Tuesday, March 14, 2023

FQCB Theme #24 is Anything Farm Country Goes or AFCG starts 14 March 2023

 Howdy! Welcome to the farm! 

FarmQuest Challenge Blog's Theme #24 is Anything Farm Country Goes! 

YES!! Anything outdoors, farm/ranch, woods, lake or pond life, fishing, camping, gardening/orchard/farmers market, farm animals, wagons, tractors, etc.

March 14-27, 2023 with start and end times of 12:30am CST/Chicago or 6:30am UK.

Check the blog's main page sidebar for the acceptable formats and rules.


The themes shared since December 28th have been: outdoor snow sporting events like ice skating and sledding, cowboy gear (hats, boots, spurs), hay/straw, Mason jars, and galvanized tin or wooden containers.

I won't recall all of 2022 themes since we started in late March but some of those have been country roads/paths, pickup trucks, plaid, denim, baskets, cherries, buckets, animals, wagons, porch furniture, quilts, etc.

Still need some inspiration? Here's the latest from our very talented DT members:


[Farm Country elements: sunflower, wood crate, apples]


NanaConnie used KLM image that she colored with Promarkers. The papers were scrap and definitely put to good use! The analogous color scheme is refreshing and definitely suits this cute gnome!


[Theme #24 is AFCG= Dottie's selected a farmhouse and barn themed collection and tiered tray die-cuts and paper]

Farm-tastic! I love the faded denim colors repeated in the rose, fishtail tag, rickrack, and barn paper! The tiered tray die-cut focal is very trendy in mercantiles and boutiques throughout the country in 2022-2023. 


[AFCG theme #24 elements: silo, windmill, fields, farmhouses and barns]

Die-cuts!! Wow! Incredible! Diane emailed that her 'crazy' ideas for this card required a lot of hours, 2 hours just to assemble and adhere the die-cuts! But worth it! How spectacular!

owner Becca=

[AFCG theme elements: buffalo plaid, barn siding, hexagon/chicken wire print, sunflower print fabric, farmhouse kitchen die-cuts and stenciled fussy cuts]

Wow! I've been wanting to use a stencil sheet of different kitchen tools that I bought at Dollar Tree (yes!) during the past holiday season and thought this AFCG theme for FQCB would be a great time to use the apron and 2 oven mitts from the stencil sheet! I  traced the shapes with a black ink pen onto white cardstock then did a thin layer of blue acrylic paint. Then some gold glitter acrylic paint was dabbed in several spots on each piece. Outlining with a permanent black marker came next. Black edging followed. Then random marks with 3 different Memento inks were added last. I wanted the apron and mitts to look well-worn. 


Thanks gals for always creating marvelous FarmQuest inspiration!


Now it's time to go on your stash quest and/or digital quest for farm/rural country topics and create for FQCB! Deadline is early on March 27, 2023. Bragging rights known as Barnraisers are possible for Top 3 (1-40 entries) and Top 5 (41+ entries). 




So long. Farewell. See you soon at the farm (FarmQuest) or the general store (FarmQuest General Store challenge blog, a month-long anything farm country goes themed competition)!!!

FQCB Design Team members: Dottie, Diane, and NanaConnie

plus owner Becca!!


*NOTE= this will be the last AFCG theme offered at FQCB since the General Store was opened on February 7, 2023. Hope that makes sense. 

Please support, follow, and participate at these 2 challenge blogs!


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