Gold, Silver and Bronze …….

The Olympics are well underway and Australia are doing well in the pool.

To celebrate AZZA has been giving away special edition Olympic stencils and we have 6 lucky winners so far in Australia. You will have been notified if you have one coming your way and the Order numbers are posted in Facebook.

To celebrate the wins in the pool, AZZA products along the WATER theme, decorations BLUE in colour, and the Waterlily and Water green have all be placed on special in the online shop, so do pop along and look in the SALE section.

More Olympic stencils will be on offer soon. Patricia Le Bellic created the beautiful page below with the Olympic stencil.

Patricia le Bellic – Europe

I have created a few pages with the Barcelona set. They are all about a family visit to Australia so I used some of the Australian products that AZZA have as part of their range on the first page. As you can see, I kept one photo complete.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Note how the two stencils are overlapped in the centre of the page to create a 5mm gap.

I love this stamp and die set, often using it for my Title on the page, or for journalling. As you can see, it is great to use both with or without the stamped image.

Embossing folders are always handy to use to fill in spaces with texture but without becoming the focus on the page. This embossing folder is great with all Australian photos.

There is only ONE kangaroo die left, so get in quick if you need, want or just plain love him on the page!

My next page was also created with two of the Barcelona stencils and the lovely Architecture die that was released with them. It can be decorated in so many ways. I chose a little of the AZZA grey Satin ribbon and a few of the AZZA circle stickers on the page. The Architecture paper also went well with my page.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

Note how the two stencils are overlapped in the centre so you only get the 5mm gap on the page.
Decoration by Sylvie RJ2S – Europe
AZZA – Europe

The July Basket allows you to purchase some cord and Resin dots for you to have a go.

I also like to use the AZZA large Alphabet dies for the first letter of my Title on the page if it can take it. They are easily combined with the smaller AZZA Alphabet dies.

The last page to show you today was created with the AZZA Kyoto stencil. A lovely simple layout, following one of the samples in the Studio, keeping my three photos almost complete. If you like quick and easy on the page, this layout is for you.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The die used is from the Rising Sun decoration products.

The papers from the same theme, fitted perfectly with my photos.

Whilst on the subject of Kyoto and the Rising Sun products, do keep a look out during the Olympics for a few specials on these products together with the Sakuru and Fuji colours.

If you are in Queensland, in the Caloundra area please pop along and meet Anita and Heather at the Craft Alive show this weekend.

Happy Scrappin’


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Countdown to the Olympics

With all the negative news in the world today I thought we could look forward to the Olympics. AZZA has released a special Olympic stencil for the event and we will be running a competition in Australia during the month of July/August.

To enter as a client of AZZA, you need to create a page using the Barcelona stencil set released this month and at least one other new product released in the month of July. Forward your entries to your Consultant or to Deb Byrne at

Entries need to be in by Sunday, 15th August. Results will be announced in the August newsletter.

Keep an eye on the online shop during the Olympics as AZZA Australia will be having flash sales and bonuses.

The Barcelona stencil released this month has been such fun to work with. There are FOUR stencils in the set, 15cm x 30cm each. A single stencil can be used on the page, just flipping it to get a mirror image as seen on the lovely page below.

Scrapons sur le bassin d’Arcachon

Or you can use one stencil on half your page and keep your photos almost uncut on the other half as Christine Houbrechts has shown on the page below.

Christine Houbrechts

Two different stencils can be used on the page, matching up the curves to get a flowing image on the page as seen below, a page by Sue Talbot in NSW. Sue has used stamps from the Architecture range and the texture stencil.

Susan Talbot – NSW

With the new concept of the 15 x 30cm stencils AZZA also released new XL Accordion sheets in two colours.

Once again Christine created the beautiful page below using an Accordion sheet with two panels attached to the normal 30 x 30cm scrapping page, opening both left and right.

Christine Houbrechts

Note how Christine has overlapped the two edges in the centre so that you remain with a 5mm gap and NOT a 1cm gap. This also allows for a perfect circle in the centre.

I created the page below based on Christine’s page, but included more photos on the page. I did not add the large circle in the centre.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The layouts above open as shown in this photo. Below, I have used the XL Accordion sheet but have only attached ONE panel to the page.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

These Accordion sheets are great to get your story on one page with lots of photos. Just remember they take a little planning as you need to check what is showing through from the back pages once the Accordion sheet is closed.

The AZZA double pages can also be used with the Barcelona set, as you can use 4 stencils across the double page. I loved this layout by Anne-Nathalie which also used the new Vellum papers released this month. She has used the Vellum paper with an embossing stencil.

