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, 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

Challenge #63 - Cute - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies

What a fabulous lot of CUTE cards!!!  Cuteness everywhere!  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 lemonade..  until we finally narrowed it down to just the six PERFECT PINKIES!

Here's what we decided on (in no particular order of course):






(for more details click on the link above each card)

Here's your Perfect Pinkie Badge ladies to wear 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 Ribbon Girl £10 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....

#1 - ANNIE

Could you please contact us Annie - 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 Ribbon Girl for another wonderful prize!  They sell such GORGEOUS trimmings and embellishments - do pop over and take a look.. Click on the link below:
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, 19 February 2015

CHALLENGE #63 - CUTE

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

Here we are again with another exciting challenge for you - today's theme is sooooo easy...  it is:

CUTE
(in pink of course...)

So - the interpretation is up to you...  we'd love to see your cute creations...  Don't forget our main requirement is that YOU USE MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR on your creation (with the exception of white of course)

Here's the cuteness the Pink Ladies came up with:







(more details if you click on the name above each card)

Now we have to announce our wonderful new Guest Designer for the next two challenges.... (drum roll)..   it is Sylvie - aka Gibmiss!  Here's her gorgeous 'cute' creation...

Sylvie

And a little bit about Sylvie..
My name is Sylvie - I am retired now and live in Gibraltar.  I got into card-making about 13 years ago when my friend who owned a craft shop here introduced me to it.... yes, it's all her fault! LOL !  I have always crafted - I've knitted, cross-stitched and done parchment work - but I love card-making the most - especially using PINK! 

So as you can see from all our creations - we use any shade of pink, and any style of card or creation....  and we LOVE to see all the different entries from you lovely Pinkies....  this time, as long as they are CUTE!

Our wonderful and very generous sponsor this time is The Ribbon Girl - specialists in all types of wonderful trimmings and embellishments - who are kindly donating a fabulous £10 Gift Voucher to be spent at their store (shipping extra of course).  So if your creation is lucky enough to be chosen as one of our Perfect Pinkies, your name will be put into a hat with the others and one will be drawn at random to receive this fabulous prize!

We can't wait to see your CUTE creations - in PINK of course.  Oooh and don't forget, you can share them on Facebook too on our page.... it all helps to spread the PINK word far and wide!


Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx


Challenge #62 - Love is in the Air - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Lovely Pinkies...

WOWWWW - What a wonderful response we had to our 'Love is in the Air' challenge!!  And again WOWWWWWW to the standard of the entries!!  You really are doing us proud ladies...  and how wonderful it is to see In The Pink growing so well and becoming a place that us pink lovers just HAVE to be seen!!

Now... onto our Perfect Pinkie choice...  well, us Pink Ladies have a real job on our hands - we all choose one creation each to be a Perfect Pinkie..  then those go in a hat and a random one is chosen for the prize.  I can't describe how difficult a job the choosing is - we all struggle to narrow down our choice as we all end up with about half a dozen each time that we absolutely LOVE!  But then I have to get tough with the Ladies and get them to choose just ONE each..  here's the final choice:





BannerCard


(More details of each if you click on the name above the creation)


Here's your badge ladies.... hope you'll pop it on your sidebar with pride!

For the prize of the Live and Love Crafts £10 voucher - the name that was drawn out of the hat was:

#88 Jo L

Congratulations Jo - if you contact us via the email button with your details, we'll pass them on to Live and Love Crafts, who will arrange for the voucher to be delivered to you.  Please note, postage and packing is extra.


Thank you to our kind sponsors, who have a tremendous range of beautiful craft items to choose from - take a peek by clicking on the link above..

We're back later today with another exciting PINK challenge...  watch this space!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies
xxx