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, 19 February 2015

CHALLENGE #63 - CUTE

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

Here we are again with another exciting challenge for you - today's theme is sooooo easy...  it is:

CUTE
(in pink of course...)

So - the interpretation is up to you...  we'd love to see your cute creations...  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 the cuteness the Pink Ladies came up with:







(more details if you click on the name above each card)

Now we have to announce our wonderful new Guest Designer for the next two challenges.... (drum roll)..   it is Sylvie - aka Gibmiss!  Here's her gorgeous 'cute' creation...

Sylvie

And a little bit about Sylvie..
My name is Sylvie - I am retired now and live in Gibraltar.  I got into card-making about 13 years ago when my friend who owned a craft shop here introduced me to it.... yes, it's all her fault! LOL !  I have always crafted - I've knitted, cross-stitched and done parchment work - but I love card-making the most - especially using PINK! 

So as you can see from all our creations - we use any shade of pink, and any style of card or creation....  and we LOVE to see all the different entries from you lovely Pinkies....  this time, as long as they are CUTE!

Our wonderful and very generous sponsor this time is The Ribbon Girl - specialists in all types of wonderful trimmings and embellishments - who are kindly donating a fabulous £10 Gift Voucher to be spent at their store (shipping extra of course).  So if your creation is lucky enough to be chosen as one of our Perfect Pinkies, your name will be put into a hat with the others and one will be drawn at random to receive this fabulous prize!

We can't wait to see your CUTE creations - in PINK of course.  Oooh and don't forget, you can share them on Facebook too on our page.... it all helps to spread the PINK word far and wide!


Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #62 - Love is in the Air - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

WOWWWW - What a wonderful response we had to our 'Love is in the Air' challenge!!  And again WOWWWWWW to the standard of the entries!!  You really are doing us proud ladies...  and how wonderful it is to see In The Pink growing so well and becoming a place that us pink lovers just HAVE to be seen!!

Now... onto our Perfect Pinkie choice...  well, us Pink Ladies have a real job on our hands - we all choose one creation each to be a Perfect Pinkie..  then those go in a hat and a random one is chosen for the prize.  I can't describe how difficult a job the choosing is - we all struggle to narrow down our choice as we all end up with about half a dozen each time that we absolutely LOVE!  But then I have to get tough with the Ladies and get them to choose just ONE each..  here's the final choice:





BannerCard


(More details of each if you click on the name above the creation)


Here's your badge ladies.... hope you'll pop it on your sidebar with pride!

For the prize of the Live and Love Crafts £10 voucher - the name that was drawn out of the hat was:

#88 Jo L

Congratulations Jo - if you contact us via the email button with your details, we'll pass them on to Live and Love Crafts, who will arrange for the voucher to be delivered to you.  Please note, postage and packing is extra.


Thank you to our kind sponsors, who have a tremendous range of beautiful craft items to choose from - take a peek by clicking on the link above..

We're back later today with another exciting PINK challenge...  watch this space!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx










Thursday, 5 February 2015

Challenge #62 - LOVE IS IN THE AIR....

Hi Lovely Pinkies

Hope you're all keeping warm on these chilly days - they are a good excuse to stay indoors and craft, aren't they?

Today's fabulous challenge is perfect for the time of year as Valentines Day is drawing closer...  the theme is:

LOVE IS IN THE AIR
(in pink of course)

We'd love to see what you come up with for this one.... all we require is a little romance.... it could be hearts... it could be for a wedding...  as long as it has a little 'love'.. we'll leave the interpretation to you!  But don't forget our main requirement is that YOU MUST USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR on your creation (with the exception of white of course!)

Here's what The Pink Ladies have come up with to inspire you...






(Rebecca is on a break this time - hurry back, we're missing you!)

(more details about each card if you click on the name)

Don't you just love what the Pink Ladies have created to inspire??

Our lovely and very generous sponsor this time is Live and Love Crafts (specialists in wonderful shabby chic craft supplies) - who are kindly donating a £10 gift voucher to be spent at their store..   so if your creation is lucky enough to be chosen as one of our Perfect Pinkies, your name will be put into a hat with the others and one will be drawn at random to received this fabulous prize!


So pick up your pink pens, your pink papers and show us what you can do with this wonderful romantic theme!

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



Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #61 - PINK AND PEARLIE - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Lovely Pinkies

Well you did us proud again - what an amazing number of STUNNING entries!  And made our life difficult trying to choose our Perfect Pinkies!  I  nearly had to get the thumb-screws out this time to get the Pink Ladies to choose just ONE each!!  Lots of mind changing and indecision later, here's what we came up with (in no particular order of course):







There are more details of each cards if you click on the link above each.

Here is your Perfect Pinkie Badge ladies...  Hope you'll pop it on your sidebar!



Now...  each of the Perfect Pinkies names were put into a hat this time so one could be drawn out randomly as the winner of the generously donated £10 Ribbon Girl voucher...  and the winner is.... (drum roll please.....)

#34 - Andrea
(Could you contact us with your details please in the comment section so we can arrange for the voucher to be delivered? Thank you.)


And the excitement continues....  as we have also chosen our next Guest Designer this time too - who will be contacted today and will join us for the next two challenges.... so watch your inbox ladies!

Also, our fabulous new challenge will be here a little later too!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


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