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, 20 February 2014


Hi Girls

It's challenge time again here at The Pink Palace..  and this time we decided to make it slightly more difficult for you!  We've called the challenge 'PINK PLUS ONE' - and we'd love to see your cards using PINK - PLUS ONE OTHER COLOUR as the main colour choices.  Of course, you can use tiny bits of other colours... such as skin, hair, leaves etc.... but we'd really love it if you could manage to use just the two colours as your main choice...  and of course, one has to be pink!  Hmmm,  that explanation seemed a bit confusing...  so maybe just take a look at the Design Team cards to show you what we mean:

(for more details on any of the cards, click on the name above each)

And now it's time to announce our new Guest Designer for the next two challenges...  it's Marianne from Marianne's Craftroom - and here she's using pink and brown:

Here's a little bit about Marianne:

I have loved making things ever since I can remember.  I used to embroider and do cross stitch but since discovering cardmaking in May 2006 no longer do any sewing.  I never knew a hobby could be so addictive.  I have also been scrapbooking since early 2008.  My favourite technique is stamping using Copics for colouring.  I also love die-cutting with my Big Shot and Grand Calibur. I was a member of the Crafter's Companion Design Team for 2 years, making cards for TV shows. I stepped down to concentrate on making cards to sell at craft fairs. I make card samples for new stamp launches for Stamposaurus and Little Claire, new ribbon releases for Crafty Ribbons and am a DT member of various challenge blogs.  I love to participate in challenges and blog daily.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with using PINK AND ONE OTHER COLOUR - we expect a rainbow of fabulous colours to compliment our one true love.... PINK! 

Big hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Challenge #37 - Valentines/Love is in the Air PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies

We had a lovely lot of entries for our LOVE themed challenge...  so it was a difficult choice once again... but we've come up with the following Perfect Pinkies (in no particular order of course):

For more details of these fabulous cards... please click on the name above each card.

Here's your Perfect Pinkie Badge ladies...  please pop it on your sidebar.

Hope you agree that our Perfect Pinkies are gorgeous...  but thank you all for entering!  Watch out for our new challenge on the blog today...  you'll love it!

Big Hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Thursday, 6 February 2014


Hello Pinkies

Hope all is well in Pinkie world??

Today we have a lovely new challenge for you - bearing in mind the big day coming up soon.. our theme is 'VALENTINES - A LITTLE PINK LOVE..' and we'd love to see anything to do with romance... it doesn't have to be a Valentines card.....  but we'd like to see a creation to do with LOVE....  get the picture??

Here's what the Pink Ladies have come up with for your inspiration....

and now another stunning card from our wonderful Guest Designer, Kate from Downright Crafty.. 
whose blog is HERE

(for more info on any of these cards, click on the name above each)

So have we got your mojo's in pink gear?  HOPE SO...  as we'd love to see as many entries again this time as we've had for the last few...  SOOOOO much gorgeous pinkness.. but don't forget ladies... we like to see MORE PINK THAN ANY OTHER COLOUR (with the exception of white and skin tones of course...)

By the way... it's total coincidence that the lovely ladies on the DT this time seem to be a little 'in love' with Tilda....  no one mentions to each other what they are using till the cards appear - and sometimes we get similarities in taste showing up!

Now... a little bit of sad news...  one of our lovely Pink Ladies - Lis...  is stepping down and away from The Pink Palace.. we are so sad to see her go and she will be missed a lot... but she goes with all our good wishes for her crafting future... she's so talented that we know she'll be OK out there away from the Pink walls... Thank you for being part of our team Lis...  (quick - pass the Pink tissues someone please...........)

We can't wait to see your entries for our VALENTINE/LOVE theme..

Big hugs from
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies

Challenge #36 - Diecuts and Punches - PERFECT PINKIES

Hi Pinkies

We had another wonderful time going through all the fabulous entries for our 'Diecuts and Punches'...  and we've come up with out Perfect Pinkies - and in no particular order, they are:

Here's your Perfect Pinkie badge ladies... wear it with pride...

Again, the standard was so high that we could have chosen lots... but had to narrow it down to our top six. Hope you like our choice.

And now (BIG DRUM ROLL PLEASE).....  the winner of our FABULOUS sponsor prize this time (drawn out of a hat from the Perfect Pinkies) is 
#52 LAURIE!!!
(Could you please email your details to us... thank you)

Laurie can choose two of the wonderful digi images from All Dressed Up.... who very kindly were our sponsors this time.   A big thank you to them!

Grab button for All Dressed Up

Don't forget, there will be a new challenge on the blog today... so watch this space... you'll LOVE it!

Big hugs
Rizzo and The Pink Ladies xxx