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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.



Thursday, 26 January 2012

Rose cross window


Good Morning, hope this posting finds you well? I wanted to share with you some more desings using our decopage sheets and peels offs.
 This first card  I used :

Assorted Crosses Gold

Code: WW90951G
Large sheet of metallic Gold peel off stickers.
Decorative Crosses

Christian Motifs d├ęcoupage

Code: DX83703
Lovely A4 die cut decoupage sheet makes three intricate designs.


 C5 white cards and envelopes ovel

Code: CUK3035 Oval aperture cards with silver foil borders ,Card weight 250gsm, envelope weight 100gsm.

A4 Acetate 5 Sheets

Code: STIXTPVC
5 x A4 acetate sheet 0.1mm T PVC Film

Glue Pack


Code: WLHTTSGLUE
Each pack contains
1 sheet 3mm x 3mm x 2mm
1 sheet 5mm x 5mm x 2mm
1roll 3mm x 5m Ultra clear Tape
1 bottle 100g PVA glue
1 10g Glue stick
1 x Tape runner
1 x 9mm x 25m doubleside tape
If bought singley total cost £11.60
pack price £8.99 including see through storage pouch

 
Step 1. chose one of the large crosses from the collection on the peel off sheet and place on the inside of the card stock so it is visable though the appatuer window.

Step 2. build up the decopage elements and place on the front of the card  I placed my to the bottom left  so it over laps the aperture.

Set 3.Run double sized tape on the inside of the card place acetate sheet over the aperture.

Step 4 post it.



 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Easter Blessings

Hello how are you today?

          Spring must be in the air, my bulbs are starting to push up though the earth and do I know what they are? No!
     I completely forgot what I have planted and where  so I can not wait to see what comes up.
   So today I thought I would show you a floral Easter  card using some craft UK die cuts and our peel offs.
For this card you will need the following:
  • Spring Floral
Code: CUK116 3D.
 Die-Cut decoupage sheets making a minimum of 3 designs
Price: £1.25
  • Monochromatic Trio Candle Scrap Pack
Code: SBBBMTCANDLEA5
A Pack of 3 x 5 sheets of Mix and match paper from Bazzill Basics Paper
Acid and Lignin Free
15 Sheets of 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Price: £2.50

  • Glue Pack

Code: WLHTTSGLUE
Each pack contains
1 sheet 3mm x 3mm x 2mm
1 sheet 5mm x 5mm x 2mm
1roll 3mm x 5m Ultra clear Tape
1 bottle 100g PVA glue
1 10g Glue stick
1 x Tape runner
1 x 9mm x 25m double side tape
If bought single total cost £11.60
pack price £8.99 including see through storage pouch
Price: £8.99
  • Assorted Crosses Gold
Code: WW90951G
Large sheet of metallic Gold peel off stickers.
Decorative Crosses
Price: £0.75

  • Easter Blessing Gold
    Code: CC XL7360
Ideal as that perfect finishing touch when card making.
Price: £0.75




Step 1. Take your sheet of die-cut and using your large form dots to build  up the different decoupage image elements once competed put to one side.

 

Step 2. Chose 2 tones of the coloured card, take the darker of the two and use a cutting system to cut out a decorative frame I chose this lovely decorative square frame from spellbinders.My lighter card stock Ive trimmed to use it as my card stock base.


Step 3. I took my double sided tape and ran round the edge of my decorative frame  and stuck this on to my light colour card stock .Then I place my finished decoupage daffodils to the left of my card over lapping the frames edge. To the  bottom right of the flowers and frame I placed one of the smaller decorative crosses.

Step 4.Under the frame I took one of our gold Easter blessings peel offs just to finish it off.
      
                  Step 5. Post it.


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Golden Flower Basket

Well hello hope this post finds you well.

In the last post I showed you the first of 3 decoupage on the Mothers- Die cut Decoupage sheet which was the blue teapot design.
    Today I want to show you the second design which is the golden flower basket flower basket
the materials used for this card is as follows:
  • Mothers- Die cut Decoupage sheet Code: CUK875 Price: £1.25
  •  50 6 x 6 " White card and Envelopes Code: CUK 599 Price: £7.25
  • Glue Pack Code: WLHTTSGLUE Each pack contains
1 sheet 3mm x 3mm x 2mm
1 sheet 5mm x 5mm x 2mm
1roll 3mm x 5m Ultra clear Tape
1 bottle 100g PVA glue
1 10g Glue stick
1 x Tape runner
1 x 9mm x 25m double side tape
If bought single total cost £11.60
pack price £8.99 including see through storage pouch Price: £8.99

  • Backing papers (fawn and white)
  • Happy Birthday Small text Silver Code: EMST342Ls Peel offs from Star form Price: £0.75

Step 1. I took 2 6x6 cards .The first card I scored on one half  to create 2 fold lines see photo below
and the second one I ve cut in half down the score line.


