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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, 22 February 2011

TLT - New Release BFF Blog Hop!!!!

Hello! Welcome to Ladybug Crafts Ink's New Release blog hop!!!! You'll have to excuse any typos that may be in my post, I am so so so so sooooo tired! Busy day at Stitches yesterday sourcing gorgeous products (more news to come) and I also got to meet Sue and Kerry (again!) - Lovely! Just slightly pooped now!

Anyway, onto today's Blog Hop! How exciting, I love a good blog hop!!!

Kerry has been a busy ladybug with her latest stamp release BFF and they are all GORGEOUS, there are four stamps in the collection!!! Firstly, you should have arrived here from GAELLE if you haven't, click on the post title and it will take you back to The Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog and start at the beginning!

OK so the boring bit  er the rules I mean (very important so please pay attention!)

A) Display the banner on your blog

B) Collect all the numbers from each blog on the hop and add them up. (Each blog has one number) After you've finished, add them up and email us at lcichallengeblog@aol.com

C) Leave some Ladybug Love by commenting on each DT blog!

Easy Peasy eh?!

One lucky winner will win the entire collection! And four lucky runners up will each win one stamp! Lovely!

So onto my card, I was given the sweet Olivia to use:
Domi, our GD for the month chose out challenge this week and we had a recipe, one image, two patterned papers and three flowers. I chose Basic Grey papers from the Lime Rickey collection and used some Bazzill and Bazill Bling to accompany my papers. I then used my new spiral die cut (thank you Mary J for recommending the site!) and made my three flowers from coordinating cardstock/papers to tie it all in.
I wanted to show off some of what you get in this fabulous stamp set, your get the main image as well as two sets of smaller stamps, I had to use the stars! (There are muscial notes too!) And to top off the collection, you get three sentiments!!! I ahd to use all three to help show off the excellent value for money this set is!

(If you're reading this early, I apologise for the photo, it was rather late by the time I finished but replace the photo later in the day!)

How sweet is Olivia, singing her little heart out with her glittery microphone!? I think she'd be perfect for all those wannabe Pop Princesses out there! Also perfect for girlies who love to play these sing-a-long Wii games etc - perfect!

There are four new stamps in this fabulous release and Kerry has a pre-release offer on, you can buy the new stamps for the special price of £5.99 instead of £6.99 until the 8th March!

Please go and take a look at my other Lovely Ladybug's blogs, there are definately more than four blogs to see so enjoy! Remember if you're taking part in the challenge this week to use only 3 flowers and not 4 otherwise they'll be trouble!
Onto the next lovely blog on the hop and you need to visit Tams who is the fourth ladybug in the list! Have fun and enjoy
Hayley xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

I think I'm in Love...

with a paper collection!!!! Oh My Goodness!!!! Have you seen the new My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose collection?!?!? I knew as soon as I saw that they were releasing this I HAD to have it!!!! It didn't disappoint when it arrived either, I sat and drooled for a few hours looking through everything, the colours and patterns are exquisite and the quality is exceptional! Must nicer IRL than the images. Each of the 12" papers and die cuts are double sided and textured! There ar 40 papers split into 4 themes, Hattie, Gertie, Mabel and Hazel. Then I have ALL od the accessories for the collections, there's 19 accessories in each collection including a 6 x 6 pad (sadly the papers in these aren't textured) but there are so many 12" papers with small prints on!!!

I've added a couple of pics below to give you an idea of what's in the collection and of course you can find the entire collection HERE


There are stamps, papers, journal cards, title cards, die cuts, trims (ribbons), brads, layered stickers and chipboard, stickers and more!

Also - I have set up a new Facebook group which you're all welcome to join you can find it HERE

Think that's all from me today! Hope you're all having a lovely Saturday!!!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

TLT ~ Mary J's Challenge ~ Anything But A Card!!!

Morning everyone!!! I hope you're all well and had a wonderful week! I have been so busy this last week. Lots of gorgeous new stock to add to the website (see my post below!) new stock to order and decide on - gosh these are hard decisions as I usually want everything LOL! And the regular jobs too!

Thank you all so much for entering my challenge last week!! We had some wonderful entries and it was lovely to see some non-traditional love themed projects there too!!!

We've a bit of news to share with you this week:

Join us next Tuesday for LCI's fabulous new releases and to celebrate, we're having a BLOG HOP!!! I love blog hops, they're so much fun!

Anyway, onto this week's challnege and the lovely Mary J set us the challenge this week to make anything BUT a card.... *gulp*!! When I initially saw this I did panic a little but then thought I'd make a scrapbook layout which I do do a lot of... then back in January it was a good friend's Birthday and I wanted to make her something special as she's very much into handmade items and altering things around her home to suit her own style! I bought a couple of CD tins from Head Ladybug Kerry a while back and wanted to use one to make a notecard set for my friend, she's always sending little notes with things so this was perfect! I'd asked her to clarify what her favourite colours were - white, pastel blue and baby pink and knew instantly which papers to use and what stamp too!!

Here's what I came up with....

This is Flower Ruby all coloured and glittered up!!! How stunning does she look with her pastel blue and glamour dusted wings!? And her pretty sparkling dress! The image is inked around the edges with Pixie Dust VersaMagic - I love these inks!!

This is the front cover of the CD tin! I used some gorgeous rolled up cardstock flowers and finished them with some pretty Swarovski crystals that I also bought from Kerry! I used smaller crystals around the edges.

