Challenge Guidelines

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

- Please make sure your card has LOTS OF PINK - that's what it's all about!
- Please link directly to your card post and not just to your blog.
- Please make sure you link back to In The Pink challenge blog on your post to spread the word
- Please don't back link your entry (do not enter one that is dated prior to the date of the challenge).
- Please turn off word verification so that we can comment
- Please follow the theme for the challenge you are entering
- Maximum of THREE entries with different cards per challenge

It would be really nice for you to leave comments on other people's entries - so that we can build up a friendly 'pink' community..... it's always good to leave a little pink love!!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

CHALLENGE #61 - PINK AND PEARLIE

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

Hope you're all well and enjoying your PINK colouring now we're well into 2015!  Here in the UK we have snow!

It's time for a wonderful new challenge here at In The Pink - this time our theme is:

PINK AND PEARLIE

We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge..  it's one we've done before but that is always popular with our followers.  We'd like to see LOTS OF PINK of course - and something pearlie.... get the picture??  

Don't forget our main requirement is that you use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR on your creation (with the exception of white of course).

Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with to inspire...





Now.... we have news!  Unfortunately our lovely Cibele has had to step down from The Pink Ladies - we'll miss you lots Cibele and thank you so much for what you did for us.  However, it left us with a pink satin jacket available...  so, rather than just coming up with one new Pink Lady - we chose TWO!! (We'll have to share the jackets!)  So let us introduce Debs and Viv and their cards below...

Debs 

Here's a bit about Debs: 

Hi, I’m Debbie, Mum to 3 boys Jamie, Aaron  & Jack and Grandma to Oliver, Lola and Ruby.

I never considered myself to be very artistic and then I discovered scrapbooking about 7-8 years ago when I stopped smoking and wanted something to do in the evenings.  I saw a craft programme on TV, ordered the kit, bought a few more things, stored them in 3 stacking boxes, crafted at the kitchen table, bought more stash, discovered stamping and card making (quicker end result than scrapbooking) moved into the dining room, acquired a set of craft drawers, bought even more stash and now have my own little crafty haven full to bursting but very loved and visited practically every day.

I have had my blog nearly 6 years now and I am lucky enough to be on some wonderful Design Teams.  I have also recently been lucky enough to start designing for Papercraft Inspirations – a crafter’s dream come true.  I am truly blessed to have made a number of wonderful friends through crafting and blogging and hope it continues


And now


And a bit about Viv:

Hi friends of In The Pink.
I'm a mum to 4 amazing boys (men) and grandmother to 6 grandsons (eldest is 23 and youngest will be here in 6 weeks) and two grand daughters.  I'm way too young really! LOL!

I've been an avid card-maker for more years than I care to remember.  My preferred medium is Copic markers, although I do like to use distress inks now and again.  I'm delighted to be part of Rizzo's fabulous team and look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.

I think we're going to enjoy having these two very talented ladies on our team don't you think?  FABULOUS debut cards ladies!

And our last bit of EXCITING news...  This time we have a wonderful sponsor!! 
If you creation is lucky enough to be chosen as one of our Perfect Pinkies - your name will be put into a hat with the other PP's and one will be drawn to receive this fabulous prize generously donated by The Ribbon Girl..  Exciting or WHAT!  The Ribbon Girl sell some WONDERFUL products...  so many lush ribbons and trimmings to add to our PINK creations!



And we'll also be choosing a new Guest Designer too from our Pink and Pearlie Entries...  so with all these wonderful things going on....  go get out your PINK pens and PINK papers and get creating!!

Don't forget you can share your creations on our Facebook page too...



Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx



Challenge #60 - Anything Goes - PERFECT PINKIES!

Hi Pinkies

Well WOWWWWWWW - we were truly overwhelmed by the fabulous entries for our Anything Goes challenge!  How wonderful to see so many wonderful PINK creations - but it has made our job very difficult as you can imagine... trying to narrow down our Perfect Pinkie choice!  As far as we're concerned you're all winners just by sharing and letting us see your cards and projects using pink..  

BUT.... we had to get our Pink thinking caps on...  and CHOOSE!  We look at and consider each and every card that is entered and each of us decide on one that has really taken our eye..  which I think makes our challenge special...  it's not done randomly!

Sooo here's what we came up with for our Perfect Pinkies this time:
(in no particular order of course..)









Can you see that we chose a couple of extra Perfect Pinkies this time?  Hope you like them - we just couldn't resist choosing extra as there were so many wonderful entries!  If you want more details of these cards, click on the name above each and you'll be taken straight to the blog that has the details.

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies.. hope you'll wear it on your sidebar to help spread the pink love... 


Watch out for an exciting new challenge later today - and fabulous news too!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx




Thursday, 8 January 2015

CHALLENGE #60 - ANYTHING GOES (in PINK of course..)

Hi Pinkies Everywhere....

As it's our first challenge of the year, we'd like to wish you all a


We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that Santa was kind to you..  and brought you lots of pink goodies!

Now here we are with a fabulous new challenge - and to start off the New Year with a bang... we decided to have a nice and easy challenge - so we went for

ANYTHING GOES
(in pink of course!)

We'd love to see what you can come up with - all we require is that you 

USE MOSTLY PINK ON YOUR CREATION
(although we don't mind as much white as you like too)

It doesn't have to be a card - it can be any kind of creation... IN PINK! LOL!

Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with...





(click on the name above each card for more details)

So now it's over to you....  Let's see some lovely PINK - we know you all love the colour like us - so it's going to be easy and it will start off our New Year well to see lots of fabulous entries!

Big hugs and Happy Pink Crafting..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


CHALLENGE #59 - CHRISTMAS - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies!

We had some wonderful entries for our CHRISTMAS challenge..  it's so good to see so many people that like us, love PINK!

These are the cards that we came up with for our Perfect Pinkies this time:
(in no particular order)

Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes

Christmas_Joy




(More details of each card can be found by clicking on the link above each)

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies... hope you'll wear it on your sidebar to help us spread the PINK word!!


Watch out for our exciting new challenge later today..  

Big hugs 
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies 
xxx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Challenge #59 - CHRISTMAS (In Pink of course)...

Hi Pinkies

Are you all getting nearly ready for Christmas??  It's getting so close and here at the Pink Palace, we have all the pink decorations up... there is lots of bling and glitter - in fact the Palace can barely be seen for all the fabulous sparkly stuff!  And we have a mahoosive PINK Christmas tree!!

So with all that in mind, today's challenge is:

CHRISTMAS
(pink of course...)

So that's got to be easy for you, hasn't it??  Hope so!  Don't forget to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR - our number one rule!

Here's what the Design Team have come up with to inspire you... 





(details of these cards can by found by clicking on the name above each)

Now, onto some fabulous exciting news!!  We have a lovely new Pink Lady who has joined us... if you are here often, you'll see this lady's creations quite regularly amongst our entries so she is very definitely a pink lover! Let me introduce to you Vannessa Hasty from Saffire's Stamping - here's her fabulous card - you'll love it!

Vannessa

I know you'll give Vannessa a huge Pink welcome - here's a bit about her..

I'm Vannessa, will be hitting the big 4-0 next year and am a primary school teacher by day, currently teaching a lively class of 7-8 year olds. I live in Peterborough in the UK with my boyfriend of 18 years and our very spoilt kitty, Tallulah. We don't have any children - 30 a day at work is enough for me!  I have been card making for about 8 years now and it started as something to do to fill the long summer holidays with. I began with a cheap set from eBay and it grew from there. I now have a huge amount of crafting goodies, but there's always room for more I say! I love layers on my cards and very rarely do you find one without some ribbon. I think I have enough ribbon to start my own shop - just love it.  In the Pink is just the perfect challenge blog for me. I love pink! I wear lots of pink, my bedroom is pink, my classroom has lots of pink bits all over it too! I am so excited to be one of the Pink Ladies! Thank you to Christine for asking me to join the team!  


And now........  even more wonderful excitement!  Our Guest Designer for this month is the lovely Kate from Downright Crafty - and here's her card...

Kate

How fabulous is this??  And here's a bit about Kate too..

Hi my name is Kate, 

I have been crafting all of my life in one way or another and was introduced to the land of blog by a very good crafting friend.  A little timid at first it did not take me long to find my feet and to start entering all the fabulous challenges.  I found copics three years ago and have never looked back, a year ago,  I attended my Copic Certification Class to become a Copic Certified Designer.  I have been published several times in the Mad 4 Markers Copicendium and occasionally published for Papercraft Essentials promoting Wild Rose Studio images.

Sooo... let's see what you can do for our Christmas challenge...  but again, don't forget, use MORE PINK than any other colour (with the exception always of white!)  HAVE FUN.. we did!

You have a whole four weeks to enter this challenge as we're taking a little break over the festive period..  we'll be putting our feet up on our pink pouffe's...  sitting around enjoying some Pink Champagne to celebrate.. and generally enjoying ourselves!



Now all this is left is for us to wish ALL of our lovely Pinky followers a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and wish you all the very best for a fabulous 2015!

Big Hugs

Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx



Challenge #58 DIECUTS AND PUNCHES - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies!

We had some wonderful entries for our DIECUTS AND PUNCHES challenge..  it's so good to see so many people that like us, love PINK!

These are the cards that we came up with for our Perfect Pinkies this time:
(in no particular order)
Aren't they gorgeous?? And all using fabulous diecuts or punches.  For more details of each card, click on the link above each one... you'll be taken straight to the blog concerned.

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies... hope you'll wear it on your sidebar to help us spread the PINK word!!


Watch out for our exciting new challenge later today..  

Big hugs 
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies 
xxx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Challenge # 58 - Diecuts and Punches...

Hi Pinkies

Hope you're all having a good time getting ready for the festivities next month..  everyone seems to be in advance of themselves this year somehow, with all the TV ads you'd think Christmas was next week instead of next month! LOL!

But here at the Pink Palace, we're only going to put up our decorations in December..  when we're going to have a massive Pink Christmas tree, and lots and lots of pink glitter and tinsel!  

Now onto today's challenge....  this time we'd like to see what you can make using 

DIECUTS AND PUNCHES
(using lots of pink of course...)

So that's got to be easy for you, hasn't it??  Hope so!  Don't forget to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR - our number one rule!

Here's what the Design Team have come up with to inspire you... 





(details of these cards can by found by clicking on the name above each)

Now, a little sad news....  due to difficult circumstances, our lovely Gayle has had to step down and hang up her pink satin jacket - at least for a while.  We all send our love to Gayle and her family - and hope things improve soon - and the Pink Palace door will always be open for you!  Thank you for all that you've done as one of the lovely PINK ladies!

Now... onto our lovely Guest Designer - Viv from Daizy-Mae Designs..  Here is her gorgeous Diecuts and Punches creation..



Definitely a WOW card in our eyes!!  Don't you just LOVE all that pink showing???  A big thank you to Viv for joining us for a short while... and giving us a fabulously different perspective and a wonderful style to inspire!

Sooo... let's see what you can do for our Diecuts and Punches challenge...  but again, don't forget, use MORE PINK than any other colour (with the exception always of white!)  HAVE FUN.. we did!

Big Hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx