Location: North Brisbane

Welcome to a relaxed creative space offering Card Making & Paper Craft workshops in Bracken Ridge QLD 4017.

MISSION STATEMENT
To encourage and inspire your hidden 'creativist'.


WORKSHOP vs CLASS?
A 'class' is mostly about the teacher imparting information to a group of seated individuals, but a workshop is about YOU...offering you an opportunity to move about an atelier (studio), experiencing and using different tools and products, learning techniques with step-by-step guidance, exploring your creativity and most importantly, a shared enjoyment in a relaxed environment.

IN-SITE LINKS

Contact Alannah
Never handmade a card before?
YES, you can!
Toolbox info.
Testimonials
FREE stuff

Manly Monday
Technique Tuesday
Teeny Tues-night
Weeny Wednes-night
Salty Saturday
Scoreboard Saturday
Social Sunday

WHY MAKE A CARD?
The simple joy of creating something by hand and the positive energy infused into each handmade card, makes it a unique and personal gift, and a joy to receive.

WHERE?
Workshops are held at a private residence located at 21 Greendale Place,  Bracken Ridge QLD (North Brisbane) Only those with a confirmed booking may attend. For more information please get in touch.

HOW MUCH?

Card making workshops start at $15.00 per crafter. Individual workshop prices will be advertised on this home page, including what to bring.

WHAT TO BRING?
If it's your first time at a  workshop you don't have to bring anything as Alannah provides a basic kit for you to borrow on the day. Specific tools or materials used in workshops are listed when advertised. Please BYO if you have them if you don't wish to share in-house tools. Adhesives are not included in the workshop materials provided so you'll need to bring your own or buy some from the 'shop'.

DURATION?
Please allow 2 hours for a standard card making workshop if you're experienced. Allow up to 3 hours if you're a beginner or a 'slow' crafter. On occasion, hours may be extended to those who 'slow-craft'. Please only use the materials provided to complete the days' project as 'mooching' is frowned upon and unfair to others.

CALENDAR
Please refresh the calendar regularly and remember to reserve your workshop spot by booking ahead.

BOOKINGS
Material bundles for each workshop are prepared for those with a confirmed booking. While there is no cancellation fee, a courtesy email or text is appreciated if you've RSVP'd your interest or booked a spot but cannot attend on the day.

PARKING
There's adequate street parking in the cul-de-sac for crafters and visitors. Parking on the nature strip or obstructing a driveway is prohibited under Qld road rules. If in doubt where to park please refer to Residential Parking Fact Sheet.

PHOTOS & PHONES
No photographs please. The use of  an image capturing device such as mobile phone, camera, or tablet is NOT PERMITTED due to Privacy, Copyright and I.P legislation. Before the workshop starts, please be considerate and switch your mobile phones to silent mode or to vibrate if you're expecting an important call during the workshop.


FREE STUFF
Link HERE to find card folds and gift box instructions with measurements.

REVIEWS/LIKES
and/or SHARES


If you have been to a workshop and would like to add a comment or review, please click on the image to link to the Alannah May'd Facebook business page. All comments, likes and share are greatly appreciated.

SHOP HOURS

Alannah stocks products and tools recommended for beginners and advanced crafters as well as consumables frequently used during workshops. The 'shop' is open during advertised and operating workshop hours for crafters and visitors. Visitors, please, no walk-ins without a prior appointment, thank you. Please check the calendar and get in touch if you wish to visit during workshop hours.

2018 Workshop Calendar

Scroll down to browse upcoming themed workshops, held every month.
Please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to a workshop.

Coming Soon:



(above) Dragonfly Fun-Fold Cards (stamps © Kaszazz)

Monday May 21st 2018

is when the next Manly Monday Card Workshop will be held. What is MANLY MONDAY all about? 



(above) The Coffee cups with sentiments are digital prints exclusive to Alannah May'd and are only available to those who attend the workshop. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Fussy cutting, stamping, stencilling with texture paste and ink-blending are some of the tasks involved to make up these three fun cards.


Doors open @ 10.00am. Workshop commences @ 10.30am
Bookings essential due to limited seating.
Allow 2 hours for this workshop.
Cost is $15.00 per crafter.

To ensure a materials bundle is prepared for you, please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.


Please BYO Standard Tools and Adhesives, plus:
Trimmer,
Fussy Scissors,
3D foam adhesive,
Stickles,
Glossy Accents,
and a brown 'coffee' coloured pencil (for shading)

Tuesday May 15th 2018 is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for May 29th.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

What is TECHNIQUE TUESDAY all about?

 

Exploring Texture Crackle Paste and stamps © Darkroom Door.

Doors open @ 10.00am. Workshop commences @ 10.30am
Bookings essential due to limited seating.
Allow 3 hours for this workshop.
Cost is $15.00 per crafter.

To ensure a materials bundle is prepared for you, please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.


Please BYO Standard Toolbox and Adhesives, plus:
Trimmer
Scissors (for cutting cardboard)
Scissors (for trimming thread)
3D Foam Adhesive (for mounting cardbard)
Flat 3/4" wide paint brush (or share in-house brush)
Glue Dots
Glossy Accents
Stickles - Diamond

Tuesday May 22nd 2018 is the next Teeny Tues-night Card Workshop.

What is TEENY TUES-NIGHT all about?

(image soon)

Making note-sized 'thank you' cards and a little box to suit...(image soon)

Doors open @ 7pm. Workshop commences @ 7.30pm

Bookings essential due to limited seating.
Allow 2 hours for this workshop.
Cost is $15.00 per crafter.

To ensure a materials bundle is prepared for you, please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.

Please BYO Standard Tools and Adhesives, plus:


Wednesday June 6th 2018 is the next Weeny Weds-night Card Workshop.

What is WEENY WEDNES-NIGHT all about?



(above) These were inspiration cards for the May WEENY Weds-night cards.


Doors open @ 7pm. Workshop commences @ 7.30pm
Bookings essential due to limited seating.
Allow 2 hours for this workshop (if we start on time).
Cost is $15.00 per crafter.

To ensure a materials bundle is prepared for you, please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.

Please BYO Standard Tools and Adhesives, plus:

Saturday June 7th 2018 is the next Scoreboard Saturday Paper Craft Workshop.

What is SCOREBOARD SATURDAY all about?

Known by many names...
GUSSETED ENVELOPE,
DIMENSIONAL ENVELOPE,
BOXED ENVELOPE for CARDS,
let's present that special 3-D gift card with purpose at the next Scoreboard Saturday.
Make three boxed envelopes to suit cards made on the day.

(image soon)

Doors open @ 1pm. Workshop commences @ 1.30pm
Bookings essential due to limited seating. Allow 3 hours for this workshop (if we start on time).
Cost is $20.00 per crafter.

To ensure a materials bundle is prepared for you, please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.

Please BYO Standard Tools and Adhesives, plus:
Trimmer & Bone Scorer,
Envelope Punch Board,
Wonder Tape (the
RED one)
(more soon)

Saturday May 26th 2018 is the next Salty Saturday Card Workshop.

What is SALTY SATURDAY all about?

(above) inspiration cards - we're revisiting the seashells stamp set ©Darkroom Door.

Doors open @ 1.00pm. Workshop commences @ 1.30pm
Bookings essential due to limited seating. Allow 3 hours for this workshop (if we start on time).
Cost is $15.00 per crafter. Make 3 cards. Cost includes C6 envelopes.

To ensure a materials bundle is prepared for you, please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.

Please BYO Standard Tools and Adhesives, plus:
Trimmer,
Stapler,
3D foam adhesive,
Wet glue, and
Fussy Scissors.

Sunday May 27th 2018 is the next Social Day.

What is SOCIAL SUNDAY all about?

Doors open @ 10.00am. Doors close @ 5.00pm
Bookings essential due to limited seating.
Cost is $8.00 per crafter.
Cost includes light lunch and (when available) a FREE 'idle-hands' project (see below).

Please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop. Thank you.

On a Social Sunday You may use the relaxed creative space to do your own thing or (when available) make a FREE project (see below).

This is the perfect day for those who are new to card making or those who want to know what it's all about.

There's usually a small PROJECT on offer for idle hands.
Please BYO Standard Tools and Adhesives.

Cardstock is available for you to purchase on the day, if required, and prices start from $1.00 per sheet for plain coloured 12x12 'linen' cardstock.

The relaxed creative space and what's in it...

Lots of room for crafty enjoyment in this relaxed creative space.

Brightly lit and spacious, there's generous room at each spot, set with an
A3-size cutting mat, A4 scratch paper, a small waste bin and a drink coaster
.

Chairs have armrests and a pillow for extra comfort.

Easy listening music is piped through wall-mounted speakers and
reverse-cycle air-conditioning adds to the pleasant ambience.

There's also a television mounted for all seated crafters to easily view,
either displaying workshop instructions or available workshop projects.

All the messy stuff takes place at ergonomic (standing height) benches,
with dedicated areas for ink blending, heat setting, die cutting or embossing.

The 'shop' stocks regularly used consumable items and a small selection of recommended tools.

A variety of Coffee, Tea and light refreshment are provided FREE at all workshops.

Yes you can...even if you think you can't.

Somewhere along your craft path you may have heard the term "You can't teach creativity!"

Alannah truly believes everyone is creative even if they think they aren't.

It's all about giving it a go, embracing  'mistakes', exploring random gatherings of thought and understanding technique. The more something is understood the more tempting it is to try it. Alannah's workshops always include one or more techniques with step-by-step guidance. There's even a dedicated Technique Tuesday (twice each month) where you'll get to play with different tools and products and learn some interesting techniques to enhance your card making experience. Plus you'll take home finished cards using those techniques. READ MORE

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes - Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Let's get creative and make some Art along the way!

Interested? Please visit the calendar page for dates that best suit you. Bookings essential.

Never hand made a card before?

RELAX...because every confident card maker started out as a newbie once upon a time.

A wonderful experience awaits those who are new to this craft and you don't have to bring a thing!

In-house basic tools are available for 'first-time' crafters to use during a workshop.

Bring a friend with you or come alone, you'll be made welcome by Alannah and all the regular crafters.

Get in touch to find out more. 

"Crafting. It's cheaper than therapy."

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