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, 16 April 2015

Challenge #67 - MAKE IT SPARKLE!

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

Hope you all had a lovely Easter with lots of gorgeous chocolate!

Today we have a wonderful new challenge for you...  and the theme is 

MAKE IT SPARKLE!
(in pink of course...)

So this theme gives you the chance to use all your wonderful sparklies and bling.... it could be glitter, gems, sequins, shimmer......  ANYTHING that shines!! LOL!  Don't forget our number one rule though, that you use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white of course..)

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







We also have a lovely new Guest Designer this month too...  we're sure you'll give her a wonderful welcome and hopefully pop by her blog to leave a little PINK love!

Meet Sue from Tanglemouse Cards...  Here's her fabulous sparkly creation:


Isn't it just GORGEOUS??!!

Here's a little bit about Sue...

"Despite being many years a crafter, I am new to the world of blogging and I am living life in reverse  - wishing I had taken the plunge years ago!  My blog is Tanglemouse Cards;  I'd would love you to pop over and visit!"


Our wonderfully kind and generous sponsor this time is The Ribbon Girl - who are offering a £10 voucher to the Perfect Pinkie that is picked at random.
Now.... let's see what you can come up with that sparkles and shines.... but don't forget our number one rule - that you have to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR!

So with all that in mind..... get our your sparkly PINK stuff and create!!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Challenge #66 - Celebrate - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies...

Thanks again for some wonderful entries for our CELEBRATE challenge...  here's the creations that we think most fitted our theme and we consider are our Perfect Pinkies... (in no particular order)





#32 - Just Christine's Creations


#22 - Deborah A


#33 - Carole Pollard


(more details available on each card by clicking the link above)

We do have such a difficult time deciding on our Perfect Pinkies.... each of the DT choose one...  and we look for what we think is closest to the criteria we ask for.  But like we always say, you're all winners in our eyes!!

Here's your badge, Perfect Pinkies - please grab it and pop it on your sidebar..


And now........ drum roll...... from our Perfect Pinkies, the randomly picked winner of the wonderful Hobby House £10 voucher is................

#22 - Deborah A
(could you please get in touch with us so we can pass on your details?)

We'd like to say a big thank you to the wonderful Hobby House for providing this fab prize.  Take a peek at their website by clicking on the logo below... you won't be sorry as they sell such wonderful craft supplies!



Thanks once again ladies for entering our challenge - there's a fabbie new one for you today - watch this space!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Celebration Time at IN THE PINK

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

Well... *LATEST PINK NEWS*... we're growing fast!!  We are getting so near the big 500 followers now - how wonderful to see!  We'd love to say a very big PINK welcome to our newest followers....  we're so glad you found the land of PINK and as we're having such wonderful entries..  we KNOW you're loving the PINK challenges!

Today our challenge theme is:

CELEBRATE!
(in pink of course)

So we'd love to see your creations for any sort of celebration!  But don't forget our number one rule - THAT YOU USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white, of course!)

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

Rizzo (aka Christine)




And from our lovely Guest Designer..

A massive big PINK thank you to Liz for being our fabulous Guest Designer for the last two challenges!

We have another wonderful sponsor this time...  The Hobby House have very generously agreed to offer a £10 voucher (exclusive of shipping) to the entrant who is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies!


The Hobby House sell such wonderful crafting items.... from fabulous ribbon and luscious lace, to wonderful toppers and gorgeous embellishments!  Click on the link above and take a peek....

And don't forget, you can also share your creation on our Facebook page to join in the PINK fun!



We're looking forward to seeing your CELEBRATION creations - IN PINK of course! 

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #65 - Lots of Layers - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies....

Thanks again for such wonderful entries to our Lots of Layers Challenge... we truly are amazed at the amount of PINK talent out there in blogland!

Like always, the lovely Pink Ladies each picked one favourite - that's how we choose our Perfect Pinkies - and here they are in no particular order:






#52 - Coops



All these cards have such wonderful layers, don't you think?  if you'd like more details on any of them, click on the name above each and go straight to the blog concerned.

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies..  hope you'll pop it on your sidebar.


And now........  drum roll....... the winner of the fabulous Ribbon Girl £10 voucher!  The randomly picked winner from our Perfect Pinkies is........

#54 - INA

Ina - Could you please contact us by using the email button on our sidebar with your details?  or if you prefer, you can contact us via our Facebook page - then we can pass on your details to The Ribbon Girl.  Please note, the voucher is obviously exclusive of shipping costs.


