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, 23 July 2015

Challenge #74 - Starry, Starry.... PINK!

Hi Pinkies everywhere...

Here we are with another wonderful PINK challenge for you - and our theme this time is:

STARRY, STARRY... PINK!
(hands up anyone that is reminded of the Don McLean song!)

We'd love to see creations from you that are inspired by this theme....... ie, starry in some way or another...  but please don't forget our number one rule - that you use MORE PINK than any other colour (neutrals excluded) - otherwise your card may not be considered.

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






Don't forget you're not limited to creating cards - we always love to see any other kinds of creations - as long as this time, they have some kind of pink and starry theme!

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Live and Love Crafts - you could win a fabulous £10 gift voucher (exclusive of shipping) if your creation is chosen as a Perfect Pinky and then randomly picked out of the hat for this prize..


Live and Love Crafts sell such a wonderful range of shabby chic craft items and embellishments - take a look at their website and you'll no doubt find something you NEED! 

Now.... we have a little bit of sad news here at The Pink Palace...  our lovely Debs is stepping down to concentrate more of her magazine work - we'll miss you so very much Debs - but can totally understand your reason. We'd love to thank you for all you've done for In The Pink and wish you Good Luck in all your crafty adventures in the future!

OK...  now we've shared the sad news.... put your tissues away and get PINK crafting!  We can't wait to see what you come up with for this STARRY theme.

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Challenge #73 - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies....

Well, we had some wonderful entries again for our Floral challenge.... will you please all give yourselves a huge pat on the back as the Pinkie standard really IS excellent!

Us Pink Ladies put our heads together - and here's what we came up with that we think followed the guidelines best with creations to inspire:

(in no particular order)





(if you'd like further details on any of these cards, then just click on the name above each)

Aren't these all wonderful creations? Hope you'll agree.  Here's our Perfect Pinky badge for the winners to pop on their sidebar with pride...


And now for the randomly chosen winner of the wonderful prize - a £10 voucher kindly donated by The Hobby House...   drum roll please.....  it's...

#35 - Cathy P
(could you please contact us at inthepink.challenge@gmail.com so we can arrange to get your prize to you.)


Big thanks to The Hobby House for sponsoring us this time.  Take a look at their wonderful website by clicking on the link above - so many wonderful crafty items there to look at and treat yourself to!

We'll be back later with another fabulous challenge - hope to see you then!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Challenge #73 - FLORAL

Hi Pinkies everywhere...

Here we are again with another fabulous new PINK challenge for you.....  this time our theme is

PINK AND FLORAL

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NOTE: Don't forget our number one rule is that you use MORE PINK than any other colour (neutrals excluded) otherwise your card may not be considered.

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You have the added option of using the photograph provided below as inspiration for your creation.




These are what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with for you to take a look at...






So as you can see - we all used a floral image - but in such very different ways...  The only thing we have in common is PINK!  This theme really does allow for such a wide range of images to be used in different ways - and don't forget, we love to see creations other than cards too!  

We have another fabulous sponsor this time - if you are randomly picked from our chosen Perfect Pinkies, you could win a £10 voucher very generously donated by.....


This is a fantastic prize, as The Hobby House offers such a wide range of craft supplies including the most gorgeous embellishments!

As you can see, we're a little quiet here this time at the Pink Palace.... what with holidays etc.  But we'll be back up to full strength in September - when we'll be choosing a Guest Designer again too... so bear with us if you will...

Now.......  as here in the UK our 'summer' has probably passed by... (although I do hope we get more!), what's stopping you getting into the crafting zone and coming up with something PINK AND FLORAL?! 

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #72 - Shabby Chic - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies....

Well, oooohhhhhhhhh did you come up with some beautiful creations for our Shabby Chic challenge.......  making it so difficult for us to choose.... BUT.. choose we had to, and these are the creations that we felt most suited the theme and followed our guidelines...

(in no particular order of course)






(for more info on each of these cards, click on the name above)

We hope you'll agree that these creations are so wonderfully shabby chic and PINK!  

Here's our Perfect Pinky badge for the winners to pop on their sidebar with pride...


And now - the randomly chosen winner of the wonderful prize from Dies to Die For..... drum roll please........  it's.....

#30 - KERRY
(Could you please get in touch with us Kerry at inthepink.challenge@gmail.com so we can arrange for you to receive your prize.)


Thanks again to Tracy at Dies to Die For - for generously sponsoring us.  Take a peek at their fabulous website by clicking on the link above - you'll see such fabulous dies, stamps and papers... I promise, you won't come away empty handed - especially as there are lots of fabbie MFT new release dies and stamps listed!!  

