Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Challenge #92 - Wild & Free

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

Before I get on to the new challenge though I'd like to say an enormous thank you to everyone for responding so enthusiastically to our 5th Birthday Challenge that's just finished. We'll be taking some time now to review all the entries and the winner and top picks will be announced next Wednesday, 22nd August.

For the next fortnight we'd like you to create masculine projects themed around 'Wild and Free'. Remember it can be any sort of paper project, so let your imagination take flight and be wild and free!



And just take a peek at the card our Guest Designer Steph from Morticraft has created.


Such an amazingly cute and very beautiful new baby boy card - makes me want to go awwww! Thanks Steph for joining us for this challenge, we hope you'll get lots of visitors to check out your wonderful blog - HERE.

And of course The Male Room's DT have been very busy creating some Wild and Free delights to whet your appetite and inspire you to play along. It would be lovely if you found time to visit our blogs too and maybe leave a lovely comment.

  

Crafty Linby


Brighter - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


 Faith


 Lady Joyful


Lise Mariann


Rocky


Wei

Grrr! Are you ready to engage your wild side?

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 28th August, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

We're really looking forward to seeing how creative you can be with the theme of Wild and Free!

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Winners Challenge #90 - Include An Unexpected Item

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - 
#90 Include An Unexpected Item.  

Oh my goodness didn't you all do amazingly well with this theme. We were totally bowled over by your ingenuity and imagination. Thanks so much to everyone who took part and enthralled us with your unexpected items!

Here's our picks:

WINNER


Oh such a clever use of packaging! We were so impressed by the thought and creativity of this card. Just awesome Martina!

Congratulations Martina

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


Brilliant! An incredible idea executed masterfully and so much fun too. We loved it!

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Can you see the pepsi can on this card? Well probably not as it has been re-cycled so expertly. Superb card!

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Those golden cogs look so right on the Christmas tree, can't think why it's never occurred to us to add them into our Christmas stash before!


I spy a ring pull disguised as a buckle - how superbly clever! 

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
 #91 Birthday


Yes we're 5 years old and celebrating in style with a wonderful $25 gift card from Concord & 9th for our winner. So don't delay get creating a masculine birthday project and get linked up!


Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Challenge #91 - Our 5th Birthday

YAY! Welcome to this very special new challenge when we are celebrating our 5th birthday!

Huge thanks and appreciation goes to each and every one of you that's joined in our challenges and helped us reach this amazing milestone. We couldn't have done it without you!



And what would a celebration be without a chance to win a prize?

We're really excited to have Concord & 9th sponsoring us with a very generous $25 gift card to their shop.



How amazing is that?
Thanks so much Concord & 9th!!!

We also have a very special Guest Designer joining us for this challenge celebration - Jacqueline from Phoenix Inspirations.

Those of you that have been playing with us for a while will remember that it was Jacqueline that originally started TMR Challenge and it is a credit to her that her idea is still going strong five years later.  So here's her card to celebrate our birthday:

Jacqueline

 Absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining us Jacqueline!

The rest of TMR DT have also been really excited to create birthday projects to celebrate 5 years. Take a peek at these, they'll bound to get your creative thoughts flowing:

Wei




Crafty Linby




Rocky

Now it's over to you! 

Please make us a male themed birthday project (card, scrapbook layout, art journal page, tag, 3D project, atc, canvas) to celebrate our 5th birthday. Link it up below and who knows you could be our lucky winner of that fabulous Concord & 9th $25 gift card.
You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 14th August, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Winners Challenge #89 - Fish/Fishing

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #89 Fish/Fishing.  

A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and created such wonderful fishy projects.

Here's our picks:

WINNER

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What an amazing inky underwater scene with so much movement. And then there's that firecesome and fun shark! Totally jawsome card Ana!

Congratulations Ana A

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


Those teeth look so sharp, but he does have the most amazing rainbow colours showcased brilliantly on the black cardstock.


Boozy fish - well we couldn't resist! How fun is this card?


A beautiful CAS card with loads of movement created by the clever use of die cuts.


Amazing colouring makes this scene look so realistic, just gorgeous!

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
 #90 Include An Unexpected Item


Looking forward to seeing your choice to surprise us!

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team


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