Halfway through the year ………

Not only do I not know where June went, but where did the first 6 months of the year go? It may have something to do with the state of lockdown across the globe…but here we are at the end of June already.

During lockdown some ladies got a lot busier and some ladies were able to catch up on various scrapping projects.

The beautiful AZZA Cancun stencil and Silhouette range were released in Australia in June and what lovely pages have been created. The pre-cut pages take some planning, but well worth it in the end.

This double page was created by Barbara Rae, AZZA Consultant in Western Australia. I love her use of the Deer Die/stamp set. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this set can only be used at Christmas:

Created by Barbara Rae, Western Australia.
Created by Barbara Rae, Western Australia

Barb has used the lovely papers and stamp set released this month.


This stamp is so versatile, it can be used on the page with any theme. The writing can be used as a background for any decoration and the little ‘dots’ splash comes in so handy. I have just used it as snow – but will show you that layout later in the week.

Created by Jill Attrill, Victoria, Australia

Jill, AZZA Consultant in Portland in Victoria has created the wedding page above. Beautiful in its simplicity.

Sue Talbot, Consultant in Sydney, created the following page using the papers released last Christmas. These have to be some of my favourite – released in blues and browns.

Created by Susan Talbot, New South Wales, Australia

Many of you will have the AZZA Scrap Kit: Promenade. This was used at all our Masterclasses with Christine. Sue has used the decoration theme in this kit for her lower decorations, so if you have it, do give it a try.

Speaking of Christine, Deb Byrne AZZA Consultant in Hobart, Tasmania created this lovely page below of her time with us.

Created by Deb Byrne, Tasmania, Australia

Deb has used the die released (below) with the Cancun stencil that follows the curve of the stencil. She has not just used this as the ‘whole’ cut out, but also on either side of her photo. Note how she has used the writing on the large stamp set as a background for her lower decoration. Deb has sourced the lovely little Australian animals seen on the page locally. They are made from Tasmanian wood. Look out for them in our ‘new release’ Australian products later in the year.

Created by Heather Fields, Queensland, Australia

This beautiful page above was used on the front page of our June catalogue and created by Heather, up in Queensland. Heather has used the ‘writing’ stamp together with a few of the other stamps in the set to create a background for her title. I love how she has used pieces of the die around the title block too. She has used the Silhouette texture stamp on her paper but taken it off to the end of the die.

Created by Ros McQueen, Western Australia
Created by Ros McQueen, Western Australia

Ros has created a lovely double page with the June products. I love the little bird stamp and thought I would have fun showing you just how many colours I could find using the stamp and just how different each one looks ………

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
Chantal Guibert – Europe
Created by Brigitte Baise, Europe

I could go on, but that should give you enough to have fun with. Thank you to the ladies of Europe for sharing their creations with us. The last little bird comes all the way from Christine Houbrechts in Belgium.

Created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium
Created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.

Christine’s layouts show just how different pages created with CANCUN can be.

Created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium
Created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium

Thank you Christine for always sharing your beautiful creations with us.

A second page with CANCUN created by Jill Attrill.

Created by Jill Attrill, Victoria, Australia

Jill has used an AZZA Texture stencil to complete her decorations. The Mail Out subscription this month was around the AZZA Texture stencils. These stencils are great and so easy to use.

Like Jill has done on the above page, the decoration stencil can be used to complete your decorations on the page following the stencil outlines.

They can also be used to make your plain paper into patterned paper as Isabelle has done above. It doesn’t have to be used over the complete piece of paper as shown below. I show you the layout below to remind you that they can also be used on darker paper using white inks, or white inks first then a colour to suit your page. Using the white ink first allows for your colour to look the correct tone on the page. The A5 Texture stencils allow for greater areas to be decorated without having to move the stencil.

AZZA Europe

The decoration on this amazing page by Sophie in Belgium has been created using the Decoration stencil and one of the little birds off the Silhouette Figure sheet. Take a closer look at how Sophie has brought her little birds to life with pens. She has also used the new AZZA Stickers released this month, providing quick and easy decoration onto your page.

AZZA Europe

These stickers work beautifully with all the Silhouette products and are so quick and easy to get onto the page. They also add a little interest to the decoration. A beautiful page below by Mary Iviglia, AZZA Consultant in Beaconsfield Upper in Victoria using these stickers and the Decoration stencil shown above.

Created by Mary Iviglia, Victoria, Australia
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
Scrap de Ros

To finish, a beautiful page by Anne-Nathalie using the CANCUN stencil, the Silhouette texture stencil and the new AZZA stickers. I love the way she has used the stickers ………

Thank you to all the ladies who have contributed to this blog with their layouts.

I am sorry to only show you our beautiful collection on the last day of the month, so if you want to order a basket you need to go straight to our online shop as our July products and baskets will be uploaded in a few hours.


