Welcome to the "Time to Sow" blog. Our aim is to provide craft materials with a Christian flavour for adults and children of all ages. Along side the craft products we have an extensive range of puppets in all shapes and sizes to help make teaching the gospel fun. So if you are Stamping, Scrapbooking, Decoupageing, Card Making we have everything you need. We also stock all the accessories like Inks, Embossing powders, tools, card stock, etc. so if you would like your craft to carry a Christian theme then we are the blog for you.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The 12 Days Of Christmas Sale

       we have been busy in the time to sow offices stock taking  so we could bring you some gorgeous items in our 12 days of Christmas sale. Plus we have been creating some tags and cards to inspire you this Christmas season. Don't forget you still have 2 weeks to make your cards what what stands out more on the festive fireplace than a card homemade with love and a splash of sparkle.

       Today I want to show you some stamps from our sketch stamp range,personally this has to be my favourite range by far.
I  have chosen the following stamps.

Code: BW97340

Gift Box


Code: BW97344


Code: BW99415P

Now on there own these stamps are beautiful but here some ideas of how to use them.With all three of theses I firstly heat embossed them using:
Black Glint Glitter Embossing Powder Code: PAWS28R
This is the regular crafts powder. It can be used on most stamps and will give good detail across the board
Price: £2.75

Metallic Silver Super Fine 15ml Code: PAWE05SF
these powders are smooth flowing and very glossy. The Super fine grade is most suitable for using on designs that are fine.Price: £2.25

Then I water coloured the images using a number of distress inks and a paint brush colours include:
 Faded Jeans-dark blue
Aged Mahogany-Autumn red
Forest moss-rich dark green
Barn Boor-bright red
Busty Concord-rich purple
Bundled Sage-soft green and here are the results I hope you like then as much as we do.



gift box close-up

Thursday, 10 November 2011

church window cards

 As many of you know we have been away at the nec showing at the ichf hobby craft show.
Did you mange to get there? bit busy was it not? but  was it not huge fun I personal came back with lots of goodies and inspiration and  today I would like to share some of my inspiration with you.
I created these cards using
  • a selection of colours in design code: je17750
  • scotch magic tape.
  • craft knife
  • card stock

  •  chose 3 colours of the peel off design and removed the window frames and place these on to the cards.

  • taking the reaming peel offs with the waste from the frame cut the design in to half.

  • take the scotch tape and cover the half peels with the tape so the whole design is covered turnover so the design  on the peel off is facing downwards and start to removing the whit packing sheet so the waste is tansfered to the sticky side of the scotch tape.

  •  take your tape with the waste peel off on and place it in to the frame that you have perversely placed on to the card stock make sure  that it all lines up find working from the middle out works best for this.

  • take you second colour and repeat the last 2 steps and this should complete the frame.

now you have a  the basic understanding  of this technique why not have fun playing with the colours. and designs. for this card i used the waste fromthe frame to crate a back round and raised the frame from the card using asatce and form dots

winner of blog candy

the winner of last months blog candy is

Pyschodelic Elephants

can u please email your address to info@timetosow.com  so we can send the stamps  to you .