Welcome to the Savannah ……

As you can imagine I LOVE this month’s release of products, reminds me of ‘home’ – I am from Zimbabwe originally, but am now an Auzzie with part of Africa still in my heart.

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The Savannah is a 60 x 30 stencil as it is designed for a double page, but obviously both sides can be used for single layout as per all our AZZA stencils.

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To view our Dominique Spirlet creating a page >>>>

Video – Savannah stencil

 

Two beautiful pages created by Deb Byrne, our Tassie Team Leader.  Deb has used the Savannah embossing folder on some of her papers, the Savannah stamps and papers.

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Deb Byrne, Tasmania.  Australia

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Deb Byrne, Tasmania.  Australia

On the page above Deb has used the texture stencil on her paper.  The word ‘Nature’ is from the Big Shot Starter kit.

The elephants on Deb’s page were created using the new Zoo Stamp and Die set below.  The detail is so fine, they look gorgeous on the page.

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TAM 0053 ZOO – $35.00

And the cutting Die to go with them:

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DIE 117 – ZOO.  $27.00

And then there were giraffe ….

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Note how inking through the texture stencil onto the printed papers bring out the patterns.

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And another page with giraffe, this time a little ‘window’ has been cut out and part of the front page folded back.

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The double page below has also been created with the Savannah stencil, this time with the cut-out at the top instead of the side.

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The creation below is by Fabienne in Europe, I love the effect she has achieved on her page with inking and papers.

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Another beautiful layout using the Savannah stencil on one page, simple but stunning.  The decoration has been created using the AZZA Origami stamp set I showed you in one of my previous blogs and the Big Shot Starter Kit cutting die.

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Below, another striking single page by AZZA Suisse, Europe using the Savannah stencil.  Decoration created using AZZA papers together with the embossing folder, inks and the AZZA wooden frames, AZZA Jute and the Big Shot Starter kit cutting die.

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Single page below by Fabienne, Europe.  Take note of her lovely decoration, a circle punched out of one of the photos, with a Die cut decoration and a strip of paper through the middle.

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AZZA Australia are holding a competition until the end of August, the best layout winning a ‘World Cup’ stencil that will not be released to the general public.

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So, it is a special edition stencil.  If you do not receive our newsletter pop along to our NEW website and sign up for all the COMPETITION information.

Here are a few layouts done by the Ladies in Europe with the stencil YOU could WIN!!

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So, on to the NEW WEBSITE:

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Do pop along and take a look.  Note that this link will take you to the website where you can read all about AZZA and more important, read all about our Consultants but to shop, you have to hit the ‘SHOP ONLINE’ or ‘SHOP NOW’ tab to take you across to our shop front.  We are having a few teething problems as with all new launches, but please contact your Consultant if you are having problems and we can sort them out for you.

Now for a few more samples of what is new in July.  The page below has used quite a few of the new products, the Savannah stencil, Savannah embossing folder, the Big Shot Starter Kit together with the lovely little Panda combination of Stamp and Die and strips of the AZZA glitter tape.

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TAM/DIE 002 – $16.00

Just how cute is he ….  or she!!

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Looking back to last month’s release:  Eclipse.

A lovely page using the Eclipse stencil and a double page.  For the decoration the Eclipse stamp has been used together with a few cut-out circles.

I loved the fun you can see on the following pages:

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And then a bit of fun with the colours:

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Our Wrought Iron Cutting Die is now in stock, so if you have fallen in love with it, do pop along to our online shop or get in touch with your Consultant.

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DIE 118 Wrought Iron Frame – $38.00

Below an amazing page by Sarah, Europe.  She has used the AZZA die above and only one photo. Note the two-tone inking on the page and the die-cut frame.

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A few of my Ladies have struggled with the Objective stencil so I thought I would show you a few layouts to inspire you:

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A lovely Title page by Sylvie using the stamp and die cut from the AZZA Photography range.

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The front page of the double layout below by Floscrap.

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And a page by our AZZA Team Leader in Queensland, Rachel Timms.

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If you are in Queensland do go and take a look at Rachel’s Blog.

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And now for a page Sue Talbot created in one of my classes.  Sue has used the Trio Arches stencil, the Mesh texture stencil, Photography A4 printed sheet, Sewn square and Big shot Starter kit and a little piece of our AZZA cord.  Note how she has highlighted a part of one of the photos in the frame.

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The Title has been done using the AZZA Alphabet cutting die: Aubrey.

 

Sue created a second page using the AZZA Essential stencil, cork and the Photography pre-printed page showing how quick decoration can be to place on your page.

The AZZA sketch sheets are great for quick decorations onto your pages, do pop along and see the selection AZZA has:

AZZA Sketch sheets for quick decoration

Today I will end with a creation from an older stencil Fiji, but still available.

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Id scrap has used the AZZA Square Scroll Cutting Die and a stamp from the older Ethnic range on her page for decoration.  On her paper she has used the AZZA IZinks  which you can find under our ‘End of Series’ no the website.

And lastly, the beautiful AZZA page created without a stencil by Celine Jeanson.

She has a little “AZZA page dictation” for you …….. (The paw print embossing folder has yet to arrive on the Australian shores, but soon ….)

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If you want to see details of the page above or follow her ‘Page Dictation’ to create your own page, pop along to …..

Celine – Page Dictation

And with that, happy scrappin’

Lyn

 

 

 

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A little more detail ….

Hi Ladies

A few Ladies have asked for a little more detail on the multiple pages.

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Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

I showed you my creation using the AZZA pre-cut pages and many of you have ordered them, but were not too sure where to begin.

Firstly, I suggest you gather all your photos together and decide just how many of the pre-cut pages you would like to use.  Remember you do not have to use them all.  I will show you a layout I have done using only one pre-cut page a little later.

The next step is to decide what your ‘Front’ or ‘Title’ page will hold.  What photos do you want on your front page and then what photos will show through on the pages behind it. The back page is also quite important as you can use it as a full page layout, a base for your creation to sit upon – but remember to continually check  what will be visible when the pre-cut pages have been put in place.

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I then went to work on the pages.  I began with the back page so I could see how the page would look as I built it up. I made sure my decoration in the top left-hand corner would show and the photo in the top right-hand corner would create another corner to my ‘frame’.  I completed my frame with the chalking on the bottom of the back page.  I also ensured the decoration was placed so it would ‘peek out’ from behind my pre-cut pages.

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I continually placed the pre-cut page circle onto the page as I was building up to check what would be seen once it was all complete.

The next page I worked on :

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Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

I played with this page to show you that your template does not always have to be straight on the page.  I wanted the circle in the top right-hand position so it would show when the creation was complete.  Now, it took some doing with these photos as I HAD to make sure the photos were straight – took the top of the Colosseum as the ‘horizon’ line.

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I used the AZZA Geometric embossing folder on the paper and then brushed the top of it with the AZZA Chocolate ink.  I finished it off with one of the lovely little corners from the new Wrought Iron cutting die set and chalking from the AZZA Chalk collection – Chestnut.

Next, I worked on the green pre-cut page.  Once again, you have to check all the time what you will be able to see behind the pre-cut page once the page is assembled and what will show from behind the front Title page!  Takes a little thought and planning but worth it in the end.

 

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Below, I was looking to see whether to put the smaller pre-cut page behind the green one, and have the green one as the Title page, or the other way around.

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My final decision …. to use the smaller pre-cut page in front of the green page.

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Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

I decided to stick with 3 photos and the rest, decoration.  I used the same decoration to keep a theme running through the pages.

Lastly, to the Front or Title page.  The photos you have will dictate what part of the stencil you use.  As you can see, with the circle in the middle, I could have used a round photo in the middle of the second page, this photo would have then been prominent as you looked at the completed page, but I did not want this – decided to go with a bit of a collage behind the Title page.

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Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

I decided to use a photo overlapping the edge of the pre-cut page and a small circle stuck to the back of the page so only 2/3 was showing as it suited the small picture I wanted to use.  I had taken a photo of this picture board, so it was actually a photo that I punched a circle out of.

Lastly, I decorated the Brad and set them all in place. If all that is just too hard, why not call your Consultant and ask her to show you just how to do it during a class.  AZZA Consultants are always happy to help.

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Then winter set in ………………

The next page I only used one pre-cut page and changed the back page to the lovely AZZA Lavender page as it suited the photos.  I used an enlargement on the back page, and as I mentioned before, used the ‘hole’ in the pre-cut page to frame the part of the photo behind that would be prominent when the page was done.  I also used the Alpine cutting die which creates a lovely little square.  I used the Alpine Stencil Duo to ink a few mountains onto the page before sticking the square down.  I then decorated it with a white gel pen, chalk pencils and some AZZA Festive pearls.

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I used two colours when inking through the Alpine texture stencil and I also coloured the small trees with the same shades once I had embossed the paper.   The little ‘Beanie’ stamp is just gorgeous to play with, this decoration held the brad in place that I used to attach the pre-cut page.

