Welcome to Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn's Blog!

Hello lovely visitors! I hope you like Funky Farm's Blog!

I hope to help brighten your day a little, put a smile on your face and maybe make you giggle!

I run an online shop selling gorgeous card making and scrapbooking goodies and I'm also very lucky to design projects for publications. I hope you enjoy your stop here and gain some inspiration! xXx

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

10% off offer extended!!

Hello, I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas, sadly I was rather poorly over Christmas, I thought (and the doctor did too) that I had laryngitis. I did start the antibiotics but not straight away in case it cleared up by itself. I managed to get through Christmas Day but Boxing Day I was really poorly, I couldn't get warm despite sitting in front of a log fire wrapped in a blanket. I've been in bed pretty much ever since with a fever and it felt like someone was pushing knives through my throat and ears for 2 days! Today I'm starting to feel a little more human again but I'm fairly sure I've had flu again (I had it last Christmas/New Year!) I feel rather wiped out but certainly better than yesterday - thank goodness! I hate being poorly and was really looking forward to Christmas.

Anyway, my news I'd like to share is that I'm going to extend the 10% off offer until 9th January 2011!!

So from now until the 9th January (11:30pm) - you can SAVE 10% off your purchases over £10.00 (offer excludes gift vouchers).


So that's it from me... I hope you all have a wonderful New Year whatever your plans are. ENJOY!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Time for TLT - This week is Tams' Challenge....

Oh gosh, the last TLT of the year :(
Apologies for the late post, I felt rather poorly last night and went to bed early. I'd read for 2 hours then tossed and turned for another 2 and Grace woke up at 2am.... great! She had a high temperature and was rather unsetttled. I stayed with her for as long as I could and went back to bed. I feel exhausted, I don't know why I didn't sleep well as usually I read until I can't keep my eyes open any more!
I was meant to be going out with my Mum this morning to try and finish a few bits off but that didn't happen. We're snowed in and I feel like a zombie, Grace still had a temp too - sob...

Anyway, onto this weeks' challenge set by the wonderful Tams. Boy this was a tough one for me!!! Out of everyone's challenge this was the one I was dreading LOL!!!! (Sorry Tams, this one made me struggle!)
Tams' Challenge is - SONG TITLE - create a card using a song title as the theme - GULP!
For months/weeks all I could think of was using Buttercup and "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?" oh dear.... I was rattling my poor old brain for weeks trying to think with no luck.
Finally on Sunday I was listening to a CD in the car and had a little "lightbulb" moment -"ping" - did everyone else hear it?!
So here's my card...
I decided to use Martini Nikki as I haven't inked her up for a while. I had some very very fine gold glitter which I'd come across the other day whilst looking for something else - perfect I thought for Nikki's blouse and whilst I was at it, I thought I'd give her eye shadow and a matching glass/drink and cushion trim too :)

Well before I tell you what it is, I'll leave you to guess a for a little while...

I added swarovski crystals to her ear (she has another hiding underneath her hair!) and also added a choaker too for extra blingyness.

So any ideas?!?!?!

Whilst i leave you to think about that, I'll announce the winner of my blog candy!!!

The winner is...

Well done!!! Can you please email LCI ladybugcraftsink@aol.com - with your address details so I can send your prize - Thank you. 

So I guess I've kept you waiting long enough...

My card was inspired by the brilliant and very catchy song by Sam Sparro - BLACK & GOLD!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!!! Stay safe and warm!! And TLT will be back on the 4th January!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

A little early Christmas present!!

Hello!!! I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop yesterday - if you haven't taken part yet, there's still time please go to the TLT challenge blog and follow the instructions (click the link in the side bar on the left)

My reason for posting today is that I'm currently running an offer on the FUNKY FARM SCRAPBOOK BARN website!

As a little early Christmas present to crafters I'm offering 10% off your purchases over £10.00!!!! Just use the discount code:


...when checking out! (It's all one word, all upper case). The only exception not included in the offer is Gift Vouchers.

Hot favourites this year are:
Stamps/Ink Pads
The Prima Ideas Book
Stuff Cubbies
Gift Vouchers
Monthly Kits
6 x 6 Paper Pads

The discount code is valid up until Christmas Eve! Don't forget there's FREE POSTAGE on all UK orders over £20.00 and LOYALTY POINTS too!!! Please help spread the word and tell your crafting friends!!
Oh and there's also a little chocolate treat in every December order (plus festive wrapping!) Could it get any better?!?!


