Thursday, 20 December 2018



 will be offered on two different weekends each month allowing for more flexibility
 to attend as it suits your routine.

                                          We will be hosting an                                                 Information Session for Dreamscapes and Beyond ~ 2019
to be held on
Saturday 19th January at 1.30pm

Dreamscapes and Beyond will allow you the freedom to create with your own choice of colours, papers, embellishments and use the layout ideas for inspiration.
Choose your own theme and learn a new technique each class.
Class is open to intermediate or advanced scrapbookers only.

COST: $20.00 per class
includes a small monthly core kit to complete each technique being taught.
Participants to provide card, paper and other materials needed.


$60.00 / 3 month block
includes a small monthly core kit to complete each technique being taught.
Participants to provide card, paper and other materials needed.

3 MONTH BLOCK FEE includes access to all layouts between classes
 together with access to online Facebook messenger support group.
Products in monthly core kits are chosen to inspire and push you to try new things.
  They will be kept as neutral as possible allowing you to make decisions
about colour to suit your own photos and theme.

Block #1:

February: Saturday 2nd, 10am - 12.30pm or Saturday 16th 1pm - 3.30pm

March: Saturday 9th, 10am - 12.30pm or Saturday 16th 1pm - 3.30pm

April: Saturday 6th, 10am - 12.30pm or Saturday 27th 1pm - 3.30pm

Block #2:

May: Saturday 4th, 10am - 12.30pm or Saturday 18th 1pm - 3.30pm

June: Saturday 1st, 10am - 12.30pm or Saturday 15th 1pm - 3.30pm

July: Saturday 6th, 10am - 12.30pm or Saturday 20th 1pm - 3.30pm

For those who attended Dreamscapes last year,  please note that you will need to choose your date and sessions as the same class is offered twice in the one month.  

If you are planning on attending Mel's Limited Edition class as well as Dreamscapes, the date later in the month will allow you to attend both classes on one day.  Alternatively you may choose to attend Dreamscapes earlier in the month in the morning session and then attend the  Limited Edition class later in the month - again in a morning session.

Should you wish to discuss your needs, please feel free to pop in and chat with us.

Please register your interest for the information session by emailing Gayle at:


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 19 December 2018



Limited Edition is our first new scrapbook class option for 2019 with Melissa Struhs who has taught and worked in the creative industries for many many years as well as featuring on many design teams in the past.  Her extensive industry experience, training and passion for the hobby all contribute to her excellent teaching style and ability to support participants at all levels.

We will be taking all the guess work out of the process by putting together a kit using some brand-new products from some of your favourite suppliers each month, creating inspiration designer layouts and introduce you to the techniques and tips and tricks to making the most of your products while trying something to vary your style. 

A detailed cutting list will help you navigate the variety of ways you can make the most of your kit pieces.

* Held one Saturday each month, these scrapbook classes will be based on a current scrapbook 
  collection, trend, technique or paper range. 

* Attendees can attend just one class or multiple.  Pre-paid bookings are required for each 
  session however.

* Due to these classes being kitted in advance, only a limited number of spaces are available in 
  each class. 

* A sample will be available in store to show you the layouts being created in the next upcoming  

* Learn how to use designer papers efficiently, incorporate acetate, charms and decorate 
  chipboard in different ways.

* You can visit the "Classes / Events" page on this blog to see details of upcoming classes or  
   pop into store to talk to someone.

* The first class is on Saturday 19th January, 10am - 12.30pm and the theme is Happy 
* This class is based on a paper release by South African company "Celebr8" and the total class 
   and kit cost is $45.00.  Attendees will need to supply their own adhesives and basic tool kit 
   including trimmer.  Cutting / work mats will be provided so you do not need to transport these.

Hope to see you there, Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 12 December 2018


Did you realise we have been in our new premises for two and a half years now?

Every day we have customers who are astonished that it must be that long since they've visited. 
If you haven't been to our new store across the road from the industrial estate, 
you  might like to make the time over Christmas to see just how much we've grown.

We would love to see you over the Christmas break but don't want you to come when we are closed so please take note of the special Christmas trading hours below. 


Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm

It seems not that long ago that we were making resolutions and promising ourselves
more time for "us" - where has the year gone?

If you still need some time for you before Christmas or the New Year kicks in, 
we have loads of FREE CROP times available so you can catch up on your albums, cards or whatever it is you want to work on.  Stay for the whole time or just come and go as you please and work around your other commitments.

At these sessions, you can bring your projects and tool kit and use our air conditioned space to escape the housework, kids or whatever and just take time for you.  

You can bring your lunch and use our fridge, microwave and kitchen, 
tea and coffee are available all day.

Why not grab a friend or two and catch up with friends while catching up on your projects???

Phone the store on 3851 2200 to book so we can make sure we have a space set up for you.



There is also one last minute chance to get help from Sharon to put together any of your Christmas card kits or any of our other card kits you're struggling to get finished.

Thursday 20th December, anytime between 10am - 3pm

Between 10am and 3pm, Sharon will be working in store and will be available to help with laying out and assembling your card kits purchased in store  whether you have pre-purchased them in past or purchase them on the day.

Call us at the store on 3851 2200 to let us know if you'd like to come in on this day.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry  Christmas,
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Christmas is fast approaching and as always, this year sees a range of card making, layout and patchwork layout kits available and better still they are all on sale for December.

