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, 4 May 2015

MAY: Colour Theme Pink, Blue, Yellow (option of floral)

Whooooooooooo, it's May, so that means it is nearly summer - right?

Well ok, maybe not quite summer, but our theme at WITHOUT WORDS should put you in the summery mood for sure.  It's a colour theme this time guys
PINK, BLUE & YELLOW (with optional floral)

Remember to keep it clean and simple
Handcoloured image
Minimal (or none) embellishments

Our sponsor is MAKE IT CRAFTY offering a $15 store voucher
Make It Crafty

Of course the Word Birds have some inspiration pieces for you and here they are

So many different mediums, such amazing results!
I am slightly concerned that Faye has been spying on me running for the bus though......

Naturally, we need to announce our Winner and Top 3 from April and they are

Winner of the Bunny Zoe voucher is
Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your prize

and our very hard to choose Top 3 are

Congratulations everyone!

Just remember, relax and have fun with colour - just so long as it is pink, blue and yellow!

Hugs to all
Squirrel & The Word Birds

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