Sunday, January 21, 2024

FQGSCB #12.5 Reminder Notice for Anything Farm and or Country Goes with deadline on 5 February 2024

 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 #12.5 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is January 21 and #12 ends on February 5, 2024 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, farmhouse kitchen, orchard, winery, 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=

(Note: this card would also work for sister blog--FarmQuest Country Christmas challenges)

I took a boxed card front panel and trimmed it down  with a small scrap plaid strip to the left and a base of the green and white buffalo plaid. I added white glitter foam snowflake stickers, 2 pale lavender mini dots, and a clear heart-shaped gem for the accents. 


Here's a review of the #12 main post design team's projects:

Above: Nana Connie is using "Appaloosa Foal".

Below: Jolanda is using "Air Guitar Snowman".


below= owner Becca is using "All Tucked In".

These three design team projects were made using QKR Stampede's digital images. There will be a random picked winner from #12 submissions to receive all three of these terrific digital designs!!!


LINK to #12 main launch posting for January 7, 2024


See you soon at the country store! FarmQuest General Store is accepting your deliveries until early on February 5, 2024!!!

--owner/DT Becca S with DT members Jolanda J and Nana Connie

Saturday, January 6, 2024

FQGS #12 January 2024 Anything Farm and or Country Goes Theme from Jan 7 to Feb 5

Happy New Year 2024!!!

Welcome to the country store of crafting called 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog!!!

January 7-February 5, 2024 is competition #12. 

Theme is always Anything Farm and/or Country Goes. 

Topics can range from ranch/farm/farmhouse to desert to swamp to forest/woods to pond, etc. Activities can vary from fishing, camping, picnicking, taking a hayride, picking out a pumpkin and thousands more! You can do any season of the year at any time. Formats are scrapbook layouts, TNs/journals/planners, tags, bookmarks, ATCs, and cards.


NEW in 2024 for FQGS in the FarmQuest family of challenge blogs=

A random participant winner will receive the 3 monthly featured images from QKR Stampede. 

Note: Stamp On It currently has QKR Stampede and several other stamp/digital image lines/companies for sale. Here is that company website with the announcement:

And the QKR Stampede blog site to look at the archives with last posting on June 15, 2023:

FQGS DT member Nana Connie is coordinating this and has worked with them for many years.

#12 results posting will be published between February 5-7, 2024 so please check to see who will be the special random prize winner. The winner has until 9 pm Pacific Time on February 15, 2024 to claim their prize (use the contact email address for DT member Nana Connie that will be shared in the bragging rights post) or it will be re-drawn.

  QKR Stampede has allowed the DT to use 3 images per month.
January's selections are: Appaloosa Foal, Air Guitar Snowman, and All Tucked In.

Here are the DT inspiration projects using these digital images=

DT Nana Connie using Appaloosa Foal

The fabric style argyle print paper is a wonderful complement for how Nana Connie colored the image!!! 

And please read the sentiment pun! Too clever!!


DT Jolanda using Air Guitar Snowman

Jolanda's scene has a playful look that the snowman is serenading those inside the farmhouse! And what a dreamy winter wonderland card she's put together!

Owner/DT Becca using All Tucked In

My goal was for the little mouse to look like he's somewhere inside a farmhouse with the 'wallpaper' print and the 'quilt' heart.


and additional farm country inspiration:

dockside scene



Reminder to note:  participating in #12 competition will make you eligible for the random selection for the 3 featured digital images seen in this main post for FQGS #12. 

Now it's time for our readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 12:00am CST February 5, 2024.

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, Jolanda, and owner Becca S


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(old name prior to 2024; using old address so that blog followers and previous participants will still be able to find us in 2024 and in the future as Heart's Quest Fantasy)

Friday, January 5, 2024

FQGSCB #11 Dec 2023 Top Shelf Picks and DT Call Announcements

 Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #11

 Whoa! Theme #11 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

At 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6 am UK times on January 5, FQGS closed for business for challenge #11. We are excited to be having steady participation for being a new challenge blog. Please help us grow! Let your craft blogging friends know about this fun blog!

Theme #1 had 10 entries!! #2 had 27. #3 had 16 entries. #4 had 18 entries! #5 had 19 entries! #6 had 12 entries! #7 had 11 submissions! #8 had 24 entries and #9 had 26!!!...only 11 for #10, but thankful for those as most of us are busy with holidays. And here we go with 15 entries for #11!! 

 I'm loving the variety and glad our FQGS participants are embracing the broadness of rural topics we want to see!

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: Emma T, Aimeslee, and Janet (Sweetpea)!!!

In order of entry:

#7 by Janet=

Janet's little guy climbing the apple tree caught my eye for being unexpected during the winter season (at least for my part of the world). Great idea for farm country theme!

#10 by Aimeslee W=

I love this journal entry (one of our accepted formats) that Aimeslee was inspired by the writing of Willa Cather to create. Awesome winter barnyard scene!

#15 by Emma T= 

These birthday sheep have such great expressions and are sporting party hats! Emma's also got some bunnies and gulls to give a terrific meadow/field scene. 

The variety of country/outdoors/farm kind of topics was amazing! It was a very difficult time of decision-making selecting only 3 entries. Thanks for making it tough for me/Becca.


Ya'll come back now! Stay awhile at the country store!

The general store will open again at 12am CT/Chicago or 6am UK on January 7th. 

From the gifted tippy-top shelf treasures,

FQGS DT members NanaConnie, Jolanda, and owner Becca S


DT Call

 We would love to get another talented farmhand started for 2024. 

If you're interested in farm and country topics using our accepted formats creating a DT project 1x per monthly competition, being part of the commenting rotation, and sharing/linking your blog posts of your FQGS projects to other challenge blogs and FB groups then please send an inquiry email message to owner Becca S=


SOMETHING NEW for 2024: QKR Stampede has been for sale (along with other companies owned by Stamp On It by Deb S) yet they will be offering images each month for the DT to use. The DT also has the option to create anything farm/country goes. 

There will be a random prize winner receiving all 3 images featured each month. How fun is this and it's only available at FarmQuest General Store! 


FQ family of blogs:

FarmQuest = current competition December 28, 2023-January 13, 2024= theme of quilts

FarmQuest General Store = starting again on January 7-February 5, 2024; theme of Anything Farm and/or Country Goes

FarmQuest Country Christmas = starting again on Jan 7 through February 5, 2024; theme is AGCC or Anything Goes Country Christmas (see blog for theme details)

BRAND NEW on January 2nd = FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen = January 2-January 31, 2024; theme is AFG or Anything Food Goes; option theme to include a country farmhouse vibe;

allowed anything kitchen, pantry, produce market including kitchen tools, equipment, appliances, aprons, recipes, oven mitts/pot holders, and more.

I did 5 days of sneak peeks between Christmas and New Year's that you can go back and look at too for ideas found in my stash. 


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