Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Winners - Challenge#50 - Theme

We had an almost record number of entries for our Christmas/December Celebrations/Winter Wishes challenge. The thumbnail display looked absolutely super. I must apologise again for the confusion with the closing date for the Linky - so sorry. It's been really tough to pick our winners, but we did it and they are:


Beautifully CAS card with so much lovely texture.
The image is super and the stitched detail is lovely. The soft aqua is just perfect.

(in order of submission)

A really fun card - just right for a guy.
Lovely image, great colouring  and nice layout!

Lots of super details on this car, with the stag framed by the lovely wreath.
The soft neutral tones are just lovely.

A very elegant card. We liked the long, thin design.
Love the way the branches and ornaments frame the sentiment.

Both cards are really super.
We like the cute critters in the firs card and those fun DP mountains.
The second is more classic with the colours and use of plaid. Great work.

A lovely clean, simple card. The panel with the deer and trees is just super.
Love the big, bold sentiment.

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

We are half-way through our first challenge of the year which has an ANYTHING GOES theme. There are already many wonderful projects - don't forget that we like to see any type of paper craft project.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

Good morning!! We wish you all a very Happy 2017!

I must apologise to everyone - I set the closing date for the last challenge linky earlier than stated in the post! So sorry! It'll be okay for this challenge.

Many crafters find it difficult to create cards or projects for the men in our lives - both young and old. So, the aim of our challenges here at The Male Room are to help and inspire you with your masculine projects. We like to see all types of paper craft projects from cards, tags, 3D creations, scrapbook layout and even art journal pages and canvases. Our only condition is that your creations are masculine in style and follow the theme, colours, technique or stash of the particular challenge.

With all that in mind, it's time for our first challenge of the year and, after the very busy holiday period that has just passed, we've decided to keep it nice and simple. We have an ANYTHING GOES theme for you.

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:

Faith A




You've Got This - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Made it! Sorry it's a bit late :)

Submission deadline is midnight (GMT) Tuesday 17th January (7.00pm EST). Let your imagination go wild and have fun!


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Winners - Challenge#49 - Theme

Good morning! It's time to announce the winners of our ???-Scapes challenge. This was a really different challenge and it was lovely to see how everyone interpreted the scapes theme. As always you rose to the challenge and the thumbnail display looked amazing. It made it tough to pick our winners, but we did and here they are:


A magnificent winter landscape with so many lovely details and such depth.
The sky is stunning - a real "northern lights" display. Fabulous card.

(in order of submission)

A tranquil riverscape, so beautifully coloured.
This is a work of art!

A nice clean and crisp evening cityscape with lights in the buildings and stars in the sky.
Great work.

Beautifully embossed seascape and embossed too - great guy card.
Worth all the time it too to make!

A super urban landscape. I really like the tree shaped spotlight and Santa flying over head.
Super Christmas card.

Congratulations to you all - they are all superb. Do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.


Before I go, I'd like to remind you of our current month long challenge - CHRISTMAS/DECEMBER CELEBRATIONS/WINTER WISHES - TMR#50 - there's a lot happening in December, not just Christmas! You've got plenty of time to link up your entries, deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Saturday 31st December - that's 7.00pm EDT in the States.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Challenge #50 - Theme

Hi! We've reached December, the last month of the year and for many of us a very busy month indeed. As a consequence here at The Male Room - TMR#50 we have opted for a month long challenge and kept it really simple. We want your masculine projects to focus on


that's a really broad range for your projects.

Here are inspiration projects from the Design Team:

Deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Saturday 31st December (7.00pm EST). Have fun creating!

Do enjoy the various festivities this month and we'll be back with a new challenge on Wednesday 4th January 2017! Oh, it feels strange typing 2017!!!!

So sorry about the confusion in closing date for the linky. I am in the UK and have spotty Internet and only just seen the comments. If you want to email me (Deborah) on please do so. I will be back in the States on 2nd January and will add them then. Happy New Year! :)


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Winners - Challenge#48 - Theme

Hello! We'd like to thank everyone who played along with our Science theme. While there weren't too many entries, they were all excellent - which made it a bit tough for us. However, we are here to announce our winners.


As a chemistry nerd - this one sang to me! Love the argon electron configuration image.
And the punny joke - just perfect!

(in orders of submission)

Another very clever play on words with the "atomic" structure.
Perfectly CAS too!

A complete contrast to the clean and simple cards - this has a fabulous vintage feel.
Love the chemical formulae and the vintage glassware advert. 

Congratulations to you all - please pick up your badges from our sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go - a quick reminder about our current challenge. We're half-way through our ???-scapes challenge - TMR#49 - where we want to see your masculine projects with a city, sea, land, urban scape - any type of scape! Have fun!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Challenge #49 - Theme

Hi! Welcome to our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#49. We have fun theme for your masculine projects. We want to see ????-scapes in your projects. By that we mean landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes - just have fun!

Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:

Submission deadline is midnight (GMT) Tuesday 6th December (7.00pm EDT). We're really looking forward to seeing your projects!


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Winners - Challenge#47 - Colours

Hello! It's that time of the week again. Time for us to announce the winners of our most recent challenge at The Male Room. We had some colours for you to use - BLUE, ORANGE AND YELLOW. They weren't the easiest of colours, but those of you who played along created some fantastic projects. As always, it was very tough to pick our winners. But here they are:


A really bold birthday card and super use of the colours
Love the die cut splats! A great guy card.

(in order of submission)

A fabulous multi-fold card, with so many fun details.
Love the sparkle on the blue paper and those fun birthday balloons!

A really fun clean, crisp and simple card.
Love the use of the colours on that fun chameleon!

A super cool skate board dude! Perfect for a guy!
Love the bold paper, the texture and depth! 

Thank you all - they really are superb! Do please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.


Now, before I go, here's a quick reminder about our current challenge. We are mid-way through our SCIENCE themed challenge. You can make any type of paper craft project with a science theme. You can base it on one of the sciences, or pick a scientist or discovery. However, if your reason isn't obvious, give us a clue in your post.  Good luck!