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.


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Winners - Challenge#65 - Technique

Hi all! I'm still busy in catch-up mode and am here with the winners for our Mixed Media Challenge - TMR#65. The thumbnail display was fantastic.

WINNER


Super birthday card with so many shades of grey and black.
Love the shine of the different embossing powders and textures.
A brilliant take on this challenge.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



A really super clean, simple design.
A great use of a hot glue gun to give the raised and embossed detail on the panel.
Great work!



Fabulous combination of different products here.
Love the screw head brads, the stamped cogs and the wooden ones too.
Love the use of the white pen to suggest movement.



Wonderful panel created with lots of techniques.
Great use of rust paste on the cogs, use of fabric and thread and layered images.
Another fabulous take on this challenge.

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

Before I go, a quick reminder that our current challenge is DRINKS - TMR#67. We want to see your masculine projects - of all types - that feature drinks. There's a huge range - have fun!!


You've got plenty of time to play along - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 29th August. Go for it!!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Challenge #67 - Theme

Good morning! It's time for our new challenge here at The Male Room - TMR#67. You can make any type of paper craft project, so long as it has a masculine style and is based on our theme. For the next couple of weeks we want you to follow this theme:


Now, I think this gives you so much scope for your projects. Get creative, get inky, just have lots of fun!

Here's some inspiration from our Design Team:









You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 29th August, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Winners - Challenge#64 - Theme

I am very, very late with the winners post for challenge #64 - to add texture to your projects. I really am very sorry! So without any more waffle from me, the winners are:

WINNER


So many different types of texture here.
Embossing to create texture,diecuts, twigs, layers and brads too!
Fabulous work!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



This is a really super theme for a masculine card.
Love the watercolour background and the way you've used micro beads for texture!



Absolutely ingenious!!
Such a fun pizza.  My favourite type too - calorie free!!




A wonderfully vintage looking card with lots of texture.
The fibres from the background, the tag and the metallic embellishment.

Congratulations ladies! Please do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

I'll be posting the winners for Challenge#65 at the weekend.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Challenge #66 - Theme

Wow! It's August already, time is flying by!! We have a great theme for your masculine projects here at The Male Room - TMR#66. Our theme is:


How you interpret this theme is entirely up to you, but if it's not clear, then please do tell us. Go get inky!!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:





You've got plenty of time to play along, deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 15th August, that's 7.00pm EDT in the State. Have fun, we're looking forward to seeing what you make.

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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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