Friday, 23 June 2017

July Class Schedule


Cards with Deb & Sue

These relaxed and fun classes explore an array of fantastic card folds and techniques in a supportive environment.  Enjoy laughs and chats as you make new friends, fun cards and learn lot of tricks along the way.

Bring your basic tool kit – trimmer, adhesives and basic tools.  Cutting mats are provided.

Beginners may try their first class without a tool kit as Deb and Sue will share items while you gather your supplies for ongoing classes.

Cost $15.00 ~ includes class kit     Bookings essential

HOW TO ~ Tips and tricks

These $10 sessions are designed to help you better understand your tools and equipment so you can get the most out of them.  Techniques will change each week with new topics to explore. 

 Scrap & Chat

Bring a friend or make new ones as you work on your chosen projects with the luxury of having a shop at your fingertips as you create.  These sessions are free – simply bring your tools and projects along.  Scrap and Chat sessions are a great opportunity to complete kits bought in store as you can work alongside the sample projects. Free but bookings essential.


Escape the real world and join other crafters for up to 10 hours of creative play time - grown up style. Bring your tools and projects and ignore all the chores of home as you enjoy adult conversation and friendship. Nibbles, dinner and dessert is provided.

You can come and go as you need to if you are indispensable. 

 Colouring Flowers

You’ve seen all the samples Tina makes and how amazingly her flowers match her projects and now you can find out how to do it yourself.  Either bring a bag full of flowers from home and simply add a few on the day if needed or buy what you need as you go.  You will also learn about the mixed media materials needed to create her gorgeous finishes. Class fee will cover tuition and mixed media items required.  All flowers and embellishments are at an additional cost.

 Clustering Flowers

In these classes, Tina will show you how to take your flowers and make them work with your project.  Bring your project or simply a bunch of flowers from your craft stash and play with Tina as you create a beautiful cluster.  Class fee will cover tuition however any additional items needed will need to be paid for.

Cards with Sharon

If you can’t get in for classes during the week, Sharon will be sharing a range of techniques and new product with you throughout  these new Thursday evening classes.   Bring your basic kit including adhesives, trimmer, edge distressing tool and a good sense of humour.

 Get Together with Friends

If you have a group of friends you like to get together with and create with, feel free to check with us as you are welcome to use our space any time we don’t have classes and events.  Alternatively if you have a craft group you would like us to regularly host, please contact Gayle to discuss options.

 Saturday 5th August – VIP afternoon event
 Join us for an afternoon of colourful fun, make and takes, demonstrations, raffles, prizes and giveaways as we celebrate the new look shop and launch new ranges in store.  Wear your brightest and happiest clothes or zhoosh it up with a colourful handmade piece of wearable art, maybe a brooch, necklace, fascinator, headband, shoes, belt or whatever to go into the prize draw.  (Probably best to keep it to the outerwear since it’s a daytime event J) 
Guests from Celebr8 and Colour Blast will share their knowledge and creativity with you as you partake various make and takes and demonstrations.
Tickets are $15.00 / head with $5 going to a local charity of your choice on the day.  Ticket price also includes champagne on arrival, fabulous afternoon tea, coffee, tea, iced tea and entry into a grand prize of Colour Blast mixed media products.
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Saturday 12th August – Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door  - a fun day of classes with awesome stamping techniques and mixed media fun.
The fun continues this weekend with 3 fabulous classes by the amazingly talented Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door.  Check out the facebook page to see the extraordinary range of techniques this lady can master while incorporating her magnificent range of stamps she also designs.
 Ask in store for more details or check the blog / face book and emails as we keep you updated and preview sneak peeks.
We are always open to sharing new talent with our customers and invite any teachers with spare time to contact us to discuss teaching options.   Please email  with samples of your work and the types of classes you are interested in teaching.
 Do you have time on your hands?  Do you enjoy sharing your creative project designs? Would you like a chance to do a little design work?
If this is you and you are interested in creating some casual design projects – please email with photos of your projects to showcase what you create.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


Thursday, 22 June 2017


Lots of new laces are arriving daily and all less than $5 / metre......

How cute are these little bird nests complete with birdie and eggs......

Fabric daisy bunches ~ only $2.00 / bunch .......

Happy Creating Gayle and the
A Place to Create Team


Friday, 16 June 2017


Check out the latest collection from Couture Creations ~ The Ritz.  Three colour ways to choose from  with GATSBY, THEATRE or EVENING COCKTAIL 
and some gorgeous stencils, embossing folders and dies. 
In store now.

The second part of the release will  include Hot Foil Stamps and some gorgeous chipboard.

 Check out the Creative Inspiration magazine for ideas and the full range.

Anita Enright and Tracey Cooley from the Couture Creations Design Team
 have also done some amazing projects  with step by step tutorials which will inspire you.  

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 15 June 2017


Friday 16th June ~ 10-11.30 am ~ Product Showcase ~ Many ways with 1 die

$15.00 includes all materials

 Saturday 24th June ~ 10-11.30am ~ Porthole and Diamond Window card

$15.00 includes all materials

Tuesday 27th June ~ 10am - 11.30 am ~ Garage Card and Pull-up Dump Truck Card

$15.00 includes all materials


Tuesday 11th July ~ 10am - 11.30am ~ 3D Birdcage and Tattered Floral Construction Class

$15.00 includes all materials
You will make a 3d birdcage and learn how to create an assortment of tattered  flowers using paper or foam and incorporating bling and stamens.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Check out the CLASSES | EVENTS tab to see what's coming up.

We are excited to have Tina Ollett start weekday classes for beginners to learn all about mixed media, Thursday night card classes each fortnight with Sharon and The Doozey Chicks adding in some product showcase classes.

Don't forget this Saturday night is crop night at the shop. Bring your slippers and have some fun.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Saturday, 10 June 2017


We had a fabulous first day at the show, something different for us as we don't usually do shows but it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and catch up with friends in the industry who we don't see often due to the fact we're all running our own businesses.

Our booth at the Scrapbook and Paper Craft Expo is tiny but it sure got a lot of attention yesterday with people keen to not miss out on the huge bargains we had.  The biggest hit was our buckets of flowers I think as customers stripped the entire wall of them.
 It was this busy all day until about 3 when we could finally grab some a good old fashioned vegemite sandwich (well at least a few bites of it anyway).  
Let's see what today brings.

Remember all our specials continue in store so our local customers need not venture far for their fix this weekend and as a bonus we are open Monday 9.30am - 2pm so that visitors to Brisbane can also visit the store.

Happy Creating Gayle and the
A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Check out all these new kits we have in store now and will be taking to the show today for set up day of the 2017 Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

Our kits come complete with full colour photos, your card bases, all patterned paper and card stock, embellishments, die cuts, ribbons etc to complete the full set.  Samples are generally also available in store for further reference and you are welcome to use our classroom tables for free to compile your projects.  Wednesday Scrap n Chats or Saturday crops are a great time to work on kits also as you don't need to think about what to bring and can also socialise with others and see what they are working on.

Ubud Dreams card kit ~ 8 cards (5x7") and 2 chipboard tags ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi

 Down by the Sea Card Kit ~ 8 asst card sizes ~ Designed by Sharon Bernardi

 Australians card kit ~ 10 cards ~ designed by Sandra Weijters

 Fresh and Fun card kit ~ 10 cards ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi

 Ooh La La card kit ~ 10 cards ~ designed by Katrina Thompson 

 Australiana Post card kit ~ 11 cards (only 9 shown) ~ designed by Evon Hagan

 Be Merry card kit ~ 9 square cards ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi
Lace and Pearls ~  6 cards ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi

 Lattice and Lace ~ 6 cards ~ designed  by Sharon Bernardi

 Prima cards ~ 1 side stepper card, 1 square card, 1 tag ~ designed by Jane Tregenza
(complete with full colour instructions and photos)

  We look forward to showing you all our kits in store or at the show.   Have a wonderful day!

 Happy Creating Gayle and the
A Place to Create Team