26 August 2012

Sweet Cheeks

Happy Sunday Peeps :)

This little chap from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, is Bandit Boy Tom and he reminds me a little of Sweet Cheeks. The past few months or so, I've become aware of how much The Cheeks has changed from a toddler, to a little boy. We've spent a lot of time together this summer, more so than last year, just 'doing stuff'. Mainly outdoors, because that's where he likes to be.

There's an area in the garden where the grass doesn't really grow and because of all the rain we've had this summer, it's often pretty muddy, and if it's not, it only takes a bucket of water to get it back. We call it The Swamp, and Sweet Cheeks (or rather, Super Sweet Cheeks as I'm required to call him when he wears his pants over his shorts!) will happily play in it, and the sand pit, with his cars, for hours. Sometimes he wants me to play with him, sometimes he just wants me to be in the garden too. Either way, we've been out there alot.

I think I'll keep this card, because it'll remind me of the summer before Sweet Cheeks started Pre-School. There. I think I'm gonna cry...

Stuff Wot I Used...

Image: Bandit Boy Tom; Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Papers: Bazzill Basics Dino-Mite; My Mum's Craft Shop
Dies: Die-Namics Stacking Stars; My Mum's Craft Shop


cheryl said...

oh Hun,I remember,being in tears,when both mine,started school,I was the only one who could not wait for the holidays,and the parents,would think I was nuts,but hey that was me just loved being with my kids,now they are all grown up,good for you hun,as you never get those precious times,back,this is one,brilliant card,love that image,which is perfect for sweet cheeks,hugs CHERYLXX

Sue said...

Awww such a lovely card Faye. The image is gorgeous and you have coloured him so beautifully.
It sounds like you have had a wonderful summer with Sweet Cheeks. I'm the same as Cheryl, I love to have my children at home in the holidays and hate it when they go back to school.

I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

Daniele said...

such a wrench when they start school, especially when they come home and its Miss said this and Miss said that, you will love all the concerts and fun things that you can join in with though .....enjoy because before you know they've left uni and starting a job
awwww I think I'm gonna cry now
hugs and best wishes

Tracey T said...

Oh I remember that! Gregor had cars in his sandpit and when I cut the grass I had to cut him a "track" for them to race on! I know exactly how you're feeling but you do get used to it. Just wait till SC brings home the things he's made for you, with "mummy" written on them. And in my unofficial capacity as self-appointed education advisor to the House of Fluff, you deserve a big cheer as it's a fact that kids whose parents have spent time playing with them and talking to them do better at school. So there! xx

Unknown said...

Hi Faye, another gorgeous card - great papers and you keep tempting me with those stars!

Know exactly what you are feeling and going through - I was there this time last year. Emily was starting Year Reception and I felt like I was loosing my baby. Have to say though, that yes I do still miss all the groups we went to and the things we did during the day (swimming, park, playing in the garden) but it's been replaced with a lot of different things to treasure - school plays, DT week assembly, YR assembly, merit presentations. And so much stuff brought home that she made - we've got a trunk full of the stuff!!

She's made some new friends, some older friends, she has improved beyond belief with writing, spelling, maths - and she loved her teacher and teaching assistant.

Now I'm dreading Year 1 - she's not!!!!


PS - I'm on the fence with whether I'm pleased she's going back to school - she's been an angel one week and a little 'orror the next. But it's still been lovely to re-live the 'not at school' feeling.

PPS - The Boettes are doing fine, they climb curtains, chew ribbons and chipboard and pee on my papers!!!!!!!


heidy said...

Such a fab card Faye and tressure those moments,mine sweet cheek is going to be 20 next September,where did the time goes!!!
XXX heidy

Tracey T said...

Me again, sweetie! Did you know you'd won over at Charisma Cards? You need to get over there today to claim your prize. Well done you - the card is a stunner. xx

Arabella said...

Fab boy card Faye! I love the staples and the stars! Aww... your wee man is growing up!


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Awwww too cute Faye! What a great little card and I love that it reminds you of your sweet cheeks :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Faye, the image is gorgeous I like the papers and the twine.
Kevin xx

Catherine said...

I think we all cry on their first day at school Sweetie... Your card is so pretty ! Love the papers and the star and the image is cute too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sandra said...

Such sweet memories.
I've shed a tear for the passing of each stage too but as they move on they bring new joys.

You should frame this and let it remind you always.

Sandra xxx

Margreet said...

A gorgeous Super Sweet Cheeks card, Faye....great colouring and lovely details!
xxx Margreet

Annette Allen said...

super sweet card..I love those added stars and that image is too cute with the little frog..hehe

marion said...

Yaiks, it is indeed a frog he's holding. So glad I can watch this behind my screen :). Lovely men's card. Hugs, Marion

jimlynn said...

CUTE image for a little guy and I love all the DP you used on this Faye! Outstanding!
(BTW - yes, an outhouse is an outside loo! LOL)

Bananastamper said...

Aww, too cute! Glad to hear that Sweet Cheeks is enjoying the great outdoors so much!
Hang in there girl, he will love pre-school and you will get used to it too!
Banana :)

Anonymous said...

Aww, I know just what you mean Faye; one minute they're chubby little toddlers and then all of a sudden they're 'real' boys and girls. I felt like this with my three when they were little and now with my granddaughters too.

A gorgeous card with such a cute image - perfect!

Julie said...

Oh Hi Faye, this has brought a lump to my throat - what fab memories you will have and they do grow up so fast! Wonderful card but the 'back story' makes it extra special! Juliexx

Mrs A. said...

So that explains the photo!!!. I'm gonna start in a mo too. Hugs Muver.

Unknown said...

Broom, broom, beep, beep - I'm being a bus today (nothing for ages then two at once - look I made a funny!).

Just had to swing by and say I caved and now have the stars dies winging their way to me - my excuse is I've b'day money burning a hole in my pocket. Not that I'm weak willed and want every bit of craft stuff out there!!

See's ya

Shelby said...

They do grow up awfully fast! Beautiful coloration and love the combination of blues and oranges together.


Grenouille Greetings said...

Keep the card! You have to! It's super cute and an evocative memento of your fab summer together. Presumably the (beautifully coloured!!!) Sweet Cheeks on the card didn't have time to don his underpants over his trousers before saving this little frog from the Swamp. He is saving him isn't he?
Hugs, Lesley

Amanda R said...

How fun to have your own personal swamp! And how awesome that he is able to amuse himself with something like that, he must have a great imagination to be that creative. Hugs!

catherine said...

This is a super fantastic card Faye. The image is great. I wish that little boy would come to my garden and pick up my frogs that have appeared recently. I am petrified of them!!!
x catherine

Davi said...

Oh it is hard to send those little ones off for the first time but it also means a new and exciting chapter in their lives and in your too :) This little card is the sweetest, all boy with the fun dp and that image!! I like the way you tied the stars too, clever :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I'm glad to hear that he enjoys the great outdoors. Oh, and I remember the lump I had when they started school and now they're 15 and 17 and don't need me at school starts.

The card is brilliant!

Warm hugs

having a {me} day said...

Oh bless! Love your little story and a great card that was inspired by it. Be strong! Just think ... more crafty time? keeleyxx