Friday, 14 May 2021

May Cyber Crop


Welcome to our May CC

3 challenges and over a week to complete them, so I hope you can join in! 

We have a bingo game played on our chat page on Saturday.

We chat here - Facebook Chat page

And up load our page here - Facebook Gallery Albums

Challenge 1

I have a sketch challenge for you.  Due to work commitments and not enough hours in the day I've picked a PageMaps one this month.

And here's my take.

Hope you have fun with this sketch.


Challenge 2

My challenge for you this month is to create a holiday/travel layout.

I know travel has been a bit restricted lately but you could use photos from travels before we heard about Covid or you might have been on a nice little weekend away that it is time to scrap

I have used Basic Grey's Serenade paper range on this layout

I have inked the edges of all of the papers with a VersaColour black ink cube

I have used Teal Cardstock for the background, I cut the centre from this cardstock leaving a 1" frame.

On top of that frame I places an 11.5" x 11.5" piece of the Dowager paper.

I added some splatters to this paper with Glimmer Mist's Black Magic

I cut a piece of the Shilling paper that was 5" wide x 12" following the zig zag pattern on both 12" edges.

I traced the zig zag edge onto a 7" piece of Parlor and cut this out.

The Shilling paper was attached on top of the Parlor paper.

This was then attached to the layout base with a piece of craft foam between them

I filed the edge of the photos with an emery board, inked them with the black ink and matted them onto some of the cardstock I removed from the middle of my background frame.

I added craft foam to the back of the photos before attaching them to my layout

I painted 3 pennants and one speech bubble from Memory Maze Follow Your Dreams chipboard set with Terra Cotta acrylic paint.

To embellish the pennants a little I punched some tiny hearts from the teal cardstock and attached them.

The pennants were attached to the layout in the top left hand area and the speech bubble was attached to the top right hand area of the right hand photo.

The title was die cut from the teal cardstock using Kaisercraft's DD735 Uppercase Alpha dies.

The final touch was to give the tiny hearts and the title a good coat of Glossy Accents 

You might like to watch my process video

Thanks for spending part of your day here with me today

Till next time
Stay safe

Challenge 3

Our final challenge is a 3-2-1 ... Your free to create anything you wish, but you need to have,,,

3 Pattern Papers

2 Die cuts

1 Bling

Here is Louise inspiration for this challenge:

This is a 9x12 layout. 
If you've never created 9x12 have a go at it ... it really challenges the creativity.

I've used Water colour to layer the background and then added some bling

This was great fun, can't wait to see your challenge entries.

Happy Scrapping

Due date Sunday, 23th April- Midnight. 

Upload your challenge entry to the albums on our Mystical Scrapbooks Facebook Chat Page.

Our chat is private, and we love to have new crafty friends join us.

We will be giving away 1 gift voucher valued at $20.00 and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....So the more challenges you do the more chance you have to win!

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

Happy Scrapping
Mystical DT team

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Black & Gold cards

Good morning

Today I want to share with you three cards I have made using the April theme of Black +1 

I have gone with Black + gold for this project

All of these cards are the same slimline size of 8.25" x 4" which fit nicely into our DL envelopes.

Each card has been cut from an A4 sheet of black 240gsm cardstock. 

I have cut the cards 8" x 8.25", scored and folded at 4" on the 8" edge. 

This leaves an off cut that is suitable to cut a 7.75" x 3.5" panel from to use as a front panel on each card.

Each card also has a gold mirror card panel that is 8" x 3.75" that is layered between the card base and the black cardstock panel.

The first two cards a very quick to create, the third card (a shaker) took a little more time but not that long really.

Let's start with this card
Card No. 1

I have applied DecoFoil Transfer Gel Duo through Studio Calico's Bubbles mask with my palette knife.

Once this had dried I laid a sheet of Fab Foil in gold over the top of it and burnished it using my brayer.

The sentiment has been heat embossed with gold embossing powder, trimmed and matted on some of the gold mirror board. This was attached to a piece of chipboard before being attached to the centre front of the card.

Card No. 2

The front panel for this card was run through my big shot with an embossing folder. I am not completely sure but I think this embossing folder is from Kaisercraft but any embossing folder will give the same results.

I then used my finger to apply a couple of light coats of Metallique Wax in White Gold to the raised areas of the panel. A few light coats is better than a heavy coat so the wax does not get down into the crevices of the embossed pattern.

The sentiment was once again heat embossed with gold embossing powder, matted with gold mirror card and attached to a piece of chipboard before being attached to the bottom right section of the card front.

Card No. 3

I used my Scan N Cut to cut 3 white panels and one black panel to create the window for the shaker compartments.

I layered these panels on top of each other with a sheet of acetate between the stack of white panels and the black panel which is at the top of the stack.

The gold mirror card panel was attached to the card base.

I then added a mixture of gold and black superfine glitter, on top of the gold cardstock, where the shaker windows would be and used a good amount of glue to attach the black panel on top of that. 

I used my Scan N Cut once again to cut gold circles to frame the shaker windows.
Once again the sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink then heat embossed with gold embossing powder

Here is my video if you would like to watch these cards come together

Till next time
Stay safe

Friday, 16 April 2021

April Cyber Crop

Good morning

Today is the start of the April 2021 Cyber Crop

The theme for the month is Black + 1 and my added challenge for the Cyber Crop is to add at least one patterned paper that you have made yourself.

You can create your patterned paper in many different ways. I have stamped on plain cardstock to create mine but you could use paste through a stencil to create an all over pattern, use ink through a stencil, add watercolours using the packaging technique, heat embossing and alcohol inks can also be used to create patterns on plain cardstock or even lightly patterned cardstock.

Here is my layout. For my +1 I have chosen blue.

I have used Tranquil Blue cardstock for the background frame and then black cardstock for my background.

I cut a one inch frame from the blue and trimmed the black to 11.5" square

I cut a piece of Colourblast - Limited Edition - One of a Kind to 10.5" x 10"

A piece of the Tranquil Blue cardstock was cut to 6.75" x 7.25" and then I stamped all over it with Uniquely Creatives - Wavy Words stamp and StazOn Jet Black ink

Colourblast - Limited Edition - Real Deal was cut to 5.25" x 6.5".

I filed around the edges of the photo, which is 8" x 5" then double matted it on the blue which is 8.25" x 5.25" and black which is 8.5" x 5.5" I added a piece of foam between the two mats.

The blue stamped cardstock and the Real Deal patterned paper were also matted with black cardstock. 

To create the flower embellishments I stamped, using Embassy Arts Giant Flowers stamp block, and heat embossed two flowers on the Real Deal paper and one on the blue cardstock. These were then fussy cut and had a piece of chipboard added to the back.

I used a couple of pieces of chipboard to embellish my layout. A tab from Dusty Attics Mini Tabs #2 and a heart from Memory Maze's Criss Cross Heart Set. These were given a coat of Baby blue acrylic paint. The tab was later changed to black using a permanent marker.

A piece of ribbon and a couple of rows of bling were also added to finish off the embellishing.

The title was cut using Tim Holtz Inside Out alpha die from the blue cardstock and attached to the top left of the layout.

Here is the process video

Till next time
Stay safe


Hi Crafters

Louise here for this months cybercrop I'd like you to feature black and yellow.

For my share I wanted to show you that you can create a monochromatic layout in a different way.

For this layout, I've started with 9x11 background and painted on some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust "Sunflower"

Once it dried I added some black gesso through a stencil

I've used papers from Simple Stories "Life in Color"

Then embellished with Colour Blast Arty Farty Paper and my go to at the moment - cotton.

I've added a little touch of texture with the lace.

Here is the process video:

Happy Scrapping

Monday, 12 April 2021

April Inspiration - double page layout + process video with Louise "Bunya Hike"


Hi Crafters

Louise sharing today.

This layout "Bunya Hike" is all about technique.

To create the stripey background you lay washi tape at different intervals.
Then cover with your chosen medium ... you could use water colour, sprays, acrylic paints.

After the medium is dry, you remove the washi tape. 
I then decided to keep the washi tape and use that in my background also. 

I've mounted my photos with Colour Blast Find Paradise paper but I still needed something else.

So I used a stencil and some paste to add a little bit of interest.

Finishing off with a couple of florals and some Gold thickers letters

Other products from the Mystical Store are:

Here is the process video:

Thanks for visiting. I hope you are inspired to try out this technique.

Happy scrapping.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Cards using Cocoa Vanilla's Sunkissed paper range

Good morning

I have got three cards to share with you today.

I have used the A5 paper stack of Cocoa Vanilla's Sunkissed papers

I wanted to make some bright and cheerful cards and these papers were ideal for that.

I have made three cards.

All of the card bases have be cut from sheets of cardstock and the edges of all papers have been inked using my Versacolor Black ink cube.

Card No 1.

This card is 5" square and uses a white card base

The blue patterned paper is 4.75" square

The Feeling Fine patterned paper strip is 1" x 4.75" and the white cardstock it is matted on is 1.25" x 5"
To add a little something extra I added a strip of lace to this panel.

