Friday, 25 October 2013

Polka Doodles #43: Christmas Anything But A Card

Welcome to another week of fun and games with the Polka Doodle lot! Today sees the start of a brand new challenge. We want you to put on your Christmas hats and make something festive but not a card. For my DT project, I made a Christmas treat box and using Polka Doodles new Home For Christmas CD.

Over 500 printable elements for only £17.99 + free postage worldwide!

The Home For Christmas CD collection is crammed with delicious digis, borders, banners, embellishments, even 3-D project. It has everything you need for this festive season - minus the turkey, of course!

About a week before Christmas I leave large home made festive cookies on my colleagues' workstations and to house these delights I painstakingly make little boxes from scratch. Not this year! Look what I found in the CD! A cookie box template...actually there are 3 and I chose this vintage looking one. All you have to do is print, glue and dress. It even comes with a sheet of embellishment. Yay! Extras from my stash: bling and ribbon - that's all. Here's to a hassle free Christmas!

I printed out out the template on some plain white CS, cut it out and, with some glue, constructed this 4" pizza-box. You can very easily resize this box. 

I tied some sheer red ribbon around the box ....

... and dressed up the top of the box with elements which I printed out from the CD.  Some Stickles and bling from my stash and my box is all dressed up and ready to go. 

I lined the inside with some pale brown CS which embossed using the Swiss Dots folder and adhered a few festive knick-knacks from the CD. It's now ready to receive a large cello packed cookie. I just have to make 18 more!

I'm taking my cookie box to the following parties:

Make It Monday #163 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Ribbon Challenge "Anything But A Card"
My Heart Pieces "Anything Christmas"
Crafty Little Fairies "Anything Goes"
Word Art Wednesday #103 "Anything Goes"
Bunny Zoe Crafts October Challenge "Ribbon"

Now it's your turn my friends! What are you waiting for? It's time to get started on those Christmas projects: ornaments, table deco, home deco, boxes, bags, banners, buntings, mini albums ... Anything But A Card! You can enter as many projects as you wish and combine with any number of challenges. There really is no excuse not to play along this week!

And one last thing... if you like with digital images, you will be delighted to know that Polka Doodles has started a brand new challenge focussing on all things digi. It's called Digi Choosday and the challenge goes live every Tuesday at 9am GMT. The first challenge is "Anything Goes"- how easy is that. But wait...there's more! To kick start this challenge, Polka Doodles is offering a massively magnanimous 40% discount on all items from their Digi Store until Saturday 26 October 2013. Just enter the code DCD001 at the checkout. (PLEASE make sure you go through the digi checkout or your order will not be despatched immediately AND you will not receive your discount and this cannot be applied retrospectively!)

Thank you for stopping by today. I'll see you soon with another little something. Have a beautiful Friday. We're having another warm day today... a balmy, almost tropical 17ºC (62ºF)! Woohoo! A welcome relief after 3 days of torrential rain.



  1. I love your box Asha...perhaps I should invest in that CD rom!! x

  2. Fabulous pizza box Asha. I love to make them because they really are eazzy pizzy! Love the images you have used. Love and hugs from Christine xx

  3. Super box
    Thanks for joining in my challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Inspirations

  4. Fabulous cookie box. Love the inside too ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  5. Wonderful cookie box Asha, I love the clock and the poinsettia,and the lovely hearts inside.
    Kevin xx

  6. This is gorgeous,lovely design and

  7. This is gorgeous Asha. Love all the little details and the hearts when it is opened.

    Have a great weekend


  8. Gorgeous box, Asha! Love the added details and you beautiful ribbon! TFS and have a great weekend.

  9. A wonderful cookie box Asha, it looks fabulous. Carol x

  10. Gorgeous box asha , love the inside too !!

  11. Wow, this is beautiful. I love the clock and the sentiment. I saw this on make it monday.

  12. Brilliant creation and love those papers etc.xx

  13. What a great idea to line the inside with embossed paper. The poinsettia is just gorgeous. Thank you for posting with us this week. Your beautiful work really is appreciated by so many. Come back soon!
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. gorgoeus Asha-lucky co-workers. So a hassle free Xmas this year so don't forget to order the turkey this year!!! x

  15. What a beautiful Christmas box you've made. Even the inside is pretty!

  16. What a gorgeous box, thanks for playing at CLF and crafty ribbons

  17. WOW!!!Fantastic Box Asha. I saw this on MIm..Loz

  18. This is fabulous! And really, you cannot have enough ideas for quick presents leading up to Christmas. Giant cookies, hmmm....? Yum!

  19. Stunning box Asha! What a lovely box to receive a present in! Spotted it on MIM xx

  20. This is a fantastic idea and the finished product looks wonderful! I would love to get a cookie in a box like this!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies this week!
    Hugs, Kat x

  21. I don't know what to say but WOW!!! This box is absolutely stunning in every way!! Love the shimmer!! :)

  22. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with Crafty Little Fairies this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x


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