Our Christmas product has been very popular and flying out the door. Please remember we only have this week of trading to get your orders in before we shut down for Christmas.
WE WILL BE OFFICIALLY CLOSED FROM MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2017 TO MONDAY 8TH JANUARY 2018. Any order you place with your Consultant up to Friday will be sent out on Monday, 18th December.
To have a look at our December catalogue pop along to:
We will have our JANUARY SALE when we open, but no sneak peeks.
Our December stencil was ‘FAIRY’:
This is a beautiful page created by Deb Byrne, AZZA Team Leader in Tasmania. Deb has used the ‘Fairy’ stencil, a stamp from the AZZA large stamp set ‘Happy Holidays’, the cutting die ‘Christmas Wreath’, the decoration texture stencil ‘Return of the Swallows’, the embossing folder ‘Icicles’ and a few of the AZZA ‘Festive pearls’.
The embossing stencil ‘Icicles’ which Deb has used is a great purchase as it can be used with any theme, so too is the embossing stencil ‘Return of the Swallows’ which links up with the ‘Return of the Swallows’ decoration texture stencil she used on this page.
As part of the ‘Return of the Swallows’ theme, below is the decoration texture stencil Deb used on her page.
The AZZA Festive pearls we now have in stock in Australia can be coloured with your alcohol pens to tie in with the colours on your page.
Hilary coloured both the ribbon and the pearls on her card below with an alcohol pen.
To create this card Hilary has used a combination of 3 AZZA cutting dies, AZZA paper, the festive pearls and AZZA glitter. Hilary has used one of the ‘Sewn Squares’ dies that have been out for a while, together with the ‘Christmas Wreath’ die and the new ‘Christmas Trees’ cutting die.
Note these are ‘SEWN’ squares so the colour of the underlying paper shows through as stitches.
Hilary also used the second set of Christmas cutting dies released in Australia this month, the ‘Christmas Trees’:
Below are a few decorations she has made with them.
Hilary used the AZZA double sided glued paper, this is a clear sheet so the colours of paper underneath the glitter or cutting die will show through. It is not white like the normal Jack paper.
The AZZA Christmas stamps ‘Happy Holidays’ has two different wreaths and two smaller stamps.
These stamps have been used together with the new stencil ‘Fairy’ on the pages below.
Below is a very simple AZZA page, but beautiful in the simplicity. The wreath stamp has been used on the paper cut outs. Beautiful chalking finished off with the Festive Pearls.
The page below has used the AZZA cutting die ‘Christmas Wreath’. As you can see, the purple paper lies between the sections of the decoration. The ribbons look like they have been stamped, cut out with the AZZA cutting die, coloured and then 3D onto the page.
The second Christmas set of stamps released in December was ‘Father Christmas’ Workshop’. I showed them used on cards in my last blog, here Hilary has made some name tags for the Christmas table.
To make the tags Hilary has once again used the ‘Sewn Square’ cutting die and then folded it in half – a perfect size for these tags. To get the glitter around the edges of the stamped images Hilary used the matching cutting die to cut out the same shape and then slightly off-set the stamped image so the glitter could sit on the edge that the stamped image did not cover. She has used alcohol pens to colour in the images and the lace figurine.
Now see the stamps used together with the new ‘Fairy’ stencil on a page.
So whether your page is blue, gold or the Christmas green and red these stamps can be highlighted to suit your colours and tones.
Christine Caparros created a beautiful double page using the AZZA Christmas products.
Note the ‘white’ diamond shape on the right is a ‘cut-out’ so when closed you can see the white wreath on the page on the left.
A few close-ups of her work:
Note how she has brought her stamped images to life.
Below is a wonderful idea for Christmas produced by Dominique Pfenning in Europe.
She has used both the ‘Christmas Wreath’ and the ‘Tree and Leaves’ AZZA cutting dies.
Now for a few non-Christmas pages using the Fairy stencil:
On this last page by Sandra, the new AZZA ‘Autumn’ Theme has been used for the decoration too.
The Large stamp set ‘Autumn Promenade’.
The matching cutting dies.
Decoration stencil duo:
… and the micro-stamp:
Another beautiful page using the AZZA Evasion stencil and the decorations from the AZZA Autumn range created by Dominique Pfenning. Watch out for these products in the new year.
The embossing folder Dominique has used here is the AZZA A6 Embossing folder ‘Autumn Promenade’, also part of AZZA’s Autumn theme.
Our ‘older stencil’ layout this time was created by Claudine Goossens, Europe using the Sofia-Lima stencil. She has finished it off with the AZZA Large stamp set ‘Wedding’. Many of you will have bought this set a while ago, please note that there is now a matching cutting die available.
Claudine posted a second wedding page using the new ‘Fairy’ stencil.
To end, a lovely double page layout by Floscrap using the AZZA Objective stencil:
The right-hand side of the front page will flip back. Below is a picture of the right-hand side page on its own so you can see the cut-out sections.
A matching page for the set:
This will be my last blog for the year so I wish you all a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR.
Don’t forget to take lots of photos to keep your memories alive and keep you busy in the new year.
Lots of exciting news and products to look forward to in 2018.
Happy Festive Season, and possibly a little happy scrappin’