WELCOME to a RELAXED CREATIVE SPACE.

Alannah offers interactive Card Making & Paper Craft workshops with more ART in Bracken Ridge QLD 4017.


MISSION STATEMENT

To inspire and encourage the 'creativist' within you.


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.


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. Link HERE for more information about card making.


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 workshopsfrom $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.


DURATION?

Please allow 2 hours for a workshop if you're experienced. Allow up to 3 hours if you're a beginner or 'slow' crafter. On occasion, hours may be extended to cater to those who 'slow-craft', allowing extra time to complete the days' advertised project.  'Mooching', however, is frowned upon and is unfair to other crafters.


CALENDAR & BOOKINGS

Please refresh the calendar regularly and remember to reserve your workshop spot by booking ahead. While there is no cancellation fee, a courtesy email or text is appreciated if you've 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 a call during the workshop.


FREE STUFF

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


REVIEWS/LIKES
and/or SHARES


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SHOP HOURS

Alannah stocks products and tools recommended for beginners and advanced as well as stocks 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.

Shop items:
+Adhesives
(liquid & dots)
+Tape
 (standard & wonder tape)
+Metal Rules
+Glossy Accents
+Applicator Bottles
(fine tip)
+Ink Blending Tools & Foam
+Spritzer Bottles

+A5 Cardstock (basic colours)
+Scissors (Tonic, Fiskars & Klasse)
+Paper Craft Tools (to emboss, poke, quill, score)
+Stamps & Stencils (small selection)
+White Chalk Pencils
+Sundry crafty items
+Cardstock 12x12
+Pre-Orders welcome








Inspiring the 'creativist' within.

2018 Calendar of Events

SNEAK PEEK for MAY 2018 - Technique Tuesday.

(above) uses Ranger Crackle Paste.

The next MANLY MONDAY workshop is...

April 7th 2018 - Labour Day

What is MANLY MONDAY all about? 

 
 inspiration card coming soon


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

Please BYO Standard Toolbox, including:
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All materials provided except adhesives.
Please RSVP your interest at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, thank you.

The next TECHNIQUE TUESDAY workshop is...

April 24th 2018

What is TECHNIQUE TUESDAY all about?




We'll be revisiting the technique from last fortnight.
A technique you will use time and again to create stunning 'faux marbre' backgrounds.
We're making two (2) Marbled Card Boxes.
Those who attended the previous workshop,
please bring the special 'purple' tool you were given on the day.

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.

Please BYO Standard Toolbox, including:
Trimmer,
Bone Folder
(for crispy creases),
General Scissors,
Strong Adhesives
(recommended Wonder Tape - the RED one),
Metric Scoreboard and Stylus
(or share the in-house ones).

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

The new TEENY TUES-NIGHT workshop is...

May 22nd 2018

What is TEENY TUES-NIGHT all about?

 

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.

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

The next WEENY WEDNES-NIGHT workshop is...

May 2nd 2018

What is WEENY WEDNES-NIGHT all about?

For those looking for a mid-week escape for a couple of hours...

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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.

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

The next SCOREBOARD SATURDAY workshop is...

May 5th 2018

What is SCOREBOARD SATURDAY all about?

 

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Doors open @ 1pm. Workshop commences @ 1.30pm.
Bookings essential due to limited seating. Allow 3 hours for this workshop
Cost is $20.00 per crafter.


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

The next SALTY SATURDAY workshop is...

April 28th 2018

What is SALTY SATURDAY all about?

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Doors open @ 1pm. Workshop commences @ 1.30pm.
Bookings essential due to limited seating. Allow 3 hours for this workshop
Cost is $20.00 per crafter.

 

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

The next SOCIAL SUNDAY is...

April 29th 2018

What is SOCIAL SUNDAY all about?

Doors open @ 10.00am. Doors close @ 5.00pm
Bookings essential due to limited seating and for catering requirements.

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

Cost is $8.00 per seated crafter and includes a snack lunch.

Coffee, Tea and light refreshment provided.

FREE PROJECT on offer for idle hands.
BYO coloured Card stock and colouring tools, to make 'monster' gift tags.
Receive a digital printout of partially drawn monster heads
for you to 'complete', colour and fussy cut.

multiple paper craft 4017 tags with monster heads

(above) example of how to use your fussy cut monster heads.

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

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

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,
dedicated for ink blending, heat setting, die cutting or embossing.

A small 'shop' area includes regularly used consumable items and a small selection of tools.

Coffee, Tea and light refreshment 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.

New to this craft? 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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