Thursday 7 December 2017

Sad news at In The Pink...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today it's the turn of In The Pink for a new challenge... and I have some very sad news..  this is to be our last challenge as we're closing up the doors of the Pink Palace.

Such sad news for me as I started up this challenge more than five years ago now  - it's been my (pink) baby - and I've loved every minute of sharing my passion for all things pink . I've had some fabulous Pink Ladies join me along the way too and have made some life long friends.  But the time has come, as we've been getting fewer and fewer entrants, and sometimes our winners don't even claim their prize!  So with a very heavy heart, I took the decision that it was time to call it a day.

To go out with something special - I chose to use this Sugar Nellie image which has features heavily in my Christmas makes over the last few years..  I adore this gorgeous little Elf from Sugar Nellie.

Card Info:
Image - Sugar Nellie Elf Made Magic (no longer available)
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E23
Pinks - RV00/52/63/55
Greens - YG23/63
Wings - B60
Shading - B60, C0/1
Sequins and Glitter

I printed out a second image and fussy cut a spare set of wings (I hate doing that to a fairy!), and made them 3D on my image - so it really does look like the fairy is ready to fly off the page!

Hope you'll join in with our last challenge if you can... we'd like to go out with a BANG!!!  Click on the link above to go straight to the challenge.

OK, now I'm off to blow my nose and sit with a tissue all day!

Big hugs


  1. Very sad news indeed, no more pink palace. I love SN and haven’t used one for ages. This is adorable. I shall continue to follow your lovely work and comment as often as I can, big hugs xx

  2. Aww what sad news Christine, so sorry to see the challenge go. I am guilty of not taking part I know but our Flower Challenge keeps me so busy these days....and my own blog too. Anyway you made such a fabulous last card for it and I adore that pretty fairy too ;) lots of hugs Viv xxxx

  3. Very beautiful card, Christine.
    Sad news about the Pink Challenges. I'm feeling very guilty, too :(

  4. Fabulous card as always, and one of my all time favourite Sugar Nellie stamps. I'm so sorry to see the In The Pink Challenges close, as I know how much you loved it. Social media is just changing so much, which is impacting on challenges and blogging now. Sad really. Hugs x

  5. Sorry about the ending of Pink Challenges.
    Needless to say, your elf is precious, and I love your card; you always do such a great job.

  6. Just love this pretty stamp and the gorgeous design Love and hugs x


  8. This little fairy is adorable and I love the way her wings stand out. A gorgeous card Christine.
    Lorraine x

  9. Such a cutie, love the sparkle. Sad to see your challenge go :(
    Hugs Kaz xx

  10. Gorgeous card, lovely image and some really fab shades of pink.
    So sorry about you having to close the challenge blog, I can remember you starting it. I think it is an all round thing as our entrants at Allsorts has halved and even less some week. Think a lot are going on other media's .
    Well done though for running the challenge for so long.
    Kath x

  11. So sad about In the Pink closing but like we always say about one door closing...
    Your card - OMG, this is so pretty! This is one of my favourite Sugar Nellie images and you have coloured her beautifully and I like the clean and crisp design too.

  12. It's a lovely card hun, albeit tinged with a little sadness. I doubt you'll stop making pink cards though! Thank you for letting me be a Pink Lady! :0) xx

  13. Oh no! That IS sad news!! But what a beautiful creation to go out with. I adore this fairy and your colouring is perfect as are the sweet fluttering 3D wings. Stunning swan song hunny. Sitting here with a big sad face on at this news. But wishing you fabulous new crafty adventures whatever this brings. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  14. Sorry to hear you are closing down your challenge :( but totally understand. Gorgeous pink creation as always, she’s so adorable and coloured so beautifully.
    Wendy xx


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