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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, 26 April 2011

TLT - Ladybug Crafts Ink - New Release Blog Hop!! EEEEEEK!

Good Morning Everyone!! It's another BIG day here at Ladybug Crafts Ink - A new release and to celebrate we're having a blog hop! Oh how I love these soooo much!! How exciting!

Lots of chances to win a prize!!

Firstly the Hop! All of the DT have not only had to use the challenge theme, but we have also each used one of the new images! There are 4 in total and I'm sure you'll agree when you see everyone's creations the new images are just fabulous - we love them all!! (We've not seen eachother's cards yet though so it's all very exciting!!)

The "boring" bit - the 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 on the challenge blog once you have finished the hop.
c) Display the blog hop banner which is at the top of this post on your blog, either in a post or on your side bar.

The First Prize is all 4 images in the new release!!

Plus there are 4 Runner up prizes - one new image each! Winners will be chosen at random! Easy peasy eh?!

The hop will close 12pm midday GMT on Monday 2nd MAY and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 3rd MAY

You should have arrived at my blog from the lovely Pami! If you haven't please go back to the start which you'll find by clicking HERE

You'll notice we have an extra name on the hop and you might just recognise it too! Jeanie aka The Spotted Chick emailed when she saw the new images and BEGGED to be allowed to play along... ha ha well maybe not quite but we're all THRILLED to have Jeanie join us for this blog hop!!

Now onto the challenge - which is the other way you can win a prize.. and this week it's KERRY who has chosen the theme which is:


For my card, I chose some current papers which are very much "in" at the moment - gorgeous Fancypants Beach Babe as well as pom pom trim which is also hugely popular and fashionable in the card making World. To top off the fashion theme is the stamp (LOL) I don't go very far without my flip flops in the warm weather - I even bought a beautiful jewelled pair for my Wedding Day!

So you have 2 ways to win a prize - you can either make a card for the challenge, do the hop or if you're feeling crafty and adventurous why not do both!?

Plus if you don't win, you can still enjoy the stamps at a discount price as the stamps will be on sale from Tuesday with a special price of £5.50 until Monday May 2nd! Bargain! You can buy them from Kerry's store HERE 

Well I hope you all have lots of fun and enjoy the hop and special offer! Happy Tuesday! I'm off to one of Grace's friend's First Birthday party this afternoon!

Oh and I guess you'll be wanting to know where to go next (an essential piece of information which was nearly forgotten LOL!) The next stop on the hop is the uber talented Mary J

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

TLT - Anything Goes!

My goodness, another round of challenges have been an gone, I think the lovely ladybugs are having so much fun and that's why time seems to be flying!
I can't keep up... my poor to-do list keeps getting longer and longer and I don't seem to be scratching things off as fast!

I hope you're all having a lovely week - the weather here has been beautiful and I can't wait for the weekend. We're off on an easter egg hunt with Grace and it's her first "proper" Easter where hopefully she'll be well enough to enjoy it! I've found some gorgeous gluten and dairy free goodies for her to enjoy so I'm hoping it'll be nice for her.

Onto this week's TLT challenge and it's a really really easy one this week! Anything goes! :o) You can all have a go and enter to win a LCI stamp!!

I hadn't inked up Birthday Nikki in a while so thought she could do with a little attention. I love colouring her pressies in!

I thought the bright warm colours were perfect for a Spring/Summer Birthday.

Please make sure you take a look at my other teamies cards/projects, everyone has done a stunnalicious job!!

Oh and I nearly forgot (shhh, don't tell head Ladybug, I'll get told off LOL!)
We have some exciting news... take a look below - eeeeeeeeek
I am loving the new releases and I'm not saying any more!

How excited are we!!?? VERY!
Have a great day lovelies!


just getting rid of my mistake in posting Tuesday's post. How blonde am I!?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

TLT - Celebration!

Seriously, whoever is making the weeks whizz by please STOP!!! Gosh, I can't keep up!! On the plus side, things are great at the moment, I had a lovely weekend out with my Mum and Grace on Saturday, we then had a BBQ at my parent's house on Sunday and it was wonderful! Very relaxing and we had a bit of a giggle! It's so nice to see Grace enjoying herself too!

This week it's Pam's challenge and she has chosen "Celebration" as the theme this week! Easy Peasy eh?!
I really wanted to make a wedding card using Bride Nikki but she's been AWOL since the show... I have a feeling she's in an important box upstairs that I've just thought about, will have to go and check in a mo! I was then stuck as I'd got a great idea in my mind for a wedding card. I eventually decided to make a little girls' Birthday card using Stack of Cupcakes Cupcake Cutie. Every Birthday a child has should be a celebration, with having a little one myself and with so many friends with children there always seems to be a Birthday coming up so I thought I'd make a girly card!

Sorry about the poor lighting - you can just make out the white dots on her pinafore dress!
I thought I'd give a punched edge to the card a go and I'm rather pleased with the result/effect.
Isn't this little cupcake cutie so deliciously cute?!? I used some of the MME papers - Stella and Rose Gertie (which are divine!!) some Bazzill Bling and some gorgeous May Arts Twill   the card is much brighter than in the photos, I took the photograph a little late and it was cloudy (grrrr go away cloud!) I've been itching to try out the white dotted effect but couldn't find my white paint pen anywhere (hmmmmm, a pattern of losing things/not being able to find things is occuring here - oops!) I did find it yesterday in my box of pencils (I was keeping it safe honest!) so got to work going a little overboard with the dots (very addictive!!)
I used some pretty Prima mini roses to finish the card off, inside I've used the "For a Special Girl" sentiment and when I know who the card will be for, I've left space for the age in the bottom right corner!

I hope as many of you as possible join in with Pami's challenge! It's such an easy theme so no excuses LOL!!!

Have a great week xxx

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

TLT - Time for Tams' Challenge - A Sketch!

Morning!! It's time for TLT again! (Gosh, I honestly do not know where last week went... and it's already Tuesday and I have a mountain of work to get through in the next 2 1/2 hours before I go out this afternoon... mission impossible I think!!!!

Tams set us the challenge this week - she has chosen a lovely sketch by Maya Stenshagen!

Well me being me in all my chaos couldn't find my circle nesties that I needed!!! I had a right strop and nearly threw the toys out the cot so I decided to find my circles and x cutter tool, could I find that?? NO! Grrrr so Sunday night after much hunting I had to give in and cut my baby out in a square - HMPF!

You can't see in the photo very well but the white CS is Bazzill Dotted Swiss for some texture, the dotted paper is by Crate Paper and will be on the website hopefully later today! The Ribbon is May Arts striped grosgrain and can be found HERE I couldn't resist adding glitter and glossy accents to the bubbles, they just cry out in need of both!! The stamp is of course by LCI as it the sentiment, I think the Baby stamp sets are excellent value for money, you get so much in the set!
We've soooo many friends who have had babies recently (3 of our friends have had babies in March... 9 months after our wedding!) or are due to have a baby soon that I thought I best start making lots of baby cards, this one is going to be making it's way to The Netherlands! Our friends came to our wedding last year and had a little boy Vincent the first week in March! Maybe there was something in the water...

I hope you'll all play along this week with Tams' challenge, as you can see by the examples, you can interpret the sketch any way you want just have fun and play along!
Remember to leave my lovely ladybug buddies some ladybug love though - you can find their links in the sidebar or from the TLT Challenge blog page - http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
I'm sure you'll join me in wishing Tams a steady recovery, from the progress reports she's doing amazing!!! :D

See you soon, Hayley xxxx