Friday, 1 April 2011

No Piracy Blog Train

The Digital Scrapbooking industry has seen a massive increase in piracy of digital scrapbooking products.  Over recent months many designers products are being offered illegally for sale and via “swapping” groups.  In an industry where many hours are spent designing and developing products with very little return from sales this is having a devastating effect on many designers working hard to bring products to market.  The blog train this month is all about pirates in the bid to spread the message “say NO to piracy”

Here is my contribution to the blog train.  I hope you enjoy.


You can download it HERE

Please leave a comment if you download :)

Moving on with the blog train

Pardon The Mess

Previous stop on the Blog Train

Brown Owl Scrapping

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!!

Hugs and Smiles


Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Scouts Honour

Hi there Everyone

Hope you are having a good day. Here in the UK we are finally starting to see the signs of spring as my daffodils are peeping out… Few more weeks and they should be open and in their full glory.  Its been such a long winter I truly can’t wait for spring to arrive.

I have a new collection in my store specially requested by a valued customer :)  A scouts Honour is a gorgeous collection for your little boy and girl scouts.  There is a full UK and US version of the collection.



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The collection is themed around the great outdoors with a lot of use of natural type elements such as rope and wood.  I had so much fun making the rope words and flowers.  The collection contains 20 papers, a full alpha, loads of original elements – 73 elements in total, including 20 rope word art and a full set of either UK or US scouts in a variety of skin shades.  Perfect to scrap all those special moments your little ones experience in the world of Scouting.

The collection can be found at my store HERE.  Great value for $7.99. 

Here is a little freebie for you – My Boy and My Girl Rope Word Art

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Download HERE

I love more than anything seeing the layouts people create with my products.  Please feel free to leave me a comment with a link to your layout so I can pop by and leave some love.

Have a good week everyone

Hugs and Smiles

Friday, 25 February 2011

Been poorly :(

Since the start of this year, as a family we have been poorly :(  Its been one germ or bug after another.  From colds, coughs, sneezes, to ear infections, infatigo and tonsillitus.  I had just thought the end was in sight and everyone was on the mend when blow me down we got hit by another bad cold virus.  To top it all off I have also had Blephritis for the last 3 weeks.  I've had it before.  Its a chronic condition which causes swelling of the eyelids.  I think its caused by the long hard winter and too much central heating indoors and the heater on in the car.   Luckily it is treatable and my eyes seem to be mending nicely. I only seem to get an outbreak every couple of years too... so hopefully that's it now for a couple more :)
This means I've been able to manage and finish off my latest collection which will be in the store this Sunday.  Entitled Scouts honour it is a collection about Scouting requested by a customer.  It will be available in both a UK and USA format.  Here is a sneek peak for you...

Hope you like it :)  Look out for it appearing on my Blog Sunday with a little freebie just for you:)
Hugs and Smiles

Monday, 31 January 2011

February 2011 Blog Train Blog

Hi there everyone!!! Welcome to the February 2011 Blog Train Blog.  One of the largest blog trains in the Scrapbooking community!  The Theme this month is my hearts dream… With lots of glitter, bling, hearts and romantic elements and papers it is perfect for this time of year for scrapping about the people in our lives we love or reminiscing over our first love, first date etc…
Please note my part of the blog train is up but some of my fellow designers on this blog train live in different time zones so theirs may not be up until late on February 1st.  Just be patient and check back again… this is truly a global community!
New to blog trains?  Not sure what a blog train is?  Its simple - a wealth of designers have got together to make scrapbooking papers and elements with a common theme and colour palette.  Simply pop by each designers blog and pick up their portion of the mega collection.  With over 100 designers signed up you will have a huge amount of scrapbooking supplies to scrap those February valentine layouts or any other love layouts and all for free :)
Here is my contribution to the blog train :)  I hope you enjoy. 
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Next Blog in the train     Blog train main page       Previous Blog in the train
        Sugar Pie Scraps               Trish H Designs             Ruby Lane Memories        
Whilst here why not sign up for my newsletter and get a coordinating MegaCollection Love is for free :)  Normally $7.99 in my store all customers who sign up for the newsletter will get a coupon for 100% off this product – but hurry it expires after valentines day!! Signing up for the Newsletter means you will also receive regular updates from Four Little Pixels, with money off vouchers, special freebies and tutorials only for newsletter subscribers.  (You can find the newsletter subscription box top right on the blog. Average number of newsletters per month 2 – 3 – don’t worry you won’t get your mailbox bombarded!! LOL)
Co-ordinating Kit Love is… Available in my store   HERE…. for $7.99.

