Wednesday, November 30, 2022

FarmQuest DT Call

 Howdy! FarmQuest Challenge Blog needs 1 Design Team (DT) member to start by December 13, 2022. 

If you like the outdoors, rural, farm/ranching, country topics then this is the crafting challenge blog for you. 


FarmQuest is still in its baby stages after being launched on March 28, 2022. New theme(s) challenges are launched on the 14th and 28th of each month. 

The themes on the 14th have a reminder post on the 20th and the 28th's midway reminder comes on the 6th which thus far I've handled as the blog owner.

The DT member(s) provide themed inspiration project(s) for the main theme launches on the 14th and 28th. 


Also thus far I'm the only person doing commenting. As entry submission numbers increase, I will ask DT members to start assisting with commenting. 

So currently it is super easy to be a DT member at FarmQuest Challenge Blog. 

If interested, send me an email with info links to your personal blog (Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) and if you have any design team experience. heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

 

Monday, November 28, 2022

FQCB Theme #17 of Table and/or Fireplace starts 28 November 2022

 Howdy! Welcome to the farm--FarmQuest Challenge Blog!

Theme #17 gives options of

*table

and/or

*fireplace

Perfect farmhouse or country cabin scenes ready for Christmas or enjoying staying cozy on a cold winter's night, is what I'm expecting to see. But you can surprise me with scrapbook layouts from a summer picnic, etc.

Competition runs from November 28-December 13, 2022 and both the start and end dates are 12:30am CT/Chicago or 6:30am UK for 2 time references.

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Design Inspiration 

from DT member Dottie S=

https://somethingcraftybydottie.blogspot.com/


Isn't that brick wall die-cut/stencil fantastic?!!! Dottie's put the sentiment like it's decorating the fireplace mantel! The stockings hung above the fireplace die-cut is a fab stash item, too! Wonderful Christmas card for Theme #17!!!--Becca

and

from DT member NanaConnie =

https://mygrammysattic.blogspot.com/

specific posting link= https://mygrammysattic.blogspot.com/2022/11/a-christmas-fireplace.html


NanaConnie fussy cut the fireplace, cat, and yarn! She's certainly created an inviting scene that makes you want to snuggle next to your own fire during the holiday season! A very festive Meowy Christmas card!!!--Becca

and

from FQCB owner Becca S =

a 4.25" x 5.5" note card featuring a table scene

https://heartquestforloveandcountrycreativity.blogspot.com/


I love the mix of checks and ginghams for this farmhouse country Thanksgiving notecard! The focal die-cut with the trestle table makes me think of the prep work that goes into large family dinners; like gathering flowers for centerpieces and vegetables that need to be cleaned and chopped.--Becca

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Now it's your turn to go on a stash quest to find crafting treasures, photos, digital images, stamps, etc. that will have some kind of table image and/or a fireplace image. 

Use this Inlinkz tool address to submit your entry before early hours on December 13, 2022. Each participant can link up to 3 themed projects. Acceptable formats are listed in the rules which are found on the blog's main page right sidebar. 

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/de64c63521af41d298a6d6b494be728f


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So long. Farewell. See you real soon back here at the farm!

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

--owner Becca S


Sunday, November 27, 2022

FQCB Theme #16 Top Picks

 Howdy! Yee-haw! We've got 3 Barnraisers for FarmQuest's Theme #16!!

The Barnraisers are selected from 10 entries for the theme #16 requirement options/combos of turkeys, cranberries, and/or pumpkins!




The competition period started November 14 and ended at 12:30am CT/Chicago or 6:30am UK earlier today, Sunday November 27, 2022.

Congratulations to these talented craft artisans:

Entry #4 from Kelly J/Kelly's Kards FL

the Instagram location link= https://www.instagram.com/p/ClHsGD9JMVM/?hl=en


Entry #8 from Vicky T



Entry #10 from Cheryl E


 All entries were fabulous and it's been a delightful fortnight enjoying the creativity of FarmQuest's participants!

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So long. Farewell. See you soon at the farm.

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

--owner Becca S.


NOTE: Theme #17 will be launched in about 12.5 hours from now! Make sure to look for that on Monday, November 28, 2022. 

Theme #17 will go from November 28-December 13, 2022.


Sunday, November 20, 2022

FQCB Reminder Theme #16 about Turkeys Cranberries and or Pumpkins ends 27 November 2022

 Howdy! Welcome to the farm! FarmQuest Challenge Blog's #16 Theme has reached its midway point! This reminder post is to give you a bit of design inspiration mojo so you can do your stash quest to create a theme option (or combo or trio) before the deadline 12:30am CT/Chicago November 27, 2022!

Theme #16 has 3 seasonal Thanksgiving options:

*turkey(s)

*cranberries

and/or

*pumpkins

Whether you're scrapping a pumpkin patch visit, showing off your carved pumpkins, or what your table looked like last Thanksgiving, please take some time to participate at FarmQuest. You can also do cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarks, planner/journal/calendar and TN spreads/pages!

