31/01/2014

Home and Heart Sketch

It's sketch time again at Less is More.  The sketch is drawn by Jen

Card – Mondi and Bazzill  card
Die – Memory Box
Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Punch - MS
Sentiment – Computer generated

I am also playing along with these challenges –
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend


Skye

28/01/2014

Let’s Have a Laugh

Today my card is for the SimonSays challenge Lets Have a Laugh.  

Card – Blue and White Bazzill
Stamps - Acid Drops & What Nots
Embossing Folder – GooseBumpz
Pencils - Inktense

A very good friend has a birthday coming up and I made this card with her in mind.

I am also playing along with these challenges - 
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Dream Valley – No Designer Paper
Paper Creator’s Crafts – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good week

Skye

21/01/2014

New Baby

The  theme for the Less is More Challenge this week is New Baby

Design Paper - Graphic 45
Stamp - Kaiser
Ink  - VersaColor

I am also playing along with these challenges

KaboodleDoodles  - use Blue
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Blue and Cute
MakeIt Monday – Anything Goes
CreativeCreations Challenge – Less is More

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of the evening

Skye

05/01/2014

Trip to Bendigo

Yesterday we took a day trip to Bendigo.  The City Art Gallery often has interesting exhibitions and the present one, Modern Love, Fashion Visionaries from the FIDM Museum, LA, was one I wanted to see.  The exhibition was very interesting it is “A selection of some of the world’s most influential designers from the past 40 years”.  There were some 60 exhibits spanning the last 30 years, ranging from haute couture to every day wear.  There were very few, if any designs I would or could wear.  I did find the accompanying information of the designer’s backgrounds, philosophies, how the costumes were made and from what materials, quite fascinating


The city of Bendigo is a very interesting City.  It is 150 Kilometres North West of Melbourne and it grew out of the 1850s Gold Rush.  Since 1851 approximately 777 tonnes of gold have been extracted from Bendigo's goldmines.   This golden heritage has left the town with some lovely old Victorian Colonial buildings.  

L-R Top
1. Town Hall (1859, 1883–85)                        2, Law Courts (1892–96),                                         3. Shamrock Hotel (1897)
L-R Bottom
4. Sacred Heart Cathedral(1896–1908, 1954–1977)              5. The Alexandra Fountain in the Main Street (1881)        6. Talking tram


Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of Australia's largest churches and the second tallest after St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne. It is an exceptionally large church for a provincial city cathedral in Australia.

Like a number of Victorian cities Bendigo used to have an extensive tram network but now it is run purely for tourists.

Note
This year I want to improve my photography skills and my knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.  So I apologise in advance because this could be a bumpy trip.  

01/01/2014

Happy New Year 2014


Dropping by to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year


Do you make New Year resolutions and do you keep them?  Have you made any resolutions for 2014?  Love to hear what they are.