AZZA comes Down Under

July saw the release of the AZZA Brisbane stencil and, with the Great Barrier Reef along the coast, what better theme than ‘Under the Sea’ with all the beautiful animals, sea plants and coral. If you have not been able to get away, scrapping all your coastal photos in winter should certainly lift your spirits.

I created the page below using the Brisbane stencil and the new products. The papers are lovely and, of course, the AZZA sands are perfect for costal pages.

I set the Albany title into the sand, whereas the seahorse above was stuck onto the sand for more texture. Note how I layered the sand along the lines of the photo beside it. This is easily done, simply tear away the backing paper to the line that particular colour sand needs to go to, then work your way up the strip of paper. To set figures or letters into the sand, tear away the backing and stick the figure or letters down first, then sprinkle the sand onto the sticky paper around the image.

With the letters it is easier to place them onto the re-position tape first then onto the sticky paper, this is easier than doing one letter at a time. Sand is then sprinkled around and the letters become embedded into the sand.

Page by Anne-Nathalie Gugenheim, Europe

I loved the page by Anne-Nathalie. She has embossed Vellum and used two little strips to mount her decorations. These Sea Garden images are lovely as they can be grouped together so easily as seen on this layout. The little bit of AZZA cord highlights the red in the photos.

The layout below created by Jocelyne Heyne uses two landscape photos on the page. I like the simplicity of the page.

Using three photos on the page and some lovely ‘water’ off-cuts Barbara Rae in Western Australia created the page above. Barb has used an image off the Sketch sheet, the Bubbles die and the AZZA Resin dots. She has created the pattern on the paper with the Sea Garden Texture stencil.

The layout below by Martine Boirin shows how a single photo can be used with the Brisbane stencil. Martine has used strips of paper which have been patterned with the Texture stencil completing the page with the Bubbles die and a few resin dots.

The Bubbles die – DIE 273 has been out of stock but should be available again mid-August.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Hilary created the page above with the AZZA Opio stencil for a 20 x 20 album. She has used the AZZA sand, showing how the decoration stencil can be used to ink images onto the sand on a page. Note too, how the AZZA transparent Resin dots go well with this theme as bubbles.

I did like the set of multi pages below but could not find the name of the person who created them. Please let me know if you do so I can give them the credit. Note the double page folded behind the title page.

Page created by AZZA – Europe

The background for the decoration bottom left was created with the Sea Garden decoration stencil, all bubbles have been created with the AZZA writer/Dot marker.

Page created by Scrapons sur le bassin d’Arcachon – Europe

Lovely layout above with two portrait photos, Sea garden paper, plain paper embossed with the Sea Garden embossing folder and lovely decorations giving a 3D feel about the page with the different finishes. The whole selection can be seen below.

To get you prepared well in advance AZZA has a ‘Christmas in July’ sale on this week, until the end of the month. Why not pop into the AZZA shop and pick up a few new Christmas products for your cards and gifts this year.

The Basket below is wonderful if you would like to be a little creative with the kids or grandchildren closer to Christmas. The large stamp set matches the MDF images and make lovely Christmas tree decorations or can be used on a Christmas card. The idea behind using them on a Christmas card is that the front is decorated for the card and a message and date can be placed on the back so that it can then be removed from the card after Christmas and hung on the tree in the future.

And if you are after a little bling:

And if you are after a complete new set of Christmas products, we have two options in this box, the more expensive one has the set of dies to match the stamps and the embossing folder.

Mini albums are perfect Christmas gifts, begin working on them now and you will be well ahead of the pack come Christmas time. This lovely mini album below was created by Fabienne with the AZZA Montmartre stencil. A lovely size to work with. With the binding discs, the mini album can be cut to any size.

Fabienne Graulich-Lorge – AZZA Europe

The papers and the medium stamp in this kit are a special release and not available to purchase individually.

The page below, created with the Montmartre stencil, shows how the bonus gift frames can be used on the page. Note how the stamped image on the front page lines up with the decoration on the page behind.

AZZA – Europe

Nolwenn has stamped both Vellum and one of the images off the Silhouette sheet. She has placed the Vellum behind the frame and the figure in front together with a second figure in the same colour as the stamped script. The Flower Field die could also be used in place of the Flower. This die is now back in stock.
Beautiful decoration by Sophie, RJ2S – Europe.

The Top Ten Collector’s case is also back in stock.

A little secret: The Chante stencil will be part of two baskets next month. A beautiful page by Deb Byrne showcasing a few of the All Aboard products on sale in August.

Deb Byrne – Tasmania

I’ll leave you with a few more ideas using the Sea Garden and Marine Fauna products.

This is a lovely layout by Murielle in Europe, where she shows how the images with this theme layer very well to created a beautiful decoration. She has used the Dymo machine to punch out the title for the page.

AZZA Europe

The decoration below shows a whole scene created on on a page using both the die cut images and the figures together on an embossed background. Note how perfect the transparent Resin dots are as bubbles. Anne Nathalie has completed the page with iZink glitter paint and Resin dots.

This smaller image has been created with the Sea Garden texture stencil as a background and a stamped image and figure placed upon it with 3-D mousse behind to give the page some texture. All Mail Out subscribers will have received this Texture stencil and a lesson on the many ways to use it.

ValScrap created the following two pages, the first with AZZA Cannes stencil, the second with AZZA Brisbane stencil.

ValScrap – Europe
ValScrap – Europe

The decorations are lovely on any seaside page. Thanks to all the Consultants that share their pages with us.

Two double pages with windows:

The first page by Monique has a window for the top photo, with the photo placed on the back page showing through.

Monique Mirlycourtois – Europe

The second page Virginie Gamblin in Europe.

Virginie Gamblin – AZZA Europe
Virginie Gamblin – AZZA Europe

That should be enough to work with, so many lovely pages and great ideas.

Don’t forget to check into the before the end of the month if you are looking for a Sea Garden basket or Christmas special.

Happy scrappin’


Sea Garden decoration – Lyn Holmes
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Winter is here

YES – Australia does get snow in some parts

With winter’s arrival comes a few more weekends indoors and how better to fill the days but with catching up on those albums you have had on your ‘to do’ list for a while. I have seen a lot of our ladies creating beautiful family albums as with the lack of travel over the past few years the holiday shots are now few and far between. This is not a bad thing as I believe a family heritage album is a priceless gift for anyone and it also keeps the family photos alive with future generations knowing just who was who in generations gone by.

I am still seeing beautiful layouts with the Osaka stencil. I created the page below with photos from the Albany National ANZAC centre. I have used a sheet of the patterned vellum in the top left corner, stuck down with self adhesive paper. The strip in the middle with the information is slightly raised and was mounted on black card. I completed the image with the beautiful Poppy die in the Forever set seen below. Note how I elongated the ‘circle’ in the middle of the stencil to fit in a landscape photo.

Page by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

This paper is perfect to use with the AZZA vellum paper, sand and velour. It has a clear core so will not show on the page. Whatever colour card stock or paper used will still be visible once the adhesive sheet is placed on it.

These dies are also great for covering up ‘unfortunate spaces’ which I believe was a comment often used in class by Ros, our ‘retired’ Consultant in Esperance!

Page by Magali Molinod-Rivasseau – Europe

I liked this layout by Magali as it is so simple on the page. Magali has used the lovely ‘At the Beach’ Texture stencil duo for decoration.
AZZA – Europe

If you are looking to use the Osaka stencil on an A4 page, the layout above is a good sample.

I finally completed my page created during the online class with the Osaka stencil. I used one of the Daydream stamp and die sets, a stamp from the earlier ‘Lace’ theme and the three little flowers cut out of the latest Flower Bouquet micro stamp image. These little flowers come in very handy for covering up any bad cutting or lines/corners that don’t match up well. My wavy line through the middle of the layout didn’t quite line up, but that was fixed quickly with an added decoration. Stamped, coloured with my Woody pencil and Aqua brush, cut out and stuck onto the layout with a little 3D mousse behind it.

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

Note that I did not emboss the whole shape in the centre on the left. I left an area where I wanted to place the decoration. I stamped the lovely lily image, coloured it with my Aqua brush and inks and then used the bee stamp from the AZZA range Small Beasts. I placed a little 3D foam behind the bee to make it look as though it was perched on the flower. This is a good example of not using the complete stamp image, but only the part you require for your decoration.

June Mail Out was all about the Flower Bouquet Stamp below and the many ways it can be used on the page. It was included in the Mail Out as it is such a versatile micro stamp.

Jill Attrill’s page was also lovely:

Page by Jill Attrill – Victoria
Page by Jill Attrill – Victoria

Sue Talbot created the page below with the Osaka stencil.

Page by Sue Talbot – NSW

She has used the lovely Forever dies and the Texture stencil duo in the AZZA Travel Scrap kit.

Now, on to this month’s release Montmartre stencil and the GORGEOUS Flower Field products. This was released in Europe as a Night of Scrap box so we decided to release it in two options in Australia. Box A is almost the Studio equivalent: Montmartre was not released as a Studio, only with the smaller booklet. Box B will get you all that is in Box A and more. If fact, it is the full release in one box. Of course, you also make good savings buying the box set if you love the products. There is also a small gift included in the box.
Page by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

I created the page above with the Montmartre stencil and the Flower Field decoration products. I used both script stamps, stamping twice on the left-hand side to get the writing the full length of the photo. The smaller script stamp filled the space on the right perfectly. The decoration at the top was based on the lovely decoration by Laurenscrap in Europe seen below. The script embossing folder goes well on the page with all the AZZA Script stamps.

Decoration by Laurenscrap – Europe.

For this decoration three stamps from the large stamp set have been used together to create a beautiful little scene.

Note the little stamped image can be further enhanced with an image inside the border. This can be done by blocking off the area with re-positional tape and stamping whatever image you would like in the centre. If the area is chalked or inked first, this will bring the tones of the page into the decoration.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

On the page above I used the Montmartre stencil with the oval horizontal. I always place the ‘subject’ of the page in the oval or circle if I am using one, as I feel that is where the eye will go to first. I kept the decoration simple on this page as the photos are quite busy. I also found that the small images on the AZZA Sketch sheet will fit perfectly into this stamp in the stamp set shown above. This particular image was off the Travel Sketch sheet. I find the Architecture die is perfect for any photos of the Sydney Opera House.

Sue Talbot created the page below using the products released this month. The stencil looks just as good without using the oval shape in the centre.

Page crated by Sue Talbot – NSW

Two more pages I thought were quite beautiful. The first created by Sophie using the new stencil and the Flower Bouquet micro stamp mentioned before.

The second created by Azz’Art in Europe. She has used the Montmartre stencil for the layout together with the newly released paper and texture stencil. I love the use of the Daydream texture stencil where she has cut out the individual images. She has also used the Daydream dies and and completed the decoration with two colours of AZZA Resin dots.

Below you can view the video showing how to create a lovely layout with the June product release. Below is a sample page by Valerie Guioc of the page created in the video. Once again the Flower Bouquet micro stamp has been used, this time on an image off the silhouette figure sheet.

Below is a lovely card using the newly released products:

AZZA Europe

Congratulations go to the winners of the Mother’s Day competition:

Carole Rutter in Western Australia won the Clients category with the page below. Carole used the AZZA Melbourne stencil for her layout. The patterned paper and die were special order products, she used the ‘Relax’ embossing folder and the Zigzag Chic texture stencil.

Page by Carole Rutter – Western Australia

Mary Iviglia, AZZA Consultant in Beaconsfield Upper in Victoria won the Consultant category. Mary used the AZZA Bombay stencil and dies for her layout. She used the ‘baby’ 15 x 15cm embossing folder and completed her page with AZZA Glitter tape, Resin dots and two colours of cord.

Page by Mary Iviglia – Victoria

From this Friday, 24th June until Thursday, 30th June there will be a promotion in Australia. A pocket will be on offer for all orders over $150.00 placed during this period (as long as stock lasts). The pocket contains an AZZA 15 x 15 trio set of stencils, a pack of AZZA paper, an accordion sheet, album covers and a small AZZA stamp. Irene Warfe, AZZA Consultant in Sebastopol, Victoria has created a sample Accordion album with the products from the pocket.

Created by Irene Warfe – Victoria
Created by Irene Warfe – Victoria

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact:

Happy Scrappin’


Decoration by Carole Pereira – Europe
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Forever themed products

We are half way through May already and winter temperatures are already creeping in. Soon it will be time to rug up and stay indoors, perfect scrapbooking weather.

This month saw the release of the ‘Forever’ themed products and two new Big Shot starter kits. These kits are designed so that they can be used with any theme on the page and are a great basic set to have in your tool box.

The Big Shot starter kit shown below, DIE 275, is the larger of the two sets. The embossing folder is 10.5cm x 14.5cm and from that you can tell the size of the dies.

A beautiful card shown above, created with the Big Shot starter kit. Below a lovely page created with the AZZA Java stencil, decorations using the Big Shot starter kit dies and embossing folder.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

The smaller Big Shot starter kit is shown below, it is the same size as the AZZA mini collection sets.

The latest mini collection set is ‘Music’ seen below.

I loved this layout below by Cecile in Europe. Cecile has used the AZZA Osaka stencil for her layout and then products from the Forever range released this month for her decoration. The embossing folder is going to be one of my favourites I think.

Die 269 is another very versatile die, I have seen it used on many pages this month.

I used the Forever products on my double page below. I used the AZZA Osaka stencil and a vertical double page. New vertical pages will be released next month, I have a bit of old stock. I used the vertical double page as all my photos were portrait. If you only have landscape photos you can do the same layout, just swing it 90 degrees.

The slim photo on the left is showing from the back page, remember when you do this the image seen when the page is closed must be decent. I used the Forever embossing folder on the paper and it is delicate enough to use with a large piece of paper. The lovely ‘Watercolour’ patterned paper worked perfectly with the photos. Unfortunately, the Forever die that I used has sold out in both Australia and Belgium and will not be re-run. The stamp I used for the word ‘Forever’ is on the fairly new AZZA Word stamps released in Australia.

Page by Lyn Holmes

Below you can see the page open. I used the small dies from the Big Shot Starter kit for the tab to open the page, lace patterned paper and a figurine which I placed on a circle cut from an off-cut of one of the photos. I used one of the dies from the Forever set but cut the circle off it.

Page by Lyn Holmes

I have found the ‘Watercolour’ paper blends well with colours across the spectrum. Below are a few pages I created for a very special family album. The first I used the Loire stencil and die, finishing the decoration off with the beautiful Silhouette butterfly, a stamp, inks and Resin dots. The second page was created with with the AZZA Boston stencil duo. The lovely Watercolour patterned paper needs no further decoration.

Page by Lyn Holmes
Page by Lyn Holmes

The new ‘Love’ album is just perfect for so many themes in an album, not only wedding. I am using one for the family album I am working on at the moment.

You can incorporate the images from the Forever stamp with the Forever die, which cuts beautifully as you can see in the samples below.

Created by AZZA Europe
Created by AZZA Europe.

I would love to show you the whole page, but I could not find it on Pinterest. The gentle shading on the stamped images can be achieved with Alcohol pens, inks or chalks.

If you don’t think you are great at decoration, the Figure sheet always provides instant images you can colour in, place 3D mousse behind and pop onto the page very quickly.

They are white so can be coloured easily.

If you have enjoyed the book previously release by AZZA, the best selling one being “Around the Single photo”, this month AZZA has released a book “Children”. Although the title is “Children” obviously the layouts can be used with any theme on the page. In the book there are 28 different layout ideas and two ideas for mini albums.

This month also saw the release of an AZZA Scrap kit and Scrap kit PLUS. These kits are great for gifts or to purchase for a specific project. It includes, the Album, stencil, pages, ideas book and an A4 sheet of figures and an A4 Decoration stencil. When you purchase the Scrap kit and Theme kit together in a bundle, you can save 10%. If you are a beginner, new to AZZA or want a very simple stencil, this one is perfect.

Now for a few Osaka layouts I thought I would share with you. This first page was created by Favienne Graulich-Lorge in Europe.

Page by Fabienne Graulich-Lorge, Europe.
Page by Fabienne Graulich-Lorge, Europe

Anne-Nathalie has used the paper and stamp from the 20th Anniversary box set.

Page by Magali Molinod-Rivasseau, Europe

I liked this black and white page above. I am sure the Daydream image has been stamped onto vellum and then placed onto the page. It can be adhered to the page behind the Resin dots.

I liked this decoration above by Nadia. For all of you that received the AZZA Mail-Out last month with a lesson on texture stencils, this is a perfect example of using a ‘strip’ of AZZA texture stencil to create a lovely decoration on the page. Nadia has used the Texture stamp included in the AZZA 20th Anniversary box set. She has used the daydream embossing folder and texture duo stencil and lastly placed the little figures off the Forever figures sheet (or you could use the same image using the Forever die) placing a little 3D foam behind them to raise them up and lastly translucent Resin dots for their centre. Perfect use of an AZZA stamp, deco stencil, embossing folder and figures sheet to create a decoration.

Created with the AZZA Osaka stencil

This month Mail-Out was all about the next micro stamp released and the use of embossing folders. I found this layout today created with the AZZA Casablanca stencil and Arabian Nights products, so a few more ideas for the Mail-Out recipients as they will have already received the Arabian Nights micro stamp. This multi page was created by Clair Marquez in Europe.

Page by Clair Marquez, AZZA Europe

Such lovely use of the AZZA products. You can find all the Arabian Nights products on our website, link below.

AZZA Australia is running a competition throughout the month of May celebrating Mothers. The page created must be created with ONLY AZZA products and the theme of the page is to be ‘Mother or Grandmother’. Pages to be submitted by the end of the month: There will be a section for Consultants and a section for Clients, if you are a Client and have a Consultant please let us know. Details are in the latest AZZA newsletter.

Until the next blog,

Happy Scrappin’


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Cabana 2022

This month saw the release of the Cabana products: Osaka stencil, Hydrangea and Midnight Blue colour range and Daydream themed products.

All products had been kept ‘Top Secret’ until after the Cabana weekends in Europe. This year the ladies were actually able to gather together once again. In Australia, everyone who purchased a Cabana box during March was invited to join the online class on the 10th of April. Over 25 ladies signed in and some amazing pages were created. An online link was sent to those who could not attend. If you purchased a Cabana box and did not receive this link, please get in touch with your Consultant. A big ‘THANK YOU’ to Anita Day for presenting a wonderful class. I managed to get together with my ladies for a Cabana day and we had a great time – even Judy’s cake matched the theme.

The online class project was based on the double page layout below.

Many more wonderful interactive layouts can be found in the Focus book. This book can be purchased in a basket with the pre-cut pages.

So much fun can be had with these pages and it adds a little fun to the album too.

Barbara Rae – Western Australia

    Barb Rae in WA created this lovely page above, the paper is perfect for the theme of the page. She has used the new AZZA word stamps on the front page. These sets were created for AZZA to be used on the scrapping page to make up a title or a little journalling. The AZZA Alphabet die cuts have been used on the inside page.

    There is only one Cabana box available. If you purchase this box you can create a page with your Consultant and will also be sent the link to the online class recording. If you like the range, these boxes are a huge saving.

    Although there are sample layouts, the end result of your layout will be designed by the photos you are using. Below are three different layouts all with the pre-cut pages.

    Françoise Carel – Europe
    Francine Gallon – Europe
    Christine Houbrechts – Belgium.

    I created two pages below, one on each of the new colours. The first page was using the new Midnight Blue page. I used the Classic essential paper but added a little of the AZZA Glitter paint to match Nicole’s blouse. I completed the page with a white Gel pen, the AZZA Daydream dies and texture stencil and the new mini collection set: Beauty. With the flower die I only removed a few of the inside sections to give a little definition on the page.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    An easy way to get a clean line of inking, chalking or pen work when you don’t have the tool stencil is to cut your shape out of a sheet of acetate and use it as a stencil as shown below. Place the acetate behind the stencil, mark the line you want to use and then cut the acetate. Remove your stencil and use the acetate as your stencil, then keep this piece of acetate with the stencil in case you need to use that particular curve again.

    The second page I used was the new Hydrangea colour. I had the perfect photos and some of the background that was not in focus, worked perfectly as the background for my decoration. I used the Daydream embossing folder and the large set of stamps. Note how I have then used the AZZA pom-pWeddingom with inks to colour the stamped image, finished off with a white Gel pen and two resin dots. I couldn’t help adding a little orange Resin dot to replicate the Ladybird. Any pen or Gel pen works beautifully on the matt Resin dots. I also used a little of the new satin ribbon to complete the decorations.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
    Jill Attrill – Victoria

    Jill has created this beautiful page completing it with the Daydream patterned paper, the Daydream micro stamp, the AZZA words stamps and the Circle stickers. Barb used the same set on her page that I highlighted earlier in the blog.

    On the page below Jocelyne has used the Osaka stencil and the AZZA Ring dies. She has also backed the lovely little flower figures from the Silhouette sheet and created the centre of the flowers with a small circle punched out of off-cuts of the photos and white paper, completed with a Resin dot.

    Jocelyne Heynes – Europe
    Nadia Martin – Europe

    I loved the use of the flowers cut with the Daydream die on this page. Nadia has placed the lovely patterned AZZA vellum paper behind them. She has completed the flowers with a Resin dot and, of course, with so many colours available you can always match the flowers on your page.

    Having seen Nadia’s page I created the double page below using the Osaka stencil and Daydream decoration products. They make beautiful poppies and I thought with ANZAC weekend coming up this was the perfect page.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    The front page has been cut to a shape in the stencil so that the title on the second page could show through. I have used the lovely AZZA ‘Lest we Forget’ stamps for both the title and the poppies on the front page. As the paper is quite a large size, I have also used the Daydream texture stencil to create a pattern.

    Below you can see how how I have cut the front page. The Osaka stencil is listed as a 30 x 60 stencil and you will see one of the frames of the stencil are only 5mm thick. This enables you to use the stencil on one page and flip it for use on the opposite page with only a 5mm gap.

    I cut the poppies out of both red and black paper. For the centre of the page I used two sets of poppies in the red paper using both the outline of the flowers and in the insets. As I was flipping the smaller poppy on the page I ran it through the Big Shot without the dies, just the plates, to get it flat on both sides. I then cut the other poppy in black and placed red paper behind it. You can also cut the poppy twice and replace the red insets with the black insets and vice versa, but it is far quicker and easier to just place whatever colour flower/paper you are looking for behind the outline and cut it out. I cut the flower, placed glue on the back of it, stuck it onto the colour paper or Vellum and then cut around the outside. I have backed the individual flowers with the Vellum paper above. As with Nadia’s page, you can leave them plain giving you a lovely white flower (I did this with the butterfly figure next to the title) or as with my poppies, use an alcohol pen on the back of the Vellum to colour the flowers. Remember when you stick the flowers onto the page having used Vellum, only place the glue around the edges behind the flower outline and behind the Resin dot in the middle or it will show on your page. The page colour becomes darker where the glue is.

    A close-up of the poppy shows where I have used a 3D mousse dot to stick the poppy onto the page. I used this to my advantage as I wanted the black for the centre of the flower. Do mix and match your die cuts, using some without the insets, and some with colour. Just as natural flowers no two are the same.

    Christine Ronsin – Europe

    Another Osaka page I love was this page by Christine. She has used the Motorbike mini collection set for her decoration and showcased the product beautifully.

    Now for a few more decoration ideas that I thought I would share with you:

    Christine Caparros – Europe

    A beautiful design by Christine above using the Daydream decoration products and the AZZA Ring dies. Christine has embossed the large set of rings and coloured the smaller set of rings with Alcohol inks. These inks have not been introduced into Australia yet, but will be in the coming months. She has completed the decoration with Resin dots, a Brad and some ribbon.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    In the decoration above, I have cut around the circle in the stamped image and slipped a stamped strip through to give the image a background.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    In the image above I wanted to show you how to get two different effects using the AZZA pom-poms. In both, it gives the stamped image character, the one of the right being a much bolder design. In the image on the left, I dabbed the pom-pom to get a lighter colouring on the page. In the image on the right, I inked up a pom-pom then placed it on the page and swiped outwards, lifting the pom-pom at the same time. I completed the image with the same pom-pom but just dabbing it to get the smaller dots. In both images, I combined a stamp from the medium set of stamps shown below with the stamp from the large stamp set. If you have a few colours on the page the smaller stamp can be stamped in a second colour as seen above. I have then used both colours with the pom-poms. Lastly, I added a few more dots in various sizes with the new AZZA Dot Marker pen and then with an AZZA brush I added some AZZA iZink Glitter paint, dotting glitter over the area where the dots were and at the base of the flower on the left to ground the image a little. These images also look beautiful coloured with the AZZA Aqua brush.

    These stamps can be used with any theme of the page and are perfect for that little space that just needs ‘something’! In the image below I used the AZZA pom-poms to get the darker colour in the centre, I used the AZZA chalks and blending brushes to get the lighter blue on the outside of the wings of the butterfly and finished off the decoration with a white gel pen, AZZA Dot marker and iZink glitter paint as described above. For the background I merely chalked a circle. The AZZA decoration duo is perfect for creating backgrounds for your images to sit upon.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

    The latest Scrap & Moi is now available to add to your order, subscriptions will already be on their way to you.

    With school holidays in WA, a long weekend behind us and a long weekend ahead of us I do hope you can all get in a bit of scrapping and, if you are away, I am sure you will be taking photos to scrap in the months ahead. Isn’t it wonderful we can all travel again.

    Happy scrappin’


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    Deb Byrne – Tasmania

    Autumn is with us and all the trees are slowly donning their Autumn shades before their leaves fall to the ground. AZZA has beautiful Autumn products to go with your photos with Autumn themes for the colours.

    This is a beautiful set of stamps. If you look carefully you will see that not only are there Autumn products but also lovely spices and a little teapot that can be used on so many pages. The stamped images can be completed with an Aqua brush, Alcohol pens, inks or chalks. Look how beautifully they come up on a page.

    AZZA Europe

    I created the double page below with the AZZA Burano stencil to showcase the Autumn products. The die set is irresistible and works perfectly with the stamped images. Deb has used the pumpkin die on the page above with the Botanical Scrap kit stencil. I have kept the decoration quite simple as the pages are busy. Note how I have used some of the off-cuts from the double page and embossed them with the AZZA Lace embossing folder and used them in the smaller areas that I needed to fill. By using the page off cuts and embossing them, I have added texture but have not added a further ‘colour’ to the page, again keeping it simple so the eyes go to the photos.

    Double page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
    Deb Byrne – Tasmania

    On the page above created with the AZZA Burano stencil, Deb has used both the Autumn dies and the the stamp set. She has used the lovely new Copper colour AZZA cord for a little texture.

    The Autumn leaves die set is also beautiful on the page:

    The AZZA Autumn SALE is on at the moment. Most of the AZZA products in Autumn hues are on sale for the month of March together with previously released Autumn products. Do pop along and have a look.

    The stencil Java released this month in Australia is a new concept: FOUR stencils each 15cm x 15cm. These four stencils can be placed on the scrapping page in so many different ways and you can see that the lines will always match to give a lovely layout. They are also perfect to create a 15 x 15cm card.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    When it came to actually sticking the photos and papers to the page, I found it was easier to work with one stencil at a time, gradually building the page up.

    Remember to overlap the frames of the stencils when you use them on the page. This is to ensure you only get a 5mm gap between your photos and papers, and not a 1cm gap. (See below)

    Once the photos were on the page and I looked at the photo bottom right, I just saw two other AZZA stamps and couldn’t help but use them. I used the Web texture stencil, this is only available in a Mail Out edition. So all in all I used a stamp and die from the AZZA mini combo kit Beauty released this month, the new Autumn dies and stamps, the older AZZA Autumn leaves die, the River stamp set and the Art & Craft mini stamp.

