Featuring FQ HomeStyle Kitchen #4.5 reminder post projects on 15 April 2024

Becca's Quest for Love and Country Creativity blog

purpose: this posting focuses on my continued commitment to FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog, the newest competition blog to my FarmQuest blog family. 

when: #4 started April 2 and will end on April 30, 2024; reminder/midway designated as April 15

what: Project #1= masculine Happy Birthday Fishes card


1. rust and beige striped cardstock panel = Recollections

2. navy blue cardstock panel = Recollections

3. fist print cardstock circle = Fancy Pants Designs

4. medium blue with beige dot design cardstock = recycled/upcycled tissue box packaging punched circles

5. gold/beige tone button thread pieces (faux fishing line) = stash

6. "HB" stamp = 2001 Stampin' Up

7. cardstock edges were inked and ...fishes! added with black marker

Project #2= May Your Days Be Fruit-full slimline card or bookmark


1. kraft cardstock panel and purple punched circle are both recycled packaging 

2. green, yellow (top), and neon orange (bottom) scraps = Art Skills/Crafter's Closet

3. 'stay fresh', 'may your days be fruit-full', and the pineapple are rub-on transfers = D.T.

4. stencil template for the arrows = Pen + Gear (from a planner/journal kit)

5. outlining around perimeter cardstock scraps with black permanent dual-tip marker = Art. Skills

6. dotted/dash lines for the interior pieces with black detail tip marking pen = D.T.

where: FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog #4.5 reminder midway link=



Visitors: Please visit the FQHSKCB #4.5 post to see new DT member LeeAnn McKinney's adorable cook at stove card and Guest DT Deanne's clever cookbook bookmark!!!!

other places to share/link are all for the fish birthday card:

a. We Love Stamping; started 1 week ago; must use stamping or digital image; My fish birthday card has "HB" stamped

link= https://www.welovestamping.co.uk/2024/04/april.html

b. Halloween Crafts All Year Round; April 2024/midway; starting this month, there are expanded themes and options; birthdays are another occasion for each month; which is what my fishes/wishes card is about

link= https://halloweencraftsallyearround.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-1st-halloween-and-other-occasions.html

c.If You Give A Crafter A Cookie; April 2024/midway; this month's cookie inspiration is happy birthday and the fish card is for birthday

link= https://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com/2024/04/cookie-challenge-191-april-happy.html

d. We Love 2 Create; current/midway; mixed media anything goes; on the fish card= "HB" is stamped; "....fishes!" was handwritten; threads are faux fishing line/net fibers; the blue with beige dot print circles were punched from tissue box packaging!!! YES!!!

link= https://welove2create.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-3-craft-card-making.html

e. 613 Avenue Create; current/midway; anything goes; option of splash of color; the fish print cardstock circle has a variety of colors 

link= https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-anything-goes-w-optional.html

f. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends; current; anything goes

link= https://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2024/04/227-sheep-ski-designs.html


Still on a quest to convey country living topics 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 of My Time To Craft and My Time To Craft Christmas

*starting May 1: DT for Deanne's HCAYR/HOOOCAYR


  1. A real fishy tale today Becca, it's fun and colourful, lovely to see you at We Love Stamping challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  2. It's a great fishy design. Thanks for taking part at We Love Stamping.

  3. A fun and lovely birthday card, love those colourful fishes and the punny sentiment :) Well done recycling the tissue box packaging!
    Thanks so much for joining us at we Love Stamping April challenge!

  4. Super fun card Becca!
    Jackie DT 613 Avenue Create

  5. Fun card for a fishing fanatic Becca. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  6. ...and thanks so much for participating in my HALLOWEEN AND OTHER OCCASIONS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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