A link to Dominique Spirlet’s video on the CANCUN stencil. You will always learn something from her videos …….

We have another Great Australian Online Craft Show coming up this week, 2nd July to 5th July. Do pop into the AZZA stand and see what we have on special for you in July! Sorry I can’t give you any hints.


Happy Scrappin’


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A SALE to DIE for ………

Good evening Ladies, I thought I would pop a quick message into your inbox to let you know that AZZA Australia has a quick, four day sale beginning tomorrow on all the AZZA Dies. During these difficult times we thought we would follow AZZA Europe’s lead with a monthly sale of specific AZZA products.

Do pop along to the shop tomorrow and see what you can add to your collection. You may have already bought a set of stamps and can now pick up the AZZA Die to match as a bargain.

One of my favourite AZZA products are the smaller Stamp and Die sets. These are very reasonably priced in the first place, so will be a definite bargain during the sale.

One of my favourite has to be the Weather Frog! Here is a lovely page using this stamp and die set by Barb in Western Australia.

Created by Barbara Rae – Western Australia.

Barb has used the little stamp twice on the page – love the way she has placed it into the circle created by the cut paper shapes. Barb has used the AZZA Galapagos stencil which is still available.

With Christmas in mind, there are two beautiful sets that are perfect for Christmas cards:

Some of the older stamp and die sets are still among the ones I use often on my pages:

For both cards and pages:

Dies that go with any theme:

Cutting dies that go with a stencil:

Lastly, a few ‘Off the page’ dies. If you have the Lantern do look out for the Lantern window dies:

And the Bow die:

The Bow die above has been used together with the AZZA Card stencil: Let’s party.

That should be enough to whet your appetite …… far too many to cover them all but a brief look into some of my favourites.

Happy shoppin’


Both these dies are on sale: Tags and I love you.

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AZZA Accordion Albums and sheets

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend I thought I would remind you that AZZA has a lovely stamp in their range for a card to give to Mum or to use on a page you create with photos from the special day.


The AZZA Accordion albums are a perfect gift for Mum, here is one Hilary created last year.

Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia.
Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia.
Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia.

Hilary has used the AZZA Berlin Trio stencil:


The Berlin Trio is available both with a book showing you the many ways in which it can be used or as the stencil trio on its own.

A window can be cut in these accordion sheets which looks lovely when it is displayed. Hilary has done this on the page below.

Again, you can see how Hilary has used the stencil on the page.

It is always good to begin with getting your photos onto the page, then fill in the gaps with decoration.

Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

Decorations can be paper, chalks, inks or stamped images. Remember, not to decorate too much, the photos must remain the focus of the album

This was a perfect example to showcase for this month, as a NEW AZZA TRIO was released this month – Ibiza!


AZZA Ibiza Trio can be purchased with the book showing you how it can be used or it can be purchased on its own. You can purchase Accordion page sets in the AZZA shop, pop along and see the many colours available.


If you have subscribed to Mail Out, hold on a week or two and you will receive product with instructions on how to create an Album and also the many ways the Accordion sheet can be used on the 30 x 30 scrapping page. If you would like to subscribe to Mail Out at any time, please contact me.

Hilary has used the AZZA Ibiza Trio on the page below:

Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

Another beautiful sample of the Ibiza Trio and Celebration themed products used on a page by RJ2S in Europe.

There will be a AZZA magnet behind this decoration to keep the Accordion sheet closed.


This page I created with the AZZA Ibiza Trio using the Accordion sheet cut in half. This way it give me the opportunity to use it in two places on the page opening like a card. It allows me to add a few more photos to my page. I have kept the ‘cards’ closed with the AZZA Flipetts which can be purchased online. They come in two sizes.

Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia
Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

The Celebration themed products released this month are beautiful on the page – the larger die set below.


A stunning double page by our special friend Christine who has been ‘fighting on the front line’ of the Covid war in the medical field but still manages to create the most beautiful pages. Thank you Christine for always sharing your work with Australia.

Page by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.
Decoration by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.

Note how Christine has threaded the Copper circle through the words of the die. She has also added a little character to the die with inking around the edges and pen work.

Created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.
Created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.

You could put almost anything in as journalling with the cloche stamp/die image.


Below is the AZZA Accordion album I created for our Mail out Ladies. They will receive all they need to make an album this month. I used the new Ibiza Trio and the Celebration themed products.

Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.
Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.
Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

On the page above you can see the “Biere” die cut, I would like to show you that you can change that into English very easily. The letters pop out of the shape so you can re-arrange them into English “Beer” as seen on the samples below.

Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

Now for a few ideas for your cover:

The cover above has been made using the new Linen adhesive sheets, Seasonal patterned paper and Stamp available this month.

AZZA Europe

Sandra also used the Ibiza Trio stencil on a 30 x 30 page below, what a lovely page. Sandra has used decoration products from the Loire theme released last month.

Jennie Banks in Queensland created the following pages using the new products released this month, the second incorporating part of an Accordion album.

Created by Jennie Banks, Queensland. Australia
Created by Jennie Banks, Queensland. Australia
Created by Jennie Banks, Queensland. Australia

AZZA Australia has joined with Agfest in the Cloud, an online Agricultural show, as our Tassie Consultants would have normally been part of the show on the ground. This show started yesterday and AZZA has put up further ‘Sale’ bundles for our Agricultural Clients. Do pop along to the show, or directly to our online shop to check them out.

On the pages below Hilary has highlighted the AZZA Cogs and Mechanisms themed products. These products are perfect for any of your ‘Boys and their toys’ pages.

Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

Below is a lovely double page by Hilary using the AZZA 4 x 4 style, no stencil, just keeping your photos square or rectangle but all 5mm apart. A lovely layout and easy to put together.

Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Created by Hilary Hamilton using AZZA Galapagos stencil
Created by Hilary Hamilton using the AZZA Scrap kit Souvenir
Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

Not forgetting our Ladies on the land, we have added products from our Sewing and Country Wedding themes. During lockdown quite a few of our Clients have found time for some of their hobbies they have not done for quite some time so these could also be used to scrap wedding photos you may not have got around to doing yet or scrapping pages of your achievements during isolation!

Carole Nigmanski – Europe

A beautiful set of pages by Christine using the AZZA Boston stencil.


Now a few very different pages using the AZZA Zurich stencil.

A lovely page by Ros, AZZA Consultant in Esperance.

Page by Ros McQueen. Western Australia

Note how Ros has added two candles to the cup cake die as this was a 3rd Birthday. Love the use of the AZZA Resin dots on the cup cake!


There is a booklet you can purchase to show you the many ways these Celebration products can be used on the page:

AZZA – Europe
AZZA – Europe

Lastly a few lovely cards with AZZA products.

A selection of cards by Hilary Hamilton using the Floral and Country wedding stamps:

Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Created by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

These two cards I created with the new Birthday embossing folder – my new favourite!!

Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

A lovely card by Sue Talbot in Sydney using the AZZA Floral themed products, new and old.

Created by Susan Talbot, Sydney. Australia

Check out the online shop for the AZZA Flower stamps on SALE – perfect for cards.

Card by Anita Day, Queensland. Australia
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

The backgrounds on the two cards above can be created with the AZZA Silicone stamp.

Get scrapping whilst you still have time, before we know it, life will be back to busy, busy, busy and our craft will take a back seat once again.

For a little ‘Off the Page’ project the AZZA Lantern is lovely for any occasion. Anita created a Birthday lantern with the new products:

Created by Anita Day.

Stay safe and keep scrappin’


Created by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium
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Zurich stencil – perfect for multiple pages

I have had great fun with the AZZA Zurich stencil. I have seen so many multiple pages with this stencil, I just had to have a go.

These pages do take planning, but once completed they are well worth it. The idea behind multiple pages is that you can get a complete story onto your page. If you use the plastic pockets in your album, just slit the particular pocket so your pages can be opened. It really does add an element to interest and fun to your album.

In the same way, the AZZA Accordion Leaves can be used on a page but more on this next month.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

This is the front of my multiple page layout. You can see the fold right down the centre. I have used one 30 x 30 page of AZZA White and a double page 30 x 60 also AZZA white.

The page on the left ‘Sheep’ is the single 30×30 page folded back upon itself and on the right ‘Hills’ page is the front of a double page folded back upon itself.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

This is the ‘inside’ of my 30×30 page – the other side is below.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

For the cutting dies on the page above, note how I have used two, one upon the other, but different colours for effect. The other one I created a ‘shadow’ effect with chalk pens.

For the double page, the right side is cut into the shape of the stencil.

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

I always like to get all my photos onto the page then decide on what I am going to do for decorations. That way you can see where you need lighter or heavier decorations to balance the page.

As the photos are quite bold, I went with chalking to fill in most of the gaps. I have used the Art and Creation texture stencil over the chalking in some places. I have used both chalking then inking the texture stencil, to provide a background for my title.

I love the Art and Creation cutting dies, these can be used with any theme and can be combined with anything on the page. As these pages are all about the painted Silos, the Art and Creation themed products were perfect.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

This is the front page of the double page, note the left-hand side is folded back upon itself. The three small photos next to the map photo I downloaded off the internet onto paper, it did not have to be card as I placed an AZZA Resin square onto it to magnify the smaller photos. I then linked them together with a 5mm strip cut from the photo to the right of them.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

I have used two figurines on the back page, they are great for quick decoration. Being white you colour them with ink, chalks or pens to suit your page.

Page created by Scrapons sur le bassin d’Arcachon

A beautiful page above created with the Zurich stencil and the AZZA Floral themed decoration products.

Page created by Natalie van Lief. Europe

Keeping with the purple/lavender colours, I did love this page too. The decorations using AZZA cord, Sticker circles, pearls and stamps from the Universe themed products. The Ladies who receive the Mail Out will have the stamp used on the rectangular piece of card in the decoration.

Christine created a double layout with her photos from Western Australia. Note the small gap cut out of the front page to show the photo on the page behind. Lovely idea.

Page created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.
Page created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.
Page created by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.
Page by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium

Christine’s lovely Christmas page, oooooh I can see those pom poms in use again, perfect for snow!! Take note of how Christine has inked her paper shapes top and bottom. This is a great idea to give it so much more character on the page but without taking anything away from the photos.

Our very own Jill Attrill in Victoria created the page below keeping with the winter feel. Jill has used the Winter cutting dies, the new Transparent Resin dots and one of my favourite embossing folders: Cosmos. She has framed the layout beautifully with chalking and a fine pen line.

Page created by Jill Attrill. Victoria.

Jennie Banks up in Queensland created the next two pages with the Zurich stencil and the River themed products. Jennie’s chalking/inking is beautiful. If you would like to learn more about how to use inks and chalks on the page please contact your local Consultant for a lesson. Some of the Consultants are holding online classes, if you are interested in an online class please contact me and I will put you in touch with the Consultant in your area holding online classes.

Page created by Jennie Banks. Queensland.
Page created by Jennie Banks. Queensland.
Page created by Céline Henchoz. Europe

Another layout that I just loved was this one above. Beautiful in its simplicity.

I thought I would post a few of the layouts I came across on the internet created with the Marine stencil. If you have the AZZA Marine stencil dig it out and get creating. If not, you can still purchase it. The stencil comes with a tool stencil and there are pre-cut pages too.

AZZA, Europe.
AZZA. Europe

And a double page created by Martine Verhaeghe, Europe.

Page created by Martine Verhaeghe
Page created by Martine Verhaeghe

To end, two pages created with the AZZA Loire stencil. Both quite different but I thought both were beautiful.

Sadly, I do not know who created this page but it has been created using the new River products. You will notice the large set of River stamps is not available, these have been sold out in Europe but as they were so popular they have ordered a re-run. These large stamp sets will be available from mid-May once again.

Page created by Agnes Bougherara, Europe.

Stay safe and continue to scrap!

Happy Scrappin’


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All AZZA Decoration stencils on SALE until Sunday!

ALL DECORATION STENCILS – https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/on-sale

Just a quick reminder that all the AZZA decoration stencils are on sale until Sunday.

Decoration stencils are beautiful on the page and quick to do.

Often I hear Ladies say ‘I am not artistic’ – but with the decoration stencils you already have the shape, all you need to do is bring it to life with chalks, inks and pens. The Ladies who attended the Masterclasses last year with Christine Houbrechts will have seen how to do this – Christine made it look so easy!!

Decoration by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium

Christine used the Frosty Lake decoration stencil to create the Christmas tree above. She used AZZA brushes and inks in a few different shades of green and brown and finished it off with her pens. Note the strip of glitter tape below and the inked edges of the card.

Page created by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium

Christine then added a second decoration from the same decoration stencil.

An example of the Snowman on the same decoration stencil:

Decoration by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium

This time Christine has used a single colour in different tones and brought it to life with pens. Note how he has been grounded on two strips of paper, the top decorated in the same way as the rest of the paper cut outs on the page.

Page created by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium

I used the decoration stencil above on one of my pages in my Loire album:

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

I inked the image with my Pom poms and then completed the decoration with pens. I used three colours in pens, the darker brown, copper and white. I used pom poms as I did not want a strong outline.


The Loire decoration stencil is great as it has both a decoration side and a texture side. If you travel overseas and love the historic sites, this one is for you.

Page by Deb Byrne. Tasmania.
page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

This is one of my favourite pages in the album. I have used the decoration stencil on both paper and the page itself. I have also used an image inked onto a circle cut from AZZA cork.


Tropical decoration duo stencil is rather lovely as it has so many different images. I have used the pineapples on my page below. The row of pineapples are lovely as they can be used on a strip of paper or below/above a photo to fill a gap. AZZA always brings out a theme across the products, so I have teamed the decoration stencil with the figurines for a decoration inside the AZZA frame.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

A beautiful bookmark and card made with the decoration stencil above.


This has to be one of my favourite: Lucky Charms

Decoration by Audrey Vast. France
Decoration by So Scrap. Europe

Again, the decoration stencil has been teamed up with a figurine and a stamped image

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

Audrey brings feathers to life with pens and a little glitter.

Decoration by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium.
Page by Christine Houbrechts. Belgium

The Universe decoration stencil is a good one to get as it can be used with any theme on the page. Christine has used her Pom poms with ink to incorporate this decoration into the page. She has complete the decorations with pens.


Another decoration stencil that can be used in so many different ways and with any theme: Ethnic Motifs.

Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia
AZZA Europe
Page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

Although this is a Christmas stencil – I love the music on it. Here I have used it on an Accordion sheet on a page – very quick! I inked a background for it to sit upon with inks and a sponge then inked the decoration stencil with an AZZA dauber and made sure it was dark in some places and lighter in others to give it a little character.

Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

Don’t just scroll past the circles, squares and ovals. These can be used on any page and can set a beautiful background for other decorations.

Created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.
Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.
Page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

If you don’t want just circles, this one is a good option with circles, ovals and decorations.


You can have fun with the Art and Craft decoration duo.

Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

Different Azza product create different effects on the page. Try the image with your brushes, daubers, sponge or pom poms. The pom poms are beautiful for creating a shadow effect on images created with decoration stencils. Always finish them off with a few details using your pens/writers.

I will end with Easter. Firstly, a beautiful layout by Mimouscrap in Europe. She has used the new AZZA Zurich stencil and created a multi-page layout.


These Easter products have been used on a set of pages by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Her beautiful set of pages have been created with the AZZA Verlaine Stencil and pre-cut pages.

If you feel you have missed out on Easter this year, get out your photos from last year and scrap them!

Created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria. Australia
Created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria. Australia
Created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria. Australia

Happy decorating ……. if you would like to learn more about using your decoration stencils with the AZZA sponges, pom poms, brushes and daubers please contact your Consultant. Some Consultants are available online as there are no classes running at the moment.

Stay safe and continue scrapping it will keep you sane!


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Happy Easter

Normally we would all be out and about taking photos to scrap later in the year, but this year we are home scrapping photos from holidays we’ve been on before.

I don’t know about you, but when I scrap photos it takes me back to when they were taken and I enjoy the moments of being back with family or being in a place I have visited. Many happy, happy memories come flooding back.

For all those of you who are behind on your kids or grandkids albums, now is the time for a little ‘catch up’!!

As I mentioned to you before, I created a mini album that I saw in the AZZA Magazine Scrap & Moi, No 54. You can subscribe to the magazine for 4 regular editions a year or you can get a Gold subscription which includes two bumper issues. Unfortunately for Australia, it is all in French but as I always say, the pictures are in English.


This lovely mini album was created with the Loire stencil and is so easy to put together.


For the front page I mounted the card onto a transparent sheet. I have used the shape of the stencil to cut out the grey card and the white card. I used inks to match my set of photos and the Loire texture stencil for decoration. I then embossed a strip of the darker card I used and cut a frieze with the Loire die.

Mini Album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

I used a light and dark colour page to match my photos and alternated the page colours.

Mini Album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

I also added a few of the AZZA Circle stickers as per the sample in the magazine.

Mini Album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.
Mini Album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

On this page I once again used the embossing folder through the middle of the grey card cut out. I also used the Stamp-die set Frosty lake on the page with a Copper circle sticker in the middle.


The page above has the strip at the top cut out so you can see the photo on the page behind. Make sure that the Frieze strip does not block out anything important on the photo behind.


If you don’t want to place a decoration on the bottom half of this page, you can include a second photo. The stamped image is from the stamp/die set released in Australia this month. They are fun for your winter holidays.

RJS – AZZA Europe

These lovely stamped images are so easy to ‘dress up’ to match your photos.

RJS – AZZA Europe. AZZA Zurich stencil
AZZA Zurich stencil – AZZA Europe
AZZA Zurich stencil – AZZA Europe.

On the pages above I love the ‘shadow’ of the image on the page – great idea for the AZZA stamp/die sets.

Mini album crated by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.
Mini album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

I put my album together with a ‘Zutter’ and added a few ribbons.

This would make a perfect gift for someone special.

If you would like the instructions in English, do get in touch and I will send them out to you.

Don’t forget to use your AZZA products for your Easter baskets:

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

A small tip to end with. This is how to keep your AZZA Glitter tape from unravelling.

Happy Scrappin’


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Video – AZZA Zurich Stencil

Sorry Ladies, I am having so much trouble with the internet – I think it is everyone working from home now.

Herewith the correct video of Dominique showing you the basics of creating a page with the Zurich stencil:



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Keep calm and scrap on!

First day of the month and we present you with themes to scrap your wonderful holiday photos – we may be in ‘lock down’ but we can enjoy ourselves as we remember holidays past. Whether you went fishing or skiing there is something for you this month.

Our stencil of the month will be a very popular one – Zurich. I lived in Zurich for 7 years, wonderful memories and a lot of snow photos to scrap! A little later in the week I’ll show you the latest project with my photos in the snow!


The studio contains a few pages of the newest colour in our CLASSIC Essential range – Dolphin.

Page created by Deb Byrne, Tasmania. Australia

Deb has created this magnificent page above using the Zurich stencil, two stamps from the winter range and silhouette figurines. Note how Deb has used her Silicone stamping pad to get the reflection in the top left-hand corner decoration, it is beautiful. Both stamped images have been completed with chalks, inks and pens to bring them to life.


Christine has also used the little figurine in the bottom right-hand corner on her page below. Again, see how beautifully she has brought it to life with inks, chalks and pens. The little background of trees is created using the Decoration stencil, AZZA pompoms are just perfect for snow!

Decoration by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.

Christine has used the trees without the house – remember you do not have to use the image as a whole. Christine has also used the new transparent Resin dots released this month.

Page by Christine Houbrechts, Belgium.

Deb’s second page was created with the ZURICH stencil but she used last month’s LOIRE themed products for her decoration and our very own AZZA Australia Figurine heading “Capturing the moment”. We have had a range of headings produced especially for us in a smaller size that is in keeping with the AZZA way of scrapping.

Page created by Deb Byrne, Tasmania. Australia

The beautiful LOIRE stamp is a must if you are a regular visitor to Europe and love to explore the history. Note how Deb has used the same stamp twice – using only part of it in her smaller ‘space’. She has chalked the papers beautifully to match the tones in her photographs.


A few of you have found it difficult to find our little headings – here is the link.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria. Australia

Hilary has created the beautiful page above, she has added a few perfect seagulls!

As you can see Zurich does not have to be all about the snow …. April brings a little bit of summer too. The AZZA River themed products released this month are just beautiful. Below Lauren has created a lovely double page with the Zurich stencil and the RIVER themed products. This is a double page, the front page has been cut with the shape of the stencil and the little photo of the duckling in the centre is actually on the back page, that shape has been cut out of the front page as can be seen further in the blog.

Page created by L’escrapade
Decoration by L’escrapade

How cute is this little guy fishing ……..

Page created by L’escrapade

With the page open, you can see the gap that has been cut out of the front page.

Decoration by L’escrapade
Decoration by L’escrapade

The shapes have been shaded in with chalks and the stamped images brought to life with chalk pencils and pens. If you do not have the chalk pencils you can always use your AZZA pompoms and your chalks to get colour into the smaller areas.

Zurich is a good stencil for multiple pages. Carole Rosso of Europe has created this multi-page layout below.

Page created by Carole Rosso, France.

Lastly, a striking single photo page:

AZZA Europe

The Butterfly and Tags AZZA cutting dies have been used on this page.


Valerie has also used the Butterfly dies on the page above created with the Zurich stencil.

With Consultants being unable to hold classes, AZZA Australia has made all pages available to purchase in packs of 5 on their website. These can be posted directly to you so you don’t even have to go out to collect them. Please remember to nominate your Consultant when you place an order.

Pop along to our NEW PRODUCTS https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new on the website and see what has been released in Australia this month.

To end, a video from Dominique Spirlet to show you how to use your Zurich stencil. Dominique always has something interesting to show us …

Happy Scrappin’


Decoration by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia
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Quarantine = Scrapping

Always look on the bright side of life – as the lyrics go!!

Without all the other pulls on our lives at the moment, most volunteering positions have fallen away, no lessons/sports venues to drive the kids to and on and on it goes, we all have hours to fill! So I thought I would send you a few beautiful layouts that have been coming out of Europe as the ladies encourage one another to scrap.

AZZA is alive and well – our beautiful ladies in Queensland pack by themselves so as long as we have stock coming in and on the shelves, we will send out your orders. For now, the warehouse in Europe is also large enough for the packers to work and as long as they can source the product they can continue to send. Place your order online and it will be sent directly to you, don’t forget to list your Consultant so that she can receive her commission. AZZA online shop: azzaworld.com.au


I thought I would post one layout per stencil – dig out your older stencils and decoration products and create a page with the product you have.



A beautiful page by Nadia using the AZZA Aqua stencil. Nadia has used the Texture stencil from the Azza Scrap Kit Plus – NATURE. She has stamped the lower circle on her piece of paper with a circle stamp and she has inked or chalked a little 5mm line from the bottom of the paper up. She has then placed 2 circles which she has raised with 3D foam and decorated them with the lovely AZZA cords. Finally she has placed 3 of the newer Resin dots to complete the page.

Tip: An easy way to chalk or ink your little 5mm line – place a strip of re-positional tape along a strip of card. Cut the strip of card to 5mm with your guillotine then peel the 5mm strip of re-positional tape off the card and use it on your page.

As you can see Nadia has used the stencil tool so she can get perfect chalking along the shape of the stencil. If you are not sure how to use your tool stencil, please contact your Consultant for a lesson.



Jenny has created an amazing page with the Bali stencil using paper to complete the stencil shape. Jenny has completed her page with gentle chalking in the same tones as the photos and an oval decoration using the Beside the Sea stamp set.

