Wednesday, June 28, 2023

FQCB #31 Theme of Moose (or Elk) for 28 June 2023

 Howdy! Yippee!! Welcome back to the country topics at FarmQuest Challenge Blog!

Theme #31 is Moose (or Elk).

The terms get interchanged in the USA. I'm sure Canadians have them all figured out. So if you come across either one, you can share it here. Even though the DT often shows cards, we do accept other formats (see the blog sidebar). 

Competition runs from June 28-July 13, 2023.

Start and end time references are 12:30am CT/Chicago and 6:30am UK.

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Some DT inspiration projects to get you thinking about your stash boxes and digital files:


 DT member: Dottie S. 


[FQCB #31 elements: moose die-cut; other farm and country topics are the mountain, pine needles, pinecone, plaid]

Dottie's made a wonderful outdoor mountain themed card certainly fitting for any guy! It's awesome that she had a moose die-cut to be her focal die-cut on her card! 


DT member/owner: Becca


[FQCB #31 elements: moose on tag and a smaller moose head on the little circle die-cut]

I love how this autumn forest scene turned out! My moose die-cut images are a bit small but for a card between the sizes, I think the 2 work well. That caramel color cardstock base is a good color choice.

and

DT member: Nana Connie


[FQCB #31 elements: one large elk image printed in grayscale and then color highlights.]

The rustic forest scene with that cold morning breath coming from the elk and that sunlight on the grass is such a striking scene. Excellent find, Nana Connie!!! Stunning!

Thanks gals for marvelous moose/elk projects with outstanding outdoor accents!

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Now it's your turn readers to become participants for FQCB #31! Use this Inlinkz tool address to submit your entries! (1-3 new themed projects per participant in each challenge.) Bragging rights are possible by entering themed projects. Top 3 Barnraisers for 1-40 entries and a Top 5 Barnraisers for 41-80 submissions. 

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/1522a7117fa94c3694d8471e7a005bdc

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*on-going DT Call*

We would love to add 1 more to our team at FarmQuest. If interested in doing farm and/or country type topics twice per month (on the 14th and 28th) then send a message of interest with any DT experience (or not) plus your craft blog link to the FQCB owner Becca Sadler =

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

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So long. Farewell. See you soon at the farm or out in the woods!

FQCB design team members: Dottie, Becca, and Nana Connie



Tuesday, June 27, 2023

FQCB #30 Barnraiser Announcement AND DT Calls

 WOW! FQCB #30 Farmhouse Kitchen had 1 entry!

Barnraiser recognition goes to Cindy B!!! Congrats!!!

 If you're seeing this after the competition is over, our spin-off blog, FarmQuest General Store is an always farm/country anything goes themed blog that runs longer and differently than FQCB. So create a deer, farmhouse kitchen or other project and enter at FQGS. 

And of course check back after 12:30am CT/Chicago June 28, 2023 for the new theme at FQCB.

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Bragging rights badge


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The Barnraisers pick was decided by owner Becca S.

Entry #1 from Cindy Beland



This is Cindy's first time to participate at FQCB and we hope she comes back to the country again and again! She made a fabulous fruity lemon themed card and it just makes me thirsty for lemonade! If I dwell too long, I will start thinking about Lemon Bars! :) Thanks Cindy!

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 We are very grateful for your support of our country theme!

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So long. Fare thee well. See you soon at the farm!

FQCB DT crew: Dottie, Nana Connie, and Becca

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DT CALLS for FQCB and FQGS:

DT member Diane has just notified me that she's stepping down. If you're interested in joining us for a short-term basis or long-term as a design team member, send a message to owner Becca Sadler 

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

farm/country themes are new on the 14th and 28th of each month

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also DT Call is ongoing for our spin-off challenge blog called FarmQuest General Store (FQGS). 

If interested in being part of a month-long anything farm/country goes themed challenge blog, message owner Becca Sadler at the above address or at

questbybecca@gmail.com

  

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

FQCB #30 Farmhouse Kitchen REMINDER post for 20 June 2023 and DT CALL

 Howdy! Yee-Haw!

Welcome to the country life challenge blog called

FarmQuest!

#30 theme is farmhouse kitchen

deadline is 12:30am CT/Chicago on 27 June 2023

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this is the midway reminder post

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an extra inspiration project from owner Becca:

[FQCB #30 elements: phrases of farm to table, country kitchen, food, family, and love; checked ginghams, and plaid]


FQCB #30 main launch posting from June 14th:

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/06/fqcb-30-theme-is-farmhouse-kitchen-with.html

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Use this link to get to the Inlinkz tool address for submitting your participation entries. Each participant can enter 3 themed projects. We accept other formats than cards, so read the blog's sidebar to learn about those. 

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DT CALL:

FarmQuest Challenge Blog that offers farm and/or country living topics twice per month (on the 14th and 28th) has need for 1 or 2 more design team members. 

If you're interested, send an email message to owner Becca S=

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

FQCB #30 Theme is Farmhouse Kitchen with DT CALL starts 14 June 2023

 Howdy! Yee-haw! Welcome to the farm!