Tuesday, 14 December 2010


Oh my goodness I am so excited!!!! Eeeeeek!!!
Welcome to our 7th challenge and our Christmas Blog Hop and boy have we got a Hop for you!!

Firstly you should have arrived here from PINKY - if you haven't, please go back to the TLT CHALLENGE BLOG PAGE to start in the correct order.

As it's the season of goodwill each DT member is giving a gift!
There are 11 prizes to be won as well as this weeks' challenge prize!! WOWEEEE!!!

This weeks' challenge has been chosen by our GD Jovita and she has chosen a brilliant theme...


We haven't displayed our creations on the challenge blog this week as you will see them as you go along the hop, I've not seen any yet either so I'm going to have lots of fun on the hop too!!!!

So you have 2 chances to win a prize; firstly you can enter the Winter Wonderland Challenge and secondly you can take part in the hop. But its a hop with a twist...

... as you go along you will see that each DT member will ask a Question... just answer the question and take a note of the first letter of your answer...

When you have finished, use the first letter of each answer to spell a word - just email us at lcichallengeblog@aol.com with the word you have spelt

Just a little clue ... its a Christmas related word!!
Also you must display the hop banner on your blog - you can grab it from the left hand side of my blog in the side bars.

If you do not have a blog you can still enter please follow the instructions on the main TLT page.

Hope you all have fun - GOOD LUCK!!! If you take part in our Winter Wonderland challenge remember to leave your link on the TLT challenge blog to your project!!!

Now we've got all the rules out of the way, time to see my blog candy on offer...

And I think I've kept you waiting long enough to see my creation for this week so here it is...
I made a 3 layered/step card and tried to create a little scene. The first step features Shadow Cardstock with Dark Denim ribbon finished with swarovski crystals.
The next step features a Powder Blue background and Slate, Frost and Dark Denim tree shapes, with stickles, glamour dust and the gorgeous Nikki image - Nikki & Buttercup Building a Snowman - I tried to keep colouring to a minimum and use colour blue shades with LOTS of glitter/stickles etc!
The last layer features more Double Dot cardstock, crystals and stickles/glitter etc!
Here's a close up of the coloured image...

and one last pic - the sparkle in the dark with just cosy candle light...

So what do you think? Remember one lucky person who leaves a comment below will win the blog candy if they answer the questions correctly and email the correct answer.

So I guess you'll be wanting my question... ok here it goes:

"... had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows!"

Have fun on the rest of the hop!!!! Enjoy!
Next on the hop is JOVITA

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A BLOG HOP & lovely new goodies for sale!

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. I think I may have got laryngitis :( I've had a horrible cough and sore throat for days and days now and lost my voice a few days ago, it's getting worse not better though (I was hoping it was just a virus that would clear in a couple of days). I think I might have to go to the doctors on Monday.

Yesterday we went and got most of our Christmas shopping done which was a big relief. Just the difficult ones left to do! Whilst Simon was out last night I did do a little "Christmas" shopping for myself last night, I found some bargains online and couldn't resist a little treat!

I have a little bit of exciting news which I'm sure is a little late (sorry girls) but The Lovely Ladybugs are hosting a Christmas BLOG HOP on Tuesday!!!!
Grab the banner and start over at the TLT Challenge blog from 9am on Tuesday 14th Dec! It's going to be soooo much fun!

Secondly, I thought I'd let you know that I've added a huge amount of new Ink Pads to the website including dew drops by Memento, VersaMagic and Brilliance!!! They're very competitively priced so why not take a look!? I've also added some more goodies including gorgeous edger punches by Martha Stewart and E K Success!! Some beautiful Martha Stewart Christmas buttons, brads and other embellishments, an excellent ribbon deal - 4 metres of lucky dip ribbon for £1.00 (all different fancy styles) and crackle accents by Ranger.

Lastly, there are discount codes in the latest issues of Scrapbook Magazine, Papercraft Inspirations, Papercraft Essentials (I think lol!) and various other magazines, if you'd like any of the codes please let me know :)
Have a great weekend and see you Tuesday!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

TLT!! Gaelle's Challenge - Pearls...

