Saturday, February 6, 2016

New MFT in stock!

Andrea here to share some of the new MFT in stock at SGD!

and the matching dies
into my cart they go!

I also need these Wonky stitched Dienamics!
check them out in action

All this and more now available 
under the MFT tab at SGD!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Quick and simple watercolour wash background

Happy Friday! Today I pulled out my distress markers and watercolour paper, I simply scribbled on some green and 2blues. You can use other brands of water based markers, like Tombo, too. Then with a paint brush I blended the colours together, using LOTS of water. The next step is the hardest.... let it DRY, lol.
By using lots of wate, the blending will keep on going after you are done. It's a really simple technique.
The birds from Memory Box and the sentiment from Just Rite are stamped with versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Final touch, some silver Viva pearl dots.
                         Hope you will give this technique a try, have fun! Anja

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Today I am sharing a layout created with Kaisercraft - Fairy Dust collection. 

Love this paper collection. 

I also popped in some hidden journalling. 

I love all the butterflies and layers of this layout. 

Limited kits will be available next week :) 

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


We LOVE to see kids craft!! Join us on Sunday, February 7 from 11am - 1pm for a FREE Kids' Event!! Your child will make these four adorable Valentine-themed treat boxes for those special loved-ones on their Valentine list! All your child has to do is bring a food donation for The London Food Bank. Together we can teach our children about the joy in giving back to our community and make some really cool treat boxes while doing it!! Let's see how much food we can collect to help those less fortunate.

 This is a drop-in based event - stop in anytime between 11am - 1pm. SGD Divas will be on-hand to assist them. All materials are provided by SGD. Registration is appreciated, but not necessary.

Extra kits will be available to purchase for $4, should you wish. Each kit will include materials to re-create 4 treat boxes. Some children may want to make one for each child in their class or family members, so they could take the kits and do at home :)

Sunday, February 7 - Drop In Style - Between 11am & 1pm - Registration appreciated, but not necessary - Hope to see you then!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You Colour My World!!

Join me for this adorable "You Color My World" card making class featuring Derwent Inktense Pencils! You will be making this ever-so-cute card ideal for boys/men! Focus during class will be on mastering the use of Derwent Inktense Pencils!  I will teach you highlighting, shading and more! Two dates for this class are available Click the dates to register online! (Feb 8 & Feb 9)

Students are asked to bring their following to class: fine-tipped scissors, adhesives, a water brush and your Derwent Inktense Pencils. A class set will be available for sharing should you not have the pencils. Students will receive a 15% in-store discount during my classes.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Pre-Order Opportunities!!

Pre-orders are products that have not yet arrived in our store. We are now accepting pre-orders for the following listed products. Once inventory arrives, your pre-order will receive priority processing. Each pre-order (company) has a different date of arrival. Each pre-order for each different company (collection) must be on a separate order. Do not include other products with your pre-order unless you would like to wait for your pre-orders to arrive in stock. Thanks! Please Note: 95% of our inventory comes from the US. Due to the low Canadian dollar, some items being offered for pre-order will not be stocked as regular in-store items after pre-order deadlines. We encourage you to take advantage of pre-order savings. All of our pricing is in Canadian funds - there are no hidden exchange rates, duty or brokerage fees for our Canadian customers.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Stamp A Bunch

Good Morning Everyone,

I would like to share with you my cards for my next class at SGD. It is called a Stamp A Bunch., you will make 10 cards, 2 of each of the 5 designs. Great way to get some cards done. Everything is cut for you, just bring your basic tool kit. How easy is that? You can register here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Saturday, January 30, 2016

How to use Altnew Layering stamps

Happy Saturday!

I just wanted to share how to use the fantastic Altnew stamps
I can't wait till they come in on pre-order!
It's also a great video to learn how to use any layering stamps


Friday, January 29, 2016

Watercoloured Altenew sympathy card

Happy Friday! Not the happiest card to share with you today, but it's part of life, a sympathy card.
I am pretty lucky to already have this Freesia set from Altenew (it was on pre order, hope you got yours ordered). Last Saturday we had an All day crop and that's when I made this card. The flower is heat embossed in white on watercolour paper. Distress inks were used, pumice stone, shabby shutters and antique linen. I used a different technique, I swiped the ink pads on an acrylic block, with a clean brush, I filled one petal at a time with lots of water and I just dropped the ink in, first the antique linen and then some pumice stone. Then you have to let it dry!!!  The best way to do is, is to do one petal at a time, the water will stay within the lines because of the heat embossing. The sentiment is stamped in a dark chocolate ink, some sponging around and the whole panel is put on a brown metallic base, some liquid pearls to finish it off.
                                            Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Beautiful images of Simple Stories paper line

Did you see the 12 hour sale!!!  Save 25% on select products by Simple Stories featured below, only while supplies last.  Sorry, no backorders - shop early for best selection. Here are some amazing projects I found! 

Have a great day!