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.


Monday, August 21, 2017

New Design Team!

I'm thrilled to announce our new design team for the next 6 months 💗

Please welcome Jodie Digney.  Jodi loves to bring colour, texture and depth to her papercraft and has a wonderful motto.
    THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN SCRAPBOOKING, ONLY UNIQUE CREATIONS.

Here's a link to her blog! - Craft of the Run


and Karen Haywood.  Karen love photography and die cutting!  Lucky girl owns 3 machines! :) 
and here's a link to Karen's blog -  Country Girl 

The girls will start sharing their projects and talent with us in September.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply, it makes choose only 2 very difficult. Some of these lovely ladies will be joins us as Guest DT members over the next couple of months

Gallery Pick- Dy Loves to scrap


This weeks Gallery Pick is the very talented DyLovesToScrap, with two beautiful pages which made it impossible for me to pick a favourite. Dy most certainly has an eye for pulling colours together- her layouts a very pleasing to the eye. Her fussy cutting, clusters and embellishing in general in impressive! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely pages with us Dy!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Donna's Cybercrop Challenge- Gypsy's Page

Donna's challenge for the Cybercrop was to use an old book page- this is a favourite of mine and I have a stash of books including a number of old and failing dictionaries just for this purpose. And that's what I decided to use today- in fact it's the thesaurus section for the page that has 'read'. :-)


Just for fun I decided to challenge myself to use the inspiration board from one of my own CC challenges for my page. I've used ideas from the two books in the top left. My layout design is the adapted from the cover of The Rhythm of Family. And my title is one continuous line just like the title of the book Follow The Line.


I loved this inspiration board and see a heap more ideas I'd like to use; A newspaper page design for a page, the title work on The Lost thing, one main and multiple small photos like on Animalia, the stacked triangles and journalling on paper pieces as per The Flame Alphabet (bottom left), the red and blue or black and white colour schemes on Alice, and the title work and flag banner on Two Caravans were just a few of the things I'd be keen to give a go.

Friday, August 18, 2017

August Book-Tastic Cyber Crop

Hello scrappy friends, and welcome to our August Cyber Crop!

We have 3 challenges for you, using our love of books as our inspiration.  Deadline is Sunday 27th August.  Make sure you upload your pages to the correct gallery to be in the draw for a $20.00 shopping voucher.

Please join us over at our Facebook chat page.  We love to welcome new friends, it's a private page for people that do our challenges, just message me and I can add you :) 

Challenge 1 - Use a book page on your layout.

Book pages make a wonderful background, here's my take.  I've brought a cheap book from a second hand shop or flea market years ago, and using gesso I've creating this background.

And here's my layout.... I managed to use some die cuts that where RAK to me by one of the lovely Mystical girls ❤


Challenge 2 - Use a quote or line from a book somewhere on your page. 

Here's my take- My quote is from Jane Austen: "What strange creatures brothers are!" I adapted a sketch for my page and I have included that as well... it's not needed to complete the challenge.



Challenge 3Be Inspired by books.


Take inspiration from one or more of the book covers above. Take a look at the designs, colours, shapes, elements, text, and presentation on these cover and use some of them as a starting point for your page or cards.

Here's my page... I've been inspired by the cover divided into quaters (middle right) the circles on Alice (bottom middle) and The 3 Little Pigs cover (top right) reminded me of this Basic Grey newspaper print paper.






You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery - Here
Due date Sunday, 27th Aug - 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, August 14, 2017

Gallery Pick- Ebony Jane

This week I have picked a new comer to our Gallery who shows a whole heap of promise as a scrapbooker considering she is only seven years old!



Ebony Jane shared this page in our gallery for the June Winter Cybercrop. I love that she has kept her colour scheme really simple almost monochromatic- the blues look great together. I think the wide mat under the photo really helps to showcase the picture which was an excellent choice for this challenge. I think keeping the embellishing simple was a great choice. The title is very inventive and a cool tip if you happen to be short on some letters. I also think highlighting the journalling with the smudges of blue was a great idea.


This page is from Donna's May Tic tac toe challenge and Ebony Jane chose Doily, tag and flowers. Using the tag as a home for her title was a great idea- and the same goes with using middle of the doily for her journalling... an idea I'm definitely going to scraplift soon. I think the offset purple frame adds interest to the page. She's made great use of her flower and butterfly stickers using the visual triangle design technique to help unify her page and keep the focus on the most important elements. The pink and purple papers work well together and I like the added touch of the hand drawn rainbow to balance out that banner in the top.

Thank-you so much for sharing your pages with us in the Gallery Ebony Jane- we're looking forward to seeing you develop your scrapping skills and inspiring us even further!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Play!

I can't believe we're already a week into August- the year is flying by! Have you had a chance to look at this months challenges? I gave Donna's sketch a go over the weekend. Here's my variation on the idea...


I went with portrait instead of landscape photos and created a little home for some journalling. 


 My kit this month is the Fancy Pants Line: Family & Co. All the product on my page is from that line and it made the process of pulling my page together so much faster. I love the solid heavy colours in this line. It's designed for Family and Home type pages but I think it's flexible and would work well for winter and both boy and girl pages and so many more.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Gallery Pick- Just Jane


A wonderful triple shot of pages from Just Jane from the Mystical Gallery that I may have fallen a little bit in love with! 

This page above what's not to love... simple design but lots of details and perfect colour scheme for that sweet little babe... and what a lovely photo that is. Love the layers and repeating hearts as well.


Once again... simple design, great details, LOVE the colours. The use of the tags is fantastic especially the tag shaped photo.


What a great gathering of word stickers and embellishments down that left hand side! I also love that Jane's chosen a neutral background to go with her group photo... lots of faces going on in there...great balance. Love the colours and design on this one too. Did you notice how she's used just one punch of an edge punch up the top of the page? I will be definitely be scraplifting that idea.

Thanks Jane for sharing your Layouts and inspiration in the Mystical Gallery.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

DT Quick Share: Play!



I love this messy Patterned Paper from the Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock! Range? It's a great way to get the lovely mixed media look with out the mess and materials.

Supplies Used: Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock Patterned Papers: Experimental, In Line, and This Way. Embellishments: Die cut Ephemera, Enamel ShapesWood Veneer, Accessory Stickers, and Chipboard Accents. KaiserMist: Denim, Alpha's: Fancy Pants: Happy Place: Alpha and Number Pack.

Friday, August 4, 2017

DT Quick Share: Amazing


How great are the bright primary colours in this Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock! Range? Combined with the lines, crosses, arrows, and stars in this line there are heaps of options for different types of pages.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics: White, Cocoa Vanilla: You Rock Patterned Papers: Galactic, Random, and Plus One. Embellishments: Die cut Ephemera, Enamel Shapes, Rubber Charms, Wood Veneer, Accessory Stickers, and Chipboard Accents.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dt Share- Fabuolus Bubbles


This is another page where things didn't go quite as intended. I embossed the large uneven rounds with clear embossing powder onto a full 12x12 sheet of white cardstock. My embossing ink pad was a bit dry so my rounds ended up a bit more uneven than I wanted.
Then I sprayed my page with Aqua Kaisermist. The full 12x12 sheet was just too much for my page. So I cut it down and mounted it on a complimentary piece of patterned paper. and then onto a white cardstock base to give the page more balance.


My puffy word sticker wasn't very happy about sticking to my embossed page- so I had to surround them in dimensional magic to keep them in place.


I finished my page with some more circular items to continue my bubbly theme.