Wednesday 18 December 2019

Winners #125 - Inspired by Ugly Jumpers


It's time to announce the winners of our Inspired by Ugly Jumpers Challenge.

And boy did you do a fantastic make over with your projects. No-one would ever guess their starting point and you have the most incredible ways to let these Cinderellas go to the ball!

Here's our picks:


We loved the ombre Scandi quilt stencilled background and the funky reindeer is just perfect. I'd definitely buy this style if it were in a shop!

Congratulations Cornelia!

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

Here are our Honourable Mentions:
(in order of submission)

How majestic and masculine is that elk! And we loved the combo of plaid and chevron papers too.

An actual jumper - how clever! And so smart with the addition of a bow tie. We loved the red jumper patterned background too.


Aww! This one really pulled on our cute strings. Doesn't that dachshund look amazing in his Christmas jumper! Love the embossed knitted background too.

Congratulations everyone!

Just a little reminder about our current challenge before I go. We'd like to see a box or bag that's suitable to gift, or contain a gift, for a boy or man.

You've got until 7th January to play along.


Remember we've a DT Call going on. Simply add DT after your name when you link up your project.

Full details at the bottom of the post HERE.

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Challenge #126 - A Box or Bag & A Goodbye, A Hello and a DT Call

Before I get on to today's new challenge I've a goodbye to say to two of our DT and a hello to a new member of the team.

We are very sad to see Monika and Wei step down from the team and wish them every success in their future crafting and other life.

The flip side to this is of course the addition of brand new DT members.

We're thrilled to be welcoming Granne to the team. I'm sure you've all spotted her amazing projects in the challenge galleries, but here's a little introduction so you can get to know her a bit more.

I'm a Finnish mother of 2 teenage girls. I’ve been stamping since 2011, I got started when my neighbour introduced me to the world of stamping and paper crafting in real life and in blog land; that’s how my blog also got it’s name: Granne (=neighbour in Swedish).
Usually I make cards, but I do love making ATC’s too, and and and ... what ever seems to be fun and inspires me. Sometimes things work out nicely sometimes not, but I have fun creating.

Granne is kickstarting her time as a DT member by joining in with the new challenge which is all about creating a box or bag.  

Here's Granne amazing altered cigar box:

But that still leaves us one short, so would like to be that new DT member?

Take a look at our requirements at the bottom of this post and then if you'd like to give it a shot simply enter this challenge and put DT after your name when you link up the photo of your masculine project.


We're delighted to introduce you to our very talented and creative Guest Designer Andreja.

Aren't those fungi awesome? And I love the addition of the twine - a superb way to keep everything tied up and still masculine.

And of course you'll be inspired by the work of the wonderful Male Room Design team too. Just look at what they have created - so clever!






Fancy joining the DT at The Male Room? Check out these details and then link up a masculine project to this challenge and put DT after your name. Simple! And you've got until 7th January, so come on amaze us!

1. You will have the time to make a masculine project - card, art journal page, scrapbook page, 3D item, ATC, tag, canvas - each fortnight to match the challenge theme.
2. You will have the time to leave positive comments on player link ups, two columns will be assigned to you.
3. You will need a blog.
4. You will help choose the winner and runners up for each challenge by joining in with a voting system.
5. Desirable, but not essential, a facebook account.

You have a bit longer to play along with this challenge. It will stay open until 11.55 UK time on Tuesday 7th January. 

We're really looking forward to seeing your amazing masculine boxes and bags popping up in the gallery. 

 We thank you for remembering to copy and paste the challenge badge into your post.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Winners #124 Hobbies

Time to announce the winners of our Hobbies challenge. We had some very creative entries and the DT  had a hard time choosing. It was a very close on who made it through to the final choices and here they are.

The winner is #5 Pat
We loved how Pat had teamed the wonderful chess stamping with the fab stencil.

Congratulations Pat!

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

Here are our Honourable Mentions:(in order of submission)

#10 Martina 

A gorgeous creation and so beautifully put together.

#16 A Rose

A great card with a wonderful sentiment.

#27 Heather
A lovely CAS design with the fading ink adding a great focal point.

A reminder of our current challenge. 

Don't get too hung up on it being an ugly sweater - beauty is the eye of the beholder after all!