Here are a couple of layouts done with Love is Mega Collection

By me!
By Martina
By Joyce

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

My Store Team at Digital Scrap Ink

Hi there everyone…. I hope you are all keeping well in 2011!  So how are your new years resolutions going?  Did you make any?  Have you broke any?  I stopped making new years resolutions a while ago but this year my resolution is to work more efficiently and do some more blogging to reach out to my customers :)

Last week I introduced you all to my Four Little Pixels Creative team.  Today I just wanted to introduce you to my amazing store team at Digital Scrap Ink.  Digital Scrap Ink is a wonderful place to work and to hang out in the forum.  It is one of the most friendly and warming digital scrapbooking communities I have encountered with lots of challenges and things going on.  Everyday in January there is a top tip for using digital scrapbooking software such as Photoshop and Photoshop elements, from keyboard shortcuts to improving technique its definitely not to be missed.  One of the biggest frustrations many scrap bookers share is a lack of time to scrapbook those precious memories.. imagine being able to speed up your scrapbooking and learn some amazing new techniques.  The link to the forum for the January shortcuts is here: January A month of shortcuts

The store is owned by Michelle who took over management last year and has some wonderful ideas for enhancing the experience there :) This year is going to see some major developments in the forum so make sure you sign up for my Four Little Pixels Newsletter, so as not to miss out:).  Michelle works extremely hard to support her design team and customers


We have two wonderful ladies – Sarah and Karina  who work on our welcoming team and spend a huge amount of time moderating the forum and hosting our chats

We also have an amazingly talented creative Team – Julie (aka Scrapaholic), Star (aka Starlightprincess), Rosemary, Ann (aka AnnBK), Mary (aka MJB), and Missy (aka Missy) who also writes the store newsletter….

So a huge thank you to all you ladies for helping support Four Little Pixels Products.

P.S This blog post was written using Windows Live Writer.  For anyone who hasn’t tried it yet – its amazing.  It allows me to write my blog posts off line… preview them as they will appear on my blog and even uploads photos and formatting as I have specified in my draft.  It also allows you to keep multiple different drafts of your blog posts on your hard drive.  A definite must for busy bloggers!  You can download Windows Live Writer here:Windows Live Writer

Take Care

Monday, 17 January 2011

Amazing Hybrid project by Martina

Hi everyone...
I hope you are all keeping well :)  Fed up with the constant rain here... I can't wait for spring to come... and it is coming because the daffodils are just starting to sprout through the soil....  I think a few more weeks of rain to come yet though :)

I have some wonderful news to share with you which made my day ... I found this darling hybrid project in my gallery today made by one of my amazingly talented creative team Martina aka Marjula!!

Isn't it simply outstanding!!  Way to go Martina!!!

Cookie Mama is my latest product in the shop and with 20 papers, over 70 elements and a full alpha it is full of possibilites from hybrid projects, to recipe cards or for scrapping your baking layouts.

You can find it in my store here:  Cookie Mama Mega Collection by Four Little Pixels

Thanks for looking :)

Hugs and Smiles

Friday, 14 January 2011

Welcome to my Creative Team and Cookie Mama

Hi there everyone. As promised today I want to announce my amazingly talented creative team for Four Little Pixels :) You may recall that I did the Creative Team Call before Christmas and the response from very talented digital artists was amazing. These 6 ladies really shone as being highly creative and when you see what they have been doing with my latest products I think you will undoubtedly agree :)

So a very big and heartfelt welcome on board ladies :) I am so looking forward to working with each of you :)

I also have a new Mega Collection in store… Cookie Mama
Some of you will know that I have 4 little pixels: Hollie, Kayleigh, Archie and Harley. The younger ones love to do baking and it is something we like to do regularly. Its huge fun (although the mess does take sometime to clear away when we are finished). We often end up with far too many cupcakes etc to eat but they enjoy it so much its all good:)

Cookie Mama Mega Collection contains over 20 papers, over 70 elements and a full cookie alpha.

There are plenty of elements to adorn your layouts including
  • Oven, baking utensils and baking gloves
  • Eggs, flour, butter, mixing bowl and whisks
  • A selection of cookies, cupcakes and a cupcake stand
  • Gingerbread house and gingerbread man
  • 3 gorgeous chefs in both green and lilac
  • Recipe book and notebook
  • A selection of frames in recipe card style
  • A selection of ribbons, flowers and foliage
  • Buttons and fleurs
  • Word art written in the flour including secret recipe, Lil Chef and more.

Take a look at some of the fantastic layouts done my creative team.

By Erika

By Martina

By Joyce

By Me!

By Mia

By Erika

By Joyce

By Martina

You can get this wonderful mega collection in my store by clicking on the link below
Buy Cookie Mama here

Hurry too as there is a sale on all weekend at Digital Scrap Ink with a full 17% off making it a steal at $6.63.  Normal price only $7.99

One of the best things about designing, for me, is seeing what people do with my products. If you create any layouts please email me the link at so I can go and ooooohhhhhh and ahhhhhhhhing over your creations.

Hugs and Smiles

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Happy New Year to you all!

Hi there Everyone!

A happy new year to you all.  I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and a peaceful new year.  It was the usual manic chaos in my house but peace is now being gradually restored.  The children are settled back at school after an eventful first few days and we are all getting back into our normal routine.  I am also back at work and having had several weeks off in December it is taking a little bit of getting used to but I think I am just about there.  This means I may have a bit more time for designing!

I have a Fantastic new creative team working with my products this year and I can't wait to show them off to you all.  I will post some news and some of their layouts tomorrow.  I also have a new collection in store Cookie Mama.  I wish I had more time to write now but I must run.  I will update you all tomorrow regarding my wonderful new girls and products.

Take good care