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 3 November 2014

NOVEMBER: Preparing for Christmas

Happy Monday everyone, and welcome to a new month and a new challenge at WITHOUT WORDS

As the big day is getting ever nearer (I'm scared how close it really is) we are all frantically making Christmas cards so this month we are helping you build up your stash with our theme of PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS
We would like to see your entries featuring Christmas preparations

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Elaine from QUIXOTIC PAPERIE
with a £10 store voucher
 Quixotic Paperie

 Some of the sharp-eyed amongst you may have noticed from the last challenge that we have a new Word Bird on board but this is her first official outing.  Many of you will already know the very talented Annette (Netty's Cards) and for those who don't then you are in for a treat.  I had been after Annette for the team for a while and gradually I wore her down, lol!  Welcome hun.

I feel that I need to have this tattooed on my forehead at the moment - pleeeeeeease follow the requirements for the challenge, we had so many entries last month that didn't comply with our simple rules and they had to be discounted.  We are going to be quite strict with this in the future.
A CAS design (minimal or no embellishments)
Handcoloured image
You may use a sentiment

So, here are the inspiration pieces from those super talented Birds


Feeling festive yet?

Just before you all dash off and get making, I need to tell you about our Winner and Top 3 from our last challenge of Boo

Winner of the Crafter's Companion voucher
Faye @ Stampin' Fluffnstuff

Thank you everyone.  Really looking forward to seeing your entries.
Hugs to all
Squirrel & The Word Birds


  1. Delighted to have my card chosen as one of your top 3, many many thanks

  2. Thank you for choosing my card to be in your Top 3. Many congrats to the other winners. Tracey x

  3. I love Faye's card as last month's winner. GORGEOUS colouring. Well done Faye.

  4. Love the DT Cards they are super, Love Hazel (Didos)x

  5. Love the DT Creations!! Love Delphine's colors!! Fantastic! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call until Nov. 22nd)

  6. Wow the DT creations are just gorgeous!!
    thanks for the fab challenge

  7. Your DT samples look amazing! Wonderful inspiration! I'm new here! This is the first time I've played. I have been doing a lot of CAS cards lately - so happy I found your challenge! I'm your newest follower!