Wednesday 19 December 2018

Challenge #101 - The Colour Blue

Welcome to the last challenge of 2018 here at The Male Room. We also have exciting news to share!

I'm delighted to let you all know that Ana from stacksofcards is joining The Male Room DT. Here's a little introduction she has written to tell you about herself:

My name is Ana Anderson. I am originally from Croatia where I have started my crafting journey alongside my mother when I was very young. We did everything from knitting, crocheting, needlepoint to sculpting with clay and painting on canvas but... no paper crafting.

I have discovered paper crafting when I moved to the United States 19 years ago. My best and only friend at the time introduced me to scrapbooking and it has been an amazing journey that lead me to cardmaking :) 

I want to thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of such amazing Design Team. I am beyond overjoyed and excited! 


We are delighted to welcome you Ana and look forward to seeing your amazing masculine projects.

Our new challenge will run right through to 8th January and we've chosen a theme that we hope you'll find useful either for those last minute Christmas cards or to make a start on your 2019 stash of all occasion projects and cards.

We're welcoming a previous winner of one of our challenges to Guest Design with us for this challenge - Martina from umarti If you can find time do go and take a look round her blog, there's so much inspiration there.

Guest Designer - Martina

Don't you just love her sweet little guy surrounded by all his tools?

And check out all this incredible inspiration from The Male Room's DT - you're going to have heads bursting with ideas!





~will be back in 2019~

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 8th January, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

We're really looking forward to seeing your masculine projects.

The Male Room DT would like to thank every one of you for playing along in 2018 and we wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with laughter and fun!

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Winners #99 Mechanical/Moving Part

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - 

#99 Mechanical/Moving Part

This was not our most popular theme of the year so an extra big thank you goes to everyone who linked up with their moving part projects. 

As a token of our appreciation for your support for our challenge, even when it was super challenging, we would like to offer all seven of you the opportunity to Guest Design with us on a future challenge.  Please contact Jane if you would like to take up this offer - 

Here's our picks:


Dial your own Christmas sentiment - what a fabulous idea for an interactive card! And we admired the precision needed to cut and create this card so perfectly.

Congratulations Chrissie

Please contact Jane to find out about a Guest Design spot,

(in order of submission)

I'm sure we all know a little boy who would be thrilled to receive and play with this amazing space themed card. We loved the circular orbit of the rocket.

How amazing is this tab pull card! We loved the dog and cat astro-animals!

Clever packaging with a fabulous spring mounted unicorn. Sure to be a can't stop touching and endless fun element. 

Congratulations to you all!

Please pick up a winners badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge:

#100 Celebrate

We're really looking forward to seeing your wonderful projects appear in our gallery.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Challenge #100 - Celebrate

Before we get on to the new challenge I have to let you all know that Rocky has decided that her time on the Male Room DT has come to an end.  She was a founder member of this challenge and has delighted us with her amazing creativity for nearly five and a half years.

Here's a few of her incredible projects from over the years.

We are all sad to see you go Rocky, but appreciate that life does not stand still and wish you every success in your future ventures.

Now on to our new challenge. a really easy one this time - Celebrate. What could be more timely than that? Both for our 100th challenge and a chance for you to share all your gorgeous Christmas projects. Or indeed any other projects that are masculine and for a celebration of some sort.

We are delighted to have Zvonka joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge.  She has opted for a non-Christmas card and opened up tan alternative idea to inspire you all. Find the details on her blog - HERE.

Guest Designer - Zvonka

Fabulous paper piecing Zvonka!

And of course The Male Room's DT have also been wearing their party hats and have loads of celebratory inspiration for you.

~will be back in 2019~

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 18th December, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

We're really looking forward to seeing your masculine projects.