5 May 2021

The Male Room Challenge #150

Well hello there!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new challenge from The Male Room. Challenge #150 has the theme Water/Beach.

I don’t tend to make many beach themed cards, maybe because I live in the middle of the UK and don’t often go to the beach! So this theme really got me thinking. I remembered a stamp set I received with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine and wanted to use it as I hadn’t yet had chance to ink it up. 

I wanted to keep the colour scheme simple with just blue, black and white. I gave the sky and sea a watercolour wash after I had stamped the lighthouse and gull.

I layered the focal image onto a slightly larger layer of blue card. I then used foam tape to adhere this to a layer of white card that I have embossed straight lines across. I was reflecting the white planks of a beach hut and it does look good but it’s difficult to pick up on the photo! I wrapped this panel with bakers twine and then attached this to the card blank with more foam tape. Finally I heat embossed the sentiment onto a blue card flag and attached. 

I am really pleased with how this card turned out. I hope you like it too and will join us in the challenge. Inspire me with some beach themed cards! Don’t forget to take a look at the brilliant Design Team makes too. 

I would like to wish AAA Birthday challenge a very happy birthday and enter this card into their challenge #25.

I would also like to enter into the May Anything Goes with Watercolour challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.

See you again soon!

Steph x


  1. Fabulous masculine card and also birthday card. Thank you for playing at AAA Birthday Challenges

  2. Not only do I like it, but I LOVE it Steph, beautifully put together. (I have the same stamp set!) I also love how you have left the lighthouse uncoloured.
    As I wright we are in the middle of lashing rain then hailstones, yep! typical British weather :)
    Faith x

  3. Such a fab card and I love the masculine vibe. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  4. I just love the simplicity of this make, its stunning!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Happy Little Stampers water colour' this month
    Take care
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Great masculine card with a beautiful scene!
    Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

  6. A great card. Love the limited use of colours! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

  7. A fabulous male birthday card.
    Kath x

  8. Beautiful card with an amazing stamp. I love how you kept it simple. The lighthouse pops! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday, and good luck. Valérie DT

  9. What a fabulous masculine card!!