Thursday, 20 December 2012

Start Planning for 2013

Tuesday and Friday scrap and chats will resume on Tuesday 8th January. Be sure to remember to call or e-mail the store to make your bookings.

The first three crop dates for 2013 are:
19th January
2nd February
16th Februar
Crops fill quickly so don't delay in calling or e-mailing the store with your pre-paid bookings on 3851 2200. 
 Classes for 2013 are being scheduled so keep an eye out for further details.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Trading Hours

Please note that we have reduced trading hours over the Christmas period:

  • Saturday 22 December - 9am to 4pm (crop 2-midnight)
  • Sunday 23rd December - Closed
  • Monday 24th December - Closed
  • Tuesday 25th December - Closed
  • Wednesday 26th December - Closed
  • Thursday 27th December - 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Friday 28th December - 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Saturday 29th December - 9am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday 30th December - Closed
  • Monday 31st December - Closed
  • Tuesday 1st January - Closed
  • Wednesday 2nd January - Normal trading hours resume

Come join us for a free Scrap and Chat on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December from 9.30am to 1.30pm .

Contact us in-store on 3851 2200 or email us to book your place.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Thank you to everyone who joined us over the weekend for our
second retreat at A Place to Create.

WOW!!! What a weekend filled with amazing classes, endless crafting, excitement, fun and hard work.  I hope that each and everyone one of you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did. It is so exciting to be able to bring together a group of people into one arena to share our talents, expertise and knowledge with.

I'd like to thank each of you for your support in making the weekend a great success.  I'd like to also thank my talented staff, my teachers, our families and most of all those of you who gave us an extra hand to get it done.
Thank you, Gayle.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Retreat 20th and 21st October 2012

Retreat Information for Classes and Crops for A Place to Create.
Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st at Ferny Grove Bowls Club.

We hope that you are able to join us for our second retreat. We are going to bring you some amazing classes at fantastic value.  We are so excited to be able to build most of our classes around new and exciting stock that has just been released.  If you can’t make it to the retreat talk to us about available kits for the classes.
How the classes work: You can simply choose the classes you are interested in and book.  There is no limit to the number of classes as long as you only choose one class from each session time.
This retreat gives you the best of both worlds.  Crop to your heart’s content with the opportunity to participate in classes as you desire- you can just pop out of the crop to attend classes as necessary. If you do not wish to join in the crop sessions you may just come along for classes as you wish.  Book into any class in session 2 or 3 on Saturday and you can stay and crop till 11.30pm for just $15.
No meals are included with class & crop bookings but can be purchased at the bistro on Saturday. Assorted Sandwiches are available for lunch Sunday and need to be ordered when making your bookings. Alcohol and drinks may be purchased from the bar throughout the weekend.
Crops may be attended on either day or you can book for both. Places are limited Pre Paid bookings are essential to secure your booking.

Saturday 20th October 2012
Class 1
Class 2
Session: 1

Enchanted Cards and Martha Punch set.
Cost $60.00

Create a set of 3 cards using Bo Bunny Enchanted black & white collection with a hint of red. Learn how to make your own roses from punched shapes. Plus you will get to keep the Martha punch around the page set valued at $45.
9.30 -12.30
Create 10 Scrapbook Layouts using the New Craft Concepts Vintage Grunge paper pads.
Cost $80.00
You’ll get to create 10 layouts using this amazing paper collection. We’ve added heaps of embellishments, flowers, ribbons and more to the kit to make the pages pop. Plenty of leftovers will allow you to create even more pages.
Lunch 11.30 -2pm
 Lunch can be purchased from the bistro menu

12 midday – 11.30pm

Crop Session A:  $20.00
Crop from Midday till 11.30pm
Free tea & coffee

Book into a class in either session 2 or 3 and stay on and crop till 11.30pm for only $15

Lunch & Dinner available at own cost
Drinks/alcohol available at bar at own cost
Session 2:
1 - 4pm

5 Themed Double Layouts
Cost $80
Create a set of 5 Themed double layouts, complimented with flowers, ribbon and punches. Choice of: Black & White with a dash of colour or tan/gold & white with Autumn tones. Plenty of leftover papers and embellishments will allow you to create even more pages.
Limit 6 - B & W  Limit 9 - Tan/Gold
Mistletoe Christmas Card Set and Christmas themed binder album.
Cost $50
Create a set of 10 Christmas cards using Bo Bunny Mistletoe stickers and papers with coordinating embellishments plus a binder album ready to display your Christmas photos.

Session 3:

‘Thoughtful’ Cuttlebug  Card Class
Cost $70
Your kit will include the 7 ‘newly arrived’ Thoughtful Embossing folders from Craft Concepts, plus a pack of Core dinations Super Assortment 4.5 x 6’ card stock, plus 7 card bases, plus embellishments plus a class to show you how to make 7 amazing cards with your new embossing folders. (you can’t get better value than this-Thoughtful embossing folders  retail for $8.99 each)  Book and pay for this class and you get to take your new embossing folders home with you.
4.30 -6:30pm
Stamping Class
Cost $50
Create a set of amazing tags using 4 different sets of the Papermania Urban Stamps. You will learn many different techniques to create your tags- stamping, embossing, inking and more. Best of all you get to keep the 4 stamp sets.
(if you’ve always wanted to know more about stamping and card making this class is for you as the tips and techniques you will learn will take you into a new and exciting world of stamping)
Dinner from 5.30-8pm at own cost

Sunday 21st October 2012
Class 1
Class 2
9:30am – 4pm

Crop Session B: $10

Session 1:

Flip Calendar
Create a flip calendar for 2013 using the
New Graphic 45 Bird Song collection embellished with ribbon and our new cherry blossom flowers.
‘a great gift idea for Christmas and birthdays’

Kaisercraft Abstract Memory
Wooden Frame
Cost $60
Plus: your choice of paint, papers, materials and embellishments at extra cost.
Includes New Kaisercraft Abstract Memory wooden frame valued at $49.99 plus a teacher for 2 hours to give you all the tips and techniques to create your very own masterpiece. 
View our sample in store to give you the inspiration to personalize your very own project.
Frame can be collected before the retreat so you can pre paint, and we are happy to work with you to select the papers and embellishments to suit your colour scheme.  Or if you are happy with the colours we’ve chosen we can make up a kit for you.
Bookings close Friday 12th October 2012.


CROP AND CREATE:    Session A    Saturday 20th– Midday till 11.30pm. Bring along  those unfinished projects or purchase a kit to work on surrounded by other keen paper crafters.  BYO late night snacks . Includes tea and coffee.   Bar facilities available till late. Cost: $20.00
CROP AND CREATE: Session B      Sunday 21st - 9.30am - 4pm ~Bring along all those unfinished projects or purchase a kit to work on surrounded by other keen paper crafters.                              Includes Tea & Coffee. Please advise if you require lunch. Cost: $10.00
The retreat will be held in the function room at the Ferny Grove Bowls Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012.
The shop will be open from 9am-2pm Saturday to enable you to have time to do any shopping for the weekend.
Please ensure you clearly name your tools and equipment.  
The crop for Saturday will commence at midday and you can crop through till 11.30pm- venue closes at midnight.  You can have lunch before you come Saturday or purchase lunch from the bistro menu. Sundays crop will commence at 9.30 and end at 4pm.  Please advise if you require lunch on Sunday.
Please Remember: Places are limited for classes and crops: Pre Paid bookings are essential to secure your booking. 
For more information and to make bookings, please contact the shop on 38512200 or call in.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Challenge Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our first challenge.
 All entries were fantastic and the judging was extremely difficult. 

Congratulations to our winners: 
1st Place - Lyn O
2nd Place - Sharon P
Honourable Mention - Dianne L

New Challenge is available to pick up in-store on Saturday 1st Sept- and remember to collect your entry from the current challenge.

Save the Date for our Retreat!!!

A Place to Create is holding a second retreat!

Be sure to keep the 20th and 21st of October free for a weekend filled with non-stop classes and cropping.

More details to come soon so watch this space.

Thursday, 2 August 2012


One place left in -
Enchanted Layout and
matching Card
Saturday 1st September - 1 to 3:30pm - $55

Class includes all materials you need to create an amazing layout plus a matching card plus you also get a new Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set valued at $44.99.  
Bring a 5 x 7" portrait photo.
Learn how to use your Martha punches in a whole new way! Create a layout and matching card using the Bo Bunny Enchanted Black and White range with a splash of red. You will also learn how to create flower embellishments and learn some great tricks with your punches. See sample in store.

 class 6

Gold and Silver Sticker Class

Friday 14th September from 6 to 9pm - $25

The fun with gold and silver stickers continues. 'Rock and Roll' is our theme for this class. Come along to learn more amazing techniques. Bring basic tool kit, scissors, craft knife, adhesives, pens, awl and stylus.

Classic Christmas Cards and more 

Saturday 15th September –  1pm -3pm         

Create 10 classic Christmas cards incorporating the rustic and vintage Graphic 45 chipboards, Teresa Collins papers, ribbons, dies, punches and more.  This vintage collection isn't for just anyone, these cards are worthy of your favourites this Christmas. 

Cost $30.00

With enough pieces left to embellish another project, why not order your additional kit to complete a double layout for only $10 - you won't be disappointed.  Or if you'll be needing more cards, order the add on card kit (includes 5 sheets card to make 10 cards, 6 pieces of Teresa Collins 6x6 paper to co-ordinate and matching ribbons) for only $5.00.

