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, 18 September 2014


Hi Lovely Pinkies..

Today we have a SPARKLY challenge at In The Pink... our favourite type!!  Being the girlie-girls that we are..  we love to have a bit of glitter and bling on our creations...  so we thought we'd give you all a chance to get your sparkly stuff out too!!

Our challenge theme this time is 


and we're giving you the freedom to use as much sparkle on your entries as you like!!!  The only thing we ask (as always) is that you use


And to show you what we mean... here's what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with for you today...

And now........... (drum roll please........)  we have a GUEST DESIGNER joining us this month!!  We're very thrilled to announce that the lovely Faye from Stampin Fluff'n'Stuff has agreed to join us for the next two challenges.  Faye's unique style is so stunning, we're sure you'll adore her creations!

Here's her fabulous card for our Sparkle and Bling challenge:

Isn't it just jaw-droppingly GORGEOUS???  If you'd like more details of Faye's creation (or would just like to leave her a little love as a thank you for joining us) - just click on the image to be taken straight to her blog... and for any of the Pink Ladies cards, click on the name above each.

Now if you'd like to be in with a chance of being chosen as Guest Designer next time.....  get out your shiney and shimmery stuff and get creating!  We're on the lookout for our next choice and we can't wait to see the SPARKLE AND BLING you come up with!

You can also pop over to our FACEBOOK PAGE to share your pink creation there too so your fellow pinkies can see it properly and have a chat... we'd love to see you!

So come on ladies....  We now have 400+ followers who all love pink (yayyy!).......  let's break some records here with the number of entries to this sparkly challenge!

Happy Pink Crafting..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies


Challenge #52 - Buttons/Bows - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Lovely Pinkies

Again, we had fabulous entries to our Buttons/Bows challenge...  Here are the cards we've come up with for our Perfect Pinkies...  Hope you like!

In no particular order, they are:

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies..

Hope you'll join us later today when we have a fab new challenge for you!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Challenge #52 - BUTTONS AND BOWS

Hi Pinkies

Today with have a brand new challenge AND some exciting news!

Firstly... the challenge...  This time the theme is 


Now you don't have to use both.....  it can be an EITHER/OR - but we'd love it if you did try to use both... you know us for liking it ALL.... don't you??


Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with for you this time...

And now........  our EXCITING NEWS!!  As we've recently lost two of our lovely Pink Ladies (so sad to lose them - but they've both had new job prospects - so it's totally understandable)  ... and so we have two fabulous new girls to welcome to The Pink Palace!  We're thrilled to bits that they've joined us - and have their pink satin jackets all ready!  You'll see a little bit about each new Pink Lady beneath their cards..

The first is...

Hi, I'm Rebecca and I live in Lancashire. I've been making cards for a few years now but my crafting journey has taken on a new lease of life since I started blogging and discovered so much inspiration within the online crafting community. I love using pretty pink papers and embellishments and am so excited to be joining the In the Pink team!

And now we have..

I am married and a mother to a beautiful and talented daughter. We live on the East Coast of the US in Pennsylvania, where my happy place is in my Studio. I have been working in the papercrafting industry for over 6 years teaching classes, working on design teams and even on occasion being published. I also enjoy reading, riding horses, going to the movies and hanging out with friends.

And haven't they started off their time with us well?  Such STUNNERS!  We know they'll be very at home here at the Pink Palace... and we look forward to seeing their future creations - hope you will too!

You can also pop over to our FACEBOOK PAGE to share your pink creation there too so your fellow pinkies can see it properly... we'd love to see you!

Happy Pink Crafting..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Challenge #51 - Fairies and Elves - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies

We had some fabulous fairies and elves appear for our challenge this time... and it gets harder each time to choose Perfect Pinkies..  but here's what we came up with:

(in no particular order)


(if you'd like further details of any the the cards - please click on the link above each)

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies... for you to pop on your sidebar.

Hope you like the cards we've chosen - there were some fabulous entries as always - thank you all for taking part!

We have some exciting news with our new challenge today...  looking forward to seeing you there!

Big Hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Friday, 29 August 2014

Where are all the fairies hiding??

Hi Pinkies

Oooh..... well, we think all the PINK FAIRIES must be in hiding... as they're not wanting to be seen in our Faires and Elves challenge!!  Maybe there's a fairy party going on and they are all enjoying themselves in their little fairy houses in their little fairy village at the bottom of the garden??

We hate to break up their party.... BUT.... we'd so love to see them appearing on some cards or creations for our current challenge...  We have had some beauties so far, but we're very sure that most of us have at least ONE fairy in our collection that deserves her spot in the limelight (or should that be PINK light!)..  so we'd love you to get out your pink pens and colour - then enter our fabulous challenge!

Remember, you have until next Wednesday to enter....  
See you there...

Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Hi Pinkies

It's Challenge time again here at The Pink Palace - these fortnights go by so fast!  But we love it really because it gives us an excuse to get out our PINK... 

This time we'd really like to see entries from you that feature

(Pink ones.. of course!)

We thought you'd enjoy this challenge (we did!), as what self respecting fairy would be without her pink??

Here's what the DT have come up with for you..

(If you'd like more details, click on the relevant Pink Lady's name above each card)

Now... a little bit of sad news....  We're losing two of our lovely Pink Ladies this time....  Firstly, we're losing our lovely Stacey, who has only been with us for a very short time, but whose cards and creations are always fabulous!  Unfortunately, she's had to leave suddenly and hasn't been able to do a card for us this time, as she's had a fabulous promotion in her job so is having to take a step back from her crafting.  We'd like to wish you Good Luck in your new demanding position Stacey...  and THANK YOU for being a Pink Lady - we'll miss you - but GO GIRL GO in that new job!

(Pass the tissues now please...)

AND we're also losing our wonderful little French speaker... Helene - who has been with us for a year... and has produced some truly stunning creations for us!!  She really has been a pleasure for us to get to know..  but is now taking up a job so will also have less time to craft...   however, she also has another DT position so I'm sure (like us) you'll want to follow her crafting adventures!  We really are sad to see you go Helene... and wish you all the very best of luck in your new job.  THANK YOU for being a Pink Lady!

(OK...  Pass the whole box of tissues now....)

BUT... on the positive side.... we have two new PINK LADIES who will be joining us for our next challenge!!!  We're looking forward to showing them around The Pink Palace..  making them comfortable and getting out the celebratory Pink Champagne!  

So.... after all that news, I bet you've forgotten what our challenge is! LOL!  

(Pink ones of course)

And don't forget our number one rule...  to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR for your card to be considered.

You can also pop over to our FACEBOOK PAGE to share your pink creation there too so your fellow pinkies can see it properly... we'd love to see you!

Happy Pink Crafting..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Challenge #50 Anything Goes - Perfect Pinkies!

Hi Ladies...

Thank you all for such wonderful entries to our Anything Goes challenge...  as always, we had great difficulty choosing because as you know, we do like to look at each and every entry individually to consider our choices - as we feel that's the only fair way!

And here's what we came up with this time... (in no particular order..)

(Click on the name above each card if you'd like to leave a little love on the blog concerned..)

Hope you'll grab your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies and pop it on your blog..

Thanks again to all of you that entered - we really did have an amazing selection to choose from this time..  and we've got another wonderful  PINK challenge for you later today...  hope to see you there!

Big hugs 
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies