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Tuesday 20 February 2024

HQFCB or previous TFATU #2.5 Reminder Post for 20 February 2024

  We at HQFCB (TFATU) are hoping your dreams and wishes are coming true! 

It's close to the midway point of the 2nd competition ending on February 29th so DT Granmargaret and I are bringing some more magical inspiration to tantalize your creative mojo! 

Come and join our 'always anything fantasy goes' theme competition. Bragging rights are possible. Starting in 2023, the winner will be offered an invite to be a Guest Designer in the following month's competition. And then there are a minimum of Top 3. If there are 41+ entries, there will be a Top 5 which gives a couple of more crafters a chance at bragging rights. 

In 2024,we're also starting a new monthly fantasy focus option and will have a best pick of those as an additional winner. February's fantasy focus is Cupid. There is a separate bragging rights badge possible for this focus so make sure to have at least 1 February focus entry to be considered.

DT Granmargaret's card = using focus option of Cupid

and

DT/owner Becca's project #1 = gnome 


and

February 2024 focus option: Cupid =


Thanks Granmargaret for joining me in offering more inspiration to the TFATU readers!
Check the sidebar of the blog for each design team member's links to their personal blogs.

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February 3, 2024 competition link for Heart's Quest Fantasy (TFATU) challenge blog=

https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/12/hqfcb-is-formerly-known-tfatu-2-agf.html

The main launch posting has the Inlinkz tool address that you need to use to submit your 1-5 fantasy themed cards and remember that we're offering a new monthly fantasy option with its own honoree badge (you've got to submit at least 1 Cupid project to be considered).

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Crafting happily forevermore,

Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog 2024 design team

Claire, Ilonka, Granmargaret, Vannessa H and Becca

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NOTE:

In January 2024, "TFATU" will be renamed since I will be making it part of my Heart's Quest family of challenge blogs. It's new name is "Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog". 

The blog address will remain the same for 2024. We hope that you will continue to support our unique niche in the paper-crafting/cardmaking blog world.



Saturday 3 February 2024

HQFCB is the formerly known TFATU #2 AGF Challenge for 2024

Best Wishes and Sweet Dreams at 

Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog!

(formerly known as TFATU or The Fairy and The Unicorn)

#2 challenge for 2024 is always AGF= anything goes fantasy

still starting on the 1st Saturday of each month

February 3-29, 2024

February's fantasy focus option is Cupid!!

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December 2023's Overall Winner Ella joins us as Guest Designer for February 2024!!!

Congratulations, again! We're thrilled that you accepted the invite and created this magnificent fairy focal card!



Ella's popped up her fairy image and coordinated the fairy colors with the flowers perfectly!
Excellent! Thanks for being our Guest Designer!

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Design Team for 2024 are: Claire, Ilonka, Vannessa, Becca, and Granmargaret!!!

Claire=

fantasy choice: unicorns


and

Ilonka=

fantasy choice: Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts



and
Vannessa=

fantasy choice: February option of Cupids


and

Becca

fantasy choice: Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts


and

fantasy option for February= Cupid


and

Granmargaret=

fantasy choice: fairy


Thanks gals for continuing 2024 with amazing imaginative creations!

Leave some comment love on this post and/or on the DT members' blogs=

Vannessa H (joining in Jan 2024) https://saffiresstamping.blogspot.com/

 Ilonka (until June 2024) http://meandmyscrapworld.blogspot.com/

 Granmargaret https://granmargaret.blogspot.com

 Claire http://claires-crafty-corner.blogspot.co.uk/

 Becca S https://heartquestforloveandcountrycreativity.blogspot.com/

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Participants:

1. There is a page with free clipart images to use for some of the more uncommon fantasy creatures that we don't see normally on the blog. 

2. For February 2024's option focus, there are Cupid clipart images on that page.

3. Bragging rights post for February will be published after the competition ends on February 29 at 12am central time/Chicago.

4. In order to be eligible for the new bragging rights about the month's focus, you will have to create at least 1 Cupid creature project. 

5. In order to be eligible for at-large overall winner or Top 3/Top 5, you have to submit at least 1 fantasy creature project. 

6. Have fun all month at Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge blog (previously known as TFATU or The Fairy and The Unicorn). We accept more than fairies or unicorns, so think about Cupid, angels, gnomes, mermaids, dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, and others. 

LINK tool =

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/510c519045774b8baaf80fae24f21397

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Sweet Dreams and Best Wishes!

Heart's Quest Fantasy Design Team

Vannessa H (WELCOME!!!), Ilonka, Granmargaret, Claire, and Becca

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Previews of fantasy focus options for March and April are shown on the sidebar of our blog home page. So if you want a chance to be planning ahead this is a terrific opportunity to do so.

 

 

Thursday 1 February 2024

HQFCB or TFATU #1 in 2024 Bragging Rights with Overall Winner plus Focus Winner plus Top 3 Picks

  January 2024 Overall Winner, Focus Winner and Top 3 Picks Announcement

from Heart's Quest Fantasy challenge blog 

(formerly known as The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog)

Congrats to these awesome entries/artisans out of 18 submissions:

 Silke, Aimeslee, Deanne, Chana, and Ellie!!!!

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January 2024 #1: Overall Winner 


entry #14 by Silke= 



as 

 our Overall Winner she gets a Guest DT invite!

-- if you're interested in being our March 2024 Guest Design Team member, please email Becca S, owner of TFATU (HQFCB) at beccasheartland@gmail.com

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the new Special Month's Fantasy Focus Abominable Snowman or Yeti Winner

(5 of the 18 entries qualify= #1, #2, #4, #5, and #18!!) is:

entry #18 by Aimeslee=


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and

Bragging rights for Top 3 Picks:



Top 3 Picks in the order selected are=

#4 by Deanne = 




and

#9 by Chana = 





and

#17 by Ellie = 



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Fantastic fantasy characters! Well done! 

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 These are my selections from the amazing variety of quality entries. I had a very difficult time deciding. (Becca)

Thanks to everyone who participated in January 2024! We've been pretty steady with entries in 2023 and glad to have 18 entries after the holidays. We appreciate that. 

HQFCB 2024 #2 competition will start on February 3rd, the 1st Saturday of the month!!!

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Sweet dreams and best wishes!

HQFCB (TFATU) design team members Claire, Granmargaret, Ilonka, Vannessa (new) and owner Becca S

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NEWS: 

Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge Blog was TFATU

and it became part of Becca's Heart's Quest family of blogs for the January 6, 2024 posting. The old name title will still be included for 2024 as everyone adjusts. The blog's old web address will stay the same too so that it's easy for our regular and past participants to find us. So keep the blog address saved/bookmarked on your browser!

*a new bragging rights opportunity in 2024 will be the fantasy focus option that will have its own badge each month; to be eligible you just have to submit 1 focus option project to be considered


Competition #2= February 2024 focus is Cupid

Competition #3= March 2024 focus is Leprechaun

Competition #4= April 2024 focus is Gnome


*a DT Call separate post was published in December 2023