DSD is here! Great Deals, Grab Bags, Sales, New CU and a Blog Hop!

Phew! haha, I think I need a rest already after writing my blog title..

It’s always an exciting and busy time of the year, leading up to and then all the happenings over DSD ‘’weekend’’

But it truly could not be more exciting for me as I am about to become a Grand Ma, my son and his wife’s little baby’s due date was 28th of October and baby is proving to be a late comer just as it’s daddy was. Matthew was 2 weeks late, and I guess his little baby is planning on doing something similar. I am forever running to the phone hoping it is Matthew ready to give me the good news, I cannot believe how anxious I am, I am beyond over excited!

Anyway… hey! you want to see some awesome deals! I strongly suggest you make yourself comfy, get a cup of tea or wine depending on your preference Smile and time of day!

Firstly, check out my awesome deal, A brand new collection all crammed in to one little bootie bag at a silly price of $5.00.. Only available for one week.. on sale at

Pickleberrypop and Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Oh My Deer : DSD Grab Bag


Here is some creative eye candy!


by Jenni


by Lisa


by Tammy


by Me


By Vick.

All previews of the collection are actually shown in store!

At Pickleberrypop I have some $2.00 treats for you along with my New PU Oh My Deer DSD Grab Bag!

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Santa Paws : Monkey Business : Daisy Chain

Please checkout the fun activities we at PBP have for you in the forum this weekend!

and my store is 40% off through to November 10th!

On Saturday (ONLY) at Digital Scrapbooking Studio I have some $1 flash sales happening!

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Playful Pups : A Wish On A Wing : Homespun Christmas

Here’s a little extra I have for you as a free gift, this co ordinates with Oh My Deer!


New Commercial Use at SugarHillCo : Collab Grab Bags.

I have had the greatest of pleasure to work alongside with two of my designer friends this month, to bring you two awesome commercial use grab bags.

Vero (The French Touch) and I have created a beautiful Christmas collection for you.


This bag contains, Festive Ribbons, Handmade Felts, Festive Buttons by Me and Festive Ribbons, Christmas Bits and Gold Leaves by Vero, PLUS FWP, a set of styles created by Vero including a pack of Christmas Templates drawn by myself that you can use with the beautiful styles. This bag is just $6.00 and is available until Thursday 12th Nov

Karen of Snickerdoodle Designs and I have created a stunning winter collection for you.


This bag includes A Little Bit Of Greenery 29, Winter Foliage, Reindeer Twill by myself and Winter Newsprint transparencies, Fabric Flowers and Winter Overlays by Karen, PLUS a bonus pack of Charming Christmas Charms by me. This bag is just $6 and is available until Thursday 12th November.

Are you ready for a Commercial Use Blog Hop… well we like to celebrate BIG don’t we Smile



I really appreciate all my customers who visit my stores, I hope you LOVE these Santa charms I have as a gift for you.

Don’t forget! all my CU goods (excluding the new grab bags) are 50% off through to 8th Nov!


Enjoy your weekend all!

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Happy Halloween! Let’s Go Trick or Treating.

Here’s me wishing you a Happy Halloween and the first thing I’m going to show you is something for Christmas haha!

I made these origami stars this week, it took me a while to get the hang of it, but after I made a few I really got in to a good flow! it’s always good to try something new.

These are now on sale in my Commercial Use store at SugarHillCo and 25% off this week.


I also have these gorgeous tartan ribbons, these too are 25% off this week. The green in the ribbon is metallic so they have that little bit of glitz and glam to them.


Okay, now on to all the lovely Halloween Goodies!

Yesterday, my mini kit was free with purchase during the PBP All Treat and No Tricks Promotion, Did you get yours? no worries as I think it will show up again very soon!


You only need to spend $5 in store and you get a fabulous free mini kit.. The promo is on through to the 31st inclusive.


Here’s a page I scrapped with the Dracula themed mini..


Still on sale is my cute Trick or Treatin’ Collection, visit my store to view all separate products..



OK, are you up for some frightfully good fun freebies


The Design Team at Pickleberrypop is ready to fill your Halloween buckets with some digi goodies!

Each participating designer will send you to the next stop in the blog hop. However, if you get lost along the way don’t worry or fret, I’m sending  you back to our forum so you can re track your trail!

You should have come from Anna’s Blog (Anna B V Designs) and collected her awesome goodies

And now you can stuff your little ole goodie bag with one more treat Smile I am the last stop, I really hope you have enjoyed collecting all these sweet treats, we most certainly enjoyed creating them for you.


Of course, I could not resist creating a page with this mini..


Happy Halloween and stay safe.

Lou x

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Trick or Treatin’ Dollar Deals

I love October! I love Halloween, I love all the decorating and dress up and I love the joy it gives to the children. So when the Pickleberrypop colour schemes allows you to create something for Halloween I’m doubly excited!
Trick or Treatin 6 Pack is only $6.00 until Monday evening and has a free with purchase too!

These Storyboard Journal Cards are the Free With Purchase

You also have the choice to buy them separately at $1.00 a pack.

Join my newsletter and grab this pretty background paper.


Here is a little inspiration for you…


by Vick

I’ve also made you a free gift to use with this collection!


Here is my page I created the template from, I hope you like your gift.


Happy weekend all.

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2 BIG Deals not to be missed!

Hello all, I have two fabulous deals to tell you about today, A Dollar deal and Deal of the Day..

Family is a not so mini kit, it has 10 papers and 33 elements. It’s beautiful, rich and perfect for everyday use! and the BEST thing is, it’s only $1.00 for a few more days! hurry before it is back on sale at full price. SALE ENDS October 15th!


Here is some gorgeous inspiration form my team…


by Jenni


by Lisa


by Robyn


by Tammy


by Vick


by me..

Today’s Deal of the Day at The Studio is my pretty kit Babushka, it has a vibrant folklore style. The Collection, Page Kit and Patterned Papers are all 70% off today only!




look how pretty these pages are!




I also have a free alpha for you, it co ordinates with my mini kit Family!


Have a great day and I’ll be back Friday Evening with a brand new collection for the Pickleberrypop’s Pickle Barrel for you!

Here’s a sneak peek.


See you then Smile

Lou x

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A Trio Of Boxes

Recently I have made many birthday cards and decorated a few hybrid projects. Most people who know me well, will know I have a HUGE love of decorating boxes and wooden items with digital papers. A few weeks ago whilst purchasing a few items on a well known craft shopping channel (getting my craft fix) I did a bit of scouting on the internet and found a set of boxes that I could not resist!  I love it when I find boxes that I don’t already have in my stash! These little boxes are only 8cm squared, but they sit in a dinky little tray… well how could I resist that… so I bought 3!

These came from a website called Crafty Computer Paper and are extremely good value for money.


So far I have decorated two of these boxes, here is a show and tell using Valentina’s Creations Tra Sogno e Terra (Collection) which is beautifully vintage.

After removing the hinges, I painted all the edges of the boxes and tray with green acrylic paint, but the green was not quite what I was looking for, I wanted the box to look Shabby chic/vintage and decided to try and give the green that verdigris look so added Tim Holts vintage photo ink to it and then a bit of bronze metallic ink to give it that special patina look. I sealed the boxes and paint work with watered down pva glue.


Whilst I left the boxes and tray to dry, I printed off my papers on high quality matte photo paper, cut them out and inked all the edges.


I used a high quality pva glue to adhere to the boxes and tray!


The finished project is awesome!


My second box was decorated using Digital Scrapbook kit Babushka by LouCee Creations

The edges were painted black on this box set, I wanted that traditional barge painting look that you see on many narrow boats on the canals and waterways in the UK.


Decorating boxes is relatively easy if you have simple shapes to begin with, and the finished project is always outstanding what ever scrapbook kit you decide to work with! Both of these boxes have new homes to go to. They will be filled with all things crafty from gems, to charms to brads!

The third box will be mine! Smile

Have a good day!

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Old Post Cards, Golden Days and Freebie

I love old postcards, we have many local antique shops where I live and it is always nice to scout through them. I even buy a few from time to time..


An old postcard can become more than just a postcard if it has a special meaning to you personally, you may know a person in the photograph, it may be a holiday resort you used to go to with your parents, it may be a landmark you recognise or maybe the town you live in.

My husband, Pete, likes to collect old items that are from Codnor Park, the village we live in, we often get Ebay packages through the post and I often wonder “oh my lordy, what he has bought now”.  A few weeks ago he bought a 100 year old £1 Co-op coin/token that had the village name minted on it, He went to collect this personally from the chap he bought it from as he was reasonably local.

He sat and had an interesting chat with this guy, who had a huge collection of memorabilia from our surrounding area. He brought out a postcard book for Pete to view, this book was large and heavy and marked with the letter C. Imagine Pete’s surprise when he saw our very own home on one of these 110 year old postcards! Unfortunately this was part of the guys collection and not for sale, but he was happy enough to scan it for us.

We are now a proud owner of an old photo of our home in 1904! (just after it was built) how exciting.

This is our house here..


Here is the old postcard side by side to a photograph I took yesterday, there are a lot of changes now, like more trees, a tarmac road and houses all around us, but the original houses still look relatively the same!


Aaah, Golden Memories!

Which smoothly brings me on to my latest kit which is now in store at Pickleberrypop and The Studio.