Also released this month were products to create a mini album. As many of you know, I love making mini albums and often give them as gifts. If you purchase the punch, pages can be made to any size.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The album above is 15 x 30cm so that I could use the new Barcelona stencil set for the decoration. My album was based on an album Hilary created for the Consultant training session last month. As I said earlier, you can have such fun with this but is does take a little planning as you need to check what shows through on the back pages. Above you can see photos show through both above and to the right of my front page. My second and third page below to show you how I needed to make sure what was showing through was a decent image.

Below you can see a close up of my decoration using the Silicon stamp. The Silicon stamp allows you to flip your image on your page. I used the Swan stamp from the Frosty Lake stamp and die set. The decoration tells the story of the bridge which is over the Swan river in Perth.

The Silicon stamp pad comes in two sizes.

As you will see I also mixed the colours of the binding discs. The binding discs come in black and two colour combinations. Tip: When you receive your punch, do punch a few sheets of scrap paper to get rid of any grease that may mark your pages.

If you would like to put a mini album together before you purchase a punch and binding discs this month’s Mail Out will include 10 punched pages, 2 covers and 4 binding discs. It will also include papers from next month’s release to help you with your decoration. The lesson has a mini album layout you can follow, or you can use the decoration ideas with your own page design. Look for the Mini Album Mail Out next month or contact me at:

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

Note how I have used my AZZA Alphabet dies to cut my heading out of a strip of paper. This is easiest done by placing the dies onto the strip of paper and sticking them down with a strip of re-positional tape so that they will not move when going through your cutting machine.

Mini albums can be made in any size and this 15cm x 15cm album is a great size if you don’t have many photos and it can be used with almost any AZZA stencil. Pick a stencil that has been sectioned into quarters and use the quarter of the stencil.

With Christmas not far away you need to think about what albums you would like to create – no I mean that, before you know it, it will be November and you will have run out of time! These would also be great little projects for the kids or grandchildren over the holidays. With the disc binding system pages can be added and moved about at any time.

Obviously the AZZA Card stencils and the AZZA Berlin Trio set would also be perfect for your 15 x 15 albums.

Another perfect size for an album is the Bombay stencil and cutting dies. I know many of you have them, so whip them out and create a mini album. Deb Byrne in Tassie created the one below. Deb has used one of our patterned plastic Album covers. Do go along to the shop and search for ‘Album covers’ and see the selection. Colours match the binding discs but there are a few clear options and these give you a sneak peek through to the first page of your album.

Deb Byrne – Tasmania

A beautiful mini album, thanks for sharing Valerie. Whilst on Bombay I am still loving the layouts I have seen. This is such an easy stencil to work with. I thought I would share a few with you for inspiration. The first a very simple but striking layout by Valerie. Valerie has used the Texture stencil on Vellum as par of her decorations, show in a close-up. Perfect as the Vellum can be stuck down under the strip of embossed paper across the top of it.

Jocelyne Heyne – Europe

Two layouts following a layout in the Bombay Studio by Marina Gentil but look quite different on the page. Jocelyne Heyne created the layout above and Francine the one below, both European Consultants.

Jocelyne Heyne.

I loved the simplicity of this layout from Jocelyne. The little Trawler micro stamp is still one of my favourites, note how she has changed it to suit her photos.
Jocelyne Heyne

Jocelyne also shared this one with us. Very easy if you have the cutting dies too.

Lastly, a few layouts with older stencils I thought were quite lovely on the page.

The first, once again by Jocelyne was created using the Kyoto stencil.

Jocelyne Heyne
Christelle Coquillard

Christelle has added a small circular photo to the Mineral stencil layout. Lovely on the page, she has used the Rising Sun texture stencil on the page.

Catherine Lang

This page from Catherine Lang is so serene on the page. I love the colour combination. Stamps used from the Universe theme – a very versatile set of stamps, and the beautiful little bird from the Silhouette theme.

The next Scrap & Moi has been released in Australia and is now in the shop, available for purchase. This is a special edition so has a lot more pages and ideas and comes with the Micro stamp featured on the front page. If you will not use the French writing it is easy to cut it off the stamp and replace it with an English sentiment or just leave it clear. Note there are samples of mini albums in this edition too.

Thank you to all the ladies who shared their pages so I could pass them on for inspiration.

Happy Scrappin’


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Caramel and Vanilla

The beautiful tones of the new colours this month.

So many beautiful cards and layouts are popping up with the Barcelona stencil.

As with all AZZA stencils it can be used to create a layout with one photo or many.

Let’s begin with the single photo. Below Scrap de Ros has used the Cashmere texture stencil on her paper, Washi tape, small elements from the sticker sheet and of course two colours of the Resin dots. She has used the Cashmere dies, placing the ‘frilly’ paisley design onto the solid one.

Judy Sharp in Western Australia created a heritage page using the Caramel colours in both inks and paper. It is so easy to cut these shapes if you have the dies that match the stencil. Judy used the Wrought Iron texture stencil for her patterned background and Medieval paper, both lovely products and still available in the shop.

Judy Sharp – Western Australia
Layout by AZZA Europe

In the layout above the AZZA Relax texture stencil has been used together with Cashmere products for decoration.

AZZA Europe – Paper easily cut with the matching dies.

Onto pages with two photos: A lovely page by Valerie using the Cashmere printed papers, stamps, dies, stickers and Resin dots.

Valerie G – Europe

Another lovely layout by Roz in Europe. Roz has used the Bombay die and the Relax dies released last month. The Vellum paper with a dot pattern is a sneak peek at product to be released next month.

June Mail out was all about the Relax dies. Ladies received one of the dies and a lesson with ideas on how to use it on the page. Below, a page using the Relax die and the AZZA Kyoto stencil. The dies are perfect for giving your paper shape some character as they are ‘window’ dies.

AZZA Europe

Whilst with the Kyoto stencil, I found this beautiful page using the Cashmere embossing folder on the page. The die cuts used are from the 20th Anniversary birthday box set.

AZZA Europe

Onto three photos on the page:

AZZA Europe

I do love this page, simple but striking. With the layout below you almost do not recognise the Bombay stencil at first.

AZZA Europe

Below, a layout by Susan Salvair in Western Australia, showing how journalling can be placed on the page. Susan used the Cashmere texture stamp on the paper above the journalling, but used the WOW or Versamark ink so that it did not detract from the message.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

Then moving on to the other end of the scale, here is a lovely set of pages using the smallest square shape as a window on two pages, and then a single flip page on the back page.

A note on the Cashmere dies and stamps. You will notice there is no Stamp and Die basket this month as the dies and stamps do not match as usual. You can use some of the stamps on the solid paisley shapes, but with this release the stamps also match the figures on the sheet. You can also use two dies to create a simple paisley outline.
AZZA Eruope
Christine Houbrechts – Belgium

Below a few samples by Hilary Hamilton in Victoria showing how the stamps match the figures.

And fun with the Flower shaped stamps:

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

I have also been enjoying the layouts with the TOP TEN Collector stencils. It should encourage those of you that already have these stencils to dig them out and use them again.

When I am scrapping I try to use as many of my stencils in the album as possible, so do go back and use the older ones too.

Here are a few layouts from older stencils I thought I would show you.

Judy Sharp – Western Australia

Judy used the AZZA Zurich stencil with the Materials and Texture embossing folder and ‘School’ patterned paper.

idscrap – Europe

Using a single photo and the AZZA Verlaine stencil a layout by idscrap in Europe. The die cut ‘Heart’ is still available in the online shop.

Three more layouts by Susan Salvair showing how to get journalling onto your page. The first layout is using the AZZA Fiji stencil. There are now only a few of these left in Europe so they will soon be out of stock. Susan’s second layout shows the AZZA style on the page without using a stencil.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

Susan has used the Materials and Texture decoration stencil on the page below.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

Another way to get the information onto your page is taking photos of the information boards as seen on Susan’s layout below. Susan used the AZZA Sofia Lima stencil for this layout.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

And cascade on the Dallas page:

AZZA – Europe

To end a few cards from Carole Bondue in Europe.

AZZA Europe

Below and top right are cards created using the new AZZA Mini Collection sets:

Hopefully that gives you some inspiration to play with both old and new stencils over the coming weeks.

Happy Scrappin’


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Caramel and Vanilla to warm us up in Winter

This month is all about Bombay and Cashmere and the release of two new colours: Caramel and Vanilla, colours to warm us up this first month of winter.

The Studio is a perfect place to start if you want a few pages in the new colours, the stencil, Sketch sheet, papers and a sample booklet with ideas.

This beautifully serene page below by Jill Attrill in Victoria won the Consultant competition last month.

Page created by Jill Attrill – Victoria



This colourful page by Heather Fields in Queensland uses the Cashmere stamp perfectly. What a lovely colour combination on the page.

Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland

And a simple page to show you that you don’t need to use all the curves, by Christine Houbrechts in Belgium. Christine has used the white Glitter paint through the Cashmere texture stencil for the images on her paper.

Lyn blog
Page created by Christine Houbrechts,

Double pages are also available in Vanilla and Caramel. Below a double page I created with the new products. I cut the front page following the stencil outline and moved the stencil across on the back page to show the line of inking.

I placed the die cut on the left on both the front and back page to match.

This stencil is also designed to create a cascade of photos on your page, so if you would like to give this a go, purchase the Focus booklet and a set of pre-cut pages to begin with. Instructions are in the booklet to create more.

Below a lovely page by Fiona McKay in Western Australia. Fi showcases the Cashmere products beautifully.

To highlight the design of the embossing folder, Fi lightly ran white ink over her paper once embossed.

And just in case you think Paisley is old fashioned, it seems it is very much ‘in’ again, so perfect timing on our behalf!! We see AZZA in all sorts of places!!

Lovely decoration by Sophie using the die cuts, the stamp, Glitter paint, Resin dot and AZZA cord.

On this page you can see Sophie has used the larger ‘square’ on the stencil for her cascade.

AZZA has released a set of three dies to match the stencil. Note: for the larger size you do need an A4 die cutting machine. This makes cutting your shapes easy!

You can also create your own little accordion sheet as seen below, again by Sophie. Thanks so much for giving us this idea.

Pascale shared with us endless ideas on how to use all the decoration products:

Lastly, a few card samples for you I found on Pinterest. I like to be able to credit the person who has created these so if you know, please let me know and I can add their name.

You can have so much fun cutting your own cards, the dies make it so easy. These cards have been made with the new AZZA mini collections. The first card has been cut with a fold down the right-hand side, the second is just the larger square cut and folded in half.

How cute is this little card created with the AZZA Mini Collection: Bearcubs

An apology to the AZZA Clients in Australia that have been waiting on their orders, mainly for the Top Ten Collector Collection. Our shipment has finally arrived in Australia, we have paid the duty and it is scheduled to arrive on Thursday. All backorders will be packed over the weekend and shipped on Monday. Once again, apologies but the delay was beyond our control.

Happy Scrappin’


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The AZZA CLEARANCE SALE is now in full swing.

AZZA are moving older stock and over stocked items, do pop along to the shop and see what has been posted.

If you are a Card Maker, all cards have been marked down, but remember they do not come with envelopes. These cards can be used on a scrapping page with photos or journalling inside as seen below on a page by Mimouscrap. She has used the AZZA Promenade Scrap kit for her layout.

A big range of large stamp sets have been marked down to $20.00. Although old stock, the themes are timeless. Dare I show you the ‘Cruising’ one …..
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

There are also a few Die and stamp sets. These are great as there is no ‘fussy’ cutting to be done, it is all done for you!

Only two of these sets left, they are lovely on the page:

Scrapdenadige – AZZA Europe
Nolwenn Gaisnon – AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
Decorations above and below by L’escrapade – AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

Looking ahead to Christmas, this little set is perfect for on the page and cards – only $8.00.
Card by Barbara Rae – Western Australia

If you purchase a full Christmas card box set it will be ready for you to begin your cards in the next few months.

Whilst thinking of Christmas – these little kits would make great gifts too – not bad for $25.00 and under. The booklet in the Theme kits do have English in the instructions.
Hilary Hamilton – Australia

The Delicacies theme kit above would be a great gift for the Grandies – great fun could be had with the Cup Cake decorations and the stamps. I use the strawberries on the stamps often too.

Natscrap – AZZA Europe

Or you can purchase the Christmas products all together in one kit for only $75.00.

AZZA patterned papers are also on sale, now is the time to add to your collection. Why not share a pack with a friend.

Silent night is a lovely pack, the musical side can be used on any occasion. Paper packs have been reduced to $8.00 and $5.00.

The music notes at the bottom of the Decorative Deo is beautiful on the page.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The Vintage Texture Duo has also been reduced, one of my favourite Texture stencils:
Anita Day – Queensland

The ‘Keys’ would be perfect for any coming of age page.

AZZA Europe

Most A4 Sketch Sheets have been reduced to around $1.00. These are perfect for quick decoration on your page. All you have to do is cut out the image then dolly it up with paper, cord, pearls, etc.*sketch%20sheets*
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

AZZA Mirage stencil features in the new TOP TEN released this month. Sets of pre-cut page kits are on sale from when the Mirage stencil was first released.

You can have so much fun with these and get quite a few more photos onto your page.

AZZA Europe

Some of the Tribal Indian products used on this page are also on sale.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

Grab a cup of coffee and spend a while scrolling though the sale, I’m sure you will find something to put into your shopping basket.


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A walk down Memory Lane

The AZZA 20 Year Collector Case has been released this month as part of the celebrations. I have had so many enquiries about the ‘Around the World’ stencil over the years so I know many of you will be very happy to see it as part of this collection.

The book released with the collection (146 pages) will take you through the history of AZZA and will give the stencils an updated look – not that any of the stencils go out of date, they have been used with newly released product.

I do hope this will encourage those of you that have these stencils to get them out and begin to use them again. If you have the stencils, the book is available for purchase on its own.

Many of you will remember the Parfums du Sud: I still use my water bottle that came as a gift!

My double page created with the Provence stencil:

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

A few more pages shared by AZZA Europe:

Lovely layout above by Sabine Lebrun above and Yvette below. Yvette has used one of my favourite little fishing stamps.

les scraps d’Yvette – Europe

The stamp is part of a special bundle on sale at the moment.

