Winter is here – Cold nights and lots of scrapping

I thought I would begin the blog with a great video clip of Dominique Spirlet showing us how to use the new Mirage template.  It is great to see more demos being uploaded for us all to share – don’t get too exhausted with the music!!  Rather hectic for scrapping methinks!

A lot of fun has been had with this template, there are just so many options.  Do use the pre-cut pages for some fun on your page:

This is a lovely page by Carine Vanheste – so simple but beautiful in the simplicity.


Page created by Sylviane  Scrap in Europe using the pre-cut pages and the new set of stamps ‘WALK IN THE PARK’ that I just love.  They will be a classic in anyone’s collection. Who would have thought – a pink park bench – but it works!!!



Before Autumn slips by ……..


I am sure a few of you will recognise these shapes from our older AZZA Decoration stencils.


Those of you that have your Autumn Theme kit – get it out and USE IT ….. now is the time.


Remember the grape leaves don’t always have to be green …..

PumpkinsAtelier Scrap 38

But they can be ……

Duo Porto-Valparaiso 1 Atelier Scrap 38

GrapesAtelier Scrap 38



Lovely page with the ‘World Celebration’ stencil and Autumn colours.  A lot of Folk have asked me if this is still available, sadly NO, but we are hoping it will be re-released later in the year as it was so popular.


A dear little stamp I use often brought to life by Atelier Scrap in Europe.



Page created by idscrap, Europe using the Toronto stencil and the new stamp set

WALK IN THE PARK –  Large Stamps Set

TAM 0020   –  $ 33.50

I love the simple lines of the decoration.


I am a child of Africa,


I was born in Zimbabwe in Africa and lived there most of my life, I now live in Sydney Australia.  Pages of Africa always catch my eye.  I would like to share these with you .  Thank you Chantalouscrap for sharing with us.


Using the Celebration stencil and the wonderful Travel stamps.

‘On the Road’ Diamond Stamps – Tam 0012.  $33.50


A beautiful front page using one of the older stencils – Ellipse.  Here she has used one photo on the page but look at the next one ….. wow …. colours of Africa!


I love both of them, so different.  For decoration she has used the ‘Mandala’ Decoration stencil –  GAB 577.

And now on to her double pages using Mauritius stencil and once again Mandala Decoration stencil.



BELOW:  Porto-Valparaiso duo stencils – GAB 708 and AZZA ‘Feathers’ – available in both stamps and decoration stencil.


For my new home, a beautiful page I found using the pre-cut pages of London-Rio and the AZZA leaves.  Single photo layout.


Whilst on single photos I found a few more to share with you –


Using the Sofia-Lima stencil and a little embossing.


This is an older stencil,  Espire – sadly no longer available but for those who have it, some inspiration.

‘Scrolls’ Self-adhesive figures – PAP 401


These can be used with ‘velvet powder’ or sand so can be any colour you wish!

I will end with a few samples using the new AZZA Trio stencils Peace and Pleasure.

Accordion Stencil Trio ‘PEACE’ – GAB 453





Accordion Stencil Trio ‘PLEASURE’

GAB 454








Tutorial on Accordion Album

Beautiful page using Accordion pages by Syl Scrap, Europe.


And finally, a page with a little bit of everything ….


The new Mirage stencil used for the embossed shape.

I do hope that leaves you with a whole lot of inspiration for the cold days and nights ahead when we can all just ‘hunker down’ and scrap.

Happy Scrappin’






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