Welcome to a relaxed space offering creative cards and paper craft projects with a bit more art!
Workshops are suitable for adult crafters over 18 yrs of age.

This is an information only site. You will not be asked to divulge any personal information.

If you choose to use the link below you will be redirected to the secure Kaszazz site.
Alannah May is Kaszazz Consultant ID#110162.
You are welcome to shop directly with Alannah May by linking to an official and safe WEB STORE
or by using the contact information above.

My project is on the front cover!

Please check the calendar for recent updates as of September 6th 2019.
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.
The creative space is located in 21 Greendale Place, Bracken Ridge, (North Brisbane
2019 workshops start at $20 per crafter.
Some workshops may be advertised at an additional price due to cost of materials used. This increase is adjusted on a case-by-case basis and will be noted when advertised on this HOME page.


".... or a pre-paid voucher."

Alannah offers pre-paid vouchers with substantial discounts for those who regularly attend. Please get in touch if you're interested. $136.00 buys eight (8) pre-paid 2019 vouchers - equates to $17 per voucher. 2019 pre-paid vouchers purchased prior to September 1st are valid for 3 months. Vouchers purchased after September 1st are valid until December 12th 2019.
Bookings are available for advertised projects. Only those with a confirmed booking may attend on the day. Most workshops come with a materials bundle which has been prepared prior to each event for those who have a confirmed booking.

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 a studio,
*YOU get to experience using different tools and products,
*YOU may even learn new techniques with step-by-step guidance,
*exploring your hidden creativity and most importantly,
*a shared enjoyment in a relaxed friendly environment.

Please allow up to 2 hours for a standard 3-card workshop if you're an experienced crafter, or allow up to 3 hours if you're a  'slow' crafter. 

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 to silent mode or to vibrate if you're expecting an important call during the workshop. Please be courteous and excuse yourself from the workshop when taking a call.

Coffee & Tea provided at no extra charge for those attending workshops. BYO beverages only allowed if they have a screw-top lid. Please eat before you come to a workshop as no food is allowed at the seated table.

Alannah stocks some products and tools for crafters as well as consumables frequently used during workshops. The 'shop' is open during advertised and operating workshop hours for crafters and for visitors, however, to avoid disruption to a workshop, no walk-ins please. Check the calendar and get in touch if you wish to visit during workshop hours.
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.


Alannah May has had projects published by Kaszazz.

Want to volunteer to make cards for Australian Red Cross?

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Alannah May'd is a Registered Stockist for Darkroom Door and regularly holds workshops using Darkroom Door products. Alannah offers discounts, to all workshop-attending crafters, on orders of Darkroom Door rubber stamp sets featured during specific workshops.




Available for beginner or beyond beginner crafters over the age of 50 yrs.

his is a Monday Morning workshop for those who have
already celebrated the 29th anniversary of their 21st birthday!
Enjoy crafting and adult conversation with women who share similar interests.

Women Supporting Women in a positive and relaxed creative space.

Future event dates for Mature Maidens in 2019:
Monday, October 28th
Monday, November 25th
Monday, December 9th

Monday OCTOBER 28th, 2019

features Darkroom Door Fine Baubles and is suitable for beginners.

Working with a colour wheel to identify 'tonals' and true 'opposites'
 you'll create a set of four (4) Merry & Bright cards on the day
to add to your Christmas Card stash.
Tasks include ink-blending, ink-splatter, shading and stamping.

Doors open @ 10.00am.
Workshop commences @ 10.30am
Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.

Cost $20.00 or a pre-paid voucher.

Allow 150 minutes (Two and a half hours) for this workshop.

Please BYO:
Trimmer & Bone Scorer, 
Fussy Scissors,
3D foam mount,
White wax pencil,
Silver Glitter Pen,
Black fine-liner pen (approx 1.0mm nib)
Plus Standard Tools and Preferred Adhesives.

Reminder: Please mark all personal BYO tools for easy identification.

Available for crafters over the age of 18 yrs
Advertised project will be noted as being suitable for Beginner or Beyond Beginner.
Please check info below.

Future event dates for Technique Tuesdays in 2019:
Tuesday, October 22nd
Tuesday, November 19th
Tuesday, December 3rd

October 22nd is a 4-Card workshop featuring a fun heat technique.

This Project is suitable for beginners. Make 3 cards using the Clingfilm & Tissue Technique.
Workshop will feature Poppies and Toucans for a bright and pretty 4-card project. Please be aware this project requires confident use of a heat tool (an iron).

(above) a sample card for the next Technique Tuesday workshop.

Doors open @ 10.00am.
Workshop commences @ 10.30am
Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.

Cost $20.00 or a pre-paid voucher.

Allow 150 minutes (Two and a half hours) for this workshop.

Please BYO:
Trimmer & Bone Scorer, 
3D foam mounting adhesive,
'Fussy' Scissors,
BYO a small roll of 'cello' tape or clear 'sticky' tape,
Stapler (small office type),
Glue Dots,
Acrylic Block (to use as a weight - 13cm x 13cm min)
Plus Standard Tools and Preferred Adhesives.
Reminder: Please mark all personal BYO tools for easy identification.

Available to Sandbag's Ladybirds Members Only.
This is a closed group for up to 8 crafters. 

Future event dates for Ladybird Thursdays in 2019:
Tuesday, October 15th
Tuesday, November 12th
Tuesday, December 10th

On Tuesday OCTOBER 15th, 2019
there is a Christmas Themed Project on offer.

Make two (2) 'Boxxle' gift boxes.

Doors Open @ 9.30am
Workshop commences @ 10.00am.

Members Only Cost = $15.00 per crafter.

Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.
Allow 120 minutes (Two hours) for this workshop.
Please allow more time if you're a slow crafter.

Please BYO:
Trimmer & Bone Scorer,
Plus Standard Toolbox and Adhesives.

Reminder: Please mark all personal BYO tools for easy identification.

At a Weeny Wednesday workshop the focus is on 4" x 4" cards or smaller items, such as note cards or gift tags. Material is usually provided to make your own envelopes using the versatile EPB (Envelope Punch Board), however, sometimes crafters will make envelope to suit 4" x 4" cards beforehand to speed up the duration,
then take home the provided material for next time.

Available to crafters over the age of 18yrs.

Available to crafters over the age of 18yrs.
Future event dates for Weeny Wednesdays in 2019:
Wednesday, October 16th
Wednesday, November 13th
Wednesday, November 27th
Wednesday, December 11th

Wednesday OCTOBER 16th
will feature Katzelkraft's Grumpy Penguins.

(above) a sample 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) card.
Make 6 small cards plus enough material to make envelopes to suit.
Create a 'blizzard' background for each card.
Requires confident use of a heat tool and ink-blending.

Doors open @ 7.00pm.
Workshop commences @ 7.30pm
Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.

Cost $20.00 or a pre-paid voucher.

Allow 120 minutes (Two hours) for this workshop, depending how fast you craft.

Please BYO:
Trimmer and Bone Scorer,
Envelope Punch Board, (Hint: make envelopes beforehand - EPB  for 4" x 4" cards)
3D foam mounting adhesive,
Glossy Accents,
Colouring tools,
Fussy Scissors (only a small amount of trimming)
Plus Standard Toolbox and Adhesives
Reminder: Please mark all personal BYO tools for easy identification.

Conditions Apply - please read information below.
Available to crafters over the age of 50yrs.

Future event dates for G'OLDies in 2019:
Thursday, November 14th
Thursday, November 28th
Thursday, December 12th (this is the last Paper & Crafty session for 2019)

Thursday NOVEMBER 14 2019
, is filling fast.

Cost is $2.00 for a BYO CRAFT spot.
PLUS additional $2.00
if you wish to make the idle-hands* project on offer.

Doors open @ 1.30pm and Close @ 5.00pm.
Join other crafters to complete unfinished projects or just enjoy the company of like-minded
G'OLDies for a few hours.  Please contact Alannah if you're interested in these sessions. Limited to 8 crafters only. Available to crafters over the age of 50 yrs.

Crafters are required to BYO tools, adhesives &/or materials for their BYO project.
Crafters just coming to socialise and make the idle-hands project are also welcome, but you must have a confirmed booking to guarantee your seat.

idle-hands project will be
a card-making project and will usually involve stamping and/or ink blending, so be prepared to get your fingers grubby while making your project.


Future event dates for Scoreboard Saturday in 2019:

Saturday, November 23rd, Christmas Box Project
Saturday, December 7th, Christmas Box Project

November 23rd is yet to be advertised. Please check back later.

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Doors Open @ 1pm
Workshop commences @ 1.30pm
Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.

Cost $20.00 or a pre-paid voucher.

Please BYO:
Trimmer and Bone Scorer,
Scoreboard (Metric preferred),
(more info soon)
Plus standard adhesives and toolbox.
(Note: liquid glue and/or strong double-sided tape is required when making 3D projects)

Bring your own stuff.
Currently there is a Thursday each month,
marked as a 'white' day on the calendar
where the relaxed creative space is available for
crafting in the afternoon between 2pm and 5pm.

Please note there is no idle-hands project on offer at these times.
This time-slot is for you to catch up with friends,
ask crafty questions and enjoy some friendly social company in a positive environment.

Bookings are essential as seating is limited to 8 roomy crafting spots.
We all need room to spread out when crafting, right?.
Please bring your own project
whether it be paper craft, pencil craft, fabric or other.

This crafty time is available to any crafter but you must book to secure a seat.
Join other crafters for a fun and positive social session.

Cost is just $2.00 per crafter.

Next Year (2020),
there will be two 3-hour sessions on specific days.
Mornings from 10am to 1pm and a second 3-hour afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm.

Cost will increase to $2.50 per person per session in 2020.

CLICK HERE for link to calendar.


A HUGE THANK YOU to all the crafty peeps who have helped us meet our Christmas Card goal.

October 24th @ 12noon is our Luncheon.
Please get in touch with Alannah if you need more info as to where.

The story so far:

This year, a handful of volunteers, right here in the relaxed creative space,
collectively made and/or donated in excess of 500 cards to the Australian Red Cross.
Cards will now be shipped overseas to our defense force
so they may send cards back home in time for Christmas.
This year we hoped to beat our 2018 volume of 400 cards and we did!!
Paper & Crafty volunteers have donated 525 cards to Red Cross.
Well done everyone!!
Let's hope we find generous peeps again next year and continue donating to this worthy cause.

Cost is FREE to attend this crafty endeavour,
however you will be required to BYO
materials, tools and adhesives to create Christmas Cards.

Alannah was super proud and humbled to have been invited to submit a project using the new range of products for the Kaszazz 2019/20 Catalogue. One of her projects is now published on the front cover, with others inside. This is the third catalogue featuring some of Alannah's projects.

Below are some of Alannah's projects which have been accepted and officially published for Kaszazz project sheets.

2H2183 Perfume Flourish Cards

(above and below) Published Kaszazz projects designed and created by Alannah May

2H2164 Chalky Nesting Cards
2H2066 Bringing Life to Weathered Wood Cards

(above and below) Published Kaszazz projects designed and created by Alannah May

2H1816 Pretty Pansies Cards

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