Inside the tin are these 6 beautiful notecards I made! I used some Bazzill (Emma) and the gorgeous papers from MME (Mary Mary) which are in the sale and selling out fast! I added swarovski crystals to each card in a different way for a bit of variety and used the LCI sentiments "Just for you" and "Just a Note" to finish them off!

You can see the crystals and detail more here

My friend was thrilled with it and very touched I'd made her most of her present, I must say, for my first attempt at a CD tin I was very very pleased with the results and so happy that she liked it!

Have a wonderful week everyone, I think I might have another post later in the week...
Take Care and "Thank you" Mary J for a wonderful challenge!!

PS - Think I must have forgotten to schedule this... (silly muppet!) It had saved a draft but I must ahve gone to bed without posting it... Sorry!! xx

I'd like to enter my project for the following challenge please:

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Look what arrived today!!!!!

I couldn't not share this with you!!!
Look what arrived today...

To the "untrained" non-crafty eye, these just look like 5 boxes... but guess what they have in them!?!?! BRAND NEW CHA RELEASES by My Mind's Eye, Prima, Bazzill and a few other bits and pieces too!
This is the biggest delivery I think I've ever had and I was climbing the walls this morning getting VERY inpatient! (Worse than Tams!)
I still have on order beautiful new products from Crate Paper, FancyPants and of course Bo Bunny... and I have a little surprise which I'm going to keep for another day... I know, a big tease aren't I!? But I don't think you'll be disappointed!!!

Sooooooo guess what I'll be doing tonight then!?!? I've added the 6 x 6 pads which are new to My Mind's Eye - they're the Stella & Rose collection, don't worry I have ordered the very full collection of forty (yes forty) 12 x 12 papers and all of the gorgeous accessories!!
Here's a couple of the paper pads Hattie and Gertie to help whet your appetites!!!
STUNNING aren't they?????

Lastly, I have set up a new group on Facebook and would love for you all to join and be part of the fun! It's great to keep in touch so why not head on over! http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/pages/Funky-Farm-Scrapbook-Barn/199286715272

That's it from me, I have LOTS of work to do!!! xxx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

TLT - Love Is In The Air!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!! I have had an exceptionally busy (and at times stressful week!) I'm busy trying to get so many things done, I have the Stitch and Creative Craft show to plan and design for, I am sooooooooooooooooo excited but a little stressed as it's rapidly approaching, only a few weeks ago I was thinking to myself, "I have over 3 months..." arghhhh it's now less than 4 1/2 weeks away! This year I am a lot calmer though, I have the most amazing friends to help me and I'm so looking forward to spending some time all together and having fun whilst selling gorgeous stash!!! My laptop cable hasn't turned up yet!! I am so cross, they now want to collect my laptop on Friday and replace the cable that way because it's out of stock, I was borderline losing the plot on Saturday!!! Why is it that nothing seems to be straight forward? So I'm still using my Husband's laptop which is a little tired and doesn't like to be challenged too much and finds it hard coping with work LOLOLOL! I don't want to upset it too much though, they have feelings and "he" could become very tempermental and not work at all for me!!!

Anyway, onto this week's challenge and it was my turn this week to set the challenge! I was seriously considering setting a very challenging challenge to cause maximum "getting knickers in a twist"-ness but I was kind this time and so the theme is...


Interpret it as you wish and and don't forget to head on over to see my gorgeous Ladybug Teamies cards, they are STUNNALICIOUS!!! 

Here's my card...

I used the gorgeous Nikki & Ben under the Mistletoe but masked the mistletoe off to create a Valentine card!!!

You can find this gorgeous stamp HERE . I combined the stamp with some gorgeous Bo Bunny Crazy Love papers, some Tutu and Strawberry Double Dot Cardstock and some Pink Punch 5/8" Ribbon!
Don't Nikki and Ben make the perfect couple and what a cute stamp for a Valentines theme or an engagement too!?

Have fun creating!!! Have a fantastic week!! Hayley xxx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges please:

Cupcake Craft Challenges: Seeing Red

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

TLT - A card for a Child

My goodness the 1st of February already!!!??? Did I sleep through January, honestly I do not know where on earth last month went! In some ways I feel happy because I've been very busy with various projects and work but in other ways, I don't seem to have got much done at all! I have an ever increasing list of jobs to do and get done but I just don't seem to get time grrrr.
Anyway, it is the lovely Pinky's turn this week to set the challenge and all you have to do is make a card for a child, Simples!!
I instantly wanted to make a card for a little girl and my first thought was to use Wellies Robyn... I can't help it, I love her LOL!! But I had a few cards to make and made this one for a good friend's little boy who was 3 a couple of weeks ago. I hope he likes it (yes I haven't quite got around to posting his card... oops)

I used one of my new stamps Hide & Seek Jack. I loved this image as soon as Kerry released Jack to the World and he instantly became my favourite Jack.

I used some of my favourite MME papers - Little Boy Blue (which are on sale at the moment with 25% off!!) I made a frame using one of the papers and some Shiitake Double Dot card and added foam pads to give it a bit of dimension. I added the number sentiment also by LCI and did manage to sneek a bit of glitter onto the card - yay!!

That's it from me, remember THE SALE is still on, there's around 400 different items still left so if you're after a bargain, then it's worth checking out!! Have a good week, I might even get to post again later in the week, if my cable does ever arrive!!! It is driving me INSANE!!!