Monday, 23 March 2015


Here today ladies to share some of my creations using the March Michelles Mechanical Madness kit....Yep its names after me!
I used some awesome steampunk chippies ( Thank you Meg, from a "Whole Lotta happy") from my stash.

firstly, my Steampunk Queen......using the Gorgeous Steampunk hat! Thanks Meg!

Then comes Ebsolom, the Gorgeous caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland

Then there is my Steampunk Guy......again using Scrap FX chippies! from my wonderful friend Meg

and last but not least theres Blue girl......

Stop by Scraps of Darkness, our monthly kits and add ons are to die for!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


Hello Ladies, 
here today to share the reveal of Scraps of Darkness latest kit....
Michelle's Mechanical Madness.......yes its true, Im Michelle.
Melinda has honoured me by including my name here, and I couldn't be prouder.....
Will you get a gander at the Mechanical goodness in this kit! Its Madness.......( do you like that!)

Every thing a scrap hoarder, I mean booker could want!
This main kit is so Awesome I'm contemplating the biggest Demi
roll in history!

Then we have the awesome add-ons, oh you wont want to miss these!!!!
Co-ordinating paper,

Then we have the paper add on with extra sheets of the main kit paper, for that extra few layouts....

Then there is the awesome embellisment add on......YUM!
Gears - be still my steampunk heart!
and the Signature add on - Colour
 and then the ever popular Creativity add on, where there is Yummy Finnabair
creativity just oooozing from every item!
Oh my lord, Im gonna need a little lay down after this!
Not to be forgotten, the Flora and Fauna add on....

now I ask you, is this not the most Mish kit you've ever seen!
Don't forget to come join our forum on Face Book, you don't have to buy the kits
to play with us, just pop in stay awhile and craft up a storm!

Ok thats all from me, Im off to play, its a wonderful day!

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 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 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!