I have stamped a flower stamp onto the yellow patterned paper using VersaMark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with fine black embossing powder.  I created some leaves on the Good Vibrations patterned paper in the same way. These were then fussy cut

Time now to add the layers to the card starting with the blue background paper, the strip panel which was attached to a piece of chipboard before being added to the card front and then the flowers and leaves. Some of the flowers and leaves are also mounted on chipboard.

The sentiment is from a branding strip from a patterned paper I used some time ago. This has been matted on the Feeling Fine paper that I used for the vertical strip and attached to the card front with chipboard behind it.

To add some glimmer to the card I filled the flower centres with Ice Stickles

Card No. 2

This card is 4" x 8.25" and uses a pink card base.

The card base was cut to 8.25" x 8" and scored and folded at 4" on the 8" edge.

The Feeling Fine paper was cut to 2.25" x 8".
The pink cardstock had one edge punched using a Martha Stewart punch then trimmed to 1" x 8".
The Just Chillin paper was cut using Sizzix Lace Scallop edge die and trimmed to 8" long.

To create the sentiment panel I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small dies to cut a pink and a Just Chillin circle. The sentiment is from my computer generated printout and matted on some of the pink cardstock.

To add a little extra detail to the card I attached a couple of pennants from the Uniquely Creative Gums & Roses Creative Cuts pack and a bow made from sheer pink ribbon.

For a tough of glimmer I added Ice Stickles on top of the sentiment and smeared it all over the sentiment with my finger.

Card No. 3

This card is 5" square and uses a yellow card base

I cut 4 pieces of white cardstock, one is 4.75" square, one is 3 7/8" square, one is 1.75" x 2" and the last one is 1 5/8" x 4.75" with a fishtail cut in one end.

From plain yellow cardstock I cut one piece 4" square, one piece 5" x 1 1/8" and one piece 1 7/8" x 2 1/8".

From the Good Vibrations paper I cut a piece 3 5/8" square.

The Good Vibrations (reverse) paper was cut to 5" x 1"

The sentiment is from my computer generated sentiments and is matted on plain yellow cardstock

The flowers were fussy cut from the Growing Wild paper.

The panel that holds the sentiment and the sentiment itself were both mounted on chipboard prior to being attached to the card.

Three clusters of three dots with the Ice Stickles finish this card off.

Here is the process video 

Till next time
Stay safe

Thursday, 1 April 2021

April Challenge

Hello and welcome to our April challenges!   

Fairly self-explanatory this month.... use black and 1 other colour!  You can add a small amount of neutral colours if you need to, such as grey, white etc...

Have fun!

 Good morning
Here is my April challenge

The theme for the month is Black +1 and this challenge is to use 3 elements from this grid. The elements must be in a line on the grid. The line can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

 For my layout, I have chosen pink for my plus one and the three elements are Fussy Cutting, Tag and Chipboard (diagonal top left to bottom right)

The paper I have used on this layout is Uniquely Creatives's Serendipity- Happiness

I tore two opposing edges of the Black Cardstock, cut two strips of the Happiness patterned paper to 1.25" x 12", inked around three edges of the patterned paper and attached those to the top and bottom of the black cardstock to make it back to 12" x 12"

I fussy cut the two floral clusters from the edge of the Happiness paper, inked around the edges and attached them to the sides of the layout with glue.  

I filed around the edge of my photos and matted them on bright pink cardstock (Heartfelt). They were then attached to the layout using double sided tape. I was careful to place the tape on the bottom photo so that my tag would be held in place when it was inserted.

I used my Scan N Cut to cut a tag from the Happiness paper and a mat from the Heartfelt cardstock. After inking the edges I used glue to attach one layer on top of the other. Using my Crop-O-Dile I add a pink heart eyelet to the tag. To finish the tag off I added some bright pink Rik Rac. My journalling is handwritten on the tag and the tag tucks under the right hand edge of the bottom photo.

The title was also cut from the Heartfelt cardstock. I used the negative to place my letters evenly on the top right area of the layout. The title then had a coat of Glossy Accents to give it a nice shine.

The chipboard butterflies are from the Memory Maze Wire Butterfly Set. I have painted them with acrylic paint. Once they were dry I added some Dress My Craft Frosted Sugar Powder to the bodies of the butterflies. I was not that happy with this as the sugar powder is a bit too chunky, I think something a bit finer, like glitter would have been a better choice

You can see my process video below

I hope you enjoy this challenge. Looking forward to seeing your lovely creations
Till next time
Stay safe



Hi Crafters

Louise here ... this month

I'd like you to use black + teal.

Then I've used the Nuvo drops in Blue Lagoon through the Cadence mixed media stencil

I chose my photo and added some paper layers behind it.

The chipboard piece is My heart is full from Dusty Attic which I've covered with Gold embossing powder

To finish I've added some flower clusters in those teal and turquoise colours

I can't wait to see your Black + teal creations.

