Thursday 28 April 2016

Winners - Challenge#32 - Theme

Oh gosh! I'm sorry everyone, I still seem to be somewhat off schedule! I'm here today with details of the winners from Challenge#32 - Magic/Fantasy. You guys really rose to the challenge and we had cards from ultra clean and simple to multi-layers, from cute to less cute! You made it tough, but here are the winners:


We were all seriously impressed with this encaustic marvel.
Love the cavern you created with the wax and that dragon is awesome.
Great touch of sparkle too!  And the second on your blog is fab too.

(in order of submission)

We really like this friendly looking wizard - very Dumbledore!
Great colours and lovely layers too.

A very clever take on the challenge, taking a quote from my (Deborah's) favourite author.
The pile of books and the shades of blue and aqua are just perfect!

This is a wonderful guy card. Really graphic, bold colours - magic!!

Congrats to you all - please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

And now a quick reminder of our current theme challenge - SHAKESPEARE - TMR#34. Have fun with your inspiration - just let us know where you got it and have fun creating your masculine projects based on our Shakespeare theme.  You've got lots of time to play - deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 10th May (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Challenge #34 - Theme & DT Call

Morning! Before we get to details about our new challenge, The Male Room is looking for some new design team members:

The Male Room is a fortnightly (that's every two weeks) challenge. We focus on the men and boys in our lives. You can make anything - a card, scrapbook page, 3D project, banner, ATC, tag - so long as it's a paper craft and has a masculine style, that's fine. Our current DT tends toward clean and simple, so we're actively looking for crafters who like other styles, including mixed media and 3D work. If you are interested in joining the team you must play along with our next two challenges - this week's theme and challenge #35. Please add DT after your name if you want to be considered. If selected you will be required to make one project for each challenge, comment on entries and help pick the Winner and Honourable Mentions.

Now, details of our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#34. For the next couple of weeks we want to see your masculine style project based on the theme


This year sees the world celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare who died on 23 April 1616. How you interpret the theme Shakespeare is up to you, but do explain in your post. You could
be inspired by his sonnets, plays, his place of birth, or even quotes from his plays. Shakespeare also introduced many new words into the English language - you could play on that too!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:


Wednesday 13 April 2016

Challenge#33 - Technique

Morning all! It's almost the middle of April - this year is really flying by - and it's a Wednesday, so that means it's time for our new challenge at The Male Room (TMR#33). For the next couple of weeks we want you to use the TRIPLE STAMPING technique on your masculine style projects. If you're not sure what Triple Stamping is, then check out the videos at the end of this post. This is a really fun technique and you can use any kind of stamps you like - just remember to make it masculine.

Here's some inspiration projects from the Design Team:



You Rock - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We're really looking forward to seeing what you make. You've plenty of time to play along, deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 26th April (that's 7.00pm EDT for those in the States). As promised, here are a couple of videos showing how the Triple Stamping technique:


Friday 8 April 2016

Winners - Challenge#31 - Theme

Hello! It's time to post the winners of Challenge#31, sorry it's a bit late. The thumbnail display for our Easter challenge was very cute - full of bunnies and some Easter eggs too. There was a great selection from 3D to cards, from CAS to shabby. It did make it very hard to pick our winners, but we managed. The winners this time are:


Super CAS card.  The image is such fun and perfect for a guy's Easter card.
Super colouring.

(in order of submission)

Clean, crisp design and lovely zesty colours.
The bunny marching band is such a fun idea and we like the paper pieced jackets!

Nice to see a gift bag - great choice of colours for a guy. Like the distressed details.
The bury/colony (tough to find only one noun for a group of rabbits) of rabbits is such fun. 

Super grungy tag with lots of great texture. Love the cogs on the rabbit die cut.
Great take on the challenge.

Many congratulations to all our winners. Please pick up your badge from the side bar and display it proudly on your blogs.

Before I go - a quick reminder of our current challenge. We want to see your masculine style projects with a MAGIC/FANTASY theme. Do join in - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 12th April (7.00pm EDT). Have fun!

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Winners - Challenge#30 - Technique

I am very sorry this winners post is so, so late! Moving house has meant that many things have slipped through my fingers. So, without further ado, here are the winners from our Make it Move challenge - TMR#30.


Love the vintage look for this slider card.
The cogs around the window are super embellishments,
and the reveal of the coloured cards is just super!

(in order of submission)

Super watercolour space background.
The rocket really pops and is perfect for a guy card!

Such a clever design.
Clean, crisp layout and the diecut heartbeat along the bottom is just super.

Love the vintage aeroplane and the lovely embossed background.
Super theme for a guy card.

Congratulations to you all! Once again, I'm sorry it's take so long to get the results up. Please pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

Our current challenge is a theme one - MAGIC/FANTASY - TMR#32 - there are so many possibilities.  You've plenty of time to join in, deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 12th April (that's 7.00pm EDT).

I'll post the winners for our Easter challenge as soon as I can.