Monday, 30 March 2020

A New Day, A New as we knew it is very different today but we are still going - hope you will keep going with us

Should you have any questions or queries we can help with, please call the shop us
Shop ~ 3851 2200 ~ 9am - 12 noon Tuesday to Friday
0401 564 012 ~ Karenina (9 - 5 Monday to Friday)
0421 356 450 ~ Sharon (9-5 Monday to Friday)
Stay safe.

Sunday, 29 March 2020


Today, Sunday 29th March is the last day that A Place to Create will be open for any general shopping between 10am and 12noon.  

Appointments will be available between 12 and 2pm for private shopping sessions so that we can ensure your isolation.

Please read this important announcement regarding our plans moving forward at this stage.

Thank you so much for your support,
Karenina, Sharon, Gayle, Carmel and all at A Place to Create.

Friday, 27 March 2020


Have you seen Couture Creation's newest collection? 

We have a selection of this range in store now and all items are available for order at this stage from the warehouse. 

Please order sooner rather later to avoid disappointment as this will surely sell out.

Papers are $1.75 / sheet
Mini Stamps are $2.00 each
Mini Dies are $4.00 each
Chipboard are assorted prices.

See the display in store tomorrow 9am - 4pm or 
Sunday 10am - 12noon (after 12noon Sunday by appointment only - 3851 2200)

Lest we forget, we shall remember them.

Thursday, 26 March 2020


Kookaburra Party

is the latest release from Uniquely Creative has arrived and is as popular as we thought. 
The stencils and more mini kits are coming in another order any day  as they have already sold out but they aren't far away.

If you do not have a pre-order, please talk to us asap so you don't miss out. If you have a pre-order, we will contact you as soon as the goods arrive and make pick up / delivery arrangements with you.

Australiana stamps and dies are rare in our industry so these lines go very quickly.

We can hold your orders with pre-payment and we can now offer free delivery within a 20km radius to help you keep your family safe from going out unnecessarily.

Please phone the store on 3851 2200 to secure your
order - please note orders must be collected within 3 days if unpaid.

 We have more of the Uniqolour water soluble brush tip markers available.  The box of 27 plus a watercolour brush and free blending card is only $49.99.

If you visit the Uniquely Creative Blog, you will find loads of inspiration using these pens, all their dies and stamps and they even include some tutorials.  It really is a great place to visit regularly.


Once you are there, pop to BE INSPIRED and from the drop down menu, choose BLOG.

Hope you find some fun projects to try!

Tuesday, 24 March 2020


After introducing many new measures over the last few weeks to help protect our staff and customers, this week we are introducing more new features and services.

The most exciting of these are our new Shopping Fairies......not to be confused with Fairy Shopping - there will be no fairies available to buy at A Place to Create, just fabulous Fairy helpers who will help you shop via Facetime!!!

To help you keep yourself and your family safe, we are introducing shopping fairies this week who will help you shop via Facetime so you can stay safe at home or work and see the shop in real time, in real life, and buy whatever you want. 

The fairies will drop whatever you want in the basket and after you've finished shopping, the fairy will go away and add up your total and contact you for payment. 

You can do a drive by to pick it up in the car park or we can deliver it to you (within a 20km radius of the shop). 

Simply ring the store to set up a time with one of our "shopping fairies". 

Tuesday to Friday 9am - 4pm - Ph: 3851 2200

If you or your family have been compromised, please do what is best for the greater good.

To this end, we have also asked our staff to remain vigilant and remove themselves should they feel they have any concerns. 

In the meantime, we will continue trading and considering the daily information provided by our government and health officials.

Our staff will now wear masks when working in the front end of the store and customers are invited to wear their masks also. We will also be making gloves available and ask you to wear these when shopping or use the hand sanitisers provided as soon as entering the store and before leaving.

* The front page of our blog is now being used to show new items arriving in store with pricing so you can make purchases over the phone or via email.

* Facebook is being updated multiple times a day with information about classes and products etc so you can stay informed and not miss out on any goodies.

* Should you need items but cannot come in, please discuss with us alternative arrangements for a drive through pick up or courier / delivery options.

We are confident that given the layout of our store with multiple divided rooms and the size of the shop that we can safely carry on business under current guidelines. 

If you have any concerns we have not yet addressed or have any other questions, please call us to discuss them on 3851 2200 or email

Stay safe, stay healthy and let us know if we can help with any supplies to keep
 you crafting through these surreal times.
Regards, Karenina, Sharon, Gayle and the team at A Place to Create.

Saturday, 21 March 2020


And a bit of Dylusions fun has arrived too - both new and restocks.

If you don't know how to start or use the paint pens, pop to this link.
Dyan explains them thoroughly in this video - it's a couple of years old but the best explanation I've seen.

New stamps for 2020!!!

How can you not laugh at some of these?

Call us on 3851 2200 or email if you have any questions or would like any products held for you. 


As mentioned earlier this week, we will be using the front page of our blog during this time to share new products with you.  You are of course still welcome to visit the shop however if you choose not to, we would like to bring the shop to you.

Please scroll through this and previous posts to "window shop" the new products (obviously with the option of buying if you need to rehome some of these new goodies.

Your love of Stamperia inspired us to buy more of their new products. 

The new Forest collection has started arriving (we still are bewildered as to how you pre-order a full collection but have separate papers from one collection arrive over 3 or 4 orders but hey, 
at least it's still coming) as well as this new collection.

 Have you checked out this new mixed media range designed by Antonis Tzanidakis - very steampunky! 

It's all in store now. 

Remember if you can't get in or choose not to come in, we can arrange a drive by pick up and bring your purchases to the carpark for you or you can talk to us about postage / delivery in the local area. 

If we can help with anything, please call us on 3851 2200.

Have a fabulous Saturday and stay well.

A couple of little Easter dies have also arrived.  This might be  a good year to embrace card giving (not just making) as a handmade card can brighten anyone's day.