Golden Days, is an Autumnal kit, but I also found it perfect for old photo’s and made a time line with the old postcard of our home! This kit has the cutest foxes and owl and gorgeous paper flowers which I handmade for the kit. It has mosaic tiles which were crunching underneath my husbands feet, whilst on a local walk, he bought a few home with him, and I instantly scanned them, I like it when Pete finds unusual things!



Golden Days has 18 papers and 55 elements. It’s on sale for $7.00, but this week you get 40% off and can purchase the kit for just $4.20.

Here are some pretty layouts for inspiration.


by Stellamarie (PBP CT)


by me.


by Tammy


by me.


by Vick


by Lisa


by Jenni


by me

I have a freebie for you today, an alpha to co ordinate with the kit.. enjoy


Have a wonderful weekend all..

Lou x

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Summer Breeze Dollar Deals!

*Before you start reading, grab a coffee and check out all the lovely pages created with this collection*

Gosh, I cannot believe it’s the $1 Pickle Barrel time already! This months colours are so bright and fun, I have enjoyed creating with them. What’s more I couldn’t stop scrapping pages with the collection I designed too! The collection was perfect for some album pages I needed to do for my daughter.
Summer Breeze is the name of my collection, I got the inspiration from my garden, although it is sort of ‘over grown’ it’s a perfect haven for butterflies and bees.

So of course this collection has buddleia, lots of greenery, butterflies, birds and bees inside. It is vibrant and is a great all rounder summer time kit.
Summer Breeze : all parts are $1.00.

And if you buy all SIX….
You get these Word Strips FREE!

Here are the pages I created with this collection.

Here is lot’s more eye candy from the PBP CT and my personal CT too!


by Traumelfe


by Scrapdolly


by Zanthia


by Mother Bear


by Bright Eyes


By Robyn


by Tammy


by Vick


by Jenni

Here’s a little freebie for you today.


and if you get my newsletter, you would have picked up this pretty frame cluster!


and just a little reminder haha! *yes, my daughter rolled her eyes when she saw this* Smile


but hurry, the offer ends on Monday!

Happy weekend all. Lou x

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It’s PBP Birthday, New $5 Lolly Bags and a Freebie






Happy 9th Birthday to Pickleberrypop, you are more than welcome to come join in our party celebrations! We have new challenges, and birthday surprises happening in the forum right now!
NEW in store is our annual $5.00 Lolly Bag Deals. We have a huge collection of both Personal Use Digital Scrapbook items and Commercial Use products too.
This year, I have created two Lolly Bags and both boast unique hand drawn styles, which were inspired by my son and his wife Leyla for different reasons.
Matthew and Leyla moved in to their first ‘proper’ home 2 weeks ago, After many years living together as students and then newly weds in rented accommodation, they are now proud home owners!
The house is a new build and all it needs is a lick of colour and wallpaper on the walls as they are all magnolia at the moment.
Lolly Bag 1 is perfect for everyone who loves their everyday home life.
The second Lolly Bag is one for little boys who’s wonderful imagination can lead them to training dragons!
My inspiration for this was because Matthew and Leyla are expecting their first child in October, and I’m going to be a grandma ( I’m over excited and cannot wait) and… drum roll please, it’s a baby BOY!
They are in the middle of designing the nursery and going for more of a denim blue colour instead of pastels. Anyway, I digress, if you notice in my shop, girl kits come easily to me, my boy themed kits are few and far between, so I’m pushing myself to design more boy style kits and this is where Lolly Bag 2 comes in!
It is a tradition at Pickleberrypop not to show the full kit previews of the Lolly Bags, but the pretty clusters on the front of the bags and the layouts created with these bags are more than enough to show you these bags are awesome!

Lolly Bag 1 has a full sized page kit inside with 18 papers and 49 elements. it also has a pack of Alphas, Journal Cards, Patterned Papers and Word Art. The full value of this bag is $19.00.

This page is of my son Matthew when he was 21/2, we are waiting for the ice cream van, we moved into this house the previous summer and have been here ever since. I love my home.

This card, I made for Matthew and Leyla, when they moved in to their new home.

Here are some lovely pages from my CT


by Lisa


by Tammy


by Robyn


by Vick

Lolly Bag 2 holds a full sized page kit with 15 papers and 50 elements.
and also include, Patterned Papers, Journal Cards, Word Bits and an Alpha Pack.

This is my son Matthew and daughter Catherine having a sword fight with swords they made from driftwood found on the beach.

Here are some super pages from my CT


by Lisa


by Robyn


by Vick

and a page from Stellamarie, who is a member of PBP’s CT team.


Today, I made a birthday card using a paper from Lolly Bag 1 and all the Alpha’s from Lolly Bag 1 and 2. I have the birthday word art and card printable as a freebie for you.

Enjoy your free gift and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! bye for now..

Lou x
Lou x

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