Wednesday 29 April 2015

Challenge #09 - Birds

Good morning.  It's time for our new challenge, and for the next couple of weeks we want to see you use birds on your masculine themed projects.  Don't forget you can make a 3D project, a tag, scrapbook page, card - any kind of papercraft so long as it follows the theme and is masculine.

Here's some inspiration from the team to get you started:

Sue T.

Cheers - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Before we go, just a quick note to let you know we're changing things with regard to the challenge winners.  Instead of a Top 3 (and sometime 4 or 5), from this challenge the team will be picking an Overall Winner and some Honourable Mentions (the number of which might vary).  Have fun with the challenge and we look forward to seeing your creations.


Monday 27 April 2015

Technique: Use Embossing Powder (Challenge #07) - Winners

Good evening.  I'm sorry to be a bit late with the results of our technique challenge #07 to use Embossing Powder.  The thumbnail display looked amazing with all the different metallic embossing powders used.  It was tough to pick the winners, but we did and this time instead of a Top 3 we have 4:

(in order of submission)

Great use of geometic shapes
along with a gorgeous metallic shine on the sentiment

Love the ombre colours, the numbers
and the fabulous embossed edges 

Super neutral colours, love the filmstrip
and the silver chicken wire background is great

Love the spatter/graph background
and those metallic cogs are brilliant

Thanks so much for playing along - do pick up your badge from the sidebar (I know it says 3, but that's okay).  You still have some time to play along with the current challenge to use Numbers and/or Letters on your project.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

New DT Members and Challenge #08 - Using Letters and/or Numbers

Good morning everyone.  We had a super response to our recent DT Call and it was hard to pick just two new members, but we did.  Joining our team today are Jane and Sue T - let's hear from them:

I think I've probably been crafting all my life, starting at primary school with a love of embroidery and knitting. Building on this my Nan taught me how to sew and I made dolls clothes, aprons and then my own clothes. I studied to be a primary school teacher with craft as my main subject - this included weaving, collage and dressmaking. Over the next few years I dabbled in many crafts including cross stitch, macrame, patchwork, crochet, - you name it I've probably given it a go!

Currently my main craft interests are scrapbooking and card making and I love nothing better than to disappear into my craft room for hours at a time. I think my style has really developed over the last two years since I discovered challenge blogs and started my blog so that I could enter them. Now I'm more or less firmly in the CAS camp, however I love to try new things and admire all different genres. With three sons and three grandsons you could say The Male Room is a pretty good fit for me and  I'm super excited to be joining the DT. I'm really looking forward to starting this new adventure and getting to know everyone.

Hi, I am Sue T.- yes that is what everyone calls me. I have been stamping since 1996. It truly became an obsession when a stamp store opened 5 minutes from my house. I love making cards. There isn’t a holiday that I don’t send them out. I have dabbled in just about every style over the years, but have found my niche with CAS cards. In the real world, I am a FT endoscopy nurse, working on my Master’s. I have a wonderful husband who is my best cheerleader and critic. My muse in my studio is my sweet kitty, Pinkie. 

One other thing - you've probably noticed that we've had a bit of a redesign here at The Male Room - we do hope you like the crisp new look.  Thanks to Kylie Purtell for doing all the hard work - she's done a super job.

Here at The Male Room we aim to provide inspiration and ideas when making projects for the men in our lives - both young and old, cute and grumpy - they are all special to us, but creating for guys can sometimes be difficult.  We provided challenges to help you create and any kind of paper craft is welcome, but it must have a masculine feel.  For the next couple of weeks we'd like your projects to feature:

Please use Letters and/or Numbers on your projects.  Here are some ideas from the Design Team to get you started:



Saturday 11 April 2015

Theme: Under Water (Challenge #06) - Winners

Hello!  I do hope that everyone enjoyed their Easter/Spring break.  We had a wonderful range of submissions for our Under Water theme challenge - thank you all for playing along.  Thanks also to those who applied to join the team, we will be announcing our new team members on Wednesday.  Now to the winners of the challenge:

(in order of submission)

We really like the clean, crisp layout and bold colours.
And such a jolly crab too!

We like the embossed texture giving a feeling a movement.
Love the soft shades of blues/teals.

We really like your take on the theme with the treasure chest as the bottom of the sea.
Love the dimension and texture with the hexagon border too.

Congratulations to you all - please pick up your badge from the sidebar and display it on your blog.

Our current challenge is to use METALLIC EMBOSSING POWDER on your masculine styled project.  You've still got a few days to play along and we are really looking forward to seeing your work.  Have fun!

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Challenge #07 Use A Metallic Embossing Powder

Good morning and welcome to The Male Room.  Can you believe it's April 1st?  Nor can we, time is simply flying by!!  And it's April Fool's Day too - have fun!! Before we get to the new challenge, we'd like to thank everyone who applied to join the team, we are in the process of going through the applications and will let the successful applicants know as soon as possible.

Here at The Male Room we aim to provide inspiration when making projects for the men in our lives.  Old ones, young ones, awkward ones, funny ones; creating for guys can be difficult.  So we provide challenges to help with your projects - any papercrafts are welcome - cards, scrapbooks layouts, 3D projects or tags - just as long as it has a masculine feel and style.

For the next couple of weeks we have a technique challenge and would like you to create your masculine project using:


Here are some of the ideas that the DT came up with to get you started - as if you need any help!!!


Kaboom - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems