Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Challenge #61 - Stash

Hello and Good Morning! Our new challenge here at The Male Room - TMR#61 is a stash challenge. We want you to use your DIE CUTS on your masculine projects. There are lots of different techniques to using die cuts - you can you them just as they come out of the die, or you can use the dies in a variety of creative ways - it's up to you the technique you use, but make sure we can see how the die cuts have been used. If it's not obvious - tell us!!!


Here are some inspiration projects from the Design Team:






Deborah
No Words - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Rocky

Shawna

Faith
with apologies for my late post


You've got two weeks to join in - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 6th June, 7.00pm EDT for those of us in the States. Have fun!!

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Winners - Challenge #59 - Theme

Oops, I did it again! Not as late as last time, but still late! So sorry. You guys had such fun with our MANY LEGS theme and your projects were all just fantastic. So, let's get straight to details of our winners:

WINNER


While not everyone's cup of tea, this card of colourful bugs has so, so many legs.
All those different bugs, such great colours and a simple sentiment.
Brilliant work!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



Another card with many, many legs - love all the farm animals.
The bold red and the die cuts. Fantastic card.



Quite CAS and so very funny. For some reason, my husband wasn't convinced!!
Very clever!



This elegant man would be very welcome at my house! 
Another card with many legs and such a clever play on words!

Congratulations to you all - these were fabulous. Do pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, there's just time to remind you of our current challenge - TMR#60 - STARS. Already the thumbnail is looking fantastic. You've still got time to join in - deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 23rd May (that's 7.00pm EDT). Have fun!!



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Challenge #60 - Theme

Wow! How did it get to be May so fast? It does mean that it's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#60. We have a simple theme for your masculine projects. For the next couple of weeks we want to see STARS - ideally we want to see many stars. Just have fun creating!


Here are some inspiration projects from the Design Team:






Rocky


Andreja


Deborah
Go Confidently - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems



Remember, we like to see all types of paper craft projects - cards, ATCs, 3D, scrapbook layouts, digital projects, etc. You've got plenty of time to join the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 23rd May, that's 7.00pm EDT for those in the States. Have fun!

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Winners - Challenge#58 - Theme

Hello all! I'm so very sorry to be so late with the winners post. I have to admit that I was so busy last week, I completely forgot. I've visited all those submitting entries for our Architecture challenge and you amaze me with your creativity. Anyway, I'd better get on with announcing the winners:

WINNER


We love the way the skyline stands out against the fabulous sky and the die cut hello!
Great take on the challenge.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

#7 - Poli


Classical architecture with a Roman column - simply super!



Such a great idea to make a card based on house plans and a tiny key too.
We love the sentiment.



An elegant take on the challenge with lovely design paper and super die cuts.



A very clever use of embossed brick wall - with graffiti text. 

Congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs. And once again, sorry to be so late posting the results.

Before I go - a quick reminder that you still have time to play along with our current challenge to feature MANY LEGS - TMR#59 on your masculine projects. You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 9th May (7.00pm EDT) to enter. Good luck.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Challenge #59 - Theme

Hi! Welcome to The Male Room. If this is the first time you've found us, our challenges are to help you create projects for and about those wonderful men in our lives. Our brothers, fathers, sons, uncles, friends, and just about any other male that we want to celebrate. For the next two weeks we have a fun theme (TMR#59) for you

MANY LEG

I think this gives you plenty of scope to have fun!


Here are some inspiration projects from the Design Team:





Deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Tuesday 9th May, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Have fun!

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Winners - Challenge #57 - Colours

Oops! I'm a bit late with this today. I completely lost track of the days. You guys really had fun with the splash of colour challenge and we had cards in all styles from shabby, many layers, through to ultra CAS. Without further ado, here are the winners:

WINNER


I had to share more photos of this wonderful 21st birthday card.
We are all familiar with those options that come up on the PC - here's a very clever take.
So much detail and a brilliant use of the accent colour of blue!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



There's so much detail on this card.
Love the way the highlight of red is on the lighthouse, frame and some of the words.
Great work!



Another great use of red as the splash of colour. 
Such a perfectly CAS and perfectly masculine card.
Kathy also does the inside and envelope to match - check it out!



This time we have a splash of green.
Love the clean and crisp layout and the patterns on the papers.
Great guy card!



Another card using green - and it's perfect as the background for a football themed card!
Love the grungy effect in the background and the die cut ball and player.
Great work.

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

Before I go, just a quick reminder that you still have time to join in with our current challenge of featuring ARCHITECTURE - TMR#58 on your masculine projects! Deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 25th April, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States! Go for it!!


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Challenge #58 - Theme

Time is flying by this year - we're already well into April and spring has arrived, whether or not the weather agrees! It is also time for our new challenge. For the next couple of weeks we have a fun theme for your masculine projects - ARCHITECTURE - TMR#58. It's up to you how you choose to interpret this. You could simply focus on buildings, or parts of buildings, or famous architects, or just architectural texture. If it's not obvious the way you've gone, just tell us! Have fun!


Here are some inspiration pieces from the Design Team:



Deborah
Sorry guys! I'm going to be late again.


Shawna

You've got until midnight BST on Tuesday 25th April (7.00pm EDT) to join the fun. We're really looking forward to seeing your creations!

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Winners Challenge #56 - Use Wood

Well you certainly pulled out all the stops for this challenge and we were all delighted with your different ways of getting a wooden element onto a project. So difficult to choose winners but we've thought carefully and made our decisions. Here we go:

WINNER

Such a super idea to have a porthole in a wooden fishing vessel with a view to the sea beyond.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


A beautiful woodgrain background showing off a woodland scene and we loved the addition of a wooden button.

#30 Vikki

We loved the simplicity of this card and how striking the die cut white elements looked peeping through that fabulous woodgrain paper.


Such a brilliant idea to hang cups from a wooden board and the sentiment quote really pops against it too.

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 #57 is to use BLACK, WHITE & A SPLASH OF ONE OTHER COLOUR on your masculine projects. You have plenty of time to join in, the deadline is midnight Tuesday 11th April.