Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Challenge #65 - Technique

Hi! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break. Over here in the States most of the schools have been on break for at least a month, but I know that UK schools are only just about to start. This time of year always brings a big change to our regular routines - and hopefully you have time to craft. And, perhaps, get your kids involved in crafting too. So our challenge here at The Male Room - TMR#65 for the next couple of weeks is a really fun one, we want you to use:


on your masculine projects. To me, this means getting inky and have lots of fun with paints, glue, etc. We can't wait to see what you make. Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:




You have until midnight (BST) on Tuesday 1st August, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States, to play along with our inky challenge. Do have fun!

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winners - Challenge #63 - Theme

Good morning! I'm running a bit late with this post - so sorry! The thumbnail display for our Fireworks challenge was really fab. Without further ado, there are the winners:

WINNER


This is a super celebration card. The fireworks are great and all have super dimensional centres.
There's also sparkle. Great take on the challenge.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



Such a wonderful firework display over London.
Love the die cut city and the gorgeous fireworks.



Fabulous mixed media project from a young man of 8 years old!!
This reminds me of the fabulous display in New York on 4th July!



Love these wonderful metallic fireworks and all the lovely stars around them.
Such a super birthday card.

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

Now, a quick reminder of our current challenge. We have a theme for you - we want you to add texture - TMR#64 to your projects. It's up to you how you add the texture, but if it's not obvious from the photo, please let us know.


I didn't manage to make a card for the start of this challenge. However, I was at a card class at Scrappy Chic yesterday where we made 8 tiny cards, little 3" x 3" cards, and two of my cards are perfect for our add texture challenge. Here they are:


Full details can be found on my blog - Deborah's Gems. And a quick reminder that the deadline for submission to this challenge is midnight (BST) Tuesday 18th July, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Have fun!!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Challenge #64 - Theme

Hello! Welcome to The Male Room where we create masculine themed projects. You can make any type of paper craft projects - cards, ATCs, tags, canvases, scrapbook layouts, Project Life, 3D projects - anything, but it must have a masculine theme and be based on our challenge. So for our first challenge of July we have a theme/technique -TMR#64 for you. We want to see you add

TEXTURE

to your projects. I think this gives lots of scope for your work - have fun!!


Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:




Andreja

Deborah - Made it!!

You've got plenty of time to join in with the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 18th July, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Winners - Challenge #62 - Technique

We had lots of really inspirational entries this challenge, making it a hard task to choose our top selection. So many great ideas, thank you to all who entered and here are the winners.....


WINNER
We loved the fold of this card and all the lovely 'off the edge' decorations, great card.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)
This box is gorgeous when it's closed, pop over and see how stunning it is when it's open.

#29 Hazel (Dido's)
The colouring on this is amazing and all those lovely layers make a great card.

#32 Marina
The single colour choice on this really makes an eye catching card, perfect Koi.


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#63 - FIREWORKS , perfect for celebrations like Independence Day.  The thumbnail is looking good already. You've still got time to join in - deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 4th July (that's 7.00pm EDT). Have fun!!


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Challenge #63 - Theme

Good morning! Today, depending on whether you live in the northern or southern hemispheres, has either the longest daylight hours or the shortest - have a good day whichever it is for you. It is also time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#63. We have a theme for you:

FIREWORKS

Seeing as today is a celebration in many places, fireworks is appropriate theme. Have fun creating your masculine firework themed projects.


Here are some inspiration projects from the Design Team:




You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 4th July, that's 7.00pm EDT for those of us in the States. And that's another day when fireworks are very important!!! Have fun!!

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Winners Challenge #61 Stash

Huge apologies for the late posting, some of our DT have had gremlins to deal with.  We had lots of gorgeous projects for our DIE CUTS challenge which made it hard to choose a winner, but we got there in the end and here they are:

WINNER 


An out of this world pop up box card flew to the top of our list
with its red rocket and star filled backing paper.


HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


We loved the colours in this along with the underground map.


A perfect collection of interests on one beautifully masculine card.


Who doesn't love to see Dolphins splashing about, gorgeous.


We loved this idea, so clever and effective.


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#62 - OFF THE EDGE . Already the thumbnail is looking fantastic. You've still got time to join in - deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 20th June (that's 7.00pm EDT). Have fun!!


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Challenge #62 - Technique

Hi! It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#62. We've got a fun technique for you to use on your masculine projects for the next two week:

OFF THE EDGE

You can stamp off the edge, shape the edge - it's pretty much up to you how you interpret the OFF THE EDGE technique.


Here are some ideas from the Design Team:


 

Andreja




Deborah - finally made it! So sorry, it's late.

Journey - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


You've got until midnight (BST) Tuesday 20th June, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States to join in the fun. We're really looking forward to seeing just how creative you can be!

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Winners - Challenge #60 - Theme

Oh dear! I am so, so sorry everyone. I've done it again and am late with the winners post. The thumbnail display looked amazing with so many fabulous creations for our Stars challenge.

WINNER


Yes, there really are lots of stars on this wonderful birthday card.
A brilliant take on the challenge and I'm sure, much appreciated by the recipient too!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



A lovely clean, crisp and CAS card.
Love the pop of neon pink and the super way you've incorporated the design and word star!



Great to see a 3D Exploding box - such a lovely bold, bright star.
Super way to give a gift too! Great work.



This is a fabulously grungy card! Lots of lovely texture here too.
Love the colours and the layout.

Congratulations everyone, do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, a quick reminder that our current challenge is a Stash Challenge - TMR#61 to use DIE CUTS on your masculine projects.


You still have plenty of time to join the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 6th June, that's 7.00pm EDT. Good luck and have fun!

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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