Thursday, 7 September 2017

Craft Destash is on again...

A Place to Create
1150 South Pine Road, Arana Hills Q 4054
Ph: 07 3851 2200
SATURDAY 30th September 2017
1pm – 4pm
(remaining items will be available for sale until 4pm Wednesday 4th October unless sold out)
‘You can BUY or SELL or BOTH’
Buy: Gather your friends and come shop at our
craft destash sale to grab some great bargains
-looking for those items you thought you could no longer buy, or just want some great bargains -you never know what you will find at a craft destash…
Sell: Sell your unwanted craft items for in store credit
at A Place to Create
 (You can sell your goods without attending as we will staff the event)
How it works:
  • Cost to Register: $10 / half trestle or $15 / full trestle (please note: the more your items are spread out and displayed the better they sell)
  • Visit or phone the store to pay your registration fee
  • Collect your numbered tags or we can email them
  • Organise all your unwanted tools, papers, stickers, embellishments or other paper craft goodies and bag them in sealed clear bags where applicable (use either self sealing clear card bags or self seal lunch bags) Include any instructions on products if needed or sample of punches/tools to show they work etc inside the bag- not on your price label 
  • Write your sell price LARGE and CLEAR on the BLANK SIDE OF THE TAG (no other information is to be put on price tag) (lowest sell price is 50 cents/ NO 10 and 20 cent prices please)
  • Securely attach the tag by one end only to the sealed bag with strong tape, staples or similar with your NUMBER FACING DOWN AND YOUR PRICE FACING UP.
    (Please note we need to be able to easily remove tags as items are sold to record your sales- but please make sure your label is secure enough not to fall off- just tape or staple at one end only)
  • Deliver all your packaged and priced items between 23rd   -  28th September / Include a count of the total number of items being sold - We will record the total number of items delivered / returned
  • Any unsold items may be collected between Friday 6th – Wednesday 11th October at which time you can also collect your voucher for store credit which will be the full value of any goods sold 
  • Alternatively, unwanted / unsold items may be donated to local charities on your behalf 
  • PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ITEMS LOST OR STOLEN - we will be employing additional staff for the day and you are welcome to attend the event to shop and / or supervise your goods if you wish.
Happy destashing!

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Ooh La La Card Kit designed by Katrina Thompson

OOH LA LA......
check out this gorgeous range of cards designed by Katrina Thompson.
10 fabulous cards that can be utilised for any occasion. 

The kit includes complete colour instructions and photos, 10 kraft cards (pre-scored) and envelopes, 24 page 6x6" paper pad with double sided pages, 1 pack co-ordinating laces / ribbons, 1 pack Ooh La La adhesive pearls, 1 pack Ooh La La diecut ephemera pieces, cream card for matting, assorted metals, pearl strip and cabochon.

With so much product, you'll have heaps left over to play with.
The kit is great value at only


 and comes packaged in a handy storage clean white pizza box so you don't lose any bits while working on it.
Email or phone the store to order your kit now.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


Sunday, 3 September 2017


We are now taking bookings for our visiting tutor for September.  

Tuesday 19th September - 9.30 -12noon


What an amazing opportunity to have a Cardmaker of the year come to share her talents with us in Brisbane.  Coming all the way from Darwin, Anguree will show you how to create a fabulous set of 3 amazing cards featuring Blue Fern Studios fabulous papers, beautiful quality laces, tuille, paper doilies, flowers, stencils, glitter, wired twine and more.
Cost: $45.00
Pre-paid bookings essential



Monday Evening 18th September from 6pm - 8.30pm

Anguree shows us her diverse range of skills moving out of her Cardmaker of the Year skill set to showcase her love of watercolour and scrapbooking combined with a myriad of fancy embellishments and techniques to create a fabulous layout that is fresh and fun.

Cost: $35.00
Pre-paid bookings essential


Look forward to seeing you there,
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Monday, 28 August 2017

Australian Cardmaker of the Year comes to A Place to Create

It's nearly September and that means time for another amazing guest tutor to travel the country and make their way to Brisbane to share their talents with us.  On Tuesday 19th September, 2016 Australian Cardmaker of the Year, Anguree Jansen van Rensburg will be visiting to teach two classes - one for the scrapbookers and one for the cardmakers.

Here's a little introduction to Anguree....

