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, 7 January 2008

Pay It Forward

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow, or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. So basically, if you comment and you’re on, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make!

Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work. I'm getting paid forward by Rob Keogh and thought it would be fun to pay it forward to you. I will check my blog daily to see who the first three sign ups are, and if they've joined this Pay It Forward exchange, they will be the recipients from me. Make sure to leave your blog address with your message, so I can check your blog. I will also need your email address so I can contact you for details of where to send them.

Until next time ......


Chris in Oz


Adrienne Goodenough said...

How could I resist? I don't suppose it says anywhere in the rules that somebody can't do this twice LOL

Adrienne - you have my email address!

Digital Princess said...

Hi Chris ... love you blog. Thanks so much for sharing and I LOVE this idea of the Pay it Forward. Isn't this just the greatest part of life? Giving to someone else? I am off to post this to my site ...

Alanna E. Campbell said...

sorry Chris ... I think I forgot to leave my email address:


DeE said...

way cool I have this posted on my blog also!!


hamblinj said...

I just love your blog - just found it by mistake! And you are talking about one of my favourite topics - Pay It Forward - just love the whole concept. Wouldnt the world be a great place if we could all work under this principle - I do believe that it would work! I would love to participate - just tell me how!

hamblinj said...

Boo Hoo,

I dont have a blog - how can I participate???

Paper Passions said...

Hi, I'd love to participate in the Pay it Forward swap. I'm hoping to be more active in my blogging in 2008 so what a great way to kick start the year.
Sharon A

Paper Passions said...

Hi, This is Sharon A again. I don't know if my comment worked before, but I would like to join the pay it forward exchange and I have posted on my blog