Space or Science

The challenge for the next fortnight at The Male Room is Space or Science.

I tried to come up with something scientific but I’m afraid my tired and unwell brain wouldn’t play, so I ended up going simply with some stars.  Can’t go wrong with stars!
My card features some lovely patterned paper in great masculine colours, which I picked up at some random craft store at some time.

I have punched some smaller stars out of the paper, showing the reverse side, and fussy cut one of the large stars and layered it over the same star, to highlight the sentiment.  Add some sponging around most of the edges and that’s pretty much it.  A simple and easy to make card.
We would love to see your Space or Science projects, so please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy Stamping!




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!


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!

New Beginnings

Happy New Year to each and every one of you. Thank you for continuing to follow my blog posts (despite them being few and far between at present), and I hope 2018 is an awesome year for you.

It’s still holidays here in Australia, it’s summer, it’s hot, and it’s when our children have a long break from school. So heaps of beach time!!

As a result, I am just a little late with this post for The Male Room‘s current challenge. I thought I had everything organised before Christmas but somehow I managed to miss this one.

New Beginnings. I’m not into New Years Resolutions, nevertheless, this time of year always feels like time for regenerating, re-organising and just starting afresh. And my beautiful son celebrates his birthday at this time too. I can’t believe he is 12 already!!

I made him a different birthday card this year, one that I think resonates with him, and what we plan for the coming year.

I have mainly used retired bits and pieces that I’ve put together in his favourite colours, green, and the wood textures and colours.  Oh and I can’t forget that gorgeous black metal bird from my Kaszazz stash. Love it!!

Happy Stamping!



Merry Christmas from The Male Room

Of course we had to have a Christmas challenge at The Male Room, although there are other options for your project this time, too, such as Winter Wishes or a different December Celebration.  

I chose a Christmas card though, since it’s the middle of summer here in Australia, and our main celebration is Christmas, so I have plenty of people I can give a Christmas card to.

I’ve kept this one fairly simple, using a printed music patterned paper for the background, and some gold stars over the black strip of cardstock.  I think this design would work well with all sorts of different colours and background papers.  I might have a play with some more like this one!
We love to see your creations, so please share your masculine Christmas, winter or December celebration projects with us at The Male Room.
Happy Stamping!

Vellum Challenge

This fortnight at The Male Room, we are using Vellum on our projects.

I have used Vellum as a layer over the top of some patterned paper. First though, I ran the Vellum through with an embossing folder to give it some texture.  

The gorgeous vintage picture of Santa in a vintage car is from some retired Kaszazz patterned paper. Such a gorgeous image!!

I hope you will share your projects with us.

Happy Stamping!