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 6 January 2014

January: Spots and/or Stripes

Good morning all, and welcome to the first challenge of 2014 at

We hope you all had a super Christmas and New Year and are now itching to get back to your crafting, and this month's challenge is one to tickle your fancy we think

For January we would like you to use
Spots and/or Stripes

Our fabulous sponsor is Crafter's Companion with a £10 store voucher

The Word Birds have had a good rest, and are back with a stunning array of DT inspiration for you

Wow, aren't they so good?  Be nice and share the love at their individual blogs, it would be so much appreciated.

Don't forget to follow our simple rules for your entry to qualify
Handcoloured image (stamped or digi)
CAS design
Minimal or no embellishments
Sentiments are allowed

And before we leave you to craft, here are the Winner and Top 3 fom our December Nearest & Dearest Challenge

Winner of Bunny Zoe's Voucher: Jayne @ Tea Cake & Crafting
Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your prize

and the fabulous Top 3
Contact me to claim your Top 3 blinkie badge

Really looking forward to seeing what you make this month.
Have fun with colour!

Hugs, Squirrel & The Word Birds


  1. What fabulous DT cards and I love Jaynes card as well.

  2. Happy New year Everyone, I hope it brings Lots of good things to your door.
    New year list of challenges to join and you are right up there ;o))
    Brilliant creations from you all.
    Hugs Mau xx

  3. Yay...Top 3!

    How exciting to see that you have chosen my card in the Top 3. Thank you so much, and congratulations to Jayne, Tracey and Tilly.

    Love the gorgeous DT creations for the current challenge.

    Will email you now Squirrel.

    Jennifer. x

  4. Fabulous inspiration from the DT. My spots are embossed - hope that is okay xx

  5. Thanks for a great challenge and stunning DT inspiration...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx

  6. Thank you so much for picking my card for your Top 3! Love this challenge! Tracey xx

  7. Thank you for this wonderful challenge for for showing us the brilliant work of your DT members.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  8. It is hard to know what is too much so I hope that my card isn't too overdone.

    Beautiful job by the team. Such a gifted talented team over here. Also congrats to last month's winners.