We'll be back again later with another wonderful challenge for you to join in - so watch this space and see you soon!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Challenge #72 - SHABBY CHIC/VINTAGE (IN PINK!)

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

Hope you're enjoying your summer so far...  we had fabulous entries for our Summer challenge - do check our previous post to see if your card got picked as a Perfect Pinky!

Now... we have a wonderful new challenge for you - this time it's...

SHABBY CHIC/VINTAGE
(in PINK of course!)

Please don't forget our number one rule - that you use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (except neutrals of course), 

So let's see what you can come up with to fit this theme....  don't panic - it doesn't have to be too fussy and fancy - there's lots of ways of coming up with this style without fuss - and the Pink Ladies have come up with the following creations to inspire you...






And our lovely Guest Designer Squirrel's fabulous 
creation..


Big thanks to Squirrel for being our wonderful Guest Designer for the last couple of challenges!

Now, you may have noticed there are only five Pink Lady cards...  sadly, our lovely Viv has had to stand down - she was optimistic that she would be able to get back to us after moving house quite quickly....  but she's still unpacking her crafting stuff and trying to get organised - so has decided to take a break from her DT work.  We'll miss you lots Viv - but thank you so much for staying for a while at The Pink Palace - you've been a fabulous part of the team!

We've decided to keep our team of Pink Ladies to just the five (reminiscent of The Famous Five? LOL!), at least during the summer...  then in September or so, we'll get back up to our full compliment again at The Pink Palace and the vacant pink chair will be filled!

Our wonderfully kind and generous sponsor this time is Dies to Die For - you could win a wonderful £15 voucher (exclusive of shipping of course)  if your card is chosen as a Perfect Pinky and then randomly picked for the prize!  


Dies to Die For sell a wonderful range of not only dies, but stamps and other crafting items too...  from lots of the big US companies!!  Take a peek at their website...  it really is WOW!!

We've noticed that we're very, very close to getting to 500 followers - we'd love to make this magic milestone soon - so why don't you share our challenge with your pink loving friends - maybe on Facebook?


Big hugs and Happy PINK crafting...
from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #71 - SUMMER - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies...

We had a lovely lot of gorgeous entries for our SUMMER challenge... thank you to all that share your fabulous creations!

Here are the entries we chose to receive our Perfect Pinky badge - these are the ones that we think most fit the theme and follow the guidelines best:
(in no particular order, of course)


 

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Aren't they all fabulously summery and gorgeously PINK?

(You can find more details of these cards by clicking on the name above each)

Here's our Perfect Pinky badge for the winners to wear on their blog sidebar...


And now.......  from the Perfect Pinkies, the randomly picked winner of our wonderful Ribbon Girl £10 Voucher (shipping costs extra of course) is...........

#6 - AMANDA
(Amanda - could you please get in touch with us via the email button on the sidebar so we can arrange for you to receive the voucher - thanks).
Thank you once again to the very kind and generous RIBBON GIRL for sponsoring our challenge.  Take a look at their website Pinkies... you won't be sorry as they stock such wonderful trimmings and embellishments!!  Click on their logo above to go straight there.

See you very soon with a fabulous new challenge!

Big hugs
from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Challenge #71 - SUMMER

Hi There Pinkies....

Rizzo here, and I'm now back from my holidays and am all rested and tanned...  but have to say a BIG thank you to our lovely Kat for taking charge while I was away!

We have a wonderful new challenge today for you to celebrate the season!  The theme is 

SUMMER
(in pink of course) 

That gives you so many options.......  it can be anything to do with summer......  flowers.....  fun in the sun....  in fact anything that can be seen in Summer... the choice is yours - provided you follow our number one rule and 'use MORE PINK than any other colour (excluding neutrals of course).

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






(more details on each by clicking on the name above every card)

And now, we have a lovely new Guest Designer...  it's Squirrel from Squirrel's World of Craft - and here's what she created for our Summer theme...


Isn't this just so gorgeous?????

Here's a little about Squirrel...  

"I'm Squirrel and have been papercrafting since 2009, my first and enduring love being rubber stamping and water colour painiting.  If it's cute, I will stamp it!  It's a huge honour to be asked to GDT for In The Pink, and has made me a very happy Squirrel.. xx"

Our wonderfully kind and generous sponsor this time is 
who are again offering the Perfect Pinkie randomly picked a FABULOUS £10 gift voucher to be spent in their wonderful store...  What better reason is there to join in our challenge???

We looking forward to seeing what you come up with for our SUMMER challenge...

Big PINK hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx