Wednesday 22 June 2016

Challenge #38 - Stash

Hello! Can you believe that it's almost the end of June? No, me neither! You guys had fun with our last challenge - the thumbnail display looked amazing - thanks! And now it's time to tell you about our new challenge. For the next couple of weeks we have a Stash Challenge - TMR#38. We want you to use BUTTONS on your masculine projects. Be as creative as you like, but you must includes BUTTONS - please note the plural!!!

Here's some inspiration from the team:

Oh Happy Day - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Wednesday 15 June 2016

Winners - Challenge#36 - Theme

Hello! It's time for us to announce the winners of our CRITTERS AND/OR BUGS challenge. The thumbnail display looked fantastic, thank you all for playing along. As always you made it very hard for us to pick our winners, but here they are:


Jen made a wonderful set of marine critter cards for her son.
Super vintage images and lots of lovely embellishment. Fab work.

(in order of submission)

A perfectly CAS and very elegant card.
The shaded backgrounds sets off the dragonfly perfectly!

Such a fun guy card.
Love his cowboy hat and real tail feather!

Perfectly CAS and really fun guy card.
Love the expression on his face!

Congratulations to you all - please pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

Now before I go - a quick reminder that the theme of our current challenge is FATHER'S DAY - have fun!!

Wednesday 8 June 2016

New DT Members & Challenge #37 - Theme

Morning! Thank you to everyone who applied to join the team, it's been tough, but we have selected some new members. Joining our team are Andreja, Buffy, Faith and Shawna - let's hear from them:


Hi :-)
I am Andreja and I come from a small and beautiful country Slovenia, Europe. I am married 14 years, but unfortunately we do not have children. We both have some hobbys. So, creating is for me a great consolation. I am a creative person since I remember. I make the most greeting cards and other paper creations, but I am doing the other things, too,  when I have time: I like mixed media tehnic, I make jewellery, I knitting and sewing. I am very happy to be part of this great "male" team and I look forward to creating with you :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Hello my name is Buffy, I’m married to my best friend Graham and we have 3 kids (two grown up & one teenager). I work fulltime as an Ultrasonic Analyst for a railway company (helping keep the tracks safe). But my true calling is crafting, any kind of crafting. Paper crafting is my favourite, especially card making. Although it has to be said when I quit smoking 4yrs ago I taught myself to crochet and I’ve made quite a few toys. (and then designed the gift bags to put them in).

My Name is Faith Anderson known as Faith A in blogland. I am a digital lover, which means most of what I do starts in Photoshop and becomes hybrid. I have been using Photoshop for years, but I still have so much to learn about it. I have been married for 50 years to a wonderful man who puts up with my time on the computer, we have a Son who has IT skills, I call upon sometimes. I am really excited to become part of the DT of the Male Room as being the only girl with 4 brothers and many other males in the family, I love making male cards. 

My name is Shawna Standish from TheGrandStampede. I am a forty year old mother of two, nicely nestled in Michigan, USA. I have been creating cards for about three years. It all started when I was faced with the possibility of becoming blind. It was not until then I started looking at color and objects with new vigor, soaking up everything, knowing I might not see in the future. Fortunately I am fine, and I live to see another day. 

My crafting however, lead into an unstoppable obsession. I wanted to share my art with others who had similar interests. I ended up finding wonderful people from all around the world who inspire me to be a better artist and who inspires so much of what I do. 

Now it's time to tell you about our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#37. You can make any type of papercraft project from ATCs to 3D projects, but they MUST be masculine in style. Our theme for the next couple of weeks is


A day to celebrate the very special men in our lives. Here's some inspiration from the team:

Dad - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


You've got time to play along as our deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 21st June (7.00pm EDT).


Wednesday 1 June 2016

Winners - Challenge#35 - Theme

Good morning! I hope that everyone had a good holiday weekend - both sides of the pond! We had a fabulous selection of projects for our Transport theme. The theme inspired a lot of vintage style projects, but we also had good number of clean and simple. It was fabulous to see a scrapbook layout and tag too! It was very tough to pick our winners, but we did it and here they are:


We really like this vintage sailing ship.
The background, the rope and the anchor all add to the nautical transport theme.
Great work!

(in order of submission)

Another wonderful vintage style card.
Lots of detailed layers with a super car. The little charm is super.

Lovely crisp, clean card. The stylised sea is fab.
Great work on the theme.

Very clean and simple. Love the little chap in his car!"
Super colouring!

Thank you all for playing along and congratulations! Please pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

I would also like to thank everyone who threw their names in the hat for our DT Call.  We are in the process of going through them and will contact successful applicants as soon as possible.

Finally, a quick reminder that our current challenge is to make a masculine project on the theme of:

You've still got a week to play along - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 7th June (that's 7.00pm EDT). Have fun!