Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Having recently seen the movie "The Big Year" starring 
Jack Black, Steve Martin & Owen Wilson
I am coming out of the closet re my love of birds!
I have always loved birds, skidded to a halt in traffic
to photograph a bird or duck.....stopped the car to let ducks cross
and all the silly things loving birds entail.

I never knew others felt like me, of course as Id never been exposed to 
another bird lover.....Hen hates birds, his father hated birds......so I kept
it quiet.......till now. That movie changed everything.

I want to travel and do a "Big Year". I want to go Birding, finding new species
to photograph myself, not just see in books!

I did my first birding expedition last weekend in my neighborhood.....39 species....
I was pretty impressed, ok nothing compared to Lynne Barber or the guys in the
movie, but 39 in one day was impressive, I never realised that so many birds
were nesting, or hunting in my neck of suburbia.....

my list includes:
~Red tailed black cockatoo~
~common wood duck and ducklings~
( walking along the side of the highway....eeeek, i followed them till they
got to the lake near my house safely.)

~Galah - flock~
~Suplhur crested cockatoo x 4~
~Red Wattle bird~
~Juvenile Pacific Koel~
 ( raised by red wattle bird above)~
~green satin bower bird~
( - in my palm tree!)
 ~Pied Currawong~
~Australian Laughing Kookaburra x 5~
~Australian Magpie~
~Australian Raven - flock~
~Australian common blackbird~
 ~Red Whiskered Bul Bul~
(with young)
~Magpie Lark~
~Black faced Cuckoo Shrike~

I am loving this new found freedom, and have ordered my new Binoc's
and journal to record my visuals.

Ah to be filthy rich and travel the world birding.

Saturday, 14 February 2015


just a couple projects using the Gorgeous January kit from Scraps of Darkness
Karens Valentine Kit!!!!!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Want to Join Scraps of Darkness??????

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Kit Clubs are looking for one or more Educators to join our Design Teams!

Do you enjoy working with the newest "quality" scrapbook products on the market, making your own embellishments and flowers, altered items, and/or exploring mixed media - and sharing your knowledge? If so, you don’t want to miss out on this call!

As an Educator at Scraps of Darkness or Scraps of Elegance, you will be working with our Main kit, as well as two of our kit add ons each month.  We want to offer our club members a wide variety of tutorials, perhaps a new style of flower you've created, or some fun techniques with mixed media, how you created your latest layout or off the page item, etc.

Responsibilities Include:
  • 2 completed projects utilizing our Main Kit and/or our kit Add-Ons each month, to be uploaded to specified online galleries, as well as your blog/facebook/etc.
  • 2 video tutorials to accompany the projects which are to be available for viewing on YouTube.
  • Be an active presence in our Facebook Community Group – our club members want to get to know you!
  • Check in daily in our design team group.

What you will receive in return for your commitment:
  • Our Main Monthly Kit
  • Our exclusive Creativity Add-On, and one other kit add on of your choosing.
  • A generous discount on any additional add-ons you may want, as well as items in our store.
  • A Design Team/Educator Badge with your photo and a link to your blog on our site.
  • You will work alongside our other amazing, talented designers, and be part of a design team that is appreciated and valued by management.

This call is open to US and International Applicants

How to Apply:
  • Please send all applications to lisa@scrapsofdarkness.com with your name and Educator Call in the subject line.
  • Include your full name, address, email, phone number
  • Include links to your blog, on line galleries, resume if you have one
  • Provide links to three of your video tutorials
  • Submit photos of 3 projects that demonstrate your style
  • Please list all current design team commitments that you have

Note: Our designers are exclusive to us. You are permitted to design for manufacturers, challenge sites, etc., but no other kit clubs are to be promoted or advertised please.

Applications must be received by February 24th, 2015.

You will be contacted via email if you are selected for our team. 

That's it - Good Luck!!!

Saturday, 7 February 2015


Having not blogged for a while, since I had no computer, I didnt get the chance to share the gorgeous kit from SOD for December " Northern Lights Kit"

I have 3 projects that I have completed so far........

Scraps Of Darkness Layout from the Karens Valentine Kit for January

For this layout, I used the papers from the kit, the butterflies, and wire words......
I used petaloo and prima flowers from previous kits, and invelde Bolme resin seaside embellies.....
added to that the prima Finnabair letters! and viola seaside treat!


Hello Scrappy friends, 

Scraps of Darkness's January Kit, Karens Valentine Kit, is jammed packed  with yummy Bo bunny papers, and flowers, and the creative and embellishment addons are to die for!

I created a layout using the papers, and some goodies from the last couple of kits, so versatile, your kits can mix and match! 

Here is the awesome creativity add on
Here is the Flower add on below,

and here is the Embellishment add on

dont forget SOD's signature add on, Colour!
and the papers, you gotta have papers!
Patterned paper add on, and additional paper add on

Now for my first layout, 
I used the papers......and some butterflies.....

stay tuned for more SOD yumminess......

Sunday, 14 December 2014


Hello Ladies,
its been a long time between posts, but here I am, building a room
on the back of the house and playing nursemais is time consuming.

Here is an Art Journal page I have completed using the glorious November kit from Scraps of Darkness Serenade.....