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
kaktusi - danes je tvoj dan

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

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Challenge #87 - Little Boys & DT Call

Hiya all! And welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Male Room. 

This fortnight we've got those little boys in mind and would like you to create a project that is either about the little fellas or would appeal to the little fellas.

 Quite a lot of scope for your creativity within this theme. So will it be something for or about a baby boy? something for or about a toddler? something for or about a  pre-schooler? something for or about a schoolboy? 

As long as it includes a little boy or something a little boy would enjoy then that's fine by us!


Oh and don't forget we've got a Design Team Call going on until the end of this new challenge.

Would you like join our talented DT? Well, all you need to do is make a project - card, scrapbook page, art journal page, tag, 3D item, canvas, atc or any other paper related project you can think of and then simply add DT after your name when you link it up below.

Want to know more about what's involved? Well, you will need to have a blog and we ask that you have the time to create a DT project that is suitable for a male and matches the challenge theme once a fortnight, leave comments on two assigned columns from the gallery and join in with choosing our winners by casting votes. You'll find us a friendly, supportive and well-organised bunch who like to create with the guys in mind.

Guest Designer - Ma-Mi

We have the wonderful Maja from Rilcek in Kljuncek joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge. She has a really fabulous blog with a mixture of CAS cards, beautiful diary pages and an amazing use of colour and different techniques. So inspiring!


That crocodile reminds me of the Roald Dahl story, The Enormous Crocodile, a firm favourite with my boys when they were little.

And just wait till you see all the incredible projects from our DT !

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 19th June, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States.

 Can't wait to see what ideas you all have!

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Winners Challenge #85 Cars

Don't forget we've a DT Call going on at the moment!
All the details HERE

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #85 Cars.  
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We loved all your different ideas about using cars for a male themed project.

Here's our picks:

WINNER


Such a clever use of digital images to create this amazing congratulations card. Love the torn up L plate - isn't that exactly what you do!

Congratulations Diane Louise

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


The license plate paper used as a background really caught our eye - it's just so perfect!

Stouten | SU Guy Greetings | blad-steen-schaar.be

The bold use of black, white and mustard is such a contemporary colour scheme that contrasts so beautifully with the vintage car image.


Love how this car stamp has been use to look like an instamatic photo print. And that oversized funky greeting - oh yes!

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
 #86 Gardening.  

What a super starting point! I'm thinking seed packets, long grass, a journal page about gardening jobs, a scrapbook page of the excitement of seeing something new growing, just chilling in the garden and not forgetting that very masculine hide out - the garden shed!

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


You've got until midnight Tuesday 5th June to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Challenge #86 - Gardening & DT Call

Hi all! We're excited to start a new challenge this week, but before I tell you more about that I've other news to share. We're having a DT call throughout this challenge and the following challenge starting 6th June.

Would you like join our talented DT? Well all you need to do is make a project - card, scrapbook page, art journal page, tag, 3D item, canvas, atc or any other paper related project you can think of, for either this challenge or the next challenge or even both. Then simply add DT after your name when you link it up below.

Want to know more about what's involved? Well you will need to have a blog and we ask that you have the time to create a DT project that is suitable for a male and matches the challenge theme once a fortnight, leave comments on two assigned columns from the gallery and join in with choosing our winners by casting votes. You'll find us a friendly, supportive and well organised bunch who like to create with the guys in mind.

Here's the theme for the new challenge that starts today:


I don't know about you but in my house it's me that does the most gardening! But I'm guessing lots of menfolk also get involved so this theme should be a breeze!

Guest Designer - Julie B

We're really lucky to have Julie B joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge. Her blog is an absolute joy to look at, so please make sure to find some time to pop over and be very inspired!


Loving that quintessentially masculine hide out - the garden shed! And the wire embossed background is a perfect touch for this garden themed card.

And naturally our DT are displaying their green fingered creations to further inspire you to play along. It would be really lovely if you could visit their blogs and leave them a little love to brighten their day.

Garden Beauty - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 5th June, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Winners Challenge #84 - Anything Apart From A Card

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #84 Anyting Apart From a Card.  
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We really enjoyed seeing your ingenuity and incredible ideas for this theme.

Here's our picks:

WINNER


What an incredible use of a jigsaw die for this highly desirable and beautifully put together little sign. Love all the layers and details - a miniature work of art!

Congratulations Carol

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

#2 Cornelia

Such a clever way to decorate an envelope - it is snail mail after all!


A brilliant use of black and white and colour on this time travelling scrapbook page.


Double joy with Poli's exquisite album cover and equally gorgeous gift bag. Blown away by these two - super interpretation of the theme!


And just look at these froggy paper clips! Fun and inspired, love them!

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
 #85 Cars.


You've got until midnight Tuesday 22nd May to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team





Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Challenge #85 - Cars

Hi! Welcome to a new challenge here at The Male Room.

Well having pushed some of you out of your comfort zone with our last challenge you'll be relieved to know that this new one is going to be so much easier. For the next fortnight, we're looking for projects that involve a car or cars. What could be simpler for male themed crafting!



We have a previous winner joining us for this challenge - the very talented Pirjo from pirjonpaivienpiristysta. She has some totally amazing mixed media and multi-layered projects on her blog, so worth a visit! you'll come away feeling very inspired.  


Guest Designer - Pirjo

Just love those vintage cars on the oh so desirable atc cards. Thanks so much for Guest Designing with us Pirjo, hope you get loads of lovely comments.

And of course, The Male Room's DT have been busy creating car themed projects for you to enjoy too. I know they'd all be thrilled if you popped over to their blogs and left them some lovely comments as well.


 Crafty Linby


Driving by - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


 Faith






You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 22nd May, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States to create your project and get linked up

. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Winners - Challenge #83 Symmetry

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #83 Symmetry.  
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We really enjoyed seeing your wonderful ideas using symmetry.

Here's our picks:

WINNER


Beautifully done and very reminiscent of school paint blot days. We loved it!

Congratulations Ma-Mi
Please contact Jane about a Guest Design spot, themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

Perfectly created background in shades of blue and an amazing grid to set it off.


Such a stunning use of shine and matt finishes on this very elegant card.


We loved the 3D look of this creative use of a stencil and the pops of red are a super contrast.

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
 #84 Anything Apart From A Card.


You've got until midnight Tuesday 8th May to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team