surprise prize!!  Our DT members will chose their favourite over-all layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.

Happy Scrapping.
Mystical Team

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Challenges

Hello scrappy friends, and welcome to our October challenges.

I hope you have fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing your take on it up in our gallery.

Challenge 1 - Die Cut or Fussy Cut
I've used the Kaisercraft die - Circle Mesh,  (I can see me using this die a lot! )  I've also mixed my paper ranges by using some Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart  paper and Fancy Pants Happy Place  papers.



Challenge 2 - Use at least 2 type of mixed Media.

For this challenge I've used Gesso, Paint and Ink.  This page was our September Class 💖 I've used Gesso, then 2 shades of paint, applied with glad wrap, then stamped with black ink.




Challenge Rules

  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 cards or canvas for this challenge  
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar, and/or our Gallery by 11.55 pm, 31st October 2017  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 residents, this months prize is - Paint and Ink pack valued at over $15.00

Have Fun
Mystical Team

Monday, September 25, 2017

Gallery Pick- KathyLovesToScrap


KathyLovesToScrap is our Gallery pick this week and if you think you've seen the page above before you are almost right!! This page is from challenge one in our May CC and if you haven't seen the pages in the gallery I highly recommend it because they are all so different and all bring their own special touch to the design. Kathy was one of only two who chose to use a patterned paper for her page base and I think her choice and the papers she's matched with it are just perfect together and for the subject of her LO! I love all the little word art embellishments that compliment but not overwhelm the design. I like the pick paint dots which flow through the page and fact she chose to have her title just simple and co-ordinated. It's a great page Kathy- thanks for joining in on the challenge!

Friday, September 22, 2017

September Cyber Crop All About You! Challenges

Hi scrappy friends

For this month Cyber Crop we thought we would have some fun with our names, so in order to introduce our new DT members a little more,  our challenges this month are All about you. Each challenge has two parts and you can choose to do one or both parts: You get a bonus entry in the draw if your page is about YOU!

Challenge 1 

D is for Donna and/or distressing. To meet this challenge your page needs to be about something that starts with the letter D AND/OR incorporate Distressing.

For this challenge I've scrapped about the Driving!  I just love a county driving, partly because we are going on holidays, but mostly I just adore getting out of the city.

I've used Kaisercraft Time Machine range, I've distressed the edges of my paper and added a Die Cut heart border with some mini blooms in Honey




Challenge 2 

J is for Jodie and/or use the word JUST in your title.  To meet this challenge your page needs to be about something that starts with J AND/OR incorporate the word JUST in your title.
For example : JUST US, JUST ME, JUST YOU, JUST ONE, JUST THEM.

For this Challenge I have scrapped a picture of my daughter and I with the title JUST US. 
My daughter and I are very close and from the moment she was born, through a divorce, being a single mum and then remarrying, she has always been there. So it's always been JUST US!!!


 The layout was completed using Carta Bella Papers, Rustic Elegance - Wood Floral for the background.
The frame is from Memory Maze
Thickers letters in Cucumber from American Crafts
The other papers used are from the Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad Collection
Doily is from my stash


 These fragipani's are from an old headband. Perfect for the pic, as it was taken in Bali. 
Flowers from Green Tara

I have left the chipboard frame raw, as I wanted the layout to have a natural look.
I added some lace under the frame for some texture.


The tag is from Kmart in the Scrapbook section.
The heart embellishment is made using the Epifany Tool. 
I have stamped the background with a script stamp using Pinecone Ink
To finish I have flicked Kaisercraft Antique Gold Mist on the background 
with Nuvo Crystal Drops - Duck Egg
Collectables used are from the Blue Bay Kaisercraft Collection

You can find all these wonderful products in the store here

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations.
Happy Scrapping!!


Challenge 3

K is for Kookaburra , would love to see animal /bird photo incorporated starting with K like Kookaburra , Kangaroo etc or a family pet with a name starting with K

I used Manor House paper torn , Core dinations Collection , Cocoa Vanilla You Rock Washi Stickers , American Crafts Thickers Sparkling , Kaisercraft Rhinestones , Chipboard and Flowers all can be found in the http://www.mysticalscrapbooks.com.au/store/







You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here
Due date Sunday, 1st Oct - Midnight

We will be giving away 1 shopping voucher valued at $20.00, and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....each challenge you do gives you a chance to win!

We will also have a surprise prize!!  Our DT members will chose their favourite over-all layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.

