Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Challenge #75 - Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations

Well I don't suppose there will be many of you who are surprised by our theme for the new challenge starting today! And I think we've just about got every type of December celebration covered too. And in the spirit of the season we're giving you an extra week to get your projects linked up - we know this is a busy time of year.

So all you need to do is decide whether it's to be a card, scrapbook page, 3D creation, ART journal page, ATC, canvas, or any other type of project that uses paper. Oh and of course remember it has to be suitable for a male - big or tiny, old or young as long as it's a fella.



We have a previous winner joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge - the wonderful and very taleneted Ann Chuang. She has some fabulous Christmas projects on her blog - do go take a look - as well as this amazing card she created for The Male Room.

Guest Designer - Ann Chuang

All The Male Room DT have well and truly embraced the December theme and have created these superb projects to get you in the mood for crafting. More details about how they were achieved can be found on their blogs and it would be lovely if you left them a little December love too.


Shawna
~coming soon~ 

Andreja


 Deborah
~~taking a break until 2018~~


You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 26th December that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Winners Challenge #73 - Paper Piecing

It's time to announce the winners from our last challenge - #73 Paper Piecing. Wow! Didn't you all create some amazing paper pieced projects, we were absolutely delighted with the response.  Thank you all so much for playing along with us here at The Male Room.

We always say it's hard to pick favourites and this challenge was no easy pick either, but there was one outstanding card that caught the eye of all the DT, maybe it's you!

WINNER

 
How totally fabulous is her polka dot paper pieced iconic mini car! Wouldn't we all just love to own one like this?!

Congratulations Linby.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


We loved the clever use of dies to create the paper pieced trees. They look amazing!

We couldn't resist this cute little chappie and love the choices of paper for his clothes. Paper pieced perfection.

Another perfectly paper pieced image! We loved the adorable robin and the way this card opens up.


Just look at that enormous pile of beautifully paper pieced gifts! A perfect stamp choice  and superb attention to detail. 

Congratulations to you all.
Please pick up a winner's badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.
Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge #74 Use Vellum.
You've got until midnight Tuesday 5th December to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).
We'd love to see you playing along.


Enjoy your crafting!
The Male Room DT

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Challenge #74 - Use Vellum

Hi everyone and welcome to The Male Room's new challenge. We'd like you to raid your stash for this challenge and dig out some vellum to use on your project.


We're thrilled to have Lynn from Crafty Linby as our Guest Designer for this challenge.Her blog is full of wonderful creativity, so do pop over and take a peek. You'll be so inspired.


Such a brilliant textured background created by embossing onto vellum and the letters are also vellum. Thanks Lynn for being such a fabulous Guest Designer.

The Male Room DT have also been busy searching their stash for vellum and then putting it to amazingly inspiring use. Do go visit each of their blogs to find out how they were created and maybe leave them a little love too!




Shawna

 Deborah
~~taking a break until 2018~~


What will you create using vellum as part of your project? We're really looking forward to visiting your blogs and checking it all out!

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 5th December, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Winners Challenge #72 - Silhouettes

It's time to announce the winners from our last challenge - #72 Silhouettes. We were bowled over by the amazing entries and our gallery was an absolute delight to look at. Thank you all so much for playing along with us here at The Male Room.

As always it was really tough choosing favourites and there were so many we loved, but decisions had to be made so here's our picks:

WINNER

 

We loved the inky background, the fun animals all stacked up down the side, the way the horse at the top pops off the background and of course his bright red Santa hat!

Congratulations Cornelia.  

We offer our winner the chance to Guest Design with us. Please contact Jane if this is something you'd like to do - themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


 How amazing is that warm yellow sky and how beautifully distinct the silhouettes look against it.

 

This silhouette scene was so atmospheric you could almost imagine yourself sitting on the bank watching it unfold. 

 

The vivid background colours really caught our eye and that cat - you can see him shivering with all that detailed fur sticking out.

Congratulations to you all. 

Please pick up a winner's badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge #73 Paper Piecing.

You've got until midnight Tuesday 21st November to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).

We'd love to see you playing along.


Enjoy your crafting!
The Male Room DT

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Challenge #73 - Paper Piecing

Hello and welcome to The Male Room's first November challenge.  We have a lovely technique as our theme for the next fortnight and would like to see you use PAPER PIECING somewhere on your project.



