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, 13 December 2012

Challenge #10 - Pink and Pearlie!

Hi Pinkies

Here at Pinkie Palace we have a fabulous new challenge for you today... this time our theme is 'Pink and Pearlie' - and we'd love to see - like the title says - entries using lots of pinks and pearls!!  Don't forget, your entry doesn't have to be a card... it can be anything.

Here's what we've come up with if you need any inspiration:

And now we'd thrilled to introduce our fabulous new Guest Designer for the next two challenges.. it's Nic... perhaps better known as Coops from Coops' Cluttered Corner - who we're delighted to say has agreed to join us as GDT.  We're sure you'll agree, her work is absolutely stunning so we're really lucky to have her on board!

"Hi, I am Nic or better known in blogland as Coops.  I am a married mum of 1 and I have been crafting about 7 years now. I first started card making when I had been made redundant from my then job and needed something to occupy my mind. I was soon hooked and I still love it as much now as i did then. I love to craft at night mainly as it helps me to wind down and I love to sit and colour an image to life. I find the  whole process of putting a card together really relaxing.

I would like to thank Christine and Sylvia for asking me to join them for a couple of challenges, it is a real honour."

So Pinkies... let's see you get our your pink pens and card... and your pearls... we're looking forward to lots of gorgeous entries.  This challenge is open for four weeks until 9 January... so we can have a little rest over Christmas..  

And talking of Christmas.... Sylvia and I would like to wish all our followers and entrants a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.... and to THANK YOU ALL for taking part and showing your support for our new challenge blog...  we've really enjoyed creating a special place for lovers of the colour pink!!

Big Hugs
Christine and Sylvia xx

Don't forget to use lots of pink and pearls on your entry..

Challenge #9 - Gonna be a Pink Christmas - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies

Once again it was such a difficult job to choose our Perfect Pinkies for our Pink Christmas challenge... we sat down, scratched our heads, emailed each other, had the odd glass of wine (each!), had a long, long list of those we liked...  had another glass of wine (each!), then finally narrowed it down to our four favourites which are below...  We hope you'll agree, these are stunning cards and each worthy of a Perfect Pinkie badge!

Here is your badge girls, please grab it and display on your sidebar..

Thank you all for your fabulous entries... it gets more difficult each time we have to choose... as we think all our entrants are winners!

We have a lovely new challenge for you this morning, so don't forget to check it out HERE.

Sylvia and I are going to be busy for the next couple of days decorating the Pinkie Palace of course for Christmas... and guess what colour are decorations are going to be?? hehe!

Big hugs to our fab Pinkies..
Christine and Sylvia xx

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

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.