Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Challenge #90 - Include An Unexpected Item

Hey!
Welcome back to The Male Room where we have a really quirky challenge starting today.


Now what could that unexpected item possibly be? Well here's a few ideas, although I'm sure you've even more of your own - a clothes tag, a board game piece, food wrapping, a mini notebook or pencil, a moving part, metal screws or bolts - in fact anything that you wouldn't normally expect to see on a craft project. A chance to be BOLD and ADVENTUROUS!

We've a wonderful Guest Designer - Ana - joining us for this challenge and she's used some letter tiles as an unexpected item. Do click the link and visit her blog, time well spent and you'll not be disappointed.

 Ana


And of course, The Male Room's DT have been scouring their homes looking for unexpected items too. Check out their ideas and maybe borrow one to include on your male themed project.



Wei





Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


 Faith


 Lady Joyful



Lise Mariann


Monika 

Bet you're itching to get started now!

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 31st July, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

Can't wait to see what your unexpected item is!

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Winners Challenge #88 Inspired by a Film Title

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #88 Inspired by a Film Title.  

A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and surprised us with so many different projects and film titles.. 

Here's our picks:

WINNER


What an amazing string technique to get all that movement! Just perfect for the aeroplane. We loved all the little clues to the film title too - you'll need to go visit if you want to join in and discover the answer.

Congratulations P J Projects

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


Such superb colouring on this card and lots of fabulous little details too. Bet you've guessed the film Jan was inspired by, but there's a little more magic if you follow the link on her blog to a slide show.

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Travel and the adventure films are the inspiration for this card. Don't you just love those stacks of suitcases? And the detail in the popped up coloured stack really caught our eye!

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Oh my goodness what a stunning background! And with the addition of all those golden cogs - well we were just smitten. Go visit her blog to discover the film.

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
 #89 Fish/Fishing

  

Can't wait to see how many fishy ideas you have!

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Challenge #89 - Fish/Fishing

Well have we got exciting news to share with you all today! Yes we're introducing our two new DT members and they've already started to play along.

We were totally blown away by the response to our DT call and would love to have had you all join us, but that just wouldn't work. So if you put DT next to your name and didn't make the final call, don't be disheartened. If you'd like to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge we'd love to have you. Just contact Jane and let her know - themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com

We're delighted to welcome:

Lise Mariann

Hi. My name is Lise Mariann and I come from a tiny island in the north of Norway. I am currently living in Trondheim, in the middle of Norway, with my husband, two children and my two cats. I am an archaeologist working with children in the university museum in my city, but in the evenings after my children have gone to bed I am reading books, doing embroidery and of course scrapbooking and making cards. I have been scrapbooking for almost 14 years, but only recently started making cards as well. Heavily into the card making at the moment though. (My husband looks at the growing pile of cards and wonders if we really know this much people... Haha!) 

So excited to be here and I can't wait to play along with you. 

Wei

Hello, I am Wei from Taiwan which is an island state like Japan. I live with my hubby and our two girls. I was a teacher and taught Chemistry at high school. For accompanying my little girls, I quit my job ten years ago. For creating my girls' paper toy, I started paper crafting, but I jumped into card-making world in 2016.

I am so honored to be one of this awesome DT.

We know you're going to love their projects and be totally inspired by them.

And finally on to the new challenge! 


So do you like sitting still by a river bank all day waiting for the fish to bite? Or would you prefer to sit at home and craft a fishing project? Whichever it is we hope you'll enjoy creating something for a fella who loves fishing. it can be any type of paper project - card, atc, scrapbook page, ART journal, 3D, canvas, tag......... 

We're delighted to have two Guest Designers for this challenge - Andreja and Diane.

Guest Designer - Andreja
How adorable is Andreja's card, I never knew fishing could be so very cute!

Guest Designer - Diane
And then Diane's card - well who knew it was as much of a collecting stash hobby as crafting!

Both our Guest Designer cards have made me revise my opinion on fishing and see it in a completely new light.

So now it's the turn of TMR DT. An absolute feast of fishiness to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. And maybe get those other juices flowing and make you feel hungry too!



 Faith


 Lady Joyful


Lise Mariann

Well what do you think? Bet you're seeing fish and fishing in a whole new light too!

We're so looking forward to seeing what you create!

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 17th July, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Winners Challenge #87 Little Boys

Before I get on to announcing the winners for our last challenge I just want to say thank you to all of you who added DT after your entries to the last two challenges. We were overwhelmed by the response and are currently in the process of inviting the successful ladies to the team. All will be revealed next Wednesday 4th July when our new challenge begins.

I also want to say a fond farewell to Chris and Shawna who have both stepped down to allow room for other exciting things in their life. It has been a pleasure to have you on the team and we all wish you huge success with whatever the future brings.

So on to the winners of #87 Little Boys.

We had an amazing response to this challenge and want to say an enormous thank you to each and every one of you who linked up a project.

It was not an easy task to pick winners! But here they are:

WINNER

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Noisy, interactive, fun and definitely very cute! Such an incredibly gorgeous shaker card that would delight any little boy.

Congratulations Stacks of Cards

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS 
(in order of submission)


How perfectly sweet! And very appropriate to have a 'pile up' of images - I seem to remember that always happened whenever my boys got together with friends!


Cake AND space in this interactive card - a sure winner with little boys!


We loved this awesome crocodile and all the shades of green. Such a fun way to say hello!


Has there ever been a little boy who hasn't dressed up or dreamed about being Superman? We loved the dimensional die cuts of the buildings and all their shining lit up windows too.
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How totally amazing is this? There's one very lucky little boy who has this hanging in his bedroom!

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
 #88 Inspired by a Film Title 

We're loving guessing which films you're using, keep them rolling in please!


You have until midnight Tuesday 3rd July (that's 7.00pm EDT) to get your entries in.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team





Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Challenge #88 - Inspired by a Film Title

Hi and welcome to a super new challenge here at The Male Room.  

Before I tell you all about it - so exciting! But even more exciting is the number of you who put DT after your names in the last two challenge link ups. We're over the moon that so many of you would love to join our happy team and we're busy visiting your blogs and trying to make difficult decisions. We will reveal our choices soon, promise!

Now on to our new challenge - you're so going to love this!

For the next fortnight we'd like you to pretend you're at the cinema and be totally inspired by a film title for your masculine project.



Just wait till you see what our fabulous Guest Designer and Talented DT have come up with to help you on your way.

And added to the glamour of their projects you also get all the fun of the movies by trying to guess which film they've taken inspiration from! You'll need to click on their names and go visit their blogs to discover if you're correct.

We're delighted to have Carol from crafty-stamper joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge. She's had so much fun with this theme that's she created two projects - one inspired by a vintage film and one by a more modern film.  Can you tell which is which?




Fabulous aren't they?! Do drop by her blog to discover the answer and take a few moments to scroll through her pages, you'll love what you see!

And now it's the turn of The Male Room's own DT to enthrall you with their projects. Have fun guessing and then pop by their blogs to see if you were correct.




 Faith

I don't think I've ever watched ten films in a row before - totally exhausted now! But I'm up for watching more, so get busy crafting with those films the men in your life love to watch as your starting point.

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 3rd July that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

We're so looking forward to watching your films and have got our popcorn and nachos ready!

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Winners Challenge #86 Gardening

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #86 Gardening.  

A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and got stuck in with their green fingers. 

Here's our picks:

WINNER
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We loved everything about this 3D project - the succulents, the blackboard writing, the curved wall, the subtle use of colour - just perfect!

Congratulations Mavricneideje

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


A real feast of home grown goodness with super touches like the background paper, the wooden watering can and the hessian strip.


Such a fantastic gardening scene, beautifully coloured and arranged. Love the thought that's gone into the photograph setting too!


Well doesn't he looked pleased with himself! An incredible scene created with inks and dies to showcase this gardener and his prize flower.

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
 #87 Little Boys  

Can't wait to see how many different ideas you have!


Oh and don't forget that DT Call going on until this challenge closes at midnight Tuesday 19th June (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team