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, 14 February 2008

One World - One Heart Give-Away Winners!!!

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date......

Well, "Happy Valentine's Day" fellow bloggers.

It's time to announce the winners of my One World One Heart Give-Away......

I decided against using the Random Number Selector because I needed to get a real idea of how many comments I'd had posted. I just couldn't get over the fantastic response to this wonderful event. I deleted a few duplicate posts and then wrote out corresponding numbers and put them in a small storage container. I shook them up 'real good' and asked my DH & DS to select a number each and then I chose one myself. I'm very happy to announce the winners are:

Drum roll please........

Miss Koolaid
Blog Addy:

Deb Lewis
Blog Addy:

Hermine Koster
Blog Addy:

I've sent individual e-mails to each of the winners and hope that they receive as much enjoyment from my ATC Keepers as I feel when I create them.

I know I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating;
Lisa, "YOU ROCK" . I really hope you organise this wonderful event next year too. I also want to thank every single one of you who visited my blog and left a comment and to those that were too shy to leave a comment, well there's always next time!!! LOL!!!

That being said......

Until next time......


Chris in Oz

One World - One Heart Give-Away

I have to say, I've been overwhelmed and absolutely amazed by the number of artists who have visited my blog and left such warm, encouraging and caring messages. It's just gone midnight on 13th February over here in Oz, so I thought I'd let you know that I will be choosing a 'winner' at 6.00 p.m. Thursday 14th Feb. That's about 18 hours from now. I will be using the random number 'thingy' mentioned on the OWOH site. Oh and I've decided to select three names instead of one, simply because you've all been so kind. Yes, that's 3 give-aways!!! Once again, I'd like to publicly congratulate Lisa on a wonderful idea and thank her, on behalf of us all, for the obvious effort that has been required to get this 'thing' off the ground and running smoothly. LISA, YOU 'ROCK'!!!

Until next time......

Chris in Oz