Wednesday 28 September 2016

Challenge #45 - Theme

Hello. Welcome to The Male Room - TMR#45. If this is the first time you've found us, let me explain a little. This is a fortnightly (every two weeks) challenge that focuses on creating something wonderful and crafty for the men and boys in our lives. We are a very inclusive challenge - you can create any type of papercraft project - scrapbook layouts, Project Life layouts, ATCs, tags, bookmarks, 3D projects, mixed media, digital, and, of course, cards. All we ask is that your project follows our theme and is masculine in style.

So, that's a bit of explanation. Now it's time to let you know what we want on your masculine projects for the next couple of weeks. We want to see


This gives so much scope and here's some inspiration from the Design Team:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

It's the last challenge of September and it's now officially autumn (fall) so you should have lots of fun with this one. You've got until midnight BST (7.00pm EDT) on Tuesday 11th October to play along with us.


Wednesday 21 September 2016

Winners - Challenge#43 - Theme

Morning! It's time to announce the winners of our Music themed challenge. We had some really fun submissions. Thank you all for playing along.


Really fun card. So many super details.
Love the red and black, the little cogs, the screw head brads and the gingham guitar!
It rocks!

(in order of submission)

Super choice of colours and patterns.
Love the drum kit silhouette! Great work.

Really clever take on the theme. Love the guitar shaped card.
Making it a shaker was such a good idea. Fab!

Lovely crisp design and the shimmer on the mirri card is fab.
Love the way you've used the musical die cut. Nicely done!

Congratulations to you all. Do pick up your badges and display them on your blogs.

Don't forget there's still time to join in with our current challenge. The theme is STAR TREK (or any other space series). We don't have many entries as yet, but this really does give you so much scope - do play along:

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Challenge #44 - Theme

Hello. It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#44. For the next couple of weeks we have the theme;

STAR TREK (or any other space series)

Why Star Trek? Well, it's because I'm a huge science-fiction fan and because the franchise is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. I started watching the show as a kid in the 60s and I love it. I've just seen the latest Star Trek movie by JJ Abrams and highly recommend it. And because many guys really like sci-fi programmes.

You don't have to stick to Star Trek inspired ideas - and there are thousands from the various TV shows and movies - you can base your space series (science fiction) project on any series from Star Wars, Stingray, Dr Who, Twilight Zone, Stargate, Falling Skies, Six Million Dollar Man, Superman, Quantum Leap, Arrow - and this list goes on!! If your inspiration is not immediately clear, do tell us what show you've picked.

Here's some inspiration from the team:

A couple of video clips with the theme music from the original Star Trek and also from Star Trek The Next Generation:


Wednesday 7 September 2016

Winners - Challenge#42 - Technique

Oops! I was almost back on schedule, but last night I went to a local choir meeting - first time since I left school and it was brilliant. However, I was shattered when I got home and didn't get this post done. So here I am, late again! It's time to announce the winners of our Shaving Foam Technique challenge. I think this really proved to be a challenge as our numbers were down, but those who played along rocked it!


The marble background is super - the colours are just right.
Love the little car charm hanging from the button.


Another gorgeous marble background. The blues really make it look like a sky.
Love the vintage hot air balloon too!

Congratulations ladies, do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you of our current challenge. We have a theme - we want you to feature MUSIC - TMR#43 on your masculine projects. How you interpret the theme is up to you. But, if it's not obvious, please tell us how you've been inspired.

You have plenty of time to play along - deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 13th September (7.00pm EDT). Have fun!