WELCOME

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!

OUR CHALLENGE

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, 16 February 2015

February Midway Reminder

There are still a couple of weeks left before the end of our Je t'aime 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.
xx

Monday, 2 February 2015

February: Je t'aime

Hello folks, and welcome to February and another challenge here at Without Words!

I must thank my fellow Word Bird Annette for holding the fort for me last month while I endured computer problems - I think you will agree that she did a great job.

Before we get on to February, I would like to offer a huge and warm welcome to our newest followers - great to have you on board and we are looking forward to seeing your entries over the coming months.  We have some fun themes on the way so there is no excuse for not getting colourful with us!

So, our theme for this month, and what else could it be, is
Je t'aime
It does not have to be a Valentine card, but definitely needs to show some loving.  It could be for your partner, your best friend, a parent, or even a pet, but we would like to see you getting all loved up!

Our sponsor for February is MAKE IT CRAFTY with a $15 voucher for our winner

Make It Crafty

And what would our challenge be without some stunning inspiration for you from the Word Birds.  Take a deep breath, here it comes:








Not the full set but I think you have to agree, these Birds are in love with love!

Please remember our easy rules folks
A clean and simple card with the focus on a hand coloured image
Minimal (or none at all) embellishments
You may use a sentiment

So to our winner and Top Three Four from January - you really were dreaming of spring with this one!

Winner of the Crafters Companion voucher is
Jayne @ Tea Cake & Crafting
and yes Jayne, now I know what a fountain card is - please email me, Squirrel, to claim your voucher code

and our amazing Top 4 are

Oh to be able to dive into a large tub of spring flowers!

Pushing it with the embellies Eileen but your colourwork is gorgeous

Beautiful Spring colours, and a yummy picnic to match

Meg, the fab colours on Daisy just made me think of crocus flowers


Looking forward to seeing your love themed makes for February, mwah!

Hugs to all
Squirrel & The Word Birds xx




Monday, 19 January 2015

January Midway Reminder

The lovely Joey has made this stunner as our midway reminder for the January challenge.
 
You still have two weeks left and the theme is Dreaming of Spring.
 
 
 
Please remember
We want CAS cards with handcoloured images
Minimal or no embellishments
You may use a sentiment
 
Any entries who are not playing by the rules will sadly have to be deleted, so come on, play nice.
 
Hugs to all
Squirrel xx