Friday, July 28, 2023

FQCB #33 Theme is Pigs (with option of woodgrain for DTCB collab) starting 28 July 2023

  Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #33 Pig(s) Theme!

July 28-August 13, 2023 with start and end times at 12:30am CT/Chicago or 6:30am UK for time references.

Bragging rights are possible. Barnraisers Top 3 Picks are for 1-40 entries. Top 5 Picks are for 41-80 entries. Top 7 Picks for 81+.

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The design team crew has done their stash quests and prepared these perfectly charming piggy projects. This is a collaboration with Double Trouble Challenge Blog and their 'thing' is woodgrain. Use just a pig(s) and enter here at FarmQuest. Use just the wood/woodgrain and enter at Double Trouble. If you use both together, then you can link at both blogs!!! (which also increases your chances for Suzanne's drawing at DTCB).

DT NanaConnie =


FQCB #33 required pigs
and
DTCB required woodgrain picture frame paper/image



DT Dottie=


FQCB #33 required pigs
and
DTCB required woodgrain paper used for the soil around the barn

and

DT/owner Becca=


FQCB #33 required pig 
and
DTCB required woodgrain (paper and decorative tape)

THANKS!!! Snort! Snort! Squeal! Cute cards!

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Double Trouble challenge badge and blog link:




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Now it's time for our readers to go on their farm and country stash quests for pigs and/or woodgrain. Use this Inlinkz tool address for competing in FarmQuest #33=

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

FARMQUEST challenge blog design team

NanaConnie, Dottie, and owner Becca

P.S. FQCB participants can also submit their project over at our sister blog, FarmQuest General Store challenge blog. It's open until August 5th and then will close for almost 2 days and reopen early on August 7th. 

P.S.S. FQGS is anything farm and/or country goes theme of topics.

P.S.S.S. FQGS allows participants to enter 5 projects per competition month!



Thursday, July 27, 2023

FQCB #32 Barnraisers Recognition Announcement for its bears theme PLUS DT Calls

  WOW! FQCB #32 Bears theme had 6 entries!

Barnraiser recognition goes to these 3 amazing artisans: Cynthia O, Katrina B, and Marlene A.!!! 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 bear, moose, deer, farmhouse kitchen or other project and enter at FQGS. 

And of course check back after 12:30am CT/Chicago July 28, 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. So many excellent entries!

In reverse order of entry from the 6 submitted projects:

Entry #4 = Marlene A.


Entry #3 = Katrina B.


Entry #2 = Cynthia O. 


FQCB has been blessed with bear-y great bear themed projects!

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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

  (current DT for FQGS includes: Kel, Nana Connie, Janis, and Becca)


Thursday, July 20, 2023

FQCB #32 Bears theme REMINDER post with deadline of 27 July 2023 and DT Calls

Howdy! Yippee! Hard to believe the #32 theme is already to its midway point!

Seems like FarmQuest Theme #32 just started!

Theme #32 is about Bear(s).

Competition started July 14 and ends on July 27.

For my (FQCB owner) reminder inspiration project, I have crafted a double bear usage appreciation card for you. 


[FQCB required elements for #32= Smokey the Bear kind of die-cut and bears with friends washi tape]

I also gave the brown cardstock some tree roots kind of cuts at the bottom to be a faux tree next to the Smokey the Bear die-cut. The brown double-knotted yarn bow gives another vertical element to contrast with the horizontal action of the 'so thankful' stamp and the washi tape border. 

Enjoy!

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What's in your stash boxes or digital files that has bears?

Any vacation photos to scrapbook with bear sightings at a park or campground or zoo?

Remember FQCB accepts more than cards--layouts, TN spreads, art journal pages/spreads, ATCs, tags, bookmarks. 

