Red and Blue and Green

The current challenge at The Male Room is to use the colours Red and Blue in your project, and add one other colour.  I chose green, I like this lovely bright colour combination for masculine cards.

I chose to keep my card fairly simple this time and have used one of the gorgeous papers from the Serene Scenery paper stack as my background.  Very serene! 🙂

The cute sailing boat is part of the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I have coloured the stamps of the different parts of the boat with markers, and then fussy cute them.  The sentiment is an old one from a retired stamp set, again I have inked up the different letters with different coloured markers.
Come over to The Male Room and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team, and share your projects with us, we love to see your ideas.

And just on that note, I made another card a few weeks ago using this sailing boat, and somehow I completely missed posting it up for the buttons challenge a few weeks ago.  So my apologies for that, sometimes life gets a bit crazy!  So, here it is:


Happy stamping!
Chris

Masculine Flowers

A new challenge at The Male Room today, is to make flowers masculine!

“We want you to use flowers and make them masculine! I guess this could be seen as something of a challenge! Oh yes, it is!!!! Remember you can make any type of paper craft project – card, ATC, tag, scrapbook layout, 3D – it’s entirely up to you. But it must be masculine in style and feature FLOWERS.”
Hmmmm yep, definitely a challenge!

My card uses the flower image from Butterfly Basics stamp set, which I have inked up in Soft Suede, and then mounted on some masculine coloured layers.
So let’s see what you can come up with. And make sure you check out all the inspiration at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Critters Challenge

I made a card!
It has been quite a while since I did any crafting.  Or blogging for that matter.  Time to get back into it though now that life has settled down.
Today’s card is for the current challenge at The Male Room, which is to make a project with the theme of Critters and/or Bugs.

My card uses some lovely new goodies which will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which goes live in two days time.
The stamp set is a very cute Hostess set called Love You Lots.  I think I love this little frog lots!  It’s a really gorgeous stamp set.
The papers are also new, a stack called Playful Palette, which features some of the gorgeous new In Colours, in this case, the green is called Emerald Envy, and the blue is Dapper Denim.
There is one more new stamp set which I have used here, another Hostess set called Time of Year, which features these fantastic banners.  A very useful set to own.
That’s it from me for now, however, I will actually be back a little later with….. yes, another card!!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Make it Move!

That’s right, the latest challenge at The Male Room is to create a project that moves!

What fun!
For my project, I decided to make this cute Four Fold Card.  The middle part where the octopus is, spins around.

I found the tutorial for how to make these cards here:

For my card, I have used the Sea Street stamp set, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment, and used some of the Sale-a-Bration papers called Perfectly Artistic.  I thought they worked “perfectly” as swirly water.
Here a more photos of the card from different angles……

 


I hope you join in with the fun, heaps of ideas from the Design Team at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Monochromatic

We have a Monochromatic challenge at The Male Room for the next fortnight.  You can choose any colour your like, just make it all blues, or all neutrals, and of course, all masculine!

My brick wall embossing folder has been a little neglected, so I thought I should get it out and use it for the background of my card.  I have then sponged the raised areas.

 

I have used a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for my colours, with white, which has been sponged –
a lot!
The train image is from the Traveler stamp set, and I have gone through my stash of old buttons and brads to find the hardware!
We do love seeing your wonderful projects, so please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Oriental Masculine Card

This really was a challenge!  But I like a challenge…. I do, really…….
This fortnight’s challenge at The Male Room is to make a masculine project with an “Oriental” feel.

Mmmmm…… I found some oriental rice papers at a local craft market and bought a sheet in these lovely colours, perfect for a masculine card.  And because the colours are so lovely and vibrant, I thought it would be nice to keep the rest of the card clean, simple and just black and white.

I have used the stamp set called In The Meadow, with black Memento ink, a strip of red cardstock and some Gold Cording Trim, and that is pretty much it!  Quick and easy!
I wonder what the rest of the Design Team have done with this one?  You can have a look here.
Happy stamping!
Chris
PS.  Sorry about the photo, we have had so much rain and heaps of stormy weather that it has been quite difficult to find a spot and the right light to get a decent photo.  Typical Australian summer!! 🙂

Anything Goes at The Male Room

A new year sees a whole heap of great new challenges at The Male Room, with our first challenge for the year being Anything Goes – as long as it is masculine of course!

I am going to share with you the Box Card I made for my son for his recent 10th Birthday.  I haven’t tried one of these Box Cards before, so had heaps of fun trying out something new.
I wanted to combine the things that my son loves, so that would be cricket, and music, and of course I needed to add lots of balloons.  Then I needed to make sure I used his favourite colours, red and gold.  So here is the end result……

The balloons are stamped and punched out and come from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  The number “10” was die cut from Red Foil using the Large Numbers Framelit Dies.  The cricket image is one I found online, and everything else is from my stash! 🙂
Here are some photos from different angles.

 

Please come and join in with us at The Male Room and share some of your masculine projects with us.

Happy stamping!
Chris