Wednesday, 31 May 2017

AND THE WINNER IS .........




Tonia Rogerson

Congratulations Tonia,  Thank you for following our new blog.  You have won a layout kit created by Cariena Basson featuring the Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose collection designed by Sue Smyth.

Please contact the store or pop in to arrange collection of your prize pack.

We have heaps more prizes to give away so stay tuned .... we will announce another kit to give away next week.


Kits Available Now

If you missed out on Jane Tregenza's Patchwork Pieces class, more kits are now ready and available for post, pick up in store or payment over the phone and collection at the upcoming show.





In the meantime, it's June tomorrow and that means it's show time for Brisbane with Intocraft's Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo at the Convention Centre so we have started creating some awesome show bags you can grab in store.  There are only 5 of each available and they are great value, new ones will be added each day leading up to the show.

Pretty Pastels Show Bag ~  only $15.  

3 sheets cardstock, 2 sheets Lemoncraft Paper, 1 sheet Fab Scraps Paper, Assorted pearls and mesh, Organza butterflies, co-ordinating flowers, Pearl Drops and matching bunting and alphabet stamp set.
Over $25.00 value.





Burgundy Bliss Show Bag ~ only $15

2 sheets Fab Scraps, 4 sheets cardstock, 1 pack adhesive pearls, 1 metre cream pearls, 1 pearl spray, co-ordinating paper  roses and lilies, linen ribbon in cream and burgundy, lace and a sticker combo sheet.
Over $25.00 value.




Stamping Fun Show Bag ~ only $20.00


3 sets 4x6" Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La acrylic stamps, 1 Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Stamp pad
Over $40 value.






SALE CONTINUES



Don't forget we still  have 50% off dies from the following collections:
Sea Breeze
Ooh La La
Wild and Free
Australiana
Enchanted Tea Party

Only while stocks last, no reorders.


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

NEW AUSTRALIAN LET'S CRUISE COLLECTION



Check out the newest line from Feature Art, yes it's Cruise papers.
We have the 12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pads and 12x12 collection packs available now.
 Check out some of the ideas below using the range.







Here are the 6 individual designs available.







Combine these with fabulous trims, charms, cabochons and netting in store and you have all the makings for a great project.



Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Monday, 29 May 2017

MORE GO PRESS AND FOIL MACHINES AVAILABLE NOW


That's right! You don't need to wait any longer.  If you missed out on the first batch of machines, a second delivery is arriving today and will be available in store tomorrow.  
Get one now and have a play so you can take advantage of all the free demonstrations at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo with some hands on understanding of the machine first.  
It's much easier to pick up locally than carry around at the show and you will get our bonus offer of 4 free rolls of foil which means you will have 6 rolls with your machine to start playing straight away.  

You can also check out the classes at the show using the machine.   
Kerrie Gurney, Tracey Cooley and Anita Enright will all be conducting classes featuring the machine and the new Ultimate Crafts Ritz collection.



 This classic Happy Birthday hot foil stamp is from the Anna Griffin / Couture Creations range.




These cards feature some of the beautiful hot foil stamps from Anna Griffin / Couture Creations now available in store.



Happy Creating 
Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Friday, 26 May 2017

CHECK OUT OUR SHOP TAB FOR PRODUCTS TO BUY

Thanks to all our new followers - good luck with the first of our prize draws for a fab layout kit designed by Cariena Basson from South Africa. 

Have you checked out our SHOP tab and the link to albums you can buy from?  This is the last week of our die and emboss folder special so don't miss out.  We can post or hold for pick up.




Happy Creating Gayle
and the A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 25 May 2017

WIN THIS GORGEOUS CIL LAYOUT KIT CREATED BY CARIENA BASSON


Earlier this year the gorgeous Cariena Basson came over from South Africa to teach 2 projects at Creative Inspiration Live in Brisbane and we are now giving away one of her kits.  All you have to do to win it is follow our new look blog.  The winner will be drawn on May 31st, 2017.  Good luck and thanks for following us.



Happy Creating
Gayle and the Team

 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

ONE WEEK OF SALES LEFT ~ ENDS 31ST MAY



Special - take 50% OFF 
Australiana Dies, Wild & Free Dies, Enchanted Tea Party Dies,   Sea Breeze Dies and Ooh La La Dies.
  

Special -All these dies marked down to up 
to 75% OFF 

Special- take 30% OFF 
Tim Holtz - Distress Paint, Distress Spray Stains and large Distress Ink Pads (sorry the new Oxide Distress Inks are not included)



  Special - take 15% OFF Faber Castel - plus buy 2 items and get a twin pack of metallics for FREE! (While stocks last)


          Special - Ecoline Brush Pens $7.99 each or 4 for $25




Special - Copic Markers $6.50 each or 6 for $30


Special - Crafters Whirligig $55.00 - Don't miss out- just ring and pay and we will hold one for you


                        Embossing Folders from $3.00



Special- EK Punches starting at $10
  X Cut Punches starting at just $4.00


Happy Creating 
Gayle and the Team

GO PRESS AND FOIL IN STOCK NOW





Yes.... Couture Creations' Australian version of Go Press and Foil is finally here and in store today for all who have pre-ordered.  Come in and check out the full range of accessories and foils in store.  If you pre-ordered, don't forget you get to choose 3 hot foil stamps at 20% off and also get a free HOW TO with Sharon - see the CLASSES | EVENTS tab for dates and times available.  To see how the machine works check out the video.  Remember you can use this machine in conjunction with your existing die cutting and embossing machine.

Our Paper Craft Trail specials are also extended for this week only so don't miss out as all clearance pricing wraps up end of May.



Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Monday, 22 May 2017

A HUGE THANK YOU


A huge thank you to everyone who visited A Place to Create today on the Paper Craft Trail. We hope you enjoyed all our demos and make and takes and thank you for supporting our event, I hope you enjoyed your visit to us.

Thank you to Trevor from X-Press Graph-X, thank you to Andrew from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts and thank you to Michael from Faber-Castell Australia. Thank you to Evon for doing such a fantastic job with the Imaginarium Designs make and take and thank you to Sharon for another one of her stunning demos. Also a huge thank you to my lovely staff and helpers today- Sandra, Emma and Jo. Thank you - you all made an awesome team!


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Friday, 19 May 2017

ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP


... until you get to add to your collection of "Essential" craft products.  Think of the fun you can have this wet weekend with new skills, new ideas and new goodies. Visit A Place to Create for great demos and make and takes as well as fantastic specials.  A reminder that this is the last week of our massive die and emboss folder clearance sale with dies at less than half price.  Sale ends 31st May 2017.





Happy Creating
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 18 May 2017

PAPER CRAFT TRAIL THIS SATURDAY 20TH MAY


This Saturday 20th May is the most exciting day for crafters as 3 of Brisbane's northside stores offer a fabulous day of free demonstrations by product representatives, design team members and staff along with loads of prizes and giveaways.  A Place to Create will be offering some amazing specials with clearance products at less than half price, card stock at 60cents a sheet and demonstrations by Faber Castell Gelatos, Imaginarium Designs Chipbard, Ecoline Brush Pens, Copic Markers, 
Couture Creations Go Press and Foil machine and 
Ultimate Crafts and Couture Creations dies and emboss folders.

 Paper Craft Trail hours ~ 20th May ~ 9am - 3pm
Store hours ~ 20th May ~ 9am - 4pm






Happy Creating
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

MAY / JUNE SCHEDULE for A Place to Create

                  MAY SCHEDULE- PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE
-then right mouse click and select print picture if you wish to print an A4 copy.

JUNE SCHEDULE- PLEASE CLICK ON THE CALENDAR TO ENLARGE
-then right mouse click and select print picture if you wish to print an A4 copy.
 
 
Cards with Deb and 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 38512200
 
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.  As a bonus, spend over $50 on the same day as the How To Session and we will give you $10 off your total purchases*. (*Applies to in store stock only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers – excludes classes, kits and orders)
 
Scrap and 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.
 
Let’s Play
Each week, we will explore different tools, techniques and mediums with a hands on approach while you create a small project that allows you to try before you buy.  All materials provided.
 
Crop
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.  During the months of May and June, bring a friend for free*.  (*Friend must be a first time attendee at crops, limit 1 free crop per person)
 
Fresh, Fun and Fabulous Cards
This bright and bold card kit showcases the gorgeous Bo Bunny Double Dot range. Everything you need to make 10 cards is already cut, punched and die cut for you – all you need to do is learn the tips and tricks to assemble them and you will be able to re-create these cards in many other colour combinations.  It is great value with all your materials, 10 cards and envelopes, 2 full sheets of Kaiser Clear Sticker sentiments and a pack of crystal rhinestones. 
 
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.
 
       SAVE THE DATES – EXCITING EVENTS COMING TO
                                A PLACE TO CREATE!!!
 
Saturday 20th May ~ Paper Craft Trail  ~ 9am – 3 pm
Let 3 of Brisbane’s leading north side stores showcase their products and talents for you with free demonstrations, make and takes and great specials.  Start your day at any one of the following stores and make your way around all 3 for a fabulous day of free demonstration and great specials.
A Place to Create, 1150 South Pine Rd, Arana Hills/ Bella Paperie, Shop 33, 302 South Pine Rd, Brendale / 3 Tails, Shop 14, 14-18 Discovery Drive, North Lakes.
 Demonstrations by:
Faber Castell -  create a cute little tag as you get a little messy with the gorgeous colours of gelatos.
 
X-press Graph - X will be demonstrating colouring techniques with Copic Markers and Brush Markers and how to apply these to your die cuts to create beautiful 3d flowers with fabulously blended colours.
 
Couture Creations, Ultimate Crafts and Craft Concepts – will be demonstrating the new and long awaited Go Press and Foil machine (provisional on machine being available).
 
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June ~ Copic Master Class with X-press Graphics and Sasha Hartmann and Trevor Bell on behalf of X-Press Graph-X Supplies Pty Ltd
 
The Copic Certification is designed to teach you how to get the most out of your markers. It is broken into two separate classes:
 
Standard Certification
Initially designed for paper crafters, the Standard Certification program has evolved to benefit crafters, illustrators and designers. This technique based, one-day intensive program aims to provide a hands on class covering the most important aspects of Copic’s product lines and techniques. It includes detailed product knowledge, blending techniques, mixed media techniques, testing inks and papers, and how to achieve the best possible results when colouring with Copic. You will receive a compressive manual covering the full range of Copic products and an extensive kit of Copic products.
Intermediate Certification
The Intermediate Certification has been developed for people who want to know more of the artistic aspects of working with Copic products. You must have completed the Standard Copic Certification class. In this class, you will cover shading, shadows and in depth colour selection. Most importantly, you will gain the confidence to make more complex colour selections. If you want to take your colouring to the next level, this class is for YOU! You will receive a comprehensive manual and products.

Please do not hesitate to contact certification@copicmarker.com.au if you have any queries.
 
Saturday 12th August – Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door  - a fun day of classes with awesome stamping techniques and mixed media fun.