The BE AZZA – CHANTE has always been one of my favourites. Below is a layout I did many years ago for my nephew’s wedding. I love using the large oval for the photo that tells the story of the page. It can be used for either a portrait or landscape photo.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

AZZA Europe

The outline of the stencil does not have to be used on the page as seen on the page below by Mimouscrap.

Le scrap deurpeen de Mimouscrap

The Lavender Reportage Ring binder album that was included in the box is still available for sale:

AZZA Mirage stencil was part of a duo release.

A Pre-cut set of pages were released with the Stencil duo above, these are still available for purchase. They are on sale at the moment.

Rachel Timms, AZZA Consultant in Brisbane, created the page below using the stencil with the pre-cut pages.

Rachel Timms – Queensland.
Competition page by Carole Rutter – Western Australia
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

If you like the Tribal Indian themed products a Tribal Indian Theme pack is available.

I don’t have to introduce you to this one. It has been sought after for years:

Around the World – Celebrating AZZA’s 15th Year Anniversary

AZZA Europe

The Large stamp set used above is available in the AZZA online shop and remains one of my favourite for travel pages.
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

AZZA Venus is the next stencil to showcase; Mars-Venus was the Stencil Duo released.

Nadine Radous – AZZA Europe

I always loved this double vertical framed layout created with the stencil. What a beautiful gift it would make.

Nathalie Macioszek – AZZA Eruope

Use one oval as Nathalie has above or two as shown on this double page by Filomina below.

Scrap Europeen de Be Creativa

Or no ovals at all, only decoration as Sabine has done below on this double page.

Sabine Lebrun – AZZA Europe

AZZA Toronto was the first AZZA stencil to be sold with a ‘Tool’ stencil. These tool stencils as we were to find out, were perfect to get continuous lines of decoration in inks, chalks or with pens.

AZZA Europe

This lovely layout above by Filo shows the smaller oval within the larger oval shape. Filo has used some of the Tribal Indian products shown above for her decorations on the page.

Below a completely different layout with the same stencil by Isascrap.

IsaScrap – AZZA Europe

The layout below shows the long chalking or inking lines that can be achieved by using the tool stencil.

AZZA Europe

The next stencil in the set – Marshmallow II. This set was designed as a 30 x 60 stencil and, when placed together, a design right across the double page can be achieved. This can also be achieved with one stencil merely by flipping it over on the opposite page.

AZZA Europe

Another lovely layout by Rachel Timms showing the Marshmallow stencil used on a single page.

Rachel Timms – Queensland, Australia

Bilboa-Macau is another of the AZZA stencils that feature often in my own albums. Here it is highlighted with a little taste of Africa.

Filomena created the page above with Macau. I created the page below using sand as part of the decoration. Note how I have used two colours of sand and embedded the little Giraffe figures into the sand. If you would like to work with AZZA sand on your page do ask your Consultant about a lesson.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

The AZZA online shop has an amazing selection of sand with a few new colours added recently. All are matt except for a Black and Bronze which are available in the ‘Glittering’ range.

The circle can also be used as a window through to the back page of a double layout as seen below on the double page by Sophie.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

And another lovely layout by Sylvie.

Istanbul of PARIS-ISTANBUL duo has to be one of my all time favourites. My clients know it is my ‘go to’ if we are struggling with a set of photos. It works well with the smaller pages and even the 20 x 20 Mini albums. If you have bought the new AZZA Desk Album, it would be perfect for that too.

I think this was the first AZZA stencil I worked with so I was pleased to see it included in the set. For first time Scrappers, it is the ideal stencil to work with. In the layout below I have used the circle as a window through to the back page.

Floscrap – AZZA Europe

The circle in the stencil has not been used on the page above. Ladies often forget to look at using the stencil without the circle. If you do use the circle in your layout, that is the photo that will set the story for your page.

The stencil is great for a simple page, or to get a lot of photos onto your page.

It can easily be used as a double page too.

AZZA Europe
Scrapjeannot – AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

Lastly ROME-TOKYO. This stencil is lovely on a single page but can easily be used on a double page to get the larger circles across the 60cm width.

Use both little circles as a bold statement on the page.

AZZA Europe

Or use them to blend in with the background:

Use them for photos or journalling:

AZZA Europe

Or don’t use them at all:

Floscrap – Europe

In this layout Floscrap has cut two large circles using the stencil, then she has folded them in half and stuck them onto a 30 x 30 page. Note the green ribbon in the centre keeping the circles closed. Below you can see the full layout once the circles are open.

Now for a quick look at some of the layouts that have been shared with the release of the Collectors Case.

Thank you Honorine – Wow you have been busy and the pages are beautiful.


