Saturday, October 28, 2023

FQCB #39 Theme of Corn starts 28 October 2023 and DT Call

Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #39 Corn Theme!

We're looking for projects using corn (husks, ears of corn, corn food products, cornstalks, etc.)with your farm/country elements and/or patterns. 

Show us your countryside charm.

October 28-November 13, 2023 with start and end times at 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6:00am 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 terrific projects: 

DT/owner Becca=


FQCB #39 required elements = 2 ears of corn little card images, corn taco shell, and 'corn' wording

farm/country patterns/textures: twine, plaid, checked ginghams

and

DT Nana Connie=


FQCB #39 corn elements: ear of corn digital image/stamp; corn stalks with pumpkins digital image pasted twice for background; and the word 'corny'

farm/country patterns/textures: waffle/gauze paper 


Hurray for corn!!! 

{I/Becca lived in Hoopeston, IL for 5 years and its high school mascot is "Cornjerkers". I believe it is the only USA school with that old job title. Every Labor Day weekend, the community hosts a Sweet Corn Festival. 

And then I have a couple of cousins living in Nebraska that are huge fans of the "Cornhuskers" college football team.}

How will you interpret this theme topic? 

Cornbread? A carton of cornmeal sitting on your kitchen counter photo? Kids eating corn-on-the-cob photos? Paint design made with rolling an ear of corn across your paper? Indian/Native corn? (Some call colored corn or decorative corn.) Popcorn?

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Readers, it's time for you to do your stash questing and create some a-maize-ing #39 projects for us. Remember we accept other formats than cards--ATCs, layouts, spreads, journal pages, bookmarks, tags!!

Deadline is 12am CT/Chicago on November 13, 2023.

LINK=

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/24ec6b9aa65d4ce58b03c9d4fcd9f5e0

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

FARMQUEST challenge blog

DT members: Nana Connie C and owner/DT Becca S

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DT CALL:

if interested in being part of the design team creating 1 farm or country topic project twice per month, 

please email owner Becca

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

or 

questbybecca@gmail.com




 

Friday, October 27, 2023

FQCB #38 feathers theme Barnraisers Recognition announcement

WOW! FQCB #38 Feathers theme had 15  entries!

Barnraiser recognition goes to these 3 amazing artisans: Carol G, Pauline C, and Elle-jeanne!!! 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 sunrise or sunset scene, boat, bear, moose, deer, farmhouse kitchen or other project at FQGS. 

And of course check back after 12:00am CT/Chicago October 28, 2023 for the new theme at FQCB.

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The Barnraisers picks were decided by owner Becca S. 

In reverse order of entry for the 3 submitted projects:

Entry #9 = Elle-jeanne:


 and

Entry #7 = Carol G:


and

Entry #4 = Pauline C:



FQCB has been blessed with marvelous  themed projects! All were incredible interpretations of #38 and what impressed me about each one was their choice of bird/poultry combined in their farm or country settings!!!

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 We are very grateful for your support of our country/rural/outdoors theme! --especially all the new participants that have discovered us during this competition time period. We're excited that you've come to farm country!

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

FQCB DT crew: Nana Connie and Becca

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DT CALLS for FQCB and FQGS: 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, Jolanda B-W, and Becca; November will be the last month of sharing Janis L's artistry)

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Friday, October 20, 2023

FQCB #38 Feathers Theme Midway Reminder Post

Howdy! Yippee! Hard to believe the #38 theme is already to its midway point!

Seems like FarmQuest Theme #38 just started!

Theme #38 is about Feathers.

Competition started October 14 and ends on October 27.

For my (FQCB owner) reminder inspiration project, I have crafted an art journal page! 


[FQCB required elements for #38= cardstock has pheasant feathers in it and then I hand-drew the 3 sizes of feathers cut from the cardstock; 2 birds were stenciled/traced ]

Enjoy!

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What's in your stash boxes or digital files that has feathers (belonging to birds/poultry)?

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 12:00am CT/Chicago on October 27, 2023. 

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/10/fqcb-38-theme-of-feathers-starts-14.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

 


  

Saturday, October 14, 2023

FQCB #38 Theme of Feathers starts 14 October 2023 and announcements

 Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #38 Feathers Theme!

We're looking for feathers from birds/poultry/fowl with your farm/country elements and/or patterns. 

Show us your countryside charm.

October 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 fantastic feather projects:

DT/owner Becca=


[#38 required elements: partial pheasant and quail in the left cardstock scrap and a variety of feathers in the center cardstock]


DT member NanaConnie=


[#38 required elements: owls' feathers and feather cardstock base]


DT member Dottie=
(on break)


Thanks, ladies, for these fabulous feathery creative makes!

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Future participants: use the following Inlinkz tool address to submit your 1-3 feathery themed projects for #38. Deadline is October 27 at 12:30am CT/Chicago. Bragging rights are possible. We have 3 tiers of recognition based on volume of submissions: Top 3 for 1-40 entries, Top 5 for 41-80 entries, and Top 7 for 81+. 

LINK=



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Consider bundling with these other Becca owned challenge blogs:
*FQCB theme #38 entries can also be shared/linked at FarmQuest General Store since it is anything farm and/or country goes.

*Heart's Quest #40 new theme is Halloween with heart/love element.

*TFATU/The Fairy and The Unicorn #10 for 2023 theme is anything goes fantasy (witch, wizard, gnome, etc.)!!!

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See you later. Fare thee well. Come back for our country charm!

FarmQuest design team: Dottie, NanaConnie, and owner Becca

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DT Call:

We would love to have 2 more artisans (bloggers and/or IG) who don't mind linking up/networking in other challenge blogs and/or Facebook crafting groups, YouTube video tutorials, Instagram, etc. 

If you love farm/country/outdoor/rural topics and creating themed projects before each 14th and 28th, then email message FQCB owner Becca Sadler at=

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

and

our spin-off blogs are FarmQuest General Store challenge blog and FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog that are set up differently, also need more DT members. FQGS is a monthly competition with anything goes farm and/or country topics.

FQCCCB is about exterior Christmas decorations and/or snowy/icy landscape scenes on cards, gift tags, gift cards/money holders, and/or package toppers for bread, candy, etc.

 The current stints started October 7 and will end on November 5, 2023. 

If interested, message me/Becca at=

questbybecca@gmail.com

Friday, October 13, 2023

FQCB #37 Sunflowers Theme Barnraisers Recognition and Announcements

 WOW! FQCB #37 Sunflowers theme had 10 entries!

Barnraiser recognition goes to these 3 amazing artisans: Mary M, Jose, and LeAnne P.!!! 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 sunrise or sunset scene, boat, bear, moose, deer, farmhouse kitchen or other project at FQGS. 

And of course check back after 12:00am CT/Chicago October 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. 

In order of entry for the 3 submitted projects:

Entry #2 = LeAnne P:




and

Entry #5 = Mary M:





and

Entry #10 = Jose:





FQCB has been blessed with 3 recognized Barnraisers of 10 stunning sunflower themed projects! All three are incredible interpretations of #37.

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 We are very grateful for your support of our country/rural/outdoors 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: 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)

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NEW Family Addition to the FarmQuest group:

FarmQuest Country Christmas Challenge Blog

operates on the same days and time schedule as FarmQuest General Store:

#1 competition is open from October 7- November 5 with start and ends times of 12am CT/Chicago.

Content and formats are a bit different so being thinking outdoors Christmas or winter decorations or landscape scenes for cards, gift tags, gift card/money holders, and package toppers such as those for candy. 



 

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