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!!!! ) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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

Tuesday, 26 June 2018


 It features a gender neutral baby scrapbooking collection with baby patterned papers, ephemera, stickers, stamps, and more!

These cute and adorable woodland creatures are ready to help celebrate your new little one or if  you're like me, just make some fun cards.

The Hide and Seek Collection by Kaisercraft is perfect for capturing all the precious moments and milestones of your baby boy or girl. 

With sweet deer, bears, birds, bunnies, raccoons and owls we are certain that you will find that they’re the ideal setting for your baby-themed pages, cards, announcements, baby shower dΓ©cor and albums. 

Get started on planning your projects with these darling products  that are 
a breath of sweet, fresh joy for card makers and scrapbookers alike.

Ooh, and did I mention there's a couple of  fabulous 6x6" stencils that came with this order?


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team