March – New Products in Australia


Above is the link to the March flyer – all the new products now available in Australia.


Perfumes of the South is the new Kit being released.  There are only a limited number of kits so do get your order in early.



A beautiful page created by Myriam Brisbois using the new ‘Perfumes of the South’ stencil and a decoration from the new ‘Winter White’ Theme.  I love her use of the Japanese cherry blossom stamp – turned into a wonderful winter decoration.  The AZZA embossing folder she has used is ‘Icicles’.

Another amazing page I came across was by Chantal Rapin using the AZZA Aqua stencil.


A beautiful Title Page using quite a few different AZZA decorations.  She has used the Scrolls Cutting Die, twine and lace figures.


Another page using the Aqua stencil, showing some of the new products available in the Geometric theme.

Some of the products are available in a ‘Kit’ form with a Studio booklet.  The booklet gives you lots of ideas, but they are also available individually.


Geometric Theme Kit


A decoration using the new AZZA Geometric Stamp Set.


Page by AZZA, Europe using the new Geometric Cutting Die, papers  and set of stamps.


Geometric Wide Frieze – DIE 074


Page above using a combination of the new products with the ‘Perfumes of the South’ stencil.


I came across a set of pages by Floscrap using some lovely decoration ideas.  She has used the AZZA Marshmallow stencil, the new ‘Openwork Frieze’ cutting die and the ‘Square Scroll Frames’ cutting die.


Cutting Die ‘Openwork Frieze’ – DIE 069


Note how she has used parts of the frame as decoration and then as a window – there is so much you can do with this cutting die – don’t just use it as a  frame.


Thanks for sharing this page with us ‘Floscrap’.

So, with all these amazing new products get hold of your Consultant and book into a class where you can try them out and have fun with like-minded Ladies.

In my class last week Liz Young created some beautiful pages using the Marshmallow stencil.


Here is her double page using AZZA papers and a stamp from the ‘Elegant Flowers’ set.


Page by Liz Young.  Australia

Once stamped, she brought the stamped image to life with her pens!



Page by Liz Young, Australia

Front page  above of a double page layout below.


Page by Liz Young, Australia

Liz used the ‘Small Dots’ embossing folder on her paper cut-outs.


Joy and Hazel ended up using one of the old favourites – Paris-Istanbul.


And Sue produced two great pages with older stencils too.


Page by Sue Talbot, Australia

Kit Respire above and Brussels-Mexico below.


Page by Sue Talbot, Australia

Don’t forget to get out your older stencils – they still produce great pages!

Happy Scrappin’









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Summer is almost over ….

Summer is almost over, 7 days to Autumn.  After the summer we have had in Australia I am sure everyone is looking forward to the cooler weather.

I love Autumn, the colours in the photos that are scrapped, no matter where in the world you are, are amazing.

With the holidays over,  I am sure many of you have fallen back into your scrapping routine.  I have been playing with the AQUA stencil and have fallen in LOVE  with the new release PERFUMES OF THE SOUTH.


Kit 2047 – AU$142.00

Remember this stencil is only available in KIT form, the stencil will not be available on its own.  It is also a limited edition, so do get in early with your order.

This is my first page using the PERFUMES OF THE SOUTH stencil.  I decided to do a double page as I had a lot of photos from this beautiful morning as we entered the Milford Sound off the coast of New Zealand.


Kit – Perfumes of the South and Leon Alphabet Stencil – Lyn Holmes

This is the front ‘flap’ on its own so you can see where it begins and ends. I cut it out using the stencil.


Leon Alphabet Stencil, Scrolls Cutting Die and Scrolls Embossing Folder – Lyn Holmes


With the flap open …


The Cutting Die ‘Scrolls’ shape fits perfectly with the flow of the photos.  I have also used the ‘Scrolls’ embossing folder on the paper cut-outs.


A lovely page by AZZA, Europe using the embossing folder ‘Chillis and Olives’ and one of the stamps that comes with the kit.


This nice ‘clean’ page by araviscrap.  She has used one of the stamps from the new AZZA Cruising Stamp set.  It is little anchors but can be used with any theme.  Love the use of the little bits of twine on the two circles, adds a bit of fun and texture to the page.  Twine and cord is now available in the AZZA range, a little more on that later.


This decoration can be used with any theme, lovely idea.


Beautiful page by Rosalie using the Lace Figurines and the Decoration stencil.  Again using twine with the lace figures gives the page a little more texture.


Lastly a page by Rosetta Girgenti.  Her colouring of the decorations is beautiful.  As you can see from the stamp set below, she has stamped, coloured and cut out out her decorations.  Beautiful.


TAM 0036 – Herbs of Provence  AU$35.00


Beautiful creation  by Sandrina Delvoye, Europe.

Sandrina has used the stamp and lace figures that come with the Kit.


A double page by AZZA, Europe.




Dominique Spirlet has released a video on the AZZA AQUA stencil.  This is great to watch especially for those Ladies new to AZZA.  You can follow her and see how to use the AZZA stencils and then the chalks and pens for the decoration.





AQUA stencil – Lyn Holmes

Above is a page I created using the AQUA stencil.  Decorations using inks, pens and the Pearl Makers.


I liked this page by Jannik Roosens using the AQUA stencil, keeping the photos large.


A double page by Estelle Segonds.  She has used the AZZA Die – ‘Arabesque’ on her page.


Cutting Dies ‘Arabesque Windows’ – DIE 012.  AU$27.00

Inside double spread below.


A beautiful layout by Sabine Lebrun, Europe using the new Mesh Texture embossing folder to be released in March in Australia.


Sabine Lebrun.

Page by Rachel Timms, AZZA Team Leader Queensland.  Rachel’s Blog

I love the use of the dark blue paper cut-out through the photos.


Rachel Timms – Qld, Australia



AZZA Europe

AZZA, Europe – the decorations on this page are great. Decorations from different themes have been used, one stamped onto the page the others stamped then cut out.  They  have have been placed upon a sheet cut with the AZZA Cutting Die  – ‘Baroque’ creating a 3D effect.


AZZA Cutting Die- ‘Baroque Frieze’ – DIE 064.  AU$35.00

I have used this Frieze a few times.  It is great as you can cut it to the size you require.

In the accordion album below I have used it twice, different lengths each time.


Accordion Album with Everest stencil – Lyn Holmes


Above, I incorporated it into a decoration.

Below I used it to cover the ‘blank space’ in the photo.



AZZA Mirage stencil – Lyn Holmes

Here I have used it on a page together with the AZZA Die – Cushion Frames and the Embossing Folder ‘Spinning Top’.  I thought the shapes went well together.


AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Cuhion Frames’ – DIE 067.   AU$35.00

Whilst on decoration I thought I would share with you a striking page I came across in my ‘internet’ travels.


This page is by Floscrap, using the Noisette stencil and one of the AZZA Cutting Dies.

Below I have used the AZZA Cutting Die ‘Round Lace Frames’.  These are a great set as there are three different sizes.  I have used the AZZA Essential stencil and the new Leon Alphabet stencil.


AZZA Essential stencil – Lyn Holmes

I also came across a set of lovely Marshmallow pages – a set of double pages by Christine Houbrechts.


AZZA stencil Marshmallow – Christine Houbrechts

Front page.


Double layout – open

Page with the flap open.  Beautiful decorations too.


A closer look at the top page with the flap dropped open.


Page by Les Scraps d’Yvette

… and a little bit of winter from Les scraps d’Yvette – using AZZA Marshmallow and Noisette stencils.


Page by Les Scraps d’Yvette

Another page created with the AZZA Noisette stencil that I loved by Yvette using a single photo and the new colours added to the AZZA range.


Page by Yvette Jouetre, Europe.

A little more winter with our AQUA stencil, the ‘Wood’ Texture stencil Duo and some AZZA twine.



‘Wood’ Texture stencil duo – GAB 1200

Audrey Vast has also used the Wood texture stencil in her layout using the Marshmallow stencil – I love the way she has coloured the stencil shapes – the two applications of the decoration stencil are both striking in their own way.



AZZA Australia now has a range of twine, cords and ribbons.  Do take a look in the catalogue.



The link to our online catalogue:  AZZA Ribbons, cords and twine

To end, I made a 4 x 4 page as shown in one of the AZZA books for those of you who have 3 photos you would like to keep to the full size.  A quick AZZA layout to copy.  I have used the AZZA cord/twine in this layout.



