Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Challenge #86 - Gardening & DT Call

Hi all! We're excited to start a new challenge this week, but before I tell you more about that I've other news to share. We're having a DT call throughout this challenge and the following challenge starting 6th June.

Would you like join our talented DT? Well all you need to do is make a project - card, scrapbook page, art journal page, tag, 3D item, canvas, atc or any other paper related project you can think of, for either this challenge or the next challenge or even both. Then simply add DT after your name when you link it up below.

Want to know more about what's involved? Well you will need to have a blog and we ask that you have the time to create a DT project that is suitable for a male and matches the challenge theme once a fortnight, leave comments on two assigned columns from the gallery and join in with choosing our winners by casting votes. You'll find us a friendly, supportive and well organised bunch who like to create with the guys in mind.

Here's the theme for the new challenge that starts today:


I don't know about you but in my house it's me that does the most gardening! But I'm guessing lots of menfolk also get involved so this theme should be a breeze!

Guest Designer - Julie B

We're really lucky to have Julie B joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge. Her blog is an absolute joy to look at, so please make sure to find some time to pop over and be very inspired!


Loving that quintessentially masculine hide out - the garden shed! And the wire embossed background is a perfect touch for this garden themed card.

And naturally our DT are displaying their green fingered creations to further inspire you to play along. It would be really lovely if you could visit their blogs and leave them a little love to brighten their day.

Garden Beauty - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 5th June, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Winners Challenge #84 - Anything Apart From A Card

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #84 Anyting Apart From a Card.  
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We really enjoyed seeing your ingenuity and incredible ideas for this theme.

Here's our picks:

WINNER


What an incredible use of a jigsaw die for this highly desirable and beautifully put together little sign. Love all the layers and details - a miniature work of art!

Congratulations Carol

Please contact Jane about a Guest Design spot, themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

#2 Cornelia

Such a clever way to decorate an envelope - it is snail mail after all!


A brilliant use of black and white and colour on this time travelling scrapbook page.


Double joy with Poli's exquisite album cover and equally gorgeous gift bag. Blown away by these two - super interpretation of the theme!


And just look at these froggy paper clips! Fun and inspired, love them!

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
 #85 Cars.


You've got until midnight Tuesday 22nd May to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team





Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Challenge #85 - Cars

Hi! Welcome to a new challenge here at The Male Room.

Well having pushed some of you out of your comfort zone with our last challenge you'll be relieved to know that this new one is going to be so much easier. For the next fortnight, we're looking for projects that involve a car or cars. What could be simpler for male themed crafting!



We have a previous winner joining us for this challenge - the very talented Pirjo from pirjonpaivienpiristysta. She has some totally amazing mixed media and multi-layered projects on her blog, so worth a visit! you'll come away feeling very inspired.  


Guest Designer - Pirjo

Just love those vintage cars on the oh so desirable atc cards. Thanks so much for Guest Designing with us Pirjo, hope you get loads of lovely comments.

And of course, The Male Room's DT have been busy creating car themed projects for you to enjoy too. I know they'd all be thrilled if you popped over to their blogs and left them some lovely comments as well.


 Crafty Linby


Driving by - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


 Faith






You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 22nd May, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States to create your project and get linked up

. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Winners - Challenge #83 Symmetry

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #83 Symmetry.  
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We really enjoyed seeing your wonderful ideas using symmetry.

Here's our picks:

WINNER


Beautifully done and very reminiscent of school paint blot days. We loved it!

Congratulations Ma-Mi
Please contact Jane about a Guest Design spot, themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

Perfectly created background in shades of blue and an amazing grid to set it off.


Such a stunning use of shine and matt finishes on this very elegant card.


We loved the 3D look of this creative use of a stencil and the pops of red are a super contrast.

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
 #84 Anything Apart From A Card.


You've got until midnight Tuesday 8th May to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Enjoy your crafting!

The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Challenge #84 - Anything Apart From A Card

Hey! And welcome to a new challenge here at The Male Room. 

As you know we accept all types of paper crafts for our challenges, but for the next fortnight, cards are out! Instead, we'd like to see any other type of paper craft creation you can think of.


And I'm joining in and playing along too. You've probably spotted that I usually only get involved in the admin side of things, so it's with huge delight that I'm Guest Designing for this challenge!

Guest Designer - Jane from purplejetlovescrafts


Anyone who knows me will know that a scrapbook page was the obvious choice for my project and I really hope you enjoy seeing it and will maybe come visit my blog and leave me a little love.

The Male Room DT have been hard at work creating fabulous and interesting projects to kick start your ideas. I'm thinking they would love it if you visited their blogs too and left them a lovely comment.

Chris
~coming soon~




You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 8th May, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Winners Challenge #82 Watercolour

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #82 Watercolour.  
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We really enjoyed seeing your use of watercolours.
Here's our picks:

WINNER

#8 Julie B
 

Such a fabulous rainbow of watercolours dripping freely down Julie's awesome card.


Congratulations Julie B!
Please contact Jane about a Guest Design spot, themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

#9 Snippets
 
Loving that sentiment quote and the way it's been interpreted on this fabuous card.

#10 Toni


A total work of art!

#22 Robyn


We certainly wish we were there! And how clever is the postcard idea.


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 #83 Symmetry





You've got until midnight Tuesday 24th April to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).
Enjoy your crafting!
The Male Room Team






 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Challenge #83 - Symmetry

Do you like all things mathematical? Do you like patterns and shapes?  Well I'm sure this new challenge here at The Male Room will suit you then.  And even if neither is really your thing I'm sure you will have used symmetry at some point to help you organise and set things out, so this challenge should be a breeze.


We have the wonderful Majda returning to Guest Design with us for this challenge. She is a previous winner and has also left comments on our facebook page. I'm always on the look out for potential Guest Designers so leave us a comment and maybe you might get the invitation!

Guest Designer - Majda

What an amazing card! And there's a sweet back story to it too. Majda works with young children and when they talk about symmetry she says they always like to choose hearts and that's why she chose to use a heart for her card.  Do go visit her blog and leave her some love!

All The Male room DT have also created super symmetrical projects to inspire you. They would all love it if you popped over to their blogs and left them a lovely positive comment.




Hugs - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


 Faith



 Lady Joyful
(taking a break)

Monika 







You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 24th April, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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