20 April 2011

Curiosity didn't kill Sweet Cheeks...

... Mummy did!

Sweet Cheeks has a new found fascination with the oven. (He insisted on putting his shoes in there this morning.)

At our house in Devon, the oven was higher than he could reach. At Stinky Hollow in Norwich, we had a gas oven. With a gas oven, as you know, you have to push the knobs in first before twisting, which is a bit much for a Sweet Cheeks. And even if he had managed it, the worst that would've happened was blowing Stinky Hollow sky high. Not a bad thing! But here, the oven sits on the floor, and is electric, so Sweet Cheeks just has to twizzle the knobs, job done.

Yesterday, a little pink package with my name on it came through the Items To Declare aisle at Baggage Control. It contained a few (Ahem!) Copics and after I ripped the package open in excitement, I left my Beloved on the side in the kitchen, in their pretty little bag.

A while later, I was cleaning the bathroom, or some other such glamorous job upstairs, while Sweet Cheeks played downstairs. There was a significant bang and then the sound of scampering footsteps, so I went to investigate.

On closer inspection, the bang had been the oven door, which was on, high, with the light on. And Sweet Lord, my Copics inside...

I made this card for my Great Aunt, who collects clocks and recently, very kindly let me have one that belonged to my Grandad. I wanted to make it look a bit like a clock on a wall. The sentiment swings by a chain, like a pendulum.

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers:Fly a Kite; Garden, October Afternoon
Images and Sentiment: Sense of Time & Circle of Friendship, Stampin Up!
Tools: Nesties & Fiskars Border Punch
Other: Buttons & Pearls from stash


claire7q said...

Don't leave us hanging! Did the copics survive?

Fiona said...

never a dull moment with sweet cheeks and of all the things to put in the oven?? Fab card and sure your aunt will love it!!


La Vikinga said...

Cute card!

I like the choice of papers,

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Tracey T said...

Did you get to the Copics in time or did they melt? Maybe this is the Chef gene coming out in SC? Perhaps he's going to be the new Heston B - roast shoe with a Copic jus. Yum! xx

Tracey T said...

Forgot to say that the card is gorgeous! xx

Delphine said...

OMG OMG OMG! Did you manage to save your Copics or were you too late? Because you don't say!!! We can go shopping together if you like, just don't let your Copics burn! Still your card is gorgeous and you are so clever! I just love the pendulum sentiment! BIG hugs Delphine xx

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

Love this card! The colors and the clock is fantastic! She will love it! Hope the copics are unharmed. I had a package go past baggage control yesterday! LOL! He just handed it to me and never asked! Whew! I had won a few things a couple of weeks ago he may have thought it was another win! I would have been very upset if it made it past baggage control and then ended up in the oven! LOL

Debbie said...

Stunning card Faye. I just love it.
OMG poor SC in trouble again!!
Not the cooked copics!! I prefer my copic's straight from the fridge. HAHA

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your clock card for your great aunt, Faye. Loved your story about Sweet Cheeks but I absolutely feel for you about your Copics! If you paid for them with your credit card they might be insured. And any comments you make on an insurance form are bound to turn up in an e-mail sometime in the next year about amazing insurance claims! Hugs, Lesley

Loopylou. said...

omg !!!! oh sweet cheeks must lurve cooking copic casserole!!!!! lol!!!!!
gorgeous card too hun, on of my bf's lent me that very set to play with so i will have to have a go with it tonight!! huge hugs Lou xxx

Loopylou. said...

omg !!!! oh sweet cheeks must lurve cooking copic casserole!!!!! lol!!!!!
gorgeous card too hun, on of my bf's lent me that very set to play with so i will have to have a go with it tonight!! huge hugs Lou xxx

Jill said...

Oooh noooo!!! Sounds as if you need to keep Daniel on a piece of elastic tied to your wrist!! Jill x

Unknown said...

oooh my...Boys will be boys..So SC is starting to get into a little action!! How are your copics feeling? Burnt? Hope they are okay! Love your card fluffster!! Looking fab!! Hugs & SUnshine!

Margo said...

I love your card and do hope you were in time to save the copics !
I know they have to be handled with care, I took them with me on my holiday but one red one didn't like the plane too much so it sprinkled little red dots all over the place when I wanted to colour with it in the plane :)

Lisa said...

OMG Faye hope your copics survived their ordeal lol! Love this card ... fab design and I love how the sentiment swings ... very clever idea!

Lisa x

Debs said...

Hiya hun
GFab card - love the design!
Hope the Copics survived???!!!???
What next in the life of Sweet Cheeks - I can't wait to hear :-)
Take care

Suzie Q said...

Nooooooooooooooooooooo not the copics!!!!!!!
geez send him to Gordon Ramsay he will teach him not to play with the oven!!!
fab card i like the way you have done the pendulum very cool x
have a lovely Easter and hope you get spoilt with lots of choklit but then its Easter everyday in your house ! lol
lil fruit and nut x

Vicky said...

Oh no poor Copics...!..could you rescue them or are they going to to the big man upstairs..RIP..LOL!

Another fabulous card hun..and great design too..

have a lovely day..hugs Vicky xx

Ali said...

What happened to the copics!!! By the way beautiful card xx

Lindsey said...

Oh dear lord! I have just stopped hyperventillating enough to type this comment. The horror! Did the Copics survive? Did Sweet Cheeks live to see antother day?! Did Dave enjoy his dinner?! Yune in next time for another exciting episode of Tamping Fluffnstuff!
Oh yeah almost forgot to say how fabby the card is. Card is fabby!
Linds x

Anonymous said...

Oh my Goodness! What a scare! I hope you, Sweet Cheeks and the Copics are still all in one piece!
Gorgeous card as ever!
Take care
Rachel and Angela

Heather said...

Oh my word!! Hope the copics are ok? Don't you just love kids!! The card is so sweet:)

Claire said...

OMG thank god my kids have grown up LOL!! You did keep us hanging though ..... did the new copics survive? I would say they did as it sounded as though SC had only just put them in! Great card hun. Hugs, Claire x

Donna said...

This card is really cool and I love the design paper! Copics and cookers deffo don't mix! Have a fab Easter weekend :) Donna x

DesigNeAl said...

Wow! This card is very different from your usual style and I still love it! ;-) Very creative!
Hope the little one was OK, and the copics too! xx

coops said...

oh dear, i hope your copics are ok.me thinks you need to barricade the door :D
love your card, fab clock image and gorgeous backing paper :D

xx coops xx

Poppit said...

OMG!!!!!! Fortunately I'd read the follow up post first, so I knew the story didnt end in total tragedy! But how could you hve left the world hanging like that?!!!!! Anyways.....sweetcheeks is certainly putting a new spin on 'shoe pastry'!! ;-)

My'scardcorner said...

Brilliant card like the use of the buttons too. Hope your copics didnt melt:0(

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Faye you have brought me so much fun tonight reading your post, I know I shouldn't but you just evoke images of the funny happenings. I love the card great image and colours.
Lorraine x

michele said...

Bless him! I had to switch my cooker off at the mains with my 2 now they are older i still do it just in case! Beautiful card Faye Hope both sweet cheeks and the copic survived hugs xx

HappyCrafter said...

OMG, I can't imagine LOL! your poor copics, glad to hear they, yourself and your son have all survived the experience ROTFL!!
As for the card, it is lovely, and I may case it since I have that stamp set and never use it--thank you for the ideas!