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!!   :)