Competition for Customers in Australia

This beautiful page by Karine Aubre who lives in Europe was created with the AZZA Sports products new release here in Australia this month and a Special Edition Stencil – Tennis. This stencil will not be available to purchase but you can go into the draw to win one if you place an order this month with a minimum of $100.00 of the August release products.

Page created by Karine Aubre, Europe

Karine has used a selection of the AZZA Sports products, she has used the Embossing folder on the black paper, the Texture stencil on the shirt shape which was cut out with one of the dies, the stamps and the Decorative stencil. I love this page!

Below is a layout by Sue Toogood, our AZZA Consultant in Gulliver, Queensland. Sue has used the AZZA Sports products together with the Orlando Stencil.

Page created by Sue Toogood, Queensland. Australia

Sue has used the patterned papers from the Sports theme, the Cutting dies and a picture from the A4 Sketch sheet. Note how beautifully she has chalked her page, both on the page and the papers. I love the way she has grounded her player with a little grass and used the same decoration with the ball (which she has highlighted with a Resin pellet) and the A4 Sketch sheet image.

For those of us in Australia who do not speak French, please note the Palm tree/Sun stamp Sue has used on her page – this came with the Scrap & Moi magazine but had some French words on the side (see below). This is a great example of how you can use the stamp without the words. You can either block the words off with your re-positional tape so they do not stamp, (Ask your Consultant if you do not know how to do this) or if you are one of Hilary’s ladies, I am sure you will have seen, Hilary cuts off the part of the stamp she does not need (or like!!) and then you have just what you want.

At the beginning of the month the Western Australian team participated in the WA Craft Show. We chatted to a lot of our ladies who knew us already, but also chatted to a lot of new customers who loved the clean, crisp look of the AZZA way of Scrapbooking. If you have just signed up to my blog, WELCOME! Don’t forget to go along to our website azzaworld.com.au to find out where your nearest AZZA Consultant is.

Fiona and I on the AZZA stand at the WA Craft Show

Jennie Banks and Sue Toogood have also been very busy up in Queensland. They were at the Townsville show last weekend and have travelled up to Cairns to participate in the Craft Alive show in Cairns, THIS WEEKEND. If you are in the area, do pop along and see them at the Cairns Showgrounds.

Sue and Jennie on their stand at the Townsville Craft show.

I too have been playing the with August products – this time ‘In my Garden’ and they are lovely. Below is the page I created with the AZZA Orlando stencil. I used AZZA Embossed paper – Raspberry to finish off the page together with inks, chalks, a stamped image, the texture stencil and a few AZZA pearls. Note how I have used the In my Garden Texture stencil on the page with chalks and on the embossed paper with inks.

Page created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/stamp-set-large-in-my-garden

The stamped image below is off the AZZA In My Garden large stamp set (above). I have used all the stamps and they are so versatile. I stamped the watering can onto white card then coloured it with a black Chalk pencil/blending tool and a silver Gel pen.

Decoration created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.
Decoration created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

This is the other stamp I wanted to show you today, I cannot show you the whole page as this stencil is only available in Australia next month – so a sneak peek! As you can see I have used the stamp on the bottom right of the set, but what I love about it is that you can use some of the elements on their own. In this image I have kept the little spade on its own, but you could also keep the watering can separate too.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/texture-stencil-duo-in-my-garden?_pos=1&_sid=b881ca7fa&_ss=r

In the lovely page below created by Michelle Delcomminette using the AZZA New York stencil you will see the same texture stencil has been used together with the Seasonal papers to match.

Page created by Michelle Delcomminette
Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

This is a page I have created using the AZZA Boston stencil, the In my Garden papers and Cutting die. For the decoration I have cut two images in different colours and mounted them just a little off set from each other. Note how I have finished off the decoration with AZZA Burgundy ink around the outside of the pink and chalking pencils on the image finished off with a few pearls.

As I sit here and feel the icy winds of Perth I thought I would remind you of our ‘SNOW’ products released last year. A lot of you will be skiing – yes we do ski in Australia, so don’t forget your decoration products you can use on your pages now winter has come!

Herewith a photo taken in Victoria, Australia this week!

There are a few cars under there!!!
Page created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

I created the page above using the AZZA Orion stencil and one of the pre-cut pages. The decoration on the circle that holds the two pages together is from a beautiful little AZZA Ruby stamp set:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/stamp-set-ruby-tea-break?_pos=20&_sid=2062104f0&_ss=r
Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

I finished off the stamped image with Chalk pencils and an AZZA pearl.

The Texture stencil I used was:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/texture-stencil-duo-alize?_pos=2&_sid=bfae812d0&_ss=r

The lovely Alize Ruby stamp below I use a lot, it is so delicate. I still have three in stock if anyone would like one – the shop has sold out but as I was travelling and had no classes I still have a few.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/winter/products/azza-cutting-dies-alpine-window?_pos=1&_sid=1acb280ac&_ss=r

The online shop still has a few of these lovely cutting dies left in stock: Alpine Window. Don’t forget the gorgeous Cable Car which is a Stamp/Die set:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/die-stamp-sets/products/copy-of-cutting-dies-round-lace-mats-set
Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

So if you don’t ski but go up into the snow, this is the Stamp/Die set for you!! The page below I created with the AZZA Alize stencil and the Alpine seasonal papers.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/winter/products/stamp-set-ruby-alpine?_pos=9&_sid=cc70fc8f0&_ss=r
AZZA Europe
AZZA, Europe.
AZZA Europe with Arches Trio stencil.

On that frosty note,

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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A beautiful time to be outdoors – IN YOUR GARDEN or playing SPORT

Well that is the AZZA theme for August, no new stencil but AZZA decoration products with the theme of ‘IN MY GARDEN’ and ‘SPORT’.

I will begin with a page I have created using the AZZA Orlando stencil released last month and the new SPORT themed products.


https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/consultant-access/products/a4-sketch-sheet-sport
Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

At you can see above I have used a picture from the A4 AZZA SPORT Sketch sheet to mount my title on. I did this as there were a few French words I wanted to hide. I cut a small piece of white card and used the AZZA Sport texture stencil to get it to match the Sketch sheet picture. I then stamped the word ‘rugby’ onto the card and stuck it onto the Sketch sheet picture. I completed the look with some lovely AZZA Marine cord. The lower decoration is with the same Sport texture stencil but this time I used the stamp from the Stamp/Die set. Note how I have grounded the stamped image with a little chalking – matching the figure on the A4 Sketch sheet.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/texture-stencil-duo-sport

Above you can see the inside spread. You will notice I shaped the front page and cut out a section so a photo on the inside spread would show through. I have used the AZZA Sport themed paper and the dies that will be so versatile. I think that beautiful little T-shirt can be used with so many themes. I used the T-shirt die on a piece of paper which I had cut into the shape I needed, then placed the title/journalling inside the shape that had been cut out. The T-shirt was placed on the other page – see below. I used the AZZA ‘Cecile’ Alphabet stencil, one of my favourite. If you subscribe to the AZZA Mail Out you will have received it in July with instruction on the many ways Alphabet stencils can be used. If you are interested in receiving the AZZA Mail Out each month please get in touch with me.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/consultant-access/products/cutting-dies-sport

This die cut set above can be used with so many themes, not just sport. The T-shirt will go with anything and so too can the flag (without the little circle at the bottom) and the No 1.

I finished off the page with inking down the left-hand side, using two colours. I, once again, used the Sport stamp but this time I used both the stamp and the die. Note how I grounded the image once again, this time I also gave the image a little shadow behind with my chalking pencil.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/consultant-access/products/stamp-and-cutting-die-set-rugby

Anita Day – AZZA Director and Consultant in Queensland created the page below with the AZZA New York stencil and the new Sport themed products.

Page by Anita Day, Queensland. Australia

The decoration was created using the AZZA A4 Sport Sketch sheet and the Sport Figures. Note how Anita has placed a little of the darker blue paper behind the ball figure to make it stand out.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/consultant-access/products/silhouette-figure-sport
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/paper-patterned-seasonal-sport

A beautiful page below by Petra Jaynes, AZZA Consultant in Christie Downs, South Australia. Petra has used the AZZA Orion stencil with the lovely Sport papers, Sport Large stamp set, A4 Sketch sheet and chalks.

Page by Petra Jaynes, South Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/stamp-set-large-sport

Deb Byrne, AZZA Director and Team leader in Tassie has also been out and about …. here are her creations using the new Sport themed products. For the layout below Deb has used the AZZA Fiji stencil, an older one, but a lovely one and still available. Deb has used the AZZA Sport embossing folder, cutting die and Sport stamps.

