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 October 2013


Hello Artists!  Welcome to another monthly challenge where we like to play WITHOUT WORDS - We loved looking at your anniversary cards, and we really hope you enjoy this challenge too.

This month, which is OCTOBER, our challenge is PUMPKINS (think oranges, browns and greens).

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.

We are very happy to announce the arrival of our new Word Bird, the very talented SUE (Bearhouse) to our design team, and you can see Sue's debut card below.  A big warm welcome to you hunny.

Our sponsor for October is the lovely Teresa at MY CRAFTY HEART with a £10 voucher for the winner

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.

DELPHINE and JANE are missing in action this month but we hope that they are both back with us for our November challenge.  The remaining Word Birds have had a super time with this theme, I think it is safe to admit that we all love autumn colours!

I think you have to agree, the standard of artwork from these ladies is nothing short of inspiring

And just before we go, the Winner and Top 3 for last month are:
Winner of the Quixotic Paperie Voucher is
Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your prize
and the fabulous Top 3 are

Congratulations all, your cards were fantastic.

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

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.