5 July 2012

I am the Law...

Insert Sylvester Stallone type scowl here...

Yesterday afternoon, I took Sweet Cheeks out on his bike for the full fifteen minutes it wasn't raining.

On our return, we discovered a Long Wheel Base Police Transit Van parked across the bottom of the drive. Obviously when you approach your house and find a Police Officer peering through the kitchen window, and another trying to see through the electric garage door, certain questions spring to mind. What The? Who died? How much bail do I need to get Very Understanding Hubby out of jail? How many officers are in that van, exactly? Why were so many dispatched to my house? Have I got enough tea bags? That kind of thing.

Of course, Sweet Cheeks thought all his Christmases had come at once with real, live, actual Police Officers at his house, 'are you catching burglars?' And, in no less than 'that's a Mercedes Van Mummy.'

Without so much as a 'Good Afternoon', Garage Door Police Officer asked if he could take a look in the garage. Not a problem, as I was about to open up so Sweet Cheeks could park up his bike. But I was a bit baffled, and a trifle excited, as to what he thought he might find in there. After all, if it was some kind of loot, well, finders keepers. Possession, and all that.

Garage door duly opened and Sweet Cheeks in there with Garage Door Police Officer, discussing 'this is my Daddy's bike', Kitchen Window Police Officer asked when I thought the garage had been burgled.

Oooooooh. We've been burgled? Well that saves a trip to the dump. But no. Wait! We've been burgled?! When did we get burgled? Kitchen Window Police Officer checked the book. Sunday morning. But this is weird. I'm in and out of the garage several times a day. And even with my Limited Fluffie Observation, I think I would have noticed something missing. And. Burglars aren't as tidy as me.

About five minutes later, after a bit of head scratching and checking of notes, turns out, Garage Door and Kitchen Window Police Officer were at the wrong house. At which point, Garage Door Police Officer asked why I let him look in the garage. Well. He wanted to look in there and I had to open it anyway. But, apparently, I should have asked him why he wanted to look in the garage.

To be honest, I thought if I said, well actually no, could you wait half an hour while I move the counterfeit notes and do my make up? It might incriminate me and/ or he might arrest me for perverting the course of justice. (Hmmmm. Maybe I watch too many American Lawyer soaps!!) And then who was gonna cook Sweet Cheek's dinner?

Yep, I know, it's hard living life on the knife edge!


I made this card with a specific person in mind. I must pop it in the post it later. That's as long as I don't try and recycle it first! I've used Butterfly Kisses which has just been released at Little Miss Muffet Stamps in rubber form. Ooh, and don't forget you still have a week left to enter the current Sparkle Challenge...


I'd like to enter this card at...

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls
Fashionista Challenge - Winged Things
Papertake Weekly -
Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime

Stuff Wot I Used...

Image: Butterfly Kisses; Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Papers: Toga (Thank you Delphine)
Punch: Fiskars

30 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Good job your choklit stash wasn't in there otherwise you would have got busted!! Hugs Muver.
p.s. Yep, I know wot the time is.

sari said...

Good morning!!! Awww... your card is simply adorable!! Love the sweet image and your stunning coloring!! Oooh, like Mrs A said, good thing your choklit stash wasn't there! *lol* Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

Joey said...

Oh Faye I need to come and live in your world its all go lol. Your card is stunning, love the colours. Joey x

Cheryl said...

OH hun tell you if we met,oh my god how alike we are tell you its like being in a washing machine,here non stop,love your posts Hun,as for your card its a cracker just love the image and those colours are beautiful hugs Cherylxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness, your card is breathtaking, just SOOOOOO beautiful. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect.

Thanks so much for making me chuckle with your little tale, I could picture the scene. You have brightened my day!!!

hugs Sue

Heather said...

Thanks for the chuckle, don't you just love how you can never win, if you didn't open up they would have been cross but because you opened up they tell you off! Typical!

