The 'Three Sisters' & the Jameison Valley ...... one of the 'touristy' spots in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Whose 'Creative Corner' I hear you ask???

Hi, I'm Chris Bennett AKA 'Chris in Oz'. I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (affectionately known as 'Oz' or 'The Land Down-Under'). I'm in my mid-50's, have been married for 30+ years to THE most wonderful man and I'm the PROUDEST MUM of 2 grown children. My DS is into photography and has taken some amazing shots. You can see some of them in 'Simon's Gallery'. My DD is a High School teacher who is committed to educating our youth of today. I was a Teacher/Assistant Principal in the field of Special Education for over 16 years until I retired in June 2004.

I've been involved in art and craft activities for most of my life and I became a 'stampaholic' and 'technique junkie' to 'save my sanity' after an injury in 2003. I began by making cards and slowly, but surely, became addicted to ATCs, hand-made books, altered books, boxes, bottles, tins, jigsaw puzzles and anything else that stands still long enough to be altered. I love texture and colour and I'm gradually stepping outside my comfort zone to experiment and explore other media and styles. Check out 'My Gallery' to see some more of my work.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also take photos, I don't know how 'good' my photos are, but I just love to take them ...... so every now and then I might just sneak one in ...... I hope you don't mind!!! Well, not too much!!! LOL!!!

Monday, 25 June 2007

But wait there's more......

CCSwaps is an international Yahoo Group. One of the regular swaps is the 'Alphabet Swap'. Sometimes I forget to take photos of my swaps (I know - 'ditz!!!'), these are some of the projects I've created since joining mid-way through 2006.

Until next time......

Chris in Oz

Monday, 18 June 2007

Holding my breath to share some of my 'art'......

It's become quite obvious that I'm not going to be a 'daily blogger', but only post when I have something to share. I've been 'working up' the courage to post some of my 'art', so I thought I'd get 'brave' today and share some of my cards with you.

All of these cards were made for swaps for my Boomerang Stampers List (BSL) group. I hope you enjoy them. I'm holding my breath, so be nice......okay!!! LOL!!!

Until next time......

Chris in Oz

Monday, 11 June 2007

Welcome to my world......

Like many other stamp artists, I'm thoroughly addicted to Yahoo Groups. At this present time, I belong to almost 40 groups - I'm not active in them all, but I do receive individual e-mails or 'digest' on many and then quite a few of them are 'notice only' groups.

I'm an active member of the following groups:

Boomerang Stampers List
Creative Cards

and contribute when I have something to ask or say on these ones:

Find That Stamp
Janes Lab
New Idea Exchange
Stamp Happy

I've learned so much from my Yahoo Group memberships and have 'met' (both online & IRL) some truly wonderful people. I feel as though I have 'stamping sisters and brothers' all over the world!!! LOL!!!

Until next time......

Chris in Oz

Monday, 4 June 2007

The 'First' post......

I've finally decided to join the rest of the world, and have my own blog. 'My Creative Corner' will be a place for me to post photos of my projects as well as share ideas, techniques and basically whatever else takes my fancy.

Enjoy your visit and come back often!

Until next time......

Chris in Oz