Monday, 21 May 2018

Adding Art Stones to Mixed Media Projects

Have you wondered what to do with art stones or how they get those little balls onto their projects?

Art stones are a light weight product that is created in various sizes ranging from very small and fine to medium and large.  They can be mixed in with heavy gesso or texture paste for a gritty effect and bumpy texture allowing you leave it white or to colour over the top with your chosen colours.

Check out how Alicia Vega has added the art stones after colouring her project here for a fabulous washed effect of the water.

Alternatively, you can pour art stones onto your project and allow them to dry into the medium either painting over them or leaving them white against a coloured background.

Check them out in store now.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Monday, 7 May 2018


Craft show time that is.......The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is coming to Brisbane in less than a month and A Place to Create will be there again!

Our stand number is A15 so if you're going, 

be sure to pop your head in and say hi.  

If you're not planning on going to the show, remember we will have all our show specials in store for the week leading up to the show so you don't have to carry your goodies around at the show and you can be assured you have the same bargain prices.

Did you know this year the show will run for 4 days this year instead of 3? 

 And it is combining with the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show?

You will be able to buy one, two, three or four day entry tickets.

There are also two competitions running, one for scrapbookers and one for card makers so why not have a go?  You have to be in it to win it.
Full details can be found on the Expo website but here is an idea of what's involved.

Hope to see you in store or at the show soon,
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


We have a large shipment on it's way for the June show so each day for the next few days, I will show you some of the yummy things that are in our delivery.

Celebr8 is a family owned scrapbooking manufacturer in South Africa who we have come to love for their unique style and quality.

The owners, Denis and Erin are a perfect team with Denis using his design talent to create the collections and Erin being a creative genius when it comes to creating samples.

Here is their latest collection,

Always and Forever.

Celebr8 chipboard is created from a white based board so you don't have to prep it to get great colours.  This makes creating so easy and you can use so many products on them.

Did you know that complementary pages to create a double layout are a standard design concept in South Africa, making it super easy for you to plan the base for a page without even thinking?

Hope you like it as much as we do.  Stay tuned for when it lands in store.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


The only consolation in the year flying by so quickly is that you don’t have to wait very long for our new release collections to hit the shelves! 
Kaisercraft's May release is drawing closer and we thought you might like an early preview.
You can also see samples of the new collections in store now if you would like to pre-order any items.


And how deep and mystic are the indigo shades of this collection??? 

 Remember if you want any particular items in this range, please make sure to pre-order them by simply calling the shop on 3851 2200 or popping in and ordering from the in store samples.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team