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Advertised card making and paper craft workshops have now been postponed until further notice, so here's some inspiration for all PAPER & CRAFTY peeps...




SPECIAL ORDERS WELCOME FOR HANDMADE GIFT BOXES 
Postage within Australia, only.
NEWSFLASH
PLEASE READ FOLLOWING INFORMATION.


NEW NOTICE:
Please note, due to recent recommendations regarding social-distancing all in-house workshops are now postponed until further notice.


Volunteers Wanted...
GREETING CARDS for
AUSTRALIAN
RED CROSS

The calendar day reserved for this event is now cancelled until further notice, but you are still welcome to make cards for Red Cross from home for donation at a later date.

PUBLISHED PROJECTS
features projects created by Alannah May which have been officially published by Kaszazz.


Although
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...
KASZAZZ WEB STORE
One of Alannah's projects now appears on the front cover of the current 2019/20 catalogue.
One Thursday each month Alannah offers a FREE 'Make & Take' Demo showcasing some latest Kaszazz products. Make sure to book a spot.

WHY MAKE CARDS?
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?
The creative space is located in 21 Greendale Place, Bracken Ridge, (North Brisbane
HOW MUCH?
2020 workshops start at $25 per crafter. Those with a Senior Card pay only $20.00 per workshop.
BOOKINGS
Most workshops come with a materials bundle which requires preparation prior to each event. Only those with a confirmed booking may attend on the day. 
KITS
Some workshops may be available as a kit for you to complete at home. Enquiries are welcome. Please be advised Kits attract an additional $5.00 surcharge on top of the advertised workshop cost.
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 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.

DURATION
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. 

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 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.

THE SHOP
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.
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.

PUBLISHED
KASZAZZ PROJECTS


Alannah May has had projects published by Kaszazz.

ORDERS WELCOME CUSTOM-MADE
GIFT BOXES


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.



   

PAPER & CRAFTY GIFT BOXES just in time for Mother's Day
now available for purchase. Browse them HERE.
Prices from $20.00/box and may be collected by prior arrangement.
Postage is an additional cost.

Helpful Hint:

Add extra interest to an embossed background by simply:

1. Lightly rubbing a 'glue-stick' over sections of  the texture...

2. Rub-on  foil sheet then quickly lift away to reveal a little 'bling'.

For all those who struggle to create 'manly' cards, this is a fabulous time-saver. Happy crafting everyone. 



Enjoy some doodling while sitting in your self-first crafty space:

You'll need a Black Fine-Liner Pen and a larger tip Black marker or Black brush marker.

1. Find a flower stamp in amongst your stash and stamp it onto white cardstock, then
2. Journal a border around the flower (three hand drawn concentric squares).
3. Journal some dots around any protruding petals and add some dots inside the two outer border lines.
4. Use a marker to colour in from the inside border line to the flower as shown in sample (below).
5. Finish by colouring the petals, adding a sentiment and/or liquid pearls to centre.

NOTE: This simple 'doodle' can easily be adapted to any stamp (as per 'seaside' cards below).

 

(stamps by Darkroom Door and hand journaling by Alannah May)
When you're in the mood for a quickie here's an easy card map.

Cut 2 pieces of cards stock
each measuring 10cm x 15cm.
1 x lighter colour.
1 x darker/contrast colour.

Score the darker coloured piece @ 8.5cm
(along the 10cm edge)
then attach the short scored edge behind the lighter card.
The front card will be 1.5cm narrower than the base card.

To finish, either stamp a vertical sentiment (as per sample)
or stamp a border stamp,
or stencil a pattern,
or add twine/ribbon.

Add a focal piece to the front of the card and you're done.

You're only limited by your imagination. Happy home crafting!
(sample card uses stamps by Darkroom Door)
Welcome to creative card classes and paper craft projects with a bit more art! Alannah invites crafters to explore a myriad of artistic techniques & clever tricks for creative cards and paper craft in a home-based studio. Note: This is an information only site. You will not be asked to divulge any personal information.

Please note ALL advertised workshops/classes are postponed indefinitely due to current recommendations.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

Please get in touch if you are interested or require more information regarding any advertised workshop. Unfortunately, there may be times due to unforeseen circumstances when some workshops are deferred, postponed or actually cancelled. Please refresh the calendar page regularly in case of last minute updates. Workshops are suitable for seasoned crafters or beginners, even those who are totally new to the idea of card making and paper craft are more than welcome to book a spot at a workshop.

DRESS REQUIREMENTS
Please wear CLOSED-IN shoes for all Paper & Crafty Workshops.
Aprons are available to protect clothing from ink splatter, or please BYO apron.

FOOD & DRINK
The creative space is a FOOD-FREE environment.
Due to recent recommendations for best practice, hot/cold beverages will no longer be offered in the studio.
You may bring your own bottled drink as long as it has a screw-cap lid.


Now and then you'll have an opportunity to attend an 'ad hoc' project @ $5.00 per card.
These projects are driven by popular request and may be advertised on an ad hoc basis.
You will need to book your spot so please get in touch early if interested in attending on the day.

Refer to Calendar WHITE days.

Next Ad Hoc Project - TBA

Doors Open @ 10am
Workshop starts @ 10.30am
Cost = $5.00 per card.



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

Available for beginner or beyond beginner crafters over the age of 50 yrs on the 1st Monday morning each month. This is a 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. Please get in touch if you're interesting in joining this group of women supporting women in a relaxed creative space. Only 8 spaces available for this workshop.


