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