It’s A Christmas Carol Blog Train

Are you all getting organized for Christmas? you may have noticed I have been very quiet of late, Christmas is always such a busy time for us all, we are having Pete’s 84yr old Mum stopping with us this year and we want to make her as comfortable as we can Smile So……… we moved our sitting room in to Pete’s bar room which is just off our dining room, and closer to the kitchen! Oh boy, what a task, we had to take the extremely heavy bar billiards table out and Pete’s desk too, we brought a couple of arm chairs in from the living room plus a standard lamp for her to sit and read under. We thought having a real log fire would be perfect and much more cosier for her.. Here is our finished Christmas look for the Bar Room!


I wanted hops under the bar beam, Pete bought a bine on line and we hung them up, it was so messy, lots of pollen like oil and petals dropped everywhere whilst we were stringing it up. The finish effect is perfect. Where the chalk writing is, there would normally be a dart board hanging there. This room has lots of railway memorabilia on the walls, I removed most of it just kept a few things up like the number plates!


Pete’s desk would normally be where the tree is and the bar billiards table would stand behind where I am taking the photo, we have put a sofa across that wall.


This wall is where the sofa is against, the wall was ugly with so many picture hooks everywhere, so I made a long garland with lots a fauna from the garden with added fake foliage too, it is very pretty and hides a multitude of sins!

The room looks so old fashioned and cosy, and is quite a contrast to the adjoining dining room in it’s light and airy shabby chic style!


I’ve got my Christmas cards all ready hand made, I just need to write in them and post now!


Yesterday I made a start on the baking, lovely homemade mince pies and jam tartlets. My friends daughter made lots of preserves and was selling them, I bought some delicious mince meat, very lemony curd and sweet rhubarb and vanilla jam for my baking..


Thursday we are changing internet providers, wish me luck that it will go smoothly Smile

now on to the train!

Welcome to the Digital Scrapbooking Studio Christmas Carol Blog Train, this is a very traditional hop that we designers do every year. We all choose a Carol or Christmas Song and create a little gift especially for YOU.

Mine has a little humour twist on a very traditional Carol. I hope you like the twist, if not, there are plenty of elements in this mini kit for people that like things just as they should be Smile

I don’t know if your little ones, or maybe you did as a child but here in the UK I can bet your bottom dollar that there would be some cheeky little cherub singing the wrong lines to the carol, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks.

While Shepherds Washed Their Socks By Night… would always cause a little giggle or three amongst the children sitting on church pews or in their school hall!

So here is my GIFT for YOU



These are all unique hand drawn doodles by me, I hope you like them.. I have even made the Angel into Christmas cards this year!

Download Part 1

Download Part 2

If I am correct you should have come from Manu’s blog ( Happy Christmas dear Manu)  and your next stop will be Jill’s ( Happy Christmas dear Jill). Please make sure you thank all these talented designers for their beautiful parts to this hop.

Here is the full blog hop list.. enjoy all your Christmas goodies from our very talented design team.

Zesty Designs
A-Manda Creation
Nibbles Skribbles
PattyB Scraps
Manu Scraps
LouCee Creations —- That’s Me Smile
Jilbert’s Bits Of Bytes
Mad Genius Designs
Snickerdoodle Designs
ADB Designs
Over the Fence Designs
Studio4 Designworks
Just So Scrappy
Let Me Scrapbook!
Carin Grobe Designs
Wendy Page Digital Design

Lastly.. I wish every one of you a wonderful, happy, peaceful Christmas with your loved ones, please stay safe xx

Or as Tiny Tim Cratchit in The Christmas Carol said.. ‘God bless us, everyone one’


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Wish On A Wing $1 Deals






It’s our $1 Pickle Barrel at Pickleberrypop again! I love creating for this :) This time I’ve gone dreamy and away with the fairies!
A Wish On A Wing  Comes as 6 separate $1 packs PLUS if you BUY all 6 you can get the FREE element pack (2) as well!
Element Pack 1

Patterns and Plains

Slightly Artsy

Alpha Pack

Word Pack

Storyboard Cards

Element Pack 2 is also in the shop for just $2.00, but if you buy all 6 then you can get it free!

Of course I have some lovely pages to show you!

by me


by Vick


by Debbie


by Deia


by Deia


by Jenni

I have a FREE A Wish On A Wing page template for you..  Just click on the preview to download.

Have a happy weekend!

Lou x

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DSD CU Grab Bags and a Blog Hop

And the excitement goes on…………………..

Yesterday you saw my lovely new digital scrapbooking products, today I’m showing off two fabulous CU collab grab bags as well as some festive style goodies!

Vintage CU Grab Bag created along with fellow Studio designer Jill of jilbert’s bits of bytes.