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These two little winter stamps snuck in under the radar, so I thought I would bring them to your attention.

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I have seen some lovely pages decorated with the ‘mug’.

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Now, just a quick ‘heads up’ on our beautiful AZZA Alize Ruby stamp below:

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If you haven’t ordered it and are thinking about it, get in quick as they are already out of stock in Europe.  Luckily, AZZA Australia still have quite a few in stock.

I used it on the page I created for my Mum.  It can be used in so many ways!

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Look how beautifully it decorated a circle punched out of paper.  I then added a few AZZA Festive pearls.
And still with the winter theme – I went on the create a page with my beautiful little Schnauzer who passed away in January.  She was a Swiss dog,  even had a Swiss passport and she loved the snow!

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Created by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

Here I have used the AZZA Alize stencil, AZZA paper, Festive pearls, chalks and a lovely little AZZA Wooden frame to highlight ‘Thembi’.  This page is now in a frame so I can enjoy it each day.

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AZZA Australia has a ‘Mail Out’ every month.  You can sign up easily, it is $20.00 a month with no lock-in at all.  It is month-to-month so all you do is let us know if you do not want to continue with the programme.  This month it was all about the AZZA Wooden frames that I used on the page above.  Each Customer received a set of two different shapes of frames and an Instruction sheet on all the ways they can be used.  I created this month’s Mail-out so thought I would give you a peek at the sort of thing you would get if you signed up.

The Ladies were shown how to decorate and use the frames in many ways.  The frames can be used to highlight part of a photograph, decoration or for the Title on your page.  The frames are produced in a thin wooden sheet so would really go with any colour tone on the page but they are easy to colour with inks and can even have an image or texture stamped on them.

Here is one of the samples I made up to show how the frames can be used for a Title on the page.  If you would like to sign up, please get in touch with AZZA Australia or me on lynholmes@rocketmail.com.

If you are a Consultant, this would be great to receive and then run a class with your Ladies once a month, or if you are out on your own, nowhere near a Consultant to go to classes, this is a great way to keep in touch and constantly get new ideas for your pages.  Next month will feature:  How to decorate the new Brads and how to use the new ‘Big Top’ card stencil both on cards and on your normal scrapping page.  You will receive a packet of the new brads to decorate and use on your pages and of course, the new AZZA Big Top card size stencil along with all the ideas on how to use these products.   Do go along to our website to check these products out.  Fiona McKay will be creating the document, she always has amazing ideas so do give it some thought.

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And now for ideas using the AZZA Arches stencil. The first example shown using the stencil together with the AZZA Alpine themed products and the AZZA Accordion album was created by Carole Pereira, AZZA in Europe.

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The front of the album is shown above.  Easy decoration as this decoration was punched out of the already printed A4 Alpine sheet with a little pearl added.

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A closer look at the pages:

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And a completely different creation using the same Trio stencil Arches and the AZZA Accordion sheets, this creation by Audrey Vast.

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… and then to use the same stencil and Accordion sheets on a Scrapping page.

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The decorations on the page above using our AZZA Wooden frame stamps, AZZA printed paper and Glitter tape.  I know I often say it, but these stamps are good to have in your collection as they can be used with any theme on the page. (In any colour too)

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I always like to show you one page created with the AZZA method of scrapping but not using a stencil:

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A beautiful page with such clean, crisp lines.  Texture on the page has been created using strips of AZZA Cork and AZZA Glitter tape.  The little 3D shapes are from the inside of the AZZA Mosaic Cutting Die.

As AZZA Europe brings out Videos on the new stencils I do add them to my blog.  Last week, Sue came to class having created a page after watching the video on the Alize stencil.  This was her creation:

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….. and below the page created on the video.  Well done Sue, a wonderful reproduction!  Sue used the Alize Ruby stamp for her decorations.

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For those of us that do not speak French, this A4 Printed sheet decoration can still be used.  Just cover up the French word with a little decoration.

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That brings me to a close, lots of ideas for you to play with.

Happy scrappin’

Lyn

 

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Winter brings a lot of indoor time and therefore a little more scrapping …..

Winter is also the rugby season – YAY – my family watch rugby and I scrap at the table behind them, everyone is happy.

The June Catalogue is out now, wow so many new products.  The ECLIPSE stencil  and the Wrought Iron themed decoration products.  These decoration products are great as they go with almost any theme.

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The ECLIPSE stencil is available as a Stencil Duo and in the Studio Kit shown below.

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Studio Kit ECLIPSE – $59.00

As there are pre-cut pages with this stencil there is a June Basket including both the Focus and the Studio kit.

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Studio and Focus Kit – $127.30

There is a bigger basket containing all the June products as these have been so popular.  Do pop along to the website and take a closer look.

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I had fun creating a page with one of the pre-cut sets of pages.

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ECLIPSE stencil. Lyn Holmes, NSW Australia

The front pre-cut page open:

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The second page open:

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The third page open:

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So, as you can see you can get a lot of photos into a ‘Single page’ creation.  Note the new AZZA brads have a lovely flat ‘top’ where you can create your own decoration in keeping with the theme of the page.  I chose to use some twine from our great selection of colours:

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I also used the twine in the decoration to bring it together on the page.

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I thought I had better do a few simple pages with the ECLIPSE stencil so that you don’t think your pages have to be difficult.  This page is a lovely little page, keeping it very simple, I do love the flow of the lines on this page.

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ECLIPSE stencil.  Lyn Holmes, NSW Australia

A lot of my Ladies in the workshops want to get as many photos onto a page as possible, mostly without any journalling, so this next page shows how you can fill the page with photos.

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ECLIPSE stencil.  Lyn Holmes , NSW Australia

I have used the beautiful Texture stencil from the Wrought Iron themed products, it is a must in your collection.

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Texture stencil Duo – Wrought Iron

Here is a video for you to watch from Dominique to see how she creates her page using the ECLIPSE stencil:

Eclipse stencil with Dominique

And now for a few beautiful creations I found whilst roaming the internet:

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A beautiful single page using the AZZA Cutting Die MOSAIC.

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This page shows that you can get quite a few photos onto the single page with this stencil.

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Still in Africa, this is a great use of the stencil shapes.

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Again, a completely different look.

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This page is one of my favourites, unfortunately the Wrought Iron Cutting Die will only be available in Australia in July.

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Sandra has used the Photography themed products on this page together with the new Cutting Die – Big Shot Starter Kit now available in Australia.

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Big Shot Starter Kit – DIE 112

I also found a few lovely cards made with this cutting die and the new AZZA Overlay stamps.

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AZZA Overlay stamp ‘Branches and Leaves’

 

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AZZA Overlay stamp ‘Origami’

I do have to apologise as in my last blog the link to Dominique’s Alize video did not connect.  Here it is again.

Video on how to create an AZZA page with the ALIZE stencil

Here is my creation with the ALIZE stencil. You can keep your photos large with this stencil using only the inside edges of the ‘petal’ shapes.

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ALIZE stencil.  Lyn Holmes, NSW Australia

As you can see I added a little bit of the AZZA twine to the decoration again and have also used the AZZA Alpine papers.

Now, the cable car does not have to be used with snow only …… here Sue has used it with her photos from Israel.  Sue created the page with the FAIRY stencil.

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Created by Sue Talbot, NSW Australia.

This is another of Sue’s pages, she has used the Arches Trio stencil to create the page.  For her decorations she has used AZZA twine, ‘Mesh’ texture stencil, a picture from the Photographic A4 printed sheet and AZZA Cutting Dies.

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Page by Sue Talbot, NSW Australia.

Sue used the tool now available from AZZA which makes getting all the little bits out of the decoration easy once you have run it through your machine.

 

It’s the Big Shot brush and foam pad.

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Big Shot Brush and Foam Pad – DIE 011

Well, I do hope that gives you an idea of all that’s new from AZZA in Australia.  I have one last page to share with you that I made for my Mum before she returned home.  I used the ECLIPSE stencil, the Wrought Iron cutting dies, pearls, twine, AZZA paper, chalks, inks, figures and the Ruby stamp Alize.

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ECLIPSE stencil.  Lyn Holmes – NSW Australia

The Cutting dies are beautiful on the page and are timeless.

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Wrought Iron Ornaments

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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Winter has arrived ….. and so have our Alpine themed products!

Hello there

I cannot believe it has been a month since my last blog, I do apologise but we the Directors of AZZA Australia, have been working hard on a new Website.  It is coming together beautifully and we know you will love it!  We are hoping to launch it at the beginning of June, but you know how ‘best laid plans’ go ……  but hey, that is what we are aiming for.  The great news is that it will be so much more ‘User Friendly’ and the graphics ….  ooooh just too beautiful. Hopefully, the website will speak for itself once it is up and running.

