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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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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