Well, you know what day it is!!! It's Tuesday and time for TLT! Is anyone counting down the days until Christmas Day? 18 more sleeps to go!!! I am sort of getting sooooo excited (long story(ies) but if all goes well and Grace stays well it'll be wonderful!)

Anyway onto this weeks' challenge and it's Gaelle's turn! Gaelle chose the theme - Pearls (I love pearls!) so I was rather looking forward to this week's challenge! And this is what I came up with...

I love love love this collection of MME papers and combined them with some E-Line Prima flowers, Prima pearls (a butterfly at the bottom, a swirl and individual pearls (were they enough?)) and I love this gorgeous green chiffon ribbon... not to mention gorgeous Birthday Nikki - The colouring possibilities of this gorgeous stamp are endless and I love the versatility!
What Nikki stamp (well any LCI stamp) would be complete without a generous helping of glamour dust??? None lol!! I added glitter to her eyeshadow, pressies and dress! And gave her some gorgeous swarovski earrings (LCI)
So what do you think? Remember to share the Ladybug Love and visit the Lovely Ladybug's blogs and see their fabulous creations too! You can also click the link/title above and go to the TLT Challenge blog and have a go at the challenge too! There's a stamp to win!!!!
Have a great week xxx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

TLT! Our Guest Designer's Challenge!

OOOOOoooh it's Time for TLT again and what a treat we have for you today at LCI's challenge blog

This week's challenge was set by Caz, our guest designer for November Caz has caused a little ruffle of feathers this week and asked us to use the colour wheel below...

We had to pick our favourite colour (in my case this was er.... pink) and then choose the colour opposite this and use that colour to create our card. My only problem with that green was my other favourite colour!! LOL! I did start a green card but will keep that for another time, I didn't think it was fair to make a card using another colour I really loved so I had to get my thinking cap on. I knew I'd got some gorgeous yellow polka dot paper by Crate paper - Snow Day Mittens which I'd been eyeing up for a while... to use with my most favourite-ist stamp by LCI.... I know, I know but I couldn't resist Wellies Robyn! She just has this way of looking at me and saying, "I'd look great in yellow... please" LOL!

Doesn't she look gorgeous in yellow!? I used some Bazzill flock to stitch around the edge, something I'd seen my Lovely Ladybug friend Mary J do and I thought I'd give it a go as it always looks stunning on her cards. I used some prima e-line crystals and some gorgeous Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock in Buttercup the ribbon is also available at Funky Farm.

The sentiment is also by LCI, how sweet is the bubbly 2!? LCI has an offer on for December too, buy one stamp, get one half price perfect for Chsirtmas pressies!

I glossed Robyn's brollie up and what card wouldn't be complete without glittered rain!! Oh I just love her!

I hope you'll take the time to check out my Lovely Ladybug's blogs too (see the right hand side) and also click the link above and go to the challenge blog and take part - you never know, you might win!
That's all from me today

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

TLT - A sketch (and better late than never!)

Hello everyone, I hope each of you are well and looking forward to what we have in store for you today at TLT - The LCI Challenge Blog

This week's challenge is set by the lovely Michele, she's wonderful, full of naughty antics and is so much fun!

I've been feeling rather under the weather recently, I've had so much on and been hindered by my own illness and Grace being poorly too. A few early nights will help though and I'm off as soon as I'm A Celebrity finishes! (Is anyone else glued to it?!)

Anyway, here's Michele's challenge sketch:

And here is my rather late interpretation!

I had to use Wellies Robyn - she's my favourite stamp and I'd been getting withdrawal symptoms from not having used her recently and so I couldn't resist! You can get Wellies Robyn from LCI and the sentiment is also by LCI!
I decided to add some texture to the card by using ribbon (and ruffle just part of it), buttons and more ribbon (you know my obsession for ribbon!)
The papers are by Echo Park and you can get them from Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn.

You can join in with the challenges at TLT (see link above) and please visit my fellow Lovely Ladybugs and share the Ladybug Love. I'll be hopping over to their blogs tomorrow to apologise and comment on their gorgeous creations!

Bye for now xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Time for TLT - This week it's Sue's Challenge!

Hello! Another week has been and gone, my goodness, before we know it Christmas will be upon us (not that I mind because I love Christmas and it's even more lovely now that we have Grace, there's something magical when Christmas involves children!)

This week's challenge has been set by Sue and the theme for us Lovely Ladybugs is Christmas Sparkle!

