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Monday, July 27th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

Its time for a new sketch of the week and blog candy winner! I hope you are inspired by this sketch below and our stamps.

(editors note: We publish a new sketch every monday in our swedish blog as well as layouts and cards every day, but we are unfortunately not very good at making sure the same material pop up in the english blog. If you come here and don’t find anything new I hope you are brave to enter our swedish blog and have a look there. And remember that our webshop accepts PayPal and ships worldwide…)

So this is my sketch. I hope you like it. I was inspired to do a card and using the sketch in a little different way. A very free interpretation one could say :) The circles represents the squares in the sketch.


I’ve used word texture, star texture rectangle, grunge edge and splatter texture rectangle for the background. I’ve then embossed circle large, circle medium and circle smallest with embossing powder Orange ya happy. The spotted splattery effect with the embossing is attained by pouring the powder on to the card before all stamp colors have dried completely when doing the background.

I hope you like the sketch and my card! If you are inspired please post a comment with a link to your creations or email us so we can have a look.


And on to revealing the winner of the very popular blog candy!

The winner is…





Lots of hugs and a big congratulation to you! :)

Monday, April 06th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

Already a new month and time for another challenge!

This is what you’re gonna do:

- Create something inspired by the sketch
- Use at least one stamp from Tingtura (no other material limits)
- Send your contribution (one per person) to latest 30 of April

The winner gets a gift voucher worth 100 SEK!

Here are two interpretations of the sketch:

For this layout I made my own background using Dots several times with a watermark stamp pad and then embossed with clear powder. The journaling spot is Scallop Small and I stamped it with StazOn on a piece of clear plastic. The red hearts will soon appear in the webshop too.

For the card I used one of our big sellers Girl hugging Heart and she is colored with distress ink. On the big flower I stamped Bubbel wrap Medium and on the small flower its Dotted circle small. Then I sprayed them with a few different mists. Stamping and spraying flowers is such a simple technique and it gives them so much more life! We have lots of texture stamps you should try this with.

Monday, April 06th, 2009 | Author: Kicki

After all votes had been cast by the creative team, we had a winner in the March Challenge!

The winner of a package of stamps as well as the spot as Guest Designer for the blog is….

….. drum roll ….

….. Anneth Strinnholm!!!


Here is her winning contributions:

Here are a couple of other wonderful contributions to the challenge:

Keep an eye out in the blog because April’s Challenge will soon be posted!

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Monday, March 02nd, 2009 | Author: Kicki

Thanks for all the lovely contributions for february’s challenge. Imageine how time flies, it’s already time for a new monthly challenge! It’s a sketch challenge with a bit of a twist. Both cards and layouts are welcome. Here’s the sketch:

Be inspired by the sketch and create! Make sure you use at least one stamp from Tingtura Design. We also want you to only use colors found in our banner at the top of the blog! Use as many of few of the colors as you wish. Explain how you did your contribution when you email it to and make sure to send it before midnight 31st of March.

The winner of the challenge will have the privelige of being a guest designer in our creative team for the blog during april!

Some layouts and cards inspired by the sketch you get you going.

Here’s a layout by Katrin:

Katrin has used a few Urban circles and Bubbly journaling spot.

Here are two cards from Kicki:

Kicki has used swirls, butterflies and flowers from Urban Sky.

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 08th, 2008 | Author: Niklas Mårdby

Time to show the winner of the November Challenge and the Comment Lottery :)

Our Design Team got to vote and this beautiful card won :D

Big warm congrats Carina! You’ve won the gift voucher so start shopping :) Can you see the three Tingtura Design stamps she has used?

You can imagine how hard it was to decide a winner with so many contributions. We even got one from France! Here are just a few of the contributions:

And its quite fun with two so great but different cards using the same stamp! The scheming girl from Majaroni is fun to use on both cards and layouts.

Then there was the comment lottery last week just like we are doing this week :) All you who commented got one lottery ticket and the winners are Twister/ingela & Åsa Merving! Congrats!

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Tuesday, December 02nd, 2008 | Author: Kicki


Time flies! Already december and time for a new challenge.

This is what you do:

- Create a card or layout inspired by the sketch.
- Use at least one stamp from Tingtura Design.
- Send us an image of what you’ve made. Sent to before midingt december 31st. One challenge contribution per person.

Do this and you might become the lucky winner of a gift voucher to our webshop!

Here is the sketch:

December challenge sketch

Here are a couple of things I made inspired by the sketch. Hope they can inspire you!

The colors are a little different from what I usually use but I thought it fit the theme. The journaling spot is pretty simple but still very useful.

Journaling spots is usefull when making cards too. The Star Spot for example is perfect when making Christmas cards. The cute little Santa’s helper is one of Maja’s Christmas Friends, here colored with distress ink.

Make sure you join the Tingtura Club now since we have lots of nice offers. :D

Winner in Novembers Challenge will be posted soon so check back often.


Since its First Advent we are running a Comment Lottery here in the blog. Every comment to this post before sunday gets a lottery ticket. There will be two winners. One get stamps and one get ribbons!