My name is Anguree and I am married to an wonderful guy and as you may know, 
I also  live in beautiful Darwin.
Fun fact: I love to travel but 
sometimes my all responsible self 
gets left at home and the crazy 6 
year old within me comes along... 
On one holiday I have bungee jumped
with both a pushbike and a scooter.
Why, you ask me?  Uhmm I wanted the photo... 😉😜

I was introduced into Scrapbooking 
somewhere in 2005
and have been 

addicted ever since.  I generally scrap 12x12 
pages, but also enjoy 

making cards, tags art journaling and 
off the page projects. 

My style can vary from grungy to 
shabby but I dare say no style is 

off limits. 

Experimenting with new techniques and products keeps 
me engaged and 

inspired. It makes it fun and allows me 
to jump between different 

styles depending on the products 
I choose to use.
I am incredibly honored and blessed to be chosen as
Cardmaker of the 

year for Simply Cards Magazine and 
am serving on a number of different

design teams. 
I  really treasure the  friendships I have been able to
build with those who I meet and work with and am blessed 
to call many

of them my friends.

I scrap and craft because it makes me happy. I love to 
share this love

and share the joy it gives me with 
others in the hope that it will 

encourage them to play 
along and find the same kind of happiness. 

To me it's all 
about sharing the little things that makes life a 

happier place.


                  Here is a little preview of the colours Anguree will be working with.  
        The layout will feature a selection of shades of blue combined with fabulous 
  watercolour techniques while  the cards focus on some gorgeous shabby chic vintage
                                                        white effects. 

You can follow Anguree's work at her blogspot  where you will find many of her published                                                   works including the following ......

Taking bookings now - please phone the shop on 3851 2200 to make your pre paid booking.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Sunday, 13 August 2017


It couldn't have been a more fabulous finale for what was an amazing week of fun for the shop's 7th birthday and first year in the new shop.  Rachel Greig's classes were loads of fun and all the ladies and gentleman who attended had a fantastic day.   Thanks Rachel for spending a day with us and sharing so much knowledge.

Happy Creating,
and the A Place to Create Team

Monday, 7 August 2017


This week we will host 7 different demos / make and takes completely free as part of our Birthday Week Celebrations.  Bookings are essential and there is even a Thursday afternoon one for those who can't make it during the day.

#1 ~ TUESDAY 8th August ~  1pm or 1.30pm

Using the Go Press and Foil Machine and die cutting with new foil papers, you will create this gorgeous lace finished tag. 1pm and 1.30pm - all materials supplied.

#2 ~ WEDNESDAY 9th August ~ 10am, 11am, 12 noon

You will use the newest stencil from Celebr8 combined with Colour Blast Colour pastes to stencil the background with a multicolour effect, then die cut elements using dies from The Ritz collection and papers from Celebr8's Forever Friends new 6x6 paper pad, colour a wooden butterfly with Prima alchemy metallic paints and glitter, add some tuille and ribbon and this gorgeous square card will be yours - all for free. No tools, adhesives or other materials required. 

#3 ~ WEDNESDAY 9th August ~ 2pm

Featuring different effects you can achieve with the Distress Oxide inks on card, die cuts, chipboard and using other mediums to finish them off to achieve very different looks.

#4 ~ THURSDAY 10th August ~ 11.30am

We will be looking at a demonstration of more things you can do with your Go Press and Foil machine, how to foil chipboard and wood and how to use your everyday dies in the machine to create different effects. We will also look at how to use the die cut and bond adhesive tape with your foils. If you came on Saturday, this might interest you to see some more uses for the machine and other effects you can achieve.

#5 ~ THURSDAY 10th August ~ 5.00pm

These cards are perfect for men or any occasion  and will be a free make and take card featuring the Go Press and Foil machine, die cutting with die cut 'n bond, and embossing.

#6 ~ FRIDAY 11th August ~ 10am, 11am

Create your own set of textured and coloured flowers using the Prima metallic acrylic paints, die cuts and embossing.

#7 ~ FRIDAY 11th August ~  1pm, 2pm

To finish off our 7th birthday demos / make and takes, will be a demonstration on embossing foil, foiling with the Go Press and Foil machine and using thin dies in the machine followed by a make and take where you will create your own card using the new Ritz emboss folders, die cutting using the Die Cut 'n Bond and delicate dies.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team