Re-Cycle Challenge

This week at The Male Room, the challenge is to Re-Cycle something on your project.  That could be some bits and pieces of your stash that you might normally throw out, or something completely different.

I had a delivery recently that came in a cardboard box, so instead of throwing out the box, I tore some of the box off and have used it on my card.

I seem to be using this windmill image quite a lot at present, must be stuck in a groove!  Still, it is a great image for masculine cards.  I have layered some of my Kaszazz papers as a base.  The piece of the cardboard box was then stripped a little so that just those corrugated layers remain, and then I put the windmill over the top.
I hope you will just us at The Male Room and share your ideas.
Happy stamping!


Winter Olympics

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics?
We have watched as much of it as we can, and my 12 year old is loving the snowboarding and skiing.  I think I’m glad it’s only on every four years though, our television is not usually on for so much of the day, if at all.  Sometimes it doesn’t get turned on for weeks on end!

The challenge this fortnight at The Male Room is, not surprisingly, Sport/Winter Olympics.

Heaps of options there for sporty masculine projects.

I have created a Box Card this week for my project.  I enjoy making something different sometimes, and these are quite easy to make, but very effective.

I have made my own background for this card, using Glossy white cardstock, and then with my favourite Distress Oxide Inks I have created this colourful background.  The colours of ink I used are Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans.  (Such cool names for the gorgeous colours!).Then I have used a pipette to add some splotches, and stamped directly onto the background using some words and phrases from the Kaszazz Journal Messages stamp set, and Spring Moments stamp set.  The kind of mesh look comes from the background stamp called Graffiti Mesh (awesome stamp!), and then the skiers and snowboarders are from the Kaszazz set called Silhouette Sports.
Here are some closer shots of the card:

and while I was at it I made a bookmark for my son.

I hope you will join us with your sporty projects at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!

Skippy, Skippy……

Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo…….
Lets just say I was very, very young when Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was being aired.  It has been re-run a lot of times over the years though, and became an iconic Australian classic television series that was popular worldwide.  The adventures of a boy and a kangaroo in the Australian bush.  You can still see some of the episodes on youtube if you want to have a look.
And the reason for my trip down memory lane, the latest challenge at The Male Room, is to take some inspiration from Television.

We don’t watch much television, apart from some sport, mainly cricket, and of course the olympics when they are on.  We are looking forward to the Winter Olympics which starts in just a few days time.  However, when I started looking through my stamps for some ideas for this challenge, as soon as I saw the kangaroo stamp the song from Skippy came into my head, and there was my inspiration!

I’ve kept my card nice and simple, wanting to feature Skippy and using some of the gorgeous papers from the Kaszazz On The Surface, and Australian collections.  And the kangaroo stamp, also from Kaszazz, from the Australian Animals set, which I have stamped straight onto the patterned paper with Distress Oxide ink and then coloured using pencils.
Happy stamping!

Colour Challenge

I thought I would take part in the latest challenge from Just Add Ink today.  It’s been incredibly hot and humid here for weeks on end.  So after a morning swimming in the ocean and cooling off, I took some well needed crafting time this afternoon.
The colour challenge looks like this……

Since I no longer have Stampin’ Up! colours in my collection, I had to use similar ones from the Kaszazz range, and have used the gorgeous Heirloom papers for my card.  These are really not colours I would normally put together, but this is what I ended up with.

The stamps are Kaszazz as well, called Bicycle and Basket, and French Flair for the top of the Eiffel Tower in there.
Here is the inside of the card…..

I’m looking forward to some cooler weather coming in in a couple of days time, because even crafting isn’t that much fun in this heat.
Happy stamping!


A masculine Vintage project is our next challenge at The Male Room.

and I do so love having a play with the Vintage style.  Heaps of fun!!

My card has heaps of sponging to give it that “old” look, and I have used some of my favourite Kaszazz stamps, the lighthouse from the Coastal Un-cut set, and Mini Messages – Happy Birthday set.  I’v also used Timeless Textures stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the background splodges and texture.

We love to see your projects, so please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!

Happy Hello

As a Kaszazz Consultant, I have the opportunity to get together every few months with other Consultants and make some projects using brand new products to be released.  And our latest release, called Happy Hello, was released on the weekend.  I had so much fun playing with these on Sunday, and love what I ended up making.  It’s not my usual, as I don’t make a lot of “girly” cards these day, but they are sooooo cute!

The mice have been stamped, coloured with Watercolour pencils, and then die cut.
This first one is a small gift card.

And these three are full size cards.

Aren’t they just gorgeous?  I can’t decide which mouse I like the best.  Each mouse comes with a die, to make it really easy.  The mouse at the top is called Special Delivery.  The second one is Make A Wish, and the third one is Flower For You.
Here is where you can have a look at all the products from the new release:

If you live in Australia, and would like any of these products, feel free to leave me a message and we can organise an order for you.
Also contact me if you would like to know more about becoming a Consultant, there are heaps of benefits, and you get your crafty products at a discount.
Happy stamping!

The Male Room Design Team

I finally get to share my exciting news with the world!! I have been accepted back as part of the wonderful Design Team with The Male Room.

I was a member of this great team in the past and needed a break, but it is wonderful to have been accepted back and I look forward to lots of fun challenges coming your way.
So without further ado, lets get into the challenge, which is, to use a Silhouette on your project.

My card uses that typically Australian image of a Windmill.  I love this stamp from Kaszazz, so many great masculine ideas for it.

For the background I have used some Distress Oxide inks, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.  Distress Oxides are designed to react with water and are awesome for creating this type of background or watercolour effects.  So much fun!!

You can check out the rest of the Design Team’s ideas for this challenge at The Male Room, and we look forward to seeing all of your projects.
Happy Stamping!