Friday 1 November 2013

Polkadoodles and Studio 12 Week 44 Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

I hope you're liking the new feature on this blog - Digi Choosday each Tuesday!  There have been some fab projects by the Design Team!

We have tweaked our challenge rules and we are now picking a RANDOM WINNER each week to get one of our great prizes! We're doing this as a massive thanks to you all for entering each week and we think it's much fairer that everyone gets an equal chance to win some lovely goodies, so from now on, if you enter then you're in the draw! We will still choose our favourite top 3 as well and they will receive a little prize too. IN ADDITION, you can now enter as many challenges as you wish and are no longer restricted to 10!

So our randomly chosen winner for Week 42 is ..... number 21 - Meg
Well done, email us to claim your prize of a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles store!

In addition, the Design Team have picked their favourite Top 3 and these are:
no 88 - Pat K *~* no 58 - Angelique *~* no 49 - Janiel
Well done everyone! Grab your blinkies from the sidebar!

Now onto the theme for this week which is:

Christmas - Anything Goes!

Have a look at the fab samples from the Design Team.  Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 10 November at 12noon GMT and don't forget to link your actual blog post so we can come and visit you!
Although we set this challenge for the team, this week we've decided that you can enter ANYTHING GOES as a theme for Christmas, as we realise you might not all be making boxes this week.

Ruth:  I've printed one of the box templates from A Home For Christmas and then four of the cute girl images so I could decoupage them onto the front of the box.  I've added some velvet red ribbon from my stash and my box is complete!

Shell-Wow I couldn't believe how easy this box was to make. I printed one of the papers from A Home For Christmas cd onto a piece of cardstock and cut out the box shape on my cameo, I added one of the brilliant toppers and a sentiment off the same disc. I added a little ribbon, a few pearls and inked all the edges with some ink.

JAN - This has to be one of my favourite boxes and is so simple to make. I used the 'A Home for Christmas CD' to print off my chosen paper, then returned it to the printer to print the 'Milk Box Carton' template on the reverse. (The template can be found on the 'Paper Boutique - Volume 1 CD'). I added lots of embellishments, also printed from the CD to finish off - just add your gift! Check out my tutorial on how to make this box HERE.

Anjie I printed out one of the papers from the A Home for Christmas CD Collection. onto card and cut the box out on my Cameo. I used a cream linen card to give it more of an aged look. I used a distress ink around the edges and corners. I also printed out all the embellishments onto the same cream linen card which I also cut out on my Cameo, of course you could cut them out by hand if you wish. I then made a tag out of the same card and added a sentiment and layered up one of the Poinsettias from the CD.

Lizzie - I made this for my neighbour. I bought the box (Actually it had something in it already but I just wanted the box !!) I wanted a clear one so I could decorate it with papers, sentiment and embellishments from A Home For Christmas CD. I layered two papers on top of one another around the sides, cut out lots of hearts and holly from the CD and of course that cute Gingerbread girl !!

Bev I used the fab A Home For Christmas cd rom and my own template to make this cute cd gift box. Everything is off of the cd except the ribbon and glitter. It cost pennies to produce.....

Closing date for the challenge is Sunday 10 November at 12noon GMT and don't forget to link your actual blog post so we can come and visit you!

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  1. Beautiful inspiration ladies, hugs xx

  2. Wow gorgeous creations ladies xx

  3. Great DT creations...I love the little gingerbread people!

  4. Thanks for a great challenge and stunning dt creations...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx

  5. Fantastic, inspiring creations by the team. Thanks so much for the challenge!

  6. Just wondering why there are so many linkies?

    1. Problems with blogger we believe - just go with the top one :-)

  7. As always beautiful DT inspiration and thanks for a great challenge x

  8. Fabulous creations from the DT xx

  9. Beautiful boxes! :) And so many opportunities to join :D Best regards!

  10. Trying to add my card but linky doesn't seem to work there is no next button Bettyxxx

  11. Gorgeous DT inspiration. Thank you for the Challenge. Marlene

  12. Awesome design team cards. Thanks for the opportunity to join this challenge! --Gail

  13. Really inspirational creations by the DT!!

    Jennifer. x


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