What's card making and paper crafting all about?

Welcome to a relaxed creative space for card making and paper craft workshops suitable for adult crafters (18yrs +).

Card Making is the craft of producing handmade greeting cards.

As mass-produced printed greeting cards have been faced with competition from electronic greeting cards, more and more people are devoting time to creating handmade greeting cards.

The simple joy of creating something from scratch and the positive energy infused into each handmade card, makes it a unique and personal gift, and a joy to receive.

If you already have an interest in card making or want to know what it's all about, read on...

(above) items originally designed and created by Alannah May.

Alannah* offers workshops in a relaxed atelier featuring beautiful hand made cards and paper craft items you'll be proud to create and gift to friends and family.

With the main focus on techniques, hints, tips and clever ideas, you'll enjoy making cards with a wonderful blend of both art and craft, that will have you learning new ways with old techniques, skilled shortcuts and the 'lazy way' to create gorgeous inked backgrounds.

Learn clever colouring techniques, highlighting the easy way, how to add 3D shading to die cut animals and much more.

Creativity and courage go hand-in-hand, so you'll be encouraged to step away from ordinary run-of-the-mill card making and step a little outside your 'comfort zone', all under the watchful eye of an experienced artist and crafter.

You'll definitely get your fingers dirty at these workshops because Alannah willingly shares her knowledge and skills as an Artist to encourage others in developing and exploring their 'artistic flair'.

You will be guided step-by-step through each of the workshops, with explanations and demonstrations of what to do, how to do it and the order of things.

Door open 30 minutes earlier than the advertised workshop to allow settling time - make a cuppa, time to read instructions, and/or chat with other crafters/friends.

Mobile phones should be set to silent at this stage. You're welcome to take a call but please be considerate and excuse yourself from the studio as not to disturb other crafters.

You are encouraged to craft at your own pace after being introduced to the project.

Let's use 'Slow Crafting' for want of a better term.

Most workshops last 2-3 hours and comfortable seating is available for 8 crafters for any one workshop, so book early to guarantee your spot.

Bookings are essential as workshops are held at a private address. No 'walk-ins' without a prior appointment, please.

While there is no cancellation fee, if you have booked a spot but can't make it on the day, a courtesy email or text is appreciated.

Contact info HERE

The creative space is fully air-conditioned and workshops are suitable for adults aged 18yrs and older.

Crafters, please BYO adhesives and a basic toolbox to all workshops.

Alannah* (meaning: Irish origin: Adding a to leanbh, the word for “child” in Irish, brings a sense of warmth – “O child” or “darling child.” A favoured name in Ireland)  Pronounciation =  a + lan + a

May'd (Items created by Alannah May are Alannah May'd - a clever word play, combining both noun and verb)

Atelier**: (meaning) a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer. A room where an artist works.

Alannah May offers a relaxed creative space, located at 21 Greendale Place, Bracken Ridge Q 4017 offering workshops.

Visits by Appointment Only.

More about the relaxed creative space...

Lots of room for crafty enjoyment in the 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. The 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 selection of tools.
Hot beverages and light refreshment are provided at all workshops.


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