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 January 2013

JANUARY: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Hello Artists!  Welcome to a New Year and to another monthly challenge where we like to play WITHOUT WORDS - we have been thrilled to see you enjoying our fun challenges during 2012, and we hope that you will enjoy spending 2013 with us too!

This month, which is JANUARY, our challenge is BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE - we are looking for cards featuring SNOW, lots and lots of lovely snow.  But remember, keep your card CAS please!

And our sponsor for the first challenge of 2013 is the fabulous QUIXOTIC PAPERIE with a £10 store voucher - thank you Elaine!  If you have never shopped with Elaine before, do pop over and see her - she stocks the most delicious items and her service is always excellent.

We are looking forward to seeing what you make of this one and viewing your fabulous creations.  Please remember to follow our CAS definition and the theme of this months challenge for your entry to be a valid one.

Our very talented Design Team (the Magnificent Seven) have created their usual high standard of magic to inspire you.  An awful lot of time is spent by the team in creating these mini works of art so don't forget that it would be nice if you have time to visit their individual blogs and share the love.

And just before we go, the Winner and Top 3 for last month have been posted on our Without Words Stars of the Month page - don't forget to pop over and check it out, it could be you!

The most important thing to remember?  Relax and have fun with colour!

Squirrel and the Without Words Team xx


The one thing that we all have problems with from time to time is the link tool going missing.  If you find that this has disappeared from the challenge, please try refreshing your page.  If the link tool still does not appear then you can link your entry via your comment.  The HTML code for linking your entry will be:
<a href="link to post"/>text to be seen</a>  
If you are still not sure, here is an example of what it should look like
<a href="http://squirrel10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/luv-ya.html"/>here is my entry</a>
(just copy and paste the address bar from your published post)
The space between the first <a and href=, and a space after the last a>
are essential for the link to work.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

December - Winner and Top 3

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was kind to you this year!  Thanks to everyone who took the time during this busy season to join in our Monochrome Christmas challenge - we didn't think that Monochrome would prove to be so difficult but some of you nailed it.

The Winner of the images from Rick St Dennis is
Paula @ Life's A Beach
Please email me hun so that I can pass on your details for your prize

And our Top 3 are
Debs @ Especially For You
Sparcstation @ Different Shades of White
Lynda @ Zippy's Zone
Don't forget to email for your Top 3 Blinkie Code

It would seem that sepia is the most popular colour for monochrome!

The four winning cards can be seen on our Stars of The Month page.

Our next challenge goes starts on Monday, 7th January so see you there
for an exciting new challenge and a tempting prize!

Hugs, Sxx