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, 20 October 2014

October Reminder

It's BOO as our theme this month - and the challenge runs until 6.00pm on 31 October so still time to enter.

Monday, 6 October 2014


Happy October everyone and welcome to another challenge with us at Without Words

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, we need to have another reminder about the essence of this challenge.  We want CAS cards (yep, that's clean and simple), and your image absolutely must be handcoloured (we are trying to encourage you to improve your skills after all).
We are starting to see some unwanted fluff creeping in to your entries, so please, if you get the urge to add something extra, take a deep breath and step away from the embellishments!

OK, that's the nagging over with, so let's get on with the fun!

As it is October, what better reason to have
as our theme.  Yes, something spooky, scary or magical.  We know what the traditional scary things are, but how about using something that personally scares you (I am scared of buzzing insects and clowns - so a clown in a wasp outfit would really send me over the edge).

Our super spooky sponsor this month is
CRAFTERS COMPANION with a £10 store voucher

and here are the frightening inspiration cards from the Weird Birds

and from our newest Word Bird - Annette


Whooooooooooooo, bet you feel a bit scared now don't you.

And of course you need to know who the Winner and Top 3 are from September
with the $15 voucher from Make It Crafty

Winner of the MIC voucher is
Brigitte @ Bricolage de Brigitte

Brigitte, please email me to claim your prize - Squirrel

and our fabulous Top 3 are
Jayne @ Tea Cake And Crafting
Lisa @ Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Kitte @ Kitten Kraftz

Congratulations to all of you!

Right then, come out from behind the sofa and share your scary stuff with us!

Hugs to all, Squirrel & The Word Weird Birds

Monday, 15 September 2014

Midway Reminder

Hello folks, just popping by to remind you that our challenge this month is IT'S A CELEBRATION and you still have until the end of September to enter.

If you haven't played at Without Words before, our simple rules are in the sidebar.  

Hugs, Squirrel xx