As with the last one, you’ll get 6 full-size CU Packs for one low price of $6.00 ($1.00 each) along with a full-size bonus pack of Jill’s charm frames.  All packs are brand new never seen before goods.
These products are all Commercial Use friendly, but would also make a great addition to your personal stash. They are also S4H and S4O friendly. Please make sure to read the Terms of Use that have been included with each product.
No credit is required for the use of these products, but it’s always appreciated.
Bag includes :
Fresh Flowers 9
Vintage Lace 2
Vintage News 2
Crystal snowflakes
Vintage Frames 4
Watch Faces 2
*bonus pack* Charm Frames 4  FULL Size Reveal in store

Shabby Chic Collab Grab Bag

This grab bag is made with love and contains 7 full size brand-new shabby chic style products by myself and Manu of Manu Scraps. You get each pack for less than $1.00 in this deal! It’s a limited time offer that won’t stay long, so grab it now!
These products are ok for commercial use along with S4H, S4O, and Personal Use friendly.
No credit required for the use of these items, but it’s definitely appreciated.
Bag includes :
Shabby Frames
Paper Flowers 9
Green Raffia
Resin Roses
Rose Chic Layered Paper Templates
*Bonus Pack* Vintage Shabby Stamps  FULL Size Reveal in store

And  I have these new packs in store too, ready for your Christmas designing needs.

Here’s a little view of what’s inside these bags..


Charming Snowflakes

Stripey Ribbons 5

Another pack of ‘festive’ ribbons here for you!

Tartan Ribbons 5

Are you ready for the Sugar Girls Blog Hop?


You should have come from Gaye’s Blog

Here’s my little Commercial Use gift for you, and happy DSD to you all Smile Download HERE


Your next stop is Disasterpiece Studios..

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DSD* New Kits* and Free Mini Kit*

Woohoo! It’s the BIG one, the one we’ve all been waiting for! It’s Digital Scrapbooking Day a great time to pick up awesome kits at fabulous prices and so much more! Are you ready for it all yet?
This will be a long post as I have sales and 2 new kits to share with you. Go get your cuppa! I’ve got my coffee Smile
Sales are happening in my stores at DigitalScrapbookingStudio 30% off & Pickleberrypop 40% off right now and will continue until November 3rd.
I am also guesting at Digiscrappers Brasil this month, everything is also 40% off!

I am excited to show you my absolutely gorgeous grab bag available during this DSD event, this one is perfect for our little furry friends at Christmas!
Santa Paws Grab Bag is only $6.00 and holds the full collection and is available at all three stores!

Here’s what you actually get for your $6.00
Santa Paws Elements

Santa Paws Papers

Santa Paws Cardstock

Santa Paws Alpha Pack

Santa Paws Storyboard Cards

and Santa Paws Words

Here’s a little cluster for you..

I have created a page of my Roman (using the cluster) Well we all know how much he loves to pose for me haha!

And some pages from my fabulous CT.. These girls are amazing as they have so much to create for lots of designers this week, I appreciate all they do.


by Vick


by Renee


by Deia


by Deia


by Debbie


by Jenni


and one from me!

On sale at Pickleberrypop I have a brand new cute ‘homely kit for only $2.00
Such A Home Bird

Here’s a few more pages from my hard working CT!

by Vick


by Debbie


by Jenni

I also made a little extra to go with this kit, it’s my DSD gift for you :) click HERE to download this mini kit.

Well, I think I have told you all my news,  I hope you all enjoy our DSD events in digiland. I too will be off shopping as have had my eye on a few things for quite a while! Have fun all! Smile
Lou x

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Bippety Boppity Whoo!

No Tricks just treats for you today! The Pickleberrypop ‘Pickle Barrel’ is now open and everything is just $1 through to Monday.
I have the perfectly magical Halloween kit for you. Bippety Boppity Whoo!
You are able to buy ALL 6 packs including FREE with purchase HERE

Here is what you will get free.. The Bippety Boppity Whoo Add On.

All Packs are also individually priced.
These are $1 each!

And if you need the Glitter Styles, these are in the sop for only $2.00

I had a lot of fun creating pages with this kit!

and from my talented CT


by Renee


by Deia


by Deia


by Debbie


by Vick


By Jenni.

Over at Digital Scrapbooking Studio I have another awesome deal! 5 kits for just $5 Ends this weekend.. so hurry. It really is a bargain not to be missed.

Here is a cute freebie for you! Some frog legs just in case you are whipping up a few potions this Halloween.

And for those hungry Witches that like Marmalade on their toast in the morning!

Enjoy! and have a fabulous Weekend.
Lou x

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That’s What Friends Are For

A Charity Collab for Melissa.

The wonderful thing about being a part of the digi-scrap community is the way we come together from all over the world to raise money for a cause, a catastrophe or a friend in need.

This time we come together for one of our own.

Melissa Melanson-Dawes (aka LissyKay Designs) just underwent her 14th spine operation and now has to face yet another operation.  She has had to take her 3rd leave of absence from work and will have to stay on bed rest following this next operation through the end of the year.  With all the medical bills and cost of living, the family is not in a financial position to do this, but has no choice as Melissa’s spine damage has worsened to the point that she was losing the ability to walk.

Still recovering from the last round of surgeries, the family now finds themselves in an even worse position than before.  Melissa still needs more treatment and the family is facing losing their small condo due to their finances being drained.  We hope that you will join in and help the Dawes family during their time of need so that Melissa can continue to receive the life-saving care she requires.  They have kept the drastic nature of their situation quite private, but it is at a point they stand to lose what little they have and this will impact the further care Melissa needs.

Many know Melissa has struggled for years, but most don’t know this all started when she was in a car accident as a teenager.  Her husband, Alan, works 2 jobs but this barely touches the debt they have had to take on for Melissa’s medical treatment.  Doctors believe they finally have a solution to prolong Melissa’s physical abilities and with all things going right, she will be able to work for a few more years.  The doctor does not expect her to have many years left of employment and she will have to take a permanent disability.

Many thanks to the 22 amazing designers have come together to help raise money for this wonderful family:

2 Curly Headed Monsters, A Fish Designs, A Little Giggles Designs, Angel Wing Scraps, Anne-Marie Designs, Arizona Girl, Cajun Diva Scraps, Christine Martin, Created by Jill Scraps, Dana’s Footprints, Dream4Ever Designs, Ginger’s Scraps N Pixels, Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes, LouCee Creations, Manu Scraps, NBK Designs, Patty B Scraps, Studio Wendy, The Urban Fairy, Studio4 Designworks, Dagi’s Temp-tations & Zesty Designs and their super talented Creative Teams who have created such wonderful layouts for your inspiration!


Available for for a limited time for just $15 at:

GingerScraps & GDS
Take a look at this AMAZING Collaboration! 

All proceeds (less Paypal fees) from the sale will be donated to the Dawes family.

If you care to donate privately, please visit their family page HERE

Here’s a peek at just a few of the wonderful layouts created with this amazing kit!

While you’re grabbing up this wonderful collab at
GingerScraps or GDS, make sure to visit Melissa’s stores while you are there:
GDS | GingerScraps
(she has some incredible templates!)

Many thanks from us to you!

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$1 Pickle Barrel is Open and a Free template

It’s Pickle Barrel time, which means you can pick up lots of lovely designs at just $1.00 a pack!
My collection is called Babushka and has that folk art feel to it! It’s a great kit to use for everyday family memories.
Babuska Elements

There are 40 elements in this pack.
Babushka Papers

15 Papers, 7 embossed and 8 delicately patterned textured.
Babushka Patterns

12 bold patterns are in this pack!
Babushka Paisley

Beautiful paisley elements plus a few extras in this pack!
Babushka Chalkies

Fun chalkboards to enhance any page!
Babushka Alpha

And lastly a pretty alpha pack with 3 upper case alpha, one lower case and one set of numerals.
ALL PACKS ARE A $1 EACH *until Monday*
Buy all 6 packs and receive this cluster pack absolutely free!

Here is a little inspiration for you.

I even used my kit to create this pretty birthday card.

My CT have been very busy creating these pages this week.

Youre-a-Doll-jenni                by Jenni

Babushka_zps3da45f3e-renee        by Renee

babushka-deb          by Debbie

lcc_ba10-ana2           by Ana

lcc_ba11ana-1          by Ana

lcc_ba10-vick        by Vick
* freebie time* Here’s a template for you today. I hope you like it!

Would you like a FREE mini kit?

please come and join me in the challenge, post your layout and I will send you this free gift!

Happy Weekend All!

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Family Pastimes : Outdoor Fun

I have had the pleasure of joining Manu Scraps in creating this beautiful and fun collection. Family Pastimes Outdoor Fun is just perfect for family recreation and vacation activities such as nature walks, camping, fishing and hiking.
Family Pastimes : Outdoor Fun is on Sale at Digital Scrapbooking Studio and Pickleberrypop

There are 99 UNIQUE elements in this plus one recolor!

30 papers ranging from bold/fun patterns, duo tones to textured plains.

15 cardstock backgrounds.

A cluster pack with 4 frame clusters and 2 element clusters.

An alpha pack with 3 different alpha’s

16 Glitter Styles.

Manu made some fabulous signs, these are a lot of fun for pocket pages!
And we also have some Journal cards to finish off the collection.

You can purchase ALL parts separately at 30% off the original price or SAVE BIG by buying the full Collection which is 57% off.

Here’s a little inspiration for you!


by Vick


by Jenni


by me


by Elaine


by Elaine


by Jenni.

You can catch this little freebie on my facebook page


And this Word Art freebie is exclusive to my Newsletter readers!

Happy Weekend all!

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