Thursday, April 20, 2023

FQGS Challenge #3 always AF/CG theme REMINDER announcement

Howdy! Welcome to the country store--

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog, that is!

 Challenge #3 is at its midway point. 

April 21, 2023

This Anything Farm Country Goes (AFCG) themed challenge will end at 1am CST/Chicago on May 5, 2023.


additional DT inspiration 

from owner Becca S 

[FQGS #3 AF/CG theme elements: map images, camping/hiking images, buffalo plaid, and a green tonal plaid behind the black print plastic overlay]


Use this link for the main posting from April 7th to access the Inlinkz tool address for submitting:



Remember: each participant can now enter up to 5 AF/CG projects with bragging rights possible. See the blog's sidebar guidelines for acceptable formats. If 25 or more entries are submitted, a blue ribbon winner will be picked and they will have an invite to be guest designer for the reminder post for the following month. There will also be a Top 3 (Top Shelf Picks) OR a Top 5 (Tip-Top Shelf Picks) depending on entry numbers.

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

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 = March 7-April 5th;

April 7-May 5th....

Thursday, April 6, 2023

FQGS Challenge #3 AFCG Theme starts 7 April 2023

 Welcome to the country store!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog is announcing its 3rd challenge competition! 

Please drop off your AFCG theme projects between April 7-May 5, 2023 by 1:00am CST or 7am UK for some time references.

Bragging rights for Top Shelf recognition are waiting. 

If entries are at 25 or +, there will be a Blue Ribbon Winner selected. This craft artisan will not only have bragging rights but have an invite to be GD for the following month's reminder post. 


DT CALL= if anyone is interested in joining NanaConnie, Janis and I at FQGS, please contact me/Becca at with a brief message. If I'm not familiar with your work in blogland, send me a couple of sample projects' photos.


Design inspiration for #3=

WELCOME to new DT member Janis:

[FQGS #3 AF/CG elements: strawberry plants; canning jar; leafy stems]

Too sweet! Can't you just taste the juicy sweetness of fresh strawberries!?!! Janis has been producing lots of boxed cards with lots of different styles. They look so complicated. This is FARM-tastic! Thanks for joining the team! We're excited to have you sharing your talent at FQGS!

DT member NanaConnie:

[AF/CG #3 elements: Ball brand canning jars photo; farming/pioneering images]

Can you believe the background designs are a 20+year old wallpaper sample book page?

That's NanaConnie's superpower of a stash item put to usage for FQGS! Farm-tastic!


owner Becca S:

[FQGS #3 AF/CG elements: burlap, rural country cabin scene, butterfly, dragonflies]

This is a mish-mash of old and new/new to me items.  I always love when that magic happens to meld old and new together to create a pretty card. 


Now it's time for you readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 1:00am CST May 5, 2023.

Use the Inlinkz tool address to help you make those deliveries.



Ya'll come back now ya hear! 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT member NanaConnie, Janis, and owner Becca S

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

FQGS Theme #2 Top Shelf Picks and Blue Ribbon Winner Announcements

Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #2

and introduction of a Blue Ribbon Winner

 Whoa! Theme #2 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

About 15 hours ago, the second AFCG themed challenge for FQGS ended. So that means the new #3 will start soon (and with a new DT member!!).

Theme #1 had 10 entries!! Theme #2 had 27 entries!!

Many participants who entered multiple projects!!! 

Thank you to all the wonderfully talented artisans who took time to create and deliver projects to the store!

Congratulations to the overall Blue Ribbon Winner = Lynn H (jimlynn)!!!

This is Lynn's entry (#9 in the first set):

Besides bragging rights, I'm offering a chance to Guest for May 2023's reminder post on May 21st. Email me at if you would like to do this.


Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Meghan K, Marlene A, and Kathy S!

from 2nd Inlinkz set: #5 Marlene A.


from 1st Inlinkz set:

#5 Kathy S.

and #6 Meghan K.

Wonderful quality and variety of farm, country, outdoors range of projects! Thank you everyone!!


Challenge month #3 for April 7-May 5th, 2023 will be starting very soon. 

Until then,

get ready to take a visit to the country and make sure to stop in at the general store!

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog's Design Team of Nana Connie and Janis along with owner Becca  

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