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.
Today we have a Christmas challenge at The Male Room, and a special message to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.
I have two cards that I made up for this challenge, both using some of the music print from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Papers, along with some of those gorgeous baubles from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits dies. I love this combination for masculine cards, the gold and black together are quite striking.
I do hope you will share you Christmas projects with us at The Male Room, and look forward to a whole new year of challenges in 2016.
This fortnight at The Male Room, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with a Thank you or Thanksgiving masculine project.
Thanksgiving is another of those celebrations that doesn’t happen here in Australia, although personally I would like to see it being celebrated more, I think it is a wonderful tradition.
I have made a thank you card for my project.
It uses The Wilderness Awaits and Endless Thanks stamp sets, fast becoming firm favourites, and backed the image with some unfortunately, retired, Stampin’ Up! patterned papers. The image has been roughly coloured using inks and blender pens, and I say roughly as I was trying to make it look, well… rough. 🙂 Textured.
Hoping to see all your wonderful masculine projects at The Male Room again this fortnight.
Today, all over the world, Remembrance Day is celebrated, although here in Australia we tend to focus more on Anzac Day than today. There are special parades and remembrance services going on today though, and it is still a day for contemplating and remembering.
At The Male Room, we are asking you to create a project using the Remembrance Day theme, or Sympathy.
I have made a Sympathy card for my project, using a technique that I really like for this type of card.
The technique I have used for the background is the direct ink technique, in this case, the ink is put directly onto a clear mount block (without a stamp on it) and then directly onto the card stock. I have swiped some different coloured inks across my block, and before pressing the inked block onto my cardstock, I have stuck a circle of punched out Post It note down, to create the white circle “moon”. I think the subtlety of this background is perfect for Sympathy cards.
Over the background ink, I have then stamped some images from the Wetlands, and The Wilderness Awaits stamp sets.
I hope you will join in with us at The Male Room again this fortnight.
The theme for this week’s challenge at The Male Room is to use some of your stash, in particular, some Hardware!
I had some fun with this one, and thought I would feature some brads, but also a different form of “hardware”…..
Mr Robot comes from the stamp set Boys Will Be Boys and is heat embossed onto the back cardstock with Silver embossing powder. The photo is not great, I had difficulties trying to find a good spot to take a photo of this card with all the silver. Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team at The Male Room.
This fortnight at The Male Room, we have a Halloween challenge.
Halloween is always a challenge for me, we don’t celebrate it very much here in Australia, although it is starting to take off a little and there are a few things in the shops, which is just as well…..
I had to go searching the shops for something to put on my Halloween card, I don’t have any stamps, just a few papers. So I was very relieved when I found these cute cupcake toppers. I very carefully took the stick out and trimmed them a little, then adhered them over some patterned papers and black textured cardstock. I am loving that big, black owl!
You never know, we might make a bit of an effort this year, and put a few decorations up for Halloween.
We are having an Autumn Challenge this fortnight at The Male Room.
And while the weather over in the Northern Hemisphere is cooling down for Autumn, here in Australia it is definitely feeling like Spring. Not quite warm enough for a swim at the beach, but I don’t think it will be long 🙂
My card for this challenge is a Clean and Simple (CAS) card, featuring one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets….
Lovely As A Tree – yep, an oldie but a goodie, it has been around so long, and it is so very versatile. And the splodges of colour are a stamp from the Work of Art stamp set.
Lots of Autumn inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at The Male Room, so make sure you pop on over and have a look. And why not join in and share your Autumn projects with us.
Our challenge at The Male Room for the next fortnight is to use Neon Colours on your projects. I knew straight away that this one was going to make me think….. I don’t have any Neon colours anywhere in my stash.
So I went shopping and found a pack of neon coloured cardstock in my local $2 shop! And here is what I did with it……
Yep, I had fun! I cut strips of the different colours into long triangle shapes and stuck them onto a cardstock backing to create a starburst, then stamped and fussy cut the motor bike from the Stampin’ Up! “Rev Up The Fun!” stamp set and mounted it over the centre of the starburst. That is one bright card!!
Lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at The Male Room, so why not have a look at what they have all come up with. And make sure you share your projects with us too.
The challenge for this fortnight at The Male Room is to make a masculine project using Fruit!
I have to admit that I am struggling to find some creativity at the moment, possibly because a large portion of my stamping stash is still packed inside those big brown boxes. So I had to find something to do with fruit, somewhere……
I have used some cards from one of my Project Life kits which I have layered, stamped on and done some faux stitching around the edges of both card layers. It ended up being a pretty simple card to make and I quite like the apple.
Hope you will find some “fruity” inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and make sure you share your projects with us.
A slight delay in transmission at this end, I apologise for my post being a little late. If you didn’t know, we have just been in the process of moving to a new house in a new area. It took us a couple of weeks to get our internet up and running, and I have no idea what day it is!! But we are getting there, still have a heap of boxes to unpack and sort, and all my stamping goodies are still packed 😦
We have moved to a gorgeous part of Australia, called the Sapphire Coast. Here is where I spent my day today:
And so to my slightly delayed post, my Design Team card for this fortnight’s challenge at The Male Room, which is to use Newsprint on your project. I hope you will check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and share your creations with us, we love to see your ideas.