Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Winners - Challenge #70 - Anything Goes with option of Technology

Time to announce the winners of Challenge #70 - Anything Goes with the option of Technology. Once again you were all amazing and set us such a difficult task to pick some winners. After much thought and consideration here's our picks:

WINNER

 

 Joyce definitely embraced the twist of technology with those rockets flying off into space!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


Such an amazing piece of artwork and who would have thought a computer mouse could look so different!

 

A stunningly crafted 3D item, we loved this bird house makeover.


 Such a dramatic and atmospheric scene on her card, brilliant.

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 #71 Use Metal. 
You've got until midnight Tuesday 24th October to join in the fun, (that's 7.00pm EDT). 
We'd love to see you playing along.

 

Our DT call is now closed and we will be introducing our four new members next Wednesday when the new challenge begins. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Challenge #71 - Use Metal

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 winner who follows, likes and shares our facebook page to join us in a future challenge. So don't delay get clicking on that link and follow, like and share us.



We have the amazingly talented Sarah - aka Sazzle Dazzle - joining us as Guest Designer this fortnight.  If Sarah is new to you, which I can't imagine she is, you'll be incredibly inspired by her blog. So do go take a peek, you'll come back full of ideas and fabulous inspiration. Here's her brilliant take on the metal theme:



And of course, all the Male Room's DT have been busy creating projects using metal to spark your creativity too. We hope you'll come visit our blogs and be inspired by what you see.

 Faith



Andreja

Deborah
~~taking a break until 2018~~



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

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Winners - Challenge #69 - Masking

Hi everyone!

A little bit late but I'm here today to share the winners for #69 where the challenge was to use MASKING on your project. Thank you for all your wonderful creations using this really popular technique - we were delighted with our gallery so full of awesome talent!

Here's our picks:

WINNER

 

 Such a joyful selection of cute critters all given extra dimension by the use of masking to place them.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)
 
 
How wonderfully crisp is the trio of Autumn leaves! Clever masking too.
 
 
 
Two uses of masking on a totally superb card, we loved it!
 
 
Lok at that sun shining brightly on the inside of the bell jar - masking does the trick. 

 
 
We loved how Jane used masking to build up this amazing skyline. 
 

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

Before I go, just a quick reminder of our current challenge - TMR#70 Anything Goes with the optional twist of TECHNOLOGY. You've got until midnight Tuesday 10th October to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).
 

Don't forget we have a DT Call running too. If you want to be considered please add the initials DT after your name when you link up.  Good luck!  

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Challenge #70 - Theme

Would you like to be part of the SPECtacular Male Room Design Team?

Well our DT Call is still open so if you'd like to be considered simply create a project - card, scrapbook page, tag, art journal page, ATC, canvas or 3D -  for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.

Want to know more about what being on the The Male Room  DT involves? Scroll on down to the bottom of this post.

Now on to the new challenge. We're giving you one of your favourite themes for the next fortnight - Anything Goes! But if you're in the mood for more of a challenge then just add in the option of TECHNOLOGY.


We have the fabulous Maaike joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge.  I'm totally in awe of her talent and she has the most amazing blog - cardsbymaaike.blogspot.co.uk - so worth a visit, you'll be so inspired.  Here's her stunning card:


All the DT have also been busy creating and have wonderful projects to share with you and get your creative juices flowing.

Deborah

Running really late!









You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 10th October, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States, to link up your projects. Can't wait to see what you create!


DT Call Info 
1. You will need to have a blog.
2. You will need to have time to create a project and submit it on time for each fortnightly challenge.
3. Your project will need to be suitable both for a male and match the challenge theme.
4. You will be assigned a column from the link ups and need to have the time to leave positive comments about player's projects.
5. You will be involved in voting to help pick the winner and honourable mentions for each challenge.

If you'd like to be considered simply make a project for this challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.
The DT Call will remain open until the end of this challenge on 10th October. All successful applicants will be notified by 18th October at the latest. We're aiming to introduce the new DT on the challenge that starts 25th October.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Winners - Challenge#68 - Theme

Hello all! Our thumbnail display for the School Colours theme was full of primary colours and so many really creative projects. As always, you've made our job to pick a winner really tough, but we did it.

WINNER


These colours are from Manchester University - Blue, Purple and Gold.
They work perfectly for the coffee theme card - nicely done!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



This is such a cute good luck card for school. Marina used the colours of her son's primary school.
Lovely texture on the card and the chalkboard letters are just fab!



