Saturday, 23 May 2020


The gorgeous Yvette Fanciulli has designed some fresh and fun new layout kits for us.

Each one includes a little bit of mixed media so if you're not a fan or just haven't tried it before, these are a great introduction to trying a little bit of mixed media on your pages.

They come with instructions and full colour photos so you can create them how they were designed or design your own page with the elements in the kit.  You can always add some bits out of your own stash too.

This is a double page layout kit featuring the beautiful Winter Rose collection from Uniquely Creative.  All the beautiful frames are cut for you from Uniquely Creative's new Rose Gold cardstock and using new frame dies from Uniquely Creative.

You have to love layout kits that allow you the option to pop lots of pics on the page to tell the whole story.  This layout does just that and it is embellished with beautiful hand coloured floral elements from a Uniquely Creative cut and colour cut apart sheet.  The kit also includes a full pack of the large matt board words from Celebr8 and these are coloured to add lots of fabulous punch to the page.

How fun is this page and there are so many things you can do with these versatile little elements.  We have included a second sheet of paper and additional titles so you can easily turn this into a double page layout if you wish.

The simplicity and vibrancy of this page make any photo pop  when you frame it with the panels provided.  Add the Celebr8 matt board flourishes, title  and butterflies and you will have a beautiful fun layout perfect for any photo.  Change your inking colour to suit your photo or your favourite colour.

We see layouts like this all the time but going to the effort of actually cutting all the circles often puts us off actually doing it.  Well it's done for you in this kit and all the thinking about what patterns and what colours to put where is also done for you.  That doesn't mean to say you can't change it up however you like but it's a great start to get you motivated.  Again, it features some Celebr8 matt board which gives such a fabulous circle frame with flourished floral effects, it's just  so much fun!!!

This was meant to be a class Yvette would share with you all last month however given the virus, we had to kit it so you get even more options.  All the die cutting is done for you.  We have included one page of watercolour with texture paste already on it if you want to use that or don't have paste or there is a blank page of watercolour card you can create your own stencilling on.
Your kit also includes a mini mark making stamp or a voucher so you can pick your own from the shelves in store.

Look how much is in your kit!!!!

I just love a splash of hot pink every now and again and when it's paired with all these beautiful shades of pink and those gorgeous monstera leaves, it's just a winning combination.

You even get some extra bits to create a matching card if you like or again you could use these bits to make a matching page if you'd prefer.

We hope you like these kits as much as we do and look forward to seeing your creations.

We will have these on our kit page very soon!!!

Remember we are open today Saturday 23rd May and tomorrow Sunday 24th May 10am - 2pm.
Come on in and say hello.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020


Uniquely Creative have some fabulous releases lately including two mini stamp and colour kits
and we have loads in store for you.

TRUE NORTH is a beautifully sophisticated range perfect for all age groups especially males.

It fits that teenage style perfectly but is so open ended.  Whether it's cards or layouts, you will find some awesome inspiration on the Uniquely Creative Blog.

The PURRFECT collection is obviously focused on all things feline and 
is perfect for all your cat loving friends.

 And if that still doesn't give you something perfect for your family or friends, then it's time to call in the big guns and go with YOU'RE WEIRD!!!!  It says it all!!!!

This month's collection features platypus or Ornithorhynchus if you want to sound intelligent
and in many of the samples it features a 3 window frame die which we have in stock also.

You can buy the stamps and dies separately or grab the mini kit and add on the dies - it's great value this way and you get loads of extra bits.

Hope you find something you like, Karenina and the team.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020


We have been really inspired by a post from the 
this week.  

You can click on the link to pop over and have a look sometime.  

They run fantastic challenges each month and have lots of inspiration from group members.

The project that excited us this week was created by Godelieve Tijskens from

who not only creates amazing work but has also designed stamp collections for Darkroom Door during 2019.  Here are some of her designs for Darkroom Door and some examples created by herself, Rachel and the entire Darkroom Door design team.

Here it is below:

The project that we thought was worth sharing with you all.

Godelieve has taken an assortment of Darkroom Door stamps and teamed them with Ecoline Brush Markers and created these colourful whimsy cards which we just love!!!!

 How fabulous are these colours????

These markers come in an array of vibrant colours and are perfect for brush lettering also.

If ink is more your style, they also make a set of ink pots which have an intense pigment colour.

A great idea whenever you get a new set of pens is to create your own colour swatch so you can see what colours your pens break down to within each colour.

A blender pen is also available and comes with some of the sets.  Look at the amazing effects you can create when blending.

Hope you get our our colour markers and have a play or if you need some new ones, let us know and we will see what we can help you with.  Just call the girls at the shop for help, 3851 2200.

Stay safe, stay healthy.
Karenina and the A Place to Create team. 

Monday, 4 May 2020

Happy Monday Vibes with Studio 73 coming your way.....

We hope you are enjoying this extra public holiday this week.  Normally we would all be so looking forward to these, however with life being so different of late, not of all us find this day any different to those preceding and following it.

The least we can do is share some inspiration with you from the very talented Hetty Hall using Studio 73’s first two collections - Timekeeper and About a Boy!

 There is such a romance in this paper before you even start adding photos.

How beautiful is the use of a black and white photo with the soft romantic hues and marbled tones in the background?

And in quite a contrast, how fabulous are these baby projects featuring “About A Boy”?

Be sure to share your projects with us on our Facebook Page or email them to us - be sure to include any details you might like included when we post them on our page.

These two collections are still in store and Studio 73 have new collections coming our way soon.

What do you think?

Happy Creating,
Karenina and the team at A Place to Create

Friday, 10 April 2020


Hello everyone, 

Today at the start of the Easter weekend, I thought I would share a few pics of my little family in 'isolation'. 
 It's Trevie's birthday next weekend and an early delivery of his present meant he had to have a go.  

Lady McKelpie aka Annie and Bundle the Poodle are relishing the attention and the lorikeets loved having a bath.  

From our home to yours, we wish you a peaceful Easter.

Stay well and safe. 

x Karenina