Welcome to a relaxed space offering creative card classes and paper craft projects with a bit more art! Alannah offers a myriad of artistic techniques & clever tricks for creative cards and paper craft. 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. Please get in touch ...

From $30.00 (5" x 5" x 4")
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Alannah May is Kaszazz Consultant ID#110162, there is no push for direct sales at any of her workshops, however, if you're interested in Kaszazz products Alannah is happy to answer questions and give advise on how to use the numerous products available...and you're also welcome to shop direct...
One of Alannah's projects now appears on the front cover of the current 2019/20 catalogue.


Break-up Party info:
Morning Tea 10am Dec 13th.
BYO Plate to Share PLUS <$15 Secret Santa (wrapped in brown paper) for our now traditional Left/Right game.
Please ensure Alannah knows numbers for catering purposes!
Book your spot NOW!

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 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.
Please note: 2020 will bring a price increase for both Pre-Paid Vouchers (starting @ $111.00 for a 6-pack) and Workshops from $25.00.
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 permitted at the crafty 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.

(above: cards created using the popular 'smoosh' DTS technique with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.




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, November 25th -
Kaszazz Floral Box Project
Monday, December 9th -
Christmas Card 'C6' Project

Monday NOVEMBER 25th, 2019
yet to be advertised.

(image soon)

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, 
(more soon)
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, November 19th -
Distress Oxide Backgrounds
Tuesday, December 3rd -
Heat Embossed Project

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
CAS Cards
(Clean And Simple)

Create backgrounds using Distress Oxide Inks then select areas to feature on your cards.
C6 Envelopes provided at this workshop.
Tasks include embossing, ink blending, die cutting and use of a heat tool.
(above image is for interest only)

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,
Paper Piercing 'Pokey' tool,
Multi-Medium Matte,
3D foam adhesive,
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, December 10th -
Christmas Card Box 'C6' Project

Tuesday December 10th, 2019
This is the last Ladybirds workshop for 2019.

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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,
Quality Liquid Glue (e.g. Tombow Green or Aleene's Tacky)
Glossy Accents,
3D foam mount adhesive.
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 (or gift box) using the versatile EPB (Envelope Punch Board).
See below for BYO tool requirements.

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, November 27th - Gift Tag Project
Wednesday, December 11th - Christmas Z-fold Cards

Wednesday NOVEMBER 27th
is yet to be advertised.

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,
(more soon)
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 28th
Thursday, December 12th

Thursday NOVEMBER 28th
is nearly full.

Cost is $2.00 per crafter PLUS an 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 a 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. Aprons are available should you wish to use one.


As the name suggests, these workshops may involve fancy folds,
creating 3D boxes and/or other 3D paper-crafted projects
all requiring the competent use of a score-board.

Future event dates for Scoreboard Saturday in 2019:

Saturday, November 23rd, Kaszazz Gift Box Project
Saturday, December 7th, Christmas C6 Box Project

Saturday, November 23rd 2019
features the new Kaszazz Chipboard Gift Box and Classique SB paper.
Tasks include patience while glue dries, selective trimming, die-cutting, flower shaping, ink blending.

(above image shows same flower using red cardstock for a poinsettia and is for interest only)

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 is not required for this project.
Quality Liquid Glue (recommend Multi Medium Matte or Glossy Accents),
Fine Liners,
Lemon Chiffon Liquid Pearls (or share in-house)
Please BYO two (2) sturdy acrylic blocks for support while glue dries.
Plus standard adhesives and toolbox.
(Note: liquid glue and/or strong double-sided tape is required when making 3D projects)

Future event dates for DYOT Thursday in 2019:
Thursday November 21st, FULLY BOOKED! Thank you!
Thursday, December 5th.

A roomy creative space just for you to bring your own stuff and Do Your Own Thing

Currently there are 'WHITE DAYS' on the calendar where the relaxed creative space is available for crafting in the afternoon. Please note: no idle-hands project is offered on DYOT days. Nor is this a 'crop-day'. This time-slot is available for you to catch up with friends, ask crafty questions and enjoy some friendly social company in a positive environment while completing UFO's (Un-Finished Objects). Please bring your own project whether it be paper craft, pencil craft, fabric and/or other. If you need to stamp something for a UFO, please BYO ink pads. Bookings are essential as seating is limited to eight (8) spots. We all need room to spread out when crafting, right?.

This crafty time is available to any crafter (>18yrs of age) but you must book to secure a seat.

Doors Open @ 1.30 pm
Doors Close @ 5.00 pm

Cost is just $2.00 per crafter.
(Please note there will be a price increase in 2020)

CLICK HERE to link to the calendar. 

Christmas Cards for Australian Red Cross

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

We will resume making 'Red Cross' Christmas Cards in February 2020.

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 be sent back to loved ones here at home in time for Christmas. This year we hoped to beat our 2018 volume of 400 cards and we did!!
Paper & Crafty Workshop volunteers have donated 525 cards to Red Cross during 2019.
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 to donate.

Alannah May is a member of Australian Red Cross.
There is an official Alannah May'd Fundraising page on the Australian Red Cross website. Click HERE.

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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