Happy Scrapping

Challenge info...

The due date is the 30th April 2021 Midnight, to be eligible for the prize please make sure you have uploaded into the correct album.

Facebook Albums - Here
Chat Page - Here

The prize is by random draw.

· International entries are very welcome, however, due to international postage cost, a smaller prize will be posted.

Australian residents, this month’s prize is a:

Chipboard & Die-cut pack

Please share with your scrappy friends...

Happy Scrapping everyone! 

Friday, 19 March 2021

March Cyber Crop

Welcome to our March CC :) 

We have 3 challenges for you, I hope you can join in!  

We chat here - Facebook Chat page

And up load our page here - Facebook Gallery Albums

Challenge 1 - Sparkle and Texture

When thinking of this month's theme, my mind when to descriptive words, and sparkle and texture came to mind, so add some to your page!!

I've added texture with texture paste and a stencil, and sparkle with Wink a Stella on all my flowers.

I've used Cocoa Vanilla's Daydream collection for my page, I adore these colours,  I fussy cut the flowers from Garden Variety paper, and layed with Sunshower.

I coloured some texture paste and used a stencil on 2 corners, then added a nice generous amount of Frosted Sugar for a bit of extra sparkle amongst my flowers! 

Hope you have fun with this challenge!

Challenge 2 - 

I am going with the "Fire" theme with this challenge

You are required to use Red, Orange & Yellow - You can use one, two, or all three of these colours plus use a stencil. I have used all three colours.

The inspiration for this layout came from a video by Allison Davis. You can see her video here.

The triangles on this layout reminded me of the Pyramids we saw while we were holding in Egypt, where this photo was taken.

 I used Modelling Paste, which I coloured with acrylic paint in Sunshine Yellow and Dusty Attics Criss Cross stencil to create a textured pattern on some orange cardstock. I am going to use this as a patterned paper on the layout

I am using some white cardstock for my background. To add a little interest I splattered Tattered Angels Chalkboard spray in Valencia all over it.

I cut an assortment of different sized squares from Simple Stories - Hello summer - Catching RaysSimple Stories - Hello Summer - Life is Good and Kaisercraft - Native Breeze - Native Flock and the orange cardstock with the added texture paste.

To create the triangles I marked the middle of one side of each square and then cut from the two corners on the opposite edge to the centre mark. I cut approx 10 squares to begin with and placed them onto the layout leaving a thin white border between each triangle then I cut more triangles as I needed them to fill in the design and extend it out to the size I needed so the triangles were visible around each edge of the photo. Once I was happy with the placement of the triangles I inked the edges and attached them to the background using glue. I used my T-Ruler to make sure the first triangle was straight so all of the other triangles would be straight as I lined them up.

The photo measures 8" x 4.5". I matted this on white cardstock so it had a 1/16" border on all sides.

A piece of chipboard was attached to the back of the photo before it was added to the layout.

The words Sunset and Nile were cut on my Scan N Cut from black cardstock. To complete my title I used some stickers from Basic Grey.

My layout now looked like this and I had planned to stop here.

After looking at the layout for a few minutes I thought it looked a little bare so I fussy cut some of the small flowers from Simple Stories - Hello Summer - Oh Happy Day.

After looking at the layout for a few minutes I thought it looked a little bare so I fussy cut some of the small flowers from Simple Stories - Hello Summer - Oh Happy Day.

I had inked around the edges of each flower and attached them to the top left hand and the bottom right hand corners of the layout. So you can see the difference those few flowers made.

I have to admit I do prefer the layout with the flowers but the part of me that likes clean layouts is still pretty keen on the layout without the flowers

There is a process video and you can see it here.

Thank you for being here today.
Till next time
Stay safe

Challenge 3 - 

   Hi Crafters ... Louise here. 

My challenge is to feature the colour blue and use a stencil.

This is my first time using the Nuvo glitter drops
I've used my spatula and applied it through the Uniquely Creative Stencil

Here are the supplies used for this layout:

I needed a title so I used the Delightfully Ordinary Moments chipboard and coated it with black

To finish I've added just a little bit of fussing cutting, some tags and cheese clothe.

Thanks for visiting ... I hope you have fun with this months challenge.

Process Video:

Happy Crafting


Challenge Info....

Due date Sunday, 28th March - Midnight. 

Upload your challenge entry to the albums on our Mystical Scrapbooks Facebook Chat Page.

Our chat is private, and we love to have new crafty friends join us.

We will be giving away 1 gift voucher valued at $20.00 and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....So the more challenges you do the more chance you have to win!

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

Happy Scrapping
Mystical DT team