Bring basic tool kit, trimmer, scissors, craft knife, cutting mat, ruler, pencil, adhesives, stylus, awl.


Saturday 22nd September - Crop - 2-midnight - $15 - places available-be quick!

Card Class-
Wizard of Oz Quartet
Saturday 29th September - Wizard of Oz Quartet - 
1-3pm - $20 - Create a set of four cards using Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz papers with fancy folds. 
Bring basic tool kit, trimmer, scissors, craft knife, cutting mat, ruler, pencil, adhesives, stylus, awl and dimensional magic.

Saturday 6th October - Crop - 2-midnight - $15 - places available-be quick.

Retreat/Save the Date
Save Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October for our second Retreat – more details to come.

Gold and Silver Sticker Class
Friday 26th October - Gold and Silver Sticker class -
6-9pm - $25 Pretty Flowers Class 
(Please note the change of date for this class) 

Bring basic tool kit, trimmer, scissors, craft knife, adhesives, pens, awl and stylus. 


2:00pm to Midnight - $15 (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday 11th August 2012

Wednesday 15th August-Ekka show day- daytime crop 9.30 - 4.30pm 
$10 /Bring a Plate

Saturday 25th August 2012 - $10/ bring a plate

Saturday 8th September 2012

Saturday 22nd September 2012

Saturday 6th October 2012

Bring along the projects you are working on, BYO tools and equipment and use my tables to enjoy an evening with other craft minded people and friends while you have exclusive access to the products in store.  Food is provided (unless otherwise stated) all you have to do is ring and make a pre paid booking. 
Cost: $15.00  

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

for JUNE/JULY 2012
(bookings for crops and classes will only be accepted
with full payment)

Friday 22 June 2012 - 6 to 9pm - $25
The fun with gold and silver stickers continues.
Ships and Tulips is our theme this class,
Come along to learn more amazing techniques.
Bring basic tool kit, adhesives, pens, awl and stylus.

Saturday 23rd June 2012 from 2 - 4 pm Cost $20
Join us to get tips and techniques on how to get the most
 out of your Cuttlebug machine whilst using embossing folders
and dies to create 3 amazing cards.
These ideas can be used in both card making and scrapbooking.
Bring basic tool kit, adhesives, sanding block
and cuttlebug machine and plates if you have them.

Saturday 30 June from 3 to 5.30pm - $25
Why buy flowers when you can make your own!
Learn how to use mulberry paper with 6 different dies to create gorgeous mulberry paper flowers for use in scrapbooking and card making.  Each die will create a different shaped flower that we will spritz, colour and glitter for amazing effects.
Bring paper piercing tool, sharp scissors, spritz bottle (for water), heat gun (if you have one) and basic tool kit.

New Date: Friday night 27 July 2012 - 
6pm-9pm - $40
We will teach you techniques to take mulberry flowers a step further to add them to an amazing shabby chic layout using Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection. This single layout includes chipboard trellis work, mulberry flowers, paint, lace, papers, ribbon, lace rosettes and more. Bring basic tool kit, paper piercing tool, sharp scissors, dimensional magic, med paint brush, distressing tool, adhesives, 450 glue, spritz bottle (for water), heat gun (if you have one).

New Date: Friday night 3rd August 2012 
 6 to 9pm  Cost $45
'Butterfly’s and Bouquets'
Create a double layout using Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection to take your shabby chic techniques to the next step. Learn even more techniques with mulberry flowers, paint, lace, edging, inking, tearing and more. Bring basic tool kit, paper piercing tool, sharp scissors, dimensional magic, med paint brush, distressing tool, adhesives, 450 glue, spritz bottle (for water), heat gun (if you have one).

CROP- Saturday 14th July 2012- 2pm – midnight
Christmas in July Cost $10 (bring a plate) Full

Friday 20 July from 6 to 9pm Cost $25
Join us to get some tips and techniques to use gold and silver stickers to make your Christmas cards.
Bring basic tool kit, adhesives, pens, awl and stylus.

Saturday 21st July from 3 to 5.30pm
Create an off the page Fancy Pants Album incorporating acetate, chipboard, felt, stamping, inking, stitching, tearing and more using Bo Bunny’s Welcome Home collection.

CROP Saturday 28th  July 2012-  2pm – midnight
Cost $15 includes dinner

Crops – August

Saturday 11 August 2012 -2pm – midnight Cost $15

Wednesday 15th August-Ekka show day- daytime crop 9.30am-4.30pm  Cost: $10 (Bring a Plate)

Saturday 25 August 2012 - 2pm – midnight Cost $15