4 x 4 layout – Lyn Holmes

Begin with your 3 photos, cut your paper to size.


Punch your paper to get your ‘Frame’.


Cut your Title strips and punch 2 small holes for the twine to go through.


I used twine on the wooden frame to bring the page together.  The photo in the paper frame is punched from the new AZZA range of printed sheets.


In the catalogue you will find them under Decorating Products, Figures, Printed Picture A4 sheets.  The one below is from the Wood Texture theme.


Wood Texture

Hoping this has given you some new ideas to play with.

I have uploaded classes in Turramurra, Sydney to the calendar up to June.  Please take a look and remember to let me know if you would like to pop along.  You can also gather a group of Ladies together and I will come across to you for the class.

Thanks to all those Ladies whose pages I have shared, it is wonderful to see these beautiful creations that inspire us.  I do apologise if in some cases I do not have the name of the person who created the page but it is not always easy to find following the threads on the internet.

Happy Scrappin’




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A lot of photos to scrap …….

With all the festivities behind us I thought I would begin with ideas for placing more photos on the page.  AZZA has wonderful double pages that enables you to get a whole ‘story’ onto a set of pages.  There are both vertical and horizontal double pages.

Do go along to our Website and check them out – AZZA Double pages

Using the double pages and the Travel Kit Stencil:


AZZA, Europe



Below, a beautiful page by Jouselou cutting out part of the stencil to show the back page.





I thought I would put the following page in to show how you can keep your photos a little larger if you wish.


Note the beautiful embossing on these pages, they have used the AZZA Embossing Folder ‘Scrolls’


Embossing folder ‘Scrolls’ – Emb006.  $12.00

In one of my last blogs I showed you the AZZA Cutting Die ‘Scrolls’, these two work well together on the page and are versatile as they can go with any theme.


Cutting Die ‘Scrolls’ – Die 027.  $30.00


Here Marie has entwined them with paper – I love this idea.


In this decoration by So Scrap, Europe she has used the AZZA Wooden Scroll, but the same decoration can be done with the Scrolls Die.  A beautiful decoration, you can use this idea on any page with circles just change the figurines to those that suit the page!

On to more double pages, this time using the NEW AZZA Colours Lavender and Violet, they are beautiful, would work well with black and white photos too.  A beautiful creation by idscrap, Europe.



Using the Marshmallow stencil, again you will see the AZZA Scrolls being used for the decoration.



Note, the lighter page is an extra page on top of the double ‘pink’ page.


Marie will have used enlargements on this page to get the great ‘vista’ of the scene.


The small vertical flap above is opened below:



Flap open above, closed below.


Some of you may have bought Vienna-Beijing in the sale.  Here Chantalouscrap has joined 2 double pages – the top page is on the right, the bottom page is on the left!  Hope you can work it out.



Above is the page to the right (the centre spread it below)


Below is the page to the left. (Centre spread above)


Another way to get more photos onto you page is with the AZZA pre-cut pages that go with the AZZA stencils.  Here I have used the Noisette stencil with the pre-cut pages.


Page by Lyn Holmes, Australia

Opening the pages to the top:


Page by Lyn Holmes, Australia

…. and to the bottom.


Page by Lyn Holmes, Australia

And a page with the other pre-cut pages for the Noisette stencil by Chantalouscrap.



Using the pre-cut pages for the AZZA Stencil Essential, a beautiful set of pages by Christine, Europe.






Another idea to get more photos onto a page is with a ‘flap’, here is a sample using the AZZA Fiji stencil.


Page by Nicole Gabillat Recouverur, Europe.


Below, a double page using the Bahamas stencil, still one of my favourite!


…. and lastly, don’t forget the AZZA Accordion pages.  These are so easy to use and they add so many more photos to your page.


I love the circle ‘cut-out’ on the sides of the Accordion page to allow for the decoration in the centre.


So with double pages, pre-cut pages, flaps, accordion pages – there are so many options to add more photos to your 30×30 pages.

As it is Valentine’s Day today, I found this lovely page using the AZZA Canaries stencil – with lots of lovely hearts.  Don’t forget your older stencils – do pull them out from time to time.


Looking for some nice winter pages to cool us all down in Australia I found this lovely page by Mimouscrap using the Bilbao-Macau stencil.  I love the way she has punched out the paper decoration to allow for the little circles.


Still with Bilbao-Macau, Marie created a fun page using the Japanese Theme kit for decoration, the pearl markers do pop up the decorations.


A beautiful page using the Galapagos stencil, the new AZZA colours and Cutting Die – ‘Openwork Frieze’.


Page by ScrapdeRoz, Europe


Note how you can thread paper or ribbon through the Frieze.


Openwork Frieze Die – Die 069.  $35.00

The set has an embossing stencil to match:


Embossing folder ‘Mesh Texture’ – Emb015.  $12.00

Whilst on decoration I just had to post this FUN page by Isascrap.  I love the colours she has used.  Once again, she has used the Japanese Theme kit, this time with the AZZA Madrid-Sydney stencil.


Decorations using the ‘Scrolls’ Die again, this page by Marie using the AZZA ‘Eole’ Stencil.

By now I am sure you realise the ‘Scrolls’ Die Cutters are a MUST!


Lastly, I had to show you this page where the same little stamp I showed you last time was used – but just look how different it looks on the page.  Monique has used her own set of ‘clothing’ on the line and has used the two flowers on their own.


Monique has used the AZZA Essentials stencil.


Page by Monique, Europe.

This little stamp is on SALE at the moment and is only $4.95.


I always like to bring you a page with a Single photo layout and a 4 x 4 page as we call them at AZZA, a page that can be created without using a stencil, but still in the AZZA style.


This 4 x 4 page was created by Aline Chevalier in Europe.  She has used the new AZZA embossing stencil ‘Drawstring’ on her paper cut-outs.


Embossing folder ‘Drawstring’ – EMB 016. $12.00

and for our single page layouts ……


Beautiful page by Rosalie using the AZZA Essentials stencil and the new AZZA Violet page.

She has also used the AZZA Texture stencil ‘School’, great for school photos.


School Texture Duo stencils – GAB 259.  $16.50

And a page by Christine Ronsin using the AZZA Mirage stencil.  Would be lovely in a frame too.


And now to the new stencil available in Australia in March:

Perfumes of the South – Limited edition.  $142.00  KIT 2047


This will ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN THE KIT FORM.  As with the Celebration stencil AZZA will only be bringing in a set amount, so once they are gone, there will be no more.  So, do get in early with your orders if you would like one.

A few samples to get you excited –


SigiScrap, Europe.


Christine Houbrechts, Europe.


Francoise Robin, Europe


AZZA, Europe


AZZA, Europe


Christine Houbrechts, Europe



Note the use of Accordion pages on this page.



Double page by Christine Houbrechts using the Lavender and Violet pages.  Note the cut-outs in the open flap below.



Double page by Sylvie too.


Pop along to our Website to view the product that will be released with the Perfumes of the South, some lovely stamps and decoration stencils.

Just to show you a few:


The large stamp set:  Herbs of Provence – TAM 0036.  $35.00


Mini Stamp: Provence – TAM 558.  $28.50


Decoration Stencil Duo:  Herbs of Provence GAB 1303.  $15.00

That should keep you going for a while.

Happy Scrappin’




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Happy New Year

We are into February already, but I am sure most of us have just got back into the routine of life after all the celebrations.  In Australia we have had Australia Day – 26th January – to add to our festivities and now many of my friends are celebrating the Chinese New Year!  Soon we will have Valentine’s Day and Easter ……  (just SO many photos to scrap)

Today the AZZA 2017 Catalogue has been uploaded to our AZZA Web page.  Please pop along and take a look, it is so easy to page through with all the new products available up to April.  This catalogue will be updated as we go through the year, no hard copy catalogues will be printed by AZZA Australia any more.

AZZA Australia do put out a newsletter, if you would like to receive it, you can sign up on the AZZA web page –  (On the bottom of the home page).  Keep up to date with the latest product releases, tips and tricks, spotlighting consultants, shows and events.

What’s new in 2017

AZZA Mail-out Club

Each month, subscribers will receive a package containing a selection of products and instructions on how to use them.  New skills and knowledge are thus developed.  You can then contact your nearest consultant for more advanced instruction.

Contact for more information and to begin your subscription.

AZZA Design Projects

Selected new stencils will have projects created with supplementary products and detailed instructions to allow you to complete an advanced page.  These projects will start where the AZZA Studio leaves off.  Some Consultants may offer classes specifically on these projects.  Watch the AZZA newsletter for more information.

FEBRUARY – New Products

AQUA is the new stencil released today in Australia.


GAB 726

It is a stencil together with the ‘tool’ stencil.  If anyone does not know how to use the ‘tool’ side of the stencil, do go along to a workshop or contact your Consultant.

Herewith a few lovely pages to inspire you:


AZZA Europe


Audrey Vast, France


AZZA Europe


AZZA Europe


AZZA Europe – using new Cruise decorations


AZZA Europe


Beautiful decoration – page by Regine Blanchard, Europe

As you can see, this stencil like all the others can be used with ONE photo or many.  It would also be a great stencil for enlargements.

The AQUA Stencil comes with pre-cut pages.  These can be bought together with the Stencil in the FEBRUARY BASKET – $70.00, or one their own.


AQUA February Basket – $70.00


PAP1202 – $22.00


AZZA Europe

Two new colours were added to the AZZA 30 x 30 range of pages:

Lavender and Pale Violet – seen above.

In my last blog I showed you the new ‘Trio’ stencil – Everest.


I have had a bit of fun with this stencil – creating 2 Accordion albums for my new ‘Great’ Nephews in Africa.


I decided to decorate the covers this time as I had photos I wanted to use.



A small trick when you have dark photos on a dark colour:  This is not an AZZA technique but I do use it often.


To make the photo ‘pop’ a little, I sand the edges of the photo to create a small white border.  You can see this same technique on the covers of both albums.


As you can see, it certainly makes the photo stand out.  All I use is a small sanding block I bought from Bunnings.  Place the photo on the edge of your mat, on the edge of the table and go around the photo with your sanding block about 45 degrees.


Wooden Frames – Scrolls – $11.00

AZZA Wooden Frames are also great to get more photos on your page – photos that have a lot of excess on, which you can remove to highlight part of the photo:


Loved his little face on this photo, but there was a lot in the photo I did not want, so a frame comes in handy.



The frames are wooden, so easy to colour to the tones of your page.  Do not be afraid to mix two inks on the frame or just lightly go over your lighter colour with the darker one.  Here the blue was not dark enough, so I used a black ink pad very lightly to darken it.



Remember with your stamping, always bring your stamped image to life with pens, chalks, chalk pencils and inks.



You can see what a difference it makes.


and a few dots bring it all together!


Lastly a page with both little babies on for my Mum using the Sophia-Lima stencil, this stencil is now only available in a Studio Kit.


I have used the new Elegant flowers stamp set for the decoration.


This is a great stamp as it can be used with many different themes on your page.


The Elegant Flower set also has a Decoration Duo:


Elegant flowers – GAB 1300

Today AZZA Australia also posted the CLEARANCE SALE items on the web.  Products do go quickly to order as soon as you possible can.

I am sure you will be rushing to classes to scrap all your Christmas photos.  There are some great new products on the way too.

Don’t forget to see if there is anything you would like in the CLEARANCE SALE!

Happy Scrappin’








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As we jump into the Festive Season …..


As we all prepare for Christmas and the holidays I am not sure how much scrapping has been done, but I know there will be many photos taken in the next few weeks and these will keep us busy in the new year.

I thought I would share a few pages I have created using some of the newer stencils.

Below is a page using a pre-cut page, the ‘Noisette’ stencil and some of the Wood Texture paper.  This is a great little pack as it can be used with any theme.


Wood Texture paper pack (8)



Having completed the page I wondered how I could have missed the bright orange cone in one of the photos – nothing is beyond ‘fixing’ in scrapping so  …..



A small circle punch in the same colour card as the background, embossed with the same embossing folder (Spinning Top) and chalked.  To balance the page I added a second one on the left-hand side of the page too.  The circle had to be cut into two sections to accommodate the fold in the pre-cut page.


Voila – now I am  happy.

The next page I created was to show how items brought back from a holiday can be incorporated into the page.  I am often asked how this can be done.  Of course, it depends on the size of the item too.  Here I have done a page at the beginning of the album with the idea of incorporating the ‘Voyage’ information we received on the trip.


I created the front page using the ‘Travel Kit’ and cut the page into the shape for the flap.  I used general photos of the ship for this cover.  I used the AZZA metallic paper and the embossing folder Icicles – EMB 003.


For the inside spread I used the same stencil and incorporated the ‘items’ where I could.


A second page using one of my favourite stencils Porto-Valparaiso.


Here I incorporated one of the ‘Swizzle sticks’ from the bar.  The little stamped image is one of the stamps included in the AZZA Travel Kit.

This last page of mine I only had two photos to work with and neither were of really good quality, but I am happy with the result.


I have used the ‘Dessert’ tag off one of AZZA’s new A4 Printed Sketch Sheets, they are great to incorporate onto a page.

The ‘Childhood Memories’ sheet below is very versatile and can be used on so many different themed pages.

Childhood memories.jpg

Childhood Memories – A4 printed sketch sheet $3.15

And for Christmas – Christmas magic.

Christmas magic.jpg

AZZA Christmas Magic A4 Sketch sheet

The new one out in January is part of the new School Theme Kit:



AZZA Printed Sketch Sheet – School

These are so easy to use, you literally cut them out and pop them onto your page!

With Christmas around the corner a few pages from Europe:


Beautiful page by Valerie Rots using the Essential stencil and the AZZA Christmas Theme decorations.


Christmas Patchwork stamp set – TAM1014.  $33.50


A page by Isabelle Thunus using the Noisette stencil and the ‘Christmas Magic’ Theme Kit – Kit 3008.  $70.00


AZZA Christmas Magic Theme Kit

I have found a lovely web page on AZZA creations, I was looking for some card ideas and came across it.  Unfortunately I cannot find the name of the Creator, but here are a few samples made with the AZZA Christmas Magic Theme products.




Do pop along to the website and take a look, she also has a link to ‘videos’ for AZZA.

AZZA Ideas From Europe

Our new stencil for January is ‘Everest’ – a new Trio Stencil.


As with all our Trio Stencils, these are for use on both the large scrapping pages and the AZZA Accordion sheets.

Audrey Vast has produced a great little number with this The Everest Theme Kit.  For a full view do go along to her website.


The cover she created using the new Autumn Theme products:




All products she has used are to be released in Australia in January.



A lovely page created by Vanessa Bronckart, Europe using the Everest Trio.

On that note, with snow in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate Christmas in Australia with the sun :


I would like to thank you for your support during the year and hope you have all enjoyed the creations I have shared with you.  I would also like to thank those whose pages I have shared on my blog, so many very talented Ladies out there.

I send you Christmas Blessings wherever you may be:




See you all in the New Year


Greetings from Sydney, Australia




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Spring is in the Air

We have had two wonderful stencils released in Australia recently, these should keep you scrapping well into the Christmas holidays.

I have found demonstrations by Dominique Spirlet for both of them.

The first stencil ‘Essential’ Demonstration:


Essential stencil – GAB 722

Demo on Essential Stencil by Dominique

The second demonstration by Dominique is for the new release ‘Noisette’.  This stencil comes with pre-cut pages.


Noisette Duo Stencil – GAB 724

Demo for Noisette by Dominique

Hilary Hamilton, our Team Leader in Victoria  has created the following page with the new Noisette stencil and the pre-cut pages.  Hilary is in Inverleigh, Victoria, please contact her if you are in the area and would like a class.  Her details are on the AZZA web page.





If you had portrait photos, swing your pre-cut pages around – herewith a sample page by Audrey Vast, Europe.


With Christmas around the corner, one great idea for someone ‘who has it all’ and likes to cook, is a recipe book.  Deb Byrne, our Team Leader in Tasmania has created a beautiful book and has shared it with us.  Deb has a Facebook page, you may like to pop in for a visit.

Deb’s Facebook page









AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Square Scroll Frames’ – Die 058  $35.00



AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Scrolls’ – Die 027  $30.00

Note Deb has not cut any of her photos into shapes, she has used different sizes of photos though.  She has used paper, punched circles, printed AZZA sheets, stamps and shapes cut with the AZZA Cutting Dies.  The recipe book is also an AZZA product.

The ‘Recipe’ Large stamp set is shown below.


