Welcome to 2014!

15 Jan

Hello everyone,

This is my first post for 2014 so apologies for the delay!  Hope you all had a great Christmas break. I have spent a little time scrapping and have a few new pages to show you, including those using the new Sydney-Madrid stencil duo.  I find it has a lot of variety in how you can use it.  The first pages show 2 of my fabulous boys (of course) and use decorations from the Garden series.  The garden series came out in about July last year, and I find it a perennial favourite.

Exploring Grandma's garden.  Sydney-Madrid with Garden decoration stamps and deco stencil.

Exploring Grandma’s garden. Sydney-Madrid with Garden decoration stamps and deco stencil.

jack in 2013.  Sydney-Madrid stencils, Garden stamp, garden frieze, watering can is garden lace.  Inks.

Jack in 2013. Sydney-Madrid stencils, Garden stamp, garden frieze, watering can is garden lace. Inks.

In addition, I had 2 pages on the theme Holidays, using the decoration products from the Dream Holidays range, as well as the Madrid-Sydney stencils.

Brunswick Heads - using Sydney Madrid stencils, birds laces and deck chair stamp from Dream Holidays.

Brunswick Heads – using Sydney Madrid stencils, birds laces and deck chair stamp from Dream Holidays.

AU020 Brunswick Heads 2 1

Fingal Head and lighthouse, across in NSW. Madrid-Sydney stencil, palm tree and surfboard from the Holidays stamp (surfboard stamped and cut out) and set into sand.

The other thing that has kept me busy of late is the completion of my Embossing Focus, to gain my final accreditation with Azza.  I have really enjoyed playing with the embossing table and stencils.  The pages I created are in a new folder EMBOSSING, so check them out.  I won’t reproduce them all here, but there’s a bit of variety in the stencils used and the other embellishments, so you may find them added in other folders as well.

After having a very restful and relaxing time in Singapore with Warren (he was working part of the time!) I am keen to get back into some workshops (now called ‘classes’!) and have some fun with you all.  I will put new dates on the home page of this blog for your reference.

January sees the release of a new Focus box, Materials.  This consists of a book that shows you how to use sands, velvet (fabulous – applied like sand but with a magic feel – great texture for pages and cards) and hot embossing.  I must admit that I am not yet an expert on hot embossing – I am just learning myself, but I love the effect.  Also in the box you will find a set of 3 of the new velvets and some pre-cut self-adhesive circles and scrolls to make adding the sand and velvet effect very easy.  Remember that the Focus books are in French, Spanish and ENGLISH.

ALI 652 Materials Focus

ALI 652 Materials Focus

If you would like to see this Focus kit or have a play with materials, just come and visit or book into a class!

There are some new products that will be released on 1st February that will be real pleasers, but I am gagged until then!  They include another new Focus box and a new Studio/Stencil set.

We are having a sale from 20th January, and this will be available for you to see in full on the website, azzaworld.com.au.  The website has more information on it daily, and should be a valuable resource for us all.  The products on sale will be those about to be discontinued from the range, from 1st March, so we are clearing stocks out before then, with a good saving for you (25%, 40%, 50% and even 70%).

We are waiting eagerly for the editors of Scrap & Moi to make their decisions on which pages will be selected for a special feature in issue #27, due out in April, on Australia!  We sent off a large selection completed at short notice over the Christmas break, so now we have to wait and see what is chosen.  It’s like being at school and waiting for exam results!

Hope you are all ready to get back into scrapping after the christmas festivities – there are lots of photos around, I’m sure.  Speaking of photos, I must let you know about changes made by Big W to their processing.  They have changed both the paper and the process, so I have been told that the photo markers and pencils no longer rub off (as was the problem with some other companies).  Be aware of this and make sure you remember to check the marker or pencil on a waste section of the photo before starting!

Now check out the class dates and get in touch!

Anita

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