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!!!

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Very productive day......

I participate in a couple of monthly swaps in my Yahoo group Boomerang Stampers List (BSL). One of my favourites is the GTKY (
'Getting To Know You') Swap. The swap involves sending a card to a designated partner each month accompanied by a letter which provides a little bit more information about yourself. It's a great swap because it allows you get to know your fellow group members better. I was a bit behind in my swaps (It seems to be the story of my life lately!!! LOL!!!), but luckily I had a very creative day yesterday and was able to catch up. Yippee!!! Hope you like the cards I created.

Until next time......

Chris in Oz


CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful cards Chris, you must have had a great day to get so many beautiful cards made.



Julie H said...

Hi Chris
Nice to 'meet' you through my blog. I do like your arched collage card - the colours and texture are beautiful.
It seems we have quite a bit in common, I teach highschool and have a special interest in Education Support students.

Gillian :O) said...

Beautiful!!!!!! each and every one!

Carol said...

Love your creations. You've been very productive. The getting to know swap is a fantastic idea.

CaBaCuRl said...

Glad to have found you, Chris. Am loving your ATCs.

Brigitte said...

Stunning...stunning...stunning Chris !! am loving them all !!!

Carol said...

Chris, I love all your creations and want others to see your work so I'm tagging you (maybe it will help your muse). See my blog if you decide to play.