Saturday, 12 July 2014

Our Beautiful World Week 54 - ONE

This week the team at Our Beautiful World are still celebrating the blog's first birthday and are asking for photos of the word one or the number 1.  After searching through my box of keepsakes I found some Australian dollar notes which were part of our decimal currency introduced in 1966.  One side of the note shows the Australian coat of arms with our native animals the kangaroo and the emu along with a picture of Queen Elizabeth II .... 
The other side of the note shows native Aboriginal artwork.

These $1 notes were replaced in 1984 by the $1 coin which we still use today.  Generally the coin will have Queen Elizabeth II on one side and five kangaroos on the other, however, this is a commemorative coin showing Sir Charles Kingsford Smith an early Australian aviator who earned global fame in 1928 when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia.


Happy Birthday

Well I wasn't going to post a card today as I am meant to be making some cards to send to my good friends Vikki and Robyn, however....I couldn't resist playing along with sketch CTS#84 for this week over at CAS(E) this sketch!  Although I always take a peek at their sketches I don't always take the time to make a card and upload it before the closing time so today I am happy to say I have succeeded!  Thanks for taking a peek.