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 12 December 2013

Challenge #34 - IT'S CHRISTMAS!!

Hi Pinkies

Well.... it may or may not have escaped your attention.......  but we are indeed rattling up very quickly to the wonderful festive time that is CHRISTMAS!!  Sooooooo  with that in mind, we decided our challenge this time just had to be:


You can create anything Christmassy for us.... so long as it's PINK - or has more PINK than any other colour... as always!

Here's what the lovely DT have come up with to inspire you...





(Details of all the cards featured can be found by clicking on each card)

I think we've just about covered every shade of pink and every style of card there...  and hopefully inspired you to join in with us.. All we want to see is MOSTLY PINK on your Christmas creation..  Because of the holidays, we've extended this challenge to four weeks - so you have plenty of time.

And now it's time for us to wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year... and to thank you all for following us and joining in throughout 2013.  We're loving this festive time at The Pink Palace (with all our pink decorations up of course and lots of pink champagne - hic).... and look forward to a fabulous 2014 with lots of new challenges to come.

Thank you once again.... and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Big Hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx

Challenge #33 - Embossing - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies

Here we are with our Perfect Pinkie choices for the Embossing challenge.

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies...  hope you'll pop it in your sidebar to spread the pink word!

Hope you like our choice...  If you'd like more details of any of the Perfect Pinky cards, please click on the name above each card.

Thanks again for all your fabulous entries.... Watch out for our new challenge today....  we're sure you'll love it!!

Big Hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies 

Thursday 28 November 2013


Hi Girls

Here we are today with another challenge for pink lovers everywhere....  this time we'd like to see EMBOSSING - whichever type of embossing you like - either dry (done in an embossing folder or stencil) - or using embossing powder..  A few of us Pink Ladies have got to like Frantage embossing powders...  so you'll see it features quite strongly on some of our creations......  it's gorgeous stuff!  

Here's what we've come up with this time:


(More details of these cards can be obtained by clicking on the name above each)

Now don't forget, we want to see you use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR..  as you know, that's what this challenge is all about... and embossing of any style also has to be somewhere on your card..    So let's see what you can come up with... we can't wait to see your entries!

Big hugs to all
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx


Hi Pinkies

Thank you for all the gorgeous entries we had for our Stitching themed challenge...  these are the Perfect Pinkies we have chosen:

#7 Elaine

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies...  hope you'll show it with pride on your sidebar..

Now.... a quick question....  as we had less entries last time than normal... (although we know a lot of you are busy doing Christmas cards and preparing for the festivities)....  we'd love to know if you have suggestions for themes you'd like to see... or any changes to the challenge you feel could appeal...   We'd love to see more pink creations coming our way.. and if you know how we can achieve that, we'd love your advice!

Big hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday 21 November 2013

Midway Reminder

Hi Pinkies

Don't forget, you only have another week to join in the fun at In The Pink for our Stitching Challenge....  you can either stitch with thread - or draw on the stitching...  and your project doesn't have to be a card... it can be anything pink provided it has some form of stitching!

Hope to see you here soon...

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday 14 November 2013

Challenge #32 - STITCHING - REAL OR FAUX

Hello again Pinkies..

Today we're here with a fabulous new challenge for you.... this time the theme is 'STITCHING - REAL OR FAUX'...  so you must use some form of stitching on your card or creation.  Now.. the stitching can either be done with a needle and thread, a sewing machine.... OR... drawn on with a pen!  So how easy is that?  The main requirement is (altogether now...) to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR!! (Yes we're getting boring!! hehe)  But you all know the rules now...

Here's what the DT have come up with this time..

(for more details of each card, click on the name above each which will take you directly to the blog)

All these cards use fabulous differing shades of pink......  and show such different ways of using this gorgeous colour!

So let your pink side run wild...  use as much pink as you like.... it can never be enough in our book......  so we can feed our eyes on your fabulous entries!  But don't forget that we need to see STITCHING and you need...  to use..... (wait for it)..... MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR!

We can't wait to see what you come up with..

Big hugs from 
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx

Challenge #31 - Ribbons and Bows - PERFECT PINKIES

Hello Pinkies...

Well, what a struggle we had this time....  such FAB-U-LOUS entries....  and I mean REALLY A-MAZ-ING...  and so difficult to choose our Perfect Pinkies!!

But choose we finally did...  and here's what we came up with (in no particular order):


(If you want to see more details of any of these cards, click on the name above each and leave a little love on their blogs)

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies... hope you'll display it with pride:

I know I've said it earlier, but we really did have a very difficult time choosing our Perfect Pinkies... so many wonderful entries.... each one is a winner in our eyes.... so a BIG thank you to all that enter.... and how lovely it is to see lots of new entrants... hope you'll stay with us for a while!

Watch this space for our new challenge today...  we think you'll like it!

Big big pinkie hugs from

Rizzo and The Pink Ladies 

PS... Apologies for the 'Strictly' references in this post....  they will only be understood by those in the UK that love our Saturday night dancing show!! x

Thursday 31 October 2013

Challenge #31 - RIBBONS AND BOWS

Hi Pinkies

We're here with a brand new PINK challenge....  this time our theme like the title says, is RIBBONS AND BOWS...  and we'd love to see you using ribbon of any sort AND/OR BOWS on your creation.... remember, it doesn't have to be a card... it can be any type of creation......  so long as it uses (altogether now...) MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR..

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

If you'd like to see more details of any of these cards, just click on the name above the card.

So Pinkies..... let your pinkilisciousness run free........  go wild with this lush colour.... and let's see what you can come up with using RIBBONS AND/OR BOWS...  but don't forget the boring bit.... use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR.

Can't wait to see what you come up with...
Big hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx

Challenge #30 Sketch - Perfect Pinkies

Hello Pinkies..

Well, we seem to have stopped you in your tracks with our recent Sketch challenge....  hope we didn't scare you off...  however, we did have some fabulous entries... which again made it difficult to choose!

We decided to choose those Pinkies who we felt followed our Sketch more...  but like always, a great big  thank you to all that entered.

Our choice this time is:

Hope you like our choice this time..... some pinkies haven't just used the sketch as shown.... they've rotated and interpreted it a different way......  which we love to see.  Please take your well deserved badge ladies..

We'll be back in a short while today with a brand new challenge .... and hopefully it won't scare you as much as this one did!  See you there...

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx