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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 challenge@tingtura.se 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, 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

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 | Author: Niklas Mårdby

November has been full of activity for me. Fixing the new blog, the new webshop and a stamping competition with 10 challenges. The challenges has been popping up one or two each week. One of the challenges was material. Our team of five had to each pick a material to use and the other four become forbidden for you. So I picked bling making brads, flowers, buttons and paper clips off limit. This is what I made. Hope you like it! :)

The words at the top of the card “Du är min Kärlek” means simply “You are my Love”.

I drew the head free hand on white paper. Cut out and colored with distress pads. The shapes coming out of the head are stamps from our Urban collection. I’ve used quite a few of them but to name some: Three Circles, Flying Flower, Flying Heart Right and Large Swirl.

There are some more stamps and spunged distress ink around the edges. Just leave a comment if you have a question!

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