23 January 2011

The Norf Sea


Yesterday, I took Sweet Cheeks to the beach. Yes, I know it's winter and flippin' cold, but he enjoys the freedom of running wherever he wants and I enjoy not having to shout at him for running wherever he wants. And we wrapped up warm. However, never work with children or animals!

Normally, Sweet Cheeks doesn't pay much attention to the sea. He's a bit mystified as to why it moves and although I've explained tides, the moon and gravity, he tends to avoid it. Preferring instead to move sand from one side of the beach to the other and back again. (Bit like Very Understanding Hubby with stuff in the garage.)

When we were at the beach, the tide was out, and where there was a dip in the sand, it made a fairly good sized mini lake. This 'lake' received a lot of attention. Especially as the water didn't move and so, we spent most of our time playing in that. Until that is, Sweet Cheeks sat in it. Fully clothed. It came up to his waist. Was he bothered by cold, wet clothes? No! Was he bothered when I said we had to go and get changed? Erm, Yes!

During the week, I realised I had a serious card deficiency; birthday, thank you, Christening, you name it, I needed to make it! So I've been in the Snug, ignoring Very Understanding Hubby, most evenings. Thank goodness for sketches, that's all I can say! This one is from Sketch Saturday, so I'll enter it there.

Ok, must run, it's quiet, too quiet...

36 comments:

sari said...

*LOL* Sounds like a great day at the beach!!! =)
That card is so sweet! Have a great sunday!

Adrina said...

Yihaa, sweet cheeks is fun!!!
Your card is so sweet.

Annika said...

serious card deficiency? What's that?? Can I send some of the overflowing abundance in this house to you maybe???
Anyway, I loves your colouring on this card. Utter perfection!!
Hugs
Annika

Lindsey said...

Ahhh bless him! I bet your heart sank at thought of the impending battle! We has a similar incident a couple of months ago when CC insisted on going up to the edge of the sea. Along came a slightly larger wave, CC got dizzy as it lapped his feet and plop! His nappy drank most of the Bristol Channel!
Love the card! Very pwetty. The lace and the charm are gorj.
Hace a nice Sunday!
Linds x

martina's kaartjes said...

oh, sooo cutieeeee ! love it !
greetings, martina
x

Debbie said...

Oh how nice, your story brought back such nice memories of going to the beach with my children and my friend's children. We only live 10 minutes from two beaches, so it was always a lovely (cheap) wasy of having a brilliant day out.
Your card is super, I love the vintage feel and those papers are lovely.
I love LOTV stamps, one of my favorites. Have a nice Sunday. Debbiexx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous bunny card, Fluff.
The beach play sounds ... well ... not for me - I'm a hot-weather pool bum by nature. Beach, Norfolk, England in winter doesn't really appeal but I'm pleased Sweet Cheeks enjoyed it. I did spend some sunning time on Norfolk Beach, Virginia USA in my teenage summers though! Hugs, Lesley

Suzie Q said...

Hi Fluff,
oh how i love your card the colours the papers the -everything!!
sounds like a fab day at the beach so funny listening to your antics with sweet cheeks brings back lots of memories with my 3 boys :)
so much fun never a dull moment x
enjoy whats left of your weekend x
lil fruit and nut x

Donna said...

Gorgeous lil card Faye and such a cute bunny image! My kids love the beach too even though they are much older now...sounds like you n sweet cheeks had a fab time :) Donna x

Margreet said...

last Sunday we stood at the other side of the Norf Sea (Scheveningen)and had a nice walk...I suppose Sweet Cheeks had the day of his life, wet or not....your card is gorgeous and sweet...uhhh...has the word sweet something to do with you????
xxx Margreet

Tracey T said...

Worrying, isn't it, when it's so quiet... when he was little Gregor had a quiet moment with the contents of the coal scuttle and the living room carpet. What a pleasure! Gorgeous card btw Faye! Enjoy the rest of the weekend xxx

Terry said...

Hiya Fluff, your card is absolutely georgous hunni and you have had much fun but were very cold I quess hehehe....Sweet Cheeks had lots of fun eh? And the hot choclit was good or not?
I love the image and the colors you have used fluff..absolutely georgous. Hugs Terry xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and pretty papers. Your story about Sweet Cheeks made me smile ... had similar moments when taking my children to the beach :-)

Lisa x

Claire x said...

