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, 21 August 2014


Hi Pinkies

It's Challenge time again here at The Pink Palace - these fortnights go by so fast!  But we love it really because it gives us an excuse to get out our PINK... 

This time we'd really like to see entries from you that feature

(Pink ones.. of course!)

We thought you'd enjoy this challenge (we did!), as what self respecting fairy would be without her pink??

Here's what the DT have come up with for you..

(If you'd like more details, click on the relevant Pink Lady's name above each card)

Now... a little bit of sad news....  We're losing two of our lovely Pink Ladies this time....  Firstly, we're losing our lovely Stacey, who has only been with us for a very short time, but whose cards and creations are always fabulous!  Unfortunately, she's had to leave suddenly and hasn't been able to do a card for us this time, as she's had a fabulous promotion in her job so is having to take a step back from her crafting.  We'd like to wish you Good Luck in your new demanding position Stacey...  and THANK YOU for being a Pink Lady - we'll miss you - but GO GIRL GO in that new job!

(Pass the tissues now please...)

AND we're also losing our wonderful little French speaker... Helene - who has been with us for a year... and has produced some truly stunning creations for us!!  She really has been a pleasure for us to get to know..  but is now taking up a job so will also have less time to craft...   however, she also has another DT position so I'm sure (like us) you'll want to follow her crafting adventures!  We really are sad to see you go Helene... and wish you all the very best of luck in your new job.  THANK YOU for being a Pink Lady!

(OK...  Pass the whole box of tissues now....)

BUT... on the positive side.... we have two new PINK LADIES who will be joining us for our next challenge!!!  We're looking forward to showing them around The Pink Palace..  making them comfortable and getting out the celebratory Pink Champagne!  

So.... after all that news, I bet you've forgotten what our challenge is! LOL!  

(Pink ones of course)

And don't forget our number one rule...  to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR for your card to be considered.

You can also pop over to our FACEBOOK PAGE to share your pink creation there too so your fellow pinkies can see it properly... we'd love to see you!

Happy Pink Crafting..
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Challenge #50 Anything Goes - Perfect Pinkies!

Hi Ladies...

Thank you all for such wonderful entries to our Anything Goes challenge...  as always, we had great difficulty choosing because as you know, we do like to look at each and every entry individually to consider our choices - as we feel that's the only fair way!

And here's what we came up with this time... (in no particular order..)

(Click on the name above each card if you'd like to leave a little love on the blog concerned..)

Hope you'll grab your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies and pop it on your blog..

Thanks again to all of you that entered - we really did have an amazing selection to choose from this time..  and we've got another wonderful  PINK challenge for you later today...  hope to see you there!

Big hugs 
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday, 7 August 2014

CHALLENGE #50 - ANYTHING GOES - as long as it's PINK!

Hi Pinkies..

Well..  it's a very special time here at The Pink Palace, as we're celebrating our SECOND BIRTHDAY!  Yes, that's right.....  we've been running this gorgeous pink challenge  for TWO WHOLE YEARS - and loving every minute of it!  So we have pink bunting dangling from pink chandeliers, pink icing on our pink cupcakes, pink candles to blow out... and lovely pink champagne to celebrate!!

And........  as it's a special time.... we decided to celebrate with an


theme!!  Soooooooo easy to enter - especially if you love this gorgeous colour like we do!

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

We hope you'll join in our BIRTHDAY celebrations.... it's lovely to see your entries, but please do say hello too...  We've reached a fabulous FOUR HUNDRED followers...  and know you're out there, and would so love you to say hi when you enter!  That way we'll have our own little PINK community.. and howabout joining us at our very own FACEBOOK page?  The link is below.  You can join in our pink chat - and see what's happening at the Pink Palace!

Don't forget our NUMBER ONE RULE for this and any other of our challenges....  you have to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR on your entry.. otherwise it cannot be considered.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for our ANYTHING GOES (as long as it's PINK) challenge!

Big hugs to all and Happy PINK crafting...
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies


Hi Pinkies

Thank you all for a lovely lot of entries for our Animal Antics challenge...  we pondered and perused, and finally came up with the following who each earn a Perfect Pinkie badge...

(In no particular order)

(More details on these cards if you click on the link above each)

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge to grab:

It really does take us some doing to pick out just five.... like I keep on saying, you're all winners in our eyes for just taking part!  So, what we do is that the DT each decide on a favourite - and they become our Perfect Pinkies.

We hope you agree with our choice this time...  there were some fabulous cards entered, as always!

Now..... watch for our SPECIAL challenge today!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Challenge #49 - Animal Antics

Hi Ladies..

PLEASE don't be scared off by the title.... these animals are really not to be frightened of... in fact, we would like to see all types of animals (and birds too) on your projects...  so teddies are included... as are cuddly toy animals... in fact basically anything that isn't human - as long as it's PINK!! hehe!  It's just that the title has to be


And don't forget our number one rule - you have to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR for your entry to be considered.

Here's what the lovely PINK LADIES have come up this time:

(More details of all the cards can be found by clicking on the name above each)

You can see that us Pink Ladies love our animals.... even the soft and cuddly toy type!  So lets see what you can come up with.  And......  for a bit of excitement, we're looking to appoint a Guest Designer too in the near future - so if you'd be interested, please put GDT after your name under your entry.

So come on ladies.... let's see that we're a nation of animal lovers, and let us Pink Ladies know you're out there!!  Let's have a record number of entries this time - and also let us HEAR from you... we asked for some suggestions for themes that you want to see - we haven't had many suggestions... so get your thinking caps on and talk to us!! LOL!  Don't forget, you can also find us on Facebook.. here's the link:

Hope to see you there..

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

Challenge #48 - Get Well/Thinking of You - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies

Another two weeks has gone by.... (they're going too fast!)... and we're back with our Perfect Pinkie choice for our Get Well/Thinking of You challenge.

Again... it appears to have proved a bit of a challenge (no pun intended! lol) - as we've had less entries.... but wowwwww to the wonderful entries we did have!

I know we always say this, but it really is difficult for us to choose from such fabulous entries, and we do consider each on it's merits.  We do like to see lots of different styles and interpretations of the theme too.  So here are the creations we came up with that we think deserved our Perfect Pinkie choice: 
(in no particular order)

(For more info on each of these lovely cards, click on the name above each to be taken straight to the blog concerned)

Here's your badge ladies..

Watch out for a new challenge a little later today!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday, 10 July 2014


Hi Pinkies

Well....  as we thought you may not have liked our last challenge as much......  we thought we'd try this one out for you......  it's 


Now..... your creation doesn't have to be strictly a Get Well card.... it can be THINKING OF YOU  - or with a Get Well type of image..... flowers???  Get your thinking caps on and see what you can come up with... but don't forget to


Here's what the DT created for you to look at..

If you'd like details of these cards, click on the name above each..

Soo.... let's see what you can create for our theme..... we hope to see lots more entries this time for our GET WELL theme....  because we sooooo love looking what our lovely pinkies can do - and we missed you last time!

We'd also love to hear from you here at the Pink Palace...  it'd be nice if you left us a comment with any suggestions you may have for future challenges..  or anything you feel could be changed to make our lovely PINK challenge better in the future....  we'll only know if YOU tell us what you think... yes?? 

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies