Wednesday 30 September 2015

Challenge #20 - Theme

It's the last day of September and it's officially been Autumn, or Fall as it's called here in the States, for a week.  I have definitely noticed a change, with it being quite a bit cooler in the morning and evenings, and the leaves are starting to turn.  We get the best colour towards the end of October, so I'll share some photos later.  And that leads us nicely into our new theme challenge.  For the next couple of weeks - we'd like to see your masculine projects based on our theme of  Autumn/Fall.  Don't forget you can make any type of paper craft project from an ATC to an art journal page.  Just have fun and be creative.

Our Guest Desinger for this challenge is Shawna (The GrandStampede) - she's a regular here at The Male Room and has created a fabulous card for our challenge.  Do drop by and leave her a comment or two!

And here's more autumnal inspiration from the Design Team:


Wednesday 23 September 2015

Winners - Challenge #18 Theme - Fruit

Oops!  I'm a bit late again!  I don't think the fruit theme was too popular, so thanks to all who had a go.  Here are the winners:


Such a fun card!
Bold colours, great images and fun sentiment.
We really loved this one!

(in order of submission)

Another great take on the challenge.
Love the image and sentiment, and those googly eys are fab!

So clean and simple!
We really like the use of diecuts to create the banana!

So much texture here with the embossed background and the burlap.
Lovely basket of apples!

Congratulations to all our winners - please pick up your badge from our sidebar and display it on your blog!

Here's a quick reminder about our latest challenge.  We've got a colour challenge - you need to use NEON colours on your masculine themed projects.  Neon colours are super bright and bold and work perfectly on masculine projects.  You've still got time to play along - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 30th September (7.00pm EDT).  Go for it!

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Challenge #19 - Colours

Hello and welcome to The Male Room.  I can't quite believe how quickly the month is flying by, but I do think that once the children are back at school, this part of the year gallops along!!!  It does mean that it's time for our new challenge.  We know that many of you find it tough to make masculine projects, so we set you a challenge to get the creative juices flowing.

For the next couple of weeks, we have a colour challenge for you - we want you to use NEON colours on your masculine projects.

As always our Design Team have come up with some fabulous projects to inspire you:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Wednesday 9 September 2015

Winners - Challenge #17 Stash - Newsprint

Oops!  I'm running a tad late with this post - should have been up first thing this morning.  I got caught up in housework - yes, I know, I'm obviously not feeling well :)

We really enjoyed your newsprint projects and it was tough to pick just one winner, in fact we have two winners this time!

(in order of submission)

We love the way you've used the colours from the newsprint in the main image.
A super masculine card.

Lots of texture here with the string and corrugated card.
Another great use of newsprint.

(in order of submission)

This one really made us smile.
Love that vulture and the way you've coloured him to allow the newsprint to show.

Love the colours and the vintage car.
Great use of the newsprint element too.

We really like the way there is newsprint in the background and the image.
Great colours in the sky too.  

Ladies - you really rocked this challenge.  Do pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

This week's challenge to incorporate FRUIT on your masculine projects seems to be causing a few problems - not so many submissions so far.  Come on - get creative and use FRUIT in your masculine themed projects.  Deadline for submission is midnight on Tuesday 15th September (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Challenge #18 - Theme - Fruit

Hello and welcome to The Male Room.  If you've only just found this challenge, or need a quick reminder, we aim to help you create projects for the men in our lives.  Sons, brothers, fathers, granddads, nephews and any other male folk in your life be they young or old.  We run our challenges for two weeks and provide a prompt for your masculine themed projects - any papercraft is included - 3D, ATCs, card, scapbook layout, art journal pages - so long as it fits the prompt and is masculine in feel.  For the next couple of weeks we'd like you to use the prompt - FRUIT - go have fun!

This month instead of one Guest Designer, we have three - one for each challenge during the month.  First up is Jane Willis (Onions and Paper) - love her beautifully embossed pear.  Jane, thanks so much for playing along with us.

Here are some inspiration projects from the team: