Saturday, May 20, 2023

FQGS Challenge #4 always AF/CG theme REMINDER

 Thanks for coming out to the country and stopping at the general store! Howdy! 

 Come In. Take a Look Around. 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

What: FQGS #4 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is May 21 and #4 ends on June 5 at 1am CT/Chicago. 


DT inspiration from Guest DT (Blue Ribbon Winner from March 7-April 5th #3 challenge)  for May 21 is Lynn 

[Background: FarmQuest General Store challenge blog competition #4 is still open for deliveries of your submitted projects (1-5 new AF/CG themed) until very early on June 5, 2023. Any rural, outdoors, woods, country kind of projects made between May 7-June 5 can be entered.]

We are excited that our #2 competition had over 25 entries so a Blue Ribbon Winner was picked and offered the chance to Guest Design for this reminder post. 

Say howdy to Lynn: " I'm a Texan and even though I've always lived in the country, I'm considered a city dweller now I guess.  I really miss that good old country living!  I've been making cards for quite a few years and am so excited to be a guest designer for this wonderful new challenge blog." 

Farm-tastic, isn't it!?!!!
[AF/CG elements: barn siding paper, twine, farmer gal, rancher/cowboy, 'yeehaw']

The cowboy and cowgirl are stamps from Art Impression and are colored in Copic markers.  They are stamped, cut out, popped up on dimensionals, and then mounted on a die cut oval of patterned paper.  This is all mounted to the wood grain background paper and the sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  A die cut star and bit of twine were added to the card.  


and from DT/owner Becca S=

Scandinavian Farmhouse Kitchen display card
[AF/CG elements: napkin has that Scandinavia or even a Pennsylvania Dutch stencil/paint look; die-cut of mixing bowl, wooden spoon, and the sentiment/phrase]

LINK to FQGS #4 main launch posting from May 7th=


So long. Fare thee well. Come back to the country real soon!

--FQGS DT members Nana Connie and Janis, Blue Ribbon Winner Guest DT Lynn, and owner Becca

Saturday, May 6, 2023

FQGS Challenge #4 always AFCG theme starts 7 May 2023

Howdy! The store is open for business! Hope you enjoy your visit to the country while you're here! 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog Challenge #4 always has AF/CG theme. 

Competition runs from 1am CST/Chicago or 7am UK on May 7-June 5, 2023.

Our bragging rights (should you make a delivery) are called Top Shelf or Tip-Top Shelf.


Design Team inspiration projects for Challenge month #4:

Owner/DT Becca S=

[AF/CG elements: burlap, sheep/ewe stamp and pun, buffalo plaid]

This was a fun mixed media slimline friendship card to put together! Even if there's clouds or rain, I will be there for you/ewe. (Stampin' Up ewe stamp 1996)

DT member NanaConnie=

[AFCG elements: barn, silo, weathervane, dirt, hay, pig and cow]

Her card's images are from Bugaboo that she merged together for a FARM-tastic barn scene! The coloring was done with new Sanjoki markers. And a linen embossing folder used for the background.

Hey/Hay! This is winner!


NEW DT member  Janis=

[AF/CG elements: 3 farm animals; sentiment/pun]

Such a fun birthday party! The 3 rows of layered papers behind the focal remind me of horizontal fence rails.

Thanks ladies for wonderful rustic topic creations!


Now, it's your turn to become a store vendor and make a delivery to FarmQuest General Store challenge blog before 1am CST/Chicago or 7am UK (time references) on June 5, 2023. 

Anything Farm/Country Goes theme



Ya'll come back soon to the country!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

Design team members: Janis, Nana Connie, and Becca/owner

**DT member blogs to visit and find out more about these projects and other work they do can be found on this blog's main page sidebar.**


Friday, May 5, 2023

FQGS #3 Top Shelf Picks Announcement

 Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #3

 Whoa! Theme #3 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

About 22 1/2 hours ago, the 3rd AFCG themed challenge for FQGS ended. So that means the new #4 will start in about 25 1/2 hours if my math is correct.

Theme #1 had 10 entries!! #2 had 27. And #3 had 16 entries!

There was an eclectic bunch of formats: cards, tag, art journal pages and scrapbook layouts! Which I love to see because we do allow some different paper-crafting/hybrid projects!! 

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

Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Carol L, Lisa S, and Lauren B!!

In order of reverse entry:

#14 by Lauren B

#12 by Lisa S

#3 by Carol L

The variety of country/outdoors/farm/ranch kind of topics was amazing! We had gardening, farm animals, meadow, dandelions, bandanas, barns, cowboy/cowgirl, watering can with flowers and hiker/forest.


You all come back now!

The general store will be open again at 1am CT/Chicago or 7am UK on May 7th.


FQGS DT members NanaConnie, Janis, and owner Becca S

May 5, 2023


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