Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Winners #101 - The Colour Blue


It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - 


Congratulations #48 Goga



The DT loved this fabulous card and novel use of the car badge.
Congratulations Goja

Please contact Jane to find out about a Guest Design spot, themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

#8 Cards by Maaike

We thought your card was just beautiful.


We all thought your card rocked! Great colouring too.

The Male Room Challenge #101 - The Color Blue

We loved this fun card. A first time entrant, we hope to see you again.


Congratulations to you all!

Please pick up a winners badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge:

#103 Anything Goes (optional twist Beverages)


We're really looking forward to seeing your wonderful projects appear in our gallery.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Challenge #102 - Anything Goes, Optional Twist Beverages

A hello and goodbye today. 

Hello and welcome to the first challenge of 2019 and goodbye to Deborah who has made the difficult decision to step down from The Male Room's DT.

So sorry to see you go Deborah! 
Thanks for all your wonderful creativity and hard work over the past four years.

And a hello to our new facebook group that we'd love you all to join. Find it HERE or click on the facebook badge on the sidebar.

We're kicking off the New Year with an Anything Goes theme - as long of course as it's suitable for a male.  If you'd like to add another layer to the challenge then play along with our twist of Beverages - that's any liquid drink from water to coffee to beer to wine to..... wherever your imagination takes you.


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Vita who regularly plays along with us on instagram.  Go check out her instagram feed for fabulous ideas to inspire you.

Guest Designer - Vita

A beautiful baby boy card Vita. Love the gold greeting and the ombre patterned background.

The Male Room DT have also been busy creating wonderful inspiration for you. You're going to be so fired up and ready to play along once you've seen them all.

Andreja


 Faith





Wei


Ana


You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 22nd January, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

We're really looking forward to seeing your masculine projects.


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Winners #100 - Celebrate

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - 

#100 Celebrate

We were delighted to see our player numbers increase again and thank you all for taking part and filling our gallery with such amazing creativity.

Here's our picks:

WINNER


We loved all the different and equally spectacular layers. Such an amazing and attention grabbing card. Just brilliant!

Congratulations Nance

Please contact Jane to find out about a Guest Design spot, 
themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


The beautiful snowy strip really caught our eye and the CAS style is just perfect for a masculine card.


Such a majestic and powerful stag!. We loved how he was showcased by all those different layers of papers and die cuts.


Another CAS styled card and the depth of colour while only using shades of blue is just fantastic.

Congratulations to you all!

Please pick up a winners badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge:

#101 The Colour Blue


We're really looking forward to seeing your wonderful projects appear in our gallery.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Challenge #101 - The Colour Blue

Welcome to the last challenge of 2018 here at The Male Room. We also have exciting news to share!

I'm delighted to let you all know that Ana from stacksofcards is joining The Male Room DT. Here's a little introduction she has written to tell you about herself:


My name is Ana Anderson. I am originally from Croatia where I have started my crafting journey alongside my mother when I was very young. We did everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint to sculpting with clay and painting on canvas but... no paper crafting.

I have discovered paper crafting when I moved to the United States 19 years ago. My best and only friend at the time introduced me to scrapbooking and it has been an amazing journey that lead me to cardmaking :) 


I want to thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of such amazing Design Team. I am beyond overjoyed and excited! 



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We are delighted to welcome you Ana and look forward to seeing your amazing masculine projects.

Our new challenge will run right through to 8th January and we've chosen a theme that we hope you'll find useful either for those last minute Christmas cards or to make a start on your 2019 stash of all occasion projects and cards.





We're welcoming a previous winner of one of our challenges to Guest Design with us for this challenge - Martina from umarti If you can find time do go and take a look round her blog, there's so much inspiration there.

Guest Designer - Martina

Don't you just love her sweet little guy surrounded by all his tools?

And check out all this incredible inspiration from The Male Room's DT - you're going to have heads bursting with ideas!

Ana


Andreja


 Faith






Wei

~will be back in 2019~

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 8th January, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 


We're really looking forward to seeing your masculine projects.

The Male Room DT would like to thank every one of you for playing along in 2018 and we wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with laughter and fun!


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Winners #99 Mechanical/Moving Part

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - 

#99 Mechanical/Moving Part

This was not our most popular theme of the year so an extra big thank you goes to everyone who linked up with their moving part projects. 

As a token of our appreciation for your support for our challenge, even when it was super challenging, we would like to offer all seven of you the opportunity to Guest Design with us on a future challenge.  Please contact Jane if you would like to take up this offer -  themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com 

Here's our picks:

WINNER


Dial your own Christmas sentiment - what a fabulous idea for an interactive card! And we admired the precision needed to cut and create this card so perfectly.

Congratulations Chrissie

Please contact Jane to find out about a Guest Design spot, 
themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


I'm sure we all know a little boy who would be thrilled to receive and play with this amazing space themed card. We loved the circular orbit of the rocket.


How amazing is this tab pull card! We loved the dog and cat astro-animals!


Clever packaging with a fabulous spring mounted unicorn. Sure to be a can't stop touching and endless fun element. 

Congratulations to you all!

Please pick up a winners badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge:

#100 Celebrate


We're really looking forward to seeing your wonderful projects appear in our gallery.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Challenge #100 - Celebrate

Before we get on to the new challenge I have to let you all know that Rocky has decided that her time on the Male Room DT has come to an end.  She was a founder member of this challenge and has delighted us with her amazing creativity for nearly five and a half years.

Here's a few of her incredible projects from over the years.


We are all sad to see you go Rocky, but appreciate that life does not stand still and wish you every success in your future ventures.

Now on to our new challenge. a really easy one this time - Celebrate. What could be more timely than that? Both for our 100th challenge and a chance for you to share all your gorgeous Christmas projects. Or indeed any other projects that are masculine and for a celebration of some sort.


We are delighted to have Zvonka joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  She has opted for a non-Christmas card and opened up tan alternative idea to inspire you all. Find the details on her blog - HERE.

Guest Designer - Zvonka

Fabulous paper piecing Zvonka!

And of course The Male Room's DT have also been wearing their party hats and have loads of celebratory inspiration for you.













 Deborah
~will be back in 2019~

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 18th December, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 


We're really looking forward to seeing your masculine projects.



Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Winners #98 - Inspired by a Famous Artist

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - 

#98 Inspired by an Artist

A big thank you to everyone who linked up their awesome projects. We loved how inventive and unique your creations were.

Here's our picks:

WINNER

This inspired by Gustav Klimt is a masterpiece in its own right.  Brilliant and awesome, we loved it!

Congratulations Martina

Please contact Jane to find out about a Guest Design spot, themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


How classy is the gold and black combo of Chrissie's card. And that Klimt stamp is just amazing!


Such a vibrant use of colour inspired by the works of Andy Warhol. We loved the fun image and the repetition, just brilliant!


Inspired by Picasso this card is so elegant and beautifully crafted. So cool!

Congratulations to you all!

Please pick up a winners badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge:

#99 Mechanical/Moving Part


We're really looking forward to seeing your fantastic projects appear in our gallery.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team