Friday, 30 June 2017


Check out what just landed on our doorstep.

All the way from South Africa, the new GOOD VIBES range from Celebr8 is here.

“Life is all about the choices YOU make & the paths YOU decide to follow. The new Celebr8 GOOD VIBES collection is designed around 4 simple truths about YOU; YOU are amazing, YOU can do anything, YOU are unique & YOU will succeed today. The bold colours and striking elements will help you create a project that celebrates everything wonderful about YOU and the people in your life. #happyscrapping!” ~ Celebr8

                                 How gorgeous are these grungy papers and accessories?

And here's some inspiration from the fabulous Celebr8 Design Team....

Designed by Jowilna Nolte

 Designed by Erin Bruton

 Designed by Moira Gilowey

 Designed by Bonita Benyon

 Designed by Sonja Nel

 And don't forget the gorgeous Kerrie Gurney will be teaching at A Place to Create with this range very soon.  

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


Check out our new look mixed media room complete with COLOUR BLAST products and heaps of inspiration from the COLOUR BLAST Design Team.

Colour Sprays and New Colour Shimmer Watercolour Cubes

Colour Shimmer Dust

Colour Pastes in 21 gorgeous colours

Colour Shimmer Sprays

How gorgeous are those samples?

Heavy Gesso in White and Black

How gorgeous does it look now?

You can check out how to use their products at Colour Blast.

Tenisha and some of her Design Team will be joining us at our August 5th VIP event for make and takes and product demonstrations.

And here's some pics of the rest of the room while we start to work on adding some other lines now to our stamping wall.

Happy Creating Gayle 
and the 
A Place to Create Team

Tuesday, 27 June 2017


What a wonderful way to start a Tuesday...... Tim Holtz has just released 12 more colours in the oxide inks which will start shipping in July.

 How awesome are these colours???????

Thanks Tim, Mario and Ranger for sharing these with us live this morning.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Saturday, 24 June 2017


For so long I have wanted to play with the Cocoa Vanilla studio range, Make a Wish, as I find it so fresh and colourful and today was finally that day.  Inspired by the gorgeous works of Raquel Bowman, Bea Valint and Amanda Baldwin, I've created a new double layout kit that will be available in store for only $15.00.  Of course if you can't make it into store and would like one posted out, we are more than happy to accommodate.   You may even want us to help you shop for a few extra bits to fill the box. 

I've also got some more of these gorgeous Christmas card kits I made using Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Tis the Season, which I just love.  These are no ordinary Christmas cards with fabulous little pockets and tags, flaps and flips all over the place.  Hope you like them! Hugs, Sharon

Sandra has also been busy with a gorgeous new grungy card kit that has loads of mixed media effects already done for you.  These were a real hit at the show so not many left - be sure to get in quick if you like this one.

If you're looking for kits, don't forget to check out our great range under the Kits tab at the top of the page.

Thanks for looking,
Gayle and the team.

Friday, 23 June 2017

July Class Schedule


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.


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.

 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.
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  with samples of your work and the types of classes you are interested in teaching.
 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 with photos of your projects to showcase what you create.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


Thursday, 22 June 2017


Lots of new laces are arriving daily and all less than $5 / metre......

How cute are these little bird nests complete with birdie and eggs......

Fabric daisy bunches ~ only $2.00 / bunch .......

Happy Creating Gayle and the
A Place to Create Team


Friday, 16 June 2017


Check out the latest collection from Couture Creations ~ The Ritz.  Three colour ways to choose from  with GATSBY, THEATRE or EVENING COCKTAIL 
and some gorgeous stencils, embossing folders and dies. 
In store now.

The second part of the release will  include Hot Foil Stamps and some gorgeous chipboard.

 Check out the Creative Inspiration magazine for ideas and the full range.

Anita Enright and Tracey Cooley from the Couture Creations Design Team
 have also done some amazing projects  with step by step tutorials which will inspire you.  

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 15 June 2017


Friday 16th June ~ 10-11.30 am ~ Product Showcase ~ Many ways with 1 die

$15.00 includes all materials

 Saturday 24th June ~ 10-11.30am ~ Porthole and Diamond Window card

$15.00 includes all materials

Tuesday 27th June ~ 10am - 11.30 am ~ Garage Card and Pull-up Dump Truck Card

$15.00 includes all materials


Tuesday 11th July ~ 10am - 11.30am ~ 3D Birdcage and Tattered Floral Construction Class

$15.00 includes all materials
You will make a 3d birdcage and learn how to create an assortment of tattered  flowers using paper or foam and incorporating bling and stamens.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team