Monday, February 20, 2023

FQGS Challenge #1 REMINDER of AFCG theme ending on 5 March 2023

 Howdy! Yee-haw! Welcome to the farm--

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

Anything Farm Country Goes theme challenge #1

Reminder post on February 21st--->

#1 ends at 1:00am CST/Chicago or 7:00am UK on March 5, 2023.

Each participant can enter up to 3 new themed projects within each challenge month-long competition period. Bragging rights are possible. 


DT member NanaConnie:

[AFCG theme challenge #1 elements: twine, texture, old general store image with old pickup truck]

Phenomenal! Yippee! NanaConnie used colored pencils and Promarkers for most of the image and added highlights with gel pens! The general store image is FARM-tastic!!! The dry embossed background panel and twine provide the perfect base for this amazing image! Wonderful!

DT/owner Becca:

[AFCG theme elements: Into the Forest washi tape, die-cut with mason jar]

The amber heart gems caused the card to shift on the printer scanner glass plate, so the card is looking a bit skewed! I love this color palette! These colors just make me think farmhouse and autumn season days with leaves changing. 

Becca: card #2

[FQGS Theme #1 AFCG reminder elements: harvest/autumn season colors, pumpkins, and a fall-color leaf for outdoor, pumpkin patch/farmyard/garden vibe]

Another reminder of autumn season and celebrations of Halloween and Thanksgiving.

And another extra inspiration from me/Becca:

[AFCG theme elements: cork, metal ribbon, barn image on die-cut, barrel, plaids]

What a fun mash-up this was to create on Feb. 26! The cheerful colors and prints along with the farmhouse vibes brings a smile to my face and hopefully to the recipient's. 


Readers: Use this link to take you to the main launch post from February 7th. There towards the bottom will be an Inlinkz tool address for you to submit your entries. 


Remember: each participant can enter up to 3 AFCG projects with bragging rights possible. See the blog's sidebar guidelines for acceptable formats. 

Also make sure to see our twice per month themed sister blog, FarmQuest Challenge Blog


So long. Farewell. See you at the farm!--

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT member NanaConnie and owner Becca


**Note: DT call= if you would like to be on the design team of FarmQuest General Store challenge blog that is a month-long anything farm country goes theme basis, email your interest to me, owner, Becca S

FQGS will run from the 7th to the following 5th; 

example February 7-March 5th;

March 7-April 5th;

April 7-May 5th....

Monday, February 6, 2023

FQGS Challenge #1 AFCG Theme starts 7 February 2023

 Howdy! This is FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog, a sister blog to twice per month themed challenges at FarmQuest! 

FQGS will be monthly AFCG themed.

Anything Farm Country Goes

What's included: farm, ranch, rural, country, dirt roads, gravel roads, picket fences, barbed wire, barns, farm animals, farm equipment, farmhouses, kitchens, canning, orchards, markets/farmer's produce markets/U-picks, sunflowers, scarecrows, hay, denim, plaid, gingham, burlap, frogs, fireflies, fishing, camping, pond life, brooks/streams, and much more.

What's not included: city life, city buildings, city parks, playgrounds, amusement parks, suburbia life, shopping malls/centers, etc.


Acceptable formats are the same as FQCB= cards, ATCs, bookmarks, tags, small spreads for TNs/calendars/planners/journals, and larger spreads for scrapbook layouts. 

Competition starts on February 7, 2023 at 1:00am CST/Chicago and ends on March 5, 2023 at 1:00am CST/Chicago.

Design Inspiration

*NEW! = Added February 12= Thank You Card*

[AFCG elements: pheasants and feathers]

Recollections/Michaels = Heirloom Harvest paper pad for feathers, pheasants, rust, and blue w/gold

The Paper Source = shimmer gold flat base card 5"x7"


Bookmark #1 Family Tree

[AFCG elements: oak leaves, tree, woodgrain, plaids, twine]


Bookmark #2 Summer Camp

[AFCG elements: camp, bear, twine]

All of these projects were made by me, the owner Becca S. The summer camp bookmark will go to my niece Faith who works year round as a program assistant at a Lutheran campground. The family tree bookmark is not designated for anyone as I prepare this posting. I'll keep it for awhile and think about who to mail it to. (Vendors: Echo Park and Carta Bella)


Birthday card:

[Theme #1 AFCG elements: wood slice, sapling, metal 'fencing', garden stakes for outdoor/garden]


Birthday card #2:

[Theme #1 AFCG elements: kitchen and orchard]

Garden Birthday card=Garden die-cuts are from Fancy Pants Designs. Washi tape is from Lily and Val. Gingham paper is from Hot Off The Press. 

Orchard/kitchen Birthday card= Simple Stories for cardstock and the slice of happiness cut-apart card (trimmed down); Echo Park for kitchen tag (also trimmed) and Zest for life tag; Fancy Pants Designs for lemonade


Now it's your turn to participate for this very 1st challenge month in this brand new spin-off blog!

Use this Inlinkz tool address. 49-50 entries allowed. If and when #50 is reached, I will add a 2nd link party. 


Bragging rights are called "Top Shelf" Picks and there will be 3 selected for 1-40 entries or so. 5 will be selected for 41+ entries. Please share with your crafting friends and across social media and blogland!


So long. Farewell. See you later at this FarmQuest General Store!

Becca S, owner/DT

NanaConnie, joining as DT for the reminder post on February 21, 2023!!

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