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!



Saturday, 13 July 2013

JULY: Midway Reminder for Summer Picnic

Here we are halfway through July and I know a lot of you will be looking forward to the long school holidays (!) and having the kids at home so why not make the most of the couple of weeks freedom you have left to join in our challenge this month, especially as we have TWO sponsors to tempt you with.

This LOTV Strawberries stamp could have been made for this challenge
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Teamed with papers from Nitwits and Forever Friends
Personal Impressions sentiment
Heart border from stash

So there you have it, a tasty CAS card - why not have a go this month, you may
discover that making CAS style cards can be lovely and liberating to leave all the fluff behind

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

JULY: Summer Picnic

Hello Artists!  Welcome to another monthly challenge where we like to play WITHOUT WORDS - we have been thrilled to see you enjoying our fun challenges so much, and we hope that you will enjoy this one too!

This month, which is JULY, our challenge is SUMMER PICNIC - the colours of strawberries and cream and cucumber sandwiches (pink/red, cream and green)

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 TWO sponsors for July are:

offering a prize of two digital images

offering a £10 Gift Voucher

Our very talented Design Team (the Word Birds) 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.

On Sabbatical

Our Requirements are
Hand-coloured image
Minimal or No embellishments
Keep it CAS
 Relax and have fun with colour!
And just before we go, here are the Winner and Top 3 from our June challenge

Please email me Nonni to claim your prize - Squirrel

And The Top 3 in no particular order are

Squirrel and the Without Words Team


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.