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 24 January 2013

Challenge # 12 ... Distressed!! Also meet our new Guest Designer!

Hi Pinkies

Here we are in this chilly weather with a new challenge for you...  as it says in the title.... we would like to see your cards using Distressing.  This can be any way of distressing...  either using Distress Inks to colour.... or distressing around the edge with inks...  or sanding your card......  or giving a distressed look to your card by the use of a distressing tool..  There are probably lots more ways you can experiment with... we love to see the fabulous projects you come up with!

Here's what we've come up with to inspire... all in different pinks...  hope you like!  If you click on the names above the cards, it will take you straight to our blogs where you can find details of what we've used.

Now we'd like to welcome on board and show a card from Amelia (Stamped for the Occasion) who is our new Guest Designer for the next two challenges!  We think you'll agree... Amelia's creations are stunning...

Here is a little bit about Amelia who is from Pretoria, South Africa:

I am so delighted to be guest designer for In the Pink Challenge blog – it is such an honour. I am a librarian at a large residential university in South Africa but when I am at home I keep myself busy with card making – I love creating, and stamping is my passion. I have been stamping for about 10 years now but started my own blog and entered challenges since February 2010. I have a variety of stamps and I am also passionate about creating with die cuts and vintage scraps.  My favourite colouring technique is watercolour pencils and I love to add detail to my cards especially flowers and lace. My style has developed over time seeing all the beautiful cards from so many talented card makers and I would describe my style as a mixture of shabby, vintage and cute elements. My biggest dream is to turn my love for crafting into my job!  Thank you Christine and Sylvia for asking me to join you as an In the Pink guest designer.

Hope we've given you some inspiration to get distressing...  There are lots of YouTube tutorials online too if you want to learn more about it.  Remember, the challenge runs for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to get your entries to us.

Thank you all once again for sharing your pink passion with us here at Pinkie Palace..  it's always wonderful to look at your entries...  so many different styles, so many different shades of pink.... and so many ways of using our theme!

Big pinkie hugs to all our fab followers..
Christine and Sylvia xx


  1. Beautiful creations from you all x

  2. Beautiful Creations again girls, Hope the cold soon clears up Christine xxxxx
    Well done on your GD spot Amelia, your card is beautiful. Will pop over and say Hi later today. xx
    Hugs Mau xx


We'd love you to say hello when you enter.. we can't wait to see your fabulous creations!

Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xx