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, 20 August 2015

Challenge #76 - FLY AWAY

Hi Pinkies....

Today's challenge is always a popular one with our followers - and it's one us Pink Ladies love too!!  The theme is

FLY AWAY
(in pink of course - but with the option of PLUS ONE (other colour) this time)

We can't wait to see your fabulous entries using anything that flies and as always - remember our number one rule - which is TO USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR.  However, that's a major BUT this time....  some of the Pink Ladies (no names mentioned - LOL) got a little carried away with other colours (mainly green for some reason...) SOOO we decided to let you go for ONE other colour if you like...  sound good???  It IS just an option...  feel free if you just want to stick to our gorgeous PINK!  Unfortunately, if you don't follow our guidelines, your card may not be considered, no matter how wonderful it is!!

Here's what the PINK LADIES came up with...








(Kerry is away for this one)

Now some exciting news....  

We have not one, but TWO wonderful new Pink Ladies joining us!!!  They have decided to do a 'job share' so you'll probably be seeing them alternately - or they can both join in whenever they like!!  Two for the price of one?  CAN'T be bad!!

Meet the lovely

Here's a little bit about Annette...
Hi... I'm Annette from Netty's Cards, and I'm a paper-crafting addict!  My style is cute and girlie and I love all things pink - so I'm really honoured to be joining the talented Pink Ladies! 

And now... the equally lovely

And a bit about Squirrel..
Hello - I'm Squirrel - and I shall be your simple team member, sorry - clean and simple!  If it's cute and made of rubber, then I will stamp it!!

Welcome Ladies... Somehow I think there's going to be lots of fun at The Pink Palace in the future...  it's going to be so good to have them both with us!! 

Now... onto our fabulous sponsor this time - you can win a £10 gift voucher to spend at the wonderful BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS (exclusive of shipping of course).  Take a peek at their website... you won't be sorry you did as there are all sorts of fabulous stamps and crafty items to be tempted by!




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So... let's see your wonderful FLY AWAY creations - this includes ANYTHING that flies!!!

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


Challenge #75 - Anything Goes - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies....

Well - did you give us a headache this week or WHAT??  SO MANY wonderful entries...  and us Pink Ladies had to have such a long chat to narrow our Perfect Pinkies down to just the six!!  We really could have chosen so many - as the standard of pink entries is really so very high!!  

Soooooooo - put your hand up in the air - turn it around - then give yourselves a huge pat on the back!

Here's what we (eventually) decided on: 
(in no particular order..)







Hoping you like our choice - further details of each card can be found by clicking on the name above each.

Congratulations to the Perfect Pinkies... here's your badge - please pop it on your sidebar to show others how much you love our favourite colour..



And now........  the even more exciting bit!!  We have a wonderful £10 gift voucher to be won from our generous sponsor - The Ribbon Girl - so without further ado..........  here's the randomly chosen winner from our Perfect Pinkies.....  it's......

#83 - PAULINE
(Congratulations!! Can you please contact us via the email button on our sidebar or email inthepink.challenge@googlemail.com - so we can arrange to get your prize to you.)

A great big thank you to The Ribbon Girl - if you take a look at their website, you'll see such wonderful embellishments and trimmings.....  a true crafter's paradise!
See you again very soon with a fabulous new challenge!

Big hugs 
from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Challenge #75 - ANYTHING GOES!

Hi Pinkies!!

Well........ we're celebrating here at The Pink Palace today - as it's our THIRD BIRTHDAY!  That's right...... we've been around for three whole years sharing our love of PINK and giving all you lovers of this wonderful colour a place to showcase your PINK creations!

And to celebrate.... we decided to have an easy challenge.... so today it's 

ANYTHING GOES
(in pink of course!!)

We'd love to see all of your fabulous pink creations - not just cards, as long as it's PINK!  That's our number one rule - that you use MORE PINK than any other colour (neutrals excluded of course), otherwise your card may not be considered.

Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with to inspire...





And now for some wonderful news.... we have a new PINK LADY!  Please give a lovely pink welcome to Kerry Lifsey with her wonderful creation..


Here's a little bit about Kerry...
Hi... my name is Kerry and I live in England.   I am married to Paul who is very supportive of my addictive hobby, and I have 3 daughters.
I started card making about 3 years ago and my main love is stamping as I love to colour.  I use Copics at the moment but am about to start practicing with distress inks.  My favorite style of cards are easel and book cards and I love adding lots of embellishments and flowers.  And of course..... my favourite colour is pink ....

Now.... our wonderful sponsor this time is:
who have kindly donated a £10 gift voucher (exclusive of shipping) for the entrant chosen at random (our of a hat!) from our Perfect Pinkies.  Take a look at their fabulous website by clicking on the logo, to see all the wonderful craftie goodies and trimmings they stock!!

So........  let's see what you can come up with for our ANYTHING GOES challenge!  We can't wait!

Now.... we're going to share the pink cake and partake in a glass of pink champagne!!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx

Challenge #74 - Stars - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Lovely Pinkies....

Two weeks has gone by - and although we didn't have a massive amount of entries for our Starry, Starry PINK challenge....  what we did have were wonderful!  Definitely quality over quantity with this one!

Here's what we came up with for our choice of Perfect Pinkies:

(in no particular order..)

Stampin Up Perpetual Calendar




#17 - Deborah A


We hope you like our choice...  if you'd like further details on any of the cards, click on the name above each.

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies, to wear with pride on your sidebar..



And now.......  (drum roll please).....  the randomly chosen winner of the fabulous prize donated by Live and Love Crafts... (a £10 voucher not inc shipping)...
it's.....

#12 - KandA
(Could you please contact us at inthepink.challenge@googlemail.com so we can arrange to get your prize to you - or you can use the email button on the sidebar)

A big thank you to the wonderful Live and Love Crafts for being our sponsor this time..  take a peek at their website by clicking on the logo below - you'll find wonderful craft items and embellies!



As we've been having one or two unclaimed prizes lately - please make sure you check back to see if your creation has been chosen - anything unclaimed by the end of the two week next challenge period has to be re-arranged for another challenge.  It is your responsibility to contact us when your name is drawn..


We'll be back later with another fabulous challenge for you..

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies..
xxx



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