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 7 December 2017


Hi Lovely Pinkies..

Hope you're all getting ready for Christmas - here at the Pink Palace we have lots of pink tinsel and glitter all around..  and of course, a pink Christmas tree with pink baubles too!

We've all made some pink Christmas cards to inspire - but first there's a sad announcement from Rizzo:

'After much thought and with a very heavy heart...  I've decided it's time to close up the Pink Palace, and shut the doors at In The Pink.  I started this challenge more than FIVE years ago now - and have enjoyed every minute of it as it's been my baby - I LOVE seeing each and every entry we have.  I've had the help of lots of lovely Pink Ladies in this time - I couldn't have done it without their help and their passion for making all things PINK.

Unlike other challenges whose winners are chosen at random, we've actually checked out each entry and decided on the best makes that fit our criteria well.  

But now, we are having less and less entries - and sometimes our winners don't even claim their prize!  Times are changing and Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are taking over from blogs and challenges.. understandably so in our busy lives.

I have to say a massive THANK YOU to all of the lovely Pink Ladies that have been with me along the way - and thanks also to our generous sponsors.  But the biggest thank you has to go to our wonderful entrants (particularly our regulars) and our fellow lovers of PINK!

SOOOOOO - let's go out with a BANG!  Let's see LOTS and LOTS of fabulous Christmas PINK entries - just to give us a good send off.  There is no sponsor for this challenge - just the knowledge that your card is being seen and appreciated by fellow pink addicts.

Now pass the PINK tissues - while I get on with showing our makes...'

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So come on Pinkies.... let's see what you can make in PINK to show us your love!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas... 

Big (very sad) Hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies


  1. Oh I did hope that wasn’t going to be the sad news. I have loved entering your challenges and loved seeing the DT cards. I also love that you chose the winner not just a random winner. I shall continue to follow your blogs but I am sad that some people are giving up blogging and sad when a lovely challenge ends. Big hugs to you all xx

  2. Oh that's such a shame, I know the blogging world is changing so understand your decision. Always enjoy seeing all your pick makes. All the best ladies xx

  3. Such sad news. I know I didn't enter on a regular basis, but I always enjoyed seeing all your lovely DT makes. Have a lovely Christmas all x

  4. I am so sorry you are closing. I have enjoyed seeing all the lovely design team projects and entering when I could One of my favourite colours is pink. I will join in later this month. I wish you a very happy Christmas and a blessed new year.

  5. Very sad news, sorry to see you go but totally understand and all the best for the new year XOX Lucy

  6. So sorry to see you go :( but do understand, I myself seem to be spending more time on FB then blogging which is sad really. Thanks for all your gorgeous DT inspiration & challenges over the last 5 years, wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... Wendy Xx

  7. So sorry to read of the closure of the PINK palace Christine, know the hard work you have put into your Baby. Yes times are changing re blogging sadly my opinion so much technology. Many thanks for the super challs I was honoured to be part of. .

    Smiles tother Christine xx

  8. Amazing DT inspirations!

    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#12 – End of the Year)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* ITD’s Creative Playground

  9. So sad to read this Rizzo, but I completely understand why. I loved being part of your DT and pink will always be a fave colour of mine. This team will always have a very fond place in my heart. Sending you all lots of hugs and happy holiday wishes too.

    Hugs, Vannessa xxx

  10. Ohhh that is sad pink news but I so understand it, I have personally closed my challengeblog too after years, there is a lot of work behind the scenes and sometimes you just cannot seem to find the time. Wish all pinkies good luck with everything, hugs Blankina

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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