To see pricing, visit our KITS page of this blog - while you can't order online, call or email us with your requests or to enquire about postage costs.  The shop is open for enquiries Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm.  If your enquiry falls outside these times, please know that we will get to it as soon as we can on our next working day.

"Merry Christmas" patchwork layout kit 


"Joy of Christmas" patchwork layout kit 


"First Noel" Card making kit


Stamperia Christmas Tag Kit


"Nordic Wonderland" Card making kit


"Peace and Joy" Card making kit


4 Page Christmas layout kit


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


After being slack for quite a while, Sharon has finally found her pc mojo  (that's PC for personal computer - not Politically Correct, that's probably going to take a lot longer) and worked on updating the blog today.

We've changed some of the tabs available and added a VIRTUAL TOUR TAB which includes photos of the shop and we'll add some more as we go along - after all, you know things change regularly when Sharon's around. (Good news though - some surgery next week means no lifting or moving furniture for 4 - 6 weeks so you're safe until the new year unless we get some willing volunteers!   Hint hint, Kate and Johanne!!!! ) 😂😂😂

The KITS have been updated to everything that is currently available and includes both scrapbooking layouts and card kits on the same page so just keep scrolling if you're looking for card kits.

We've also added a new tab for STOCK UPDATES where you can see the latest arrivals of products to arrive in store.  This one is going to be a mission to keep updated the way Gayle shops!!!!

The CLASSES AND EVENTS tab is already filling up as we line up teachers and events for 2019.  We are making enquiries about two retreat dates for the first few months of the year and have new classes with Mel as well as ongoing Dreamscapes.  Meg will also be getting back to us with class dates and of course the fabulous Sue and Deb will continue with their amazing Tuesday morning fun sessions - we may even convince them to add a day here and there so keep checking in.

Stay tuned while I finish updating everything this week but hopefully you will find the new look blog informative and helpful when planning your crops, classes, retreats, shopping and more!

Thanks for reading,
(on behalf of Gayle and the team at A Place to Create)

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Tuesday Card Class with Deb and Sue

Next Tuesday Deb and Sue are having
 another fabulous card making class creating
 faux stained window effects 

and a wonderful men's card 
that can be adapted for birthdays, get well or Father's Day
 for those fortunate enough to still have their Dads in their lives.

Class starts at 10.00am and includes all your materials and tuition, you just need to
bring your basic tool kit along.  If you're not sure what this includes, just ask us.

Bookings are essential - please phone the store on 3851 2200 to book your spot.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Saturday, 21 July 2018


Next Tuesday sees our card makers undertake a fun day of card making in their month of Christmas in July.  

With 5 projects to be completed for just $15 and lots of laughs and friendly chats, this group is a great way to socialise each week.  

Tea and coffee start at 9.30am and class starts at 10am.

Call the shop to join the girls for this or any of their other upcoming classes featured below.


On Tuesday 31st, it's down to business to wrap up Christmas in July with 10 fabulously assorted Christmas cards being created  in a master class - 4 hours of crafting fun with friends and heaps of papers left over to keep playing afterwards.

The class is $35.00 and runs from 10am till 2pm.  It includes a full 6x6"paper pad, assorted embellishments, base cards, trims and all items to complete as well as loads of inspiration to keep you creating.

This is a fun and relaxed group of ladies who share a coffee and a chat as well as some home baked goodies on occasions.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


Yes, the wait is over......

Ranger and Tim Holtz have announced two more releases for this year.

A further 12 colours have been released and are in transit to Australia due to arrive this week.

Remember, there are no plans to release these inks in small pads due to the complexity of the formula so if you're holding off, I wouldn't.  As Tim explains, it was 10 years before the mini distress inks were released so you may be in for a really long wait and in the meantime you will miss out on so much fun and so many creative experiences.

Here is the announcement made by Tim Holtz and a feature of all the new colours.

If you haven't played with these inks, they have been an absolute game changer for creating
backgrounds, inking, blending and so much more.  Here's some examples of creating fabulous backgrounds with them and then stamping over them.

You can still do all the usual things you do with ink however you
have the added option of changing the effects by wetting this ink.

And on another exciting note, the remaining 12 colours of oxide inks will be released in October so you will be able to complete your sets before the end of the year.

Remember we always have a pre-order and introductory offer if you want to buy all 12 so save your $$$ and order the complete 12 by calling the store now on 3851 2200.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


We have restocked this gorgeous card kit using
Kaisercraft's Pen and Ink collection
as it sold out so quickly.

Created by one of our Tuesday morning card making teachers, Sue Moule,
 this kit includes all the components and colour photos
to make 10 cards with envelopes.

Layered with papers, die cuts, ribbons, laces and more, you will
enjoy constructing these cards or maybe even using the pieces to create
your own masterpieces.

The complete kit is just $35.00.
Thanks Sue for sharing your creative flair with us and creating this superb kit.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


How awesome is this variety of cards?  There is seriously something for every occasion in this kit.

This collection has been creatively designed and carefully kitted by the amazing Deb from              The Doozey Chicks who teach here every Tuesday morning.

The kit includes everything you will need to complete 12 cards complete with envelopes and full colour pictures.  Some cards in this kit have more than 10 die cuts on just one card. 

 So much love and effort went into preparing these cards.  

We hope you like them as much as we do.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team