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Friday, February 27th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

This weeks stamps are Girl eating melon, Dots, Swirl 4 and Swirl 2. You will find that they have a lower price than usual in the webshop. You don’t need to wait for a personal email confirmation before paying.

Here are a few examples of how to use these stamps.

I’ve used Dots on the background with a white stamp pad. I’ve also smudged some distress ink onto the white dots around the photo and used the same pad to stamp some swirls. Under the purple flower you see a Swirl 2 as well. Girl eating melon is colored with ProMarkers.

Girl eating melon colored with ProMarkers also on the card. This time the Dots are stamped in a color that match the paper to blend in more.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 | Author: Kicki

Here is the sketch of the week! I hope it will inspire.

Here is an LO I’ve made using the sketch.

I’ve used the Bubbly journaling spot, Att minnas (swedish text stamp) and Dotted circle.

A pretty simple card with Hugging Couple colored with distress ink.

Have you been inspired by the sketch? Send us a photo of your creation to and you might end up seeing it here in the blog! :)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 | Author: Kicki

It feels like I’m in a flow right now! I’ve created lots of things the last few days. A Cyber Crop and all it’s challenges has helped kick start me of course :D

Here are a few of my creations:

I’ve used lots of Urban stamps but also stamps from Filiona, Majaroni and Maja’s Friends.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 | Author: Kicki

We have picked out a few stamps to put on sale this week too. It is a couple of Maja’s Friends stamps: Boy with Fishing Pole, Pier, Tree trunk, Sun rays och Small, Medium and Large Cloud. All these are much fun to use together and to build your own small scenes.

Here’s a card with all of this weeks stamps except the tree trunk. I’ve used distress ink to color with. The ocean is done with a mask, spunge and distress pad. The sky is done with distress too. The fishing boy is cut out and glued to the background together with some details.

The title for this one is “Kalas i shogen” which means “Birthday party in the Forest”. It’s my father-in-law who loves the outdoors and we always celebrate him out in the woods. So this time the fishing boy became a boy with a sausage on a stick to barbeque over the fire! This time I’ve used ProMarkers to color. Notive that his feet got shoe laces so I could color them as boots. More suitable for the outdoor. I’ve also used the small butterfly from Maja’s Friends and the Scallop Spot Rectangle Large.

All the stamps can be found on the fron page of the web shop. Price is already reduced so you don’t ned to wait for a personal confirmation before paying.

Hope you like ‘em!

Monday, January 19th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

Here comes this weeks sketch! We hope it’ll inspire.

And this week we have some guests to inspire you! I was invited to my mother-in-law friday to saturday last week to scrap with her, my mother, some sisters-in-law and friends. We had a great time and a few challenges of course. One challenge was the sketch above so here are our interpretations of the sketch.

These are (in order) by me, Anneli, Lena, Cajsa, Margreth and Katrin.

Monday, January 12th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

Monday means new sketch!

This one is an old one from my sketch book. I hope it will inspire you.

I’ve also made a card and LO inspired by the sketch.

I turned the sketch and interpreted it a little different for the card. I used the stamps Mother and sleeping baby, Prinsessa (swedish text) and one of the small words (swedish). I colored the mother and child with distress ink and the eyes got a little black Sakura Glaze.

On the layout I used Large Circle and Circle Medium from Urban Sky, Rectangle Journalingspot from Journaling #2 and the square från Swirls #1. If you want to see more photos of how the LO was made then hop over to one of Swedens largest blogs caled Scrappizbloggen were I was invited to write a little about how my creation process looks like. If you don’t speak swedish then just look at the photos :)

Monday, January 05th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

New week and new sketch!

While cleaning the work area I went through a pile of old inspirational material that I’ve collected. I found a couple of “old” sketches that I thought I’d share. So todays and this weeks sketch is from 2007. I hope it’ll inspire anyway :)

Foto means photo and Titel means Title.

I’ve also made a LO inspired by the sketch. I’ve used Three flowers and the Christmas frog whom I gave a new non-Christmasy look :)


Since it’s a new month it’s also time for a new challenge. We always like our international contributions and hope this will challenge you too. The contest is a materials challenge. Below is a list of five decorations. Choose one in the list which you use on your LO or card. The other four are NOT allowed!

- Ribbon (also lace)
- Brads
- Flowers
- Buttons
- Bling

In other words, this is what you do:

- Use one of the decoration types above and none of the other four.
- Use at least one Tingtura Design stamp
- Send your contribution (only one per person) to before 31st januari midnight (swedish time)

Do this and you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth 150 SEK!

This month you don’t have to follow the sketch for your challenge contribution. If you want to, then feel free of course. We hope you are inspired and challenged! We look forward to your many wonderful creations!