Thanks again to The Ribbon Girl for their lovely sponsorship!

There's another exciting new challenge going live a little bit later... don't forget to pop back and join in the PINK fun again!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Challenge #65 - LOTS OF LAYERS

Hi Lovely Pinkies..

Wow.... it's so wonderful to see In The Pink growing and growing..  We'd like to give a big PINK welcome to our fabulous new followers lately - good to see you here!  Draw up a pink chair and take a look at our new challenge...

LOTS OF LAYERS
(Pink of Course)

We'd love to see what you can come up with using layers in some way or another..  we'll leave the interpretation up to you!  But don't forget our number one rule - THAT YOU USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white of course).

Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with:





(Viv is on a short break while she's in the throes of selling/moving house!)

Now...  we have a fabulous new Guest Designer joining our team for the next couple of challenges...  her name is Liz McGuire - and she's been chosen from our regular entrants!  Here's her wonderful card using lots of layers...


Here's a little bit about Liz...

Hi, I'm Liz McGuire and I'm so chuffed to be a guest at the Pink Palace.
I started making cards eight years ago at the dining room table. My blog 'buttons for brains' (blame my hubby for the name) was born a year later. I have now taken over the spare room and  I'm very lucky to have an extremely understanding hubby who just rolls his eyes when another jiffy bag pops through the door!

I make cards and write articles for the Practical Publishing family of magazines and also demonstrate for Trimcraft in Scottish branches of The Range chain of shops. I'll be out and about throughout the year so stop by and say hello!

Our kind and generous sponsor this time is The Ribbon Girl.... home of such wonderful crafty trimmings and embellishments... and they are providing a £10 gift voucher for the winner chosen at random from the Perfect Pinkies.


Another fabulous reason to join in!

Don't forget we have a fabbie Facebook page too - you can share your cards on there and join in the fun!



We do love to hear from you...  the wonderful comments on this blog tell us you're enjoying the challenge - so good to hear!

Big hugs..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #64 - For a Special Lady - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies

What a wonderful selection of such fabulous feminine cards - all for Special Ladies. You know how to make our job so difficult don't you???  Again, we struggled and struggled with our PINK thinking caps on...  we sat around with some PINK fizz..  until we finally narrowed it down to just the six PERFECT PINKIES!


Lot's of wonderfully different styles there, and fabulous shades of PINK too!

Here's your Perfect Pinkie Badge ladies, please help yourself, and pop it on your sidebar..


Like we always say - you're all winners in our eyes...  there is such fabulous pink talent out there!! 

Now......  a drum roll for the even more exciting bit - our winner of the fabulous Dies to Die For £15 Voucher!!  The numbers above were put into a hat and one pulled out - so it's totally random (the only fair way).  And the winner is....

#49 - SUE

Could you please contact us Sue - use the email button on our sidebar and we'll arrange for the voucher to be forwarded to you.  Please note, the voucher is exclusive of shipping costs.

Thank you to the very kind and generous Dies to Die For for this wonderful prize!  They sell such fabulous dies and all kinds of stamps too...  take a look!!


We have another exciting challenge going live a little bit later... don't forget to pop back and join in the PINK fun again!

Big Hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Challenge #64 - FOR A SPECIAL LADY

Hi Pinkies

Here at the Pink Palace - we've been overwhelmed by your stunning entries lately...  it's just so wonderful to see that there's so much love for PINK in the world!!  We're getting entries now from far and wide...  wonderful to see!

Now, as it's getting close to Mother's Day here in the UK - today's new challenge is taking that into account - but we know it's later in the year in other parts of the world..  so our theme is:

FOR A SPECIAL LADY
(in PINK of course)

Let's see what you can come up with that's very feminine - but don't forget our number one rule - THAT YOU USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white of course).

Here's what the Pink Ladies came up with:








Now, we'd like to say a very big thank you to Sylvie, our lovely Guest Designer who joined us for the last two challenges.  Her card is a stunner.... but checkout the waves in the background - we're a little bit jealous of where she lives if that's her view!!



We have a wonderful new sponsor this time too - Tracy at Dies to Die For have very kindly offered us a £15 voucher for the random winner chosen from our Perfect Pinkies picked next time!! (exclusive of shipping costs of course).


Wow... that's a good enough reason to get out your PINK pens, paper and embellies, and get PINK crafting!!  We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with...

Don't forget we have a fabbie Facebook page too - you can share your cards on there and join in the fun!



Big hugs..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx