Summer is almost over ….

Summer is almost over, 7 days to Autumn.  After the summer we have had in Australia I am sure everyone is looking forward to the cooler weather.

I love Autumn, the colours in the photos that are scrapped, no matter where in the world you are, are amazing.

With the holidays over,  I am sure many of you have fallen back into your scrapping routine.  I have been playing with the AQUA stencil and have fallen in LOVE  with the new release PERFUMES OF THE SOUTH.


Kit 2047 – AU$142.00

Remember this stencil is only available in KIT form, the stencil will not be available on its own.  It is also a limited edition, so do get in early with your order.

This is my first page using the PERFUMES OF THE SOUTH stencil.  I decided to do a double page as I had a lot of photos from this beautiful morning as we entered the Milford Sound off the coast of New Zealand.


Kit – Perfumes of the South and Leon Alphabet Stencil – Lyn Holmes

This is the front ‘flap’ on its own so you can see where it begins and ends. I cut it out using the stencil.


Leon Alphabet Stencil, Scrolls Cutting Die and Scrolls Embossing Folder – Lyn Holmes


With the flap open …


The Cutting Die ‘Scrolls’ shape fits perfectly with the flow of the photos.  I have also used the ‘Scrolls’ embossing folder on the paper cut-outs.


A lovely page by AZZA, Europe using the embossing folder ‘Chillis and Olives’ and one of the stamps that comes with the kit.


This nice ‘clean’ page by araviscrap.  She has used one of the stamps from the new AZZA Cruising Stamp set.  It is little anchors but can be used with any theme.  Love the use of the little bits of twine on the two circles, adds a bit of fun and texture to the page.  Twine and cord is now available in the AZZA range, a little more on that later.


This decoration can be used with any theme, lovely idea.


Beautiful page by Rosalie using the Lace Figurines and the Decoration stencil.  Again using twine with the lace figures gives the page a little more texture.


Lastly a page by Rosetta Girgenti.  Her colouring of the decorations is beautiful.  As you can see from the stamp set below, she has stamped, coloured and cut out out her decorations.  Beautiful.


TAM 0036 – Herbs of Provence  AU$35.00


Beautiful creation  by Sandrina Delvoye, Europe.

Sandrina has used the stamp and lace figures that come with the Kit.


A double page by AZZA, Europe.




Dominique Spirlet has released a video on the AZZA AQUA stencil.  This is great to watch especially for those Ladies new to AZZA.  You can follow her and see how to use the AZZA stencils and then the chalks and pens for the decoration.





AQUA stencil – Lyn Holmes

Above is a page I created using the AQUA stencil.  Decorations using inks, pens and the Pearl Makers.


I liked this page by Jannik Roosens using the AQUA stencil, keeping the photos large.


A double page by Estelle Segonds.  She has used the AZZA Die – ‘Arabesque’ on her page.


Cutting Dies ‘Arabesque Windows’ – DIE 012.  AU$27.00

Inside double spread below.


A beautiful layout by Sabine Lebrun, Europe using the new Mesh Texture embossing folder to be released in March in Australia.


Sabine Lebrun.

Page by Rachel Timms, AZZA Team Leader Queensland.  Rachel’s Blog

I love the use of the dark blue paper cut-out through the photos.


Rachel Timms – Qld, Australia



AZZA Europe

AZZA, Europe – the decorations on this page are great. Decorations from different themes have been used, one stamped onto the page the others stamped then cut out.  They  have have been placed upon a sheet cut with the AZZA Cutting Die  – ‘Baroque’ creating a 3D effect.


AZZA Cutting Die- ‘Baroque Frieze’ – DIE 064.  AU$35.00

I have used this Frieze a few times.  It is great as you can cut it to the size you require.

In the accordion album below I have used it twice, different lengths each time.


Accordion Album with Everest stencil – Lyn Holmes


Above, I incorporated it into a decoration.

Below I used it to cover the ‘blank space’ in the photo.



AZZA Mirage stencil – Lyn Holmes

Here I have used it on a page together with the AZZA Die – Cushion Frames and the Embossing Folder ‘Spinning Top’.  I thought the shapes went well together.


AZZA Cutting Dies ‘Cuhion Frames’ – DIE 067.   AU$35.00

Whilst on decoration I thought I would share with you a striking page I came across in my ‘internet’ travels.


This page is by Floscrap, using the Noisette stencil and one of the AZZA Cutting Dies.

Below I have used the AZZA Cutting Die ‘Round Lace Frames’.  These are a great set as there are three different sizes.  I have used the AZZA Essential stencil and the new Leon Alphabet stencil.


AZZA Essential stencil – Lyn Holmes

I also came across a set of lovely Marshmallow pages – a set of double pages by Christine Houbrechts.


AZZA stencil Marshmallow – Christine Houbrechts

Front page.


Double layout – open

Page with the flap open.  Beautiful decorations too.


A closer look at the top page with the flap dropped open.


Page by Les Scraps d’Yvette

… and a little bit of winter from Les scraps d’Yvette – using AZZA Marshmallow and Noisette stencils.


Page by Les Scraps d’Yvette

Another page created with the AZZA Noisette stencil that I loved by Yvette using a single photo and the new colours added to the AZZA range.


Page by Yvette Jouetre, Europe.

A little more winter with our AQUA stencil, the ‘Wood’ Texture stencil Duo and some AZZA twine.



‘Wood’ Texture stencil duo – GAB 1200

Audrey Vast has also used the Wood texture stencil in her layout using the Marshmallow stencil – I love the way she has coloured the stencil shapes – the two applications of the decoration stencil are both striking in their own way.



AZZA Australia now has a range of twine, cords and ribbons.  Do take a look in the catalogue.



The link to our online catalogue:  AZZA Ribbons, cords and twine

To end, I made a 4 x 4 page as shown in one of the AZZA books for those of you who have 3 photos you would like to keep to the full size.  A quick AZZA layout to copy.  I have used the AZZA cord/twine in this layout.



4 x 4 layout – Lyn Holmes

Begin with your 3 photos, cut your paper to size.


Punch your paper to get your ‘Frame’.


Cut your Title strips and punch 2 small holes for the twine to go through.


I used twine on the wooden frame to bring the page together.  The photo in the paper frame is punched from the new AZZA range of printed sheets.


In the catalogue you will find them under Decorating Products, Figures, Printed Picture A4 sheets.  The one below is from the Wood Texture theme.


Wood Texture

Hoping this has given you some new ideas to play with.

I have uploaded classes in Turramurra, Sydney to the calendar up to June.  Please take a look and remember to let me know if you would like to pop along.  You can also gather a group of Ladies together and I will come across to you for the class.

Thanks to all those Ladies whose pages I have shared, it is wonderful to see these beautiful creations that inspire us.  I do apologise if in some cases I do not have the name of the person who created the page but it is not always easy to find following the threads on the internet.

Happy Scrappin’




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