Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all, I am not quite sure where the last month went, but here we are half way into January!

2021 kicked off with great pomp and ceremony – the release of the AZZA 20th Anniversary Box Sets. AZZA has promised a year full of competitions and special releases to mark this major milestone.

As per previous celebration years, this Box Set is a limited release so once sold they will no longer be available. AZZA Australia has very limited numbers so if you like the look of it, do place your order without delay.


Box Set A is the basic Box Set without the products that you need a machine to use. The Box consists of a Golden stencil CHARLESTON, a linen 30 x 30 album, Large and Diamond stamp set, A4 Sketch sheet, Sheet of Figures and stickers, set of papers and a beautiful book of illustrations. The voucher in the photo is not valid in Australia.

Box Set B consists of Box Set A plus: Embossing folder, Cutting die/stamp and a beautiful set of timeless cutting dies.


Note that the Stamp/die can be used with Foil, as a cutting die and as a stamp with inks.

Hilary created this elegant page below using only products from Box Set A. I know we don’t normally use stickers, but these do look beautiful on the page.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Unfortunately, AZZA Australia were supposed to send these boxes out this week but with the hard lockdown in Brisbane they will only be sent out next week.

Anita created the lovely pages below, also with the products from Box Set A. AZZA Australia has had an issue with our delivery of the ‘Extra’ products that go into Box B and these have not yet arrived ‘down under’. They are now on their way so will follow the basic box set across Australia as soon as they arrive.

It is lovely to see how different the layouts can be, created with the same stencil.

The layouts above have been created by Deb, using the lovely AZZA Australiana products in the one and showcasing the Diamond stamp in the other.

Lastly a Heritage page by Lyn using the Stickers, the A4 Sketch sheet, the paper and a stamp from both the Large and Diamond set.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The DALLAS stencil and Feather themed products were also released in January in Australia – I thought this quote from Emily Dickinson was perfect to begin the year.


Our Consultants have been very busy and produced some beautiful layouts with the Dallas stencil. This set consists of a ‘Tool’ stencil, which is designed to give you beautiful clean inking, chalking or pen lines on your pages. If you do not know how to use the Tool stencil do get in touch with your Consultant and ask for a lesson. The page below shows the Tool stencil being used for the inking.

AZZA Europe

Sue has also used some of the lovely AZZA Australiana products on her ‘blue’ page and she has used the Feathers texture stencil on the paper in her second layout.


This is a gorgeous Texture stencil, also used by Heather and Jill in the layouts below.

Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland
Page created by Jill Attrill – Victoria
Page by Heather Fields – Queensland

Heather has been really busy with Dallas and the ‘Feather’ themed products. Both beautiful pages.

Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland

Note on the page above how the feathers have been brought to life with a little colour. On the first page, Heather has overlaid a stamped image with a stamped/3D’s image to give it texture on the page.

Page created by Rachel Timms – Queensland

Rachel has brought her feathers to life with inks and pens, then overlaid them with a small feather figure.

Page created by Ruth Lawrence – Victoria

Ruth has used the figures on her page above and created a beautiful shadow effect for them to sit upon. If you cut the figure out carefully, you can use the shape left on the sheet to ink or to chalk the same shape.

Decoration by Carole Pereira

I love Carole’s decoration above using AZZA Resin dots, Glitter tape, Ribbon and a Circle sticker.

Christine has used the Feather products on her page below, created with the AZZA Stockholm stencil.

Page created by Christine Houbrechts – Belgium
Christine has used Gold embossing powder on her feather image and combined it with Glitter tape.

The AZZA numbers and alphabet can be such fun on a page as seen above. We all have birthday’s throughout the year, so would be using them constantly – not to mention the birthday cards too.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

I used the alphabet stencil together with one of the smaller AZZA Alphabet dies on my page above. I also used the AZZA Sewing Ribbon die which again looks lovely on both cards and on the scrapping page.

Page created by RJ2S – Europe

This lovely page by Sophie shows the second die used on the page with the Dallas stencil and below the die used on a card by Brigitte.

Card created by Brigitte Langenfeld – Europe

Sophie has also created beautiful pages using the new AZZA Ring dies. There are two sets of these dies in different sizes:

Page created by Sophie/RJ2S – Europe

Note the lovely ‘line’ work on the border.

The background stamp is from the set below:

Page created by Carole Pereira – Europe

Carole has created this page using the AZZA A4 stencil San Francisco, also using the Ring and Alphabet cutting dies.

AZZA Europe

Another sample from our European Ladies shows the dies being used as a Title page in an album.

And a few lovely cards by Christine Ronsin in Europe. Christine has incorporated AZZA Figures, Cutting dies, Resin dots and Glitter tape on her cards.


The new cutting dies have a matt finish and are in such soft tones. I love the page below created by Jill Attrill using these new Resin dots:

Page created by Jill Attrill – Victoria

Jill has used the Secret Garden A5 Texture stencil, Floral and Little Beasts stamp, new Matt Resin dots and Glitter tape and AZZA Cord.


To end, a few more ideas with the Dallas stencil and a video from Dominique:

Page created by Corine Bel – Europe

I like both these pages using the Dallas stencil, they are so unique. On the page above Corine has used an AZZA large circle stencil together with her Dallas stencil. This once again shows how your Tool stencil can give you smooth lines for your border.

AZZA Europe

On the page above you can see the Feathers Embossing folder used on the page together with the Texture stencil and Figures.


The Dallas stencil has perfect shapes to use together with the AZZA Cascading card die.

Thanks to Sophie for all the samples she has shared with us in this blog.

Page created by Sidonie Toubis – Europe.

