Monday, November 20, 2023

FQGS #10.5 Midway Reminder Post with AFCG Topics on 21 November 2023 along with DT Call

 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 #10.5 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is November 21 and #10 ends on December 5 at 12am CT/Chicago. 

Theme: anything farm or country goes topics; country can be backyard, rural, woods, forest, desert, mountains, creek, river, pond, lake, swamp, etc.

Formats: cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarks, calendars and planners, journal pages or spreads, TN pages or spreads, larger scrapbook layouts


DT inspiration  from DT/owner Becca S=

project #1= tag

[farm country elements: flowers, wheel/medallion die-cuts in teal tag, color tones have a farmhouse vibe]


project #2= image was trimmed from a card set sent in a solicitation mailer from a Native American school = 

[farm country elements: feathers; checked ginghams]

LINK to FQGS #10 main launch posting from November 7th=


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

--FQGS DT members Kel, Nana Connie and Janis with owner Becca

(Kel has stepped down from the team in mid-November. We wish her all our best. Janis stepped down several months back however she had worked ahead. Her November 7 card is her last one for FQGS.)

(P.S. DT call in the main launch posting. Looking for 2 artisans who love farm and country topics.)


Monday, November 6, 2023

FQGS #10 November 2023 AFCG Theme main post

  Welcome to the country store!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog is announcing its 10th challenge competition! 

Please drop off your AFCG theme projects between November 7-December 5, 2023 by 12:00am CST or 6am 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. 


Design inspiration for #10=

Guest Designer Lori Barrett-Stroup=

her personal blog link=

[AFCG elements: farm animal trio; farmhouse iconic counted cross stitch print; ]


DT/owner Becca=

[Country/woodland/forest elements: mushrooms, deer]


DT member Kel Acopan:

[farm elements: pickup truck with pumpkin produce and the buffalo plaid; country/woods/backyard: trees]


 DT member Janis:

Note: This is Janis' last DT entry with FQGS!!! We are sad to not have her talents shared with us in the future however please check her personal blog to look for new creations.
Janis, we loved having you as part of the team and I have greatly appreciated your support here, at FQCB, and through your FB groups: PPPDTC, and Craft Chs and DT Calls!

[farm animal: pig; farm country texture elements: plaid and burlap; country/yard elements: flowers]


DT member NanaConnie:

[farm/woods element: turkey image; farm country element textures: burlap and calico]

DT member Jolanda B-W:

[farm/country setting encompasses the whole card with how she die-cut and layered the images onto the base]

Gals, thanks for the farm-tastic variety of countryside charm creativity!


Now it's time for you readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 12:00am CST December 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 Kel, NanaConnie, Janis, Jolanda and owner Becca S along with Guest Lori

FQGS #9 AFCG Theme Top Shelf Picks and a Blue Ribbon Winner Announcements

Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #9

and introduction of a Blue Ribbon Winner

 Whoa! Theme #9 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

About 40 hours ago, the ninth AFCG themed challenge for FQGS ended. So that means the new #10 will start soon (and with a new DT member!!).

Theme #9 had 26 entries!! When entries reach the #25 mark, a special Blue Ribbon Winner will be selected. Think of it as a Grand Champion Country Fair Ribbon Winner!!!

Many participants 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 = Lisa S with entry #22 !!!

Besides bragging rights, I'm offering #22 by Lisa S a chance to Guest for December 2023's reminder post on December 21st. Email me at if you would like to do this.



Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Leslie T, Karen C, and Maryann/Marianne!!!!

In order by entry:

#6 by Leslie T=

#10 by Karen C =


 #16 by Maryann Scrapbooking=

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


Challenge month #10 for November 7- December 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, Kel and Jolanda along with owner Becca   

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