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, 15 February 2010

One World - One Heart



* * THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED * *



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This message will stay at the top of my blog
until 15th February, 2010
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Come join the magic carpet ride......



I'm taking part in this wonderful event again this year. I had so much fun the last two years, I want to experience that again. Let's face it, I'm sure we'd all agree with Cyndi Lauper when she sings, "Girls just wanna have fun!" LOL!!!

WHAT IS ONE WORLD ONE HEART?

The wonderful Lisa Swifka created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or two (or even three!!! LOL) along the way.

You can read more about this event and see a list of all the participants here at: One World - One Heart! Go on, be adventurous, check out all of these wonderful blogs and their creators. You never know, you might win a gift and meet some new friends, just like I did last year. Above all else, have fun!!!

I haven't decided what to make for my Give-Away yet, but it'll be something like one of those displayed in the slide show. Oh wait, since we're going on a 'Magic Carpet Ride', it seems appropriate that 'Your wish should be my command!!!' So you get to choose which sort of gift you'd like from one of the options displayed. I might even add some more items between now and the close of the event. Mmmm ...... I've always wanted to have a go at making some of my own jewelery. LOL. The ideas are running around inside my head and making me feel very dizzy!!! It really does feel like I'm on a 'Magic Carpet Ride' with all of you tagging along.

Woo Hoo!!!





I hope that I have many visitors from many parts of the world who decide to stop by and say, 'Hi!!!' The 'One World - One Heart' event actually begins 25th January and ends 15th February - I'll close off my comments at 8.00 p.m. (Lisa's time) and announce winners by 10.00 p.m. that same evening.

Ideally, participants should have an active blog to participate, but I'm just happy to have visitors to my blog. If you leave a comment on 'THIS POST ONLY' of my blog, with your world location (city/country) and a means to contact you (e-mail/blog address), you will have a chance to win one of my handmade or altered gifts.

Until next time......

Cheers

Chris in Oz

324 comments:

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Carol said...

Love your art displayed in the slide show, it is all fabulous. I'd love to win anything from you!!!

Sherri Auld said...

Wonderful offering. I would love to give your shrine a new home.
Sherri
sherri1515 @ yahoo.com

Dianne said...

There is some amazing art here! Please enter me in you giveaway and come on over to my blog-#35 and enter mine if you wish. Thanks!

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Chris, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the beautiful art work. You're are so talented. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gift. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.

#784
http://blog.barbaracagle.com
www.barbaracagle.com

Cath Ü said...

Count me in..
Cath Ü #640

Triannas Treasures said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
Trianna from Victoria, BC Western Canada.
tricklestogether@hotmail.com

Marina said...

I love your artwork!

Come see my giveaway too!
I'm #757
www.cherrypieblog.blogspot.com

Hugs,
Marina at CherryPieArtStamps.com

Susan said...

very cool! come on over and visit my blog !

http://thisishowiroll-susan.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Hi!
What beautiful artwork! You sound as if you have a full and fun life there in 'Oz'! Nice to meet you!

J.B. said...

Seeing your slideshow, the ideas are running around in my head too and making me dizzy. I know just what I's love to have you make. Oh my if I don't win I'll have to do it on my own. XD
#690

Melinda Cornish said...

I would love to win this! Please include me in your draw and thanks for entering my giveaway too! melinda

Neky White said...

you have very special things here ^^. Please count me in. Visit me if you have the time (#481)

Nicks said...

what a generous gift to giveaway.
I am so enjoying this carpet ride and meeting everybody

Take a ride to my blog I would love to enter you in my draw

Susan said...

Super fun blog! Please enter me in your giveaway. It's great to have this chance to learn a little something about my fellow bloggers. Thank you!
Warmest regards, Susan
#775 on the magic carpet ride :)

Dragonlady said...

Your artwork is wonderful, i would love to win any one of them..thanks
hugs
Brenda

Myrna said...

