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, 14 May 2015

Challenge #69 - Stitching - Faux or Real

Hi Pinkies...

We're back with another wonderful challenge for you pink lovers today...  this time we'd like to see 

STITCHING - REAL OR FAUX
on your PINK creations

So get your threads out and sew... or your pens and DRAW some stitches..  or even use stitched dies...  you know what we mean... yes?  So easy!  But don't forget our number one rule.... that YOU USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (except neutral shades) in your creation.

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




(You can get further details of each card by clicking the name above the pics)

Now.... our lovely Viv is taking a short break at the moment as she's currently in the throes of moving house.........  Hope all is going well Viv... Good Luck in your new house by the sea.... and we hope that you'll be back in your pink chair here shortly.... we're missing you!!

And we have exciting news too!  We have a lovely new lady joining us here at The Pink Palace becoming a fully fledged Pink Lady...  she's someone whose fabulous pink creations you will have spotted just lately here as she's been one of our Guest Designers...  please give a very big Pink welcome to the gorgeous Sue from Tanglemouse Cards with her take on our STITCHING theme..


isn't this just fabulous??  OK Sue, your pink chair is all ready for you...  fluffy pink cushions and foot stool too!  Take a seat...

AND.... more exciting news...  our new Guest Designer for the next couple of challenges is a long time friend of In The Pink - welcome to 


Here's a little bit about Anna...

"Such a beautiful surprise to have been asked as a guest designer at In the Pink!

A little about myself , I am Blankina (name in art of course).  I was born in the Netherlands but since 1996 I live in the beautiful Italy.

You could say I am a fulltime card crafter (read addict!), besides being a mum and wife.  
As a little kid I used to draw, and honestly I cannot remember anymore when I have bought my first stamps.  Now I have a large collection of stamps mainly "cute ones " which I love to colour up with my Copics.  Colouring images , matching  colours , papers , ribbons and dies to make a card is the best hobby there is!  So relaxing ...Each piece a unique personal gift to make someone happy.

In case you are interested please come and see more of my work on my blog to get to know me better."

Our wonderfully generous sponsor this time is The Ribbon Girl - do click on their logo below to take a peek into their world.... they supply such fabulous trimmings and embellishments... no crafter can resist their goodies!  And if you enter our challenge... you could win a £10 gift voucher to spend at their online store if your card is chosen as a Perfect Pinkie and then your name is drawn out of the hat!  (Please note, the voucher is obviously exclusive of shipping costs.)

Phew.... it's been a long post this time as we had so much news.... we're going to have to go have some PINK refreshments now.....  but if you'd like to pop by our Facebook page to say hello and share your makes.... we'd love to see them!



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

Challenge 68 - FAF or CAS - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi there Pinkies...

Well, here we are at The Pink Palace, truly overwhelmed by the amount of wonderful entries again for our FAF or CAS challenge...  You really amaze us with your creativity and imagination making such stunning pink creations and projects..  Well done to you all!!

But......  we do have to pick some Perfect Pinkies.......  and even though we found it so very difficult to come up with just six - here's what we decided fitted the criteria best. They are in no particular order of course...







(If you'd like more details on any of these creations, click on the link above each)

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


And now to the winner of the Little Miss Muffet Stamps $6 voucher --- which is randomly picked from our Perfect Pinkies....  the lucky person is........

#36 - Squirrel

Congratulations Squirrel!! Could you please email us via the link on our sidebar or get in touch with us on Facebook so that we can pass on your details and arrange your prize.

We'd like to say a very big thank you to Little Miss Muffet Stamps for providing this great prize.  Why don't you pop over to their website to see the wonderful crafting goodies they sell and the gorgeous digi images too!  Click on the logo below...


Thank you all again for entering and joining in the PINK fun..  there's a wonderful new challenge a little later today - so watch this space!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

PS....  A very big THANK YOU to our lovely KAT - who stepped in last time at a minute's notice to get the challenge posts together - there were internet problems at The Pink Palace and she took over and managed to get everything done perfectly!!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Challenge 68 - Fussy and Fancy OR Clean and Simple

Hi Lovely Pinkies....

Surprise!  It's Kat here today with your new challenge!
Our lovely Rizzo currently has no internet access so I have been let loose at the Pink Palace - eeeek!

My first duty is a very sad one because I have to tell you that this is Rebecca's last challenge with us as she is leaving to pursue new and exciting things with a new job.
She has been a wonderful member of our team and we will miss her stunning pink creations.
We have had a few farewell glasses of pink champagne (hic!) and we wish her all the very best...sob sob...oh dear...the tissue box is empty again...

So, on to the business of our new challenge for you...  and the theme (or is it two themes?!) is 

FUSSY AND FANCY
OR
CLEAN AND SIMPLE
(in pink of course...)

So whether you like to load up your cards with gorgeous embellies and lots of layers or you like a more pared down approach EVERYONE can join in this challenge!
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...can you already guess who will go for which style?

Christine (AKA Rizzo)


Kat

Vannessa

Rebecca
(with a super stunning last card for us - I highly recommend you go and follow her blog so you don't miss her fab creations in future!)

Debs

And a card from our guest designer Sue at Tanglemouse cards - thanks for joining us for the past couple of challenges!

Our wonderfully kind and generous sponsor this time is Little Miss Muffet Stamps, who are offering a $6 voucher to one of our Perfect Pinkies, picked at random.


We also have 2 designers from Little Miss Muffet Stamps joining us and here are their cards;

Barbara

Melissa

Whatever your style I hope you will play along with us this week and we can't wait to see what you create...but don't forget our number one rule...you must use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR!

Well, I have enjoyed being in the pink hot seat for this challenge...but will be quite glad to have Rizzo back next time!

Big hugs,
Kat and the Pink Ladies
xxx



Challenge 67 - SPARKLE - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies....

Wow - what a wonderful lot of sparkly entries!!
Thank you all for sharing your lovely creations and here are our Perfect Pinkies...

#6 - Lindsey (Doodlings)

#24 - Lorraine (Craftylollea's Craftyroom)

#5 - Anjie (Me myself and I)

#52 - Sharon (Nellie's handmade cards)


#18 - Stacey (Lasata's Crafty Hideout)

#21 - Lucy (Little Lucy's Hadmade Cards)

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

You definitely don't make it easy for us to select our Perfect Pinkies.... each of the DT choose one...  and this time we were looking for lots of pink and some gorgeous sparkle.
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 of course we have a randomly picked winner of the £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl and the lucky person is................

#18 - Stacey (Lasata's Crafty Hideout)
(could you please get in touch with us so we can pass on your details?)

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Ribbon Girl 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 for entering our challenge and there's a fabbie new one for you today - watch this space!

Big hugs
Rizzo Kat (!) and The Pink Ladies
xxx

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