Wednesday, 15 April 2015

New DT Members and Challenge #08 - Using Letters and/or Numbers

Good morning everyone.  We had a super response to our recent DT Call and it was hard to pick just two new members, but we did.  Joining our team today are Jane and Sue T - let's hear from them:

I think I've probably been crafting all my life, starting at primary school with a love of embroidery and knitting. Building on this my Nan taught me how to sew and I made dolls clothes, aprons and then my own clothes. I studied to be a primary school teacher with craft as my main subject - this included weaving, collage and dressmaking. Over the next few years I dabbled in many crafts including cross stitch, macrame, patchwork, crochet, - you name it I've probably given it a go!

Currently my main craft interests are scrapbooking and card making and I love nothing better than to disappear into my craft room for hours at a time. I think my style has really developed over the last two years since I discovered challenge blogs and started my blog so that I could enter them. Now I'm more or less firmly in the CAS camp, however I love to try new things and admire all different genres. With three sons and three grandsons you could say The Male Room is a pretty good fit for me and  I'm super excited to be joining the DT. I'm really looking forward to starting this new adventure and getting to know everyone.

Hi, I am Sue T.- yes that is what everyone calls me. I have been stamping since 1996. It truly became an obsession when a stamp store opened 5 minutes from my house. I love making cards. There isn’t a holiday that I don’t send them out. I have dabbled in just about every style over the years, but have found my niche with CAS cards. In the real world, I am a FT endoscopy nurse, working on my Master’s. I have a wonderful husband who is my best cheerleader and critic. My muse in my studio is my sweet kitty, Pinkie. 

One other thing - you've probably noticed that we've had a bit of a redesign here at The Male Room - we do hope you like the crisp new look.  Thanks to Kylie Purtell for doing all the hard work - she's done a super job.

Here at The Male Room we aim to provide inspiration and ideas when making projects for the men in our lives - both young and old, cute and grumpy - they are all special to us, but creating for guys can sometimes be difficult.  We provided challenges to help you create and any kind of paper craft is welcome, but it must have a masculine feel.  For the next couple of weeks we'd like your projects to feature:

Please use Letters and/or Numbers on your projects.  Here are some ideas from the Design Team to get you started:




  1. Welcome to the new DT and the blog design looks fantastic! Wonderful inspiration from the DT!! :) Thanks!

  2. Congrats NEW DT Members! Welcome aboard, and we can't wait to see your inspirations!

  3. Congrats to Jane and Sue for being chosen as the new DT members!

  4. Welcome to Jane, Sue and the smart crisp new-look blog!

  5. Sue T, I am glad to see your work here. I have missed seeing your work!