Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Challenge

Welcome to our April Challenge...

This month's requirements are;

The colour Yellow - as little or as much as you like!
Add some Misting
Do some Embossing

And here are our CT pages....

Glad you can join us again this month for our new challenge.  I had a lot of fun playing with this one as you will see.

 I did use the colour yellow, firstly with some patterned paper and then some yellow and pink misting.  I also used some embossed cardstock and then did some heat embossing   for on my title.  Here is a close up for you to see.

And finally the end result.  Thanks for taking the time to look and good luck joining in the fun.  Liz

After seeing the band, Queen recently, I'm scrapping several pages about that.
Of course, Freddie Mercury wasn't there, but he was projected up on a giant screen wearing his famous yellow jacket at Wembley 1986 concert.

My paper was a birthday candle and cake paper, but I managed to disguise that by placement of mists and photo mats. I used swiss dot dry embossing.

I love using yellow so this was a good opportunity to do a bright and happy layout of some cute school memories for my son - gosh this was Kindergarten and he's now at University so a little overdue I think.

I am using yet another older paper range - this one from Theresa Collins and I've added in some embossed card behind the photo.

Hope to see all your layouts in our gallery.  

Happy scrapping,

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March Challenge

Welcome to our March Challenge...

This month's requirements are;

The colour Pink

Add some Paint
Do some handwriting

And here are our CT pages....


I really had fun with this months challenge.  I have not used Pink for some time and how lucky that my little granddaughter had her concert just recently and she was a 'Sugar Plum Fairy'.  Great chance to use some pink.   I cheated a little and used background papers for 'handwriting' just for a little variation. 

I flicked some white paint around the layout and had to cut the picture out as there was so much background 'junk' and then mounted the pic on some light tulle.   It was lots of fun putting it all together, so hope you can join in once again this month.......Liz

I've gone very dramatic with this layout. I used a background paper which featured pink but was quite dark. I applied pink paint to brighten it up. The photo is of a samba dancer hence the coloured title.
For my handwriting, I used a quote. The buttons are a bright crimson, despite them looking red on here.

Continuing on my theme of using up older paper lines and supplies that have been sitting in my stash mostly unused, this month I pulled out a white Adirondack Lights paint dauber which I used to paint the edges of my base paper.  To this I added a few project life cards, a couple of pieces of patterned paper from my offcuts box and a paper doily and set to work ( I even found some very old Basic Grey feltees in a bottom draw).

Hope you can find time to play along with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February Challenge

Welcome to our February Challenge...

Create a layout, a set of 3 cards or any OTP item you wish!

This month's requirements are;
  • The colour White
  • Add some Chipboard
  • Use 2 Photos
And here are our Creative Team pages to inspire you!


I used the "extreme" chipboard painted white to blend with the background. Both papers have a shimmer that you can't see on this scan.

Liz Hocking
Hello everyone, for this months challenge it was certainly a challenge using white, as we don't tend to use it much in our layouts.
Here is my creation

Never a problem using 2 photos and this was also a good chance to use up chipboard, which I always forget to rummage through.  I coated my chipboard words with Liquid Pearls and used this Kaisercraft background paper.
Hope this inspires you to take part in our challenge this month.  Until next time.....happy scrapping...Liz.

I use white a lot, in fact it is probably my preference for a background.  Continuing on with my theme of using up older products I pulled out some very old patterned paper and a few stickers from my stash, along with some washi and a few other bits and bobs to complete my page.  I added two chipboard corner edges which I had sprayed with Kaiser mist.

Hope you can find time to play along with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

Have fun everyone!   Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Bickie Tin Team

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January Challenge

Welcome to 2020, and our first challenge for the year 😀

January Challenge
This month's requirements are:

  • The colour Blue
  • Add some Sequins or Confetti
  • Use at least 3 layers
And here are our Creative Team pages to inspire you!


I used vellum inked around the edges as one of my layers and small confetti made by using a hole punch. I think it looks like water droplets, hopefully, you do too.

Continuing my theme of using up old or unwanted stock.  This page is made entirely from leftover bits and pieces.  The white cardstock was a piece I had already used (I'd sprinkled it with black ink drops) but I didn't like how it turned out and had cast it aside. I sprayed it with blue ink, positioned my photo and layered patterned paper (all leftover pieces from my scrap basket) over the worst of it and covered the remains spots with the sequins.  The other bits and bobs were remaining pieces from various packets which invariably end up in a small bowl I keep on my scrap desk – you never know what you might find in there. 

                                                                     Liz Hocking

Welcome to the New Year everyone.  I embraced our first challenge for the start of the year with a summer theme.  Lots of layers with paint and patterned papers in blue with the base also in blue with a little paint.  A few sequins scattered and layout completed.

This layout is quite fun to do and very easy to put together.  I have used it  a few times with different papers.   I hope you have been inspired and look forward to seeing your entries.  Until next time..happy scrapping.....Liz.

