Friday, 27 December 2019

Thursday, 26 December 2019

A PLACE TO CREATE HAS BEEN SOLD


A short while ago we announced that A Place to Create had sold.

There are now only 2 more trading days - Friday 27th and Saturday 28th December - both of which you can enjoy a free scrap and chat or crop session before I hand over the keys to the new owner on December 31st.

We would love to see you before the end of the year and answer any questions you may have but here are a few details to help update you.

The store will remain open as it currently is Tuesday to Saturdays - 9am - 4pm.

It will retain its current name, facebook page, blog and pinterest page and we will be making available information on how you can stay up to date with everything that's happening in 2020.

All current gift vouchers will of course be honoured and we will also continue to host the infamous Craft De-stashes that you have all come to know and love.

Karenina has already arranged the installation of 4 new air conditioning units in our large classroom area and this will allow us to bring you some amazing teachers and in store retreats for  2020 as well as offer some new experiences.

After closing on the 28th December, the staff will conduct a thorough stock take before reopening on Thursday 2nd January, 2020 under new management.

On behalf of all the staff, I would like to thank you for your amazing support and friendship over the last nine and a half years and invite you to continue supporting your local scrapbooking store in 2020.

I am looking forward to a month off with my family and returning to casual work at A Place to Create after this time.  I will continue to work within the shop but more importantly will continue to            co-ordinate and arrange all details for retreats and look forward to seeing you all throughout 2020.

I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed Christmas and made some wonderful memories to treasure.


Warmest Regards,
Gayle Bowden

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

NEW CHRISTMAS CARD KIT


It's been a busy couple of days but we have some more Christmas card kits ready to hit the shelves.

This kit includes 15 cards and envelopes along with everything you need to create these quick and easy Christmas cards.





If you like a bit of patchwork and a country feel, we have a few other kits you may like.

There are 5 cards and a double sided ornament kit for only $17.50.




Or 6 easel cards complete with ribbon and sentiment inserts for only $15.00.
You can make your own envelopes for these or use a 5x7" envelope.



Alternatively, you might like to make a mini tin with accordion card inside and a matching accordion card featuring either Saint Nicholas or the patchwork cats.




We will get these added to the card kits section of our blog so you can see all the details.



Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

MORE FUN CLASSES COMING UP THIS WEEK




Don't forget we have a cute mini tin class this Friday.  



The tin is decorated with Stamperia's gorgeous Make a Wish papers and holds a mini accordian album and is paired with an accordian card featuring more Make a Wish paper and super cute die cuts.  



If you love cats, then you can choose to make a matching cat set as the Stamperia line includes the cutest patchwork cats.  


Class starts at 10am and costs $25.00 which includes all your materials, just bring your basic tool kit and all your adhesives.  Give the store a call to book your place.




Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 7 November 2019

NEW CHRISTMAS ADDITIONS EVERY WEEK AT A PLACE TO CREATE


We are busy adding something new to our Christmas room every week.



Not only have we got paper ranges in a variety of colours and styles, we have specialty A4 papers, foil card, mirror board, ribbons, flowers, bells and a huge array of wreath making items.  



Darkroom Door have release stencils which are proving very popular.


We also added a new kit this week and have 2 Christmas Card kits left to choose from at this stage as well as 1 Stamperia Christmas tag kit option also.





If you haven't visited our Christmas room yet, now is a great time to come on in and have a look and remember there are only 3 days left of our sale.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 26 September 2019

SO MUCH NEW STOCK TO SHARE WITH YOU



So much has been happening lately and in Gayle's absence 
I've made myself very comfortable with her cc. LOL. 
 I've tried to make sure the  shop stayed well stocked with lots of new goodies.

If you don't follow us on facebook, here's an update of some of the new things at A Place to Create:

"See The World" double page layout kit - $12.00

"Wonderful Day" double page layout kit - $25.00

Christmas Card kit - 10 cards and envelopes - $35.00

"Life is Better with Friends" double page layout kit - $17.50

We've added some Project Life stickers, pens, album sleeves, pockets and envelopes to the range.

Scrap Affairs is a South African craft magazine and unlike many Australian and American publications, their layouts focus on many photos to a page.  
This magazine has been a favourite and sadly issue #65 is the last one to go to print as they are moving to a digital format.
We currently have issues #62, #64 and #65 available in store at $17.99 and they are well worth a look if you haven't had a good magazine to read in a while.


Dylusions has released 12 new colours in their shimmer sprays and they are all in stock.
These shimmer sprays have an intensely rich pigment base so the colour is very strong and the mica gives these an enormous amount of shimmer.
Bottles are $6.99 each.
See the samples in store.

Tim Holtz has added 12 colours to his range of distress oxide sprays and they too are all now in store.
Tomorrow we will feature some colour combinations of these here on the blog so pop back to check them out.


Cocoa Vanilla has released their latest line, "Unforgettable" and it is fresh and perfect for spring.
We have a top up due next week but most of the line is still in stock right now.

Michelle Grant continues to create some amazing  designs for Colour Blast and we have some of most of her collections in stock along with a great range of stencils. 
 Check out the huge range in store now!

We have also expanded the new Christmas room and have lots of new ranges in store.

That's probably enough information for one day but I'll be back soon with more updates.

Hugs, Sharon and the
A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

A PLACE TO CREATE CELEBRATES BLACK FRIDAY


For the first time ever, we are embracing Friday 13th otherwise known as Black Friday.

We have had so much stock come in lately and even more is due to arrive in the next few days
so we are using this as a fabulous excuse to clear out loads of old stock and make way for new displays.

We have reduced the price of so many things - check out this list and it's growing daily!!!

CLEARANCE PAPERS
70 cents each
Buy 10, get 10 free

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS OXIDE SPRAYS
20% off
(Excludes the new release due in store this week)

DYLUSIONS STAMPS
2 for $65.00

RIBBON BAGS 
50% off the marked price

LACE BAGS
50% off the marked price

SELECTED RITZ SPECIALTY PAPERS
Now $1.00 each

SELECTED 12X12 STICKER SHEETS
Normally $4.99 - $5.99 each
3 for $10.00

CHRISTMAS STAR AND TREE SHAPED BRADS / SPLIT PINS
50% off the marked price

SELECTED SPECIALTY 12"x12" CARDSTOCK
80 cents / sheet
NOW 6 for $2.00

COUTURE CREATIONS 12"x12" PAPERS
includes Gentleman's Emporium
70 cents / sheet


SELECTED DIES / PUNCHES / EMBOSS FOLDERS / HOT FOIL STAMPS
$5.00 or less
see the full range on the spinner stand

ALL EMBOSS FOLDERS
10% off

CELEBR8 BULK PACKS, SKETCH PACKS & PAPER PACKS
(excludes latest 3 releases)
10% off

KAISER STENCILS 6"x6" and 12"x12"
20% off

FINE LINE  SILVER PEN
Buy 1, get 1 half price

BULK BAGS OF CHARMS 
in hanging bags
50 cents / bag

GOLD AND SILVER STICKERS
$1.00 / sheet

FOAM IRAN - PACK OF 10 SHEETS
50% off the marked price

SELECTED CHIPBOARD
50% off the lowest marked price


Please note that all discounts apply only to in store stock and are only valid
Thursday 12th September, Friday 13th September and Saturday 14th September
or until sold out.

Shop hours are 9am - 4pm


Hope you find some amazing bargains!

Thursday, 5 September 2019

BLACK FRIDAY VIP EVENT AND EARLY ACCESS TO DE-STASH


Are you joining us for an evening of fun, giveaways, make and takes and demonstrations???
As if that's not enough.....you will also gain early access to the craft de-stash 
which has over 20 tables of fabulous bargains and goodies to be re-homed.
Grab a friend and book your place now.  

Giveaways only apply to pre-booked participants.
Entry is available on the evening and you can enjoy free drinks on arrival, 
demonstrations and early access to de-stash at 6pm however due to kitting, 
you will not be eligible to do the make and takes so be sure to pre-book.


Hope to see you there,

 Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Thursday, 29 August 2019

COLOUR BLAST IS CHANGING HANDS AND MICHELLE GRANT'S NEW RELEASE IS HERE

For those who follow news in the industry, you may be aware that we support local talent and local distributors wherever possible.  Colour Blast is one such distributor and has more recently been our supplier for the amazing works of Michelle Grant Designs, a gorgeous Queensland girl who we have been lucky enough to have teach for us at A Place to Create.

Two bits of news here today, firstly Colour Blast has been up for sale and as of last week was sold pending handover and finalising of some details. 

This is great news for Colour Blast and for you as it hopefully means that we haven't lost another local supplier.

It does however pose a little problem for this fabulous new range in that we won't be able to place reorders for this or any other Colour Blast until the new owners set up new accounts, web ordering etc and advise of their operational date so please be patient if you are wanting any Colour Blast products.  For those who had orders in the book, I believe we filled them all in this latest order we have received so you will be contacted shortly.

Now onto exciting news and new products available:

Many of you will know Michelle's work from her many classes and demonstrations at shows over the years and this last weekend at Paperific in Melbourne.  Michelle's newest collection this month is called



and it is
 "dedicated to all those we have loved and lost".


We have filled all our pre-orders and had the help of many customers today whilst opening the packs which is wonderful however it also means that some of the collection has sold out already and we cannot advise a restock date given the sale of the company so if you are wanting any items we have run out, please give us time to make the necessary enquiries and organise a reorder with the new owners.

Meanwhile the papers, some stamps and stencils are all available in store so come on in and have a look.  They really are much  better in real life.







Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Monday, 5 August 2019

EKKA DAY CROP - WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST


We will be open show day and better still we will be making all our indoor table space available to you to have some creative time with friends.

Join us simply by booking a place.

If you would like to do messy play, please let us know so we can provide you with a covered table so you can play with your inks and sprays without worrying about the mess.

Isn't that better than making space at  home and being distracted by all the little things that get in the way of creating.


Hope to see you there!!!


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

August Crops at A Place to Create


We have not one, not two but three crops this month including the Brisbane show day, 
Wednesday 14th August so take some time to catch up on your 
albums or card making and join us for some laughs and "you" time.

Phone the store on 3851 2200 to book a place.



Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Saturday, 27 July 2019

CHRISTMAS CARD MASTER CLASS


On Tuesday, 30th July, the fabulous Deb and Sue team
 will be teaching their annual Christmas Masterclass.


This class is great value and filled with so much fun and friendship.  

Gather with other card makers and make 10 fabulous cards using the newest Christmas papers from Photo Play along with loads of gorgeous die cuts, ribbons, flowers, bling and more.


Attend the class and receive a beautiful 3d handmade sleigh filled with goodies.

If you can't attend the class, kits will be available afterwards and will include full colour photos and everything you need to complete ten cards complete with envelopes.


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team