Page created by Deb Byrne, Tasmania. Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/consultant-access/products/embossing-folder-sport
Page by Betsy Souvay, Europe

The page above was created with the AZZA Boston stencil and the Sport themed products. Betsy has used the Embossing folder shown above and the Decoration stencil below.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/consultant-access/products/decoration-stencil-duo-sport

Deb created her second page using the AZZA Nature stencil. She has used a stamp from our recent Coast themed products and our little AZZA pearls for the golf ball. How cute do they look on the page!!!

If you missed this stamp, it is quite a handy little one to have in your bag. The grass and seagulls finish off a page beautifully as seen in this lovely page below by Sue Talbot in Sydney. Sue has used the AZZA Shell stencil to create this page.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/stamp-set-mini-coast
Page by Sue Talbot, NSW. Australia
AZZA Europe.

I can’t help adding these two decorations to show you; they have been created with the stamp above. Beautiful!

Aurore – AZZA Europe.

Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Director and Team Leader in Victoria has created a few cards with the In My Garden themed products, to show you that the decoration products can be used on both pages and cards.

Card by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Card by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

I found lovely cards with the In My Garden themed products online. Here are a few I wanted to share with you.

The card above has been created with the In my Garden paper, stamp and two of the AZZA dies, I love you and Sewn squares. https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/copy-of-cutting-dies-scrolls-set?_pos=12&_sid=0d8c40974&_ss=r

A lovely page below created by Michelle Delcomminette in Europe using the AZZA New York stencil and the In my Garden themed products.

Page by Michelle Delcomminette, Europe.
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/texture-stencil-duo-in-my-garden
Page by Brigitte Langenfeld, Europe

Beautiful page above by Brigitte Langenfeld using the AZZA New York stencil, the Home Sweet Home cutting die and the In my Garden themed products.

Brigitte also created this beautiful card:

Do pop along to the AZZA website and look at the new products.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new

AZZA Australia has a competition running for the month of August. Any Client ordering over $100.00 of In my Garden and Sport themed products during the month of August, in one order, will go into the draw for a special edition ‘Tennis’ stencil. This stencil will not be available to purchase, as it is a special edition.

Herewith a few beautiful layouts created by the Ladies in Europe with the Special Edition stencil.

Page by Sophie, RJSS So Scrap.

I love this page above by Sophie. She has used the AZZA I love you themed products

Page by Myriam de Leenheer, Europe.

And a wonderful double page creation by Josette Worobel, Europe. A challenge but well worth it when you see the result.

If you are in the Perth area, please come along to the WA Craft Show at the Claremont Showgrounds this weekend – Fiona, Barb and I will be there on the AZZA stand. Come along and introduce yourselves to us and see what we have on offer.

https://claremontshowground.com.au/event/wa-craft-show/

We also have some very exciting news for Australia. Christine Houbrechts will be coming out to Australia for our annual AZZA Consultant Conference in October and will hold Masterclasses in Ballarat, Sydney, Launceston, Hobart and Perth. Christine is part of the AZZA Creative Team in Belgium and you will see her pages in all the AZZA books. We apologise to ladies in those areas we won’t get to this year but hopefully you will be first on the list next year! Christine will be holding classes on EVERYTHING AZZA – How to take your decorations to the next level and will showcase the 2019 Christmas range.

If you are interested in attending a class with Christine please pop along to the AZZA Australia webpage and find your nearest Consultant for information, or you can contact me on lynholmes@rocketmail.com.

https://www.azzaworld.com.au/consultants

The class in Ballarat will be held on Tuesday, 29th October. Please contact Hilary Hamilton or your local Consultant. The Sydney class will be held on Friday, 1st November. Please contact me or your local Consultant. Christine will be at the Launceston show with Deb and her Ladies over the weekend and she will be in Hobart on Monday, 4th November. Tassie Ladies please get in touch with Deb, Ellen or Theresa to find out all the details. Christine will then fly over to Perth where I will get to spend some time with her, YAY, and she will hold a class for our Western Australian Consultants on Friday. The Masterclass will be on Saturday, 9th November. Christine will then climb on her flight back home that night, very tired I am sure, but I hope she will have had a wonderful, unforgettable trip Downunder.

On that exciting note, I will end for today.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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Home Sweet Home ….

I have seen so many beautiful close-ups of these decorations used on AZZA pages that I thought I would share a few with you.