Have fun everyone!   Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Bickie Tin Team

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

November Winner

Novembers Winner by the old fashion "name out of a hat" is ...

Coralie Lizzy Crust
Please message me (via Facebook) your address so I can pop a little surprise in the post for you :)

Thank you, to everyone that played along!
The Bickie Team

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December Challenge

Welcome to our December Challenge...

Create a layout, a set of 3 cards or any OTP item you wish!

This month's requirements are;

  • The colour Green
  • Add some Bling
  • Use some Ribbon

And here are our Creative Team pages to inspire you!

This month I have continued to delve into the dim, dark recesses of my overflowing stash and pulled out the remains of a Scenic Route kit (another company that ceased to be many, many years ago).  I am honestly not sure why I hang onto bits of card stock, off cut papers, leftover embellishments in the hope "they may come in useful someday"!  Well, today was the day to create some bright, happy Christmas cards - it is December after all!

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

                                                               Liz Hocking

This month I have created a sweet 'peek a boo'  layout.  I too have been using up some papers that I have had in my stash.  There is always a piece of paper for the right photo.

For the challenge, I have used green ribbon flowers and some green ivy in the patterned paper., finished off with some bling scattered around embellishments.
and here is the 'peek a boo' door.

Thanks for taking the time to look and hope that you will get your 'cuppa' and a bickie or 2 and settle down and join in the challenge.
Until next time.....
Happy scrapping   Liz

I've used a ruby rock-it border paper cut in half on the right of my layout.
The photo allowed me to "go wild" with embellishments and trims. I used strips of thin green ribbon under the photo mat and across the bottom as well.
The Kaisercraft green bling flowers hinted at a tropical mood too.

Have fun everyone.. Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Bickie Tin Team

Friday, November 1, 2019

November Challenge

Welcome to our first Bickie Tin challenge!!

We are aiming at keeping things very simple and relaxed here, scrapping for the fun of it, relaxed ideas to keep your mojo ticking along.  Each month we will have 3 requirements, and you are open to creating anything you wish, a scrap page, a set of cards, mixed media item or OTP item... As long as we can see the basic requirements it's all good!

3 requirement to inspire you as you wish.......... there are no other rules!

Well no that's not true, there are 2 rules:
  • All images are copyrighted to whom posted them, don't use without permission.
  • Be nice
Create a layout, a set of 3 cards or any OTP item you wish!

This month's requirements are;
  • Include the colour Red - a little or lot, it's up to you
  • Add a Die-cut
  • Have a torn edge or two
Upload to via our Linky and/or to our Facebook album.

Check out what our Creative Team came up with...

Liz Hocking:

How exciting to be part of this new inspirational blog.  I hope you will make a cuppa and perhaps grab a Bickie or 2 and see what the team has created for you to enjoy.

I thought this was a good opportunity to get ahead of the game and create some cards ready for Christmas.
I made a set of 3 to get started.

Here is a closer look for you of each card.  I mostly used some Kaisercraft die cuts, along with some bling and teamed with some ribbon and bling.

For this card, I tore a little corrugated cardboard for a little different with a die-cut from Kaiser.
For my next card, I used a little leftover Prima paper that I had in my stash, along with a Kaiser Reindeer die-cut and the love bauble.

I hope that you have enjoyed this little inspiration and that you will join in the fun.   Until next time, Happy scrapping/cardmaking

Jane Howden

Super thrilled to be part of this new venture.

For our first challenge I thought I might take the opportunity of using up some old supplies from my stash - does anyone remember Hambly Screen Print transparencies?  I have a small pile of these – they are so old the company is no longer in existence so I may well be overdue in using one!  To these, I have added a rose die cut and paper from a rather dated Prima collection and did some edge tearing and bending.  I am very happy with the result. Hope this might inspire you to get out those older supplies and reduce that stash.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

Julene Mathews

Hi everyone. I've made a layout.
I had 2 matching papers in different colours that went with the theme of the wedding; red and turquoise.
The die cuts are the corner covers on the bottom photo.

That's all for this month

Have fun everyone.. Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Bickie Tin Team

Thursday, October 10, 2019

We are ready to go!

Hello crafty friends....

We have our Creative Team all ready to go, our first challenge will be up on the first of November, didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would so we are a bit ahead of schedule!!

That said, if you where considering join out CT please feel free to contact me, the more the merrier :)

Happy scrapping

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Creative Team needed...

We are a new challenge blog looking for some creative people to build a little Creative Team.

If you love to scrap, can take quality photos of your work and are looking for some simple challenges to keep you creating.

No sponsorship, this is just an inspiration blog. We are looking for 3 people


1 layout a month
Share our blog and challenges on your blog and Facebook
Be happy

Please email Donna at with the header  Bickie Tin CT

Looking forward to hearing from you!