FarmQuest Challenge Blog's Theme #30 is

Farmhouse Kitchen

(cooking, baking, appliances, tools, mugs, dinnerware, beverage pitchers, tiered trays, lazy susan type spinner plates/trays, table linens, oven mitts, aprons,...so anything you'd typically find in the kitchen of a farmhouse!)

June 14-27, 2023 with start and end times at 12:30am CT/Chicago and 6:30am UK for 2 time references.

Bragging rights are possible. Each participant can enter 3 times during the 13 days of competition. Check the main page of the blog sidebar for accepted formats of projects.

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Our FQCB design team has some "Cooking in the Kitchen with Dinah" perfect inspiration ideas:

DT member NanaConnie=


[FQCB #30 elements: metalware bucket, coffeepot, mug, and creamer pot; also cherries, & fabric napkin]

NanaConnie wrote that this started as a clipart image! With watercolor paints, alcohol markers, and gel pen highlights, she transferred this into a realistic still life!! Woo-eee!!! Thank you.


DT member Dottie=


 [FQCB #30 elements: over mitt, cutting boards, towels, measuring spoon, rolling pin, sideboard for kitchen tools and accessories. ]

Don't you just love the bluish gray tones of the buffalo plaid?!!! The blue and white checked ribbon is another farmhouse textile classic, too! Dottie's created a very nice kitchen scene! Thank you. 

and

DT/owner Becca=


[FQCB #30 elements: sugar and flour containers, mixing bowl, scale, chickens and doily in the die-cut banner]

When going through some farmhouse kitchen die-cuts and card kits, I thought the background pieces could look like wallpaper or could be table linens. Then the containers, scale, and mixing bowl will probably be on the counter or pantry. The colors tones give a rustic country look. 

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Now, readers it's your turn to do your stash and digital quests to rustle up some grub (kitchen themed project)!!

Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your 1-3 entries=

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/0c321494f3e24056811d174f44d1707c

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So long. Fare thee well. Come on back, real soon!

FQCB design team members NanaConnie, Dottie, and Becca

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*on-going DT CALL*

if interested in joining our team with new farm and country rural topics twice per month on the 14th & 28th

contact owner Becca S

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com


 


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

FQCB #29 Barnraisers recognition announcement

Howdy! Theme #29 at FarmQuest was Deer!

 THANKS SO MUCH Lynda, Julene, and Jill!!!

 #29 Theme of Deer received 7 artisans' entries!

If you're seeing this after the competition is over, our spin-off blog, FarmQuest General Store is an always farm/country anything goes themed blog that runs longer and differently than FQCB. So create a deer or other project and enter at FQGS. 

And of course check back after 12:30am CT/Chicago June 14, 2023 for the new theme at FQCB.

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Bragging rights badge


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The Barnraisers picks were decided by owner Becca S.

Entry #1 from Jill


Entry #4 from Julene



and

Entry #6 from Lynda



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These 3 artisans have captured the majestic serenity of deer/deer family. These projects are dear! We are very grateful for your loyal support of our country themes!

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So long. Fare thee well. See you soon at the farm!

FQCB DT crew: Dottie, Nana Connie, and Becca

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DT CALLS for FQCB and FQGS:

DT member Diane has just notified me that she's stepping down. If you're interested in joining us for a short-term basis or long-term as a design team member, send a message to owner Becca Sadler 

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

farm/country themes are new on the 14th and 28th of each month

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also DT Call is ongoing for our spin-off challenge blog called FarmQuest General Store (FQGS). 

If interested in being part of a month-long anything farm/country goes themed challenge blog, message owner Becca Sadler at the above address or at

questbybecca@gmail.com

  

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

FQCB #29 Theme of Deer REMINDER post 06 June 2023

 Howdy! Yippee! Hard to believe the #29 theme is already to its midway point!

Seems like FarmQuest Theme #29 just started!

Theme #29 is about Deer.

Competition started May 28 and ends on June 13.

For my (FQCB owner) reminder inspiration project, I have created this woods scene card with 2 visitors:



[FQCB #29 elements: tag with 2 deer]

I'm loving all the rustic autumn woods/forest touches for this card!

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Now it's your turn farm and country friends!! Hurry up! I'm waiting for your entries! :)

Deadline is 12:30am CT/Chicago on June 13, 2023. 

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/05/fqcb-29-theme-is-deer-starting-28-may.html

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So long. Fare thee well. See you at the farm real soon. 

FarmQuest design team and owner Becca S

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Ongoing DT Call=

I'm needing at least 1 more long-term crafter for FQCB who loves farm and country topics that are launched on the 14th and 28th of each month.

Come help us grow as a themed unique challenge blog that accepts several different formats which allows for lots of variety.

Send me/Becca your email message of interest:

heartquestbybecca@gmail.com

or 

if interested in the month-long anything farm/country goes theme topics blog's design team for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog,

use this email address:

questbybecca@gmail.com


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