The AZZA New York stencil was released with the Home Sweet Home themed products. These products are beautiful and can be used with so many themes, they would be a great range to have in your supply.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/a4-sketch-sheet-home-sweet-home?_pos=2&_sid=b837e7efa&_ss=r

The Home Sweet Home A4 Sketch sheet above is lovely for quick decoration on the page and the words ‘Home Sweet Home’ are in English!! As you can see these can be used with almost any theme on the page. Below you can see one of the images mounted on the Home Sweet Home Seasonal paper then wrapped with the new Linen ribbon and finished off with an AZZA pearl. Thanks Christine for this beautiful page.

Page by Celine Bernardo. Europe
Page by Celine Bernardo. Europe
Page by Celine Bernardo. Europe

Celine has also used the AZZA Home Sweet Home seasonal papers and a Figure mounted on one of them. As you can see the Sketch sheet images look good mounted on both the plain and patterned papers.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/copy-of-stamp-set-large-art-and-creation?_pos=7&_sid=b837e7efa&_ss=r

The large AZZA Home Sweet Home stamp shown above creates lovely decorations on your page, both directly onto the page or stamped, coloured, cut out and placed onto the page.

How clever is this decoration above. Stamped onto the page so that it just falls behind the beautiful Home Sweet Home Die Cut, connected with black and white dots to the die cut. The image is then coloured with Chalking pencils.

The same image has been used in the corner of this wedding themed page. Stamped in brown and highlighted in white, just as beautiful.

Yet another fun creation with the stamped images and the Decoration duo stencil image (3D). They have been used together with the Embossing folder Gnarled wood seen below. This was also used on Christine’s page above. Note how the Embossing folder has only been used on half the paper cut out.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/decorating-products/products/embossing-folder-gnarled-wood-a6
AZZA Europe

This lovely page above also used a few of the stamps and the AZZA Decoration duo stencil. I love the idea of the little line from which the light bulbs and the clock hang. So easy when you know how! Note how the collection of bottles have been ‘grounded’ with a little decoration. These little bottles and the light near the Title are created with the Decoration duo stencil and pens as an outline.

A closer look
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/decoration-stencil-duo-home-sweet-home
AZZA Europe

The decorations above have also been created using the AZZA Decoration stencil, this time with chalks and inks. Note how the pot can have two different succulents placed on top of it.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/stamp-micro-rustic-clock?_pos=1&_sid=34aa644fe&_ss=r

The Rustic Clock is a must in your collection, it is timeless (sorry, but it is true!!). It can be used in ANY colour and of course you don’t have to use the whole image. I loved this multi-page layout by Patricia in Europe.


Patricia Le Bellec. AZZA Europe
Interesting use of the light bulbs on their side (It is an Irish page!)
Love the use of only half the clock.

Another lovely set of pages from AZZA Europe with the New York stencil and the Home Sweet Home themed products. Note how the clock below has been highlighted with a Resin pellet.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe – this new Linen ribbon is now in stock

Both the AZZA Cutting Dies have been used in this set of pages:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/cutting-dies-home-sweet-home
AZZA Europe
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/cutting-dies-windows-home-sweet-home
AZZA Europe

These little windows bring fun to the page!

Christine has use the AZZA Home Sweet Home Figures too

Two more examples using the Home Sweet Home Figures:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/silhouette-figure-home-sweet-home

Lastly, a beautiful card created with the Home Sweet Home products:

Thank you Celine

Celine has used the AZZA Structure/Texture paste as her background, then coloured it.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/texture-paste
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/435739/108/

This structure works beautifully with all AZZA Decoration and Texture duo stencils, more on this in another blog.

AZZA Europe
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/copy-of-texture-stencil-duo-art-and-creation?_pos=8&_sid=db8ce345c&_ss=r
Page by Jennie Banks, Queensland. Australia
AZZA Europe

The Home Sweet Home texture stencil has two very different sides to it. One very delicate and the other I think is more of a Cobble stone look.

Herewith the video of Dominique working with the Home Sweet Home products and the New York stencil. I love her work with the Rustic clock!

Now its over to you to play with the AZZA Home Sweet Home products and your New York stencil.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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AZZA ORLANDO plus Theme Park and Birth decoration products

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

The new AZZA Stencil ORLANDO reminds me so much of the old Paris-Istanbul stencil everyone loved. Many have asked over the years if they can order it; I think this is the closest you will come to getting something similar. For the page above I have used the Orlando stencil and a few of the products from the Theme Park range: Washi tape, A4 Sketch sheet, papers and the Stamp set. I used AZZA Cord and Glitter tape to finish off my decorations.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/stencils-and-book-orlando-30×60

When placed together on a double page you get a lovely layout.

Page by Fabienne Curet, Europe.
You will see a few more pages from her later in the blog – Scrap de la Lutine
Dominique spinning her magic with the new AZZA products – do watch her video.
Page by Sandrine Scrap, Europe

The double layout above has used the Home Sweet Home Texture stencil and the red decorations are from the old Geometric Theme – they are quite striking.

These products are still available and are great to have in your stock as they can be used with any theme.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/stamp-set-large-geometric
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/decoration-stencil-duo-elegant-flowers-1

If you have them and haven’t used them, set yourself a challenge to use them on your next page.

I’ve also created a page with the new Birth themed decoration products AZZA released in Australia this month:

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

Having done the last blog on the smaller stencils, I’ve used the ‘I love you’ card stencil recently released to create this page. I’ve highlighted part of a photograph by using a smaller section of it:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/decoration-stencil-duo-elegant-flowers-1

I’ve also used the stencil for the inking of the heart shapes. The decorations were cut out of the AZZA Birth Seasonal papers. There are both pink and blue papers in the pack.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/cutting-dies-birth

The Birth cutting dies are fun to play with. You can cut the 1, 2 and 3 off the ‘Baby’ and the shapes can be coloured to suit your page.

AZZA Europe

The smaller blue and white circles are from the centre of the dummy. Below is a close-up of the decoration.

AZZA Europe

Two beautiful cards above created with the AZZA Birth products. The Micro Elephant and Giraffe stamps are just too cute!

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/stamp-micro-baby-giraffe

How beautiful is this decoration below by  Helene Le Corre; don’t stick to pink and blue!

Decoration by  Helene Le Corre

One of our Consultants had a baby this month so I created a card for her with the new products.

Created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

I used the beautiful cutting dies from the AZZA Home Sweet Home range, together with the Birth theme products. And for the inside….

Created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Team Leader in Victoria created the following cards. They are beautiful. Hilary used both sets of AZZA cutting dies from the Birth products.

Card created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Card created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/cutting-dies-birth-windows

With the Birth themed products I created a page with an AZZA Accordion sheet to add a few more photos to the ‘story’ on the page. I used the AZZA Berlin Trio which is 15x15cm so will also fit a standard card. Note this is a different size to the previous AZZA Trio sets.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

As you can see I have used the AZZA Birth Sketch sheet, Birth papers, Pink cord, AZZA Wooden frame, Theme Park texture stencil, Glitter tape, AZZA Pearls and the Stamps from the ‘I love you’ and ‘Birth’ range. What I wanted to show you with the Sketch sheet is that even if it has French words on it, you can mask them out on your page. I have done this with Glitter tape, pearls and a little stamped image. I then mounted it inside a frame. Note how I used the ‘I love you’ stamp on the frame, the frames stamp beautifully.

The Birth Sketch sheet is available in both pink and blue.
Note the lovely ‘I love you’ products used on the pages

The larger heart was stamped with Versamark ink. I used Chocolate for the smaller heart and the wording. Note how I have highlighted the stamped image ‘love’ with both a white gel pen and a chalk pencil.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

On the Accordion sheet I have used both AZZA Birth Cutting dies. Note how I have used two of the ‘Baby’ cutting die to create a darker shadow. The other die cut-out I have cut in half and mounted onto some of the ‘Birth’ paper. I used the Birth Stamp to incorporate my little title…….

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

I have used the AZZA Cecile Alphabet stencil for the wording, one of my favourite as the smaller size is cursive writing so you can fit it into a small space.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/alphabet-stencil-cecile

Those ladies that get the AZZA Mail-Out will be receiving this Alphabet stencil for the July Mail-Out together with ideas on how you can use it on your Scrapping pages. If anyone is interested in receiving the AZZA Mail-Out please contact me.

I’ll finish off with a few more AZZA Orlando layouts to inspire you.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe.
AZZA Europe
AZZA, Europe.
AZZA Europe

Lastly on AZZA Orlando, something a little more challenging for you to try from “Scrap de la Lutine” in Europe….

Atelier de la Lutine
Atelier de la Lutine

Note the two middle sections have extra leaves to them.

Atelier de la Lutine

Now it’s over to you to create your own beautiful pages.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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The smaller Stencil ‘Stars’ in the AZZA range

I thought I would showcase our smaller stencils in the range. The SHELL stencil has been released this month which is a 25 x 25 stencil, but we have had our TRIO BERLIN and two new card stencils which have been recently released.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/stencil-trio-berlin

Trio Berlin is available as a stencil set on its own or with a book full of instructions. Berlin is 15cm x 15cm which is a different size from our previous Trio stencil sets. Being 15 x 15 these stencils fit easily onto your scrapping page in any compilation as shown below.

Une page AZZA’art – Europe

AZZA has released 15 x 15 Accordion pages to match Berlin so that you can add many more photos to your page.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

Céline BERNARDO has created the lovely page below using the AZZA Berlin and the Art and Creation decoration themed products. She has used the Accordion pages but cut them into two sections. Trio

Celine, AZZA Europe
Celine, AZZA Europe
Celine, AZZA Europe
Celine, AZZA Europe

I love the way she has threaded her die cuts through her figures. The lovely hat cut-out on the top of the right-hand photo is an AZZA stamp, one of my favourites. There are a few left in stock.

An amazing page by our very own Jennie Banks in Townsville, Queensland. Jennie has also used the Berlin stencil and the Art and Creation decoration products. Jennie’s decorations are beautiful; do look at the detail she has managed to get and her highlights with a white gel pen.

Page by Jennie Banks, Townsville. QLD, Australia
Page by Jennie Banks, Townsville. QLD, Australia
Page by Jennie Banks, Townsville. QLD, Australia

And a lovely page by our New South Wales Consultant, Sue Talbot. Beautiful in its simplicity. Sue has used the Big Shot Starter kit 2 for her decorations.

Created by Sue Talbot, NSW. Australia
Sue Talbot, NSW. Australia
Sue Talbot, NSW. Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-100/products/cutting-dies-big-shot-starter-kit-2-new-version

The samples above show how many ways you can use the Accordion pages. If you still need a little help, below is a video you can watch to see how to construct a page with the AZZA Berlin Trio stencils. You will see Dominique has used our new ‘Under the Sea’ products for her decoration.

The AZZA ‘I love you ….’ range is suitable for so many occasions. There is the card size stencil, a die cut, papers and a stamp.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/decorating-products/products/cutting-dies-i-love-you

Here is a card created with the paper and the cutting die shown above. The die cut has been foiled.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/card-stencil-love
Card by Myriam Behaghel, Europe

Lovely, fun-filled card created by myriad using pens to colour the card.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/stamp-set-ruby-i-love-you

The card above has been made by folding the AZZA paper to highlight the ‘I love you ….’ and the stamp.

Below are three beautiful pages created using the Boston stencil and the ‘I love you’ range of AZZA decoration products. The first was created by Christine Houbrechts of Belgium. I like this AZZA stamp collection as the three decorations at the bottom of the stamp can be used for a border, or a strip decoration.

Page by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium

And think outside the box, you don’t have to use the whole die cut as seen on the page below by Robin Francoise.

Page by AZZA23, France

Lastly, a page by Celine Henchoz using a single Wedding photo.

The second AZZA Card stencil: Let’s Party

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/card-stencil-lets-party

Once again, a stencil that can be used for all occasions. Herewith a few card samples I have found to share with you:

AZZA Europe
Angelique Boumard – AZZA Europe

I have a few more cards to show you using AZZA die cuts and decoration products.

How sweet is the card below made with the ‘Winter Song’ products.

AZZA Europe
Honorine Loizeau, Europe

The card above is one of my favourites. A beautiful, simple design with any message placed on top of the ‘Sewn Squares’ Frames. Honorine has used the AZZA ‘Sewn Squares’ cutting die, AZZA Texture stencil with inks, AZZA Cord and an AZZA stamped image. Similar products have been used on the card below.

Below, the same ‘Sewn Squares’ frames have been used, this time with the new AZZA Butterfly stamp.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/copy-of-stamp-set-ruby-summer-flowers

The AZZA Lilies stamp can be used for many occasions too. It can be used on a monochrome card for sad occasions or coloured brightly for celebrations:

Card created by Fred Koklosa, Europe.

Or think outside the box and only use one or two of the flowers:

Card by Virginie Spicher, Eurrope
Card by Virginie Spicher, Eurrope

Lastly, I couldn’t go past this spectacular card created with the AZZA Home Sweet Home products …..

That should keep you busy. I’m sure you can all whistle up a few cards in the next few weeks to send to someone special. Not everyone sends cards these days, but I can assure you that folk still feel LOVED when they receive one in the post, especially if it is handmade.

Why not surprise someone in the next few weeks and send out a little love.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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First day of winter …… (in Australia that is)!

