Wednesday 29 March 2017

Challenge #57 - Colours

Hi! It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#57. This time instead of a theme or stash, we want you to use colours on your masculine projects. We want to see BLACK, WHITE and  SPLASH OF ONE OTHER COLOUR - you can pick any colour, but ONLY ONE!! Don't forget you can make any type of paper craft project - cards, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, Project Life, 3D projects, digital pages, and there's always mixed media too. Just have fun and make it masculine.

Here are some projects from the team to inspire you:

You've got plenty of time to play along - deadline for submission is midnight BST Tuesday 11th April, that's 7.00pm EDT. We can't wait to see what you make.


Wednesday 22 March 2017

Winners - Challenge#55 - Steampunk

I did enjoy seeing all your fabulous creations for our Steampunk challenge. You guys really rocked the challenge. Lots of lovely grunge, clocks, cogs, vintage, and some very elegant ones too. As always it was tough to pick our winners, but here they are:


There is so much to admire here. Love the colours and that pipework frame.
The printed cogs and the metal cogs and a super vintage image too! Love it.

(in order of submission)

Both are super! Love the cog details on the inside of the face on the first card.
And a clock again on the second card.

This is an elegant steampunk card. Love the dapper looking chap.
Super London skyline and lots of cogs!

This has a really grungy feel, yet remains bold and bright.
Love the cog details in the background and those super typeset letters. Fab music take!

Congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Just a quick reminder that our current challenge is for your to use WOOD - TMR#56 on your masculine projects. You have plenty of time to join in, deadline is midnight Tuesday 28th March.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Challenge #56 - Stash

Hi! We've a fun stash challenge for the next couple of weeks here at The Male Room - TMR#56. We want to see WOOD on your masculine projects. It can be faux or real - there are some lovely wood papers about! Don't forget that at The Male Room we like to see all types of papercraft projects from ATCs, through cards, to mixed media, scrapbook layout to 3D projects. Just have fun!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:


Sorry! Running late with card, got back from a crafting weekend
with Dyan Reavely and Teesha Moore late yesterday and haven't had chance to make my card.
Will get it up ASAP!!!


Deadline for submission is midnight BST Tuesday  28th March, that's 7.00pm EDT - we're back to 5 hours difference again! Have fun!


Wednesday 8 March 2017

Winners - Challenge#54 - Wheels

Hello! It's time to announce the winners of our Wheels theme challenge. As always you guys produced some amazing projects - some of which could even have been for our current challenge!! Anyway, moving on to our winners:

#3 - Majda

This is such a clever card. Love the map and route laid out.
The two card are just super. Fabulous take on the challenge!

(in order of submission)

This is such a great use of a variety of stencils and shades of green.
And pretty much one layer too! Brilliant work!

Love the image of the vintage car and all those lovely vintage embellishments.
Super cool take on the challenge.

Another card with lots of fabulous details.
Love the corrugated card behind the die cut bicycle! Great work.

Congratulations to all our winners. Do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, just a quick reminder of our current challenge - STEAMPUNK - TMR#55. Some of you who played along with the wheels theme should play along again this week!

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Challenge #55 - Theme

Hello and good morning! This year seems to be going by somewhat faster than it should be! I can hardly believe it's already March! The upside is that it's time for our new challenge here at The Male Room - TMR#55. For the next couple of weeks our theme is STEAMPUNK. The dictionary definition is:

"a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.
a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction "the essence of steampunk is homage to vintage fashion with a modern, sassy twist".

If you're not sure what steampunk is, check out the videos at the end of the post - there are examples of a canvas, scrapbook page and a card.

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:



Steampunk is a fun genre. You can make it reasonably clean and simple or you can go wild with the layers, distressing and inks. The main thing is that your project has a masculine feel! Have fun. Deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Tuesday 14th March, that's 8.00pm EDT in the States. We've got an extra hour in the States because our clocks have already gone forward, but in Europe and the UK it doesn't happen until 26th March!