Page by Jenny Finley, Victoria – Australia



The tones on this page are just beautiful. Nadia has used ink on either ends of her paper cut-outs and in the centre added the lovely die cut Art & Creation with a little AZZA ribbon and a Resin dot. Nadia has used the Texture stencil released with Boston – Art and Creation.


Both these Art and Creation products are great as they can be used with any theme on the page. Perfect to go with your Title without taking the attention away from the Title itself.



Don’t think you have to save this one for Christmas – if you have that little STAR in the family – this is the stencil to highlight them. Theresa Dean, AZZA Consultant in Tassie created this lovely page below. Theresa has chalked the inside of her star and completed the ‘frame’ with beautiful inking straight onto her page.

Page by Theresa Dean, Tasmania – Australia
Page by Christelle Nevejans Gouhier, Europe

Lovely page above by Christelle using the Celestial stencil, the Art and Creation Die, AZZA Cord, Wooden frame, papers embossing folder, figurines and pearls. Once again, not a Christmas page. Christelle has used the AZZA Geometric embossing folder.



Sabine has used the AZZA Texture stencil: Spring Tree; it is an A5 stencil so can be used over larger areas. The ‘Nature’ die is in the Big Shot Starter kit pack. I always like Sabine’s tones on her page, they are always perfect. The AZZA Branch die is no longer available.




Rachel’s page shows that the stencil can be used very simply – Rachel has used paper, AZZA sand (Mixing colours) and chalking. Beautiful in its simplicity.


Page created by Barbara Rae – Western Australia.

Only in Australia I say …. great wine too!! Barb created this lovely page using the Seasonal Papers “Weather” – they go with any theme. I love the way she has left the cut-out on the left-hand side of the page for her decoration – AZZA Stamp and die set Weather Frog. Barb has doubled up the image to fill the space and she has brought the image alive with chalks. Barb also chalked her paper corners to keep the frame of her lines. A beautiful page Barb.




I had to show you these pages created with the new AZZA Loire stencil created by Nathalie Lestrat. Nathalie has attached an A4 page to the normal 30 x 30 page to create this compilation. She has used the AZZA Cogs and Mechanisms theme for her page. She has also used the AZZA Sport embossing folder, both so good for a masculine page.

Page by Nathalie Lestrat, Europe

I just had to show you this page created by Nadia Martin using the Art and Creation texture stencil used on her Boston page above and the same AZZA themes on the page as Nathalie above. This is a such a striking page!!


This was actually the stencil that gave me the idea to do this blog as the ladies in Europe have posted some beautiful layouts with the Marine stencil.

A compilation of pages by Martine Verhaeghe, Europe

A great challenge if you would like to get ‘One story’ onto multi-page.



Barbara Rae, AZZA Consultant in Western Australia created the lovely page below. Barb has used the AZZA Texture stencil Plants on her page. Note Barb has a double fold on this page, you can see the fold lines in the lower picture.

Page by Barbara Rae, Western Australia
Page by Barbara Rae, Western Australia


No longer available

I like the extension of the lines in the page below. Note how the lily pad has been grounded with chalks – remember to always ‘ground’ your images if they stick out beyond your cutting line.

AZZA Europe



This page made me smile. Roz has used the AZZA Home Sweet Home texture stencil, ribbon and glitter tape. The little scooter is from the AZZA Holiday destinations range, a die and stamp set.


Although an older theme, these are still in stock in Australia. The layout below using the AZZA BAHAMAS STENCIL uses the same stamp/die set.


Page by Scrapons sur le bassin d’Arcachon

This page caught my eye, WOW – what lovely decoration! The extended scene in chalks is perfect and the circle of decoration in the centre with just enough red not to take your eyes off the photos ! What fun.


Page by Ros McQueen, Esperance – Australia

Ros has used the Cosmos embossing folder. I like this folder as it can be used with any theme! She has also used three strips of the AZZA Wreath die instead of just using it as a single wreath. Great idea.


Remember you do not need to emboss your whole piece of paper. Here I have placed ink onto the embossing folder and then only stamped part of my paper cut outs. Check which side of the embossing folder you want to put the ink onto, they have a different effect on the paper.

Page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

Lastly, an AZZA 4 x 4 page you can create without a stencil. Nice clean lines created with paper and inks.

A big ‘Thank You’ to the ladies whose pages I have used, it so wonderful to see such creativity available to inspire us.

Stay home, stay scrapping happily and most of all STAY HEALTHY!

Happy Scrappin’


Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.
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How our world has changed ……

Well, where do I begin, I am sure most of us cannot believe that the world is in ‘lock down’; we are all affected. I do hope wherever you are, you are in isolation and have all you need. Look out for one another in these difficult times.

On the brighter side of life – we are all ‘stuck’ at home and what better way of using our time but to scrap. Now is the time to drag out all the old projects you never finished (or began) and get working on them. I am sure most of you have enough photos to keep you going for a while having just had the Harvey Normal sale. I know, I got over 300 printed.

In Western Australia we managed to sneak in our planned Retreat over the weekend. All the ladies were happy to come and we had the venue to ourselves. Not far from the beach, not that we got time to enjoy the view, but we had plenty of room for a trestle table each (keeping that distance).

The Scrap room

The ladies worked on their Loire albums. On the first day we worked on single pages and then went on to the more difficult sets of two and three pages.

The first page we worked on was a simple page with two landscape photos and decoration. We worked through the different effects you could create on your paper with the AZZA Silicon Stamping pad.

Page by Barbara Rae – Western Australia
Page by Carole Rutter – Western Australia

Page by Jane Sander – Western Australia

Sandy created a beautiful page showing how the Silicon pad could be used to ‘mirror image’ your stamp. Sandy used the Swan from the AZZA Frosty Lake range.

Page by Sandy David – Western Australia

Those of you that receive Mail Out will receive this Silicon stamping pad and instructions of how to use it in April (if our shipment arrives from Europe, if not May). If you don’t get Mail Out and want a lesson on the Silicon stamping pad get hold of your Consultant. A list of Consultants can be found on the AZZA website. If you are interested in receiving the monthly Mail Out from AZZA Australia or would like to know more about it, please e-mail me: lynholmes@rocketmail.com.

Our evening meals were enjoyed with a little drop of Rose from the Loire Valley in France.

On Saturday we moved on to the double page, using the beautiful Loire cutting die. This page was created by Tracy Burn. Apologies for it not being straight, the photo was taken at the Retreat.

Page by Tracy Burn – Western Australia

The triple page brought a little confusion and we soon realised the stencil could be used in two different positions along the top flipping page. It was important to get it right with this one as the chalking lines matched throughout the three pages. If you are not doing the chalking ‘visual’ it would not matter. Sorry Ladies, a little stressful this one was!! The lesson I learned, always note where the ‘AZZA’ logo on your stencil goes then you will get the right orientation. I will include this in the instructions next time.

Page by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Page by Trish Webster – Western Australia

As you can see on the page below, the vertical lines do not run one below the other. Once you have cut your pages, it is up to you where you put your photos/paper/chalking or inking and decorations.

Your first step in planning the triple page is to see how many photos you want on your page. Next is to see where you will be cutting your pages – the most important step with this process is to see what extends out from behind your flipping pages. With the set of pages below the front page and lower page are all market product so it flows:

Page by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

You can also use your flipping page to have someone or something ‘peek’ over or under the flap:

Mini album by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The albums were then completed either with the Zutter and ring binding or with the AZZA MDF covers. For a larger album the MDF covers are lovely and can be decorated easily.

Cover by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia

Anita Day in Queensland made a beautiful family album decorating it with the AZZA Australiana products:

Cover by Anita Day – Queensland

Here you can see Anita has placed the lovely bronze corners on both the back and the front cover.

Album by Anita Day – Queensland

Anita continued the Australian theme through the album – above she has used the lovely Gumnuts embossing folder on her plain paper.

It is easy to find our Australiana products on our website – go to All Categories and you will see the ‘Australiana’ section.

Another of Anita’s pages featured ‘school’. Anita has used the Seasonal papers from the Home Sweet Home collection and a micro stamp for the books.

Page by Anita Day – Queensland. Australia

With the AZZA papers please note that we have our Patterned CLASSIC Essential range which are the colours that remain in the catalogue, the pattern is always the same, new colours are released. The Patterned SEASONAL range is brought out for a season and when they are sold out there are no re-runs.

Don’t go thinking that the A4 Loire stencil is only for an A4 page. The stencil can be used easily on your normal 30 x 30 scrapping page. Susan Talbot, our NSW Consultant created this page from her Spanish holiday.

Page by Susan Talbot – NSW

Sue has used the Loire stencil, die, texture stencil and the Seasonal patterned papers.

When I saw her lovely ‘Hola’ it reminded me of our AZZA Micro stamps for the Travellers out there:


Lastly a few more 30 x 30 pages created by Rosalie Seguin-Noel in Europe, both these pages a beautiful! Thank you Rosalie for sharing them with us.

On the page above Rosalie has used a stamp from the AZZA Floral Large stamp set and the Floral embossing folder.


These stamps are lovely on the page and also perfect for cards.

Cards by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

AZZA Australia do have stamps with a selection of words:


On the page above Rosalie has used the Loire embossing folder:

The March Texture Basket has both the Loire die and embossing folder, you can save a little getting them as a basket.


That should be enough to keep you going a while. I have a mini album to show you created with the Loire stencil – watch this space.

I will blog a little more often as I am sure a lot of you will be scrapping more than normal – hopefully you can find something new and inspirational for your pages.

Happy Scrappin’


Page by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.
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