A gift for all occasions: An AZZA page in a frame as seen below. This page was created with the Dallas stencil, AZZA cutting dies, papers and stamps.

Created by AZZA – Europe.

Don’t forget the Annual AZZA Sale from Monday 18th January – Sunday 31st January.

Happy Scrappin’


Decoration by AZZA’Art, Europe

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With Christmas cards done, hopefully you are well into getting the gifts sorted.

As you know, I LOVE Mini albums, they are great gifts and a good size to pop in the post. I have always requested photos, or have downloaded them from Facebook (quietly) so the album is a surprise, but Carole Pereira posted a great idea on Facebook – making an album without photos so the recipient can add their own!!

Carole’s pages can be seen below. She has used the new AZZA Noel paper block, AZZA linen self adhesive paper, AZZA Figurines, Resin dots, Ribbon and Glitter tape.

I decided to make up two Albums, one for Adults and one for kids. I was very happy with the results:

Mini album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

I used the AZZA Autumn leaves die, they are beautiful on the page.


The leaves cut beautifully out of patterned paper and can be cut with 3D Foam behind the paper to give texture on the page. Where the leaf is a little high, above left, I stuck one to the page and stuck a second on top, but only stuck the bottom half down so a photo can slide in between them. This will allow the one leaf to be on top of the photo.

The easy way to use the 3D Foam with these dies: Cut the paper to the size you need, then stick the 3D foam behind it and run it through the Big Shot or Cuttlebug. I used orange 3D foam to match the colours in the paper. This is great to do with the leaves with veins. As you can see in the second sample below, they look great with the AZZA Cork too.

Decoration by L’escrapade – Europe.

Or cut both in different colours and place one on top of the other.

Decoration by L’escrapade – Europe.

A video of Laurence’s page created with the AZZA Melbourne stencil and using the AZZA Autumn Leaves die for decoration.

My second Mini album I created using the AZZA Magic themed products and the Coast Die set.

You will have seen a lot of pages out of Europe using speckled paper, created with the AZZA Izink dyes. AZZA Australia have a few colours left in stock, these are concentrated colours, without the spray nozzle. These bottles will last you for ages, as you can decant the dye into a smaller spray bottles (dilute if you feel necessary) and as a Consultant, sell the smaller bottles to your clients OR friends can each buy a bottle and share the colours amongst yourselves. I sprayed this page with two different inks. The pattern you will get depends on how far away you hold your spray bottle and how hard you press the nozzle. Do have a few practise goes before you spray your mini album.

Mini album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

Again, on these two sheets I placed 3D Foam on only half the Unicorn. On the sheet to the left, I only placed it on the bottom half, so a photo can be slipped behind the image and on the right, only on the top half of the unicorn.

I also had fun with a few name place cards for a friend:

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

I got the idea above from Val Scrap, Europe. Do take a look at the ‘Cutting Die’ section in the shop. I used the products from the AZZA Cooking theme for the cards above.

Lyn Holmes: https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/cutting-dies-coast-set?_pos=2&_sid=c1ba5e15c&_ss=r
AZZA Cutting Dies: https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/cutting-dies-coast-set?_pos=2&_sid=c1ba5e15c&_ss=r


Don’t forget the two Azza Express kits which also make great gifts, both to give or to make up for a gift.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

We hope you have enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas Sale, two days still to go. Many of you have placed orders, remember you can request your orders to be held and sent as one parcel at the end of the sale. You will only be charged postage for the one parcel, excess postage paid will be refunded. You can also place your orders through your Consultant.

All online orders for AZZA need to be in by Wednesday 16th December, they will be packed and sent out on the 17th December. The shop will re-open on Monday 11th January. Although the shop will be closed, you can still get in touch with AZZA via the enquiries@azza.com.au or through your Consultant.

Happy Scrappin’


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December is here ….

The end of the year is nigh and I am sure many of us cannot wait to see what 2021 brings. Sadly, there is still so much uncertainty in our lives, but hey, we still need to live each day to its fullest.

December always brings that feeling of excitement and ‘bling’ to bring the year to an end. Most of you will have started on your Christmas cards, those going far afield will certainly need to be on their way by now if they are to get there by Christmas, but you still have time to make those for the folks closer to home.

Cathy at Eclectic Images has created 2 more images for AZZA Australia and they are in our shop today.


This beautiful Wreath can be used for Christmas and throughout the year. Many of us have friends and family overseas, so ‘Greetings from Australia’ will come in handy. The Wreath can be used both on cards and on your scrapping page.

We couldn’t resist having the Flying Aussie Sleigh in our collection too!


The set of Tiny words above are a collection of words that we felt would cover card making throughout the year.

Hilary has created the following collection of AZZA cards:

Cards by Hilary Hamilton. Victoria

Hilary also made the cards above from AZZA Christmas products still available. She has featured the Die/Stamp sets: Silent night and the Deer Head.


Hilary also used them on little Gift boxes.

Being the 1st of December and the first day of all the Advent calendars I just had to share this beautiful Advent Calendar created by Christine Caparros in Europe using AZZA products.

Advent Calendar by Christine Caparros. Europe

These small gift boxes are perfect for your Advent Calendar.

AZZA has Square, Rectangle, Cushion and Carry Bag box dies. They can also be used on your Christmas table with a few chocolates to finish off your festive meal. Hilary has been very busy with this year’s Christmas products to show you.

Christmas boxes by Hilary Hamilton. Victoria

Anita has also been busy, she has used the Nutcracker Suite stamps/dies and the Cushion die for her little gift boxes:

Christmas Boxes by Anita Day. Queensland

I had my first Christmas celebration over the weekend and made these little gift boxes for the table. I used the Carry bag die above and the new Cushion die. All the decoration dies are available in the shop.

The Heritage die released last month is lovely, you can cut either a frame or a solid shape from the dies and even use the piece of paper you have used for the die too, as seen below.


If you are wanting the thin frame all you do is cut both the frames together as in the image above.

These can be used on Cards, Gift boxes, Name tags and on your Scrapping page.

The dies can be used on the AZZA Self-adhesive Linen sheets too.

Page by Lyn Holmes – Val de Loire stencil.

I have used them on my page above, using both the plaque and the frame. I used a Pom Pom with Copper ink to colour the inside of my frame to make it look like a label.

I have also been using the NEW AZZA brushes used for inking. This does not mean you need to throw away your daubers, sponges and brushes. They all give a different effect on your page – but for beautiful, smooth, easy inking over a small or large area the brushes are amazing.


At the moment we have a local set of brushes available but will be ordering in the AZZA Brush set in the new year. With the COVID complications AZZA Europe had a backorder of 4000 brushes to cope with! We will also have single brushes available in the online shop shortly.

The Ladies who receive the AZZA Mail Out will be receiving a selection of brushes this month together with a lesson on how to best use them.

Pages by Lyn Holmes – Val de Loire stencil

The one thing you will need to remember is that you need either two strips of re-positional tape to work off, or you can ensure the back side of the tape is onto your Reference mat. The brushes are worked in a circular motion, off the tape onto the page collecting the ink dabbed onto the tape, this is why you need a greater area to work off.

Page by Anita Day – Melbourne stencil

As you can see, the brushes give you a very smooth finish and a nice crisp edge.

Page by Lyn Holmes – Val de Loire stencil

The smaller brushes are good for adding a second colour, Alphabet stencil or smaller spaces.

Page by Lyn Holmes – Val de Loire Stencil.

A tip for inking Titles, place a strip of re-pos tape onto the page instead of marking your page with a pencil line you will have to rub out later, you could smudge your inking!

Once I had inked the title I used a larger brush with very little ink in light, circular movements with the Materials and Texture stencil to create a background for my Title to sit upon.

I used the small brush again for the smaller decoration either side of the numbers.

Page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia. Val de Loire stencil

A second page using the smaller brush for the Title of the page and a very light hand inking the background.


I like to use this Azza stencil when I need a larger Title to fill a decent size space.


The brushes also give you a smooth finish when using your texture stencils with AZZA inks. The amount of ink you place on your brush and the pressure you apply will give you different results. It will pay to spend a bit of time learning the feel of the brushes in a practise session before you begin to work on a page. Contact your Consultant if you would like to attend a class to try out the new brushes.

Even used directly off the stencil, the brushes still give a nice crisp finish.

Page by Lyn Holmes – AZZA Scrap kit Vacation.

With Christmas around the corner and School holidays coming up – a few ‘Off the page’ fun ideas:

Decoration by Celine, Scrap d’Enhaut. Switzerland

Celine has decorated her Advent candles with various AZZA dies and figures. She has used the new AZZA Number dies now available. The Alphabet dies are also available but only on Special order so do get hold of your Consultant if you are interested.


They can also be used for and Advent Calendar boxes and of course, Birthday cards.

Patricia Le Bellec, Europe

With the Festive season upon us this is a lovely idea to dress up the ‘Gift’ you may be taking along to a party. Patricia has used the AZZA Autumn products, but the Christmas products will look just as classy! Make sure you didn’t miss this set of Autumn Leaves die released last month.


They are beautiful on the Scrapping page too. Beautiful samples from pages by our AZZA Ladies in Europe.

I loved these little table Place settings made with the AZZA Christmas Magic Theme kit, the Crown die and the new Christmas papers made by one of the very creative Ladies in Europe.

This would be a fun project to do with the family.


Lastly, a beautiful AZZA card created by Sylvie, inspired by Lavina stamps.

Sylvie Segaud. AZZA Europe

Plenty more to show you but I leave you with this for now,

Happy Scrappin’


Card by Lyn Holmes. Geometric Card stencil.
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Sending wishes at Christmas …

It is the time of year when we think about family and friends especially those living far away. We begin to create our Christmas card list to send both overseas and closer to home.

With COVID slowing down the postage routes, now is the time to be working on your Christmas cards and get them into the post.

In this blog I thought I would send a little Christmas card inspiration.

AZZA has a beautiful selection of Christmas papers for all your projects. Don’t discount some of the older papers in our Seasonal patterned papers range:

AZZA Europe

Simple card using AZZA papers and an A4 Sketch sheet.


Card made with the paper above, Sketch sheet and the AZZA Star Card stencil which is still available.

AZZA Europe
Card by Lyn Holmes using the paper above, the Windows die and Christmas Ambiance stamp, all available in the AZZA shop
Audrey Vast – AZZA Europe

I do like the music on the Silent Night paper.

The beautiful Frosty Lake papers are available in the Express Christmas Card kit. This kit contains 6 cards and all the product needed to make up the 6 cards.


A larger Christmas Card box set currently on sale: This box set includes a Booklet with instructions for cards to create with the product received.


A4 Sketch sheets are perfect for quick decoration on a card. You can use them as they are, or mount them onto different coloured paper. Use 3D foam behind them for texture on your card.

AZZA Europe

Quick and easy card with papers, Sketch sheet images, Glitter tape and ribbon.

The Christmas Star cutting die looks good both on cards and on the scrapping page.

AZZA Europe.
AZZA Europe

I always smile when I see a card made with this AZZA Father Christmas Workshop stamp.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

The Wreath die is no longer available but the Crown is or you can use an AZZA Sewn circle die.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
Card by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

This lovely Foil metal stamp adds a little class to your cards.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

These stamps can also be used with the MDF figures available.


This special offer is perfect if you are looking for a project to do with the children during the Christmas holidays.

The Consultants in Tasmania will be running a Christmas class on 12th December:

And to end two cards I just loved:

Helene – AZZA Europe

This card has been created with the new AZZA Illuminations paper, dies from the Christmas Branches cutting die shown above, Resin dots, Ribbon and a figure from the new A4 Figure sheet.


And the perfect card from Hilary Hamilton in Victoria to send overseas using the AZZA Australiana products:

Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Hopefully that will give you some inspiration to get creating your cards with AZZA product, both old and new.

Happy Scrappin’


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6 Weeks until Christmas …..


The AZZA November/December catalogue has been released. As we close mid-December, it is a short month for us, so we combine November and December into one catalogue.

The Christmas products are out and now is the time to begin on Christmas cards. It’s time for a little bling in 2020!!

We have some great kits available this year for cards:


Take a look at what can be made with this kit: https://www.facebook.com/cecile.verrier.7/videos/3587744577914077/

This kit is called the NO WASTE Christmas card kit. You will receive everything in your kit to make 12 cards and 6 labels with nothing left over. There is an instruction booklet to follow on how to cut your papers so everything is used.

Cards made with our 2020 Christmas papers and the AZZA Christmas Star large stamp from a few years ago. If you receive Mail Out you should have this stamp already.

An amazing collection!!

The papers are beautiful. These products can easily be combined with your AZZA 2019 product as those were in the same colours.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

I used the papers to make this gorgeous little card, combining it with the little AZZA Koala stamp/die set. The instructions for this card and others are in the Christmas card kit: The Nutcracker Suite


These papers are in the traditional Christmas green and red and the stamp/die set is lovely on the cards. I have fallen in love with the Sewing Ribbon cutting die set; you can see it used on the cards below and the one above. It can also be used with papers on your scrapping page.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

This is a card made from the Nutcracker Suite also using the Sewing Ribbon dies. It is a lovely little card and can be adapted for cards throughout the year. You can replace the Fairy with any stamped image.

Another card made from the kit can be seen below. Again the decoration on the card can be changed to any image. One card is made with this year’s product and Susan Salvair made the second card with product from Christmas past.

Cards by Lyn Holmes and Susan Salvair – Western Australia.
Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Hilary created the lovely card above with the same products. All the products in the kit can be purchased separately or as a Basket if you do not want to purchase the Card Kit.

Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Hilary also created this beautiful card with all the AZZA Australian products. The instructions for this card can be found in the Scrap & Moi Special edition #05.

Before we leave our Christmas products, we have two lovely larger sets of figurines for Christmas this year. These are used in the AZZA Tunnel cards. The Tunnel Card set can be purchased on Special Order. Please do get in touch with your Consultant if you are interested.


These sheets are A4 size and can be used for cards and on your scrapping page as seen in these samples by Hilary below.

Hilary Hamilton – Victoria. Azza Scrap Kit – Vacation
Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Last month we had our annual Consultant get-together but sadly, had to do this online this year. We had 31 Consultants gathered around their computers with all their scrapping supplies around them.

Training was concentrated on the new Azza Scrap Kit – Vacation.


Fun was had by all and some beautiful layouts were produced. The Consultants were given the same set of photos and asked to create a page. Here are some of the results:

Lynette Garrett-Preston – New South Wales.
Deb Byrne – Tasmania
Ellen Tiller – Tasmania
Anita Day – Queensland
Fiona McKay – Western Australia
Jill Attrill – Victoria
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.
Jennie Banks – Queensland.
Susan Talbot – New South Wales
Deb Byrne – Tasmania
Anita Day – Queensland.

Anita’s page above shows how the stencil can be used on the AZZA A4 pages too.

Ruth Lawrence – Victoria.

The Azza Scrap Kit PLUS was used to complement the Scrap kit. These two products are available in a Basket this month:


If you are looking for Christmas presents this year, don’t forget that AZZA does have Gift Vouchers. We have set amounts but if you would like a particular amount we do not have, please get in contact with your Consultant or any of the Directors.


Another perfect gift idea, to create a gift or give as a gift, is the AZZA Calendar.


Remember the calendar does not have to begin in January, it can begin any month of the year. Print-outs are supplied in English.

Two other great gift ideas are the Accordion Album and the A4 Album.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

As you know, I love to make these albums. This one has all you need in the Kit and the instructions are easy to follow. They are in French, but as I always say, the pictures are in English. Quick and easy, so great to make as a gift or to give as a gift.


The second EXPRESS Kit is all about the A4 Stencil San Francisco, and has all the product and instructions to create an A4 album.

If you get Mail Out, you will be receiving the San Francisco stencil this month and a lesson on the many ways it can be used on both A4 pages and the normal 30 x 30 scrapping page.

Deb has created this beautiful double page with San Francisco and the Floral papers that were released with it.

Deb Byrne – Tasmania
Deb Byrne – Tasmania

Herewith Dominique’s video on how she created a page with San Francisco.

Another newly released die I have loved working with both on and off the page:

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

I created a page using the Azza Scrap Kit Vacation and incorporated the Cascading die onto the page to add 9 more photos to my story.

And of course, it makes creating the Cascade card just too easy. I have created the card below to send overseas this year. I have used the AZZA Australian products that can be found in our online shop: https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/australiana

Card by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

There is so much more to show you, but I will leave it there for this time.

Have fun with the new products and remember, any queries please contact your Consultant or send me a note.

Happy Scrappin’


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Melbourne and the pre-cut pages

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

This is my double page created with the Melbourne stencil and one set of the pre-cut pages.

I cut out the centre gap on the right-hand side so the photo on the back page would show through. The darker green shape is also showing through from the back page. I have used the bottom right double page below but with the darker green extra sheet in the image above.


Note how I have used the Ruby stamp to create a background for my title on the right. For my title I used the AZZA cutting die below.


I have also used the decoration stencil in the corners:


On this page I have also used one of the stamps from the Materials and Texture Large stamp set over inking, and two small paper pieces with the embossing folder. In the image below, you can see the left-hand page with the darker green sheet open – note how many more photos I can add to the page. I have also added a small part of the shape I cut with the die that has been released that corresponds with the stencil.


These can be purchased separately too.

The Materials and Texture decoration themed products are perfect to add to your AZZA collection as they can be used with any theme on the page. They are very versatile.

Below is a beautiful page by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium. She has also used one of the stamps from the Large stamp set and incorporated a few AZZA sticker circles and Resin dots.

Page by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.
AZZA Europe

Another layout I rather liked used the AZZA linen self-adhesive sheets. Note how the linen sheet has been inked and the Materials and Texture decoration stencil used.

Page by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.

Hilary has used the same darker green pre-cut sheet on her front page.

Page by Hilary Hamilton

Flip the pre-cut page, again more photos on the inside.

Page by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.

Hilary’s double, inside layout. She has used the Texture stencil over her patterned paper to compliment the photos.


Another lovely layout using the Melbourne stencil, pre-cut pages and the Texture stencil above by Lauren in Europe. Her pages are always beautiful. Note the fold on the right-hand side.

L’escrapade – Europe
L’escrapade – Europe

I love her use of the AZZA Sewn Squares for the two smaller photos on the right-hand page.

L’escrapade – Europe
L’escrapade – Europe

AZZA Australia ran a competition over the last 6 weeks and the Winners have been announced. The competition was judged by Christine Houbrechts in Belgium.

Victoria scooped first and second place in both categories.

The first prize in the Consultant category went to Mary Iviglia in Beaconsfield Upper in Victoria. Congratulations Mary, a lovely page. Mary used the AZZA Punta Cana stencil for her page and the great little Chef and apron from our Cooking themed products.

Mary Iviglia, Victoria.

Rosie Critchley also from Victoria won the AZZA Client category with her lovely page using the New York stencil.

Rosie Critchley, Victoria

Second prize went to Ruth Lawrence, AZZA Consultant in Bendigo and Jenny Gold of Victoria in the AZZA Client category. Note Ruth’s journalling, many Ladies say they don’t often see journalling on AZZA pages.

Third Prize in the Consultant category went to Heather Fields, AZZA Consultant in Mudjimba, Queensland and in the AZZA Client category, Jill Gready once again to Victoria,

Note how Heather has cut three gaps in the middle of her front page to let the orchid photos on the back page show through.

Jill also submitted a double page using AZZA sand. The sand added great texture to the page. Jill used the AZZA Bali stencil for her page above and the AZZA Objective stencil for her double page below.

Jill Gready, Victoria

Well done Ladies your vouchers will be on their way to you and a surprise product package for our two 1st place winners.

The Great Australian Online Craft show is running once again, this time for a week. It is a CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA so do pop in to our stand and see our specials.

We also have Gift Vouchers in the shop, a great idea for a Christmas gift!

We have Vouchers for $120, $80 and $40.00.


We have also put all the Halloween products on sale. Just in time to make up some Lantens or cards, and then you can use the same product to scrap your pages.


These products don’t only have to be for Halloween, Hilary and Deb have used them on their pages below:

Deb Byrne, Tasmania
Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

Lastly, a Lovely little sheet of decorations to give you a little inspiration using the Materials and Texture themed products by Pascale in Europe.

Happy Scrappin’


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Highlight on MELBOURNE this month.

As our thoughts are with everyone in Melbourne under such strict lockdown – AZZA picked the perfect time to name a stencil after the beautiful City. One of our Consultants asked if the Stencil had to go into quarantine before they could use it!!


It is a lovely stencil and easy to work with.

Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

I created the page above using the Cutting die that matches the stencil, the Classic Essential papers, one of the Figures, the Ruby stamp, Resin dots and a little strip of the AZZA linen ribbon. The Silhouette figures are only available in this month’s basket:


The Decoration theme this month is MATERIALS AND TEXTURE. These are all great products as they can be used on the page with any theme.

The two Ruby stamps are so versatile, if you belong to the Mail Out Club you will be receiving the one below, with a lesson on the many ways it can be used. I chose this one as it is not quite as bold as the second one, so can be used to create a background.


The Ruby stamp above is a little darker on the page. Below you can see it used on a layout created with the AZZA Neptune stencil.

Virginie Antoniette, Europe.

Here is the video with Dominique showcasing the new products. It is in French, but do watch it, I always pick up something new from her videos.

Chantal Pochet, Europe

A lovely layout with a single photo.

Christelle Gicquel, Europe

This is one of my favourite. Christelle has used the Cutting die, the Embossing folder and the Patterned papers.


The above layout is on one of the pre-cut sheets. These shapes are such fun and can be folded in so many ways to incorporate more photos on the page.


The focus book shows you the many ways the stencil and the pre-cut pages can be used. Deb Byrne has created the lovely page below with one of the pre-cut sheets which she has folded to reveal more photos on the page below.

Deb Byrne, Tasmania
Deb Byrne, Tasmania
AZZA Europe

Another layout I liked was the one above, quite different on the page. The AZZA self-adhesive Linen is beautiful when used with these products.

Virginie Antonietti

This page was created using the AZZA Hula Hoop stencil and decorated with the new products.