Loving the card! :)

Linda w said...

Beautiful card, loved your funny story lol. I've been away for a while with laptop, and then internet probs so have a lot of your posts to catch up on. Won't have time to comment on them us.....but I know I'll love them anyway - and I'm sure you must get bored with hearing praise lol. Have a good day. Hugs lin

Debs said...

Maybe they were after your secret choklit stash really!!!!
Fabcard - your friend is sure to love it!
Take care
Debs xx

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie you made me laugh again ! You should write a book... I love your card, great colouring as always ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, lovely design, great colours too! Jo xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

It was your neighbours Faye, they have seen all that chocolate and crafty stash going in to your house and thought what is she upto lol.
Your card is gorgeous I like the image, the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fab card, Fluff! Super duper colourwork with your pencils.
But your story had me ROTFL - the line that started "To be honest..."
Brilliant! Hugs, Lesley

Ali said...

Flippin' eck cant do right for doing wrong!! If you'd questioned him he might have 'done' you for obstucting the course of justice (or whatever they say in the sweeney!!) - I bet he felt a right plank and thats why he tried to make you look silly - grrrr - anyhoo - beautiful card missus xxx

June Nelson said...

What a lovely card and I love the way you have her sitting along that edge its really pretty xxxxxxxxxx

Molecraft said...

You lead a very exciting life, LOL! Love your beautiful card!
Helen x

marion said...

LOL, think I would have acted like you did Faye. Love the card you made, it's so romantic and gorgeous. hugs, Marion

Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooow bit of an exciting day there for you!!

catherine said...

What a tale to have to tell! Made me chuckle at the end.
great card and great image
x catherine

Denise and Louise said...

It could only happen to you!!!
Love your card.
Hugs
Denise xx

Laine said...

What a wonderful tale. I enjoyed it all and your child is soooo sweet. I had to refocus on your card as I was enjoying myself so much. Fabulous card, wonderful image.
Thank you so much for sharing your story and your wonderful creation. You should really think about taking up writing as you have a real narrative gift.
Lots of smiles and hugs
Laine X
PS Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this month.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi - glad I read your post all the way through, very funny.
Your card is lovely too.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Mary J said...

That was so effing funny (mind my language!!), Faye - I've been cracking up reading your story! Oh and your card is fab too!

Katina said...

Lol, you do make me laugh Faye - just what I need right now, thank you!!

Another fab card too.
xxx

Shelby said...

That story is too damn funny! I love how you brain works:)!!! Gorgeous card and love how you have her perched on the ribbon and the DPs work just spendidly.

Shelby

Jane said...

Good grief! Slaps hand on head!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Faye, I've got this image somewhere but have never used it, might have to correct that after seeing your gorgeous card. Just as well your choklit wasn't stashed in the garage, you might have never got rid of the bobbies :) Donna ♥ x

Amanda R said...

Never a dull moment around your home I see! What a goofy officer, why did you "let him" look in your garage! You don't keep chocolate where he could find it and confiscate it so no worries right? Lovely card, I like the simplicity and the little butterfly charm.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Well I am so glad your garage wasn't burglared! What a crazy story with them being at the wrong house. I would have opened the garage for the officers too - would have made me too nervous to say "no!" Love this card btw, awesome coloring as always. Hugs:)

Delphine said...

Well, the specific person in mind has been very happy to open her mailbox on the day she got back home from her holiday and it has put a huge smile on her face!!! I love your card, love your pencil colouring, love the layout and colours and I think I know those papers, which I love too:-)!!! Thank you my lovely!!! MWAH! MWAH!!! BIG hugs Delphine xx

...just Barbara said...

Oi, I'm busting a gut laughing at your description of the events - so hilarious to read about it although I'm sure you were perplexed whilst it happened! Oh, and I love this card too... almost got too distracted with your story. :D Such a fun way to have her sitting on the border and the butterfly charm is a great embellishment! *Hugs