10th Birthday AZZA Scrapping Retreats

The AZZA 10th Birthday Scrapping Retreats are finally here.

Jennie and Sue ran theirs over the weekend up in Townsville and great fun was had by all. They have been very good at keeping the secret: just what stencil will be used at the Retreats!

Jennie and Sue with their group of Ladies at their 10th Birthday Scrapping Retreat

This weekend will see all the Queensland Ladies gathering on Bribie Island for their Scrapping weekend and the WA Ladies will be gathering the weekend after.

There are 2 places available at the WA 10th Birthday Scrapping weekend, 1-4th March up in Toodyay as unfortunately, a few ladies have had to pull out. Please get in touch with Fi McKay if you would like to attend. Fiona, Ros, Barb and Wendy will all be at the weekend to help you with your AZZA layouts and decoration.

AZZA Tasmania is holding 3 x ‘Day’ events, please get in touch with Theresa, Ellen or Deb Byrne: deborah.azza@gmail.com to find out more information.

The Verlaine stencil is selling well with lovely layouts being created. Like all AZZA stencils, it is great for 1 photo or lots of photos. With the pre-cut pages you can make a set of pages and include a whole story on the one page. One of our Consultants down in Victoria makes the most amazing combination of pages which I will feature in a blog soon. They are fun to create and wow, you get lots of photos onto your pages. She has also used the plastic 30 x 30 sleeves to put them in which I will show you how to use with your AZZA pull out pages.

AZZA Europe

This is a beautiful page by Creativ’ann in Europe using only one photo. She has used the AZZA Weather texture stencil for her decoration with 3 colours of ink/chalk. The smaller blue decoration is with the Alize theme products. This page would make a beautiful Title page too.

If you receive the AZZA Mail Out, you will have received a Texture stencil this month and information on the many ways it can be used for decoration both on your page and for those of you that enjoy card making, on cards. If you would like to know more about the AZZA Mail Out please get in touch with your Consultant or me. The AZZA Mail Out is great for inspiration if you live too far away from a Consultant to attend classes, it will give you ideas and training on how to advance your decoration techniques.

Created by L’escrapade

Using the other side of the AZZA Verlaine stencil this beautiful combination was created by Laurence Bourgoin in Europe. The page complete is above, below you can see the top page opened and the back page exposed. Laurence has used the AZZA Vintage themed products for her decoration.

She has used the beautiful AZZA Vintage paper on her page.

AZZA Vintage paper – https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/whats-new/products/paper-patterned-seasonal-vintage-1

…………. the lovely Sewn Dies that AZZA has, both in Circles and Squares.

AZZA Sewn Concentric Circles: https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/collections/under-50/products/cutting-dies-concentric-circles-3cm-13cm

And, the AZZA die she has used is part of the Vintage theme: AZZA Vintage Friezes. These are well worth investing in as you can use them with any theme on your page.


The paper used on the back page has been embossed with the Vintage Embossing folder and then coloured with inks/chalks.


Laurence’s chalking on the pages to finish off the decorations is so gentle it completes the page but does not take your eyes off the photos.

I do hope those of you that are attending one of the AZZA Retreats will have an amazing time and feel as though you have learned a lot after the weekend. I know you will enjoy the AZZA product that you will be working with as we (The Directors) worked with it on our trip to Europe back in October last year. Once the Retreats are all done and dusted I will feature many of the layouts that were created on these weekends away, as the product will be available in Australia once our Retreats are completed.

If you are in WA and haven’t booked but would like to attend, please get in touch with Fi (fiona.mckay@bigpond.com) as there are 2 spaces still available.

Happy Scrappin’


Decoration using picture from an AZZA A4 Sketch sheet, string and AZZA Cord.

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5 Responses to 10th Birthday AZZA Scrapping Retreats

  1. Jenny Carman says:

    Hi Lyn Anything happening on the Gold Coast in May

    On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 at 10:51 PM, Lets Create With Lyn Holmes – AZZA European Scrapbooking (Sydney – New South Wales) wrote:

    > lynholmes posted: ” The AZZA 10th Birthday Scrapping Retreats are finally > here. Jennie and Sue ran theirs over the weekend up in Townsville and great > fun was had by all. They have been very good at keeping the secret: just > what stencil will be used at the Retreats!” >

  2. lynholmes says:

    Hi Joy,
    Sadly none of the NSW Consultants took up the option to have a Birthday Retreat.

  3. Joy Hamilton says:

    HELLO, when are the NSW Retreats scheduled, please?

  4. Christine Downing says:

    Hi Lyn, how are you? is there and azza retreat in nsw?

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