Step 2.Take the single 6x6 panel from the second card you cut. This will become your card stock base.  Trim your backing papers to size. Once again I ve had used the 2 sided pattered paper but this  time I chose to use a fawn colour to complement the design of the decoupaged and used my double sided tape to layer on the papers.
 

Step 3. I pushed out the 4 elements of my chosen decoupage design and I used the foam dots in between to give the 3-D effect. Then  I added on the finished decoupage element using more of the form dots.


Step 4 .Now assemble


Step 5. I trimmed and cut some more of my backing paper  and placed this on the base of the easel card and to finish I added a row of the small happy birthday peel offs in sliver.


Step 6. post it.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New Decopage Sheet

  Hello and welcome.
I wanted to share with you one of our new decoupages from crafts uk. I must say this has to be a new favourite of mine you have 3 very different designs on the sheet but each on has a nice vintage country look about it.
   I have made these into birthday cards but I think this sheet could also be used for mothers day or a simple thinking of you card.
The first card I am going to show you is the rose teapot which is the top design on the sheet.
products used:
  •  Mothers- Die cut Decoupage Code: CUK875 Price: £1.25
  • C5 white cards and envelopes oval Code: CUK303 5 Oval aperture cards with silver foil borders ,Card weight 250gsm, envelope weight 100gsm. Price: £2.95
  • Glue Pack Code: WLHTTSGLUE Each pack contains
    1 sheet 3mm x 3mm x 2mm
    1 sheet 5mm x 5mm x 2mm
    1roll 3mm x 5m Ultra clear Tape
    1 bottle 100g PVA glue
    1 10g Glue stick
    1 x Tape runner
    1 x 9mm x 25m double side tape
    If bought single total cost £11.60
    pack price £8.99 including see through storage pouch Price: £8.99
  • Backing papers
  • Happy Birthday Small text Silver Code: EMST342Ls Peel offs from Star form Price: £0.75
Step 1.I push out the 4 different layers of decoupage and using the from dots to layer then up.


step 2. Then taking the double sided tape I ran it round the in side of the card and stuck the backing paper on so the polka dot shows though the aperture.















step 3. I placed the finished decoupaged teapot on to the card.
step 4. Taking the sliver happy birthday peeloffs I ran then round the edge of the aperture to create a second frame.

step 5. post it.





Friday, 6 January 2012

Love: spring wedding

Hello again,
         Today card was an idea I thought of for wedding stationary. I have chosen a range of soft pastel colours perfect for spring wedding.
materials use in today's card where:

  • a range of coloured pro makers.
  • matching coloured papers
  • 3-d squares
  • Black Memento Code: PIMIP608 Price: £3.99
  • Decoupage Scissors Teflon Coated Code: EMSE1012t  Price £4.10
  • Hands and Window Code: WLHC038 Price: £8.50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 first I stamped up the window image twice using the memento black in pad ( the only ink pad that can be used with pro markers) the first I coloured the glass sections using the pro makers leaving the rest of the image uncoloured.
      Next I took the second image and just coloured the out frame in a stone Gray colour.Once coloured used a shape craft knife and cut out the centre area of the image.Cutting the 3-D  squares  to the size and shape of the window frame I layered the frame on the top of my first image to give the 3d effect.
     Cutting out the image I layered it careful to one side  to match the paper I be using on my base card and started to work on my base card stock.
     I cut my 3 coloured sheets to the lenght of the base card 5x5 and then trimmed the papers to different withs and finish of with a length of white to finish  and tie all the card together.
    Then using  the form squares I added finish 3-D window and left space to the  right of my wording.

Hope you enjoyed this posting andIwill see you next time for some more ideas and musings
 God bless and I trust you will have a fabulous week.





Wednesday, 4 January 2012

This months theam

Well hello and welcome to a new year.
 This months blog Theme is Love. Now the ible very clearly tells us what love is in 1 Corinthians 13

 1.If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,b but have not love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I am sure many of you know this verse well if not in full then  in part.I personal love this verse it has taught me some hard lessons in my life but also given me some great comfort.
Today I used the most famous symbol of Love, a simple heart.

I created this heart by drawing round a heart template on to  black  and frosted strink plastic,then taking my black heart I used a white gel pen and ran a stitched design round the edge of the heart then placed a hole at the top for my finding's.
 taking the heart gun I applied heat to the plastic and strink the hearts to there smaller size. Now I add the findings to complete my set.


For a nice alternative I took one of our in house words like honey  clear stamps and stamped it up using black memento ink on the ruff side of the plastic. Once again  I took a hole punch and place in two holes to take the finding's required to finish my second set of earring's.