    Funnily enough, Jeni and I had used the same stamp set in class earlier in the week. Jeni is creating an A4 Album for her brother and these are his fishing mates. We coloured in the fish with chalks and the blending stamps. The texture stencil used for the water was Alpes Maritimes. I just love these fish, great for masculine pages and cards.

    Jeni Work – Western Australia

    The stencil comes in a basket with an AZZA Accordion page, this allows you to add so many more photos to your scrapping page. The Java stencil and book can also be purchased without the Accordion page.

    Speaking of baskets, if you would like to make a 20 x 20 disc album, there is now a basket to purchase the product without the stencil.
    AZZA Eruope

    I did like this page above, part of an album created by an AZZA Scrapbooker in Europe (apologies will attach the name when I find it). The Alpes Maritimes embossing folder is perfect on the page and the I like the AZZA Sticker circle and Resin dots decoration.

    I too have been working on a 20 x 20 Disk album, this was a title on one of my pages showcasing the new ‘In the Kitchen’ sets of stamps. There are both ‘Salt’ and ‘Sweet’ sets with the Sketch sheet and papers having both themes on them.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    These sets of stamps are designed to incorporate them into a scene for your decorations. Below I have used the AZZA Opio stencil, the ‘In my Kitchen’ patterned papers and the Tropical texture stamp in the top corners to complete my frame.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    I used the same Texture stencil on the page below as it worked perfectly with my Mum making marmalade. We always put her to work in the kitchen when she visits as no-one makes marmalade, crunchies (they taste just like Anzac biscuits) or Yorkshire puddings like Mum does!! On this page, again created with the new Burano stencil, I have used the ‘In my Kitchen’ patterned papers and set of dies – oh they are just perfect for all your cooking/baking pages. With the patterned papers being quite ‘white’ they are easily inked or chalked to blend in with the page colour and photos tones. I am busy making a Family recipe book that I can give to my kids, with all the family favourites. Watch this space.

    Speaking of family, the other side of the Texture stencil can be used on pages with any theme. It makes for a great background for a title or to fill in a space on the page. The first page below I created with the AZZA Dallas stencil, one of my favourite and the second page is created with AZZA Kyoto stencil.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia. AZZA Dallas stencil.
    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia. AZZA Kyoto stencil.

    This Nesting tags die set is perfect for titles or journalling. I used it on the page with my Mum cooking. As you can see above, it looks nice with two different sizes using the smallest Resin dots as the little ‘nails’ holding the frame up.

    The new AZZA Word stamp sets work well with all the AZZA tags and frame die sets. These Word sets have been made specifically for AZZA, a size that suits both Scrapbooking pages and cards. Below I have used them on my Title page for a special 20 x 20 Disk album I am creating. There was a large truck parked below the tree in the top photo and I did not want it on the page. I decided to create a title which would takes its place and used a few words from one of the sets of stamps.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    Another sample of how to use the word set above:

    Do look at the full selection in the AZZA online shop.
    Jeni Work – Western Australia

    A second page from Jeni’s album showcases the AZZA Word stamp sets. Although it is an A4 page Jeni adapted AZZA Dallas stencil to fit the page, a great outcome.

    Lastly, the two new Mini Combos released this month, something for both the Gals and the Boys: Motorbike and Beauty.
    Jeni Work – Western Australia.

    Another of Jeni’s pages from her album. The bike tyre was created using the ‘O’ from the large Alphabet set and the middle of the tyre are the two circles from the middle of the large number 8. It was based on the AZZA decoration below:

    Azza Europe

    Deb Byrne also created a lovely page with the Burano stencil and using this set for her decorations. She has also used the AZZA Words set stamps for her title.

    Deb Byrne – Tasmania

    Well, I think that is enough to keep you going. A few tips to end.

    If you don’t want to get fingerprints on your layout whilst working, use a strip of re-positional table to protect your page: Sticky side up so it moves easily over where you are working.

    Many of you struggle to catch the end of your re-positional tape when you have inked or chalked on your page. I saw this tip this week and cannot believe I didn’t think of it before: Fold a small tab on the one end!!!

    Keep your pieces of pumpkin together with re-positional tape on the front, whilst placing the double sided tape on the back, saves a lot of frustration.

    The AZZA Burano stencil has a ‘tool’ stencil, don’t forget to use it for all your inking and chalking. Match the numbers on the main stencil and the tool stencil.

    Happy Scrappin’


    If you are in Bendigo, don’t forget to pop on over and see Ruth at the AZZA stand

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    Burano, Sage and Pearl Grey

    Burano is an island in the Northern Venetian Lagoon. It is well known for its brightly coloured houses and beautiful lace. It is the lace designs you will see in the decoration products released this month.

    Burano lace
    Decoration by Stamp – Europe

    Note the NEW patterns on the Classic patterned papers:

    These products can be used throughout the year and with almost any theme.

    With the layout below I wanted to show you how the straight lines in the stencil can be used. As all the lines were straight I used the AZZA Sewn square dies for the decoration. The texture stencil and patterned paper I have used is from the Alpes-Maritimes theme released last month.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    This stencil has both the straight lines and beautiful curves. The tool stencil that comes with the duo allows for lovely long lines of chalking, inking or pen work. In the layout below by Rachel Timms, Queensland, you can see the uninterrupted lines either side of her photos/papers. Rachel has used the new AZZA Squares dies together with the Lace sketch sheet. Note they are different to the Sewn squares shown above.

    Rachel Timms – Queensland

    The great thing about these dies is that you can use them as a set or just a few together to get a lovely narrow frame, or you can use a single die to get the exact size square required.

    A tip to store your cut square or circles I saw on Facebook. Sorry can’t remember who posted it, but THANK YOU.

    Honorine has created two beautiful pages below showcasing the lovely curves on the stencil and the Lace decoration products.

    Honorine Loizeau – Europe

    I also used one of the figures from the sheet above on my page below. I have showcased the Lace die and the texture stencil. This month AZZA has released Resin dots, ribbons and cord in the new colours. I have used the new Pearl Grey ribbon with a smaller AZZA satin ribbon behind the figure. I have tried to bring out the pink in the centre of the flowers on my layout with the pink mount for my decoration, inks on my die cut strip and pink Resin dots. The page is the new Sage colour and I have used the new Sage ink with the Lace texture stencil on my Pearl Grey double sided paper. When you use products from the same theme, the tones are already a great match. I used the Pearl Grey ink in the areas where I needed shading, but kept it plain as the photos and paper were already quite busy.

    Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

    Our ladies who subscribe to the monthly Mail Out will receive a selection of the Spruce and Pearl Grey Resin dots, ribbon, cord, Lace patterned and double sided paper and a Sketch sheet. The lesson will show you how to use them for decoration on the page.

    There are THREE new colours in the AZZA Cord range: Pearl Grey, Copper and Petrol.

    Patricia Le Bellec – Europe

    Patricia shows how beautifully the Sketch sheet image, embossed second circle, Figure backed with the Spruce double-sided paper, Spruce satin ribbon and Resin dots work well together to create a decoration on the page.

    Stempelbeine – Europe

    A striking page by Stempelbeine in Europe using the Burano stencil and the Lace texture stencil.

    She also created the page below using the Lace texture duo, patterned paper, sketch sheet and small figures. Note how she has used her Dymo label maker for a title, mounted it on a strip of the 15mm Pearl Grey ribbon and completed it with a small Lace figure and a Resin dot.

    The lovely new transparent discs and Marble covers have now arrived from Europe so the Opio Album Basket is available to order from today.

    A lovely page by Yvette Jouetre in Europe using the punches pages shown above and the Opio 25 x 25 stencil.

    Yvette Jouetre – Europe

    The page below created by Christine Ronsin shows a lovely simple layout using the Opio stencil. She has used the Alpes-Maritimes texture stencil and embossed the AZZA large alphabet letters with the Alpes-Maritimes embossing folder. She has added iZink Glitter paint to give the letters a little more texture.

    Christine Ronsin – Europe

    Christine also had fun on her page below created using Burano/Lace themed products.

    Christine Ronsin – Europe

    A close-up look at her decorations using the Pearl Grey cord, figures which she has coloured, stamped images and Resin dots.

    Christine Ronsin
    Christine Ronsin

    That should be enough to get you to pop along to the shop and see all that is NEW.

    I will leave you with a link to Dominique showing you a layout with the new products.

    Happy Scrappin ‘


    AZZA lantern die cut in the new SAGE coloured page. Completed with AZZA iZink Glitter paint.
    Created by in Europe.
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    Happy New Year

    We are three weeks into the new year and here I am wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Never too late! Let us hope that this year we will be able to travel and meet up with family for celebrations so that we will have wonderful days to keep a memory of in our albums.

    Our last release of 2021 was Los Angeles stencil and the star products. We have seen some lovely layouts with these products.

    Michelle Pirron – Europe

    Michelle created this lovely page using the Los Angeles stencil and the star themed products. Michelle has used the AZZA Texture paste with the texture stencil. I do like the stars in various colours with one of them embossed with the star embossing folder.

    Ruth Lawrence, our very own Consultant in Victoria created these two pages below. Ruth has used the AZZA Scrap PLUS kit: Travel for her decorations and the lovely little AZZA hedgehogs from the AZZA Autumn range. Is is great to see two pages with the same layout, different photos/papers and decorations.

    Ruth Lawrence – Victoria
    Ruth Lawrence, Victoria

    Ruth also created the page below with the Los Angeles stencil showing a completely different layout on the page.

    Ruth Lawrence, Victoria

    This lovely multi-page layout below was created by Claudine Blanc in Europe.

    Claudine Blanc – Europe.
    Scrapfrancine – Europe

    On the layout above, Francine has not cut too much off the photos. Note how she has only embossed the ends of the paper strips, a lovely idea. We seem to forget we don’t have to emboss the whole shape. Francine also created this double-page below:

    Lastly, a page welcoming in the new year by Stempelbiene in Europe using the lovely AZZA Large number cutting dies.

    This month we see the release of the new AZZA Scrap kit, and Scrap kit PLUS: Botanical.

    A beautiful page by Jill Attrill in Victoria using the products in the basket above.

    This stencil was used at the annual AZZA Consultant conference last year and some beautiful pages were produced. Christine Caparros and Christine Houbrechts walked us through two beautiful page layouts working with these products.

    Christine Caparros – Europe.

    The Consultants in Australia followed Christine’s instructions and it is great to see the pages produced showing just how different they look using different papers and colour tones. The Consultants used their own photos.

    Rachel Timms – QLD

    Note the two colour tones in the inking, this brings the colours on the page together.

    Anita Day – QLD
    Sue Toogood – QLD
    Jill Attrill – Victoria
    Ruth Lawrence – Victoria

    Christine Houbrechts created the page below for the Consultants to work on. The Consultants show how one layout can be used to suit all photos.

    Christine Houbrechts – Belgium
    Fiona McKay – Western Australia
    Jennie Banks – QLD
    Ruth Lawrence – Victoria
    Sue Talbot – NSW

    A lovely set of multi-pages using the Botanical stencil created by Michelle Pirron in Europe.

    Michelle Pirron – Europe.

    A second set of multi-pages I thought I would show you as I do like the flap to keep it closed using the ‘0’ from the large number dies. Apologies I cannot find the creator, but will keep looking.

    AZZA – Europe

    Products used for decoration are from the AZZA On the Beach theme. The texture stencil is beautiful on the page.

    Also released this month was a 25 x 25 stencil: Opio. AZZA Europe used this stencil at their conference towards the end of the year.

    A 25 x 25 stencil is very versatile as it is easily used on a 30 x 30 page too. A 25 x 25 page can also be used as a front page to a 30 x 30 page, allowing for more photos to be included in the multi-page layout.

    This stencil had been incorporated into a basket for the month but unfortunately not all the products arrived from Europe. A basket without the covers will be placed in the shop so it can be available to purchase. The punched page set is also available to purchase from today. This basket is perfect if you have a special project you want to create. The pages are already punched to create the album that uses the AZZA Binding discs. Note: there a limited amount of this set of pages.

    The 25 x 25 albums are a great size to use if you want to create a gift or a project of your own where you don’t have too many photos. I have just created two 60th albums as gifts for friends. One was photos from a weekend away and the other photos from a 60th party – so not really enough photos to fill a 30 x 30 album. The AZZA A4 pages, stencils and MDF album covers are also good for these types of gifts.

    Rachel Timms – QLD

    This beautiful layout above was created by Rachel, an AZZA Consultant in Queensland. Rachel has used the Alpes-Maritimes embossing folder on her papers and decoration from the Botanical Scrap kit Plus.
    Christine Ronsin – Europe

    Christine used the same embossing folder on the page above and a stamp from the large stamp set, Alpes Maritimes. She also created this lovely multi-page layout below using the Opio stencil and Alpes Maritimes paper and texture stencil.

    Christine Ronsin – Europe

    Christine Caparros shows how lovely the Alpes-Maritimes large stamp set looks on the page.

    Christine Caparros – Europe
    Christine Ronsin – Europe

    Christine Ronsin shows how the stamped image of the yacht together with the Alpes Maritimes texture stencil go together to create a little scene on the page. This shape is perfect for a title to a page as seen below.

    This Floral stamp has been released with Botanicals but it matches the AZZA Floral die which was stocked previously. If you have the die, you may want to purchase this stamp as they go together beautifully on the page.

    RJ2S – Europe
    RJ2S – Europe

    The matching Floral leaves and buds patterned paper is still available.

    Lastly a few layouts I wanted to share using various stencils from last year and before. I liked this very simple layout using the Barcelona stencil and Cashmere paper. If you have two photos you don’t want to cut down too much this is a great layout. The photos have been mounted on card cut with the set of dies that matches the stencil. This layout will look fine if you don’t have the die as there will be the 5mm gap left by the stencil.