We're delighted to have Coralynn from Sunrise Stamper joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge.  She has the most inspiring and amazing blog and if you've never taken a look before do follow the link and go leave her some love.

Guest Designer - Coralynn

Don't you just love her paper pieced scarecrow? How super cute is he!

The Male Room DT have also been busy selecting and cutting and pasting for their wonderfully inspiring paper pieced projects.  Do go visit each of their blogs to find out how they were created and maybe leave them a little love too!


~~starting soon~~

 Rocky


So now it's over to you.  Go get paper piecing and link up below.

You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 21st November, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you paper piece!

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Winners - Challenge #71 Use Metal

Time to announce the winners for Challenge #71 Use Metal.  And didn't you all do well and fill our gallery with so many different ways to use metal on your projects!

Here's our picks:


WINNER

 

 We loved Ann's steampunk influenced canvas with all its cogs and metal elements. 
There's a photo tutorial on her blog to show how she created it.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


Such a wonderfully modern take on a confirmation card and so delightfully masculine. 
Love the zig-zag style!


We were impressed that Sue had stamped onto metal for her spooktacular Halloween card. 
And she stamped that stripy background too!


 How fantastic do Christine's heat embossed metallic clock faces look! It may have been a painstaking business to clear all the excess embossing powder, but well worth the effort!

Congratulations to you all.

Please pick up a winner's badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge #72 Silhouettes.
Tou've got until midnight Tuesday 7th November to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).
We'd love to see you playing along.

 Enjoy your crafting!
The Male Room DT

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Challenge #72 - Silhouettes

Have you spotted that we now have a facebook page and an instagram account? Why not click on the links  - on the right hand sidebar - and follow us for even more access to The Male Room news and inspiration.

Would you like to Guest Design at The Male Room? Well we'll pick one random follower from our instagram feed to join us in a future challenge. So don't delay get clicking on that link and follow us.

Today we've our new DT introductions to share with you too.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our DT call, we were delighted that so many of you wanted to join us. Hard decisions had to be made and we hate to disappoint people. So as a way of a thank you we'd like to invite any of you who didn't make it on to the DT to Guest Design with us on a future challenge. Please contact Jane if you'd like to take up this offer - themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com

So without further ado here are our new and very talented DT members:




I'm Cathy from Williamstown WV in the good ol' USA! I love mixed media & all things steampunk, industrial, grungy & vintage - BUT I can do soft, romantic, modern, & anything in between. I use anything & everything - nothing gets wasted! 



I'm Charlotte a.k.a Lady Joyful. I'm a Brit living in Finland with my husband and our three cats. I am a nanny to two little boys, and when I'm not working I spend most of my time card making! I started at the beginning of last year and quickly became addicted. I still consider myself a newbie with a developing style, but I lean towards CAS. I've recently started exploring doing a bit more drawing and scene building on my cards too - it's a work in progress!


I'm Chris, and I live on the beautiful Sapphire Coast of south eastern Australia, with my homeschooled son and our four cats.  I am a musician, I play and teach a variety of instruments, and love sharing music with others.  I also love crafting, not just cardmaking, but also scrapbooking, crochet, and art journalling.

Monika
Hi, I am Monika.

Paper crafting, especially card making, has been a passion of mine since I decided one year to make my own Christmas cards. Far from it being a one off event it has lasted for more than 10 years now.

Whilst at heart I am a stamper, I also love to explore different products and techniques to make cards, boxes, mini books and projects for home d├ęcor.

I like to share my skills with others through running crafting classes, sending projects I made to magazines (some of which have been published), entering competitions, blogging and YouTube tutorials of the craft-along nature.

Apart from crafting I love cycling, going for walks and days out in North Wales and watching films in my local cinema. I am married to Nick and live in Oxton on the Wirral, UK.

And finally on to the new challenge! We've a really current and popular theme for you over the next fortnight and we can't wait to see what you create.


We have the amazing Tracie from Tracie Pond Designs joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge. Go check out her blog and lap up all the kindness she always exudes. She'll be over the moon if you leave her a lovely comment.



And here are our DT projects to inspire you and help kickstart your creativity. We hope you'll come visit our blogs and maybe leave us a little love too.



 Faith

Lady Joyful

Monika 
~~starting soon~

 Deborah
~~taking a break until 2018~~


You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 7th November, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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