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

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

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/07/fqcb-32-theme-of-bears-starts-14-july.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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REMEMBER: Entries to FQCB can also be 'double-dipped' over at our anything farm and/or country goes theme challenge blog, FarmQuest General Store. It is open until August 5th so you can do a couple of bear theme cards/layouts/tags now and then do the July 28th theme then after that since FQGS will let you have 5 entries for the month-long competition.

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Ongoing DT Call=

I'm needing at least 1 more long-term crafter 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 


 

Friday, July 14, 2023

FQCB #32 Theme of Bears starts 14 July 2023

  Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #32 Bears Theme!

FarmQuest Challenge Blog offers farm or country topic picked theme challenges each month on the 14th and the 28th. 

Think about bear cubs, a bear skin rug on a cabin floor, Smoky The Bear, Corduroy Bear, Brown Bear Brown Bear, etc. 

Competition for #32 is July 14-27, 2023 with start and end times at 12:30am CT/Chicago or 6:30am UK for time references.

Bragging rights are possible. Barnraisers Top 3 Picks are for 1-40 entries. Top 5 Picks are for 41-80 entries. Top 7 Picks for 81+.

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The design team crew has done their stash quests and prepared these bold, brave bear themed projects:


DT/owner Becca=


FQCB #32 required bears (washi tape and die-cut tag)

I decided to go with an appreciation card with the cute bear images on the tag die-cut and the washi tape that are from different vendors. Add in some other prints that evoke farm and country vibes to complete this thank you creation.



DT member Dottie=


[FQCB #32 required elements: large bear die-cut and a little bear on the circle die-cut]

Dottie's using a wonderful collection  of the background patterned paper showing different tent campsites and then using many of the collection's coordinating die-cuts. Fun card for summer vacation or weekend campers!


DT member NanaConnie=


[FQCB #32 required element: pun sentiment and a peek-a-boo bear!]

Nana Connie's delivered another wonderful woodsy setting for her card. The dark blue and stars {to me} framing the card are a night sky. Another NC card delivering lots of whimsy!

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Thanks ladies for always putting the charm in your country projects!

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Use the INLINKZ tool address to submit your entries to FQCB #32. 

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

FarmQuest Challenge Blog's design team,

Dottie, Nana Connie, and owner Becca 

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Please note: FQCB crafting bloggers (and IG, too) can 'double dip' over at our sister blog, FarmQuest General Store challenge blog (FQGS). YES!!!

FQGS is open to anything farm or country goes topic and operates on a month-long basis differently than FQCB. Current FQGS' July challenge opened on July 7 and will end early on August 5th. 

FQGS also allows artisans to link up 5 projects since it's open for a month at a time per challenge competition. 

So we'd love to see your projects over there. (You'll find NanaConnie and I along with Janis and new DT Kel for inspiration creations.)


Thursday, July 13, 2023

FQCB #31 Moose or Elk Theme Barnraisers Announcement PLUS DT CALLS

 WOW! FQCB #31 Moose or Elk had 1 entry!

Barnraiser recognition goes to Deanne Saunders!!! 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 moose, deer, farmhouse kitchen or other project and enter at FQGS. 

And of course check back after 12:30am CT/Chicago July, 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 of 1 = by the super talented Deanne S!!!


Deanne chose to go with a holiday "Chris-moose". That's some very out-of-the-box creative thinking to incorporate FarmQuest's theme with many regular year round Christmas blogs and those other challenge blogs doing Christmas in July themes this month. Brilliant!

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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

  

Thursday, July 6, 2023

FQCB #31 Elk or Moose theme REMINDER post on 6 July 2023 and DT Call

Howdy! Yippee! Hard to believe the #31 theme is already to its midway point!

Seems like FarmQuest Theme #31 just started!

Theme #31 is about Moose or Elk.

Competition started June 28 and ends on July 13.

For my (FQCB owner) reminder inspiration project, I have 




[FQCB #31 elements: ATC with 1 moose]

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 July 13, 2023. 

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/06/fqcb-31-theme-of-moose-or-elk-for-28.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 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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