TAM – 0007


‘Recipes’ Silhouette Figures – PAP 1031

I found a few lovely Title Pages as I was ‘surfing the net’ I thought I would share with you.


Beautiful page by Chantalouscrap using the Celebration stencil and the Travel theme kit.


Lovely page by Chouette, Europe using ‘The Travel Book’ stencil, decoration stencil and a collection of lace figures coloured in tones to suit the page.


Lastly, a page by Floscrap using Porto-Valparaiso Stencil and the Nautical Stamp set.

I love the decoration behind the little aeroplane figure …. looks like it is flying along.  You could use the little aeroplane from the AZZA Silhouette Figure range ‘Sunset’.


PAP 1048


I will end this blog with some photos of recent classes held in Turramurra, Sydney.

If you have not been to a class, do pop along to one it is a great morning.  You will get your pages done, learn something new – have a morning of fun with ‘like-minded’ Ladies and there is always a cuppa and something nice to nibble on.



Hazel created a lovely page with the Maldives stencil with some great decorations.


Note how she has used different colours whilst using the ‘School’ texture stencil.  In her other ‘block’ that needed decoration she inked the background and then, once again, used the school ‘Texture’ stencil this time inking the bricks.  This gives it more depth.  The ‘cut-out’ is from the School Stamp set which she has then enhanced with pens and chalks.


Sue was working away with the new stencil ‘Essential’ – using one of the layouts in the magazine as a starting point.


Lovely end product!!  See how you can adapt the sample image to your needs.


Liz was working on the Celebrations stencil.


Helen’s lovely page was created with the Maldives stencil, she used the ‘Nautical’ decoration stencil to finish the page off.


Lynne was using the other half of the Maldives stencil, she finished her page off with the little vehicles from one of our earlier decorative stencils with a line of sand below them for some texture on the page.


Work in progress, Joy was using the new Essentials stencil and the pre-cut pages.


In my last blog I showed you a decoration by ‘So Scrap’ of Europe for some inspiration – I will show you my re-creation of her idea!


The perfect ‘gap’ on my page for So Scrap’s delightful decoration.



I used the ‘Marshmallow’ stencil to create this page.


So Ladies, if you don’t think you are good at decorations …….  do look through your magazine, look on-line and begin with an idea and make it your own on your page!



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A page is not quite done until the decorations are complete

Good morning

Many of us find decorating our pages a little daunting – the way to begin is to look at other pages that have been created, look at the decorations and try them yourself.  This can be done by purchasing one of the AZZA booklets which always come with the most amazing sample layouts, or the easiest and most accessible place – online.  I have a gallery on this blog and try to post layouts to inspire you but there is always Facebook, Pinterest and many others.

Lyn’s Pinterest Page – Decorations


AZZA Focus books can be found on our website under the category ‘Publications’

You could also ask your Consultant to give you a class on Inks, chalks, stamps, etc.   Every AZZA Consultant is well trained and would always be happy to run a class for a group of Ladies wanting to learn something new.

Most of us have so many stamps, inks, chalks, pens and all the other crafty goods that we continue to accumulate, now is  your chance to begin using them.  Please do remember the AZZA philosophy – less is best, you need to showcase your photos, not hide them behind the decorations.  The decorations should always be in the same ‘tones’ as the photos so as not to take the eye off the photos when you look at the page.

AZZA creates stamps, figurines and decoration stencils with each theme, do use them together to create your little ‘scenes’.


Here, the Creator ‘So Scrap’ in France has used both an AZZA decoration figure and AZZA Decorative stencil to create this little scene.  Note how she has varied the colours when she has used the decorative stencil and then highlighted it with a white pen.  The figure has also been coloured in the tones of the page and cut!  Quite often we forget we do not have to use the whole ‘shape’.  The little piece of string completes the scene.  If you have the ‘Nautical’ theme products at home, go ahead and give it a go!


Nautical silhouette figures


Decorative stencil ‘Nautical’ GAB 582

I couldn’t possibly show you the decoration and not the lovely page ……


Note her second decoration using the AZZA Nautical decoration stencil, she has also highlighted the shape with the white pen and created a ‘sea’ below the shape for it to ‘sit’ on.  She has used the AZZA Mauritius stencil to create the page.