Hi Chris! So happy to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments! You are entered in my giveaway, and please enter me in yours as well! Thanks!
Blessings,
Myrna

she dreams big! said...

Thanks for entering my OWOH giveaway! Now, how about signing me up for yours! It's going to be so hard to choose which of your amazing pieces I want WHEN I win - lol! Thanks for the chance to win! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Antonella said...

Oooh, surprise, surprise... please enter me for a chance to win and stop by #234 on the magic carpet when you get a chance.
Hugs, Antonella :-)
www.quilling.blogspot.com

Vivian Helena said...

thank you for coming by my blog,, love your little alter piece,,please enter me in the raffle.. thank you,

Susan said...

Greetings from Salem ! Such fun traveling by magic carpet to visit new and old friends. lovely giveaway please enter me too! Susan
pedolbailey@msn.com
I invite you to visit my blog giveaway I have fresh baked brownies and cinnamon tea prepared for my visitors!
seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

awesome! please count me in...thanks and happy blogging!

Kath said...

great stuff! please toss my name in the hat! and thanks for visiting my blog! Kath

karenm said...

Please count me in for this great wishful giveaway. my blog is http://paperfanatic.blogspot.com

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Chris! Great giveaway. And thank you for stopping by mine and entering. Come over any time!

Connie said...

Hi Chris!

All of your creations look absolutely lovely! I'd be honored if I won any one of them. Please count me in.

I'm #818 Studio 64-Chicago on the magic carpet. If you haven't already done so, please stop by for a chance at my giveaway too.

Hope to see you there!

~Connie
mrscmc7 at gmail dot com

Wilma said...

So happy to have stopped by, even though I have only come from Newcastle, NSW. I discovered some connections - I used to live in Oberon, and retired from special ed. teaching/high school principalship in 2005. Hope you have a wonderful time with OWOH . (I am # 112)

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for the chance of winning your delightful giveaway.

Rusted Wings said...

Lovely offering!
Drop by & visit me #774!
blessings,
abigail

crystal said...

Hi Chris! I have been enjoying your blog. I am looking forward to visiting again;)
Cheers from Cleveland,Ohio !!!

cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

Regina said...

Swooping by on my magic carpet from Alabama. This is such a wonderful adventure!!

Love your giveaway, thank you..please enter my name.

Please come by my place Southern Ooaks #760 for a visit...have some Sweet Iced tea after your long flight..sit for a spell and then enter for one of my treasures.

Hugs,
Regi

Flipsi said...

Oh wow, it's a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in. Thanks.

maya said...

What a great give-away event! You make beautiful things!

greetings from the Netherlands

Lauren R said...

Hello, nice to meet you and visit your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway, I have just submitted mine so please visit my blog to enter #865!

Sue Young said...

Some wonderful art here!thanks for the chance to win a bit of it!VERY generous!
Sue
Salut15@aol.com

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh my, such beautiful pieces!! Please enter me for your draw, I would love to be included. Thank you so much for entering my giveaway as well.

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Chris! Greetings from Canada! I would love to see what you will be creating for the giveaway. I'm sure it will be amazing. Please count me in.
**smiles**
Carol

Rosanne said...

its all lovely!Thanks for flying by my blog!

Lovey said...

Please enter me into your giveaway...I'm mesmerized by the beauty of your pieces...smiles...Lovey
Blog roll #186...come on by for your chance to win too!

Cecilia said...

What gorgeous work!
Thank you for your offerings!
Please feel free to visit my blog as well :)
~Cecilia
thegreenestmermaid@gmail.com
greenestmermaid.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Hello from Texas! You have a lovely blog... It's so much fun hopping around meeting new friends and seeing so much talent...
Christina
http://christinalytle.blogspot.com

Jasmine said...

Hello Chris, Pleased to met you on this magical ride. Your slide sho is impressive, i'm sure whatever you make will be appreciated. The three sisters look like a natural delight to be treasured.

http://natureswhispers.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.I live in sydney Nova Scotia Canada.My e mail address is joanshanks@eastlink.ca

Joan

Rich Witch said...

