Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Winners - Challenge #57 - Colours

Oops! I'm a bit late with this today. I completely lost track of the days. You guys really had fun with the splash of colour challenge and we had cards in all styles from shabby, many layers, through to ultra CAS. Without further ado, here are the winners:


I had to share more photos of this wonderful 21st birthday card.
We are all familiar with those options that come up on the PC - here's a very clever take.
So much detail and a brilliant use of the accent colour of blue!

(in order of submission)

There's so much detail on this card.
Love the way the highlight of red is on the lighthouse, frame and some of the words.
Great work!

Another great use of red as the splash of colour. 
Such a perfectly CAS and perfectly masculine card.
Kathy also does the inside and envelope to match - check it out!

This time we have a splash of green.
Love the clean and crisp layout and the patterns on the papers.
Great guy card!

Another card using green - and it's perfect as the background for a football themed card!
Love the grungy effect in the background and the die cut ball and player.
Great work.

Congratulations to you all. Do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, just a quick reminder that you still have time to join in with our current challenge of featuring ARCHITECTURE - TMR#58 on your masculine projects! Deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 25th April, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States! Go for it!!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Challenge #58 - Theme

Time is flying by this year - we're already well into April and spring has arrived, whether or not the weather agrees! It is also time for our new challenge. For the next couple of weeks we have a fun theme for your masculine projects - ARCHITECTURE - TMR#58. It's up to you how you choose to interpret this. You could simply focus on buildings, or parts of buildings, or famous architects, or just architectural texture. If it's not obvious the way you've gone, just tell us! Have fun!

Here are some inspiration pieces from the Design Team:

Sorry guys! I'm going to be late again.


You've got until midnight BST on Tuesday 25th April (7.00pm EDT) to join the fun. We're really looking forward to seeing your creations!


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Winners Challenge #56 - Use Wood

Well you certainly pulled out all the stops for this challenge and we were all delighted with your different ways of getting a wooden element onto a project. So difficult to choose winners but we've thought carefully and made our decisions. Here we go:


Such a super idea to have a porthole in a wooden fishing vessel with a view to the sea beyond.

(in order of submission)

A beautiful woodgrain background showing off a woodland scene and we loved the addition of a wooden button.

#30 Vikki

We loved the simplicity of this card and how striking the die cut white elements looked peeping through that fabulous woodgrain paper.

Such a brilliant idea to hang cups from a wooden board and the sentiment quote really pops against it too.

Congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.
Just a quick reminder that our current challenge #57 is to use BLACK, WHITE & A SPLASH OF ONE OTHER COLOUR on your masculine projects. You have plenty of time to join in, the deadline is midnight Tuesday 11th April.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Challenge #57 - Colours

Hi! It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#57. This time instead of a theme or stash, we want you to use colours on your masculine projects. We want to see BLACK, WHITE and  SPLASH OF ONE OTHER COLOUR - you can pick any colour, but ONLY ONE!! Don't forget you can make any type of paper craft project - cards, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, Project Life, 3D projects, digital pages, and there's always mixed media too. Just have fun and make it masculine.

Here are some projects from the team to inspire you:

You've got plenty of time to play along - deadline for submission is midnight BST Tuesday 11th April, that's 7.00pm EDT. We can't wait to see what you make.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Winners - Challenge#55 - Steampunk

I did enjoy seeing all your fabulous creations for our Steampunk challenge. You guys really rocked the challenge. Lots of lovely grunge, clocks, cogs, vintage, and some very elegant ones too. As always it was tough to pick our winners, but here they are:


There is so much to admire here. Love the colours and that pipework frame.
The printed cogs and the metal cogs and a super vintage image too! Love it.

(in order of submission)

Both are super! Love the cog details on the inside of the face on the first card.
And a clock again on the second card.

This is an elegant steampunk card. Love the dapper looking chap.
Super London skyline and lots of cogs!

This has a really grungy feel, yet remains bold and bright.
Love the cog details in the background and those super typeset letters. Fab music take!

Congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Just a quick reminder that our current challenge is for your to use WOOD - TMR#56 on your masculine projects. You have plenty of time to join in, deadline is midnight Tuesday 28th March.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Challenge #56 - Stash

Hi! We've a fun stash challenge for the next couple of weeks here at The Male Room - TMR#56. We want to see WOOD on your masculine projects. It can be faux or real - there are some lovely wood papers about! Don't forget that at The Male Room we like to see all types of papercraft projects from ATCs, through cards, to mixed media, scrapbook layout to 3D projects. Just have fun!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:


Sorry! Running late with card, got back from a crafting weekend
with Dyan Reavely and Teesha Moore late yesterday and haven't had chance to make my card.
Will get it up ASAP!!!


Deadline for submission is midnight BST Tuesday  28th March, that's 7.00pm EDT - we're back to 5 hours difference again! Have fun!


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Winners - Challenge#54 - Wheels

Hello! It's time to announce the winners of our Wheels theme challenge. As always you guys produced some amazing projects - some of which could even have been for our current challenge!! Anyway, moving on to our winners:

#3 - Majda

This is such a clever card. Love the map and route laid out.
The two card are just super. Fabulous take on the challenge!

(in order of submission)

This is such a great use of a variety of stencils and shades of green.
And pretty much one layer too! Brilliant work!

Love the image of the vintage car and all those lovely vintage embellishments.
Super cool take on the challenge.

Another card with lots of fabulous details.
Love the corrugated card behind the die cut bicycle! Great work.

Congratulations to all our winners. Do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, just a quick reminder of our current challenge - STEAMPUNK - TMR#55. Some of you who played along with the wheels theme should play along again this week!