Back to normal ….

My table confirms  I am back to normal …..


I have had fun creating another layout with the Marine Stencil and Pre-cut pages.

I have used some fun photos I took at the Guggenheim in Bilboa.

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Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW Australia

This is the front page using the Marine stencil and the Mosaic Cutting Die for a decoration around the circle in the centre.  Note how I have cut out part of the decoration so that you can see my face on the back page.


I have also used the new Dolphin ink on the decoration to bring it in line with the tones on the page.


Mosaic Cutting Dies

For the decoration I have used the new Glitter tape that is available in Australia and the ‘Mesh’ texture stencil.  Have a look in the catalogue, there are some lovely colours in the Glitter tape range.  If you want to keep your decorations simple, straight lines, the glitter tape is good.  It is also not too shiny.


To begin with I masked off the strip and gave it an ‘inked border’ top and bottom.

Then I masked off the strip in the centre with a strip of card stock – this is where I wanted to place my glitter tape.


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The finished product.  Once flipped open, the inside spread is shown below.

On the top page, held in place with small AZZA Magnets is the insert page where I could get another 6 photos into my story.  The strips holding the page in place are cut from the Mosaic A4 Printed page.  These are great for those who do not like to spend time decorating as it is all done for you – all you have to do is cut them out!

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Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW. Australia

Below is the back page with the pre-cut page removed:

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Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia


Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

On the flap above I used the AZZA Dolphin paper which I embossed with the AZZA Geometric embossing folder.  This always adds texture to the page without taking your eyes off the photos.

The two stamped decorations are from the AZZA ‘Photography’ Theme and I stamped them straight onto the page.  I then added a little character with chalk pencils and a gel pen.  I also them chalked along both sides of the enlargement.

To do the chalking I used the ‘tool’ side of the stencil set – this gives me a nice clean line along the photo.





The little piece of white velcro is what I use to keep them in place in my file when they are not in use.


To complete the pre-cut page I placed three photos on one side.  I chalked the base and once again used a picture from an AZZA pre-printed A4 page (this will be available in March)


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Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

On there reverse side I just used photos:

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Page by Lyn Holmes, NSW.  Australia

So as you can see, you can make your pages simple or use decoration depending on how much time you like to spend on each page.

Below is a sample I found on the net using the Marine stencil and one photo:


It is beautiful in its simplicity.  They have embossed the paper and used the Mosaic figures for decoration.

Another beautiful creation I found on the internet using the pre-cut pages:


Marie has used both the AZZA Mosaic and the Trees and Leaves cutting dies.

The use of two colours in the Trees and Leaves cut outs is beautiful.



Simple elegance.

Below a page with a pocket.  The sides are sealed and it does not open.



Lastly for Marine, I thought I would show you this page below using the ‘drawn-out’ circle, almost getting the shape AZZA had in the Paris-Istanbul stencil.

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With the Fairy creations below – you will see they are from Europe so a lot of winter decoration themes.  These ‘Winter’ Theme products will be released in Australia a little closer to our winter months.


A beautiful winter page by Chantalouscrap with a smaller flap – I do like the contrast of the red on the page.





The AZZA Christmas Wreath Cutting Die has been used on this page.  This can be used throughout the year, not only at Christmas.  Speaking of Christmas, a page using only 2 photos and the little elves from the Christmas Theme kit.

Fairy christmas

Hopefully that will give you all some ideas to whip up a page with your Fairy and Marine stencils.

In March we have some beautiful ‘Add-On’ kits for our AZZA Scrap Kits.  Those of you that like to decorate your pages  …….  you will LOVE these.  I am busy working with them to have some sample pages for you next month.

To end with, one of our older stencils, but still available – Fiji stencil:


I like this page, clean and bright.

Happy Scrappin’



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2 Responses to Back to normal ….

  1. Joy Hamilton says:

    Hello Lyn

    Did this email come to you I had message saying it was lost ??????




  2. Joy Hamilton says:


    Good to see your table looking happy that you are home again….

    Must be fun.

    What are the dates for the next classes please…. I am only have my treatments every 3 weeks now, and no more chemo, But the way my year is going I am not going to just trust to the normal things happening. But I am still so well That I can’t believe it.

    Thanks to you and many other keeping me in their prayers, I am sure.



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