Have a wonderful week!


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Monday, December 29th, 2008 | Author: Kicki

Can you imagine that it’s already week 1! (Hmm… do you do this in other countries? Here in Sweden we number the weeks of the year from 1 to 52 hence the numbering of the sketches in the blog)

New week and new sketch this time from Linda in our Design Team (FOTO = photo and TITEL = title).

I’ve made a card and a layout inspired by the sketch.

First the card. The text says “gott nytt år” which means “happy new year”. The letters are painted with 3D Crystal Lacquer. First I’ve stamped the Star Texture in the middle with a Watermark pad then heated with the heat gun. Then I’ve stamped with Large Circle and Circle medium with the same watermark pad but before heating I’ve added some lovely black and sparkly embossing powder. So sparkly!

Now the layout. I’ve used Dotted Circle and yellow acrylic paint. Inspired by all the dandelions in the photos. I’ve also used the Striped Scallop Spot on a piece of white paper, cut out around and inside to make a frame. So simple yet pretty nice if I may say so myself.

I hope you’ve been inspired!


Don’t forget to send in your contributions to this months challenge! Only a few days left.

Monday, December 29th, 2008 | Author: Kicki

For those of you that don’t know, Tingtura Design is run by husband and wife Niklas and Kristina (Kicki) Mårdby. During november we joined a stamping contest with eight teams of five stampers. Niklas was the only guy :) Teams were randomly put together and we ended up on the same team! It was great fun!

Here are what we made for the nine challenges! Can you guess which is made by who? Please leave a comment :D If you manage to guess right, there should be an award for that, shouldn’t it? :P

First challenge was to come up with a team name. We called ourselves “Red Hot Chili Stampers” and Niklas photoshoped a quick lil avatar for us.

Challenge #2

Color challenge. Each team member gets one color: red, green, yellow, blue and purple. Use your color and none of the other four..

Stamps used: Package opening monster, Ha en underbar jul (swedish text stamp), Slim cat, vill du leka med mig? (swedish text stamp)

Challenge #3

Material challenge. Each team member gets one type of material for decoration. Use it and none of the other four. Brads, buttons, flowers, bling and paper clip.

Stamps used: Tree trunk, Standing pig and lots of Urban and swirls from Journaling #2

Challenge #4

Sketch challenge.

Stamps used: Girl with gift, bubblewrap, Flower and lots of of Urban and swirls from Journaling #2 again. Who is it that likes Urban? Can you guess… :P

Challenge #5

Again divide within the team. This time it was the number of stamps to use on the card: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stamps.

Stamps used: 5 stamps: Wavy dots, Drop large, Large swirl, Flying star large and Flying star medium. 2 stamps: Jippi du klarade det (swedish text stamp), Princess from Majaroni)

Challenge #6

Make a classig Christmas card in red and green.

Stamps used: Boy waiting for Santa, Girl with Gift, Santas hat, Girl huggin heart, God Jul stor (swedish text stamp)

Challenge #7

This time it was shapes! Circle, square, triangle, heart and stars. Use the shape you got and not the other four.

Stamps used: Lots of hearts (beautiful texture!), småord (swedish text stamp), Söt (swedish text stamp), Heart, Flying heart Right, Flying heart up, Hipp hipp hurra (swedish text stamp), Star Texture)

Challenge #8

Make a Christmas Tree decoration!

Stamps used: Christmas Frog, god jul Litet hörne (swedish text stamp), god jul stor (swedish text stamp), Dotted circle, Star Texture)

Challenge #9

Each team member got a stile to work with for this challenge: Clean & Simple, Freestyle, Heavily decorated, Vintage and Retro.

Stamps used: Flower, Pipe with cloud, Frog with wings Large, Large Circle, Drop, Drop Large, Flower, Drop large.

Challenge #10

Make a Christmas recipe.

Stamps used: Christmas Frorg, God Jul stor (swedish text stamp), Circle Large, Santas helpers Couple, 1-3 Swirl.

Our team didn’t win the competition though we won some of the challenges. It was a lot of work since these ten challenges came quite close to each other (1-3 challenges per week), but it was a lot of fun. So, can you guess which card is made by who? :P

We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year!

Niklas & Kicki

Monday, December 08th, 2008 | Author: Kicki

Can you imagine that it’s already week 50?! Soon Christmas and a New Year! :D But it’s also Monday and time for a new sketch and some inspiration.

This sketch can become cards and layouts. Here is a card from Julia in our Design Team and a layout from me. Both inspired from the sketch of course.

Julia has used one of the new Majaroni Christmas stamps: Monster Opening Package. I’ve used the journaling spot “Du Är” (means “You are”) and Wavy Dots from Urban Textures.