Thursday, 26 March 2015

Sketch (Challenge #05) - Winners

Good morning all!  There were lots of fabulous interpretations of our sketch,  from one layer to multi layers, CAS to shabby - all super!  Thank you all for playing along and for being so creative.  We have managed to pick our winners:

(In order of submission)

Clean, simple and delightful.
A really fun take on the sketch

We love the bold, graphic look.
Another fun take on the sketch.

Love the mix of classic cars with the grunge background.
Fun and fresh.

Thank all for playing along and congratulations on being our Top Picks for our sketch challenge - don't forget to pick up your badge from the sidebar and display it on your blog.

Our current challenge theme is UNDER WATER.  We've had some really inventive submissions already, and there's still plenty of time to join in.  We accept cards, ATCs, 3D projects, scrapbook layouts in any style, but remember your project MUST have a masculine feel.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

DT Call and Challenge #06 - Theme: Under Water

Good morning and welcome to The Male Room.  In here you will find inspiration for cards for those most difficult of specimens - MEN and BOYS!  But - it doesn't have to be a card, in fact it can be anything - cards, scrapbooks layouts, 3D projects or tags - just as long as it has a masculine feel and style.

For the next couple of weeks we'd like you to create your masculine project with the theme of:


Don't forget we are having a DT Call.  In order to be considered for the team you must have played along with our previous sketch challenge #05 and this theme challenge #06.  Please add DT after your name to be considered.

Here are some of the ideas that the DT came up with to get you started - as if you need any help!!!


Make a Wish - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Create Background Paper (Challenge #04) - Winners

Good morning all!  We had so many fabulous submissions for our Create a Background Paper challenge - it made it really tough to pick a winner, but we did! 

(in order of submission)

We really like the clean, graphic look to your card.
The lovely ombre effect and that super shaped divide.

Another bold orange card - we really like the embossed background.
We like the bold ampersand too.

We really like the way you've blended the colours on the background.
Love the slightly grungy effect too!

Congratulations ladies - please pick up your badge from the top of the page and display it on your blog.  Thanks you all for playing along.

Before I go, I need to remind you that there's still plenty of time to play along with our current challenge.  We'd like you to create a masculine themed project based on this sketch.  Your project can be clean, simple, 3D, grungy, a scrapbook layout, a tag - you can choose any theme, but you must use the sketch and it must be masculine in style.  Have fun!!

Don't forget we're still looking for a number of new people to join our Design Team.  In order to be considered you must play along with this week's sketch challenge and the following challenge too.  If you want to be considered, added the initial DT after your name.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

DT Call and Challenge #05 - Sketch

Good morning all!  It's March already - spring should be here soon, although there's not much sign of it here in Michigan.  There's still lots of snow on the ground along with arctic like temperatures!  Never mind, I've some news that I hope will make you want to stay in your nice warm craft room and play!  You may have noticed that we have lost a few team members recently.  Sadly, Jacqueline of Deezinesart, who started this challenge in July 2013 has also had to step down.  We miss you ladies.  

So we need to get some new members and we're having


The Male Room is a fortnightly (that's every two weeks) challenge focusing on creating something wonderful and crafty for the men and boys in our lives.  You can make anything - a card, scrapbook page, 3D project, ATC, tag - so long as it's a paper craft and has is a masculine styled project that's fine.  If you are interested in joining the team you must play along with our next two challenges - this week's sketch and challenge #06.  Please add DT after your name if you would like to be considered.  If selected you will be required to make one project for each challenge, comment on entries and help pick the top three.

Now onto the first challenge of March - we've got a sketch for you to play with.  Jacqueline designed this one - have fun with it.  Just remember - it MUST have a masculine feel!

The team have some fabulous cards using the sketch.  Check them out below and don't forget to visit and leave a comment - we love to hear from you!



Nautical Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Monday, 2 March 2015

Valentine (Challenge #3) - Winners

Hello everyone!
We're back with the winners for our VALENTINE challenge.
There were so many fabulous projects from clean and simple to 3D projects.
It did make it very difficult to pick just three, but we did.

(in order of submission)

A really super anniversary card and that little heart in the balloon is fab!

Love the bold splashes of colour - so perfect with the sentiment!

Super image, gorgeous background and the splash of red is just perfect!

Congratulations to you all.
Don't forget to pick up your badge and display it on your blog.

There's still a little time to play along with our current challenge
to create your own background paper - just make sure it has a masculine feel.