I've had my idea planned in my head for a few weeks now, I knew which stamp I was going to use, the colours etc. Time has been in short supply this week and I've not been well either. Anyway, I loved this challenge and had great fun producing my card!

Here it is....
I used the beautiful Graceful Skating Ruby (LCI) - I kept colouring to a minimum and just coloured her face/skin/hair, a touch of grey on the mountains, the cute bird and her clothing.
I added blue glitter to her hat and coat, sugar coating glitter to the ice, stickles to the mountains and trees and glamour dust to Ruby's wings - LOTS of sparkle!!!
I used Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock in Powder Blue and Dark Denim (there are 5 shades which I'd recommend to use together and all are available HERE they are Frost, Powder Blue, Slate, Dark Denim and Shadow)
I also used some gorgeous epoxy dots and Swarovski by LCI (here) and some gorgeous new Snowflake Trim by May Arts (here) I also used this beautiful soft and shimmery ribbon which I thought was perfect for the theme!

I hope I've done the "sparkle" justice! Remember to take a look at my other Lovely Ladybugs blogs too and leave some Ladybug Love!!! Also check out TLT's Challenge blog and play along with this week's challenge!

That's it from me for now. Hope everyone is well! xx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

TLT - Ribbon Challenge!

Oooooh it's Tuesday again and time for TLT! Totally Ladybug Tuesday!
It's the lovely Anita's challenge this week and she has chosen the theme - ribbon! (Which was one of my original thoughts for a challenge but I was pipped to it and so came up with my nice challenge a few weeks back ha ha!)

Anyway, you can now join in with the Lovely Ladybugs' challenges at our Challenge Blog  HERE! and also please check out what my other teamies have come up with this week too! (Check out the challenge blog or sidebar for links to their blogs!)

So here is my interpretation....

I decided to add two types of ribbon to my card, the first is the beautiful chiffon/organza ribbon which is two toned. And the second is the cute roses at the bottom of the card.
How gorgeous is Nikki in this image?! It's called Nikki & Buttercup building a snowman and you can buy them here
I made the roses using some Bo Bunny double dot ribbon (see the Funky Farm website for the entire collection of ribbon!)
I used some Basic Grey Christmas papers which I think were last years or the year before's?!

I added lots and lots of glitter and stickles and don't you just love Buttercup, she's got a tiny bit of mud at the bottom of her coat - a bath for that pooch when she gets home!

So what do you think? I hope you have as much fun producing a card with ribbon as I did!! Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with at TLT!
Hayley x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

TLT - Challenge Blog & A Blog Hop eeeeeek!!

Oh my goodness!!! What a week! Well I guess we'll get straight into today's post and it's a Tuesday and that can only mean one thing - It's TLT!!! Totally Ladybug Tuesday and a special day for Ladybug Crafts Ink as we're firstly celebrating the launch of the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - CLICK HERE AND the launch of a new stamp collection by Ladybug Crafts Ink! What a treat!!!

So firstly on this blog hop you should have arrived here from my lovely Ladybug friend PINKY and if you haven't you need to go back to the start and begin this fun trip! CLICK HERE FOR THE BEGINNING

This week to celebrate the launch of the new collection of stamps we were each given a stamp from the launch and Mary J set the challenge for this weeks' TLT which was a sketch... with a twist! We had to decorate the inside of our card too!!

This is the sketch Mary J came up with...

And this is my take using the gorgeous new stamp! Nikki with the rather handsome man in her life... Ben!

Don't they look perfect together!?
I used some of my favourite Christmas papers by Bo Bunny and wanted to play a little bit with the challenge and decided the hearts were a good idea for a love theme! Sooooo, what do you think? I hope Mary J likes my take on her challenge!!!

I decided to give Ben a little "designer stubble" lol!!! I added some stickles to the mistletoe and Nikki's hat, I couldn't resist using glitter (or the sewing machine!)
So, for the twist we had to decorate the inside of the card...

I used the very first border punch I ever bought for this one! (I'd forgotten until recently that I had it!!)
I thought the holly worked well!
So you're asking what do you need to do in order to win some fabulous new goodies!???

Well So onto the rules of the Hop - which are...

1) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of our blog hop posts.

2) Leave a comment at the bottom of the TLT post telling us which is your favourite image.

3) Display the blog hop banner which is at the top of the TLT challenge blog post on your blog either in a post or on your side bar.

The Prize is all 5 images in the new release!!! Couldn't be easier eh?!
The hop will close 9am GMT on Monday 8th NOV and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 9th NOV

One of our Lovely Ladybug's Gaelle is away on her Honeymoon for the next couple of weeks (such a lucky lady!) but she has produced her card for the challenge and I know Gaelle would love a share of the Ladybug Love so please visit her blog and share your comments with her too!

Sooooooo - where do you go next... to my lovely Ladybug friend Michele (across the pond!)
Don't forget to take part in our challenge on the TLT challenge blog too!!!!! There's another fabulous opportunity to win a prize!!!
Thank you for visiting

Friday, 29 October 2010

A very very busy week (again) and a reminder!

Oh my goodness, yet another week has flown by, does anyone have a remote with a pause button please? I really need time to stop for a little while so I can just catch up a little!! Maybe one of the time turners Hermione uses in Harry Potter would come in very handy!

I've had such a busy but nice week, meeting up with friends, taking Grace out riding, going out shopping with my mum and Grace, cooking, crafting... (and the usual endless washing, cleaning etc) I've added a mass of new goodies to the website including - the new collection by MME - Fine & Dandy ~ Tickled Pink, gorgeous new ribbons and lace by May Arts, chipboard letters and I've just had a HUGE delivery this morning which will keep me busy for a couple of days or so!

I made the card below for a friend of ours' daughter (one of Grace's friends) little miss Cupcake Cutie (LCI) was perfect for this little girl's Birthday! And I love these papers by MME - Quite Contrary ~ Mary Mary I love the ribbon too and thought the big knot worked quite well...
Noticed the "3"? This is was made using the number and sentiment set also by Ladybug Crafts Ink!!
I had great fun colouring, stickling, glittering and glossy this image, I love this little stamp so much and think it's perfect for so many cards (for big and little girls!!)

Anyway time for my reminder... It's the start of TLT's challenge blog to begin on the 2nd November (Tuesday!!) and we're having a blog hop to celebrate... and what comes with a blog hop... PRIZES!
We're celebrating the launch of a new set of stamps by Ladybug Crafts Ink so come and check out the challenge and the new stamps!!
You can win 2 ways (one for entering in the challenge and two for the blog hop!)

And you still have time to win the blog candy if you follow these 3 simple steps:

1) Display the Promo Banner above on your blog

2) Become a follower of our new challenge blog

3) Leave your name with Mr Linky in the post!

Gosh, I think that's it from me for tonight, have a lovely weekend and if you're doing something nice for Halloween have fun!! I know Lisa is having a fabulous looking party!!! :)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

TLT! It's that time again!

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe yet another Tuesday has come around soooooo quickly! This week we were set the challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs Guest Designer for the month Ang. Ang has been with us for October and I hope she's enjoyed herself!
Ang set the challenge of making our own patterned paper! (Michele and I both said, "oh we did that for our mermaid cards can we use them" ha ha ha - no chance!) (Although we were only joking)

I had a clear image in my mind of what I wanted to create - and still have that finished card in my mind!!! I couldn't find 2 of the things I needed and started to panic a little because I had this picture in my head and no other ideas... so I thought to myself Saturday night " pick a stamp, pick colours and and find a stamp to make my patterned paper" and off I went! This is my interpretation...

I used the adorable Catflap Magnum (I felt guilty having picked Buttercup last week so couldn't not use this cute little guy and he's soooo cute - for a cat!)

I was inspired by the beautiful colours our in the fields at the moment, all those war yellows, oranges and reds - very Autumnal (except today is grey and miserable!)

Everything went together so well for this card!
I used 2 different stamps to create the patterned paper. I used a rusty red ink to stamp over the Honey Mustard CS, and a gold and bronze ink to stamp on the Coffee CS.
I heat embossed a layer of stamps with a glittery gold powder and then added another layer of bronze ink over the top. At the top of the card I used a bronze ink to the corners.
Materials you will need:
Catflap Magnum (LCI)
Honey Mustard, Coffee and Paprika Double Dot CS (Bo Bunny) - Funky Farm
Burnt Orange Double Dot Ribbon 5/8" (Bo Bunny)
Grass stamps
Gold, Bronze and Rust Inks
Glitter gold embossing powder

Make sure you check out my other Ladybug friends Cards, I'm off to do it too!! (You can find their links to the right of my blog)

Have a great Tuesday!! x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

TLT Tuesday and Some NEWS!!!

OK so it's that time of week again, it's TLT!!! I have yet again had a rollercoaster of a week but actually managed to get my card for this week's challenge all finished, photographed and emailed to head Ladybug before 10:30 this morning (unheard usually but after me being outed last week for emailing my card at 11pm Monday night (I did have a reasonable excuse mind!) I thought I'd better improve my lateness as I always seem to be the naughty Ladybug that's last to send her pics (I can't help it and have to think of everything possible for my project, plus I have a poorly little girl and a business/family to run, horse to exercise etc)

Anyway onto this week...

First.... this week's exciting news!!! Our Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog is being launched TODAY!!!!!!
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ CHECK IT OUT at the link!!!! We are all sooooooo excited and cannot wait for the first challenge!! I don't think we'll be able to sleep the night before! LOL!

There's more news!!! To celebrate the launch there's blog candy to be won!!
Check out this gorgeous candy!!! I love that cute Magnum and Lily image and those embellies and ribbons are yummy!!

So what do you have to do to  be in with a chance to win this lovely candy I hear you ask?!!?
Well firstly add this banner to your blog...
Secondly, become a follower on the blog - easy peasy!
Thirdly leave your name with Mr Linky - Simples!

So onto this week's challenge, gosh I am sooooooo nervous as this week it's my challenge!!! Let me tell you the feathers of some of the Lovely Ladybugs have been well and truly ruffled this week (and the weeks leading up to it!!!) (Picture hens in the hen house getting all ruffled about something - that's the image I have in my head!!)

Anyway - I decided to go with something a little different as a lot of my ideas had been taken so I thought "why not do something "different"" ha ha!!!

It's called:   Cats V Dogs in a Shabby Chic and/or Vintage style!!!
I cannot wait to see what everyone has come up with!!
Here's my attempt (no pressure lol!!)

I chose the gorgeous Buttercup (how could I resist her and I was saving her specifically for this challenge!)
And I went down the predominantly Shabby Chic road (although a lot of the elements are the same/similar to create a vintage look)
Don't you just love Buttercup's kennel?! I added 3D foam pads to make it look as though she really was peeking form inside! The stamp is called "In the Doghouse" - poor Buttercup, I'd love her lots :)

I chose pretty English Country floral papers, white washed green cardstock, white cardstock, used lots of pink and smoke blue inks, stitching which I then picked to make it look shabby! I ruffed up the papers a little to make them look worn and found this beautiful green lace! I even papered some of Buttercup's Kennel!!
And this is the finished piece!!! I added handmade bunting and some pink pearls to help finish the look. I embossed pink/silver pearl ink/powder.
You can give a home to Buttercup by clicking HERE
Sooooooo, I'm dying to know what you all think and I can't wait to see what my other Lovely Ladybug's have come up with!!

That's it from me for today. xXx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

It's that time of the week - It's TLT!!

Hello!! Back to Tuesday again and time for TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday!!! Gosh I can't believe how the time flies! I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop last week to launch those delicious scrummy Cupcake Cuties! Weren't they Flabtabulous!?!?!

Anyway onto this week's challenge which was set by Lovely Pinky!! Pinky set the challenge "One for the Boys" and my interpretation was to create a card for a boy. So what do you think?

Isn't Jack just the cutest little man!?!? He's such a sweetie!

I had so much fun creating this card (plus I have 5 little boys Birthdays from September to November to make cards for) I thought I'd make two!!! So you have a double treat today! Plus I love these papers!!

You will need:

Hope you enjoy the cards, please don't forget to share the Ladybug Love and visit each of my Lovely Ladybug Friends and DT buddy's blogs and see what they came up with for this week's challenge! I can't wait to see them!

Have a great Tuesday xxx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Such a busy week, I don't know where on earth it went!

Gosh, what another very busy week (which is good!) but boy doesn't it pass so quickly, it feels like it was only Monday yesterday! It's been an up and down week, so much going on and I was so pleased for a little break last night - I went out for a gorgeous meal with some lovely girly friends and we had a lovely enjoyable time, great food and great company and a good giggle, we were laughing until tears ran, I had severe face ache afterwards!!!

Funky Farm's Birthday Bash is going very well!!! Remember there's still time until 10pm tomorrow to save 10% off your entire order with the code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY

We've had a busy run of Birthday parties a Christening, Weddings and other get togethers recently and I've found myself rather busy making lots of cards, which is great. I've also had some enquiries/orders to make and design some Wedding Invitations and enquiries/orders for materials for people to make their own invitations. Please help spread the word that I can order in products specifically for anyone who would like to create their own invites - or if anyone is looking for someone to make their invitations for them then I can also help with that too!

This is a pic of a card I made for a recent Christening of some friend's little boy (remember the invitations I was asked to make? It was this Christening).

I was rather pleased with the result, it took quite a while to make but the result was worth it as it looks so pretty but simple.

Crafty Ingredients:
Teddy Bear Stamp
Letter stamps

Isn't the stamp cute?! Do you know I'd completely forgotten I had the set of stamps the teddy bear came in!? I've never used them, they were in their original packaging, I'd bought them from Lakelands years and years ago (maybe 8) and had forgotten about them completely. Don't you love finding things you forgot you had?! 

More discounts???? Well if you've got the latest Papercraft Inspiraions, Lets Get Crafting or Crafts Beautiful Magazines you'll find 3 exclusive discount codes in these magazines!!!! :)

Anyway, that's it from me, short and sweet. 

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Happy Birthday Funky Farm!!!

It's Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn's 3rd Birthday and I thought we'd celebrate!!!

From now until 10pm on Sunday the 10th October save 10% off your order - enter the code:


Only one different code valid per order (so if you have another keep hold of it for now and use it another time!)

I've also put together October's Monthly Kit:

What do you think? I thought I'd combine some nice bright fun colours and papers for this kit as last month's was more Autumnal. I think there might be one or two left of the Spetember kit if anyone still wants one!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink's 2nd BLOG HOP!!!!

Hello my lovely Ladybug friends!!!! Well today is TLT Totally Ladybug Tuesday and today is a special day as we are hosting Ladybug Crafts Ink's 2nd BLOG HOP!!! Hip hip horay I hear you cry!

OK if you haven't arrived hear from Ang's blog the please go back to Head Ladybug/Cow's Blog Kerry and begin your lovely blog hop journey!

This blog hop is also special because we are celebrating the launch of a new range of stamps - CUPCAKE CUTIES!!! They are gorgeous! And I'm a touch excited lol!!!

So here's my Cupcake Cutie, we had a theme of anything goes so I got busy thinking away over the weekend of what I could make. It had to be "special" for the release and eye catching! We have had a run of Birthday parties lately and this weekend we were at another party and there were the most scrumptious and divine looking cupcakes there! On the drive home we were chatting away and I had one of those light bulb moments you see in films "ping" went the idea in my head, "why not create a cupcake shaped card which would be perfect for the Cupcake Cutie theme!?!?!"

This cupcake card is HUGE but doesn't it look delicious - good enough to eat I think?!
It measures almost 11 inches tall by 10.75 inches wide!

I loved colouring this little cutie (after my dilemma trying to get her printed in the correct size!!), she reminds me of my gorgeous little girl Grace with her pinafore dress and beautiful blonde curls! Of course I added the mandatory glitter to the image and card (which really wasn't a problem at all with this gorgeous image!) Simon was laughing at me as I was covered in glitter, I could even see my nose twinkling when I moved!!! I was rather covered! :)

Isn't she scrummy!? I had to use bright colours for this Cutie, I chose Bo Bunny's Petal Pushers papers and double dot cardstock:
Orange Micro Dot Ribbon (also from the Funky Farm website)
Prima E-Line Pearls and Crystals

So what do you think!?!?!
So do you want to be in with a chance to win some fantastic stamps?!?! Of course you do and here's how...

1) Please leave a comment on each of the Lovely Ladybug's blogs and display the banner below in order for a chance to win!
2) You also need to visit each Lovely Ladybug's blog in order to collect the letters to spell a particular word. You then need to email the word to Lisa at - lisa.coe@btinternet.com

The prizes!!!!!

1st place prize - The complete collection of new stamps in this gorgeous scrummy new range - Cupcake Cuties!! (4 stamps!)
Runners Up prizes - Four lucky runners up will win one stamp each from the new collection!!

If you're not lucky enough to win then don't be disappointed - head on over to the Ladybug Crafts Ink website to buy your new stamps!