Design Inspiration from owner Becca S/me=

Rustic Glam Thanksgiving Card


Almost all items are stash items except the clipart digital image found at Clipart Library website that is free. Orange damask cardstock (My Mind's Eye? or Webster Pages). The orange/rust lattice print cardstock is My Mind's Eye. The brown foil dots are from Paper Wishes website.

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Use this link to take you back to the main launch posting from November 14th=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/11/fqcb-theme-16-is-pumpkins-or-turkeys-or.html

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So long. Farewell. See you soon back here at the farm!

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

--owner Becca S


Monday, November 14, 2022

FQCB Theme #16 is Pumpkins or Turkeys or Cranberries starting 14 November 2022

 Howdy! Thanks for coming to the farm--FarmQuest Challenge Blog's Theme #16!

Theme #16 has 3 options. You must use at least 1 image of 1 option.

*pumpkins

*turkeys

*cranberries

You can certainly use all 3 or 2 of the 3 or pick 1. 

Each participant may enter up to 3 new themed projects so you could do 1 project for each option! Competition starts November 14 and ends on November 27th. The time for publication and the deadline closing are 12:30am CT/Chicago or 6:30am UK.

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Welcome to new DT member NanaConnie!!! She's been blogging and crafting for a long time as well as being Guest Designer and Design Team member for lots of other challenge blogs. I've seen and admired her talents and this is the first time, I think, that we get to work together! So I'm honored to have her creativity shown at FarmQuest!

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Design Inspiration=

from DT member Dottie S--featuring pumpkins

https://somethingcraftybydottie.blogspot.com/


Dottie's made a fabulous Harvest card targeted to a special person/cutest pumpkin she knows! How adorable is that?!!! The double bow with black roses is a terrific embellishment!

and

new DT member NanaConnie =

https://mygrammysattic.blogspot.com/

and here's her link to this specific card's post:

https://mygrammysattic.blogspot.com/2022/11/pumpkins-and-sunflowers.html


Isn't this framed focal panel spectacular?!!! NanaConnie used Promarkers and gel pens to do the coloring. The pumpkin accent ribbon adds another way to use a pumpkin image. She's made a marvelous gratitude card!

and

from FQCB owner Becca S-- featuring pumpkins


Isn't this a hoot that all 3 of us did pumpkins?!! My pumpkins and stems are paper-pieced. The patterned papers have been in my stash for probably 10+ years! The layered leaf stickers are actually newer purchases as is the textured sunflower sticker. The base is a flat A2 size. 

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Take time for a quest through your stash supplies to craft country goodness with us at FarmQuest Challenge Blog!

Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your entry (-ies).

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/f6abf2afa2784b31acc96f674ebf5bea

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So long. Farewell. See you real soon here at the farm.

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

owner Becca S and Design Team duo


Sunday, November 13, 2022

FQCB Theme #15 Top Pick

 Howdy!! I'm thankful this month for 1 craft artisan participant for FarmQuest's theme #15! 

Congrats for being a barn-raiser, Julene M!!!


and here is her Theme #15 fish options (there were 3) card:


Those reds are great choices to let the fishing theme stickers stand out on her masculine card!

Thanks, Julene!

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Theme #16 will be published at 12:30am Central/Standard time (Chicago) on November 14th. 

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See you soon at the farm!

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

--owner Becca S


Sunday, November 6, 2022

FQCB REMINDER post Theme #15 Fish or Fishing Equipment and or Boat ends 13 Nov 2022

 Howdy! Theme #15 doesn't take us to the farm but to the stream, lake, river, etc. 

FarmQuest Challenge Blog's Theme #15 has reached its midway reminder day. 

Theme #15 has 3 fishing related topic options:

*fish

*fishing equipment (lures, rods, baskets, tackle boxes, etc.)

*boat

Use at least 1 image of the 3 options. You can use 2 of the 3 or all 3. 

This competition ends at 12:30am CT/Chicago on November 13, 2022. 

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For Design Inspiration:

from FQCB owner Becca S:

"Fish the Great Rivers" Notecard



I haven't made a left side folded card for quite awhile. I unraveled the cording to resemble fish lures. Theme requirements are met with the fish image and multiple fishing equipment images that include the terrific patterned cardstock and the die-cut on the left! 

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Now, it's your turn to go on a stash quest to find fishing related icons!

Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your entry(-ies) by 12:30am CT/Chicago on November 13, 2022. Bragging rights are possible. Each participant may submit up to 3 new themed projects. See the blog's main page sidebar for the rules which includes the acceptable project formats. 

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/10/fqcb-theme-15-fish-or-fishing-equipment.html

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So long. Farewell. See you in the great outdoors!

FarmQuest Challenge Blog

and owner Becca S


FarmQuest DT Call

  Howdy! FarmQuest Challenge Blog needs 1 Design Team (DT) member to start by December 13, 2022.  If you like the outdoors, rural, farm/ranc...