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!



Monday, 2 December 2013

December Challenge: Nearest & Dearest

Hello everyone, and welcome to the December challenge at WITHOUT WORDS.

With the last posting dates looming, now is the time to be focussing on the cards that don't need
a trip to the Post Office so our challenge this month is
We would like you to make a Christmas or New Year card for someone close to your heart

Don't forget, we would like your card to be CAS
With minimal (or none at all) embellishments
Your card must feature a handcoloured image (stamped or digi)
And must follow the theme of the challenge
And yes, you can use sentiments but the focus must be your image

We are thrilled to be sponsored again this month by the lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts with a £10 store voucher - and if that doesn't tempt you then nothing will!

So the Word Birds have got out the tinsel, sprinkled the festive sparkle and created these little beauties for your inspiration.  It would be lovely if you have a moment to visit their individual blogs to share your appreciation for all their hard work.



I am in love with each and every one of these!

Now to deal with the Winner and Top 3 from our November challenge
Winner of the Bunny Zoe's voucher is

Helen, please contact me hun, Squirrel, to claim your prize

And our gorgeous Top 3 entries are

Please do grab your badges girls to wear with pride!

I know it is only the 2nd of December, but we won't be back until January with the next challenge so this is our chance to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and to thank each and every one of you for taking part in the Without Words challenges throughout the year.  Thank you so much for all your support and enthusiasm.  We have seen some absolute beauties and it has been a joy to be able to share them with you.  Wishing you all the peace, joy and happiness of the Season.  Happy Colouring!

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries this month - because of the way the calendar falls, the challenge will close on 2 January at 5.00pm (UK time).

Hugs, Squirrel & The Word Birds


  1. I'm thrilled to bits to be the chosen winner this month. Will email right away. Thank you :)

  2. oh thank you so much for picking me as a top three out of so many talented crafters, well done all
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Love the wonderful DT inspiration xx

  4. Oh my goodness!!! I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as part of the top three for the last challenge. Thank you so very much! I would love to display your top three badge with pride, unfortunately though, I can't seem to find it anywhere. Could you please let me know where to find it? The comment box wouldn't allow me to subscribe to comments, so I'll check back later in the week for a reply. Thanks!

    Lisa D.

    p.s. beautiful job, as always by the team.

  5. The DT creations are ALL truly gorgeous!

    Jennifer. x