Superb!

Please count me in!

XOXO

Rich Witch

http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

Damla said...

Wonderful! Thank you for this great giveaway! I hope I win:)
I'm from Turkey.

http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

janil said...

Wonderful work!
Please pick me up!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Marianne said...

Hello from Utah! How neat to see The Three Sister picture on your blog- I have actually been there about 15 years ago and it was wonderful! Thanks for commenting on my blog and please count me in your great drawing!
Have a terrific day down under!

divaqueenie said...

Holy moly you do cool stuff. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Laurie said...

It's so nice that you're going to let us choose! I'm liking that art shrine a lot! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jutta said...

Oh, what beautiful art pieces you created! I love all of them in the slide show! I think that wasn't the last time I visited your blog ;-)! Please add me in your draw! Thanks a lot!
Jutta from Lower-Saxony in Germany

Shannon said...

What beautiful work!!! enter me in for your awesome giveaway, please.

ozlynda said...

Hi Chris in Oz
I am also in Oz but down South in Victoria near Geelong.
I love journals of all types so if you are into making them, I would love it.
I would be happy with whatever though as I like all sorts of arty things.
So Please enter me into the draw.
Thanks
http://taylormadeinoztales.blogspot.com/

Stanza Rae said...

I am having so much fun riding on this magic carpet traveling the world and at each stop finding another wonderful blog and talented artisian.

Thank you for inviting me and for your giveaway. Please enter me.

When you take off on your magic carpet make sure to stop at www.goodbadandgottahave.com and enter my own little giveaway for 2 pairs of handmade earrings.

Hazel said...

Beautiful artwork! I'd love to win something made by you. Please visit me for my giveaway. #813

BluMoon said...

This is so interesting meeting people from around the world please add me to your list! I would love you to visit my blog 559thank you.

Deborah Ann said...

Greetings from Wisconsin! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway, and stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway at Heavenly Humor! (#922)

Blessings!

Danielle said...

Thank you for your generosity!
Please add me to your giveaway and stop by and visit either one of my blogs.

Danielle
http://blog.collectiveelements.com #913
http://www.projectdanielle.com #914

Godelieve said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Please count me in too :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your beautiful paper crafted giveaway! Wow your work is amazing!
Great blog!
Great Magic Carpet Ride from the West Suburbs of Chicago.
Shelly #890
Shellymc2@comcast.net

Carrieann said...

Hi from Las Vegas!

Your work is truly lovely and so is your blog! Thanks for having us over to visit.

We hope you'll come visit us (#467) and check out our OHOW Giveaway...
http://ametistadea.blogspot.com

Alice Stroppel said...

ANy of your wonderful pieces would be wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog to sign up to win my crazy girl bracelet. ticket holder #807

Cathy said...

I'm flying in on my magic carpet from Massachusetts!

It's a pleasure visiting your blog and getting to know you. Your give-away is awesome.

This is my first year joining in on the OWOH give-away and so far it's been so much fun.

I hope you have lots of visitors
and make many new friends.

Have a glittery, magical day, xo Cathy

RR said...

I love surprises! Thanks for the chance.

donnaj said...

cool stuff here~
count me in and be sure to stop by my blog #820

Jen said...

Awesome!!! Count me in too =D

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.
Sandra

SheilaC said...

Your art is beautiful!!

Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

SheilaC
OWOH #32

Sussie said...

Great giveawaygift!
Come and enter my draw too!
Susan from Sweden
nr 821

susanlotus@gmail.com

Dschrader said...

Your work is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!
Donna
sodapop@ptialaska.net

Deborah said...

I would love to win a handmade item from you. The items in your slide show are all lovely - hard to choose. Please add me to your drawing.

Youngish said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting me (324), and for the kind words. Please include me in your drawing too.

My Way said...

