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!

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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!

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!!

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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!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Gallery Pick

I'm loving the muted colour palette that Dale has chosen for this layout for week 7 of our Scrap Around Australia Competition. I also think there's lots of little details to notice- great idea to use ephemera to help tell the story- especially making the little pocket in the top right hand corner. I love that the misting she's done for the background repeats the shape of the light bulbs in her main photo. It was also a great choice to go for minimal embellishing to ensure her pages didn't get too busy. Great page Dale- thanks so much for sharing it and for playing along in our competition! You can see more competition pages in the Mystical Gallery.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

DT Share: W & T Today

A single photo layout for me today. I've used a 5x7 for this sweet photo of my son Will holding his younger brothers hand while he sleeps.  

I've been working with the Simple Stories Life in Colour range. The papers I have used here are: Big Memories, and Vertical Elements. I have teamed it up with the Brads and Ephemera. This range compliments well with the Fancy Pants Line: Happy Place. The Red + paper is Hello and the Large letters are also from that range. I've finished the page with the Kaisercraft Polka dot tape.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, May 5, 2017

DT Quick Share: G

Just a quick share from me today- we've been having some internet woes so I am seriously behind in sharing. Lots of Simple Stories Life in Colour on this page. It's such a fun and versatile range!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Challenges

Hello friends and welcome to our May challenges,  I hope this challenges give you lots of inspiration!  

Gypsy's Challenge -  Use lots of Layers

I have used the totally yummy range 'Wild at heart' from Cocoa Vanilla to create my page.
Hope you enjoy this challenge

Donna's Challenge -  Tic - Tac - Toe Challenge

You need to choose one line... in any direction, just needs to be a straight line!

and here is my take... I chose the top line, doily, tag and flowers

I've used Jillibean's  Chit Chat Chowder, papers and alphas and stickers  on Kaisercraft Kraft card, with Green Tara, and Prima flowers and a doily from my stash. 

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 May 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 should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residents, this months prize is - Embellishment pack valued at over $15.00

Have Fun
Mystical Team

Friday, April 21, 2017

April Cyber Crop ~ 1-2-3 Sketch!

Hello and welcome to our April CC.

This month we have 3 sketches for you, with a little twist.  The number of photos is different for each sketch.
I am making use of the wonderful Pagemaps for my sketches, we had some sad family news last week so I'm not as prepared as I would like to be, and I will be scrapping my example pages over the weekend.

Challenge 1: 1 Photo Sketch

Challenge 2: Two Photo Sketch...

Challenge 3: 3 Photo Sketch

We hope you have fun with these challenges, 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 30th April - Midnight

Find our gallery here - Mystical Gallery

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend and say Hello to everyone. If you are new please just send me a message and I will add you.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, April 7, 2017

DT Share: 2 Years

This was one of my pages for our March Monochrome plus CyberCrop. I wanted to tell you a little about how I achieved this effect on my page. 

1. I applied a moderate misting of the Lime green KaiserMist in a vertical column down the centre of my white cardstock and left it to dry.
2. Using a Crafters workshop 6x6 Template (Mask) I applied Transparent Texture paste into the stars spreading it carefully and evenly with a scrap of heavy card.
3. When the texture paste was dry I misted the strip again with the KaiserMist Apple and carefully dabbed the ink off my Texture paste stars with a paper towel- allowing the lime green to be visible.
4. When the second lot of mist was dry I completed my page as per usual.

I like the tone on tone look of these two greens but you could also use contrasting or complimentary colours to great effect.

Supplies used: Bazzill Cardstock White, KaiserMists: Lime Green and Apple, Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Matte. Crafters Workshop 6x6 Template, Jillibean Soup Banners and Hexies, Simple Stories Life in Colour Ephemera, and We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape. (stickers and chipboard from my personal supplies).

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DT Share: Thanks Lee-anne

I've used one 6x4 photo here with two 3x4's either side. I use photoshop to put to 3x4's on a 6x4 canvas for printing but with the popularity of Project Life style scrapbooking there are a lot of apps around which will allow you to easily to the same. If you're already using one perhaps you could share it in the comments and let us know if it is for Apple, Android or both?

The base of this page is Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart Artisan- I haven't done a thing to alter it... that beautiful water colour effect and the little crosses are part of the design. It's so lovely I plan on getting a few more sheets for my personal stash.

Supplies used: Cocoa Vanilla: Wild at Heart: Papers: Artisan, Fussy Cuts, and Mariposa. Embellishments: Vellum Sheet, Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Sticker Sheet, And Jillibean Soup: Chit Chat Chowder: Word Labels, and Grandma's Lima Bean: Cardstock Stickers and Alpha.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Gallery Pick

Week Three of the Mystical Scrapbooks Competition was all about colour and flowers- I think Sharnook nailed it!

It's so lovely to see suck a fun and colourful LO in our gallery and I love the handmade hearts and flowers. This page is beautifully designed as well... the placement of her elements and those sweet little gatherings is perfect!

Thanks for sharing your page in our gallery Sharnook!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DT Quick Share: So You!

The colours in this Bohemian paper from Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart worked perfectly with those in my oldest son's favourite shirt... Yes he's a Kanye West fan... he didn't get his music taste from me!
This page is super simple and single cardstock block inked around the edges makes an home for all my elements: Photo, title, journalling and embellishments. I've used three small gatherings of embellishments in a visual triangle to pull my page together and enclose the main feature: the photos.

Supplies used: Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart: Bohemian Paper, Die cut Ephemera, Accessory Sticker Sheet, Enamel Dots, Bazzill Basics Cardstock White, VersaColour Ink: Charcoal, Thickers Dear Lizzy Saturday Petals.