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 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


  1. Fabulous DT creations one and all!!

  2. YaY! I'm so excited to be chosen for the top three. Thanks so much everyone!

    Loving what the DT has created for the Boo challenge. This team is certainly filled to the brim with talent. As always, thanks for such great inspiration.

    Lisa D.