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, 25 January 2011


Morning my Lovely Ladybug Challenge follwers, think I'm in for a severe telling off from Head and Deputy Ladycows (ooops!)
I've got laptop issues - my laptop cable has been chewed through... yes chewed through, not by a mouse... by a Grace!!!! I don't think it's recent but I think the damage has got progressively worse over time and the poor cable won;t work and charge my laptop any more!!! I called the tech guys last week as we have an accidental cover and they said they'd send out a new cable but as yet nothing has shown up!!! MAJOR HMPF!! It's hard enough trying to get TLT sorted on Husband's laptop but trying to run a business too....!!!!!

Anyway I'll keep this short and very sweet this week! Amber, our lovely Guest Designer for January came up with the challenge Plum Crazy with Stitching!!! Well I like purple a lot but don't use it on my cards much I noticed! Here's my take!

How cute is Buttercup in her beautiful Plum House?!?! I wanted to make my Sister a Birthday card and asked her what her favourite colours were (red, purple and green) so I took the opportunity to make her a purple (with some green) Birthday card using Buttercup! The sentiment is also by LCI.
I also used some Bo Bunny Jazmyne Effloresce and Terrace papers and Olive Double Dot CS along with Boysenberry DD ribbon. The papers are in my sale at the moment!! I used contrasting leaf green stitching so that it would stand out :)
Hope you like it, I'm very pleased with how she's turned out!! It's Amber's last week with us - I wish you lots of luck and happiness and we'll see you around blog land!

Lastly, I'm not sure whether you know but Kerry is going to LA THIS WEEK!!!!!! ARRRRGHHHH 2 MORE SLEEPS!!!  I just wanted to wish Kerry all the luck in the World (although I'm sure the others will agree we should have had a field trip outing to help LOL!!) I know you won't need the luck as the stamps and samples are incredible!!! I hope it goes REALLY REALLY well, keeping my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

TLT - Anything But Square

Good morning!!!! Gosh I'm trying to sound nice and bright! I had an insanely busy day yesterday, this time of year always stresses me out a little, mainly because of my tax return needing to be filed! Thank goodness it's all finished and filed now! Woo hoo! I also had a 5 card project waiting to be finished ready for posting today too, I stayed up late last night (morning) and finished that too, the creative juices were most certainly fowing yesterday, I managed to finish the card I'm about to show you today, make a Birthday card for a wonderful friend of mine and finish 3 of the 5 cards! Grace spent her first night in her "big girls" bed last night, we'd ordered her a single bed in November (it's gorgeous!) and it finally turned up yesterday, she'd been in her cotbed from October/November but I think it was too narrow as she is a very active sleeper! She was fine last night, I lay her old matress on the floor next to her, "just in case" she managed to fall out and for my peace of mind but all was good :)

Wasn't last week's Baby Blog Hop so much fun!? I loved it and the new range of stamps are gorgeous!
So onto today's challenge! This week, Lisa set the challenge of anything but square... hmpf. I do like my square cards, I think it's because they're usually the easiest to make and look nicely balanced but I do dabble in other shaped cards (cupcakes, rectangles etc) so it wasn't too bad for me - poor Kerry doesn't really do anything but sqaure hee hee!
I used Martini Nikki for my card and this one will be flying up to Scotland hopefully later today to go on a Kerry's trip to LA for the CHA!!!!
Doesn't she look gorgeous!!!! I loved these papers but have never used them, they're MME Laundry Line, they're glitter coated and the colours are beautiful. I took the photo yesterday evening so it's not the best because of the flash but it's much nicer IRL.

I'm really pleased with how her sparkling shirt turned out, the colour is lovely. I added a sapphire swarovski crystal too.

I have another very busy day today, my sale over at Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn is in full swing, lots of people after bargains, lots of orders to post out! Early night for me tonight (ha ha, I wonder is I could make it into bed before midnight?!)
Have a good day! xx

Saturday, 15 January 2011


I've a little news to announce... (I know some of you are already aware)

I'm having a MASSIVE SALE!!!

There's lots to choose from including gorgeous Bo Bunny collections - Jazmyne, Sophie, Kitchen Spice, Love Bandit, Flutter Butter and more!!!
Beautiful papers, die cuts and accessories by MME reduced - Mary Mary, Little Boy Blue and Graceful
Gorgeous Crate Paper, Paper Doll papers, rub ons, stickers and brads!  
Masses of flowers including Prima flowers! Ribbons, rub ons, brads, stickers, stamps and more!!!! Over 450 different products need to find a new home!!! (1000s of items!)

Remember there's FREE POSTAGE over £20.00 and you still collect loyalty points on sale purchases!
There's a mass of new products which have also been added including gorgeous new Prima products, papers, 6 x 6 paper pads and more!!!!

Feel free to grab the banner and help spread the word!
Thank you

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Hello!!! It's a big day here at the Ladybug Crafts InkChallenge blog!!

Not only is it our TENTH challenge but Kerry also has a new release of stamps and we are having another Blog Hop to celebrate - yipee!!! 2 Chances to win!!!

