Monday, 21 August 2017




CLEARANCE SALE ON SELECTED STOCK!

We are clearing selected stock to make room for new stock arriving soon. 


Graphic45 -Cardstock Stickers, Chipboard, Tags and Pockets all just $4.00 each. 


Graphic45 - unmounted stamps just $10 each.

This week only- ends Saturday 26th August.









Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Sunday, 13 August 2017

IT'S SHOW TIME!!!!

Here in Brisbane it's show week with the RNA grounds bustling with sideshow alley, rides, displays, events, fairy floss, ice creams and of course the famous show bag pavillion.  

If you are lucky enough to get the public holiday off this Wednesday 16th August, we will be hosting an all day FREE Scrap 'n' Chat between 10am and 3.30pm so you can get your craft on with other like minded people (with just a little less hustle and bustle than the show).  Bookings are essential and you are welcome to bring some lunch along.  We have a fridge and microwave if you need to access these. Tea and coffee is available all day free of charge.

As we get a little, let's say "more mature", many of us frequent the EKKA less and less but it doesn't mean you don't deserve a show bag and a bit of fun so we have some awesome show bags that really are great value for you to indulge yourself with.

CHRISTMAS SHOW BAG

8 sheets cardstock, 1 sheet 12x12" die cut Christmas tags, Imaginarium  Baubles chipboard set, Imaginarium Christmas Tree set, Couture Creations Merry Christmas stencil, 3 lengths glittered ribbon, 9 metres burgundy satin ribbon, 9 metres green satin ribbon, 1 bunch red hydrangea flowers, 1 bunch red crysanthemums, 1 bunch assorted red tone lillies, 1 box silver foiled Christmas tags and string.

All for just $25.00

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OOH LA LA SHOW BAG


5 sheets double sided 12 x 12" assorted Ooh La La patterned papers, 10 assorted DL cards and 
co-ordinating envelopes, 3 sets Ooh La La sentiment, flourish and border stamps, 1 pack 25 lace heart shaped doilies, 1 Graphic 45 Decades ink pad.

All for just $25.00

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MAGNOLIA LANE SHOW BAG #1


1 set Magnolia Lane stamps, paper heart doilies, assorted paper flowers in pink, black and white, 9 metres white lace, 9 metres pink lace, 9 metres black lace, large assortment of die cut ephemera shapes featuring vintage ladies, bird cages, tassles, magnolias and more and 2 sheets co-ordinating adhesive chipboard stickers.

All for just $20.00

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MAGNOLIA LANE SHOW BAG #2

1 set Magnolia Lane stamps, paper heart doilies,  large assortment of die cut ephemera shapes featuring vintage ladies, bird cages, tassles, magnolias and more, 2 sheets co-ordinating adhesive chipboard stickers, 1 pack adhesive pearls, 1 pack Magnolia Lane pinwheels with pearl centres, 3 bunches of co-ordinating flowers (pink, mint and white) and 2 metres co-ordinating mesh ribbon.

All for just $20.00

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We also have some new kits in store, check out the fun one we've done for this week.  Kits include full colour pictures and all papers, card and embellishments to complete the project.  
This kit is just $15.00 and features some fabulous Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish collection.

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We will also be having some more fabulous make and takes and demos this week so keep an eye out tomorrow for details of these.

Phone the store on 3851 2200 to reserve your show bags as numbers are limited with such great deals.




Happy Show Week everyone,
Gayle
and the A Place to Create Team

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FINALE


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,
Gayle
and the A Place to Create Team

Monday, 7 August 2017

7th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE WITH 7 FREE MAKE AND TAKES / DEMOS


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

FREE CHAMPAGNE TAG MAKE AND TAKE  
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

FREE PRETTY PINK CARD MAKE AND TAKE
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

FREE OXIDE INK DEMONSTRATION
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


FREE GO PRESS AND FOIL MACHINE DEMONSTRATION
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


FREE MAKE AND TAKE GO PRESS AND FOIL MACHINE & DIE CUT 'N' BOND 
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

FREE MAKE AND TAKE METALLIC FLOWERS
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

FREE DEMONSTRATION AND MAKE AND TAKE CARD
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

BIRTHDAY WEEK CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEGUN


Our 7th Birthday celebrations for the shop have begun and 50 VIP customers helped us celebrate Saturday afternoon along with some fabulous demonstrators, tutors and volunteers.  Thanks to all the staff who helped make the day so special and worked tirelessly all week.


Gayle and Sharon rocked their wearable art pieces.  Congratulations to Beverley Teske and Kathleen Young who both won wearable art prizes. 

 How amazing are all the samples from Colour Blast???

 Thanks to Tenisha Furlong from Colour Blast for demonstrating the  shimmer cubes and everything else all afternoon.  Love those colours.


 This was Louise Turner's make and take table before everybody got creative.

 Raffle prizes


 Good Vibes layout kit by Kerrie Gurney,  sold out currently but more stock arriving soon.  Complete with colour instructions and available with mixed media components or without.

 Despite suffering from a terrible sinus infection, Deb still shared all her magic with water colouring, and dusting ~ thanks for battling through Deb.  Feel better soon. xo

 Sharon's demo table before she destroyed it and made the biggest mess on the floor - as always.

 Congratulation to Anne and Nettie for winning our major Lucky Door Prizes.  So sorry we made you cry Anne but very happy the Go Press and Foil is going to a home where it is so loved already.   Nettie had left before her prize was drawn so she is in for a surprise Tuesday when she comes to class... shhhhh let's surprise her.

 Miss Kerrie, these flowers are nearly as bright and beautiful as you.  Thanks for risking everything to bring back our Celebr8 products to share with everyone.  It is much appreciated.

 Sienna is just 9 years old and bakes all these amazing cupcakes herself and decorates them.  As if that wasn't enough, she donated 10% of all profits to a small school in Africa.  Well done Judy on raising such a thoughtful and talented daughter and thanks to Paige for helping her yesterday.

 Here is one of our smart pups who attended to share his skills (mainly doing the splits and being more flexible than all of us) and Dayle his handler.  Thanks to Jane and Jack also.  You were all so well behaved - hehehe.
 Well done Rachel - not bad for a newbie!  Glad you had fun.  


 Miss Kerrie and her bestie Bez posing with their Forever Friends layouts.

 Celebr8 duck joined us for the auspicious occasion.  Welcome to A Place to Create Celebr8 duck.

 Hope you had fun too duck.

 What an awesome team!!!!

 How gorgeous are these stencils and new 6x6 paper pads from Celebr8?



Don't forget the fun continues this week with more fun and loads of birthday specials.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team