Saturday, January 14, 2023

FQCB Theme #20 is Cowboy or Cowgirl Gear (boots or spurs or hats) starts 14 January 2023

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

Theme #20 requires at least 1 image of these 3 options:

*cowboy boots

*boot spurs

*cowboy hat

You can certainly use all three, 2 of the 3 or just 1 gear option.

Competition runs January 14-27, 2023 starting and ending at 12:30am CT/Chicago or 6:30am UK. 

Each participant may enter up to 3 new themed (cowboy/cowgirl gear) projects per challenge. 


Design Inspiration

from DT member NanaConnie:

NanaConnie's blog's home page or and for this cowboy owl's post

NanaConnie's owl cowboy

[Theme #20 requirements: cowboy hat and spurs]

NanaConnie's used a QKR Stampede image and she says the background dp is vellum!!! How cool is that?!!! His cowhide vest and red bandana are some additional impressive cowboy elements! Awesome card!! 


from new DT member Diane A:


About me:: I am retired and have been married for 47 years.   I started card making about thirteen years ago.   My passion is coloring animals for cards so expect to see lots of them!  I work mainly in Copics, pencils and pastels.  I am going to try to learn water coloring.  I also enjoy quilting, counted cross stitch, and cooking.

Welcome to the farm (FarmQuest) DT, Diane!! We are so happy to have you join our growing challenge blog!

[Theme #20 requirements: hats and boots; using 2 of the 3 options]

Cowgirl and Cowboy cards are farm-tastic or should I say 'ranch-tastic'?!!!

The details, like patterned papers and coloring of the images are perfect for the challenge theme!

The cowgirl card shows that she still likes to be feminine and the cowboy card's background looks like an old weathered shed that's been painted many times with different colors through the years and generations of family members! At least that's how I'm imagining it! (becca)


from DT member Dottie S:

Dottie's blog's home page

[Theme #20 requirements = cowboy boots with spurs]

Aren't the die-cuts awesome!?!!! I love the good luck horseshoe accent! And having those against the corrugated cardboard and some twine wrap makes for a fantastic masculine birthday card!


from owner Becca S:

Becca's blog's home page

[Theme #20 requirements= cowgirl has a cowboy hat and boots]

Some Great Plains and Western wear touches include the buffalo plaid cardstock, the plaid flannel tied wrap-around, and the sunflower. 


Now it's your turn to do a stash quest and look for gear items of cowgirls and/or cowboys that fit the theme! 

Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your entries:




So long. Farewell. See you all soon.

FQCB owner Becca S


  1. This Texas girl loves all of these wonderful samples!! Beautiful cards!!

    1. Thanks, Lynn! I hope you come back and share your talents with us before the challenge ends! --Becca

  2. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.


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