Honorine has used the lovely Family embossing folder for her paper.
Around the World
Marshmallow – Annie Alloiteau-Gatterre – Europe

Honorine has used the set of AZZA dies below. There is only one set left in the AZZA online shop so if you have been thinking about purchasing it, do get in quick as they are no longer available in Belgium.

To end with, a little challenge from Christine Houbrechts using the ‘Around the World’ stencil on multiple pages. Christine has used the new seasonal patterned papers’ Farm’ on her page.

And the back of the pages:

The Collector Case has been very popular so I hope you will find great inspiration from the pages I have shared with you. If you have not bought the Case, I do hope you will want to haul out your older stencils and create some beautiful pages with them.

Each week in the AZZA online shop you will find new specials so don’t forget to pop in and take a look – under the heading ‘SALE’ in the drop down menu.

This week everything FLORAL has been discounted.

Happy Scrappin’


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National Scrapbook Day

Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Scrapbook Day invites the country to bring their talents together to celebrate the art of scrapbooking.

Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century when photos and clippings were pasted into black or brown bound books as keepsakes.

These samples are from 1938 and 1955 in Rhodesia, Africa. My husband’s Grandfather was an excellent marksman and represented the country. The second is of my Mother-in-law long before she was married.

Nowadays there are many different styles, but with AZZA we continue to keep the focus on the photos and not the decoration. The decoration must always complement the photos and not be the focus on the page.

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day, all orders placed in our online shop will receive a gift pack of AZZA products and a booklet with ideas on how to use the product received.

The latest Kyoto stencil has been very popular and here are a few more layouts for inspiration.

AZZA Europe

I love the colours on the page above. These papers have not yet been released in Australia but I wanted to show you how the flowers in the die from the AZZA 20th Birthday box can be coloured to suit the photos. I am sure you will remember the AZZA Humming bird.

Sue Talbot had the same idea for her decoration below. The flower can be coloured with inks or you can cut the shape in both colours and overlay the flower in the colour you would like to use. Sue finished off her flower with a Resin dot.

Sue Talbot – NSW
Morgane Sire – AZZA Europe

Morgane created the page above with the AZZA 20th Birthday stencil Charleston and has used ink on her Flower decoration.

Scrap de roz – AZZA Europe

A lovely pink and blue layout from Scrap de roz using the new paper/page colour with the Kyoto stencil and the Rising Sun decorating products.

Anita Bricaud – AZZA Europe

Anita has used the new colour tones with her layout above. She has also combined new and old AZZA Japanese themed products. Many of you will recognise the lovely Cherry tree branch stamp.

Christine Houbrechts – Belgium

Christine has used the new Rising Sun decorations products with the AZZA Boston stencil above. A close-up of the decoration below so you can see the detail.

Decorations by Christine Caparros – Europe

A big THANK YOU to Christine who prepared these little samples of decorations created with the Rising Sun products to give us all inspiration on how they can be used.

Valerie G – AZZA Europe

A lovely card by Valerie using the products released this month.

The latest issue of Scrap & Moi arrived in Australia this week and subscriptions have been posted out. If you entered the Scrap & Moi Texture competition, your gift will be on the way.

Please be patient with some products being on backorder. Supply routes to Belgium have been affected by both the new surge of COVID across the globe and the blockage in the Suez Canal. This in turn affects our delivery dates. If an item goes on backorder, it will be posted out to you as soon as it arrives on our shores.

Don’t forget – a little something will be added to all orders placed tomorrow,

National Scrapbook Day.

Happy Scrappin’


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Autumn in Australia …

As the seasons change, the world continues on in the grip of COVID without any holidays, family gatherings or overseas trips. In Australia, our borders have been closed for over a year now and compared to the rest of the world we have been very lucky in being able to move freely within our own region. Today as Perth goes into a 3 day lockdown, we are again reminded how many of our family and friends have lived for over a year with masks and strict restrictions as the norm.

Spring in the Northern Hemisphere brings out the beautiful Cherry trees in Kyoto. As you can see from the photo below, AZZA has celebrated the colours of Fuji and Sakura Blossom in the month of April.

Fuji and Sakura Blossom at Kawaguchiko.

The April release is a full release of a stencil, new colours and the Rising Sun themed products.

The AZZA Kyoto Studio can be seen above with the new shades of pink and blue. Heather Fields, an Azza consultant in Queensland, shared these beautiful layouts below using the new products.

Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland.
Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland.

A double page layout above and below.

Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland.
Page created by Heather Fields – Queensland.

Heather has used the Embossing folder from the 20th Anniversary Birthday box for her papers on the two pages above. This embossing folder goes perfectly with the Rising Sun papers.

Sue Talbot has also sent in a few pages to share with you. Sue has used the Kyoto stencil to create the page and Rising Sun texture stencil on her papers below.