I guess you'll be wanting my letter for your word... I think you've waited long enough! My letter is "L"

From my blog you need to head on over to Gaelle's lovely blog for the next blog in the sequence!

Pinky, one of our Lovely Ladybug's sadly had some horrible nasty people pinch the copper out of the internet cables (can you believe it!?!!?) and she lost her internet connection sadly. However Pinky does now have connection (yay!) however it was a little late to re-add her into the hop - pleaese please please go and visit Pinky's blog as she deserves LOTS of Ladybug Love and Hugs and you can also check out her lovely Cupcake Cutie too!! CLICK HERE to visit Pinky's Blog!

Right, that's it from me remember to visit everyone's blog in the correct order starting with Kerry's blog, display the banner, comment on each blog and collect the letters to form the word and email it to Lisa :D

Thursday, 30 September 2010

New products, Offers and a Blog Hop!

OK - things have been rather busy and hectic recently with one thing and another.

Firstly I have added some GORGEOUS new stock to the website - 2 NEW COLLECTIONS! The first is by Fancy Pants Designs and is called Happy Together! Here's a sneeky peek at one of the gorgeous double sided papers...

So what do you think.... Gorgeous eh?! This collection combines gorgeous blues, brown, cream and green together and isn't tied to a particular theme. There are lots of papers, journal cut outs, large rich chocolatey pom pom ribbon, rub ons, transparencies, glitter cuts, stickers, printed ribbon, striped ribbon, journal notebook, butons, brads and MORE! The entire collection is now online! Perfect for so many themes you'll be spoilt for choice with how to use these goodies!

Next up is a Winter/Christmas Collection with a twist! It's by Crate Paper and called SNOW DAY!
Lots of bright fun colours, plenty of small patterns and of course that gorgeous texture to the papers! There are 6 x 6 stacks, rub ons, stickers and more so why not take a look... here's a sneeky peek...

Aren't those snowmen cute?! There's chipboard and jewelled chipboard too! Lovely!

OK so what else -

I have an offer in the current issue of Crafts Beautiful Magazine! It entitles readers to 10% off their purchase. Enter the code at the checkout - enjoy!:   SEPTCBMAGAZINE

So why not pop over to the website and treat yourself to some new stash and save yourself 10% too!!!

Lastly but not least some more exciting news!!!! Ladybug Crafts Ink is having another BLOG HOP!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!
Add this banner to your blog and join us on the 5th October for masses of fun and a great prize! Help us LCI's DT and of course Head Ladybug Kerry celebrate the launch of a new range of stamps (there's a sneaky peek to keep you going on the banner!) I am sooooooo excited!!! You'll need to start at Head Ladybug's blog and form there you'll be told where to go and what to do! Ang is LCI's Guest DT member for October and she will be joining in with all the fun too!

Phew - I think that's everything for today!!!! Hope everyone is having a good week! :)

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Time for TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday!

Well it's that time of the week again - IT'S TLT!!!!

This weeks' challenge was set by Lisa! She produced a sketch for our challenge and I can't wait to see what my other Lovely Ladybug friends have come up with!

Lisa's Sketch!

And here's my card...

Crafty Ingredients:
Martini Nikki (Ladybug Crafts Ink)
Mulberry Double Dot CS (Bo Bunny)
MME So Sophie Focused (both sides) and Precious Stripe papers
Petaloo Flowers (Daisy box blends)
Prima Pearls and Crystals
Bo Bunny Aquamarine 5/8" Double Dot Ribbon

I love Martini Nikki - she's perfect for ladies of all ages! And I love these papers. They're available to buy (all the items to make the card) on the Funky Farm website and also Kerry at LCI stocks a huge fabulous range of stamps! I had great fun making the card and using the sketch, I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with and what stamps we've all used!!

Next week there's soething very very exciting happening again....

That's right, we're having our second Ladybug Crafts Ink BLOG HOP!!!! Let me tell you, I am just as excited about this blog hop as the first one!!!! (And you know I was bouncing off the walls with excitement when we had out first blog hop!) We've been given a new stamp from LCI new stamp release and you can see a sneak peek on the banner! Don't forget to add the banner to your blog and join in the fun on the 5th of October!!!! Start at Kerry's blog (see banner for address) and take a trip through the hugely talented members of Kerry's team to see some gorgeous treats! See you at the hop! :)