The decoration above is a combination of an AZZA stamp, silhouette figures, a punched out circle and an AZZA embossing shape.  Note how the chalking creates the frame for the scene and the highlights on the stamped bicycle using a white pen.

Now to show you Celine’s page creation with a combination of decorations, all with the same theme.




A beautiful set of pages using the AZZA Mirage stencil and the Round Lace Frames cutting dies.


AZZA Cutting Dies – Round Lace Frames.  Die 006


Now to a page by Mimouscrap using the AZZA Japanese Spring Theme products.


Below she shows us a close-up of her decoration, note how the stamped decoration has been enhanced with chalks and pens.  Always enhance your stamped image with chalks and pens to bring it alive.  Once again,  it sits on a chalked background.


Below is a different use of the same products on a page.  Here the stamps have been stamped on an AZZA Cutting die shape.  A lot of detail on this one,  it is beautiful.


Here a ‘lace figure’ has been coloured and hung off an AZZA wooden scroll.  Note the little white dots add to the scene.  These are all little ideas for you to play with.


Another wonderful AZZA theme is the ‘Walk in the park’ set.  The stamps set is so versatile and can be used with so many themes.  This would be a good one to get if you don’t already have it.


Walk in the Park – Tam oo20

Below a little scene has been created using a few stamps together.  Note how it sits on a chalked background and the lamp post also ‘sits’ on  a base – using pens.


A lovely pre-cut Mirage page by Christine Ronsin using the Walk in the Park theme to create a Title page.  Note how the light in the lamp has been highlighted.  The scene is ‘brought together’ with the circle.  By not making the circle a continuous line, it is not too ‘heavy’.


Pink birds, blue birds …..Rosalie has created a lovely page here using the Mirage stencil and the Walk in the Park stamps.  Note how she has coloured in the stamp to bring it to life and once again it ‘sits’ on a shaded in area.  Note the use of ‘dots’ with the decorations on both Christine and Rosalie’s pages.


A page by Christelle, idscrap, Europe.  How beautiful is this little scene.  Note how the biggest tree has been stamped a little lighter, this has been done by using lighter colours and not pressing quite as hard as with the two other images.


Lastly a few decorations by Christine Caparros using the same set of AZZA stamps.


Herewith Christine’s page using the AZZA Toronto stencil.  I love the use of a detailed boat on the one page and the lighter image on the second.




Pages can be completed with just chalking/inking.  This cute little page by Celine has been completed with chalking, a few lace figures and a few lines.  Very simple, but it completes the page.


The page below has been completed with papers, note the lighter paper cut-outs have been embossed, both have been inked and then on the page:  inking and a few pen highlights.  One small stamped image,  I love this page!!  But then I am from Africa.



Another page by Be Creativa where she has completed her page with inking – to frame the page and then a simple stamp down the one side.  The tag has the same theme and she has used a lace figure on this.


Japanese Texture Mini Stamp TAM 538

Texture stencils are also a good way to finish off a page if you do not want to do too much.

They fill in the corners between photos and can also create a nice line for the eye to follow.

A few of the AZZA Texture stencils available are:


Christmas on Ice Texture stencil – GAB 237


Celebrations Texture stencil – GAB 251


Plants Texture stencil – GAB 253

and the latest one to arrive in Australia …..


Farm Texture stencil – GAB 252

Below is a set of pages by Cathy Pirson, showing the use of a texture stencil.


On the front page Cathy has used her texture stencil from her photos outward towards the edge of her page but on the second page she has used the texture stencil from the ‘outside’ of the page toward the middle to complete the shape of the stencil.


Cathy has used the AZZA Essential stencil for her pages.


On her back page she has not used the Plants texture stencil, but the AZZA Embossing folder. She has used inks to complete the shape of the stencil.  Using the texture stencil will give you a heavier look, using the inks on their own will give you a lighter decoration.

One last decoration by Christine in Europe …  what fun.  Created with the AZZA stamps and Decorative stencils all telling the story of the pages that follow!!



Thought I would leave you with a U-Tube clip of Dominique Spirlet creating an Accordion Album.  She uses chalking, inking and pens for the decoration – do take a look and see how you can use these techniques on your pages.



Creating an Accordion Album with Dominique

Happy Scrappin’






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