Page created by Sue Talbot – NSW

Then, a little closer to home, Mount Tomaree. Don’t think these products are only for photos taken in Asia, most of them can be used with a wide range of photos. Sue has used the dies from the AZZA 20th Birthday Box Big Shot set too.

Page created by Susan Talbot – NSW.

I created the page below for a friend of mine using the Kyoto stencil, framed it and gave it to her for her birthday.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia.

I used the wonderful MAGIC Themed products released last year.
Page created by Deborah Byrne – Tasmania

Deb has used Embossing powder on the little shapes cut out with the Rising Sun dies and used the Rising Sun texture and decoration stencil with inks on her page.

As you all know Scrap & Moi magazine ran a competition where the AZZA Texture stencil had to be used on the page. This was Christine Ronsin’s winning page using the new products.

Page created by Christine Ronsin – Europe

Christine used the Rising Sun texture stencil on the ‘Stork’ from the Figures sheet and on her page she then completed the decoration with her pens.

Christine used the Rising Sun Decoration stencil for the image above, again finishing it off with pens. Note how she has varied the colour of the birds.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria.

Both Hilary and Francine have used the AZZA Kyoto stencil, AZZA Ring dies and Resin dots on their page.

Page created by Francine, Francinescrap – Europe.

AZZA Australia has the Texture stencil that Francine used above on her page, the paper and the decorations as part of a bundle on sale at the moment. The Fishing Texture stencil can be purchased on its own.

Herewith a video on creating a page with the AZZA Kyoto stencil:

Page created by Sandra Pezard – Europe

I rather liked this fun page above by Sandra using the new Rising Sun papers and Decoration stencil on her page of Disneyland. These storks would be perfect for a birth or baby page.

Sue Talbot has used the Decoration stencil on the page below beautifully. Page created with the AZZA Kyoto stencil. Sue has used the Rising Sun texture stencil to emboss her paper.

Page created by Sue Talbot – NSW.

Lastly, a few detailed decorations by L’escrapade in Europe for inspiration.

Decoration by L’escrapade – Europe
Decoration by L’escrapage – Europe.

Here, she combines a stamped image and images, created with the Decoration stencil beautifully.

Decoration by L’escrapade – Europe.

Again, you can see how the 20th Birthday box embossing folder goes so well with the Rising Sun themed products.

The Ladies of WA had a fantastic Scrapping weekend together, but sadly I cannot show you any of the pages as they were working on ‘Pre-released’ products. The products were received very well and a great time was had by all. These products will be released in June in Australia.

Many of you will know Ros McQueen; Ros is now down in Esperance. Although Ros has been working with AZZA product for many, many years her inner Seamstress surfaces from time to time!!

Ending on a happy note, one of the highlights of the weekend were the Eccles cakes we were served for Sunday morning tea!

Happy scrappin’


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Happy Easter

A four day holiday: I do hope those of you staying home find lots of time to catch up on your scrapping and those of you that are travelling or gathering together with family and friends have fun and take lots of photos to scrap later.

AZZA Australia have a snap four day AUTUMN Sale: everything Easter and in the autumn colours discounted, so pop along to the shop and check it out.

The best value for money is the Verlaine Studio kit. If you purchase the Studio kit you will receive the Focus Book, pre-cut pages and flippets as a bonus. The Focus book will give you loads of layouts you can create with the template – it focuses on the Verlaine template only, together with layouts using the pre-cut pages.

Hilary Hamilton created this set of pages with the Verlaine template and pre-cut pages with her Easter photos.

Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria
Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria
Page created by Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

Unfortunately we have now sold out of the AZZA Easter stamp set. If you have the stamp set, there are still a few of the matching die sets greatly reduced.

Another set of Easter pages I have shown you before, with the Zurich template. No pre-cut pages with this template but you can cut your own as with any AZZA template.

And a lovely single page with the AZZA Zurich template:

Thank you Mimouscrap for sharing these pages with us.

Page created by Martine Voirin – Europe

Another lovely Easter page created by Martine in Europe using the Verlaine template.

In the autumn section we have the set below. The large stamp set also comes with a die, the stamp and die set has also been discounted in the sale.

The Autumn leaves die set is also in the sale. These dies can be used throughout the year and are lovely on the page or can be used for a card.

Ribbons, Resin dots, Sand, Velour, patterned papers and many other products in the autumn shades are also available in the sale.

Page created by Audrey, LM le scrapbooking AZZA Europe

If you liked the ‘Winter Song’ collection released with the Boston template, these are also in the sale: Sketch sheet, Figures, die, etc.

Page created by Valeria Rots, AZZA Europe
Page created by Fiona McKay – Western Australia

Having had a look at the sale, don’t forget to go along to WHAT’S NEW in the shop.

The new AZZA KYOTO template and the RISING SUN products have been released in Australia this month.

The new colours in pink and blue shades: Fuji and Sakura.

