01 May 2021

What's in the bickie tin for May ...

 Welcome to our May challenge on What's in the bickie tin?

This month our criteria is ...

Colours -Blue -2 different shades.  Use as little or as much as you like.
Add an Angle to your page
Use a Die-Cut.

Used two shades of blue, angled my photo slightly and added in a number of die cuts to document a page for our Tasmania holiday album from a few years ago.

Hope you will find some time to join in with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

01 April 2021

What's in the bickie tin for April ...

 Welcome to our April challenge on What's in the bickie tin?

This month our criteria is ...

Colours - Pink & White.  Use as little or as much as you like.
Add a Flower or two
Use a stamp


I love white space - that's no secret so I have created a simple layout yet following the criteria. I've used a background stamp to create an area under my photo which normally would be patterned paper.

Hope you will find some time to join in with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

18 March 2021

Soul Scrappers in March ...

  Joining in with a few current Soul Scrappers challenges during March.

TTT68

Tic Tac Toe - one of my favourites.


Used the diagonal of sequins, striped patterned paper and a banner.


Using a line or word from this poem ...

"Thank You" by Ross Gay.

If you find yourself half naked

and barefoot in the frosty grass, hearing,

again, the earth's great, sonorous moan that says

you are the air of the now and gone, that says

all you love will turn to dust,

and will meet you there, do not

raise your fist. Do not raise

your small voice against it. And do not

take cover. Instead, curl your toes

into the grass, watch the cloud

ascending from your lips. Walk

through the garden's dormant splendor.

Say only, thank you.

Thank you.



I used Thank You.


One word title and this month it is to use a day, month or year as your title.


I used 2018 as the year we sold our family home of 20 years to downsize and still took way too much "stuff" with us!

OWT#2

aka One Word Title and this month it must be multicoloured ...



Pick 3 from the list and create ...


1. the colour yellow

2. splattering paint or ink

3. one photo only

4. 3 pieces of wood veneer

5. stars

6. LARGE arrows

7. two fonts in title

8. machine stitching



Thanks for looking,

Jane xx

01 March 2021

What's in the bickie tin for March ...

 Welcome to our March challenge on What's in the bickie tin?

This month our criteria is ...

Colour - Green.  Use as little or as much as you like.
Add a Circle
Use some Ink


I decided this could be a great opportunity to use up a lot of little scraps of green paper I had in my stash and proceeded to punch circles to create my page and used a number of small embellishments to add some interest.  My background is distress ink and a stencil which I think is rather effective.

Hope you will find some time to join in with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx


28 February 2021

Soul Scrappers ...

  Playing along with a few current Soul Scrappers challenges.


From the provided list I selected One photo, scattered flowers, die cut title and threw in some stars for good measure.


Thanks for looking,

Jane xx

17 February 2021

He's just a gamer ...

Playing along with Creative Embellishments this month with their Black and White and one other colour challenge (plus using some chipboard of course).

I am obviously using yellow as my other colour of choice.  I painted chipboard stars in black paint to add to my page as well as adding in some buttons and washi.

He's just a gamer ....

Thanks for looking,
Jane xx




01 February 2021

February - What's in the bickie tin?

 Welcome to our February challenge on What's in the bickie tin?

This month our criteria is:

Colours - Red/Pink... One or both. Use as little or as much as you like.
Add a heart.
Use a stencil

I've combined both red and pink and gone all out with the heart theme using them as patterned paper and embellishments.  I've used a pink ink pad and stencil to create a background.

Hope you can play along with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx 

01 December 2020

What's in the bickie tin for December ...

Welcome to our December's inspiration on What's in the bickie tin?

This month inspirations are:

Colours - Silver and/or Gold.  Use as little or as much as you like.
Add a Bow
Use a stamp 

Well finding a bow was somewhat of a challenge - you'd think in a stash my size there would be a bow, any bow, somewhere now wouldn't you but it took some deep digging to find one and then it turned out to be blue.  So what to do?  Find some gold and blue patterned paper so it co-ordinates of course!



I've added in some gold stamping and a few puffy starbursts, enamel dots and blue rhinestones.  I think it has come together rather nicely!

Hope you can play along with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx 

18 November 2020

We all love butterflies ...

 Playing along with UnstampaBelles this month with their Believe theme and unusual card fold.

This is a Slimline Concertina card fold and is simple to make but extremely effective.  I've used gold and pale peach patterned papers with a gold cardstock base and added a really sweet butterfly motive - everyone loves butterflies don't they?


thanks for looking,
Jane xx


01 November 2020

What's in the bickie tin for November ...

 Welcome to our November Challenge for What's in the bickie tin?


This month's requirements are:

Colours: Purple & Grey
Add a button
Use a border punch


I have very, very little purple based patterned paper so needed to resort to supplementing what I did have in scraps with solid cardstock along with using spray ink to create a purple based background on my white cardstock.  The grey I have used as border strips, two punched and two straight cut as well as as a mat for my photo.

Hope you can play along with us this month.

thanks for looking,
Jane xx

31 October 2020

Bee Beautiful ...

 Playing along with Scrap the Girls this month with their Breast Cancer Awareness challenge.



This was really cute but I didn't have any boob related photos I could share so focused on the bees using some sweet bee patterned paper and some adorable bee embellishment stickers.


thanks for looking,
Jane xx






01 October 2020

October - What's in the bickie tin? ...

Welcome to our October Challenge for What's in the bickie tin?

This month's requirements are:

Colours: Black and Orange
Layering
Fussy Cutting


I pulled out all the orange and black patterned paper I had in my scrap basket and layered them together.  My edges are washi tape and I fussy cut two butterflies from patterned paper and used this adorable photo of my daughter's calico kitten - how fortuitous Miss Tilly happens to be black, white and orange !!

thanks for looking,
Jane xx