Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Digital Image for Brain Cancer Foundation



Hi everyone,
Some of you may not know that my brother Alan was diagnosed recently with a brain tumour and has just finished his Chemo and Radiation, more tests to come. My brother is in great spirits and writes a "Tumour Humour" article on his Facebook page to keep everyone updated, this is what our family does and I love it! 
I wanted to organise a little fundraiser for the Brain Cancer Foundation, and what better way then to make a digital image of a cute little brain! I've never created a digital stamp before, but no courage no gain, I'm very slow when accomplishing new things on my computer!! 
This digital image is very special to me and I have called him Big Bro's Brain!



I am selling this digital image for $2 with ALL proceeds going to the Brain Cancer Foundation, I would love for you to buy it, create a beautiful card, show the world and share! I'm sure all of us have been affected by cancer in some way, yourself, a family member or a close friend.  Even with a small amount of $2 adds up to create bigger amounts!

I was blown away that I had reached my target of $100 in the first 24 hours!! I was thinking maybe I could sell 50 images at $2 each but everyone has been so generous and I'm so grateful for that.

If you would like to donate and receive this image then please go to the link below to my fundraising page, then message me with your email address and I'll send you Big Bro's Brain image for you to play with!


http://www.curebraincancer.org.au/my-fundraising/10485/big-bros-brain




If you don't use digital images then please contact me, I can print and send you images to play with.
I will be sharing cards along the way, giving you ideas on ways to use him.


I hope you like my image and thank you in advance 

Happy creating
Miss Jane

Monday, May 29, 2017

Quick and easy way to create a doily serving tray



Hi everyone,

I've had this idea in my head for a very long time, I LOVE doilies and wanted a serving tray as well. As soon as I saw this picture frame, my idea came together!! This frame cost $14 from a discount store and the doilies I had collected over the years, no family heirlooms in this one
because they're all packed away.







The first thing I did was to remove the backing from the frame, it had a cardboard insert included, if your frame doesn't have one, then cut one out of cardboard so it's slightly smaller than the glass in the frame, this allows the doilies to be folded over the edges, I didn't want to cut the doilies!!

I arranged my doilies over the cardboard insert, let some overlap and show a sneak peek of some others. When I was happy with the arrangement I then secured the doilies in place using double-sided tape to the backs of them, I used acid-free tape so no discolouring will happen down the track. Fold the overlapping pieces of the doilies to the back of the cardboard and secure them in place with more tape.

Place the frame with the glass in it face down on your work area, pop the doily cardboard piece on top so the folded ends are facing you. Gently turn it over, be careful it doesn't fall apart because we haven't secured the piece in place yet, you just want to check that all the doilies are flat and sitting correctly, I had to add more tape to secure some of the edges of the more detailed doilies.

Once you are happy, add a sheet of thin cardstock over the back of the work to hide all the folded doily ends, twist the tabs in place to keep everything secure. The back may bulge a bit from the doilies edges, but it will sit flat when on the table. 



I was looking ages for ornate handles, but opted for these that I found in a hardware store, they serve the purpose well and since the frame is pretty ornate the simplicity of them go well. I just screwed these in, it was very easy as the frame is plastic and they were short screws and didn't go right through the frame!


Leaving the glass in the frame also helps protect the doilies.


I hope I have inspired you to make one, it's such a lovely way to preserve your mum's or granma's precious heirlooms.
Cheers and happy creating!
Miss Jane

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Depression



Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing with you an assignment my daughter had submitted for her Uni degree, it's about her battle with depression, it's raw, confrontational and real! I too suffer from depression and it breaks my heart to think my beautiful girl has to endure it as well. I'm not anywhere near as bad as I was a few years ago, but I still have my dark days. I now manage and have mechanisms in place to get myself out of them relatively quickly, I've had tremendous help over the years and I'm also very lucky to have an understanding husband, loving family and lifelong friends who have seen me at my worst and still love me. I've learned to be kind to myself and to speak to myself as I would to a loved one. Gosh, I'm certainly no expert and unfortunately can't offer any advice, what works for me may not work for you, this I found out with my daughter. But all I can say is...just be kind to you, love you for who you are, no one is perfect, only God!



By the way, Eliza got a Distinction for her assignment. I couldn't be more proud of her and all the achievements in her life so far! I love you Eliza with all my heart <3 font="">

If you or someone you know has or who may be showing signs of depression, please see your GP for professional help.


Please read by clicking on link below, cheers.

Depression by Eliza Jane Clark

Digital Image for Brain Cancer Foundation

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