A beautiful time to be outdoors – IN YOUR GARDEN or playing SPORT

Well that is the AZZA theme for August, no new stencil but AZZA decoration products with the theme of ‘IN MY GARDEN’ and ‘SPORT’.

I will begin with a page I have created using the AZZA Orlando stencil released last month and the new SPORT themed products.

Page created by Lyn Holmes. Western Australia.

At you can see above I have used a picture from the A4 AZZA SPORT Sketch sheet to mount my title on. I did this as there were a few French words I wanted to hide. I cut a small piece of white card and used the AZZA Sport texture stencil to get it to match the Sketch sheet picture. I then stamped the word ‘rugby’ onto the card and stuck it onto the Sketch sheet picture. I completed the look with some lovely AZZA Marine cord. The lower decoration is with the same Sport texture stencil but this time I used the stamp from the Stamp/Die set. Note how I have grounded the stamped image with a little chalking – matching the figure on the A4 Sketch sheet.


Above you can see the inside spread. You will notice I shaped the front page and cut out a section so a photo on the inside spread would show through. I have used the AZZA Sport themed paper and the dies that will be so versatile. I think that beautiful little T-shirt can be used with so many themes. I used the T-shirt die on a piece of paper which I had cut into the shape I needed, then placed the title/journalling inside the shape that had been cut out. The T-shirt was placed on the other page – see below. I used the AZZA ‘Cecile’ Alphabet stencil, one of my favourite. If you subscribe to the AZZA Mail Out you will have received it in July with instruction on the many ways Alphabet stencils can be used. If you are interested in receiving the AZZA Mail Out each month please get in touch with me.


This die cut set above can be used with so many themes, not just sport. The T-shirt will go with anything and so too can the flag (without the little circle at the bottom) and the No 1.

I finished off the page with inking down the left-hand side, using two colours. I, once again, used the Sport stamp but this time I used both the stamp and the die. Note how I grounded the image once again, this time I also gave the image a little shadow behind with my chalking pencil.


Anita Day – AZZA Director and Consultant in Queensland created the page below with the AZZA New York stencil and the new Sport themed products.

Page by Anita Day, Queensland. Australia

The decoration was created using the AZZA A4 Sport Sketch sheet and the Sport Figures. Note how Anita has placed a little of the darker blue paper behind the ball figure to make it stand out.


A beautiful page below by Petra Jaynes, AZZA Consultant in Christie Downs, South Australia. Petra has used the AZZA Orion stencil with the lovely Sport papers, Sport Large stamp set, A4 Sketch sheet and chalks.

Page by Petra Jaynes, South Australia

Deb Byrne, AZZA Director and Team leader in Tassie has also been out and about …. here are her creations using the new Sport themed products. For the layout below Deb has used the AZZA Fiji stencil, an older one, but a lovely one and still available. Deb has used the AZZA Sport embossing folder, cutting die and Sport stamps.

Page created by Deb Byrne, Tasmania. Australia
Page by Betsy Souvay, Europe

The page above was created with the AZZA Boston stencil and the Sport themed products. Betsy has used the Embossing folder shown above and the Decoration stencil below.


Deb created her second page using the AZZA Nature stencil. She has used a stamp from our recent Coast themed products and our little AZZA pearls for the golf ball. How cute do they look on the page!!!

If you missed this stamp, it is quite a handy little one to have in your bag. The grass and seagulls finish off a page beautifully as seen in this lovely page below by Sue Talbot in Sydney. Sue has used the AZZA Shell stencil to create this page.

Page by Sue Talbot, NSW. Australia
AZZA Europe.

I can’t help adding these two decorations to show you; they have been created with the stamp above. Beautiful!

Aurore – AZZA Europe.

Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Director and Team Leader in Victoria has created a few cards with the In My Garden themed products, to show you that the decoration products can be used on both pages and cards.

Card by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia
Card by Hilary Hamilton, Victoria. Australia

I found lovely cards with the In My Garden themed products online. Here are a few I wanted to share with you.

The card above has been created with the In my Garden paper, stamp and two of the AZZA dies, I love you and Sewn squares. https://shop.azzaworld.com.au/products/copy-of-cutting-dies-scrolls-set?_pos=12&_sid=0d8c40974&_ss=r

A lovely page below created by Michelle Delcomminette in Europe using the AZZA New York stencil and the In my Garden themed products.

Page by Michelle Delcomminette, Europe.
Page by Brigitte Langenfeld, Europe

Beautiful page above by Brigitte Langenfeld using the AZZA New York stencil, the Home Sweet Home cutting die and the In my Garden themed products.

Brigitte also created this beautiful card:

Do pop along to the AZZA website and look at the new products.


AZZA Australia has a competition running for the month of August. Any Client ordering over $100.00 of In my Garden and Sport themed products during the month of August, in one order, will go into the draw for a special edition ‘Tennis’ stencil. This stencil will not be available to purchase, as it is a special edition.

Herewith a few beautiful layouts created by the Ladies in Europe with the Special Edition stencil.

Page by Sophie, RJSS So Scrap.

I love this page above by Sophie. She has used the AZZA I love you themed products

Page by Myriam de Leenheer, Europe.

And a wonderful double page creation by Josette Worobel, Europe. A challenge but well worth it when you see the result.

If you are in the Perth area, please come along to the WA Craft Show at the Claremont Showgrounds this weekend – Fiona, Barb and I will be there on the AZZA stand. Come along and introduce yourselves to us and see what we have on offer.


We also have some very exciting news for Australia. Christine Houbrechts will be coming out to Australia for our annual AZZA Consultant Conference in October and will hold Masterclasses in Ballarat, Sydney, Launceston, Hobart and Perth. Christine is part of the AZZA Creative Team in Belgium and you will see her pages in all the AZZA books. We apologise to ladies in those areas we won’t get to this year but hopefully you will be first on the list next year! Christine will be holding classes on EVERYTHING AZZA – How to take your decorations to the next level and will showcase the 2019 Christmas range.

If you are interested in attending a class with Christine please pop along to the AZZA Australia webpage and find your nearest Consultant for information, or you can contact me on lynholmes@rocketmail.com.


The class in Ballarat will be held on Tuesday, 29th October. Please contact Hilary Hamilton or your local Consultant. The Sydney class will be held on Friday, 1st November. Please contact me or your local Consultant. Christine will be at the Launceston show with Deb and her Ladies over the weekend and she will be in Hobart on Monday, 4th November. Tassie Ladies please get in touch with Deb, Ellen or Theresa to find out all the details. Christine will then fly over to Perth where I will get to spend some time with her, YAY, and she will hold a class for our Western Australian Consultants on Friday. The Masterclass will be on Saturday, 9th November. Christine will then climb on her flight back home that night, very tired I am sure, but I hope she will have had a wonderful, unforgettable trip Downunder.

On that exciting note, I will end for today.

Happy Scrappin’


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