The Roman poet Horace is attributed with saying that a picture is a poem without words. Well, that's what we like to think too, although some words will be allowed (what's a card without the occasional sentiment). Welcome to the Without Words Challenge where we want you to create clean and simple cards, focusing on the image without the distractions of too many embellishments. We hope you enjoy this challenge as much as we do!


Without Words is a monthly challenge - each new challenge will go live on the 1st Monday of each month. Please remember that we would like your card or project to be clean and simple with the focus on the image and fabulous colourwork.

CLEAN AND SIMPLE - OUR DEFINITION: A very simple layout with the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM of embellishments (or none at all), allowing the focus of the card to be a well coloured image. Sentiments are fine.

Monday, 6 April 2015

April: Under my Umbrella

Plip plip plip little April showers .......well, we have had some of those - some of them not exactly showers, more cloudbursts!

Welcome to the April challenge at WITHOUT WORDS
and our theme this month is
Under My Umbrella
so, any image that features an umbrella please

Remember those rules.......!

Our sponsor is NIKKI from BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS with a very
desirable voucher for our lucky winner, thanks Nikki, as always
gif maker

And what would a challenge be without some Word Bird inspiration,
so here it is

And you thought there weren't many umbrella images out there?!

So, just before we leave you to get crafty, we need to announce our Winner and Top 3 from the March challenge and they are:

Winner of the Quixotic Paperie voucher is
Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your prize

and our very hard to choose Top 3 are

Thanks everyone.  Hope you enjoy April's theme as much as we do.

Hugs to all
Squirrel & The Word Birds

Monday, 16 March 2015

March Midway Reminder

There are still a couple of weeks left before the end of our Easter or Bunny challenge and I've got a bit of midway inspiration for you.....

Please remember
We want CAS cards with handcoloured images,
Minimal or no embellishments.
You may use a sentiment

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Monday, 2 March 2015

March: The Bunny is Coming / Easter

Well hello to you!  A huge warm welcome to WITHOUT WORDS today and the launch of our challenge for March.

Before we get on to the good stuff, I have to put my Nagging Hat on again and beg you to please check the rules for the challenge before you add your entries.  It really is simple:

A CAS design that must feature a handcoloured image
Minimal (or none at all) embellishments
You may use a sentiment if you wish

At some stage in the future I will find the strength to explain minimal!

I fear I have repeated myself so many times over the months that those three rules may become my epitaph!  Ignore the rules at your peril.  Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.  Simple as.

Just before we get to the theme, we have some exciting news with the arrival of another new Word Bird!  Many of you know and admire this lady, and we are thrilled to have her and her amazing colouring skills to join the talented crew.
Please say a big, warm hello to FAYE of Stampin Fluffnstuff!

Right then, let's get on with it!  Our theme for this month is
The Bunny Is Coming / Easter
We would like to see your makes for Easter, or, if you do not celebrate Easter then something that features a rabbit. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is the delightful Elaine from QUIXOTIC PAPERIE
Quixotic Paperie

And what would a challenge be without inspiration from the Word Birds, so here it is



That just leaves us with one very important thing to do and that is announce our Winner for February and our Top 3

Winner of the $15 Make It Crafty voucher is
Draper's Creations

Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your prize

and our amazing Top 3 are (in no particular order)

Paper Dreams by Olivia

Bits And Pieces

Crafting With Cotnob

Hugs to all
Squirrel & The Word Birds xx