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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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Winners Challenge #81 Space/Science

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #81 Space/Science.  
 
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We really enjoyed all your space and science themed projects.
 
But there can only be one winner, so here is our pick:
 
WINNER


Who doesn't love a bit of Star Trek? Well we were all smitten by the way Turtlebugs adapted this internet image and made this fabulous card.

Congratulations Turtlebugs!

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


A very cute and stylish CAS card. 


We were all mesmerised by that brilliant space background.


A fitting tribute to the late Stephen Hawking - one very brilliant scientist!

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 #82 Watercolours
 

You've got until midnight Tuesday 10th April to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).


Enjoy your crafting!
The Male Room Team

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Challenge #82 - Watercolours

Hello and welcome to The Male Room.  Before we get on to the new challenge I have some news to share. Our very talented and artistic DT member Cathy has needed to step down from the DT team so this will be her last challenge with us.  We're all very sorry to see her go and have really enjoyed working alongside her, but we understand that life sometimes gets in the way. We wish Cathy all the best for whatever her future brings.

But the flip side to this news is that we're welcoming Crafty Linby to the team and are really looking forward to having her on board. She'll be joining in from the next challenge, but in the meantime, you can check out her wonderful style on her blog HERE.

She's written a little introduction about herself to whet your appetites.



I'm Lynn known as Linby in blogland to distinguish me from all the other Lynn's! A combo of my first name and first letter of my surname and also a village close to where I live.
I've always made things, mainly dressmaking, followed by cross stitching and then in 1990 I went to a Craft show and saw heat embossing and loved you could colour in and not go over the lines - so began my card making. Once I had stumbled into blogland in 2009 my work improved and the challenges have helped me expand my boundaries and techniques. A fashionista at heart since I discovered The Male Room male cards are becoming more frequently made by me. I am absolutely thrilled to now be on the DT and hope to inspire others to make more Male cards.

And now on to the new challenge. We're looking for watercolours to be included somewhere in your masculine project. Is this tricky? Well, I'm sure you'll all rise to the challenge!


We have the very talented and artistic Sonja from oldpunca joining us as our Guest Designer for the next fortnight. A visit to her colourful and inspirational blog is definitely going to get you drooling, so please make time and go visit her.  And maybe leave her a lovely comment while you're there too!


Guest Designer - Sonja



You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 10th April, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

Can't wait to see how you include watercolours in your project!

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Winners Challenge #80 - Re-Cycle

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #80 Re-Cycle.  
 
A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. There were some really fabulous projects and we were impressed by the re-cyled items that found their way into your craft rooms.
 
But there can only be one winner, so here is our pick:
 
WINNER

Such an amzing makeover using a tin and leather belt bought from thrift shops. This was exactly the type of re-cycled project that we had in mind when setting this challenge and we were super impressed.

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)
 
 
 Great use of re-cycled labels, jeans and red wire Poli. Perfect card for a guy.

 
 
We loved the use of the netting from a pack of oranges and the inclusion of the glue tape backing was a fabulous touch.
 
 
I obviously need to examine junk mail more carefully, who would have thought it would contain such wonderful envelope lining papers. Totally bowled over by this card Jane.


Brilliant use of an old envelope and packaging by Linby and the perfect colours for a coffee themed card.

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 #81 Space/Science

 
 
You've got until midnight Tuesday 27th March to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Challenge #81 - Space/Science

It's time for a new challenge here at The Male Room. And I'm thinking this time it will be quite a fun and easy theme. There's even a choice of subjects to help you along. So it could be space or it could be science or maybe even a combination of both that gets your creative mojo going.


We have a super Guest Designer joining us for this challenge - Lynda from Lynda's Crafty Hall.  She has the most amazing blog with multimedia and vibrantly colourful creations that are an absolute delight. You just have to make time to go pay her a visit!

For her Guest Design spot she couldn't make her mind up which way to go, so she made two cards, one for each of the words in the theme. Both full of colour and totally fabulous!

Science or magic? Her card is a clever blend.

And who could resist this blast of space fantasy with its terrific comic book look.

Of course, The Male Room DT's have also been totally inspired by this theme and have pulled out all the stops to get you fired up and ready to join in.



Cathy
~taking a break~


Shoot for the Moon - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 27th March, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Winners Challenge #79 - Sports/Winter Olympics

It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge - #79 Sports/Winter Olympics. We really feel like gold medal winners with all the wonderful and inspiring entries to this challenge. A huge thanks to everyone who joined in the fun - you're all worthy of a medal in our opinion!
But there can only be one winner, so here are our picks:
WINNER
#23 Pirjo



A terrific trio of atcs featuring different sporting events. We loved all the textures and detail included on such a small scale.

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

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)

 #4 D's Crafty Connection


Such a clever mix of love and sport, both guaranteed to get the heart rate pulsing!

#5 Beverly
 

Yep, definitely 'snow much fun'. Love those bears and the use of a tag.

#13 Martina


 So much movement in the images and a super striking and strong masculine colour combination.
 
 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 #80 Re-Cycle.

 


You've got until midnight Tuesday 14th March to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).







We'd love to see you playing along.