Hello from Georgia, USA!! I'm really having fun flying from blog to blog and seeing so much talent!
I'm new to the art world and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of art I might could learn.
Please enter me and thank you for your generosity!

Aviya Glass said...

So pretty! Please count me in and I would love for you to enter my giveaway xxx I think the Blue Mountains are stunning and I am so jealous that I dont live there!
http://aviyaglass.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-world-one-heart-blog-giveaway.html

Gail said...

Oh sorry, got distracted by the bubble game. LOL
Love you art, especially the trinket boxes and alter canvas.
Please enter me and come over to my place and enter #977

Lea Avroch said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please consider me!

Lea
OWOH, #102, #558

Serendipity Handmade said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

AJ said...

Greetings from Manila, Philippines! Thanks for the giveaway ( :

A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

Melodye said...

Breathtaking!!

Please count me in, and thanks for offering such a generous, beautiful giveaway.

I invite you to visit my blog and enter my OWOH contest, as well.

http://newport2newport.livejournal.com/222050.html

Peggy said...

Beautiful blog and so stunning ,the pictures are gorgeous!!I love your puzzles,so different and fabulous!! I am flying on my magic carpet ,visiting from Connecticut. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
I am blog #937
Thanks
matternu@gmail.com

Linda B said...

fingers and toes crossed :)

JivesJools said...

Beautiful work here. Very creative! and what a fantastic giveaway! Please count me in...and pop over to my place to check out my giveaway! Hope your havin a great weekend!

Thanks
Much love
Rachel

Janice said...

I just loved your slide show!! I love anything altered!

Please pay me a visit on the ride-I am stop #970.

Juli said...

I love a good surprise!

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from the north of 60 (Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada)! I hope you are enjoying ride on the Magic Carpet as much as I do. Please add my name to the draw!

Lisa W. said...

Please enter my name. :0)
OWOH #1025

Running in Joy said...

Hello from California! :)
Enjoying your blog.
Lovely give away.
Tere Carns

off on a magic carpet ride! * whoosh *
#956 - Delightful Whimsy- emailwhimsy@yahoo.com
http://favoritethings.typepad.com/delightful_whimsy/

Running in Joy said...

Hello from California! :)
Enjoying your blog.
Lovely give away.
Tere Carns

off on a magic carpet ride! * whoosh *
#956 - Delightful Whimsy- emailwhimsy@yahoo.com
http://favoritethings.typepad.com/delightful_whimsy/

quiltcrazygal said...

Your art is lovely and I hope I am the lucky winner. Thanks for visiting my blog:) Blessings, Jenna Lousie

CathyH said...

Gosh you live in a beautiful place. I would take some time to chose something, all of your art is so wonderful. With love from Tennessee, U.S.A. #1035

Melinda Cornish said...

please include me in your drawing and come enter mine too if you get a chance....melinda #71

Deb K said...

Hi!
I am from the US in Minnesota~where we are suppose to get snow for 3 days!!

Please count me in this beautiful giveaway!

Thanks!

deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

The Feathered Snail said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Please enter me to win!!

singtatter said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Do visit me at #976 (http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com) to win a personalised tatted nametag!

Tess said...

Oh my your artwork is gorgeous. I would love an ATC Keeper Star book and instructions to make one myself. Or maybe a Trinket box to keep them in. Please count me in...
Teresa aka Tess (from the OZ, Kansas USA)
www.theheartowrods.blogspot.com

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Your altered art is wonderful! What a fab idea to offer to let the winner choose what style they would like!!! Thank you for playing!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!!
Please stop by my blog to be entered in my drawing - I'm #419 on the Magic Carpet Ride.

Thanks, Nancy

www.nancymalay.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Love your artwork!

http://leslie-mylifeandtimes.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Love! Love! Love!........your blog, so many works of art, please add me into your draw & visit me on the magic carpet ride #596

Ann, Glasgow, Bonnie Scotland xx

gentrified said...

This is oh-so-awesome! Please pick me from the Philippines. <3 I love your blog, btw. :)

pamdux said...

