Featuring FQ HomeStyle Kitchen #4 AFG theme starting 2 April 2024

Welcome to Becca's Quest for Love and Country Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting focuses on my challenge blog started back in January--FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog that has a monthly anything food goes theme. That theme extends to anything related to preparing food, serving food, cleaning up, etc. So think kitchen, pantry, and produce market/grocery store. 

when: #4 competition starts April 2 and ends April 30, 2024

what: Project #1= Colander on the kitchen table


A. all the die-cuts are from Simple Stories (2 different card kits)

B. the 2 tones of gray cardstock = Neenah

C. the kraft brown/cardboard look is recycled/upcycled packaging from fun size candy bar insert!!!! It had foldable sides that I removed and then used scissor blades to shave off the cuts to distress the edges

D. the choice of die-cuts was for it to look like a table or countertop and wall background; ----> gather + together = 

E. song inspiration of an old church hymn called "We Gather Together"

F. black ink edging on gray cardstocks = Hero Arts ink pad


Project #2= Summer frozen popsicle treats thinking of you card


1. pale pink cardstock panel = Neenah

2. floral cardstock panel and 4 die-cuts (3 are little tags with popsicles) = Fancy Pants Design- ? or Echo Park

3. teal cardstock scrap panel = D.T.

4. blue and white print cardstock is recycled/upcycled tissue box packaging

5. plastic purple mini dots = D.T. 

6. "Whale Blue" alcohol marker = Arteza; used for ink edging on outer cardstocks

where: FQHSKCB #4 main competition post link=



other places to share/link are:

a. colander= Crafts Galore Encore; current/April 1 start; theme is anything goes

link= https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-crafts-galore-encore.html

b. colander= Incy Wincy Designs; current/April 1 start; theme is movie/song/book and/or sketch; MY card is just inspired by the song, a church hymn "We Gather Together to ask the Lord's blessing..."

link= https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-inspired-by-moviesongbook-or.html

c. colander= Double Trouble; current/April 1 to the 14; collab with Inspiration Station; theme is Let's Get Krafty for Thing 1; (not doing the IS blue/earth); MY card's faux table is recycled kraft cardstock that was insert packaging to hold fun size candy bars!!! The sides were cut off and then distressed to even/smooth out the side edges

link= https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/Challenge-163.html

d. popsicles = Global Design Project challenges blog; #439/current for 5-6 more days; theme is sweet treats; see the badge; MY 2nd card focals are frozen popsicle treats

link= http://www.global-design-project.com/2024/04/global-design-project-439-theme.html

badge graphic = 

e. popsicles = Creative Recycling= started about 3 days ago; theme is to use something recycled; on the popsicle card the light blue with white-ish dots cardstock panel is a recycled side piece of a tissue box!!!

link= https://diytozts.blogspot.com/2024/04/70-wyzwanie-kreatywny-recykling.html#more

f. popsicles = The Crafting Challenge; current/April 1 start; theme is anything goes

link= https://thecraftingchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/anything-goes.html

g. popsicles= The Crafter's Cafe Challenges; current/started March 15; theme is food; MY 2nd featured card has popsicles/frozen sweet treats

link= https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/306-food.html


Still on a quest to capture country living creatively,

Becca S

*Quest families of challenge blogs:




*co-owner/DT with Leslie T for Ally's Angels and Christmas or Not Bingo Challenges

*manager/DT for Shell S for My Time To Craft and My Time To Craft Christmas



  1. Lovely! I also really like to use cardboard or any recycling materials for creating cards. Thank you for participating and registering in our fun! Best of luck. DT DIY Majalena

  2. Love how you used recycled cardboard from a candy pack for your pantry and the floral is so pretty with the plaid mat. Fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  3. Great project and a wonderful idea for a challenge.Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café this month for our Food challenge.

  4. What a lovely treat on a sunny day! Thank you for linking up with us over at Crafters Cafe. Best of luck, Jana DT

  5. Such a cute and colorful card, Becca! Great way to depict the kitchen table, too. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #163.

  6. Wow! Looks like such a fun challenge! I love the homestead kitchen so much! Thanks for sharing with us at Double TRouble :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kellianne! Come back and participate at FQHSKCB!

  7. Thank you for participating in The Crafting Challenge. Dt Manuela

  8. Bardzo fajny pomysł na wykorzystanie recyklingu. DT DIY. Bogumiła

    1. I liked having a challenge for using recycled items. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Bogumila!!


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