LOl sounds like you had a fab day at the beach - you are lucky you live close to one. Fabulous card, gorgeous image and I am loving those papers! Hugs, Claire x

Catherine said...

This is such a sweet card Fluff ! Love those soft colours and the cute embellishments... You made me giggle again... Hugs and love from La Chic !

Jill said...

Haha hope that you have dried off and the quietness didn't mean anything too serious!! Well not that you can't write on your blog about it!! Jill x

Liz, said...

I love hearing what you and sweet cheeks get up to. Gorgeous cards and a fun story, it's always a pleasure to stop by.

Liz x

Chrissie said...

Another sweet card Faye, I love these pretty papers, oh and your wonderful colouring of course!
Sounds like a fun day at the beach (oh how I miss my 2 being small!lolol!)
lol Chrissie xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Another gorgeous card Faye!, such a sweet image and I love the colour combo and cute pins too :o)

You soooo make me lol with your daily events with Sweet Cheeks, they are so adorable at that age, but turn into monsters when they reach 17 lol!!! ( I know, you would of thought they would grow out of it.......NO!!)

Hugs Vicky xx

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty!!! Love that little image too. An adorable card.
Lynn

Daniele said...

adorable card, I've just got those papers, quite lush
hugs

Shelly said...

HI Fluff... your card is simply too cute! I love the rabbit and the delicate papers! And yep the Norf Sea is VERY cold! Hugs Shelly x

clare brown said...

those are the best kind of days. Quiet in my house means trouble.

clare x

Jane said...

I despair!!

Terry Oulboub said...

What gorgeous papers Fluff and the lace is so elegant with the lovely pins. I love the extra bits you have in the bunnies' ears and tummy. I had to laugh that your baby sat in the cold water because that's just what he shouldn't do and we should not always follow rules especially when we know Mommy is about not wanting us to get wet and dirty. He's a delightful child - oh the stories are just wonderful!

Margo said...

Your card is lovely !
Sounds as if you have had a busy day :)
Kids, you've got to love them !
Greetz
Margo

BananaStamper said...

Uh, oh, quiet can be bad, very bad!!! lol Fun day at the beach by the sounds of things! I cannot even think of water just now seeing as how we are in such a deep freeze! Well, the only place you will find water around here is indoors as it is all frozen solid at these temps!
I love your card! Lovely soft colors and such a cutie image! I too am working on building up the stash this last bit. I would really like to get ahead of the game if at all possible before gardening season comes around - I do leave me some dirt and plants, so now is the time since the ground will stay frozen until sometime in err, May or so!
Happy Sunday girl,
Banana :)
p.s. Can't wait to hear what Sweet Cheeks was up to....

Julie said...

Sounds like your day at the beach was fab - awwhhh, Sweet Cheeks sounds too cute!! Fabbie card too, love the image and your shading!! Great layout!! Juliexx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

What a sweet card! Love that adorable bunny image. fab coloring too! The lace and stick pins are a nice touch. Sounds like a fun day. I am amazed how you are able to do so many nice cards with such a young tot to care for!

Delphine said...

Oh this is so cute, Faye! What an adorable bunny... I love the papers and embellies too, all so pretty! And thank you so much for giving me my dose of smiles:-) I should have come earlier!!! I hope you had a great weekend and Sweet Cheeks is well... As for the card deficiency, well... we have something in common! Big hugs Delphine xx

chris said...

aww so sweet, so very special Faye, love it.
hugs chris xx

having a {me} day said...

WOWEEEEE!!! This card is fantastic Faye, I just love it! Love your little story too. So funny. Can you please explain to me tides, moon and gravity, cos I never did get that one! keeleyxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun sounds like you had a great day oh brings,back memorys of when i used to take mine,he he,love love your card hun,its gorgoues hugs cheryl xx

michele said...

sounds like a fabulous day! Love your card it's gorgeous! Have a great week hugs xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh goodness, what an adorable card! I love that image... too sweet...and the lace and embellies just make this extra special. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Sketch Saturday! We hope you'll join us again!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Super cute!! I adore that image and the papers you used!! Poor Sweet Cheeks almost had frozen little sweet cheeks!!! LOL :)