Happy Scrapping.
Mystical Team

Monday, September 18, 2017

Gallery Pick- Kikyee


These two layouts by Kikyee in our gallery are both from sketches and she has done such a fab job of making them her own. She's shown off her fantastic talent for pulling product together to create a fabulous cohesive and two just flat out lovely pages! One of the cool things about seeing these pages side by side is looking at the way these pages feel- masculine and sophisticated for the top layout and lovely soft and feminine for the bottom page- but both very much Kikyee's signature style! Super cool!! Thanks so much for the inspiration Kikyee.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Gallery Pick- Mrs Dr Who


Is this where she gets it from? Our Gallery pick this week is one of the Mum's of EbonyJane who we picked a few weeks pack... I suspect this might be where she got her creative talent from! MrsDrWho is also relatively new in our Gallery (I love that screen name too by the way!) The LO above is from our June sketch challenge and I love her take on the sketch. Fantastic bold colour way, the repeated cogs to pair up with the photo and a nice bold title. The LO below is from Donna's May challenge- what I loved was the paper's MrsDrWho has pulled together- those colours are perfect! The banner title- bold and fun and the super simple embellishing- less is more was the perfect approach for this page. Thanks MrsDrWho for inspiring us this week, it's great to have you with us!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Gallery Pick- Jazikt


One of our regular favourites in the Mystical Gallery is Jazikt. I think I could probably pick her LO's for a gallery pick every time- and these three from the April, May, and June challenges are no exception- obviously. Love the papers and embellishments that she has matched together. Great page design and colours. Photos take centre stage and all three layouts just feel so different but all look  so good! Thanks Jazikt- you rock!!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Its Time to Say Goodbye to a Design Team member...

We have welcomed our new DT members Jodie and Karen... now it time to farewell our Gypsy.

Gypsy has not only inspired you all for over 12 month now, but she has also been a wonderful helper and support person to me here in the shop. 

Thank you doesn't seem enough!!

We will miss your happy and positive attitude. but wish you all the very best in your next adventure.... but we look forward to seeing your work and chatting to as a Mystical girl,  when your not writing, of course!!   :) 

September Monthly Challenges

Hi all,

Here are our Monthly Challenges for September. Our new DT starts this month and we farewell me,  Gypsy, today with my final official layouts for Mystical Scrapbooks. 
Though you'll still find me around and I'll probably pop some layouts up from time to time. I'll just take a moment here to say thanks to Donna for having me and also thanks to all our super lovely band of Mystical scrapbookers for the inspiration and the conversation!

Because this month is about people our challenges are about people too... YOU!

Challenge One: G is for... and/or Project Life style cards

Make a page that is inspired by the letter G- what is something about you that starts with G? Perhaps you: are a Grandma, Grow flowers, lived on George Street, are Grumpy, Groovy or Gracious, maybe you had Guinea Pigs? If you're really stuck then you are welcome to just use the second part of the challenge which you can choose to do or not. That is to use Project Life type cards as part of your design.

Here's my page: 



Challenge Two: Your Initial and/or small photos 

Make a page inspired by one of your initials and/or use at least two photos that are smaller than a regular 6x4. 

Here's my page. My last name is Stockley- so my page S is for Selfies- something I started doing with my best friend on some of our adventures around the place during his visits to WA. 





Challenge Rules..
  •  Create a new project, layout or set of 3 cards
  • Please upload your entry to our gallery or use the Inlinkz link up by end of the month to be eligible for the prize draw.
  • 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 residents, September's prize is -  Chipboard and Paint pack.

We look forward to seeing your layouts. 
Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Top up stock

We have just topped up our Kaisercraft paint stocks and added Metallic Gold and Silver to our range.

KAISERcolour is particularly suitable for application on MDF, Wood, Paper, Plaster, Canvas and Primed Metal. Easy clean up in water.

We also now carry the gorgeous range of Dusty Attic chipboard, I will expand on the range over time, so there is something your after, just drop me a line and I will add it to my list!
Here's just a few of my favourites...
Our Nuvo Drop have been a big hit and we have a lot of colours out of stock....however a top-up order has been place and we should have them back in stock soon!

Happy Scrapping!!


Monday, August 28, 2017

Gallery Pick- Jashman


Jashman was a new name in the gallery for me and I am super glad she has joined us- because these two pages are just lovely. I love the colours she has pulled together in this top page and the design of the LO with the multiple small and one main photo is just fantastic! Love that flag banner title too!
Top that off with the great paper choices for this scraplift below- it all just works together perfectly! And I love the way that her title boldly breaks the rules and goes right outside the lines. :-) Thanks so much Jashman for joining in on our challenges!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

DT Share: Learning


With all out book challenges happening for the Cyber Crop this week I pulled out all the photos I could find that were book or reading related and spent the CC weekend scrapping our families love of books. I've put old and new together with this simple LO. My patterned paper is from the My Mind Eye Line Lime twist- it's a die cut sheet but I trimmed the edges and mounted it on black. Most of the rest of my page uses pieces from one of the newest line in store Fancy Pants Family and Co.