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!


Without Words is a monthly challenge - each new challenge will go live on the 1st Monday of each month. Please remember that we would like your card or project to be clean and simple with the focus on the image and fabulous colourwork.

CLEAN AND SIMPLE - OUR DEFINITION: A very simple layout with the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM of embellishments (or none at all), allowing the focus of the card to be a well coloured image. Sentiments are fine.

Monday, 1 December 2014

December: Christmas (Modern Look)

Yoo-hoo!  Happy 1st of December to you.  Not long to go now folks and if, like me, you are still glued to your craft desk, this is your chance to get a few more made.

Welcome to December at Without Words, and our theme this time is
Christmas (Modern Look)
It's up to you how you interpret this, but remember to keep it CAS with a hand coloured image.

Sadly last month we had several over embellished cards and as I have mentioned before, we cannot consider these entries when choosing the winners.  It's time to enforce the threat, so in future, any entries that do not comply with our simple rules will be disqualified and deleted.  Sorry it has come to this, but it's getting out of control.

Now that's over with, let's get on to the fun part.

Our sponsor this month is BUNNY ZOE'S with a £10 store voucher

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and the Word Birds have been busy again and here is their inspiration for you


Before you go off to decorate the tree, here is the Winner And Top 3 from our November challenge

Winner of the voucher from Quixotic Paperie is
Draper's Creations

Please contact me, Squirrel, to claim your prize

Probably the next time we see you will be January, so wishing you all a very

Squirrel & The Word Birds

Monday, 17 November 2014

November Reminder: Preparing For Christmas

Hello folks, just me popping by to remind you about our November challenge - Preparing for Christmas.
That beautiful and talented Word Bird, known as Bridget, has made this little cracker for you all.
Such awesome artwork, I think you will agree!
Challenge is open until 9.00pm on Friday 28 November.
Hugs to all, Squirrel xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

November Reminder: Preparing For Christmas

Hello everyone! Just popping by to remind you that our current challenge is PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS and we are being sponsored by Quixotic Paperie offering a £10 Gift Voucher to the store! 

So let's get ready for Christmas and share your CAS cards with us! Hugs,
Delphine xx