Below a layout by Jill Attrill in Victoria. Jill has used the Texture stencil to decorate her paper. She has used a strip of the Universe patterned paper, Glitter tape and a little cord. The small triangle has been embossed with the Sand Dunes Embossing folder I have highlighted before.

Sue Talbot, New South Wales

Sue also used the texture stencil on her page above, she used a stamp on top of the inked image and finished off the page with Resin dots.

There are so many pages to show you, but I will leave you with these for now.

Happy Scrappin’


Lore Loir

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Here comes the sun ….

With winter not too far behind us, we are all looking forward to a little sunshine. Hopefully, we will be out camping soon and can scrap our photos with the new products that are just perfect.

AZZA Europe

Hilary has been busy having received her Scrap & Moi No 55 and seen the lovely layouts by our very own (we do claim her as an honorary AZZA Australian) Christine Houbrechts. Christine showed how the same sketch idea could be used by turning it 90 degrees.

If you are struggling for inspiration the Scrap & Moi magazine is great. The next one to be sent out is Special Edition #05. If you would like to have a look at one, you can order them individually and a Special Edition would be a good one to get. They are slightly more expensive as they have about 20 more pages than the regular magazine. This Special edition covers a range of layouts from Orion, Bali, Aqua, Neptune, New York to name a few. There are also a few card and Mini Album ideas. If you are wanting to make a few Mini Albums as Christmas presents, now is the time to get started. Thinking of Christmas gifts, a Scrap & Moi subscription would also be a great gift (maybe even to yourself!). There are two subscriptions available, one with 4 Regular editions and the Golden subscription which included the 2 Special editions in the year.

Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.

Hilary used the photos of Christine on her visit to Australia this time last year. She has used the Australian Gumnuts embossing folder and two of the newly released stamp and die sets. Note how three little branches have been used instead of just the one with the Koala.

Decoration by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.
Decoration by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.
Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

On this page Hilary has used the Australian Kangaroo embossing folder and complimented it with the older Kangaroo ‘Postage stamp’ stamp and the newer Kangaroo stamp and die set.

Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

Hilary coloured her images with alcohol pens. Remember if you are using alcohol pens they do ‘bleed’ through the page, so it is better to use them on a cut-out image that will be placed on your page, and not directly onto the page. Hilary has kept the second stamped image fairly plain as it is almost a background. Below you can see how Christine coloured her image when using it on her page. This shows how you can make your stamped images suit your page.

Speaking of making your image suit your page, this month the Mail Out was all about using the AZZA Decoration stencils. Many people do not use their Decoration stencils as much as they could because they have not been shown how to bring the images to life. If you would like a lesson on Decoration stencils, please contact your Consultant.


Hilary has shown below how a few images can be used together to create a little scene for decoration. You will also see how she has brought her ‘Scout’ to life. She has kept the decoration in shades of brown in keeping with the theme on the page.

Hilary Hamilton, Victoria
Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.

Some of the European AZZA Ladies have great fun with the Decoration stencils. They create both decorations on the page and cards.

Ingrid Scrap, Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

Creative’ann – Europe

This is a perfect example of using your image to highlight the theme on the page. She has created the image then placed it onto the page. If you use 3D Foam it gives the page texture. Note how she has used pens and different tones to bring the images to life.

These stencils never date, so do keep them close to hand when you are scrapping. I keep mine in photograph albums, I do have to trim them a little to fit into the 10 x 15 sleeves.

AZZA also have pockets you can purchase to place in an AZZA album to keep them together.

Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

I have used the Nautical decoration stencil on my page above. I created the anchors on a separate piece of card and cut them out, threaded the cord through them then placed them onto the page with 3D foam. I used a second image as part of my heading.


On the decoration below, the stencil has been used to turn plain paper into patterned paper.

The Decoration stencils are also used together with the Figures. When AZZA brings out a Decoration theme, there are generally matching Decoration stencils and figures. In the decoration below by Christine Houbrechts, note how she has only used part of the Decoration stencil and combined it with a Silhouette figure for her page.


Christine has used the image on the Decoration stencil above, but used only the trees and not the cottage in the foreground. She has then used the Hiker from the sheet of Figures below.

Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

In the decoration above I have used the Decoration stencil below in the background and two Fruit figures in the foreground.


Some people don’t realise that some of the images do have extra detail on the stencil beside it, as above. The extra dots to be used with the lemon image and on the back stencil, the detail for the leaf and the pineapple. You can see I have used the pineapple with the detail, not just the outline.


Look at this lovely card created with the Decoration stencil above, using both the outline and detail next to it. She has used the matching Texture stencil for the background.


The decoration on the image above was created using the Provence Decoration stencil. Again the image has been created by using two of the images on the stencil, the bold outline image, then the image to create more detail.

To finish layouts I would like to share with you.

I liked this layout above created with the AZZA New York stencil and the Wrought Iron Dies. The inking on the patterned paper is lovely too. I thought it was a nice clean layout.

The page above using the AZZA Boston stencil is quite striking. I love the tag, stamped with the dots, the camera from the AZZA Photography theme, finished off with a little cord, glitter tape and a few Resin dots. I do like how the inking on the yellow paper extends the 5mm gap above and below the photo and the inking on the page combines both colours.

The page above by Audrey using the AZZA Neptune stencil and Universe paper. She has used the stamps from the Nature themed products. I don’t use buttons on my pages, but think this page is beautiful, the buttons are ever so cute.


The stamp is only available in this kit as it is an older one. This kit is great value and there is only ONE left in stock.

For $40.00 you will get the Booklet with lots of decoration ideas, a Large stamp set, a Decoration duo and a sheet of figures.

I do like the decoration on the right-hand side of the page above, it’s a little different but it works. Lovely page using the AZZA Noisette stencil. Below, the Floral dies and Sand Dunes embossing folder have been used with the same stencil. The embossing stencil is fun and has three different designs on separate folders.


This is a lovely page using the AZZA Orlando stencil. I do like the decoration using the Ruby stamp sets: I LOVE YOU and COUNTRY WEDDING. I use them both quite often, although the one is called Country wedding it can be used with so many themes on the page. The patterned paper used on the page is from the Art and Crafts themed products.

JohannaScrap, Europe.

Johanna has used the AZZA Nairobi stencil to create her page, and she has used the Loire Decoration stencil below. What is so good about this Decoration stencil is that you have both a Texture and Decoration stencil in the set.

AZZA Europe

The page above was created with the AZZA Verlaine stencil and the decoration stencil shown above. They have used the Decoration stencil to emboss the darker paper and with ink to create the lovely gentle effect on the lighter paper. A lovely page.

This lovely page above by Mimouscrap was created with the AZZA Hula Hoop stencil.

A lovely, simple page using AZZA Orlando stencil. Isabelle has used AZZA Dies and the circle has been stamped with an image from the Universe Large stamp set. A sticker circle frames the image.

Page created with the AZZA Scrap kit: Nature
Decoration created with a Decoration Stencil.

One of AZZA’s most popular stencils.

Ros McQueen, Western Australia

Ros has created the page above with the AZZA Nairobi stencil. She has used the Sand Dunes embossing folder I showed you earlier, the Road trip die and a lovely little Lighthouse figurine.

Don’t forget your LOCKDOWN LAYOUTS for the AZZA Competition. Entries have to be in by Wednesday, next week, get your photos printed so you can work on your page over the weekend. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes for both Consultants and Clients, send your scanned or photographed pages to enquiries@azzaworld.com.au or to your Consultant to be forwarded. All products used must be AZZA products that are currently available in the online shop, this gives you a very wide range of products to work with.

Hopefully everyone finds something in the blog above to inspire them today.

Happy Scrappin’


Lyn Holmes, Western Australia
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Before we leave winter behind …

Just before we leave winter behind we have a range of Winter Wonderland specials in the AZZA online shop whilst The Great Australian Craft Show is running. It opened yesterday and finishes on Sunday.

The Winter Wonderland Special Baskets contain the lovely set of Winter activity stamps and 3 corresponding dies. The Second, larger set includes a pack of paper, a Decoration and Texture Deo and a Sketch sheet. A perfect collection to scrap your winter photos.

Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

Texture stencil shown later, also on sale at the moment.

Page created with AZZA Zurich stencil
Page by Deb Byrne, Tasmania using the AZZA Zurich stencil

Deb has also used two of the stamps on her page above, note how she has created a reflection in the decoration at the top of the page, this she did with the AZZA Silicon Mixed Media plate. AZZA now has TWO sizes, the new A5 has just been released. Note how Christine has used the same stamp as Deb, but has not inked the whole stamp, remember to think a little outside the box, use the part of the stamp that works for you.

Page by Christine Houbrechts, AZZA Belgium – Zurich stencil

The Snowflake Basket is all about the snow. It includes one of my favourite Snowflake stamp/die set, this little image is so easy to use on your pages and Christmas cards. I have used it as decoration on my page below. I created the page with the AZZA Stockholm stencil.

Page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia
AZZA Europe using Neptune stencil

Don’t feel you have to keep your Snowflakes to traditional colours, they are fun on the page.

AZZA Europe using Stockholm stencil.
AZZA Europe – Stockholm stencil and Frosty Lake Themed products

The Texture stencil is lovely on the page:

AZZA Europe using AZZA Celestial stencil

The second design on the Texture stencil is all about music, seen here used to emboss the paper on the page.

AZZA, Europe

The stamps are used on the above page, the snowflakes can be used to create patterned paper.

The Alpine basket contains an AZZA A4 Sketch sheet, a lovely pack of paper and the large stamp set seen above.

A summer page showcasing the parachute stamp as decoration.

AZZA Europe with the Alpine Trio stencil

This page shows the use of the papers, a photo off the A4 Sketch sheet, the AZZA Alpine Window Die and the Ski poles off the Figurine sheet. Do visit AZZAWORLD.COM.AU online shop to see all the Winter products on sale during the show.


The Alpine window has been used on the page below together with an Accordion sheet. It creates a little window to see the photo behind.

AZZA Europe

This AZZA Window die is also used with the AZZA Lantern.


Another good little stamp that is on sale is the one above. It is lovely to use on the page as the hat, skies, boots can be coloured to suit the photos on the page.

Winter Pleasures is a Theme kit on sale. Excellent value for money as the kit contains a large Texture stencil, a large set of stamps and a large sheet of Snowflake figures. It is on sale for $30.00. The Theme kit also comes with a booklet to give you ideas on how to use the product in the kit.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

The Texture stencil can be used in any season, I used it on the page above with Summer fun! Pearls, Resin dots or the AZZA Pearl Maker pens can be used to highlight the centre of the decoration.

AZZA Europe

This Texture stencil is a great one to have as you have a heavier, or lighter option of design on your page. I used the Texture stencil and the Alpine Window die on the page below created with the AZZA Orion stencil and a pre-cut page.

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

Enjoy the The Great Australian Online Show

Happy Scrappin’


Card by Barbara Rae, Western Australia
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Spring is here ……

Although Spring is here, it is still a little chilly. Many of you are heading off on a camping trip after being locked down for a while so this month’s products will be perfect to scrap those photos on your return. Camping and toasting marshmallows! Those of you staying home may be doing a little more cooking and baking for the family, or with the family, so do take a look at the Cooking themed products too.

Below is a page created by Deb Byrne in Tassie, the link below is to the AZZA September catalogue.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

I have fallen in love with the Die set – the tent is beautiful on the page. At the top of the page above I have used it on my paper shape. The tent shape is large enough for you to place a title within it, journal or as I have done, place a little part of the the brochure from the place visited.

Susan Salvair created the page below using the same idea. The Flag and the ‘No 1’ are the AZZA Sport die set, Susan cut them out of the paper shape so the lighter page colour would show through and highlight the shapes. Susan used the Fiji stencil for her layout.

Page by Susan Salvair, Western Australia

Having grown up camping in Africa I had to include this page. I have used the Punta Cana stencil for both my layouts. The majestic Elephant stamp and die set are still available.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

Here I have used the AZZA mid-green paper and notice how I have placed the tent behind one elephant but in front of the other. This can be done with trees or any other shapes that can be used with the theme on your page. I have used the new SAGE Alphabet die and have cut the letters out of part of a photograph I had left over. The Alphabet dies make for a quick heading on the page.


I used the new Heritage texture stencil for the shading on my paper at the top of the page. It is called ‘Heritage’ as can be used on Family Tree pages too. Deb also used this Texture stencil on her page in the first layout of the blog to create a lovely pattern over her chalked shapes. Note how she also used the Marshmallow stamps to create patterned paper.

AZZA’Art, Europe

I did like the page above, created with the Punta Cana stencil, where almost the whole stencil has been used. Note how the branch alongside the top photo lines up with the tree line on the horizon.

Decoration by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

Hilary has used the Camping decoration stencil for her decoration above. She has done a great job matching it to her photos. Note how she has used an image from both stencils to create the scene.


If you or your children are involved with Scouts, this is the perfect Decoration stencil for your pages.

With the Decoration stencils you need to bring your photos to life with your inks, chalks and pens. Hilary has done a great job above matching her choices with the theme on the page.

With this in mind, the Mail Out club will receive a Decoration stencil duo this month and a lesson on how best to use them.

Hilary also created a page using the Cutting dies. She built up her fire with the cut-out shapes backed with 3D foam and also placed a little square of 3D foam behind the marshmallows on the sticks. Hilary used the Punta Cana stencil to create the page.

Page by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

Deb created a lovely page using the Loire stencil and Camping stamp set for the fire. She has used one of the AZZA Australian phrases and has used the frame, cut off the phrase, in conjunction with her decoration on the other side of the page. She has finished off her page with a Resin pellet to highlight a small round photo and a little AZZA Cord.

Page by Deb Byrne, Tasmania
Card by Deb Byrne using the new Geometric Card stencil
Page by Deb Byrne, Tasmania

Deb has created this stunning page above using the Punta Cana stencil, AZZA self-adhesive Linen, AZZA cord, Pearls, Glitter tape and the new Cooking products. The semi-circles have been cut from the new paper released this month, highlighted later on in the blog.

Page by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

Isolation baking on the page above – don’t you love it!! The Embossing folder is stunning on the page. The Chef can be coloured in to suit your page.

AZZA Europe created with Punta Cana stencil
Card by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

A Card stencil Duo GEOMETRIC was released this month. Both stencils are fun to work with.

The Card stencils can be used on your page as you can see by the following samples. It takes a little planning but it is worth it. Anita has used the new Cooking stamps and die set on her page below.

Page by Anita Day, Queensland
AZZA Europe
Page by Jennie Banks, Queensland

Jennie has shared two pages with us, created with the two Card stencils.

Page by Jennie Banks, Queensland

When working with these triangles remember to use your Dots tape, it is perfect to get right to the points. If you have the stamping block, do this on the foam backing of the stamp block as the dots that do not go onto the paper will not stick to it. Remember if you do have any extra on your page, just rub them off with your finger (making sure your finger is clean first!!)

I have used the Card stencil below with some of the NEW Australiana products released this month. Take a look at the full AUSTRALIANA collection on the link below the card.

Card made by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia
Card by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia.

You can also use the piece of card you cut the shape out of for the inside of your card.

Work with brushes and ink, starting on the card and moving inwards.
Card by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria

Hilary has used the new paper block highlighted later in the blog for her card above.


If you took photos yesterday on Father’s Day – AZZA has a wonderful Father’s Day stamp. This stamp can be used on a page or on a card. I made the card below using one of the new Geometric Card stencils.

Card by Lyn Holmes, Western Australia

A few more new products still to highlight:

Deb has found some delightful Australian animals cut out of Tasmanian timber to add to our Australiana collection.

Page by Deb Byrne, Tasmania

She created some beautiful pages to show us using the new figures. These figures are cut from actual Tassie timber (we’re not just saying) so are genuine Tassie Timber Animals.

Page by Deb Byrne, Tasmania using the AZZA Cancun Stencil
Page by Deb Byrne, Tasmania using the AZZA Boston stencil

A block of A4 Patterned papers for use with Cards or on your scrapping page are also new to AZZA this month. The sheets are double sided, A4 – 180grams. There are 10 different patterns as seen on the cover. There are 20 pages, 4 double sided pages of each of the 5 patters shown on the cover.

Have fun looking through the new products.

The next Great Australian Online Craft show is next week, 10th – 13th September. We will be showcasing our WINTER products and will have specials running (or skiing) during the show.

Also a reminder to send in your entries for the COVID CONNECTION Competition running until the end of October. Send your entries in to enquiries@azzaworld.com.au.

Happy Scrappin’


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