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, 7 September 2015


Happy Monday!  Yes, we are a wee bit behind because of the way the calender fell but it is the first Monday of September and that means another new challenge for you at Without Words!

You lot obviously don't get your five-a-day of fruit and veg!  We were low on numbers in August but a HUGE thanks to those who did enter, really high standard of entries, which will make the choices even more difficult.

I have a feeling that this month's theme will have you all running for the hills.  When you get there, can you send the Word Birds back to me please?


Yes, we want your makes for that difficult species, the men (or boys)

Perhaps a super prize from our super sponsor might make you feel happier

Make It Crafty

Despite their moans and protests, the Birds have done wonders, as always

We are absolutely chuffed to bits to have a very special Guest Designer with us this month too.  This lady produces some amazing artwork so it is a delight to have her with us and her brilliant For The Boys inspiration piece

Thank you Christina, love this little chap!

Never let it be said that we don't provide you with enough inspiration!

That just leaves us with one thing to do, and that's rummage around in the veggie patch to find our Winner and Top 3

The Winner is

I make no apologies for choosing Andrea's card - it is perfect CAS, with beautiful colourwork
and it simply made me snort laughing.  Thanks hun.
Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your Bunny Zoe's voucher

and our brilliant Top 3 are

Well done everyone, you've made me feel really peckish now!

Right, that's us done, so it is over to you, so go and get craftiing

Hugs to all
Squirrel & The Word Birds


  1. Ooh!! Yay!! What a fabulous start to the week, thank you ever so much for honouring little Carolina and her carrots with a top 3 pick!! I am in good company as the other winners are fabulous!! xx

  2. I was going to enter but the challenge finished way before this one started so I was too late. Must play this month as I love making male cards. Fab inspiration from the team x

  3. Whoo hoo, thanks Word Birds for the top 3 pick, all the other winners are fab cards, love the bat Andrea!

  4. Superb makes DT's..wonderful colouring on all and congrats to the winners and tops three's..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Thank you so much for picking my card as your winner - I'm so glad you loved him and he gave you a laugh
    Congratulations to the other ladies
    Andrea x

  6. Thank you so much for picking my card as your winner - I'm so glad you loved him and he gave you a laugh
    Congratulations to the other ladies
    Andrea x

  7. Hi I am a new follower! I hope my card isn't too risky. I love the design teams cards!

  8. Such stunning creations by the Word Birds DT again. I'm always in awe by all your style and creations. Thank you so much for having me on board with you this month. I'm truly grateful for this opportunity and enjoy commenting on all the amazing entries so far.

  9. Love all the DT Creations!! Love all the images used! Everyone's coloring is magnificent!! Love it all!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}