I gave you a sneak peek at my use of the LEST WE FORGET products in my last blog: here are the full pages using the new KYOTO template.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

On the page above I have used the Poppy and Bugle stamp on the page, both stamped and then cut out. I completed my page with a little gold Glitter tape and Glitter paste through the new Rising Sun texture stencil to pick up the gold in the inscription on the photo.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

Having lived through a Civil War, this inscription really tugged at my heart strings. I hope I have done it justice on the page.

Christine Houbrechts created these lovely pages, using the Kyoto template and the beautiful Peacock themed products released earlier.

Page by Christine Houbrechts – AZZA Europe
Page by Christine Houbrechts – AZZA Europe

Christine has also used a die from the 20th Anniversary box set. The Big Shot set is now available to purchase without having to buy the full box set.

The embossing folder in this set goes perfectly with the new Rising Sun papers:

As Aussies we will be able to use the papers for all our Aboriginal painting photos. I took these photos just north of Perth and the papers matched them perfectly. I could have used either side on the page with these photos.

I created my page using the A4 Mineral stencil to show how well it works on the 30 x 30 scrapping page.

Page created by Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

I completed my page using the Rising Sun texture stencil, Figures from the Figure sheet and Resin dots.

The Figures sheet is very versatile as the strips and flowers go with any theme. The ‘Stork’ can be decorated to go with whichever similar bird you have in your photos. Don’t forget to use the Resin dots with the little flowers, they compliment them perfectly.

Enjoy your Easter weekend, I am not going away so will post the wonderful pages flooding in from our Consultants using the new products soon.

Happy Scrappin’


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Memories in March …..

AZZA Australia have added some ‘War Memorial’ stamps and a die set to their collection. Many of us visit war memorials both at home and overseas and every year we celebrate Anzac Day where many of us visit a memorial or a march. The products are listed as ‘LEST WE FORGET’ in the shop.

Whilst in Ballarat a few years ago, we visited two memorial sites, both a poignant reminder of the past. Last year we visited the ANZAC Memorial in Albany, here are a few samples used on my pages – full page reveal only next month.

I also used part of the Poppy die:

The Australian Flag is also available but there are very limited numbers as they have been so popular.

While we are going down memory lane I would like to share with you a few lovely layouts to remind you to dig out your older templates and have a play.

Page created by Heather Fields. Queensland

Heather created this beautiful page using the AZZA Scrap Kit: Nature. This is the old Reve template that so many of you love. It is great for a quick and easy layout. Heather has used the new AZZA Ring dies on the page.

In the set of rings above you get two different size rings – 3mm and 6mm rings. You can have such fun with these on the page. Keep all the extras you cut in a box and you will soon have a selection to choose from when you are scrapping. There is also a 5mm set available to purchase.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe
Page created by Judy Sharp. Western AustraliaI

A striking page created by Judy above using the Eclipse stencil. Judy used the Nutcracker stamp and die set and the 2020 Christmas papers on the page.

The Eclipse stencil is only available in the Studio pack, the stencil duo has now sold out in Belgium.

Page created by AZZA Europe

The layout above was created with the AZZA Marine template. Below it has been used for a double-page layout.

Page created by Anita Bricaud – AZZA Europe

Anita has used the Feather themed decorations released last month for her decorations.

I also like this single photo layout using the Loire template and cutting die with the ‘Feather’ papers.

Page created by Martine Voirin – Europe

I have seen quite a few samples of the layout above created with the Boston template – all based on the original page by Chantel Rapin.

Martine has used the Minerals papers released this month and the Art and Crafts die that I use often. Below are two other pages, my Boston template is out and ready for me to give this a go.

Chantel’s original page which has inspired all the other pages:

If you would like to try this, it is using only half the template, then the template is flipped to get the same/similar image on the other side of the page. Martine tells us where to begin – Boston needs to be on the back of the template and on the bottom left. Have fun working it out.

Below a lovely page by Fiona McKay created with the AZZA Scrap Kit: Souvenir

Created by Fiona McKay. Western Australia

For those of you creating pages with photos of your children, do remember that the Decoration stencil in the kit has the English words ‘Once upon a time’. I think we often forget this.

Dominique Spirlet has created a video showing you how to create a page with the Mineral stencil released this month:

And a beautiful page by Heather Fields in Queensland using the A4 Mineral template on a 30 x 30 scrapping page. Heather has used the Materials and Texture texture stencil for the decoration on her paper.

Page created by Heather Fields. Queensland

Lastly, an ‘Off the page’ project. Susan in Western Australia created this beautiful A4 page to go into a frame. Susan used the AZZA 20th Anniversary template that was included in the latest Scrap & Moi magazine. She also used the stamps in the 20th Anniversary box set.

Created by Susan Salvair. Western Australia

Until next time,

Happy Scrappin’


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