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 18 October 2012

Buttons and Bows - Challenge #6

Hi Pinkies

For our new pink challenge, we'd like you to use, as the title suggests...  Buttons and Bows!  Don't forget to use as much pink as possible on your cards or other creations.... the more you use, the happier we are!  We'd like to see more pink than any other colour  so that here at Pink Palace we're awash with all the fabulous shades of this luscious colour!  Come on girls.... rise to the challenge!  We had a massive 110 entries last time...  can we do better that do you think????  We're really thrilled how much people have taken to our challenge... from all over the world... it's so exciting to see and make friends with all these people who LOVE pink!!

Here are the cards that Sylvia and I have come up with using Buttons and Bows..... for more details click on our names to go straight to our blogs.

And  now we'd like to introduce our new Guest Designer - Denise G - here is her beautiful card -

Here are a few words from Denise about herself:
I have always been a crafty sort of girl for as long as I can remember. I started very young when my Grandmother taught me to knit and then went onto crochet, tapestry, embroidery and cross stitch. It was my daughter who got me into papercrafting when she and a friend decided to do a craft fair and were short of cards - so I got roped in and have not looked back since!!!  I feel so honoured  to Guest Design for In The Pink and thank Christine and Sylvia for asking me. I really hope you will join the fun this week and I can't wait to see your beautiful PINK creations.

A big thank you to Denise for agreeing to join our little team for the next two challenges.  You'll find her blog HERE.  Don't forget... next time, this could be you!  We choose a new Guest Designer every two challenges...  this way we can keep new ideas and new ways to use this fabulous colour flowing!

Now......  you don't have to use BOTH buttons AND bows.... we will be more than happy to see EITHER buttons, OR bows.....  but if you fancy using BOTH like we've done...  by all means do so!!  We can't wait to see your entries!!

So...  dig out those pink pens, ribbons, buttons and papers....and get In The Pink zone!!

Big hugs
Christine and Sylvia

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the Challenge requirements before you enter - we do not enjoy being the "bad guys" and having to leave negative comments - this is supposed to be fun for you, and for us.   Thank you so much.

Challenge #5 Pink Plus One - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies everywhere...

Well..... what a difficult time you gave us on our Pink Plus One challenge....  It was so very difficult to make up our minds as we had so many fabulous entries!  A BIG THANK YOU to all our wonderful entrants.... you really all deserve an award for making our challenge blog a happy pink place to be!

We both have lists of people that we'd like to have chosen, but had to whittle it down to our four Perfect Pinkies.  So.... without further ado.... here are our choices:

#54 - Christine Craig (Nanaseaside) - with a stunning Halloween design

#28 Lyndsey - with such an elegant card and fabulous flower

#81 Karen - with a fabulous card created for such an important reason

# 30 Merethe - with such an adorable Christmas card
Congratulations to our Perfect Pinkies..... here is our badge for your sidebar.. we hope you wear it with pride! 

Thank you all again for entering our Pink Plus One challenge.... and we hope you agree that our Perfect Pinkie choices are stunning.  Now.... our next challenge will be along today......  so watch this space!

Big Hugs to Pinkies everywhere..
Christine and Sylvia
(AKA Posh and Pretty!)

Thursday 4 October 2012

This time the challenge is...PINK PLUS ONE!!

Hi Pinkies

Today our challenge is as the title shows.... 'Pink Plus One' - and we would like you to use plenty of Pink (as always).......  PLUS one other colour of your choice!

Now I have to admit that both Sylvia and I scratched our heads over this one.....  so we've decided to relax the rules slightly and allow neutral shades such as white, cream or kraft for the base card.....  and also for shading around an image.   And yes.... we'd also call skin tones relatively neutral too!!

Here's what we came up with:

and from our current Guest Designer Becky

More details of all our creations can be found on our blogs... click on our names above each card.

We've tried to come up with very different types and styles....  but it has been quite difficult to stick to just Pink Plus One......  so don't forget, although we're relaxing slightly on this one......  we'd still like you to try to stick to the guidelines above.  Sadly, we've been receiving entries in previous challenges that haven't adhered to our guidelines... and as our Pinkies know, we're ALL ABOUT PINK here at Pink Palace.....  so the more pink you can use, the better!!  The MAJORITY of your card should be PINK -  plus ONE other colour this time.  Now that's the serious bit over - let's make it fun!!

We'd like to say a massive thank you to Becky for being our Guest Designer for the past two challenges - her creations are absolutely stunning.....  and her water colouring is just perfect.  Please pop over to her blog HERE to see more of her fantastic work.

OK girls........  get out your pink pens........ PLUS one other colour.....  and let's see what you come up with!!  We really look forward to seeing your entries.... and hope we haven't put you off with this one...  so Pinkies everywhere.....  let's see you rise to the challenge!! hehe!

Big hugs from the Pinkie Palace
Christine and Sylvia

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the Challenge requirements before you enter - we do not enjoy being the "bad guys" and having to leave negative comments - this is supposed to be fun for you, and for us.   Thank you so much.

Perfect Pinkies for Embossing Challenge

Hi Pinkies

Well here at the Pink Palace, we had a very difficult time choosing again ....  but below are our choices for Perfect Pinkie Badges for the Embossing Challenge:

I think you'll agree pinkies... these are stunning cards using all types of embossing.  Congratulations girls - your Perfect Pinkie badge is below... please display it on your blog for all to see!

Thanks to all that entered our Embossing challenge....  we're about to choose our next Guest Designer from the Perfect Pinkies chosen over the last four weeks....  and also our new challenge will be posted today.....  so watch this space!!

Big hugs to Pinkies everywhere
Christine and Sylvia xx