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

Perfect Pinkies - Challenge #11 Luscious Lace

Hi Pinkie People

We're here with our winners from our Challenge #11 - Luscious Lace.  And wowwwww we had some wonderful entries..  I think we may have to eventually start using the Random Number thingie to choose... as Sylvia and I really struggle to pick our Perfect Pinkies...  we start with long lists and have to whittle them down to just four...  And it's such a difficult task!  In our eyes, you are ALL winners!

Here's our choice for this time...

Here is your Perfect Pinkie badge girls....  for you to display proudly on your sidebar.  Thank you again to all our wonderful entrants  .... it's lovely to know that our love of pink is shared so far and wide... we're getting worldwide entries now... how brilliant is that?

Now we have a lovely new challenge for you this morning.... pop over to the post HERE for details.

Big hugs and Happy Pink Crafting!
Christine and Sylvia xx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Challenge #11 - Luscious Lace

Hi Pinkies!

Here we are with another fab pink challenge.... this time it's 'LUSCIOUS LACE' and we would like you to use some gorgeous LACE on your pink project.  Don't forget, it doesn't have to be a card...  we had some stunning projects entered in our last challenge that weren't cards...  which we love to see!  As long as whatever you make uses PINK and LACE... it's fine by us!

Here's what we've come up if you happen to need any inspiration...

We'd like to say a massive thank you to the lovely Nic (AKA Coops).... for being with us for a short time as our GDT.... we think you'll agree, her In The Pink designs have been absolutely stunning!

So Pinkies....  dig out your pink pens, your pink papers.... and your lovely lace and let's see what you come up with... and for those that haven't seen our Perfect Pinkies post....  Here's to a Happy, Healthy, (Pink) 2013!!

Big hugs
Christine and Sylvia xx


Hi Pinkies... and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Here's to a happy, healthy (and a little pink) 2013!

Now, once again it was such a difficult job to choose our Perfect Pinkies for our Pink and Pearlie challenge... we had so many fabulous entries  from our lovely followers (thank you all)- and as this challenge was open for a month... it gave us time to think..... and change our minds..... and think again.... and change our minds again......  etc, etc,  but at long last we whittled our list down to our very, VERY favourites.... though we would say that you're ALL our favourites!!  (Hmmmm do I sound like Brucie there??)  But we HAVE decided to choose SIX Perfect Pinkies this time as a one off special!  (nothing to do with Sylvia and I not owning a decision-making brain-cell between us!! hehe)

Without further ado... our Perfect Pinkies are:


Here is your badge girls, please grab it and display on your sidebar.. to help spread the pink word!

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.

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