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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

This week Deb and Sue kick off the week with their usual Tuesday class with these gorgeous cards.

Then they back it up on Wednesday with take #2 of Deb’s gorgeous mini album using Celebr8 mini album and Uniquely Creative Wise and Free papers.
Everyone who attended last week’s mini album class is invited back to finish their albums also or just to check they have all the pieces needed to finish it.
Wednesday and Thursday of course are our free Scrap and Chat days where you can bring in whatever it is you’re working on and use our quiet space to just create.
We have some lovely ladies who come to this so if you’re feeling lonely, don’t!  You are welcome to join and make new friends.
Thursday night Sharon has her thrill-seekers join her for an evening class of fun and exploration as we explore oxides and backgrounds, pearl effects and more.
You are always welcome to join us.
Friday morning, Sharon has another class (can’t share samples just yet) but it’s always fun.
Then Saturday sees us kick off the weekend with our first in store retreat for 2020.

And as if that isn’t enough, we are open on Sunday too from 9am – 2pm.  
Retreat participants can stay on for free and keep creating and anyone who can’t join us Saturday is welcome to attend a free crop on Sunday between 9am and 2pm.
Bookings are essential though please as we need to prepare the space and tables etc.
We hope your week is just as exciting  but not too exciting that you can’t find time to visit us.
Happy Creating,
 Karenina and the A Place to Create Team

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Craft Destash is on again…

 
CRAFT DESTASH
 
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

 

Anguree Jansen van Rensburg, cardmaker of the year, cardmaking, Mixed Media, scrapbooking, watercolour

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 12×12 

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

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July Class Schedule

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND DETAILS:

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.

 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. 

 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.

SAVE THE DATES –
EXCITING EVENTS COMING TO A PLACE TO CREATE!!!
 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.
 
NEW TEACHERS WANTED
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 gayle@aplacetocreate.com.au  with samples of your work and the types of classes you are interested in teaching.
 CASUAL DESIGN PROJECTS
 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 gayle@aplacetocreate.com.au with photos of your projects to showcase what you create.
 
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

 

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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

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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

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APRIL CLASS SCHEDULE AT A PLACE TO CREATE

Class Descriptions and Details:
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

Tips and  Tricks with Sharon

These 30 minute 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 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.  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.

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, 2 full packs of Kaiser Clear Sticker sentiments and a pack of rhinestones.  You will get 5 cards completed in class with all the materials provided to finish off the remaining 5 cards.

Layered Tag

Have a play with the new Distress Oxide inks, die cutting, punching, Inka Gold and getting a little messy as you create this layered tag – a great chance to play with materials before you buy them.  Bring an apron.

 SAVE THE DATES – EXCITING EVENTS COMING
TO A PLACE TO CREATE!!!

Saturday 22nd April ~ Jane Tregenza
(Owner of Imaginarium Designs, Seriously Scrapbooking and design team member on Graphic 45)

Jane will be visiting Brisbane to teach 2 amazing classes at A Place to Create.

 Cards and Tags

9.30am – 12.30pm

 Let Jane show you how to make some amazing cards and tags which highlight the stunning new Prima Wild and Free papers.  Your kit includes 4 full sheets of Wild and Free, cardstock and an amazing array of flowers, Imaginarium chipboard, metals and gorgeous embellishments.

Please bring your basic tool kit (mats are provided), a brown ink pad for edges, black archival ink for chipboard, and a ruler with inch measurements.

Cost: $45.00 includes all materials (Extra kits will be available if you can’t make it to the class)

12 x 12” Patchwork Pieces Project

2.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Jane is the master of these amazing Patchwork Projects which have become famous around Australia with monthly kit clubs and the likes.  Usually only available in 8×8 kits, Jane is preparing a dedicated kit for this class that allows you to create a 12×12 project perfect for framing in a shadow box or expanding on to create a larger keepsake piece that you can add on to for weeks or months afterwards. 

Please bring your basic tool kit, inks and adhesives.  Further requirements to be advised.

Cost: $75.00 includes all materials (Extra kits will be available if you can’t make it to the class)

Light supper, tea and coffee provided (If you have special dietary requirements, please bring your own snacks / food as required)

Please note: This is a sample of on of Jane’s Patchwork Pieces 
– this is not the class sample.

 Saturday 20th May ~ Paper Craft Trail

 Let 3 of Brisbane’s leading northside stores showcase their products and talents for you with free demonstrations, make and takes and great specials.  Stay tuned for more details but save this date!

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.

Stay tuned for more exciting upcoming events and visitors to A Place To Create.