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, 21 February 2013

Challenge #14 - Pink and BLING

Hi Pinkies..

Today's challenge at In The Pink is all about the BLING!!  Lots and lots of the shiney, sparkly stuff...  diamantes, glitter.... anything you like, as long as it glistens!  In fact, here is the definition of 'bling' as found in the Urban Dictionary:

Bling (or bling-bling) is a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious or elaborate jewellery and ornamented accessories that are carried, worn or installed..

That gives you plenty of scope, doesn't it??  If you need any further inspiration...  here are what we've come up with... (for more details click on the link above the cards)

And now... I'd like to introduce Wendy (maybe known better as Papersniffer) , who is the new Guest Designer at In The Pink for the next two challenges.  Wendy's entries have been stunning, and her 'bling' card is no exception:

Here's a few words from Wendy..

My name is Wendy and I'm a married stay at home mum of one living in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.  I've been crafting in some form or another all of my life but over the years I've become addicted to papercraft.  I'm always on the look out for something new to try, but it's stamping and using my Promarkers that I come back to time and time again, I guess I'm just a big kid who still loves to colour in!

And now onto some sad  news...  I'm sorry to have to announce that Sylvia has decided to step down from her position at In The Pink..  and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her fabulous contributions in getting In The Pink up and running...  her support during it's initial stages, and her wonderful DT cards!   I'd also like to extend to her my good wishes for the future.

So.... for the time being, it'll just be me and the Guest Designers!!  Hope you can 'bear with'!  But I'm sure with all your fabulous creations/entries, there'll be no shortage of pink in the area...  I was so impressed by the amount of fabulous entries there were for the Valentines Challenge..

Now .... itching to get out the 'bling'??  This challenge gives you full permission to be as over the top and put as much sparkle on as you like!!  I can't wait to see your fabulous entries..

Big hugs and Happy Pink Crafting..

Christine x

Challenge #13 Valentines - Perfect Pinkies

Hi Pinkies

Wowwww...  (seems like I say this every time), but what fabulous cards you all came up with for the Valentines Challenge...  you all deserve an award!!

But there can only be four perfect pinkies...  and here they are this time:

Congratulations to the Perfect Pinkies... here is your badge to wear with pride:

A massive big THANK YOU to all that enter with such fabulous creations at In The Pink......  and a warm welcome to all the new followers...

Now... a new challenge goes on line today...  and it's a favourite....  just one clue... it's a bit SPARKLY!!  Look forward to seeing you there..

Big hugs
Christine x

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Pink Valentines - Challenge #13

Hi Pinkies..

Well.......  we think we may have made things difficult for you with our 'Distressed' challenge....  as it didn't seem to be as popular as normal...  so to bring you all back out to play in Pinkieland, we have a new challenge for you...  and because we're so near the most romantic day of the year... we thought we'd use that as our challenge theme....  We'd like to see your Pink Valentines or Romantic  cards...  which we hope gives lots of scope.

This is what we've come up with .... (click on the names to get further details)

We'd like to thank Amelia so much for being our Guest Designer for the last two challenges....  we think you'll agree, her cards have been absolutely stunning!

By the way pinkies... we took on board the feedback we received when we mentioned the possibility of choosing our winners through Random.Org.... seems like you like us to pick personally...  so we'll carry on doing that as we agree that it's nice when you win a challenge to know your creation has been actually chosen to be a winner by people rather than a machine!!

Now, on the subject of feedback.... have you any thoughts/suggestions as to future challenge themes or other things you'd like to see on In The Pink?  We now have nearly 270 followers...  but for some reason, we don't get all our followers entering...  come on Pinkies.... let us know what you want to see and we'll try our best to please!

OK all.... dig out the hearts and flowers... get your romantic ideas flowing.... and let us see what you come up with....  oooh and don't forget the pink!!  

Big hugs
Christine and Sylvia xx

Perfect Pinkies for Challenge #12 - Distressed

Hi Pinkies everywhere...

Well, here we are with the winners of our Distressing challenge...  again, it was a difficult decision, but here are our final choices:

And here's your Perfect Pinkie badge girls, for you to display on your sidebar..

Thank you to all that entered...  it is always fabulous to see what you come up with when we set the challenge.  

Don't forget to watch out for our new challenge today..  

Big hugs
Christine and Sylvia xx