    Bombay stencil
    Bombay stencil
    Barcelona stencil set

    These two layouts are using the Barcelona stencil set. Above the AZZA Birth cutting die has been used for the decorations too.

    Barcelona stencil set
    Cancun stencil and die
    New York stencil

    This is a double page layout by Christelle using the Sherwood stencil set. Christelle has used products from the Rising sun decoration theme.

    Happy Scrappin’


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    5 days left to shop online with AZZA

    Suddenly Christmas is around the corner and the AZZA online shop will close for orders this Saturday, 11th December at 5pm EST. All orders placed in the shop after this date will be held and sent out when the shop reopens on Monday, 17th January.

    I loved this Christmas card I saw online using the Arabian nights themed products.

    Carole has used the newly release Star themed products for her card above. I love the new Diamond black iZink Glitter paint as a backdrop. I would suggest you do this on a separate piece of card and then mount it onto your Christmas card as the Glitter paint can cause the card to buckle if it is not a thick cardstock. Below Brigitte Langenfeld in Europe created this elegant card using the Star themed products too. The large Star in the centre is cut with the largest Star nesting die so the decoration star inside shines through.

    Don’t forget the AZZA Nutcracker themed products, Christine Caparros shows some new ideas.

    A little bit of fun on the page using the Micro stamp that comes with the Christmas edition of Scrap & Moi #08. This little car can be coloured in any shades. If you missed out on purchasing the die used behind the stamped image, the figures on the A4 Figure sheets are a good fit. These are on sale at the moment.

    The Christmas edition of Scrap & Moi is now available to purchase as an individual magazine. The little micro stamp is rather cute. It can be coloured to suit your card or layout as shown below by Sylviane Khouri.

    If you are still looking for Christmas gifts for scrapping friends or yourself, the AZZA Scrap kits are a great gift as they contain everything to get scrapping. For a simple stencil, possibly a friend new to scrapping or a younger person, the 25 x 25cm Discovery Scrap kit is perfect.

    There are lots of 30 x 30 cm Scrap kits available. Do pop along to the shop and take a look.

    Another great gift is the Disc binding album kit. With A4 embossed pages, they can be cut to any desired size. This kit is great value and the papers are exclusive and cannot be purchased on their own.

    There are two EXPRESS kits on sale during the week leading up to Christmas. These kits are called express as they are quick and easy to create. The one above is an A4 album and comes complete with pages, covers, papers, decoration products and an instruction booklet. Unfortunately, the booklet is in French but there are good diagrams to follow. The second express kit is an Accordion album. These are such fun to make and can stand on a sideboard or dressing table so the photos can be seen all the time.

    Accordion album by Lyn Holmes

    A subscription to Scrap & Moi is also a gift that will keep on giving throughout the year. There are two options – 4 regular magazines or include the 2 extra Special editions and receive 6 magazines throughout the year. I find these magazines give me so much inspiration as they cover layouts, mini albums and off the page projects.

    Three lovely decoration close-ups from Sophie using the Star themed products, Sticker circles and Resin dots.

    In this one, Sophie has combined the Stars with the Arabian Nights Texture stamp. She has also used the Diamond black iZink Glitter paint with the Star texture stencil.

    This little relaxing decoration by AZZ’Art combining a few stamps from the Arabian Nights range and the die from the AZZA Relax theme.

    Decoration by Christine Houbrechts

    Christine shows a close-up of the decoration on her page created with the AZZA Los Angeles stencil.

    Page by Christine Houbrechts

    I also liked this page by Adeline Close, using only one photo. Adeline has used the Celestial stencil for her layout as it pairs so well with the stars. She has used the Starry night embossing folder. Do look at the Starry night products in the online shop as some are still available and on sale this week. I also love the look of the Vellum used on the page, cut with the Star nesting dies.

    Page by Adeline Close, Europe
    Page by Isabelle Hodiamont, Europe

    Isabelle has created her page with AZZA Los Angeles stencil and the Rising Sun texture stencil. the lovely little stamp is from the AZZA Silhouette range. I see this stamp used on so many pages as almost every image can be used with any theme on the page. The images create beautiful, delicate backgrounds for a decoration or they become the decoration on the page or papers.
    Layout by Sue Talbot, New South Wales

    Sue has used the birds from the stamp shown above, together with the Kyoto stencil and various Australiana products to create the page above. Sue also created the layout below with the Los Angeles stencil and Star themed products. Note how she has used vellum paper with the Star embossing folder and stuck it behind her biggest star.

    Page by Sue Talbot, New South Wales

    Herewith the link to follow Dominique Spirlet as she creates a page with the Los Angeles stencil and Star themed products.

    Now for a little ‘Off the page’ Christmas fun: We all have old tins lying around – why not paint them white, silver or gold, give them a little bling with the iZink Glitter paints then have fun with the AZZA large Alphabet dies or any of the other relevant decoration products.

    AZZA Europe
    Decoration by Carole Pereira, Europe
    Lanterns by Lyn Holmes

    I made these two little lanterns having seen Christine’s beautiful one below. Using the AZZA patterned vellum and various AZZA decoration products your evenings could be lit up so beautifully. Great idea for table decorations for any special occasion.

    Lanterns by Carole Pereira

    You can see the stamps work well too.

    If you purchased the Advent A4 paper block your Advent gifts should be looking like this with a few opened already. These little gift boxes can be used throughout the year, not only in December.

    Do check out the SALE section in the AZZA online shop as many of the older Christmas products are on sale for this week.

    All orders over $120.00 (excluding postage) will receive a Gift pocket as their Christmas bonus. This pocket is shown below and includes a Trio stencil, Mini album covers and a lovely pack of papers. The figures sheet is in French but these letters can be cut out individually and used in an English sentiment as shown by Lynette Garrett-Preston in the layout below.

    Decoration by Lynett Garrett-Preston, New South Wales.
    Layout by Lynette Garrett-Preston

    Jennie Banks in Queensland created the layout below also re-arranging the letters on a Silhouette figures sheet into an English title.

    Happy Scrappin’


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    December is but a few days away and with no AZZA Sale being planned for January it was felt AZZA would participate in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday frenzy. The stock in Australia is being relocated interstate so unfortunately it will not be logistically possible to offer a sale at the beginning of next year. AZZA Australia will have a few special Christmas offers in December but do take advantage of the discounts over the next four days.

    Studio kits and stencils discounted by 10%.

    Stencils and Studio kits are on sale

    Texture and Decoration duos are discounted by 15%.

    Cutting dies discounted by 15%.

    Search through the ON SALE section in the shop or ‘Search’ for the product you are looking for.

    Products listed in the LAST CHANCE section are products that we only have ONE left in stock. Once they are sold, they will be removed from the shop.

    Do have a look at the new products whilst you are in the shop. The Stars have come out this Christmas and in keeping with Stars abounding – the new stencil is called AZZA Los Angeles.

    I have created the layout below using the Los Angeles stencil and products from the Star themed decoration products.

    Page created by Lyn Holmes.

    I have used the Star set of cutting dies, Star figures, the Star Texture stamp and the Star stamp and die set. Unfortunately, the Star set of cutting dies is out of stock until January.

    Having popped into the city earlier in the week I could see AZZA wherever I went.

    I have already used this set quite a few times and it can be used throughout the year. I used the top stamp twice on the page and have it fading away towards the bottom of the page instead of a solid edge. The bottom stamp is perfect for the night sky shown in this card below created by Carole in one of my classes.

    Card created by Carole Rutter

    Don’t forget about the Australian Santa and his Sleigh for your overseas Christmas cards. We have also added a new chipboard collection to the AZZA range for all your Australian pages or cards.

    This large stamp set fits the stars cut by the nesting set of Star dies. Unfortunately, these dies are out of stock but the good news is that they will be available in the new year. These dies also fit the AZZA Celestial stencil released a few Christmases ago.

    Page created by Deb Byrne.

    Deb has used the Celestial stencil to create the page above. For the decorations Deb used the newly released products: Star A4 sketch sheet, Star embossing folder, silhouette figures and papers.

    The Star stamp and die set have a star that can be peeking out from behind a photo, heading or paper on the scrapping page. If you do not want the French wording, purchase the set of stamps below and use the ‘Super Star’ stamp in its place. It fits perfectly, this set of stamps is only $5.00 because of all the French wording.
    Page by Lyn Holmes

    I created the page above with the new Sherwood stencil released last month. This is a set of 4 stencils that can be used in any configuration. If you love curves on your page, this stencil is for you! I used the new star themed products for my decorations: the embossing folder, texture stencil, papers and stamp and die set. I also used the the new card die set we have added to the range. Again, this can be used throughout the year. The banner and smaller mounts are ideal for headings.

    Created by Hilary Hamilton.

    AZZA Sherwood stencil: Illustration booklet and 4 x stencils
    Page created by Deb Byrne

    Deb has used the XL Accordion sheets on her page to incorporate more photos into the set. She has used images off various silhouette figure sheets shown below. These are all discounted by 20% for the duration of the sale. If you like quick and easy decorations the silhouette figures are perfect, they are easily coloured with inks, chalks and pens.

    This Christmas tree reminded me of the star silhouette figure sheet. The two A4 Figure sheets released last year have also been discounted.

    If you like the card Carole created, the images from these A4 sheet of figures can be used. Once again, Azza Belgium had an issue with the dies released this Christmas and they are no longer available.

    Scrap & Moi #61 is now available in the shop. The magazine showcases Casablanca, Melbourne, Vacation Scrap kit, Halloween products and a sneak peek at the stencil to be released in Australia in January/February.

    To end, a lovely page by Christine Houbrechts with Los Angeles stencil and the new star themed products.

    Christine has used papers from the new Winter Forest A4 paper block.

    Two new colours in the iZink glitter paints have been added: Copper Gold and Diamond Black.

    Happy Scrappin’


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    Casablanca and Arabian Nights

    This month a stencil, CASABLANCA and the ARABIAN NIGHTS themed products were released with two new colour tones – PEACH and RUBY GRAPEFRUIT.

    The Studio kit is pictured above. Please note that the A4 Sketch sheet is only available in the Studio, it will not be sold individually.

    The Casablanca die has also been released, this die matches one of the stencils and can be used in so many ways. The die is available to purchase on its own and is also in two different baskets. AZZA has placed it into a Basket with the Focus book as there is just so much you can do with it.
    Page by Hilary Hamilton

    In the page above, Hilary shows how the die can be used on the page. Hilary has stamped the die cut with the AZZA Materials and Texture stamp, this will also look very nice with the Materials and Texture stamp with the script. Mail Out subscribers will have received this stamp.

    Page by Isabelle Jolivat

    On Isabelle’s page above, she has placed the die cut so that it looks like it is lying behind the layout. The gaps in the die can be left to look like a clear window or can be filled with vellum paper, photos, ink/chalk or paper.

    On my layout below I have used a few of these ideas. I created this double page using the Casablanca stencil and the die. As you can see, at the top, centre and bottom I took out sections so that you can see through to the back page. I did not want to just see the children’s shoes in the lower gap so I filled it in with vellum paper and covered the shoes with decoration. I have used the School themed products for decoration on this page. The two backpacks were created with stamps from the large stamp set and coloured in with alcohol pens. I finished the decoration off with the lovely AZZA cord. The two pencils are part of the School die set and what I love about this set is that you can make the pens or crayons any colour. I have also used the School embossing folder on the plain paper.

    Page by Lyn Holmes

    The inside spread was fun to create, again using the School decoration products. The paper comes with the alphabet/numbers on one side and the other side is perfect for University graduation pages.

    I have had such fun with these dies. I love using two different colours – saving all the little bits to use on another layout. The layout below I created for a Family Heritage album using the Bombay stencil. I also used the second die set released last month, Stationery store, and it looks great on the page:

    The large stamp is also perfect to create little scenes on the page.

    On the double page above you can see I have used both sizes of back packs on the front page. Inside I used the little bucket of pencils together with the book. I also created a little scene on my single page using two images off the stamp set. Below is a lovely card created by Sabine in Europe using the same set of stamps, great idea for a card for Teachers.

    This double page below by Sabine is one of my favourite. It shows the Arabian Nights decoration products used with a theme other than just travel in the region. This front page has been cut with the lovely curve on the right. It has one gap cut into it to show the photo on the left, which is on a smaller piece of green page cut and connected to the front page.

    The images above shows the back of the front page when open. On the left above you can see the same photo which can be seen through the gap when the double page is closed. Then, the green flap is flipped over to the right to expose another two photos. Below is the back page.

    Anne-Nathalie create this lovely page below using the new colour tones.

    Below, keeping the photos simple.

    AZZA Europe
    AZZA Europe

    Christine Houbrechts created this Halloween page using the Casablanca stencil and die and the newly released Halloween products. Note how she used the ‘cut outs’ from the die on the bottom right of the page.

    I created this little card below using one of the images on the same stamp set and the new Halloween paper.

    Card created by Marie-Laure Ferrie

    With Halloween at the end of the month AZZA has put a basket together:

    If you like to decorate, the Lantern die is perfect. Take a look at the AZZA ‘Window’ dies which allows you to change the ‘window panes’ in the Lantern. If you already have the Lantern, check out the other dies you could use.

    I always like to see these layouts that are based on an original but all look so different on the page.

    Page created by Jocelyne Heynes
    Page created by Isabelle Hodiamont
    Page created by Anita Bricaud.
    Page by Yvette Jouetre

    Lastly, Fiona and I attended a Paper Craft show held in Perth over the weekend. It was wonderful to see all the Crafters out and about after most of the shows have been cancelled over the last year or so.

    Welcome to the ladies who came along to meet us and said they would pop along to my blog and have a look. I am sure you will love all the ideas shared here. Thank you to all the ladies whose pages I have shared, it is wonderful to see so many ideas on the page.

    Happy Scrappin’


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