With winter here and the onset of the Cricket World Cup I am so excited as this means more scrapping hours for me. My husband will watch all the cricket and I can go scrapping for hours …… bliss!

The AZZA Australia June Catalogue is out, the new SHELL stencil is now available. This is a 25 x 25 stencil and not the normal 30 x 30 stencil. Having said this, the stencil is easily used on a 30 x 30 page.

AZZA SHELL STENCIL: 25 x 25
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/stencil-shell-25-x-25
Page by Hilary Hamilton, Team Leader Victoria. Australia

June Catalogue: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/436353/

Page by Hilary Hamilton, Team Leader Victoria. Australia
Page by Hilary Hamilton, Team Leader Victoria. Australia

The SHELL stencil does not come with pre-cut pages but these pages are easily cut with the stencil. This is what was showcased at our 10th Birthday Retreats, so now the stencil has been released, we can show you what the Ladies achieved. If you were unable to attend a Retreat and are interested in creating your own pre-cut pages, do get hold of your Consultant and she can arrange a class.

The JUNE Monthly basket on offer has a collection of the ‘Under the Sea’ products.

AZZA Australia June Monthly Basket
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/june-monthly-basket

Below is a lovely page by Christine created with the AZZA Boston stencil and the ‘Under the Ocean’ and ‘Art and Creation’ decoration products.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

The page above has been created with the AZZA New York stencil and the ‘Under the Ocean’ themed products.

AZZA Europe

This is one of my favourite by Dominique Spirlet, it is such a ‘clean’ page.

Another lovely layout incorporating some of the AZZA cord and the ‘Under the Ocean’ die cuts.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/cutting-dies-coast-set
Carole Pereira Bastianon, Europe

Isn’t this an AMAZING card created by Carole using the ‘Under the Ocean’ themed products. The seaweed is the Texture stencil in the range.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/texture-stencil-duo-under-the-ocean
Decoration by Hilary Hamilton, Australia.

Hilary’s decoration above and Muriel’s decoration below are created using the AZZA stamp set.

Decoration by Muriel Tiberghien, Europe.
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/stamp-set-mini-coast

Lastly, here are the three layouts that were voted the best of the pages created by the Consultants at our Annual AZZA Conference, using this 25 x 25 stencil on a 30 x 30 page.

Petra Jaynes, AZZA Consultant South Australia.
Page created by Petra Jaynes, South Australia.
Theresa Dean, AZZA Consultant Tasmania.
Jill Attrill, AZZA Consultant Victoria

Note how Jill has extended her photos onto the page with chalks/inks. If you are interested in learning this technique, contact your Consultant.

If you have a single photo, you can still use this stencil.

That’s a little overview on the new June products.

More to follow …….

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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All settled in and ready to go ……

I am so happy as my Scrapping room is now ready and I have actually managed to spend time at my table and create a few pages! I hosted my first WA class (sorry, forgot to take photos). It was really good to meet new Ladies and do some AZZA scrapbooking with them.

Below is my Scrapping room all set up.

With so much product to play with, the first page I worked on was with the AZZA Boston stencil created by the lovely Christine Houbrechts in Belgium.

I worked on a page with my daughter’s graduation photos. The ‘Winter song’ theme was perfect as they released doves on the steps of the chapel.

Page created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

I have used the AZZA Chestnut chalks to frame my page at the top and also on the embossed paper at the bottom of the page to bring out the texture of the bricks.

I love the little Silhouette figure birds on the Winter song sheet, I coloured them using the AZZA brushes as these give lovely strokes, just like feathers. Don’t forget to give your little birds eyes and a beak in a darker colour as this brings them to life instantly.

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/winter/products/silhouette-figure-winter-song

Below are a few more samples with Boston and the Winter Song theme, by Audrey in Europe.

Page by Audrey, AZZA Europe.
Decoration by Audrey, AZZA Europe
Decoration by Audrey, AZZA Europe

My next page was using the AZZA Verlaine stencil with some Family photos. The lovely ‘Heart’ texture stencil is out of the AZZA Scrap PLUS, which is the ‘add on’ decoration kit for the AZZA Scrap Kit – Family. I used the thin AZZA daubers for the inking of the texture decoration and then the thicker dauber for the line of inking on the paper. Note how I have used two colours on the Texture stencil, the darker blue on the lighter page and moved into Frost blue/white on the darker paper. I finished off the page with AZZA Glitter tape, pearls, ribbon and a Die Cut from the AZZA cutting dies: Vintage friezes. This set of cutting dies is well worth adding to your stock as they are timeless.

Page created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/themed-kits/products/theme-kit-azza-scrap-plus-family
AZZA Vintage Friezes Cutting Dieshttps://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/cutting-dies-vintage-friezes

With all my old family photos having just been unpacked, I moved on to a set of pages using the Verlaine pre-cut pages and the AZZA Vintage themed products. Wow, now that I have begun, I am going to continue to get them all into an album so I can show the rest of the family.

If you don’t have a lot of photos, the AZZA 25 x 25 Albums would be ideal to use. The pages are smaller, we do have a few 25 x 25 stencils now, but the 30 x 30 stencils can always be adapted to suit the page size.

Page created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

Above is the set of pre-cut Verlaine pages as they sit in the album. I chose not to keep the pre-cut pages one behind the other in the centre of the page but dropped the front Title page and had the maroon page opening from the opposite side. This ensured that sections of the photos on the pages behind would be seen from the start.

It is always important when using a set of the pre-cut pages to work out what photos are going to be on which page before you begin to work on your pages and MOST importantly, what you can see when they are put together as a set. You don’t want to see a few legs or half a face peaking out from behind the pages, try and make sure it all looks good together. Remember, you do not have to use all the pages in the set either, I chose not to use one of the pages and will save it for another time.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

On the back of the Title page I used one photo and kept the decoration simple.

Created by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

The maroon page I decided to have opening on the opposite side of the back page as the photos suited this layout. I have used the Cutting dies: Vintage Friezes throughout. On this page I used AZZA Vintage ‘Seasonal’ patterned paper which comes in a lovely green and dusky pink. The large Burgundy ink pad that was brought out at the same time blends well with papers, I have used the ink on the second piece of cut paper instead of cutting it into two, as I did with the one above, to vary the look. For the decoration I used a clock face off the Silhouette figure sheet Vintage together with AZZA glitter tape. The way to do this is to place a few strips of the glitter tape along side one another on a piece of card until you have a big enough area for the clock face to sit on.

Punch out the circle for the clock to sit upon.

… and I finished it off with a Resin pellet. The back of the Maroon page can be seen below. I coloured 2 small wooden frames to match the photos, used the AZZA pink cord and the keys were from the Vintage figurine sheet. For the inking I used the new colour: Powder pink.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia
Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

Finally the back page. The decoration in the centre of the page I used inks and chalks to get the paper to the correct tone and then used the texture stencil and stamp from the AZZA Vintage products. I made sure the thin, black border line matched up with the front page as it can be seen when the pages are closed.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

I can’t believe it is May already. The AZZA May Catalogue is out so pop along to the website if you have not seen it already.

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/247329/2/

This month AZZA released the ‘New York’ stencil and the ‘Home Sweet Home’ themed decoration products. A new range of Wedding products were also released, teamed up with some ‘I love you’ products which are perfect for so many occasions.

The New York stencil was released with pre-cut pages and a 2 beautiful die cuts. Hilary Hamilton, our Team Leader in Victoria created the following set of pre-cut pages:

Page created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

Hilary has used the ‘Home Sweet Home Windows’ cutting die on her front page, with a stamp behind as you can see below. This is also perfect to add a smaller photo onto your page.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/cutting-dies-windows-home-sweet-home
Page created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/cutting-dies-home-sweet-home

Hilary’s inside and back pages using the second AZZA die cut released this month: Home Sweet Home.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

This cutting die makes beautiful cards too. Don’t feel you have to use the full length of the die, various sections can be used along the same place of the matching New York stencil. This is a beautiful little card created with circles of chalked colour upon which the decoration sits.

The new Decoration stencil ‘Circles’ would be perfect to create this decoration:

https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/decoration-stencil-duo-cirlces

These Decoration stencils are also available in Squares and Ovals, they are very versatile and can be used with any themes.

I thought I would end my blog with this beautiful page I found on the net created by Ann in Europe using the Bilboa-Macau stencil and the Circle decoration stencil. There is a link below it so you can see the ‘workings’ of the page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziv399msO6w&feature=youtu.be

Below is a close-up of the beautiful chalking of the bubbles and a little scene behind her circular photo which is a replica of the photo on the other side. Note how she has used a white pen to add a little character to the decoration.

Below is a sample of where I have used the Circle Decoration stencil on a page.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

Hopefully that is enough to give you some ideas for future pages. Do take a look at the AZZA website and our gallery were you can see pages created by the Australian Consultants.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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