Calendar PALE PINK mint green days

Next Mature Monday - TBA


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

Cost $25.00

Senior Card holders $20.00

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

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


Available for beginner or beyond beginner crafters over the age of 18 yrs on the fourth Tuesday morning each month. Only 8 spots available for this workshop. Please get in touch if interested. Please note: Projects at this workshop will focus on technique 'play-time' rather than card finishing.

Calendar PALE PINK orange days)

Tuition Fee is $30.00 per crafter for
March 24th 2020
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
This advertised workshop has been postponed until further notice.

Due to recent popular demand for more practical application, Technique Workshops will incur a higher tuition fee from March 2020 due to the amount of product and material provided. This fee may vary between advertised workshops. If you're interested in attending, please book one of the 8 spots available and wear 'craft' clothes (or bring an apron) plus wear closed-in shoes.

Doors open @ 10.00am to allow settling in and to read instuctions..
Workshop commences promptly @ 10.30am and concludes by 1pm.
Please arrive on time.
Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.


(above) image for interest only.

Material provided includes an A3-size YUPO sheet plus access to 12 alcohol inks in coordinated colour choices
- imagine the possibilities! Technique projects will focus on practical application rather than card finishing. Materials kit includes elements to make 8 cards at home. Those attending may travel lightly and just BYO trimmer. We're all about the technique and not the cards. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Craft Scrubbie is available for those who end up with inky fingers.


Allow 120 minutes (Two hours) for this workshop.
If you're a fast crafter you might finish earlier.


Please BYO essential tools and 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 on the 1st Tuesday each month. Women Supporting Women in a positive and relaxed creative space.

Calendar PALE PINK violet days

Next Ladybirds Tuesday - TBA
Doors Open @ 9.30am
Workshop commences @ 10.00am.

Members Only Special Price = $15.00 per crafter.

Please note: Hot/Cold Beverages are no longer offered during workshops.
If you choose to bring your own bottled drink, please ensure it has a screw-top lid.

Confirmed bookings are essential for material preparation.
All material provided except adhesives and/or 3D foam mount.

Allow 120 minutes (Two hours) for this workshop.
Please allow more time if you're a slow crafter.

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

Beginner or beyond beginner crafters over the age of 18yrs, held on the 2nd Wednesday evening, each month (except April where it's the 3rd Wednesday evening). Perfect for those who love smaller cards and are unable to attend on weekdays or weekends. 8 spots available.
Please get in touch if you are interested.

Calendar PALE PINK hot pink days

Next Weeny Wednesday - TBA

At a Weeny Wednesday workshop the focus is on 4" x 4" cards or smaller items.
Material is usually provided to make your own envelopes (or gift box when on offer)
using the versatile EPB (Envelope Punch Board) so please BYO.
Available to crafters over the of 18yrs.
Doors open @ 7.00pm.
Workshop commences @ 7.30pm
Confirmed bookings are essential due to limited seating.

Cost $25.00
Senior Card holders $20.00

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

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


On a specific Thursday each month the creative space is available for you to use in the afternoon from 1pm onwards. Specifically for those who wish to join a group but still do their own thing. This crafty time is available to any crafter (>18yrs of age) but you must have a confirmed booking to secure a seat. Please get in touch if you're interested in joining this group. This is not a workshop. It's space made available for a fun social afternoon sharing similar interests. Bookings are essential. Cost is FREE.

Calendar PALE PINK red days

Next DYOT - TBA

Doors Open @ 1.00 pm
Doors Close @ 4.30 pm

Cost = FREE to attend
Hot/cold beverages are no longer available.
All BYO bottled drinks MUST have a screw-top cap.
Sorry, no food allowed in the creative space.

Please BYO essential tools, materials and adhesives.
Reminder: Please mark all personal BYO tools for easy identification.
  
As the name suggests, this is a master class workshop held on a Saturday afternoon. Project may include elaborate layering and/or creating a display case. Confident use of a scoreboard and specific crafty skills will be a prerequisite to attending. You may be required to bring specific tools or materials. Some projects will be available to only 4 crafterss, 6 crafters, or 8 crafters depending on resources available.

Calendar PALE PINK teal days

Next Master Class - TBA

Cost $30.00 per person.
Senior Card Holders $25.00

Doors Open @ 1pm
Workshop commences @ 1.30pm
Confirmed attendance is essential for your materials bundle.


Please BYO essential tools and adhesives.
Reminder: Please mark all personal BYO tools for easy identification.
(Note: liquid glue and/or strong double-sided tape is required when making 3D projects)


Please get in touch if you wish to be notified by email or text for upcoming demos.

Calendar PALE PINK pale pink days

Next MT - TBA

On these days Alannah offers a FREE card making experience showcasing some new product release from Kaszazz. This is a
FREE workshop where you'll make one card and have the opportunity to browse the newest flyer and/or catalogue. Available to adult crafters of any skill level, including beginners.
You're welcome to bring a friend as long as you both book your spot(s).

Please BYO standard tools (especially adhesives and scissors) or if you're new to crafting you may use in-house loan tools.
Although 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/or advise on how to use the numerous products available...and you're also welcome to shop direct by clicking on the Kaszazz Web Store logo below which will take you directly to the Kaszazz.com website.


KASZAZZ WEB STORE

Did you know?....
One of Alannah's projects appears on the front cover of the current 2019/20 Kaszazz catalogue.
Scroll down this page to see other original projects created by Alannah May which were published by Kaszazz.




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 Alannah's projects is published on the front cover, with others inside. Alannah's projects have been published in the last 3 Catalogues, over the last 3 years.


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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