The May catalogue is out:

May Catalogue AZZA Australia

The AZZA Alize stencil has been selling well as you can imagine, lots of wonderful layouts being produced in all the workshops.

Herewith a video of Dominique Spirlet showing you how it’s done:

How to create a page using the AZZA Alize stencil

The first group of layouts I would like to show you was created by Anita Day, AZZA Director and Consultant in Maleny, Queensland in Australia.  If you live nearby do pop along to one of her classes, she has only recently moved to the area.

Anita’s Title page is on a single page using the Alize stencil and the AZZA ‘Essential WINE’ A4 printed papers.  Anita has used both a single page and a double page.

First the Title page is on a single page:

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Created by Anita Day,  AZZA Australia

The page below is the back of the single page.

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Created by Anita Day, AZZA Australia

Below is the front of the double page:  the opening flap is on the right-hand side.

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Below is the double-page opened.

 

Anita has used a great technique in her decoration, filling in the ‘gaps/corners’ with a decoration that is quick to do.  Below the pages show just how this decoration can lift a page.
In one of my Scrap-tables this week Sue created the page below,  I thought I would show you the page as she worked on it.

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The decoration begins to complete the page.  You’ll have to wait until the next blog to see how she has finished the page.

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Created by Sue Talbot, NSW Australia

To create this look both Anita and Sue have used the AZZA ‘Alize’ Texture stencil duo and both chalks and inks.  To create the pattern, the ladies used the AZZA brushes with the Texture stencil.  Once the pattern was on the page, they then used chalks to colour the area behind the inked pattern.  If you would like to learn this technique do pop along to a workshop and ask your Consultant to show you how to create this decoration.

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The AZZA Alize stencil creates so many different looks on the page, here are a few that I thought would show you the diversity of the stencil:

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AZZA Europe

On these pages only part of the stencil has been used.   The cut-out decorations on the page above are done using the new AZZA Big Shot Starter Kit’ 2 – New version, but more on that later.   Below,   the new Alpine decoration products have been used.

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The same AZZA Stamp together with the Alpine papers, cord, pearls and the ‘Sewn Squares’ die cut has been used to create a beautiful card by Celine Henchoz.

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The page below is from Europe using the beautiful AZZA ‘Elegant Flowers’ papers and stamp set.

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AZZA Europe

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AZZA ‘Elegant Flowers’ A4 printed papers

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AZZA ‘Elegant Flowers’ Large stamp set – TAM 0034

With the Alpine winter decoration products come two lovely Die cut sets.  The Die and stamp set below are very reasonably priced at AU$16.00

 

 

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Created by AZZA Suisse, Europe

How beautiful is this sample page.  The squares the cable cars have been mounted on are cut with the AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Sewen Squares’.  Two cable car cut-outs have been used to give a 3D/shadow effect.

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Cutting Dies ‘SEWN SQUARES’ – DIE 083

For the page below AZZA Suisse used the AZZA stencil ARCHES.

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Created by AZZA Suisse, Europe

The page below was created using the AZZA Arches stencil again, and the Alpine winter decoration products.

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Created by Aurore Demotte, Europe

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Large stamp set ‘ALPINE’ – TAM 0052

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Chantalouscrap created the page above using the AZZA Fairy stencil and the new Cable car Cutting die and stamp set.  She has used a Texture stencil, stamp and A4  printed papers from ‘themes’ that have been released previously.  The cord has been tied around a Brad that has been placed on a small circle cut-out.  AZZA Australia will be releasing a selection of Brads next month to go with the new stencil and pre-cut pages.

Lastly, a page I have created using the AZZA Alize stencil, the Cable car cutting die and stamp set, the Alpine embossing folder and the Alpine papers.  I have used 2 colours from the AZZA range of Cords.

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Created by Lyn Holmes, New South Wales. Australia

I brushed the top of the embossed paper with the new blue ink pad – ‘Front Blue’ to bring out the embossed pattern on the paper.

The  ‘Alpine Window’ cutting die is also a lovely die to work with.  Below it are the two different decorations that can be ‘played with’ when creating your own decoration.  The one on the left is the cut-out from the one on the right.

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AZZA Cutting Dies ‘ALPINE WINDOW’

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In the image below I used the Decoration Duo stencil to get a shadow of the mountains behind the cut-out, then chalks to colour in the trees and finally finished it off with the Festive pearls.

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With the cut-out left over you can create another picture.  I mounted it on a white square, inked the edges and then placed it on a block of the same colour.  Finally, I stamped an image below the cut-out and coloured it in with chalks and pens.

