Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Winners #126 A Box or Bag

We are here today to announce the winners of the last challenge of 2019 which was A Box or Bag. 


The winner is #11 Cimbacreativefun

We loved these fun and beautiful bags.



Congratulations!

Please contact Jane to find out about a Guest Design spot

themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com




Here are our Honourable Mentions:(in order of submission)




We loved all the fabulous details on this make

Such beautiful and professional looking boxes

#13 Marina

We thought these were super cute

Before we go a reminder of our current challenge


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Challenge #127 - Anything Masculine Goes

Happy New Year!

Time for the first challenge of 2020 here at The Male Room. We're easing ourselves into a whole new year of challenges by starting with an anything Masculine Goes theme. Easy peasy!


We've the winner of a previous challenge joining us as our Guest Designer - Dhruvika, Cardogram. Check out her star studded and super awesome card.


Impressed? So are we! Be sure to go visit her blog and leave some love. - HERE.

And here's another whole lot of inspiration from the regulars on The Male Room's DT.

Ana


Andreja




Lise Mariann

You have until 11.55 UK time on Tuesday 21st January to play along.

If you're wondering about the result of the DT Call, well now that it's closed we'll be taking a look at the projects and blogs of those that applied and be making a decision shortly. 

But in the meantime we're really looking forward to seeing all your masculine projects popping up in the gallery.

 We thank you for remembering to copy and paste the challenge badge into your post.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Winners #125 - Inspired by Ugly Jumpers

Hey!

It's time to announce the winners of our Inspired by Ugly Jumpers Challenge.

And boy did you do a fantastic make over with your projects. No-one would ever guess their starting point and you have the most incredible ways to let these Cinderellas go to the ball!

Here's our picks:

Winner


We loved the ombre Scandi quilt stencilled background and the funky reindeer is just perfect. I'd definitely buy this style if it were in a shop!

Congratulations Cornelia!

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

Here are our Honourable Mentions:
(in order of submission)


How majestic and masculine is that elk! And we loved the combo of plaid and chevron papers too.


An actual jumper - how clever! And so smart with the addition of a bow tie. We loved the red jumper patterned background too.

Picture

Aww! This one really pulled on our cute strings. Doesn't that dachshund look amazing in his Christmas jumper! Love the embossed knitted background too.

Congratulations everyone!

Just a little reminder about our current challenge before I go. We'd like to see a box or bag that's suitable to gift, or contain a gift, for a boy or man.


You've got until 7th January to play along.

AND

Remember we've a DT Call going on. Simply add DT after your name when you link up your project.

Full details at the bottom of the post HERE.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Challenge #126 - A Box or Bag & A Goodbye, A Hello and a DT Call

Before I get on to today's new challenge I've a goodbye to say to two of our DT and a hello to a new member of the team.

We are very sad to see Monika and Wei step down from the team and wish them every success in their future crafting and other life.

The flip side to this is of course the addition of brand new DT members.

We're thrilled to be welcoming Granne to the team. I'm sure you've all spotted her amazing projects in the challenge galleries, but here's a little introduction so you can get to know her a bit more.



I'm a Finnish mother of 2 teenage girls. I’ve been stamping since 2011, I got started when my neighbour introduced me to the world of stamping and paper crafting in real life and in blog land; that’s how my blog also got it’s name: Granne (=neighbour in Swedish).
Usually I make cards, but I do love making ATC’s too, and and and ... what ever seems to be fun and inspires me. Sometimes things work out nicely sometimes not, but I have fun creating.

Granne is kickstarting her time as a DT member by joining in with the new challenge which is all about creating a box or bag.  


Here's Granne amazing altered cigar box:


But that still leaves us one short, so would like to be that new DT member?

Take a look at our requirements at the bottom of this post and then if you'd like to give it a shot simply enter this challenge and put DT after your name when you link up the photo of your masculine project.

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We're delighted to introduce you to our very talented and creative Guest Designer Andreja.


Aren't those fungi awesome? And I love the addition of the twine - a superb way to keep everything tied up and still masculine.

And of course you'll be inspired by the work of the wonderful Male Room Design team too. Just look at what they have created - so clever!


Monika 


Wei


Ana


Andreja





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Fancy joining the DT at The Male Room? Check out these details and then link up a masculine project to this challenge and put DT after your name. Simple! And you've got until 7th January, so come on amaze us!

1. You will have the time to make a masculine project - card, art journal page, scrapbook page, 3D item, ATC, tag, canvas - each fortnight to match the challenge theme.
2. You will have the time to leave positive comments on player link ups, two columns will be assigned to you.
3. You will need a blog.
4. You will help choose the winner and runners up for each challenge by joining in with a voting system.
5. Desirable, but not essential, a facebook account.

You have a bit longer to play along with this challenge. It will stay open until 11.55 UK time on Tuesday 7th January. 

We're really looking forward to seeing your amazing masculine boxes and bags popping up in the gallery. 

 We thank you for remembering to copy and paste the challenge badge into your post.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Winners #124 Hobbies

Time to announce the winners of our Hobbies challenge. We had some very creative entries and the DT  had a hard time choosing. It was a very close on who made it through to the final choices and here they are.

The winner is #5 Pat
We loved how Pat had teamed the wonderful chess stamping with the fab stencil.

Congratulations Pat!

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

Here are our Honourable Mentions:(in order of submission)


#10 Martina 

A gorgeous creation and so beautifully put together.


#16 A Rose

A great card with a wonderful sentiment.


#27 Heather
Picture
A lovely CAS design with the fading ink adding a great focal point.

A reminder of our current challenge. 


Don't get too hung up on it being an ugly sweater - beauty is the eye of the beholder after all!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Challenge #125 - Inspired by Ugly Sweaters

Hi everyone!

Time for the next challenge here at The Male Room. And have we got a fun one!

You know all those sweaters we get out every year at Christmas? Some are pretty awful and we'd never been seen in anything similar for the rest of the year! Well we'd like your card to be inspired by a pattern, picture or colour from one of those. 


Of course your card doesn't have to be ugly, you can upmarket the design and make it as cute or funny or beautiful or if you prefer stick with the ugly. And it doesn't have to be a Christmas jumper that inspires you either. All your project  has to be is suitable for a male to receive. Remember it can be anything paper based - card, journal page, scrapbook page, 3D item, tag, altered art ......

We're really lucky to have Vicky as our Guest Designer for this challenge and she has made the most beautiful card with some gorgeous colours. And yes I think I've seen a sweater with a snowman just like that - but maybe it had a light up nose!


And how about this selection from our DT? I think they've come across some prime examples in their time if their cards are anything to go by!

 Lady Joyful


Lise Mariann
~taking a break~

Ma-Mi

Monika 


Wei


Ana


Andreja
~taking a break~




You have until 11.55 UK time on Tuesday 10th December to play along.

We're really looking forward to discovering what your experience of ugly jumpers is.

 We thank you for remembering to copy and paste the challenge badge into your post.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Winners #123 Pirates


Hello everyone!

Time to announce our winners from the challenge Pirates. For some reason this did not seem to be a popular theme as not many entered. Despite there being loads of cute pirate stamps out there at the moment. Our thanks to those that did enter and the DT have now decided on the winner of the challenge and it is............

The DT just loved this super cute pop up box. Perfect for the theme.

Congratulations Cardogram!

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

Here are our Honourable Mentions:
(in order of submission)

We loved this layout with the "cut" waves and lots of white space.


We loved the fold of the card and all the fantastic pirate images.


We are sure you would be forgiven for a belated birthday card with this fabulous fun design.


That's it for this time. Just a reminder of our Current challenge #124 Hobbies. 

It's been so interesting to see what hobbies everyone has showcased so far.