Please enter me. duxburypam2@gmail.com

Kells said...

I like surprises!

Yes, please enter me in your drawing.

And you can visit my drawing here.

http://www.ofkells.blogspot.com

Thank you!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful work. Thanks for including me....and I hope you can stop by my blog too. http://inspirationsstudio.blogspot.com

jonaks said...

greetings from Philippines!!! would love to win one of your creations. please enter me in your drawing and stop by my blog for a chance to win one of my ATC's.

My Way said...

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. What a fun blog to visit on the magic carpet. Thank you for sharing! gracebending@yahoo.com

Grace-»(¯`v´¯)-»

gracebending@yahoo.com

FiberArtisttoo said...

Hi Chris, you have so many wonderful pieces of art on your blog, I am really enjoying it. I am here in Atlanta, Ga USA, enjoying the start of another beautiful day. Please enter me into your drawing and stop by my blog #651.
Thanks
rachae19@mindspring.com

Tiina said...

What a lovely giveaway, please enter me to your draw!!

Birgit said...

Your artwork is exquisite -- it would be an honor to win one of your pieces. :)

If a glass bead necklace sounds good, you might want to visit my blog. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
# 849

Assayya said...

absolutely gorgeous!!
please count me in:))
hugsXXX
assayya

http://thefairyglade.blogspot.com/

Shariyah said...

What a fun give-away you have...I'd love to enter! If you haven't done so already, I'm giving away some goodies as well #135, so please visit my blog and enter mine if you'd like! Thank you, and blessings and love from New Zealand!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Wow! your work is just beautiful. Please count me in.
Evelyn #540 on the magic carpet.

Regina said...

So glad the magic carpet took me to your blog. It's awesome. I've really enjoyed taking a peek at it. Great offerings... count me in :>

Regina :>
jtrt143@aol.com

Jenea said...

Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wonderfull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

afineday said...

I've never seen the slideshow presentation before! What a great way to display one's creations! Thank you!

brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kansas Amy said...

Please enter me for the great OHOW giveaway! I would love to win!
Thanks for letting me visit!
Stop by to visit me sometime..... http://creativeinkansas.blogspot.com

Olathe, KS USA

The Paper Artist said...

You have some beautiful altered pieces on your blog. I can see why it's so popular. I see your 2009 wasn't the best either. I just got out of the hospital and learned this was going on. My blog hasn't been very active this year due to illness, so thanks for letting me enter.

Chelle said...

How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)

Michelle
mouse1996@gmail.com

Lisa Gatz said...

I love surprises! Please enter my name, too. Thanks!

hellerlittle said...

so wundervolle Arbeiten wie soll sich da ein gewinner entscheiden können...ich ürde es aber gerne versuchen *lol
CU hellerlittle

acabinetofcuriosities said...

What a lovely giveaway and what a pleasure it's been to visit you blog. Be sure to stop by and enter my drawing.

www.acabinetofcuriositie.etsy.com

onelovelygurl05 said...

Hi, Tiffany Blair here from Princeton, WV (USA). I absolutely love your creations. I would love to own the Altered Trinket Box. Will follow your blog!

onelovelygurl05@msn.com

KV Creative Designs said...

Here I am on my Magic Carpet visiting all the wonderful Blogs that are participating! Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway!
If you have not done so already ride your Magic Carpet over to #136 and enter my giveaway!

Happy New Year & Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

- Marybeth I. said...

very majestic :)

misaacmom at gmail dot com
#752 OWOH ticket holder

thanks for participating in OWOH

Papemelroti Shop Blog said...

Hello Chris!

Congratulations dear, you have won our necklace! How do we reach you? Please e-mail us at info(at)papemelroti(dot)com to receive your prize!

Kind regards from papemelroti

Pixie-Post said...

Wow! So amazing!

Leone said...

Please include me in your draw. Thanks for flying by to visit my blog, nice to meet you. The gift in your slide show are beautiful.

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