Deb Byrne, both Director and Tassie Team Leader, has also been playing with her winter photos.  She has created a beautiful page using the AZZA Fairy stencil duo and the new AZZA Alpine decoration products.  She has used the Alpine A4 printed papers, the Ruby stamp set ‘Ski’ stamps and the Alpine Silhouette figures.

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Printed A4 paper Pack ‘ALPINE’

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Silhouette Figures ‘ALPINE’

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RUBY stamp set ‘SKI’ – TAM 3031

While I am showing you the AZZA die cut sets, I must show you the new AZZA Big Shot Starter Kit 2 – New Version.  It’s a great little set to get you started and there is just so much you can do with it.  Yes, there is one embossing folder with it.

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Here is a little video of an Accordion album created with the AZZA Arches stencil trio and the Cutting die/Embossing folder set above.

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… and a few beautiful cards by Laurence and Marie.

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Laurence Chabbey, Europe

Note the use of the beautiful AZZA Cord.

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And now onto some ideas for your ‘older’ AZZA stencils.

I found some lovely pages using the AZZA ‘Perfumes of the South’ stencil ……

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Page created by Wendy Mongan, AZZA Consultant – Victoria Australia

Wendy has created the page using the decorations from AZZA ‘Return of the Swallows’ themed products.  They are beautiful decoration products as they can be used with almost any theme.

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Page created by Rachel Timms, Team Leader – Queensland  Australia

Rachel has used products from the AZZA ‘Geometric’ theme.

Below is a page by Chantal Rapin, Europe.  Chantal has used AZZA cutting dies, texture duo stencils, AZZA chord, pearls, pens and chalks to create her decoration.

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And then there were the two lovely pages using the AZZA Hula Hoop stencil I found on Facebook, created by the Ladies in Europe.  Two lovely layouts using the same stencil.  The decorations used are from the AZZA ‘Children’s Games’ Large stamp set.

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AZZA, Europe

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AZZA, Europe

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‘CHILDREN’S GAMES’ Large Stamp Set

…. and to end with, an outstanding page by Anita again using the AZZA Objective stencil.  For decoration Anita used the AZZA ‘Mesh’ texture stencil and the oh so cute, AZZA fishing stamps.90101101.jpeg

Note how beautifully Anita has coloured in the stamps and most importantly, she has given them something to ‘sit’ on:  the fish, the lines of water and the little girl, the ground and the grass.

 

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RUBY stamp set ‘FISHING’

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Micro stamp set ‘LILY FISHING’

I am sure we all have a few fishing photos tucked away somewhere that would look great on a page with these stamped images!

A note to all my Ladies in South Africa – I have had my Mum visiting and she is returning to South Africa at the end of the month.  If you would like an order to be brought out for you – Johannesburg or Durban (Cape Town we would have to organise to get it there from Jhb or Durban) please let me know and I will sort it out for you and get Mum to bring it back with her.

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I do hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday – I did!

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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2018 Catalogue …….

I do hope you have all had a good break over Easter, either taking lots of photos to scrap or finding a few relaxing days to actually scrap your photos!

Azza Australia has uploaded the 2018 Catalogue onto the Website.  Do pop along and take a look.  You will find both the new APRIL 2018 Catalogue and the updated Catalogue for the year.

AZZA Australia 2018 Catalogue ….

If you have loved some of our products that are no longer there, do ask your Consultant about them as we do still have various items in our stocks that are no longer stocked in Belgium so will not last the year in our Australian Catalogue, but we will have them for sale until stocks run out.

Our new stencil is Alize.  The AZZA Studio Kits now have a new and exciting style.  The Studio Kit will now contain:   The AZZA stencil duo, pages in the latest colours, papers to match and an A4 sketch sheet to create stunning decorations in a fraction of the time as the work is done for you.  If you are a member of our ‘Mail Out’ Club you will have seen Fiona’s card creations using these A4 Sketch sheets.  If you are not a member and are interested in receiving our ‘Mail Out’ each month with new ideas of AZZA do contact your Consultant.

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Studio Kit – $59.00

As it has been released in winter in Belgium we have some amazing winter pages which has been lovely for the Australians to see, to cool them down as we have had a rather hot summer!!

The first few pages created use the full stencil shape.  Here the shapes have either paper or photos in them.  The new paper/page colours are beautiful – Denim and Blue Jeans.

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Robin Francois – AZZA Europe

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The following pages have only used part of the stencil ….

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AZZA Suisse – Europe

Using 3 photos, this layout looks quite different from the rest, but just as beautiful.  Thank you Christine, your pages are always inspiration for me to get scrapping with the new layouts.  Christine has used the Wooden frames that were released with the Fairy stencil.

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And on to using only 2 photos:

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On the page above you can see the use of the new Embossing stencil, the figures and the new papers that will be released in Australia closer to our winter.

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… and lastly, a few pages with only one photo.

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Robyn Francois – AZZA23

So, as you can see, you can get as busy or as simple as you like with this new AZZA stencil Alize.

These are the new papers available:

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Essential Blue Jeans – $9.90

The new Texture stencil:

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Texture Stencil – Alize

… and my favourite the Ruby Stamp set – Alize.  At $13.50 this is a great addition to your collection as these stamps can be used with any theme.

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Please note the dates for the April classes in Sydney.  These are on the Calendar.

Wednesday – April 4th, Friday – April 20th and Saturday – April 21st.

Please remember if you would like any of the new product waiting for you when you come along to class you need to let me know as soon as possible so I can order them in.  I always have a bit of stock but it doesn’t always last.

To end, a lovely 4 x 4 page using the AZZA Scrapping method.  Lovely simple decorations too.  Note how she has used a stamped image (you can use a texture stencil too) over her chalking in the corners.

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Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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Middle of March matters ……

Summer is behind us already and as we head towards winter, scrapping time is on the increase.  I love it when rugby starts up as that gives me so much more time on the weekends whilst my family watch I can scrap from afar! As long as they are ‘fed and watered’ whilst they watch, they don’t miss me!

AZZA Australia has a FLASH SALE on at the moment.  This features the ‘Walk in the Park’ Theme.  Pop along to our website to see the 2 bundles on offer:

Special Event Sale

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The Sale is only for one week, if you don’t have these products, now is the time to purchase them.  Please remember to contact your Consultant with your order so she can place it on the website.

I featured the stamp set in my last blog as Chantalouscrap had made some lovely pages using the Marine stencil and these ‘Walk in the Park’ stamps.  I have created a few little decorations to show you how they can be used on your page:

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In the decoration above I have used the stamped lamp post and the bicycle was created using the Deco stencil, coloured in and then cut out and placed in front of the lamp post.

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In this decoration, again I have stamped the tree and then used the Deco stencil for the boat, which I cut out and placed in front of the tree.  Wave lines were also from the Decoration stencil.

With the decoration below I wanted to show you how you can use an image from the Pre-printed A4 sheets even if you don’t want the French words :

 

Or …….

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The little birds on the Decoration stencil are fun when used together …..

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Or ……

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The lamp posts can be coloured in to suit your page/photos:

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And lastly a bit of fun with the little Ducky off the figure sheet:

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This Figure sheet is complimentary when you purchase the stamp set.

Also note the lovely Cutting Die I have placed it on.  This Cutting Die is on Sale at the moment, if you still have AZZA Club Cards to use – you can purchase the set for 5 AZZA Club cards or purchase it for $20.00.

 

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Here are a few more samples of decoration using the Round Lace Mat Cutting dies:

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Decoration2  ….. using it for a comment or title.

Another product that is still available on the sale  are the pre-cut pages.  These are great if you have the stencils.  They are out of stock in Belgium so now is the time to grab a few at a very good price and keep them to make another page down the line.

You can purchase them for both AZZA Club Cards or $$ or a combination of both.

There is only one Bilboa-macau left:

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$12.00 or 3 AZZA Club Cards

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There are also Noisette pages available ……

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$12.00 or 3 AZZA Club Cards

 

 

and only a couple of the Porto-Valpariso pages.  These sets are only $8.00 or 2 AZZA Club Cards each.

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Page by Marie Christine Crombag, Europe

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Herewith a double page I created using the pre-cut pages:

Lastly, a few Mexico Tequila pages remain:

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If you have AZZA Club Cards left, do pop along and redeem them as they are only valid until the end of April.

Now for a new Fairy layout I found on the net with some lovely decoration by L’escrapade.  She has used the AZZA Cutting die Baroque Frieze and the stamp she has used is part of the Alpine range coming to Australia closer to our winter.

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… and a close up of her decorations.  Note how the shape below is in 3D.

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Love the use of the Pearls on the decoration.  AZZA Australia now have a great colour range in these Pearls.

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She has also ‘lifted’ her stamping by highlighting with a black pen.

A few more ‘Fairy’ decorations:

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Loved these 2 on a page using the Tree and Leaves cutting die.

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… and incorporated with a strip from a Figure sheet.

To end, two pages from Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Team Leader in Victoria, Australia using the products in our ‘Special Event’ Sale, firstly with the AZZA Souvenir stencil.

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Page by Hilary Hamilton, Vic. Australia

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Decorations by Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Australia

I wanted to show the same decoration in muted tones and then in colour.  They are so different.

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Decoration by Lyn Holmes, NSW Australia

and then with the Marine stencil …..

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Page by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria.   AZZA Australia

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Decoration by Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Australia

and on this note,

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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March products …

The March Catalogue is up on the website – do pop along and see what is new.

AZZA March Catalogue

The stencil out this month is a ‘Trio’ – three smaller stencils which can be used on both AZZA Accordion pages and Accordion albums but looks just as beautiful on the normal 30 x 30 pages:

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GAB 458 Trio Arches – $28.00

It is also available in Kit form with a sample booklet for $42.00.

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Arches stencil and book – ALI 6105.  $42.00

AZZA has released a beautiful shade of Blue Accordion album inserts with this stencil – Frost Blue.

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We have a wonderful selection of Accordion album inserts available – herewith the link to the website to see all the colours:

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Herewith a few creations from the Ladies in Europe – winter reflections!

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On this page 2 Accordion sheets have been used.  The decoration was made using the AZZA winter texture stencil but this will only be released in Australia closer to our winter (not too far now)!

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Above you can see the pages with the Accordion sheets open.

A second page where only one Accordion sheet has been used:

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The Accordion sheets allow for a lot more photos to be fitted onto the one page.

Now for a few normal 30 x 30 pages from Europe using the same stencil:

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This lovely little Cable car cutting die will also be released in Australia closer to winter.

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Chantalouscrap also created a double page using the Marine stencil.  She has cut the front page using her stencil.

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For decoration she has used the AZZA ‘Walk in the park’ stamp set and the Mosaic Cutting die.  Don’t forget your older stamps and decoration stencils when creating your pages.

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This is what the page looks like with the double page open.

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Tam 0020 – Walk in the Park.  $35.00

This stamp set can be used in so many ways to create a decoration.  Here is a sample below I made using two of the stamps and a small section from the figurines.

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Decoration by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

You can also decorate your paper shapes.  Below I decorated a shape from the Orion stencil.  The leaves hanging down are created by using only part of the ‘tree’ stamp.  You can then colour in your little boat to match the colours/tones of your page.

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On my Facebook page you may have seen a lovely album I posted from ID Scrap, where she had posted some wonderful pages created with the AZZA Essential stencil.  I will post the link to her page and show you my favourite here:

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Just a single photo, but striking.  The stamps she has used are from the Photography stamp set.  On the page below, note how she has used the stamp in 2 parts:  top part stamped onto the page and the lower part cut with the matching cutting die to make it 3D.

 

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Do take a look at her full album:

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Also new out this month are the Scrap Kits Plus.  These have amazing collections for decoration of your pages.

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The add-on package for the Family kit in shades of blue.

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The add-on kit for the Souvenir Kit in shades of brown.

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The add-on kit for the Holiday Kit in lovely bright tropical colours.

These kits are available for $52.00 in Australia.

Also available a new colour block of chalks: Chestnut

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Chalks and inks are so important on your pages.  They can fill in that corner or space between photos and also just give a colour to the background behind your decorations.  Below are two pages Liz did in class – I took a photo of the two pages before she chalked the second one so you could see what a difference chalking makes.

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Once she had finished the chalking, she added some decoration.  She used the new AZZA Ruby Fireworks stamps:

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Page by Liz Young, NSW. Australia 

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TAM 3021 – Fireworks. $13.50

Below is a lovely little card I found on the internet where, once again, you can see the use of chalks.

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Below a page by Pat’Scrap using AZZA Bilboa stencil and chalks to complete the page.

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A page with a single photo using the AZZA Evasion stencil created by Rosalie.  I love this page, the chalking just completing the shape of the stencil without taking your eye away from the photo.

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Lastly a page without using a stencil but scrapping the AZZA way.  Note how she has used chalks on her paper as well as her page.

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I have uploaded my classes into the Calendar on the blog.  Please pop along and keep the dates.  I have included one Saturday morning a month from now on, but this will depend on how many Ladies I get booking in.  Please remember to let me know if you are coming.

Happy Scrappin’

Lyn

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