Wednesday 26 August 2015

Theme: Vacation/On the Beach (Challenge 16) - Winners

We had over 40 submissions to our Vacation/On the Beach theme challenge with a variety of styles and even a scrapbook layout.  It was great to see so many superb entries, and it made it quite tough for us to pick our winners, but we've done it.


Beautifully clean and simple, with a touch of dimension.
Love the blue shells and the softly shaded sand - reallly capture the feel of a beach.

(in order of submission)

A clean and layered card.
We love the lighthouse and the way you've created the sea!

We really love the warm rich sun behind the ship silhouette.
Love the addition of the wheel charm too.

We really love the background created using Encaustic techniques.
The skyline is fab - a wonderful vacation spot.

Congratulations to all our winners - don't forget to pick up your badges from our side bar and display them on your blog.  Looks like we've had a thing for clean and simple cards.

We're halfway through our Stash challenge to use NEWSPRINT on your masculine projects.  You've still got plenty of time to join in - deadline for submission is Tuesday 1st September at midnight BST (7.00pm EDT).

I'm sorry this is up a bit late!!

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Challenge #17 - Stash - Use Newsprint

Hello and good morning.  Halfway through the month already, where is the time going?  However, it does mean that it's time for our new challenge at The Male Room.  This time we have a Stash challenge - we want you to use NEWSPRINT on your masculine themed projects.  Be as creative as you like, but most importantly - have fun!

Here's some inspiration from our Guest Designer, Sue of Cards by Q.

And now, more inspiration from our Design Team:

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


Wednesday 12 August 2015

Theme: Spots AND Stripes (Challenge #15) - Winners

It was great to see so many super entries for our Spots AND Stripes challenge.  There was a great range from clean and simple, to more layered and vintage styles.  It was quite tough to pick our winners, but we did!


A really great use of spots and stripes on this card.
We love the colours and the cute plane too!
Super fun guy card!!

(In order of submission)

Love the spotty and stripey candles.
The pop of orange is really vibrant!  Super CAS card.

Nice use of spots and stripes on the design papers.
Super cool guitar and we love the touch of grunge too!

Great texture on the kraft card base.
Really bold, vibrant colours and we love the spotty and stripy banners.

A beautifully bold, graphic birthday card.  Love the spotty texture too.
The stripey numbers are just fab.

Congratulations to you all - please don't forget to pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

We're halfway through our VACATION OR ON THE BEACH theme.  There's still time to play along and create your masculine themed projects.  Have fun!

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Challenge #16 - Theme - Vacation/On the Beach

Good Morning!  We're getting well into summer now and I noticed last night on the weather that the sunset times are creeping in, but we've still got time to celebrate this wonderful season.  Our new challenge here at The Male Room is based on the theme VACATION OR ON THE BEACH.  You can make any kind of papercraft project - ATC, cards, scrapbook, mixed media, 3D - but it must be for the men in our lives and be based on our theme.  Go wild and have fun!!

Our Guest Designer this month is Sue of Cards by Q and here's Sue's take on the theme:

And now for some more inspiration from the rest of the team.  Don't forget to drop by and visit our blogs - we all like a comment or two.