Margot used the colours from Queen Margaret's School - Yellow, Red and Green.
They are just right for this fun ssssnake!



Bold navy and red are the colours of the University of Arizona.
Really like the image and all that embossed texture.

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

Before I go, just a quick reminder of our current technique challenge - TMR#69 to use MASKING on your masculine projects. You've got until midnight Tuesday 26th September to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).


Don't forget we have a DT Call running too. If you want to be considered please add the initials DT after your name when you link up.  Good luck!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Challenge #69 - Technique

Would you like to be part of the SPECtacular Male Room Design Team? Well we're looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you'd like to be considered simply create a project - card, scrapbook page, tag, art journal page, ATC, canvas or 3D -  for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.

This DT call will remain open throughout this challenge and the next challenge so there will be another chance to link up with Challenge #70 starting 27th September.

Want to know more about what being on The Male Room  DT involves? Scroll on down to the bottom of this post.

Now for the new challenge. The theme is the ever popular masking technique. We love how this technique gives dimension to images and can't wait to see your projects.


We have the multi talented Ceal joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge. If you've never visited her blog before you're in for a real treat, she is the most amazing card maker and has inspiration waiting for you by the bucket load. Check it all out HERE.

She's used clever masking to place the astronaut in front of the planet and kept the rest of her card clean and crisp.


All The Male Room DT have also been busy creating to inspire you to play along. Take a look and see if you can spot their masking and then go visit their blogs for all the details.









You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 26th September, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Looking forward to seeing what you create!


DT Call Info 
1. You will need to have a blog.
2. You will need to have time to create a project and submit it on time for each fortnightly challenge.
3. Your project will need to be suitable both for a male and match the challenge theme.
4. You will be assigned a column from the link ups and need to have the time to leave positive comments about player's projects.
5. You will be involved in voting to help pick the winner and honourable mentions for each challenge.

If you'd like to be considered simply make a project for this challenge or the next challenge and add DT after your name when you link up.
The DT Call will remain open for the duration of both this challenge and the next challenge (starting on 27th September). All successful applicants will be notified by 18th October at the latest. We're aiming to introduce the new DT on the challenge that starts 25th October.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Winners - Challenge#67 - Theme

Hello! It's time to announce the winners of our Drinks theme challenge - TMR#67. You covered all types of drink from coffee, through beer, to wine and cocktails! Great work everyone.

WINNER


This is brilliant - that sentiment made me roar with laughter!
Love the texture in the wine and the colour is so rich. Great work!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



Another perfectly CAS card with a fun sentiment!
Love the foam on that pint of beer!




There's so much to see in this bright, vibrant card.
Love the embossed background, the lovely mugs of coffee and great layout too!



This card has so much texture with the lovely basket weave background.
Love the die cut grapes, wine bottle and glass! Fab!

Congratulations to you all. 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 SCHOOL COLOURS - TMR#68 on your masculine projects. Have fun!


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Challenge #68 - Theme

Hello! We have three Wednesdays this month, so you have a bonus challenge!! As we're coming to the end of summer break, and thoughts are turning to the new school year, we thought we'd base our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#68 on school colours. So, use school/college/university colours for your masculine style projects.


Do tell us which school/college/university you've picked and why you picked it!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:



Good Luck - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems




You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 13th September, 7.00pm EDT, to play along with this challenge. Do have fun. We're looking forward to a very colourful thumbnail display!!

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Winners - Challenge#66 - Theme

Good morning! I've finally manged to get back on schedule. I'm here to announce the winners of our Maps/Coordinates theme - TMR#66. You guys really are very creative and the thumbnail display was super, making our job quite hard! However, we have the winners, and they are:

WINNER


The map background paper is perfect for this interactive card!
Love the die cut car and the inside is decorated to match too. Fabulous work!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



This travel wallet is full of wonderful details.
Clever use of the map paper to create the 3D globe. Great work.



Another inventive use of map paper to create the background. Love the addition of the compass points.
This has a lovely vintage feel! Great take on the challenge.



The map paper used here in the background has been die cut to create waves. Very clever! 
This card has a very contemporary feel.


Many congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the side bar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you all about our current challenge - TMR#67 where we want to see DRINKS - of any type - on your masculine projects. You still have plenty of time to join in the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 29th August, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see your creations.