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, 22 August 2013

Challenge #27 - KISS (Keep it Sweet and Simple..) THIS ONE LASTS FOR FOUR WEEKS..

Hi Pinkies

Today's challenge is KISS - which is an abbreviation for KEEP IT SWEET AND SIMPLE.... and in our case... PINK too!!

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

(For more details of these cards, click on the link above each)

And now a very sad announcement...  our lovely teamie Karen has decided to step down from our Design Team..  she is a very busy lady and has decided that she needed to reduce some of the pressure in her card-making life which we can totally understand. We are so sorry to see her go - but thank her so much for the lovely creations she's produced for In The Pink..  and we look forward to seeing her soon in blogland!

But we also have some reasons to celebrate..  our lovely Pink Lady Christine C is fast preparing for her gorgeous daughter's wedding in a couple of weeks...  we can't wait to see the photos Christine!  And our lovely Nikki's daughter has just had a new baby boy earlier this week!!! We wish mother and baby well and again - look forward to seeing some pics!

NOTE:  Due to holidays and all the other hectic happenings, this challenge will be different than normal as it will run for FOUR WEEKS - so that gives you plenty of time to make something fabulous and get it entered.... don't forget, you can always enter more than once if you'd like to..

Now... we can't wait to see your KISS creations...  don't forget to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white of course!)  So pick up your pink pens, your pink paper and get creating in PINK!

Big hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Challenge #26 - BIRTHDAY - Perfect Pinkies..

Hi Pinkies...

OOOH wow.... we had some wonderful entries for our Birthday theme... thanks to all for joining in our celebrations..  we had a fabulous time looking at all your gorgeous entries and eating all that yummy cake here at the Pink Palace!!

But then we had to choose our Perfect Pinkies - and this is what we came up with:

DV 63 Monochrome

Here is your Perfect Pinkie Badge ladies... wear it with pride! 

And now (can we have a drum-roll please.....) we can announce that the winners of our lovely prizes this time are:
The Hobby House
The £10 Hobby House Voucher goes to
#25 - Little K Smith

The digi images from Pink Gem Designs - go to
#22 lios-alfar

*****Could you please both contact me with your details - the email button is on the sidebar*****

(To make it fair, these names were drawn from a hat with all the Perfect Pinkies names in)

If you'd like to check out the hidden candy winners that were along the way... you'll have to go to each of the the Design Teams' blogs, where we'll announce each one.

Thanks again for all your wonderful Birthday entries...  it really was a fabulous way to celebrate our one year birthday.... here's to many more Pinkie years to come here at the Pink Palace!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Challenge #26 - BIRTHDAY - It's OURS!!!

Hi Pinkies

There's lots of excitement in the air here at the Pink Palace....  we're celebrating!!!  It's our VERY FIRST BIRTHDAY ..... yep, that's right, we've had this fabulous place to celebrate all things pink for a full year!!! And it's a double celebration....  as with my arm twisted up my back by one of the DT... I have to own up that it's a VERY BIG BIRTHDAY for me too on Friday...  and I'm feeling OLD!
ruffle pink wedding cake Its Polka Dot Brides 5th Birthday!
Happy Birthday to us..... Happy Birthday to us... (come on, join in!)

And so, as we don't like to be quiet about the happenings at the PINK PALACE, we decided that our theme this time should be... wait for it...... BIRTHDAYS!

To help us celebrate....  we've had two very kind sponsors join us this time...  so we're going to vote at the end of the challenge, and two of the Perfect Pinkies chosen will win either:

2 Individual Digi images of the winner's choice
(No sets, personalised watermarks or sentiment sets) 


The Hobby House
(any shipping/taxes etc to be paid by the winner)

AND as if that wasn't enough......  there is also HIDDEN CANDY along the way...  so make sure you comment on each of the DT's cards..... you never know...  you may be chosen to win some gorgeous CANDY!!

Here's what we've come up with for the theme:

(to see more details of these cards - click on the name above each)

And lastly.... but most definitely not least..... the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed above that we have a new member of the Design Team to announce...  it's the lovely Kat W....  she a passion for pink so will be very much at home here at the Pink Palace..  here's a little bit about her:

Hi, I'm Kat.  I have been making cards for around 7 years and my style of cardmaking is not quite CAS but I don't tend to use a lot of embellishments.  I mostly use stamps as my focal point, coloured with my beloved Copics, and my favourite stamps to use are Saturated Canary, LOTV and Tiddly Inks.  I love to stitch on my cards (all by hand!) and of course, I LOVE pink, so I am delighted to have a chance to show you my pink creations :-)

Why don't you pop over to her blog and say hello??

Right ho...... are you all excited like we are and ready to rock and roll with your pink pens and papers??  It's such an easy challenge, we'd like to see loads and loads of entries..  but don't forget our number one rule.... to use MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white of course).... it really is such a shame when we have a fabulous entry that we can't take into account because of the lack of pink!

Happy Crafting!
Big big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies! xxx

Challenge #25 Perfect Pinkies - HOT PINK

Hi Pinkies everywhere...

We had some fabulous HOT PINK entries...  thank you to all who entered....  you really are making our job of choosing so difficult, but here's what we've decided on for our Perfect Pinkies this time:

Hope you all love these hot pink creations as much as we did...  all have a different style, but really have shown the theme off to it's best..  so ladies.... here's your Perfect Pinkie badge to pop on your sidebar..

There's excitement in the air in our new challenge today...  you'll have to pop over HERE after 7.30 am to see why we're all so happy....  you'll be sorry if you miss out on this one!!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx