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 29 November 2012

Challenge #9 - Gonna be a PINK Christmas!!

Hi Pinkies

Today's challenge is taking into account the time of year.... yes - it hadn't escaped our attention here at the Pink Palace that the festive season is creeping up on us!!  So we'd love to see your creations (it doesn't have to be a card)..... using PINK as your main colour... and with a Christmas theme!

If you need inspiration, we've come up with the following:

For more details on our cards and creations, just click on the name above each photo which will take you to our blogs.

We'd love to say a great big thank you to Christine (Nanaseaside), our fabulous Guest Designer for her stunning creations over the last couple of challenges.  They have been absolutely gorgeous.

So Pinkies...  we can't wait to see your Pink Christmas creations.... they make a fabulous change to traditional festive colours don't they?

Big hugs from the Pink Palace..
Christine and Sylvia xx


Perfect Pinkies for Challenge #8 - Punches and Dies

Hi Pinkies

What a difficult job it was to choose the Perfect Pinkies for our Punches and Dies challenge... but we managed it eventually..  and here's our choice:

Hope you like our choices this time... they each have used dies and punches in such different ways and we think you'll agree, are all stunning creations.  And to our Perfect Pinkies... your badge is below... please display it on your sidebar to help spread the PINK word!!

Thank you to all our lovely Pinkies that entered our Punches and Dies challenge...  the standard of entries we are getting is fabulous.... and if we were able to, we'd pick you all as winners!

Watch this space for our new challenge today..

Big hugs
Christine and Sylvia xx

Thursday 15 November 2012

Challenge #8 - Punches and/or Dies

Hi Pinkies

Time for another pink challenge...  this time as the title says, we'd like you to use PUNCHES AND/OR dies on your project ....  remember, it doesn't have to be a card... but we would like to see lots of PINK obviously as it's our favourite colour!

We had a fabulous lot of entries for a last challenge... but we're sure we can do better....  so to inspire you, we have come up with the cards below:

And now we'd like to welcome and introduce our new Guest Designer for the next two challenges... it's the lovely Christine Craig from Nanaseaside.... who wow-ed us with a fabulous halloweeen creation in our Pink Plus One challenge.  Here are her stunning cards using punches and dies...

About our new Guest Designer:
I've been a crafter since I was young (many moons ago) and like many of us, have moved through all sorts of different crafts, but now my passion is paper crafting.  I am privileged to be a DT on some awesome challenge blogs. I live by the seaside, and have a very supportive OH.  I love to loose myself in my craft room....

So pinkies, have we inspired you enough to get out your pink pencils, card and your punches/dies?  We'd love to see your creations!

Big hugs
Christine and Sylvia xx


Perfect Pinkies for Clean and Simple Challenge

Hi Pink Ladies..

Here's our choice of Perfect Pinkies for our Clean and Simple challenge.  It proved to be quite a difficult challenge for entrants- so we've chosen the ones that we feel have stuck to the challenge theme of  'CAS with lots of pink space'

Hope you like!!

Kath (this is a very pale pink background)


Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge girls...  hope you'll show it off in your sidebar!

Watch this space for our new challenge today.... It'll be online HERE soon.. and we have our new Guest Designer joining us!

Thank you all for your stunning entries........  each and every card is fabulous and we are constantly inspired and amazed by the standard of entries.. which is why we have taken the decision never to delete a card from our challenges, even those that don't particularly stick to the challenge requirements!

Big hugs to our Pink Ladies everywhere...
Christine & Sylvia xx

Thursday 8 November 2012

Midway reminder...

Good Morning to all you lovely Pink Ladies...

Just a quick reminder today that we're midway through our 'Keep it Clean and Simple - Use Loads of Pink Space' challenge.........  and for some reason this one has proved a bit of a hard one for you as we've had less than the expected entries so far..  (Sylvia and I have been twiddling our pink thumbs waiting...)  And some of the entries we've had have also seemingly misunderstood the need for PINK space too...   sad, but true....

So come on all you Pinkies out there.......  we have 250 followers now....  where are you all?????  Show us your pink in all shapes and forms.... but just make sure you give us lots of pink space with your Clean and Simple creation!!

PINK RULES.... OK???  now GO PINKIES....... GO!!

Big hugs
Posh and Pretty!!

Thursday 1 November 2012

Challenge #7 - Keep it Clean and Simple - LOTS OF PINK SPACE

Hi Pinkies

Firstly, a big pink thank you to all who are making our challenge blog so successful with their entries....  we're so happy here at Pink Palace to know that there is a 'plethera of pinkies' out there, wanting to share their favourite colour with like-minded others!  We now have 246 followers.....  how good is that????

Now....  onto our new challenge..  This time, our theme is Keep it Clean and Simple...  (CAS).... and we would like to see lots of  PINK SPACE on your card...  and few (if any at all) embellies.  We've come up with a few ideas to help with inspiration...   and you'll find more details of all these cards on our blogs if you click on the names above each card.

and our fabulous Guest Designer - Denise

This is Denise's 2nd Guest Designer card - so next time we'll have a new temporary member of our team... and it could be you!!  Thank you so much Denise for joining us.... your cards have been stunning and we've been really pleased to have you on board for a short time!

So now, let's see what you can create with a Clean and Simple theme....  and let's try and break our record for the number of entries... which I think stands at close to 150!  We never get tired of seeing all the different interpretations of the challenge......  and we are always picking up new ideas from our entrants...

Don't forget to make sure there is a LOT OF PINK SPACE on your creations and  keep the embellies to an absolute minimum....  We can't wait to see what you come up with........  so, grab your pink card and pens, and get IN THE PINK zone!!

Big hugs to all our pinkie followers..
Posh and Pretty!! (AKA Christine and Sylvia) xx

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the Challenge requirements and guidelines 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 Challenge #6- Buttons and Bows

Hi Pinkies

Well we've been deliberating again, and we've come up with our Perfect Pinkies for the Buttons and Bows challenge...  and here they are:

Hope you agree these fabulous cards are worthy of their Perfect Pinkie badges.... please grab your badge girls and wear it on your sidebar with pride!!

Thank you all so much for entering our challenges - it's lovely to have so much pinkness in the world.... and don't forget to watch out today for our next challenge.... we're sure you'll love it!!

Big hugs
Posh and Pretty xx