Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July Cyber Crop

Hello scrappy friends, and welcome to our July Cyber Crop

We have 3 challenges for you, using Christmas as our inspiration.
You do not have to scrap Christmas photos, we are just taking our inspiration from Christmas ☺  However, if like me you haven't finished scrapping last Christmas then feel free to do so!!

Please join us over at our Facebook chat page.  We love to welcome new friends, it's a private page, so just message me and I can add you.


Challenge 1 - All that glitters and sparkles! 

I love the decorations silver and gold, I love the lights all sparkling and bold. This challenges is to bring some Christmas sparkle to your page. Make gold or silver or a metallic sparkle a feature of your page... think bling, crystals, metallic mists, metallic cardstock, glitter or glitter paper... make it shimmer and shine!
Here's my take...

I love the way these Copper Glitter Thickers match Will's hair! This was a favourite photo of my very thoughtful boy so I am glad to get it scrapped. I used Basic Grey Serenade Peacock Paper and Element stickers. I was busting some of my stash so I've used wood veneers and word stickers from Cocoa Vanilla lines: Love always, Endless Summer and You Rock! Finished off my page with some gold mist from my own stash and a Gold pen.



Challenge 2 - Colour Challenge - Red White & Green


This challenge is to use the traditional colours of Christmas... you can make a Christmas page or co with something completely different so long as you page is predominantly Red, White and Green. 



I love the Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock for adding texture and interest to my page in a subtle way. I've used the Irish Eyes and Phoenix on this page as well as the regular Bazzill White for my background. Added in a bit of playful spotted patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla- Love Always - Class Act, My title is from the CV You Rock Cut apart sheet- Random and Glitter Thickers- Sprinkles Cucumber. I have added some playful features in the form of bows from my stash, RicRac, Cocoa Vanilla Enamel Dots and Enamel Shapes. Lastly I added dots of the Nuvo Crystal Drops: White, Red Berry, Apple Green and Black

I'm really enjoying the flexibility of the Nuvo Crystal drops... I know I am not going to run out of the size and colour of the dots I want for my project. Plus I can create other shapes as well. I have done these dots direct to page- but I have also made some premade dots on a non stick sheet which I can glue on my page. I got the primary colours and black and white in the gloss drops to start but will definitely look at adding some more of my most used colours to my collection- they are a much more economical way to go as well.


Challenge 3 - Use ribbon on your page

Such fun going though my ribbon box!  

It's so easy creating when your using everything from a 1 range!  I've used Cocoa Vanilla 'You Rock' papers and embellishments, I honestly don't thing there is anything in the range I don't love!!  I've sprayed and dropped with KaiserMist -White, and I've use two thin bits of ribbon to help to "frame" my photo.

Hope you enjoy this challenges, we will be chatting over on our FB page, with a odd game or two over the weekend ☺


You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here
Due date Sunday, 6th Aug - Midnight
**All layouts entered must be created for this CC.

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tama's Bird Art


One of the ways I like to use my masks is as a faux stamp... You spray the mask on a 'scrap' surface and then carefully pick it up and 'stamp' it on your page.


On this page I sprayed the background aqua first and then stamped my mask with the Kaisermist Blackberry to create a home for my photo.


A photo is a great way to keep the memory of your child's treasured art work without having to have the bulk of all their precious work... this picture was a particular favourite of mine.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Kaisermist: Aqua, and Blackberry. Crafters Workshop 6x6 template. Fancy Pants Happy Place Flairs, Kaisercraft Resin Blossoms: Pansy, Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer Accessory stickers and Enamel Shapes, Alpha's Jillibean Soup.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DT Call 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks is looking for a fresh face to join our family for a six-month term starting mid August 2017.
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:
An active online presence (blog, social media, galleries)
A happy attitude and sense of humour.
Knowledge to be able to photograph and upload your work, in a clear and professional manner

Requirements include:
1. Ability to complete a step by step or techniques layout blog post every second month.
2. 1 or 2 Cyber Crop challenge layout per month.
3. 1 monthly challenge each other month
4. Participation in special events. Cyber Crops, competitions when required
5. Active on our Face Book page and galleries

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 (approx) Kit each month – with input as to what you receive
4. Discount code for personal shopping while a DT member  * some exclusions apply
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 2017".  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 3 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 by August 4th 2017
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.

DT Share: This Boy is Unique


This page is a good example of needing to take a step back from the table and see what's really happening on the page. The page is ok- but that red 3x4 card is overwhelming everything... it's the first thing your eye goes to on the page... and that wasn't my intention at all. The page design is still fine but both the both colour and the visual weight created by all that text makes it not such a good choice to take that spot. 



I swapped the cards around just roughly using photoshop and I think you can see the difference it makes to the page... the card is still visually heavy - but now it balances with my photo and and by adding the smaller word stickers around the edges it lightens up. Plus the lighter blue of the journalling card doesn't steal the show from the photo. I could go and change the page for real... but I think I'll just leave it and try and be a bit more mindful next time. The easiest way to do this is to walk away from my page for a few minutes before I stick it down and then come back and see where the first place my eye goes to on the page... if it's not where I wanted it to land (normally my photo) then I need to change things up a bit.

Supplies used on this page: Bazzill white cardstock, Cocoa Vanilla- You Rock!; Papers: Random and In line. Embellishments: Enamel Shapes, Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Stickers, Chipboard Accent Stickers. Kaisermist Denim. Washi Tape: WRMK Pomegranate.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DT Share: Brothers


As a Mama of three boys and a big fan of anything with stars I was pretty excited when the new Cocoa Vanilla line "You Rock!" arrived in the Mystical store. This page is super a simple but feels like a lot of fun... which is what these two are... on a good day. It came together fast because I've used mostly completely the one line of products.

Supplies: The Cardstock is Bazzill White and Raven and the rest is Cocoa Vanilla - You Rock! Papers: Galatic, Starshine, Random, and Stripped. Embellishments: Chipboard accent stickers, Flair Buttons and Rubber Charms.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Gallery Pick


Life has been crazy busy lately and I haven't had any time to catch up with everyones work in the Gallery but I still have these pages by Sharnook from our competition at the start of the year on my favourites list. They are all so lovely I couldn't pick just one. Great pages designs, lovely colour combos, playfulness, and nice balanced embellishing are just some elements of Sharnooks signature style.



Thanks for sharing your pages with us in the Mystical Gallery Sharnook!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

DT Quick share: Happy Family


I really enjoy scrapping one photo pages from time to time... these pages are generally more about a person- or in this case people than they are about an event. It's a nice opportunity to reflect on what the person in question means to you and put that down in words.

Supplies Used:  Core'dinations Cardstock: Roasted Pepper, and Lake. Patterned paper: Lily Bee Double Dutch Blueberry. Wood Veneers: Cocoa Vanilla Love Always, Washi Tape: WRMK and Green Tara Leaves on Blue. Stickers: Carta Bella, Flowers: Green Tara Bling: Kaisercraft Blue Grey and Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart Enamel Dots. Title: Happy: Pebbles Spring Fling Words Family: Jillibean Word Labels.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Mid month challenge: Mask and Spray

Our second challenge for July is to work with a mask or template and some mists, ink, paint or spray. I have a couple of ideas for you...



For this page base I picked up some cheap plastic cutting mats from the Reject Shop and trimmed one down to 12x12. Then I cut it into the sun ray pattern and laid out every second piece on my white cardstock. I've used the peach and the yellow Kaisermists and over sprayed to get the sunlight/ombre effect. 






For my second page I used a Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Template and the same Kaisermist colours with the addition of some Candy (pink). I lay my template down and sprayed over it as well as a touch of colour in the corner leaving a bit of white space in-between. I've also opened a complimentary colour- turquoise mist and flicked the bottom of the pump tube to get the splatters. I've brought them from the top corner down on the diagonal to add some flow to my page- and made my title match with thickers from the store.


 
If you don't have any masks yet there are a huge variety in the store here. Or you can use chipboard shapes or cut your own from cardboard.



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.

This months prize is -  Chipboard and Embellishment pack.

We look forward to seeing your layouts. 
Happy Scrapping!




Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Challenge

Time for a new challenge!!  Our first challenge for July is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge

For this challenge you must pick 1 line, any direction, and use those on  your layout...



I hope you have fun with these challenges!

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.

This months prize is -  Chipboard and Embellishment pack.

We look forward to seeing your layouts. 
Happy Scrapping!
Donna



Friday, June 23, 2017

June's Winter Cyber Crop

Welcome to our June Cyber Crop, this time we are taking our inspiration from winter... it's getting chilly here, but we are lucky to still be enjoying some lovely sunny days her in Perth..... so far anyway!

Please join us over at our Facebook chat page. we love to welcome new friends!  It's  private page, so just message me and I can add you.

Challenge 1 - Mood Board





Challenge 2 - Layer - Layer - Layer! 

Just like we do in winter!  Show me a page with lots of layers :) 

Here's is my take. I have layered papers, embellishments, the stars, and I have kinda layered media! My back ground is watercolour pencils (so much fun), then I've inked with a couple of stencils and topped it off with some splatters with a Kaiser-mist.




Challenge 3 - Use Winter Colours or use the word Winter on your page.

And here's Gypsy take...

I'm loving the most recent Cocoa Vanilla line- You Rock! in  the store and the blues and greys in this line are perfect not just for boys but also capture that wintery feeling. Seeing as this gorgeous dude turns six on Saturday I thought he better be the star of my page. Your challenge it to use blues, greys, or any other cooler tones to make your page or use the word 'Winter' as whole or part of your title. 

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

Due date Sunday, 2nd July - Midnight

**All layouts entered must be created for this CC.

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.


Have fun and invite your scrappy friends to join us!
Donna

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Arrivals - Tonic Studios Nuvo Collection Crystal Drops

New Arrivals to the Mystical Scrapbooks Store.

We are excited about the arrival of Tonic Studio's new Nuvo Crystal Drops. These fun Crystal Drops allow you to add three dimensional pearly, glossy or glittery beads quickly and easily in various sizes to every craft project, the perfect finishing touch to any project.
We have 34 fantastic colours available now!  
Find the range here - Shop Nuvo



Monday, June 12, 2017

Scrapbooking Classes!

Hello scrappy friends!

I'm super excited to let you know about our new scrapbooking classes!  

We will be holding them at the Woodlupine Family center, which is in the Woodlupine Community Center 88 Hale Road, Forrestfield 6058

Places are limited, and payment is required to secure your place.  

Please note - If you can't make it on the day and there is no waiting list, payments can not be refunded. 

Our first class will be on 8th July, and will include a yummy afternoon tea afterwards!

Scrapping Class $30.00  1pm - 3pm

In this class you will create a page using the fun range from Fancy Pants - Family & Co. Brush up, or learn some of the basic techniques of scrapping.  We will chat about layers, matting and inking.  You will receive a kit class kit, and a set of instructions to take home in case you don't finish.  
Class runs for approx 1 hour, followed by afternoon tea.
Includes: Fully inclusive paper kit, with embellishments and afternoon tea
Provided: Inks
Bring own:
1 - 5x7 photo of a family member or pet.  Paper Trimmer and your basic scrapbooking kit: rulers, knife, scissors and double sided tape etc... craft mats will be provided.
Register here -  Book a Class

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June challenges

HI there, and welcome to our June challenges.  

Challenge 1 - Sketch Challenge
by Gypsy

This months sketch is super flexible with options for as many as six smaller portrait style photos on the page. You can flip it around if you have landscape photos to scrapbook. I'd encourage you to use some Project Life style cards and word art on this page- especially for your title. Here's my page...


I decided to go with three photos which I trimmed down to 8x11cm- ideally I would have liked them a bit smaller so I could have more space and more bits and pieces of patterned paper. This page is great for using up scraps! I've used the newest Cocoa Vanilla Range in the store- You Rock!


Challenge 2 -  Technique Challenge
by Donna

Hello, the technique I would like to see you use is Stitching.  It can be by hand or machine, little or lots, it's up to you.

Here is my take.


I've machine stitched a border and hand stitched the heart. I've used a mix lot of goodies from Mystical.
 Jillibean Soup Papers - Green Tara Flowers - Cocoa Vanilla Wood Veneer - WOW Chipboard word - Zing Embossing Powder - Kaisercraft Card and rhinestones


I hope you have fun with these challenges!

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.

This months prize is -  Bling and Embellishment pack.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Gallery Pick


Love this page Kristy (kikyee) in the Mystical gallery. I think she's done a great job with the patterned papers she's chosen to go with her photos. The stamping and misting are a lovely subtle way to break up that solid background paper. Love the journalling strips and fun title. Plus a really good idea to keep the embellishments to a minimum with so many photos on the page. This layout was for week 6 in our competition. Thanks so much for joining in Kristy and sharing your talent with us.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DT Quick Share Share: 14



Another quick share from me today- a double page LO with the rich and colourful Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart. I've used the Vellum, frames and the enamel dots on this page. My title is the Kal Barteski Thickers.


Happy Scrapping!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gallery Pick


I really could choose just one of these amazing layouts from Tracy A in our gallery. This stunner above was made for our March Cyber Crop Challenges. And the page below was from week 6 of out competition. Both pages feature excellent design sense, great embellishing and colour schemes and best of all they showcase Tracy's awesome mixed media skills. Thank-you Tracy for sharing these in our gallery and playing along with our challenges!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

DT Share: Cool Dude


I have combined elements from four different paper lines for this page. Layering up a bunch of medium sized scraps is a great way of using up supplies. I throw all of the left overs from my Mystical kits into a drawer and every so often will pull out some that work together and then find a photo or photos to suit- cost effective scrapbooking!


So what did I use? Simple Stories: Life in Colour and Heart Papers: Big Memories, Love The Life and Elements Two. Fancy Pants Happy Place: Good Day, Finally Cocoa Vanilla: Love Always: Class Act. The Thickers are Amy Tangerine Alyx- they have a great metallic silver stripe. I have embellished with Simple Stories Life in Colour: Chip stickers, Cardstock Stickers, and Ephemera. Of course there's some Kaisercraft Red Polka Dot Washi and I've sprayed the white cardstock base with Kaisermist Turquoise and Peach.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, May 19, 2017

May Cyber Crop

Welcome to our May Cyber Crop!

We have 3 sketches, each with their own added requirement!  I've made use of the wonderful Page Maps for my sketches, for some reason I just couldn't create a decent sketch to save myself this month!!

Please join us over at our Facebook chat page.  We love to welcome new friends, it's a private page, so just message me and I can add you.

Challenge 1 - Sketch Plus Paint
To incorporate the paint requirement I've made some the squares paint instead of paper, painted some chipboard and flicked some about too!  Your free to add paint however you like.

I have a bit of jounalling to do, need to find the date!  I've used Jillibean Chit Chat Chowder papers on Kasiercraft Kraft card

Challenge 2 - Sketch plus Mood/Colour board
And the sketch to go with it...


And here is my take on the two.  From the mood board I've taken inspiration from the copper, texture from the blankets and the flowers.


Challenge 3 - Sketch Plus Stamping and colour



My challenge for you this month is a super simple sketch- but you need to making stamping a feature of your page. You also must colour your stamping. I've used mists but you can use whatever you please- paint, pencils, ink, pen- you name it. It would be cool to see heaps of colour but not a must.


My pages uses Bazzill White, Darkroom Door Stamps, Kaisermist: pink, peach, yellow, apple, aqua, wisteria and blackberry. Washi tapes from Hambly and WRMK.



You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here
Due date Sunday, 28th May - Midnight

**All layouts entered must be created for this CC.

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

DT Quick Share: Artist



A simple little page that was very quick to pull together- I've mostly used Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart including the gorgeous glitter enamel dots. The alphas are Thickers- Dear Lizzy Saturday Petals.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DT Share: Corrigin


I have a double page layout to share today with no less than eleven photos from my daughters trip with friends to Corrigin, WA.


I've used a long block design- one of my favourites to get a lot of photos on a spread like this. The Patterned Paper on the bottom acts like white space to balance all the busyness and action of the photo block. Small snatches of patterned paper and minimal embellishing add interest with out overwhelming the page.


I'm working with the Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart range which is lots of lovely Jewel tones and an uncommonly lovely dark blue. The paper are: Fussy Cuts, Patchwork, Luscious and Artisan, and Plus the Flair Buttons and Accessory Sticker Sheet from Cocoa Vanilla. I've finished the page with a title in Thickers: Iguana Black and one of the new Green Tara Washi Tapes: Leaves on Blue

Happy Scrapping.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gallery Pick


I think that Mystical Member Jules44 has absolutely nailed this cluster of flowers... the pink and blue work so well together and she's softened it all up with lots of white and white space. The splatters tie in perfectly as well. This is from week 3 of our competition and Jules was bang on for the challenge. Thanks for joining in and sharing this layout in our gallery Jules.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

DT Share: Love and Happiness


  One of the things I love about these lines from Simple Stories and Fancy Pants is their versatility- and that includes a summer day at the lake! I love this photo of my littlest guy at 18 months so I have printed it as a 6x8 and let is be the focus of my page.

  I have combined the SS line Life in Colour and the FP Line Happy place. Papers: SS: Love this life, Teal/yellow, Coral/blue and Vertical Elements. FP: Hello and Good Day. I've teamed them up with some of the SS: Ephemera, Brads and Cardstock Stickers. Finally I added some Hambly Washi Tape.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Donna's Challenge- Gypsy's page

Our monthly challenges go up on the first of each month and you can see the challenges for May right here. Over the weekend I had a go at completing Donna's Tic Tac toe Challenge using the left column of the grid- doily, bling and two washi tapes.


I have sprayed my doily with a number of Kaisermists including Aqua, Blackberry, Peach and Yellow. I've used Washi tape from both the We R Memory Keepers Plum and Purple packs. Lavender Pearls, Aquamarine Rhinestones and Resin Blossoms finish off the embellishing. Pebbles Spring Fling Words and Momento Puffy Thickers for my title.

If you join in on the May challenges be sure to upload your layout into the Mystical Gallery and you might like to post it into the Facebook chat group.

Happy Scrapping!