Firstly the Hop.. all the DT have used the new images - we're all excited as we haven't seen what eachother has made this week for the hop!!
Onto the hop rules:
a) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.

b) Leave a comment at the bottom of the challenge post telling us which is your favourite image from the new release.

c) Display the blog hop banner which is at the top right of my blog/this post on your blog either in a post or on your side bar.

The Prize is a full set of the new BABY BABY stamps along with some GOODIES from Me! Hayley, I own - FUNKY FARM SCRAPBOOK BARN!!
- I also have a fabulous 10% discount for all Ladybug friends using the code: TLTLADYBUGS (just enter the code when checking out!)

The hop will close 9am GMT on Monday 17th January and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 18th January.

You should have arrived from Sue's Blog if you've not arrived here from Sue's blog, head back to the start HERE

The second way you can win a prize of the full set of BABY BABY stamps is by entering the challenge this week and Kerry has chosen the theme:
You DON'T have to use an Ladybug Crafts Ink image to enter this week - any image will do.

If you do not have a blog - just email us a picture of your card/project before the closing date to lcichallengeblog@aol.com

So don't forget, you have 2 chances to win... you can JUST enter the hop, or JUST enter the challenge or if you are game - enter them Both!

Kerry also has an exclusive offer for ONE WEEK ONLY!!! To celebrate the launch of the new stamp set, you can buy this gorgeous cute set for the special proce of £6.99 instead of the regular price of £8.99!!! What a bargain!?!?!? I think they're excellent value for money and we always need new stamps and stash right?!?!? Head on over to LCI now to get your set!

Well, onto my card! We seem to have a lot of friends expecting baby girls at the moment (and more friends who're just annoucing they're expecting a new baby again - such an exciting time!!) I'm a girly girl too so I had no trouble choosing pink for my theme this week!!

How cute is sleeping baby!?!?! I used some Crate Paper - Paper Doll Katie to make her blanket, I also used the cute "Babies are heaven sent" sentiment which is one of a set also included in the Baby Baby stamp set (WOW!) I used some Salt Dotted Swiss CS, Emma Burlap CS, Bo Bunny Tutu 3/8" Double Dot ribbon and gems to finish, oh and one last thing, a wheat versamagic inkpad for the inking effect. I wanted to keep the card quite simple with the stamp drawing all the attention! All the materials used are available to buy online form my store (see above) - remember you can get the new stamp set from Kerry at LCI!!!

I hope you've enjoyed my project, have fun on the rest of the hop. Next you should visit Mary J and see what gorgeous treat she has in store for you!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, have fun and good luck! xxx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

TLT - We're Back!!!

It feels much longer than it has actually been!!! I've missed TLT so much over Christmas and New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all well for 2011. In some ways 2010 was a wonderful year for me and my family, we got married and spent the most wonderful day with all of our friends and family, Grace was Christened on the same day which made it even more special, I did my first ever retail show which was an eye opener but I loved it and am doing the same show again this year but BIGGER! In other ways thought, it's been an awful year. However, it's time to move on and one of my resolutions is to put the past behind me, move on and be positive (for all those who know me I tend to worry a little!) I'm hoping my business continues to grow, I love running Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn, I've "met" (well I have met Kerry) some wonderful customers/friends through the business and getting the lovely emails/comments etc after receiving an order is lovely, it makes my day knowing I've put a smile on others' faces especially by delivering crafty goodies!!! I have a few other things up my sleeve too but they'll keep for another time...

This week at TLT, it's an anything goes theme so why not pop along to our challenge blog and have a go, you can use any stamp this week to be in for a chance to win!!
My post this week is a little special. The card I've made using Wellies Robyn is for an incredibly special and brave little girl - Lucy. She's 8 years old and is the daughter of a friend of ours. She's been poorly for some time and just before Christmas she went through very major surgery. Lucy is the bravest little girl I know. I wanted to make her a card to wish her well. Lucy is obsessed with pink and anything sparkly - my kind of girl! So Wellies Robyn accompanied by some of my favourite papers, extra glitter and sparkly gems were perfect for my project this week!

I hope you like my card, I am really pleased with it, I hope Lucy will love it too and it puts a smile on her beautiful face!

I added sparkling rain to the card along with a glittering glossy umbrella (I did borrow that idea from Kerry; my Birthday card was made using the same stamp and Robyn had the most incredible umbrella!) I picked some gorgeous pink dazzle ribbon and pearly and sprakling brads to help finish off the card! I also added 2 swarovski crystals to Robyn's coat to help finish it off!

So what do you think?!?!

Oh we have a surprise too for this week. Pami is now officially a Lovely Ladybug!!!! I am sooooo excited, I did a little happy dance a few days ago when we found out! I hope you'll all welcome Pami to our lovely team! Welcome back Pami!! xx

One last bit of news - well it's a big bit LOL!! We're having a BLOG HOP!!! Next Tuesday at TLT, be there for 9am sharp please! May the fun commence!! We're celebrating a new release of stamps by ladybug Crafts Ink so add the date to you new diaries!!

That's it form me, have a wonderful day