Monday, 26 October 2020

YouTube channels

 Hi everyone.

Today I am looking for a bit of help.

Each day when I sit down to have my lunch I watch something crafty on YouTube. I love seeing what others are creating and it motivates me to try new things and look at new products (oh no).

I have my favourites that I watch:-

Scrapbooking:- Missy Widden,, Hip Kit Club, Uniquely Creative, Creating with Jovi and of course our own Louise Turner

Cardmaking:- Vicky Papaioannou, Jennifer McGuire Ink, Maremi Small Arts

Album making:- Scrap Queen

Art Journalling:- Dyan Reavley and My Arty Heart

I am looking for some new channels to watch and I was wondering if you would share your favourites with me.

Looking forward to watching some new (to me) and inspiring channels

Have a happy relaxed day, hopefully with some crafting included

Till next time

Friday, 16 October 2020

October Cyber Crop

Welcome to our October Cyber Crop!
Most of us love a sketch and we have 3 to keep your mojo bouncing along :) 

Julie here to share my October Cyber Crop Challenge

My challenge for you is to use this sketch plus Punching.  The sketch is by me, my first. I used Photoshop Elements to create it.

This is my layout. You will find a process video here

The photos were taken last year while our family was on a cruise in the South Pacific.

I have used Simple Stories Hello Summer paper range.

Hope you enjoy the challenge and the sketch.
Looking forward to seeing your projects


Hello everyone, Donna here with my sketch, and the 'plus' is to use something that sparkles or shines! 
A couple of ideas:
Foil - Glitter - Wink a Stella

And here is my take.... I've used  Uniquely Creative True North range, on Tim Holts Kraftcore #12.
Pow Glitter card as my sparkle element and the new Nuvo Vintage Drops and some twine.

Hope you have fun and I look forward to seeing your take up in our gallery albums!

 Hi Everyone

Happy Cybercrop day!

It's all about Sketches this month.

As an added challenge I want you to add sequins to your layout.

I designed this sketch so I hope you enjoy ...

Here is my inspiration layout ... featuring the most fabulous

Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream Collection.

I just love the rainbow theme of this collection. 

It was perfect for a recent family photo.

Here are the supplies used for this layout:

Thanks for visiting ... I hope you have fun with the sketch.

Process Video:

Happy Crafting

Challenge Info....
Due date Sunday, 25th October - Midnight.  Please share with your scrappy friends!

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

Our chat is private and if you haven't yet joined us we'd love to have you. If you have any trouble joining please email/message me, Donna, with your name and or a link to your Facebook profile and I will send you an invite.

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


Sunday, 11 October 2020

All about December Daily with Louise

   Hi Crafters

Louise with you today. 

Each year I participate in December Daily ...

It's an album dedicated to all things December.

I love Christmas and looking through the albums is so much fun.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm terrible at finishing the album, it's my goal to finish last years, before I start this years.

So today I'm sharing that with you. 

I've used the  

Uniquely Creative Once Upon A Christmas collection.

Here are the supplies used for this layout:

Thanks for visiting.

Process Video:

Happy Crafting ...

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Storage Tip - Dies. Part 2

I'm back with part 2 of my die storage makeover.

After putting all my dies into their pockets I went looking for a suitable container to keep them in.  A friend showed me what she keeps hers in and I immediately when out and brought some too!

These are the medium Boxsweden brand.

Next came the dividers, found these wooden placemats at a cheap craft shop, that where the perfect size, hubby just had to cut them straight down the middle.

I painted one side and added some pretty paper to the other. (This is actually old Christmas paper! )

Sorted out my dies into categories, then popped a label on each divider.  

I still have some more to do, just waiting on some more containers and pockets to arrive :) 

This was not maybe the cheapest option in the long run, but I think it's what's going to work best for me.  I'm really happy with how it's turned out!  Can't wait to sort the rest out.

Hope this helps or inspires you, have a great crafty day

Monday, 5 October 2020

Storage Tip - Dies. Part 1

 Hi everyone... Donna here, and it's my turn to share something with you today.

I'm going to share what I've been working on lately, my new die storage.  I've seen lots of people sharing their magnetic die systems, so I thought I would have a go as well.

I can be a bit of a lazy scrapper...if I don't see it, or it's too hard to get out, then I don't use it...My dies are a good example of that, I very rarely used them as it was just too much of a pain to find anything.

So here we go...
First up, buy some magnetic sheets - Found them on eBay,  the first lot I ordered were too thin, tried again and found 1mm plain A4 sheets from Melbourne where perfect, then find some storage pockets, again I found some on eBay... there are lots to choose from.

I got mine here - A4 magnetic sheets   Storage pockets

The magnetic sheets are easy enough to cut with a nice sharp Stanley knife.

Then simply attach your dies to the sheets.

Where I could I add the brand and name of the die at the back of the packet.  I redid the stars as the magnetic sheet was too small for the pocket.

Right now I'm working on the dividers to put them into groups, and I will be back to show you the end result in the next day or two.

Happy crafting 

Thursday, 1 October 2020

October Challenge

Welcome to our October challenges!
This month we are all about sketches.. but as always, Mystical sketches come with an additional requirement :)  

Hi everyone,

Julie here to share my October challenge with you.

The theme for the month is Sketch plus and my challenge is to use this sketch from PageMaps and the plus is to add stitching

Here is my layout.

The photos were taken on one of my walks along the River Torrens here in Adelaide. I am very lucky to live so close to the beautiful walking track that follows both sides of the river. As you can see from the central photo I have even seen Koalas on my walk. Who would think this was in the middle of a city....

There is a process video here.

I have used Kaisercraft's Native Breeze papers for this layout.

I used this sketch to create another layout in 2016. This one does not have any stitching but you might be able to draw some inspiration from it.

Good luck with this month's challenges, can't wait to see your projects.



 Hi Mystical fans, Louise here.

My challenge for you this month is a double layout with multi photos.

I designed this sketch so I hope you enjoy ...

This month I'm getting to play with the 

Uniquely Creative Once Upon A Christmas

I've been having such fun with the gorgeous blues in this collection and decided to team it with a pop of gold. 

Here are the supplies used for this layout:

Thanks for visiting ... I hope you have fun with the sketch.
Happy Crafting

Challenge info...

Due date Saturday, 31st October - Midnight.  Please share with your scrappy friends!

Upload your challenge entry to the Albums on our Mystical Scrapbooks Facebook.  Our chat is private and if you haven't yet joined us we'd love to have you. If you have any trouble joining please email me, Donna, with your name and or a link to your Facebook profile and I will send you an invite.

Facebook Albums - Here
Chat Page - Here

The prize is by random draw.

· 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 month’s prize is a pack of Memory Maze chipboard.

Happy scrapping! 

Monday, 21 September 2020

Hi there.

A very quick post today to share one of my favourite background techniques.

All you need to make this is a few sprays, I used Glimmermists, and some Gladwrap (plastic wrap).

The longest part of this procedure is waiting for the sprays to dry.

The video below shows you just how easy it is to achieve these beautiful results.

Here are a couple of layouts I created in 2016 using this technique to create the backgrounds.

You can see I have used multiple colours on these background but the technique is the same.

I hope you give this a try, it is well worth it and very easy.

Till next time